I watched the sun come up this morning and it was a beautiful sight. To be here is God’s country – in all His glory. Breathtaking.

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This fourth of July I will be the stick-in-the-mud parents that says no to fireworks, for no other reason then I am not medicated enough to take 5 kids to a lake, on my own, at night. I will however be so thankful for all the blessings I do have and think of my brother as much as I can today as he is serving our military away from home.

We have all seen, witnessed, listened or said something, but let us not forget our true colors!

 

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SUMMER

For a moment you caught me in the middle of singing “I love Summer” from Frozen. This season is one of my favorites. It screams childhood from deep within my heart and soul. Pool parties, lake side beaches, friends, BBQ’s, sun tans, bug bites, late nights, and star gazing on the comfort of the porch. And then there is the food. Oh summer food- yum yum. Burgers, hot dogs, bbq chicken, salads, watermelon, ice cream, fruit pies and cakes.

One of my childhood memories is of a summer when I was about 10 or 12. We lived in Florida at that time and would visit our aunt, who at that age, looked like a mansion she had. Large front yard, even bigger back yard with a pool, 2 story garage and 2 cousins. We would spend the day outside playing, running, laughing and of course playing in the pool. As the evening would continue on, the adults would gather in the parlor and play cards while us smaller kids had to go find something to do. They wouldn’t noticed till half way through their card game and we snuck back in there to hide under the table to listen in on their conversations. When there game ended, we would head out the front door to run and play with the sparklers. All the cousins in the family would gather as we shrieked and laughed and just enjoyed what summer was for us.

It is amazing what you can remember in the past- even with a song being played or the way the air smells at a certain time. I would love for you to share here in the comments a favorite summer memory for you.

 

Have You Heard…..

If you have been keeping up on my facebook page and blog you have noticed that things are quiet. I decided earlier this year that I needed to take a sabbatical- for my family and for myself. I needed to dig deep within and find my meanings to my photographs.

Also in that moment, God opened a new door up for us. The door that says “welcome home”. In a blink of an eye, we packed up and moved to Sandpoint Idaho with us traveling back and forth to Kennewick Washington until a home that would fit us would open up. Honestly, I was doing well with just letting things happen as they are to. I was doing great with not trying to control it all, but I am only human and that lasts as long as it could. Yes, I admit, I can be a little dramatic, but I felt like going to be stuck in limbo longer than we thought it would be. There were nights of tears and I finally gave up my control again and just handed all over to Him. It is amazing the things you are blessed with when you fall back on your knees and just ask and give it all back. Because that next day…. A miracle happened for us!

Long story short- and thanks to 2 AMAZING women who helped made this all happen- we have moved into our new home- it is big enough for us all, we are away from peeking neighbors and property to roam around. It is my little piece of God’s Heaven. A beautiful front porch that I truly love to sit on, feeling the breeze on my face and just watch the trees and the flowers dance. A place big enough for newborn sessions and cake smash sessions, a field that is incredible for little ones to explore and families to get their year photo for the holidays!

JAX CREATIONS IS OPEN and accepting appointments NOW!!

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Either at a pool, splash park or the beach, watching your little one play is such a gift.

Schedule your WATERBABY Session

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Or let’s head out to the fields. Open grass to flowers.

The perfect place to roam free and be silly.

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Schedule your IN THE FIELD session

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Or get a little crazy and let them get messy. Grab some watermelon or some non toxic paint

and watch them go crazy. You too will enjoy, laugh and want to jump in!

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Schedule your WATERMELON SMASH session

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and finally…. the option for a newborn mini session. Please contact me for more info. Full newborn session receives a gift and complimentary maternity session.

Contact me for more info

 

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Newborn sessions are all set up for new little ones starting July 1. Newborn sessions include a gallery for your phone or tablet and a complimentary mini maternity session. Maternity sessions are best booked between7-8 months and newborns are best photographed between 5-10 days old. And I have even added an option for a mini newborn session – either in the hospital as you and your little one are in recovery or either in my home.

 

I am excited to continue seeing all these adorable faces as I have in the past but I am also looking forward to meeting new little faces.

If you have any questions on new policies or products or to book a session, please feel free to contact me anytime. Email is usually the best way to reach me as we are still enjoying our summer as a family for as long as we can.

 

Let’s go have some fun Sandpoint!!

 

Welcome Summer!!

Summer is one of my favorite seasons. Waking up to bun rays in bed, sitting on the porch, making up fun things for kids to do, sweet ice tea and baking yummy summer treats!

Summer is the time to be creative and get in front of the camera. I am offering a handful of mini sessions that scream summer and I would love to document your summer smiles.

 

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Beach side or lake side it is fun to get those summer memories documented. Children have such freedom out in the open and they are filled with such personality. Let’s have some fun and build a sandcastle!

 

 

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Watermelon Sessions are the best kind of fun. Bring your own slices of watermelon and step back to watch your little one have some messy and yummy fun. Don’t like watermelon, that is ok- ice cream is also a great photo op!

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sprinkler sessions, jax creations photography, sandpoint Id, beach, lakeOr just turn on the sprinklers and let your kiddos run loose.  There is something that tickles my funny bone watching kids be silly and crazy in the drops of a sprinkler. Or perhaps a slip and slide!

 

 

 

 

 

daddy and me, sandpoint idaho, fathers day, baby, daddy, Jax Creations PhotographyCelebrate this year focusing on the special dad in your life or your child’s life. Dad’s are the best and seeing them interact with your little ones will bring a smile to your face for years- not to mention how much your kiddo will cherish looking back at those memories.

 

 

 

 

newborn mini session, newborn photography, sandpoint Idaho, jax creations photographyFor the summer only I am accepting newborn mini sessions. Perfect way to capture sweet details and loving emotions. Available in your home only.

 

 

 

water babies, sandpoint idaho, kennewick wa, richland wa, swimming, jax creations photographyI love the pool! I love the freshness it has, the clear water, and how I can see all the way through it. I love watching babies and little ones to splash around and enjoy one of summers biggest perks! Either poolside in the community, waterpark or a little pool in your backyard will bring giggles!

To set up your summer session, please email Jackie@jax-creations.com with your desired theme and

Let’s Have Some Fun!

You put the smile on my face, the sparkle in my eyes, and the love in my heart.

If you follow me regularly, you know that I have a house full of boys, my little one is the crazy one, and life is never boring. Being a photographer I often have these creative and “picture perfect” ideas, but in reality, photographing my own kids usually follows more along their plan, than mine. Looking back at the images I am able to document of them, I realize that their ideas and motion is far better than anything I can imagine.

On a beautiful and warm evening, I dragged a mattress, blankets and my boys out to the open field. I explained that this was the only time I am welcoming them to jump and be silly on the bed- all I was going to do was capture the fun. I will admit there was a little fighting in between and possibly a little stress had by me, but looking back at these, all I can truly remember is the smiles and sunshine I have been blessed with.

Sometimes as moms, we need to let go and join in on the chaos, the smiles, and the fun of jumping on a bed!

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