Sara and Larry | Maternity Photo Shoot Richmond, VA

Sara and Larry | Maternity Photo Shoot Richmond, VA

Welcoming a new baby into a family is one of the most exciting times in a family’s life. At JTP, celebrating that milestone with a maternity session, can be a great way to remember this special time.  Maternity sessions are available near you,  in studio for comfort and weather predictability, as well as outdoors.  We have had so much icky weather, I’m so happy to have both options available.  The studio also has a dedicated maternity wardrobe (blue dress and both white dresses below are part of the studio collection).

Sara and Larry have been together what seems like a lifetime already. They are one of those couples that you can hardly remember before they were a couple. They’ve grown up together and they’ve grown together.  My own children have remarked so often lately that they are going to be amazing parents with an added splash of “fun parents”. We all can’t wait to meet their little Sweet Pea soon. Miss Palmer Grace <3


Sara, motherhood, looks beautiful on you! I can’t wait to see her wrapped up in your arms. ūüôā


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Noemy | Dinwiddie VA Maternity Photo

Noemy | Dinwiddie VA Maternity Photo

I love capturing the blooming body of a mama expecting her baby. The excitement a couple feels about the upcoming arrival is just contagious.  Being with my clients on this journey is such an honor.

Noemy wanted to be photographed in one of her favorite locals spots by the lake where she often goes with her husband.  We have had quite a bit of rain this year, almost monsoon like rain, which has created quite a few times when all of our local waterways have risen quite a bit. I was so excited to see that there was a small piece of beach that had receded on the day of our session. It turned out to be such a beautiful location.

Noemy looks stunning in gowns from the JTP studio gown collection.

I’m so excited to meet their baby girl in just a few short weeks!¬† Are you interested in having a maternity photography session in the Richmond, Virginia area? Contact me for all the details!Richmond VA Maternity PhotographyRichmond VA Maternity PhotographyRichmond VA Maternity PhotographyRichmond VA Maternity Photography

Nikki’s Maternity Session | Sutherland, Virginia Maternity Photography

Nikki’s Maternity Session | Sutherland, Virginia Maternity Photography

This gorgeous family of three came to the studio, to celebrate their blossoming family, on our gorgeous farm. It’s the end of an era for little Junior as his time as the only baby in the house comes to a close, and they soon become a family of four. Junior stole the show with those gorgeous big brown eyes and lashes for days. He kept us all on our toes and our bellies full of laughs. Nikki and Michael are such a loving couple and parents. Nikki just glows!!!!

Nikki was able to take full advantage of our client closet. She stunned in our dresses that offer a peek at your growing gorgeous belly.

I can’t wait to photograph his new baby brother.¬† If you are interested in having a maternity photography session in the Sutherland, Virginia area, contact me today for more information!
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Maternity Wardrobe, Maternity Gowns, & What To Bring?

Maternity Wardrobe, Maternity Gowns, & What To Bring?

Maternity Wardrobe, Maternity Gowns,  & What to Bring?

The Studio has many dresses in many colors, all available to use at your session. I have included a collage below of some of the items that are available.

Many maternity clients want to wear a gorgeous gown, or three, ūüėČ that are available in the studio, or to use in our outdoor shoots as well.¬† Maternity sessions are a great time to cuddle up with your significant other or can be a last family session of your family before the new little one arrives. Some moms even choose to opt for a glamour session all about them and their blossoming body.¬† Its just so fun to get all glammed up and it’s one of the few times in your life that you don’t have to worry about how big of a meal you had to eat right before a shoot! The fuller the belly, the better. ūüėČ

Milk baths are also a gorgeous option to showcase your glorious body.  Milk sessions can be done in your home or if you choose, a rented hotel room.  (Costs associated with room, included but not limited to room rate, are the sole responsibility of the client and must be booked and paid for directly to hotel, by client.)

Maternity gowns give you the option to mix it up a bit.  Some of our gowns are Infinity Gowns, which are gowns that can be wrapped in many, many ways to achieve different looks, like off the shoulder, capped sleeve, strapless, halter, etc. These gowns are quite stretchy and can be worn from quite a lot of shapes and sizes from 0-16.

You are welcome to bring casual clothing as well (shown in the center picture with white top) form fitting clothing such as this, create a great focus on that growing bump.

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Baby Plan Giveaway | Central Virginia Baby Photographer

Baby Plan Giveaway | Central Virginia Baby Photographer

looking for a deal on your baby pictures, check out our baby plan, maternity, newborn, tummy, three months, 6 months pictures, sitting up pictures, sitter session, one year photos, birthday portraits

Looking for a deal on your  baby pictures?

Check out our Baby Plan HERE

Looking for a deal on your  baby pictures?  To celebrate the launch of the Brand new baby plan, I am giving one lucky winner the entire collection!!! That’s right, one lucky winner will get everything listed below. How to enter: Send a picture of you proudly showing off your baby bump to along with your name, duedate, phone number, and email address. entries must be received by 11:59pm EST on August 31, 2016.


Jennifer Traylor Photography is a Sutherland, VA professional photography studio specializing in maternity sessions, newborn photography, baby and child portraits, high school senior photo shoots and family photography.  Jennifer Traylor Photography captures both posed and candid moments in my studio and also on location in the beautiful scenic areas of the Tri-Cities area.  Jennifer Traylor Photography serves Richmond and the surrounding areas including Amelia, Blackstone, Chesterfield, City of Petersburg, City of Richmond, Colonial Heights , Dinwiddie, Prince George, and Midlothian. Would you like to chat about your session or reserve your session date? Reach Jennifer by phone or text 804-399-3872 or email



Long awaited princess has arrived | Central Virginia Baby Photographer

Long awaited princess has arrived | Central Virginia Baby Photographer

Melissa and Ted have been married for ten glorious years. They have anxiously waited for the moment their hearts desired, to become parents.  Many have joined together to believe in faith with them that they would get their miracle baby and this July, after 10 years, they did.  Leah Ann is known as the circle maker baby to many in her community.  She is just a perfect little princess!  Here are some pictures from the maternity and newborn sessions. What an awesome family.


With permission, I would like to share their story, in Melissa’s words. ūüôā


“Ted and I have been married for 10 years and decided to do without birth control for the majority of our marriage and just¬† see how many children the Lord would allow us to have.¬† ¬†As I approached 35 I knew the risks for me and a child I may carry were growing. ¬†I was severely obese and thought this may be interfering with my fertility.¬† I decided to have a weight loss surgery and lost 140 lbs.¬† I even trained for a triathlon. ¬†After the doctor released me 12 months post op to try to get pregnant, nothing happened. ¬†Our church did a series by Mark Batterson called “The Circle Maker.” ¬†You can look up a bit about the book but briefly it is about a first century Jewish sage who drew a circle in the sand during a drought and refused to leave the circle until God made it rain.¬† He showed great faith and did so¬† based on the promises of God.¬† The bottom line is to dream big and pray hard. ¬†After this extreme brush of faith, during which Ted and I and my Sunday school class had all begun to pray for us to conceive a child.¬† ¬†I went through the bible and literally circled scriptures with promises of children and wrote them in my journal.¬† I prayed over these scriptures daily. My class laid hands¬†on me one night at a prayer meeting. I began to have doubts. 6 months after the doc said we could try, there were stacks of negative pregnancy tests. I decided to see my doc.¬† My doc checked me out and said to give it some more time. We started praying the circle maker prayers in early August and by early November, the test I took gave me two lines where there had always only been one. I thought I was seeing things! I wasn’t. That is the story of Leah’s conception!”

Here is another story from Melissa, recounting how God strengthened her faith, just shortly after starting the book, The Circle Maker. It really touched me and I got chills. The Holy Spirit is such an incredible gift.

“A lot of details”

” This bus, This route, This day, This place, in line. ¬†Hanging at the hospital for a safe place to layover. ¬†Leaving a little later than I wanted because I felt nauseous and had to take emetrol which I had to unlock from my big bag not my carry on. ¬†Saw that luggage should be locked. Stopped at Walmart to get locks. Needed change for the drink machine. ¬†Nice security guard who directed me to the valet. In line, fear, thinking there were more people than seats, prayed that his economy is not mine and begged him to make us fit.¬† Seats to spare. ¬†In line for the bus, a bag in front.¬† We went around, he came back, let him back in front. ¬†Only double seat left 2nd row with perfect site of driver. ¬†Sky and I sat in two diff seats. Not a problem. ¬†Heavy prompting from holy spirit to “just ask” if he would trade seats so “my daughter” and I could sit together. ¬†Even though I could tell he didn’t want to, he said yes. I thanked him for his kindness.¬† We settled in, took benadryl which knocks me out Woke up from a sound sleep suddenly at 2:30 am. ¬† I felt like we were going to crash.¬† ¬†Attention to driver.¬† Drivers partner asleep in front of us. ¬†Prompting from Holy Spirit to pray for driver. ¬†Prayed. ¬†Began to notice signs of fatigue.¬† Continued to pray. ¬†Was VERY afraid. More signs of fatigue. ¬†Strong prompting to talk to him.¬† Conversation in my head.¬† Don’t interrupt, don’t bother him, don’t startle him, he doesn’t need you or want you talking to him, stronger prompting from the Holy Spirit. ¬†Urge so strong I had to speak. ¬†Excuse me driver, I heard you talking about your daughter. ¬†How old is she? Conversation ensued. ¬†A few minutes in he says asks, you have a sixth sense about you huh? ¬†My reply, sometimes the good Lord gives you a sixth sense. ¬†He said amen and thank you. He said, you started talking to me at the exact moment I needed you to.¬† I said, sometimes you have to listen to God . After only 30 minutes we stopped for a rest break. ¬†The amazement in me was building . As I saw the faces of the travelers getting off the bus, I thought of their families and how God showed mercy on each of us and in turn our families who would have missed us. ¬†As I used the restroom and got coffee to wake me for the remainder of the trip, I was still in a state of shock. ¬†My stomach is still in knots. ¬†What if?¬† What if I hadn’t been on that bus, in that seat? ¬†What if I hadn’t woken up just then? ¬†What if I ignored God’s urging?¬† So many details. ¬†And for me, for Schyler, for Carlton(the driver), and all on board and along the road he cares do deeply that he would clearly show his love and power and kindness and grace to us all even though we give him so little. ¬†He knocked me for a loop and I am still spinning!¬† As I looked around the convenience store,¬†I missed Ted even more and longed to hold him and rejoice in the miracle. ¬†Sadly, I knew if I shared now I would just worry him since we still had lots of miles to go.¬† ¬†I could not tell Schyler either because she was already nervous and I didn’t want to worry her.¬† So the¬†Holy Spirit¬†again prompted me to write.¬† ¬†So I am. ¬†Did I mention, I don’t like to be away from Ted, am never nauseous, just bought suitcase locks,¬† would not have worried about using my platinum pass now except that as a huge disappointment at the time, we only got a one year pass instead of two. ¬†It was extremely unlike me to book this trip, to talk to strangers twice, and to wake up from a dead sleep after taking benadryl.¬† God is soooo good. ¬†If we pay attention, listen, and obey, we can clearly see his glory, face to face.¬† The driver thanked me again at the bus stop.¬† When we got back on, it took a lot of faith.¬† I’m still nervous. ¬†As the relief driver took over, Carlton told him, tonight I talked to Jesus.¬† He said, you’ve got you a good copilot here. ¬†I said, I’ve got my coffee now.¬† Carlton snored on the way to Gainesville.¬† The new driver was alert and so was I just in case God wants to use me again.¬† My eyes are open, my ears are listening. ¬†Lord help me to pay attention to your promptings.¬† Give me the strength and courage to obey even when I may look like a fool. ¬†I owe you my life. ¬†I can certainly sacrifice my pride to allow you to work through me.¬† You are such a gift!!!! ¬†I love you and I thank you for your hedge of protection.

That was on an overnight bus ride to Florida.  It gets even wilder as I was reading the Circle Maker book on the ride home, I came across this passage. Here is a picture so you can read what it says.
¬†The book is talking about Daniel and his great faithful prayers.¬† God has shown himself in MIGHTY ways this past year. I know he always does, but I guess in the last year my eyes have been seeking him more and have been opened to see his good works!”facebook6 MelissaMooreMaternity1Collages3 facebook14