first birthday celebration session
What a joy to celebrate little James' first birthday with a portrait session on a beautiful sunny morning!
Sunset family portrait session
High up on a hilltop overlooking the farms and the Allegheny Mountains to the west is a special piece of land for the Yoder family. This spot is where Mike and Grace got engaged, where they've enjoyed many sunsets and special moments and brought their family for years. What a privilege to photograph them in such a treasured location!
sunset family portrait session
This hilltop with incredible views of the Blue Ridge Mountains has seen four generations of family members come to enjoy the magnificent vistas. What an honor to be with the Lalleys for this special session on their family farmland, celebrating their baby girl's first birthday.
authentic • joyful • colorful
As a mom of 5, I understand the stress involved in dressing up your children and expecting them to [stop picking their noses and] stand still long enough to be photographed. Believe me when I say that I am used to temper tantrums and children who want to run off rather than stand still and smile. I aim to keep our photography sessions relaxed and fun by picking locations that provide lots of space for children to move around.. I love watching children be children and seeing the love in their eyes when they see mom and dad smiling down at them.
For all my clients, I strive for you to be as comfortable as possible so that your photographs will reflect you being you.
Capture their little smiles, the twinkle in their eyes as you tickle them, their arms around your neck...
Oh how I love photographing families! Believe me when I say that more often than not, I will find myself smiling at my computer screen when I'm editing your images. It's because of the love and adoration on the faces of moms and dads as they look down at their children, seeing that twinkle in a child's eyes as dad is tickling them or mom is whispering jokes in their ear. I want you to have those images of your family and I am ready and wiling to help you get them. Please tell me about your family and what your hopes and dreams are for your session. I'm excited to hear from you!
1. Say Hello
2. Let's book it!
A signed contract and paid session fee are required to secure your session. The session fee covers the time and talent of the photographer as well as access to styling services and client closet pieces. All digital images, prints, and wall art are sold separately.
Next, we will discuss available dates that work best for you.
This is where the fun begins! It is my joy to come along side you and help with styling and wardrobe so that your family look and feel beautiful! I offer my clients access to an online styling service as well as access to my Client Closet dresses (for women) and accessories (for children). My goal is to help you all along the way to make this as EASY and STRESS FREE for you as possible!
We will also pick out a location that is perfect for the overall look and feel of the session you want.
Yay!! We made it! We will meet and take your pictures!!
In my bag, I bring a variety of "tricks" to help keep the attention of little ones and aim to keep all of my clients (young and old) happy and our sessions feeling relaxed and natural. Sessions will include a mixture of traditional poses as well as candid lifestyle moments. Sessions typically last between 30 minutes to 1 hour. We stop when I’ve successfully captured your family’s portraits and/or if little ones are "done".
4. Portrait day!!
Within 3 weeks, you will receive your private edited gallery to preview and select which Portrait Package you would like to purchase. Prints and canvases are also available for purchase.
I want all of my clients to walk away with beautiful tangible products that they can put on their walls, which is why I include prints or prints credits in most of my packages. So often, digital images just sit on our computers/devices and we don't take that next step of printing them out. I want to break that habit and make sure my clients SEE their beautiful portraits in their homes. I'm happy to help you choose wall art that best fits your home!
5. your photographs
average client investment $425
Collections begin at $125
portrait session fee $225
To secure your family session, a $225 session fee and a signed contract are required. The session fee covers the time and talent of the photographer as well as access to styling services and client closet pieces. All digital images, prints, and wall art are sold separately.
I offer a 20% discount on Newborn session fees when you book Maternity and Newborn sessions at the same time.
We had family pictures taken by Jenny and to say we are pleased is an understatement. We’ve seen her wonderful work before but our pictures turned out better than we imagined. She was so easy to communicate with beforehand and was extremely easygoing during the shoot. She gave us some ideas of how to stand/arrange ourselves but was always open to whatever we wanted. She is a mom so she totally gets it, but because of her tricks the children willingly smiled for her, making it even more enjoyable (and successful)! It was such a quick shoot and we have so many gems to show from it. We cannot recommend her enough! Book your family portraits now!
family portrait session
Grace & Mike
I always feel such a renewed sense of joy and blessing when I get to look through our family photos. Jenny has such a gift! Thank you for sharing it with us and capturing the beauty that we see in our family. I can’t wait to get these printed!
outdoor newborn session
Sarah & Jeff
Jenny has been easy to work with each and every time she’s photographed our family, with all the stages and personalities that come along with working with kids. She is fast, personable and does lovely work. Highly recommend!
Katherine & John
Jenny does absolutely beautiful work! I just love what she does with lighting and I loved her artistry in our natural setting. She is creative and will work with you to get fun & candid pictures that show personality, as well as more traditional portraits. She makes you feel comfortable and is great with all ages. We so appreciate her and the pictures and memories she gave our family!
Joanna & Davi
Jenny recently took photos of our newborn as well as our other small children and she did a wonderful job. She had clever ways of capturing the toddlers' attention while keeping it fun for them. I appreciated that I didn't need to have all of the ideas and poses figured out... she helped with all of it. She was also quick to incorporate and execute any ideas I did have. I usually feel awkward taking photos, but Jenny made us feel comfortable and it didn't take forever to get some good shots. Now we have plenty of photos of our family and our biggest struggle is choosing which one is best - we love them all!! Thank you, Jenny!
in-home newborn Session
Brittany & Kris
Jenny is a fantastic photographer. She provides top quality photos with reasonable costs . She has photographed both of my girls numerous times for their senior photos and also did a family session. She is creative, pleasant to work with, and made us all feel comfortable. I highly recommend Jenny.
Stormi & Travis
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