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Your Session & FAQS


Sessions are casual and relaxed with plenty of time to capture those perfect moments. My approach to portrait photography in spontanious and realistic, such is life. Capturing the beauty in reality is the goal of my photographic vision. Expect to have an interactive shoot full of spontaneity, fun and laughter. I specialize in utilizing all natural lighting so all sessions take place in the morning or evening hours. Sessions are approximately 1 - 2 hours {with the exception of newborn sessions}.

Fine art portraits are both an emotional and financial investment that all parents should experience at least once in their lives. Please read through all of the information to ensure that Nicholette Jean Photography is the right choice for you.

SESSION FEES {due at time of booking to reserve your preferred date/time and is non-refundable}

All sessions fees include:

•photographer's time, talent, experience and dedication to customer satisfaction

•a complimentary phone consultation during which we will discuss what to wear, location options and answer any additional questions you may have... if you have a unique idea you'd like to try out, this is the time to plan out the details

•personal, password secured online ordering gallery that can be shared with family and friends

•access to high end photography products and custom artwork: prints, gallery canvases, cutsom photo books, custom cards and more

*session fees do not include any prints, digital files or other products

{unless otherwise specified}

*session fees do not include the minimum print order of $250

{please see prints & products tab for details}


See FAQs here.


Features three (3) photography sessions: Newborn session {within the first two weeks of life}, 6-8 months {baby begins to show personality traits}, and 9-12 months {baby is sitting up and playful}. At the end of the year, you will recieve a complimentary 10x20 custom art panel print featuring one photograph from each session {optional background color and text at no additional cost; textured finishes, mounting and/or framing available at an additional cost}. These are great for hanging over your baby's crib. {This package is available for Portland residents only, I apologize for any inconvenience.}


Maternity sessions are scheduled between 32 ~ 36 weeks. Please book your session BEFORE that time as I book out a few months ahead. At this time, the belly is at its perfect shape for photographing. Please bring pre-pregnancy clothing to the shoot so that we can show of the beautiful curvature of your female figure while being pregnant. Such as snug jeans {not to be buttoned or zipped but folded down}, a long skirt is a good alternative to jeans {one that fits below the belly}, colorful camisoles, tanks, lingerie, sweaters, etc. If you have beautiful scarves and/or wraps please bring those as well. Another great and fun option is to bring one of the father's button-up, collared, long sleeve shirts.


Please schedule your newborn portrait session well before your due date since I typically book out a few months ahead. The best time to photograph newborns is within the first ten days of life. Just a few weeks makes a huge difference in the development of your newborn. My goal is to capture these precious traits before they are gone. I have the most success photographing newborns when they are still very sleepy and naturally prefer the sweet curled pose from their mother's womb. Sessions run between 2-3 hours, with plenty of time for nursing and cuddling, so please plan accordingly. Because newborn skin is so soft and beautiful, most photographs will be in the newborn's birthday suit. Please also bring any special outfits, blankets, stuffed animals, headbands/hats/booties as well as anything of sentimental value to you and your family. If possible, choose outfits that button or zip off instead of having to be pulled over the head. All newborn sessions take place on location or in the comfort of your home.


I recommend having your child's portrait session take place in or around your home/yard. Children are more comfortable in familiar spaces so I am more able to capture the essence of your child in these places. On location options include their favorite park, an ice cream shop, farm, beach, etc. If you are having trouble deciding on a location, please contact me for ideas. Sessions are casual and relaxed with plenty of time to capture those perfectly precious moments, so please do not feel rushed. My goal is to make the child feel as comfortable as possible so that their true personality shines through. We will play a lot, using their favorite toys as props for getting to know each other. Feel free to get some things done around the house or take a short nap while I run around with your little one and snap photographs along the way.

{Add $25 for each additional child or pet}


At location(s) of your choice {your home, urban/downtown setting, country/barn setting, industrial/train track setting, UNR, river or mountain setting, etc}. If you need help with location ideas, please feel free to ask me. If there is more than one location you would like to use, add $50 for each additional location {locations are defined as anywhere we need to drive to get to}. During your 60 to 90 minute session, there is enough time for up to 5 outfit changes. Wear whatever makes you feel good! You can wear a pair of jeans and bring different shirts and accessories to dress it up or down. Or you may want to completely change your look {in this case be prepared to change on-location~ in a car or bathroom}. Keep in mind that we have a limited amount of time to spend together so plan accordingly with outfit changes {they shouldn't take away from our time in photographing}. Please avoid clothing with large commercial logos, busy patterns, bright white (off-white or cream is fine) or reds. These will distract from the focus of your portraits: YOU! Sometimes it's fun to break the rules so if you really love that super, busy~patterned dress bring it and we'll find the perfect setting for it. Girls, please wear a camisole for easy changing outside or in a car. Also, bring things that represent you and what you are passionate about {pets, instruments, sports equipment, etc.}. At the time of booking your session, we will discuss your individual style and what you are looking for from your shoot. Professional make-up artistry available upon request. Inquire for pricing and availability.


To schedule your session, please contact Nicholette @ 775.750.1003


•Session fees are due upon booking in order to secure the date of your choice. To ensure the best quality experience, Nicholette works with a limited number of clients each year, spaces are limited and must be booked in advance.

•All cancellations must be made 5 days before your session appointment in order to apply your deposit to any other session fees. Session fees are non-refundable and will be forfeited for any cancellations made within 5 days of the session appointment. In the event of illness or emergency, deposit may be applied to one rescheduled date.

•Nicholette Jean specializes in utilizing all natural light so sessions do not take place between 11am and 2pm.

•For on location shoots over 15 miles from Reno or Portland, additional travel fees apply.