Newly arrived & baby bumps

Expecting and interested in a maternity or newborn session? You have come to the right place!

 

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! At J. Graeler Photography my goal is to create a stress free session for you and your family to enjoy. There is so much going on and changing with a new baby so this is the perfect time to relax and get beautiful photos capturing this moment in time. All newborn sessions are held at in my home studio in Warrenton, MO

We offer both full maternity sessions and mini maternity sessions. The reason we offer two different sessions you ask? If your newest addition is a little brother of sister, you might want to take this time to have a family session/maternity before your little one arrives. However, not everyone is in the same position and some only want a few photos to document this exciting time. The mini maternity sessions are offered if you have your newborn session booked with JGP.

There is so much going on and changing with a new baby so this is the perfect time to relax and get beautiful photos capturing this moment in time. All newborn sessions are held at in my home studio in Warrenton, MO. I have several props, backdrops, hats and headbands for the perfect combo of photos. My items used for the session vary between several styles to best fit your needs. We will work together to put together a custom session that fits your style and preferences.

Here are some commonly asked questions regarding newborn sessions.

When should I book my newborn session?

Once you know you would like to book a session, contact me right away. I recommend you reach out to me 8 weeks prior to your due date as I only take limited sessions per month. If your newborn is already here, it might not be too late, sometimes last minute openings take place and we can get your session booked. Once you have completed your contract, I will tentatively put your session on my calendar and within 48 hours of baby’s arrival, contact me to set up your session date and time.

Can siblings and parents be included?

Yes, please! I encourage parents and siblings to be in photos with the new baby.

When are sessions scheduled?

Newborn sessions typically take place first thing in the morning on the weekends. The sessions have the best results if held when baby is under 16 days.

Do you offer any discounts if I book several sessions for my child’s first year of photos? 

Of course! We call these Grow with Me packages. We have several options we would be happy to discuss with you. The full balance of the package is due at the first session and all sessions include a digital download of the final edited album along with the print release.

I would like to book! What do I do next?

Contact JGP at Jessicajgraeler@gmail.com or call at 636-359-0554 and get the process started. Upon getting a few details about your upcoming new addition, we will send you a contract and release to complete online and go over any questions you might have. We will also go over styling for your newborn session and send you helpful tips on clothing suggestions, what to expect at the session and after the session. We want to create a custom photo experience for you and your family so we ensure all details are discussed and you are well prepared before your session date.