Chicago Maternity Photography

Specializing in maternity, newborn, and family photography in the Chicagoland and surrounding areas.

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Elegant Chicago maternity photographer captures serene moment of expectant mother in white gown cradling her belly.
A professional headshot of a smiling woman set against a light background, taken by a Chicago family photographer.


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.
Chicago maternity photographer captures a serene outdoor moment with an expecting couple embracing in a sunlit field.

Outdoor Sessions

I provide you with outdoor locations that I know will provide the very best results for your session, no matter the season or weather.
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Studio Sessions

When privacy, weather, or aesthetics make a studio session the best option, I provide multiple studios with white spaces at no additional charge. Located conveniently in Oak Park and Hinsdale, just minutes outside of Chicago.

Our studios provides multiple spaces with different styles, and our purpose built rooms that are sunny, all day, every day!
A Chicago maternity photographer captures a tender, soft-focus image of a smiling expectant mother holding her baby bump.

All inclusive

I provide transparent, single fee sessions. Every session comes with a private online gallery, high resolution downloads, and released for personal use and printing.
Intimate black and white portrait by a Chicago maternity photographer featuring a loving couple cradling their newborn baby.

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Sabrina Bailey
Loved working with Abbey! The pictures turned out so beautiful and captured our sweet family so well. Super fast turn time digital photos!
Megan Marta
I’ve known Abigail since 2011 she is so kind and such calm energy to be around. I’m always such a fan of the beautiful work she creates! My baby was fussy during our shoot and she gave me time to nurse her to assure we would get better and happier shots. From maternity to newborn to family photos she does incredible things behind her lens. The best money you will spend as the memories last a lifetime. Thank you Abigail!!
Alexandria Ruiz
Abbey and Johana have been a pleasure to work with! I recently had my third photoshoot for my daughters newborn session and cannot rave enough at the beautiful memories that I now have of my girl. Abbey and her team will continue to be my top choice for any and all family memories!
Tania Perez
This was my first time working with Abigail and it definitely won’t be my last. She was so sweet and kind. My son was a little shy at first since it was his first photo shoot so I got a little nervous but she made him feel comfortable and made him laugh. She made sure to capture his personality in every photo and the results were beautiful!
Nicole Donovan
Working with Abbey was fantastic from start to finish! We did an outdoor newborn shoot with our 2.5 year old son and newborn. She chose Lilacia Park which was absolutely beautiful. We have gotten SO many compliments on our photos! Abbey has a very welcoming and warm personality and was equally great with our baby and toddler. I had to nurse my newborn during our session which limited our time a bit. Abbey was very accommodating and we arranged another indoor session at a later date to get more photos of my newborn. I love all of the pictures so much and it was a super quick turnaround time to receive the galleries. I can’t wait to work with her again in the future! Thank you Abbey!!
Lauren Hamblock
We did a newborn shoot with Abbey and it was amazing! The actual shoot was fun and she made us feel relaxed and kept our newborn calm. The pictures turned out great and we will definitely be doing another shoot with her in the future!
Michele Crowley
Abbey did such a great job capturing our family’s true happiness in our newborn session. She was friendly and professional and patient with our kids. Every picture was beyond beautiful! We will cherish these pictures forever!
Angela Williams
We have worked with Abbey for over 4 years now - she did my second daughter's 1 year photos and since then we have used her several times a year for other photos - including maternity, newborn, baby milestone and 1 year photos. We also use her every fall for our holiday card photos. Abbey is absolutely incredible with our kids - we have 4 kids and things can get a bit crazy! She is so calm and has them laughing the entire time. Even on days where my kids are a little crabby, she manages to get beautiful images. We have her photos all around our house! She's also so much fun to work with and makes the whole process fun and stress free! I am so impressed with Abbey and will continue to use her over the years. Highly highly recommend her!
Nicole Randolph
We had the pleasure of working with Abbey for both our maternity and newborn and family photo sessions with our 2 daughters. Abbey has a gift for making everyone feel at ease, including our little ones, which made for such natural and genuine shots. The results were beyond our expectations. Abbey has an incredible eye for detail and captured such beautiful moments that truly showcased our excitement and joy during this special time in our lives. What impressed us the most was her professionalism, communication and warm demeanor. She made us feel so comfortable throughout the sessions and communicated with us every step of the way. We’ll be utilizing Abbey’s photography skills for years to come. We highly recommend Abbey’s photography services for anyone looking for stunning maternity, newborn and family photography combined with superb service!
Maryclare Finn
Abbey is a truly talented photographer who made us feel at ease as soon as she stepped into our home. She is kind, personable and created a great feel for our newborn shoot that was comfortable and fun. We couldn’t be more happy with our photos and can’t wait to work with her again. 10/10 would recommend, over and over again!

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A professional headshot of a smiling woman set against a light background, taken by a Chicago family photographer.

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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