Jessica Bender Photography » Photography; pure and simple.


Portrait sessions start at $350 please inquire for more details.


The true newborn phase of life is fleeting. Photographing your new baby with the first TWO weeks is suggested, so contact Jessica well in advance of your due date! These shoots are a great way to record your baby’s start in life as well as to get images that can be used for photo birth announcements and greeting cards (talk to me about custom versions of these as an add on to your shoot!).

Pure and Simple Newborn Sessions focus primarily on the new baby. Baby will be naturally posed amidst classic creams and whites, with minimal use of props and hats/headbands. The pure and simple sessions take place in my home studio space, and typically involve more attention to detail and positioning than an average portrait session; due to the needs of infants I recommend setting aside closer to 2 hours.

Family Newborn Sessions focus on the family unit, and welcoming baby home. They take place at your home (or other prearranged location), and offer a more photojournalistic feel. Poses will highlight the connection between baby, parents, and siblings, with natural individual portraits of the new baby as time allows. Photography time: up to 1 hour.


Pregnancy is a very special time in a woman’s life; full of change, the amazing development of your baby and, well, GROWTH! Capture your body in it’s beauty and unique metamorphosis. I guarantee that these shots will be cherished by you, your family and eventually your child! Please plan for shoots between 32 and 36 weeks gestation. You control the feel of this session; bare as much as you dare! Photography time: up to 1 hour.


If you have taken a look at my galleries you will see that I like to photograph people just being people, doing what they are best at; PLAYING! My style would be considered to be spontaneous and relaxed and I feel that this allows me to capture the true spirit of you, your children, and your teen for who they really are. Photography time: up to 1 hour.


It is important for me as a photographer that I capture the natural character and spirit of you and your loved ones in a very casual state. I am always willing to shoot in the comfort of your home, or various creative and exciting locations; maybe your favourite park to take your children or the place where you first kissed; I am willing to travel all around South Vancouver Island to provide you with the background that you want. For additional people or locations please contact for a personalized quote. Photography time: up to 1 hour.


The Belly to Baby package will allow you to photographically capture both your pregnancy and your precious new arrival. The package combines both the Maternity and Newborn sessions, but at a lower rate and with increased benefits (discounts on session fees, digital negatives, prints, albums, etc). Photography time: up to 1 hour for your maternity session, up to 2 hours for your newborn session.


Don’t want to miss a moment of your little one’s first year of life? Well now you don’t have to! Jessica Bender Photography is pleased to offer the Watch Me Grow portrait plan. The Watch Me Grow plan is for parents who would like to pre-plan portrait sessions for their baby’s first year of life. Babies change so much from the time they are born to the time of their momentous first birthday (I know this first hand being a mom myself!).

The plan makes it easy for parents to capture their little one at various ages and stages in their development; holding their head up, sitting on their own and finally, standing on those cute little baby feet!

Watch Me Grow offers discounts on session fees, digital negatives, prints, albums, etc.  The plan can be set up during your child’s first months of life, or even at your maternity or newborn session. Photography time: each session is up to 30 minutes in length, and can be easily merged with many of my styled/themed mini session days. Watch Me Grow sessions may not be used for maternity or newborn shoots due to the speciality nature of a maternity or newborn session.

  • carly bird - I have been getting my pictures taken with Jessica for about 4 years and I absolutely love her work. She has seen me through various stages of my life everything from trashing my wedding dress to taking picture of my new born baby boy. We are doing a christmas photo shoot and I am so excited. These pictures are so precious and I am so thankful she is documenting my ever changing family.ReplyCancel

  • Danielle van Schaik - Hi there,

    I see you’ve taken some lovely photos of my friend Alicia’s family, and I’m interested in having some pictures taken of my family. I’m not looking for a huge package, but a nice family photo and few of my boys would be great. I also really like the Market Square atmosphere. If we met up in the near future, would it be possibly to have the pictures by Christmas?

    Would you mind giving a quote?

    Thank you!

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