a story for each family
Gales ferry, connecticut
Baby A is this family's first baby, a sweet boy with the cutest nursery. In-home sessions also provide a great way to include pets in newborn sessions.
Baby G's session highlighted the connection between mom & baby, as well as sweet moments for a new big brother.
Baby M is the first baby in this family and we were able to incorporate their great backyard deck into their session, as well as their sweet pup.
Whether you're reading this with weeks until your due date or snuggling your fresh new baby, you know that this season of life goes by far too quickly, especially the stage of baby squeaks.
I'm here to make your session stress-free and relaxed so you can have photos that freeze this fleeting moment in time before it passses by. All your teeny moments from head to teeny toes will be captured.
Let's chat! I want to know all about what makes your family unique. Tell me about your experiences leading up to motherhood and your hopes and dreams for your little bub.
Send a message through the contact form below, and we'll chat about your vision, availability, pricing, and all the details.
1. Say Hello
2. Let's get it on the calendar... kind of
Babies are never late, nor are the early, they arrive precisely when they mean to.
When we schedule your session, I'll mark off your due date and when your new baby is born, send me a message & we'll choose a real date for your session. The best timeline is about 7-21 days after baby is born.
To reserve your time-frame on my calendar, you'll receive a contract, questionnaire, and invoice for your retainer (which is applied toward any photo collection you choose).
3. ask me Anything
If you have any questions ranging from "should we include our pups?" to "what am I going to wear?" to "do I have to clean my whole house?" or anything in between, I'm here to help. I am here to be your resource and take all the work out of this for you; you just made a baby, after all.
4. Session day
I'm so excited to meet your new baby! Sessions are usually scheduled for around 10am as light can be best and babies are usually happiest at that hour. If baby is grumpy or tired, don't worry, we have plenty of time for feeding breaks and snacks.
We've got plenty of time together for you to relax and be yourself with your new bundle of joy. Your session is designed to be comfortable and effortless for you so you can focus on your new family and all the love you have created.
5. your photographs
Within two weeks of your session, you'll receive your private online gallery to view and select your photo collection. From your gallery, you can download your digital images and use your complimentary artwork credit to order custom artwork for your home.
collections starting at $525
Pricing for newborn sessions is simple & straightforward.
A nonrefundable retainer is required to book your session, which covers reserving time on my calendar, a dress from my client closet for your session, and my time and talent during your newborn session.
After your session, you will receive your online gallery of the best of the best images from your session. You can apply your retainer to a collection of images that best suits your family's needs. A complimentary artwork credit is included with every collection so you can have tangible heirloom artwork from this moment in your life.
Payment plans available upon request.
Motherhood and first year bundles available.
"...I could not be happier with the experience and photos. Jessica was communicative, professional, considerate and kind... Having a newborn is very challenging and everything Jess did made the process of having photos taken easier... The photos came out beautifully. We bought the complete package with the photo book, which Jess personally designed the layout. The photo book was beautiful. I highly recommend buying it! We'll cherish these photos for the rest of our lives."
"As a first time mom, I wanted to have pictures taken to capture our nursing journey together. Breastfeeding is such an intimate bond between mom and baby and Jess captured that intimacy beautifully during our session. She was super down to earth and easy to talk to which made the session feel comfortable and natural. If you’re on the fence about doing a nursing session, don’t be! This is your sign to book it with Jess, you won’t regret it. I will treasure these pictures forever!"
"Jessica has done family photos for us three times now and each time I love our pictures even more. She is very easy to communicate with, laid back, and such a joy to work with. Personally, I love her 15 minute sessions she offers throughout the year because let’s be real- toddlers and husbands only have so much patience. I highly recommend her for any of your photography needs!"
"With my first son, I didn’t get many photos to capture our nursing journey and when it abruptly came to an end nine months in, I regretted that deeply. With my second babe, I knew I needed to do better. This is the best, most rewarding time in my life and I needed photos to capture that memory forever. Jes absolutely exceeded my expectations. We walked and talked about life while we scoped out a beautiful location she recommended. I got to sit back and nurse my son out in the sun and didn’t feel like I was doing it just for a photo. It felt natural and comfortable with her as my photographer. Highly recommend her..."
"I can’t recommend Jessica enough! I reached out to her the day before my husband left on deployment to book her for homecoming. Because she only does one family per command, I wanted to make sure I got to her early. She not only captured our moments, but that of many of the other families there as well. If you are thinking about booking a photographer for homecoming, do not hesitate and reach out!"
"Jessica was fantastic shooting my daughter's first birthday cake smash session! She was professional and extremely patient. I knew I was going to love our pictures before we even received our gallery. She truly cared about our session down to the colors I wanted in the background, helping me choose an outfit, and offering an allergen friendly cake, which we needed! I can't wait for our next session with Second Heart Photography!"
"Jessica is amazing to work with and extremely patient and understanding for when it comes to working around a military schedule! Anytime anyone ask me about a local newborn photographer I always recommend her ever since she did our fresh 48."
Let's talk about all the details, big and small! I can't wait to be a part of your motherhood experience.
Maternity investment starts at $450.
Newborn investment starts at $525
Motherhood Bundle investment starts at $900.