Meet Kyle and Riley. December 6th, 2016, I got a call at about 3am from mama letting me know she believed that baby was on his way. We both knew it was very early labor so we both (she tried) rested a little more. 8 am came and she was still contracting pretty consistently so I came in as her Doula. She found her zone and was making her way through each contraction by rocking on all fours. It always amazes me that as women we just instinctively are able to find what works for our bodies best.

It was about 8pm before she decided that it was time for us to head to the hospital. Once we got there things seemed to start picking up a bit. The intensity of each contraction was growing, and with each contraction mom and dad were both reminded that they were that much closer to meeting their new baby boy.

Once transition came, Riley was so exhausted from laboring for more than 24 hours at this point, that her body was giving her tiny breaks in between contractions, long enough for her to fall asleep and rest up a bit for pushing. OUR BODIES ARE SOOOOOO SMART! As she was sitting on the edge of the bed her water broke and that uncontrollable urge to push came right after. She was ready, Dad was ready, and baby was ready!

When it came to deciding how she wanted to push, you could tell she didn’t even think about it. She stood right up, next to the bed, and with each contraction squatted her baby down. She pushed for 3 hours but never once complained, and really, barley made a peep. She was so determined and focused. If I didn’t know any better, I would have thought she had done this before.

Then this sweet little bundle they had all been waiting for was born. This chubby cheeked, wide eyed boy. <3 I left this birth (and every birth) so proud to be a woman! Congrats mom and dad, you two worked so hard and did an amazing job, your family is beautiful!

  • April 3, 2017 - 4:42 am

    Laura - Amazing! Our bodies are fascinating. And beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

  • April 3, 2017 - 5:12 am

    Holly - How beautiful!! Love the black and white as you can truly feel the emotion through the imagesReplyCancel

  • April 3, 2017 - 6:51 am

    Atie - What an amazing birth story captured!! Mom will truly cherish these for a lifetime!ReplyCancel

  • April 3, 2017 - 6:52 am

    Jane - Gorgeous images capturing the most beautiful of moments! These photos will be treasured!ReplyCancel

  • April 3, 2017 - 7:42 am

    Lacey Carroll - What a great series of photos. Really love these! Congrats to the parents and GO mama Riley! She looks amazing in these!ReplyCancel

  • April 3, 2017 - 3:58 pm

    Samantha - The strength and beauty of these photos! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • April 3, 2017 - 5:22 pm

    Heather - Beautiful! So much emotions ?ReplyCancel

  • April 3, 2017 - 5:41 pm

    Mary Soler - These tug on the heart strings! I wish I could have my next baby in Sacramento for you to photograph! ?ReplyCancel

  • April 13, 2017 - 12:45 pm

    Jessica Nothum - The black and white is so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • April 13, 2017 - 2:19 pm

    Sannetta Marsh - I loved every image you shared here, you are extrememly talented!ReplyCancel

  • April 13, 2017 - 6:50 pm

    Vanessa Mendez - Beautiful and stunning work. Congrats to the new family!ReplyCancel

  • April 17, 2017 - 8:22 am

    Kayla - GORGEOUS Images of a beautiful birth! I love this high contrast black and white. <3ReplyCancel

Tetreault_013 repI am very excited to announce that I am looking for a family to represent Jonelle DeMarco Photography! I am looking for a family that would like a FREE photo session, while also getting wonderful rewards just for sending people my way!

I am accepting applications between now and June 1st, I am looking for two families to represent JDP and you should be available for a mini session between June – July 2016. If the following applies to you please fill in the application below. Chosen candidates will be contacted no later than June 5th.

-Someone that has a great sense of style, and personality, and active socially, locally, and online (facebook, pinterest, instagram)
-Willingness to share and spread the word about Jonelle DeMarco Photography!
-Someone that enjoys being photographed, and a family that enjoys it as well!
-Someone that lives in the local area (Sacramento, Roseville, Rocklin, Davis, Elk Grove and surrounding areas.)

If the previous applies to you, the only thing left is to fill out the form below, and if you’re chosen, I will contact you! Don’t forget to upload a photo so I know what you look like. Be as detailed as you can for your application!

If you are chosen as a Photography Representative, you must agree that for a whole year, that you will only be representing Jonelle DeMarco Photography. You also have to agree to sign a model release for everyone that will be participating, and allow JDP to use images from your session for marketing, website, and social media.

From your session, you will receive the following:
-10 watermarked and websized images for you to use via social media.
-11×14 fine art print to display in your home.

-For every referral that books and completes a session, you will be receiving $100.00 per referral towards any future sessions, or print credits with the studio.
-Receive 20% off any products.
-If you are able to refer 10 clients or more that book and complete a session, you will receive a $100.00 Visa Gift Card.

Fill out the form below to apply!

Rep Application

  • May 28, 2016 - 9:26 am

    amanda - I have a family of 4ReplyCancel

    • May 28, 2016 - 10:07 am

      Jonelle - That’s fine Amanda, go ahead and submit the application and you will be considered along with the others 🙂ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2016 - 7:46 am

    Tonya gershey - My boys have gotten better with taking pictures, and they are all super cute!ReplyCancel

This family gets all the hearts! They mean a great deal to me, mama and I went to Elementary school together umpteen years ago (umpteen meaning too many ago for me to admit haha). Sarah and Anthony are high school sweethearts who fell in love and now have the most beautiful twins I know. I have photographed this family 3 times now and each time I fall more and more in love with their love for each other! These kiddos are just too adorable for words and as you can see the bond they have is just beautiful! Grandma and Grandpa joined in the session as well and I am so glad they did! And after all these years Sarah and Anthony still have that spark in their eyes for each other, and the smiles, you know the ones, the smiles that say I love you. Yup, magic!


  • March 28, 2016 - 7:46 pm

    Missy B - So cute!! What a lovely location and those kiddos are adorable! Love the shots of Mom & Dad, those are always so special to have!ReplyCancel

  • March 28, 2016 - 8:16 pm

    Laura - Beautifully captured Jonelle! I love that amazing tree in the background, and the snuggly family photos are the best.ReplyCancel

  • March 28, 2016 - 8:19 pm

    Lacey - This family is too precious. I love the two little ones!!! SWOON! Mom’s hair really pops! What a great family portrait session!ReplyCancel

  • March 28, 2016 - 8:21 pm

    Andrea - What an amazingly beautiful family session! Love how you captured their connections together. Wonderful location, reminds me how badly I need family photos done!ReplyCancel

  • March 30, 2016 - 6:28 am

    Warren Brown - Very cute family. I love the landscape and scenery. Great colors in all these.ReplyCancel

  • March 30, 2016 - 6:35 am

    Brianne - What an adorable family!! And their photos are lovely!ReplyCancel

  • March 30, 2016 - 6:41 am

    emily - Such a cute session!! Loving the lighting and mood of these photos 🙂ReplyCancel

  • March 30, 2016 - 8:41 am

    Beth - Such a cute session! The family is adorable! And the Mom’s hair is amazing!!ReplyCancel

This is another session favorite for me. These boys were so outgoing and adventurous and I love that so much about them. We laughed, we played we explored, how can I call this a job when I have so much fun doing it?


  • March 21, 2016 - 10:11 am

    Mary S. - Oh my session is sweet as pie! They look so happy!ReplyCancel

  • March 21, 2016 - 10:34 am

    Brooke Ashley - Those two boys are so handsome!! They look like they enjoyed venturing around that beautiful location! And I love the tones of the session so much!!!ReplyCancel

  • March 21, 2016 - 11:19 am

    Andrea - Love the natural feel of this family session. Beautiful location, nice work.ReplyCancel

  • March 21, 2016 - 11:57 am

    Laura - Such beautiful portraits of sweet candid moments! These are beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • March 22, 2016 - 6:04 pm

    Lacey - Jonelle these are such beautiful family portraits!!! Love the setting!ReplyCancel