Fine art photographer specializing in maternity through baby's first year. Creating simple, natural portraits that focus on connection and celebrating this beautiful journey of new life. Serving Livingston, Oakland, Washtenaw and Ingham counties in Michigan. On location or in studio (located in downtown Howell).
"With Jessica it’s not just a picture, it’s a breath of life in a photograph."
— Pamela, client
"...I think the best part is that you can tell how much fun Jessica has, and how much she cares about each of her clients just by looking at the picutres. There is a tenderness to the photos that is so personal and beautiful...."
— Julie, client of 5 years and counting
Frequently asked questions
How are newborn sessions scheduled when we don't know the exact day baby will be born?
Yes! A due date is a "guess date" and we aim to schedule your newborn session with-in baby's first 2 weeks after birth.
How many images will I receive with each session?
We work hard to produce every single image created for your session, and the last thing we want is for those images to be trashed. We want you to own every piece of art created, just like you do. This is why JMP includes all the edited images in every session package you purchase. The exact amount will vary based on your custom session, and I do not contract to any specific number of images because of this.
What is a "limited" print release?
JMP's print release allows for your digital files to be printed in an 8x10 or smaller, for personal reasons. The files are sized down, and look fantastic on digital platforms and when printed in the sizes stated above. Enlargments to be displayed on walls must be purchased through your photographer. Printing large wall displays properly is a complex process. We use a high quality professional lab and color calibration with this lab as well as further editing is required when printing in large sizes and we want every piece of art displayed to fully represent the high quality studio we are. Printing and displaying our art is an important part of this process.
Do any prints come with session packages?
There are no prints in the packages*. We have found that the digital images are what clients are most concerned with when initially booking, so we have created simple digital packages to serve those needs. Printing can be a complicated, overwhelming process and you can't know exactly what you would want to print before seeing your images.
What is the cost of having my hair and make-up done in your studio?
The hair and make-up artist that travels to our studio charges $100 for her services. You will pay her directly at time of service by cash or check. We will schedule the services for you. (Subject to availability)
What happens if I have a maternity session scheduled and I go into labor before my session?
In this field, a lot of flexibility is required. In this situation, the deposit put down on your maternity session will be credited toward your newborn session balance. If you did not book a newborn session, your deposit can be used to any future session of your choice.
What if my baby arrives prematurely and/or needs to stay in the hospital for unexpected medical reasons?
This field requires a lot of flexibility and we are very experienced in handling situations such as this. We always work around your needs, and will schedule your newborn session whenever your baby is ready for it. The 2-3 week after birth time frame is ideal, but not required to have a beautiful outcome for your session. Your baby's health and safety is always #1!