Posted on July 10, 2010
Honored in 2009 as an Outstanding Alumna of UNF, Jen is passionate about giving back even while she works tirelessly for her business and her family. What I love about Jen is that she is so positive, encouraging, optimistic and yet real. She acknowledges challenges yet looks for possibilities. I always enjoy talking with her and getting her perspective on art, business, family, and the intersection of the three. Jen reminds me that focusing on relationships is the key to surviving, and succeeding, in both business and personal life even during challenging times.
It was a joy to photograph Jen’s three beautiful kids. Each of them has a distinct personality which I hope I captured. We met at a friend’s riverfront condo which provided colorful, amazing backdrops to these equally colorful kiddos.
To find out more about R. Roberts Gallery:
Located in Historic Avondale
3606 St. Johns Avenue, Jacksonville FL, 32205
Posted on April 13, 2010
Lately I’ve been working mostly with families with boys. It’s made me realize that if I ever were to have a son, there would be whole new learning curve to endure, but also a lot of fun to be had. This guy was quite the charmer. Did not need a second to warm up. In fact, he was less than thrilled when Mom and Dad wanted to get in on his shots.
Love this father-son moment. I must say that it’s not uncommon for dads to be the most reluctant member of the family when it comes to picture time. It’s amazing how the kids relax when Dad lets his guard down. And I guarantee that Mom will be so happy to get this shot.
He took the old “watch closely and my big lens will wink at you” trick very seriously.
What a cutie.
Posted on April 9, 2010
This family with two little boys gave me a workout! Good thing it was a little cooler than usual on this Atlanta morning. I did work up a bit of a sweat, but this is what it’s all about for me. Kids being kids, and families doing their thing.
I was excited to hear that the boys’ grandparents would be in town for their session. I absolutely love it when I get to work with multiple generations of family.
Posted on April 9, 2010
Miss M was only 12 days old when I had the honor of photographing her and her family. Mom was a classmate of mine way back, and it was wonderful to meet her sweet family and get a glimpse of the charming life she has built.
Let’s not forget about big sister. Check out these eyes.
Posted on April 1, 2010
And I mean quick. I just have a few minutes to share some shots from the last few days in Atlanta. Full posts to come AFTER my vacation. Families, I will be racing to get your galleries to you as soon as I get back!
If you are in Atlanta and missed me this time around, please join me on Facebook or check back here to see upcoming return trips. I will be posting travel dates in the next couple of weeks.
Posted on February 5, 2010
Here are highlights from a session I had with a sweet tree-climbing, spiderman loving big brother and his spunky princess of a baby sister.
Big brothers rule. Thank goodness, K seems to use his power benevolently.
I often joke with CM that a princess’s life is pretty boring. I mean, what do they actually DO? Miss L informed me that they dance with princes all day. Then she showed me her moves.
Posted on January 12, 2010
Being the youngest child of my family, and married to a first-born, I used to find it bordering on the ridiculous when my mother in law would lovingly say, “there’s just something special about the first one.” I’m not getting myself into trouble by posting this. T’s mom has long known how I felt by my eyerolls and elbows to T’s side.
But, I have to admit, it’s true. Not that the first is better or more loved. It’s that this child made you parents for the first time, and in the most traditional sense, a family. Right or wrong, so much of the joy, fear, excitement, stress and love that comes with that shift gets associated with your first child.
That’s what I was thinking about when I met this sweet and calm new family. Welcome to the world, baby A!
Posted on November 23, 2009
Miss “Inependent” is turning one this week, and although I heard she was walking, I was surprised by how mobile she already is. Not just walking, but running! This bitty thing made me work! I had so much fun chasing her around in Ortega and Avondale. While I love going into a family’s home to photograph them on their turf, I also have enjoyed exploring our historic neighborhoods on recent sessions.
Many thanks to Let Them Eat Cake! for letting us make a bit of a mess!
I love how you can glimpse Mom and Dad watching attentively from inside and outside the bakery window.
Posted on November 13, 2009
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Posted on November 1, 2009
October was so busy! Thank goodness for today’s bonus hour. It’s been a little while since I posted some pics of my own girls, so here are a few recent ones.
Just one bit of business: Mini Session dates extended through November 24! Check out Investment page for details.
We took the scenic route home from Fort Lauderdale early in the month. This is near the place we stopped for lunch.
There’s not much CM likes better than dressing up. I have to brag on my mom (Lola, to the girls). She made this Alice in Wonderland costume from scratch. CM firmly believes that Lola can fix or make just about anything!
CM’s Halloween decorations.
Funny thing about these is that this was NOT halloween.
Just my happy VC playing with her Lola.