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I LOVE Family Photography Sessions at the Puyallup Fair!

It’s baaaaack! One of my very favorite places to shoot at… The Puyallup Fair! Oh man, there’s so much photography goodness about the fair! It’s a great place to capture kiddos having a blast and being themselves, couples snuggling up all cute and cozy on the ferris wheel, and I love the all the bold colors everywhere for high school senior sessions!

My husband and I went this week and I was quickly reminded of everything I love about shooting there. Here’s a couple quick iphone shots of my husband and I “doing the Puyallup” this week, followed by some professional images from one of my favorite family sessions there last fall.

If you’d like to schedule a session with JP Photography at the fair this year, contact me ASAP! jennifer@jpphotographyonline.com
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Casey – Class of 2014 // Eatonville Senior Photographer

Casey is part of my 2014 Senior Model Team! She is lots of fun to shoot with! Here’s some shots of beautiful Casey from her Model Session! Stay tuned for her Senior Session coming up next!
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Tacoma puyallup senior photographer

Tacoma puyallup senior photographer


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Springing into Wedding Season!

The most beautiful season of the year is here! Flowers in full bloom, the excitement of finally seeing sunny days, and WEDDINGS! So glad spring has arrived!

Last week some photographer friends and I decided to take full advantage of all of this springy-ness. We got together at the University of  Washington where we knew the iconic cherry trees would be in bloom. In a photographer’s world this was basically the perfect day… the weather was so warm, the campus was gorgeous, and we were enjoying it all in each other’s company. For me, that last part was much appreciated because rather than dragging my very patient husband along with me (love you!) I knew I was spending time with others that were enjoying it just as much as I was. I wasn’t worried about rushing to get my shots in and saying “Let’s just take one more” way more than one time :)  We all could have shot there all day, and it just made for such a fun time!

I haven’t even gotten to the best part yet. In order to take full advantage of said springy-ness we needed one more component to complete the perfect day… BRIDES!! We had two beautiful brides model for us, and even one brother-in-law-groom (I’ll get to that later :)  My only regret of the day was that I did not make enough time to photograph both beautiful brides. I did get the opportunity to steal Ari away for a little bit and we got some great shots!

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Ari was lots of fun to work with and such a stunning model! She has such a great look and style – basically the perfect cover girl for any bridal magazine! And her eyes are super gorgeous!

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Ari has truly been a bride and is married, but this is where the “brother-in-law-groom” comes in :)  Her husband’s brother lives in Seattle and stopped by to visit Ari while we were on campus. Of course photographers can’t turn down the opportunity to photograph and bride AND groom ;) so her brother in law was such a great sport and lets us snap a couple quick shots of the two of them strictly for modeling purposes!

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Thank you Ari and fellow photographer friends for the makings of a perfect day! Can’t wait till next time!! :)


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Holiday Mini Sessions // Puyallup Family Photographer

My  blog has been a bit lonely lately, as I’ve been busy with a rush of December Newborns and a mix of other fun sessions, but I wanted to be sure and still share some photos of the beautiful couples and families that joined me for our Holiday Mini Sessions! I had the opportunity to work with the SnowShoe Evergreen Christmas Tree farm and the family that owns it this year for our JP Holiday Event!! Their location was so beautiful and perfect for our holiday sessions. This was a fun day, and a very busy day for me with 10 Mini Sessions back-to-back, and the perfect start to the holiday season!

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I love this shot of Nathan and his mama together!
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How cute are these kiddos?! I love their festive outfits too. That little man is lookin so sharp! :)

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This is my second time photographing this fun family. I just love working with them and watching them interact. Their kiddos are such sweethearts.

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I loved this outtake of brother and sister playing together in the little Christmas trees! Cracked me up!

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This was my first time meeting this sweet family. I love that candid shot of them walking through the trees together and the shimmering morning dew on the grass.

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Isn’t she adorable, and her mama made that beautiful dress! Such a sweetie.

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Back in our high school days, Melissa and I spent many lock-ins, retreats, roadtrips, etc, together through our youth group. It was fun to reconnect with her during our session and meet her bf, Ted!

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Another high school friend joined in on the sessions and brought her sweet family. Crystal and I have known each other since second grade and now her sweet kiddos are attending our elementary school : )

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Crystal did an excellent job dressing her fam for the session.  I love how their colors and stripes coordinate but aren’t too matchy-matchy.

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Well I’m pretty darn sure that NOTHING says “Be Merry” quite like this little bundle of joy!! She was so happy, these two were a blast to work with!puyallup tacoma photographer photo

 

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These guys and I went to college together at Pacific Lutheran University. It was fun to see them again! Their little pup Sophie was so cute. Looks like she wants a kiss in this photo too! ;)

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During the afternoon, the sun lit up this willow tree so beautifully, it was perfect for photos!

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These two are expecting a baby GIRL in January! Congratulations, so excited for you Kristina & Kelly!

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Thank you to everyone who came out for a fun day of Holiday Sessions! I am so blessed to have such loyal and fun clients, fans and friends!! Merry Christmas all!! : )

Jennifer