Pregnancy is a special time to have photographs taken of yourself. You have one chance to create a special one-of-a-kind portrait to remember these nine months.
I am the artist who wants to do this for you, to help you see your new curves as beautiful, to give you that one special photo to hang on your wall. I know how special being pregnant can be (It took me four years to have a baby). For 15 years, I have been a maternity photographer and family photographer in Seattle, San Francisco and New York. I have worked with more than 1700 women of all shapes and sizes from all over the world. I have been called the pioneer in maternity photography for my ground breaking work with the pregnant nude.
I have spent my career studying the unique shape of the pregnant woman using my camera. With my most recent series, I am studying the landscape created by this form. When the images are printed large, the form becomes foreign. more…
Acclaimed photographer Jennifer Loomis and journalist Hugo Kugiya combine captivating fine-art photographs of pregnant women with intimate stories of their transformative journey into motherhood. The inspiring words and gorgeous photographs of these strong women from all walks of life show others how to deal with conflicting feelings of vulnerability and joy, and underscore that when a baby is born, so too is a mother.
For more than fifteen years, I have been photographing mothers and families. During our photography sessions, these women and their partners have shared with me their personal triumphs and challenges. It is their wisdom, guidance, laughter, spirit and grace that has inspired me to be all I can be not only as a photographer, but also as a person. I dedicate these stories to all of these women who have blessed my life in the past seventeen years. I share these stories here and more of them in my book Portraits of Pregnancy: The Birth of a Mother so others can benefit as I have. Continue reading →
It literally fell from the sky. I received an email from an artist friend looking for artists who are struggling to do their personal work because they have had a child. After having Mo, I spend all of my energy working on my maternity photography and my family photography because this is the work that pays my bills, and I love it. But my personal work is what informs my maternity and family work, making my professional work stronger and keeping my vision evolving and unique. Continue reading →
Recently, I was contacted by Reader’s Digest to be featured in their local heroes section for the work I did in 2013 as a family photographer who helped foster kids by taking their photos. What an honor. I will post that article or links to that article here in February.
I would like to introduce a long-time client, and now friend, Michelle Seelig. Michelle and I met when she came to me pregnant with her twins for maternity photography. She has come back every year for family photography. I love working with her and her family. Every year I think, “how can I top what I did last year?” So I ask Michelle what she wants and she just shakes her head and says just do your thing. And I do. There is always something magic that happens during our photography session. Take a look. We have put together images from the past ten years.
A new feature that we are starting here at JLP is Mama of the Month. These are women who are clients who I find inspiring and I hope you do too. I am using the question and answer format because it allows each mother to express themselves fully without being edited.
For our first mama of the month I want to introduce you to Irene, an amazing woman who endured a major car accident during her second pregnancy.
I took my first business trip to NY with Morrison a few weeks ago. I was terrified. I was flying solo with him. Not only with him, but with all his gear and all my gear. I had no idea how I was going to do it.
I was confiding to a mom friend who has twins and she said “there will be a nice lady who will come up to you and offer to hold your baby during the flight. Let her do it.” I couldn’t imagine. What I could imagine was me being that sweaty stressed out Mom, with a screaming baby and too much luggage that everyone is staring at but no one is helping.