Baby Photography

A Baby Portrait photographer

Welcome! I am a Chicago baby photographer, capturing the heartwarming moments of little ones. I also photograph toddlers, siblings, and kiddos throughout the greater Chicago area.

I Provide both studio based, outdoor, or on-location baby photography.

a smiling baby boy sits next to a white window
Baby Photography in Oak Park, IL

Baby photos take place after the first two weeks of a newborn's life, typically starting at the 3 month milestone. If newborn photos aren't an option, but you would still like to photograph your baby, starting at 3 months would be a perfect beginning to documenting your little one's life!

Baby photos take place after the first two weeks of a newborn's life, typically starting at the 3 month milestone.

Scheduling with your Chicago Baby Photographer

Depending on the age of your little one, I may suggest that we meet indoors at my studio in Oak Park, or if your baby is 6 months or older, and the weather is nice, the best locations to photograph are always outdoors!

Baby photography is schedule during daylight hours on either weekdays or weekends. Typically for children under the age of 5, nap and mealtimes should be avoided for the best results.

A baby stands on a box smiling at the camera

Baby photography

A professional baby portrature (or photographer) will have special tricks for capturing the perfect smiles. They'll know how to overcome any little obstacle that comes up during your session. We are skilled at seeing when a happy moment is about to happen, and capturing it.

a baby girl in a white outfit laying on a blanket under scattered sunlight

A professional baby photographer will have special tricks for capturing the perfect smiles.

It's in the season! | A Year in the life of Chicago Baby Photographers

Summer will be hot. But with this heat will be the most lush and green scenes during the year. Trees are also in full bloom, the grass has reached its full height, and many of the summer golden hours are among the best in the country.

A young baby girl in a white onesie is being held by her mother who kisses her ear

Spring and Fall are full of surprises. Rain is temperamental, because of this, chasing the good weather will be high on our priority for your photography session. Spring will result in some amazing blooms, from the wildflowers and fruit trees. Fall will take you for a spin with weather changing 30-40 degrees within days, and overcast to cloudless in hours. The rich colorful foliage will provide a dazzling look that is so iconic for the midwest.

A couple hold their baby up against the warm fall sun

Our winters in Chicago are harsh and confusing! We may see a tropical warm day in december and a massive snowfall the next day. Because of how diverse Chicago winters can be, my sessions will at this point take place at either an indoor conservatory, or my studio in Oak Park, IL.

A baby stands next to his father against the soft white light of a window

Printing your baby photographs

I offer a selection of high quality museum standard photography prints and canvases. Feel free to browse my selection of prints here.

While most of my sessions include the print release, be careful of the printing source you choose. Spending hundreds of dollars for the perfectly capture photos, but getting them printed with sub par results are a true waste! Be sure to ask your photographer for their personal favorite options that they believe provide the best results, even if it means a slight increase in cost!

A baby photograph in a wood frame sitting on a table.
Photography prints by Abigail Joyce Photography

If printing outside of my photography studio, my suggestion is to use PrintHaus Chicago. Not only do I test and recommend their prints, but I also use them as my personal printing source for around the house!