Sri & Jana
Sri & Jana
This 3-week old munchkin came to us very recently for her first newborn photo session. We typically prefer to shoot newborns between 4 and 12 days old. However several new moms do not know this. This mom had recently moved from Orange County to Chicago and did not know any newborn photographers in Chicago. She did her research and ended up choosing us and wanted creative and modern photos for her newborn baby. When she contacted us, we had to bring the baby in right away since she was going to be 3 weeks old. Thanks to our flexible clients, we were able to make some changes to our schedule and bring her in the next day.
Mom was very nervous about baby’s sleep during the session. It is very important for babies to be asleep throughout the session, for some wonderful sleeping baby shots. Jana could sense anxiety in mom’s email and called her right away to reassure that the session would go great if she follows the instructions we provide prior to the session. And she did!
Palos Hills, IL
After researching multiple photographers in the Chicago area I decided on Sri and Jana for newborn photography. I was impressed by their website, their pricing was reasonable and they had more positive reviews available on the internet than anyone else. After booking Jana walked me through exactly what to expect and how to prepare the day of. When I arrived they were both warm and the studio was very welcoming and relaxing. I was blown away how amazing they were with my newborn who would not stay sleep through the photo session. She was even a little fussy but it didn’t phase them. They captured some amazing moments and the photos turned out absolutely perfect. I couldn’t be happier with the results and I will certainly be coming back for additional photos in the future. Sri and Jana were both so easy to work. They could easily get away with charging a higher price and I believe their work is superior to other newborn photographers that were recommended to me by friends. Lastly, I did read one Yelp review that was negative (out of about 60) and I can assure you from experience the lady must have been crazy because this truly was a fantastic experience.
Comment from Photos by Sri 7/21/2012
Maryna Vityuk reviewed in the last week
Cute, young, in-love and making life-decisions together, accurately describe this couple. When I see my 3 year old in in-depth discussion with his 3.5 year old buddies about Lightning McQueen, I get a certain type of happy feeling. What I truly enjoy is the way these really young children behave in a mature yet cute way. It is a difficult feeling to describe but awesome to experience. A very similar happiness was what Jana and I experienced when we started communicating with this couple/ took their maternity pictures. They are just cute together and it was great watching them get feedback from each other and making these “big” decisions.
They grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other for quite a long time even though they are in their 20s. The dad-to-be is all tatted up, has multiple piercings and has a mean hairstyle but he is a completely different person with her. One of the pictures he absolutely loved from our maternity gallery and wanted us to repeat was the “belly painting with the world map”. He repeatedly made sure that the belly painter was going to be available and that we should focus on it first. After the belly painting shot I asked him – “So whose favorite was the belly painting picture?”. He said “Both of ours” and the mom-to-be eagerly chimed in “this baby means the world to us …she is going to be our world soon and that one picture conveys that message succinctly.” They will be such great parents…this baby girl is going to get a lot of love and attention
We love them and had a great time getting to know them and taking their pictures! Soon they will be back for their newborn photos as mom and dad. Cheers to that!!
Sri & Jana
Here is what they said they experienced..their perspective …
We were looking for places that took maternity pictures and newborn pictures for a reasonable price and good quality. After days and weeks of searching and people s recommendation s, we came across PhotosbySri . We instantly fell in love with their style and their prices were very reasonable! As a viewer the pictures told a story, also looked like the photographer loved what he was doing and knew what he was doing. So we took a chance and decided to go with Sri. We emailed them and from then on we started communicating with them thru text messages. It s like we clicked with them instantly, they made us feel really comfortable. So my girlfriend and I were looking forward to the photo session. As soon as we got to the studio we were welcomed and they made us feel really comfortable. Sri and Jana were very friendly with us. Despite the fact that we looked very young and I, myself is covered with tattoo s. But still they didn’t judge a book by it s cover. They joked and made us feel like we were in our own home, which you have to agree that many photographers these days just want to get to business right away. But Sri and Jana wanted to get to know US as a couple and our lives. After a little chit chat they explained how the photo session was going to go in detail. Since it was a maternity session, they made my girlfriend feel really comfortable and always made sure she was feeling good and okay during the session. Sri took AMAZING pictures of my girlfriend and I. We had an amazing time and session. We looked at a slideshow at the end of our session and we fell in love with ALL of our pictures that were taken. The picture s told our story that we were so happy of becoming new first time parents. All of our friends and family loved our pictures and even some friends after seeing our pictures told us they regret not getting maternity pictures since ours looked amazing! We are SUPER GLAD we made the decision to go with Sri and Jana studios for our maternity pictures. We are looking forward for our newborn session, just waiting on our little bundle of joy to be born. We can t wait to meet up with Sri and Jana again! Not only did we get great quality pictures and had a great photo session, but we made some great friends! We would recommend Photosbysri (Sri & Jana) to friends and family. They are AMAZING!!!
Thanks Sri & Jana!
“Baby was born may 20, 2012 we would love to take newborn portraits of him. We want to know the price and packages you guys have.”
This was the email we received this past weekend from a brand new mom. When I called her, she was thrilled and eager to schedule a newborn session and started talking about the different props she would love for her newborn…. but I did not have good news for her. I had to tell her that we stop taking newborn style photos after 2 weeks from baby’s birth. We completely understand; as parents, our children will always be our babiesbut from a photography stand-point, we require that newborns be between 4 and 15 days old.
Baby Z (below) came to us this past weekend and he was only 7 days old. His mom contacted us in April while she was still pregnant and we were able to get her in as soon as she got discharged and settled in her house. She followed all the instructions we had provided and the session was a big success! He was so calm and sleepy the entire time…the result? You can check it out yourself! The parents were thrilled to see such beautiful pictures of their baby. The mom complained ‘…you make it so difficult for us. Too many favorites…they are all so beautiful!’
Two things to remember when you are considering newborn photography – book your photographer while you are still pregnant and follow the guidance they give you so the baby is in deep sleep during the entire session.
If you love our style of photos, call Sri or Jana at 312.493.5497 to get more details.