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 twelve 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.
My studio is located near Hockessin, DE; it is 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! The studio is a separate space all on its own, strictly dedicated to families and babies.
When to Book
Studio newborn sessions are typically held between two and three weeks of life and pre-booking your due date is highly recommended. However, I specialize in creating portraits of babies of all ages so if you baby has already been born, please feel free to reach out to inquire about availability.
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 Newborn Session
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. The remainder of the session is spent photographing the baby in a variety of sets. These galleries consist of about half family portraits, and half of the baby alone (approximately 40-45 images in a gallery)
Simply Swaddled 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.
During Your Session
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.
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 session. Session fees are due at the time of booking to secure your due date or session date in the calendar.
You’ll purchase a package separately at your Reveal and Ordering appointment following your session. Packages begin at $495. 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.
Please fill out the contact form below. I will be in touch within 24-48 business hours (usually sooner!) You will receive a PDF of my full Product Guide, including session fees, package pricing, and bonus sessions!