Meet your Naperville newborn photographer

Hi!  Some facts about little 'ol me:  I...

  1. am a twin and one of four girls.
  2. met my hubby through a friend and have been married for 29 yrs and counting.
  3. still stare at my girls and wonder how I got so lucky.
  4. never planned to be a newborn photographer, and started as a child & family photographer.  
  5. fell in love with newborn photography, which will be ridiculously obvious at your portrait session. (Sorry. hahaha)
  6. named my portrait photography business with a combination of our girls' names & nicknames.
  7. get choked up over every portrait session review written.
  8. think Starbucks is a treat for both good days and bad
  9. took a loss to realize we are 100% "a dog family". IYKYK
  10. still do a happy dance when a client books a newborn portrait session.
  11. stare in awe at every newborn I'm photographing.
  12. luuuuuuuvvvvv working with new souls! 
vacation photos of my family

After over thirteen years in business as a family and newborn photographer, I am still blown away to call Lillybelle Rose Photography my 'baby'.  I’ve always been drawn to activities involving creativity and little ones, but never imagined being a business owner/entrepreneur.  The story of how Lillybelle Rose began is a long one, but it's pages are filled with signs from above, love and encouragement.  So here I am, 13+ years later, blessed to photograph hundreds and hundreds of new souls!  Photographing what means the world to you means the world to me. 

This is the best unplanned journey of my life.

Seems silly to say I am named one of the

best newborn photographers in Chicago. 

I am humbled and honored!!!

Awarded: 2022- 2016 Best Chicago Newborn Photographers, 2022 "The 10 Best Newborn Photographers in Chicago"

Published:  "Laughter", Daily Hearald, Adoption Magazine, "Raising Confident Parents"

Every newborn session is an opportunity to capture all the details I know (all too well!) will change in a matter of weeks.  I feel blessed to meet each new infant, and to be trusted to care for them as I strive to freeze these memories in portraits for my clients. Every newborn photoshoot goal is variety, details, and connection, and every newborn baby I meet is a gift.  The honor I feel to photograph your newborn will be apparent in your gallery.

Lillybelle Rose Photography is an award winning, premier newborn photography studio serving the greater Chicago area and its surrounding suburbs, and is located in Glen Ellyn, IL.  I, Francine,  am the founder/owner, and handle every aspect of your experience from the first contact to the delivery of your gallery.  My experience and expertise is a result of over thirteen years in the portrait business, extensive continuing eduction & training in newborn safety and posing, and impecable attention to safety and details.  



From the moment my new family of 3 walked through Francine’s door, we were instantly greeted with a hug. Being a new mom, I was a nervous wreck. What if my baby peed on her, what if he vomited on her!?!? She reassured me that it’s happened in the past and it’s totally ok if it happened that day! Ever since then, I’ve known she was “the one.” :)  “These are gorgeous! I absolutely love them. I love them so much that they made me teary! I can’t wait to show them to ‘my husband’, the girls, and the rest of the family. Thank you so much for helping us pause this special moment in time through this beautiful images.” ~A      Francine is extremely talented and her work is absolutely breathtaking. She has a beautiful gift capturing and bottling up moments for her clients. My young kids warmed up to her very quickly and were belly laughing within minutes for great shots! She also handled my newborn with the utmost love and care. Francine is extremely thorough and careful throughout the session – she takes care of all safety aspects (ex. positioning /props with newborns / young kids), positioning and working directly with you and/or the kids for the desired shots. It’s a great feeling to just show up for the photo session and let Francine work her magic. You’ll fall in love with Francine and her work. Promise you won’t be disappointed. ~ KA Francine is a such a pleasure to work with! Her fun and vibrant personality help to keep the session comfortable for the parents and the babies :) She is very creative and is able to perfectly capture my baby’s personality every time. I get so excited for every session with her because I know that I will have amazing photos to follow. The turnaround time is also very quick, which is much appreciated for anxious parents! ~ MM      We’ve had the good fortune of working with Francine for nearly 3 years. She truly has a gift, and I cherish the images she has artfully created for my family over the years. She has the patience of a saint and boundless positive energy. I pray that she continues to stay in the business, because there are few photographers like her! ~AW   Your personality and how comfortable you made us feel in your home. The time you spent, how organized you were, how you really listened to what was shared on the survey. It was everything I had hoped for and then some. Money very well spent and I am so thankful I found you! I could go on and on and I will to anyone who is looking for a photographer! Thank you again. I will be in touch. Lillybelle Rose Photography was just what we hoped for! Francine was very patient with our newborn son! She was so welcoming and made my husband and I feel very comfortable in her home. She gave us photos we will cherish forever! Highly recommended!~ AC      We absolutely love the photos!!   I got your e-mail before I left for work this morning and had to force myself not to open the gallery before I left for work as I knew I would never get out the door on time. I couldn’t wait to get home tonight to open it and look at all of the wonderful shots you captured. You, are a true artist! We will have fun picking out our favs and will get in touch soon. Continued thanks “C.A.”      Photos are such an important part of our life and you only get one shot to do it right. And you do an amazing job — don’t ever let someone tell you otherwise. You were born to do this and you make memories stand still. Someday my kids will have your photos on their wedding video and their husbands/wives are going to be envious of the beauty you captured in every shot! “H.H.”      Thanks again for the great pictures. They were so good it was hard for us to decide which one to send in for C’s yearbook! :-) You are such a pleasure to work with. Always so happy and positive! Thanks again for everything! “H.F.”      Oh Francine—-YOU OH SO TOTALLY ROCK!!!!!!!! I TRULY LOVE THEM ALL!!!!!!!! Ok, now the issue is how to choose for the card. I am so grateful as these are absolutely beautiful–I literally cried tears of joy when I saw them and Bill was loving them too–how talented you are!! It was so great to meet you and so wonderful to be able to get Liam’s picture taken by such talent! Thank you again for a great time and for being so very wonderful to us! “L.H.”