"Jess did gorgeous maternity photos for us, captured the home birth of our daughter, and took adorable newborn photos! She has an eye for telling a story with her photos and capturing candid moments and sweet details. She is laid back and not too directive around posing, rather she likes to let you naturally interact to find those genuine moments of connection" - Reid
What style of Photography do you do? I believe I lean towards a documentary style with moments of lifestyle. I am happy to try and get any poses you have seen and I will have some suggestions about the best rooms and locations in your house, yard or area. I want to capture you and your family as you are, beautiful and silly and sweet. I mostly use natural light, although I may bounce flash off the ceiling at a birth if the room is very dark.
Where does my session take place? Birth and Fresh 48 sessions take place at the location of birth, Newborn sessions take place at your home, Maternity & Family sessions can take place at your home or at a mutually decided upon location.
What should we wear? Neutrals that are co-ordinated but not matching work best. Patterns are best kept to a minimum. Pinterest is s good resource for ideas. A bright pop of color on one person in the family can add a fun visual element!
Does my house need to be clean? Tidied up is great but not necessarily spotless! It is helpful to have surfaces generally cleared.
How long until we get our pictures? Within 2 weeks! They will be e-mailed to you in a gallery and ready for download.
Will you use my images on Social Media? As an artist it really help to be able to continually share my work. I will e-mail you a model release when I send your gallery and if you allow me to use a few of your images I will appreciate it!
What if you don't make it to my birth on time? In the event of a precipitous birth I will document all the moments following the birth and return for a complimentary Fresh 48 or Newborn session.
Do you offer a payment plans? Yes, let me know if this is something you are interested in.
FYI Because I am shooting a limited number of birth shoots per month there is the possibility I may need to reschedule with you in the event that I am at a birth. I will notify you as soon as possible and work with you to reschedule ASAP a time that works with your schedule.
Let me know any other questions you have! I have referrals for birth photography if you would like.
"Jessica Dory did an amazing job with our family pictures this fall. She has the warmth and connection to make our kids (and my photo-shy husband) feel really comfortable. She has the talent to take sharp, quality photos. And she has the "something special" to take unique and extraordinary pictures that truly capture our personalities." - Emily