Friday, September 19, 2008

She's here!

Words cannot express the joy I felt taking these photographs. This was my first birth photography session and one that I will continue to cherish and remember forever. Mom came in on Monday morning to be induced because she was a week over due. She had a few contracts and some minor changes but for the most part, Monday had no progression towards delivery. So they gave mom a sleeping medicine so rest for the night and then try to tackle things again first thing in the morning. Tuesday morning brought lots of walking! Finally the doctor decided to break her water and give her the pit to try and help move things along. Sure enough, here comes Callie Braden, 8lbs 3oz, 20 inches long, born on Tuesday, September 16th in the evening at 8:35pm. She was beautiful! Mom and dad were so happy to have her finally here! Congratulations Bri and Bryan on your new addition to the family! Thank you so much for allowing me to capture your most intimate moment.
You are in my prayers,
Push momma!

Here SHE is!

Cut the cord dad!

Callie 8lbs 3oz born Sept. 16th 8:35pm


Saturday, September 13, 2008

Fitness For Life!

So you wanna be motivated to get into better shape? Then set a photo session half way to your goal! This incredibly amazing man is my husband! He has been working out for 45 days on a program called P90X. He will be turning the big 3-0 next month and decided that the next 30 years of his life was going to be in good health and in shape. He has done so well! I am very proud of him! He asked me if I would take some photos of him to add to a group that he belongs to. I couldn't pass up the chance to take photos of my husband. So enjoy! Jamie

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Heart Gallery of Jacksonville, Florida

Great news! One of the kids I have photograhed has been placed with a family! Praise God! This has been an amazing experience for me. Getting to know young people who are in foster care and having the privilege to photograph them in a way that portrays their personalities and reflects who the individual is on the inside. I now have had the privilege to photograph 5 children, however, I have two more planned for the month of September and several more coming our way. Our governor, Charlie Crist, just did a huge unveiling of the state's largest Heart Gallery in Tallahasee, Florida. Jacksonville was named the largest Heart Gallery in all of Florida with over 500 children photographed. If you are looking for more information on the Heart Gallery or would like to learn about how you can adopt a child that is in foster care please see their website at Check back later on for more photos of new children needing families to love them!

HEART Gallery


Alexis (Has been placed with a family!)

Mikal- Govenor's Choice of Photos at the Big Heart Gallery Event in September!


Monday, September 8, 2008

Amanda & Jason

This was a very special session to me because Amanda is my sister-in-law and best friend! She is beautiful to photograph and so was little Jeremiah. He will be due in October unless preterm labor strikes again. We took these photos in two locations. One was at a small park in Chattanooga, TN and the other in the studio. It was nice to try a new outdoor location, since most of my sessions are in Florida, it was nice to be able to take a different approach to what we photographed. There was so much character in every fence post, barn door, and flower. It was hard not to pull over and take a picture in some stranger's yard. There are a lot more photographs to edit, but these were some that stood out to me right away. Hope you enjoy! Jamie

Beautifully pregnant



Wide Load!