Portraits of Pregnancy

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.

Our Mother's Stories - Collage

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

Phyllis Hatfield

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



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.

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White House letter of congratulations for your baby's birth
White House letter of congratulations for your baby's birth
White House letter of congratulations for your baby’s birth


In addition to family photos or baby photography, how about a letter from the White House to congratulate you on your birth?

Send your baby’s name, Date of Birth, your name, phone, and mailing address to:
The White House
Attn: Greetings Office,
Washington D.C. 20502-0039
Or FAX it to 202.395.1232


Great for the baby book!

Irene and her daughter pose for the camera.

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.

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Photos by Lily Landes

New York, New York! Oh how I love NY!


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.


But that didn’t happen.

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