I first opened Lil’ Buttons Photography with the goal of spending more time with my son in mind. I no longer wanted to be tied to a nine to five career. I never imagined it would turn into so much more than that. Having my son and watching him grow has been both beautiful and heartbreaking. He changes so quickly and every day slips by faster than I would like. I look at his newborn pictures and it feels like it was just yesterday that I was navigating new motherhood. I’m so grateful for those images because I can look at them and remember how tiny his little hands and feet were, the way he would smile a half smile while he was dreaming, the little flakes on his face that signified his newness. It has become not only my passion, but my mission to provide families with memories and art they will cherish for a lifetime.
I take working with your little ones very seriously. In fact, I have invested countless hours into training specifically geared towards the safe handling and posing of newborns. I have trained along-side one of the most respected newborn photographers in the world and taken more classes than I can even keep track of. So much more goes into getting the perfect image of your newborn. Lighting techniques, styling, posing, and attention to all the little details combine to create breathtaking memories frozen in time.
I have years of experience working with children from newborns to teenagers. All of my experience has allowed me to create a comfortable and safe environment for you and your family. I believe it’s important that you feel comfortable working with me so I make it a priority to be current on all safety practices and vaccines.
It is my goal to provide you with an incredible experience from start to finish. I limit the number of clients I take on so that you receive my undivided attention. Boutique photography is as much about the client service and experience as it is the final products. You should be wowed from the first interaction to the last.
Your little ones are only this small once. Let’s work together to turn your cherished memories into cherished art.
Thank you for being here and I can’t wait to meet you!
Servicing Orange County and Los Angeles County
"Jessica was so patient with my little ones and captured such beautiful photos of them. She does amazing work."
"Jessica is so wonderful & patient during each session. Every picture is absolutely beautiful!"
"We brought our newborn son and our four year old in for pictures with Jessica and we were not disappointed in any way. You can tell that Jessica takes a genuine interest and real pride in taking great photos. The pictures are of exceptional quality and were delivered in a timely manner. Jessica posed the boys beautifully, both in the pictures of my sons and the pictures for my newborn. The pictures made wonderful gifts for the family, too!"
"We had pictures taken of our newborn when she was just two weeks old with Jessica and the photos were amazing. Jessica is a great photographer, an absolute professional and has a lot of patience. The pictures we got are among the best pictures we have of our baby and our family all has copies of them. Amazing work, well worth it."
"We had our little bundle of joy photographed here, by Jessica. He wasn’t very compliant at first but Jessica did not give up on him. She was so patient and kind. Needless to say she won the battle. And we are so grateful!! Because the photographs she took are so amazing!!! I literally cried when I saw everything. They are so beautiful! She made us a photo book as well and I couldn’t have asked for anything more perfect! Now we have his newborn stage well documented forever. And I can’t thank Jessica enough for the wonderful job she did!!!!!!!! Take your babies to her! She will not disappoint!!! Thank you again Lil Buttons Photography!!!!"
"Jessica is such a talented photographer and extremely patient. I missed out on the opportunity to photograph my first born and am so grateful Jessica was able to photograph my second. She patiently and carefully set up each shot while my daughter slept peacefully. I am so amazed at the time and attention to detail she took for each shot. I couldn’t be happier with all the photos. They are beautiful memories I will cherish for a lifetime!"
"Jessica is amazing. She did a wonderful job photographing my girls. She is very, very, patient. My baby was having none of it, and was refusing to do much more than cry. Jessica worked with us to get some beautiful photos, and never once made me feel rushed when I was trying to settle my baby down enough to get a few good pictures. When we all decided to call it quits, Jessica offered for us to come back to try again, because she was worried we didn’t get many shots. it was not needed. She worked magic with what we had, and I was quite thrilled with the end result. I cried when I unwrapped the canvas, and the lovely gifts she gave us. She is worth her weight in gold."
"My husband and I found out about Lil' Buttons Photography while pregnant with our second son. We had a few months to select a photographer and settled on Jessica, and we couldn't be happier with the session and prints/products we purchased! Jessica is so caring and patient with the newborns. She takes extra care making sure she is handling your precious jewel with tender love and care. Oh yeah...she has this cool shhh shhh machine to help calm a crying baby. Boy did it work. The photo session is one on one so she takes her time. If breaks are needed she's all for it. Her space is baby friendly. She even provides diapers and wipes in the restroom with a changing table. Jessica is prepared to design your own personnel setting. She has tons of fabric, clothes and Nick knacks to complete your perfect picture. Jessica, thank you for making our baby boys first photo session a precious memory, one I will cherish for ever. We are forever grateful."
"Jess is just overall fantastic when it comes to newborn photography. She finds out what you like and what themes might fit you best and comes up with the cutest backdrops, props, and outfits to suit your style. She is super loving and careful with your baby, ever so gently posing them in the cutest poses! Her patience is off the charts, I couldn't believe how much work it was to keep the baby sleeping while also posing them, it truly speaks volumes for how much she loves what she does. All of our photos came out fantastic, we loved them so much, we ordered an album to cherish those memories forever. Her goal to keep the baby as the main focus point is evident, every picture accents your baby and their sweet, tiny, newborn features. Anyone looking for a newborn photographer doesn't need to look any further than here. Lil' Buttons Photography is the best!"
"Jess is a dedicated mother and photographer - her passion shows through her amazing work. The sense you get when you view her work invokes a sense of soft, new warmth, the glowing of just blossoming growth - everything you should get when you see well done photography of newborns. Her experience with children is superb, and her tactfulness is on the spot - were you to look for someone to help you capture those precious first days of life, you'd not need to look any farther than Jess"
"I highly recommend Lil Buttons Photography as I know you will not be disappointed! As I sit here looking at the beautiful picture on the wall of our son, I immediately have a beaming smile! It’s amazing how fast your baby grows and changes, you always hear people say that but you don’t really understand it until you have your own child. Having newborn pictures done was one of the best decisions we made and even better that we choose the right photographer for us. I am so grateful that we found Jessica, we love the special moments that she captured. Jessica was such a pleasure to work with, and I felt very comfortable handing over my 12 day old son to her. She truly has a passion for what she does and it shows in her work! Jessica was very professional and always responded to my emails in a timely manner. I love that she offers a consultation beforehand so when the actual day arrives you feel at ease. She even sent me a list of things to do leading up to the photo shoot so we were well "
"Jessica did a wonderful job from start to finish! From our first meeting with her to the delivery of our album, she was professional and thoughtful. She put us at ease, and we knew our little guy was in safe hands during his newborn shoot. And the photos and products are gorgeous! I highly recommend Lil Buttons for your infant photos! We are very happy with our photos and our decision to work with Jess."
"I love Jess! She is the fairy godmother of newborn photographers...like a dream come true! She was so patient with my baby, and took so much time posing him in the cutest ways. She didn't even care when he peed and pooped on her! She spent so much time rocking him and calming him so that she could get the perfect shot. She pays extra special attention to details and the pictures are timeless. I love the products that she offers....such good quality. She even wrapped my order in cute paper with ribbon bows."
"Working with Jessica was the best decision we made for our newborn photo shoot. Her patience and attention to detail really comes through in her photos and when I say patience I mean it...my son was less than cooperative at the beginning and took much longer to get posed the way she wanted but in the end it was perfect. At one point he even pooped in my hand and nothing seems to phase her. My wife and I are so impressed with the images she captured for us. We definitely will be repeat customers here. She will not let you down! Her work is amazing!!"