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Newborn Photographer North Adelaide

Newborn Photographer North Adelaide

I love that all babies are different during their session 🙂 Griffin was quite active and had lots of awake time during his shoot so after we captured some adorable eye contact, I wrapped him up nice and secure and rocked him gently so that we could get some sleepy shots that were requested. His stunning mumma Abbey came in whilst pregnant with Griffin so that I could capture her bump before his arrival also so it was amazing to have her back in <3

If you are considering a maternity and newborn photography experience, please get in touch soon as 2018 bookings are extremely limited. Just fill out your details on my contact page (click here) and I will be in touch soon!


The Client Experience

How has your experience been with JC imagery and how did Jodi make you feel? Our experience with Jodi was lovely! Not only was she very accommodating and patient with our little one, but her professionalism and photography skills are superb!

Why did you choose JC imagery? Jodi did such an amazing job with my maternity photos that I couldn’t resist bringing my bubba in to see her once he arrived. Her props and little outfits are super cute too!

Highlights…

What was the highlight of your session? The highlight of the session was watching my son and his daddy have their photos taken together… the two people I love most in this world.. these photos I will treasure!

Our story

Is there a story surrounding your pregnancy? Was it a breeze or did you little one make you work for it? My pregnancy with Griffin went very smoothly up until the last few weeks… He was super comfy in my tummy and decided that he wanted to stay in there as long as possible, not coming earthside until after 42 weeks! Despite my eagerness to meet him and my desire to have my body back, he was sooo worth the wait!!

The details

Did you find out whether you were having a boy or a girl? Or do you love a surprise? We found out we were having a little boy when I was 11 weeks pregnant through the Harmony NeoNatal test which examines the baby’s chromosomes. Daddy wanted to wait and have it be a surprise but I couldn’t resist!

How did you go choosing your baby’s name? After months of not agreeing on any names Darren and I eventually came across “Griffin” in a baby name book.. We wanted a name that was both masculine and unique and decided it was meant to be. Griffin’s middle name “Beau” he shares with his big brother “Liam Beau”.

Preparation

What are your favourite baby stores? I decided while pregnant that I wanted to buy as many Australian made, organic and eco friendly baby products as I could find. My favourite stores were ‘Owl Baby‘ and ‘Rainbow Tree‘. In Adelaide there are also ‘Magic Circle‘, ‘David Jones‘ and of course ‘Baby Bunting‘.

Did you prepare the nursery in advance or wing it last minute? By 25 weeks Griffin’s nursery was pretty much complete which allowed me to focus on resting for the remainder of my pregnancy.

Tips

Do you have any tips for expecting mums? The only advice I can share for expecting mumma’s that I found beneficial was to see a chriopractor in the last few weeks of my pregnancy. Mine was a godsend, relieving my sciatica almost instantly.

Do you have any tips and tricks for parents adjusting to parenthood in those early days? Ensure you have precooked meals in the freezer for easy lunches and dinners after bubs arrives and don’t forget to sleep when the baby sleeps!

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Adelaide Newborn & Maternity Photographer

Adelaide Newborn & Maternity Photographer

I am always so inspired and love to create memorable portraits for my clients… Vanessa totally embraced her session and we were able to do something a little different that included some pretty flowers! This set-up is not something that I have ever done but the end result is amazing!

For maternity & newborn photography, please click here to request a copy of our information guide.


The Client Experience

How has your experience been with JC imagery and would you recommend Jodi to friends? The experience was amazing. I had so much fun and felt so comfortable. Jodi made me feel so beautiful and confident and I think that shows through the pictures.

How did Jodi make you feel throughout the booking process and during your shoot?
Jodi was very friendly and made me feel at ease with the booking process. All questions were answered with a quick response.

Our Story

Is there a story surrounding your pregnancy? Has it been a breeze or has your little one made you work for it? We ended up trying for a year and a half. She sure made us work for it. But timing ended up being perfect. We just moved into our new home and are more than ready for her now!

Have you found out whether you are having a boy or a girl? Or is it a total surprise? Yes we’re having a little girl!!

Preparation…

Tell me your favourite stores that you are obsessed with for maternity wear… I have bought a few items from ‘Ripe‘ (located in Myer) Adelaide. And a couple dresses from ‘Boohoo‘.

Have you started to prepare the baby’s nursery or are you going to wing it last minute? Yes we started as soon as we moved in our new home which was a month ago. We are feeling nice and settled now and can’t wait for her arrival.

Tips

Do you have any tips for expecting mums? Enjoy every moment. It goes so quickly. And make sure you take lots of progress pics. They’re so good to look back on.

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Newborn Photography Adelaide

Newborn Photography Adelaide

Marley | 8 days…

This little cherub had me melting sooo bad! I just had to share a couple of my personal favourites and her beautiful mumma’s experience. If you’ve been considering a newborn session, please get in contact soon to reserve your tentative due date. Bookings are limited so click here 🙂


The Client Experience

How has your experience been with JC imagery and how did Jodi make you feel?

Our whole experience was incredible from start to finish. It was lovely to know Marley was safe and in very capable hands with Jodi, but also that I was also able to be comfortable in her professional environment. I felt understood and relaxed during what was a challenging time, as most postpartum women will agree.

Highlights

What was the highlight of your session?

Watching my partner interact with Jodi and Marley to set up the shoots. It was my first time since she was born I really could sit and watch without worrying or fussing… The part where Marley also wee’d on Jodi made me laugh too!

Our Story

Is there a story surrounding your pregnancy? Was it a breeze or did your little one make you work for it?

Asides from some controlled hypertension, in hindsight it was pretty breezy after the all day sickness dropped off 2nd tri.. I carried her fairly well, didn’t swell or blow up, had attainable cravings of hot chips, honey in sourdough toast.. and organic royal gala apples, but I’d only eat them from one grower only.. many other apples went into the bin with one bite taken out.

How did you find out whether you were having a boy or a girl? Or was it a total surprise?

We found out at 20w scan.. We were so sure it was a boy though we got them to double check on the day and then triple check again at 28w…

Baby Name

How did you come up with your baby’s name? And did you have other names that you used while your new baby was still in the womb)?

We had thrown a few names around but at the scan when we found out it was a girl, I just looked at my fiance and said “Marley” and he immediately agreed. We called her The Punisher while she was in the womb.. not for sinister reasons though. We’d just finished watching it on Netflix and one of her scan images of her skull looked like his logo/emblem thing. So we went with that.

Preparation

Tell me your favourite stores that you are obsessed with shopping at (this may help other parents prepare for their new miracle).

You can’t go past ‘Kmart’ and ‘Best & Less’.. and ‘Aldi’ when it’s baby week.. then online for girls there is: ‘Little Eedie Boutique‘, ‘Bubs Warehouse‘, ‘CMC Gold‘, ‘Mae & Rae‘, ‘Lulu & Milly, ‘Arrabella Rose’, ‘Tutuirresistable’… Also, ‘Bonds‘ wonsersuits are the best too.

How far in advance did you prepare the nursery? Or did you wing it last minute?

We started at 20w, but it wasn’t 100% done till I went on my mat leave at 35w and had time to nest.

Tips & Tricks

Do you have any tips for expecting mums?

Enjoy your pregnancy. It sounds silly to some but it is a wonderful experience, I miss laying down at night and feeling her kick and roll around.

Do you have any tips and tricks for parents adjusting to parenthood in those early days?

It’s okay to cry, take plenty of photos and remember you can never spoil a newborn. Hold them, kiss them and take in the amazing smell that is baby breath!
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Maternity Photography Adelaide

Maternity Photography Adelaide

Maternity Photography Adelaide

Danielle | 36 weeks

The best part about being a photographer is receiving feedback from clients about how you made them feel during their shoot and once they view their portraits… This beautiful woman wasn’t confident prior to her session at all but is now incredibly happy to have had her maternity shoot so that these memories can be remembered… I love to find out what you do and don’t like so that we can create something that you love!

If you have any questions, click here, I would love to hear them and chat further about your maternity photography experience. What better way to pamper yourself before bub arrives! Jodi x


The Client Experience

How has your experience been with JC imagery and would you recommend Jodi to friends? My experience has been excellent from start to finish, I would definitely recommend Jodi to friends and family!

How did Jodi make you feel throughout the booking process and during your shoot? She made me feel so comfortable and confident in my own skin.

My Story

Is there a story surrounding your pregnancy? Has it been a breeze or has your little one made you work for it? I have been very lucky to not have any complications throughout my pregnancy, although I have had nausea all way through and low blood pressure towards the end. During my shoot, because of my low blood pressure, I had to sit down towards the end for a few minutes. Jodi was so patient and looked after me well, ensuring I felt ok again to get back up and finish the session.

Have you found out whether you are having a boy or a girl? Or is it a total surprise? It is my first baby so we have decided on having a surprise!

Preparation

Tell me your favourite stores that you are obsessed with for maternity wear… I love ‘Pea in a pod Maternity‘, it is where I got my baby shower dress from! And ‘BAE the label‘ also has some beautiful maternity and nursing wear.

Have you started to prepare the baby’s nursery or are you going to wing it last minute? The nursery is just about ready, just need to put a few shelves up and add a bit of pink or blue when bub arrives!

Tips

Do you have any tips for expecting mums? If you are unsure whether you want to do a maternity shoot because you aren’t feeling super confident in your own skin, have trust in Jodi and just do it! This is how I felt initially but now I am so glad that I ended up doing this shoot with the lovely and talented Jodi! She will make you feel super comfortable and produce some beautiful photos for you to look back on forever…

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Newborn & Family Photography Adelaide

Newborn & Family Photography Adelaide

Meet Evaliah… What an absolutely gorgeous baby, I couldn’t get enough of her beautiful strawberry hair and button nose. She was an absolute angel during her session so we were able to get such amazing portraits for her family to remember…


The Client Experience

How has your experience been with JC imagery and how did Jodi make you feel?
Our experience with JC imagery was more than we could’ve ever asked for! Going into my maternity shoot I was extremely nervous and wasn’t really sure what to expect, but by the end of it, I walked away with some amazing photos that I thought I would’ve never been able to achieve, let alone feel comfortable in doing so. Then when we returned with our little girl I was so comfortable with handing her over. Jodi is such a lovely and genuine person, it definitely shows that she is passionate about her job.

Highlights

What was the highlight of your maternity and newborn session?
The highlight of my maternity shoot was definitely when my partner was helping with the silk flick in a couple of my photos. He just couldn’t quite master it but in the end we got an amazing photo. I loved how Jodi included my partner in the session. As for the newborn session, the highlight was just watching Jodi work. It was incredible to watch how Jodi would calm Evaliah down, ready for each setup. We had full confidence throughout the whole shoot and we even managed to get a, extra prop while bub slept.

Why did you choose JC Imagery to capture this special time?
I stumbled across JC imagery in my search through Instagram for a newborn/maternity photographer in Adelaide. I instantly fell in love with her work! She is so flexible and offers high-quality photographs, which was exactly what we were after.

Our Story…

Is there a story surrounding your pregnancy? Was it a breeze or did your little one make you work for it? Little-miss definitely made me work for it!! Got stuck with the horrid Hyperemesis Gravidarum… 🙁

Did you find out whether you were having a boy or a girl? Or was it a total surprise?
We found out at our 18-week scan. We had planned to find out at a gender reveal that we were going to have but the suspense was too much! As soon as the sonographer asked if we wanted to know we both jumped at the opportunity.

Decisions

How did you come up with your baby’s name? And did you have other names that you used while your new baby was still in the womb)?
Before we found out that we were having a girl, we would refer to her as ‘jellybean’. Then from probably 26 weeks onwards, we fell in love with the name Evaliah. We just stumbled across it one day after tossing a few different variations around. I loved the name Evie, but my partner wasn’t set on it so we decided on Evaliah. Evie for a nickname.

Preparation

What are your favourite stores that you are obsessed with shopping at…
I’m sure that I’m not the only one but I’m totally obsessed with all things ‘Kmart!’ There’s an online store called ‘Little Eedie and they have some adorable clothing! Baby Bunting also have some incredible items and some amazing nursery furniture.

How far in advance did you prepare the nursery? Or did you wing it last minute?
We moved down from Cairns when I was 32 weeks pregnant and had ordered all our nursery furniture from an online store. The room was ready and set up only a few weeks before Evaliah arrived.

Tips

Do you have any tips for expecting mums?
The only tip that I can really give is, is to be completely open-minded. Don’t go into parenthood expecting to have everything done perfectly and to know what you’re doing. Have an open mind about the birth as well because literally, anything can happen. I was terrified of becoming a Mum with fear of failing and not being good enough but now I am absolutely loving it! Just take each day as it comes and every minute while your baby is little, it doesn’t last for long.

Helpful tricks

Do you have any tips and tricks for parents adjusting to parenthood in those early days?
Definitely try and get a bassinet with wheels on it! After leaving the hospital and coming home I actually got my dad to attach a set of wheels to my bassinet… Stock your freezer up with frozen meals! This has been a life saver for my partner and I. Those nights where you are over exhausted and just can’t be bothered cooking are the perfect nights to just pull out a frozen home-cooked meal!

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For more information about maternity and newborn portraiture, please click here, I would love to hear from you! Jodi x

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My Experience at a Maternity & Newborn Workshop

My Experience at a Maternity & Newborn Workshop

I attended Anja McDonald’s Maternity and Newborn Workshop on the Gold Coast over the weekend and really wanted to share my personal experience with you all!

This workshop by far was the most enjoyable and educational experience I’ve ever had. Anja is incredibly humble, welcoming and open to teaching us her extensive knowledge about photography and how to run a successful business.

The reason why I decided to attend?

I feel that it is incredibly important throughout our career to expand our knowledge as much as possible and explore every avenue. I specifically wanted to focus on maternity posing using artificial light (as I have previously been a natural light photographer) and look at new business/marketing strategies. Anja’s workshop was a perfect choice.

An in-person workshop allows the opportunity to share an experience with other like-minded people who share your passion. It was great to make some new friends and have fun in the process! It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or more experienced photographer because Anja ensures to spend time with each student individually too.

Along with learning different techniques to style and pose, Anja shared her business secrets and post-production tips which were extremely helpful! I have walked away from that experience with a business plan, so much more knowledge and an awesome goodie bag filled with products from my favourite vendors! Haha

Anja is so patient and supportive; she provides ongoing support to keep you on track even after the workshop has been completed which I find incredibly helpful. She truly wants everyone to succeed.

I am so passionate about providing my clients with the best experience and love to exceed their expectations, this is why Anja’s workshop is by far the best investment I have made for my career and I will continue to improve/update my skills and business regularly.

I recommend that you check out her mentoring program and workshop dates if you are looking to take your business and imagery to the next level. Here is the link for further information about mentoring/workshops with Anja: https://anjamcdonald.com.au/mentoring/

Otherwise, I would love to hear from you about booking your maternity or newborn photography experience, please get in contact by clicking here

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Newborn Photography Specialist | Craigmore SA | Adelaide

Newborn Photography Specialist | Craigmore SA | Adelaide

I have put together a short slideshow to display some images captured during a newborn session. Each experience is calm and relaxed so you can sit back and enjoy the moment while we create lifelong memories and beautiful pieces of art…

Newborns grow and change so much over those first few weeks so I feel that it is incredibly important to take this moment and freeze it in time. Many new parents have told me that they can barely remember all the details because so much happens & so much doesn’t (like a good nights sleep)! I guarantee that you will cherish each image more than you could ever imagine.

Safety is key!

I know that there would be nothing more daunting to hand your new baby over to a complete stranger but please know, I am a trained professional. I understand the techniques necessary to pose safely, how to identify potential risks and how to avoid them.
During your experience, I promise to ensure that your little one is kept warm, comfortable and content in the studio at all times and will take extra care when positioning them (safety is key)! All products used also, are carefully washed/cleaned thoroughly to ensure a hygienic and germ-free environment. This is why I am also fully-vaccinated.

What to do next?

I love to meet all my newborn clients for a complimentary consultation prior to the birth of their new addition, that way we can get to know each other and take the stress out of organising your session. I believe that during this time, it is necessary to make the process nice and easy and we get to arrange all the beautiful little details in person.
If this is something you would love to arrange with me or you are after more information about our packages and collections, please click here and I will contact you as soon as possible.
Thank you so much and I look forward to hearing from you!
Jodi x

VIEW SLIDESHOW HERE:


Would you like to see more from our portfolio and behind the scenes work?
Check out our Instagram feed 🙂
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Adelaide Newborn Photography | JC IMAGERY

Adelaide Newborn Photography | JC IMAGERY

Meet Flynn! This little guy is such a beautiful boy with an amazing personality. I enjoyed every minute during his first photo shoot and glad mum and dad did too 🙂

To view more from our portfolio, please check out our Instagram page. For session information and bookings, please enquire here. Thank you, Jodi x


The Experience

How has your experience been with JC imagery and how did Jodi make you feel? 

The moment Jodi opened up the door to her home studio I felt incredibly welcomed and comfortable. Jodi not only demonstrated high professionalism but was wonderfully friendly, calm and patient during our newborn session. She’s got an eye for detail and beautiful taste in all her props and accessories. The entire experience was perfect and faultless. I am so happy with the end result and will cherish the photos Jodi took forever. Thank you so much Jodi, I will be a returning customer and highly recommend JC Imagery to everyone.

What was the highlight of your session? 

When Jodi had my son in the wood log pose. He looked so peaceful and picture perfect, I watched over him with such pride. I was completely blown away by how amazing Jodi made the setting look. It was my favourite photo of the day.

Our Story

Is there a story surrounding your pregnancy? Was it a breeze or did your little one make you work for it? 

Aside from extremely bad reflux, it was a fairly easy-going pregnancy.

How did you find out whether you were having a boy or a girl? Or was it a total surprise?

It was supposed to be a surprise but on our 17-week ultrasound the sonographer slipped up!

How did you come up with your baby’s name? And did you have other names that you used while your new baby was still in the womb)?

Early on we discussed baby names together and both came across the name Flynn. We loved it and it stuck!

Advice

Tell me your favourite stores that you are obsessed with shopping at (this may help other parents prepare for their new miracle).

Daisy and Hen
Wilson and Frenchy
Pure Baby
Little Fawn Boutique

How far in advance did you prepare the nursery? Or did you wing it last minute?
We moved house the following week after Flynn’s birth. The nursery was completely last minute, but I was very prepared for buying everything he needed before he arrived.

Do you have any tips for expecting mums?
Download BabyCenter and Ovia Pregnancy on your mobile. Both apps I found really helpful during my pregnancy. It also gives you the opportunity to talk to other expecting mums.

Tips & Tricks

Do you have any tips and tricks for parents adjusting to parenthood in those early days?

Sleep when the baby sleeps, housework can wait.
Ask for help and accept it.
Follow your heart, not advice. Mother’s instinct is best.
Don’t compare yourself to others.
Be kind to yourself.

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