I can’t say enough great things about Jess..
My family had the pleasure to work with her for almost three years, starting from my maternity shoot and going from her newborn shoot all the way through my twin’s  first  birthday.

She is very warm, kind and talented  she always makes us feel comfortable.. During my twin’s newborn shoot, she was very patient and easy going, always willing to accommodate what she needed at that moment. Jess does a phenomenal job capturing moments within my family that i will treasure forever! We are lifelong customer!
Hamoody family


Jess did our newborn photos and we were blown away with them so a couple of months later when we wanted family photos taken there was no question on who to get to take them. Just like the first time Jess was warm and welcoming and made you feel comfortable straight away. Jackson, our 3 year old decided he really didn’t want to sit and get his photo taken but Jess was fantastic and so patient and made a game of it and managed to get some gorgeous pics of him and we did successfully manage to get a really nice family picture which was exactly what I wanted. My partner Chris even had a fun time of it even though like most males wasn’t all that keen for a photo shoot. We couldn’t be happier with the end product and wouldn’t hesitate to use Jess again, in fact I recently got engaged and was shattered to learn she has decided to focus more on newborns and family and not continue to do weddings.
Morgan & Chris


I could not be happier with the entire service Jess provided for capturing precious family photos that we will treasure forever.
Jess was absolutely fantastic with our girls, her patience and dedication made it a fun and enjoyable experience and also managed to keep the girls interested and entertained for the entire session.

We are overwhelmed by the album, it has certainly exceeded our expectations and will forever be treasured! We can not thank you enough Jess. Your professionalism is second to none
Jess & Josh


There was nothing more exciting than getting our first ever family photos with our brand new, gorgeous and first born baby- Spencer George Marshall. What was even more exciting was being lucky enough to have our photos taken by the fabulously talented Jessica-Jane!!! Jess went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the entire photoshoot and was more than professional with her service. To top off this amazing photoshoot experience, Jess captured and delivered outstanding photos of our new little family, that we absolutely admire and will cherish forever! Thanks Jess. We look forward to future photo-shoots with you!
Vanessa & Clint


Jess is a natural with kids, enabling her to capture that special moment. Our daughter had so much fun with Jess, and we love the photos. We will have these memories forever, definitely worth the investment. Looking forward to our next session when bubs arrives.
Kahlia & Jayden


“Not only is Jess a beautiful person inside and out, but she shows raw beauty in her talent! She is truly amazing at capturing real life moments!! Thank you Jess for capturing OUR precious moments and turning them into timeless, unforgettable memories! I can’t thank you enough for all you have done for Bevan Alice Oliver and I! Our photos are gorgeous irreplaceable memories frozen in time. I am so grateful!! Thank you Jess! Thank you”.
Cloe, Bevan Alice & Oliver


Ohhhh my… Where do I start?
Jess, we cannot express enough how happy we were when opening our package of Wren’s Newborn Photo Session. They were everything and more than we expected. You are an amazing photographer, you go above and beyond to make not only our Wren comfortable, but us, as parents comfortable too. Your talent is a credit to you.
You have created beautiful memories to last us forever, and we are so excited to show everyone how amazing the photos and album are.
Your compassion and beauty shows, and as Wren grows we hope you can capture her more and more.
Thank You so much, Jess.
Shoni & Corey


Thank you Jess, we love, love, loved our photos. Very grateful. We will be back for 1 year pics.
Kylie & Brad


Jess did an amazing job capturing so many special photos of our old dog Rocky together with our three kids, she kept the session fun and stress free. The beautiful lighting at dusk was perfect for the mood.  These gorgeous photos are precious memories we will have forever and I couldn’t have asked for more beautiful photos. Jess went above and beyond for us to get these, we will be forever grateful to her.
Narik family

It's Jess, your go-to newborn photographer, and today let's chat about one of those adorable quirks that often steal the spotlight during our newborn sessions – hiccups!


Ever wondered why those tiny, hiccupping symphonies happen? Well, fear not; I've got the inside scoop for you!


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1. Baby's Superpower: Developing Diaphragm

Newborns are like little superheroes in training, and their hiccups are a sign that their diaphragm, the muscle responsible for breathing, is flexing and getting stronger. It's like their own mini gym session, preparing them for those hearty belly laughs and future superhero feats.



2. Gastrointestinal Adventure

Sometimes, those cute hiccups are just a part of your baby's digestive journey. Their tiny tummies are navigating the ins and outs of processing milk, and hiccups can be a natural outcome of this gastrointestinal adventure.



3. The Learning Curve

Just like we stumble while learning to walk, newborns might hiccup as they figure out the whole breathing-and-swallowing coordination dance. It's all part of the learning curve, and trust me, they'll be mastering it like pros in no time!



4. The Calming Effect

Believe it or not, hiccups can actually have a calming effect on your little one. It's like a rhythmic lullaby, creating a soothing pattern that might even help them drift off to sleep. Ah, the magic of baby hiccups!

So, the next time your precious bundle of joy breaks into a hiccuping melody during our photoshoot, know that it's just another note in the beautiful symphony of babyhood. 🎶



Common Questions about hiccups:


How do I stop my baby's hiccups?

To ease your baby's hiccups, try gentle burping, offering a pacifier, or letting them suck on a small feed. Patience is key; hiccups often resolve on their own.


Do hiccups mean the baby is OK?

Yes, hiccups are usually harmless and common in newborns. They often signify a developing nervous system and are not typically a cause for concern.


Why does my baby hiccup for no reason?

Newborns hiccup frequently, and sometimes seemingly without cause. It's a normal part of their development, linked to the maturation of the diaphragm and respiratory system.


What is the purpose of hiccups in infants?

Hiccups in infants serve a developmental purpose, helping to strengthen the diaphragm and respiratory muscles. While their exact function isn't fully understood, they're considered a natural part of a baby's growth.


Should you sit the baby up with hiccups?

While it's not necessary, you can try holding your baby upright or allowing them to suck on a pacifier. However, most hiccups will resolve on their own without intervention.


How long should newborn hiccups last?

Newborn hiccups are typically short-lived and can last anywhere from a few minutes to around 20 minutes. If they persist for longer periods, it's always a good idea to consult with your pediatrician.


And hey, if you're curious about capturing these delightful moments (hiccups included) in a frame, I've got you covered!


As a seasoned newborn photographer, I'm not just skilled at handling these little ones; I'm also your guide to creating timeless memories that celebrate every adorable nuance of your baby's journey.



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I'm Jessica Van Den Berghe, a small-town

Camperdown girl with big dreams.
I'm hooked on Netflix, in-door plants, candles and crispy pork crackling with apple sauce.


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