Long Island’s premier Newborn photographer

Specializing in Bump through family photography

Maternity Photography

Whether you’re looking to book a casual session with the focus mainly on momma and the baby growing inside of you and the connection between you and your partner/older children OR the super glamorous, frilly dresses, high end hair and make-up type session… or a little of both….Together we can create the perfect session for you that will create memories to last a lifetime.

Newborn Photography

Your perfect little baby is here! The moment you have been waiting for for 9 long months! Time to show them off to the world. Being that I  am an ex-NICU nurse, your baby’s safety and well being during their session is of paramount importance to me. I have studied under the most famous newborn photographers in the country, which has allowed me to perfect my posing, wrapping, lighting, styling, and editing over the course of over a decade of photographing newborns. You can either allow me to take full creative control or we can discuss the perfect colors, set ups and styling that best suits your vision for this session. I have a studio full of beautiful, high ends props, outfits, headbands, bonnets, wraps, etc…I even have a closet full of dresses for mom and  clothing for older siblings to wear during the session to make this day go as seamlessly as possible. All you have to do is show up and I will take care of the rest. 

Cake Smash/Milestone Photography

Oh what fun it has been over the course of your baby’s first year!! Watching them grow into little humans that they are, with their own set of quirks and nuances that makes them so very special. Let’s design a set that you want to showcase all over your home or let’s create collections of images that will show everyone what makes your baby so uniquely themselves. To the reserved sitter who just watches me intently and makes us work our butts off for every little smile, or the silly, crazy little one who dives in head first to their cake…Let’s capture all of those perfect moments! 

Family Photography

This is one genre, where I have decided that…..well, I just cant decide…Lol. I absolutely love both the timeless, “look at me, pose and smile,” type images and the unposed, “lifestyle-esque,” capturing connection and allowing real moments to unfold type images. So, I aim to capture both. I want you to have the gorgeous family portrait to hang over the fireplace AND the album full of silly moments, daddies swinging their sons around, genuine laughter, toothless grins, mommies holding on tight to her babies, tickles…I want to capture it all for you. 


My Story

Hello, My name is Jennifer. I am a wife and mother of 3 beautiful children. I have always loved art. I even took art in college thinking I would get some kind of art degree. I just never found the medium that truly inspired me. I then decided to follow through with my other passion…helping people. I went to nursing school and eventually became a neonatal intensive care nurse. While I absolutely loved what I did, I  soon started my own family and decided that my place, at that time, was home with my children. That is when I finally came to realize what my artistic passion was… Photography! I absolutely loved capturing all those special moments as my children grew. Knowing how fleeting all those special times were, I felt compelled to capture these moments. Having my background as a NICU nurse and having my own babies, newborn photography seemed to be the most natural course for me. I started out photographing newborns and it is truly my specialty. However, I eventually branched out and realized I love photographing all of those special occasions in one’s life. From that first bump, to the arrival of your precious newborn, to documenting your family grow over the years. My artistic style has slowly evolved over the course of these many years.  I’ve come to realize that timeless, simplistic imagery that focuses on the beautiful momma carrying her child, your perfect little newborn, the silly little personality that makes your child unique, the gorgeous family that you have created and the connections that you have with them,  that is what I am so drawn to. That  is what I want you and your family to see first when you look at your images now and for many years to come. In this digital world where nobody thinks to print their images anymore or you just don’t have the time or vision to create the perfect art for your home, I want nothing more than to bring these important moments to life for you. 

Your Session Experience

Let’s create the most perfect session together. We will set up a consultation meeting where we can meet each other and you have the opportunity to visit my studio. Or, we can connect via zoom if that is easier for you. We will discuss your vision for your session, such as what colors you are most drawn to, props, certain shots you had in mind…you can also view my selection of outfits/bonnets/headbands/maternity dresses/client closet, etc…We will then go over what type of artwork you have envisioned for your home. This is where we can discuss the endless possibilities of bringing these gorgeous images to life.  You will also have the opportunity at this time to see the products that are available to you. You do not need to commit to any products or collections at this time.  We will then reserve a date for your session. After your session is over,  we will choose a date approx 1-2 weeks afterwards and I will have you back into the studio for your ordering appointment. It is here, once you view all of your amazing images, that you will have the opportunity to purchase as little or as many products as you’de like. **All digital files and products are purchased separately at the ordering appointment. No digital or tangible products are included with the session fee. 

The Studio

Jennifer Kristy (JKD) Photography’s studio is centrally located on Long Island in Kings Park, NY. This helps to better serve clientele from Manhattan to the Hamptons. Our studio offers a clean, comfortable, inviting space with all amenities provided for a relaxing, stress-free session. Watch a movie with a cup of coffee and a snack or catch up on some emails and phone calls while we photograph your newborn all within your line of sight. Choose from our beautiful selection of high end, curated props for your session and feel free to select a dress and outfits for your littles from our client closet. One less thing for you to worry about…Chargers, bottle warmer, fridge, microwave, drinks, snacks, coffee/tea, changing table, diapers, wipes, toys to entertain older siblings…we have it all. Just show up and allow us to work our magic.


Servicing all of Long Island

Nassau County/Suffolk County/NYC/Queens/Brooklyn

Smithtown, Commack, Northport, Manhasset, Muttontown, Upper Brookville, Old Field, Huntington, West Hampton, Centerport and many more…


265 INDIAN HEAD ROAD, KINGS PARK, NY 11754 631.387.2038

“Hi Jennifer…I got the photos and I am truly speechless. They are pure perfection and everything I envisioned! You are a true artist and so gifted and talented…thank you again from the bottom of my heart!”

Together we are going to create the most perfect, timeless images of people you treasure most in this world.