Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication – Leonardo da Vinci

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Celebrate your little one with a Simply You session. The studio will be set up with a mock bed with all white bedding – you just bring in your little one and let them play. Either dress them in a simple outfit or let them rock their diaper cover. This is a perfect session collection to just let them be themselves showing off that adorable personality.

Session dates available are March 3 & 4th with times available from 10am till 1pm. Your session collections includes 20 minute session and 5 digital images. Limited time slots are available, session collection must be paid in full to save date and time.  Contact me today to reserve the best time for you and your little one. 

*session collection is per child

Happy Valentine’s Day! Roses are Red. Violets are Blue. Sugar is Sweet , check out these adorable photos!

 

Ok, so I am not great at rhyming or poems but I do love a good photo! Over the summer I gathered with some local vendors and some adorable children as we created a unicorn princess party. We twirled, spinned, and danced through the Healing Garden located next to the Bonner General Hospital in Sandpoint Idaho and had a tasty treat of the most beautiful cake, cupcakes and cookies. What a blessing it was to watch these kiddos play through the garden. The flowers were in the fullest bloom, the skies were gently covered with clouds, the dresses were flowy, a special crown that made anyone feel like a queen of royalty.

 

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This dress, Clarice Gown, and floral crown are from Sew Trendy Accessories.

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It is unbelievable but that whole cupcake is edible!! The little pine cone and butterfly are edible!! Chocolate and gelatin.

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These dresses were custom made and hand dyed from JH Gowns. Again, I shared my color choices and theme and she created a dress set that was stunning.

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This stunning hand made crown is from Lovespun Creations. I am so happy and blessed from each vendor that helped make this event and photo shoot the most amazing.

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That most amazing stunning cake was created by Pastry & More in Coeur d’Alene. They are the most amazing talented bakers I have ever met – award winning even. I had gone to them with a small idea and feel of what I wanted to create, but after viewing their work, I knew that as an artist myself, I just wanted to give them my simple thought and let them get creative with it. The cake was inspired from the tapestry “Lady & the unicorn“. With just sharing the colors I was inspired with – the whole session and event was breath taking.

Cookies were made by Milk & Honey Cakery – were delicious yummy treats are shipped directly to your door. And they are so adorable and so yummy. I have never had cookies delivered – that weren’t from my mom, so I was unsure on what to expect, but I was so thrilled when I opened the box and they were perfectly decorated, none of them were broken and they were soft and delicious.

The beautiful dresses the girls got to wear are from Sew Trendy Accessories and JH Gowns.

The floral crown – first, isn’t that the most amazing floral crown?! This handmade crown was created and made by Lovespun Creations. I was able to also share my small little vision and she created this beautiful piece of art. I won’t lie, as soon as it arrived, I walked around the house with it on. Even my  boys were smiling when they saw it.

All the accessories, furniture and props were provided by prop rental – Lucky Prop Co in Sandpoint Idaho and Fresh Design Gallery & Design in Medical Lake, Wa. Both places are like walking into a girls decor heaven. So many things to look at and decorate with.

And beautiful floral display by Sandpoint idaho local florist, Fresh Sunshine Flowers. It was wonderful meeting Jen – she has a local delivery truck that delivers flowers right to you. She is another amazing talented and creative person!

 

I am so looking forward to summer again, not just for the weather or to see another color other than white, but for the fun of children! I love helping create themed parties and events and being able to capture their little moments. I hope if you plan a party this summer you will consider having a silly photographer join in on your fun!

 

A good friend of mine who I have known for years, was sweet enough to capture some behind the scene footage of me working with the kiddos. Thank you Amy Henderson Photography for being there and capturing me with the kids! I also heard from a little bird that Amy is opening a studio this summer – so all you local Sandpoint peps, keep your eye out for her new place soon!

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Introducing a new baby buck – Knoxx

When I received the news that this momma was expecting… first, I kind of had a feeling before it was announced and then second, I jumped up and down. My husband has gotten used to the fact that I do a little celebration anytime I get the good news that my clients and friends tell me they are having a baby. Gosh, I get so excited with every announcement!

I have had the pleasure and honor to be able to document each new baby of hers and I was thrilled beyond words to be able to document this little guy and all his tiny details.

Over the fall, we did a maternity session to announce their arrival of their little buck, Mr. Knoxx. Her session was stunning with the fall sunset. I had so much fun just being with her family and watching them love on each other. Feel free to read all about her maternity session or fill up on some eye candy over on Pinterest.

Finally the day had come when I was able to meet their little buck and get some of my own snuggles. The first time seeing him, my heart just melted and I think my voice went up two notches in baby talk. He is so handsome – such the looks of a little man. Perfect! And he was amazing during his session with me. It was very hard not to want to make this mom and dad stay longer just so I could get more snuggles in. Baby Knoxx is so loved and adored not only by his sisters and his mom and dad, but also by so many friends and family. I am so excited to watch this little guy grow up. I promise you will see more of him gracing the pages of my website and social media.

 

Here is a sneak peek into our newborn session.

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Christmas was coming and we knew that a baby would soon be here. The C family were expecting baby #5 any day and have been waiting patiently to see if they were going to hold a new baby girl or a new baby boy.

I was asked to document their birth as it had been a dream of this momma’s for a while. So I was thrilled when I was asked. There is nothing like witnessing a baby come into the world and seeing who amazing God made women to give life!

You can view their Pure Moments Film or keep reading to hear about the birth.

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This momma is a very strong woman. Labored for days. Weeks. News came daily that no progress had been made which if you had experience a long labor you know how hard that news is to accept. Your body feels terrible, pain comes and goes, nothing brings comfort.

On January 2nd I received a message that labor had finally stuck around and was moving pretty well. She had reached 5 cm. I jumped out of bed, excited and happy to meet this baby. I had my thoughts they were expecting a boy and I wanted to stand right along with them and cry with joy of a new baby. I arrived at her home just as the sun was coming up. The midwives were there, the kids were all awake and enjoying the company of their nana and gramma. Life was moving along and we were all excited to finally meet this little baby that was all snuggled up inside their momma.

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Hours had passed and although there was some progression, it still wasn’t as much as momma had hoped. You can see the stress and exhaustion over momma’s face. The hardest part about documenting a birth is feeling helpless. It is my nature to want to help in any way that I can. But I knew she was in good hands and I also knew that if I was needed for anything, she would have asked. Finally it was all agreed that what she needed most was to get complete rest. Everyone was to leave and just let her have her own space to move and sleep as she needed. The baby needed her to do that too. So, I packed up the gear, said a silent prayer and left to get some lunch.

 

A few hours had passed and as the evening came in, momma knew the best thing that she could do at the moment was to get out and walk. Since it is winter here in Idaho, the best place to walk would be the only store that doesn’t have closing hours – Wal-Mart. I decided to meet her there and document her walk around. I admit that I too have taken that pregnancy stroll, but I was not as smooth as she was. Again, I admire how strong this momma is. Half the time you couldn’t tell she was having a contraction, she would either just slowly walk or just hang her head. Once in a while there would be a moment where we would stop and just have to rest. Oh how my body could feel that pain for her!

After we spent some time walking the isles, we parted ways and I left her go back home to rest as I stayed close by waiting for her text that the contractions had sped up. Unfortunately her contractions stalled again and it wouldn’t be for another few days until she was able to meet her new son.

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January 7th. The morning was glorious. The most beautiful and clear sunrise. There she sat all snuggled in her bed, she was holding Mr. Thorin Phillip. 8 pounds and 13 ounces of baby! A handsome chuck of boy.

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It was such an honor to be able to be a part of something so incredible. I love being able to watch my families grow and I love meeting all the new babies. Being able to create a Pure Moments Film for this family – for this moment if their life- was a gift. I hope that their kiddos enjoy watching it over and over again as much as I do.

 

Did You Know?! if you have a smart TV or even a Fire Stick or Ruku, you can download the app VIMEO and you can watch all the videos that Jax Creations Photography has- right there on your tv. It is the best way to watch your videos and share with family and friends. When you log in just search for Jax Creations Photography.