Janette James is an award winning fine art photographer specializing in pregnant women,
newborns and babies.

She is available for shoots in New York City, Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess
counties, Connecticut and New Jersey.

Please email her at janette@theartfulbaby.com or call 917-903-6919 for availability.

Serviced Areas

  • New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

Contact Details

  Website
  Person The Artful Bsby
  City New York, NY
  Phone Number (917) 903-6919

Customer Testimonials

If I could give 10 stars I would ! Janette was fabulous when shooting my 10 day old twins. She is gentle, kind, caring and very clean ! I was nervous having someone around my babies so young but 10 minutes after we met my worries disappeared. My pictures came out beautiful and we couldn't be happier. I would highly recommend Janette and her services!


Janette does beautiful work!
Patient, creative, and so fun!
Absolutely thrilled with her work. Beautiful photos of my children.


Janette is absolutely wonderful to work with! Even though my baby was four weeks old, which is well past the recommended ten days for newborn photography, she captured amazing photos in many different positions and with lots of really cute props. Janette was amazing at getting my baby to settle down and sleep through repositioning. It took a lot of patience and she was so lovely and gracious about it. She brought all the equipment required for the shoot right in our apt and had so many great prop options. The final product was beautiful. We could not be happier with our newborn photos and loved working with Jeanette. I would highly recommend her to anyone!


Having Janette take my photos during my pregnancy was one of the best things I did. The session at her beautiful studio was fun. I had been having a uncomfortable pregnancy and wasn't looking forward to a session that day. However, to my surprise I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Janette and even momentarily forgot that I was not enjoying my bump that day. Janette is a super nice, super sweet and very patient person. I'll be back for sure for my newborn shots.

Photo Book

From Our Website

Janette James, principal photographer of The Artful Baby, is a nationally exhibited fine art photographer and was voted one of the Top Rated child, baby and family photographers in NYC. The Artful Baby specializes in artistic and contemporary maternity photography, newborn photography, baby photography, child photography and family photography. The Artful Baby can be seen in "the bump" and were featured in the NY Baby Show and Big City Mom's Biggest Baby Shower and as one of the top NY family photographers in NY Family Magazine.


During our WIGGLE SESSION we photograph moments in true time. The wiggle moments. Our goal is to capture the genuine smiles and focus on the emotions that will create a one-of-a-kind image. The laughter, joy, tears, love, life. The little hand in your palm that won't remain small for very long. The hug that means the world to you. The smile that makes your world bright. Even the pout and the tears. It is all precious. And uniquely yours and your child's. Every moment is one to remember.


Our WONDER collection of childhood photographs merges the other two childhood photography collections. Here we take a photograph from either session, it can be a simple portrait or a moment in time image or one of the childhood whimsy images and we transport it through the ageless wonder of monochrome. An extraordinary fine art photography image to wonder and marvel over. And treasure forever.


As a maternity photographer Janette sees the pregnant body as a blossoming sculptural form, perfect for the camera lens, and feel it is truly an honor to be able to preserve memories through elegant pregnancy photographs for you at this extraordinary moment. This is the time a woman is at her most beautiful. Her body in a sense becomes more hers and less hers. Not only is Janette a maternity photographer but she knows what it feels like to be pregnant and remembers feeling at times much less than perfect, less than comfortable in this burgeoning new body, but she promises you that the time you spend in front of her camera will make you feel wonderful, gorgeous and sensual.


The Artful Baby offers three distinctive styles of child photography, promising you and your child a memorable day you will cherish forever. The WHIMSY SESSION child photography session is about child photographic Storytelling. There is an ethereal beauty in the imagination of a child, a limitless, where nothing is impossible and all is pure and simple and good. And yet this special time when a stick is not a stick but a sword to fight the ferocious dragon (usually the cat purring on the chair), and a threadbare rug is a dazzling magic carpet flying to worlds unknown, and bubbles are so much more than soap and water, is far too fleeting.


Janette will also capture a more conceptualized baby portrait during your baby photography shoot with fun props such as a basket full of flowers, an old wooden bucket or a pretty tutu if this is a look you wish to achieve. Janette feels the best time to have a baby portrait session is when your baby is around 6 - 9 months, when they are beginning to sit up but are not yet crawling. By this time they are bubbling with personality and yet still easy to photograph. By the time they are walking it is time for a completely different baby photography session - a documentary baby shoot as Janette chases after them.


Newborns are precious miracles. They change our world in a way we never expect. Those little fingers and tiny toes - we can sit and marvel at them for hours on end. As a newborn photographer, Janette loves to photograph newborns because they know how short-lived this time is. Before you know it, two months have passed and your little wonder has already changed and grown into what seems a new person. During a newborn photography session Janette will capture the sweetness of your new baby. His or her tiny hands, pouting lips, and chubby rolls.