a babymoon retreat | chicago maternity lifestyle photographer

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When one of your best girlfriends says she needs her gal pals on her last hurrah retreat before her baby boy number THREE arrives, you quickly book your flight and pack your bags and head to the safest Zika-free sunny place with relaxation on our mind: Scottsdale, Arizona. Itinerary details included spa services, new restaurants, sitting around the fire pit at night, hikes with cacti (and getting cactus hair-like thorns stuck through my Lulu leggings!), oh- and a much needed spray tan! (Let’s be honest. We live in Chicago. So we are just a bit vitamin-D deprived!) 

My friend Diana had already commissioned me for a few photography sessions, but I told her it would be a great idea to do her maternity session portion in Scottsdale since we would be there in a more relaxed state of mind, and more importantly- both of us TODDLER FREE! Don’t get us wrong. We both LOVE-LOVE-LOVE our babies, but I always preach that mommies need a little self-care because: You can’t pour from an EMPTY cup. Take care of yourself FIRST. 

Hope you enjoy a few of my maternity session favorites that we did last month- she’s my dreamboat friend-client combo because she gave me FULL REIGN to execute my maternity session vision for her! All hair/makeup/wardrobe planning done by yours truly. 🙂


Jenny is available to photograph maternity, newborn, baby, and family sessions throughout Chicago. She loves to photograph maternity portraits on-location for a more natural feel that incorporates the environment- whether it’s cityscape, landscape, or a more intimate space like your bedroom. Her sessions are relaxed and enjoyable, so together we can capture those perfect moments of genuine emotions and interactions. The idea is to turn these fleeting moments and milestones into works of art that you can’t wait to proudly display and share with your family for generations to come! Her clients love to display these lifestyle art portraits as gallery wall displays and albums to tell a story with their portraits.

Please don’t hesitate to reach Jenny anytime to schedule your own pregnancy portraits: 


I look forward to hearing from you and customizing a session uniquely to YOU! 🙂