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Hi There!


I'm Kim Messina.  I am a Long Island, New York based photographer who strives to create timeless images capturing personality, soul and emotion.   Using natural light and the beauty of the world around us, my goal when taking pictures is to show who you are, without overdone posing or props.  My images are timeless with the focus on you/your family. I am a true believer in natural and organic beauty.   I love being able to share my images with clients and give them a gift that will last a lifetime.  

I first started out in photography years ago as a hobby and then it developed into a love.  I got my first "fancy" camera when my son was born and finally decided to turn it into a profession years later.  My background started out in dance, yoga and fine arts, then took a turn to the medical profession as a physical therapist and nutritionist.  I love so many things and certainly keep busy but with photography I get to tell your story and am able to give people some of the greatest gifts through that art.

I love being able to capture moments in time, little smiles, life stages and love between people and families.  Pictures help us remember who we were, what we looked like, what we felt and how we remember.  They are cherished little bits of the past than can be passed down for generations.


Long Island Family and Newborn Photographer JBella Photography

"Capturing the moments of today that your heart will cherish tomorrow"


"Kim at JBella Photography is a true professional and an inspired artist. We are thrilled with our family pictures! She was wonderful with our daughter and helped us all to feel comfortable during our shoot. We are so grateful that you were able to capture the essence of our family dynamics and our love for one another. She went above and beyond to help us have the images we wanted. We are so happy that we found you and look forward to working with you again!"

"We took family photos for my parents birthday last year and the photos are absolutely gorgeous! Kim took the time to find the right locations and make us all feel comfortable so that she could capture us in a very natural way. It takes serious talent to get 9 people (5 of them children) to all look good at once! The entire process from scheduling to receiving the albums was a pleasure. Thank you so much Kim!"

What People Say

"Kim is wonderful and the photos of my daughter for her 4th birthday came out amazing! Her attention to detail shows in the beautiful outcome of the photos and she did it all while making it fun and stress free. We can't wait to do another shoot with her"

"We had so much fun getting our pictures done..  can't wait till the next time we have them done !! Thank u so much for making us feel so comfortable!"

"Kim was phenomenal. She took her time and was wonderful with our baby boy. She was sweet, personable, and really helpful with poses and getting everyone comfortable in front of the camera. Her turn around with photos was super fast and the end result was absolutely gorgeous. I would definitely use JBella again in the future and would highly recommend!"

"Kim did an incredible job with our photographs! She knew just how to capture the most beautiful pictures of our family. We are very happy with the photos and are looking forward to using her in the future for more family photograph sessions. Highly recommended!!"

"Kim captured the most beautiful and memorable moments during our newborn shoot. She was so patient and kind, allowing our family to be in the comfort of our own home, change diapers when needed, and just be ourselves. The way she was able to capture moments of natural beauty is really breathtaking. We cannot wait to have her continue to take our family photos as time goes on, and would recommend her to all!!"

Long Island Family and Newborn Photographer JBella Photography
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