Baby Girl and her clavicle | Abigail Joyce Photography

Let me tell you how sweet this baby girl was for her newborn session!

Oh my word! When this baby girl was born, she fractured her clavicle which is the bone nearest to her shoulder. Mom said she would be fine for the newborn photos though, just not to bring her left arm above her head.

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This made me so very cautious throughout the session. And during her bucket pose, you can see she only has her right hand supporting her head (which is fine, she balanced well). She didn’t want me to bring her hand up with the right one.

A beautiful story from this baby girl’s photos

I love that there is a little story just for her in those photos. I am also glad I was able to work with this newborn because of her fractured clavicle. I now have experience so just in case it happens again, I am aware and knowledgeable! In case you’d like to see some of my additional newborn sessions, check them out in my gallery, or check out this amazing newborn session I blogged about!


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Abigail Joyce is a Chicago newborn photographer

Abigail is a chicago newborn photographer that specializes in newborn photography, childrens photography, and scenic family photography in Chicago and the surrounding towns. She also travels to clients homes in the Chicagoland area for newborn and maternity sessions. Abigail brings her props, backdrops, hats, headbands, crates, baskets, blankets and more to your session. Abigail customizes the session to your unique specifications and provides the care and safety that each newborn needs during this beautiful first week of life. Abigail takes her time posing the newborns with gentle hands and patience. Make sure you contact Abigail at least a month before your due date to ensure a newborn session with Abigail Joyce Photography!

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about abigail

Hi! I’m Abigail. You can call me Abbey, all my friends do:)

I'm a Chicago based professional newborn photographer. I also love photographing maternity, children and family sessions!

I was born and raised in the Chicagoland area, in a small town in the suburbs called Western Springs. I couldn’t suggest it more! I dream about moving to the West Coast, California specifically.

My blog is a mix of galleries, journals, stories from my travels, and the behind the scenes of my life as a professional photographer.