He stood unnoticed with his hands in his pockets leaning on the doorframe of the nursery watching them. She was standing near the window, head down, lovingly gazing at their tiny new baby sleeping sweetly in her arms. His whole world was in this room. Everything that would forever mean the most to him standing there before him in the soft morning light. In that simplest of moments was something irreplaceable
These are the moments that inspire us. They deserve to be captured in images that are soulful and elegant in their simplicity, where the story of a family’s love is embodied in a single frame.
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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.
There is non-refundable fee of $200 to commission Jody to photograph your family.
For sessions taking place in Asheville - this fee is credited back to your final keepsake order.
We offer two ways to purchase keepsakes from your session. You may purchase a proof box only (a la carte) or you may choose to invest in a portrait collection. The Create a Collection option allows you to customize your heirloom purchase to your family's needs with pricing that is a better value than a la carte.
Includes all of the high resolution images from your session
a 4x6 proof print of each image presented in one of our gorgeous glass proof boxes
and a $250 credit towards your choice of heirloom products - $1100
Option A: 10 image Proof Box - $750 (includes matching digital files)
Option B: Complete session Proof Box - $995 (includes matching digital files)
We also offer our very popular Nostalgia Collective. Perfect for celebrating the milestones of a baby's first year of life. Please inquire about membership and pricing.
We specialize in tangible family heirlooms, but that doesn't mean that we don't understand the value digital images have in our lives. Therefore we happly accompany each item you order with the matching high resolution digital negative (file) along with full personal usage rights. This way you will have both a printed and digital version which will ensure your family will enjoy these memories no matter what changes in technology are in store for the future.
Yes, my website portfolio contains mostly black and white images. I believe that a black and white image resonates with those who value the art of photography in a similar way that I do, and are looking to invest in what is timeless over what is trendy. All clients do receive both color and black and white images to choose from.
All newborn sessions are held in comfort and convenience of your own home. Maternity sessions and sessions with older children can either be held in your home or an outdoor location of your choosing. We strongly encourage locations be selected because they have meaning to your family versus just being a pretty backdrop.
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."
"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."
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.