Santa is coming to the Studio| Jacki G. Photography| Richmond, VA| Newborn & Family Photography

Can you believe that the holidays are almost here? Where did this year go? Jacki G. Photography will be hosting Santa Mini sessions this fall! If you’re looking for an easy going, line-free Santa portrait, these Santa mini-sessions are for you! I’m all about making things easy for my families! I know how hard it can be to get out to the mall and wait and line. Let’s take that stress out of your Santa portraits this year and have them done with as much fun as possible!

 

The 2019 Santa Mini Session Details

Santa will be coming to my studio on Sunday November 17th.  Santa Mini Sessions will be held from 10am-12pm. Each family (kids only) will have 10 minutes with Santa. He will have a book to read, and can sneak up behind kids who aren’t so sure! One of my favorite things is the moment they first notice Santa! It can be excitement or tears, you just never know!  I will do my best to try to capture smiles and the tears that are so typical of Santa pictures and toddlers!

Your Santa session will come with 5 high resolution digital images and the option to purchase additional files when you receive your gallery.

Newborns, Special Needs, & Santa

I have reserved the first few sessions for newborns and children with special needs who may thrive with a bit fewer people around. If you fit in this category, please contact me.

Price: $125 for 10 min and you get 5 digital downloads

Deposit: $70. A deposit is due at the time of booking to hold your spot.

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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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FALL MINI Sessions| Jacki G. Photography| Family & Newborn Photography| Richmond, VA

HI EVERYONE!! 

Its that time of year again….FALL Mini session are up for grabs. It may not feel like it outside, but we are getting closer to pumpkin season and the beautiful fall colors.

The cost is $140 per session and will include a 15 minutes session and 5 digital downloads. Additional images can be purchased .


As usual, these sessions are for anyone! Families, couples, individuals, siblings, etc. are also welcome! The only exception is newborns or babies that can not hold their heads up (unless they will be held by someone in a family portrait) as those types of sessions always require more time and preparation.

To book your slot email me at Jacki@jackigphotography.com In the subject line please write FALL minis. and your desired time and date. I will then respond to confirm any details.

There is a deposit to hold your spot. I accept paypal, venmo, check or cash.

The below weekend dates will be updates daily as they are claimed & will sell out!

Location: TBD

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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

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

I’m happy to introduce little Will!  I had a great time with his family during his session.. I’m still laughing.  Plus, Will was the perfect model.  Below are some favorites from his in-home newborn session in Richmond, VA . Enjoy! <3

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

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!

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

Meet newborn Kerrigan. He is a beautiful little guy and slept like a champ for his newborn session. He made the cutest little faces while he slept!   We used a new blue backdrop and wire bed for his session.

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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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Look who's ONE| Jacki G. Photography| Family & Newborn Photographer| Richmond, VA

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! 

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Look who's ONE| Richmond, VA| Family & Newborn Photography | Jacki G. Photography

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 :)

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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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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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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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Best Year Yet| Jacki G. Photography| Family & Newborn Photography| Richmond, VA

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I still find it mind blowing when I look at all these beautiful babies from last year! 2017 was an amazing year for me and I got to meet so many amazing families and hear their stories. 

So last year I photographed over  65 newborn babies…..65…..wow….I can’t believe it was that many! So many have been back already for their 6-8 month sitter sessions and so many booked in this year! I can’t wait to se everyone again. Newborn Photography is a passion that doesn’t fade with me. I find newborn babies so wonderful and mesmerising! They are each so different and it’s mind boggling that at sometimes just seven days old you can see their personalities emerging!

So here is to another busy year with my newborns – can’t wait to meet you all:)

 

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

This year there was a little snag in the Christmas Tree farm mini's.  The farm i was going to use decided to close down with out letting anyone know.   Thankfully I called to confirm and found out the farm is not longer available.   This gave me a few days to find another farm.   Mr. Tom at Windy Knoll Tree farm was so nice and his farm was just beautiful.  

We had so much fun with all the families that came out, I think it’s safe to say we will be offering them for many years to come!  Everything was perfect – the weather (BOTH days!). 

Thank you, everyone who came out,  We’ve loved  all the positive feedback we’ve gotten from these mini sessions! We are still getting emails saying how much fun people had, which makes us grin from ear to ear! Truth is, we couldn’t have done it without you guys!  

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, may you enjoy this time with your loved ones, and may y

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