I’ve been working with Emily basically since we moved to the area in 2010. She’s been a big part of much of the SJP PR/advertising strategies over the past (almost) decade so, of course, I was excited to create some extended family portraits for her and in-laws this fall. Believe it or not ALL this was done in less than 30 minutes (I mean you have to work pretty fast with a handful of little ones on session!). We had PERFECT color this week and aren’t their outfits just adorable?!?!
I figured it was a good time to throw back to this fall session now that we are stuck in the middle of the ice age again… remember that better seasons will come again ya’ll.
Believe it or not we’re already booking FALL 2019 sessions so if this is the look you’d like for your family portraits this year, whether your family is just you and your love, a fur baby or two, or the full shebang like the Phillips family, we can create something perfect for you!
Well after prepping this post to go live Friday a very sick toddler threw off my plans and I didn’t even realized until today that I hadn’t actually clicked ‘publish’ so we have a bonus post this week (aka late post from last week, but better late than never ya’ll and it’s going to be a great way to START your week!)……
Today I get to share with you a family that’s become an important one to our little family. Three years ago we faced the daunting task of finding a babysitter for our little lady “baby B” … Though we’ve been in the Decatur area for nearly 9 years now, times like these you realize that there are not a lot of people you really know personally so we reached out to our wonderful neighbors and on facebook to trust in the word of those in our circle to help us find someone we could trust with our brand new baby.
That one choice is so huge and being new parents we didn’t even know what to look for or what questions to ask or how this whole thing even worked. Well Jinny was the first and only sitter we went to visit with… we knew we’d be taking essentially a blind leap of faith and just hoping for the best and we could not have made a better choice. Not only is she super flexible with us with a not so set schedule that is the life of an entrepreneur but my kid feels just as much a part of their family as she does ours (like no joke she introduced herself as “B Parker” for like a year before we convinced her that no she was actually a Shorthose just like us).
Even having a sitter is something that I think many working moms struggle with but when your kiddo gets excited and runs to the door when Ms. Jinny comes (yes this awesome lady even comes to pick up my kid from here often) and when she asks at least once a weekend if she’s going to Ms. Jinny’s today it makes it 100% easier to let her go. She’s somewhere she loves and is loved and that warms my heart so so much.
Ok now if you’ve stuck in here this long through the ramblings of a super grateful momma I guess it’s time to show you some images we created this fall for Jinny and her brother to gift to their momma for Christmas. I was so happy to be able to create these for them and give each of these kiddos a bit of their own time in the spotlight as we know these moments don’t last long. I hope you join me in showering these beautiful people with love!
If 2019 is the year for YOU to update your family portraits (whether it’s been a year or a decade since the last one) we’d love to talk with you and design something special for the personalities in your house!
I’m a day behind on our blog post this week (which usually comes out Tuesdays) but for good reason. Yesterday, my husband and I spent a little over two hours (had NO idea it would take quite that long, hence not all my planned work getting done in the office) at our studio site walking through every room to outline our electrical plans. Those of you who have built things in the past will know what we learned that you essentially get to choose where every switch, bulb and outlet goes and we have just a couple tricky areas including a hand designed huge lighting piece that I’ve dreamed up and need the help of my electrician, contractor and local woodworker to pull off! If you haven’t been following along on our build check out my IG featured stories and you can see everything from day one when we purchased the land last fall!
So as we prep for a super exciting change in the SJP world I am also finishing up things for our amazing class of 2019 senior models including Madelaine. This girl was seriously a joy to work with! She didn’t have a single bad angle and braved everything from FREEZING cold shoots in Indianapolis to HOT summer sessions at the Decatur Celebration.
We had her full senior session at Allerton which is always a beautiful location to work at. One thing I try to do with a location that a number of seniors request is to try to use the location differently each year for each senior. There’s so many beautiful areas to explore there that there’s no reason for your images to look just like anyone else’s even if that means having you climb into some shrubs for something fun under the trees.
The last area we stopped at on the way out of Allerton was a little side road I had wanted to stop and shoot at for years but just hadn’t made it happen. I knew going in to her session we were going to do it that day and it did not disappoint.
I’m thrilled to share with you all today not only her favorite images but a number of her album pages too! Don’t miss your chance to join us for a year long senior portrait experience by applying now at sjanephotograph.com