Talk about beautiful girls, this family has two now!  Their newest little princes, Evie, has a full head of dark hair to all our delight and surprise!  I feel so honored that they called me back to capture their newest member of the family.  It is so much more special to hold a baby like Evie, knowing that I will have my own in just a matter of months.  Each one really is a miracle.

  • April 8, 2015 - 6:38 pm

    Diana - Beautiful photos, lovely family.

  • April 8, 2015 - 6:43 pm

    John Furman - Tenth one down looks like her great grandmother! Nothing against the father, but I see a ton of Moslener and Karlovitz here.

  • April 8, 2015 - 7:03 pm

    Jenna - Omg!! Love!!

  • April 8, 2015 - 7:10 pm

    Ruby - beautiful pictures and girls

  • April 8, 2015 - 7:15 pm

    Beanie - Gorgeous family! I love all of your faces off.
    Daddy holding smiling baby is my favorite!!!

  • April 8, 2015 - 7:41 pm

    Ena Jantz - I was hoping for more pictures!! They are all so beautiful (:

  • April 8, 2015 - 7:43 pm

    Phyllis - Love these!

  • April 8, 2015 - 7:50 pm

    Kaylah Karsner - Your family is so beautiful

  • April 8, 2015 - 8:18 pm

    Marlena - Adorable pictures!

  • April 8, 2015 - 8:20 pm

    Brandee Blackmore - Every single picture is beautiful. Such a lovely family.

  • April 8, 2015 - 9:05 pm

    Dora Duran - How prettiful!!!

  • April 8, 2015 - 9:08 pm

    John Callihan - Such amazing photos! I couldn’t choose just one. Beautiful!

  • April 8, 2015 - 9:27 pm

    Regan - Welcome, Evie Paige. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family.

  • April 8, 2015 - 10:13 pm

    kathy cometta - L~O~V~E is all I can say!!!

  • April 8, 2015 - 10:19 pm

    Liz Frankel - I can’t pick a favorite! They are all so equally amazing! Great job on making such beautiful babies! Congrats!

  • April 8, 2015 - 11:50 pm

    Katie Prather - Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family!

  • April 9, 2015 - 5:24 am

    Shanikwa - Cuteness!

  • April 9, 2015 - 8:43 am

    Christina Sweet - Omg love it!!!!

  • April 9, 2015 - 9:14 am

    Melissa shaljean - My beautiful girls! Aunt Mia loves you!

  • April 9, 2015 - 2:55 pm

    ryan - they are absolutely precious! love those cheeks!

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I have worked with expecting moms and newborn babies for over 8 years now, and although I always wanted to experience the joy of carrying a child of my own, I came to terms it was not in the cards for me.  The dream of becoming a mother in the “traditional” sense had long but disappeared after my divorce 5 years ago.  I never conceived in that marriage, even after trying for years, and was convinced that I was infertile.

I did not let the dream of motherhood disappear entirely. I took on the joy and challenge of parenthood through being a foster parent in 2011.  The ups and downs can be heartbreaking as parenting children with difficult pasts challenge even the most resilient of parents.  My daughter Marissa came into my life through foster care, and at 15 years old, one can imagine that the challenges and bounties have not stopped. But the story gets so much sweeter, because now I have a new partner in life to help me through this rocky road.

Last year I married the most precious man I’ve ever met.  His spirit shines for me each day, he is so gentle, loving and compassionate to each member in our household.  He accepts Marissa with all his heart and parents her like the father I wish I had.  I cannot thank God enough for the bounty of having him in my life.  But, the blessings do not stop with him, for after our recent marriage in September, it did not take long before we found out the news that we were expecting a child!

 I could not believe it at first. Even when two tests confirmed the pregnancy, I had a hard time accepting that I could carry a child.  Yet, I have gladly been proven wrong. Now six months later, I am carrying a healthy miracle baby boy. He is active and makes his presence known every day through my growing figure as well as his stronger and stronger kicks.  I never thought I would be given the opportunity to carry a precious soul inside my body, and as difficult as some days are, I know I am blessed with such a beautiful gift each and every day. As our little boy gets bigger, my emotions grow and the reality of a new soul becoming part of our life becomes more and more real. Time has passed so quickly, and I know a new beginning is closer than I realize.

My dreams of becoming a birth mother are now a growing reality. We are expecting our little miracle in July, and with his birthdate approaching in the next few months, it means that I will be taking some necessary time off from my business. And I’m going to shop for a diaper bag that suits me. I anticipate May being the last month I can take clients until the end of summer. If things go well, and I can still bend and work with my littlest clients, I will try to extend my photography time.  But I anticipate a return in the fall, and of course many pictures of our little guy in the meantime.

  • March 25, 2015 - 4:24 pm

    Jackie Ponce - You are absolutely beautiful!! Congratulations to your and your family. Alfredo and I could not be happier for you. We wish you a healthy and happy pregnancy and may your little guy have a a safe and sound arrival. God’s blessings!!!

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Nearly 6 years ago I remember taking a little road trip to photograph this family for the first time, it was a maternity session for Kaia.  It is amazing how fast time passes, children grow and families expand.  I was so thrilled to find out they were expecting their second, another precious girl, and invited me back to capture the first moments of their newest little one’s life.  Our session was lucky enough to coincide with the almond blossoms, which made a beautiful backdrop for an even more stunning expectant mom. And take a look at Kaia, she loves the camera, and it loves her too!

  • February 25, 2015 - 4:34 pm

    Christina Sweet - Beautiful family Momma♡

  • February 25, 2015 - 4:36 pm

    Nicole - These are gorgeous!

  • February 25, 2015 - 4:37 pm

    Jennifer Robinson - Lovely pictures!

  • February 25, 2015 - 4:41 pm

    Jasmin perez - These pictures are incredibly beautiful!!

  • February 25, 2015 - 4:52 pm

    Mayra - Omg these look amazing u look beautiful !!

  • February 25, 2015 - 4:57 pm

    Phyllis Ryan - Absolutely love these! So beautiful! ❤❤

  • February 25, 2015 - 4:58 pm

    Jenna - Beautiful pictures!

  • February 25, 2015 - 5:09 pm

    liana - I love them. Beautiful family!

  • February 25, 2015 - 5:13 pm

    sierra - I love these! Beautiful family and pictures!

  • February 25, 2015 - 5:29 pm

    Pakoula Vang - Love these especially the one with Kim and Steve! Kaia is absolutely adorable. Wonderfully and beautifully captured pictutes to display another miraculous moment in their lives! Congrats on every way! Stunning!

  • February 25, 2015 - 5:31 pm

    kathy cometta - Beautiful pics of the Holl family!!!!!

  • February 25, 2015 - 5:34 pm

    Elizabeth Phillips - These are Stunning!

  • February 25, 2015 - 5:47 pm

    Jenni Jacklitsch-Mollon - Gorgeous pictures of a lovely family!

  • February 25, 2015 - 5:52 pm

    Brandee Blackmore - I love the pictures they are beautiful.

  • February 25, 2015 - 6:01 pm

    marissa - Beautiful family

  • February 25, 2015 - 6:33 pm

    Gaby - Super cute baby bump!

  • February 25, 2015 - 6:56 pm

    Lily - Kim & family look beautiful!

  • February 25, 2015 - 6:58 pm

    Jami - Love these!

  • February 25, 2015 - 7:15 pm

    Crystal - Such beautiful pictures of a beautiful family!

  • February 25, 2015 - 7:25 pm

    Kaylah Karsner - Beautiful pictures for a beautiful family :)

  • February 25, 2015 - 7:32 pm

    Natalie German - Beautiful pictures and family! <3

  • February 25, 2015 - 7:54 pm

    Leigh-Ann Thornhill - Beautiful

  • February 25, 2015 - 8:28 pm

    Shelby Gonzales - Adorbz!

  • February 25, 2015 - 8:50 pm

    Heather Hillyer - Stunningly beautiful.

  • February 25, 2015 - 9:11 pm

    Laureen Tavares - Gorgeous! !!! I love you all!
    Xoxo
    Beanie

  • February 25, 2015 - 9:14 pm

    Kim Bertolotti - Beautiful Kim!

  • February 25, 2015 - 9:36 pm

    Alyssa Koncewicz - Aw these are so beautiful!

  • February 25, 2015 - 10:17 pm

    Alli Sweigard - So cute!

  • February 26, 2015 - 3:18 pm

    briseida - Last one is definitely my favorite also! You look gorgeous!

  • February 26, 2015 - 10:29 pm

    John Callihan - Beautiful family!!

  • February 28, 2015 - 8:20 am

    Katherine - Just lovely! I love the way she captured you and the family! Last one is my fave too! Beautiful Kim! Just beautiful!

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It was an absolute pleasure to meet 7 day old Charli and her family.  She melted my heart and I did not want to stop holding or photographing her.  With her sweet smiles, full head of hair and big round cheeks, she was simply irresistible!

  • January 28, 2015 - 4:07 pm

    Jen Mendez - Jamie-these are absolutely amazing-thank you for capturing the beauty and innocence of our Charli girl! I can’t wait to see the rest.

    THANK YOU!!!
    Jen

  • January 28, 2015 - 5:37 pm

    Sara - Those photos are great! Big brother did such a good job too.

  • January 28, 2015 - 10:55 pm

    Donna Newby - Oh my goodness the previews of what’s to come are amazing, truly captured the Beauty of Charli and Harrison, what sweetness. Can’t wait to see the rest! Thank you Jamie.

  • January 28, 2015 - 10:56 pm

    Bob Mendez - Trudy and I think these photos are Absolutely Beautiful! Especially love the pic with Harrison & Charli!

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Even though this family has 4 beautiful daughters, their youngest, Dawson, is the one that stole the show!  At 8 months old, it is clear to see he has one BIG personality. He made so many faces, while going though his photos on my computer, I was brought to giggles many times!

  • November 24, 2014 - 11:48 am

    Tara strong - I love the pics. My favorite is the cute pic of dad and baby. With dad from the side and baby looking at the camera!! They all look great.

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It was a pleasure meeting 7 month old Royce and his parents.  He was a happy and curious little guy, which made him that much more fun to capture!

  • November 21, 2014 - 11:31 am

    Houa vang - Hi Jamie! These look even better than I imagined! I can’t wait to see everything!! Thank you so much for capturing all these moments!

  • November 21, 2014 - 12:26 pm

    Chany Lee - beautiful family!!! <3 :)

  • November 21, 2014 - 12:29 pm

    Cindy - Royce look so happy in all of these!!!!! Super cute, nice family photo!!!! :)

  • November 21, 2014 - 12:34 pm

    Jon Thao - These pictures are wonderful!

  • November 21, 2014 - 1:30 pm

    Angel Vang - These pictures are beautiful! Such a beautiful family!

  • November 21, 2014 - 3:34 pm

    Suey Xiong - Beautiful family!

  • November 21, 2014 - 4:14 pm

    julia - Awww. I love all the pics! Your baby is just so handsome and adorable.

  • November 22, 2014 - 1:26 am

    Angel - I loved that you were able to capture such precious moments for this beautiful family!

  • November 22, 2014 - 9:40 pm

    Crystalynn Vang - Omg he is too adorable and fat! I just wanna squish his fat chubby cheeks! Lol

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Here are one of my favorite families I get to photograph, and each time I see the kids I am amazed on how much they have grown.  It seems like yesterday I photographed Taylor as a newborn, yet it has been almost 7 years!?  Children really are the way to see how fast time passes, and even with my own turning 15 years old today, I can hardly believe it is happening.

  • November 11, 2014 - 7:57 am

    Alisa Emmett - Jamie- These are as always super cute! I never know how you get everyone looking at the same time…AND with a smile but you do! Thank you

  • November 19, 2014 - 2:25 pm

    Lisa Moreno - What beautiful pictures. I really enjoyed how the pictures captured the joy of the children.

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With 3 big sisters, I know Lucas is going to be well loved, I can see it already! Each of the girls shined during the individual time with him, even little Zola at 2 years old was a little star. I’ve had the honor of photographing the sweet newborn’s of this growing family for the past several years.  Each little soul they create, just as beautiful as the next. Welcome to the world little man!

Zola is turning two soon and we could not help but capture her cuteness by herself at this precious age.

  • November 5, 2014 - 10:04 am

    Annie - Dearest Jamie, you have done it again, capturing these beautiful photographs of our family. Thank you for helping make our kids feel comfortable and keep chaos under control

  • November 5, 2014 - 10:58 am

    Annie - And for helping me look alright when I was feeling physically exhausted and not beautiful. Lots of love to our superb artist.

  • November 5, 2014 - 10:27 pm

    Patience - Jamie,
    Wow you do such an amazing job capturing great beauty. These pictures are amazing.
    Patience

  • November 8, 2014 - 8:55 am

    Camille - Beautiful pictures as always Jamie ! Of course the subject matter are my beautiful children and grandchildren!

  • November 13, 2014 - 5:49 pm

    Ellen Edmunds Groppo - These are some of the most stunningly beautiful photographs I have seen. The subjects are of course beautiful, and captured with such artful skill. I am so glad you have shared on FaceBook.

  • November 17, 2014 - 1:24 pm

    Peggy - Gorgeous fam!! Lucas is the perfect addition. I remember when Brian was 2. Seems like yesterday. The photography is lovely. Each person (big & little) with a distinct lovable personality comes through. What a delightful family!!

  • November 17, 2014 - 4:24 pm

    Tanya Hill - I love the pictures of Lucas and his family. They are absolutely adorable. You can see the love in the pictures.

  • December 9, 2014 - 11:22 pm

    Rita - You captured their sweet spirits. Thank you for your wonderful work!

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I’ve set off on another photography adventure capturing people in fanciful costumes.  Working with the fabulous Amber Creager, I am photographing her amazing creations.  I figure “Dia de los Muertos” is well suited for today, being All Hallows’ Eve. If you have a character or costumed vision you want to be captured as, please let me know, Amber is great at making fantasies come to life!

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It is that time of year again, the mornings have a slight chill, leaves are turning color, and families are taking their holiday pictures. At only 3 months old, baby Colten did fabulous during his family photo session!

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