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, July 18, 2008

Baby Scarlet :: 3 months old!

Getting to photograph Carrie & Jay's wedding in Cleveland last week also meant I got to spend time with my family. And of course, I broke out the camera to capture my sweet niece, Scarlet, at 3 months. I can't believe how much she has grown since I saw her in April!

I think this is my absolute favorite picture from this whole year. Of course, I could be biased by the subject matter... but it really just brought tears to my eyes when I first saw it when I started processing the pictures. I just love how my dad is snuggling with his granddaughter.

I love this picture too... how sweet is my brother looking down on his sleeping baby girl?

Baby Scarlet and her Gramma (and my mom!)

Sweet sleeping Scarlet...

Scarlet and Grace... all smiles!


Tara Young Photography said...

Wow Jessica, these are so great! I just love your use of color and light. I just love the first two shots, the shot of her with your father is perfect. She is a doll!

Sarah Hodzic said...

Jess, so amazing! How cute is Scarlet, and I LOVE the one of your dad with her! WOW!!!!! Just gorgeous.

Looks like you had a great time.

Alana Couch said...

Way to capture the moment with your Dad and Scarlet! I can just feel the emotions that your dad must have been feeling at that point in time.

The one with her father looking over the couch is beautiful as well!

Smith Gallery Photography said...

she is WAY cute Jess!!! I love the one of your dad holding her... my eyes started to tear up when I looked at it - it's gorgeous!

shawnreeder said...


I love that shot of Scarlet and your dad. Priceless!!

Erin King said...

Great photos, Jess!
Your niece is beautiful!

Armin DeFiesta said...

She's a cute chunky baby, just the way I like 'em! =)

Marie Moyers said...

Haa haaa she is soooo cute. I love the shape of her lips.

MtnLori said...

I'm a best friend of the mom and I absolutely love the picture of her and Scarlet. The picture with your Dad and Scarlet just says family - awesome. Love all the pictures!

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