Before I am a photographer, I am a daughter, a sister, an auntie, a friend. Maybe that's why I cry during every father daughter dance. I laugh at every toast. I well up when an Officiant pronounces a couple husband and wife. I buzz with joy chasing children around the playground. I feel awe when a newborn's tiny hand clutches my pinky finger. I draw from the emotions I have experienced through my own life's most precious moments to know when and how to capture those of others, and I usually can't help feeling overwhelmed myself! The emotional rush I feel when I'm behind the camera is what makes me love what I do. The joy I bring others through photography is what makes me do what I love.

Monday, November 5, 2007


You probably remember Nora and her fabulous wink from when I photographed her sister Maggie's baptism in May. Back in May, it was more of a "blink" than a wink, but Nora has it down pat now! Isn't she so cute?!

We did a family portrait session on Saturday at the family's new home. It was such a treat seeing everyone again! This is one of my favorites of the whole family.

Just the girls... aren't they sweet!

Another favorite of Nora!

And of course sweet baby Maggie!

(My eyelash obsession continues... but really is there anything cuter than long baby eyelashes?)


Orchard Cove Photography said...

Beautiful images! I'm sure they're thrilled!

Karen Mikols said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That wink is ADORABLE! I wish I looked so *cute* when I wink in photos. When I do it, it's uh, not cute at all.

What sweet girls!

Sarah Hodzic said...

What beautiful children!!!
Jess I LOVE the WINK photo!!!
How adorable.
Great job as always. :-D

Deb Tracey said...

Jessica - you have grown to be a wonderful photographer and your children's portraits, family - UGH!! sooooooooooooo beautiful!!! Every family that comes your way should feel so blessed to work with you!!! I just LOVE that "wink!" Thanks for being such a support to me!! I have a lot to learn from such a vibrant spirit such as yours!!! God Bless, deb :)

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