Includes: 1 hour natural-light session, pre-planning session, high resolution files with complimentary blog post
Photo sessions taking place at The Mall have a $100 extra fee.
My goal is to get several portraits of your family but also capture your children’s true personalities. I find these are the photographs my clients treasure the most. We will walk, laugh and explore together; creating families memories.
NEWBORN : $600
Includes: 1 hour at-home, organic lifestyle session, pre-planning session, high resolution files with complimentary blog post
My newborn sessions take place in my client’s home using natural light. I use a documentary approach with both baby and family within their own surrounding. While I do give my clients some posing direction, I generally feed off of the love and experiences of the family I am working with. Instead of using props I incorporate nursery details the parents have created for their little one. Babies love the environment they feel the most comfortable and safe: your home.
MOTHERHOOD : $1,200
Includes maternity, newborn, and one-year-old portraits.
3 different natural-light sessions at 3 different stages of life.
SLIDE SHOWS : $200
A collection of photographs and videos set to music. A true family keepsake to remember the time and moments that too quickly fly by. These mean the world to Grandmas who live far away and miss the newness of the first week in the world.
Wedding packages start at $1,500 – Inquire here for more information.
Frequently asked questions & answers
I am expecting! When is the best time to book a maternity session?
Congratulations! I would suggest between the 7/8 month mark. You have a sweet bump to show but aren’t too uncomfortable yet. If you are past that mark or need to take them sooner for some reason I will do my best to fit you in.
What should I wear for maternity sessions?
“Long” and “flowing” is my go-to. It is the most flattering and enhances your femininity. I would shy away from bright colors but patterns are fine. Light colors work best.
Who will be included in Newborn sessions?
I mainly focus on the newborn. When I feel like I have gotten several good baby portraits I add both the parents. Lot of times I get detailed shots while the baby is resting in Dad or Mom’s arms. They tend to relax when they know they are safe. Next we add any siblings for several family photos. This can mean everyone is looking at me or I capture moments of your family inspecting the newest member. I love when siblings watch baby’s toes or softly stroke their fuzzy head. A new family member is very exciting!
Where will the Newborn session take place?
Typically I shoot most of my newborns on the parents bed-or couch. If there is a nice big window I am good to go. I will take a look around the house to scout out the best light first. No need to tidy up before I come. That causes extra stress which you certainly don’t need with a new little in the house. I love capturing my clients in moments that naturally unfold even when I’m not there.
What should the baby wear?
I recommend something simple and timeless. A plain white onesie, or just a diaper snuggled in a blanket.
Do you bring props?
I like the session to unfold organically. I bring a few wraps and head bands along but sometimes don’t even end up using them. I do not use any props such as buckets and use only natural light. I focus on the little details like eyelashes, expressions, and tiny toes. Those are the things that change so quickly in just a few weeks.
Who is Jessica?
I am the lady behind the lens. From little up I have loved and tended to babies. My parents hosted many foster babies during my childhood; so family goes much farther than blood for me. I spent some time after high school in Haiti at an orphanage. At one point I had 10 children under my care. When I married my husband, we both dreamed of a family of our own one day. After 6 years of marriage God showed us a different plan for our story and now we dream of meeting our “future family” through adoption. Struggling with infertility has shown me the miracle of life. How each and every sweet, quirky little person is a gift. I am thrilled and humbled to have the privilege of photographing your gifts. Learn more about me right here.
MY CORE BELIEFS
I believe in Jesus Christ-the Giver of Hope.
I believe in Honesty.
I believe in laughter that comes deep down and makes you throw your head back.
I believe in marriage for a lifetime.
I believe kindness CAN change the world.
I believe in hospitality.
I believe beauty is not defined by color, size or background; but by strength, character and integrity of the heart.
I believe in the importance of family traditions and heirlooms.
I believe in progress; not perfection.
I believe in photographs- that tell a story. (when time fades our memories)
I believe in forgiveness.
I believe in Family and strong values.
I believe true friendship goes beyond failures.
I believe every morning should start with warm, mint tea.
I believe that serving others is the best reward in life.
I believe in family dinners around the kitchen table.
I believe in being Joyful, because that is when you thrive.
I believe tears speak louder than words.
I believe in hand-written letters.
I believe in HOME.