Yah!! It’s the most delicious time of year -SUMMER.

Ice cream and smores and watermelon – oh my! Yes yes yes, I love summer food. Nothing like enjoying some sweet bbq chicken, potato salad and fresh fruit all while running barefoot in the green grass and laughing till the summer sun sets.

For a few years I have been doing these watermelon sessions and they are always so much fun. Sticky and messy but so enjoyable.

Grab your little one or all the little ones, slice open a watermelon and let them enjoy getting messy. Not only will your photos be adorable but most of all your kids will have a blast.

If watermelon is not your child’s favorite – no worries. Let’s chat as I have a lot more fun and creative (and tasty messy) ideas.



There will be 2 days available  for watermelon smash sessions. To reserve your session date, session must be paid in full at the time of booking. Email me at Jackie@jax-creations.com with your desired location (Spirit Lake or Sandpoint) and time. Bring your kiddos, your slices of watermelon and a happy heart!

Session includes 5 digital images $175




July 1 – Sandpoint

6:00 pm

6:30 pm

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Johanna from JH Gowns in Canada is talented and so sweet and amazing. I have had the honor of working with her for a few projects and dressed beautiful girls and women in her art. She is a custom gown dress maker and creates amazing and comfortable dresses for expecting mommas and ladies that just need a dress for a special occasion.  Her fall/winter line is due to be released soon and from what I have heard and seen, it is going to be spectacular!



Over the summer, Johanna, handcrafted gowns for a children’s themed party and she took my vision and made it beautiful. In a garden full of color, The Healing Garden in Sandpoint Idaho, the little girls ran carefree, these dresses complimented the surrounding in every way I had pictured. To bring the vision of the party even more spectacular, I took the girls over to Adventure Pony Rides in Sandpoint where they each got to have some time with one of the ponies. Between the sunset, the dresses, the crown, and the setting… it was more than picture perfect.

To also help with my vision of this floral princess, I envisioned a garden crown that drew in earthy elements. I was grateful that I had the help of Lovespun Creations to create this crown that I love so much!

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Lovespun Creations started with her passion for handmade while she was working in Floral Design and it became more so, with the arrival of her baby girl almost 3 years ago. Influenced by her, local creative artisans, Lovespun Creations was created with hopes of bringing her love of all things handmade to others while inspiring them to love and enjoy handmade as much as she does.
Customizing in creating silk flower crowns, boho headpieces, hair accessories including bridal, veils and almost anything floral. All handmade with lots of love and created uniquely just for you.


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Johanna is putting the dress lot on the market which includes 4 gowns- hand dyed dresses with added greenery and flowers. Hope over to her page for more details!

Check out her  FACEBOOK  page with lots of previews of upcoming gowns. She seriously is amazing and talented. Then go check out her INSTAGRAM page for some sneak peeks!


This summer I have put out ideas on some things we could do as a mini session for summer and although they are fun ideas, it just didn’t seem to be as meaningful as had originally thought.

One of things I love to do most is to really capture little ones and families. Showing true emotion and true personalities. So for this summer – JULY ONLY – I am opening the calendar for a special mini session event.

Pure Moment Films

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If you have never seen or heard about these sessions, they are super fun and always adorable. I love photographs but being able to see things in action can really share the experience and memory. Pure Moment Films is a collection of both still images and short video clips put together to tell your story and or moment. Here is a sample of a Pure Moment Film.

I’ll Love you from Jax Creations Photography on Vimeo.


For July ONLY, I am offering a Pure Moment Film session for $300. Including in this mini session offer you will receive your session, 5 digital images, and a short Pure Moment Film.

Get on the floor with your kiddos and play trucks, play-doh, dress up… play a game, make cookies, read a book, or even just lay in the grass gazing at the clouds. Anything you desire. Share and document a moment.


To view more videos, feel free to check out my Vimeo page and check out some other Pure Moment Films.

November 1, 2015

So far, snow has not fallen yet for us here in the mountains of Idaho but I can’t help but to be super excited for Christmas. The first Christmas for each of my kiddos was so special- watching them just take in the view of the tree and colorful boxes that lay under it, all just waiting for them to play with. It took me a while but I finally learned that all they liked was spending time snuggling with those they love and ripping the paper off the boxes- and those who were at the crawling or walking stage- they got to play in the boxes. It was all just so simple in those years of babyhood.



In the recent years I have been celebrating babies with Baby’s First Christmas portrait sessions. Now that we are back in our home land of Sandpoint Idaho and Spokane Washington, I am very excited to be offering these sessions here!

Let’s celebrate your newest little one with the blessings of Christmas. Baby’s First Christmas portrait sessions will be held in my new home studio located in Spirit Lake.

Sessions will be 15-20 minutes long depending on your little ones timing. No worries, they won’t be rushed- I work on their time. Included in our time together you will receive (1) digital image and (1) fine art print image {same image only} or you can choose the full collection of images. Specialty items will also be available as an add-on with your purchase.

Session dates are available on November 8th and November 29th. To book your session please contact Jackie via email at Jackie@jax-creations.com

  1. - Oh my word. The one of the little guy in the balllgove that boy BETTER play baseball after that! All of the finished photos are incredible, and I love the behind the scenes shots, too. Sweet, sweet babies March 4, 2011 9:13 am - Jackie
  • - Oh my word. The one of the little guy in the balllgove that boy BETTER play baseball after that! All of the finished photos are incredible, and I love the behind the scenes shots, too. Sweet, sweet babies March 4, 2011 9:13 am - Elaine

Today is the day!!! Registration is open for the Oregon coast beach sessions.


If you did not see the newsletter or the posts lately on my facebook page, here is what you are missing.

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Two Photographers are joining forces to bring you an exclusive end of summer photo event!

Melanee & Jackie will be together at Fogarty Creek at the Oregon Coast offering you an incredible photography + video session on Saturday August 29th.

Sessions are limited to 4 spots, will include 18 digital images presented on a usb from Melanne Selby Photography & a {mini} Pure Moments video by Jax Creations Photography.

Starting Wednesday at 8am PST, reservations will open! Sessions are $500 and will be scheduled on first come basis. These limited sessions are open for maternity session, baby, child and family. Contact either Jackie or Melanee to plan your custom session at Fogarty State Park!

You can view Melanee’s beautiful work at http://www.melaneeselbyphotography.com/ and Pure Moment Videos can be seen on my YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnZgEj_Oek4jUJEd039Pmlw


As of this morning there are now 3 spots open. Current times available are 3:00, 4:00, 5:00pm

To be a part of this amazing photo event, you may book your time by clicking on the image below.