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The BJP Portrait Experience

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The BJP Portrait Experience

 As a Mom myself, I know first hand how fast time passes.  It is a bittersweet gift to watch our children grow each year. Personally, my road to being a parent was an emotional roller coaster of highs and lows (with more lows than highs). However, in the end, we were able to adopt our amazing son and again a wonderful birth family as well.  You can read all about our journey below.
As a photographer, it is my goal to help freeze those special moments in life.  I want to capture your interactions and love for each other.  To do this, many of my photos are not focused on the camera, but each other.  I will always be sure to get a few traditional portraits smiling at the camera, but that is not my main objective.  My focus is you.  I am a candid photographer capturing your families love.
Tell me all the details:
- Full Session (60 minutes at a location of your choice)

- Styling and planning tips for a worry free session
- Interactive activities to create genuine emotions
Sneak peeks the same day to swoon over
- 14 day link to download finished photos with print release

Four Seasons Collection

Four Seasons Collection

As a Being Joy wedding couple, you have a special perks that happen after your wedding day.

My Four Seasons Collection is designed just for you!

You will be photographed in a different season each year for four years. Using Mother Nature's beautiful backdrop to showcase your growing family.

Plus there are more perks included with this collection!

What Parents Are Saying!

"Joy is an absolute dream to work with for every type of photo session. She has done almost all of our big family milestones – from engagement and wedding photos to maternity and family photos. We keep returning to her for our photo sessions because we fall in love with every session more than the previous. Her innovative ideas, creative eye and professional yet bubbly demeanor are just a couple of reasons we love her. We are always smiling and laughing throughout the entire session. You will not be disappointed!"

 - Silsas Family

St James Farm, Cake Smash, Family Portrait Photographer, Being Joy Photography, One year old photos, summer family session
Wheaton Family Photographer, Chicago Fam

"Joy is not only a fabulous photographer but also a wonderful person! We love having her photograph our family because her easy going personality makes photo shoots very relaxing and enjoyable (even when there are two toddlers running around). She is professional, patient and sensitive to our interests and the end results in all of our sessions have been exceptional.  Her work is in our entryway as well as the living room and bedrooms and we have received several positive comments on the quality, creativity and uniqueness of these photos. Joy devotes her time and energy to produce the best images for her clients. I highly recommend Being Joy Photography as your next family photographer."

- Kohler Family

"My family has had the pleasure of working with Being Joy Photography since 2010. Joy is great with littles as well as adults and really captures the unique quirks and personalities of her clients. I have trusted Joy to shoot all of our important milestones as well as many of my extended family members events including baby showers, first communions, seasonal family portraits and even my best friends wedding. Joy excels at all types of photos and is a master of her craft. She is energetic, professional and organized and always gets our photos to us edited beautifully in record time. If you are looking for a photographer that will go above and beyond your expectations and grow with your family for years to come there’s nobody else I’d recommend more highly. We love working with Joy."

- Mellinger Family

Wheaton Family Photographer, Chicago Fam

Portrait Sessions Rates

Monday-Thursday $450

Friday-Sunday $600

This includes:  family sessions, maternity sessions and in home lifestyle newborn sessions.

Generation Sessions Rates

Monday-Thursday $550

Friday-Sunday $700

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