Baby Jack | An In-Home Newborn Session

When I am not busy photographing weddings, I get lucky enough to have the opportunity to photograph sweet little newborns! Last Saturday I had the sweetest in-home newborn session with baby Jack and his family. We started the session with baby Jack’s entire family in his duck themed nursery. After taking family portraits together, baby Jack was photographed separately as he peacefully drifted asleep. Thank you Brooke (whom I met while competing in the Miss Mississippi Pageant), for contacting me to capture your sweet family!

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To learn more about my in-home newborn sessions, click here!

Stepping Completely Out of My Comfort Zone

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Sometimes we are forced to step out of our norm and try something different. I received a phone call from Jennifer, one of my future brides, and during the middle of our conversation, she literally told me what I had been thinking about that day. She said, “I feel like you stepped out of your comfort zone for these shots!” And guess what friends? I DID! I absolutely did.

The nighttime shots from Jennifer & Roy’s engagement session were NOT a part of the original game plan. I planned for them to have a lovely engagement session during golden hour, but things immediately went left ha (okay I’m being a little dramatic but still…)! Heavy thunderstorms caused me to immediately change my plans. Since we were already downtown, I switched to an indoor location at one of my favorite hotels.

After the rain, we preceded outside for a few portraits. As the sun was beginning to set, I told my couple, “Hey, I do not do a lot of nighttime portraits, but I want to try some things out.” My couples who book me know what my typical style of photography is. I am a huge lover of natural light, and I rarely use flash except for when shooting dim ceremonies and receptions (aka when I absolutely need to).

Nevertheless, I stepped out of my comfort zone, tried something new, attached my flash to my camera, and proceeded to take some nighttime portraits that I actually love! I told my bride that I believe everything happens for a reason. And guess what? That still proves to be true to this day. I am so happy I was forced to take a different approach for this engagement session. With that being said, I would like to challenge YOU to step out of YOUR comfort zone and try something new. You never know where it may land you!

To see more images from this engagement session, click here!

2018 Fall Mini Sessions

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It is FINALLY time for Fall Mini Sessions! I am so excited to announce my dates for my 2018 Fall Mini Sessions. In the past, I have had mini sessions all throughout the months of October – December. This year, because of my schedule, I am only offering 3 dates for Fall Mini Sessions. Fall Mini Sessions are the perfect time for updated family portraits. The images from these sessions will be great for Christmas Cards too! These sessions are also perfect for couples, children, and anyone who wants or needs updated head-shots! Because no props will be available for these quick sessions, babies must be able to sit up on their on or be held to be photographed.

Mini sessions are quick sessions that will be in 15-20 minute increments. You will receive 10 digital images with the option to purchase more. Listed below are the dates and locations for this year’s Fall Mini Sessions.

Saturday, October 6th – From 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm in Downtown Jackson

Saturday, November 10th – From 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Flowood Nature Park

Sunday, November 11th –  From 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Flowood Nature Park

If you are interested in booking a session this year, please contact me for more detailed information regarding pricing and available times. I look forward to working with new and returning clients again this year!

Jennifer & Roy | A Downtown Engagement Session in Jackson, MS

Jennifer & Roy were the real MVP’s during Saturday’s engagement session! We had the perfect weather right up until it was time for our shoot to begin. Our plans quickly changed when heavy rain and thunderstorms began. At the last minute, we moved our session into The Westin Hotel in Downtown Jackson and began our session there. After the rain ended, we decided take pictures outside of the hotel and around some of the beautiful structures within the area. As the sun was beginning to set, we took some nighttime photos which I really LOVE! I have always been known for my natural light, sunset portraits, but it was so much fun shooting at night with this gorgeous couple and utilizing the natural ambiance from the downtown lights. Here are just a few of my favorites from Jennifer & Roy’s downtown engagement session!

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Jennifer & Henry | A Downtown Jackson Engagement Session

Last Friday, Jennifer and Henry traveled from Texas to Jackson, MS, to meet with wedding vendors and to mark “take engagement photos” off of their wedding to-do list! Even though the day started off cloudy and ended in heavy thunderstorms, that did not stop us from having an amazing downtown engagement session! When I first talked to Henry & Jennifer, I knew they would be the perfect couple to work with. Meeting them both in person definitely confirmed what I already knew. Below are a few of my favorites from their engagement session! We started the engagement session at an outdoor location and ended it at one of my favorite hotels – The Westin Jackson. I cannot wait to photograph this sweet couple again next summer!

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The Mukoro Family | A Summer Family Session at the Town of Livingston

Last Thursday, I had an amazing family session with The Mukoro family again! The Mukoro family is the sweetest and I have loved having the opportunity to photograph them. Quincy and his wife Christina make the photography sessions so easy because they are such a laid back and fun loving couple. The family session was taken at the Town of Livingston, which was suggested by Christina. I love this area for photography sessions because of the old town feel that it has. One of my favorite parts of this family session was taking photos inside the candy store. Below are a few of my favorites from their family session!

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