I am going to call this a tradition. I have been able to witness, watch and photograph this family grow in so many beautiful ways. Anytime I get a message from this momma that they are ready for their family session, I really do, do a little dance and boogie because I know it is going to be fun being around them all.

This year again, they had extend family for a visit and they too were part of the photos – even a set of triplets that wanted to do their senior photos! I loved this session because these images give me the feeling of childhood. Brings back memories for myself of being a kid back in the day at our great uncles property, running through fruit trees and old cars and being around all the adult as they enjoyed each others company.

 

This was also a fun session because I got to climb their mountain – which was kind of on my scary scale of events. When we reached the top, there was this hawk that wanted to kill me. Ok, maybe he really didn’t want to KILL me, but that bird was dodging my head and making very weird noises. I was pretty sure I was going to bird wound, but the girls were great at laughing at and with me and waving sticks around to make it finally go away!

 

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Here is a sneak peek into their family session.

 

Sweet baby Whitley. This family full of boys have been waiting for their little princess and she has finally arrived to be loved and snuggled on.

 

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Earlier in July, I met up with Whitley’s mom and dad for an amazing maternity session on one of the lake islands in Hope, Idaho. It was a beautiful day and an amazing location. Even I was ecstatic to meet this little girl. Her appearance did not disappoint. Cute, chunky, nose like momma,  and a head full of hair!

 

During her session in my home studio, she slept the whole time. She stretched and yawned and smiled, but the best part is when she just let me hold her and just snuggle for a few minutes. I miss that feeling and she was so sweet to let me enjoy those precious moments.

Here is a little sneak peek into our session.

 

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I am not sure if you know, but I have a fear of the water. Started young as I grew up in Florida and felt too many creepy creatures touch my toes, seen way too many gators and snakes in the lake water and watched too many people drown in the ocean. Unless it’s a pool, you really won’t find me in any lake water. When I walk across any kind of pier or dock, I feel like I am a cat trying to stop herself from getting into a tub of water… and I slowly walk to the point I absolutely need to be at. Usually I also let my clients know that I have a fear of the water and if I was to fall in (again) that they should first and always grab the camera. Worry about me second!

Anywho – this lovely momma to be and her hubby scheduled their newborn session with me which was very exciting for a few reasons. 1 – the first time I met them was in the baby department in Wal-mart YEARS ago. They were looking for a crib mattress and we were shopping for diapers. We actually had an extra mattress and offered it to them. From then, a client/friendship was born! I have watched them have beautiful boys but I was filled with joy when I learned they were expecting a baby girl.

They took me on a boat ride to a small island in Hope, Idaho to document their maternity session. That was my first time playing on an island… and seeing an eagles nest. That thing was massive!!

 

Here is a sneak peek into their maternity session.

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A few years ago I was able to attend an amazing photography class in Seattle. Besides learning a lot and meeting TWO of my photography idols, I also gained a great friendship with a very talented and most adorable person, Melanee from Melanee Selby Photography. For the past few years we still keep in touch, talking almost daily (thank you social media) and share our dreams with each other. Back in 2015, I was able to visit her in Oregon and we collaborated together to created a fun and creative summer session that combined my film and her photos.

 

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Again – we are coming together to create another creation here in the Idaho area! We will actually be shooting up in Sandpoint in a STUNNING location. We are creating a special maternity masterpiece that will again include photos and film that will tell the story of the beauty of a mother.

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AUGUST 19th 2017

We are looking for a momma that is expecting between 6-8 months pregnant. Because we are creating a piece as a promotion piece for our business, we are looking for moms that are comfortable in front of camera, enjoys the outdoors and is having healthy pregnancy.  We want you to feel and crave the importance of documenting this amazing moment in life and we would feel blessed to create something magical for you.

Our model momma will be provided a beautiful maternity gown to use during the session, gift bag and a collection of images for your own personal use. If you are interested, please send an email to Jackie@jax-creations.com with your name, age, your current pregnancy month, and a current image that includes a close up head shot and a full length.

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May I have “Smore” please?! Just outside Coeur d’Alene Idaho, is a family I have been blessed to know for many many years. Scary to say that as it only makes me come to terms on how old I am getting. Either way…. being around this family just makes my heart smile. And they always have smiles to share.

 

Almost a year ago, I was able to document some newborn moments of baby Ronan in his home in Seattle Washington. This summer, his momma and daddy traveled up to this area to visit with their extended family and give Ronan his first yummy taste of backyard Smores.

We all waited in anticipation to see his reaction. With a nicely toasted marshmallow, a ritz cracker (babies under 1 are cautioned to not give any honey or food that contains honey to infants) and a chunk of chocolate, he slowly lifted it up to his mouth and tasted the delicious summer treat.

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One of my favorite moments of our session is when mom and dad decided to play with Ronan. Dad had found a perfect smore stick and Ronan thought it was the best toy ever. He giggled and laughed as he held it…. until dad took it away for a moment. Then life was not fun for Ronan and only his momma’s snuggles made everything all better again.

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Here is a sneak peek into their family Smore Session.

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How fun!! And what a memory to keep!

For July & August you can book your own mini session for $175 and it includes 5 digital images of your choice. If you have been a client of Jax Creations Photographer before, you get an additional 5 digital images as my gift.

Your mini session can be anything you want (excluding newborns). Summer is the prefect time to get silly, messy and crazy with your kiddos to create a moment in life that will last a lifetime!

 

For more information or if you would like to book your own mini session, send me an email!