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If you want a photo session that runs mechanically through a list of poses, you should probably keep searching for a photographer. My kind of photo session is a little chaotic and a lot of fun.


Reviews (13)

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Valerie PaganoHepburn

30 June 2019

All I can say is WOW! From my first phone call to Kim, to our experience on picture day, including her wonderful husband, Peter, to the fabulous photos she took of our family and to receive them so quickly is the reason for our total happiness with our choice to use Kim Jaekel Family Photography. To capture the essence of the joy of our family through the four generations to have our sweet girl make us all so happy! With her guidance and expertise, we were able to create prints that were our personal choices and will last a lifetime. Thank you, Kim for giving our family years of memories. More...


Amanda Fekete

28 March 2019

Kim took such amazing photos of my 6 week old son. He was awake the entire time and she engaged with him in a way that made me comfortable as a first time mom. The quality of the photos was impeccable, and I have already started to mention her to anyone that has seen the photos she took. My dad is not one to cry over a photo, but he did when he saw the ones I received!! The turn around time for the session was quick and efficient as well, and Kim definitely knows how to communicate professionally with clients. She was accommodating to my time as well, her introductory email had the information needed to know what to expect when and where to go for the session. My son took quite a bit of her time, and even after him needing to be changed and fed, she made use of the down time to get to know me and the baby as well as switch up her studio. This was definitely an amazing experience, and if you are considering her studio for your family photos I give her 6 stars (because 5 just isn’t enough). More...


Megan T.

30 December 2018

We had an excellent experience with Kim,  I booked her well in advance for the day after Thanksgiving, because that's the only time my whole family is together.  We took a great shot that we used for our holiday photo and some lovely group shots.  She works very efficiently and knows how to get small children to smile for a picture.  I highly recommend her. More...


Morgan C. Edmunds

28 December 2018

Kim did a holiday photo shoot this year for my husband, myself and our dog at our home. She was wonderful and we are in love with the photos we got. She and her husband did a great job getting the dog to look at the camera, they knew how to have us pose and they were very quick and efficient. We are thrilled with the results and feel that it was so worth the time and money to capture our little family and have these memories forever. Thank you, Kim! More...


Jennifer Lewis

29 October 2018

Kim is friendly, professional, and her photos are always wonderful. Thank you for yet another year of amazing family pictures!


Elizabeth R.

15 July 2018

Highly recommend this photographer! Shoots in-studio in Sandy Hook, as well as in your own home or outside. We went to her studio for maternity and newborn photos. Posing, lighting, and angles were fabulous. She is gentle with newborns and works efficiently! She offers a-la carte options, albums, canvases and prints! Loved the experience! Thank you, kim! More...


Sarah McKimmie

27 May 2018

Kim is an amazing photographer. We have been using Kim for 3 years now to do our 1st and 2nd daughter's 1 year family photoshoots. The quality of photos she takes it stunning and we hate having to choose which ones to keep. She is very accommodating (especially when it comes to location and times to suit our family needs). We love that her husband helps out too because he is the best at entertaining and making our girls giggle. We can't recommend Kim enough. We just had our 3rd baby girl and can't wait to book Kim for her 1 year photo shoot next year. More...


Theresa Baker

27 May 2018

We recently did a mini session with Kim and couldn't have been happier! She instantly set everyone at ease and worked so well with her assistant to get my 3 small kids to smile and laugh. She set up great spots within the park to give us varied backgrounds despite the short time frame of our session. The turnaround time to get us our images was short and the quality is amazing! We look forward to having Kim continue to document our family! More...


Trevor Macomber

27 May 2017

Kim made our entire family feel extremely comfortable and engaged during the entire setup and photography process. She charmed my three-year-old daughter within minutes of arrival and treated our infant son as gently and carefully as if he were her own. In the end, we were left with a lovely experience and an even lovelier set of beautiful family photos. More...


Victoria Peters

27 May 2017

Our family had a wonderful experience with Kim. Our son was not very cooperative at the time and Kim was very patient and created a very calm environment in order for us to get some great pictures!! The pictures we received were beautiful! I highly recommend her, maybe to babysit as well :)
The Peters


Sammi Gureasko

27 May 2017

My family has been thrilled with the incredible moments Kim has captured of us together! The photos are clear and beautiful, and share genuine moments between us. She always selects an environment with a gorgeous backdrop. We have had photo sessions in the past with different photographers that were very stressful; but with Kim, even my little, energetic son has had fun! More...


Grace Lim-Ayres

27 May 2017

Kim is a wonderful photographer. She did our newborn baby pictures as well as a few family mini-shoots. She has a wonderful way with babies and young children, helping them to feel at ease during a shoot. She always seems to get some wonderful shots even when the kids are not very cooperative. We were always pleased with our final images - beautiful lighting and backgrounds. Kim is a true professional and I would highly recommend her! More...



27 May 2017

We used Kim for a mini-photo session in the fall and then again for a newborn shoot this winter. Both times she got amazing photos of our family and we will cherish them forever. At the mini-session, I was really impressed with what she was able to do in a short amount of time. At the newborn session she was really patient and just went with the flow (having to work around a fussy/hungry baby and an excited big sister!). I had not done the newborn photos with my first because I was worried it would be stressful, but I'm SO happy I did with my second and that we have those photos of the family now. Kim made it a stress-free, enjoyable experience. She was also great with communication in planning and then getting the photos. Thank you Kim! More...


Relating to your clients, fast thinking, and a few bad jokes.

What would you like to end up with after the session is done? Digital negatives to share and print? Art for your home? Albums to hand down to the next generations? A gallery on your phone?

Having fun and producing exceptional photographs for great people.

A restless spirit and desire to have fun at work. Also, I'm a control freak and like doing things my own way.

Professionalism, experience, sense of adventure. I value the trust clients place in me and guarantee my work 100%.