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whose work is fueled by a passion for creating heirloom-worthy family photos. It is my belief that portraits should authentically capture your story. Through the use of natural light and thoughtful composition, I capture images that are a true reflection of your family’s unique bond. I look forward to getting to know your family, and I will do everything in my power to ensure that your photos will be treasured by you and for generations to come. I am based in Charlotte and Asheville, North Carolina and am available for travel.


Authentic, natural, emotional, timeless - These are the words our clients most often use to describe the memories we capture for them. The beautiful family portraits we create for you will not only tell stories but will also double as fine art pieces to adorn your walls, coffee tables, and shelves. Through the creative use of light, artistic composition, and superior quality keepsakes that will stand the test of time, the images from your session will surely be your family's most treasured heirlooms.


The time we’ll schedule for your session is an hour or two that you can set aside from the pace of everyday life to fully enjoy the moment and each other.

We pride ourselves on not only exceptional photography, but exceptional service as well. We provide you with experienced guidance on everything from what your family should wear for your session to what keepsakes are best suited to your family's lifestyle and taste.

Session Fee

Includes all of the above. Artwork and files are purchased separately.



$550 (nostalgia collective membership - 3 sessions)

We also offer shorter studio sessions in Jody's beautiful space in the River Arts District of Asheville NC. To learn more about Pure Studio Sessions click here.

Artwork & Files

We do not have a minimum order requirement. You purchase only what you love. All of our fine art portrait keepsakes include the matching digital negative (file) of that image. These keepsakes start at $95. We also have two digital packages: $750 for 10 images or $1000 for all of the images from your session (30+ images). Digital packages are accompanied by a beautiful glass keepsake box which houses a 4x6 proof of each image in your package.

Meet our Team

Passionate about preserving family memories

"I am a lover of life and all of its little details. I love a raindrop on a leaf, little bitty baby feet, and a child snuggling in their parents’ arms. Photography, to me, is a way to capture all the love that exists in those tiny details. It has been a passion of mine since I was a child, and I have been photographing families professionally for more than ten years. I am grateful to do work that brings me such deep joy. I feel lucky to capture memories for families as a profession, and I am thrilled to create work that is meaningful and cherished."

- jody

Founder/Lead Photographer

"As a mother to three young children, my days are lively to say the least. I know firsthand the moments that capture your heart; those little smiles and sweet voices make all the work so worthwhile. It is said that 'we take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.' For that reason, photography is very important to me as a mother, and I truly believe in Jody’s approach. I enjoy meeting with clients to help them make the most of this experience, and working with Jody to ensure that our clients get the level of service that we are known for."


Studio Manager


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Award-Winning Asheville and Charlotte Newborn Baby Photography Jody G is a premier portrait artist working in the Asheville and Charlotte, NC regions. She specializes in artistic lifestyle newborn photography. Throughout the year she also offers baby and children's portrait photography sessions in Chicago, IL and the surrounding Chicagoland suburbs as well as Charleston, SC. Creative, natural pictures of your baby and family. Jody specializes in natural newborn and baby photography forgoing props and focusing more on beautiful emotive images of family love and the little details that reflect this special time of life. She loves photographing children of all ages, especially newborns and babies. Jody is trained to work with natural light both in indoor and outdoor settings. Through her creative use of light and artistic composition she will create an unforgettably beautiful portrait of your child. Jody is available to take baby photos and other family portraits in your home or other location that is special and meaningful for your family. She is also available for travel and commercial photography work.