Pure joy! I've restructured how I run my Family sessions and it looks something like this. I'm in love! Let kids be kids. They are going to rule the sessions. If they want to run, ok let's run. If they want to sit quietly on a rock, cool. Wanna pick flowers? Awesome! I love capturing these fast moving moments especially with little ones. Yep, it's a challenge but I'm game. Because they grow up so darn fast! 💕🌈👦🏻👧🏻
My beautiful grandma, Hazel Jumbo. I'm very bless to have a teacher like her. She's taught, AN still teaching me about our Díne teaching. She has like 4th degree black belt in our Díne traditional beliefs lol. Every time we talk she always ask me, sooooooo have you got married yet? Hahah, it never fails. Our last trip we drove out to Monument Valley. I took a lot photos of her, this one in particular is my favorite one. I'm sure it's different for everyone out there but, when my grandma say "Shí yazhí" (my little one). Those small words make me feel soooo safe and loved. Hopefully soon we can take another trip like that again. Love ya shí máá sání. .
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"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." - Arthur Ashe 💗👏🏼💕 I love this because I did the same thing. I used a crop sensor camera for many years. Even though I wish I had a full frame. I started out with the cheapest 50mm 1.8 plastic lens. It looked, felt and sounded like a toy! I made up my own style shoots using stuff I had in my closet. I read camera manuals over and over again because I couldn't quite grasp the technical language. I did all those things and I'm a better photographer because of it. It pushed my creativity to new levels. So, don't give up! Keep going. 💁🏻🌈💕
Sharmaine with white carnations. I think carnations get a bad rap. Filler flowers they say. But they are still flowers and have deep meanings. White ones symbolize pure love and good luck! Greeks used them during coronation ceremonies. Jini. I like how carnations bloom. Forever fluffy! Pink ones are my favorite. Give some today! 💗
Hi! Excuse me, but would you like me to take your family portraits? Yea? Awesome! You can start by following the link in my profile. If you book by the end of September you get $25 off your session! Yep! Yaaahooo! Also a great time for engagement and anniversary sessions. Oh and of course, High school seniors. I didn't forget about you. So, don't delay. Spots fill up fast, especially for family sessions. Thanks! Jen 💁🏻
Spent Sunday morning photographing @n.hubbell and her super adorable family. I adore their outfits! 💕👏🏼💗 Baby Liam loves to explore and dance. His cute ribbon shirt was especially made for this session. Made with love by his Masaní Gracie.
"...I wanna walk and not run
I wanna skip and not fall
I wanna look at the horizon and not see a building standing tall
I wanna be the only one for miles and miles
Except for maybe you and your simple smile
Oh, it sounds good to me
Yes, it sounds so good to me..."
I recently photographed Sharmaine in my tiny studio space. I normally like to work outdoors but I wanted to try something new and indoors. Its also a lot cooler. I really love how these turned out. To see more of Sharmaine's portrait session head to my blog. #linkinprofile 💗
Not all photos have to be super sharp tack in focus. We already see super sharp in our everyday lives. I love giving my images life. I love playing with a slow shutter speed. It feels like a moment trying to escape but I caught it and it's mine forever. 💕
I've always been obsess with flowers. Even as a child. I used to go out and pull them from the root and transplant them in plastic cookie trays. I wanted them indoors with me. My late masaní had a saying, "give flowers now and not until a person passes away. They wouldn't enjoy it then." Ahh, such a wise lady. 💕
Music is a huge part of our family. This is Lon's guitar from the 3rd grade. Ethan got interested in guitar in the 8th grade. So we bought him a nice one. My Dad played bass in high school. Ow! Lon's late uncle Rich recorded an album. Big time! He also entertained our wedding guests during dinner. So yea, we don't mess around when it comes to music. We love all kinds but we basically derived from country music. Not the cheap ones either but the real deals like Waylon, Cash, Dolly, and King George. 💗Who are your musical influences?
I have a thing for old rez trucks. Like all rez girls, I grew up around pickup trucks. I've used it as a place to camp out in, had picnics in the back under trees, I've had truck troubles along the road, and most notably, Dad's '79 Ford drove me down to Phoenix for college. Anyhoo, I found this one on a hill during my morning photo walk. I had several options on how to frame it but this one spoke to me more. It's as if the old truck is happy with the view and never wants to leave. 💕
Shizéédi @diinbean is up on the blog. We cruised around Oaksprings in my Dad-inlaw's pickup truck searching for light and fields of wildflowers. We didn't find neither but we did discover a cool dried up wash. Make do is always the name of the game. And I've learned how to play! Enjoy loves. 😅🌸
I woke up along side Father sun and in return he blessed me with beautiful light for my photos. A NEW personal post is up on the blog. It's from our trip home this past weekend. Along with my portrait session with Shandiin.
I love working with my People shi Diné. We have a beautiful culture full of intricate knowledge. It takes harmony and simplicity to fully embrace it. I feel the same way with my photography. I want real emotion in my photos sprinkled with softness, light and romance. This philosophy is what drives my love for photography.
Oh yeah! Feeling those weekend vibes! I'm headed home to the Rez tomorrow (W/R area) and I love to meet up for a photosession. DM if you have questions. I'm available Saturday evening and Sunday morning. HS Seniors, maternity, babies, or engagements. 💍🤰🏻👨🏻🎓👶🏻📷
A bond between a Mama and son is a strong one. We raise them to be tough but also be gentle. We teach them how to be a gentleman by opening doors for us and giving us tissues when we cry. We tell them to say, please and thank you. Yes, sons are a great blessing.
Most days you can find me on my computer reading and learning from various photography blogs. I also spend a great deal on my website. Keeping it updated by showing my latest work. I also watch a lot of YouTube tutorials on how my camera works. There's always something new to learn right?