New Adventures


So here is what is up for this post. New Adventures for my daughter and new adventures for my business. Avery is no longer being a competitive gymnast after 4 years of competing and 7.5 years of being in gymnastics. Her new adventure is the cello,so of course we had to document this time in her life with some photos….

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Which brings us to my new adventure in photography. Fine art styled shoots. I haven’t worked out 100% of the details yet but can’t wait to do them so I did Avery’s cello photos in the style I plan to go. She has always been my muse after all 🙂

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I hope you enjoy these and I hope to book more soon!  Once again long time, no blog… I can’t even apologize for not posting because I am sure it will keep happening if the last 5 years have shown me anything. So thank you to those that actually come and read my random posts it means more than you know! don’t forget to check out and like my  Facebook page and my website

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New Offering


I have had this idea in my mind for a while now.  I decided to take advantage of the snow days and spend some time trying out my idea for “simple black and white” portrait session.  Who better to practice on then my daughter.  She loves having her picture taken and she was spot on with what I wanted to do. I wanted light and shadow (normally i hate shadows but for this I had a vision) and I do believe I have achieved what I was going for.  i love the classic look of these images.  If your interested in a simple black and white portrait session, shoot me an email or text or you can call me and we can set something up 🙂

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April 24,2013


April 24, 2013 is the last time I blogged and that was just a catch up blog. Every year I tell myself I am going to be a better blogger, I will blog each week. And every year I don’t *blogger fail*

I wish I was good with words, I am not. I wish I was “quippy” (you know snappy come backs and jokes off the top of my head) but I am not that either. What I am is shy, introverted (I work on that on a regular basis, after all being a business owner if I don’t put myself out there I won’t have a business) quiet and a thinker. If I am photographing you and I am not talking much its not because I don’t feel the session is going well its because I go in this photo mode and my mind is constantly thinking about lighting, angles, poses, that one blade of grass that needs to be moved…. you get the idea.  I sink into what I am doing and I choose to believe it is a good thing it just shows that this is my passion and my heart and I put all of that into each session.

On to a personal note… My baby (okay not literally baby but she is my youngest so she will always be my baby) turned 7 recently. I spur of the moment decided I needed to take photos, it had been cloudy and dreary and warm all day then the sun came out briefly so I grabbed her put her in a cute outfit, grabbed my awesome new to me chair and headed to a field. While taking these photos I came to the harsh realization that she isn’t a baby any more. She is growing into the most awesome girl ever. She loves church and gymnastics (recently moved to the competitive team) she is a little book worm just like her momma, she is giving, caring, cute and sassy, she has the most hilarious personality (I bet she grows up to be “quippy”). She is more than I had hoped my daughter would be and she is only 7.

 

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Its been a while



Well here it is December and I haven’t bloggity blogged since July ish… So much for that New Years resolution to blog more.  Oh well maybe next year will be a better blog year.  I just might have to take a bit of time this winter and get caught up on blogging.  Any way with Christmas coming I wanted to take a moment and share this photo with you all.  It  was a hit on my Facebook page so maybe it will be a hit elsewhere too 🙂 I hope you get a giggle out of this picture, I know I sure did.  The holidays tend to make a lot of people feel just like this 🙂 This is the second time I have gotten to photo this adorable little girl  and the second time for her handsome older brother.  The family is beyond sweet and so caring.  I look forward to watching these kids grow up 🙂

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Family on the Fourth


Every 4th of July I get the pleasure of visiting with family I only get to see that time of year, and for the past 2 years I have gotten to spend a couple hours with Rachel and my camera.  This girl is so photogenic and I believe she can read my mind as to what I am wanting her to do.  I had so much fun with her (even though it was so so so hot this year) and I managed to get some awesome shots!  I am in awe of her.  She sings, plays guitar (among other instruments), she is super artistic and just a sweet girl.  This year I had kind of a theme I wanted to go with for the photos and asked her to bring her guitar and some hippy type clothes and she knew just what I wanted.  I am no where near done going through the images and editing them but I couldn’t wait to post these.  If I could I would post every one of them but that might be overkill 🙂

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Changes


I recently read a blog post by an awesome photographer whom I really look up to, Rachel Vanoven.  Her blog really inspired me to voice some of my thoughts on this matter.  While I am not near as busy as her nor do I host mentoring and workshops, I have some of the same concerns and problems she does.  In my busy times I feel as though I spend all my time behind the camera or in front of the computer screen.  In my not as busy times I am still in front of the computer a ton, working on website, learning new techniques, networking, and trying to find new props and accessories.  There are times when I miss my husband and kids so much even though they are under the same roof as I am.

Another  worry I have is, what if my clients think that I need to work on their images non stop until their gallery is posted, after all I work from home right, I am right there to get it done whats stopping me.  Now, I know that my clients aren’t that way because I have the best clients and they are so understanding, heck most of the time I end up becoming friends with my clients and that means the world to me.  That is me feeling I need to sit down and get all the images edited and the gallery posted and all the other work done before I can do anything else, not my clients making me feel that way.

While I still plan on working hard for my clients and putting my heart into each image, this is the year for priority changes, I am a wife and mother first and foremost and a photographer second.  I love my job more than any one has a right to, but I also need time with those I love.   This is the year I will not overbook myself so that I am running ragged and missing my kids childhoods (they are only this age once and I sure do not want to miss it)  In August, my son will start 5th grade and that is his last year of elementary school (and is already texting girls and rides his bike to friends house and “shoots hoops with his buddies” and I feel like I have no idea when that happened) and my daughter will start kindergarten.  They will both be in school all day for the first time in 10 years so my hours will be changing.  Starting in August, I will do sessions more during the day and only allow one maybe 2 evenings for sessions and I won’t be doing anything on Sundays except spending that precious time with my family and watching my children laugh and play (or bicker and fight as seems to be the case with these two) I will do office work during the day and stop at 3 when I pick my kids up from school. Life is too short and I do not want to take any of it for granted.  After all my daughter won’t want to twirl in a long flowing dress for too much longer and I don’t want to miss those moments any more.

Thank you Rachel for inspiring me to change how I do business so I do not miss my kids childhood.

Spring sessions


Spring sessions are so much fun.  I love getting out and taking photos this time of year.  All the colors of the blossoms are breath taking and everything turning green.  The only draw back is all the pollen!   This year is really bad, there is a lovely coating of yellow/green on all hard surfaces.

I recently got to spend some time with 2 beautiful young girls taking some photos for them.  We went to a local church and there were flowers every where and I believe it was the perfect location for spring photos.  It was so much fun and I was so glad I was able to capture them.  Here are a few of their photos.

 

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wildly crazy weekend


A few weeks ago I had a crazy weekend back in Illinois.  I had to drive over 2 hrs to my home town and then i had 3 sessions one day and 2 another day then had to drive all the way back to ky.  It was totally worth it, I got to photo a couple little ones whom I did newborn photos of and now they are 1 year old, I got to see a sassy little girl and her cute brother again and photo them and I got to photo a wonderful and generous family at a park.  I truly love what I do and am so thankful for every opportunity that gets opened up to me!!

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The whole world awaits.


I remember being a senior…. the excitement of being the big fish in the pond, the nervousness of having to “grow up” and make decisions, the anxiety of picking a field to go into.   Homecoming dances and games, Saturday night with your friends, prom and graduation.  All exciting times.  When I was a senior the senior portraits were way more formal and stiff.  I am so glad I get to capture the personality of the kids and not stiff formal poses.  This session was a lot of fun and she is so pretty and sweet I know she has a bright future ahead of her 🙂

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Itty bitty ones


It has been super busy around here the past month or so and now I am trying to play catch up with my blog!!! beware there will be lots of blogging coming up.

First up is this super adorable tiny one!! She totally melted my heart and I just wanted to snuggle her all evening.  It took me a while to get her to sleep but then once I got her there I got some pretty great shots if I do say so myself.  Newborns take a lot of patience and time to get super cute shots and a pretty warm room to take them in since they are pretty much naked the whole time.  By the time I am done I am sweating and worn out but boy when I pull the images in the computer and look at them I get revved up all over again.  I can’t even tell you how awesome it feels to be able to do something I love so much!!

As always you can see more of my images and all my information on my website at www.jasphotos.net

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