I aim to capture the love between you, your family and your newborn baby in a natural, timeless and authentic way. I want you to remember – the immense love, the tiny fingers and toes, the soft skin. The details that change so fast.I offer in home, in studio wrapped minis, and fully styled newborn sessions.
Newborn sessions should not be stressful, I repeat… They should NOT be stressful. My goal is to have you relax and enjoy yourself from our first conversation. Let me doing the planning and worrying about how to make the session perfect for you. All you need to do is enjoy the sweet baby- or the screaming toddler (depending on where you are in parenthood;). The first weeks of parenting are hard enough- the first photos should not be.
I LOVE working with families, especially fun ones! Is your family fun? IF SO- Let’s do this!
Working with children and families is the only thing I’ve ever done. So I have many tricks to get good giggles and smiles! I’ve been known to carry dinosaurs in my pockets!
Family sessions should be done every year- these kids grow so fast. Let me help plan your family portraits and create an experience that you will enjoy and photos you will cherish for generations to come.
Family photo sessions don’t have to be stressful or boring. Let’s go play at the Lyndale Rose Garden, watch the sunset at Lake Harriet, or do an intimate studio session. There are no rules when it comes to family photos so let’s create something that works for your family. As a mom I know what works for my family may not work for yours- so let’s create a session that works for YOUR family.
Say What!!!! You’re Pregnant! First off- Congratulations! Secondly- don’t be me. I foolishly missed the opportunity to document this beautiful moment in time and still regret it.
It’s literally something that you can’t recreate. Let me help you remember the tiny ninja kicks and capture your “pregnancy glow”. I promise to make you look as beautiful as you are feeling.
I offer a variety of hand made gowns for mommas to be that fit ALL sizes. I get this question a lot from expecting moms: When is the right time for maternity photos? My simple answer is: “before you’re too big to feel uncomfortable or are at risk for going into labor!” I generally recommend that expecting moms consider scheduling their maternity photoshoot around 30-34 weeks.
Why? I find that most expecting mamas are still feeling pretty good around that mark and they’re excited to meet their baby. I love to capture that excitement in our session! Let’s document your pregnancy- the beginning of your journey to building a family.
By far my favorite photos to capture are the first days after birth. The details of these precious first 48 hours can be hard to remember. Let me come and photograph your family, your newborn and your love for one another.
I don’t regret much- but I can honestly say I wish I’d done a fresh 48 with my kids. I thought letting my husband use my nice camera would be enough. I was wrong. Lesson learned. Sadly, you get what you paid for.
I wish someone would have captured the first moments of becoming a family with James and becoming of a family of four when Jack joined us.
If you are only wanting to do a newborn session or fresh 48- I’d personally do fresh 48 if I had to choose. The rawness, the emotion, and first are truly hard to beat. In reality- I’d just do both fresh 48 and a newborn session.
If you are anything like me- and love pictures of your children – check out the packages I offer and if you don’t see what you are looking for- no worries. We can create one for you.
Packages are a great way to schedule ahead and save money. I offer payment plans for all packages and products.
I do Newborn, fresh 48 and maternity packages, a first year collective documenting those oh so important milestones. The fleeting moments you don’t want to forget! Want even more pictures? I even have a month watch me grow package that captures each month of the year.
Can we agree that kids are hard to photography? They’re fast, hard of hearing and can just be difficult.
That’s where I come in. I LOVE working with kids and I’m going to toot my own horn. I’m really good at it. LIKE REALLY GOOD.
So even you think someone can’t get good pictures of your toddler or strong-willed child- I’m telling you I CAN.
So let’s get real, we constantly hear childhood goes by “too fast”. But, you know what? IT DOES. So let me help you remember every milestone. Don’t forget the tiny toes, the little hands, the first time they could sit or how sassy their personality is. Let’s capture everything!
We live in a digital age where first impressions are made on the internet. When I was running a Montessori School- the first place I went to get the scoop on potential hires was the internet. I’d check out Facebook and LinkedIn to start. It’s imperative in this competitive job market that you put your best out there starting with social media.
The truth is you want to stand out. The days of the traditional headshots are long gone. Let’s work as a team to create an authentic photo that represents your brand, evokes emotion, and tells a story. Check out some of my headshot branding stories on my professional headshots service page.
I’m just going to say it. Moms are the WORST at getting their pictures done. We come up with a million and one excuses why we should wait. I know this cause I’m guilty too! Just do it! You will be thankful you have these heirlooms to look back on.
Because I think it’s important that mothers get pictures with their child done- I offer year-round mommy and me mini sessions. You deserve to capture this moment in time with your child. Put you first and treat yourself, mama!
The truth is you will always come up with a reason not to do photos. Whether it’s too stressful, you “need” to lost 10 pounds, grow your hair out or want that perfect outfit. 20 years from now – none of that will matter and you will just be thankful you had photos done.
The reality is your beautiful and loved just the way you are and I PROMISE you will love your photos. You have my word.
You can never have too many pictures of your kids. Right? And they literally grow faster than puppies- so document document document. And if you have a puppy- let’s take pictures of that baby too. I got you covered for pet photography. As a dog mom myself I get wanting to capture the fur babies too.
Trust me when I say you won’t be sad you have so many keepsakes- I promise you this! These moments with our children are fleeting- capture what you can before it’s too late.
I’ve got a few packages that document the first year of life- so you can remember all the moments.
NOTES FROM FAMILIES: TESTIMONIALS
Got a toddler? No problem. A moody teen? Also not a problem! Jessica does a great job of capturing real moments. She’s got dinosaurs hidden in her pockets to pull out just when you need a smile… And she even reminds Moms and Dads that they might want a couple of photos together too! She’s got an easy, breezy style and is very fun to work with. Thanks for capturing these all too fleeting moments for us!Stephanie K.
We love working with Jessica! She has done my baby’s photos from 3 months to 1 year. We get so many compliments on her pictures. She’s very easy to work with, flexible and really gets babies! Jessica also has some adorable props for the photoshoots!Amy K.
Jessica is wonderful to work with! She was great with our sons and was able to capture my busy family, which is no easy feat! Our pictures were beautiful and I couldn’t have been happier! I would definitely recommend her for your photos!!!!!!!COCO C.
Jessica was a pleasure to work with, especially when our 6 month old refused to smile. She made us feel comfortable, got our baby to smile and we love the memories she captured during our photo sessions. She’s a mother of two adorable and rambunctious boys, so she can handle anything!Kristen J.
Jessie did a wonderful job capturing the perfect moments and memories of my newborn son. Jessie is talented but what makes her unique is her passion and zeal for catering to families and little ones is what really sets her apart. I would highly recommend Jessie for maternity/ newborn and family sessions. Her work is beautiful.Kristi F.
Jessica captured our magic. The pictures are priceless. On the day of our shoot, she kept it light and quick. The photos were edited and in our hands in a few days. Couldn’t ask for more!Christy F.
Hey Hey! Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the interweb! I’m Jessie. Some of my favorite things are live music with my family, traveling, my kids and caffeine (lots of caffeine- my kids hate sleep). AND….. capturing life as it unfolds for families, bellies, and cute littles.
Seriously, I believe that I have the best job ever. I’d love to talk to you about scheduling your next session!
I’m a very “laidback” professional- I MEAN SEE THE STROBEL CHISTMAS CARD CIRCA 2018!
While I do direct some of your photo session, I also enjoy capturing moments as they are happening in real life; the belly laughs, sweet hugs and madness that comes with having children and relationships. Watch out, I have a tendency to get caught up in conversation with clients about parenting, life, and adulting. Really, I’m just an “adult” mom that literally gets along with nearly everyone and can immediately make your family feel at ease.
Let’s be real. I’m the photographer that you want to hire because I’m fun and get the job done. I’m the photographer you hire because you value real-life moments and the simplistic beauty that comes with chaos of having children and building a family.
If ANY of this sounds like a good fit- I’m YOUR photographer. Contact me and Let’s get this party started!
Pictrued above: STROBEL FAMILY CHRISTMAS CARD 2018 (it’s supposed to be funny…. think early 1990’s fashion)
Pricing depends on the type of session you choose but I do offer same day viewing galleries. YES! SAME DAY VIEWING GALLERIES! See service page for more information. Sessions start at 250.00. All full sessions come with 10 digtial images that you choose.