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What to Expect


Please schedule your session as far in advance as you can. I am in studio and open for appointments Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in the morning. If an appointment is needed outside these times, please email me with your desired times and I will do my best to accommodate you.

A non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking, but I do not charge a penalty for rescheduling and actually encourage you to reschedule if you or your child is sick. To ensure the health of your children, I will always reschedule with you if I am sick.


After the Session

Please allow up to 3 weeks for processing. I try to have a quick turnaround because I know what it’s like being on the other side of the lens and eagerly waiting to see your pictures! When your images are ready, a sneak peek will be published on jacquilynavery.com and a notification email will be sent to you.


Newborn Session Details

I prefer to photograph newborns when they are between 5 – 10 days old when they are the littlest, sleepiest, and bendiest! If possible, schedule your session while still pregnant; the exact day and time can be adjusted according to arrival date, if necessary. My studio is small, quiet, and private, so your precious bundle will not be exposed to sick children in a waiting room. The studio is also very warm to keep your newborn happy and sleepy so parents will want to wear cool clothing. If parents are joining their newborn for a few images in the session, these will be photographed first.

Newborns are photographed naked, so there is no need to bring outfits. If you have a specific clothing item that you’d like included in the session, such as a blessing gown, please let me know at time of booking. Props such as hats, headbands, and cocoons are all provided, but please feel free to bring any accessories you desire. If there is a specific hat etc. that you have seen and would like used in your session please email me prior to make sure I have it!

Newborn sessions take 3 hours (or less if they are good sleepers) and we will do as many set ups as possible. Be prepared to feed your newborn while at the studio. If they take a pacifier, bring that as well because it can be a great tool in quickly calming a fussy newborn. Dress your newborn very lightly to provide the least amount of disturbance in getting them from car seat to picture-ready. Please bring extra blankets, diapers, wipes and most importantly, don’t stress about the mess- everything is washable!

Baby, Toddler & Kid Session Details

Baby sessions are usually done at three, six, and nine months. The first year goes so fast! Don’t miss these wonderful opportunities to capture the milestones your precious baby is learning.

Don’t expect your toddler to sit still? Neither do I! Toddler sessions are designed to be fast paced, fun, and even a little crazy! There isn’t much I won’t do to crack a smile and steal some eye contact from your little one.

These sessions are all about personality, so feel free to bring their favorite items such as a beloved doll, stuffed animal, etc. For the older kids, are they into sports? Play a musical instrument?

Baby, Toddler & Kid sessions are single subject only but siblings can be added to the session for $50.00.

Maternity Session Details

Pregnancy is a very intimate and special time. You are carrying new life inside of you that will change and enrich your life forever. Bonds are forming, anticipation and excitement are building, and- at the risk of sounding cliché- expectant mothers truly glow. What an amazing time to capture!

Maternity sessions are generally shot in studio with simple clothing and backdrops to allow for maximum emotion to come through in your images. My studio is 100% private, allowing for a more boudoir-style maternity session, if desired. Fabric for wrapping and draping is provided, but please feel free to bring along any additional items you’d like in the session such as ultrasound picture, baby booties, etc.