Thursday, November 24, 2011


We have so much to be thankful for...our families, friends, warm homes to come home to, and you...our clients!  J|S Photography would not exist if it wasn't for THANK YOU, from the bottom of our hearts for making our 'jobs' so fun and worth while.

I (Sonja) am also hijacking our blog to say how thankful I am for my great business partner because today is also Jen's birthday!!  It has been a great 2.5 years of working together on this little venture we set out on, but she is also a wonderful friend, a great mommy, a gifted photographer and I am blessed to know her (hopefully she won't mind me showing her off a little along with her sweet little family!)  Take time to wish her a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY today and also to tell those you love how thankful you are for them!

Have a BLESSED Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Waiting for their gift...

I absolutely loved this session!  It was a great setting for a maternity session and the weather was perfect that  afternoon to get some outdoor shots as well, complete with leaves still on the trees.  This is a wonderful couple expecting their first little one, right around Christmas.  They were a pleasure to photograph.  Dad came with his "game face" on and I think I really won him over once I gave him full license to sneak in a kiss whenever he wanted :)  Their interaction together and excitement was so fun and easy to capture. I can't wait to meet this baby now!  
Thanks "B & N" for a fun afternoon and we'll see you again soon!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Senior "K"

When we are gearing up in the days before a photo shoot, you can usually hear us saying "as long as it's not raining, we'll be fine!"  Well, I now will add to that "...and the wind is not blowing like a typhoon!"  We had quite the windy day for "K's" senior photos, but she was such a great sport!  We managed to a get a few in the open field where her hair was not completely covering her face, but then we headed down to one of our favorite spots by the river and had a great rest of her shoot!  Thanks for being so fun to work with "K" and letting us capture this "once in a lifetime" time for you :)  Oh, and the ones with your sister...LOVE!  I hope you like them too!

Sunday, October 23, 2011


It has been a couple years since we've done pictures for this family, so it was great to see them again! Even though we see them regularly at our church, it's always fun to see them outside of the "norm" and capture them on camera :)  Thanks for a fun session, "R" family!  Always great to see you...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

For those of you that have waited patiently....

...and for those of you who haven't been all that patient.  The wait for the sneak peeks is finally over!  That means we are that much closer to showing you your full galleries.  By 12 o'clock that day, we had taken over 1700 photos (largely due to Jen...a chronic shutter happy photographer)!! Yikes!  That's a lot of great photos that we've sorted through in the last 10 days.  
Thanks again to all the wonderful families that participated in our annual Fall Mini-Sessions. The day was perfect, the rain cooperated until the very last minute, and it was huge success in our opinion.  Just think of all of you that will have beautiful photos hanging on everyone's refrigerators this Christmas :)  We look forward to seeing what you do with your families photos!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sorry to keep you waiting....

I had great session with "B" at the location of our mini-sessions.  She's very creative and came with some fun ideas for her shoot.  The "Halloween Cat" even joined us for a few photos toward the end.  Apparently cats know if you aren't a cat lover and will follow you around trying to convince you to adore them-which he did, for most of the day.  Sorry little kitty, didn't work this time and probably won't ever :(  There are plenty of other non-cat lovers in the sea, yet to be converted. "B", thanks for a great session...enjoy your sneak peek!

baby "r"

Remember this sweet family??  They added this sweet baby boy to their family, and at 12 days old, he did just great for his session.  Got some super sleepy ones, some super sweet ones with his big sister, and a super family shot!  Who know playing peek a boo with her blankie would get such a great smile out of sweet little "e"!  Thanks for letting us capture your new family of 4!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Perfect Backdrop

I know what you are thinking...2 blog posts in less than 24 hours!  It's crazy, I know :)  Hopefully there will be many more blog posts to come in the next few weeks!  
I had a great time with this family, just like I always do.  They are the fabulous owners of a property we've used several times for other shoots we've done (not to mention their daughter-in-law is one of my best friends from college!) so it was great to be able to do their own family pics in this beautiful fall we've been having!  Thanks for your generosity in letting us use your property for a perfect backdrop for so many of our photos!  We always love spending time out there!