Chillicothe Ohio Newborn Photographer | Jenn Skaggs Photography : Now Scheduling April and May Newborn Sessions.
I was honored to photograph Harper for her first Easter. She is quite the Mama's girl and has the cutest little smile. Her bright baby blues were just beautiful. I hope her and her family had a wonderful first Easter together.
Easter Mini Sessions with Oreo, the little Dutch bunny!
Indoor and outdoor sessions available.
My In-home studio is located 4 miles from Zane Trace School.
On location sessions are also available but must be a public site
(examples yocktangee park, great seal, etc.)
A $15 fee applies to onsite locations in Ross County
and a $30 fee for locations outside of Ross county such as Circleville.
Multiple package options. Digital or print
If you have any questions or would like to book a session please email me at email@example.com or through my facebook page.
Sessions are limited so don't delay.
There is nothing more beautiful this side of heaven than and precious little newborn. I was honored to spend my Saturday afternoon with this little beauty and her family. Little Miss M is the third sister in her family and a wonderful addition. At just 4 day old she is the youngest baby that I have done a full newborn session with. She was very alert and took in the atmosphere throughout her photographs.
Miss M's big sister is also quite the baby doll too.
As a photographer the one question that I am asked the most is "What should we wear?". While my answer is always different and depends greatly on the type of session that I am scheduling there are a few rules that I usually stick too.
1.) Layers and Textures make for a beautiful Picture.
Textures can be created by wearing multiple types of fabrics, for example a sweater over a blouse with a scarf. Both layers and textures add depth to a pictures and make it more interesting. They also are great for black and white portraits. Layers can also be removed to create a totally different look in just seconds.
2.) Wear clothes that are comfortable and be yourself.
If you choose an outfit that you wouldn't normally wear you will probably be less likely to love the images once you see them. If your normal attire is not something that you would want to pay to have your portrait in, then find a happy middle ground but stay true to yourself. The purpose of a portrait is to represent who you are in that moment, not who you are on picture day. Being comfortable in your clothes will make for a great session not only for you but for your kids as well.
3.) Steer clear of white if you are going to an afternoon Session.
Personally I like to meter my light to my subjects face as that is my main focus with portrait photography, because of this a white shirt or dress can actually appear washed out and overexposed even when the photograph is taken in the shade.
4.) Accessorize : A little pop of Color is A beautiful thing.
Sometimes Less is more and personally instead of a portrait being saturated with colors I love just a little pop of color here and there which can be accomplished with accessories such as bows, hats, scarves, and jewelry. The subject's shirt is a neutral ivory but the bow accents the picture and draws attention to her face without taking center stage. Accessories can also be easily removed and give a subject a whole new outfit in seconds.
5.) Keep Jewelry minimalistic.
Too much jewelry draws attention away from the face which should be the focus of your portrait.
6.) Choose 1 to 3 colors for a group portrait.
Chose colors with similar tones that go nicely together. Have you ever noticed how wonderful wedding pictures look? It's because they usually have a color pallet that everyone is wearing.
7.) Shoes do matter!
They can make or break an outfit and are excellent sources to coordinate with other subjects clothing to make for an interesting picture.
8.) Think about the location when choosing your clothing.
Choose outfits that will compliment the surrounding. If you are going to be photographed in the forest then you may want to steer clear from green, or if your at the beach beige would not be the best color choice. Likewise you would not want to wear flip flops into the forest and catch poison ivy or high heels to the beach.
9.) Think about the purpose of the photograph, how will it be displayed?
If the subject plans to hang their portrait in their living room they may want to coordinate their outfits with their décor. If It is for their Christmas card they may want to dress
traditional Christmas colors. The way that a picture will be displayed is important when deciding on colors for your portrait.
10. Your outfit should express who you are.
Personally I tend to Choose clothes that are timeless. Trends come and go quickly and can make your portraits look terribly dated in years to come. However, if you like capturing time as it is or was, trends may just be perfect for your session. Everyone has their own style. It's important that you embrace yours.
I hope that my 10 portrait tips were helpful to you as you decide on your portrait attire. Every Photographer is different and may not agree with them but they hold true to the style of photographer that I am. The most important thing is to have fun and don't stress out about all the details. Great pictures can be achieved without every single detail being mapped out. Here is an example of a non-color coordinated session that still turned out great with very little planning.
If you would like to schedule a non-stressful and fun session with Jenn Skaggs Photography. Click here to get the ball rolling!
The only thing I love more than photography is my family! I love being a Mommy to 4 wild and wonderful little quirky weirdoes, who keep my life so interesting and fun. This year for Valentines' Day they were dead set on the Valentine boxes that they wanted to create, and I'm so glad I didn't try to talk them out of them because they turned out great. I love these moments and creating memories to last a lifetime.They were too cute not to share with everyone. I hope that all of you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
While I love all types of photography, Newborn photography is one of my favorite services that I offer. I'm in love and fascinated by the birth process, and awed by every single beautiful newborn that I meet. Such a work of art from a divine creator. Babies are all so different even from birth. I love the little smiles they share while sleeping, and wonder what causes them to smile. Is it the sound of their mothers voice, a memory from their short life, or just a reminder to us that life is so very beautiful. I also adore newborn wrinkles and their soft flawless skin. I could watch a sleeping baby all day, they are so peaceful, so precious, so wonderful.
Introducing Baby Elijah! Little Eli showered me with smiles during his session and melted my heart. What a sweet little angel. He is a first born son and as cute as a bug. He earned the title "Daddy's Little Drummer Boy" because his Daddy is a Drummer in a local band and his Mommy is a vet tech and serious animal lover, which is probably why she love his Daddy. :) I wish nothing but a wonderful life for this little cutie and his family!