What should Parents & Siblings wear| Jacki G. Photography | Richmond, VA | Family & Newborn Photographer

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.

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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. 

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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!

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Welcome to the world E. | Newborn Photography| Jacki G. Photography| Richmond, VA

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   

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

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.

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Welcome to the world | Jacki G. Photography | Richmond, VA | Family & Newborn Photographer

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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.

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

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.

Price: $140
Includes:
15 minute session
5 + artistically edited digital images
Print Release

*Price includes up to 2 children. $15 each additional child
*Location will be at my home studio, Short Pump, VA

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Studio Holiday Mini sessions| Jacki G. Photography| Family & Newborn Photographer| Richmond, VA

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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.

Antique Red Truck Mini's| Jacki G. Photography| Richmond, VA| Family & Newborn Photographer

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.

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

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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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Newborn Baby Boy| Jacki G. Photography| Richmond, VA| Family & Newborn Photography

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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!

FALL MINI SESSIONS| BOOK NOW| JACKI G. PHOTOGRAPHY| RICHMOND,VA| FAMILY & NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER *** SOLD OUT***

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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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Welcome to the world S.| Richmond, VA| Family & Newborn Photographer| Jacki G. Photography

Welcome to the world S.  a week old ,  this little guy was so cute for his session.  I just love all these soft tones making a very natural and organic look in newborn photography,  the more simple the better for me.   Here are some highlights from his newborn session.   Big brother wasn't too thrilled to hold baby brother but we did get a few shots together. 

 

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

I loved the simplicity in this maternity session.  Natural maternity photography is my favorite,  you really don't need to dress up the beauty of pregnancy portraits!  I've been so fortunate to have such great clients who I am able to follow as their family grows.  I first met this mama about five years ago for her maternity session with baby #1.  For her first maternity session we went outdoors for a nature setting at University of Richmond,   this time with baby #3 we decided to travel to Carytown for something a little different. 

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Welcome to the world baby A. | Jacki G. Photography| Richmond, VA 23233| Family & Newborn Photographer

Sharing this adorable newborn and family session.   I often get questions if family pictures are included in a newborn session.  My Deluxe Newborn session is ideal for a few parent poses/lifestyle and sibling portraits.   Nothing is sweeter than those smiles coming out when looking down at a new baby.  Excited to share  just a handful of these images. 

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Welcome to the world V. 8 days new| Jacki G. Photography| Richmond, VA | Family & Newborn Photography

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.

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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. 

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 *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.  

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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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