Some people call me the Baby Whisperer. Others question if I am a Baby Sorceress. And some even offer for me to come and live with them to help calm their crying babies. Sorry, folks, I’ve got a family of my own to take care of after I’m finished snuggling your sweet new babe!
Hi there! I’m Jamie. A newborn and baby portrait photographer, AKA, Baby Whisperer. I use my ten years of newborn experience to calm your little one (and possibly even you!), and create the most stunning and timeless images of your newborn or baby that will make you gush with that crazy in-love feeling that you never knew existed before a baby. It’s okay to squeal and stare wide-eyed, and maybe even tear up a bit when you see your gallery. I promise.
You’ll be welcomed to my freshly-cleaned studio space with a smile behind my mask (because, you know–the “new norm”) and we will spend anywhere from 1.5 to 3 hours getting to know one another while telling baby stories (I swear, nothing grosses me out anymore), and creating your breathtaking images.
My studio is located near Hockessin, DE, so it’s extremely convenient for anyone coming from Newark, Bear, Middletown, Dover, Landenberg, Kennett Square, Avondale, West Grove, Philadelphia… GPS navigation takes you straight to my office, so there’s no need to worry about getting lost on your way! I’m one of the few lucky photographers to have a studio space separate from my home. You won’t come in to step over my own kids’ toys, hear my dog bark, or see my husband work from home! The studio is a separate space all on its own, strictly dedicated to families and babies.
Studio newborn sessions are typically held between two and three weeks of life, but don’t let that get you down if your baby is a bit older! I specialize in creating portraits of babies of all ages, so if you think you “missed” your chance, don’t worry!
You have two newborn session options to choose from. Some families prefer just the baby be photographed, and others want family portraits created, as well. Both sessions will focus on capturing the newness of the baby, close-ups of their tiny features, and have sets pre-designed based on your personal preferences.
Family (“Full”) Newborn Sessions
Family Newborn Sessions are for the whole family. We will photograph parents and siblings (if any), each parent alone with the baby, and the siblings with the baby. These galleries consist of about half family portraits, and half of the baby alone.
Simply Swaddled (“Baby Only”) Newborn Sessions
Simply Swaddled Sessions are for the baby only. The baby will be wrapped using a variety of wraps and neutral props, creating a beautiful gallery of 25 images.
All sessions are baby-led, which means we are at the mercy of the baby! As your personal Baby Whisperer, I am here to help you determine if we need to stop for some snuggles, to feed, need a diaper change, or if the baby just needs to stretch. Because of this, these sessions can take some time. A Simply Swaddled Session is usually about an hour and a half, and a Family Newborn Session can last about three hours. Don’t worry, there’s coffee and tea at the studio and a big comfy sofa to sink in to and relax.
As you browse through my portfolio, take note of my style. I’ve coined the term “earthy organic” as my studio motto. Everything is neutral, soft, and earthy. None of those silly little crocheted outfits that will make you (or your baby) cringe in 20 years. Just neutral tones, soft props, and small enhancements to make the baby the center of your attention (as it should be!) I carefully hand-select each and every prop, blanket, wrap and headband to make sure that the baby has everyone’s full attention. Images are kept light and bright, and edited to perfection.
Each session has a “session fee,” which helps to cover the planning of your session, the shooting of your session, and your gallery preparations. Session fees vary, depending on the type of session. Family Newborn Sessions have a session fee of $175, and Simply Swaddled Sessions have a session fee of $125.
You’ll purchase a package separately at your Reveal and Ordering appointment following your session. Packages begin at $475. Everyone goes home with a mix of digital files and products.
Many of the packages have complimentary product dollars to spend (they’re free—so don’t leave them behind!) Albums and Fine Art Panels are my most popular investment, with wall canvases coming in a close second. Each family has their own style and way of displaying their images, so packages vary depending on your needs.
Maternity session information can be found by clicking here, or, by using the navigation tabs at the top of this page.
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