And The Award Goes To….

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Knox!  For his full belly, totally contagious, make you double over….laughs!  When Knox came in for his baby photography session he was a little timid at first.  I don’t know what changed, but after a little bit he was laughing to his hearts content.  I have never heard a baby laugh like Knox.  If there were baby Oscars and “laughing” was an award to be had, Knox would win hands down.  Such BIG laughs for a little fellow.  He had me laughing along with him.  I told his Mom that it would be hard to avoid the temptation not to totally exhaust him by making him laugh all day long.  The sound was just that enjoyable.  It has a magical ring.  So on that note please enjoy my favorite little quote about laughter:-)

“When the first baby laughed for the first time,

it’s laugh broke into a thousand pieces,

and they all went skipping about,

and that was the begining of Fairies.”

-J.M. Barrie

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Jill - February 28, 2013 - 5:17 pm

So adorable!

Huong Forrest - February 28, 2013 - 5:09 pm

Awww, I think someone loves his sock monkeys!! This is such a sweet portrait!

Jennifer Snook - February 25, 2013 - 8:15 pm

Beautiful work Jennifer!!!

Angela - February 25, 2013 - 8:01 pm

Awwww…what a sweet face!

Eden Bao - February 25, 2013 - 6:59 pm

Love all those sock monkies!

Time Flies

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Babies grow too fast.  Life moves at an alarming speed.  One minute you are holding a brand new baby girl and the next she is walking around ready to take on the world.  I love being a photographer.  Our memories fade.  But photographs can take you right back.

I was just at the store having a piece of art framed.  The customer in front of me was an elderly gentleman, feeble and bound to a wheel chair.  His wife had just wheeled him in to get his approval on a matting choice that she had made.  He spoke to her haltingly and looked tired from all of his years.  His wife rolled out a wrinkled and cracked black and white panorama photograph.  From my distance it looked to be a photograph of a military unit.  Instantly, he came to life. In a state of excited animation he began identifying past friends and their time spent together.  That photograph had flipped a switch.

Our children grow in the blink of an eye.  Life keeps us so busy.  It makes me happy that Rilynn’s mother will never forget her tiny little one year old frame, her spunky smirk and twinkle eyes full of curiosity!  Time may fly but the memory will endure….forever.

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Steph - April 10, 2013 - 8:41 pm

Thank you so much for capturing my baby’s mischievous grin!

Huong Forrest - February 26, 2013 - 9:49 pm

She is such a sweetheart! I love that face you’ve captured here!

jessica - February 22, 2013 - 7:28 pm

So sweet! And you are so right, time goes by so quickly.

Afsi - February 22, 2013 - 5:56 pm

Something about the softness of this photo, the light colors, and her cute little face! I love it.

Angela - February 22, 2013 - 5:14 pm

What a sweet face! Love!

Wild Thing

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Baby photography is a funny thing.  Sometimes it takes on a mind of its own.  I will have something in mind and as mom adds in a few personal touches and baby’s personality starts to shine through, what I envisioned turns into something totally unique.  I wondered how these images would turn out with the eclectic styling.  A favorite shirt and hat mixed with rustic vintage pieces and my love for moody lighting ..not your everyday baby portrait.  And then I saw them and I loved them.  Seeing little Hudson here like this (especially in his favorite hat) reminds me of Maurice Sendak and “Where The Wild Things Are”.  Hudson wasn’t really a “Wild Thing”, he did want to walk and explore everywhere.  But seeing him here in his hat I can imagine the box is a boat and he is sailing off to another world full of fanciful creatures.  Welcome to the world of little boys!

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Angela - February 22, 2013 - 5:11 pm

That is the cutest face, ever! Great catch!

Jessica - February 20, 2013 - 4:22 am

Meep! He is SO cute! Great work as always, my friend.

Keri - February 19, 2013 - 6:10 pm

What a cutie!! That setup is lovely!

Melissa Berg - February 19, 2013 - 5:43 pm

Very different and I love it! Your work is always stunning Jennifer!

Huong Forrest - February 19, 2013 - 7:16 am

What a cutie pie!!! This is a beautiful portrait!

Miracle

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Rachel, bless her heart, didn’t want to have anything to do with the beautiful cake her mommy had made her.  We couldn’t even hold her above it without this little porcelain sweet heart breaking into a panicked fit.  There wasn’t going to be any baby photography going on, that was for sure.  I didn’t know what to do, she was TERRIFIED.  How can you be terrified of cake and frosting???  The only thing I could think of was to give her time, not push her and to play some music to distract her a little bit.  It took a while……

And then…a miracle!  I am amazed looking at her session images that the pictures I have are of the same girl that wouldn’t even step foot in the vicinity of her cake.  She was my best cake smasher ever.  By the end of Rachel’s session she was tearing into her cake with both fists.  Turns out all she needed was a little taste.  What a riot it is to see this timid princess go after her cake so ferociously.  She was still pretty dainty with the eating (not a lot of frosting on that cute little face), but look at that mess!

Job well done Rachel!  That is definitely something to proudly add to your baby resume.  Cake smash….check!

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Soul

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James came to his baby photography session ready to show off some soul!  His mom had such fun ideas for his session.  I love this rock ‘n rock set that she dreamed up.  It is always fun to step outside my box to try something new.  And James was game to try almost everything (not a fan of air mattresses though).  James danced and smiled the whole session through and I have no doubt that there is a musician’s heart in this little guy.  We played some toddler tunes and he wiggled right to the beat.  It isn’t very often that I get to photograph a baby with no inhibitions.  Usually being in a new place and with a new person that holds funny things (camera) makes little people a little nervous.  Usually there is a warming up period.  But James jumped right in.  I have to credit his Daddy for the amazing smiles he shared with me.  I can’t wait to show you more tomorrow!  Stay tuned for his Face book gallery;-)

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Jessica - February 11, 2013 - 5:36 pm

Meep! I LOVE this! How stinking cute is he! Great work :-)

Jennifer Snook - February 11, 2013 - 5:23 pm

HAHA, love it!!! can’t wait to see more. :-)