Winter Maternity Session | Ryan & Kristen

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Winter Maternity Session

Winter is here and it’s starting to get pretty cold in the North State. But this amazing couple didn’t let the early morning chill affect them! They rolled through the session without a shiver or even goosebumps. Amazing! I am so excited for Ryan & Kristen! It was a pleasure getting to capture them and their cute little boy before the new baby arrives.

Pregnancy is a wonderful thing. Getting to document this special event in people’s lives is always a joy to me! Hence why I was so excited when Kristen contacted me for a Maternity & Newborn package! I can’t wait to meet the new little one. I asked Kristen if they’re expecting a baby boy or baby girl and she told me they are waiting til the delivery to find out! So brave! I never could do that. Matt tells me I’m too much of a control freak. Ha! I gotta have everything all planned out and set beforehand. Hehe. No not really. At least not all the time… :)

Kristen had two outfits picked out and they both complimented her perfectly! It can be hard to pick the right dress, especially when you’re almost to the end of pregnancy, but she nailed it! And did I mention she stepped into the freezing cold Sacramento River without hesitation? This couple was great to work with!

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 What a sweet family!!!

What a sweet family!!!

 See what I mean about how brave she is?! Gorgeous!

See what I mean about how brave she is?! Gorgeous!

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 Love this one!

Love this one!

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Meet My Family!

Each year we try to all get together for family pictures. We couldn’t quite get everyone at the same time so we did two different sessions. I am so thankful for my beautiful family and the joy that family brings. One of my favorite saying is “It’s a good life living for God”. And it’s so true! Looking over life and everything that has come my way, God has been with me every step of the way, holding my hand and leading me forward. And it’s not over yet! So now I’m excited to see where He leads me next.

I hope everyone enjoys the Holidays! Remember to stop, take a breath during this busy time, and appreciate what is most important to you in life.

Merry Christmas!

-Jen

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 So thankful for Matt’s mom! And my cute little niece and nephew! And also for Jazz, our “adopted” 4th daughter! Haha! Not really, but we sure love having her around that she feels just like family. :)

So thankful for Matt’s mom! And my cute little niece and nephew! And also for Jazz, our “adopted” 4th daughter! Haha! Not really, but we sure love having her around that she feels just like family. :)

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 This is about the closest to a smile that my little nephew, Wayne, would give me! haha!

This is about the closest to a smile that my little nephew, Wayne, would give me! haha!

 LOVE!! :) Proud of Emily taking these shots for us!!

LOVE!! :) Proud of Emily taking these shots for us!!

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 So thankful for my sister, bro-in-law, and adorable little nephew.

So thankful for my sister, bro-in-law, and adorable little nephew.

 My wonderful parents! I am so incredibly blessed! I wouldn’t trade these two for anybody else’s parents! :) Love them both so very much.

My wonderful parents! I am so incredibly blessed! I wouldn’t trade these two for anybody else’s parents! :) Love them both so very much.

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Jiggs & Juanita | Family Portraits, Tehama County Courhouse

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Family Portraits at the Old Courthouse

Juanita and I have been planning their family pictures for quite a while! And when it came down to it, their outfits were perfect, the location was perfect, the time was perfect, it was just perfect!! The smoke in the area was pretty bad in the days before the shoot but Thank God it cleared up just enough so we didn’t have to cancel!! :)

The Tehama County Courthouse (well the old one now since they built a new one on Walnut Street), is one of my favorite places to photograph in Red Bluff. The vintage columns, the brick, the marble entryway, the stairs leading up to the columns, the landscaping around it! Just lots of fun and beautiful options! (Ya’ll are going to die when you get further down the post and see the image of baby Karishma on the marble entry! Magazine cover worthy!!!)

Juanita and I have worked together for over a year now at Walker Printing on Walnut Street. I so appreciate her! She’s a hard worker and I know that if I give her something to do, it will get done and I don’t have to worry about it. Unfortunately workers like this are hard to find, so she’s a major keeper!!! Everyone in the shop just loves her. :)

Jiggs’ uncle has a collection of antique cameras! They brought a couple of them to use as props and the one of Juanita acting like she’s taking a photograph of me is just my favorite! So fun! I’d love to eventually start a collection like that. So cool!! And they work too! Just would need film in them though…

Jiggs & Juanita, you have a beautiful family! And it was an honor to get to capture you all! Hope you have an amazing Holiday Season, filled with love and lots of laughter.

God bless!

-Jen

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 Adorable siblings right?!?!?!

Adorable siblings right?!?!?!

 See what I mean about the awesome vintage camera!!! So cool!

See what I mean about the awesome vintage camera!!! So cool!

 I just love this image of Jiggs & Karishma!

I just love this image of Jiggs & Karishma!

 Simply GORGEOUS!!! You’re so beautiful Juanita!!

Simply GORGEOUS!!! You’re so beautiful Juanita!!

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 Here it is!! Isn’t she adorable!!!!! I can’t get over it. I just love this image of Karishma! Juanita, we gotta do a Canvas Print of this!

Here it is!! Isn’t she adorable!!!!! I can’t get over it. I just love this image of Karishma! Juanita, we gotta do a Canvas Print of this!

 Handsome boys!

Handsome boys!

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