As a mom of 5 kids, I know that moms everywhere imagine that they would love to spend Mother’s day all snuggled up in their bed with coffee, comfy pajamas, and the remote to the tv.. and food brought to us on demand. Possibly having the kids super quiet doing something productive with dad and no one leaving a mess behind for us to find and clean the next day. Even though that might seem like I just need a break from “mom”, I know that doesn’t mean I don’t love my family to pieces. In all the chaos, meltdowns, chores, laundry and long to do lists, I still cherish being able to celebrate the reasons why I love being a mom.

I want to document those reasons for you. I want to you have something that you can look back on and hear the laughter of your children or the sweet way they say, “I love you mom”. If you have older children or teenagers, I want to document these moments of you all having fun, being creative or just being together. Because there will be a time in your life where all is calm and quiet and you just crave to hear the word “mom” again.

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This Mother’s Day let’s celebrate those moms that are behind the scenes, behind the meltdowns and behind the messy lunches and put them in front of the lens. Glorify them and thank them for all they do, each and everyday. It’s easy to get lost in the chaos that life is.  Let me help you rejoice and be joyful for the wonderful world of motherhood that has been created for you. What better gift then one that can be cherished forever?

 

Motherhood Film Session $450
1 Hour, 15 images, short film

Sessions must be purchased (minimum 50% retainer) by end end of day on Mother’s Day (May 14, 2017). Session must be used by August 14 2017. Sessions are documentary-style and will tell a story, and will take place in or near your home. The focus of the session will be on mom, but other family members are welcome to be included. Must live in the surrounding areas of Spokane Washington, Coeur d’Alene and Sandpoint Idaho. Cannot be modified in any way or combined with any other offer. Additional fees may apply for travel costs.

 

To schedule your Motherhood Film session – please fill out the CLIENT FORM.

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all you amazing women!

Snuggled up in the mountains of Northern Idaho, is a cozy little town called Coeur d’Alene. Where the trees give off the most amazing fresh smell and up until recently, the grounds were covered in snow. Back in March, I held a Simply Baby session in my home studio that was gently set up with a big fluffy white blanket on a bed. The family that came to see me, I just adore. I was able to meet this momma back when she was pregnant with her little guy and since then, kept in close contact with each. Most Sundays I was able to visit with her during church and I just about peed myself every time she offered to let me hold her little guy. Oh, I love that little man. The sweetest smiles, gives me hugs and during worship, he will sing along in his adorable baby sounds. And his sister….. oh my- what amazing eyes she has!! Here is their last session we did with big sister just flashing her big blue eyes and loving on me!

In the studio, the kids played together, jumped, crawled, bounced, played peek-a-boo and acted like a kitty. Baby S loved up on his favorite blankie and drooled the crap out of Sophie the giraffe. Just being these kiddos and their momma always makes my heart smile.

 

Here is a sneak peek into our simply baby session.

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I am Jackie from Jax Creations Photography. Capturing moments and documenting life is my passion. It is so important to me to work on being present in my own family’s life and for me, taking photos of every day moments is the best way for me to do that. It helps me remember a funny moment, a certain facial expression, a sound, a touch, a feeling. It is my way to share my story with my children. That is why I enjoy doing what I do. It is a way for me to express my love in many ways.

I offer photography and video services to clients- just like you – to help capture, document and share your story and your memories. I want to help you remember the crazy messy hair your child has when they wake in the morning, the time you let your little one (or big one) help you make pancakes, or be there to capture your child’s perspective of him building a fort. I want to help you see your story!

Jax Creations Photography is located in Coeur d’Alene Idaho and servicing the areas of Sandpoint, Hayden, Spirit Lake, Post Falls, Spokane Washington. On location and in your home. Studio sessions are available for newborns, babies and maternity as well as milk bath sessions.

It it time to play a little catch up now that the holiday season is over. Wow, what a busy but fun season it was. Hopefully soon, I will have a big blog post all about it to share all the adventures we did as a family and share my own Christmas Pure Moment Film.

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Before Christmas came, I had some great company with a friend of mine who I always just enjoy being around. She is just this beautiful woman, so sweet and so calm – like a breath of fresh air when we so desperately need it in our lives sometimes. As moms, even though our days may be simple with just raising children, it can be difficult for us moms to get out of our bubbles and make time for things outside of our mom life. After all, raising children and being a  wife is a full time job. But on this day, we had made some time to see each other and be in each others company.. and of course I had begged if I could grab a few photos of her adorable baby girl since the last time was when she was born.

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Here is a sneak peek into our little Christmas session together. I loved this mini session because baby S really gave me a mixture of facial expressions which is always so much fun. Babies in this stage are just started to really have their personalities bloom and it is so much fun for me to be able to capture it. For the most part, I am a stranger to a lot babies so I get to sit on the floor with them and play, sing, laugh, dance and be silly. We get to explore and in return I get baby loves. The parents get to sit back – within safety distance, and just watch their little ones be themselves. And of course if their little one is on the move, they get to be my baby wrangler. Pictures shouldn’t be always about the smiles. They should be about the personality. The facial expressions. What are the cute little things they are doing right now in this stage of life?

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The creation of beauty is art. And in due time – this creation will be held by a loving mother that has been waiting 9 months to see the little details of his or her beauty.

 

For myself, seeing the beauty in pregnany will never seem old as it is more than skin deep and more than stretch marks to me. I can see the way the man can see his lovie look so precious and so beautiful and I can see the miracle that one is forming and growing inside of a momma.

“A healthy self-image is also a thanks to God. He created us, and when we love ourselves, we are telling Him that He did a good job.”

 

With this sweet momma’s newest baby due very soon, she wanted to make this pregnancy amazing in every way she could with a maternity session that include a tradition studio session, a milk bath session and then a Pure Moment Film Birth Story and of course a newborn session. I am all very excited about this and then presenting all these pieces coming together for her to see at the end.

To start with her collection we met up one afternoon and had some nice one on one mommy time together for her maternity session. It was  a great time for us to catch up with each other and for me to check in with her in a safe and honest place where she doesn’t feel like she needs to use a filter.

Here is a sneak peek into our beautiful maternity session here at my home studio in Spirit Lake.

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I have known this momma for a few years and have been able to hold each of her little girls when they were babies and now I get to see her welcome her newest little “deer” into her home. Their little buck.

Did you like my little playing on hunting words with that?!

This momma has had her life filled with bows, princesses, pinks and purples but now she gets to enjoy the life of trucks, hunting, boogers, mud and all things boy. This little boy she is carrying is already so loved by 2 little girls that are going to take such great care of him! Just being around them during this session gave me bad baby fever as she was so adorable and had that beautiful baby glow and looked so amazing.

For her maternity session we spent time in my stomping grounds in Spirit Lake in the trees and then letting the sun snuggle them in an open field. I loved this session because it just was flawless- the colors, the weather, the sun, the expressions, the emotions. It brings me so much happiness when I get to just capture natural expressions and let my clients be who they are. I understand fully how hard it is to be in front of a camera – but those in between moments are the most perfect moments that I cherish – those are the perfect moments.

Here is a sneak peek into our session together for this momma’s maternity session.

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  1. I love all of these! You have done a fine job with all of Rachel and the girls pictures! - Jackie
  • I love all of these! You have done a fine job with all of Rachel and the girls pictures! - Dorothy Blevens