If you are on this page, and are expecting, I want to personally say congratulations! As a Mommy to 3 babies, I know that there is nothing more magical than hearing your baby's heartbeat for the first time, feeling butterfly kicks in your belly, and knowing that you are their home and safe place for the next 9 months.
Shannon Reece Jones Photography is a boutique photography studio serving Houston, TX & surrounding locations including (but not limited to) The Woodlands, Spring, The Heights, Cypress, River Oaks, Conroe, Katy, Kingwood, Memorial & Magnolia. I personally photograph expecting parents, newborn babies, children & families.
The goal of each session is to create family heirlooms that tell your story. Each piece of artwork is created just for you; to share with your baby, and their babies, and generations to come. Maternity & newborn favorites include keepsake albums, fine art prints, and custom wall art designed for your home and the baby's nursery. Additional options include museum quality gallery wrapped canvas, custom framing, and modern acrylics. These are your forever memories and we are so lucky to share this special season of life with you and your family.
As an expecting Mother, especially with your first baby, I know that you are overwhelmed with so many emotions. There are feelings of joy, excitement, worry, and even wonder. The unknown is a little scary, but when hiring a professional photographer, there shouldn’t be any concern or worry. This is a time to capture all of the beautiful things happening in your life, to you, your growing family, and your sweet baby.
The information below will take you through helpful ideas; including what to wear, when to schedule your session, and tips about maternity photography. As always, you are welcome to email me with any questions along the way. Your session will be customized just for you.
I'm so happy for you; and can't wait to work with you and your growing family!
P.S. I found a blog post to help you prepare for your session ;).
“Our experience with Shannon was wonderful! I remember being anxious leading up to my delivery, and her communication and flexibility totally put my mind at ease. She was so patient and helpful during our shoot and at the end of out session I truly felt like she had captured images we would cherish forever. Our photos were absolutely outstanding and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a newborn or family photographer. ”
From hair & makeup, to what to wear, we will work with you to customize and design the perfect style for your maternity portraits. I have gowns in the studio that you are welcome to borrow, or I can help you choose your own. We will plan your final artwork, and when your newborn session will take place.
Studio, at home lifestyle, or outdoor; a typical maternity portrait session is about an hour. You can choose a studio session as well as an outdoor session if you would like both. This would be about a 2 hour photography session, as well as about an hour for hair and makeup (they can come to you or you are welcome to make your appointment at the studio.)
Your viewing and ordering appointment is when you get to see your images for the first time and order what you love! Most maternity clients choose the baby plan and order images to go into their first year album or 3 image wall grouping. You will get see all of the options at the studio as well.
Seeing your portraits in print is honestly the best part of the entire photography experience. We will also plan your next session at this time if you are part of the 1st year baby plan.
From a fine art canvas beautifully hanging over your baby's crib, to a keepsake album displayed on a shelf in the nursery... I love to see images of your artwork in your home. I'll definitely ask you to send me a picture; or I may stop by to take one to share with all of our SRJP clients.
Just a little secret... I usually know that you are expecting before most of your friends and family do. Maternity and newborn sessions do book several months in advance. You are welcome to schedule your session as early as 12 weeks. This allows for your maternity & newborn dates to be reserved, along with your hair and makeup appointments. Maternity sessions typically take place between 30-36 weeks.
“Oh my goodness! Our album is breathtaking! It’s so beautiful Shannon! Thank you so much! Seeing them in printed is so different... it also gives me a better idea of the ones I want printed for our home.”
Don't forget to ask about the Newborn Baby Registry. Gift certificates are a popular registry item as well as a baby shower gift. Join in with a family member, a group of friends, or even your office team to give the best gift of all.
Need a little help with your registry?
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From maternity to newborn, the Shannon Reece Jones Photography studio is here to help with every detail of your maternity & newborn session. Hopefully the links below help a little along your pregnancy journey.
...this is what I will create for you. because I believe that seeing your babies, and your memories, beautifully displayed in print, honestly there is nothing better.
Because every picture tells a story...and because digital files and technology won't last forever, Shannon Reece Jones Photography offers a luxury line of artwork that you can display in your home and treasure forever. I am proud to partner with the best vendors in the industry to offer you museum quality wall art, and heirloom albums, so that you can share your family's history for generations to come. And even better, each piece is custom made for you and designed specifically for your baby.
The booking fee includes your first call with Shannon, as well as your pre-session planning appointment. This is when we plan your artwork goals, hair and makeup and what to wear. We will choose your session date and time, in-person ordering and viewing appointment dates, and you will also have access to all studio wardrobe and props. After your session, Shannon hand edits each image in your gallery. The booking fee does not include any digital images or artwork. After your session, you come back to the studio for your in-person viewing and ordering appointment. There are so many beautiful products in the studio to choose from, pricing is based on what you would like to create. We will chat more about artwork and albums; and all of the pretty things on our first call, and you are always welcome to come to the studio to see everything in person. Right now I'm happy to meet with you virtually as well ;).
Most clients choose their favorite images from both sessions at one ordering appointment, 2-3 weeks after the newborn session. Baby favorites are the keepsake album including images from both sessions as well as wall art and grandparent gifts. I will be here to help create, capture, & design your portraits every step of the way. I can't wait to work with you and your family.
"Shannon has done two newborn session for me and I can honestly say she does excellent work! I couldn't ask for more!"