The Planning Stage

Let's talk about your goals!  What are we shooting for and how will we plan it?  From how images will be displayed, what to wear, color design, and home decor, the pre-consultation helps answer ALL of your questions and helps us get to know your family.

  We will coordinate the session based on what you love most and what you would like to get out of your session.   It is carefully designed and planned.  Pre-consultations take place over the phone, and usually only take about 15-20 minutes of your time. 

 Beautiful portraits begin with a great relationship.  Tell us about your personal style, your home, and your vision, and we'll add our creativity to make it happen. 



Where do I want to display my images?
How do I want to see them in 10-15 years?
What look am I going for?
Why do I want these images?

The shoot


Newborn and baby photography sessions, take place in our Staten Island, in-home studio.  We work with both controlled studio lighting and natural lighting, and have a beautiful selection of handmade props and set designs.  The space is a calm and relaxed environment, where we create a look that is timeless and unique.  Family sessions can be captured in studio or on-location.  

Studio sessions with Jessie are fun and relaxed.  Your experience is very important to us, and our goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible during your photo session. You’ll enjoy an amazing photo-shoot experience, with lots of giggles, fun, and sometimes even some snacks. But most importantly, create beautiful memories for your family for years to come!

Whether indoor or outdoor, your portrait session is focused solely on you.  We want you to have an amazing experience.  We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service, a commitment to each family, and of course creation of a unique art piece for your home.

The Creative Process

The session

Your Gallery is Ready!



Order and Review

View your Images!

the ordering appointment

Now is the fun part!  The viewing & ordering appointment is when you get to see everything all tied together.  Your images are projected onto a 55" high definition screen, and we take the time to design your piece of art for your home.  This is the time we will finalize your order, it's always best if mom and dad are both present to make the final decisions.  You and Jessie will be sorting through all of your images, and deciding what will look best with your home decor. 

You will be able to touch and feel all of the products we offer, and even see what images look like on your own wall.  We will show you actual sizes, and pair the images together for a wall portrait, gallery, or one of our fine art albums.  The products we have to offer are one-of-a-kind, and mostly hand crafted to ensure they're of the upmost quality.  Seeing your images come to life in print is the most rewarding part of this process, and Jessie truly loves creating beautiful artwork for you to treasure forever.  

Why Print?

Do you remember when they said to back everything up to a floppy disc?  Yep, we did that, and now they don't exist anymore.  

Or how about saving them to a CD?  Yep, did that too!  And guess what, we don't do that anymore either! 

Nowadays, they say let's back up to a USB or a Hard Drive.  So we did, and then the hard drive crashed and the USB had nothing on it.  

Meanwhile the framed heirloom print over the mantle looks over and smiles at us, and the albums on the bookshelf poke each other and giggle.

I am not really into the business of selling digital files.  But don't worry, when you choose Create a Collection, you will go home with all of the files from your session.
Here at our studio, we create beautiful, tangible products for you to take home with you.

At Jessie James Photography it's about heirloom quality products to treasure for many years to come and providing you with a superior customer service experience. 



final delivery 

About 3-4 weeks later, your artwork will be ready for pickup!  We will call you to let you know it's ready, and make arrangements for you to finally take it home.  If you need help with the installation, we will gladly provide someone who can help.  Once your portraits are hung up, you can enjoy them every single day!  These are your precious children,  who are growing way too fast, and who will you cherish until the end of time.  

And that's not all.  Families often come back some time after to update their portraits.  So right from the beginning we plan, knowing there may be more.  And we design around that.  The next time you come back, we'll make sure to coordinate with past sessions, so you can build on what we've already created for you!

Receiving Your Artwork!

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