Monday, August 23, 2010

Facebook! Facebook! Facebook!

Blog posts have unfortunately been less frequent than usual... but that is because most up-to-date session photos, discount announcements, and available openings are posted to my Images by Jen Photography Facebook Fan Page.

If you are on Facebook and would like to receive updates, please "like" me!! Pretty please!


Self-Portrait, Week 18

I'm finding out, along with most other photographers, that weekly photo projects are harder to keep up with than you realize. I'm just going to say that my self-portrait project took a summer vacation. An extended one.

Well here's my feeble attempt to get back on track with my weekly self-portrait project. 52 weeks, 52 self-portraits. This one is #18. You can see my previous self-portraits here.



I've been renting a fabulous lens (the Canon 50 mm 1.2) and have been shooting as much as possible. I realized it was as good a time as any to start up my self-portrait project again. This photo was taken by my back door at dusk. I had to turn on the overhead light because it was actually too dark already, but I like how the light made my highlights and layers in my hair stand out. (It also makes me happy because my hair is getting long again!) I really liked the colors in my dress, couch, and wall and decided to use my Totally Rad Pool Party Action to give them a more faded look. I also used a Totally Rad Dirty Pictures texture on the couch and wall.

I call this one "Reflective" because Sunday's sermon was rolling around in my head:

"Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone." {Colossians 4:5-6}

Sleeping Beauty | Ozark, MO Baby Photographer

Babies and Children are my favorite to photograph. It's no secret. I've been wanting to build up my portfolio and experience with newborns, so when I heard that Justin & Tiffany were expecting a little one this month, I was excited to schedule a session.

My goal: to photograph a sleeping baby. Up til now, the newborns I've shot have been WIDE awake. The opposite of sleeping. Hmmm. Little Lily was awake for some of her photos, but I was able to successfully grab some of the shots I wanted... and I'm very happy with the results.

Let's say it together now...


The Family That Laughs... | Ozark, MO Family Photographer

The Wilsons are a wonderful family that were referred to me by another photographer who had some unexpected medical issues come up at the last minute. I was able to meet up with the family in Ozark and grab some photos that I hope they will treasure.

As you can tell from the photos below, this family laughs a lot... and Grandma was the star of the show! This session reiterated to me how important family is and how documenting each stage of your family's life is so important.

As always, you may view more photos from the session on my Images by Jen Photography Facebook Fan Page.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

100 Photos

Can't wait to do this with my kids' pictures one day... Check out this blog post: 100 Photos of Baby's Life

They grow up too fast!

Let me help you document your baby's life!


Monday, August 2, 2010

I Heart Chub

You may remember this guy from his newborn shoot or from his most recent session... But time flies and he's changed even more. This is one happy kid! He makes so many faces now!

See many more photos from this session on my Facebook Fan Page.

Cowboy Up!

Who could forget this little face? Check out his full album on Facebook here.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Southwestern Love

I recently went to Arizona on a mission effort with my church. We were able to stop at a few amazingly beautiful landmarks along the way. Here are a few of my favorite shots...