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Newborn photography

Newborns change so quickly after birth! That’s why these sessions are best between 5-10 days after birth.
Our Newborn Sessions take place Tuesday through Friday in our studio in Decatur, Georgia.

We have plenty of props in the studio, including hats, headbands, and wraps. We always encourage our
parents to bring special items, such as blankets made by Grandma or a piece of bedding.
Extra props are always welcome in the studio.


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Your first family portrait together

Family portraits with your newborn

The first Family Portrait of a new or growing family is something to be cherished forever.  During
a Newborn Session at our Decatur studio, we always make time for this important moment.  

During our consultation, we can discuss the options of background and
the best clothing options for these backgrounds.  

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The JH Experience

The Process..

So you are ready to schedule a Portrait
Session with James Hill Photography and you were wondering what's next?

When scheduling a session, we like to begin with the end in mind. We’re full-service – we don’t just take the pictures; we style them, we interview you, we help you choose where to display the products in your home and which products will work best for your decor and lifestyle.

 After your session, we spend a great deal of time perfecting each portrait.
In order to have a perfect outcome, we will require a little prep work before your session.

1.  The Pre Consultation

The JH Experience

The consultation

These meetings can take place 
In-Person or Over the phone.

This is where the excitement starts! We get to sit back, relax, and talk about what we can do to tell your story. We want to know everything about you, your kids, your family, your house, your style – everything! We will talk about style and clothes.  

We would love to see images of your home so we can talk about certain wall spaces and plan for
something that fits YOU. When your session day arrives, we’ll have a plan so that everything goes smoothly…which means less stress for you. Wheee!


2. The Portrait Session

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The portrait session

Newborn Sessions and most
babies under
9 months are generally photographed
in our Decatur Studio.
Maternity, Families, and HS Seniors can be photographed in the studio or on location.
 We have access to a Breathtaking Garden close to our studio, which is a Client Favorite. 

Sessions generally last 1-3 hours,
 depending on the type of session.


3. The Ordering Session

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the Ordering Session

You will get to see your images projected larger than life in a slideshow set to music during your ordering appointment, 7-10 days after your Portrait Day.

This is one of the BEST parts – so please feel free to bring as many people as you would like. This is the time where you will be asked to place your order.  If you have not already submitted wall measurements to me, please bring them to this session. Please be prepared and ready to make these decisions. All decision-makers should be present.

If family lives out of town, a gallery of your favorites can be posted online for them to view AFTER you have placed your order.


4.  Taking Home Your Art

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Taking home your artwork

4-6 weeks after you have placed your order, we will call you to schedule a
pick-up time at our studio.


5.  Planning for the future

5. Plan The Future

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planning for the future

A child changes so much during the first year. The Baby Plan is designed to capture each milestone through your baby’s first year. The Plan captures your child at 4mo, 8mo & 1 year.  Parents are always welcome to jump in any session!

If you are interested in the Baby Plan, we can work to coordinate colors and themes to create an end of
the year collection to show all the milestones.

One Year Sessions always include a Cake Smash Session.  I am happy to provide the cake for you.
Cake sessions are my favorite sessions...YUM!
Visit our Children & Family Gallery to see more.


Visit Children's Gallery 

Visit Children's Gallery

Fresh 48 sessions take place in the first 48 hours at your place of birth.  capture all of those special first moments that you have been waiting 9+ months for. From the first reaction of siblings, to grandparent’s tears, dad’s smiles, and of course mama’s kisses. 

Fresh 48 Sessions

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We completed a maternity and newborn shoot with James Hill Photography. We were very happy with the quality and artistic vision that went into the process. If you are looking to make sure you have the photos of these important moments, the investment with this husband and wife team is worth it.

-Jasmine H.


James and Michelle are absolutely amazing! I always have the worst anxiety before photo shoots, you just never know if everyone will cooperate and how the pictures will turn out. Michelle and James kept all of us at ease and made the entire experience absolutely amazing! Not to mention we got the most amazing, gorgeous pictures out of it! Our 3 year old still asks to go play with Mrs. Michelle! They are a great team, they have newborn and kid photography down to a science--it's very impressive! You will not be disappointed--we sure weren't!

- Bree C.


We had a great experience working with JH photography. James and his wife Michelle are very professional. This was our second time completing a newborn session with them and loved the pictures they were able to capture of our little one! I would highly recommend them! We would without reservations use them again! They have GREAT CUSTOMER service and a quality product!

- Tiffany A.


We used James Hill Photography for our son's newborn photo session. James and Michelle were fabulous. Even though our son was premature, spent time in the NICU, and we had to keep rescheduling, Michelle was very patient and worked with us to get us on their calendar. Their home studio makes you feel right at home and James's photography skills are magnificent. We were so pleased with the results. Family and friends are still raving about the albums and wall prints of our little guy . The photo selection consultation was extremely helpful as well. Top notch/creative photos, friendly staff, professional service, time-efficient, and affordable pricing packages.... there is no question we recommend James Hill Photography for your photography needs. We will be using them again!

- Tonita B.




James Hill Photography
is a home based studio located in Decatur, Ga.


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