FAQs

What is your style of photography?

Refreshingly honest, artistic and personalized. Our philosophy is "It is not JUST a picture for you, it is not JUST a picture for us either."

There are so many newborn photographers in Chicago? How do we go about selecting the best photographer for US. How do you differentiate yourself?

If you are overwhelmed trying to select a newborn photographer, please check out this article.

How much does it cost? Our packages start at $495. Contact us via email or phone 312.493.5497 and we will be happy to provide all the details. Don't forget to check out our Specials section.

Are you the photographers who come to the hospital room to take photos of our newborn? Or similar to them?

Nope. That's not us. We believe that a hospital is a place for healthcare ( labor, delivery, treatment, education etc..) and hence not optimal (read fluorescent lights, hospital ID wrist bands etc..) for artistic newborn photography. We invite you to experience our photography. You will love it. Promise.

When is the best time to take newborn pictures?

Newborn photos are done between 4 and 12 DAYS from birth. 90% of our clients call us to reserve a session when they are 17 - 20 weeks pregnant.

Check this blog article about this subject

I have never done this before. What is the first step? How do I schedule a session? What are the steps involved?

• The first step is to call us at 312.493.5497, understand our process, packages, availability and pricing. • Once you have made your decision to schedule a session with us, pay a $200 non-refundable retainer and reserve your session. The retainer in the case of a newborn session guarantees that we accommodate you within 4 to 12 days of the actual birth of your child. The only requirement is that you or someone in your family lets us know of the child's birth within 48 hours of your giving birth. The retainer is refunded in only one case where the baby unfortunately passes away before the photo session. In case, the baby needs to be in the NICU for more than 2 weeks, the retainer, at our discretion could be credited toward a 6 or 12 month package. • Once your session is reserved, we will call you at your convenience and walk you through the next steps

Do you offer prints? What other products do you offer? Yes - Only the best premium prints, starting at $35. Sizing possibilities are virtually unlimited. We also provide large prints/canvases.

How long is the photo session? Maternity sessions are between 45 and 60 minutes long. Newborn sessions take upto 2 hours. We are very efficient with yOUR time.

Do you provide indoor as well as outdoor session options? Sure! Who wants to stay indoors when the weather is gorgeous outside? Who wants to be outside when it is 10 degrees below freezing? You have the option of having your session indoor at our studio space or outdoors at any preferred location in Chicago.

Do you have a studio? If so, where is it located? Yes. 947 W 19th St Chicago IL 60608 Intersection 19th and Sangamon

What is your contact information? Sri & Jana Photography 947 W 19th St Chicago IL 60608 Phone: 312.493.5497 Email: Sri@PhotosBySri.com