Motherhood mini sessions



"Jyotsna is truly the best at what she does.....Jyotsna is an honest artist who is very professional and easy to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone..."

"Wow, these are beautiful photos, thank you from the bottom of my heart. The background in these photos is so picturesque, even without the golden hour. I'm so happy we had you take our maternity photos, you are a very talented photographer, and were so patient with us. Looking forward to seeing you next!"

 Janin for her Maternity session, 2017

"Thank you Jyo for capturing  the moments so beautifully for us.I had so many ideas for the shoot and sharing them you put them in a frame.My maternity went so well that I went for the newborn shoot with you as well. Your sense of using natural light is amazing.Keep up the good work and make more beautiful memories! Azeez will surly get a glimpse of our love for him when he will grow up!"  

Parineet for her maternity and newborn session, 2017. 


Apple Hill Mini sessions
"We loved our pictures!! Working with Jyo was a pleasure. Our session was quick easy and very fun. We'd brought poses that we wanted to incorporate and she helped us with those and more. Getting twin 9 month olds to look at the camera is a tall order and she did that well, even got a smile! Thanks Jyo!" 

Stephanie M (Spring Mini photo shoot 2016).

Apple Hill Mini session
"We took family pictures at Apple Hill this year with Jyo. I was a little nervous about how the pictures would come out since we have never worked with her. The pictures came out great! She managed to capture some beautiful shots of my family despite my rambunctious boys who would not stay still. " 

Aarti (Apple Hill Fall Family Minis 2016)

"I was referred to Jyotsna by a friend who had her family pictures done by her ( they were adorable). I decided to treat myself to some mommy son pics for mothers day since I didn't have any good pictures of us because i am usually trying to get him to stay still for the photographer, or behind the camera myself. I met with Jyotsna at a local park and she had props and engaged my non stop toddler to get some great shots of the both of us. I look forward to our next session."

Margaret (Mother's day Mini sessions 2016)

"I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful pictures you recently took of our family. I was a little nervous about how it would go with a baby and a dog, but you made it fun and easy. We were relaxed and having fun during the shoot, and I think it really shows in the pictures. They are exactly what I wanted - candid and natural. You were so easy and fun to work, from helping with outfit choices and preparation to the actual photo shoot. I can't stop looking at the pictures and can't wait to work with you again in the future! "

Kristanna (Family session 2017)

Blaire maternity and newborn

Why Kelly thought a maternity and a newborn session package was a great investment - 

"It's pretty simple for me- these may be the only pictures we'll have of me pregnant with him and with him as a newborn. It's not something my husband thinks to do. He's a great husband & father, but he doesn't ever think to capture those moments. And I hate asking him to take pictures because then it feels awkward. I also liked booking them at the same time because once he was here I had a million other things to think about, so having it prearranged guaranteed it happened. I probably would've put it off and then not had these wonderful pictures of him as a newborn!!! Thank you again!  We are very happy with how they turned out!!!!"

Kelly (Maternity and newborn session combined package 2016/17)









Blaire's take on why a maternity and a newborn session package was a great investment - 

"I would say that I chose to book my maternity and newborn shoots ahead of time because there's only so much you can leave up in the air after having a baby. I wanted to make sure and have this on the books so I didn't have to think about it after the baby arrived. It was great to already have it planned and just be ready at home for the photographer to arrive and capture the memories! I couldn't have asked for an easier arrangement and Jyo was such a pleasure to work with, making us feel at ease through the process, even when the little one wasn't quite cooperating she was very patient and kind. We are very happy with the photos and will cherish them for a long long time."

Blaire (Maternity and newborn session combined package 2017)

"Jyotsna is truly the best at what she does. We have booked Jyotsna for family sessions couple of times. She has an eye for perspective, lighting and also makes the whole experience enjoyable, natural and FUN! Recently, I got my motherhood mini session done by her and I loved all the images so much that I ended up purchasing entire gallery :-) Jyotsna is an honest artist who is very professional and easy to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone!"

Rasika (Motherhood Minis - 2017)


"Jyo was very professional and maintained great communication throughout the photo shoot planning process. I appreciated her answering all of my questions about our session. She was very easy going and welcoming during the photo shoot."

Roxanne (Motherhood Minis - 2017)


"Jyo is the sweetest and most patient photographer I've had the pleasure to meet. She photographed our pregnancy and newborn in the hot summer months. The quality of her photos exceeded all my expectations and I'm so pleased with all of them. It was incredibly hard to choose a certain amount images to keep because so many were beautiful. She brought dresses and flowers crowns for the maternity shoot; my daughter and I have the sweetest mom and daughter photo with matching crowns, does it get any better?! Our newborn shoot was in the comfort of our home and shot as lifestyle. We had such a relaxed and peaceful time, stopping to nurse when the baby was hungry and be tending to the needs of other children in the family. I wouldn't change anything about our experience with Making Beautiful Memories, she is truly fabulous! Her work is one of a kind and you'll have memories to last a lifetime! Thanks Jyo, we will be seeing you yearly to keep our family photos updated!"
Janin - Maternity and newborn session combined package 2017
“My husband and I had such a wonderful experience working with Jyo for our maternity and newborn photos. She was incredibly easy to work with as she was consistently prompt and professional in all communications/arrangements. She provided ample details regarding her photography experience and shared helpful tips on how to have successful photoshoots from location, timing, attire, props, etc. Jyo helped us pick the perfect setting for our maternity photos (we chose Beals Point in Folsom upon her recommendation) and she even allowed me to borrow a beautiful maternity gown from her collection to save me the trouble and expense of finding my own. We were thrilled with the photos she captured at our maternity session and had complete confidence that we would love our newborn photos too. For the newborn photography session, we again followed Jyo's recommendation of having the photoshoot in our home. She arrived on time and prepared with a bag full of props for us to borrow. Of course babies will be babies, our son was not as cooperative as we would have preferred, but Jyo was patient and creative to capture many sweet photos we absolutely adore. We are looking forward to working with Jyo again for future family photos and highly recommend her to others. A special thanks goes to Jyo for capturing many stunning photos for us to enjoy for years to come of this special time in life."
Samantha and Scott (Maternity and newborn session 2017)