Sunflower Mini Sessions!!| Jacki G. Photography|Family & Newborn Photography| Richmond, VA

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It's that time again! The sunflower fields at Lickinghole Creek will be in bloom in July.  The bright yellow beauties are the perfect backdrop for summer portraits. 

 

Please read flyer and details below carefully before signing up for a mini session. Please email me at jacki@jackigphotography.com  with the day, time slot you are interested in and how many people in your party.                                  

I will update the slots available as they taken. 

July 14th  

7: 30 a.m.

7:50 a.m. 

8:15 a.m.

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5:20 p.m.

5:40 p.m.

6 p.m. 

6:20 p.m.

6:40 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

7:20 p.m. 

7:40 p.m.

8 p.m. 

July 21st

7: 30 a.m.

7:50 a.m. 

8:15 a.m

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5:20 p.m.

5:40 p.m.

6 p.m. 

6:20 p.m.  Jessica Martin

6:40 p.m.

7:00 p.m. Kimberly Adams

7:20 p.m. 

7:40 p.m.

8 p.m. 

 *please note-early evening sessions will provide the best lighting*

Sessions will be booked on a first come, first served basis. Session fee is non-refundable, but can be transferred to  use for another mini or full session within 12 months of booking.

Half the session fee MUST be paid to book your spot.  The remaining balance is due at the time of the session.   I accept PayPal,  Check and Cash.

 Please email me with your name, phone number, number of people to be photographed, your top two preferred time slots, and your preferred method of payment.

In the event of inclement weather, sessions will be held on Sunday the 15th. & 22nd.   If this rain date will not work with your schedule, please contact me asap. Session location will be held at a Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery. 4100 Knolls Point Dr . Goochland, VA 23063
 

Mini session is intended for up to five families member- due to time constraints larger groups are not able to participate in mini session. 

Sessions are booked back to back and must run on time. Please arrive early to your session. 

It's going to be a wonderful event and I look forward to working with some lovely families!!

NOW BOOKING SPRING MINIS| Jacki G. Photography| Family & Newborn Photographer

Spring Mini Sessions

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Spring mini's are coming up!

15 min sessions,  5 digital downloads for $140.   

To book your mini please leave a comment blow with the time you would like to book   Once i fill the spot your name will be on the blog in that time slot.   Also, email me to let me know you would like to book a spot.   There is a $50 deposit to hold your spot.   The the remaining balance is due at the time of the session.   

MIni's are offered on March 17th & April 29th.   They are always a big hit and the time slots book up very quickly.   These sessions are suitable for a family up to five people.  These sessions are NOT ideal for seniors, or newborn sessions.    The sessions are 15 minutes and include 5 digital downloads.  

The location is TBD closer to the time.   

Richmond, VA 

Saturday,  March 17th

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3:30 

4:00

4:30

5:00 

5:30

6:00

Sunday,  April 29th

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3:30 Taken

4:00 Taken

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5:00 Taken

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6:00

6:30

7:00

If you would like to book a morning spot 7:30, a.m.,  8:00 a.m. & 8:30 a.m.   These are the only times i have available.   Please email me.  

I look forward to hearing from you,

 

Twins Photography| Richmond, VA| Family & Newborn Photography| Jacki G. Photography

I have to share this twin session.. they were seriously some of the best twins I have photographed. They were so calm and sleepy.. They had a full tummy  and never woke up until the end.   They are just beautiful too. Loved my day with them <3 Thank you guys so much <3

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Valentine Mini Sessions| Jacki G. Photography| Richmond, VA| Family & Newborn Photographer

It’s that time of year again! I’m offering Valentine Mini Sessions on Sat. February 3rd & Feb 10th ,   The sessions will take place at my in-home studio in Short Pump and will last 15 minutes. I’ll have some Valentine props and backdrops, or we can go classic and simple, your choice. Looking forward to seeing some cute little sweethearts in my camera!
 

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Best Year Yet| Jacki G. Photography| Family & Newborn Photography| Richmond, VA

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I still find it mind blowing when I look at all these beautiful babies from last year! 2017 was an amazing year for me and I got to meet so many amazing families and hear their stories. 

So last year I photographed over  65 newborn babies…..65…..wow….I can’t believe it was that many! So many have been back already for their 6-8 month sitter sessions and so many booked in this year! I can’t wait to se everyone again. Newborn Photography is a passion that doesn’t fade with me. I find newborn babies so wonderful and mesmerising! They are each so different and it’s mind boggling that at sometimes just seven days old you can see their personalities emerging!

So here is to another busy year with my newborns – can’t wait to meet you all:)

 

Fresh48 & Newborn Session| Jacki G. Photography| Richmond, VA| Family & Newborn Photographer

I met the cutest baby boy with the sweetest parents a few weeks ago.   Sweet baby W.  was born right after Thanksgiving.  I arrived at the hospital for his fresh 48 session.  When i walked in the room i was not only greeted by his elated parents but also members of his very proud extended family.   I loved  getting to meet so many of  the people that love him so much all at once. 

Then a few days after his Fresh 48 session,  I photographed his newborn session at his home which is very convenient for his family so they don't have to leave their house.    He was just the perfect model for his newborn session. 

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Christmas Tree Mini's|Jacki G. Photography|Richmond, VA | Family&Newborn Photographer

This year there was a little snag in the Christmas Tree farm mini's.  The farm i was going to use decided to close down with out letting anyone know.   Thankfully I called to confirm and found out the farm is not longer available.   This gave me a few days to find another farm.   Mr. Tom at Windy Knoll Tree farm was so nice and his farm was just beautiful.  

We had so much fun with all the families that came out, I think it’s safe to say we will be offering them for many years to come!  Everything was perfect – the weather (BOTH days!). 

Thank you, everyone who came out,  We’ve loved  all the positive feedback we’ve gotten from these mini sessions! We are still getting emails saying how much fun people had, which makes us grin from ear to ear! Truth is, we couldn’t have done it without you guys!  

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, may you enjoy this time with your loved ones, and may y

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Book your families Fall Mini session| Jacki G. Photography| Richmond, VA| Family & Newborn photography

I'm opening up a few morning spots for Nov. 5 th. The afternoon is completely booked. Thank you everyone. If you would like to book an early morning mini session please inbox me. I'm also opening up Oct. 15th & Oct 28th for Fall mini's Please share with family and friends. 

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Christmas Tree MINI's| Jacki G. Photography| Richmond, VA | Family & Newborn Photographer

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I'm excited to announce i will be scheduling Christmas Tree Mini's on Nov. 26th & Dec. 2nd location TBD.  I have photographed at a tree farm for a few years now and would like to open it up to returning clients and new clients.  

Mini sessions are great for:

  • Families wanting a few posed and candid images for wall art in the home, Christmas cards, and to give as gifts to family and friends
  • Wanting a quick session
  • Children who are able to take direction or be bribed

Mini sessions are not good for:

  • Families with children who generally need a warm up period
  • Families desiring a lot more candid portraits during the session with activities
  • Families desiring a large number of images in their gallery to choose from
  • Families desiring a variety of poses/groupings within the family

Mini session are condensed sessions. This allows time for 2-3 variations of a family pose, a group pose of children, and one of the parents. If time permits, other variations can be included but are not guaranteed.

THE DETAILS FOR Nov. 26th & Dec. 2nd. (Dates are completely booked)  

Opened a few more dates  Dec. 3rd  Booked

Dec. 9th;

2:45 p.m 

3:05 p.m.

3:30 p.m. 

4 p.m. 

 

 

Dates and times are are first come, first serve and filling quickly so don’t wait!

 

 

 

 

Richmond, VA Fall MINI Sessions Now Booking| Family & Newborn Photographer| Jacki G. Photography| Richmond, VA

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Fall is fast approaching, This is my favorite season watching my kids play soccer,  watching my daughter cheer for her high school football games, pumpkin spice, and cozy weather! And what’s a better time to get some updated family portraits and beautiful artwork for your walls!

Mini sessions are great for:

  • Families wanting a few posed and candid images for wall art in the home, Christmas cards, and to give as gifts to family and friends
  • Wanting a quick session
  • Children who are able to take direction or be bribed

Mini sessions are not good for:

  • Families with children who generally need a warm up period
  • Families desiring a lot more candid portraits during the session with activities
  • Families desiring a large number of images in their gallery to choose from
  • Families desiring a variety of poses/groupings within the family

Mini session are condensed sessions. This allows time for 2-3 variations of a family pose, a group pose of children, and one of the parents. If time permits, other variations can be included but are not guaranteed.

THE DETAILS FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28th

  • Session will take place at a park close by Richmond, VA  exact location TBD by Wednesday evening to ensure the perfect spot!
  • Session times are 3:00, 3:20, 3:45, 4:00, 4:20, 4:45, 5:00, and  5:30 
  • Sessions are TWENTY minutes in duration
  • Session fee is $140 and includes 5 digital downloads.  
  • You will receive a print release up to 8″x10″ and you may freely share these on social media
  • Session fee covers up to 4 people, each additional person is available for $15

Dates and times are are first come, first serve and filling quickly so don’t wait!

 

 

 

 

Welcome baby boy 9 days new| Jacki G. Photography| Richmond, VA | Family & Newborn Photographer

i photographed this sweet little boy,  he was a dream to photography.  This was my first time using the Posing Pod by Little Prop.  It was very easy to use and i will use it more.  

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Favorites for the month of May & June| Jacki G. Photography| Richmond, VA| Family & Newborn Photography

I wanted to take a minute and just say how absolutely grateful I am to wake up everyday to a career I am wholeheartedly in love with!  This job can definitely be exhausting, chasing toddlers, making all kinds of crazy noises to get a smile and posing babies who don't want to be posed.  It can be hot, sweaty, emotional, frustrating and overwhelming but i never tire of it.  It's mostly just hot and sweaty!  I never get sick of seeing the cutest baby butts, the longest lashes, cooing and giggles.  I never tire of capturing the most ADORABLE images of baby and swaddling.  I never get sick of the look on my clients faces when i show them the smile on their new baby's little face.  I never tire of hearing how much they adore their images and how they loved watching me pose their precious one.  I love the way babies smell, the sounds they make and their facial expressions.  I love when they sleep,  I love when they're awake and i love the images of a pouty, crying face.  Most of all, I love the face that people are choosing ME to capture such a special milestone in their lives.  That is the biggest compliment. 

Here are some recent favorites of mine from May and June.  

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Pick a prop|Jacki G. Photography| Richmond, VA | Newborn & Family Photography

Preparing for your session: 

When planning a session, it helps to pick one main color that will be present in all the shots- then add complementary colors to the images to add a bit of interest and to compliment ( yes, i said complement...not over power) the images (or baby!) as a whole. 

The images below are a few of the props i have available for you to choose from.  I always try and to incorporate a prop into each session.  Take a look below to see the types of buckets, baskets and wreathes available to you during your session.  

Choosing  the color scheme and props involves a little planning and thinking about what the end goal will be.  Did you want a wall display? custom framed prints,  gallery wrapped canvases or an Heirloom album. Whatever your goal may be,  my goal as your photographer is to take the color scheme you would like and make beautiful images for you to display in your home.  

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The wreath can be plane or decorated with flowers to suit your specific session.  The antique suitcase is very nice when posing newborns or older babies.  The curved bench is one of my favorite props to use.  If you wanted a nautical theme i have the boat for you. :) 

 I have several baskets, &nbsp;a curved wicker basket, a flatter longer basket and a brown crate all make for adorable props. &nbsp;I also have a white birch tree truck for the winter months and a sling for a simple clean fresh in the womb feel.&nbsp;

I have several baskets,  a curved wicker basket, a flatter longer basket and a brown crate all make for adorable props.  I also have a white birch tree truck for the winter months and a sling for a simple clean fresh in the womb feel. 

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.  I have a few cream buckets to choose from one taller then the other,  an antique silver bucket as well as an antique wood bucket. 

 For the all around little boy pose i have a dump truck to place baby in. &nbsp;

For the all around little boy pose i have a dump truck to place baby in.  

Look who turned ONE!| Jacki G. Photography| Richmond, VA| Family & Newborn Photographer

I’ve just loved watching Zoey grow over the last year. I’ve had the joy of seeing her in the studio/location every few months to capture all of her milestones! Her cake smash session was just the icing on the cake to top off the wonderful year we have had together.   Z. was not a fan of the cake but soon warmed up and had fun.  

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