I haven't been posting on this side of the blog very often, which is funny b/c I feel like all I do anymore is work! A lot of the projects I'm working on right now are design-related and not as much fun to write about I guess. So thank goodness I had a break in the design work for some fun belly photos last week!
Jon and Heather Feekes were so much fun to shoot; open for anything and lived in a great area for photos! We also were blessed with an incredibly beautiful day for shooting! Jon used to work for my dad so I've known them for a few years and I'm so excited to see them jump into parenthood... or stumble in as many of us do! :)
Little Jane is due in July, exactly one month after Grayson is due, so watch for that shoot in late July to be posted here! I love being able to shoot the momma pregnant and then get to meet and shoot the new addition a short time later... I love my job!
Take a look at the Feekes Maternity album to see more of this beautiful new momma!
If you are considering hiring me but are wondering what my other clients have felt about their time with me, then check out "the buzz"! I just updated it with a testimony from Jaime Schmitt, the maternity shoot I wrote about earlier today... "We recently had a maternity/family photo shoot with Jodie, and we
could not be happier! It was so easy to work with her...from
planning to picking up our photos. She talked us through each step,
and we appreciated the careful way she planned and executed the
pictures. We didn't feel rushed, or pushed to do unnatural poses.
She captured some of the best moments just by letting us play with
our son. He was not too happy that day, but she was so patient and
gentle with him that the pictures turned out beautifully--and it
looked like he was happy the entire time! We will use Jodie again
when our daughter is born, and have already recommended her to family
and friends. She does such amazing, creative work!"
Last weekend I got the opportunity to photograph the Schmitt family and they were so great! Little Stephen needed to warm up to me, and was very protective of his mama (I think he was afraid I was taking her away when I would just shoot her!), but by the end of the shoot he was cuddling in my lap... completely adorable! We got very lucky with the weather as it was the only warm day between multiple snow storms and it couldn't have been better. What I'm most excited about is photographing the baby once she enters the world in May! That may be one of my last shoots before my maternity leave starts in June!
Love the perfect roundness of her belly!
Also loved this series of father and son!
Check out the Schmitt Maternity album on the sidebar...
You can now order prints from your photo shoot from ME!
You may be wondering why in the world you would want to do that since I give you the disk with all your prints, and that is a GREAT question!
My thought was that everyone has family and friends that live in or out of town and getting prints or a copy of your disk to them can be a hassle. So to save you some time, I've done the work for you!
Just by clicking on the link "order prints" it will take you to my print website where you can look at your entire album, chose which prints you want in what size, order them, pay online and have them shipped directly to you! Easy!
So feel free to send your family and friends to that site to 1. share new photos of your family (your entire album will be posted there where here on the blog only 15 photos are available for viewing) and 2. allow them to order prints without going through you!
Let me know if you have any questions and enjoy this new feature!
*I will not be posting old shoots unless you email me personally and ask me to... this will be a feature offered automatically to all future photo sessions. If I worked for you in the fall and you are interested in this, please just shoot me an email and I will get your album uploaded!
I've known Erin since middle school and since college it's been so amazing to get to know her better as a mother and artist. She is truly talented, creating these amazing name signs, photography (she's taken our family photos and we continue to trade work), she draws incredible drawings of homes (we gave each of our parents a drawing she did of each of their houses as a wedding thank you gift), and much more. Here is her website: Just The Thing.
Anyway, she's having a new website created and she needed head shots so we met today at the Kirkwood Train Station. She's so beautiful and easy to photograph! Check out her album and then make sure you look at her website, now and in a few months when the new one is finished!
When a family books an infant photo session with me I tell them to expect me to stay anywhere from 1-4 hours. Babies, especially really new babies, normally sleep through the entire shoot, but they also might need to eat, burp, cry, poop, etc. which can pause the photos. However, if you are willing, like Jennifer was, for me to continue to shoot during the not-so-posed times you can end up with some amazing photographs.
During my shoot with little Lucas he needed a snack, so I asked Jennifer if she wanted some breast feeding shots, but she declined and went into the other room to feed. About 5 minutes later she called me in and said she'd changed her mind. So we started chatting about the joys and pains of breast feeding and I kept on shooting. It was such a special time for me, to get to know her better and to capture a time in her and Lucas' life that may not last that long.
I'm writing this b/c I want to encourage you to be open to sharing these tiny moments. I'm a mom of two, almost three, and there's nothing I haven't seen or experienced in the life of a new Momma. So if you are willing, let me in to capture these tender and fleeting moments, I promise you won't regret it.
Thanks for allowing me to share this moment in time with you Jennifer. These photos are so truly beautiful they are some of my favorite from our time together.