I am not sure why I chose that title for this blog post, except for when I look at these images from this session, my mind yells, “American Made”. There is just something about this family that was just authentic!

I also have to share a little secret. This momma, who I met last year through a business group (she is a Mary Kay Consultant and makes beautiful jewelry) and planned this session to be only the kids- she did not want to do any family images. My clients are the boss and I will of course respect their wishes… except this time.

Let me explain

I was having a great time with these lovely kids and I kind of tricked dad first into getting in some photos with their son- it was just too cute of a moment to pass up… then I told all the kids to jump in with dad…. and then I just had to do it… I made momma jump in for a family picture. SO, yeah, I did a little trickery, but I hope they thought it was worth it- I know the kids will, if not now, when they are older!

Take a sneak peek into our session here in Johnstown Colorado!

Jax Creations Photography, Family Photographer, child photographer, Sandpoint Idaho, Spokane Washington

 

 

 

Jax Creations Photography, Family Photographer, child photographer, Sandpoint Idaho, Spokane Washington

 

 

Jax Creations Photography, Family Photographer, child photographer, Sandpoint Idaho, Spokane Washington

 

 

 

 

Jax Creations Photography, Family Photographer, child photographer, Sandpoint Idaho, Spokane Washington

 

 

 

 

Jax Creations Photography, Family Photographer, child photographer, Sandpoint Idaho, Spokane Washington

 

 

 

 

Jax Creations Photography, Family Photographer, child photographer, Sandpoint Idaho, Spokane Washington

 

Jax Creations Photography, Family Photographer, child photographer, Sandpoint Idaho, Spokane Washington

 

 

Jax Creations Photography, Family Photographer, child photographer, Sandpoint Idaho, Spokane Washington

Funny thing happened the other day. I totally had a mommy moment. Not in the “normal” way where I forgot my kids name as I was trying to yell at him, or in the way I would feed them all cereal because I was burned out…. this was a new experience – in a store!

My son- the adventurous, wild, crazy, fun-loving and willing to try it all- his favorite shoes have entered into the phase of retirement. He loved these shoes! They were the ones he climbed trees with, learned how to break dance with, slide down the halls of any room he could get into, skateboarding to soccer to playing with the scooter- these shoes did it all with this amazing child of mine.

We headed out the to store and I was glad to be able to fit this growing child with something that would hopefully last him longer than 1 season, but as we were checking out, the lady at the register asked if I wanted to put the old shoes in the box to throw them away. I stood there… and hesitated. I could not answer her. My son looked up at me with his big blue eyes and mischievous smile – “NO! Um no please, I will just take them home.” Seriously, did I just tell this lady that I will take these ratty- stinky shoes back home with me?!

As we got back into the car I realized that his shoes meant something to me and it got me really emotional. When I looked at these shoes- I didn’t seem the holes or the soles that were rubbed away- I saw LIFE! My child’s life! I flashed back to every flip, run, smile, that he had in the grass, in the fields and on the road.

My kids are getting older and sadly my time for having more babies has passed – these dirty old shoes was my link to my memories and I just couldn’t throw it away.

So as the crazy mom that I hope my kids will one day understand, I made my son put on those shoes for one last time. After he took them off, I wrapped them up and tucked them away in my cedar chest of memories.

This is the story of a boy and his shoes!

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  1. So special - love this! - Jackie
  2. Isn't it amazing the silly things that get our soft spot? He will treasure these photos! - Jackie
  3. wonderful! Motherhood is a pile of things you never thought you would say or do and I love you for this post!! - Jackie
  4. Thanks for making me cry!!! :) - Jackie
  5. I love this story! Sometimes it's the little things that mean so much. - Jackie
  6. This is so whimsical! The shoes tell a fantastic story of a kid--love how you captured this! - Jackie
  • So special - love this! - Melissa
  • Isn't it amazing the silly things that get our soft spot? He will treasure these photos! - Sarah H
  • wonderful! Motherhood is a pile of things you never thought you would say or do and I love you for this post!! - Keziah
  • Thanks for making me cry!!! :) - Tara
  • I love this story! Sometimes it's the little things that mean so much. - Jamie
  • This is so whimsical! The shoes tell a fantastic story of a kid--love how you captured this! - Jennie

It make my heart happy to be able to see clients over and over- and even more happy when friendships bloom from it. I got to meet this talented mom almost a year ago during a maternity session and I love that even though I rarely leave my house, I can still keep up with her on facebook.

I recently posted on my facebook page that I was looking for a baby that was sitting but not yet crawling- I had a need to get creative and I am having the worse baby itch! She was the first that responded and I jumped for joy and could not wait to meet her newest little one- even though I have seen her lots online.

I melted in a million pieces when I got to see Miss A- all that red hair and blue eyes- complete opposite of her beautiful and spunky older sister. I was in girl heaven!!

If you follow me over on instagram, you would have seen my challenge of wanting to make a baby romper. I was determined to do an up-cycled project but I am no Martha Stewart. Back in high school (cough- cough- long time ago) I studied fashion design and could sew anything… but now all I could do was stare at this mess I made and stressed out on how I was going to make it all come together. Finally after 5 hours – yes- FIVE HOURS- I finished my project and I was ecstatic to try it on this little peanut! And if fit her perfectly!!

Miss A was so much fun to play with- those big eyes of her just melted my heart! Her momma is so blessed to have 2 amazing daughters with such wonderful personalities!

Here is a sneak peek into our session- please be kind- Do not copy or steal any images.

Jax Creations Photography, Colorado baby photographer, Fort Collins, Loveland, Denver

 

 

Jax Creations Photography, Colorado baby photographer, Fort Collins, Loveland, Denver

 

 

 

 

Jax Creations Photography, Colorado baby photographer, Fort Collins, Loveland, Denver

 

 

 

 

Jax Creations Photography, Colorado baby photographer, Fort Collins, Loveland, Denver

 

 

 

 

 

Jax Creations Photography, Colorado baby photographer, Fort Collins, Loveland, Denver

 

 

 

 

 

Jax Creations Photography, Colorado baby photographer, Fort Collins, Loveland, Denver

 

 

 

 

 

Jax Creations Photography, Colorado baby photographer, Fort Collins, Loveland, Denver

 

 

 

 

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  • […] had recently completed a recent session of that adorable red head baby (LOOK HERE) and I noticed on her momma’s facebook page that that sweet blue eyed babe was sitting with […] - Baby Chunkin’ Love | Baby Photographer - Jax Creations Photography

It was one of those mornings were hubby and I were relaxing and enjoying our coffee in our room, chatting about what we had planned for the day, when our littlest walked in and jumped up on the bed for some special time with dad. I sat there for a few minutes, with a huge smile on my face- just watching these 2 have their time together. I wondered if my little guy will remember this moment when he is older- the way his dad would smile at him or how they played wrestle all over the bed and only gave up until the laughter was silent because they were laughing too hard. I knew those moments that I watched were really special to me and I prayed that this moment will be forever burned into my head. Watching the man that I love, giggle, tickle and play with my last and only child…. it was moving!

I grabbed my camera and sat back down to watch this beautiful moment unfold. I did not speak or guide them- I happily just sat and soaked in the moment!

This is my life… and I am so blessed!

 

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Jax Creations Photography, colorado baby photogreapher, seattle, Creative LiveWOW!

Wow….. I think even though I have so many words in my head and have dealt with so many emotions…. I am speechless! Although in this blog post, you will probably laugh at how many words I do actually say!

If you follow me on facebook, I posted a few weeks ago that I was chosen to be a part of Kelly Brown’s class over at Creative Live in Seattle. Kelly owns Little Pieces Photography which I have been a follower of her for years. I use her actions- which I HIGHLY recommend. Anywho…. I submitted to be a part of the live audience and to my surprise I was one of the 12 that was chosen. Such an incredible surprise and shock. I had posted a Go Fund Me account and because of family, friends and clients- they all made this dream come true for me. I packed my bags and headed at Seattle for a 5 day bootcamp!

What I did not expect was incredible connection, friendships and reality check.

Before I left, my hubby and I had sat down and had such an amazing conversation about my business and photography. I am a very emotional person- I thrive off of how people feel ( in the good ways ) – when I take a photo it must contain a story, a relationship, a detail, or emotion in some way. When I work with clients, I want to make sure I produce technically good images but what I stress out the most is will I be able to make them FEEL what I see or what I feel. Will I be able to have them look at their image of their baby with the peach fuzz shoulders to the point they remember how soft it felt. That image where mom is snuggling her baby under her chin, yes it is beautiful but I want them to be able to look at it and remember how beautiful their baby smelt and that feeling of their hair brushed against their cheek. Every day we experience special moments with our kids, in either the way they crinkle their nose at certain times, smile with those first few baby teeth come in, big round eyes and a serious face…. I want my clients to feel like I am giving them more than just a session- I honestly want to be able to just capture this special moment so they can remember it. It all goes so fast!

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  1. Nice post! So lucky to be there! ;) - Jackie
  2. This was such a joy to read. Made me think back of our time at CreativeLive in Seattle. Thank you for sharing this with us. I am so glad to have met you and I think you are such an amazing baby photographer!!! I wish I was closer to Colorado!! - Jackie
  • Nice post! So lucky to be there! ;) - Sarah
  • This was such a joy to read. Made me think back of our time at CreativeLive in Seattle. Thank you for sharing this with us. I am so glad to have met you and I think you are such an amazing baby photographer!!! I wish I was closer to Colorado!! - Dawn