Hospital Restrictions for Siblings? | Jacksonville Baby Photographer


The 2018 flu season has been so terrible here in Jacksonville. As a safety precaution, most of the hospitals in town* have restricted children 12 and under from visiting new moms and babies. Obviously keeping babies safe from illness is the top priority, but it shouldn't stop your family from having beautiful images of the first time that your older children meet their new sibling! Bringing baby home is a special day to be remembered!

In response to this unique situation that Jacksonville families are finding themselves in, for a limited time, I am adding a FREE upgrade to my Just Born photo sessions. In addition to your 60-90 minute photo session in the hospital, I will also add on a FREE 30 minute in-home session to catch that special moment when your whole family is together for the first time!


Just Born sessions are $490 and include:

  • A 60-90 minute photo session at the hospital, during daytime hours, with parents and baby and 20-25 images. These images are gently posed, but very natural and beautiful. View the Just Born gallery here!
  • A 30 minute photo session in your home, scheduled as close to your arrival as possible, and 10-15 images. This is a documentary-style photo session, to catch your family's natural moments when your baby comes home!
  • Images from both sessions will be delivered within 1 week via an online gallery, where you can download high-resolution digital images and a print release.
  • Albums, prints, and canvasses are available for separate purchase.

This is a limited time offer, and will only be available until the restrictions are lifted! So if you are due in February, March, or April, book your session here!


*As of 2/17/2018, the following hospitals have these restrictions, per phone call to the Labor and Delivery units:

St. Vincent's (all campuses with L&D): no children 12 and younger
Baptist (all campuses with L&D): no children 12 and under
UF Health (all campuses with L&D): no children 18 and under
Memorial Hospital: no restrictions except for in NICU (no children 12 and under)
Orange Park Medical Center: only siblings allowed
Flagler Hospital: healthy children allowed