Meet newborn Kerrigan. He is a beautiful little guy and slept like a champ for his newborn session. He made the cutest little faces while he slept! We used a new blue backdrop and wire bed for his session.
This little sleeping beauty is Veronica and she is brand new around here! She was such a great sleeper for her session and then when it came time to take the last few photos, she woke up but gave me the sweetest smile. Her doggy brother was so sweet with her.
Making her big debut on the blog today is precious newborn baby Cecilia photographed by yours truly, ) She is the sweetest little baby and really melted my heart during the entire session. Her big brother did amazing with her who I also got to photograph when he was a newborn too, so it was great to see him now playing the role of big brother! Big Brother was super excited to hold his new baby sister and have his picture taken as well. I wouldn’t be surprised if baby Cecilia grows up to be a model- she just looked so cute in everything we put her in and every pose we placed her in.
Meet sweet baby Isabelle. This little lady was a doll. She was as beautiful as could be and is already so loved and adored by her beautiful parents. For Isabelle’s newborn photography session we used lots of neutrals and grey.
This handsome little fella took a couple minutes to warm up to the cake smashing, but once he figured out it was fun he definitely gave us some great smiles! I have been photographing this guy from birth so I know that once he smiles they are camera worthy and oh so adorable!
Sweet little Chloe is growing up, too fast! It feels like just yesterday that I photographed her newborn sessions. But look at her now she is a cute ONE yr old. She is definitely very fashionable and she certainly looks adorable in every outfit that she wore! She loved her cake and since it was her Birthday she didn’t have to smile if she didn’t want to :)
Twins are always fun to photograph. I travel to your home and bring the studio to you. The biggest challenge is getting them to sleep at the same time. I typically start with the sleepiest twin for their solo images while a parent is getting the other to sleep. Then I bring them together for sibling images, and finish up with the other twin’s solo images. I really enjoy working with twin families, and have so much respect for parents with twins! Having ONE newborn is challenging, so I can’t imagine what it’s like to have two!
Anthony & Cole are fraternal twins who could not be more different, Anthony is tiny and delicate, about 5 lbs and his brother Cole has about 1.5 pounds heavier. It was so funny to see the two of them next to each other! I just love how genetics work out with siblings sometimes.
After I finished photographing the babies, we moved on to the parent and family portion. There are lots of variations with two newborns that we’ll walk through, and I’ll assess your comfort level in how you hold them. Baby safety is the top priority , , so we won’t place babies in potentially risky positions even in your arms. I am always checking with you to make sure you feel that your baby is secure and that you have a good hold on them. We’ll be in constant communication during our time together about how you’re feeling and if you need a break to sit down and rest. Postpartum recovery is a process, and it’s normal to feel extra tired or to become a bit light headed after standing for a while. A six pound baby might not feel so heavy at first, but can feel like an anvil after ten minutes for a new mom.
Enjoy just a few of my favorite images from Anthony & Cole’s newborn session!
Welcome to the world Baby Jack ! Sending lots of love and big congratulations to these proud parents and newly promoted big sister. Thank you for having me document this special time in your lives!
Can you believe we are close to Spring! I feel like this winter has dragged on, and I am so done with the cold! Which is why I am looking forward to Spring so much, I am so happy to see the trees beginning to bloom and the green and life slowly returning to the plants and trees in the area!
Spring Mini sessions are NOW booking APRIL 28th & May 4th . Additional dates maybe added as necessary.
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May 4th (Saturday)
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Booking your baby's first professional portraits is truly exciting! You've waited months to meet the baby and have dreamed of holding them in your arms! Now that you've selected your photographer and are gearing up for a great session, you may be a little unsure what to wear to your newborn session. Have no fear! As a professional newborn photographer plus mom (I mean, I DO have three children !) I know how important these images are to you. You'll treasure them forever. You would like to look and feel your best. I'm here to guide you and provide an amazing, laid back experience for you new parents.
Mom & Dad : simplicity is key
First and foremost, moms should wear something that makes them feel beautiful and comfortable (after all.. you just had a little one!). The best advice really is to keep it simple. The best way to do this is by wearing a simple, solid-colored top. Light colored tops in creams, light grays, and light pastels help in keeping the focus on your expression and the moment. Mom can wear a long sleeve, or no sleeves. I prefer Dads to wear long sleeves but for one picture I would need Dad to wear a short sleeve shirt or no shirt.
Siblings: comfort is king
No matter how old the sibling is, the main goal is to have them comfortable with photos with their baby sibling. It’s especially important because some of the sibling shots involve them laying down on a blanket with the baby. Again, try to coordinate colors with the parents. A light or cream-colored top on a sibling creates an angelic and sweet look.
The sibling portion always makes mom's heart soar! This is a very popular request for sessions and we set aside an additional 30 minutes for these setups. I like to pose the older sibling on their back while the eldest child holds the new baby. This is a safe way for them to interact without worrying if the baby will be dropped. A neutral colored flokati, such as cream or white, is a really pretty option here. Little ones look super precious in classic, natural attire such as dark wash blue jeans, perhaps even khaki pants, and then a simple top in a lighter color, such as beige, cream, white, or tan.
Families: be you
Each family is unique and different. These tips are here to help decide what to wear for your baby photoshoot. Though neutrals and light colors are recommended… if you love color, don’t be afraid to rock it! But nothing neon. If you are still unsure, let me know… I’m here to help you along each step of the way!
Newborn Eva was so cuddly for her newborn session. I love that I have the flexibility to do both in-home sessions and studio sessions. Most of my clients choose the in-home session, which is no extra charge to travel to my clients home. My studio is located in Short Pump, VA
Sharing this sweet little babe on the blog today. Nothing beats newborn photography for me, this is my favorite type of photography...Just the newness of the little one and the excitement to document a new addition to a family is so special to me. I am so thankful for every set of new parents that allow me into their homes to photograph their new baby. Here are my favorites from this session.
I first worked with Mercedes and Ryan for their first maternity session and newborn session with their first daughter. I was thrilled to hear from Mercedes again letting me know she was pregnant with her second child, a baby girl. They loved their experience with us and wanted to work with us again for her new daughters session. I absolutely love seeing my clients throughout the years for different sessions as their family and children grow.
Since Mercedes had worked with us previously, she knew exactly what to expect from our time together.
Baby A. was a great sleeper and BIG sister M. was only 17 months old but made my job look easy photographing them both.
These Valentine mini sessions are perfect for babies & children as a fun way to document their current age as well as celebrate the holiday! I will have an adorable Valentine’s themed set with a backdrop & several props to choose from. I’m excited for these minis and I hope you are too!
You choose the day in Feb that works for you.
15 minute session
5 + artistically edited digital images
*Price includes up to 2 children. $15 each additional child
*Location will be at my home studio, Short Pump, VA
Now booking Studio Christmas minis! These are SO much fun, and the images are perfect for holiday cards or grandparent presents.
Christmas Minis are 15 minutes long and include 5 digital images, to be delivered via a downloadable online gallery within 2 weeks of your session. You get to choose the images, and can purchase additional ones, if desired.
Images show our setups, they are large enough to fit up to 5 children from the same family. Our studio is located in Short Pump, VA A Deposit it due to hold your spot.
To book, email me with the time and date you wish to book. These sessions are booked between 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. . Please arrive 5 minutes early, dressed and ready to go. There are no refunds for no-show clients.
The cost is $140 plus tax.
A beautiful early morning for a fall family session. The colors were gorgeous and so was the family.
We held our first ever Red Truck Minis the other day! The weather was great, the location was just turning colors, and everyone was happy! They went SO well, that I plan to offer them again on Dec. 15th limited spots available. Start thinking of your outfits now!
Please comment below with the time & EMAIL address so we can get you scheduled.
DEC. 15, 2018
Its that time of year again! Don't miss out on our Christmas Mini Sessions at Windy Knoll Tree Farms! Their property is stunning! Bring the family for a fun filled photo shoot!
If you are looking to have beautiful photos on your Christmas cards this year, then make sure you book soon! Sessions are $140 plus tax for 15 minutes with 5 digital images with print release. Dec. 1, 2018. There are only a limited amount of sessions available. Please comment with the time and email me so we can get your Christmas Mini session scheduled.
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Spots are limited! Please book early.
Newborns are just so squishy and warm and basically perfect. Now that my little ones are much older I soak up these sessions and it helps me remember how quickly time flies. He was a complete champ and slept the whole time, and here are the beautiful results!
It's that time of year again!! Join us for our signature styled mini sessions. Located at one of our favorite locations in VA. We will document you and your family with a more lifestyle feel. There are two dates to choose from as well as two different locations. Locations will be emailed the week of the session. I have early morning times available as well as late afternoon. Limited space so book soon.
The cost of the session is $140 for 15 min and you get 5 digital downloads.
I look forward to hearing from you,
Please comment below with a time you would like to schedule
PLEASE EMAIL ME SO I CAN SEND YOU A CONTRACT. Jacki@jackigphotography.com
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