I am still alive. I’m still shooting, and I’m still in business. As I mentioned earlier, we moved to Louisville, Kentucky. I have been busy unpacking, adjusting and getting settled into our new area and home. It has been a full time job! I absolutely love Kentucky. It is beautiful here and everyone we’ve met has been wonderful. We couldn’t be happier with our transition. I have still been doing a bit of shooting during the transition, but my blogging has gone by the wayside with my time being limited and my focus being on getting my family transitioned. I’m hoping now to get caught up a bit with the blog. I’ve been working on some photos for my friend Lisa. She has been cutting my hair for about 10 years now and I wish dearly I could move her to Louisville so I can keep getting wonderful haircuts. :) She’s fabulous and her daughter is a breath of fresh air. I’m so glad we could get a shoot in of her cute little family before I left for Louisville. Here are a few of my favorites…
As of May 18th, 2013, we will be residents of Louisville, KY. My business will reside in KY and serve the greater Louisville area……AND the Kansas City area. I will be back in KC in the Fall for portrait sessions. Be sure to contact me soon if you are interested in booking a session this Fall. Space will be limited and will fill up quickly! We are moving to Kentucky because my husband received a promotion through work. We are very excited for our new adventure. The transition hasn’t come without a few tears, though. We’ve lived in Kansas City for almost 13 years now. This is all my kids know. They are excited, but also understandably nervous. What is very interesting about this move is that 2 years ago some friends of ours moved to Louisville. In fact, their daughter Hadley was my photography assistant for a while (and an awesome one at that!) They flew me out last October to do Hadley and Conner’s senior pictures. It was beautiful there! We had some great backdrops for portraits. I had no idea when I was there shooting pictures that my husband would be applying for a job in Louisville the following month! The opportunity felt right so we went for it and off we go to Louisville now. Here are some of the pictures I captured of Hadley and Conner last Fall. I’ve also included some of their album spreads. Congrats on making it through High School Hadley and Conner!! I’m so excited and proud of both of you.
Oh my! Let’s face it…I’m awful at blogging. Busy season rolls around and I fail to make time to blog. It would be ideal to share more of the work I’m currently shooting, but it seems when my schedule is jam packed full, I have to put my time where it matters most – attending to the current needs of those clients (after my family responsibilities, of coarse….I’m just speaking from a business perspective here.) My time gets consumed with shoots, location scouting, meeting with clients, attending to emails, editing, more editing, and then some more editing. Then there’s albums, cards, & storyboards to design. Did I mention the editing? What is my favorite part of it all? Well, I like all of it, but my favorite is actually being out shooting and working with these fabulous people in front of my camera. Now that things have slowed down a bit, I’m hoping to catch up on sharing some of my work from this last Fall.
I do just want to add that I have been sharing some updates on Facebook, so I haven’t been totally off the cyber grid when it comes to exposing my current work. If you haven’t visited my Facebook page, then be sure to do so. You are likely to stay current with the work of J.Fields Photography that way. In the meantime, I’m going to work on being a more consistent blogger.
Many of you may know I LOVE KANSAS SKIES. Actually, I just love cool skies in general and love to incorporate them into portraits when I can. It seemed this last Fall was a great season with so many wonderful sky opportunities. Here are a few of my favorites (minus the few I already posted in the previous post about high school senior boys.)
I have a lot of cool sky pictures by this red truck, but the skies in this session were amazing!
I definitely photograph more senior girls than boys, but it is always fun to see what each guy brings to the session. For some it is about sports, others about cars, and some are into skateboarding, break dancing, guitar playing, gaming, Lego’s, art, music, etc. Whatever it is, I appreciate that each session is unique and I love it when the guys want to incorporate their interests into their senior portraits. Admittedly, most all senior boys get their pictures taken for their mothers, but all seem to somewhat enjoy the session. They realize it isn’t so bad after all. Here is just a handful of pictures from a few senior boy sessions.
I had so much fun editing and shooting this session. I’ve been excited to share some images from Maddie’s session. She is beautiful inside and out! Make-up was done by Linda Blomeyer with NARS Cosmetics. Linda did an amazing job with Maddie’s make-up. Best of wishes to you Maddie. Thank you for choosing me as your photographer.
Oh my goodness is it ever HOT!! I told my kiddos they could play in the sprinkler in the yard (cool them down and water the grass at the same time!) I love Summer sprinkler pictures so I grabbed my camera before heading out the door. Anyone up for a Summer sprinkler session let me know!! After sprinklers we can grab some shots of your kids eating huge slices of watermelon…or ice cream! Yum! What kid wouldn’t love a photo session like that. Fun and natural!
On the day of Addi’s session it was super windy. So windy, in fact, that I thought we’d have to call the session short and finish another day. Thankfully, the wind ended up not being too bad after all. I think we all were a little cooler because of it. Here is a small sneak peak of Addi’s session. We did this session in Louisburg.
Molly is my senior rep from Blue Valley West High School. Seniors are my absolute favorite subjects to photograph. I love the age and I love what each senior brings to the session. It never get’s boring! Molly was fun to work with and having her friend Hannah come along was the perfect addition to help bring out the laughter. We chose an urban setting for Molly’s pictures. Hair and Makeup done by the fabulous Melissa Evans.
I love this time of year when everything is fresh and green and the temperature is perfect. I loved this session too. We chose a country setting for this girl’s 10 year old portraits and I just loved that she brought her little dog, Hank, along for some pictures too. Check out his adorable little hat! I think Hank loved having his picture taken…and I think he actually liked wearing the hat!