hi friend!

I'm Jen!

i'm a chicago & iowa city based newborn photographer, dog mom, STripe enthusiast, and former nanny.

As a child, one of my favorite things was looking through photo albums...my parent's wedding, me sitting on my grandma's lap on a Sunday afternoon, or the excitement of Christmas morning. I love how photography can instantly take you to a time or place, almost like you could reach out and touch it. It's amazing to me how raw and real photography can be, how it preserves a moment forever. 

If you're located in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, or Iowa City and are interested in an in home newborn photo session, let's chat!

alternate job

Virtual Assistant over at jenmadigancreative.com

Guilty pleasure

Real Housewives (OC, BH, and the new NYC) & Vanderpump Rules

secret talent

I can find dupes of almost anything (if they exist)

Beach / Mountains

Beach, for sure. I get terrible altitude sickness. :(

favorite vacation

I would go back to Milos, Greece over and over again

“Jen has taken our newborn and family photos and we couldn't be happier! Her warm personality puts you right at ease - like taking photos with an old friend. ”

She's flexible and laid back, yet professional and her photographs are phenomenal. I know we'll cherish her photographs forever.

- Ursula D.

THE jen madigan GUIDEBOOK

Just a few of the things that are prominently featured in my life.


I don't have a boat, but I'd love a friend with a boat... (wink, wink).

dogs. all the dogs.

I'd rather delete an app than photos of my dog on my camera roll, just sayin'.


I get a little restless when I'm in one place for too long.


Iowa will always be home.





Love it

My family

True Crime Podcasts (basic, I know)


Dogs, allllll the dogs


Hate it

Camping (see also: sweating)

Onions on pizza, should truly be illegal

The Bachelor + Love is Blind


Being late



Jen Madigan is a based Chicago based newborn photographer. Serving Chicago and the western suburbs including Naperville, Bolingbrook, Plainfield, Oak Brook, Western Springs, and Wheaton.

Lifestyle Photographer Documenting Love in Life's Big and Little Moments

chicago - Iowa - worldwide