Family Model Call! - Chicago Family Photographer

Did you say free and model call? Yeppers!*

Do you like free things as much as I do??  This year I've been trying to spend some time planning out some new and creative approaches to add to family sessions, and what better way to do this by giving away a free family session to one lucky family this upcoming May! Details are still in the making, but I'll be working more closely on outfits, location, timing, and the theme to our session. It'll definitely be outdoors, so keep that in mind when considering this:)

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What do I get from the Model Call?

The family I pick gets:

  1. Consultation on required outfits
  2. A full 1 hour family session
  3. A provided location, this is non-negotiable, but suggestions are welcomed.
  4. Any permits that might be required for the location will be covered.
  5. An included gallery of high resolution images that are released for personal use and sharing.
  6. Featured in my Blog, and on one of my social media platforms.

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Why though? What do you get out of this?

Great question! Every so often, a creative needs to get their creative ideas out, and try new things so she (or he) can keep things fun, fresh, and lively for herself and the families she serves. So it's a win-win, right?

Most Importantly, I'll retain the rights to the shoot. Usually this is for ads, or social media content, but you never know, it may be an award winner, and by golly I'll be submitting it if it is! This part is non-negotiable, you must be okay that I may use your images.

How do I get first in line?

Hah, don't be silly! There's no line, no skipping, and I don't think you'd want to pay me off to get a free session, since that doesn't make any sense.

When & Where is the session?

Exact date and time will be confirmed at a later point, but we'll be photographing this May, probably mid to late May, featuring springs colors, and we'll be outdoors. I'll coordinate and provide locations, timeframes, and the outfits requirements after I pick the lucky family;)

Little boy writes on paper with a crayonOkay, how do I sign up for this Model Call?

Email me!!

  1. Reference the model call in your email.
  2. Introduce yourself! Stories are great;)
  3. Send me a photo of all of your family. Two or three photos are even better!
  4. Send me the names and ages of all who would be participating in the shoot.
  5. Let me know the area that you are located in (sorry Seattle, you're a little far for this one, but we'll see you this September!).
  6. Your favorite joke, riddle, or most embarrassing moment as a mom (so long as you're okay with me knowing?).

Okay that last one isn't important, but I need some jokes, so you all better deliver.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!! I'll announce the lucky family within the week:) Stay tuned! Inspiration below.

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Meet the Andersons! My family:)

I love it! Being a family photographer is an amazing job, especially when you get to photograph your family. I think being a suburbs family photographer has it's benefits too, especially when you're not too far from your own family. As a fun way to give them a fun gift while their in town, I'll bring them over for a quick photoshoot! This session was on my old hardwood stage, but I've updated it since then!

Family photographer captures kiddos on hardwood stage

Suburbs family photographer on a mission! Meet the in-laws...

During the holiday season, my brother and sister in law were in town and I couldn't help but get them in front of the camera. After all I am the family photographer for my whole family. Anytime anyone is home for the holidays or just here for a little visit I try to get them in front of the camera. Anyways, they came over for an indoor studio session because hello its -5 degrees in Chicagoland area, lol. So they came over after a big day of enjoying the Navy Pier Winter Wonderland indoor park.

Family photos when they're exhausted though?

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I wasn't sure how it would go, since it was last minute and I knew the kids would be exhausted from such a long

day. But they fell asleep in the car on our way home to the suburbs. I was so relieved when they woke up in good moods. Our session took only about 4o minutes and it was pure bliss. We got so many good smiles from the kids. My mom even requested prints asap from me haha. Now looking through these photos I realized how quick those two weeks went when they were in town and I'm so happy we took these photos when we did. Now we will have the photos for a lifetime. I could just squeeze them both!! I love having family around.

Let's all take family portraits together!

Thinking about getting family photos done? Whether at my studio in Westchester or waiting for nicer weather outside, we can schedule your customized session. Email is the best way to get in touch with me, or the contact page is great too!

Here are the latest packages and pricing for a session : Family Photography Pricing 

 

Check out this amazing Family session that I did for my in-laws:) I can't wait to see them again next year!

If you'd like to see more children photos, check out out my gallery page!

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This cute session | Chicago Family Portraits

I blogged about this family a year ago, when baby girl was a newborn. I was so happy they came back for another Chicago family potraits session this past fall season. I love getting to watch my littlest clients grow! She was the sweetest and sleepiest newborn and now she's walking and standing and talking. She talks and laughs and loves her mom and dad. It's so sweet to watch this unfold in front of me. And check out those adorable outfits from this cute session! I mean, come on...I'm obsessed. I even asked the mom where she bought her dress from...PS. it's from Madewell if anyone else is wondering. I want to ask where the whole outfit is from for baby girl...

Anyways, Happy Thanksgiving you guys!

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Abigail Joyce is a top Chicago newborn photographer and Chicago family portraits photographer that provides studio, and on location newborn, lifestyle, and Family Portraits photography. She customizes the session to your unique specifications and provides the care and safety that each newborn needs during this beautiful first week of life. With your session, you gain access to all over her props, backdrops, hats, headbands, crates, baskets, blankets and more.

Now serving: Hinsdale, Western Springs, Burr Ridge, Clarendon Hills, Countryside, Elmhurst, Downers Grove, Glen Ellyn, Addison, Lagrange, Lagrange Park, Wheaton, Indian Head Park, Darien, Lisle, Woodridge, Naperville, Westchester, Brookfield, Hodgkins, Chicago, Oak Brook, and more.

Email: Abigail@abigailjoycephotography.com for inquiries, scheduling, and confirmations

Abigail Joyce is a newborn photographer that provides an in home studio. Abigail has her props, backdrops, hats, headbands, crates, baskets, blankets and more to your session. Abigail customizes the session to your unique specifications and provides the care and safety that each newborn needs during this beautiful first week of life. Abigail takes her time posing the newborns with gentle hands and patience. Make sure you contact Abigail at least a month before your due date to ensure a newborn session with Abigail Joyce Photography!

Chicago Baby Photographer captures baby smiling at camera while sitting next to tree in Hinsdale, IL

90 Degrees in the Fall | Chicago Baby Photographer

As a Chicago baby photographer, I'm so used to the crazy, the unknown, and the surprises. But the surprise of this 90 Degree weather is one that I can barely understand!!

What happens when it's 90 degrees on any given day? I am definitely still outside photographing sessions. I try to meet clients earlier in the day when we know it's going to be really hot out though. This session specifically was on a 90 degree day in the fall. We met early at 830 am to ensure some cooler temps during our session. It worked well! There may have even been a slight breeze.

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Are you ready for fall?

Abigail Joyce is a top baby photographer that provides studio, and on location newborn and lifestyle photography. She customizes the session to your unique specifications and provides the care and safety that each newborn needs during this beautiful first week of life. With your session, you gain access to all over her props, backdrops, hats, headbands, crates, baskets, blankets and more.

Now serving: Hinsdale, Western Springs, Burr Ridge, Clarendon Hills, Countryside, Elmhurst, Downers Grove, Glen Ellyn, Addison, Lagrange, Lagrange Park, Wheaton, Indian Head Park, Darien, Lisle, Woodridge, Naperville, Westchester, Brookfield, Hodgkins, Chicago, Oak Brook, and more.

Email: Abigail@abigailjoycephotography.com for inquiries, scheduling, and confirmations

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Fall Family Photography Kick-Off!

If this is the beginning of my fall season, I have a feeling it's going to be wonderful! It finally got a little chillier this week, after what felt like a long week of 90 degree days. Now it's gone down to the 70s and it's awesome! So yay for fall family photography!!

I hope to see a lot of you this fall season. I have some last minute limited availability, so feel free to reach out.

Montrose Harbor in Chicago

We decided to take this session to the harbor, and believe it or not, there are some amazing photo locations that don't actually include the water!

Although there are boats and water around, about this time of year they pull them from the docks. Instead, the colorful grass and trees make up a fantastic backdrop during the fall season!

I just love the colors of this family session! I've met with this beautiful client and her family for several years, and each session gets better and better.

Inspired Fall Family Photography: The AJP look

dad holding daughter under tree during fall family photography session

Over the years, I've been trying to get that "perfect" look for my family photos, but can you believe it, it continually changes! I used to think this was a problem, but... maybe that's actually a bonus?

So I've discovered that every season brings a new kind of "look" to the editing that I do. In fall, I especially gravitate towards the oranges and rich contrast that makes me feel like I'm in fall, regardless of when I look back on the photos!

Another aspect of my look is that coveted Film look. Film is expensive and delicate, and I love the digital workflow, but trying to bring the two together is where I work the hardest. The soft bokeh background, and the fund contrast and mood was created as an homage to the amazing look and feel of film!

 

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Are you ready for fall?

Abigail Joyce is a chicago family photographer that provides studio, and on location newborn and lifestyle photography. She provides amazing scenic locations for her fall family photography, rich with color and saturation, and full of love and emotion that your family shares.

She customizes the session to your unique specification.

Photographing in Hinsdale, Elmhurst, and Evanston

Much of what I do is in and around Chicago. I meet with amazing clients through the Chicago suburbs! I provide my family photography to the beautiful clients in Hinsdale, IL. I take them to many of the locations that Hinsdale provides, including the beautiful Katherine Legge Park!

Many of my clients come from Elmhurst, IL, since it's so close to my scenic locations! I will take them to lakes, forests, and parks that are absolutely gorgeous, and will get really good lighting during even the harshest times of the day.

I provide a select few locations in Evanston, IL and the surrounding areas. This includes beaches, parks, and providing in-home newborn and family photography sessions!

Email: Abigail@abigailjoycephotography.com for inquiries, scheduling, and confirmations