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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).

 
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"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

Sessions

 

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. With JMP's high quality services, exclusively for photography surrounding babies, we are very experienced in needing to be flexible. We book a very limited amount of newborn due dates in a month (another reason why it is so important to reserve your spot in my calendar as early in your pregnancy as possible), and schedule the exact day and time of your session when your baby is born. Simply send Jessica an email with-in 24 hours of having your baby to set your session day and time. Newborn sessions are held on week days to also help with this flexibility. Typically on Tuesday's and Thursday's at noon. This has worked well for years since parents take time off of work when they have a baby, and newborn sessions require more time to shoot than other sessions do.




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. As a guidline, on average the following session packages produce the following amount of images; Silver; 10-20 Gold; 30-40




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. Clients are welcome to share images on social media (with photographer credit), print for friends and family in 8x10 and smaller, scrapbooking, greeting cards, etc. The photographer still reserves copyright of all images produced. Copyright releases are not given and if a client would like to use their images for any additional reasons not stated above, permission must be given by the photographer.




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. Once your images are delivered, we offer assistance with selecting which images to print and display in your home. We offer fine art prints and canvases to be purchased a la carte or in discounted packages that are the most common sizes clients display on their walls. We are experienced in designing beautiful displays for your home and enjoy walking you through this process so your art doesn't get lost in the digital world, but is displayed and enjoyed for years to come! *Platinum packages do include an album, but we consider this different than "prints", as they include all the images from your session and you do not need to select certain sizes and images prior to 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!




How much do prints cost?


Current pricing for all fine art prints, canvases and albums. Print purchase not required.





 

CONTACT US

Before contacting us, please make sure to view our FAQ section. Many questions can be answered on those pages. Thank you!

Business Hours: M-F 9-4 (weekends and evenings by appointment only)

124 N State st.

Howell, MI 48843

Tel: 517-745-5850 

JMehuPhoto@gmail.com

 -Serving Livingston, Washtenaw, Oakland, Ingham counties, in Michigan and surrounding areas 

JMP takes pride in excellent communication and responds to all emails within 24 hours. If you do not receive a response within that time, please call as there was an error in the server. 

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All images and text on this site; Copyright 2016 Jessica Mehu Photography

Howell Michigan Award winning Photographer, Livingston county

Maternity | Birth | Newborn | Baby Photography

Serving Ann Arbor | Brighton | South Lyon | Wixom | Novi | Northville |

West Bloomfield | Rochester Hills| Royal Oak | Canton | Birmingham | Farmington Hills | Flint | Ingham county | Oakland county | Washtenaw county and surrounding areas.

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