2011 Favorites and a giveaway

I have favorite photos from every photshoot I do, however I don’t think you’d enjoy a post with that many pictures:)  I went through and found some of my very favorites over the past year.  As the photographer I probably have different favorites than clients.  I sometimes love a picture because of the lighting/composition/etc, but usually a picture that truly speaks to me is one that captures real emotion.

I just have to give a huge thank you to all of my amazing clients.  It has truly been a joy to work with each and every one of you.  I’m brainstorming how I can make my business better next year, which translates into better service and products for you!  Thank you for sticking by me and allowing me to capture precious moments with you and your loved ones.

These pictures are in no particular order…. just some of my favorites:)Make sure you read through the whole post because there is a giveaway at the bottom:)

**Giveaway is closed, we have a winner!**  Please continue reading and look through my favorites:)


As a thank you to my amazing clients I’m doing a little giveaway.

Can anyone guess how many photoshoots I did this year?  The first person to make a guess that is within 3 shoots of the correct number will receive a 12 x 12 stretched canvass with a picture you choose from one of your shoots, or a credit for a  12 x 12 stretched canvass for the next photoshoot you book.   Leave a comment to make your guess:)  Good luck!



The correct answer is 68:)  Congratulations to Brandie Muncaster who guessed 65!  A big hearty thank you to each of my clients who is a part of that 68:)

Faithy - December 21, 2011 - 10:06 am

I’m guessing 78… :)

Heather Augusto - December 21, 2011 - 10:13 am

I’ll guess….105

Tammie - December 21, 2011 - 10:14 am

I am guessing 72, I know you did 2 for me :) and I loved both!

Amber Cheong - December 21, 2011 - 10:16 am

I am guessing 120

Brenna Burton - December 21, 2011 - 10:22 am

85 :)

christy - December 21, 2011 - 10:24 am

Ahhhh…..I LOVED looking at all your favorites! So fun. And I particularly love a couple cute girls in one. Ha!

How many photo shoots? Hmmm………let me see……OK 48!
Thanks for including your anti facebook friend. LOL!

Krista - December 21, 2011 - 10:54 am


Tracue - December 21, 2011 - 11:09 am


Tracie - December 21, 2011 - 11:10 am


Mandy - December 21, 2011 - 11:11 am

I think 150! but probably more- you probably did 150 in December alone! :) You are amazing!

Tracie - December 21, 2011 - 11:11 am

oops sorry I meant 74! I re did it because I spelled my name wrong!

Jenny Riley - December 21, 2011 - 12:36 pm

103 photoshoot total :) Thanks for your amazing works, Jess

Hannah Rebekah - December 21, 2011 - 12:51 pm

Um, this is hard. But I’m going to guess 65???

Brandie Muncaster - December 21, 2011 - 1:04 pm


Sarah Reisert - December 21, 2011 - 2:46 pm

If we’re counting when you’ve done second shoots too, I’m guessing 115 shoots.

Crystal Coy - December 21, 2011 - 3:11 pm

156! You’ve been busy :)

Christina Smith - December 21, 2011 - 4:39 pm

I’ll guess…92?! I feel so special to have one of our shots make into your faves…you’re the best and I can’t wait to see what you do in 2012! :)

Allison summers - December 21, 2011 - 10:50 pm

This is hard! I’m going to guess 107 :) I feel lucky to have one of ours chosen! You are awesome Jess!

Teresa - December 22, 2011 - 2:35 am

I’m gonna guess 127 because I know you have done at least 5-6 from me alone! Also you do boudior shoots you don’t post, so I’m guessing high ;)

christy - December 27, 2011 - 8:54 am

Wow! Good guess girl. And good job Jess! Can’t wait to use you again.