First Birthdays are a BIG Celebration



365 Days of moments to treasure and milestones achieved. In the beginning, the nights seem to last forever but the days go fast. Being a newborn and child photographer I love getting to watch these babies grow up from squishy newborns to walking little toddlers.

Now let’s talk about First Birthday Smash cake sessions…

I LOVE capturing this time for parents. Yep for parents… as during the first birthday party it is often a busy moment and getting pictures and enjoying the moment is hard. So a smash cake session let’s mom & dad sit back and watch their little one explore the cake and get messy.


Chicago Golden Hour Beach Family Session | Chicago Photographer

Our gorgeous Chicago skyline is the perfect backdrop

Golden hour is a beautiful time to capture your family with the beautiful Chicago Skyline and Lake Michigan. If you are a family that enjoys the city, this is a bucket list photo shoot or if you are coming into Chicago for vacation - vacation is a great time to take family pictures and capture your adventure! Truly we are blessed with an amazing lakefront just a car drive away and some great restaurants to visit after your session!

This summer Christina Bailitz Photography will be offering beach sessions so watch the schedule for 2019 Beach Golden Hour Sessions.

Class of 2020 Senior Photography | Chicago Senior Photography | Tinley Park

Class of 2020

“This is your time“

Class of 2019 Providence Catholic High School Graduate Senior Session in the city on the Chicago Riverwalk

Class of 2019 Providence Catholic High School Graduate Senior Session in the city on the Chicago Riverwalk

Senior Picture Sessions are built based upon your vision.

This session was done on a weeknight in the city on a beautiful summer evening as we started at the Riverwalk and headed to Michigan Ave and stopped along many Chicago landmarks and ended our session in the loop on LaSalle Street. It was super fun!!

Some senior sessions prefer a small local session and some prefer a trip into the city with multiple outfit changes and locations. Some prefer sessions the summer before senior year , some prefer a fall session, and some prefer to do them right before graduation when a decision has been made on college. Christina Bailitz Photography will work with you get your session to meet your goals from package size, scheduling during time of the year and locations.

Spring is Officially Here | Christina Bailitz Photography

SPRING is here and soon there will be blooms and warmer days, but these are some warmer days after the winter of 2019 - I mean I am so happy it is over!!! Is anyone going to miss waking up to snow? Well except the polar bears in Chicago.


Winter of 2019 started off with entering the the 2019 Shoot & Share Contest that starts in January, voting happens in February and the results are released in March. I was super excited that 3 of my photo's placed out of over 500,000 photos - Top 10% for Kids - Top 20% for Seniors - Top 30% for Babies. 

This winter I also have had some time to take care of me, as I recover from an unplanned surgery, all is ok, but they say life has a way of happening and think this was God's way of slowing me down a little. I have learned a new level of patience after being the patient vs. caretaker and so thankful for having an awesome tribe of friends and family that helped me.

So now it's time to start planning Spring 2019 with a refreshed healthy outlook!! I am super excited to get Christina Bailitz Photography moving full speed ahead for 2019 in a few weeks when I can start shooting again and follow my passion!!

Looking forward to capturing all spring has to offer:
* Moms-to-be *
* Newborns *
* Baby Milestones *
* First Communions *
* 8th Grade Graduations *
* Dance Recital Pictures *
* High School Seniors * 
 * Mother's Day Mom & Me *
* Family Sessions * 

So contact me to get a session on the books!

2019 First Communion Sessions

2019 First Communion Sessions

2019 Spring Mini Sessions

2019 Spring Mini Sessions