our philosophy, the experience and investment
Motherhood truly changed me for the better. I felt my heartstrings tugging towards documenting these special moments more and more... I believe in documenting these little and big moments of you with your babies because they will only be this small for so long. I want you to be able to fill your walls with these heirlooms so as they grow, you'll always be able to look back and remember these precious moments. Their little toes, precious smiles and yawns, silly giggles, baby hair...
Life is a whirlwind and in the blink of an eye, your little newborn who couldn't do anything without you has turned into a sassy toddler who wants to be their own independent person. And then a teenager off to college... You want beautiful images to document these emotions and milestones without all of the stress that gets them to "say cheese". I get it. I'm not quite sure when my precious little newborn turned into a toddler either, but I'm so grateful I have images of that sweet phase to bring all of the emotions and memories right back...
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In our luxury lifestyle studio, we offer maternity, newborn, milestone, and family portrait sessions. These sessions are fully customized to each specific client and are available for in-studio or on-location.
We do also offer maternity, family, and extended family portrait sessions outdoors. We also offer birth and Fresh-48 photography. Due to the private nature of birth photography images, they are not listed here on the website. To learn more about the birth photography experience, please inquire for more details. Travel in Culpeper, VA is waived. We're more than happy to travel to a location of your choosing for an additional travel fee.
These sessions include a proofing gallery of fully edited and beautifully curated digital images, styling advice, on-location, or in-studio sessions, and online/in-person viewing parties to order physical products! The session fee covers the session time and ordering appointment. Digital images, artwork, and albums are not included in the session fee price. Most clients invest between $1200 to $4000 on their portrait experience with digitals/artwork/albums.
Enhancements include digitals, physical artwork, albums, additional coverage, additional portrait members, professional hair & makeup, floral installments, smash cakes, and more.
Although we live in such a digital world, it is of the most importance to us that you are able to have a tangible experience and relieve your memories through artwork to decorate with around your home. These timeless images are meant to be preserved, cherished, and flipped through by little and big fingers for years to come. One of our favorite things to do in our downtime includes looking through photo albums of our past years together and reminiscing on the little moments that seem so far away... We want that for all of our clients, and that is why we have curated portrait packages to include different products depending on our clients' needs.
Send us a message or give us a call so we can chat more about your portrait experience! Once you inquire, we'll send you our pricing information and we're yours to answer any/every question!
Once we receive your contract & retainer, you'll receive a planning guide and inspiration to help plan your personalized session! We'll use the guide for tips to plan your session such as timing, styling advice, props, and more!
After planning is finished, your only job is to show up & have fun. We're here to coach you every step of the way! Our in-house hair & makeup artist will pamper you up (if you choose this option) before your session to transform you into your best self!
Once you're ready for your session, it's time for us to work our magic. You won't have to worry about a thing. We've worked with all types of families, ages, genders, etc. Your job is to have fun, enjoy being pampered, celebrate, and relax.
Although all good things come to an end, it's even BETTER when you get to relive them through photographs. You will receive your proofing gallery to choose your collection. We will also schedule your optional viewing party to place your product order for physical artwork.
"We absolutely loved both her and her work. She really captured moments of our son's birth that will forever be cherished. Jessica's approach of just blending in with our family and capturing candid moments while I was in labor was exactly what we were looking for! The shoot yielded absolutely beautiful shots that show my birth story. End-to-end, we couldn’t have had a better experience nor have we ever seen a better set of birth photos, newborn photos, motherhood photos, or family photos."
"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!"
"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.
Our style can be described in four words: timeless, simple, joyful, and natural. We love being able to capture your joy in celebrating your little ones! It is our job to bring out your inner beauty and let it shine throughout your session. Don't you worry about a thing! We're there to pose you in the most flattering light just for you! Our editing style has been described as timeless and bright and it is that way in order to exude joy and remain as simple and classic as possible! We are not "trend" or "fad" photographers and we want these photographs to look classic 100 years from now.
Our luxury full-service studio is located in Culpeper, Virginia 5 minutes from town. 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. We are conveniently located 5-10 minutes from many restaurants, stores (like Target), and a park right down the road!
We book many months in advance so as soon as you know your due date, we recommend you reserve your spot! The sooner the better. However, if you did forget to book a newborn session and you're quickly approaching birth (or maybe already gave birth), definitely still contact me to see if we can fit you into the schedule. Newborn sessions are typically scheduled within your baby's first 3-6 weeks of life, but can be photographed up to 10 weeks of age!
Please submit a note through our contact form or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we've heard from you, we will then send over our pricing guide for you to choose your package! Once you've chosen your package, please inform us of your decision and we'll send over a proposal (contract & invoice) to secure your date!
Our session fees are listed on our pricing page that we can supply once you inquire. Our maternity, family, and milestone session fees are $250. Studio and in-home newborn session fees are $300. These session fees do not include digitals or artwork. Collections start at $600. Many of our clients choose to invest between $1200-$3000 in additional artwork to preserve their memories after their session. For custom artwork, prices vary depending on the styles you choose. If there's a certain piece of artwork you'd like pricing on, please inquire!
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 your own payment plan. Product orders will be placed once you are paid in full. We do also offer financing through PayPal Credit which is interest-free if paid within 6 months.
We do offer gift certificates that can be mailed to either the purchaser or the recipient of the gift certificate. 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!
If you live out of state and are wanting a Jessica Green Photography Baby Experience or family portrait session, we do offer travel! These sessions would be lifestyle in-home sessions or outdoor portrait sessions, rather than in our luxury studio. Just inquire and let us know that this is something you're interested in.
Our goal is to be as flexible as possible and luckily, with a studio, the lighting is great between 10am-4pm most times of year! This way, we can schedule around nap time. If you're looking to do an outdoor session, these always take place 30 minutes to an hour before the sun sets, so you may need to adjust nap time accordingly.
No. The session fee reserves your session time and optional ordering appointment. After your session, you'll receive a proofing video of images and an option to choose your collection of images and artwork If you choose to do an ordering appointment, you may place an order for albums and other artwork (canvases, prints, print boxes, USB's, etc) as well as digital collections. Most clients invest between $1200 and $3000 on their portrait experience.
The amount of images you receive depends on the collection you purchase. Our base collection includes 10 digital images. There are also collection options for 25 or the full set of digital images. If you choose to purchase the full collection of digital images: For maternity & milestone sessions, you can expect at least 45 images. You can expect at least 75 images for family portrait sessions. For newborn sessions, you can expect at least 60 images. We believe in quality over quantity.
Our approach to newborn posing is simple, natural and unposed using simple neutral-colored swaddles, plain white onesie shots, and plain 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.
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.
We work closely with a few select artists to enhance your portrait experience with us. Once we book your session and determine a mutually-agreeable date, please let us know if you're interested in professional hair & makeup. If you are, we'll reach out to my artists to confirm their availability and they will book you directly through them so y'all can discuss options.
The studio is not pet-friendly, 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!
In the event that there were more than a 60% chance of rain during the hours of your session timeframe, we would call/text/email you to reschedule at the next mutually-agreeable date. We are very flexible, and many times we have had to move a session to earlier/later in the day to avoid rain! If a maternity session were not able to be rescheduled prior to your due date, the session fee can be used towards the balance on a milestone or family session.