Moments To Enjoy

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Reading to your babies is one of the moments you treasure forever.  When Jackson’s mom told me that she and her little man love books, I knew we would be doing this set during Jack’s baby photography session.

There are two things that my kids know I will ALWAYS do with them.  While I may not be really into playing barbies, they know that I will always read them a story and I am always up for a game.  Reading is my favorite.  There is something magical about snuggling together with blankets and pillows reading a book.  Jack’s mom has started a tradition of a shared activity that will bring her and Jack much happiness for the years to come.

Reading Aloud:

 

  • teaches a baby about communication
  • introduces concepts such as stories, numbers, letters, colors, and shapes in a fun way
  • builds listening, memory, and vocabulary skills
  • gives babies information about the world around them

“Believe it or not, by the time babies reach their first birthday they will have learned all the sounds needed to speak their native language. The more stories you read aloud, the more words your child will be exposed to and the better he or she will be able to talk. Hearing words helps to build a rich network of words in a baby’s brain. Kids whose parents frequently talk/read to them know more words by age 2 than children who have not been read to. And kids who are read to during their early years are more likely to learn to read at the right time.

When reading, your child hears you using many different emotions and expressive sounds, which fosters social and emotional development. Reading also invites your baby to look, point, touch, and answer questions — all of which promote social development and thinking skills. And your baby improves language skills by imitating sounds, recognizing pictures, and learning words.” -Kids Health Magazine

But best of all reading aloud to your baby creates a connection to books with all the things he loves the most, you and your voice.

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Heather - March 12, 2013 - 2:44 pm

Oh Goodness, this is so sweet!

Jessica - March 11, 2013 - 11:09 pm

The teacher in me just loves everything about this! So sweet and you are so right, reading is such a gift to our children.

Picture Perfect

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Asher should be a super model!  It was so fun to see him come in for a baby portrait session.  He has grown into quite the looker.  The combination of his porcelain smooth skin and crystal blue eyes scream GAP baby adds to me!  But then all the babies that come to see me at the studio are gorgeous.  Maybe I should start an agency and placing these cute little people with advertisers so that by the time they are 5 they have a college fund taken care of, lol!  Little Asher I will not be surprised to see your little face famous somewhere one day;-)

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Heather - March 9, 2013 - 3:25 pm

Oh my goodness! Love this!

Angela - March 8, 2013 - 11:28 pm

Oh, he is just yummy! Love the yellow!

Amanda - March 8, 2013 - 6:49 pm

This is beautiful! Looks like a painting! P.s. i love the yellow pants!

laura farris - March 7, 2013 - 5:38 pm

Perfection. Love every detail about this image.

Eden Bao - March 7, 2013 - 5:24 pm

He looks like a little doll! Love!

Little Gentleman

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So this might sound really cheesy…

I have been reading a book about influential people through out the span of time.  Last night I was reading about Mencius, a sage of China.

“The Chinese had an inventory of virtues.  These included, among others, courage, propriety, courtesy and respect, doing one’s best, righteousness, honest speaking, public service, and the cultivation of one’s mind through literary and artistic pursuits.  One who had achieved these qualities was called, in the closest English translation, a “gentleman”.  Nobility had nothing to do with birth; it was acquired through education and unselfish service.  Nobility was all a matter of character,” -S. Michael Wilcox.

I love this idea.  I think when you are a mother of a son raising your boy to be a “gentleman” in every since of the Chinese notion is at the forefront of your mind.  Little Garrett here definitely looks the part, I know his mom will teach him to act the part.  There is no greater success.

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Eden Bao - March 6, 2013 - 10:07 am

What a thoughtful post about a “gentleman”. Baby Garrett sure looks like one!

Anya Wait - March 6, 2013 - 2:22 am

Oh my goodness, what an adorable little gentleman!

Keri - March 6, 2013 - 12:09 am

This is just perfect!!

Angela - March 5, 2013 - 10:48 pm

So cute! Love his sweet face!

Jennifer Snook - March 5, 2013 - 7:29 pm

I love everything about this picture!!!

Melissa Berg - March 5, 2013 - 6:09 pm

Love his little outfit!! So cute!

Huong Forrest - March 4, 2013 - 11:26 pm

Jennifer, he is such a doll! You did a beautiful job capturing this!

Heather - March 4, 2013 - 7:59 pm

So adorable!

Picture Perfect

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I am so lucky to be Bryce’s baby photographer.  He is a photographer’s dream.  Full of smiles and little laughs : -)  The year has passed so quickly, I can’t believe how the time has flown since I was taking his newborn portraits!  I have kept in touch with his Mom through facebook for this last year; enjoying the pictures she posts and the updates on the milestones that he reaches.  He has such a beautiful smile I was so excited to have him come visit me in the studio again.  I love birthday sessions.  They are so much fun, a wonderful way to celebrate such a busy year of learning and growing.  Just for kicks, here is little Bryce at just a few days old!

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Eden Bao - March 1, 2013 - 2:13 pm

I love these then-and-now pictures! He’s a handsome little guy.

Huong Forrest - March 1, 2013 - 5:07 am

Wow, hard to believe how quickly time goes! What a handsome little guy and these are beautiful portraits!

Good People and Sweet Babies

Last year I met and learned with one of my favorite photographers Jamie Schultz.

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While there I photographer this sweet little girl and met her very cool and talented mother.

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Once I returned home I met her sister MJ and this little girl’s Aunt.

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I have worked closely with MJ over the last year as she has helped me design some graphic design pieces for my business.  And last week…

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I got to photograph her precious daughter Morgan.

I am a true believer that when you surround yourself with good people, you meet more good people and they help you to be a good person.  This chain is one that represents the power of womanhood.  We care, we reach out, we take care of each other.

I am so excited for MJ and her family.  They have another beautiful daughter to bring their family happiness and joy.  I am so grateful that I have had a link in this chain.

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Heather - March 1, 2013 - 3:17 pm

Georgeous!

Eden Bao - March 1, 2013 - 7:32 am

Gorgeous work, Jennifer! Good people are like good karma–You attract who you are.

Rebecca Oberle - February 28, 2013 - 10:06 pm

So fun Jennifer. I love the chain link that was created. What a small world. Gorgeous picture, beautiful baby

Angela - February 28, 2013 - 6:19 pm

Awesome! Gorgeous baby, and yay for you and the great people around you!

Huong Forrest - February 28, 2013 - 5:12 pm

Jennifer, this is just beautiful and you’re so right about surrounding yourself with good people! Your work is so gorgeous and you have an amazing spirit!!!