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 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 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 February 11, 2013
A few weeks ago, I was contacted from one of my fave vendors – Photographers Bling and she had asked me if they could feature me in an upcoming piece in their new magazine. OF COURSE!!!! I love to talk- sometimes too much- and I love to share my heart. She had requested if any of my past clients had a letter they could share of their experience with me- to share and include in this piece.
Here are 2 of the love letters I have recently received. For each love letter I receive- no matter how big or how small.. they all touch my heart so much. I LOVE my clients and I feel so blessed to have met each and every one- if it is only for this one time in life.
Andrea & Baby Ave ~
Tonight, I lay my sweet 6 month old Ava down to sleep and watch her roll into her favorite sleep position, all curled up on her belly. She looks so sweet, I want to scoop her back up but who risks waking a sleeping babe?
Instead, I crawl into bed and reach into my nightstand drawer. This is where I keep my simple box of newborn photos wrapped in tissue from Jax-creations. I keep them close and open them when I need a pick-me-up. They are my own little treasure. I tried to put them on display many times but have not. Maybe it is because I cannot choose or maybe because they are too special, too precious to share.
I go through the photos one by one. I study each finger, each toe, even each eye lash (I admit, was originally a least favorite shot, now, I count the lashes). I notice she was born with the tiny swirl in her belly button I admire every day and her hair has already lightened 3 shades. She still snuggles in the same position as she naturally did for her newborn photos. She is so soft, so small, so perfect. I start to smell her scent with each image.
I place Ava’s face, her toes, her belly, her soft fuzzy hair gently back in the box, wrap them in tissue, close the lid, and slide my treasure back into the drawer. I crawl quietly out of bed and over to my sleeping babe. She is so big, so beautiful, such a gift. I gently scoop her up into my arms, snuggle her soft hair, and take in the sweet scent that will always be my beautiful baby.
Thank you, Jackie, for capturing my precious gift. My sweet baby will grow up but her scent will always be tucked in a simple box in my nightstand drawer.
Amber & Baby Grayson ~
We are so excited to share that we had the most unbelievable experience with jax creations photography and we simply couldn’t be happier! From start to finish we were treated so incredibly well and were amazed with every aspect of what the newborn session entailed. The picture taking was so comfortable, relaxed, and fun. (not always an easy task with a family of six there!) It was so exciting to be able watch a true expert photographer in her element with such passion for what she does and a genuine true love of babies and children. The images she was able to capture were beyond breathtaking and completely exceeded any expectations we could have imagined. Her advice and ideas throughout the creative process were so very helpful and her wonderful personality makes you feel like your talking to your best friend. We feel so blessed to have had the opportunity with such a true professional who goes above and beyond in her work, word, actions, and presentation. The attention to detail is just phenomenal! I would (and do!) recommend Jackie for any and everyone looking for remarkable images of their little one to adore for a lifetime and a one of a kind experience that they will never forget!
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 14, 2013
I can never get enough of babies.. NEVER
Sunday, I was blessed in meeting another NEW baby- and what a sweet baby. And how lucky he is to have a cousin born just the day before him! They are going to have a blast growing up together… getting into trouble and chasing girls
Here is a sneak into our session!
Feel free to Pin and leave a comment for this special momma- but please do not copy or save images
Posted on January 10, 2013
Oh sweet baby E. I love her name, her hair, her nose and her personality When we first started the session, she gave me so many smiles. Seemed like every time I placed my hand on her she would smile… maybe it wasn’t because I touched her, but that is the story I am going with
Take a peek into our studio session
Posted on December 28, 2012
Ever have those days where you feel the need to organize yourself and office but even to GET there you need to organize stuff Before you can actually ORGANIZE?! That is my dad today. So far I was able to clean my C drive, move a *few* images to the server, clean out the filter for the washer (gross), try to eat something for lunch that tasted good (no luck), watch and freak myself out a little by watching American Horror Story, feed my kids, answer emails, get distracted with facebook…. I lost the train of thought just now of the point I was trying to make….. Oh yeah- organize. The things I want to accomplish today: more laundry (ugh), renew vehicle tags, grocery shop, look for a new website design, update website…..update all my *ahem* spending for the year, post office run, spend time with my kiddos and of course make dinner for the gang!
In between all these lists, I figured it was time to advert away from them and post some photo fun!!
Here is a sneak peek into Baby’s First Christmas event. Oh – MY- goodness.. I had SO much fun. Each baby was so stinken adorable and precious. I had the biggest headache after from smiling and laughing so much!! Take a peek!
Aren’t they just so cute?!! I think I will have to continue to do this EVERY year!!!