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.
The sunflowers will be in bloom sometime in July. Location: Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery. 4100 Knolls Point Dr. Richmond, VA Come join me for a mini session (family/toddlers, high school seniors, or maternity.
I have a Two dates listed with time slots (if you can't make any of the time slots, get in touch with me). Please let me know the date/time you are interested in. Sessions are 15 minutes. Mini sessions will be offered at a rate of $140 for 5 digital downloads.
Please arrive 5 minutes early since the sessions are back to back. I want my clients to be able to choose their favorite digital photographs. You will get a proof gallery in 2 weeks (with my watermark) up to 15 photographs to choose from. If you would like to purchase the whole gallery, you just favorite all your photographs and each additional image after the 5th one is $10 each.
Saturday, July 20th - 5:30PM-7:45PM
Sat. July 27th 5:30PM-7:45PM
Important: Last year there were a lot of bees at the sunflower field, so please be cautious of this if bringing small children or have any allergies!
Hope to see you there! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a mini session
I had such a great time photographing this handsome baby boy! Little L. was 3 months old but his adjusted age was 1.5 months due to early delivery at 34 wks. He was such a flirt and smiled so much. He did fall asleep near the end.
I truly love capturing these moments for you and I am always humbled and honored when you choose me to take pictures of your family. Whether it’s savoring the memory of your bump, your first newborn, your toddlers first steps or your growing family….I love it all!
I hope to hear from you!
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!
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!
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.
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
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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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.
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.
Spring Mini Sessions
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.
Saturday, March 17th
Sunday, April 29th
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,
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
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.
Wow! What a year 2017 has been. Thank you to all the families i had the privilege to photograph. Here is a quick peek of the sessions this past year. I can't wait to see you all in 2018.