112 Yates Branch Lane
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-618-2867

The Session

I am a natural light, custom lifestyle and portrait photographer, specializing in newborns, children, families, maternity, seniors, engagements, and weddings. We serve the Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Durham, Chapel Hill, RTP, Greensboro, North Carolina area. I love adding fashion and style to my images by using clothing, accessories, props, and location. Please let me know when booking if there is any special places that you have in mind. If needed, I have a number of exceptional locations that I love to shoot at that I can recommend as well! Some typical include local parks, any open fields, downtown, or even your own backyard.  Sessions can last up to 2 hours and are generally scheduled early-morning or late afternoon, as these times provide the best lighting.  One other thing to consider is your child/children’s internal clock when booking; make sure they are well rested and fed. Well rested children with happy tummies make the best models!



The best time to schedule a newborn session is during your pregnancy. Typically newborns are shot in the first seven days of life while they are still curly, sleepy, and bendy. Newborns take anywhere from 2-4 hours to photograph, sometimes less if they are good sleepers. Props, hats, headbands, blankets, and other accessories are provided for. If you have any others items you’d like to use such as baskets, heirlooms, quilts, please feel free to bring those too.


Clothing is such an important part in creating beautiful timeless portraits. I love layers, textures, bright color, ruffles, fur, or patterns. Hats, headbands, flower clips, tutus, pettiskirts, patterned leggings, mismatch designs, colorful rain boots, cowboy boots, scarves, ties & bow ties, and costumes are always fun too. Be as creative and fun as you want to be. I always encourage clients to bring as many different outfits as possible so we can switch it up….the more the better. Who doesn’t love to play dress up?!?! If your child has a favorite toy, stuffed animal, doll, blanket, book, or maybe a family heirloom, please bring it. I would also suggest bringing a snack and drink in case they need a little break to keep them going.


Maternity sessions are best between months 7 and 8. This is usually when women feel their best and are showing just enough to still wear “cute” maternity clothes. Some suggestions for clothing are tight fitted tank tops, or shirts in a solid color that can be unbuttoned to feature the belly. Scarves, sashes, blankets, or wraps are always great to cover up private areas. Long flowing dresses create a classy, yet simple look. Daddies are always encouraged to join the session and should wear simple clothing such as solid color tee’s.


Families should wear one or two complimentary colors and everyone coordinate. I would recommend avoiding solid black or solid white. Think color, color, color!

May 30, 2012 - 1:31 pm

Yolande - OMG, she is just gorgous. you have to get the pcnrnaegy picture and then the one a year later and put them next to each other in a frame so precious!!!

July 22, 2013 - 12:35 am

Chelsea OKane - Interested in newborn session with my family. Baby due in Late November. Please let me know prices. Thanks! Chelsea

August 5, 2013 - 6:15 pm

sunshine81 - Hi Chelsea,

Here is a link to all of my pricing info: http://www.jessicacrawfordphotography.com/investment/
Thanks so much for you interest. I hope to hear to be working with you soon:)

October 27, 2013 - 12:55 pm

Tara Koffa - I would love for you to take my engagement pictures. I didn’t really see any prices for that

January 29, 2014 - 4:17 am

Laura Hinson - Hi Jessica,
You met with my son Garrett, his fiancé Carrie Nieman, and me this past Friday 24th at Brueggars. It was a pleasure meeting with you. I meant to ask, what is the name of the photographer friend you work with?
I look forward to hearing from you.

March 20, 2014 - 5:15 pm

Bethany Douglas - Hi Good afternoon Jessica,

I am getting married August 30th, 2014 in Dunn, NC and I am interested to see if you have a price sheet available?

Thank you,

Bethany Douglas

May 4, 2015 - 1:02 am

Caitie Rumbles - Hi! I’m getting married on September 5th 2015 and I’m so excited! Your work is absolutely stunning and I get such an artistic feel from you!! The wedding will be in Durham and we are doing a Gatsby style wedding!! Would love to know your pricing for weddings. I would need maybe 7 hours of coverage! Thanks!!

June 13, 2015 - 7:29 am

Victoria - I am interested in a family session, possibly at Duke Gardens, for my 10th wedding anniversary. We got married there and would love to do a shoot with our two kids. Can you send me pricing and package details?

June 23, 2015 - 7:23 pm

Lucy rohrer - Hello, I am getting married June 4, 2016 and was wondering what your rates were? Thank you!

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