My name is Natalie Starks and I am a Chicago based photographer that specializes in family and newborn photography.

I received my photography education from Columbia College Chicago where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2007. I learned to shoot with a Canon AE1 film camera that was given to me by my mother as a teenager. With that camera, I developed a love of photography through working with black and white film in the darkroom.

I love creating art through photography, whether it be a baby's first look at the world around them, the streets of a foreign city, or the emotion from a stranger on the street...I am inspired to create art and memories through candid shots in natural environments.


Family, newborn, maternity, and weddings.

Travel is a passion of mine, and taking photos all over the world is one of my favorite things to do. I have many images available to purchase as prints. Contact me for purchase.

My Work

I love capturing authentic moments and creating beautiful memories for people. My work isn't overly posed, my style is lifestyle...I capture natural poses and expressions. If kids don’t want to smile, that’s totally fine, looking down or straight into the camera with a neutral expression can be just as beautiful as a smile. I use natural light and my sessions take place outdoors, or at your your home. No need for props, all I need to create beautiful photographs is you and your gorgeous family.


I am based in Chicago and primarily do most of my shoots here in the city or the nearby suburbs. Shoots can take place in your home or at a location of your choosing. I love to travel and am available for out of town shoots as well. 

*travel fees may apply

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