Outdoor

Huntsville & Madison AL – Family, Children, Newborn, Maternity Photographer – Jones

You have heard me go on and on about “when they grow up”…  About how important photos are because some day they will grow wings and fly.  This family hasn’t all been in the same place together since 2002!!!

Well…  This group of amazing humans haven’t all been together since 2012!  Her babies have all grown up and are exploring their own great adventures, so when the stars aligned and she realized they would all be in the same place at the same time, she immediately started researching photographers so she could get some family photos taken.  After getting off of the phone, it was all I could do to not smile.  Her greatest wish would be happening, and I was going to get to take photos of her joy.  All of her favorite people would be in one place at the same time.  I was excited!

When they pulled up, and they started chatting, I couldn’t help but relax and enjoy the time.  They love to laugh and it was quite evident that they simply enjoy being around each other.

Thank you Kimi for choosing me to help you remember such a special time.  I hope you love these images as much as I do. <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.

Huntsville & Madison AL – Family, Children, Newborn, Maternity Photographer – Grant

Aren’t they the CUTEST family?!?!?!  I had the beautiful experience of taking their family portraits when their oldest was about a year old. (check out their first photo shoot here <3 )  I love watching families grow.  To see the young ones get bigger and to see how their love grows as more babies are added to their lives is an amazing privileged.

The older my own children get, the more I realize I forget so many of the little things.  My husband will say “remember when…” and the memory will come flooding back, immediately followed with a moment of regret/guilt that I had forgotten in the first place. It’s important to take time to document your moments.  The value of these photos aren’t that they are a visual representation of what they looked like, but that these images will be a visual gateway to all of the amazing memories from this time in their life.  THAT is why it’s so important.  THAT is why they are so valuable.  THAT is why I love photography so much.

We had a gorgeous evening on Five Oaks Farm as a backdrop.  I love having the whole property to ourselves so everyone can just relax, run, play and explore without any fear or concern of strangers.  The space and diversity of the different spaces to choose from is luxurious for me as a photographer. ;-)

His “head hug” is seriously the sweetest thing ever.  All of my kids have done this to their younger siblings at one time or another and I just can’t help but get sentimental when I see it.  These details that bring back the sweet memories are honestly why I started pursuing photography to begin with.  I don’t ever want to forget, and I don’t want you to either. <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.

Huntsville & Madison AL – Family, Children, Newborn, Maternity Photographer – Alverado

How do I even begin to explain how privileged I feel when one of my friends choose to ask me to document their family.  Choosing a photographer can be difficult.  Finding a photographer you truly trust is even harder.  There are so many options, but once you wade in to the sea, the price, location, style, vibe and even edits all play a roll in the final decision.

It is very similar to how I feel when another photographer asks me to shoot them in the context of their own family.  It’s also incredibly nerve-racking! lol.  As photographers, we all see things differently.  That is part of the incredible beauty of this art form.  You can have 5 different photographers take photos of the exact same person, in the same location during the same time of day, and you will get 5 completely different images.  The camera settings, the posing, the use of light, prompts and how you choose to frame the image all plays a part in the final result…  And then you have the editing process…

Just being honest here, I am a pretty confident person.  Not cocky, but fairly sure of myself.  I know what I am capable of and what I am not.  I have done this long enough that I can with certainty, know that I will be able to produce a beautiful gallery for all of my clients.  HOWEVER, when I was getting ready for Heather’s session, my hands were shaking.  She is one of my close friends AND she is a fantastic newborn photographer as well!!!  She asked me afterwards if I was nervous.  Ummmm…  YUP!  I sure was! lol

Even with all of my nerves, we made magic happen.  The evening was beautiful, the people were amazing, and the wardrobe was on POINT! *high five Heather*

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.

Huntsville & Madison AL – Family, Children, Newborn, Maternity Photographer – Arab Cattle Farm

OH MY STARS!!!!

This sweet mama contacted me wondering if I would travel to Arab to document her sweet boy in the place he loves the most.  He has the incredible privilege of being raised on a cattle farm, and I was so excited to get to document this little person in the place that will define his childhood in so many ways.

I arrived with an optimistic attitude towards the weather…  Well, it started POURING!  This was literally the only time I have ever had to cancel a session I was actively shooting and reschedule.  I felt so bad (I know how much goes in to getting ready for photos, believe me!!!) but as I looked around their property with the rolling hills and green pastures…  I had gotten some great shots, but we were wet, and I just knew it was what we needed to do.

I am quite pleased to report that round 2 was everything I dreamed it would be!

Sunshine, giggles, exploring, snuggles, squeeze hugs, a pony named Chester and a calf named Sally Sue.  It was absolute perfection!  This little boy is adored completely and the joy he exudes when he is romping around on the family land is something that needs to be bottled up and spread around everywhere.  No cares, no concerns, just happiness that starts in his toes and beams out of his eyes.

There aren’t very many places in North Alabama where you can get a view of the sky like this.  The sunset was amazing and this cute little farmer just made it that much better. <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.

Huntsville & Madison AL – Family, Children, Newborn, Maternity Photographer – Simms

This sweet family has been special from the very start.  They invited me in to their home when their little boy was born, and even allowed me to bring along another photographer with who I was mentoring at the time. (You can check out my mentoring packages <– by clicking right there if you like.)  They wowed me with the most gorgeous little boy nursery I have ever seen. (click here to see their In Home Newborn Session)

Fast forward to their milestone session…  Can I just say, the people who say “I trust you” and let me do what I want are just amazing!!! lol.  So I did, and I fell in love with their sweet family even more. (If you want to take a peek at MAGIC go ahead and click here to see their Outdoor Baby Milestone Session)  We planned everything down to the last detail.  The baby basket, her dress (it’s in the JMP client closet by the way ;-) The wild flowers…  Everything!

Speaking of my client closet.  Isn’t this dress just gorgeous!!!  Yup, you guessed it.  It is now available for loan to all of my clients, tucked safely away, just waiting to be borrowed and photographed. <3

Now this…

I don’t know how much more gorgeousness I can handle.  Seriously.  I have gotten to document these beautiful humans since the beginning of their great adventure of parenting.  They simply can’t contain their JOY that this little boy gives them.  All of the giggles and snuggles make me grin every time I look at these.

Spring time is just about my absolute favorite on 5 Oaks Farm.  There is so much life and light and green everywhere I look.  The more we work on the property, the better it gets!  It’s my favorite place to shoot.  There is something about not having strangers around, walking past, looking at what we are doing that makes the experience so much MORE!  I get to help families create real memories.  All the while, I have a camera in my hand capturing all of it.

It is simply my favorite. <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.

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 Alabama Family, Newborn and Maternity Photographer – Wright Family

I think it’s pretty obvious that spring is HERE!!!  All the lush green grass is sprouting, the leaves growing, the flowers budding…  I am pretty intentional to schedule very few outdoor sessions between December and April for 3 reasons.

1) It’s cold, the weather is a lot less predictable and it’s simply not very pretty out.

2) I typically need a break.  The Fall “busy season” is a LOT of work!  Don’t get me wrong.  I LOVE IT.  I do however have to set boundaries for how many sessions I am capable of taking on, but I am horrible about trying to fit one more client in.  It turns in to me over working myself.  On top of the crazy that comes with the holidays, I seriously need a less busy period once the new year hits.

3) Running a small business is a lot of work.  About 20% of what I do is actually taking photos. lol.  Much of the maintenance of JMP happens in those cold winter months.  Updating websites, new product development, blog submissions, gear maintenance, updating the resources and literature I provide my clients, education and online research, client wardrobe expansion, scheduling and so much more!

BUT

When spring hits, and I am just ITCHING to get outside and document all of the beauty.

Spring is here, and I am so excited!!!

I love this family.  I can’t think of better humans to photograph to celebrate the start of my “official” shooting season!!! I have had the privilege of documenting this sweet little boy since he was born.  This was the last session in his baby plan, but his mama told me that she is now expecting their second!!!  I can’t wait to snuggle their new one and watch them grow as well. <3 <3 <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.

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!

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 – Kimbrel

Every once in a while, I get the opportunity to meet extraordinary people.  People who are just sweet and kind.  People who are strong in ways I have never had to be.  This sweet little one was born with a heart defect and after 2 surgeries (with another one on the horizon) and she is now a happy, thriving completely loved little angel.  I am so honored to be trusted with these moments and so excited to give this sweet family the gift of tangible memories.  Photography for me, has been, and always will be, first and foremost about relationships and memories.  These short years when we have little ones at home with us, depending, clinging and resting in their complete confidence in our love, go by way too fast.  I do personally look forward to the future, as my husband and I gain more freedom as they grow older, but I know without a doubt, that these moments while they are still little, will be ones I cherish for the rest of my life.

I do *this* because I don’t ever want to forget. <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.

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 – Zuvanich

Laughter is truly good for the soul.  This family knows how to laugh and to love well, and that joy made it such an enjoyable time together.  We stood outside visiting until the stars came out.  I can’t help but smile as I sort through and edit the images from their session.  It is taking a bit longer than usual, but only because there are SO MANY beautiful and genuine moments.  Their gallery is going to be HUGE! lol

Part of my job, and what honestly makes me really good at what I do, is that I understand how important it is to watch and notice the details.  The way a husband kisses the top of his wife’s hair.  The way a child wrinkles their nose when they smile at their sibling.  The way a toddler rests their hand in the same spot in their mamas hair every time they are picked up.

You know what I noticed on this gorgeous Autumn evening?  The way these sisters love each other.  Pretty much every single family shoot I do, I see that adoration and beauty that beams from children towards their parents that is then reflected back at them.  It’s my favorite part to be honest.  But rarely do I see siblings with that same type of relationship.  These two girls have something really special, and I want their parents to remember this beautiful season of their lives forever.  Every single detail.

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

It was just about impossible for me to not smile the whole time I was editing these.  I mean, seriously!  I just can’t get enough of how happy they are.  This little boy has brought so much joy along with his arrival, and getting to photograph it is such a beautiful experience.

It was a really cold morning and even though this little guy had an ear infection, he smiled the whole time.  He is SUCH a happy little guy!

I have said it before, and I will say it again.  In my experience, people are the most beautiful when they are in the presence of the ones they love the most. <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.

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!