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    My name is Jess.  My hubby is Brett.  We are crazy about each other, our 4 babies, and our art.  Welcome to our world.

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Monthly Archives: April 2008

BFF’s {a birthday tribute}

Gabriel and Addy are friends. Gabriel is a passive little guy. Addy is smiley, happy… and a aggressive little woman.

They have matching Cincinnati Reds shirts (thanks Beck!), so we went out on a lovely day to play and get some shots of them together. Today is also Addy’s birthday and she is 1! YAYYY!!!:)

Here is a little tribute to the only girl who is allowed to push my boy around.:)

Gabe’s enjoying a nice breeze….

…and here comes Addy!!

“BOY! Look at yo Mama when she’s taking our PICTURE!!”

Addy got booted off.

I **LOVE** her faces.


Ok, Addy’s turn to ride, but she’s not too happy to be going second.

Gabriel is wondering if by chance, there is something on his head…


HAPPY Birthday ADDY!!! We love you!!!:)

April 16, 2008 - 4:10 pm

rebecky - Crack me up. I love my little Addy’s funny faces. She is my doll baby. Thanks Jess, the pictures are a trip.

April 16, 2008 - 4:25 pm

Anonymous - Oh, my!!! Two of the most beautiful babies ever. My grandbaby, Addy, does make the funniest faces … I’m so glad you captured several of them!

Just to think that 1 year ago today she was born a little 4lb. preemie … she didn’t waste any time catching up!

Mamaw Patty

April 16, 2008 - 5:27 pm

lucy - awww they are so funny together! i can’t believe addy is 1 today! time truly does fly! happy birthday sweet baby girl!

new changes on the horizon.

Expect to see some new stuff around here very soon.
I am a little excited.
No, I am REALLY BIG excited.


OK, not quite THIS big….
you get my point.

April 19, 2008 - 7:40 pm

rebecky - I like the change. Colorful.

{Happy Birthday} to my sweetie.

Although Brett may not be the “birthday type,” and would gladly watch it pass by without mention, I am not that way. Especially with him. Today is a special day to me, because it is the day that ***34 years ago*** (I TOLD), the love of my life came into this world.

Beyond words I love, adore, and cherish my husband. He is my best friend, someone who listens to me talk, and talk, and talk (most of the time:). He is supportive of me, and our family unit. He is the BEST Baba (what our babies call him) EVER!
He is my gift and blessing in this life, and that is why the day of his birth is so special to me. I am glad he is here, and so thankful for who he is. I don’t know what my life would be like without him.

My Brett is…

rugged and manly, yet sensitive
a lover of God
an AMAZING cook
most gorgeous husband around (who doesn’t have a clue)
vagabond at heart
winner of “best fro”
linguistics lover
logical and practical
totally hot in 70′s clothes
totally NOT hot sporting the mustache he had last winter (YUCK!)
“definer of his own fashion” (HAAAA!)
nature boy
my sounding board, every second of every day.
the holder of my heart…today and always.

I love you Brett.


Saturday Brett ran a half marathon (13 miles!) in Columbus, Ohio. He and some friends trained and ran it together. They did awesome and I am so proud of him!

We went last night to Brett’s Mama’s for a YUMMY dinner. The kids gave their gifts then too.

Brett with his Mama.:)

The best Baba around.

This person makes me:)


April 14, 2008 - 10:46 am

Z - You make me blush…I’m speechless…

The loving,


April 14, 2008 - 12:35 pm

Anonymous - have a wonderful day, Brett. Your a great husband to my dear friend and a excellent father to yo’ babies. A good man altogether.

April 14, 2008 - 2:32 pm

DITH - Happy Birthday Brett from the SMITHS!!

April 14, 2008 - 5:14 pm

lucy - happy birthday baba! if i didn’t have an already wonderful baba, i’d pick you! you are an exceptional example of a husband and father. i’m lucky to know you.

April 14, 2008 - 9:58 pm

Ashmo - Happy Birthday Betty Boo!! I Love you so! You are the best! Much Love!

April 17, 2008 - 9:02 pm

lauren c. – openField photography. - happy “belated” birthday brett!! hope it was great!! : )

Leyla ~ my new assistant

She may be 2 years old, but Leyla knows exactly WHAT she wants….and DOESN’T want.

On this particular day I was taking photos of her baby brother Zazi, but of course it just wouldn’t be fair not to get some of Leyla too….so, I asked her if she would come with Aunt Jesse out by the flowers. She wasn’t going for it. She just was not in the mood. I tried to convince her it would be the funnest, coolest thing ever if she would follow me……NOPE. Her Mama was getting a little impatient with her (: but I said, No Problemo, I will just chase her around and snap what I can.

I love shooting young children. They don’t get funny about a camera in their face. They don’t try to fake smile, pose, or worry about if you are shooting their “good” side. They pick their toes (see below),scratch their butt, make a mad face, pout. They are themselves. I LOVE IT.

Here is the ONE shot where she did what I asked….



I put her up in this chair….

and she decided it was the perfect time for some toe pickin’


After a while later we went BACK outside (I wanted to try again) and then she decide SHE WAS TAKING THE PICTURES. This is my assistant Leyla with her purple camera.

….checking her shots…

she found the perfect shot….



“LOOK Jesse!”

Now she’s happy.

Then of course Brett swings home for lunch, picks up the camera for 1 minute, and snags this beauty. WHAT??!!

Well no matter what the mood, happy or stubborn, we are crazy about this little gal.:):):)

April 16, 2008 - 4:41 pm

Anonymous - She’s a doll baby! Great shots, Jess.

Mamaw Patty