Pregnancy Pictures to Newborn Photos – a Bump to Baby story

She started with Maternity Photos

This amazing session just made me remember why I still take pregnancy pictures seriously! The romantic maternity sessions are always my favorite. We took these photos at Mayslake Estate in Oak Brook, IL. It’s all about knowing the timing and what areas look best during that week. Here’s how I met this little one for the first time, as a bump while capturing pregnancy pictures!

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Finally the newborn session!

Its unreal how adorable this little baby is. Her name is Alice and she was super sleepy. She was 10 lbs at birth!

I keep forgetting to mention that, she was nice and squishy and such a fun newborn to photograph. Mom and Dad also jumped into some pictures at the end of the session (They did the family add on package for $175.00) The family photos include 20 images in color and B&W. I shared a couple of the B&W ones. And then at the end of the blog post, there is also a collage of a couple of pictures from the maternity session we did a couple of months back! Maternity sessions are done around 32-36 weeks or at least that is what I recommend.

Black and white Photos:

If there’s one thing that I love to play with in the editing software, it’s the black and white photos! There’s something really yummy about how contrast can make you feel an emotion! I just love how this mommy and little girl look in the black and white photos, so I had to share. I should’ve posted some of the black and whites from the pregnancy pictures, but I haven’t uploaded them.

I used a solid color paper for the backdrop in this photo. It worked amazing, and didn’t require any additional steps to capture. I just roll it down and it’s ready to go!

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Pregnancy pictures in the Chicagoland Area

I’ve been in love with photographing babies, but it’s also one of my favorite things: beautiful romantic pregnancy pictures! You can see how much I love photographing them in my maternity gallery! 

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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.

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