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, August 21, 2008

Tate's First Birthday!

My nephew Tate turned 1 last week and I headed out to Ohio for the celebration. Here are a few of my favorite pictures...

I think this is my favorite picture from the day - Tate with his Mommy.

Scarlet came to her cousin Tate's party... such a sweetie!

I love this picture of Scarlet and my sister-in-law Grace.


Sarah Hodzic said...

Jess, you are SO good at capturing the kiddos!!
What a fun time you must have had.

I know I say this often, just LOVE the color in your images.

Great job!

Grace said...

Jess, these photos of Tate's Birthday are perfect. He had so much fun and was all over the place--you captured everything perfectly.

I love the photo you took with Scarlet and I!

You are incredibly talented, creative and beautiful!

marlene said...

such gorgeous eyes! i love the richness of these photos!

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