Did you know that the reason I love photography so much is because I have a fear that I will loose my memories? I have had this fear since I was a child. I remember visiting my grandmother or my aunt and looking at the photo albums for hours- remembering moments that were captured or asking questions of what the story was behind the image. Still till this day I can get lost in a good old fashioned photo album. But you can also find me entranced in a collection of videos or short clips of days passed. Being able to hear the sounds of that day brings back all of the senses I remember and I hold that dearly!

Living in such a digital era can make us take for granted those precious things but I hope that with my heart and the services I offer, I too, can help people remember the moments.

Pure Moments is a video/photo session I offer that takes a glimpse of a moment of your day or event. Pieced together with images, video and music, I create a memoir that I hope will be cherished for a lifetime. My goal in these creations is to flood you with those precious memories of that moment.

I recently spent the morning with this family- documenting their morning together!

 

 

 

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if you are interested in creating your own Pure Moment video session, please send me an email. I would love to chat with you!!

Wow- it was such an exciting and emotional day yesterday. Today I am still celebrating!

If you are connected to my Facebook page either through my business or on my personal side, you heard all about the excitement, but just in case you missed it, I will gladly fill you in!

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It started.. technically a few years ago with a photographer named Kelly Brown – I have watched her for years grow and educate via the web. The last class I was able to watch her teach on-line was through Creative Live. I grew to love her more… not because of just her photo abilities but because she has such a kind, warm heart and soul. Most not be aware but the photo industry can be a mouse in the middle of a cat fight, but there are some who are simply amazing and so giving in their words and talent… and Kelly is one of those.

When Creative Live is hosting a workshop, there is usually an audience that is there to be along side with that instructor- which is a pretty big deal. Imagine you like playing the piano and suddenly get to hang out and learn directly with Elton John- it is a pretty big deal! A few weeks ago when the Kelly Brown Bootcamp Class was announced I registered and planned it out in my calendar to watch the class. I knew this class was something that I needed at this time in my photography- it was like a reset button for me. Last week I saw a post that they were accepting applications for people to apply to be in the audience. Ah – what the heck- I had nothing to loose and who knows, maybe I’ll get lucky!

Two days ago, I made a post on my facebook page sharing her class and making a comment that I had applied and that a girl could dream to win a seat….. well to my surprise I received an email stating I was 1 of the 10 selected to be in the audience in Seattle, WA for Kelly’s course. The words that escaped my mouth were extreme, I started crying, clapping, dancing, and booty shaked till  I hurt my back! I could not believe it. I read that email 20 times! And then I learned that Kelly hand picked the attendees herself. Oh man… I was on cloud 9!

But now here comes the hard part… could I actually GET there. Time wise is no problem… the cost of covering flight, hotel, shuttle to and from airport and dinners… now there is the issue. The past 2 months have been nothing but a struggle in the business and there is no secret money capsule anywhere on my property. The email stated we had 48 hours to give a confirmation if we are able to make it to the class.

So – I told myself that the best that I could is TRY to make it happen and if by the end of tonight, that I tried my best and to be happy with that.

I currently have a GoFundMe account going and would love your support, but I also have a Flash Sale that ends today at 5pm for 50% off digital collection either from a past session or a session you would like to book as well as 2 workshop/mentoring sessions.

The Love Of Motherhood- learning to use your camera and capturing your kids –  this is a hands on class as we learn the basics of your camera, using your kids or a model and learning perspective, ratios, getting the best lighting no matter where you are and more! – $150 – BUY CLASS HERE

Natural Newborn Mentoring – I have ONE SPOT left for this Friday afternoon as we will discuss preparation for a newborn session, baby-led positioning, selecting wraps and blankets, doing a simple clean edit and open discussion. This is also a hands on class – $300 – BUY CLASS HERE other dates are available

 

I would love your support and I promise to send photos while I am there!!

If you would like to book a session and receive your digital collection for half off- today is the LAST day to book. Just send me an email at Jackie@Jax-creations.com

 

Thank you!

Posted in Colorado

I am a sucker for memories and my biggest fear- ever since I was a child- was forgetting memories. Which is probably why I am deeply passionate about photography. I never want to forget certain moments. Unfortunately, back when my biggest kids were little, taking video clips wasn’t as easy as it is today, but I do have videos that I cherish so deeply.

A few years ago I started getting a little deeper into adding video to my photography for clients which I have called Pure Moments. Pure Moments are just that- moments in a day or a time, captured and shared to be remembered over and over again. Seeing a photograph is awesome, but seeing a video is touching!

A few weeks ago, I was inspired by a song to create another video so I opened up my facebook page to give away a Pure Moments session. I had so many inquires that I accepted 2 families. Creating a Pure Moments video is a little time consuming but the wait is always worth it.

 

I would like to share with you – Morning With Mom

 

 

S & R- thank you so much for sharing your morning with me!!

Have you heard of Laughing Buck Farm located in Fort Collins Colorado? Once a month, Rosemary- the owner of the farm, opens the farm for a special family day. This was our second time attending and both times, both the kids and I have so much fun. I love everything about this place. The location, the animals, the hay barn.. everything. My favorite part has got to the be chickens. The kids are allowed to interact with the chickens- which for my boys means chase them around- which is GREAT for me, that equals nap time! I honestly can not say enough wonderful things about Laughing Buck Farm. I wish we lived closer because I would be there as often as I could.

For this visit, my hubby came along with me and we enjoyed the baby goats, the baby piggies, the horses and of course those chickens- he even was able to catch one so we could each pet it. Now, I am so far from a farm girl. In my head I think I know all about it but I know nothing and in fact I am probably the funniest thing to watch out in nature. I flinch at every little thing, but I will just blame that on because I grew up in the city with roaches you could saddle up on.

I have said many times that I would love a little farm and by that I mean a small farm that someone else takes care so I can just enjoy some cows, chickens, horses, and pigs. For the longest time I wanted a baby pig as a pet. I think they are so adorable and I heard you could potty train them! – see I told you I am not a very educated “farm” girl! Rosemary had gone into the pin with the piggies to share information about them and let the kids see them a little closer. HOLY CRAP- piggies are LOUD! They would fit perfectly in our house with the boys- between their pig style room and the squeals they make- it would be nothing new- hahaha! But both hubby and I were a little taken back on how loud they were. We quickly decided to move on to the horses in the pin.

I adore horses- they are just so magical to me. There is just some unspoken peace when I look into their eyes. But again, I know nothing about them and never grew up around them. I have had my share of horseback riding for fun, but if you were to hand me a saddle, first I don’t think I could carry it and I would have no idea how to put it on. Rosemary has these beautiful horses that are incredibly sweet. Hubby had connected to one of them and I had to stand back and just take that sight in. It filled my heart and in an odd way felt like home watching him with this horse.

The first time I went to visit Laughing Buck Farm, I got to meet a horse that was white in beauty and I stood there at her stable for the longest time and she just let me love on her. Every time I stopped petting her, she would come closer and nudge my hand for more. I felt that if I had sat down, she would have tried to climb up in my lap! It was so beautiful and therapeutic for me to spend that quiet time with her and SO hard to walk away. Best part of spending time with the horses, I can sit there and feed them hay and gaze into their eyes while my kids go to the hay barn and climb and jump all their energy out! When we get our own property, I think I want a hay barn for the kids to play in!

Towards the end of our visit at Laughing Buck Farm, Rosemary took the baby goats out for the kids to enjoy and pet. This too was incredible to watch. There were 2 that were in the cage together but when she took one of them out (she made she it was being held at all times) the little goat starting crying. It was so sweet sounding but yet so sad. This baby goat did not want to be without his brother/sister. At this moment, my boys were near me and she asked if anyone wanted to hold the baby goat. I am pretty sure I threw my kiddo toward her for him to hold!  –PHOTO MOMENT– My son was not as excited as I was about the baby goats. In fact when Rosemary tried to pass the baby to him- he had spaghetti arms and was not amused at all. Me, on the other hand was in heaven. This baby goat then started to lick his face and nibble on his shirt. I am pretty sure I made some annoying “awwwww” noises. But again, my son was not amused. But that is ok- because my other little guy walked over and wanted to put the goat in his pocket. He started to try to give it kisses. My desire to have a farm of my own was growing deeper. But I quickly lost my kids to the chickens again. I think my boys could spend hours of the day chasing chickens. Holy crap- I NEEDED chickens. Between the amount of eggs and chicken dinners we eat and the energy they would provide for my kids- I think it would be a great investment :)

Next month, grab your boots and your kids and head over to Laughing Buck Farm. I promise you will not regret it. It really is a fun experience for the whole family.

For more information about classes and events check out the pages below and view images on instagram at @laughingbuckfarm

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Jax Creations Photography, Colorado family photographer, farm, laughing buck farm

Jax Creations Photography, Colorado family photographer, farm, laughing buck farm

Jax Creations Photography, Colorado family photographer, farm, laughing buck farm

Jax Creations Photography, Colorado family photographer, farm, laughing buck farm

Jax Creations Photography, Colorado family photographer, farm, laughing buck farm

Jax Creations Photography, Colorado family photographer, farm, laughing buck farm

Jax Creations Photography, Colorado family photographer, farm, laughing buck farm

Jax Creations Photography, Colorado family photographer, farm, laughing buck farm

Jax Creations Photography, Colorado family photographer, farm, laughing buck farm

Jax Creations Photography, Colorado family photographer, farm, laughing buck farm

Jax Creations Photography, Colorado family photographer, farm, laughing buck farm

Jax Creations Photography, Colorado family photographer, farm, laughing buck farm

Jax Creations Photography, Colorado family photographer, farm, laughing buck farm

Jax Creations Photography, Colorado family photographer, farm, laughing buck farm

Jax Creations Photography, Colorado family photographer, farm, laughing buck farm

Jax Creations Photography, Colorado family photographer, farm, laughing buck farm

Thank you Rosemary and Laughing Buck Farm for such a great family fun day- we will see you next month!