I am passionate about getting tangible products into my clients hands, so that they have memories on more than just a screen. I was a first time mom and never got around to printing any of those images.

I do photography a little differently. While I make sure you look your best, I’m committed to capturing moments of authentic emotion. I don’t pose you in unnatural positions or encourage plastered-on smiles. Instead, I work to catch a glimpse of when you and your baby are deeply connecting, your kids’ eyes are lighting up with each other, and even when a tear is shed from the emotional experience of new motherhood. 

Chicago, IL Maternity, Newborn & Family Photographer

I'm Cristina :)

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am so excited you're here.  Newborn artist and mom of two not-so-little ones myself.  As someone who lost all my son's photos and videos from his entire first 2 years of life's, because they were only stored on my laptop.

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*clients invest $1700+ on their personalized portrait session, custom artwork & digital images for each signature session


A snapshot into my life

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Life is forever fleeting, and I love showing my kids how much they mean to me through our family photographs.  One of our favorite yearly traditions is going through our photo albums together and seeing how each of us has grown over the years.
  
We love spending our time along the beach, playing board games, watching movies and of course eating out together! 

My adorable kids

Family

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Nothing gives me more inspiration that traveling to new destinations. Preferably all the warm locations. 

Learning how other people live their lives all around the world is what I live for.

30,000 foot views

Traveling

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I like to believe my style is a good mix of old and modern.  I love the stories antique pieces share.  The idea of generations of families carrying a beautiful piece. It's what fuels my passion creating something for my own families to have and display for generations to come. 

A good piece of furniture or art is something to be cherished and displayed.

Old & beautiful

antiques

My Favorite Things

The entire experience working with Cristina was unlike anything I have had before.  From start to finish, Cristina walked us through what to expect, and helped with location and wardrobe styling - Lena was so excited to pick out a dress to wear! On the day of the shoot, she was AMAZING with both of the kids, including making it fun for Lena (which if you know how 3 year olds can be, is not an easy task) 
She makes turning your photos into works of art in your home super easy. 

Family Session

Sarah & Jon

It was such a beautiful day, and our experience was emotional yet peaceful. It was so nice to be in our home with still recovering from delivery. Cristina worked her magic making us look good and feel comfortable.

Somehow, someway she got shots of the dogs too which was so special for us! We will always cherish that day embracing our new little family and holding our precious baby Olive while she slept.

Motherhood session

Marissa & Rich

Cristina’s photos are hard to put a value on...I have and will always highly recommend Cristina, as she has done at least five separate shoots for me and my new family and will always be my go to photographer for all occasions in her field of work.

motherhood Session

Amanda & Zac

Cristina Hope offers one-of-a-kind, full service photography. She has taken newborn and family photos for me twice now. She has helped me style my family’s wardrobe, providing me with beautiful and flattering studio wardrobe each time.

I absolutely love the moments in time that she has captured for us and whole heartedly recommend her.

Family Session

Brett & Thomas

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You Deserve the best

As one of the few Chicago family photographers that offer a curated, hand-held approach to photographing your first simple moments with your family. From providing clothing to installing your custom art, I will be there every step of the way.

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