When I have an itch – you just gotta scratch. A few weeks ago, I posted that I wanted to photograph a chunky little one here in my home studio in Spirit Lake, and a past client was nice enough to respond back to me! This sweet little one has filled my lens this year and I was over the moon HAPPY when I got to see her again recently and WOW- has she grown. I couldn’t get over her chunky legs and I just wanted to keep {gently} squeezing them. We played, smiled, chased each other around and I got my heart filled with some adorable images of her!

 

She is sitting pretty at 8 months old, learning to crawl, mastered a yoga pose, looks like her daddy and loves her momma. As for me…. I can not wait for her one year!  Here is a little sneak peek into our session here at my home studio.

 

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My house is constantly busy- and constantly loud and in fact, when it is quiet, I start to worry or find myself bored. I still enjoy some quiet momma time, but usually with a house full of kids, quiet equals something I really don’t want to see.

One day a pair of kids boxing gloves showed up from a friend and my littlest one slipped them on and went into a little pretend play as a boxer. He was boxing the air, couches, walls and even tried to box with the dog and his brothers. Watching him play in his ring was so much fun. When we woke in the mornings he would have bed head, wearing his minions undies and already be itching to put the gloves on – all before breakfast. My momma heart really loved watching him play and I kept saying that the next time my little boxer put his gloves on, I was going to be right there to take a photo for my memory bank. But he was quick and for some reason, shy recently in front of the camera.

On this particular day I was able to give a little bribery and have him come into the studio so I could snap a few pictures of him boxing. I only had 3 minutes before the bell would ring on this match, so I had to be ready and prepared.

In perfect moments and the freedom to give him the floor for him to play- These are simple moments that I hope I never forget! Watching him grow has been the hardest and yet so rewarding. Here is a sneak peek of my little boxing bug.

 

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It couldn’t have been more perfect – the beautiful mountains on Northern Idaho and a sunset that had the most beautiful golden cast. This family came to me through a referral of a past client, and asked to do family photos since their walls needed to be updated. And trust me- I know how hard to it to get a family photo up on the walls!
I personally love getting a family involved in something during a photo session so personalities and the family just have a great time. I know it can be stressful getting photos done- with all the prepping and praying in hopes that the kids will all cooperate, the last thing I want to do is make a family uncomfortable in front of a camera.
This momma had the idea of surprising the kids with a whipped cream fight. She mentioned when she was younger she worked at Dairy Queen and the employees would often break out in a playful whipped cream fight and she always wanted to do that with the kids. No need to convince me – I was totally game!
After the traditional photos of the family and the kids, mom and dad walked up behind the kids and started spraying the sticky and creamy fun. I got to stand back and just document the laughter and chasing. And after all the cans were all used, a quick swim in the lake was a perfect ending!
Here is a sneak peek into our session here in Idaho at Spirit Lake.
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Now it was the surprise attack by mom & dad!! WHIPPED CREAM FIGHT!!!
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…and when no one is looking, help yourself to your own weapon

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what a good brother – and what a great shot dad!!

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Finally after all the cans have been used, the lake was the best way to wash off before the sticky ride home. I had such a great time watching and documenting this family. It makes my heart so happy when I can capture the love, joy and details of a family and children.
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I can’t even come.up with words to portray how very much these incredible images, and all the others she captured, bless my heart. I had been saying for several months that we needed new family photos done, now I know why I waited so long! These are amazing. Jackie Charlebois did an incredible job of tailoring the shoot to our needs, without allowing my lack of imagination to limit her, or our photos. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend her to anybody considering photos of any kind.”
Thank you M family – you all were amazing and I am grateful that I got to spend this time with you. I look forward to another moment with you all!
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Jax Creations Photography is a member of The Bump Society located in the mountains of Northern Idaho servicing Sandpoint, Coeur d’Alene and surrounding areas. Capturing pure moments and emotions are my favorite!
  1. These are so precious and beautiful! - Jackie
  1. These are so precious and beautiful! - Terrie Cooper

It’s Friday!!!!

 

My youngest is no longer “little” – no longer a baby. No longer a toddler. He fat chubby feet have been replaced with dirty stinky feet and he has more pants with holes in the knees than I have of bras. But I still take any moment I can to snuggle and dig deep for as many moments of “baby” as I can. I know there are some of you who can relate!

 

'You know at some point we have to stop swaddling him, right?'