We’re HIRING!

We're hiring 2015
Hiring is always a bit stressful for me, but also fun! I have had some FANTASTIC peeps come in a “work” at JPP, and I want to continue that streak! Email me your resume, your WHY, and let’s chat!

Flexibility is a must, and a desire to make people happy. People pleasing and capturing memories is what we do!!

Sweet Caroline {birth photography}

The birth of a child is magical, miraculous, emotional, beautiful, and a blessing. Next to weddings, capturing the live birth of a baby is my next favorite session to be a part of. Knowing how precious and intimate this time is, I am completely honored to be invited in to be a part of it and witness such a blessing.

The first few minutes, the first bath, the first cries, the first time meeting parents &  grandparents…

I cannot tell you how every time I get to photograph a birth I have to pinch myself because I’m still just so in awe of this wonder, and the honor of being invited to be a part of it! There are no words!

and…. then I get to hold the baby and of course, dad grabs the camera to snap a few shots of me!

If you would like to learn more about documenting the birth of your baby I’d be happy to explain how I photograph hospital as well as home births. Contact me via email or phone!

xoxo

Just For Clicks & how March is coming in like a Lion…

So much going on in March I just had to fill you in! Prepare… this may be a long blog post!

March 1st kicked off our wedding season with Jessica and Calvin’s wedding at the amazing

Hilton Garden Inn in Perrysburg. Calvin serves in our United States Air Force and I was honored to be chosen to capture their nuptials.

 

Second on the agenda was our very first official Just For Clicks beginner workshop held on March 2nd!

I do not consider myself a techie, nor do I think I’m the best at what I do. I simply LOVE what I do. And, I love LOVE.

Over the past few years I have been asked to host/teach a workshop. I actually did help a fellow photog teach one last year and it went pretty well. Then I started getting more inquiries about another. It was mostly “hey, can I just take you out to lunch and have you show me some things about my camera?” And as much as I love my friends and acquaintances, there is no way I could do that over and over. (especially since I have a business to run here!) So, I decided to offer a beginner mini workshop, teaching the basics of aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Simple enough, right? Except that one thing leads to another and I just LOVE how it all works together and I want to keep going and going and going… sure to confuse these eager lil beavers!

The peeps that signed up for this class were amazing! (the image above is missing three attendees who had to leave early)

A handful of them have signed up for our Advanced JUST FOR CLICKS 2 on April 6, which will recap the basics, have a shoot out with a model, and learn basic workflow. I cannot wait to share more of what I know. After all, I have had FIVE local photographers start out working for me and have now started their own successful businesses. I guess I teach okay, eh???

{Annmarie & Chad, due with their first blessing April 9}

The third big thing happening around here is BABIES! Lots and Lots of babies being born in the next few months, and although I have photographed many live births in hospitals, this month~ in just a couple weeks~ I get to capture my first at home birth! Wahoo! So excited for a family welcoming their 5th child!

On a few personal notes, my oldest son has just left for his first six month deployment overseas, away from his wife and all of us. We have faith that God will care for him and keep him safe along with his fellow military brothers. As this happens, our youngest son will be completely Navy bootcamp and graduating in just a couple more weeks!! A week after that, our new son in law will be leaving to start his commission and Air force fighter pilot training. We ARE a military family! God bless them all!

I’m off to finish up some editing and get my sheets out of the dryer!

 

 

 

 

 

Kate, the iphoneographer

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I am one of those people who LOVE Instagram, playing with the filters and sharing immediately. I will usually take a bunch of photos during a session and Instagram them, then message them to my clients and upload to Facebook so they can use them on their profile page.

We ( Kate and I) will be on a photo shoot and I’ll be like” hand my my iphone please ” or she will beat me to it and break it out because she knows I would soon, and snap away! Here is Kate as the iphoneographer!

I’m not gonna lie, it kinda makes me crazy when I see all the photos on Instagram that were obviously taken with their pro camera then uploaded to their phone and tweaked via IG, then uploaded. I just love those images right from my phone! That’s the fun of it!!

happy IG-ing peeps!