Archive for March, 2012

Here’s another little sweetie who has quickly gone from this:

To this beautiful and happy girl!

Brooke is such a cutie pie! Poor baby girl was struggling yesterday with some teething issues, but bless her heart she pulled through great considering all she really wanted to be doing was gnaw on her hands or have her pacifier! :) She brought along her so adorable big brother, George, as well as her Mom and Dad for the photo session. I love our results and so enjoyed working with this wonderful family again. I can’t believe that she’ll be one in just a few short months! Enjoy the cuteness of Brooke and family!

Happy with Daddy! :)

Anyone who lives in the Memphis area can tell you that Spring came early this year! Therefore, I had to shuffle around my mid-April Mini Sessions. Of course, since we were moving everyone around it didn’t quite work out that all families could come on the same day. So we just put everyone on a couple of different evenings! The first batch was a huge success. Oaklawn Garden was just absolutely breathtaking with all the spring color. God was showing his beautiful creation in a magnificent way! And, I had two very fun and sweet families to work with as well!

First up, an adorable group of brothers! Loved meeting and working with this family for the first time! So sweet!

Next up, was oh so very spunky little Ann Dawson! I hadn’t photogaphed this sweet girl in a couple of years and she hasn’t really changed a bit! I absolutely ADORE her amazing spirit and fun attitude! She had the best time being photographed, and even let her Mom and Dad jump in on a few, too! So great to see y’all again! :)

Julia and Will…

March 27, 2012

Oh, what fun to see my friends Julia and Will again! I have been working with these sweet children since Will was just a tiny baby; and, it is just so much fun for me to see them growing. I see them developing their own personalities, and they are just great! We had a BEAUTIFUL morning at the Botanic Gardens. This Spring has just been glorious…even if it is about a month earlier than normal! Thank you so much, “P” family for continuing to share your children with me. I hope you enjoy your sneak peek! :)

Sweet Lydia…

March 23, 2012

Lydia celebrated her first birthday in February, and this morning I had the fun job of meeting with her and her parents to mark the occasion with some portraits! Lydia was SO good for me. I fell in love with her precious little grin and those sweet cheeks. They just make you smile! She even thought I was funny, which is always a plus! 😉 It was a beautiful morning and a beautiful opportunity to capture a sweet little girl on her 1st birthday. I hope you all enjoy your sneak peek. LOTS more to come! :)

Grayson and Parker!

March 23, 2012

One of my favorite things in my business is when a customer and I have the same idea, and we get to work on executing it together! For years I have been wanting to photograph someone in a field of wild grass. And, the other day at this mom’s sister’s newborn session (follow that?! ha!), the mom and I were discussing those fields, and how we thought it’d be a great idea for a session. So, we planned it out that very day! And the results were AWESOME!!! Cannot wait to do more of this type session! I felt a little dual-personality working on these proofs as, Sherrie, the mom really wanted these for a black and white photo gallery she’s started in her home. However, as much as I loved the black and whites, I really loved the color, too. So, Sherrie, forgive me….had to throw in a few color ones, too. Just loved them all! I hope you guys do, too! Enjoy! :)

Cutie little Grayson! Loved his faces! :)

And big brother, Parker! So handsome.

And, finally, these last three were in front of an old grain elevator. Love, love, love the last few of them goofing around! Such precious boys!

Triple blessed! That’s how I felt leaving this photo session with three beautiful sisters! It was AWESOME! The girls behaved beautifully and came ready with smiles and charmed me all morning with their sweetness. God provided us with beautiful weather and a backdrop of unbelievable spring flowers. I’ve been photographing these girls since the oldest was three years old, and now she is almost 7! Crazy how fast time flies. This session was to mark little Jane’s one-year-old birthday, but big sisters came along, too. Usually, when there are siblings, there isn’t necessarily lots and lots of “group” shots to choose from. There’s always one that has their eyes closed, or a silly face, etc. But….this session…I kid you not, almost every photo of the three girls together was absolutely precious. I had the hardest time picking which ones to post here, and honestly, didn’t do a very good job of just picking a few! Ward and Katie, your girls just stole my heart this week. Thank you for sharing them with me! Enjoy! Soooo many more coming your way soon! 😉

A few individuals…first up, Jane!

Next, my precious friend, Maddie!

And, big sister Mary Caroline!

And, more of the girls together. Seriously LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them all!!!

Welcome, Finley Jane!

March 22, 2012

Oh, sweet baby girls! I have had an abundance of newborns lately and lovin’ every session! I couldn’t wait to meet Miss Finley as I’ve been “watching her grow” inside her Mommy’s belly each week at church. Little Finley is the youngest of four children and is already so very cherished and loved by her family. She was simply PERFECT at her photo session earlier this week….I couldn’t have asked it to be any better! Congratulations, sweet “L” family!! I am so happy for you all! Enjoy your sneak peek! :)

This first one is of Finley lying across a chest in her room that was built by her Great-Grandfather on her Mother’s side. I adore utilizing items in a client’s home that are special to them. Makes it so much more personal and unique that way!

 Finley is named after her Great-Grandfather on her Father’s side. The photo below shows Finley with her namesake looking over her. So precious!

Sweet little Lily!

March 9, 2012

This week I had the joy of photographing little 4-month-old Lily, along with her proud big sister, Brianna and very beautiful Momma. Lily is a new member of our Little Gifts Newborn Club, so you will be seeing her sweet face several times this year! :) YAY! The backdrop of our session could not have been much better. We utilized the burst of early Spring color at the Botanic Gardens and it was just a perfect accent to these beautiful girls! I am looking forward to watching you grow, sweet Lily! :)

***UPDATED 3/21/12: Due to the early blooming this year of Spring flowers, we’ve had to adjust the date for the April Mini Session at Oaklawn Garden. We will now be shooting out there on Sunday evening, March 25th as well as Friday evening, March 30. There are a few spots left if you have an interest!!***

You’ve been asking and the information is here!

I’m so excited to share with you the information for our Spring Mini Sessions for 2012. I tried to pick a couple of locations with completely different “looks” so that you have options in choosing. Additionally, these locations are ones that I hardly ever shoot, and the farmhouse is one where I’ve only shot once! I just LOVE that these Mini Sessions will give you an opportunity to have a session at a location that is different than the “normal”!  The locations are on a Friday evening in April at Oaklawn Gardens in Germantown, and a Friday evening in May at the farm and fields of a customer who is generously offering their property for our use. The April session at Oaklawn Gardens is hopefully when the azaleas should be at their peak (hopefully-as this is based on the weather!). Combined this with the awesome textures of old benches as well as an old railroad car, it is a beautiful setting. Think lots of green grass and colorful spring azeleas! The May session is located at a property that I fell in love with last year when I photographed there. The property offers an old rustic red barn, a tractor with lots of “character” and a great field full of wild grasses! I am posting example photos from both locations below.

See below for all the exciting details! Need to schedule your session time? Simply contact jodie@117photography.com with your desired date and she’ll be happy to help you complete the process. Again, these sessions are always a customer favorite so if you see an idea that sounds like something you’d like, don’t delay!

 

And now, to help inspire you, a few examples from past sessions for each location. First some from Oaklawn Gardens, the location of our April Mini Session. These photos are all quite old, but they still show the location well!

 

And, some from my session last year at  the location of our May Mini Session! Hope to see you at a Mini this spring! :)

 

Welcome, Cooper!

March 6, 2012

Oh, what sweetness!!! Cooper is our newest member of Little Gifts Newborn Club so we will be seeing a lot of his adorable little face over the next year! Aren’t we lucky? :) Little Cooper was almost 10 pounds at birth, so his little baby cuteness factor is just off the charts with his chubby little cheeks, arms, and legs. I just love it! He was such a good boy for his session yesterday. Take a little look at Cooper. Congratulations, “H” family! I am so happy for you guys! :)