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

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.

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

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!

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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. 

July 14th  

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8:15 a.m.

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6:20 p.m.  Jessica Martin

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7:00 p.m. Kimberly Adams

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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!!

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

My word what a beautiful baby boy!  He was such a good sleeper and made newborn photography look easy.  I'm completely in love with how his gallery turned out.  I hope you enjoy the sneak peek.  

Jacki G. Photography specializes in maternity, newborn, babies and family photography.  Please contact me for availability. 

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

This is one sweet newborn girl!  Just 9 days new and just a doll. Her big doggy sister was a great protector during her photo session.   This is such a lovely family,  I wish them all the happiness in the world.  

Meet Isabel 2 month baby girl| Jacki G. Photography| Family & Newborn Photographer

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Oh, Isabel,  Isabel was the sweetest 2 month old baby.  He age was something a little different for me,  typically the baby is either brand new or three moths old when they visit me in the studio but, oh my, did she show me how much fun it was to work with a two month old!  So sweet and alert and then....sleepy.  

Jacki G. Photography is a Maternity, Birth, Newborn and Family photographer based in Richmond, VA.  Would you like to book a baby session of your own?  Please contact me jacki@jackigphotography.com  Follow me on Facebook   www.facebook.com/photographybyjacki 

 

 

Josiah turned 6 months old!! | Jacki G. Photography| Milestone photography

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Look who turned 6 months old! 

Look who turned 6 months old! 

I photographed Josiah's newborn pictures as well as 3 months sessions.  Today he turned 1/2 a year old and came in for his milestone portraits.  He was teething and not the happiest baby but i did get a few smiles. :)   His theme was Mickey Mouse.  

Everleigh 6months old| Sitter| Jacki G. Photography| Family & Newborn Photographer| Richmond, VA

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Sweet Everleigh is now six months old! She was one of my newborn clients. I really enjoy seeing the babies when they reach a new milestone in life and sitting up is just one of them! She was chalk full of smiles and proud of her new skill. I think you will see in her images! These sessions are short and sweet and we get an amazing variety of pictures from them. Contact me if you are interested in a custom sitter session for your little sitter!

Jacob 2 yrs old | Jacki G. Photography| Family & Newborn Photographer| Richmond, VA

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A little heart breaker in the making… Mommy and Daddy are going to have their hands full with this cutie.  Little Jacob is 2 yrs old and had me working hard to get those smiles.  
 

Selecting a Newborn Photographer| Jacki G. Photography| Family & Newborn Photography| Richmond, VA

We found this article on NewbornPhotography.com, and thought it would be helpful to share with our readers. It provides very helpful recommendations for choosing the right newborn photographer for your family. Hope you enjoy!!

Congratulations! Expecting a child is undoubtedly the most exciting time in your life and you must have a million questions about newborn photography; what it is, how to hire a newborn photographer, where to find one, and what to look for. Well, this is the place for you! Lets start by highlighting a few questions that you might want to ask your potential newborn photographers, in hopes of narrowing down someone that is right for you!

1. Portfolio
Ask to see their portfolio, or just take some time and go through their website. Every newborn photographer has a different style and vision. Photography is a very personal experience, and regardless of trends or what is in ‘style’ make sure that you choose a photographer that’s right for you. Choose a newborn photographer whose work you can’t live without – that pulls on your heart strings, and speaks to you. This is a moment in time that you will never be able to get back – so take your time, find the photography style that you love, as these photographs will become a part of your family history for generations.

2. Testimonials & References
Once you have narrowed down your choices, why not ask for testimonials or references? As well as being a skilled photographer, the individual photographing your newborn will also be a caregiver for your infant during the 2-4 hour session, posing, soothing, and handling the most important and fragile person in your life.

3. Experience
Ask how long they have been in business, and what education they have. An experienced newborn photographer will know all of the industry secrets about posing, soothing and most importantly safety for your newborn. There are many workshops and newborn photography courses that are available for photographers that cover topics like safety and comfort of your child during the session – why not ask where they learned their skills from? This is an important question, and will help you decide if they are right fit for you.

4. Investment
This is the last thing we mention, for a reason. The investment of a newborn session differs from photographer to photographer, and where you live. Although cost is a factor and rightfully so, try not to make it the only factor.

These photographs will be in your family for generations, they will be shown again in 30 years time at your child’s wedding, then resurface when your child is expecting their own baby. When you hold these photographs in 35-40 years time, you will close your eyes and be able to recall everything about your child when they were newborns – their baby ‘smell’, the warmth of their bodies, their little fingers and toes. These photographs will not only serve as documentation – they will serve as food for your soul. Although cost is a factor, it shouldn’t be the deciding factor. Choose a professional newborn photographer that will provide you with stunning images that you can’t live without.

For more information on Newborn Photography and recommendations to make the most of your experience, please visit www.newbornphotography.com.  www.jackigphotography.com 

 

Family Sessions in MD| Jacki G.Photography| Family & Newborn Photography| Richmond, VA

One of those images that makes our hearts melt. Bursting with genuine emotions and pure love. This is why we do what we do.    

One of those images that makes our hearts melt. Bursting with genuine emotions and pure love. This is why we do what we do. 
 

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I travel to MD every few months to hang out with my family.  I love to fit mini sessions into my schedule while in MD.   This is my hometown and i love it there.  I want to cature your family and their milestones when i can.   Little Miss. Ava was such a sweet girl and to photograph her with her mommy is even more special.  Mom's rarely get to be in the pictures since we are usually the ones doing the photography.  I am so glad i captured this moment her her momma.   

Maddie is ONE!!| Jacki G. Photography| Family & Newborn Photographer| Richmond, VA

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We love capturing our newborn clients as they grow bigger in size… and personality! Always bittersweet when a baby's first year client comes to the end of one year session.  I've loved watching Maddie's personality grow.   One-year olds are such fun to photograph!  I prefer the outdoors setting for this age, as it offers plenty of room for them to crawl and toddle around.  Letting them to play naturally and explore their environment makes for great shots.

Love at first sight| newborn photography| Jacki G. Photography| Richmond, VA | Family & Newborn photographer

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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.