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I'm Jill, and I'm thrilled that you have asked me about the JGP Newborn Experience!  I adore telling the stories of the people I get to work with through images!

On the left is my husband of 11 years, Michael (he is also my best friend, second shooter for weddings, and our personal chef!), and my 3 kids-- our "3 Es" as we call them, each with a name that starts with E!  They are 9, 7, and 4 and growing and changing every day.

That far-too-tall-for-my-liking boy in the front? He is the reason this all began for me!

I spent a year long maternity leave teaching myself how to use my camera and practicing non-stop. I fell in love with capturing his little pudgy toddler fingers, his new expressions, and his hair that never sat down straight... and this turned into a deep love of doing the same thing for others!

It all just goes way too fast.  
But high-quality photos? 

They allow the most meaningful moments and memories to stay.

I'd love to be a part of that for your family.

Welcome, Friend!

Features

Details

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Newborn Session

1.5-2.5 hour Session

60+ Edited digital files with print release

$50 Print Credit included

Optional professional print ordering though gallery

Location: While I can offer your newborn session to be completed in a studio setting, I love coming to your house so that you don’t have to travel with a new baby, can be comfortable in your own environment, and can have your new most precious memories captured in a place that means a lot to you! I love using items from your home; blankets, baskets, furniture, backgrounds that you have chosen to represent your family in your house. I think they make your images so much more personal and meaningful! All I need is one room with nice natural light and we can make it work!

My Style: I adore a few posed images of your new baby alone, laying on blankets with hats and bows--they are timeless and sweet, and I will ensure that you get a couple of these! But what I really love as a photographer are lifestyle images, where I am capturing your new baby and family (including pets!) cuddling and getting to know each other. These interactions are what really inspire me as a story-teller. Please feel free click            to learn more about the differences between my style and others' you may be looking into!

Preparation: Upon booking, I send my clients a customized PDF to help you prep for your session with lots of details on what to expect, how the session will go, and what to wear and put your baby in! I will also provide some blankets, wraps, headbands, etc that you can choose to use during the session.  Ideally, your newborn session will will be scheduled 5-10 days after baby's birth!

Scroll through the other coverage options as well for your newborn!




Session can be done in the comfort of your home or a studio setting

EMAIL TO BOOK

$600

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Discount for returning clients- email me!

Features

Details

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Newborn+Maternity Collection

30 Minute outdoor Maternity Mini-Session

1.5-2.5 hour Newborn Session

30+ Edited digital files with print release for Maternity Session

60+ Edited digital files with print release for Newborn Session

Location: For your maternity session, we will choose a great outdoor local location together!  For the newborn session, while I can offer your newborn session to be completed in a studio setting, I love coming to your house so that you don’t have to travel with a new baby, can be comfortable in your own environment, and can have your new most precious memories captured in a place that means a lot to you! I love using items from your home; blankets, baskets, furniture, backgrounds that you have chosen to represent your family in your house. I think they make your images so much more personal and meaningful! All I need is one room with nice natural light, and we can make it work!

My Style: I adore a few posed images of your new baby alone, laying on blankets with hats and bows--they are timeless and sweet, and I will ensure that you get a couple of these! But what I really love as a photographer are lifestyle images, where I am capturing your new baby and family (including pets!) cuddling and getting to know each other. These interactions are what really inspire me as a story-teller. Please feel free click            to learn more about the differences between my style and others' you may be looking into!

Preparation: Upon booking, I send my clients a customized PDF to help you prep for your session with lots of details on what to expect, how the session will go, and what to wear and put your baby in! I will also provide some blankets, wraps, headbands, etc that you can choose to use during the session.

Scroll through the other coverage options as well for your newborn!


$150 discount for combo booking vs booking separately

EMAIL TO BOOK

$850

Optional professional print ordering though gallery

HERE

Features

Details

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Baby's First Year Collection

1.5-2.5 hour Newborn Session

Half hour session at 4, 8, and 12 months (or swap one for maternity mini!)

Full gallery of edited digital files with print release for each session

$80 print credit through gallery for any of the sessions

Location: While I can offer your newborn session to be completed in my home, I love coming to your house so that you don’t have to travel with a new baby, can be comfortable in your own environment, and can have your new most precious memories captured in a place that means a lot to you! I love using items from your home; blankets, baskets, furniture, backgrounds that you have chosen to represent your family in your house. I think they make your images so much more personal and meaningful! All I need is one room with nice natural light, and we can make it work!
For the 4, 8, and 12 month minis, we choose a natural light location outside if weather allows it or shoot in a studio setting if not!

My Style: I adore a few posed images of your new baby alone, laying on blankets with hats and bows- they are timeless and sweet, and I will ensure that you get a couple of these! But what I really love as a photographer are lifestyle images, where I am capturing your new baby and family (including pets!) cuddling and getting to know each other. These interactions are what really inspire me as a story-teller. Please feel free click            to learn more about the differences between my style and others you may be looking into!

Preparation: Upon booking, I send my clients a customized PDF to help you prep for your newborn session with lots of details on what to expect, how the session will go, and what to wear and put your baby in! I will also provide some blankets, wraps, headbands, etc you can choose to use during the session.

Scroll through the other coverage options as well for your newborn!

$475 discount for combo booking vs booking separately

EMAIL TO BOOK

$1275

HERE

THE

NEWBORN

EXPERIENCE

JILL GUM

If you choose me to document your family's story, here is what to expect! 

BOOKING

BOOKING

After we settle on the details of your session, we will book you through an easy online system that takes care of everything we need, including a deposit, and then the fun begins! We will start planning and talking through all the details!  I recommend booking 2-5 months ahead of your due date, but don't hesitate to reach out closer to and see if I can fit you in!

PLANNING

JILL GUM PORTRAITS

PLANNING

Next, you will be sent my custom Jill Gum Newborn Guide pdf with everything you need to know about your session. It will walk you through choosing outfits, accessorizing, how to prep your family for your session, what to have ready, etc. I will check in with you 1 week before your due date to finalize details, and just have you add me to your "baby is here!" contact list so I can clear my calendar for you to do baby's session in first 5-10 days after birth.

Note: if baby is born premature or we need to delay a bit for other reasons-- that is ok!

SESSION

JILL GUM PORTRAITS

SESSION

Your session will be fun, easy, and stress free (though as a mama myself, I know that last part is hard to believe!) in the comfort of your home! I will walk you through posing and interacting, but definitely love to capture the natural engagement between you and your loved ones. You won't even feel like you are "modeling"--it will just be a fun evening together! 

GALLERY DELIVERY

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ALBUM

If you choose to include a Legacy Album in your portrait experience, I will begin the album design process shortly after you receive your digital gallery. I will start with a custom layout of spreads and images, and you will get to edit each of those until it is perfect. Then we choose cover options and finalize details, and your album will ship to you about a month later.  

BACK TO THE START

JILL GUM PORTRAITS

Q: What is a session with Jill Gum Photography like?

A: I strive to create a highly interactive yet calm environment where you can all be yourself and enjoy your time together, and I can capture the moments. I aim for it to feel more like quality time together rather than constant never ending instructions, but also keep things very guided so you know what to do! 


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Q: What should we wear?

A: First: After you book, I will send you a customized guide with lots of details about this questions! In the meantime: often with newborn sessions, soft colors really complement the newness of everything as opposed to super bright or bold patterns. Wear something you are comfortable in with your post-partum body, and have your husband wear something to complement. We can consult on all of this while we plan, including what you what and your newborn will be photographed in!

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Q: When and how do I pay?

A: A $200 deposit (that is a part of your total) will be paid when you sign your contract to reserve your date, and the balance can be paid the week of session.  All money can be paid by check, paypal, credit card, or cash!

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Q: Can other family members be included in the milestone sessions for Baby's First Year?

A: Yes please! This is one of my favorite parts of the Baby's First Year sessions-- seeing your family grow together!  We can easily grab a few photos of everyone together, siblings together, and also your baby as they grow and change!

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Q:Would you be willing to travel for newborn sessions?

A: Absolutely! This is one of the huge benefits of my in-home lifestyle newborn sessions: I can come to you!  I know there are areas where only studio newborn photographers can be easily found (I live in one of them!) and would love to help if you are looking for a more unposed, in home style. Please reach out to me via email or the contact page and I can make a custom quote for you including travel.

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Q:Will our final images be edited, and how long will it take?

A: I take an approach to editing that corrects for perfect color and exposure. However, I am not a photographer that believes in editing out every blemish and line--I believe in capturing you and your loved ones as you are, not as photoshop can pretend you are! Feel free to ask me for more examples of this. I reserve a 4-week window for image delivery from your session, but usually get them to you sooner!

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Q: When do I make the payments for the Baby's First Year Collection?

A: For Baby's First Year, we still do a $200 deposit.  Then the remainder is typically split up and paid at the newborn, 8 month, and 12 month sessions.  I can work with you on a different payment plan if this is not ideal for you-- just reach out!

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Q: When should I book my newborn session?

A: I recommend booking 3-4 months ahead of your due date.  But if you forget or don't think you want a session until you have your baby, please reach out to me! I think every family who wants newborn photos should get to have them, and will do my best to fit you into my schedule even last minute!!

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Q: Can I book just a newborn session now and decide afterwards if I want to add on the Baby's First Year Plan? 

A: Absolutely! As long as you let me know within a couple weeks of your baby's newborn session, I can (and would love to!) find time in my schedule to add you in for the year! I will still apply the same discounted pricing as well.

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Q: When does the newborn session get scheduled?

A: I ask my clients to keep me in the loop if their doc gives any indication of baby's arrival time, and then put me on the hospital contact list.  Usually we try to schedule within 10 days of baby's due date.  I photograph newborn sessions on weekday mornings or early afternoons unless a parent has no leave time from work.  If there are school aged siblings involved, I ask parents to pull them for the first hour or so- full family photos only take about half an hour total, and then they can be brought to school!

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Q: Is there a discount for returning clients?

A: I highly value and enjoy returning clients-- it is one of my FAVORITE things about running this business! As such, I do offer a returning client discount-- email me at jill@jillgum.com for the details. Thank you so much for wanting to continue to allow me to be a memory keeper for your family!

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I am so excited to hear from you about your upcoming session or questions!

I photograph a highly limited amount of sessions each year so that we can give each family an unparalleled experience- you are so much more than just another client to me, and I can't wait to meet you!

For more information, please fill out this contact form and I'll get back to you soon!