Child & Family Portraits

If you’re wondering what to expect from your time with Nicole Jacquelyn Photography, look no further!  We specialize in creating a personalized experience for you and your family that’s fun and meaningful.  Although the goal of working together is to create wonderful images, we also strive to make the process of getting there enjoyable and memorable!

TAKING  IT SLOW –  Children are unpredictable – a characteristic that makes them so lovable – but also difficult to plan around.  It’s something we completely understand! For this reason, we always carve out a large chunk of time to make sure your session isn’t rushed.  If baby needs to be changed or fed, take your time.  If a toddler is getting tired or frustrated, we can take a snack break to relax and regroup.  If you and your family are feeling uncomfortable or exhausted, we can pause for a drink of water and a rest in the shade.  This is your photo session and we’ll work at the pace of you and your family!  There’s no need to rush – just relax and enjoy the experience with us.

SAFETY FIRST –  When working with babies and children, safety is our first priority.  When we photograph babies and newborns, we ask that mom and dad stay at arm’s length to make sure baby’s kept safe and sound under all circumstances.  When planning an outdoor, on-location shoot with kids, we make sure the site is safe and suitable for children ahead of time.  If there’s any question as to whether or not a location, pose, or prop is safe for your family, we always err on the side of caution. And if mom or dad feel uncomfortable with the situation, we’re happy to find alternatives to make sure everyone is kept out of harm’s way.

KEEPING IT POSITIVE –  It can be difficult to get kids to cooperate in the best of circumstances, and many times they may feel uncomfortable with a photographer they don’t know  well in an unfamiliar place.  We work hard to get those perfect poses, but never with negative reinforcement or discipline.  We use only positive, confidence-boosting methods to gain your child’s trust and cooperation during the photo-shoot, and ask parents that they do the same.  We find that the best photographic results come from using the carrot rather than the stick!

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Depending on the age of your children and what you’d like to accomplish in your photo session, we have a wide variety of session themes and ideas to offer you!  If you’d like to come up with a unique session theme for your family or child, we’d love to get creative with you! Here are a few  popular ideas based on experience with past clients.

 

 

Newborn sessions capture your precious baby just days after their arrival.  We have two session styles – “lifestyle” and “posed”.  Lifestyle sessions focus on baby in his natural surroundings, non-posed, sometimes with Mom and Dad in the photos as well.  Posed sessions may take quite a bit longer and result in photographs where baby looks like a sweet, sleeping doll.  We love both styles of newborn sessions and will work with you to get the newborn photos of your dreams!newborn-50

 

Baby sessions can be loads of fun and loads of work for everyone, but these sweet photos will quickly become family heirlooms!  Baby sessions can be in a variety of themes, styles, and locations – anything from in-the-nude on a soft wool rug to costumes in the outdoors!  Props, cute outfits, and interesting locations are welcomed.happy-baby

 

For children a bit older, outdoor exploration sessions are a perfect way to capture your child’s personality while piquing their curiosity.  We’ll work with you to pick a beautiful, safe location with lots of interesting plants, animals, and rocks to explore, then follow your wee one on his adventure through the thicket!  Outdoor explorations prevent mid-session tantrums by allowing your child to set the pace of the shoot.toddler-50

 

What a smashing good time!!  Cake smashes are becoming a very popular way to celebrate your little one’s first years of life.  Imagine your adorable baby having her way with a birthday cake – and getting photos to document it all! Icing-covered faces and fists, giggles, smiles, and costumes make these images unforgettable.cake-smash-50

 

Don’t need a full session?  Ask about our 30 minute MINI SESSIONS.  Please contact us for current session rates & we will send you our Generations Child & Family Portraits Magazine stuffed with all kinds of information:

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