Romantic Maternity Photography in May

This is an amazingly Romantic Maternity Session, don't you agree?

I am always blown away by how romantic maternity photography can be. These sessions are always so dreamy! And I am obsessed with the spring colors! I just thought there were so many different colored leaves to pick from for backdrops in this setting. I can't even pick a favorite to photograph, they are all beautiful creations from God. And I love being able to combine it with God's newest precious gifts - new babies.

"As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things." Ecclesiastes 11:5 NIV

God's design of the trees (and all of creation), the path of the wind, and how pregnancy works. We can't being to understand, but we can view it and adore it. We can give admiration and praise to our God.

Every time I capture these photos, I am in such awe of how our Maker of all things has designed the Earth.

Locations for Romantic Maternity Photography:

Okay, there are so many places around the Chicago area and surrounding towns, but there are only a handful of places that can create such amazing and romantic maternity sessions.

The first locations has to be the Morton Arboretum, in Lisle, IL. I provide a lot of sessions to areas in the suburbs, including Lisle, Hinsdale, La Grange and Elmhurst, but by far and away, Lisle's Morton Arboretum is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!

It's all about the time of year, too!

A few other amazing locations that I've come to love and know provide endless beautiful sessions:

  1. Mayslake Peabody Estate
  2. Patriots Park
  3. Winnemac Park
  4. Eldridge Park
  5. Dean Nature Sanctuary

Spring Maternity Photography is about timing

Okay, here's the obvious list:

  1. you have to be pregnant and in your 30-34th week around April 22nd through the first week in May
  2. Live in driving distance to these locations
  3. Secure any permits required (I offer many locations that are permit free, and will get all permits needed)
  4. The location needs to be available at sunset (or 1 hour prior)

I highly suggest we plan your romantic maternity photography around these locations

Location fees?

Yup! There's always a fee for everything right? Fortunately I don't require that we meet at paid locations, but if you do, we definitely need to apply for the permit. Many of the permit locations have exclusive locations and views that less clients use, and in many cases the grounds are better cared for, allowing the experience to be so much more rewarding!

Abigail provides amazing romantic maternity photography for her clients in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. She is a well known Chicago newborn photographer, and also provides expecting moms both maternity and newborn photos. You can view her collections here.

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Abigail Joyce & Team

Abigail Joyce is a family and motherhood photographer that provides maternity portraits, newborn sessions, family photography, and child sessions in Chicago and the surrounding cities. 

Her studios are in Oak Park and Hinsdale, IL. She provides light and airy, heirloom sessions to clients in their homes in downtown Chicago, and the western suburbs. Her team also provides these specialized sessions at her studios at affordable rates, and throughout the Chicagoland areas.

 Sessions take place at beautiful outdoor locations that are curated by the photography team, and proven to provide amazing results.