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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: December 2010

a fond farewell to 2010….

What a year it has been….we had a great 2010!

I look at my life at this point and compare it to last year, and I honestly feel like a new person. This past year has been such a reflective and introspective one for me; a time of change- of reevaluation. In my constant search for BALANCE, I’m learning to view things with new eyes. I see growth- in my personal life, in our family, in our business. But I still see so many more goals that I want to accomplish…..(but much more on that later).

This morning we enjoyed a great breakfast as a family. We read the bible, and then Priya and I did some knitting. I also spent some time looking back at our year in photo sessions. Quickly, I grabbed a sampling from each shoot of 2010- minus a couple weddings that are still in the works….

Thank you to all the wonderful people that invited us into your lives for a moment. Each of you in turn gave something to us, and we truly feel honored to have documented bits and pieces of who you are.

xo~ jess + brett

December 31, 2010 - 7:16 pm

Stephanie Lyell - Beautiful best of 2010 :) I really enjoy your work!

January 1, 2011 - 4:23 am

Vanessa - I’m a really big fan of your job, i wich you another new year full of creativity and successful and ♥

Vanessa

January 1, 2011 - 4:24 am

Vanessa - work * ;)

January 1, 2011 - 2:59 pm

Gail - Now that’s what I call living it up professionally in 2010! WONDERFUL work you guys! Loved seeing these all in review since I can still remember so many of the full posts so well!

January 2, 2011 - 2:07 pm

Mike Olbinski - Beautiful work guys, a stellar year…looking forward to seeing what you guys do in 2011!

January 3, 2011 - 10:28 am

Lisa Scherer - Your work is so inspiring and beautiful! Hope your 2011 is just as fabulous.

January 4, 2011 - 1:54 pm

Amanda Wilcher - Love it all. So stunning. Can’t wait to see 2011!!

January 11, 2011 - 3:15 pm

Janica - Hey! Where’s Team Boles? ;)

January 25, 2011 - 5:33 am

Luvlee - Awesomeness xxx :) I love the tippytoe kiss and all of your lovely picnics!

February 9, 2011 - 10:32 pm

Lorenzo - Hey guys… the top left photo in this set …
Special …
Very special …
Your work digs…
Deep.

twelve.

4,383 days

105,192 hours

6,311,520 minutes

378,691,200 seconds

12 years

I can’t recall how many minutes were spent arguing, discussing, or planning.  I don’t know the exact amount of time we spent holding hands, or being apart.  Looking back over the last 12 years there is one thing I see; a wonderfully blessed life.

Time well spent.

Trial and error, joy and tears.

Time loving and growing along side one another.

Happy twelve years sweetheart.

December 23, 2010 - 1:55 pm

Kelly - Congratulations!!! You are way too young to have been married for 12 years already!! :) Looking forward to seeing you soon!

December 23, 2010 - 2:02 pm

Gail - Love and congrats you two. This is beautiful.

December 23, 2010 - 2:15 pm

Chelle Nicole - Congratulations and many blessings on the next twelve!

December 24, 2010 - 12:47 am

Ellee - Happy Happy Happy Anniversary!

December 24, 2010 - 7:47 am

Jess W. - Happy 12 years, guys! Love ya!

December 24, 2010 - 8:50 pm

patty - love this post and especially, that photo. congratulations to you both!

December 25, 2010 - 7:25 pm

Teri - beautiful! congratulations!!! :)

December 30, 2010 - 12:52 pm

maggie - Happy 12 years! You guys inspire…your love is so beautiful.

chloe turns four

This little gal turned four the first week of December, and I was thrilled to capture some birthday portraits of her!  It has been a little while since I have seen her, and I was shocked at how much she had grown. You see, I have been photographing her since she was in her Mama’s belly, and I was even there when she was born.  Click HERE for a recap of some past sessions with her, although I think I missed THIS one too.  So even though I have a history with this sweet faced blondie, she didn’t really remember me when I saw her.  Instead, she had quite the serious face with me for a while.  But look at that face! What a DOLL!!

Towards the end of the session we went out to play in the snow and **SURPRISE** I got some SMILES!

Oh to be four!  A handful of snow to throw is all it takes to make life joyous! :)

December 15, 2010 - 11:43 am

Mike Olbinski - Really, really great shots!

December 15, 2010 - 12:39 pm

Lana - Love it, Jess and Bret :) Light is beautiful, lil girl is just adorable. I actualy loved serious faces in the begining and some smiles at the end :) Great job!

December 15, 2010 - 12:47 pm

mel - that last frame is perfect. says it all.

December 15, 2010 - 1:13 pm

Kelly - Gorgeous girl! love the last couple in the snow…you definitely captured what I image her personality to be :)

December 15, 2010 - 3:42 pm

Barb - Great shots! Do you have a “license” to shoot at Krohn? The last time I took people there (about a year ago), some little old lady drug me down the the offices in the basement and told me that I had to pay them a $150 license fee to take photos there if I had a “fancy camera” or they’d take my CF card. They treated me like I was a criminal, while plenty of people were doing photos upstairs in the main area. I’ll never go back.

December 15, 2010 - 8:54 pm

Cassie - Oh, I LOVE that first shot. I would love to have a shot of that like myself when I was a little girl to show my kids someday.

December 16, 2010 - 4:28 am

arenda - these are beautiful! what a little cutie! :)

December 17, 2010 - 9:14 pm

Jess W. - wow, 4 yrs? i was with you when you photographed her mama while she was pregnant with chloe. time flies. i love the outside pictures of her.

happy birthday, evie mae {one year}

Just a little over a year ago, this sweetie pie girl was born to one of my dearest friends, Tracy. Evie is such a fun, outgoing, and smiley one year old.  She was melting my heart, (and making my ovaries hurt) with all her little gal cuteness!!

*serious heart explosions over here*

Then her big “bub” came home and she was so happy.

“Hi bub! Hi bub!”

And if that doesn’t make your Friday a little more smiley, I don’t know what possibly could. ;)

December 10, 2010 - 11:01 am

AmyPunky Photography - Cutie pie!!!!

December 10, 2010 - 11:04 am

Cassie - That tummy!!!

This makes me want a girl. Bad.

December 10, 2010 - 11:26 am

Stephanie Lyell - I’ve been following your blog for a couple of weeks now…I’m a photographer in Lexington, KY…anywhoo..I love this shoot and your style :) it’s wonderful

December 10, 2010 - 11:47 am

JJ - One again Jess, you have done an awesome job capturing Evie Mae and her Bub. I’m so proud to be related to all this cuteness!
(-:
Auntie J

December 10, 2010 - 3:52 pm

Janica - Ohhhhh Jess… These are PRECIOUS. What a beautiful child; captured perfectly.

December 10, 2010 - 10:25 pm

meredith - Wow. Electric eyes!

December 11, 2010 - 8:15 am

Jess W. - She is so precious!!! Love these!

December 19, 2010 - 8:21 pm

wrecklessgirl - wow . so absolutely gorgeous .. the indoor, natural-light images are STUNNING! i can’t wait to have my own babies for you to photograph! :)