Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the session take place?

Sessions take place in our boutique NYC studio located in Midtown near Hudson Yards.

When should I book my maternity session?

Maternity sessions are booked at least two months in advance. Sessions are ideally scheduled while you are 29-36 weeks pregnant. This allows for a nice rounded bump.

What should I wear/bring to my maternity session?

We have a beautiful collection of maternity gowns and silk fabrics available for your use. Clients are also given a suggested list of items they can wear and bring to their session. We encourage you to embrace this time and feel comfortable in your own skin. Nudity is also welcomed. We will discuss all of your looks inclduing glam during our video call prior to your session.

When should I book my newborn session?

Newborn sessions are booked at least 3-4 months in advance. Please do not wait to have the baby to book a session. We only book a limited number of newborn due dates a month and will not always be able to accommodate a last minute booking. We would book your due date and as soon as your precious bundle arrives, please contact us within 48 hours to schedule your session date which will take place when baby is 7-14 days old.

When does a newborn session take place?

Newborn sessions take place when baby is 7-14 days old. Babies are much more sleepy and curly during this time and easier to pose into those cute naked poses you see on my page. All sessions take place Monday-Friday at 10am.

How long do newborn sessions last?

Sessions can last anywhere between 3-5 hours. This allows for setup, feedings and soothing time. Prepare to see Jessica for majority of your day =)

What do I need for my newborn session?

Nothing is required of you to bring to a session. We provide all of the backdrops/accessories necessary for the session. It is recommend clients bring only one memento item to the session if desired. Jessica will also be sending a prep guide prior to the session with simple tips that will help you prepare for the shoot.

Are parents/siblings included in the session?

Yes of course if you want it. We encourage you to take at least one family image. Parents are sometimes so busy behind the cameras that we forget to stand in front. This time should be documented with you as well as your newest addition (Parent/sibling poses NOT included in the “Classic” newborn package).

When can I expect to receive my images?

Your gallery is available to you online within 3-4 weeks after the session. Depending on your package, products take an additional 2-3 weeks to arrive after making your final selection

Are Unedited/Raw images available?

Unedited/raw images are NOT available for viewing or purchasing at any time.


Jessica Elbar Photography
315 West 39th St, Suite 305, New York, NY 10018

Jessica Elbar is a NYC photographer specializing in newborn, maternity, child & boudoir portraits. Our studio is located in Midtown and we serve NYC and the surrounding areas.




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