8 week old baby girl | Newborn Portrait Photography in Midlothian VA

8 week old baby girl | Newborn Portrait Photography in Midlothian VA

As photographer’s we have our “sweet spot” of what age we prefer to do newborn sessions. For me, I really prefer 10-21 days.  With that being said, I have not turned away mothers who have not had a chance to get baby in at that age.   Sometimes baby may be really tiny at birth or have an extended stay at the hospital, and sometimes parents just haven’t settled in there routine and times gets away from them.  I would not turn a parent away just because baby is a little older. While this can make my job quite a bit more challenging, if parents are willing to spend extra time (possibly) waiting baby out, so am I.   I am so glad we did!!! I don’t know if I’m just super STUBBORN, or extremely PATIENT, lol, or if maybe those two traits are all wrapped up in each other, but we did it, and had a great time doing so.

Mama gave me this amazing review, which I find both hilarious and raw.

” I just wanted to say Thank You SO much for an awesome experience today!!  You are so great with babies & even when I thought “oh gosh this is annoying” when she was crying, you were so calm and just did wonderful with ***!
You are awesome at what you do!
I can’t wait to see the pictures!!  I just know they are going to be great!!”


I was able to get so many newborn poses with this gorgeous 8 week old baby.  She also had amazing eye contact when she was awake.

I am so glad we did her session and so are her parents. If you are interested in having a newborn portrait session or milestone session, contact me today for the details!

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Sunflower Sisters | Family Photography in Richmond, VA

Sunflower Sisters | Family Photography in Richmond, VA

Virginia weather has really thrown us for a loop this year with tons and tons of rain. ENDLESS RAIN. So when this glorious sunflower patch bloomed in the middle of all this rain, I had very small hope that it would work out.  Sunflowers typically only last about a week if you are lucky.  So when Sophia and Olivia’s mom asked if we could do a sunflower session with a HORSE, I may have slightly (or more accurately HUGELY) panicked while waiting for weather reports. You see, when you have to plan a regular session you can reschedule if the weather changes, and do so fairly easily, but when you are orchestrating someone else bringing a huge gorgeous animal and you have literally a week of gorgeous flowers, its a little tricky.  The weather the day before our session was utterly dreadful. It rained and the wind blew and blew. I had visions of poor Victory sinking in gobs of mud, or tripping in the soft ground.  I worried what if she took off running and trampled the field, but none of this happened. Despite all the rain, the field remained quite dry and the ground was very hard. (My yard across town however was a horrible muddy mess). Victory was an absolute perfect ANGEL. She did what she was asked and stood and even looked at the camera. I couldn’t have asked for a more well behaved girl!  She even took a nibble of a few flowers, but I’m sure to her, they looked delicious. 😉   Victory is the horse that Sophie takes lessons with and she considers her, “her horse”. I’m so glad everything worked out so beautifully and all my worry was for nothing.

Sophie and Olivia looked so gorgeous surrounded by the sea of sunflowers. I’m sure these will be treasured for quite some time. Thank you Kim for trusting me with such a fun project!  I just love how Kim’s sunflower crown turned out too! What a crafty mama!  If you are interested in having a professional portrait session taken in the Richmond, VA area, contact me today for more information!

Lilly Turns 2 | Petersburg Baby Photographer

Lilly Turns 2 | Petersburg Baby Photographer

Little Miss Lilly came in for her 2 year old birthday photos and we got some seriously cute images.  You wouldn’t know it from these images but she can be very shy, especially with new people like me.  I don’t back down from a challenge and I worked my magic to figure out how we could get this little sweetie smiling.  It wasn’t easy but it was beyond worth it!!!

Are you interested in having a professional baby portraits taken of your little one? Contact me today for more information!

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Chesterfield, Virginia | Meet Camila | Baby Girl

Chesterfield, Virginia | Meet Camila | Newborn Baby Girl Photography

Chesterfield, Virginia is just a hop skip and a jump from my studio in Sutherland in Northern Dinwiddie, Virginia.  Many of my clients come from Chesterfield, just like my newest little client, Camila. Camila is a tiny newborn born at just under 35 weeks gestation. We waited a few weeks to do her session and she still was just shy of 6 lbs.  She might be tiny but she is certainly full of spunk.

Just recently I had the honor of photographing one of the most special sessions I have ever done.  Camila, is the newest member of our family and I am just beyond proud to be her Aunt. I loved getting to pose her and her brother together, as well as pose her with her mommy and daddy too. She is just TOO cute.

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This little pink wicker sewing basket is one of my favorite props. I love pairing it with a pink flokati and sweet cream and pink accents on the baby.  Its the perfect fit for newborns.Newborn Baby Photographer near Chesterfield Virginia

Mommy and Daddy all cuddled in with their new baby girl. Isn’t mama gorgeous?Newborn Baby Photographer near Chesterfield Virginia

Little Camila posed on the beanbag on a gorgeous muted shade of lavender with matching wrap and newborn halo crown.

Newborn Baby Photographer near Chesterfield Virginia

Baby Camila cupping her little cheek wrapped in the potato sack pose in a very pale blush pink wrap and accented with her matching headband.   The studio is fully equipped with gorgeous props, wrap, and headbands.

Zoe Abigail | Miracle Preemie | Newborn Baby Girl | Dinwiddie, Virginia newborn studio

Zoe Abigail | Miracle Preemie | Newborn Baby Girl | Dinwiddie, Virginia newborn studio

Zoe Abigail | Miracle Preemie | Newborn Baby Girl | Dinwiddie, Virginia newborn studio

Zoe, Miracle Preemie


Sweet little preemie, Zoe came by our Dinwiddie, Virginia studio this week.  One of my favorite aspects of my career is getting to know the parents and hearing about their birth stories.  With each one, I get more of an appreciation for the true miracle that life is. Zoe was born seven weeks before her due date, when  the nurse and doctor perceived her going into distress.  God gave this couple a miracle with a very small sign, and thankfully they went to have it checked out.  The couple credits an amazing nurse for her diligence that day. She kept mom at the hospital and monitored her carefully.  She found that little Zoe was still in distress even after contractions had stopped. They believe that Zoe may not have made it without her. During her emergency c-section, it was discovered that Zoe’s cord was very short and that a normal delivery would have likely been detrimental to mom. This may have been the cause of her distress.

I am so glad that we have such caring medical personnel in this world. They save so many precious little ones. Zoe, we count you as one of God’s beautiful miracles.

I was very honored to capture these gorgeous images for her parents. She came to me, right around her due date, seven weeks after her miracle birth.  I love my little preemie clients.

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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.  Look forward to hearing from you!