It’s a new school year for the kiddos so it means a new blog post for JSP. I have been busier than ever this summer between taking care of the home, kids and trying to run this business. In past years I would have pushed myself to stay up past midnight blogging each and every session but I’ve learned that it really doesn’t matter. It doesn’t bring me more clients. It doesn’t make me happier and most of the time people don’t leave a comment anyway stating that they liked what they saw/read or that they were here. So, this blog will always take the back burner when more important things are around….. like getting client galleries out in time, getting CDs in the mail and most importantly having time with my family!
It’s that time of year to start planning your fall photo session if you haven’t already. I can honestly say that some of my weekends are already booked due to the early birds! But rest assure there are other dates as well as weekdays mornings and afternoons (after school hours) available. I anticipate these dates to go fast as usual so please contact me as soon as possible.
I am once again humbled to be trusted to capture photos your family memories. I thank God everyday for this job because it’s only because of Him that I am who I am and doing what I love with amazing clients.
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Sorry to have neglected this poor blog. I believe I can attribute my business Facebook Page to keeping me away from this blog. I am able to share quick sneak peeks on my page without taking too much time to put together a blog post. Yes, believe it or not, blogging takes LOTS of time (especially compared to a FB post). I promise to share more soon though. Maybe once all 4 of the kiddos start school in a few short weeks I can show off some recent sessions.
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I’ve been SO behind on my blog. I shouldn’t even try to go back and blog 2011 but there are some that I just can’t resist… and this is one of them.
I’ve been photographing this family for the past three years. Their son is one of my daughter’s best buds. All of the photos were taken in their back yard in their Westfield subdivision. This year they brought the Grandparents along which I thought was GENIUS! These photos will be treasured all the more because they are shared with another generation. I love that!
Oh and my client had a coffee table album printed which was a very good idea considering the amount of photos that were taken! Yikes…. in a good way. Read more ›
For starters, I want to announce the details on my Mentoring Workshop. It will take place on Thursday, May 31st at 5:00 pm on the north side on Indy. If rained out, we’ll reschedule for the following Sunday (June 3) at the same time. We will shoot two family mini-sessions until dusk and then wrap up with 45-60 Q&A discussion at another location (most likely Starbucks). I do have a couple spots available so if you are interested please contact me asap at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By the way, I am looking for a family to participate in the workshop while me and a few other photographers shoot your family. The family selected will receive the images from me on a disk at no charge! So, if you are interested, please send me an email stating why I should choose your family. The most persuasive response wins
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Wowzers! I don’t know exactly how to put into words how difficult this little guy has been over the past few days. I am emotionally drained from his whining, disobedience and defiance. He has challenged me at several stages in his life which most of the time I’ve come to find out that he was sick (especially ear infections). I was just about to take him to the doctor to check his ears but then came to the conclusion that he’s probably just TESTING me! He’s on the brink of turning three and we all know three if fierce compared to two. Plus, we’ve been potty training and I “think” he’s probably asserting some of his control and resistance in the situation. So, on Monday when he was wearing me out I decided to let him play in my bed which means jumping and hiding under the sheets. This time we played monster. A year ago we played dinosaur under the sheets. Capturing him on camera as cute as he shows me two things. 1. He is absolutely adorable despite his recent behavior, 2. The last haircut I have him was really bad…. totally uneven. I took care of that as soon as we were done! Read more ›
I’ve been photographing this family since child #1 was just a baby… and wow have they grown as a family! Julieann (the mom) is also my youngest child’s babysitter a couple days a week. Her triplets are just 3 days younger than Caleb. “Mr. Brad” is Caleb’s favorite guy in the world next to his own dad. If you know Brad, you know exactly why. We try to keep it real at their sessions because the chaos, the fun, the laughter… it’s all worth capturing! Read more ›
Thanks all who entered the the instagram A Day in the Life Challenge! It was very difficult to pick a winner! So, therefore I picked two!
First up is Crew Nixon whom I’ve had the pleasure to photograph at least two times. Here’s what his parents (whom both took photos) had to say about this particular day of his life.
Monkey in the Middle.
by: Josh & Sally Nixon
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I love taking photos everyday of my kids but rarely do I lug around my big DSLR everywhere I go because like most moms, I live a very busy life. I am thankful that technology has improved so much that we can rely on our cell phones to get a decent shot for the memory book. Do I print these photos and hang them on my walls as art… no way! But do I still love the freedom to document their lives in the small moments that make great memories?…. YES!
So, here’s your chance to submit your OWN work at a chance to win a free photo session (value of $150)!!!!!!
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I do love chalkboards…. but who doesn’t when you can write anything you want on them to make a statement?! I definitely go through phases with locations. 2011 was definitely my year of the apple orchard. Now I’ve got to come up with a special spot for 2012!!
It was a real treat to have two sessions with this family within the same year. Even better that I got to see “N” for his 7 year old session in January! He’s pretty sweet and affectionate! Read more ›