It feels like you just found out you're pregnant yesterday, doesn’t it? As a mama of 2 beautiful babies, I know exactly how quick those long days go by. There are so many beautiful things about motherhood, but I also know how exhausting it can be. You finally think you’ve got it down, and then they decide to learn something new and change it up on you. So many mothers want these precious little changes documented so they never forget them. As time passes, you easily forget little details you thought you’d never forget.
This is why I offer milestone portrait sessions for families with little ones. I love being able to freeze those little details for you so you can look back on them years from now. In the hustle and bustle of motherhood, you’ll blink and it’s their next birthday. Let me document those little (but so big) milestones - sitting up, crawling, walking, first birthday. We’ll capture all the important details too like their sweet baby rolls, chunky thighs, tiny fingers, long eyelashes, rosy cheeks, sweet lips, and cute toes.
For all of my baby photography sessions in Northern Virginia, I offer a full service portrait experience. I know how busy and exhausting motherhood is, so it’s my goal to take this off your plate. That is why I love being able to provide my full service portrait experience for my clients. I want to be able to save you time that you’d typically spend planning your family photos. No more shopping with kids in tow, no more inevitable returns, no more stressing to get ready and out the door on time. Let me take care of it all for you. 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 dresses and children’s clothing (up to 5T) 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.
At my milestone portrait sessions, my goal is for us to have a fun and relaxing session as we document these memories for you. Even the husbands end up raving “that was so much easier than I expected” every time! 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. All milestone sessions include full family portraits, but are focused on the new baby and documenting the sweet milestone they’re achieving.
"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!"
"Jessica took absolutely beautiful photos of our family! She was easy to work with and made photographing a toddler and a preschooler, one of whom was having a major meltdown, look effortless. Even more importantly, the quality of the photos was above and beyond our expectations. We are looking forward to working with her again!"
"she was easy to work with!"
"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!"
"Jessica is your one stop shop for any kind of photography service you might need. I've used her for our engagement, wedding, and family photos, and I am always blown away with the pictures she captures. Not only is she a genius behind the lends, but she is also the sweetest, most caring vendor you could ask for. She has truly turned from wedding photographer to our family friend. She is genuine, honest and patient. All things you would want as you are planning your big day or family photo sessions. Jessica will be our family photographer for life! :)"
"JESSICA WILL BE OUR FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER FOR LIFE!"
design + ordering appt.
TODAY IS YOUR
Northern Virginia baby 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 you if you'd like! 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:
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.
– 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
*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!
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!
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?