jam baby

Hi friends. :) 

If you don’t know already, let me share some exciting news: we have a baby boy on the way! He’ll be making his appearance in August if all goes as planned, and he’s already changed our lives for the better.

We’ve done a little bit of shooting here and there this spring, and have a couple more photo sessions in the works before summer is officially here. But after those, we’re officially going on hiatus/sabatical/summer & fall break.

We didn’t plan this break in the beginning, but I’ve since found that shooting is quite a bit difficult for me already. My non-pregnant self typically does all sorts of yoga-style poses, squats & lunges, and lots of running when photographing kiddos. Well, that just can’t happen right now. So with this belly, which I love so dearly, and with Jordan taking on a third job now, this break is much needed. We’ll be getting ready for baby boy all summer, and enjoying time with just us while we can.

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I’m currently at the end of week 22, and can feel our little guy dancing in my tummy as I’m typing. Right this very minute. He’s an incredible little guy, and is active just like his daddy. We’ll be sharing a little bit of this journey here, as well as some favorites from our last few clients this year. And as soon as we’re ready to shoot again, we will let it be known. :)

Love, hugs, and bebe kicks,

JAM+1

Before We Move Along | At-Home Family Session

This dear family has now moved out of this home, but have made so many wonderful memories here. We were thrilled to spend a few hours with them, documenting some of their last days there. We tried to capture everyday, simple moments. These are what we most often want to remember when we grow older, and a simple photo can trigger so many sights, sounds, and smells that might otherwise be forgotten.

Eli and Elsa, here’s just a tiny peek at your childhood home. We hope you enjoy these now, but really hope you’ll love them in another decade or two. If you’re nostalgia addicts like us, we think you will. :)

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There are many more photos coming your way, “R” family. Thank you so much for having us over, and for sharing your tasty blueberry pancake breakfast on a Saturday morning! Oh, I think I just gave myself a craving. Pancakes for breakfast tomorrow! :)

Hugs,

JAM

Blue Ridge Realists

A few weekends ago in early February, we ventured up to Hickory, NC for an art show opening. We’ve been to a few of these, but this one was special to us, as it was organized by my dear dad. He’s brought a group of artists together that are now referred to as the Blue Ridge Realists, and each one of them is incredibly talented. Their scenes of western North Carolina are so beautifully painted, and we have several of their pieces in our “art gallery hallway” upstairs in our home. Watching my dad introduce the artists was one of my favorite parts of the evening. It’s always nice to see your loved ones involved in something they’re passionate about. :)

We brought our cameras along to capture a few shots of these artists together, as it’s such a rare gathering for them. Thanks to the wonderful folks at the Hickory Museum of Art for hosting a great show! 

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Here we have almost the entire group (just missing Bob Timberlake), with my dad (also an artist) on the far right. 

The artists, from left to right are: Phillip Philbeck, Gary Freeman, Ward Nichols, Cotton Ketchie, Richard Oversmith, Jack Greenfield, John Furches, Frederick Craig Franz, and Scott Boyle.  

~JAM