My family and I are so grateful for the work Jamie Netherland has done for us. We first did a maternity shoot by the bay where I live, including some family portraits and some of just my firstborn and me. There are so many images that I cherish from that day, especially those which captured the bond I had with my son in those last weeks of him being my only child. Jamie had unique ideas for where we should stop to take photos along the way, being inspired by nature: the season, the weather, the flowers and gardens we passed. She also helped us to have funof course genuine smiles are obviously preferred over fake ones!
Jamie also did a newborn shoot for us days after my daughter's birth. I love how she used the natural morning light and basic colors and textures from our own home. She was very calm and patient, able to go at my newborns pace. One simple black and white portrait of my open-eyed baby brought me to tears. Every parent knows how quickly those sweet first newborn weeks go by, which is why Im so grateful to have those honest, beautiful images of my baby.
Jamie is always punctual, a great communicator, and very accommodating to special requests. I love to support a photographer who volunteers much of her professional time to charities and nonprofits too! Most of all, I appreciate her artistry. The photos are not just pretty, although they are beautiful. They compel, narrate, and catch the atmosphere of the moment. Thank you Jamie!