Quill is 3! I remember photographing her back when I had a newborn portrait studio in Nashville. Quill is all spunk and was born on the bathroom floor by accident. She will make an amazing female adult, but in the meantime, makes for a fun child to parent 😉 she is my best friend’s daughter and we wanted to capture her in her true form. Quill loves her chickens and garden. She and her momma garden together almost daily on their homestead. This day was SO incredibly hot, the most I had sweat all summer. But it was a blast chasing Quilly Loo around!
Magnolia, and those CURLS. Man she tugs at my heart strings! We had a blast capturing her, mostly nursing for her session. She is so full of spunk and joy! She has the most adorable round face. and blue eyes. Our weather was spectacular for Nashville in August! Better yet, her momma has a boutique in Magnolia’s name. it’s called Magnolia Jaymes
I try to do very little posing during sessions. I love shooting more natural lifestyle portraiture or even full on documentary. I love capturing raw unposed emotions. and making people cry 🙂
Baby Enzo was DARLING for his milestone session. He was intrigued and so happy to be outdoors. I loved working with him and his sweet parents. The weather was perfect. We had a blast playing games and capturing Enzo. Nashville has had the most amazing summer. And I have enjoyed ALL the baby sessions! Im looking forward to the coming months and seeing how what is in my head comes out through my work. I plan to really change things up!
Baby Stella is just beautiful! She is all smiles and sweetness. The light was so perfect this night. and her big brother gets the best sibling award! He was so good for his sibling photo. There may or may not have been organic gummies offered 😉
The weather was yet again, very mild for summer. We still end up sweating, but not quite drenched. HA. We have fun chatting and playing the whole time! Sessions are always fun!
Stella’s 6 Month Video/Film:
Ingram is ONE. I mean, they just grow so incredibly fast. The fussy days, the teething, and sleepless nights, just go by so fast. I love this time of year, when I have baby chicks at my house. Being able to use them for a few shoots is nice. He loved them and was very curious. I love watching babies analyze their surroundings, and take it all in.
Ingram’s baby video/film:
5 years ago, my youngest was born. In hindsight, I think this was when my love for films/videography was born. I just did not know it yet. I had a videographer at my birth. To this day, when the song on my film begins to play, I tear up at the first note. When I shoot, I shoot to make people FEEL something. I don’t wish to capture “things” like props and clutter etc. I want to capture EMOTION. I want to convey a feeling through imagery.
This year, in January. Before I had even found the workshop I eventually attended. I KNEW in my heart, this year was going to be a year of drastic change for my work. Its happening and Im more excited than ever. This is one of my many Heights of my career – Im shifting – into more emotive, documentary work, with still some lifestyle portions too.
Wondering what documentary is? and Lifestyle? Lifestyle portraits, they capture emotion but the photographer gives subtle cues. Where as posed portraits, are 100% directed by the photographer. Documentary – the photographer says nothing. she waits for things to happen. These don’t usually happen outdoors. They happen inside the home and capture the raw moments. The in between moments we don’t always see. The time the baby fell down on his knee and needed a bandaid. Those moments capture pure mommy hood. Pure childhood in their rawest forms. These really pull at my heart.
A baby with a pacifier, seems so silly, but when captured just right, to me it speaks and tells an entire story about the time in the life when there was a little baby sucking on a paci. This time is FLEETING. We do not get it back.
I definitely wrote more than I planned, and it was all from my heart. Please go check out my 3-4 min Film Capturing a Day in the life of the Jordan Family. A precious family who I have been working with for a few years. Who has 1 and 3 year old boys. This film made both parents cry. Xoxo
Jordan Family Film:
Baby Rowan is the 3rd boy of this family – and Ive photographed all 3! I love them all to pieces, they know me well “Miss Jennie” and they look forward to their session. I may or may not bribe them with organic Gummies 😉 But, they never complain about sessions!
They all loved the water, obviously! They were drenched by the end. But thats how I like my sessions: real and fun.
Here is Rowan’s 1 year film/video:
Henry Joel has been such a blessing and light for this sweet family. We enjoyed the weather on this beautiful Summer day in Tennessee and captured all of him! He has so much personality. That year went by so quickly. Mommies and Daddies just don’t get this sweet time back. They grow up and life simply changes. I truly believe in capturing moments, emotions, and connection (rather than props and things).
Here is Henry’s Video:
Baby Avalee spreads so much joy with just a smile! She’s pure sweetness. Nashville weather this summer has been aHHHmaaazing! We really haven’t had very hot sessions. Im quite nervous what fall will bring! This summer has had lots of cute baby sessions and gorgeous light. I wont wish the time away at all.
Here is her Film/Video:
I always enjoy sessions with this family. Ive been photographing Chase since he was born. And its always been a blast. They have such a strong emotional connection. The boys are typical rambunctious boys. But when you’re with this crew, you can feel all of the emotion, and their love for life is great! Enjoy Chase’s 3 year session and be on the look out for my first family film, featuring this crew!