Monday, November 30, 2009

New Year Checklist

There will be some changes starting in January for Images by Jen. Here's a bit of my crazy schedule lately:

1. Order domain name. Check! coming in January!

2. Order website template. Check!

3. Write copy for website. 40% check.

4. Wait patiently for logo to be designed. Check! (Is it weird that I dreamed about my logo the other night?)

5. Go through the last two years of pictures and pick my favorites for website. Totally do-able, but not quite done yet.

6. Order Canon Speedlight 580 EX II flash. Check!

7. Download Adobe Creative Suite 4 onto my laptop. Check! I now have Photoshop at my fingertips. Finally!

8. Download Totally Rad Actions. Check! Sooo excited about these! (Is it weird that I also dreamed about these? I really need to not be on the computer before I go to bed!)

9. Learn how to use Lightroom. Hmmm. Definitely not checked yet.

10. Prepare for my photo shoot. Check! Yep! I'll be having my own photo shoot on Sunday, courtesy of the beautiful and talented photographer, Tiffany Kelley. I remember how incredibly awkward I was for my senior pictures... Hopefully things will be different this time around!

11. Finish editing November sessions. Almost check.

Well this isn't the entire list, but I feel like I've accomplished something by at least typing this. No wonder my head has been spinning lately!

And not to have a post without some pictures, here are some photos of my doggie-niece Sammie, from Thanksgiving day:

Am-I-In-Trouble? Sammie:

After-Turkey Sammie:

Monday, November 23, 2009

December Sessions

I will not be booking any more sessions for the busy holiday month of December. If I've already spoken with you regarding your tentative December session, please contact me to confirm your date and time.


P.S. I would like a Shootsac and this cover for Christmas. Thank you in advance, Christmas elves.

Baby Bump Continued...

A few more from Tegan's session... The little guy will be here before we know it!

The blanket that matches Asher's nursery...

Newborn pix coming soon!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Graham Family Sneak Peeks

I know the Graham family from church. Janet contacted me to do family photos while the whole family was in town... all 5 kids and the grandkids! We had a perfect, overcast November day at the park for our shoot.

We did some group photos...

Some individual family shots...

A horse race in the park... (I surprised the kids with these stick horses. They loved them!)

And then some candid pix of the grandkids...

I grabbed some flower pix in the garden before I left the park...

Another great day at the park!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Stephen Part Deux

A few more from Stephen's session:

Just Let it Go...

This is how I feel when I worship...


Join us at Psalmody, a time of praise and worship, Friday night, 7:00 pm at River Bluff Fellowship.

Come worship with us and be free.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

November Flowers

I took these pictures at Phelps Grove Park Saturday afternoon. I didn't know such pretty flowers were still around in November! Even the dead ones are still gorgeous... 

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Children's Choir

We have a children's choir at River Bluff Fellowship called Origins. Kacey Dotson had the heart and vision to start this ministry for the children... They've been learning what it means to lead people in worship. They sang a few songs yesterday for us, and they were stinkin' adorable. I make a brief appearance, trying to keep one of the little ones from making a nose dive off the stage. :)

In this video, they sang Hosanna by Hillsong.

New Song...

I'm super-excited about this new song we're planning to sing on Friday night at Psalmody (you should come!). It's been in my head and heart all night, so I wanted to share it with you.

Lead Me to the Cross
by Hillsong

Savior I come
Quiet my soul. Remember.
Redemption's hill
Where your blood was spilled
For my ransom

Everything I once held dear
I count it all as loss

Lead me to the cross 
Where your love poured out
Bring me to my knees
Lord, I lay me down
Rid me of myself
I belong to you
Lead me, Lead me to the cross

You were as I
Tempted and tried
You are
The word became flesh
Bore my sin and death
Now you're risen

Everything I once held dear
I count it all as loss

To your heart
To your heart
Lead me to your heart
Lead me to your heart

Christian Tube

Mas Sarmientos!

Surprise! I had more time to edit tonite than I thought... Here are some more pix from the Sarmiento's session. I am in love with little Alejo. I offered steal him and take him home with me, but my offer was rejected. Maybe they'll settle for free babysitting??

I did my happy dance inside my soul when I got this shot...

One with the whole fam...

Little moments like these don't last long...

I think Alejo was a model in a past life. He loved the camera!

Such a handsome little guy. He's gonna be a heartbreaker!

Au natural...

Kisses for mommy...

Deep in thought...

Just having fun on the playset...

Another favorite...

I love miniature people.  They make my heart happy.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Tegan's Maternity Session Sneak Peeks

Today was just an all-around fabulous day. I got the pleasure of starting off the morning with my first maternity shoot ever. My coworker, Kevin, is going to be a first-time daddy in a few weeks, and I had the pleasure of having a maternity session with his stunning wife, Tegan. Isn't she the cutest little pregnant lady ever? Their little boy, Asher, will be making his grand entrance shortly, and we are all so excited!!

Tegan has gorgeous eyes!!

I adore this one!

I think I did my happy dance after this one. I get a little excited sometimes... :)

Meet the daddy... Kevin just had shoulder surgery a few weeks ago, but he was a trooper and joined us for the session. You can't even tell he doesn't have the ability to move his arm very much yet.

As I mentioned several times during the shoot, I like to cut off people's heads :)

A baby bump silhouette...

These blue balloons made me smile. I had this picture stuck in my head all week!

There are tons more from this session to sort through. How am I ever going to choose my favorites? Can't wait to share more!

Thanks Tegan and Kevin for letting me be part of this special time in your lives!