I couldn’t wait to share this session! Sweet little A. was born last month but I know the wait was worth to finally share her images. Many parents worry if their baby is not within the recommended 2 weeks for their newborn portraits but as you can see, older babies do an awesome job and we get gorgeous images. Little A slept through her whole session and was even more settled than most of the littles that I photograph. I loved the girlie headbands and delicate wraps we used. I photograph a lot of boys (and I’m a mom of two little guys plus an almost 18 yr old daughter ) so when I get to capture a little baby girl, I get extra excited.. feels like it’s playing dress up. Below are some favorites from A session..
Such a fun Where the Wild Things Are Themed ONE year old session. Little S. was such a great model for his session. I did manage to get him to smile a few times. This backdrop is available for newborns as well as sitters.
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!
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
This little peanut was a little shy during his ONE yr session but we did get a few smiles here and there. I love photographing him and so glad to have captured his milestones.
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!
This sweet little boy was a dreamboat for his newborn session! I think that his family images might be some of my most favorite ever! He already has Mommy wrapped around his finger.
I am so blessed to be able to share in these special moments with so many families!
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.
Oh, Miss Aditi, 10 days new and just ! This sweet girl breezed through her sessions and owned each setup I custom designed just for her. The neutrals with a mix of soft girl colors brought out her beautiful complexion. Aditi was a posing natural!
Mommy and Daddy couldn’t stop smiling. They were practically giddy with all the love for their sweet little girl, and it was magical to capture those emotions in family portraits. Even big brother was excited about the new arrival.
Beautiful Everleigh was such a pleasure to photograph. I feel pretty fortunate to call THIS my job. Congratulations to Tricia and Brian. You guys are beautiful on the inside and out! Its been a pleasure getting to see your family grow and documenting your life for the past two years. Best wishes to your beautiful family! Enjoy these memories we captured <3
I fell in love with this sweet, beautiful family the first time we met. I photographed the birth of their first baby and had the honor of photographing this babies as well. This was the most lovely experience , working alongside two incredible birth workers Midwife and their doula (Amy). The birth was fast and amazing. Patricia was a Rock Star! The family chose not to find out their baby's gender until the birth. I hope you love reliving the day E. came earth side just as much as i have while piecing their story together.
If there were ever a woman who looked like a "goddess" during birth, it would have been Kim, This was definitely one of the calmest, fastest and most lovely birth expediences i have ever witnessed..Such strength and beauty.
Last week i was able to hang out with this lovely family again to capture Conner's 6 month milestone and some sibling photos. I photographed Conner as a newborn and love when families come to see me again for their babies milestones. Here is a sneak peek from my session with Conner.
This little beauty was just perfect throughout the entire session! She didn't make a peep and was absolutely adorable! Here is a handful from our session.
I could have photographed this one alll day long. Sometimes its hard to stop Love when babies come in sleepy, and enjoy being posed. His whole session were all of my favorite colours…
Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful/special/ amazing times of a woman's life. Words cannot describe how incredible it feels to have your baby safely inside you, which is why i am always so giddy to do a belly session! I love the excitement in the air andthe glow of the mama to be. I have photographed this couple for over 2 yrs now and i will be photographing the birth of their second baby....gender will be revealed at the birth. :)
Meet 22 day old Arjun:
Introducing the teeny tiny sweet-as-can-be Mr. Arjun. He was 22 days old the day of his session and he just rocked it! That was the day of the big snow storm. He has such a wonderful little personality and he even shared a few really adorable big smiles with me. His smiles where so big at time, I’m pretty sure I heard him laughing. I wonder what he was dreaming about….or maybe he was just laughing at me, haha!
He already has such a fun personality. He really LOVED being wrapped up. I’m so glad that the weather finally held out long enough for us to get Arjuns' session done – it’s been so cold and snowy. We received 17" of snow that day. I'm glad i was able to photograph this sweet boy before the snow really hit. Pretty soon this sweet little boy will be running around outside all day long and his family will soon be missing the newborn stage. They will forever have wonderful memories to forever remember this fleeting age always and I’m so happy that I was able to capture so many beautiful pictures of Arjun for his family. The newborn age only happens once and I’m always so honored when families have chosen me to capture this precious time for them.
Many congratulations to this wonderful new family:
Ahhh! Shari is radiant as a pregnant mama! I photographed her first pregnancy and newborn son about a year and a half ago. I have the pleasure of documenting their family grow with the new addition to arrive in a few short weeks. Little Dean was so cute watching the snow fall at Meadow farm. The snow falling added a little magic to their maternity session yesterday.
I have always had a passion for photography and babies, pregnancy etc. So i combined my talents and have finally found my passion. To be present at a miracle and document this miraculous event is an honor. I have photographed several births and was in aww. To present the parents with a story of how their family began is really special.
Why hire a birth photographer?
The photos from your labor and delivery will serve as a beautiful reminder of one of the most important days of your life. Allowing The Birth Photographer to handle this very important task will not only free up Dad or your other support person to be more available to you during your labor and delivery, but it will also ensure that his or her participation is captured on film. Dad won’t have to worry about taking photos, so he’ll be better able to enjoy the moment right along with you. He can be a more active participant. It’s definitely a day worthy of documenting.
About birth photography
Birth is very unpredictable, and the lighting is never ideal. These are not portraits. Jacki photographs births in a photo journalistic style and prefers to use black and white images for your slideshow. The black and white images better reflect the mood of the event, and they help to tone down the graphic nature of birth.