Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Welcome to the world E.| Richmond, VA| Family & Newborn Photographer| Jacki G. Photographer

My love of newborn sessions grows with each one. Such beautiful little souls, moldable and so brand new. Here are some of my favorites from E’s session!

What to Wear Guide|Family Photo Shoot| Richmond, VA| Jacki G. Photography| Family & Newborn Photography

What to Wear Guide- Family Photo Shoot
I often get asked guidelines for putting together outfits for photo shoots. Occasionally, I put together a blog post of outfits that have stuck out to me as ones that photograph well, and I have also had experience with many types of clothing that don’t work well for photo shoots as well. So below you will find my  2017 What to Wear Guidelines:
-Wear clothing that fits well
-Find outfits with “character”–things are are visually interesting and “different” (especially for the girls). Layers are also great for Fall.
-Wear colors with a deep hue–especially in fall–clothing with bold, deep jewel tones stand out.
-Wear long dresses for the moms (not short ones that are hard to sit in and may cause you anxiety if exposing too much leg when moving around!)
-Simple and basic tees for boys are always a good choice- v-neck or regular neck (and then they won’t complain that they aren’t comfortable!). Old navy has some GREAT choices for inexpensive tees for the men and little boys.
-Button ups for dads and boys always work well. Patterns are great!
-Make sure you also coordinate shoes with outfits, as a poor choice in footwear can make or break an outfit
-Girls look great in little rompers, sweater dresses, flowy dresses, fun leggings with bold jewel tones, cardigans, etc.
-Layered looks for boys are great too, especially when it gets chilly. There are so many fun sweaters out there now with interesting character (buttons/overlapping collars/etc).
-Put a simple, coordinating hair piece on your girls- a little bow or barrette that doesn’t distract too much from their face but ties the outfit together

-Wear ill fitting clothes
-Wear neon colors
-Wear all the same color
-Overalls are pretty tricky during photoshoots as they tend to ride up and the straps never sit quite right when a child is sitting or doing a family squish
-Wear footwear that doesn’t go with your outfit (steer away from crocs/bright colored flip flops/tennis shoes).

And if you’re ever in a jam, just send me an email with some images of what you’re working with, and I would be more than happy to help you with decision!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Fresh48 & Deluxe Newborn sessions| Jacki G. Photography| Richmond,VA

I met the cutest baby boy with the sweetest parents a few weeks ago.   Sweet baby W.  was born right after Thanksgiving.  I arrived at the hospital for his fresh 48 session.  When i walked in the room i was not only greeted by his elated parents but also members of his very proud extended family.   I loved  getting to meet so many of  the people that love him so much all at once.

Then a few days after his Fresh 48 session,  I photographed his newborn session at his home which is very convenient for his family so they don't have to leave their house.    He was just the perfect model for his newborn session. 


Warm & Cozy| Pajama Sessions| Jacki G. Photography| Richmond, VA| Family & Newborn Photographer

This is my first year offering a Pajama Session for the holidays.   We had so much fun.  Who doesn't love having a session in their jammies?  

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Christmas Tree Mini's| Jacki G. Photography| Richmond, VA| Family & Newborn Photography

This year there was a little snag in the Christmas Tree farm mini's.  The farm i was going to use decided to close down with out letting anyone know.   Thankfully I called to confirm and found out the farm is not longer available.   This gave me a few days to find another farm.   Mr. Tom at Windy Knoll Tree farm was so nice and his farm was just beautiful.  

 We had so much fun with all the families that came out, I think it’s safe to say we will be offering them for many years to come! 🙂 Everything was perfect – the weather (BOTH days!). 

Thank you, everyone who came out,  We’ve loved  all the positive feedback we’ve gotten from these mini sessions! We are still getting emails saying how much fun people had, which makes us grin from ear to ear! Truth is, we couldn’t have done it without you guys! 🙂 
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, may you enjoy this time with your loved ones, and may y

ou never take one moment with them for granted! Xo

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Welcome Twins to the world | Jacki G. Photography | Richmond,VA | Family & Newborn Photographer

Loved these little guys. They were perfect little models for their custom in home newborn session.  
The were so sleepy and just loved to snuggle next to each other.  Perfect.

Look who's 9 months old| Milestone photography session| Jacki G. Photography| Family & Newborn Photographer

I love when clients book a milestone package.  I get to document their babies first year.   Look who's 9 months old!!  Little M. was all smiles for her milestone session at Libby Hill park.   The lighting was just perfect for her session.