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August 22, 2013

Announcing Our New Midtown Studio!

If you didn’t already hear about through our popular monthly e-newsletter, we are very excited to announce the THE NEW MIDTOWN STUDIO! Designed with babies in mind, we are now able to offer the perfect setting for newborn and maternity sessions, for both our local and out-of-town clients. Say goodbye to worrying about whether or not your home will be too dark for your session…

midtown sacramento loft portrait studio

This isn’t your average “portrait studio”… Our loft is flooded with beautiful natural light and filled with cozy furniture, officially making it my new favorite spot for photographing brand new babies.

newborn baby with nest headband photographed in studio

Here’s a recent testimonial from a studio client:
“Oh my goodness, Jill!! You forgot to tell me to get out the tissues!! Totally crying. They are SO BEAUTIFUL! I’m in love and not quite sure how I’m going to choose any favorites. Thank you so much for these precious images!!” — BH

The studio is by appointment only, but everybody is welcome. Give us a call or shoot us an email to book your newborn or maternity session in the studio today!

June 19, 2013

Best of Maternity + Pregnancy Portraits

Wondering if a maternity photography session with Jill is right for you? Here is our “Best of Maternity + Pregnancy Portraits” to give you a look at what your own session could be like. Feel free to also view our maternity portfolio by clicking HERE.

Jill could be the right photographer for you if…

You imagine your pregnancy portraits taken by a river or lake during sunset…


You’re thinking about doing an Anthropologie inspired maternity session with your husband (and fur-kids)…

anthropologie inspired maternity session

You bought yourself some beautiful french lingerie for your intimate maternity portraits to show off your new curvy shape…

using a bed for pregnancy maternity pictures

You imagine your maternity portraits in a relaxed, outdoor setting with natural light streaming through…


See yourself walking down a lane of flowering spring trees with your honey…


All of your friends are telling you that you look AMAZING and that you MUST document your pregnancy (you won’t regret it)…

pregnancy portraits at sunset old sacramento

You want to capture a truly unique moment between you and your husband that will look incredible when printed on a big canvas for your living room…


You are looking for a photographer who will wholeheartedly join in with quirky, silly and fun ideas for your maternity session (I’m totally your girl)…


You want to incorporate a few special clothing items and props into your pregnancy portraits

indian sari pregnancy maternity pictures

You are hoping that you can get the kids involved do some family portraits during the maternity shoot as well…

family portraits included in maternity session

You dream of capturing your pregnancy photos in a magical place (cherry blossoms – yes please!)…

in the cherry orchard maternity pictures

You’d love to have some glamourous and stylish pregnancy portraits taken in your home…

using a bed for pregnancy portraits

Or you’ve been waiting your whole life for this moment and you want to celebrate your pregnancy by capturing this moment in time.

belly shot for pregnancy session

And here’s one of our stunning pregnancy clients whose image was chosen for the May 2013 cover of Sacramento Parent Magazine:

published maternity issue sacramento parent magazine 2013

Whatever you’ve been dreaming of, Jill can help you create it. Here is a recent testimonial and review from one of our beloved clients:

“Dearest Jill,
Too late to call but I have tears in my eyes as I write to you. Words cannot describe the gratitude we have for capturing the love that we feel in our family. Your gift for this work continues to astound us. We are overwhelmed by the magnitude of your talent to bring us to life in pictures and capture the essence of each of us to hold onto forever. We are so lucky to know you! You are forever embedded in our family and we will always think of you with joy when we look at our stunning pictures year after year.
Our hearts are filled to bursting for you!”
– Jennifer and Mike

We offer a special discount when the maternity session is booked along with a newborn session. The best time for a maternity session is around 32-36 weeks along in your pregnancy. Don’t wait until you’re too far along!

Call or email today to book your maternity session — find us at or 916.933.8352.

May 12, 2013

Spring Maternity Session with Yellow Irises

Everything lined up just perfectly for this spring maternity session: a gorgeous couple, the perfect maxi dress, blooming yellow irises and that gorgeous afternoon light that makes me happy just thinking about it.

perfect light coming through the trees while couple walks in the field

Spring is so fleeting, so when we hit it right at that moment when the flowers are blooming, it makes me so thankful that the couple could have them included in their session.

holding a small purple flower in front of her pregnant belly husband and wife embrace in the field of yellow irises by the river showing off their wedding rings on mommy's belly for their maternity session

Showing of their wedding rings across her beautiful belly. And love this shot of her below, peacefully standing amongst the flowers.

standing in a field of yellow irises a perfect complement to her purple maxi dress posing in the forest for their maternity session with the sun coming through the trees

Can’t wait to meet their little one in just a few weeks!

April 29, 2013

Sacramento Pregnancy Session by the River

This April marks my fifth year in business (yay!) and it reminds me to celebrate the families that have been with me since the beginning. These lovely people that you see below have had six sessions with me and we have yet another on the calendar to welcome their twins (yes, TWINS) to the world.

For their pregnancy session, we meandered down to the river on an overcast and somewhat cold day, but they brushed off the chill like champs and we came away with a set of images that I love.

looking amazing for her twins pregnancy maternity photography session

Oh, and a little brag for Katie  - she really does look this amazing in person! Every time I look at these pictures, I silently pray I will look even half as incredible as she looks when I’m pregnant (fat chance). Lol

hugging in for their belly picture and showing off their wedding rings

I love all of the hands and wedding rings and so much love in this little snapshot of their life.

a stunning mom to be posing on the rocks by the river

See what I’m talking about??? Amazing.

big brother laughing while daddy lifts him up in the air for their spring session

Since I’ve known their first son, Jackson, since he was only a few days, we gotta show him off to the world as well. Love this face.

all smiles while big brother holds mom and dads hands and mom shows off her belly


going to play with dad while photograph mom on their spring maternity session

I always have so much fun with these three and soon there will be FIVE! I can’t wait to meet the new babies. We’ll be sure to show them off on the blog when they arrive!

March 19, 2013

Maternity Photos in the Spring

Maternity photos in the spring are one of my favorite sessions. There’s the excitement of the baby and the beautiful backgrounds and everything comes together so beautifully.

I drove down to Elk Grove for this shoot so that we could incorporate the family’s beautiful home. I got there a little early so I poked around the neighborhood looking for nice spots to take them to. Just down the street from their house was a driveway lined with pink blossoming trees. It was like heaven…

maternity portraits spring season

maternity photos in front of a row of pink blossoming trees in the springSuch a gorgeous couple.

getting cozy in front of the pink spring flowers for the pregnancy sessionBig Sis is five years old and super excited about her new baby brother.

big sister hugging little brother in the belly

big sister laughing and giggling for the cameraThen we found a mustard field which is so quintessentially spring. I love how the color of her dress pops up against the yellow flowers.

the yellow flowers in spring are so pretty for maternity sessionsI love getting to know families like this before the baby arrives and then things are that much more intimate for the baby’s session.  Can’t wait to see these three again soon!