Your family is your story. It's one full of journeys, struggles, and triumphs both big and small! Family photography is just that perfect way of capturing today, what you'll want to remember tomorrow, in a year, or in 10 years. We set up scenes, poses, and make each other run, laugh, and smile so we can capture the essence of family, love, and the bond that holds you together.
In Chicago we have have amazing seasons and even more amazing scenic areas. Chicago dazzles us with industrial architecture, as well as rich and lush nature areas.
It holds many great areas that provide both urban and greenery options, with grandiose views of the city, as well as beaches, lagoons, and boardwalks.
Moving further west of the city, there are hundreds of parks, old estates, buildings, grounds, conservatories, and arboretums. These incredible locations provide the most surreal, tranquil, and memorable locations to plan and host your family session at.
Any time of the year is great. But if you want to get the very best out of Chicago's amazing landscapes, consider the following:
And remember, no matter what season it is, you can always schedule a beautifully naturally lit sessions in my Oak Park studio.
Light is color, and light is the paint on a photographer's canvas. Picking the right outfits and colors can make or break a timeless photograph.
For the family sessions that I photograph, I suggest earth tones, muted colors, and pastel colors. With my photographic approach, the focus is on you and your family, and to make these images timeless, removing distracting colors, graphics, and designs are integral to my style.
Consider some of the colors below, but rest assure that I'll provide you with an outfit guide when you book your first session with me.
At Abigail Joyce Photography, we believe that in an age where digital photos are abundant, and we encounter screen and scroll fatigue daily, showcasing a physical print on your wall is the new premium experience and culture.
Only in the past twenty years has screens taken over the roll of showcasing our memories. But screens produce a mindset of quick, meaningless distractions. When we value not just what the photos show, but what they represent, it's so important to produce a physical print.
Computers crash, and phones get reset by accident, but your print will live on forever.
Did you know that family photography has been around since 1800's? Before photography there was painted or sketched family portraits. As a culture, we have been steeped in a long tradition of capturing and documenting our families.
Family photography has been around since 1800s, and was preceded by painted or sketched family portraits for thousands of year before its invention.