natalie & co.

Posted on October 1, 2015


This lovely family drove all the way from Ft. Worth to see me. This was my first time working with Natalie and her crew, and I’m pleased to say it was absolutely fabulous. John was a champ and didn’t complain once about having to wear flannel in warmer temps. Lauren, 15, was such a doll and at one point commented on a fellow photographer taking portraits of a quinceanera-to-be-girl, “He shouldn’t be taking pictures of her there with so many people walking behind her!” Pending her background check, Lauren for sure has Photog Assistant in her future. And sweet Cole … or as I called him Elven … because he was 11, and every time I called him that he’d give me the biggest, most genuine grin. So many fun moments during the session, but the most memorable is The Squirrel Story. As in, this one random squirrel followed us all around the arboretum.  Literally photo-bombing us at each spot! If you look close enough, you can see his little tail in the above family shot, right next to the “y” in photography. It. Was. Nuts. Natalie, thanks so much for making the drive out to see me; your family is too much fun. Enjoy your sneak, and let me know if the squirrel followed you home!
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casey & co.

Posted on September 29, 2015

DSC_2382Well, they say there’s a first for everything, and this session certainly made my List of Firsts. Literally 7 minutes away from the location, it started sprinkling. I decided to just ignore the little drops of moisture that were splashing on my window shield. 5 minutes away from the location, it started pouring rain. I called Casey, who was already at the site, and told her the situation. She said they had just driven through the same shower but that it wasn’t raining there. So I continued. When I arrived, I was pleased to see that she was right, it wasn’t raining. Literally 2 minutes after I arrived, however, so did the rain. What I have always loved about Casey & Co. is their laid back attitude. She laughed off the rain and said, “We literally need one shot. Just onet. I don’t even care if it’s in the rain. I brought Dixon’s rain boots … ” Hence, my First Session in the Rain. Literally holding my camera in one hand and an umbrella in the other, we did it. Dixon, who is 4, was such a little worrier about the rain getting my camera wet. It was so very sweet and absolutely too cute. Little Hayes (who is turning 1), is just like his mama: ultra laid back as can be and didn’t mind the rain one bit. I’m pleased to say that despite the rain drops falling on my head (and lens, and bag, and props), we got “one shot.”  Actually, a few more than just one. And this sweet family never once complained, always had smiles on their lovely faces and made for one very memorable session. Thanks, Casey, for braving the elements. Enjoy your sneak!
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elizabeth & co.

Posted on September 28, 2015

DSC_2872Always fun with this family. The last time we got together it was for family photos and to take a few pics of Zach before his bar mitzvah. Fast forward a few years, and they were back for more family photos … and a few pics for Miss Maddie’s bat mitzvah. Oy. Vey. Dazzling in a lovely ice-blue dress, Maddie looked like a bona-fide princess. At first she scoffed at Elizabeth’s idea to pose in her point shoes (which, oh my toes, looked incredibly painful), but Mommy Knows Best, and those pictures of her leaping against the bright sky turned out to be some of my favorite! Elizabeth and Jeff, thanks for a great session. Hope you were able to settle on a fun lunch spot afterwards, hugs to the kids, and enjoy your sneak!

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katherine & co.

Posted on September 25, 2015

DSC_0720Ellie recently came to see her “tographer.” That’s what she calls me, you know. Her ‘tographer. Can. You. Even. I can’t. Anyway, she came to see me mostly because it was little sister’s first birthday, and Ellie was more than happy to share her ‘tographer with Elizabeth. Rounding out this lovely duo were Katherine, Drew, Danno and Honey. The girls, as always, were amazing. And Ellie, as always, was so sweet with her baby sister, even when it came time for Elizabeth to take some solo shots. The session could not have been more laid-back or endearing, and I always leave this family with such a full heart. Thanks, Katherine, for sharing your girls with me! Enjoy your sneak, and tell Ellie her ‘tographer says hi! DSC_0438 DSC_0515 DSC_0561 DSC_0581 DSC_0606 DSC_0653DSC_0788DSC_0747DSC_0484

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sharen & co.

Posted on September 23, 2015


These sweet sister have been coming to play with me for years and years, and they bring with them smilies from ears to ears. Their outfits are always stunning, their faces are always breathtaking (even when they insist on making silly ones), and their genuine love and adoration of each other is absolutely moving. My computer is giving me fits this morning, so I’m not able to post all of the ones I wanted to share with you (but hop on over to our Facebook page and check them out; and please like us while you’re there!). I have said from the first session with them many years ago, it must be non-stop giggles, glitter and all things girly-girl in their house, and Daddy Derrick seems to just bask in the glow of it all. Sharen, as always, TOO. MUCH. FUN. Your girls are absolutely amazing, belong on the cover of every kids’ clothing magazine and are the epitome of all things sugar and spice. Thanks for a great session, and enjoy your sneak!

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melissa & co.

Posted on September 22, 2015

DSC_0819A week or so ago I found myself approximately 6000 feet higher than usual, when I ventured west to Colorado Springs for the birth of my nephew (sneak to follow soon). While there, I was asked to photograph a lovely couple and their “babies”: Max and Lucy. I met Melissa, John and the kids in the gorgeous Fox Run regional park, surrounded by thousands of ponderosa pines and the setting sun. Also along for “wrangling the kids” was John’s close family friend, Jack. While I took pictures of Melissa and John, Jack entertained the kids. And us. When it was time for family photos, Max and Lucy were on. A big fan of my bark, they were all ears and grins during their camera time. Every year on their anniversary, John and Melissa pose with a picture of them from the anniversary before holding a picture of them holding a picture of them from the anniversary before … You get the idea. And a very sweet one, at that. The couple could not have been sweeter or lovelier, Jack could not have been more helpful or humble, and the kids could not have been more well-behaved.  Melissa and John, it was an honor!  Enjoy your sneak, and peanut butter kisses to the kids!



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latoya & co.

Posted on September 21, 2015


Years and years ago, a little boy would read bible stories with his sweet mama.  And he was always most moved by the story of Abraham and Sarah, and how after years and years of trying to have a baby, God finally blessed them with one. “If God finally gave them a baby, why can’t he give us one?” the little boy would always ask his Mom.  So he decided to start praying to God for a baby brother or sister every night. And for good measure, the little boy decided wishing on stars might be a good idea, too.  So he did.  And for extra good measure, he decided making wishes with quarters in fountains might be a good idea, too.  So he did.  And years and years after the prayers and wishes, sweet Trip was blessed with a baby sister: Halee Marie.  Of course, as Trip is telling me this story, while snuggling with Halee, I was all blurry-eyed with tears and sniffles as I tried to capture this sweet duo. LaToya and Melvin, you have been blessed abundantly; not once, but twice, and it truly was an honor working with all of you. Thank you for sharing your miracle with me, and enjoy your sneak!  Much love to Grandma, who flew all the way in from Alaska to be with all of her babies!
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lyndsi & co.

Posted on September 18, 2015


Sweet little Sayde. She recently met me at her Country Club for One Year photos. And yes, I did say her Country Club. Throughout the entire session people would stop us just to say hi to the tot. While Dad proudly carried her on his shoulders, Sayde smiled and greeted her adoring fans … while lovely mommy Lyndsi fielded multiple offers from said-fans for future babysitting. I’m not gonna lie: I was one of those offers.  With. The. Most. Piercing. Blue. Eyes. Ever. … and the sweetest little personality, Sayde was a dreamsicle. Even while fighting off her very first case of the sniffles!  We explored the hills and “giant sandboxes” of the club before making our way over to the pool. Which, if she wasn’t fighting off her first case of the sniffles, we would have found ourselves in, I’m sure of it. There was some funky music playing poolside, and little Miss Sayde wasted no time showing us her sick moves …which I suggested she use in an audition for the club’s upcoming Talent Show. She would have won. Lyndsi, I can’t believe that was your family’s first official photo session. You guys are naturals. Thank you for sharing it with me, and enjoy your sneaky!
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vered & co.

Posted on August 27, 2015


“She’s so pretty,” Maya whispered to Vered as I walked up to greet them.  I turned around to see who was behind me. There wasn’t anyone. Obviously, the little girl stole my heart.  And broke it. Because I knew in a matter of 3 seconds, shooting in 3-digit temps, my make-up would be smeared all over my face. My hair would be soaking wet and matted to my head. And I’d look like a sopping wet sea monster. And frighten sweet Maya. And probably give her nightmares. But no: that sweet little spirit that shone through at the beginning of our session lasted up until the end.  She held my hand, in spite of my sweaty messness, in between shots. And half way through, while the rest of the family called me Miss Jenn, Maya decided to start calling me Jenny. Jenny. The only person whom I have ever allowed to call me Jenny in my adulthood was my Grandmother. And she’s been gone for over 12 years. But it was sweet and refreshing to hear Maya call me that, so I let her.  Also sweet and refreshing were Maya’s two older and beautiful sisters, Meeka and Dana. They’re both older now, and they have always had “old soul” personalities, and watching the 3 of them together was about as sweet as could be.  Eli and Vered, you have such a fun, beautiful family. I think my favorite shot is when the girls photo-bombed your picture together. It’s always been so much fun working with you, and I can’t believe after all these years I am just NOW seeing the Team Shrem! handshake. Thank you for sharing your girls with me, and enjoy your sneak.

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kristin & co.

Posted on August 26, 2015

DSC_9426Mr. Matthew recently turned One and met me for some literally-in-your-face-smash-cake photos. I’m not kidding. The usually laid-back-go-with-the-flow-boy took a few looks at the cake, waited a minute or two before taste-testing, gave the cake a few more glances …. and then, in one fluid motion, grabbed it and pulled it directly in to his mouth.  Needless to say, it was one of my most favorite moments. Ever. Along for the fun was the rest of Matthew’s fam, who have literally been with me since Madison was a newbie. And she just started kindergarten, so you do the math.  And while this session was geared towards Mr. Matthew, and while we call Madison Little Mama, it’s really middle-child-Manning who runs the show.  And is always on the go.  The spontaneous shot of him sprinting down the road while Madison keeps a watchful eye on him pretty much sums up the Life of Manning.  And Never a Dull Moment pretty much sums up the crew.  Chad and Kristin, it’s always way too much fun.  Alway. Hugs, kisses and enjoy your sneak!DSC_8966 DSC_8991 DSC_9019 DSC_9039 DSC_9077 DSC_9292 DSC_9298 DSC_9411

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