Those first few days and weeks with your brand new baby are so sweet, but they fly by so quickly. You bring them home from the hospital and they’ve already changed so much. After having 2 kiddos of my own, I know exactly what you mean. It feels like they change by the hour in those first few days. You often feel like you’re missing it all in the hustle and bustle of learning how to take care of another life. I’m forever grateful to my newborn photographer for documenting those special details for me to look back on forever. I love being able to document this time in your life so you don't have to worry about a thing. Your house is a disaster, you just left the hospital, and you’re suddenly in charge of keeping another human being alive. The last thing you need to worry about is cleaning your house or prepping for a photo session.
With every newborn session, my goal is to have a simple & timeless portrait experience for mamas so their memories can be preserved in beautiful artwork in their homes. I want to be able to capture their vision and bring it to life. Prior to your session, we will have a styling appointment at my studio where I’ll hand-style your entire family. You’ll get to borrow the most luxurious of dresses from my client wardrobe. My professional hair & makeup artist will arrive the day of your session to pamper you from the comfort of your own home. If you choose a studio session, you’ll arrive to the studio, get dressed, and leave the rest to me. My studio is fully stocked with everything you can think of that a baby or postpartum mama would need. This way, you can leave your home for the first time without having to pack up the whole house with you. If we’re doing a session at your home, I’ll bring the swaddles and your wardrobe items to your home.
We’ll have a laidback and fun session to document your memories. Even your husband will be raving about the experience on the way home, I promise. After your session, each one of your images will be hand-edited by me. After a few weeks, we will sit down together at your design appointment and I’ll customize a beautifully curated gallery wall or heirloom album for your home. While newborn sessions preferably happen between 8-16 days old, I am extremely flexible and actually love photographing older newborns. Babies are typically sleepier during the aforementioned timeframe, however, it is so much fun to be able to capture their personalities in the following weeks. Because of this, if you have a rough delivery or recovery, require a NICU stay, etc. As a Washington DC Newborn Photographer, I am extremely flexible and we will photograph your newborn and family when you’re all home together from the hospital.
"I cannot express enough how much I have enjoyed working with (and continuing to work with!) Jessica in capturing beautiful and priceless photos of my son. She took such care in explaining what to expect in the newborn shoot and in capturing photography that day. And equal care was taken in our subsequent shoots for 6 months and holiday/ Santa shoot. Anyone looking for beautiful, timeless, classic and elegant photos of their family/ children should look no further than Jessica and her studio and services. The experience has been exceptional and we are so thankful to have our priceless, precious photos. Thank you, Jessica!"
"I couldn’t recommend Jessica more!"
"I have had Jessica take photos of the most important moments in my life. My wedding and our newborn. I am so happy I trusted her with these moments. She delivered beautiful photos! She was professional, fun and so great with my son. 10/10 would recommend again."
"I AM SO HAPPY I TRUSTED HER WITH THESE MOMENTS!"
"Jessica is hands down worth her salt!!! She has done our wedding, maternity, Christmas and newborn pictures over the last couple years and I am in love with how we get to look at our family transforming over time through her lens. We super look forward to working with her again in the years to come!"
"JESSICA IS HANDS DOWN WORTH HER SALT!"
"We booked Jessica for a maternity shoot and absolutely LOVED it! We have two boys and she was so easy-going and let them be boys while capturing not only beautiful maternity photos, but beautiful photos of our entire family. My two kids had an absolute blast! Our maternity photos turned out even better than I imagined! Sometimes taking photos right after delivering a baby seems scary because your postpartum body looks so different -- but she made every photo look so flattering! Jessica will always be our go-to photographer for any big milestones in our life!"
"We would recommend her to anybody!"
"We cannot recommend the experience enough! She has a beautiful and welcoming studio that was complete with a comfy waiting area stocked with beverages and treats. The studio was light, airy and decorated to perfection... Jessica made your time feel so personalized and relaxing. She was able to capture pictures that we will cherish for years to come. We look forward to working with Jessica again!"
"WE CANNOT RECOMMEND THE EXPERIENCE ENOUGH!"
I don't even know where to begin with Jessica. When you book a session with her, you're really booking to create a lifelong friendship with someone who is genuine, professional and has an eye for all things creative. The first time I met her she invited me to her Motherhood event. Little did I know a few months later she would join my husband and I in the room to welcome our baby girl. Not one second did I feel uncomfortable or even notice she was there. She was rooting me on the entire time and just as excited as we all were. She has become such a huge part of our family and capturing all of our favorite memories. You will not regret booking her. She is THE best of the best."
"YOU WILL NOT REGRET BOOKING HER!"
"I am amazed at the pictures she was able to get!"
"I cannot recommend Jessica enough, and am so happy we found her to help document our lives! She recently photographed our daughter’s birth, and those are some of the most meaningful and special pictures to me. She also just did our newborn session with us. We have two additional young children, and I am amazed at the pictures she was able to get with their less than ideal cooperation. Absolutely beautiful! We choose a studio session, and Jessica’s studio was beautiful and she made us feel...
"...right at home. From the very first contact, Jessica was so sweet, so professional, answered every question I threw at her, very prompt to communicate, thorough, and explained every detail. She made sure to understand what emotions and pictures were important to us, and captured them perfectly.
"I am amazed at the pictures she was able to get!"
Megan P Cont.
DESIGN + ORDERING APPT.
TODAY IS YOUR
Washington DC newborn photography for the busy mama who wants to pass down heirloom artwork of her babies, all without missing them grow up.
OUR FULL SERVICE PORTRAIT EXPERIENCE
After we make things official and reserve your date, we'll schedule your styling appointment! At this meeting, I will hand-style you and your babies will with our photogenic & luxurious studio wardrobe. We'll also decide what location to have your session at and determine what artwork options would fit the vision of your home.
On the day of your session, my hair & makeup artist will go straight to your home or meet you at the studio to doll you up prior to your session. We'll meet at your location of choice to capture your memories in a fun and relaxed manner. Trust me, even the dads leave saying that was the most fun they've ever had taking photos! :)
We'll meet again for your design appointment where we'll choose the perfect images and artwork to go in your home. We'll go through mocked up wall gallery designs that I customized just for you and we'll decide on images for your album. You'll place your order at this meeting. JGP clients invest $2000+.
Your gorgeous artwork that you ordered will be ready to pick up from our Warrenton studio approximately 8-12 weeks after your ordering appointment. We also offer installation for your frames in your home for your DC newborn photos! We cannot wait for your vision to be brought to life!
PORTRAIT SESSION INFORMATION
After being in business for almost 10 years, we have worked on perfecting our full service portrait experience for you!
We've created a one-of-a-kind experience for you that is completely customized to your family. We will meet before your session to determine which artwork options would fit with the vision of your home best. At this appointment, you'll also get to try on options from our extensive mama and baby wardrobe and decide what you're wearing to your session.
At the end of your portrait experience, you'll place your order at our design appointment where we will create custom beautiful artwork to preserve your memories.
maternity | newborn | milestone | family
CHOOSE YOUR SESSION OPTION:
– your session reserved on my calendar
– professional hair & makeup for mama
– a pre-session styling meeting where I’ll hand-style your entire family’s wardrobe and we’ll decide on a location that is perfect for your family
– hand editing of every single image
– use of our timeless studio
– use of luxurious mama and baby wardrobe
– a design appointment where you purchase digital files and artwork
4 sessions over 18-24 months
Everything in the signature session for each session (hair & makeup is included for one session)
- 25 complimentary birth announcements/holiday cards
- Access to $300 discount on each digital gallery
(when purchased outright)
- $200 Flushmount album credit after each session
10% off framed wall art
Our individual session booking fee is $450. Heirloom albums, custom framing, and digital files are purchased a la carte after your session. JGP clients expect to invest $2000-$5000+ at their design & ordering appointment where they can purchase custom artwork and/or digital files.
*Artwork and digital files purchased separately
*Artwork and digital files purchased separately
We have an in-house hair & makeup artist that we work with exclusively to enhance your portrait experience with us. Once we book your session, we will determine a mutually-agreeable date between our hair & makeup artist and you! The morning of your session, you'll either arrive to the studio or she will come to your home and will get you all dolled up for your photos! All you do is show up and have fun.
HOW DOES HAIR & MAKEUP WORK?
We photograph sessions in the studio between 10am-4pm, so we can easily schedule around nap time for flexibility. If you're looking to do an outdoor session, these typically take place 30 minutes to an hour before the sun sets for the best lighting. However, we can do sessions in shaded areas during other times of the day to be flexible. I'm a mom so I understand nap time can make or break a toddler.
WHAT ABOUT NAP TIME?
We book many months in advance. As soon as you know your due date, we recommend you reserve your spot! However, if you did forget to book a newborn session and you're quickly approaching birth (or maybe already gave birth), please still reach out to see if we can fit you into the schedule. Newborn sessions are typically scheduled within your baby's first 1-6 weeks of life, but can be photographed up to 10 weeks of age!
WHEN SHOULD WE BOOK?
Our luxury full-service studio is located in downtown Warrenton, Virginia. While most clients live within 1-1.5 hours of the studio, we have had clients travel 3 hours one way just for a studio session! The studio is meant to give a minimalist setting and provides a clean and beautifully lit space for all families. There is lots to do nearby for families that make a day/weekend trip out of their session! We also photograph on location (or in your home) and offer newborn photography in Washington DC and the surrounding areas!
WHERE IS YOUR STUDIO LOCATED?
Please submit a note through our contact form. You'll then be redirected to our calendar where you need to choose a time slot that works best for you for a discovery call with us! On this call, we'll go through our full pricing menu together, and explain more about our stress-free portrait experience to see if it's a good fit for you. Once you're ready to book, we'll send over booking paperwork to secure your date and plan out your dc baby photography session!
HOW DO WE BOOK?
Our individual session booking fee is $450. The booking fee for our membership (4 full sessions) is $1350. Artwork and digital files are purchased separately. JGP clients expect to invest $2000-$5000+ at each ordering appointment, where they can purchase custom artwork and digital files. We love being able to provide a full-service experience so our clients have beautiful artwork in their homes without them having to lift a finger.
HOW MUCH DO CLIENTS TYPICALLY INVEST?
Our approach to newborn posing is simple & natural using simple neutral-colored swaddles, plain white onesie shots, and white diapers/diaper covers. We take an organic approach to newborn posing so your newborn will look natural and be cohesive with our photography style. For the full family portion, you can expect interactive posing involving parents and siblings of the newborn, as well as a few traditional portraits.
HOW DO YOU POSE NEWBORNS?
For the individual newborn portrait of the session, in-home sessions are 100% baby-led and the individual newborn portraits for in-home sessions are taken on the master bed and in the crib in a lifestyle/documentary fashion. For the full family and mommy/baby and daddy/baby portions, these portraits are naturally posed on the master bed, rocking chair, and near a window.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FOR AN IN-HOME NEWBORN SESSION?
We do not allow pets in the studio, but if you'd like to involve your fur-babies in an outdoor portrait session, we are more than excited to have them along for the ride!
If you really want to involve your fur-babies for a newborn session, an at-home session would be the best way to involve them in the photos.
DO YOU ALLOW PETS?
For outdoor sessions: In the event that there is a 60% chance (or more) of rain during the hours of your session timeframe, we would reschedule to the next mutually-agreeable date. We're very flexible and happy to move a session to earlier/later in the day to avoid rain! If a maternity session can't be rescheduled prior to your due date, the session fee can be used towards the balance on another session.
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
We completely understand that photography can be a big investment. We do offer payment plans! Please inquire and let us know your situation and we can work with you to create a custom payment plan. Product orders will be placed once you are paid in full. We do also offer financing through PayPal Credit (if you're approved) which is interest-free for 6 months.
DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?
We do offer gift certificates! They can be digitally delivered to either the purchaser or the recipient of the gift certificate. They can also be mailed for an additional gift wrapping/shipping fee. If you haven't had your baby shower yet, we do also offer photography gift registries so friends and family can gift a portion of your package. Please email us for details!
DO YOU HAVE A REGISTRY/GIFT CERTIFICATE?