Newborn Lifestyle Photography on Film



All of the images you see on this site were photographed using medium format film. Film has a soft, dream-like quality that really compliments the intimate nature of at-home newborn sessions. And the colors captured by film cannot be matched by digital photography. 

All sessions take place in the comfort of the family’s home. My goal is to capture the authentic connection between a baby and parent so nothing is contrived or overly posed – no babies will be posed in buckets, only in your arms. Sessions run up to 2 hours in length with plenty of breaks to care for the newborn’s needs. I recommend scheduling sessions within the first 2 weeks of life. 

 One final note: In order to make these sessions successful we will need plenty of natural light. Room lights will be off and there must be large windows in the rooms we use in order to provide enough light to facilitate the use of film.


Lifestyle Film Photography

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"Holy moly! I'm in love. I am just so overwhelmed and grateful to have these photos of me and my little Knox -- moments in time that I couldn't have captured without you. So so so stunning!! Thank you MJ!"

David & Katie

"We absolutely love working with Melissa Jill! She always makes us feel at ease so that we can be ourselves in front of the camera. She was super patient and flexible in working with our newborn and “fur-babies” in order to get the amazing photos we now cherish. Her film photography is art and is true quality!!" 

Andrew & Stephanie

"We take a lot of smart phone pics of our new baby, but we called on Melissa to capture truly beautiful moments that we can enjoy forever. Working with Melissa Jill was easy and she knew exactly what we wanted. She set up the shots, captured the light perfectly, and was patient with our crying baby! We couldn't be happier with the result!" 

Rachel & Mikis

"Oh my gosh, there are NO words! We love every.single.one!! I honestly don't know how to thank you for you sharing your time and craft with us. We will treasure these forever!"



1-2 hour in-home session
60-80 downloadable high res images including printing rights



1-2 hour in-home session
60-80 downloadable high res images including printing rights* 
*you can print your photos wherever you'd like



1-2 hour in-home session
60-80 image selections presented in an online gallery with the option to order professional prints a la carte



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