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Beverly & Beau. Anniversary Session.

I have a slight photo obsession with suspenders and flower headpieces. Why? It’s all about the details, and when it comes to pretty tidbits like this, just call me smitten.

I met Beverly at photo workshop in Nashville, and when she asked me to photograph her and her hubby Beau, I was stoked. When Beverly told me about her outift and this amazing handband she was working on, I started losing sleep. I have a tendency to do that when I get uber pumped about session. I’m a freak of nature when it comes to sleeping patterns, anyways, but give me something to look forward to and I’m like a kid on Christmas Eve.

When we stumbled upon this old house with these amazing blue accents, I was floored. It provided the perfect background for the romantic morning session, and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the way all the colors tuned out! Bev and Beau looked absolutely fabulous, and I was in love with how they interacted. I think that’s one of the most amazing things about getting to photograph couples day in and day out.. it’s contagious people. You see lovebirds getting giddy and it rubs off like a magic marker tattoo. When their session was over, I was giggling and cracking jokes and smiling from ear to ear. Seriously, I think I hop on cloud 9 when I meet up with clients for these kinds of session.

As if things couldn’t get better, these two are using these images for their music website! Yup, that’s right- they two in a band called Blair West based out of Nashville, TN. You mean they are adorable AND they rock out the stage together? #inlove

Time for some photo fun to perk up your Monday…. suh-weet. Anything to overlook Mundane Mondays.. I’m there!


Amanda & Joey. Anniversary Session.


There’s something about photographing another photographer that makes me as happy as a pig in a pear tree. Yes, I just made that up, but I just had pears for breakfast. You know how my exciting breakfast items (coffee!) make it into my blog posts.

When we met up to photograph this session, I was super excited. See, Joey is a lighting ninja. He rocks it out with crazy cool off-camera lighting, and I was pretty stoked when he said we could play around with some different stuff during his shoot. Thank goodness Amanda is an amazing wife, and didn’t care to get blasted in the face a few times while we got our settings in line. ( Thank you, Amanda!) : )

If you know these two, you know they are super laid back and way awesome on too many levels. My favorite part about these two? They love each other as much as I loved photographing them. They had such a good time with it. That’s exactly what these anniversary sessions are for! Yes, it’s pretty great to have lots of images, but it’s about the experience of getting to hang with your significant other and get all cuddly for some photo ops. Need I go on about how awesome these sessions are?

If you want more info on these kinds of photo shoots, check out this blog post about them!

Now for some pictures. I just can’t wait any longer to share!



Greg Amonett - February 5, 2012 - 12:24 am

Greg pics of two of my favorite people!

Linda Layne - February 5, 2012 - 3:09 am

Joey is my nephew and I love these pictures! They are a great couple!

Jessie - February 17, 2012 - 7:08 pm

some of my favorite peeps as well, greg! : )

Jessie - February 17, 2012 - 7:08 pm

AWESOME linda :) They both are so much fun to hang with!

March Mini Sessions 2012

Woo-hoo : ) Is it mini session time already?? My ears are smiling at you. Music, pure music, I say. I’m all about fun photos with you folks! Well, I guess that’s why you’re here, huh? Perfect. Let’s get to it. Honestly, I’m impatient and ready to get all you awesome people signed up. : ) Yes, so excited.

If you’re new to the mini session extravaganza, you should know one very important thing: WE HAVE FUN! Beth and I are like super stoked to play with kids and make you feel pretty.

Here’s some photos from past mini sessions..



These sessions are photo awesomeness packed into 30 minutes. It’s perfect for the little ones and husbands. Why? Cause they LOVE these short sessions… haha : ) Get in, get out, get lots of photos to fill the frames. Happy mom! This isn’t just for families, though. I’m all about shooting couples, and I’ve also just had clients come by themselves to get some shots for their portfolios or significant other. It’s a pretty sweet way to spend the day.


What happens if it rains?

The rain date will be April 14 & 15. Please make sure you are available on this weekend, as well. I know it’s almost a month later, but this is the earliest weekend I have available with the exception of April 6 & 7, and this is Easter weekend. I felt the following weekend would be best for most families.



The location will be in Putnam County in the Baxter area. Addresses and directions will be mailed out prior to the sessions. I welcome out-of-town clients, too! I’m excited about spending this day with as many people as possible.



YOU! Come on, whatcha doin in March? Let’s get some pictures taken!


How will sign ups take place?

This the doozy. As some of you know, the last sessions filled up an hour after they were announced. Filling up so many spots at once was difficult to do through email. I will be doing things a little differently this time.

If you would like to sign up for a session, please email me here:

The email will need to include:

1)Your name

2)What kind of session (i.e. family, kids, solo, couples, etc)

3)Your contact phone number

As I receive the contact numbers, I will phone each client beginning with the first inquiry and spanning through the inquiries in order. I will contact each person until slots are filled.

Please be patient. I can’t stress this enough. I will go in order. Please give me time to go down the list. If you don’t hear back from me right away, please don’t worry. I am just filling slots and I promise I will get to you in a timely manner.

I believe being able to speak with clients directly will make this process move much more smoothly.


How much?

Sessions are $100 for a half hour and $50 for the master disc. You will get a print release with your final disc and the ability to access a print credit.

Deposits to reserve slots are requested to be mailed immediately following sign ups. The deposit amount for each session will be $50.

Side notes…

These sessions are for single/immediate families only. It’s requested that extended families book separate sessions.

These sessions are intended for lifestyle clients only. It is requested that engagements, bridals, or other wedding related sessions be directed toward private session inquiries.

Please be aware of what kind of session you are looking for and the conditions in which we will be shooting. It will be early March and chilly. It’s probably best to avoid booking newborn sessions or extremely young babies for this session. We will be shooting outdoors.


I think that’s it! I’m sorry to overload everyone on the front end, but I am hoping that this will make for a smooth booking process tomorrow night!

Registration begins at 6 pm on the dot! No early bird specials for this one folk, I will be contacting the people who email me @ 6 pm and on.  Sorry to be so precise, I just want to be fair!

Thank you again to everyone for their support! If you’re excited about mini sessions, leave me a note below in the comment section. I love to hear from you guys. <3



New Family - February 2, 2012 - 2:28 am

This is GREAT! We hope we get a slot. :) One question, how long does it typically take for us to receive the CD?

Klar Sullivan - February 2, 2012 - 2:44 am

Super excited about this mini session…they will be for Khloe’s 1 year pictures! And I already know they will be fabulous! :)

kelsey - February 2, 2012 - 2:47 am

<3! Excited about all this info! You are the best.

The Bankston's - February 2, 2012 - 2:54 am

We are stoked about mini sessions, Jessie!!! The countdown is on :)

Misty Buck - February 2, 2012 - 3:13 am

Very excited, hopefully we will be able to get a spot. I think you are very talented and Bailey and I love your work.

Jessie - February 2, 2012 - 5:29 pm

Yay! Thank you Misty!! I am excited too! Tell Bailey I said hi.. She’s such a great lady to work with :)

Jessie - February 2, 2012 - 5:29 pm

I love this, Lorie :) you rock!

Jessie - February 2, 2012 - 5:29 pm

You are the best! So glad you three are thinking of coming by again :)

Jessie - February 2, 2012 - 5:30 pm

One year?! Holy cow.. Time flies! So awesome, Klar. The suitcase picture with the pup still makes me smile!

Jessie - February 2, 2012 - 5:31 pm

Hey Amy! Since I am having 36 slots this time. The turnaround time will be longer.. probably right around 4 weeks.

Amy New - February 3, 2012 - 1:11 am

Thanks, Jessie! Can’t wait!

Bonnie & Wes. Anniversary Session.

Another anniversary session on the ole bloggity blog today! I love getting to work with couples who are celebrating their anniversaries. Whether it’s on the very day they wed or 6 months after, I just think it’s super sweet when spouses wanna get all romantic and lovey dovey for some photos on their special day.

I wanted to highlight these sessions in the blog, because I know many of you ladies want some pictures with your hubs or boyfriend.  Anniversary sessions are very similar to engagement session in that they are meant for just the two of you & they are an afternoon centered around what makes you both so awesome for each other: the fact that you’re in love! Oh, and celebrating how long the two of you have put up with each other is a pretty awesome reason to get some photos taken. haha Argh! Men! So tough to deal with, but so great to have around.

This isn’t just for married couples either! This is for ALL couples. I don’t think that only those who are getting married should be the only peeps sharing the romantic photo love. Whether you’ve been married for 10 years or dating for 2, it’s time to get some good photos together.

Being in love is worth celebrating. So let’s party..

Wanna get more information on these types of sessions & what they include? Shoot me an email!

Since we are all about discussing the fabulousness of these anniversary  session, let’s look at some pictures from Bonnie & Wes’s anniversary session…

These two are SO perfect for each other, and their laid back love of life and one another made me feel super special to be there for this big shoot. Their passion for each other  is apparent and completely adored (by me!). What can I say? I’m a hopeless romantic… ready to “aww” at every couple in heartbeat.

Watch out, I wear my heart on my sleeve. I fall for these types of sessions like 24/7. Sooooooo… if you’re needing a reason to romp in nature and love on your boo, call me : ) I like spending time with couples and taking pretty pictures. I think we’ll be good friends!



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Emilee & Darren.

Babies!!!!!!!! I am so in love with maternity sessions. Not only because it’s an AWESOME reason to take photos, but also because it’s the beginning of an amazing journey. I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate a new life than to document all  the moments leading up to the big day.

These two are super special to me because they actually came to my mini sessions a while back to get some photos taken. So, when Emilee got in touch with me last fall about scheduling her maternity in January. I was so happy for them!! It’s so cool to see couples start a family together.

We shot this session in Emilee’s grandmother’s old house. If any of you are avid blog followers, you will know places like this are so swoon-worthy to me. Like grab the smelling salts stat, I could faint over such beauty in one place. From the amazing afternoon window light to the beautiful teal colored walls in the hallway, I was in heaven.

It’s so rare that you can find such an old house in such great condition. Oh don’t worry, I was commenting every 5 seconds on how awesome this place was and if these two didn’t already know how much I <3 everything antique-y. Well, now they do.

I’m lovin’ the images from Emilee & Darren’s session! It was a good thing we shot it when we did, because little RJ was delivered soon after! Holy cow talk about timing! That’s one cool dude right there… waiting until the pictures are over until he makes his debut. That’s my kinda guy. : )