Lifestyle photos are a great way to create memories and receive photos you would be proud to hang on your wall. As great as the iPhone camera is, a selfie will never compare to the look of joy on your daughters face as daddy lifts her into the air.
First of all, she comes to your house!!! For all those brand new moms out there, you NEED her. I couldn't imagine packing our little family up and driving to a studio a couple days after giving birth to have photos taken. It was beyond wonderful to have them done in the comfort of our home.
I was so nervous about having newborn photos taken, sure that our little guy would be fussy and needy. When Jess showed up I instantly knew it was going to be wonderful. She was so patient with us as we nursed, soothed and changed Jack for his next photo. The images were so spectacular and so incredibly special for us. I can't imagine having anyone else there to capture this beautiful time.
When we walked down the beach to find Jess for our extended family photo session she was sitting on a blanket under an umbrella with yard games!!! She came to our shoot so prepared to keep babies out of the shade and everyone entertained between group photos. She was so incredibly kind and funny, our parents loved her sense of humor and her ability to quickly pose and shoot and make us feel comfortable.
As a Mother with a child with special needs /global delays, the thought of a family photo session was daunting-- My daughter Nora struggles to stand, sit and engage her body. I wasn't sure what a "traditional" family session might look like for our very non-typical (but also awesome) family. But once we dove into our first family session with Jessica and Nick it's hard to imagine why I found the concept of family photos so "daunting".
Nick and Jessica have a very natural way of putting people at ease. They are genuine-- right off the bat they took the time to get to know Nora and had such patience, care and consideration for our family in every way (scheduling, location and creative photo ideas). We always have a blast with these two, and we cannot imagine having anyone else capture such special moments and seasons for our growing family.
You guys, Jess is amazing! It was raining (yeah I know, raining...) in San Diego on the day of our session and instead of postponing she helped us embrace. We had so much fun running down the beach, eating ice cream and dancing in the rain. Jess has an incredible way of talking to children and making them feel comfortable. She always put them at ease and really captured our family in our most authentic love.
We've had family photos taken quite a bit but none have been as amazing as the photos captured by Jess and Nick. We loved the way they interacted with our kiddos and made us feel totally comfortable in front of the camera. At one point Jess had my little girls twirling and laughing in a way that melted my mama heart. I could not speak highly enough of the entire experience with Jess and Nick or the beautiful images we had to us in no time!
Your walls should be adorned with beautiful images of the ones you love the most, not just iphone photos you snapped along the way. You want photos that bring you back to that incredibly special time in your families life.