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MEET JESS

Jess is a professional photographer based in Magill, South Australia, specialising in newborn, maternity and family photography.

She started photographing babies in 2013 and has slowly refined her style to what it is today. Her business, Lilac in Hand Photography, started as a passion project on weekends and after many years of building up her skills and portfolio, in 2018 she took the (calculated) plunge and made it her full-time gig.

She’s always had a love for babies, but this was heightened when her littlest sister was born, when she was eleven. She quickly adopted the role of second mum to her and has dreamt of having her own family ever since. Though this road has been (and still is) tricky for Jess and her husband Dylan, she finds solace in capturing these precious memories for families and creating a safe space for new parents to unapologetically be themselves. Having a baby is a big deal and she wants you to feel supported as you launch into your new role as parents to this tiny human you have loved, grown and nurtured well before they are welcomed earthside.

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SERVICES

NEWBORN

Newborn sessions are designed to preserve the details of your sweet new baby before they grow and the tiny details fade away in a sleep deprived haze. They are completely baby led and styled in my signature studio style. Newborn sessions are held within the first 16 days at my home studio in Magill and are best booked while you are in your second trimester to avoid disappointment. Sessions can sometimes last up to 4 hours, this is because I work at the pace of your new baby as your babies safety and comfort will always be my number one priority.

MATERNITY

Maternity sessions are a special experience as we capture a time where you are taken on an incredible journey to grow a tiny human inside your belly. These sessions can be done on your own, with your loved one or sometimes even with younger children. Maternity sessions are the perfect keepsake of your journey before the arrival of your little babe. They are best held when you are between 32-38 weeks and you will have the choice of  either a studio, outdoors or lifestyle maternity session. Pregnancy is such a special experience and the memory is preserved when captured during these sessions.

SITTER

Sitter sessions are best done when your child is between 6-12 months and sitting unassisted. Sessions usually last between 45 minutes and 1 hour and are held in my home studio in Magill. During these sessions I capture the little personality that is bursting out of your little one as they embark on a new phase in their learning journey. They are fun and interactive and again are much lead by your child as I play and interact with them to capture the true essence of their personality.

PRICING

NEWBORN

Clients usually spend between $700-$1,500 on their newborn experience. For further information on our pricing, please enquire via the contact form at the bottom of this page. A booking retainer of $200 is required to secure your spot with Lilac in Hand Photography.

MATERNITY

Maternity sessions are exclusively available to Jess’ newborn clients. Packages start at $395. For further information on our pricing, please enquire via the contact form at the bottom of this page.

SITTER

Sitter sessions are exclusively available to Jess’ newborn clients. Packages start at $395. For further information on our pricing, please enquire via the contact form at the bottom of this page.

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