This little handsome fella was born on July 27, 2013. A Saturday morning of a mostly rainy and overcast weekend. His mama (yours truly) said very early that morning that he was going to be earthside before 9:00 am, and he arrived at 8:59 am, on the dot. He was twelve days past his estimated due date (just like one of his older sisters, who was also born on the 27th day of her birth month), so mama was ready for him to do something that she anticipated! These were taken when he was 20 days old, so while he is still most definitely a newborn, he was about a week past the ideal newborn photography period, which is under 14 days of age. It took me longer to woo him to sleep than it did to take these photos; all told, it was a four-hour adventure. I’m so very glad that I did it, though. I have always wanted to try my hand at newborn photography, and who better to practice on than my own wee one? If you are interested in having your newborn photographed, please contact me as soon as possible. I will be offering newborn sessions […]
This little sweetheart was the first of my Manning sessions this weekend. She was a complete darling; no fussing, sweet smiles, and so very patient. And STRONG too…there was no molding this little girl into positions. She was still a delight to shoot. Here are a few of my favorites.
A new babe will be joining the Jenny Hooks Photography family in July of 2013! This will be my third pregnancy with a summer third trimester. My first was born in August, and my second was born in September. We are very, very excited, but it’s gonna be a hot one!
It is so appropriate that this session was my last one of the year. I’ve been photographing this baby boy since he was 12 weeks old, and it was a bit of a bittersweet session. He was walking! His mommies have been committed to making sure that each of his three-month milestone birthdays have been documented with a photo session, and now that the one-year mark has been hit, I know that I’m not going to see him or them as often now. Living in a big city with small kids is a funny thing; you may live in the same city, but being 40 minutes apart with young kiddos, you might as well live on other sides of the state! The photo sessions made us MAKE time, and I’m so happy we had it. Enough sentimentality…on to the photos! He really does get cuter and cuter every time I see him, and he’s a dream to photograph. And how gorgeous is the light inside of their home?
I challenge you to look at these photos and not crack a smile! I just can’t stop looking at them.
When a Grandmother says that there haven’t been enough photos of the grandkids lately, you oblige her! These were taken of sweet Miss S. just a week or so shy of her big nine month birthday. I also wouldn’t take photos of someone else’s child crying, but I have the rather ambitious goal of photographing all of my little ones’ expressions; happy, sad, and everything in between. My sweet girl tends to be a bit on the dramatic side (anyone else have a babe that holds their breath while they cry?), and the crying photos are because I temporarily tried to take the bear away during the shoot. I think they’re precious, and she and I will have a giggle over them when she’s got babies of her own, I’m sure. I hope you love them. I love her so.
This in-home family session was casual and completely unscripted, and totally fun! I showed up at the door with my camera, and within about 30 seconds, I was upstairs in the playroom where the kids were, and we were off! This session is exemplary of the fact that you don’t need a special wardrobe or props or location to have beautiful, meaningful photos taken. I absolutely love this family for so many reasons. The oldest little girl is poised and lovely, the twins are as sweet as can be, and the youngest is a bundle of energy; the embodiment of what it means to be a boy. Their parents are wonderful, genuine folks, and good friends to boot. The eldest daughter had her first communion this weekend, so the day called for some family portraits and fun!
I was so inspired by the buttery, bright light streaming through my bedroom windows earlier this week that I got out my camera and just photographed my girls playing in the bed. I never really need an excuse to take photographs, really…but when the light is perfect and the babies are playful, I get an urge to break out my camera that is pretty difficult to fight. These photos were taken around 9:00 in the morning in completely natural light coming through the windows in my bedroom. It was definitely one of the “golden hours” of the day. I think it is probably my favorite time to shoot. I love this session because it embodies one of my core philosophies as a photographer; you don’t need an event or a gathering or even a reason to have professional photography done. These moments in time with my girls at two-and-a-half and just-over-eight-months are now on permanent record and the memories won’t have to fade completely. These photos exemplify when you should hire a professional photographer (any random Tuesday morning with buttery light streaming in the windows) and why you should hire a professional photographer (to remember that random Tuesday, and when […]
Everybunny loves a bare baby butt, right? Happy Easter from JHP!
The colors of spring with some Easter eggs and my gorgeous curly-haired girl.
I teach two days a week, and the rest of the week, I usually have the girls at home with me. Some days drone on so slowly, I can only watch so much Little Bear, do so many puzzles, and have my “temperature taken” with Pumpkin’s little plastic thermometer from her doctor kit so many times. Some days, we go outside and draw with sidewalk chalk when it is warm enough outside for Peach to be outside too. Some days, it is a long bubble bath for Pumpkin in the middle of the afternoon. Some days, it is photo session time. Pumpkin is essentially completely over having mommy’s camera in her face, but Peach is still a perfect little model. Pumpkin was playing in her room the day that I took these of Peach, and came into the office to see what the excitement was. She, of course, wanted to get in on the action, and I managed to get some cute shots of her. Love the light in this room!
Miss S was so tickled by the stuffed polar bear that her grandmother got her for Christmas. It looks like she is deep in conversation with it! Have you ever seen a more perfectly shaped baby head?
Two of my favorite things; my husband and my littlest girl. There is so much love in this photo. Can you feel it? Just testing out the high-ISO capabilities on my new camera!