Posted on May 16, 2013
If I had a list of the sweetest mommies… THIS mom would SO be on it. I love it when I have a mom come to see me, put her trust in me and we chat it up during the session, that it seems it was over way to fast!
When I met RiLynn’s momma- it was so much fun being able to chat the session away, enjoying the moments, and capturing some beautiful images!
For this session because sweet RiLynn had a big brother, we split up the session as a 2-part session. Sometimes a newborn session can get long and for a big brother or sister- long is just a keyword for “f o r e v e r” and the last thing I want is for mom to get stressed out or other little ones get bored and crazy lol. I believed this worked out perfectly for not only mom, but dad and brother too! We were able to take day1 and focus fully on mom and baby and then on day 2 we kept the focus on the boys!
Here is a sneak peek into our session.
There is something so sweet, so precious and simple as I capture little baby details. I love being able to see that fuzz. I want mom to be able to look back on these photos and remember when her sweet little one had fuzz. So when she closes her eyes she can remember the way it felt on her fingertips or as she gently kissed her ears and shoulders.
Every new mom that books a session receives a welcome box- filled with goodies. This momma got crafty on me and upcycled part of my packaging her a cute headband for her sweet package!
Posted on May 16, 2013
Again I had the pleasure of meeting another sweet family- who traveled a long drive to come see. It always makes my heart melt to hear how far families will travel for me to document their little one
This precious girl, so tiny, so pure…… melted my heart and took it away. Just sitting with her parents that day told the perfect story of how wonderful sweet Willow is going to grow up to be!
Here is a sneak peek into our session
Thank you so much for choosing me to capture your sweet Willow. I am so happy for you both for the wonderful blessing you have!
Posted on May 15, 2013
I know I have said it many many times- but I truly do love being able to capture and see “my” babies grown up in front of my camera.
Baby E was one of the first babies I got to document when I first moved here to Dickinson…. and I am SO Happy to be able to celebrate his first birthday! Not only was I able to watch him grow, but I also made an amazing friend with is momma.
Here is a sneak peek into our cake smash session!
Posted on May 8, 2013
As a mom I am really bias on Mothers Day, but I have to admit.. Dad’s get the short end of the stick.
There are so many specials, deals, gifts, etc for moms on Mothers Day, but I feel that dad gets hung out in the mud. This year I would love to have the focus on that special dad.
Dads are the ones that rescue us moms from our kiddos, has that special dance with baby that instantly calms baby down, or plays in that special way that only dad knows how to. Celebrate dad- and all that AWESOME that he is.
This year I am offering a special video/ photo session – Pure Moments With Dad
Your $250 Pure Moments With Dad will include your session, a short video, and a sticky album of your session for your phone.
Posted on May 6, 2013
I was so excited to meet this little baby…. so excited for this family…. and couldn’t wait to find out what this momma was going to have.. although I have to admit I thought it would be another girl
I feel really blessed to be able to know such amazing people and now this beautiful amazing baby girl.
Posted on March 10, 2013
I found this on facebook… By the end I was crying as ALL those things are true. I am so grateful and so blessed that God has let me be a mom!
(For all the mother’s (including pregnant ones) in the world, this one is for you! – Author Unknown)
We are sitting at lunch one day when my daughter casually mentions that she and her husband are thinking of “starting a family.” “We’re taking a survey,” she says half-joking. “Do you think I should have a baby?”
“It will change your life,” I say, carefully keeping my tone neutral.
“I know,” she says, “no more sleeping in on weekends, no more spontaneous vacations.”
But that is not what I meant at all. I look at my daughter, trying to decide what to tell her. I want her to know what she will never learn in childbirth classes.
I want to tell her that the physical wounds of child bearing will heal, but becoming a mother will leave her with an emotional wound so raw that she will forever be vulnerable.
I consider warning her that she will never again read a newspaper without asking, “What if that had been MY child?” That every plane crash, every house fire will haunt her.
That when she sees pictures of starving children, she will wonder if anything could be worse than watching your child die.
I look at her carefully manicured nails and stylish suit and think that no matter how sophisticated she is, becoming a mother will reduce her to the primitive level of a bear protecting her cub. That an urgent call of “Mom!” will cause her to drop a soufflé or her best crystal without a moments hesitation.
I feel that I should warn her that no matter how many years she has invested in her career, she will be professionally derailed by motherhood. She might arrange for childcare, but one day she will be going into an important business meeting and she will think of her
baby’s sweet smell. She will have to use every ounce of discipline to keep from running home, just to make sure her baby is all right.
I want my daughter to know that every day decisions will no longer be routine. That a five year old boy’s desire to go to the men’s room rather than the women’s at McDonald’s will become a major dilemma. That right there, in the midst of clattering trays and screaming
children, issues of independence and gender identity will be weighed against the prospect that a child molester may be lurking in that restroom.
However decisive she may be at the office, she will second-guess herself constantly as a mother.
Looking at my attractive daughter, I want to assure her that eventually she will shed the pounds of pregnancy, but she will never feel the same about herself.
That her life, now so important, will be of less value to her once she has a child. That she would give herself up in a moment to save her offspring, but will also begin to hope for more years, not to accomplish her own dreams, but to watch her child accomplish theirs.
I want her to know that a cesarean scar or shiny stretch marks will become badges of honor.
My daughter’s relationship with her husband will change, but not in the way she thinks.
I wish she could understand how much more you can love a man who is careful to powder the baby or who never hesitates to play with his child.
I think she should know that she will fall in love with him again for reasons she would now find very unromantic.
I wish my daughter could sense the bond she will feel with women throughout history who have tried to stop war, prejudice and drunk driving.
I want to describe to my daughter the exhilaration of seeing your child learn to ride a bike.
I want to capture for her the belly laugh of a baby who is touching the soft fur of a dog or cat for the first time.
I want her to taste the joy that is so real it actually hurts.
My daughter’s quizzical look makes me realize that tears have formed in my eyes. “You’ll never regret it,” I finally say. Then I reached across the table, squeezed my daughter’s hand and offered a silent prayer for her, and for me, and for all the mere mortal women who stumble their way into this most wonderful of callings.
Please share this with a Mom that you know or all of your girlfriends who may someday be Moms. May you always have in your arms the one who is in your heart.
Posted on February 28, 2013
Baby K was such a great sleeper… so precious and sweet.
I think my fave part of our session was using the bed. Just a nice reminder that babies do what THEY want to. I gently laid him on the bed.. and he picked the way he wanted to rest.. with his sweet little leg hanging off the bed. It was just too sweet.
Check out his total cuteness from our session.
Posted on February 14, 2013
There is something so magical- so amazing when it comes to seeing a new baby. It never gets old for me. Maybe it is a gentle remind of just how amazing God really is.
One of my clients scheduled a session collection – Belly to Bebe’ which is 3 sessions to capture your baby’s first year of life. Part of my gift to this collection is a quick visit from me before you are released from the hospital to come and document those first few hours of your precious baby- those wrinkly toes, curled lips, squishy nose and just the love of how pure your baby is.
Here is a peek into her little guys first few hours of life.
Posted on January 25, 2013
Another birthday celebration!!!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE doing the cake smash sessions. I love how different each baby is on how they treat, eat or destroy their cake.
I had 2 birthday babies come see me this month and after I documented sweet baby G, I had a GREAT idea! Her momma picked out a colorful cake and G was making great art with her tootsies and bum. It looks like a brilliant watercolored piece of art. So I have decided that each month I will take a photo of the “after” mess and get it printed and hung up in the studio! I think it would be a great addition to display and show. Who knows- maybe these babies will have a traveling art show in Dickinson!!
Here is a sneak peek into January’s Cake Smash Session
If you would like to sign up your little one for their own COMPLIMENTARY cake smash session – send me an email at Jackie@Jax-creations.com or contact Jayme at Moe Moe’s Garden
Posted on January 20, 2013
“WASH THE DISHES, WIPE THE DISHES, RING THE BELL FOR TEA,THREE GOOD WISHES,THREE GOOD KISSES I WILL GIVE TO THEE”
Not many know this, but I now offer video for your sessions. If you have not seen any yet- its a mix of photos and video in what we in the professional field called FUSION.
Here is a peek at a few recent videos
There is something so magical about getting even just a short video clip of your kiddos in action- something that continues to take your breath away. As a mom myself, I know how hard it is to get not only in FRONT of the camera but also keeping up with documenting the kids daily life. It is so easy for the “busy” part of our life to swallow up the moments that mean the most… like for instance- enjoying watching my littles “wash” dishes.
Here is a small video that I created with no plan but just to watch them help momma for a day by washing dishes. I usually do not put sound in my videos but this time I wanted to capture their voice… I love the way my CJ says “bubbles” and I never want to forget the little noises and sounds my little J says as he tries to talk like the bigger kids.
Life comes and goes so quickly… and TRUST me- as a mom of 5 kids- there are days and moments where I feel like it is going in super slow motion. I know it is a stretch for us to reach out and not only do something that puts you in front of the camera, but I also understand that we all live check to check, but….. TRUST me when I share with you that capturing your children in their childhood is THE BEST gift to give not only yourself, but your kids. This is something that you can hand down to them- or play at their graduation or wedding as great blackmail (if you wanted).