Monday, April 28, 2008

New Blog, update your links please!!

I've been working on a new blog for a while now...doing a little here and there while images were processing and things like that. It's still not done, but I love it and wanted to put my last few session up there instead of here. You'll see why when you visit:

http://www.jennifermott.com/blog

I will not be updating here anymore. All of my old posts have been transferred to the new blog. So I'll see you there :)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

First Class of 2009 Senior Spokes Model

My first senior spokes model session of the year was tonight, and the weather couldn't have been more perfect! We had the most beautiful sunlight and sunset.

N is so gorgeous it took me FOREVER to narrow it down to a few to show off. I don't think I had a single shot that wasn't perfect!

We had a blast, N is so much fun! And very attractive to the passing truckers, ha ha! It was one honk after another all night.

I love backlighting, the light was perfect...she's glowing!


Love this spot:


This spot too:


Doesn't she have the best smile and eyes?


And finally, some FUN:


Don't forget to click to view them larger! I am working on a new blog that will show them off big, hopefully soon...

Monday, April 21, 2008

New prop and my little mommy

I had another reschedule today since it looked like rain... it's going to be busy this week, I now have something every single day. But the weather is supposed to be beautiful! Since I had my camera all ready and a new prop I haven't used yet, I took Lulee (her latest nickname) out to snap a few.

Here is my favorite new find:


She is really a mini-mommy, it's so cute!


I treated this one a little vintagy to go with the outfit and stroller:


And finally, I had to add this one in, she is really the queen of the pout! She knows how to work it! (some tell me she gets this from me, he, he...)


I know I have some emails to get back to and I will tomorrow... I decided to enjoy the weekend, and then took tonight to get the ton of orders that came in out.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Fun maternity tonight

I had a maternity session tonight...isn't mom so pretty? She is due in exactly a month, I can't wait to meet her baby girl!



I love sun flare, can you see the rainbow on their jeans? I love the light at this time of day...so gald the weather has been warming up!!



I REALLY love this shot... hopefully mom likes it too. I think her expression as she looks at her dog is priceless! It's a better watch it dog look :)



Something different, but I think I like it:



Tonight was fun guys! Can't wait to get together again in a few weeks!

I'm so excited for a nice weekend! 80 tomorrow, did I hear that right? yeah!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Back to normal

Hi! Well, my house is cleaned and organized, the dishes and laundry are done, and the fridge is full of leftovers...all signs that my in-laws just left!

And I have my computer set back up again and after a little head banging, back to normal.

Some news:

1 - The May child for the Emma Louise contest has been chosen and I will contact the family tomorrow. The rest of the families will be entered for June, that winner will be chosen April 30, if you weren't in the May drawing, email me and I will sign you up for June. Don't forget the drawings will be the end of each month now to allow more time to get the sessions scheduled in as I am "thisclose" to being fully booked until July.

2 - I am catching back up on sessions and email. I should be back on schedule with proofs and responded to all my emails tomorrow. If you are waiting for something from me please let me know!

3 - This has been in the works for a while, but I wanted to share with you all now that I have started ordering the displays... I am completely redecorating the Associates for Women's Health lobby and all other rooms. Check out their web site: http://www.associnwomenshealth.com/
They are a wonderful group of midwives and an OB in Sylvania...I know there were several of my past babies that were delivered by this group :)

4 - I know I had a 4 and now have forgotten... I suppose I can talk about the weather! Thank goodness for this warmth and sun, yeah!!

5 - Oh yeah, I am "thisclose" to being fully booked until July. Contact me soon before I close sessions to newborns only.

6 - That reminds me about the maternity special, I've had questions from the moms who have booked so far. Your maternity and newborn sessions can be any time the rest of the year, you just need to contact me before April 30.

IF you read that all, thank you!! Pictures again tomorrow yeah!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sal's Pals Cystic Fibrosis event last night!

Agh! With all that is going on here, I forgot to mention the auction I participated in last night... I just got this email, and I'm so excited that they brought in so much!!

"Thank you all that helped support Sal's Pals. We appreciate all that you do for us. We are SOOO happy to announce that last night's event made $63,500.00. Our event raises the most money in the area, and we are in the top 20 in the country! People were so generous last night, the Pinardo's are all very grateful."

Visit here: http://www.salspals.com/ for more information!

We had built in babysittters and got to go out last night! We tried the new Granite City Brewery (yummy) and saw a movie out at Fallen Timbers. Leatherheads... I loved the old time imagery, and mmmm George Clooney LOL!

Back to visiting :)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Little break, in-laws visiting

I'm a little disconnected right now... my in-laws are in town from the West coast and their sleeping area is my computer area. I have been moving my computer at night to get some work done, or I would get really behind!! But I don't have internet access when I do that. So I am checking email sporatically, if you need to talk to me ASAP, call me, my number is on my website.

I also had 3 reschedules this last week, between the weather and out of town trips. So lots to come in the weeks ahead! It also means my weekends are starting to look really busy...definitely call or email me soon if you're thinking about a session.

Ugh this weather!! I got a cool new prop I want to try out soon, but outside!!

OK...until later, enjoy the weekend if you can! I'll attach a few new favorites from the proofs I just finished:



Wednesday, April 09, 2008

MacQueens again!! Special mini-sessions...

These are going to be gorgeous, I'm so excited! I've contacted MacQueens again and got permission to hold mini sessions there again... I'm holding them in early May when the apple trees are all in full bloom...can you picture it?

I've got some great ideas for the shoot, but you'll have to contact me for more information!

This will be one of the limited mini sessions I offer each year, so if you are interested definitely let me know as soon as possible!

I know the blooms might appeal more to parent of girls, so I am going to cook up one more mini session this spring geared toward boys. I got a few good ideas and will be making phone calls this week...stay tuned and email me to hear more!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Growing up too fast...

Today I went out to see how much little B has grown since he 6 month and Christmas sessions, I can't believe he's 1 already!

We have an outdoor session scheduled for later this month, but mom and I wanted to get some in the same spots we had him for his earlier session. I LOVE doing this, I love taking photos in the same chair or bed, seeing how fast babies grow and change.

Remember this one? I use it on my materials a lot, I love it:


Here he is 6 months later:


And walking!


I love his baby blues and mom has the best hats:

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Mr. Wiggles :)

I had a newborn session today... Mr. M was born over a month early! But he was doing well and while I thought he was teeny tiny at around 5 lbs. he was bigger than his older brother had been!

Little M was a real escape artist and wiggle worm. Whenever we put him down, even when he was sleeping, his legs and arms immediately popped out and started waving all over the place. I think his mom and dad are going to have a busy little guy when he can move around on his own.

Mom is a graphics artist and has the best taste in decorating her house! I wish I had gotten the boys in more of it! Definitely next time :) I had to include this ottoman, I want one!



I love new baby wrinkles:



Big brother was such a sweetie!



I had a chance to use my New Zealand wrap, doesn't he have the best hair?



It was so nice to meet you all!

I had caught up on my emails yesterday, but I have a ton of new ones... we went to Sidecut this morning, it was so beautiful out. Then working around the yard... then my session, then dinner, then bath and bedtime. The day just flew by. And now I am going to work on getting back to everyone. If you don't hear back from me today, tomorrow for sure!

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Need to buy lottery tickets

(Warning...cheeseball ahead.)

I swear my oldest, Duncan, is the luckiest person I've ever met. He wins everything! The first sign was when we went to an indoor waterpark a few years ago, he was probably 3. We were at the arcade. One of the first games we go to, you put the token in, it rolls down and has to go in a slot to win anything. He somehow managed to hit the jackpot right away! My husband stood there for at least half an hour while the tickets kept spitting out. While we were gathering up the tickets for that one, Duncan wanted to go do the claw game. You know the one where you never win anything? Well my 3 year old runs over there, puts in one token and runs back with 2 prizes at once!

Ever since then we've seen this happen all the time. He's extremely lucky!

The latest in his string of wins happened earlier this week. Our dentist office, Dr. Zouhary and Dt. Fisher over in Rossford has a monthly contest for a stuffed animal. They've been doing this since I was a little kid going there. My brother and I never won. It sucked :P So Wednesday we got a call that Duncan won!

When he went to pick up the animal, it got even better...it was his favorite animal in the world, a turtle! Duncan has been collecting stuffed turtles for years. He's even been called a turtle, Duncan is a little pokey... always dragging behind in his own little world. But better yet, Duncan won Yertle the Turtle...the king of everything he can see. Duncan promptly told us Yertle would be king of his other stuffed animals :)



(I'm just glad my now 8 year old is still a kid enough to love his stuffed animals. I hope he hangs on for many more years)

And we ARE going to have him give us some numbers for the lottery soon!!

Friday, April 04, 2008

Senior Spokesmodels Wanted



The search is on! Apply now to be one of the limited Senior Spokesmodels from the class of '09

I know I have a lot of moms reading, do you know any juniors in high school? Your babysitters? nieces or nephews? My spokesmodels will get cool rewards and you'll get a referral credit for your own maternity, family, baby, child, or engagement session.

More details finally!! I apologize for the delay, I had to finish proofing a few sessions, get some orders in, send out my newsletter (you did get it, right? If not sign up at the right!) and now I have a few new pages worth of email replies to the newsletter...so if you are waiting on an email from me, I am working through them and will get back to you soon!!

OK, what does a Senior Spokesmodel get?

• 2 Free Session Fees - 1 now and 1 in the summer or fall when you are tan and the grass is green!
• 50 spokesmodel cards to hand out to your friends
• Proof Book
• 10 web sized images with my watermark to post on your myspace and facebook
• Photographs on my website & blog.
• $30 print credit OR 8 wallets per booked referral.
• Optional gift certificates in place of print credit

Contact me for more information and an application!

Monday, March 31, 2008

Fun girls from Sunday morning

I will write more tomorrow, but I wanted to put this sneak peek up for the fun fun family from today!

These sisters were toooo adorable! Love their shirts too...I forgot to ask mom about them.













It was so nice to meet you all! Talk to you more soon!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

NEW! Maternity special and belated Easter pictures

Happy last weekend of March!! Hopefully the snow leaves with it! It's been a while since I had a special, so I wanted to put up my favorite kind for this month:

MATERNITY SPECIAL
All maternity sessions are FREEwith the purchase of a newborn session!
Sessions must be paid and reserved before April 30th, sessions may be scheduled for anytime this year.

I'm so far behind... I finally got to my Easter pictures :) Of course Lulu was the only one dressed up and the only one who let me get some pics. Can you tell how much I enjoy having a girl after my 2 boys??





I will be back tomorrow with another new family :) After that I reserved a little time off to catch up on my mile long list and clean for my upcoming visit from my in-laws...

Speaking of cleaning, I finally got the OK to get some help cleaning, so I would LOVE for some recommendations please!!!! I'm so excited about this!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Saturday's session and a Happy Birthday to my oldest!

I am finally getting to my sneak peak for my Saturday session, I apologize to the family again!!

I had a blast, it was so nice to meet you all! And mom is a fellow artist, I really love her work...and their house was so beautifully decorated! My favorite was some of the stained glass in the windows, and the paintings of course. Mom also has the most beautiful necklaces, and offered that I could put my pictures on them, you all would love them and they would truely be something you couldn't get anywhere else :)

Here is their youngest, he was so cute with the biggest smile and dimples!! But a typical toddler, fast, busy, and easily tired out! Isn't he sweet here?

(Definitely click on these to make them larger! I've increased the size but the smaller pics don't do them justice)



I was so excited when mom and I talked about waiting for dad's tattoo to be done for a shot with his little guy... love this!



And here is their oldest, she is so adorable! She talked my ear off the whole time...so fun!!



I spotted this wedding dress hanging up, mom uses it for her art inspiration... I thought it would be so sweet for a little dress up! Isn't she stunning??



I am gearing up for Senior picture season!! I don't have all my details, but I am plan to have some reps... limited per school. The reps will get perks not available to anyone else!! Contact me now if you are interested! I will be putting up the details soon and I know the opportunities will be snapped up!

And last but not least...Happy Birthday to Duncan! I can't believe I've been a mom for 8 years now!! I've loved it so much!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Yesterday's adorable toddler :)

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Miss M and her mommy. Little Miss M was all smiles until the camera came out. It was hilarious, camera down...smiles, camera up...serious face! After a little while, she became my best buddy and wanted to climb all over me :) She also likes to sit under her crib. She was so darn cute cute cute!

Such a pretty room:




Played with some textures:



She was quite the dancer, but wouldn't you love to twirl in that pretty dress?





I met with another family today, but I am a little bit behind... my brother is in town, so we had a Wii bowling tournament last night Aidan is so obsessed with this game, he also scores up around 200 and it's so fun watching his victory dances... and watching my grown brother trash-talking a 4 year old.

I met another wonderful family today...so hopefully I will get another sneak peak up soon! But I need to go dig the Easter baskets out of the attic first.

Hope you all have a Happy Easter!

Monday, March 17, 2008

With 1 hour left...

Happy St. Patrick's day!!

I had to pull Lucy's new dress out for a little shoot in honor of today...








Back to working on proofs :)

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Birthday baby and a princess :)

I'm on a color roll... maybe it's because Spring is around the corner. But these were too pretty in color to convert to black and white yet.

You will probably recognize these two from my website at the orchard. Little sister is a St. Patty baby, so I made a trip to their house for a little cake and cute-overload!

Big sis is definitely princess material. And mom made these adorable covers for their chairs:



I'm not sure if this translates to the smaller web version, but this next one was so dreamy once I processed it that I gasped!



And the birthday girl:



Big sister was showing off her room and friends:



Doesn't she look like she belongs in a magazine in the next one? I think this is a new favorite!



Finally, the birthday girl, her crown, and Wixey's cake! Sweetness!



I hope you had a great party! It was so fun to see how much the girls have changed since the fall.