J Stirling photography

Your baby's first-year journey is full of new milestones. I do my best to showcase your baby in a neutral-tone setting and document those new expressions, adorable baby toes, and curious nature.
Cake smashes are the most popular milestone session in the studio, where babies have photos done in their fancy outfits before smashing their first cake experience. Wardrobe for babies of both genders are available as well and included with your sessions.

*Ask about our Grow With Me Collection

Babies & Toddlers

the Milestone experience



1 hour session
naked cake with custom topper
custom setup
access to props and client closet
Reveal Ordering Appointment
*prints and Products sold Seperately.

for Celebrating the first year

the cake smash experience


Whats included...

1 hour session
sitter or yearly
custom setup
access to props &client closet
Reveal Ordering Appointment
*prints and Products sold seperately.

PERFECT FOR capturing their growth

the Milestone experience

 grow with me experience

whats included...

Newborn Session
Sitter Session
Cake Smash Session
Family Session before baby's second year
or Maternity SEssion

classic linen album with each session
 Album box to showcase your set
Family & sibling shots included in newborn session
Baby only during the sitter and cake smash sessions
naked cake provided at cake smash Session
Custom setups, access to props, and client closet
  family session before baby’s second birthday
four indiviual ordering appointments 
*Prints and products sold seperately

for when you don't want to miss a single moment



tell me about the


You will start the session process with a complimentary in-person or over the phone design consultation. During this design consultation, we will discuss what type of session you are booking, what you can expect during your session experience, what moments are essential that we capture, wardrobe, and the type of products you may be interested in. This process helps me get to know you and your family, allowing me to tailor your session especially to you and your needs. After the consultation, you will receive a follow-up email containing your booking proposal (only if the design consult is not held in person.). This part is quick and painless, I promise.

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Once you receive your booking proposal, you will pay your session fee and sign your booking contract; this will reserve your date for your session. All finished artwork and digital images are purchased separately. Session fees paid within the first 24 hours will be gifted a $100 gift voucher at the ordering appointment. 

Save the date with a Session fee 


A Standard Session lasts, on average, one hour. Newborns Sessions take a little longer, averaging two to four hours. Don't worry; we have snacks! For your session, I offer a variety of locations to fit your needs and personality, as well as indoor Studio Sessions. I also love hearing if you have a special place you love. So, if that's you, let me know! I love to photograph a family's candid moments and capture the natural personalities of children, as those are the moments in life that mean the most. No worries if the baby is fussy and or the kids are not cooperating; I have this. Remember, I am a Momma of five! Relax, be yourselves, and I will gently guide you through your session to capture all the stolen moments as you interact.

your Session 


YOUR FAVORITE PART! Your ordering session will take place at the studio approximately two weeks after your session date. You will first see your images printed and displayed on our Reveal Wall. You and your family will choose your favorites images right from the wall; the best part, they go home with you that day! Want other luxury artwork for your home? Don’t worry; Our Create-A-Collection lets you customize your package, so you buy just what you love. I will be right there if you have any questions or would like help with sizing, wall displays, or any other information you might be requiring. Once we get your order placed, I will consult with my professional imaging lab to have your portraits printed to the highest heirloom quality. Once your order is in, we will set up a time for me to hand-deliver it to you. YAY! I can’t wait for you to enjoy your art in your home. These are memories you’ll cherish forever.

YOur Ordering Appointment 

Blerta Uyar

Jill was amazing! She was so kind and patient with us! She took her time never made us feel rushed and with my little ones it was quite the show to get a family picture! They still turned out amazing! I highly recommend her!! Our newborn pictures look great 🥰 her studio was beautiful and clean, she was extremely organized. Great with answering back. I have nothing but positive things to say about her and our experience!

Lisa Carter

Jill has a wonderful eye. More than that, she captures amazing moments and emotions in her photographs. A year ago, we hired Jill to take our family pictures. We were all in a fog of mourning and pain at the loss of our grandbaby. Jill was kind and caring as she shadowed us in the Nicholas Conservatory. When we received the photos, we discovered that Jill had found loving interactions and even moments of joy that we didn't know were there. That gave us hope and comfort and we thank her for that gift. When our far flung family all gathers again in Rockford, we will certainly be calling Jill again!

tina thomas

Jill did our maternity, newborn, and milestone pictures!! She was soooo much fun to work with! She was always open to questions and very helpful throughout the whole process.. She was fast to respond when we had questions. Her turn around time was quick!! We love our prints and look forward to working with Jill in the future!!

theresa murphy

Jill, you are the best!! She took pictures of my family, and I couldn’t have asked for better. Jill is easy to work with if you have an idea of what you want; she runs with it and makes it happen!! Jill works really well with the kids too!! Jill even got my husband to give a little smile, and that’s not an easy thing to do!! Thank you, Jill, for everything!! I can’t wait to work with you again!!

kayla Wedler

Jill is an amazing photographer! She has done our family photos, and she did our newborn photoshoot as well. She is very professional and knows exactly how to work with your needs as a client. She was able to take a screaming newborn and still get the most amazing photos. I recommend her to anyone who is looking to get any type of photos done. She does it all! You won’t be disappointed

Thank you for contacting J Stirling Photography. I am looking forward to helping you with your photography needs. If you would like to book a session with me, please select the session type that you are desiring and the best way to contact you and I will be in touch within 24 hours. I am so excited to help you!

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