Session Info

Your session will be a fun and memorable experience. You should think of it as a photo playdate where anything goes. The best way to get the images you will cherish for years is to be yourself and enjoy the process.


Location sessions are conducted mid-morning or late afternoon. Please keep in mind your child’s temperament and nap times. Many children do much better in the mid-morning hours. Sessions last 1-2 hours and newborns can go as long as 3. I don’t have a strict stop time and like to allow time for the kids to become comfortable. I allow plenty of time to move about and have a clothing change or two.

Special note for newborns and maternity.

Please contact me as far in advance as possible with your due date. It is best to shoot within the first 5-10 days of life so pre-scheduling is very important. All newborn sessions come with a complementary 5×7 digital file suitable for birth announcements. Print must be ordered first and retouching completed to qualify. If you are interested in maternity sessions, those are best done around 30 weeks.

When it comes to having a portrait commissioned, there is no perfect time. Embark on this wonderful journey with me now, you will never regret having them done; however, you may regret not taking them.


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San Jose based photographer, JoAnn specializes in newborn and children’s photography. She works from her studio in Willow Glen as well as on location in and around San Jose, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Monte Sereno and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area.