Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful things women get to experience in life, yet so many women feel anything but beautiful during this time. You are not alone, and this is a huge reason why so many women neglect documenting this special time in their lives. You are growing another living being inside of you. How beautiful is that?! But, as a Northern Virginia Maternity Photographer, I get it - pregnancy comes with swelling, nausea, hormones, sweats, etc. I’ve been there. Pregnancy and motherhood are so incredibly beautiful, yet emotional and challenging at the same time. You wish time would slow down, yet you cannot wait to meet your fresh little baby.
Every pregnancy is so different, even if this is your third (or more) pregnancy. The way they kick, the way you feel, the changes you go through in life during this time. If it’s your first pregnancy, this time in your life signifies the beginning of your motherhood journey. If it’s your second pregnancy, you’re full of emotion watching your oldest embark on the journey of being “the big sibling”. Is it your last pregnancy? You’re a ball of emotions savoring every last minute getting to carry your sweet baby for the final time.
As a Northern Virginia maternity photographer, one of the most precious things in life for me are photographs. However, like many mothers, I almost didn't get maternity photos done with my oldest. I was just too busy working that I literally almost forgot to do them before he arrived. I scrambled last-minute to find a photographer with availability and got a few sweet captures. They are memories I will truly cherish forever, but I do wish I could go back in time and do it all over. I’d change my wardrobe to something more timeless, pick a location that was less busy, and choose a photographer that edits in a classic way. This is why I created my full service portrait experience for my clients. I want to make sure my clients never experience what I did with my oldest.
My goal for every maternity session is to create a timeless & simple portrait experience for my mamas and their families so they can have beautiful artwork in their homes without any added stress. I want to be able to capture their vision and bring it to life. We will sit down before the session and have a styling appointment at my studio. I’ll hand-style your entire family, and 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. You’ll arrive to the portrait location where 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.
"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 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!"
"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!"
"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...
"I am amazed at the pictures she was able to get!"
"...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.
Northern Virginia maternity and family 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?
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?