(CBS) — She’s a young photographer making a name for herself with beautiful portraits of sleepy, adorable newborns.
Naja Lerus is someone you should know, CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield says.READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Lake-Effect Snow On The Way With 6 To 8 Inches Possible In Some Areas; Winter Storm Warning Issued
“Such a short time in their lives that they are so tiny and so sleepy, it’s something you definitely want to capture,” Lerus says.
A photograph of Bulls superstar Derrick Rose and his youngster photographed several years ago was the turning point in her career, which had started as a hobby.
The parade of celebrities and their kids that has followed includes CBS 2’s Ryan Baker, whose daughter, Grace, has been photographed by Lerus.READ MORE: Two Men Shot Dead In Car In Ravenswood; Car Goes On To Crash And Catch Fire
New mother Gina Nicks saw a portfolio of her photographs online.
“I e-mailed her while I was pregnant,” she says. “So I could make sure I had a session with her.”
Before picking up the camera, Lerus worked at a hotel reservation desk.
“This really turned out to be something I really loved to do. It’s truly my passion, and I am so grateful that I can do this every day,” she says.MORE NEWS: Pair Charged In Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega Denied Bail; Accused Teen Gunman Committed Three Previous Carjackings, Prosecutors Say
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