Belly to baby experience

with Jamie Heyl


Congratulations on your pregnancy or new baby!  Ready to learn more about what we offer?Whether you want just a newborn session or you would like everything from maternity to the first year, we have a session or package to fit every need. From set Grow with Me collections to custom packages, we can capture every moment of your baby's first year and beyond.





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  • Online Client portal where you can access your invoices to make payments, review your contract, see all of our correspondence. and session planning forms
  • My comprehensive guide that walks you through every session, helping you with everything from when to book to what to wear.
  • Access to my portrait session location guide
  • Shareable online gallery with all of your images with unlimited access for at least 10 years
  • Quality, fully-edited images that you'll have within 2 weeks
  • "Client Closet" of clothing for your 3-12 month old baby so you don't have to worry about what they should wear

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What can You Expect from the Experience

Here are just a few ways I make you comfortable and the whole process - from booking through ordering products - as easy as possible!

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Celebrate every milestone from 3 months to 3 years with a mini or full studio session

Scheduled within the first 2 weeks after baby's birth, these sessions are done in my  home studio.

In the hospital or in your home, these casual, lifestyle sessions are scheduled within the first 2 days of baby's life

Typically scheduled around 30-32 weeks, I offer 30 minute and one hour sessions, outdoors


What I Offer

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Maternity Portfolio

Houma Louisiana Maternity Photographer

When and where should you book your maternity session?

We recommend booking your maternity session around 30-32 weeks. Siblings and spouses are always welcome. Once you have paid your deposit, I'll send you a list of locations that I love to use for maternity sessions. Scroll down for some of our favorite sessions or for more inspiration,, check out our maternity blog posts. Check out our pricing page or contact us for more detailed information.

Fresh 48 Portfolio

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What is a Fresh 48 session?

Fresh 48 is a lifestyle session done within 2 days of baby's birth and done either in the hospital or at your home. They are casual and unposed and focus on baby's brand new features - hair, feet, hands.   We also focus on the relationships between baby and the family.

newborn  Portfolio

Houma newborn Photographer

When should I book and when should I schedule my newborn session?

Ideally, you'll book your newborn session while still pregnant. Once you put down a deposit, I make a note of your due date and just wait for you to call me once the baby is born. We always have availability for last minute newborn sessions, so contact me even if your baby is already born!

Newborn sessions are typically done between 7-10 days old, up to 2 weeks. If babies are born prematurely, they can often be a little older. Don't let this scare you away - we've done newborn photos with babies up to 2 months old. After that, we would recommend booking a milestone session. Parents and siblings are welcome at no extra charge. Below are some of my favorite images or you can see my recent work here. Check out our starting prices here or contact me for more detailed information.

milestone Portfolio

Houma baby Photographer

When should I schedule our milestone session and what should my baby wear?

Milestone sessions should be booked not necessarily by age, but by milestones. Typically, parents do 4-8-12 months or 3-6-12 months but my suggestion is to do the first session when baby is smiling and holding their head up when on their tummy. The next session should be once baby is sitting up well. And the last would of course be the one year session with or without a cake smash. Milestone sessions can also be done yearly. Simple clothing is best for these sessions. For babies, I recommend soft, solid colored one piece outfits, classic heirloom clothing, diaper covers or anything else you really love and isn't that difficult to put on or take off. Siblings and/or parents are welcome to take one photo with the child. Look at some of my favorite looks and sessions below or check out the recent work on my blog. Our Grow with Me package includes 3 milestone sessions in addition to the newborn session. For more information on those packages, check out the pricing.

We offer 4 different Grow with Me Collections as well as a custom option. They include a variety of sessions such as maternity, newborn and milestones. Fresh 48 sessions can be added to any package

Grow with Me Collections

Services and Offerings

from $650

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from $350

Can be booked within a Grow with Me package or as a separate session. We offer both 30 minute mini sessions and full one hour sessions. These are done at an outdoor location of your choice.


from $375

From the first 2 weeks after baby is born to around 6 weeks old, newborn sessions can be scheduled at any time. We offer an all-wrapped mini session and a full newborn experience. Fresh 48 sessions are also available


from $275

Milestone sessions start around 3 months old and we can accommodate up to 3 years in our studio. Older children can be scheduled outdoors. Mini and full sessions available.


"Very patient with newborn babies and little ones"


"She is fantastic!"

- Traci

"Jamie can make even the most camera shy person feel relaxed"

- Dana

"She's the best around!"

- Holly

:Jamie has so much patience and is very sweet"

- Christina

"She was wonderful to work with"

- Sable

"She was very patient, always smiling and happy!"

- Rebecca

"Will go above and beyond to get amazing pictures"

- Melissa

"I couldn't imagine having anyone else capturing these moments"

- Katelyn

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