Thursday, September 10, 2009

Enormous Lollipops & A High School Musical Dance Party

I had the pleasure of meeting a really great family yesterday. I think this is the biggest sneak peek I have ever posted, but these girls are just so beautiful and I was having so much fun with the images that I couldn’t help myself.

The girls are 6, 4, and 2. The two older girls were really into the session, posing and hamming it up for the camera. We cranked up the High School Musical soundtrack and cut loose! The 2 year old -- not so much. Not even her mom’s purse full of Swedish Fish, my toy fart machine, a huge lollipop, or a skip thru the forest could get her in the mood for pictures. So we had to get a little bit creative, which is why you see her being waved thru the air by her dad. LOL!

The 4-year-old is currently battling childhood cancer, and her parents thought now would be an important time to document their family. I totally agree and I am truly honored that they chose me to help create their images. The family’s spirit, strength, and contagious positive attitude were evident the moment I met them, and I hope these portraits capture that. Please keep this beautiful family in your prayers and send positive thoughts their way during this challenging time.

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Edited 9/20/09 to add: Lots of people have been asking where these cute outfits came from. I just got the link to the supplier, 3.l.p Couture.

52 comments:

Megs said...

Jes, I LOVE these!! The colors are incredible, and you can feel the happiness in that family. They are wonderfully inspiring. I bet they love these, amazing job. :-)

Kathy said...

These are just beautiful. So happy they got someone who seems to have captured them all perfectly! They all look so happy - great job!!

Sharon Gartrell Photography Fort Worth said...

Wow! What a beautiful family! Great captures Jes!

Jaclyn Michele said...

These are absolutely beautiful. <3

Lary Family said...

Oh wow. You can just feel the love and strength in these gorgeous photos!

Linda said...

Awesome pictures for an awesome family!

Dreaming Tree Photography said...

Jes, to say I am impressed with your work is an understatement. You are an incredible photographer and I hope your realize that. You captured the essence of this beautiful family in such a magical way! Love every single photo and I hope that family buys a big giant canvas of the family one because I love it! ~AmAnDa~

Tracy Tisdale Photography said...

Wow, Jes, those are great. What a beautiful family.

~*Lyndsay*~ said...

Jes, GREAT shots! Beautiful family! You can feel the love in all of the photos. The family will be in my thoughts.

Marisa said...

I am speechless (and crying as I type).

Simply breathtaking! What a beautiful family, and you have captured them incredibly. <3

Kathryn Page said...

Wow, Jes. I am overwhelmed. These are so gorgeous. That little girl is simply stunning and you can just feel the love in this family. Beautiful.<3

Kelly Mendoza said...

Absolutely gorgeous images. What a beautiful family.

Lost and Found said...

Stunning photos and beautiful family

Rezika Zurch said...

wow Jess, I love it!
Beautiful, inspiring and what contagious smiles!

great job and what an adorable family!

grandmabish said...

No words can describe how amazing these photos are. Beautiful family!

Melissa said...

Pretty girls! Love these.

Jeri said...

Crying as I type. Spent my whole day at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute with my 4 year old daughter who is also battling cancer. These pictures reinforced for me the power of love and positive attitude in the healing process. My heart goes out to this family - I feel their pain. Jes, you did an amazing job. Thank you for sharing.

Kelley said...

These are so beautiful! My heart goes out to this family. You did an amazing job!

Cynthia said...

Amazing job, Jes! What a gorgeous family. You really seemed to capture the love and positive attitude they share. I will be keeping them all in my good thoughts and prayers.

Jill Rains said...

These are so wonderful! Love the colors and the smiles you caught.

Rhonda said...

These are stunning!! Great job! Beautiful smiles on everyone. I love the hat and the adorable matching skirts!

rachel said...

standing ovation. beautiful job with these. wow!

Heidi said...

Gorgeous!! LOVE them.
What a gorgeous family, LOve the 5 of them on the grass...LOVE that.
My prayers are with them
xoxo

Presumed Clear Cancer Mom said...

I'm typing this post with happy tears running down my cheeks and an enormous smile on my face... Jessica, you did it! Within minutes of meeting you, you captured the core of our family - happiness. I thank you from the very bottom of my heart.

jasperpup said...

My 5 year old and I have not met the M. family, but we have been praying for them for about a year now. We see pictures of their smiling faces often, but I've never seen something that brought them so close to us. These are amazing photos; photographer and family are to be applauded.

Trina said...

Jes: These are AWESOME!!! Such a beautiful family...and image #3 made me totally laugh out loud :) Gorgeous job!! Trina

Kelly (kkklatt) said...
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Kelly (kkklatt) said...

oops, sorry about that delete! Anyways, Love love love these pics-you can just feel the happiness and joy radiating out of this family.

Julia said...

Beautiful. The kisses on that sweet little bald head; leaves me completely speechless. Gorgeous outdoor shots too - stunning job!

Julie said...

Just gorgeous! - And what a beautiful family!!

Beth Ross said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS images! What an AWESOME experience to get to photograph this family.

Vicki said...

I read your blog weekly.

I have never commented.

Your work shown today brought me to tears.

More important than we will ever know.
Thank you for sharing

Jenn said...

Gorgeous Jessica! That family is absolutely STUNNING and blessed to have you as their photographer!

This Magic Moment said...

Ohhh Beautiful photos, beautiful family!! Love the colorful dresses!! Super-Cute!!!!

dalia said...

these are just amazing!! what a wonderful family!

Ginger aka gingerjane said...

These are just amazing and priceless photos!

What an inspiring family. Sending prayers up their way.

Bonnie Creevy said...

These are so beautiful they brought tears to my eyes. Great job on them!

The Photographer said...

AWESOME job! You are so talented!

Anonymous said...

These photos brought me to tears. They are gorgeous & inspiring.

Kristen said...

I have chills and tears in my eyes! These photos made me smile and made my heart flip flop. What gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS girls these parents are blessed with! Their smiles are incredibly contagious and beautiful!

I will keep this amazing family in my thoughts ♥

Marinda said...

Love these, Jes! What a beautiful family. You've done a fabulous job capturing their joy and love for each other. Great work!!

Leslie Morgan said...

Jes, they are absolutely gorgeous portraits! You captured their love and personalities beautifully.

They are in my thoughts and prayers as well. <3

Jolie said...

Stunning! What a beautiful family.

Bari Lynn Baskin said...

Beautiful shots. The black and white photo of the parents kissing her head and her straight on stair made me absolutely teary. Amazing.

Crazy Prop Fiends! said...

Jes... these are AMAZING! I'm so proud to be your friend, and fellow photographer... your heart is boundless!
Hugs... and so many P&PT to this family... she can beat this, and concor the Wilms!!! :)

~ Pauline ~ said...

What beautiful shots and a gorgeous family! They will treasure these photos forever.

studt4blog said...

What A-mazing energy & love you captured here! Positive thoughts & prayers to this gorgeous family during these trying times. Great Job Jes! I'm sure they are thrilled with these!

Megan said...

You can tell from these images that this is a fabulous family! Great job capturing the spirit of this loving family.

Heather said...

These are gorgeous Jes! What a happy family, it totally shines through. I am sure these pics will be a memory for a lifetime.

Elisabeth Joy Photography said...

What a beautiful family! Lovely images Jessica

Sara said...

These are gorgeous, what a beautiful family!! Your work is incredible, and these photos and their story - so touching! My prayers are with this family.

Sara Welch said...

jes these are just beautiful! what a gorgeous family!