I first met with Gillian and her parents 6 months ago for Gill's newborn session and I can't believe this tiny lady is already 6 months old. Gillian is sitting up and smiling and and is learning about the big world around her. I don't have any babies on my own just yet but I meet with babies all day long! Such is the life of a suburb baby photographer;)
When I see the same returning clients over a couple of months time, it always shocks me that the same little peanut get bigger and more alert and becomes well, a tiny person. The same tiny peanut that slept all day long, now rolls over, and giggles and babbles and blows bubbles and smiles when she sees your face. Its pure magic and I love it so.
Don't become a baby photographer if you don't absolutely love babies! I am so glad I photograph babies and it still amazes me that within months, the same baby looks so different! I mean, they have the same face but their expressions look different, and they look bigger all of a sudden.. I believe that photography is so important, especially in that first year of life..so much to capture..so much growth happens in that first year! I am so glad to be apart of it.. I am so glad to be a newborn photographer.
I've seen a lot of children, both newborns through toddlers! It's amazing to see them grow and change, but still be that same little person! In this session, I compared the newborn photos to her 6 month photos. You can see how big she has become in just a few short months!
I took the newborn session while I was traveling for newborn sessions, but since then have provided a studio in my home for clients to meet at.
So you might think that it's more convenient for me to have a home studio, but it forces me to keep my house clean... ALWAYS!! Okay, okay.. it's nice to have a studio in the home for a couple of reasons. For one, I can be very consistent with my work. Being a suburb baby photographer, I used to visit TONS of clients all throughout the Chicagoland area. And everyone's homes are different. Some had great lighting, others were... mmmm. Then we had to move furniture around, set up the scenes, change the temperature of the house, you name it! There are lots of reasons why a mom might need their session done at their home, especially if there were complications during the birth and they can't travel. But for baby sessions, it's almost never that way.
It's actually convenient to not have to rearrange your home, clean up, you know the drill. Sometimes it's just easier to pop into the photographers studio, get the shots (without having to get dressed yourself) and then be done! If it's all set up ready to go, and your photographer is never late, then it's just a few less things you have to worry about putting together:) Check out this cute little one's newborn and 6 month session below!
Abigail is a Chicago based suburb baby photographer meeting with clients in Hinsdale, Elmhurst, La Grange, and Dowers Grove. Client come from Elmhurst, Evanston, Lisle, and the surrounding Chicagoland area!
Abigail Joyce specializes newborn photography, and provides amazing baby photography as they begin to grow.