I often think, "If I had kids, would I want these types of photos?" and the answer is always yes. In all honesty, I would've loved these photos growing up of ME! My "newborn" photo is me in the hospital, wrapped all snug with only my head showing and Im crying bloody murder after being alive for 15 minutes or so. Its also 5 am, so its still dark outside, so all the light from the photo is from the ugly florescent lighting from the hospital. (I should ask my mom for a copy of it, its pretty hilarious) But my point is, is that these newborn photos are an investment. They show how tiny the newborns are, how long their new lashes are, how fluffy their hair is, how sweet their little toes are...and by the time it takes me to edit the photos and give my clients their photos back (roughly two weeks) That newborn is no longer the sleepy, dreamy 6 lb newborn anymore. The newborn quickly becomes a more alert, eyes wide open, 12 lb baby. The window of opportunity is so small, that if you don't call a newborn photographer for that first week of life, you are missing out and the sweetest little photos of your newborn baby. That baby will grow up to be a toddler, and then a child and then a teenager. They will grow up and see these photos of themselves and think "How did you get me to pose that way while I was sleeping?" and then they will start to appreciate art, photography, motherhood, babies, how babies form in the womb, how babies are so flexible right after birth, and so on... It will be such a wonderful discussion to have had! I think about all of the newborns I have held, and that they will soon grow up and be kids soon and look at these photos. I wonder what they will think! I wonder if some kids will say " Oh, wow that was soooo 2010-2020." Or if they will simply say "Wow, I can't believe you were able to get me in that position! How crazy" or if they even say "Who is that beautiful little baby?" I hope because of these photos, that your children will want to appreciate art, and will see the world with another view on life. Maybe they will realize that you can make your life the way you want, in that you can have your dream job like I did. You can call yourself a newborn photographer and you can love what you do. Sometimes I wonder if this job is for the babies who will grow up and appreciate the photos or if its for the parents for the here and now that will get to see these photos of their precious little babies. Well, for whoever these photos are for, I believe that they are an investment that is meant to be had.
Abigail Joyce is a newborn photographer that travels to clients homes in the Chicagoland area and beyond. 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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Abigail Joyce specializes in newborn, baby and family photographs. Abigail Joyce is based in the Chicagoland area and the Midwest.
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