Named 2022-2016 "Best Chicago Newborn Photographers" & 2021 "The 10 Best Newborn Photographers in Chicago"

Hello!  Thanks for stopping by!  As your 

Chicago area newborn photographer

I am beyond excited and honored to be considered to capture this magical time!  You can trust me to capture your precious newborn, and all the details which change in the blink of an eye.  Your newborn session will take place in my Glen Ellyn studio in baby's first fifiteen days or so, so be sure to book your session while still expecting to ensure availability!  My experience and expertise ensures the comfort and safety of your little one throughout your session, and a gallery full of images you will cherish for years to come.  You can find session and investment information in the Information link above, or click HERE. Both my assistant and I are fully immunized (and boosted!) against Covid-19.  COVID 19 studio policies can be found HERE. Ready to schedule your session?  Click HERE to do so!


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"It is an incredible honor to capture these precious and fleeting moments for you and your family.  Your trust is not taken lightly.  Every new soul I meet touches my heart, and I am grateful." 

~ Francine Mittenthal

"Francine is just phenomenal. I have never come across someone who truly LOVES their profession as much as she does and it shows. It shows in her work, but more importantly it shows in the process of her work. Watching her in her element so focused on my baby and capturing the best angles, while keeping baby comfy melted my heart. She is such a friendly, beautiful and considerate person. We can not thank her enough for capturing this precious moment in our lives. You will not go wrong choosing her, she is worth every penny & more! We can’t wait to see her in a year for our milestone pictures!"  ~ Maggie M.


"I can't speak highly enough of Francine and her work! She is incredibly professional, welcoming, and was amazing with my newborn daughter. She has an exceptional handle on the use of color and texture and provided a wide variety of poses and props for our session. The images I received from the session are absolutely stunning and I know I will cherish them for years to come." ~ Ashley D.


"Definitely worth it! If I can give 10 stars I would. So professional, very clean location. She has such a gentle touch and very sweet with the baby! Made my baby so comfortable! The pictures are just perfect; every detail, every color used just looks so beautiful!!! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for new born pictures!!" ~ Teresa C.



"Francine is a true professional, and she is an expert in newborn photos! From her first email detailing tips on a successful session, it was obvious from the start that we had made a great decision in choosing her.

As soon as you walk into her beautiful studio, she welcomes you with a huge smile and throughout the entire process she makes everyone feel comfortable and relaxed. She was able to engage and connect with my four year old daughter immediately, and this resulted in the most amazing sibling photos as my older daughter's excitement could be seen through the photos. I was also a little nervous since my newborn had been fussy the night before with gas, but Francine works magic and was able to get her to sleep immediately. She has amazing props, and she is well-versed in all the tricks to keep a newborn happy and asleep. In the end, we received numerous amazing and memorable photos to choose from. I highly recommend booking with Francine, she is awesome!" ~ Jorge N.


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799 Roosevelt Rd, Bldg 3, Suite 102, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

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