01 - 04

Newborn

STUDIO + IN-HOME
02 - 04

Maternity

CELEBRATING MOTHERHOOD
03 - 04

Milestone

BABY'S FIRST YEAR + BEYOND
04 - 04

Family

ALL TOGETHER

Hi, I'm Jess.

I am a Chicagoland-based portrait photographer specializing in the art of newborn, maternity, milestone & family photography. My job is to tell your stories in a timeless and authentic way, capturing all of your family's milestones and memories.

I'm a wife, daughter, sister, auntie of 4, cat mom of 2, dreamer, doer, artist, nature lover, dancer, yogi, video gamer, music lover, taco enthusiast, chocolate fiend... and I love life.

For You to Treasure Forever...

I HAVE A LOVE AND TRUE PASSION FOR MAKING BEAUTIFUL IMAGES THAT CAPTURE YOUR FLEETING MOMENTS. TIME IS PRECIOUS. I WANT TO PRESERVE YOUR SPECIAL MEMORIES AND CREATE THE ABILITY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS OF YOUR FAMILY TO RELIVE & EXPERIENCE THESE MOMENTS FOREVER.

Testimonials

A FEW WORDS FROM MY CLIENTS

Style & Talent

“It was a blessing to find jess. Her pictures are fresh and modern. Her style and talent are every bit worth the price. She loves her craft and it shows. She was great with my baby cake smash photoshoot! I love the vintage outfits she has for babies, in her studio. I recommend her to do any high end looking photoshoot for your children. Jess is awesome.”

S.G.

Prompt + Patient

“I emailed Jessica inquiring about a 1 year photo shoot for my son. She immediately responded & we were able to set up a time that worked for both of our schedules. We arrived to her at-home studio & were immediately impressed. Her studio was SO inviting yet incredibly professional. Theo (my son) had refused his afternoon nap so I was quite worried how the shoot would turn out but Jessica was so patient and diligent with her photos. She then followed up immediately with the proofs and then 3 weeks later we received the final edits of Theo’s photo shoot. Everything was done in a timely and professional manner. Thank you so much for capturing photos of my son that I will cherish forever. You are wonderful, Jess! Thank you!!”

SHAYNA V.

Great with Kids

“Amazing photographer for kids! She was so patient and knows how to handle your little ones at whatever stage they are in. The quality of the photos are beautiful and she does amazing at setting up props, outfits, headbands etc for your sessions. I would highly recommend her!”

SYNTIA P.

Accommodating

“Jess was SO patient, any time a break was needed for feeding or changing she gave us the time that we needed. She was so prepared & knew exactly how to get our little baby relaxed and ready for the camera. She was ready for any accidents, any surprises, and was well prepared with 3 set ups of my color combo choices! She clearly has a gift and a very creative eye for props & outfits, they’re all so unique & so thought out.
She worked with me along the way in choosing the date, she was very flexible as my due date was moved/changed twice. She was very professional in providing paper work & contracts ahead of time, and was so quick to respond to emails and any questions I had about our shoot. I cannot wait to do some family shoots in the future! Thank you Jess!”

STEPHANIE B.

Stress Free

“Jess was amazing to work with – flexible and patient as can be! She has an obvious gift when it comes to working with newborn photography; not only a creative eye and passion for photography, but a calming presence that made our newborn shoot so enjoyable and stress free! Love her work and I am so in love with our photos. Look forward to our next shoot!”

MEGHAN L.

Repeat Clients

“Jess’s photos take my breath away! Every single one. She has taken my first sons 3,6,9, and 12 mo pictures, my maternity pictures, and my second son’s newborn,3, and 6mo pictures. (So far). She is patient and kind and always catches faces that show both of the boys personalities. I can’t say enough about the beautiful photos she takes. Thank you so much to Jess and the time she takes to always get that perfect shot!”

ALEXIS V.

Investment Options

01

POSED FAMILY NEWBORN

$595

+ 3-4 hour session in the STUDIO
+ props, wraps, hats, headbands & styling accessories provided
+ sibling & family portraits with baby
+ newborn portraits
+ 20 professionally hand-edited images of your choosing
+ print & download rights to selected images
+ $100 product credit

02

POSED NEWBORN

$440

+ Up to 2 hour session in the STUDIO
+ props, wraps, hats, headbands & styling accessories provided
+ newborn portraits only
+ 10 professionally hand-edited images of your choosing
+ print & download rights to selected images
+ 15% OFF products

03

LIFESTYLE NEWBORN

$495

+ Up to 2 hour session in YOUR HOME
+ no props – minimal wraps and accessories provided
+ sibling & family portraits with baby
+ 15 professionally hand-edited images of your choosing
+ print & download rights to selected images
+ $100 product credit

04

MILESTONE | ALL INCLUSIVE

$425

+ up to 1.5 hour session in the STUDIO or ON LOCATION
+ use of handmade boutique clothing & accessories
+ option for unlimited outfit changes
+ 2 – 3 styled studio sets or locations
+ 20 professionally hand-edited images of your choosing
+ print & download rights to selected images
+ $100 product credit

05

MILESTONE | PETITE

$275

+ 45 minute session in the STUDIO or ON LOCATION
+ use of handmade boutique clothing & accessories
+ no outfit changes
+ 1 styled studio set or location
+ 10 professionally hand-edited images of your choosing
+ print & download rights to selected image
+ 15% OFF products

06

MATERNITY

$425

+ 1 hour session ON LOCATION, in YOUR HOME or at the STUDIO
+ option for use of maternity gowns
+ option for 1 outfit change
+ 15 professionally hand-edited images of your choosing
+ print & download rights to selected images
+ $100 product credit
BOOK WITH A NEWBORN SESSION AND RECEIVE 20% OFF

07

FAMILY

$495

+ 1 hour session ON LOCATION, in YOUR HOME or at the STUDIO
+ for immediate family members, up to 6 participants*
+ 20 professionally hand-edited images of your choosing
+ print & download rights to selected images
+ $100 product credit
* $25 fee per additional person after 6

08

BELLY TO BABY | ALL INCLUSIVE

$1,680

This collection includes 4 separate sessions:
MATERNITY | 1hr – 15 Digitals
POSED FAMILY NEWBORN | 3-4hr – 20 Digitals
ALL INCLUSIVE MILESTONE | 1.5hr – 20 Digitals
ALL INCLUSIVE MILESTONE | 1.5hr – 20 Digitals
+ 8×8 Leather Heirloom Album with 20 sides
* Save over $190 when you purchase this collection!

09

BELLY TO BABY | PETITE

$1,275

This collection includes 4 separate sessions:
MATERNITY | 1hr – 15 Digitals
POSED PETITE NEWBORN | 2hr – 10 Digitals
PETITE MILESTONE | 45min – 10 Digitals
PETITE MILESTONE | 45min – 10 Digitals
+ 15% OFF products
* Save over $140 when you purchase this collection!

10

GROW WITH ME | ALL INCLUSIVE

$1,530

This collection includes 4 separate ALL INCLUSIVE Milestone sessions documenting baby’s 1st year.
3 MONTHS | 6 MONTHS | 9 MONTHS | 1 YEAR
+ 8×8 Leather Heirloom Album with 20 sides
* Save over $170 when you purchase this collection!

11

GROW WITH ME | PETITE

$990

This collection includes 4 separate PETITE Milestone sessions documenting baby’s 1st year.
3 MONTHS | 6 MONTHS | 9 MONTHS | 1 YEAR
+ 15% OFF products
* Save over $110 when you purchase this collection!

see the latest sneak peeks

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1 week ago

Jess Elaine Photography

SNEAK PEEK: Strauss | FAMILY

Big bro Benjamin came into the studio feeling a little nervous to have his picture taken. One hour and loads of laughs, tickles, kisses and silliness later, he left the studio EXCLAIMING how much fun he had!

I love being able to offer a space for this magic to happen AND be captured!
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Comment on Facebook

So in love with these! Thank you so much Jess! 💕

Very beautiful photos

Obsessed! SO beautiful!! 🥰

2 weeks ago

Jess Elaine Photography

SNEAK PEEK: Ayla | ONE + FAMILY

Celebrating Ayla's first year all together as a family!
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3 weeks ago

Jess Elaine Photography

SNEAK PEEK: Jack | 10 Days Old

"The greatest gift our parents ever gave us was each other."
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Comment on Facebook

Beautiful! Jess - I reached out on fb and via email, just seeing if you received any messages.

3 weeks ago

Jess Elaine Photography

SNEAK PEEK: Sloane | ONE

SO much happen's in one year. Last time I saw Sloane she was an itty bitty newborn fresh home from the hospital. Now look at her! Those big beautiful blue eyes and that sweet smile, her bright little soul shinning through even brighter. The first year seems to go by in the blink of an eye, but the amount of growth and change that happens is incredible. So many little things to remember and hold onto forever.
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3 weeks ago

Jess Elaine Photography

SNEAK PEEK: Roman | 9 Months Old

Watching Roman grow is so fun! He has become such an ACTIVE, curious and expressive little soul.
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Comment on Facebook

This is the cutest session everrrr!

I can’t wait to see the rest 😍

4 weeks ago

Jess Elaine Photography

SNEAK PEEK: Verona | 6 Months Old

Verona is 6 months old and loves to S M I L E. ♡
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Comment on Facebook

Omg Mallory Frances 😍 these are just precious ❤️❤️❤️