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Thoughtful Dallas Lakefront Maternity Photo Session

This was simply one of the most poignant and significant sessions I’ve had to date. This gorgeous woman is my friend Monica. She’s an extremely talented person and I’m in awe of her creative genius; she’s super stylish and full of wit and energy and she’s so so much more.

Monica is also in the midst of one of the most celebrated times of anyone’s life…pregnancy.  Yet she recently discovered that this momentous occasion has taken a tragic turn in the other direction. At her 6m mark she received a very poor prognosis for baby Hudson.  He won’t make it to term.  It’s heartbreaking news for anyone to hear and I can only imagine how difficult things must be for her right now.

She contacted me earlier this month with the news and expressed her desire to document this time in her life. She wanted something simple to remember him by and to assure that his life wasn’t in vein. How beautiful and brave, I thought. And how honored I was to help.

Monica and her best friend Ronda met me early one morning at the lake. The serenity of the lake at sunrise was simply breathtaking. The powerful nature of the session was quickly transformed into beauty, celebration and remembrance. At times my eyes filled up with tears behind the camera and at other times I was one of 3 girls giggling at the lake. The range of emotions was beautiful.

This session is what I believe photography is about: truly grabbing onto moments in life that were once here and will forever be remembered.

Monica – I’m in awe of your strength, beauty and grace and I know you will be an amazing mother …
Hudson – you are forever remembered and loved by many…

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Monica and I had an amazing time at this photo session and I’m looking forward to doing more maternity sessions.   If you are an expecting mom … please contact me today 214-534-8060.

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  • VickyHow wonderful and brave of her to document this. And what a friend you ar to give her these memories. My heart breaks at the thought of what she must be going through. Bless herReplyCancel

  • Meghan BoyerAs a photographer and a mother who lost her son at 39 weeks, this is especially touching to me. I can see the beauty in the photographs, and know the pain in the mother’s heart. Her strength is inspiring. The courage it takes to get maternity photos done in any circumstance to me is huge, but at this particular time, tremendous. My thoughts are with her.ReplyCancel

  • Carrie TJenny, thank you for sharing this very touching post. You captured Hudson’s memory beautifully.ReplyCancel

  • Amy LucyOh how my heart aches for Monica and baby Hudson. I am so glad you were able to capture this special time. These images truly are stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Kirsty-Abu DhabiSo beautiful and braveReplyCancel

  • Gail Pomareblessings to all.ReplyCancel

  • Juleswhat an unbelievable story and such incredible images full of love and life and remembrance. this is a truly inspiring session! xoxoReplyCancel

  • Sara TBeautiful story, beautiful woman. I love that you shot at dawn, as it has so much significance. I hope that your images will bring this woman and her family hope and strength. Truly a gift! xoxoReplyCancel

  • Lacey RBeautiful portraits–she is gorgeous!! I commend her for documenting this time in her life–to remember the magical moments of her pregnancy and the little life that grew within her. My heart goes out to her.ReplyCancel

  • AbbieMy heart goes out to that mama. The images are fantastic, and sure to be deeply moving for her.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Moore {Tucson AZ Photographer}Words can’t even express the emotions I feel reading this. What a hard thing to learn so far into your pregnancy. I am so glad you were able to document this for her. It will be a memory she will always have of sweet Hudson to look back on. These photos are gorgeous and I love that she is still able to smile. Thanks so much for sharing Jenny.ReplyCancel

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Multigenerational Family Country Photography Session

So get ready!  I’ll keep words short so you can enjoy this fun family session!  When one of my best friends (Karlee – the one in the purple/pink dress) asked me if I would photograph her family – I was all over it!  Then when I found out her family had this great piece of property – I thought – “really – can it get any better?”  In this first image – I’ll help you grasp who everyone is…Oh and you might remember this shot from last week from Karlee’s parents.

Top Row L to R: Karlee, Nenaw & Papaw (GPs on Karlee’s mom’s side), Sha (Karlee’s mom), Granny (GM on dad’s side).

Middle 2 gentlemen: Cole (Karlee’s brother) & Pawpaw (GF on Karlee’s dad’s side)

Bottom row L to R: Sarah (Cole’s girlfriend), Gracie (Cole’s daugther) & Phil (Karlee’s dad)

Got that???  Even if you can’t keep track – hopefully you can feel the luv!

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  • DORIANI think these could be some of my favorites! Love the location and the generations of family love!!ReplyCancel

  • Amy LucySo beautiful, Jenny. What a special family — you can totally tell how much they adore each other. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Gingerthe lighting is gorgeous..and what a sweet family!! love that truck!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tracey HocevarThese are fabulous! Way to work it with a large group!ReplyCancel

  • tabithathese are reallly, really gorgeous. REALLY gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Calliewow! Love them all! Love the old truck in these and love the mixture of shots. amazing work!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie TerronesLOVING that location! What a gorgeous shoot and fun family 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lacey RThese are fantastic, Jenny!! I love close families! And grandparents!! Karlee has some definite treasures here–in the images, as well as her family and you!!ReplyCancel

  • kara jothese are so gorgeous jenny! You can see the love in all of these pictures. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah BunchBeautiful work, as usual, Jenny! These are gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Karlee BJW – you did such an amazing job! Can’t wait to see the whole lot of em. My fam is so happy! xoxoxoxoReplyCancel

  • Stacey SThese are beautiful! I love the country setting (I would love one of those instead of the beach once in a while, lol) and the image of them in the old pickup is totally fab.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey Culver PhotographySweet family…I love the mixture of candid and posed pictures. I’m sure they will treasure these images!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Moore {Tucson AZ Photographer}I love this Jenny, it is so sweet. The old truck is a fabulous incorporation, beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

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Fun, Colorful Dallas Family Photo Session

I have been looking forward to this family session for quite a while.  We had to reschedule a bit due to crazy Texas weather – but we finally did it!!  Even though it was about 90 degrees when we shot this – we all still had a blast!  Thank you Molly for your hand in styling them – so reflective of each of their personalities.  Without further delay – meet the “B” family.  I could go on and on about each of these kids (Emily -13-  I loved her soft girly style & those EYES!;  Sophia -12 – I loved her amazing sweet energy and constant willing to help; then of course there is JP -6- he’s the kind little lego obsessed brother that completes the family).  When I step back and look at the session from the “B” family – two words keep coming to mind…FUN & LOVE.  This family is full of both!

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  • Adam Alex XsightThey look so happy! Cute family!ReplyCancel

  • Juleslove the connection in the family shot and the sibling one! gorgeous and fun!ReplyCancel

  • Amy LucyJenny, you have such a great ability to connect with your subjects and evoke natural expressions. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • shaunaMy woooord.. gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.. your tones are absolute perfection.ReplyCancel

  • LezlieGreat pics Jenny! They look wonderful,ReplyCancel

  • ValeriaBeautiful family and you captured such beautiful connection between them! I adore the one of the big sister and little brother laying down together. Awesome work, girl!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kirsty-Abu DhabiThese are adorable – I’d be buying that bottom one HUGE!! and the one of the Mum and middle daughter hugging makes my heart sing <3ReplyCancel

  • Doreen FreyGreat photos of our grandkids and the whole family. Loved them all and it will be a great keepsake.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Moore {Tucson AZ Photographer}Jenny these are beautiful. The one of the boy peeking through the legs is my FAV! These are so interactive and fun, I LOVE THEM!ReplyCancel

  • WendyJenny these are lovely!!! I love the connection between them and the personalities you captured. That last one of the three kids is perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Molly @ SmmidgeBeautiful Jenny! And a wonderful family! Loved working with you all. 🙂ReplyCancel

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