Chicago Newborn Photography

Specialized in newborn photography, we are a team of maternity, family, and children photographers. 

We serve the Chicagoland area with natural light, outdoor, and at-home sessions for authentic family centered portraits.
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I'm Abigail, an award winning Maternity and Newborn Photographer, and owner of Abigail Joyce Studios. 

My team and I serve the families of Chicago, IL and the surrounding townships.

Shaping Memories

From newborn yawns, wobbly toddler steps, to family milestones, we specialize in capturing authentic moments for timeless memories.

Offering On-location & Natural Light Studio sessions

From rolling hills,  boardwalks and iconic skylines, to naturally lit timeless spaces, we  provide you with the best indoor and outdoor locations Chicago has to offer. 

Pricing & Products

Our session prices include:

  • Your photography session
  • Hand selected and professionally edited images
  • A private online gallery
  • Unlimited high-resolution downloads
  • No expiration dates, or purchase by dates
  • Your gallery released for private use & printing
  • Our convenient no-obligation print shop right in your gallery

Our Timeless Approach

We provide a timeless approach, focused on you and your family. This gives you peace of mind, knowing you'll have the most beautiful memories to share and continually look back on.

Reach out!

I'll answer your questions, provide helpful guides to prepare, and make sure you feel 100% confident you made the right choice with choosing us.
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Jessica Pascal
An absolute joy to work with and truly an artist when it comes to photography. She worked her magic with our 7 month old and the photos were stunning. Thank you again for this gift we will cherish forever!
Danyal Swan
If you're looking for the best maternity photographer, you've found her! Working with Abigail was a dream, from prep to shoot to receipt of images! She made me feel so comfortable and confident throughout, and the images reflect it. Incredibly happy we found her to mark this exciting journey.
Sam Pacente
We worked with Johana for our newborn photos and they turned out beautiful! She was kind, friendly and really great to work with. Booking was easy and we were able to schedule a shoot just a week after reaching out. I would highly recommend Abbey and her team to anyone looking for newborn or family photos!
Kaitlin Semple
I have had two wonderful shoots. One with Abbey and one with Johanna. Communication is great. I really appreciate the patience and not ever feeling rushed during the shoots. The product is amazing and the pricing is competitive. The Oak Park studio is absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for capturing such special moments 💚
anne ryan
We received a stunning newborn session with Abigail in her beautiful, light filled Oak Park studio. It’s not easy working with an active toddler and a newborn, but Abigail was never phased, put us at ease, and completely leaned into it! Newborn safety was a top priority which is always appreciated. We will cherish these photos forever!
shaylyn siefer
My husband and I did maternity photos with Abbey. She was not only amazing behind the camera but she made doing these photos so much fun. She made us feel at ease throughout the session. She made sure if I needed a break or a snack. She made sure to look at my inspo pictures and made sure we did each shot. My husband honestly was not looking forward to doing the shoot as he hates taking photos. After we were done he told me how much fun he had. We are going to cherish these photos and I can't wait to show my daughter one day.
Christine Lee
Johana took our maternity photos and we loved them all! She was very professional, easy-going, and fun to work with. Through our booking process, Abbey was our point person. She was very prompt in her answers and made us feel comfortable. We’ll be using her studio again for our newborn shoot. We highly recommend if you’re looking for a beautiful photographer!
Carolyn Tomecek
We love Abigail Joyce Photography! We have used Abbey from maternity session to newborn to a mini session when she was one year old. The natural light studio in Oak Park is stunning! This results in the PERFECTLY exposed images. There is also an excellent collection of gowns for mom, baby, and even shirts for husbands who need some matching help. ;) Abbey is a truly skilled photographer with such an artistic eye! She always makes us feel at ease like we are hanging out at a friend’s house and helps pose to make sure everyone looks their very best. Highly recommend booking Abigail Joyce Photography!
Marcella Sargent
We have worked with Abbey for a family session in 2022 and most recently, a maternity session for baby #2. She is so kind and easy to work with and makes you feel incredibly comfortable in front of the camera. She’s focused on every detail in order to get the perfect shot. She was especially great with my 2-year-old daughter and got her to smile for every single picture (not an easy feat). We got the most beautiful photos that we will cherish forever and I can’t wait to work with her again. I highly recommend Abbey!
Ji Hyae
Abbey was amazing to work with! She made everyone feel very comfortable and the final results were even better than I had imagined!

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A Note from Abigail

In 2012 I fell in love with newborn photography. I saw the amazing beauty each newborn brings into this world. Since then, I have dedicated myself to the evolving craft of newborn portraits.

In 2021 I began building a team who values these precious moments as much as I do. We are a dedicated family centered practice for the amazing families of Chicago with studios in Oak Park, IL and Hinsdale, IL.

While we specialize in newborn photography, our practice is a family-centered one, from expecting couples with our maternity sessions to family groups in our Generational Sessions.

We provide maternity photography to our expecting mothers, children photography as your babies quickly grow up, and family portraits as you document each amazing year.

Getting to know you and seeing your story unfold over the years is an amazing journey, and both myself and my team are honored to be apart of it.

Behind the scenes is an amazing team that unites our vision and works to make all this possible. 

I am a PPA member and have joined the NAPCP where we strive to be the best in our field. We're recognized to be a leader in Chicago by MyKidList, Peerspace, Expertise, and more.
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