postpartum mother holding newborn baby girl in her arms suffolk, virginia

newborn storytelling sessions

your journey to motherhood artfully and honestly documented in your home

nostalgic. home. meaningful connection.

Hey Mama, Newborn Storytelling sessions are done exclusively in and around your home (no need to wrangle kids and leave the house!), for that perfectly cozy, stress free, natural feel. I simply come to your home and make beautiful photographs of you falling in love with your baby.

PS- if you're interested, you may want to consider my Belly + Baby Package for a more complete storytelling experience.

"Jess came and did a documentary style photoshoot of our newborn and our little daughters ages 6, 4, and 2. That in and of itself is a challenge! But she was fun, comfortable and an artist. We love our family and newborn photos and will treasure them. Worth every penny." - Leigh H.

mother holding newborn in the kitchen of her home with big sister at her side
crying newborn on the bed while being changed with toddler driving car on his head
portrait of mother feeding baby and making direct contact with camera
kids on the couch with newborn baby and grandmother's hands reaching in to help with newborn
baby photo session with mom and baby laying on bed
dad on the couch holding twin newborns with big sister playing video game sitting on his knees
newborn boy girl twins sleeping in the crib
baby laying on the couch holding dad's hand and making eye contact with the camera
mother sitting on the window seat in newborn's nursery holding baby
newborn baby crying with scrunched up face laying on the bed
mother fluffing blanket in the background with newborn baby laying on the bed in the foreground
dad holding newborn baby girl with toddler's leg sticking out onto the window sill
dad placing baby into bassinet in the family's kitchen
mom holding newborn baby girl, laughing, with a toddler big sister looking on
newborn baby sleeping in mom's arms with all siblings hands in the frame
big brother holding and kissing newborn baby girl little sister on family's couch with dad's hands helping to hold her
newborn baby girl laying scrunched up on the bed
newborn baby boy laying in crib next to a window in his parent's bedroom

Investment & Details

baby laying on bed in sweater outfit in home newborn photos

Newborn storytelling session

These 2-hour stress free sessions take place exclusively in the comfort of your home and focus on you falling in love with your baby and your new routine, whatever that looks like. They include an online gallery of 30-40 images for you to download and a set of 10 beautiful 5x7 prints for you to keep or share with loved ones.


maternity storytelling session

These 90 minute sessions can be anywhere you'd like and aim to celebrate your changing body and journey to motherhood. They include a gallery of 30-40 images for you to download and a set of 10 5x7 prints for you to keep and display or share with loved ones.


belly + baby collection

This collection combines a full maternity and full newborn session for a more complete storytelling experience.


What's next?


Reach out to me.

Fill out the contact form here on my website and allow me 24-48 hours to get back to you. Sometimes we schedule a Google. Meet or Facetime. It's so helpful to chat face to face! We will schedule your session, I'll send you a contract and invoice. You can sign and pay easily from your phone and that's it!


Call me when baby is born.

Once baby arrives earthside, you'll just give me a call to let me know and we will finalize a day and time for me to come to your home for your session.


The session.

I come to your home and stay for about 2 hours. This allows time for baby to nurse or feed without a timeline, time for diaper changes, and fussiness. You don't have to do anything or go anywhere, just love on your baby and give them lots of snuggles, just as you normally would.


gallery delivery.

Que the happy dance! Your gallery of beautiful, story-filled photographs will arrive to your email 2-3 weeks after your session. Yay! The best feeling!