Wednesday, March 30, 2011


As in busy.  Not as in "slow down, horsie!".
Whoa is really the only way to explain my life lately.  I've been happily swarmed with business, I'm now officially an Aunt (YAY!), my 8 month old is a Monster and nearly impossible to keep up with, and it's SPRING! which means my free time is spent outdoors.

This is where I randomly throw in a photo of my nephew, because I'm a proud Aunt and I talk about him ALL the time.

I owe my readers an apology.  Two nights ago I had trouble sleeping.  I felt guilty for not following through with my contest as promised.  So I might be a little committed to you guys.  I try my best to be as faithful as possible to my Blog, and my readers... but when busy time comes and I can barely slam on the brakes, I have to set one thing aside.  Totally not fair to you, but it was extremely needed.

Short Leg Lucy said...

Butterfly theme!!! Make her a butterfly headband and a cute skirt or tutu and butterfly wings and do it in the shade ...hahah idk...

Why? Because a good friend of mine purchased me butterfly wings about a month ago & they're the cutest things ever (coincidence? yes.).  I shall collect some more props, and get to a shoot.  Photos will be up soon.
^that means change of subject

My Bug is 8 months old.  HOLY MOOOOO-COW! All of a sudden I realized she's not an infant anymore.  My baby is a... baby.  She's forming quite the personality and I love it.
She is so full of life and love.  She's a Mama's girl and I wouldn't want it any different.  Her sleep schedule is improving (insert crowd applauding here), her vowels are blabbering out like crazy, and she's close to becoming a walking fool.
I never thought I could love this much.

This post is much longer than intended.  Have a good day, folks.  I've gotta shower myself and head to a shoot.  Peace.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

I've been busy...

Becoming an Aunt!
FYI: This isn't my Sister-in-law... this is a photo from a recent L&D shoot :)

Happy Sunday, friends.  Winner will be announced tomorrow along with photos of Mr. Ryder Lawrence (if he decides to make his appearance).

Thursday, March 24, 2011


I decided to peek my head in to say hi!
See you guys tomorrow.  I'll be here to announce the winner of this contest :-] Hurry and enter!!

Oh, Jae and rubber ducky says HI! too!


Monday, March 21, 2011

Break time.

Ohhhh Boy is Mama busy! I'm preparing for my 2 weekends of mini sessions, tons of shoots this week (including a labor and delivery!), and playing ketchup (catch-up..).

Sooo I'm calling it.  This is a Bloggy Break.  I need to focus on things that a noraml stay at home Mommy focuses on.. laundry, dishes, cleaning, playing with the Bug... oh, and editing.  LOTS of that.
I'll be back Friday to announce the winner of this challenge.  Haven't entered yet? You should!!!

It's pretty obvious that Jae isn't a fan of this Bloggy break, but hey.. a Mama's gotta do what a Mama's gotta do.
We'll miss you guys!


Friday, March 18, 2011


Look who gets down on the Puffs!
Such a big girl!
Story behind this photo and why it's posted... I'm a weird Mom.  I have odd fears.  Kinda like the Pacifier fear (if I don't call it her nite-nite and be SUPER particular as to when she gets it, she will become one of those freaky addicted 4 year olds.  Note: Not bashing on your 4 year old (& no, they're not freaky) if he/she is hooked on his/her Paci.  It's just not for me :]).  I have this fear the cereal and puffs is a gateway to junk food.  Ya, weird.  It took me 2-3 weeks to make a solid decision on what brand to give her.  I'm confident in my choice (thank God).

She totally digs them.  & I dig that.

It's "G-Pa's" (my Dad) 50th Birthday weekend... so we will be out entertaining him :]
Have a beautiful, safe weekend!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

It's a contest, friends!

I think I lost my creative mind while showering a few weeks ago.  I'm pretty sure I watched it swirl down the drain as I rinsed the conditioner out of my hair.  Can you help me find it?  It may be in your sink.

As most of you know... Jae gets her photos taken once a month in a photo shoot setting.  We have tons of fun with it.  Remember her 7 month photos? We aimed for the Springtime, soft look.  We've done some cute Baby Boudoir, fun time with her stuffed animals for her 6 months, and even some more relaxed photos on Mommy and Daddy's bed.
I want something good, unique, and fun for her 8 month shoot.  
So let's play a game.  Toss me some ideas for her 8 month photo shoot.  Don't be shy! Comment your little heart out.  

I was thinking about doing a linky party for this grand idea.. but it's not that big of a deal.  Maybe we'll do that for her year birthday.

And guess what? We're going to have a winner! Jeff and I will sort through your comments and juggle around your ideas- I'll leave it up to the Daddy Jeff's lovely brain to choose the big-bad winner.
Wanna know the prize? An all inclusive trip to Jamaica!
Ok, kidding.

I betcha didn't know I can make things, did you?
I'm a beast when it comes to sewing up a big, bad camera strap (and by saying big, bad.. I actually mean super cute).
I guess all I'm trying to say is... winner will be chosen on March 24th, and announced on Friday the 25th, and you will receive a super cute camera strap... made by ME!, in a really cute package via standard mail.
Please keep in mind that I am a natural light photographer.  No flash used.  I wish I could do all of that super cool "look, the baby is floating away into the neighbors yard" photography, but I'm pretty sure you need $2,000.00 worth of flashes in order to accomplish.  I ain't all about that (but I wish I was!).

Sooooo- get to commenting, friends! 
P.S. See my button over there ----> (and down a bit)? Grab it! Post it! Share with your friends! I'll love you for all of my Blogging years!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

She's g-l-a-m-o-u-r-o-u-s, baby!

Edit (entry for all challenges)

The Trendy Treehouse

Sweet Shot DayTouch Up Tuesday's at the Paper Mama
Seriously.  How is it possible to make such a beautiful (& funny!) baby girl? I honestly didn't know what I was getting myself into when I got pregnant.  It doesn't get any cuter (yes, I'm biased).


Monday, March 14, 2011


Hi ya'll!
My-oh-my has the past 9 days been insane.  I'm doing my best to stay afloat in the Blog world, but I feel guilty.  I know I haven't been giving my readers 100% with my posts.. I've been a poopy Blogger.  I mean, really... who wants to see a ton of photos from my latest shoots? Isn't this Blog about The "J" Family? I know you guys miss the Bug, don't you?
This post shall change that :]

It so crazy to sit back and realize that the Bug-a-boo is growing.  I've come to the realization that all of a sudden "BAM!" she's acting older.  Crazy? Yes.  I know that she grows a little more daily, but something hit me.  She's no longer an infant.  My Bug is a Baby, and she's growing into a toddler.  EY! 

In 2 weeks, Jaelyn will be 8 months old.  Where has time gone?  I need to continue reminding myself to not get wrapped up in my budding of a business and devote 110% to my growing little baby.

Jeff and I are hearing more "Dada", "Uh-Oh", and she's getting started on "Baba".  She's now pulling herself up on EVERYTHING in reach, feeding herself puffs, and waving like a champ.

I love my little girl more than words can explain.  I know I've said that once, expect to hear it a thousand more times.  She's my all & all.

So here I am.  Workin' my booty off (with photography AND the Babes) and loving every second of it.  
When I get free moments, I'll stop in and throw you guys an update.
Wanna play something fun? Let's play the "what should I theme Jae's 8 month photo shoot" game! Toss out some ideas :] I'd love to have a taste of your creativity!

Sunday, March 13, 2011


I know I have been filling my Blog with recent shoots, but that's been my life lately.. and I'm loving every second of it. photography website is currently under construction, so I have to post these bad boys SOMEWHERE, right?

Take yourself a gander at how adorable this Father/Son combo is.  It's melt worthy!
Stay tuned... I'm sure I'll be posting more this week with a cute little story attached.

Tell: What's better than a Father/Son connection? This photo tells all... and it says Happiness.  L-O-V-E!
Photography love...

Saturday, March 12, 2011


I have a feeling this is a long shot for the entry "peace"... but what the heck.
The Paper Mama

I have the honors of living pretty close to Jhen (From here to Eternity), and boy do I feel lucky!  Jhen is such an amazing woman of faith, has such a peaceful tone to her, and has a beautiful soul.
Her posts never cease to amaze me (& plus, I love her little fam!).

So there it is.  Peace.
Happy Weekend, everyone!


Friday, March 11, 2011

Featured :]

Ohhh how excited am I?
Pretty darn excited!
Click, read, love.
...and smile!


Taste Tester: Jen Parton Photography

Spring has sprung & I'm in love.
Spring is my favorite season.  I love the happiness people hold in Spring.  The air is crisp, the breezes are cool, and the sunshine is golden.
Therefore, I am in love.

Last weekend I had three photo shoots, and I'm prepping for two more for the weekend.  I'm just about booked up for the remainder of March, and April.
Therefore, I am in even more love :]

Wanna taste tester? Here it comes.

Meet my Brother, Sister-in-law, and nephew Ryder :]

Give me your best shot at Better in BulkPhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and Lolli

Dreamy, colorful love.  This is what it's all about.  Happiness.

and then, she {snapped}

And one more from my Hospital Newborn shoot:

Ok, maybe that was more than a taste test.  I probably filled you full :]
Have a great weekend, friends!