Mini Hats

Check out this cute hat from PhotographicMVP Designs. I love how well these hats are made and so simple to put in the hair. I’ve tried other hats and they are just too heavy to hold upright on the head on these little kids.

Not to mention they are such a perfect addition to an outfit.

My Kids

What it takes to photograph my children:

1. Shoot on a Sunday because I (and the kids) have no other days open.

2. The night before I find out my camera won’t take my SD cards…ugh!

3. Find a camera I can borrow.

4.. Don’t really have outfits chosen yet.

5. Make it happen because its the only time we have to do it.

 I stressed out to know end photographing my children this year and I’m not sure why when they were so good to me. I don’t know if I have this hype in my head of exactly how its suppose to go and by the way when I do that I don’t do very well being in the moment 🙂 We started in the studio, but it seemed to be to close of quarters for me so we went outside and then I could breathe. Every time I try studio I feel this way. This was a light bulb moment for and realize outdoors is truly my specialty. I love these kids so much. Time really does fly. I can’t believe Gabe and Bryn are as tall as me and every time I snuggle with Beckam I’m reminded of when they were all little.

I love being a mom!

In this image Isaac is holding Beckam’s hand…he has done this since he was born, its like a nervous habit 🙂

Megan & Shane | Married

The next wedding is Megan & Shane.

I was super excited to shoot for Jenni (Megan’s mom) she is seriously the nicest person you will ever meet. I want to be like her when I grow up. And I hope its soon because I think I’m in a growing up phase right now. I can’t wait to be happy like Jenni 🙂

Like mother like daughter Megan is just the same. And Shane, he is quit the catch. I can’t wait to hear all about you and your life journey’s together and all the children you’ll have you know, the whole 9 yards 🙂 As I’m sure Jenni will keep me up to date. Thanks again for inviting me into your special day.

This is what the temple looked like on the day of their wedding. It’s not very pretty is it?

I love this shot of mom. The tears of reality are hitting that her baby girl is getting married.

See that mushroom cloud? That’s the start of another fire in the west…boo, so many fires this year.

Don’tcha love this groomsman photo? Makes me laugh every time I see it.



Ally & Chad…married.

Yes, I said married. I shot 2 weddings this summer and have 2 more to shoot in November. Your saying to yourself, “I thought Jess didn’t do weddings.” Well, that is true, kind of, but it looks like if you do some begging I will do it. Better yet, be a past client and I would love to do it. So, maybe that’s the way I will shoot your wedding…be a past client and that’s how you get in. My pediatrician does this in order for you to have him as your Doctor you would need to contact him with your fist child and then your in for life! I think I should do this with weddings. You should be a past client. Over the summer I think I had over 20 inquiries. And the 2 I chose to do was a past client, Ally and a dear friend of mine, her daughter Megan.

So, I thought I would post some photos of Ally & Chad’s special day.


And some Engagements.

We did these on a night that the fire was burning pretty heavily in Saratoga Springs and there was a red haze in the sky but I don’t think you can tell.