A note from the photographer

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Myers Family Session

Friday, I drove to parts of Greene County I had never seen before - they were pretty by the way - to do the Myers Family photos.  I had a great setting and a wonderful family to work with (they even fed me!).  Below is a sneak peak of their day.

The beautiful background.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Olivia Act

Yesterday, I was reading a post by another photographer I follow and she was detailing her plans to participate in The Olivia Act.  The Olivia Act was started by a photographer after seeing professional photos that were recently done for one of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Connecticut.  It touched her to think how happy those parents will be to have these photographic memories from a short time before these heinous acts.  They will be something the family treasures forever.  This photographer realized that not everyone is able to afford professional photography sessions and prints, and yet, everyone deserves to have these memories.  So, she decided to offer a free 30 minute photo session to a family who otherwise could not afford this service.  Quickly, her idea spread like wildfire among her photographer friends.  And so, The Olivia Act was born.

My plan is a simple one.  I am asking everyone I know, and everyone they know, to email me (jennifer.commons@gmail.com), or message me on Facebook, the name, contact info, and a brief summary of a family they feel deserves this free session.  The family must be located in the Tri-Cities, TN region - I will go as far south as Maryville, as far east as Asheville, NC, as far west as Norton, VA, and as far north as Abingdon, VA.  I will be taking names until December 31, 2012 and will pick a winner in January 2013.  The family will receive a 30 minute photo session at their home, or weather permitting some nice outside setting, an 8x10, and a disk with high-res images.

Please get the word out to your family and friends.  I feel very strongly about this project.  I have lost many family members, as I am sure you all have, and I am truly grateful for the photos I have of them.

Thank you.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Schoondyke Christmas Shoot

Today I did the Schoondyke Christmas photos.  Things seemed to go a little quicker than usual because they were fitting me into their super busy schedule, but we still had a good time as always!!  I'm also working on a special book that has a compilation of their Chirstmas photos since 2008.  It's amazing to see how much they have grown since then!  Here's a couple of quick photos from our day.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

More Pet Photos

I went to Amy's today to get photos of Woodstock and Peppermint Patty to add to the Pet Friends Forever wall and for Christmas gifts.  Woody was sick last time and Pepper was less than cooperative!  This time went a little better!

Woody - Love his whiskers in this picture.

Peppermint Patty

Sally - she kept photo bombing!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Pet Photos with Santa

Saturday was our Pet Photos with Santa day at Pet Friends Forever.  My mom and dad drove up to help us out and dad is an awesome Santa!  Sadly, our day fell a little flat.  We only had ten dogs (three of those belonging to Amy and I) and one little girl from the shop next door.  It may have been slow, but it was still a fun experience and maybe interest will grow for next year.  Here's a peek at the pets, and little girl, who visited. *To order your photos please visit www.jcommons.smugmug.com*




Marlo, the little girl


My Sarge and his grandpa Santa!

Gizmo, Bentley, and Lilly



Lilly giving Santa a kiss

Lucy and Linus - Amy's dogs, the PFF owner

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Nothing like kittens . . .

to cure a bad mood!  One of our outside cats, Tink, has recently brought her kittens around the house to play.  We have four little cuties.  My bad mood this morning was quickly eased when I caught the kittens playing in our yard.  I sneaked out the side door and was able to capture a few pictures before they ran for shelter!

 I'm pretty sure he is saying, "It was like this when I got here."

Wow, that's a big water bowl.

Now, how do I get down.

Older cousin Frankie getting some play time.

Notice the blue paint chips on her side from rolling around on the glider - I think we need to repaint!

 The watchful eyes of Mama.

Thankfully, she likes me and trusts me!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Matthew's Christmas 2012

Catching Matthew sitting still is getting harder and harder!  And for him, it is totally a game!  I have lots of fun shots of him hitting a ball from a tee, jumping off a tree stump, and simply ignoring me, but here are a few of him actually sitting still (okay, and one running away and one jumping)!  And one of him and his mom for a possible Christmas card - Go Big Blue!

And now introducing collages!!!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

A little bit of Petography!

My friend, Amy, is opening her own business - Pet Friends Forever Daycare and Boarding, a daycare and boarding facility for dogs and cats.  She's very excited about her new venture, and I am very excited for her!  We already have plans for pet photos with Santa in December (I will post about that later).  She has also asked me to help decorate her space with photos of pets!  I was more than happy to help - I LOVE PETS!!  Amy will also be allowing me to advertise my own business in hers!! Below are some of the pictures we will hopefully be using in her space.  Oh and don't forget to check out PFF for your next daycare/boarding needs!!