From NICU Nurse to Newborn Photographer in Chagrin Falls

From NICU nurse to newborn photographer in Chagrin Falls, I have always been passionate about caring for newborns and serving their families. 

I remember staring down at my newborn babies elated, exhausted and so in LOVE. I remember thinking, “I don’t want to forget any of this…NOT one detail.” But in those moments, I didn’t know what I know now.

The truth is, I didn’t know that the little details and memories would fade. And now, years later with teenagers,  I dream of having those early moments back in a photograph. 

Why Professional Photography?

That regret inspired my passion for photography and as my three kids grew, so did my desire to professionally perfect the images that vividly encapsulate everyday life ─ simple, timeless images filled with real emotion. From capturing a newborn’s tiny perfect little fingers and toes to their sweet pink lips. And as they grow, those chubby little fingers perched inside your hand to sweet, sloppy kisses and hugs as they say, “I love you.”

I have learned that photography is truly an art. It’s more than just pretty photos. These photos we create together will one day be the photos you cling to most. They will be the photos you pull out for graduation and weddings. They will be the photos you share with their children one day. 

And they will stand the test of time and serve as a vessel for telling your family’s story. 

The good news is, this is why I do what I do. I want to preserve the moments that will one day be hard to remember. 



Rachel Brookes Photography is a Cleveland Newborn Photographer specializing in photographing your baby’s first year. Rachel serves families from the surrounding areas including Avon, Bay Village, Chagrin Falls, Cleveland Heights, Gates Mills, Hudson, Kirkland, Lakewood, Mentor, Pepper Pike, Shaker Heights, and Solon. 

You can read more about my client experience here – my goal is to take all of the stress off of you! If you’re ready to book your newborn session or baby’s first year, contact me. My newborn studio is in Chagrin Falls and I only take 2 sessions per week! 

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