Spring Family Photo Sessions in Chicago 

March 11, 2022

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It’s chilly today as we navigate the end of winter! Outdoor family sessions in Chicago seem super far away, and while spring is distant, it will be here before we know it. Spring in Chicago is actually one of our favorite seasons to photograph children and family sessions. Most of the families we work with are taking a cautious approach to the pandemic. For indoor sessions, your photographer will be wearing a N95/KN95 mask and will verbally guide you on any posing. 

Our most sought-after Chicago family photography experiences are so personalized. During a fun documentary session, we want you to forget that there’s a camera around and relax! It’s alllll about making memories that showcase your best fun selves with your favorite humans. We’ll play, laugh, and we’ll give you plenty of direction. The best part? When we are done, we are often told that it didn’t even feel like a photo session and was so FUN. This makes us wanna do celebration headstands! Your family is SO unique and we love joyously creating a collection of images to show you what your fam is about!

How can we make this fun, and still create heirloom-worthy images? We come up with a game plan of some familiar activities to create cuddles and LAUGHTER! Some faves have been baking together in the kitchen, having a pillow fight in a bedroom, planting a garden together, walking a new puppy, or drawing together on the sidewalk with chalk. Expect documentary family sessions to take approximately an hour. We will work together to using an outfit guide if you like, and finding the perfect location – either outdoors or right at home.

While you may have some snapshots of your child at home buried in your phone photo library, professional photos will show your family all together. For outdoor documentary sessions, we can also photograph at iconic Chicago spots such as North Avenue Beach, your favorite park, the Chicago Riverwalk, the West Loop and along the lakeshore at various beaches. 

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Twice a year, we offer Chicago mini sessions. These are super quick sessions for those who are looking for a nice family portrait. These are done at Winnemac Park in Chicago. The flowering pink and white trees in May are so lovely right before the green leaves arrive – and a nice bonus is that there are no bugs to deal with. Spring photo sessions are less stressful than autumn because there is no back to school routine to readjust to, and no scrambling to get a spot before it gets too cold, windy or rainy.

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Bubble+Spark Chicago Family Photographers specializes in Chicago spring family sessions and also in maternity, newborn, and baby sessions in the Chicago area, including Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, Andersonville, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, West Loop, South Loop, Logan Square, and near suburbs including Evanston, Lincolnwood, Skokie, Wilmette, Glenview and Morton Grove.

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If you are looking for Chicago spring family sessions we have opened up our booking. For years we have photographed newborn, infant, toddler, elementary ages kids, young families and older families. We would love to work with yours! To see the latest of our newborn & family photography highlights, head over to instagram. If you are interested in a custom, documentary family session with Bubble+Spark Chicago Family Photographers and would like more information on Chicago spring family photos, please click here to learn more about us and this experience. If you would like to reserve your Chicago family photo session on our calendar please click on contact in the menu.