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.

Friday, December 21, 2007

More Family Portraits in Cleveland

Also over Thanksgiving, I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph my friend Jen and her family. Jen and I went to junior high and high school together and this is the second year I've had the privilege of photographing her family.

Jen makes gorgeous hand painted items, perfect for any child. Her beautiful painted stools are my favorite gift to bring to a first birthday party. And I just adore her fun saving for college piggy banks!


naomiclaire said...

awww those kids are adorable!!
i always love looking at your work jess.. you are so talented!
happy new year!!

Chelsea Nicole said...

Awwww... Now that is too cute!! And the last photo is priceless.

:) Makes me smile!

Grazier Photography said...

ha ha... love the kiss shot!

Anonymous said...

I love this shot! Great moment and great photography!

Lisa Stein said...

Cute shots of the kids. You have their attention and they're glowing! Great work!

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