Hello & welcome to HGP!

Hi!  I'm Jen, and want to start off saying congrats on expecting a baby!  I love sharing my passion & joy for newborn photography with momma's-to-be.  My baby centered studio has absolutely everything needed for your newborn session; we can't wait to meet you & your little one & create gorgeous art work!

I promise your newborn session to be the most relaxing, stress-free experience for you & your family.  You deserve to preserve one of the best chapters in your story. Our full service studio located just outside of Decatur, Il will feel like a (very warm) vacation for (somewhat exhausted) parents.

Photographing the newest members of your family is my passion.  I photograph newborns because I've been a new mom.  When my first daughter was born seven years ago I skimped on her newborn pictures and regret it often.  The little details of her fingers and toes, the flaky skin, her little milk bumps on her nose, and the little rolls she had as a newborn when she curled up on me are all moments I miss.

While I thought I would memorize those details, or put together a baby book, memories fade and I procrastinated the baby book.  I’ll forever be missing those little details not captured with cell phone cameras, or have the artwork my baby deserves to show her babies one day.  I'll never be able to share with Gemma the beginning of our story with her.

This chapter is one of the sweetest you'll ever write; I want this brief part of your story documented for you.  I guarantee you won't regret investing in your newborn photography session.  Contact us today to discuss your session.


Decatur, il Photographer

Heirloom products you will cherish years after your sweet babe outgrows your arms.

Planning for a new baby can be stressful.  Which carrier to purchase, how many onesies and blankets do you really need?  Which daycare will work best for your family?

One thing I promise will not be stressful is your newborn session.  Let's chat about what you're looking for from your session and plan your session, whether it's one of our posed studio sessions or in home lifestyle sessions.

View my portfolio

Every session is tailored to you.  Together we'll choose your favorite colors, poses, buckets, etc and create a session that you'll love for years to come.  Tour the gallery to see some of my personal favorite.

The Experience

Our newborn studio is designed for comfort and safety.  Just bring baby and food source and you're good to go- we take care of EVERYTHING leading up to, during, and after the session!

Tour the Studio

Planning your newborn session typically takes place during your second trimester.  I get it's not customary to tour studios, but I welcome and would love for you to browse ours and get a feel for everything we offer !

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We had an amazing session with HGP for our daughter.  Jen made the process incredibly easy, customized the entire session for us; we literally just had to show up and relax.  Jen and her assistant did the rest. We now have pictures of our daughter we will forever cherish.  Jen with HGP is a rare find! | Kara

Don't think about, just book her, I promise you won't regret it!  She made the process so easy, making it the least stressful event since having a baby.  We could not be happier with Hidden Gem Photography or the end result.  HGP is worth every penny, and we will use her for any and all future babies we have! | Rachel

We would love to get to know you and your family. If you are interested in pricing, setting up a design session, or want more information, please reach out to us below!

I can only accept a limited amount of newborn sessions a month, so please contact us at your earliest convenience. Most mama's retain us in the second trimester to ensure calendar availability.