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.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Portraits in Cleveland

Over Thanksgiving (yes, I am that far behind in blogging!), I photographed one of my oldest friends, Kim, and her family. Kimmy and I have been friends since elementary school when we played on little league softball together (Go Comets! ha ha!). We went to junior high school, high school, and then, college together at Miami University
. It's always such a treat to photograph her family.

This weekend, while I'm visiting Cleveland for Christmas, I'll be photographing her whole extended family for a 4 generations gathering.


Karen Mikols said...


1. 2, and 5 are SIMPLY STUNNING!!!!!!!!

Can't wait to see the rest of your "catching up"!!!!

John Sanderson said...

Jessica.. Your so good. I want you to come take pictures of my kids.. and I'm a photographer!

Aaron said...

Love it, they are adorable and the ewok dog, I love him too - good work.

-Aaron of Evantide

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