Baby Bump

Wright Family Maternity Session

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!  I absolutely love working with this family!!!  I had the pleasure of documenting this little guys first year and now I get to watch him transition to big brother.  It feels so weird being this excited and full of curiosity for someone else’s pregnancy. haha. They aren’t finding out the gender, and I am dying to see if their next one has red hair like their mama. <3  Needless to say, I can’t wait for this next year and what it will bring for this sweet family.  I promise to be there the whole way, taking photos of their adorable children and croon endlessly over how much they love each other.

We almost rescheduled this session due to rain.  I am SOOOO glad we took the gamble.  It was worth it. <3

Pricing questions?  Check out my packages! –> Packages

To book a session call (907-942-2358)
or email jenniMphotography@gmail.com
I would love to hear from you!

I specialize in “Family” Photography (Children, Newborn and of course Families) with a lifestyle and fine art twist.

I love this approach as it helps me focus on showcasing beautiful connections

while incorporating the imagination of the every day magical moments.

2018 Shoot & Share Competition

So…  The voting has started for the 2019 Shoot & Share Competition, and I am just NOW getting around to blogging how I did LAST year. lol.

I know…  I am SO behind.  It’s comical really.  But things that aren’t needed for survival often get pushed down the priority list.  I have just accepted it. ;-)

BUT

I need to document this journey, because something amazing happened last year!

Because in this international competition, where 412,379 images were submitted, I ended up in the top 100 family photographers AND in the top 100 for children’s photography as well!!!

I was seriously freaking out when I found out!!!

So here goes.  I submitted 50 images, and out of those 50, 35 made it in the top 30% or above!!! <3

 

Top 30% Images

Maternity 4354/18185, 23.9%

 

Teens 6013/29460, 20.4%

 

Family 6667/26963, 24.7%

 

Newborn 6763/29560, 22.8%

 

Kids 7674/35570, 21.5%

 

Family 7939/26963, 29/4%

 

TOP 20%

 Documentary 1995/19330, 10.3%

 

Maternity 3029/18185, 16.6%

 

Kids 4089/35570, 11.4%

 

Kids 4261/35570, 11.9%

 

Kids 4393/35570, 12.3%

 

Kids 4940/35570, 13.8%

 

TOP 10%

Family 531/26963, 1.9%

 

Family 624/26963, 2.3%

 

Landscape 881/16373, 5.3%

 

Family 751/26963, 2.7%

 

Babies and Toddlers 918/35570, 2.5%

 

Kids 1073/35570, 3.0%

 

Animals 1389/14426, 9.6%

 

Couples 1338/37145, 3.6%

 

Kids 1495/35570, 42%

 

Kids 1712/35570, 4.8%

 

Families 1732/26963, 6.4%

 

Kids 1826/35570, 5.1%

 

Families 1851/26963, 6.8%

 

Families 2566/26963, 9.5%

 

Kids 2906/35570, 8.1%

TOP 500

Family 182/26963, 0.6%

 

Family 128/26963, 0.4%

 

Documentary 387/19330, 2.0%

 

Kids 320/35570, 0.8%

 

Maternity 477/18185, 2.6%

 

Family 40/26,963, 0.1%

 

Kids 48/35,570, 0.1%

 

Kids 99/35,570, 0.2%

In the end I had 3 images make it in the top 100 in their categories and 2 of those were in the top 0.1% of images submitted.

I can’t wait to see how I do this year!!!

 

 

Huntsville & Madison Family Children Newborn Lifestyle Photographer Jenni M Photography – When 3 turns in to 4

How in the world do you slow time down!?!

It seems like just yesterday that I was taking this little boys newborn photos. <3

That was THREE years ago and now this precious boy is going to be a big brother!

The moments leading up to such a profound and beautiful change are so completely precious.  It’s hard to appreciate it sometimes, through the haze of the physical discomfort of pregnancy, but these moments are worth relaxing in to.  Every part of our lives shift when we bring a new little soul in to this world.  Documenting “right now” before everything changes is such a beautiful way to look back and remember how beautiful every single stage of your growing family felt.

I specialize in “Family” Photography (Children, Newborn and of course Families) with a lifestyle and fine art twist.  I love this style blend as it helps me focus on showcasing beautiful connections while incorporating the imagination of the every day magical moments.

Pricing questions?  Check out my packages! –> Packages

To book a session call (907-942-2358)
or email jenniMphotography@gmail.com
I would love to hear from you!

Huntsville & Madison Family Children Newborn Lifestyle Photographer Jenni M Photography – Sunnah

I had the immense privileged of  photographing this little ones mama before she was born.  It was a gorgeous evening, and her mama was just glowing!  Baby bump maternity sessions are such a special time, full of anticipation and expectation.  Both of her parents talked excitedly of her arrival, and as I watched her daddy help her mama through the field with care, I knew this little girl would be the centerpiece of their most treasured moments once she arrived.

Children have a way of enhancing and multiplying our love in ways we never knew was possible.  We as parents, can do things we never thought we could.  I know we are all capable of cleaning up poop, but before you were a parent, did you know you could do it, not only with love, but with excitement??? When my first was born, he struggled with high bilirubin levels and had to stay in the hospital for a bit.  After learning that poop was the #1 best way for them to flush it out of their system, my husband and I had a little party with every single diaper. lol

I know…  poop…  But what about sleepless nights?  What about financial sacrifices?  What about the fact that your social calendar is turned on its head, and that “mom body” will never be quite the same as it once was?

Having children sounds like a big huge drag…  Except that all of those things are just what we see from the outside.  These children we bring in to the world, dig out the best parts of us.  they inspire us to do all those incredibly hard, yucky, uncomfortable things, and so often, we find that we can do them with JOY!

These little ones grow us parents in to selfless, caring, nurturing people.

… and I honestly can’t think of anything more beautiful than that.

I specialize in “Family” Photography (Children, Newborn and of course Families) with a lifestyle and fine art twist.  I love this style blend as it helps me focus on showcasing beautiful connections while incorporating the imagination of the every day magical moments.

Pricing questions?  Check out my packages! –> Packages

To book a session call (907-942-2358)
or email jenniMphotography@gmail.com
I would love to hear from you!

Huntsville & Madison Family Children Newborn Lifestyle Photographer Jenni M Photography – Wright

Oh, this precious little boy…  Every detail chosen, was full of sentimental history.  From His name, all the way down to the blankets used, have deep roots in the family he was born to.

I can’t explain how beautiful it is to watch 2 people, who have fallen in love, so hard and quickly, with a new and completely dependent little soul.  The selflessness and strength that rises up, in shadow of unconditional adoration can take your breath away if you are watching for it.

I remember with my first, awake when I should have been sleeping, staring at the little miracle that God had given us.  So perfect in every detail.  Watching him as his blond eyelashes fluttered with his dreams.  In those moments I can remember feeling like I could hardly breathe from the weight of my love for him, and the reality of the 18+ years of responsibility.

It’s overwhelming

It’s exhausting

It’s a love story I never tire of seeing…

I specialize in “Family” Photography (Children, Newborn and of course Families) with a lifestyle and fine art twist.  I love this style blend as it helps me focus on showcasing beautiful connections while incorporating the imagination of the every day magical moments.

For more information about my packages click HERE.

To book a session call (907-942-2358) or email jenniMphotography@gmail.com
I would love to hear from you!

Huntsville & Madison Family Children Newborn Maternity Photographer Jenni M Photography – Sange & Madhu

Any time someone contacts me asking about documenting their newborn, I typically ask if they had considered a maternity session as well.  Some say no, and I don’t push at all, but some say yes.  I ask for 2 reasons.  First, is that I offer a discount when a maternity session is purchased along side of a newborn session.  They go hand in hand in my mind, and I want to offer an incentive to those who are want to document their moments with me.  The second reason is much more sentimental.

This time, right before the birth of a new little life, is so precious.  It doesn’t matter if you are welcoming your 1st babe or your 5th.  Once that little soul is born, your world is changed forever.  Even though it is the best kind of change, (the kind that forces you to grow, to love and to stretch in sometimes uncomfortable ways) having a child changes you on the inside just as much as it changes everything on the outside.

So I ask…  “Would you like to add on a discounted maternity session?”, not because I am just trying to “up-sell”, but because this BEAUTIFUL reality that you know right now will be no more so very very soon.  With all of the anticipation, soreness of pregnancy and waiting, it is over in a blink.  This quiet time prepares us for all that is to come.

It is worth documenting.

It is worth remembering.

It is beautiful.

I specialize in “Family” Photography (Children, Newborn and of course Families) with a lifestyle and fine art twist.  I love this style blend as it helps me focus on showcasing beautiful connections while incorporating the imagination of the every day magical moments.

For more information about my packages click HERE.

To book a session call (907-942-2358) or email jenniMphotography@gmail.com
I would love to hear from you!

Huntsville & Madison Family Children Newborn Lifestyle Photographer Jenni M Photography – Wright

These moments, although uncomfortable, are so precious.  When you are still 2 and not quite 3 yet.  They tell you to “enjoy it” and “sleep because you won’t get much when He arrives” but how in the world do you not be anxious to meet this precious new soul you carry inside?  AND how in the world do you “sleep” with so much aching and discomfort?

These encouragements typically come from women who have been in the trenches of motherhood, and know from personal experience.  They know how tiring it is to raise a human, but even more than that, they also know how quickly every single moment goes by.

We all know that days of monotony seem to stretch on forever, but weekends and vacations tend to pass in a blink!  For all of the tiredness, and discomfort, and pain, and crazy, there is so much joy, and love, and peace, and protectiveness.  The moment my first son was born, I felt like life hit the fast forward button, and with every child we have added to our family, it has sped up just a little bit more.  Some will say it’s because I am just busier, but I think it is more than that.

Those moments we want to savor, they feel so fast.  This life, while my children are little, I want to deeply savor all of the little moments.  Every single giggle, smile, twirl, splash, hug and sweet whispers of “I love you mom”.

They say to savor and sleep, because they know what is coming.  They know the intense love.  They know the exhaustion.  They know the passion that carries you through it all as well.  Parenting is SO MESSY and SO HARD, but it is so freaking WORTH IT. <3

I specialize in “Family” Photography (Children, Newborn and of course Families) with a lifestyle and fine art twist.  I love this style blend as it helps me focus on showcasing beautiful connections while incorporating the imagination of the every day magical moments.

For more information about my packages click HERE.

To book a session call (907-942-2358) or email jenniMphotography@gmail.com
I would love to hear from you!

Huntsville & Madison Family Children Lifestyle Photographer Jenni M Photography – Boshers Newborn

It has been my pleasure to photograph this beautiful family twice over the past 2 months.  Two very different sessions celebrating such a precious story of growth and change. (Take a peek at their Family Maternity Session)

Their in home newborn session was easily one of my faves to date!  She had asked if we could work in some fresh flowers in to the session, and of course I said yes!  She said she would go get them, and have them ready. “Sounds good” I said, and I honestly didn’t think much more about it.

I arrived at there home to find two large boxes full of lush gorgeous seasonal flowers!!!

So long story short, I was in floral heaven.  This sweet babe slept pretty much the entire session and I got to cuddle a fresh little one for a few hours.

I love my job. <3

I specialize in “Family” Photography (Children, Newborn and of course Families) with a lifestyle and fine art twist.  I love this style blend as it helps me focus on showcasing beautiful connections while incorporating the imagination of the every day magical moments.

For more information about my packages click HERE.

To book a session call (907-942-2358) or email jenniMphotography@gmail.com
I would love to hear from you!

Huntsville & Madison Family Children Lifestyle Photographer Jenni M Photography – In Home Newborn

I can’t even handle this little one.  He was SO incredibly precious and these images don’t do his sweetness justice!  All the little squeaks and grunts, the softness of newborn skin and even how they smell.  I love it all.  It brings back memories of when each of my own 5 children were this fresh.  I could go on and on about my adoration of babies, but I’ll just stop myself now. lol

I love in home lifestyle sessions SO MUCH!  Inviting me in to your personal space give images a deeper “context” and a more intimate level of sentiment.  These walls, they will hold so many memories to come, and have witnessed so many beautiful moments so far.

I specialize in “Family” Photography (Children, Newborn and of course Families) with a lifestyle and fine art twist.  I love this style blend as it helps me focus on showcasing beautiful connections while incorporating the imagination of the every day magical moments.

For more information about my packages click HERE.

To book a session call (907-942-2358) or email jenniMphotography@gmail.com
I would love to hear from you!

Huntsville & Madison Family Children Lifestyle Photographer Jenni M Photography – Miller Maternity

I am so excited to be on this photographic journey with this wonderful family once again!  I have had the wonderful pleasure of documenting this little boy from his newborn photos, all the way to this moment.  He will be a big brother before the end of the year and I can’t wait to, not only track along with his baby sister, but also get to watch him change and grow in to his new big brother shoes as well.

I specialize in “Family” Photography (Children, Newborn and of course Families) with a lifestyle and fine art twist.  I love this style blend as it helps me focus on showcasing beautiful connections while incorporating the imagination of the every day magical moments.

For more information about my packages click HERE.

To book a session call (907-942-2358) or email jenniMphotography@gmail.com
I would love to hear from you!