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

Meet sweet and adorable little Mason. This session was a mini newborn session. These in-home newborn mini sessions are quickly becoming some of my favorite to shoot! We do just a few simple set-ups with baby only, yet clients still get a diverse gallery. These sessions are great for those who don’t want family or sibling images or who just want “a few” pictures of baby. You can clearly see you get more then a few images, but that is besides the point. I hope you enjoy this sweet baby boy as much as i enjoyed photographing him. He slept the whole time. Newborn Mini sessions are 30 min. I come to you and you receive 5 digital downloads for $200. each additional digital is $15 each.

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Froggy pose-  This is a composite shot.   Hands are on baby at all time.   I just photoshop those out for the final product.

Froggy pose- This is a composite shot. Hands are on baby at all time. I just photoshop those out for the final product.

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

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It’s that time of year again!! I’m booking the Red truck minis. These are one of my favorite sessions. They are perfect for family Christmas pictures or just a classic family photo. Oct. 27th** Sunday & Nov. 22 ***FRIDAY are the only dates this year. The session takes 15 min for $140 and you get 5 digital downloads. Spaces are very limited.

Oct. 27th:

SOLD OUT

Nov. 22nd

2:45

3 p.m.

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

I’m working on adding online scheduling to my website. You will be able to schedule all of your photography sessions right from my website and Instagram. The ease of online schedule has the ability to schedule your session that fits your busy lives right in the comfort of your home.

Visit my website. Click on the Schedule NOW tab….Choose the session type, then choose the date you are interested as well as time then you will get a reminder of your session.

If you are booking a NEWBORN session reminder!! These sessions MUST be booked before the baby is 10 days old.

You can also pay your deposit right on the site.

https://jackigphotography.appointy.com

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Grow with me| Jacki G. Photography| Newborn & Family Photography| Richmond, VA

A.. is ONE yr old!! ! The last time I saw this little guy was for his newborn session, and look how he's grown! He still has that same precious smile. He was a little shy at first but soon opened up and gave me some great smiles.

The weather was just perfect on Libby hill for his ONE year session. We had to reschedule the shoot a few times due to rain so it was a pleasant surprise that the weather cooperated.

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

Meet Asa, This little guy was just so calm for his almost newborn session . He was 1 month old and just so adorable. He loved to be swaddled and fell asleep but once the swaddle came off he was awake again but just looking around. I did get a few images of him sound asleep. What a handsome little man with that full head of hair! Enjoy!

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National Rainbow Baby Day| Richmond, VA| Family & Newborn Photographer| Jacki G. Photography

Happy National Rainbow Baby Day! If you're not familiar with the term, a "rainbow baby" is a child born after a miscarriage, stillbirth or the passing away of an infant. These babies signify hope and healing after a loss and for many parents, these babies are "the rainbow after the storm"

I haven't shared the story of my stillbirth publicly but it was a devastating and deeply profound loss. When I found out I was pregnant again I was absolutely terrified but my little Noah arrived safe and sound and has changed my life in the most incredible ways. I will never forget ^Gavin^ my baby that came before him but for me Noah is definitely a beautiful , beaming rainbow of light.

There is still a lot of stigma around miscarriage and stillbirth so I believe it's important that we share our stories in hopes of showing other parents who are grieving that they are not alone and that there is hope. Sending love and light to all of you Mamas and Daddies out there still waiting for their own rainbow baby to arrive. but for me Noah is definitely a beautiful beaming rainbow of light.

I have attached a few examples of the rainbow babies I have photographed.

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

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..

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

Welcome to the world O. 6 days new. I love when I get to photograph families as they grow….I photographed O. Big sister a few years ago. Baby O. was a dream to photograph. Here are some of my favorites from her session. These sessions take place in the comfort of your own home.

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

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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 jacki@jackigphotography.com to schedule a mini session

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

Whoa, gorgeous MaMa! Capturing K.  maternity session at my home studio is quite a treat because not only do I get to spend time with a glowing mama, but we also with different outfits.   Bonus: In a few weeks I’ll get to snuggle her new baby! Maternity sessions are such an important way to document this huge milestone in your life. Glowing mama and growing family! Your littles will want to look back on these moments, and your photographs will show them just how excited the family was for their arrival. Maternity sessions are typically captured between 32 and 36 weeks, and we can go as easy as you need or be as adventurous as you want! I’ll help you select a location – in your home or outdoors – and outfits! This process is meant to be FUN and EASY, so I’ll hold your hand! What are you waiting for?!

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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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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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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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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,  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. 

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.  

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