Terms and Conditions

Christmas Sessions

Session, Fees and Charges

  1. A Session Fee (The Fee you pay to book your session) is due in order to secure the session date and time. Jessica Jane Photography has the right to give the session date and time to another client if the session fee has not been received one week prior to the session.
  2. The Session Fee includes up to 4 children in the session.
    Due to the extensive and advanced editing in Photoshop to create your magical Christmas images, processing times take up to 5 x longer to edit than a regular session with Jessica Jane Photography. Therefore expect to receive a gallery of 3-6 high end processed images to purchase from.
  3. Pricing of Prints, Wall Hangings & Digital Collections: Individual prints start at $85, wall hangings start at $250 and digital files are $200 each. One-time offer collections are available the day you make the purchase.
  4. If the Photographer cannot perform this Agreement in whole or in part due to causes beyond the control of the parties (e.g. fire, casualty acts of nature) or due to Photographer’s illness or injury, then all fees will be returned to the Client(s) but the photographer shall have no further liability with respect to this Agreement.
  5. This limitation on liability shall also apply if photographic materials are damaged in processing, lost through camera malfunction, or otherwise lost or damaged without fault on the part of Photographer. All precautionary measures in relation to equipment will be taken e.g. photographer will provide a backup camera, lenses, spare batteries, and memory cards.
  6. The client will not hold the photographer or the owner of the property (if applicable) where sessions are held liable for any injury that may occur during the session.
  7. Photographer will not be held responsible for the behaviour of children on the day. eg. Behaviour resulting in making it impossible to photograph. A re-shoot will be offered with the payment of another session fee.
  8. The photographer cannot guarantee a certain pose, look or an exact recreated image.

Proofing and Ordering

  1. After the session, client proofs will be provided within 3 weeks to be presented at the viewing and ordering session in our studio. Processing times depend on current work demands. Special care and time are taken to beautifully edit each image for the client gallery. For those who live long-distances and are unable to attend, an online ordering session will be arranged.
  2. Additional editing & Photoshop Work: Images shown in the client gallery include basic retouching (removal of blemishes, skin smoothing, reduction of dark lines under eyes). Further custom or client directed retouching is an additional $20 per image.
  3. A sneak peek from the client’s session will be posted on Jessica Jane Photography’s Facebook page within 4 business days.
  4. All orders must be confirmed in writing and accompanied by full payment before any order will be placed.
  5. Due to cost of storage and gallery limits, where an order has not been received and paid for within 60 days, the images will be deleted.

Payment plans are available with administrative fees being applied.

Copyright and Reproductions

  1. The Photographer shall own the copyright in all images created and shall have the exclusive right to make reproductions. The Photographer shall only make reproductions for the Client or for the Photographer’s portfolio, samples, self-promotions, entry in photographic contests or art exhibitions, editorial use.
  2. Client’s Usage. The Client is obtaining images for personal use only, and shall not sell images. Personal use includes sharing images with family and friends! If Client is obtaining images for newspaper announcement of a wedding, editorial or website use, the Photographer allows Client to do so, with reference to the photographer adjacent to the photograph.
  3. All purchased images will remain on file for 1 year. Due to file storage limitations, unpurchased images will be deleted on 31 December each year at the discretion of Jessica Jane Photography. Ordering further prints and products is available until that date each year.

Money-Back Guarantee

  1. We are so confident that you’ll be wrapped with our amazing service, that we back-it-up with a 100% Money Back Guarantee. If for some reason you are not happy with our service, you won’t pay a cent. To receive your refund, you must notify us within 24 hrs after seeing your images. A full refund will result in no products received.
  2. We offer the best quality in products and we back them with a 75-year guarantee. If your product is faulty or becomes defective (not-including accidental damage) we will replace or refund your product value. Only applicable to product purchased from August 2019.


  1. Inherent Qualities. The client is aware that colour dyes in photography may fade or discolour over time due to the inherent qualities of dyes as well as USB media which may deteriorate due to delamination and oxidation, and Client releases Photographer from any liability for any claims whatsoever based upon the deterioration due to such inherent qualities.

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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