| ABOUT ME |

“Wherever time may take you
in your life, remember this was beautiful.”

- “You’re So Beautiful”
~ The Pat McGuire Band

 

Hi. I’m Jaye.

I’ve always loved pictures.  Loved looking at them, loved taking them.  When I started having children, taking pictures became a way for me to freeze and keep those little moments that made up the long days of being a mother to babies and toddlers. I was always much better at snapping a photo than at jotting down a thought.  Over time, I have come to realize that most of the memories that I have from the fog of those early years are anchored in my mind by photographs that I took.  Now, I’m a mother to one high schooler (gasp!), one middle-schooler, one fifth grader and one first grader.  I still use my camera as my own personal freeze-ray gun for the many moments, mundane or extraordinary, that I want to keep forever.  (Follow me on Instagram if you’d like to see some of that!)   And here’s the icing on the cake — photography isn’t all about archiving moments for me — I’ve also found that it helps me, even when I’m not taking pictures, to see the beauty in my own life.  That’s a pretty awesome thing, I think.

 

People have told me that I’m good at capturing true connections in my images.  I’m pretty proud of that.  I’d love to be able to give families photos that tell the story of what this chapter of their lives look  like right now — the whole story, from funny faces and smiles to tickles and cuddles to relationships, and everything in between.   That’s the memory we want to hold onto, right?

 

My work has been featured in The M4H Weekly Project (HERE and HERE),  In Beauty and Chaos,  Yip Yap Girl,  Light Inspired,   The Fort Magazine,  Baby LifestylesDone Brilliantly, and  Where Women Cook.  I’ve also won some cool photo contests over at  I Heart FacesMCP Actions Project 52 and  Shutter Sisters.  I’ve got a new project that I’m working on for 2014 pairing words and pictures — you can see that HERE.  All this might give you a decent idea of what I’m about.  What matters most to YOU, though, is that a lifestyle photo session with me is a soup to nuts experience.  It starts with help planning and getting to know you a bit as a family.  It continues through a FUN session that really won’t feel like work, but rather like a relaxing and having a good time with the people you love most.  And it ends with a beautiful, tangible embodiment of that time that you get to keep.  Forever.  (Only to start all over again if, like many of my clients, you decide to ask me back again!  I love my repeat clients best … hear what some of them have to say HERE in my “Love Letters” section!)

 

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Here’s a picture of me with some of my favorite muses.November2013_001

Now, enough about me — click over here to see what my clients think about me!  (Har, har).

“And in the end, it is not the years in your life that matter. It’s the life in your years.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

Member of the following professional organizations:
  Member, Professional Photographers of AmericaProfessional Photographers of America

 
and recently chosen as Hulafrog’s most loved family photographer for 2014!!! (Yippeeee!)Hulafrogs__1_Most_Loved_Badge-Facebook-404-Family-Photography