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Tessa and Nick | Rock Creek Gardens | Puyallup Wedding Photographer

Tessa & Nick had a beautiful wedding! Tessa included so many thoughtful touches that she made herself and were very well done! I loved how their wedding was such a true celebration. They had such a fun group of guests and Nick & Tessa really seemed to cherish every moment of their first day together as husband and wife.

Tessa and I went to highschool together and it’s been so great to connect with her this year and to meet Nick! These two are so sweet together and are lots of fun to be around. I could say so much more about their awesome day, but since a picture is worth a thousand words I’ll let them do the talking. Without further adieu, here are some of my favorites from their day! More will be posted on the JP Facebook Page as well so be sure to stop by soon!

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Congratulations you two! I’m so happy for you guys! Thank you so much for having me part of your big day!

:) Jennifer

Venue: Rock Creek Gardens Puyallup | Coordinator: An Event by Kerra Lynch | Officiant: Barbara Hill | Catering: The Ram | Makeup: Chelsea Emerson


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Sandy & Brian are Married! // Gig Harbor Wedding Photographer

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I recently had the privilege of photographing Sandy and Brian’s wedding day! They had a gorgeous backyard ceremony in Gig Harbor. We made time to get some great shots of them on the harbor as well. The forecast for the day wasn’t great, but we didn’t get a drop of rain and everything turned out beautifully!

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The ceremony was full of gorgeous and thoughtful details.
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I love this moment of her dad giving her away to her groom.

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Brian wanted to be sure to include a shot with his cat, Taco! I love that it was important to him, and I LOVE it when grooms have fun ideas like this!
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Thank you so much for the opportunity to photograph your day, Sandy & Brian! Congratulations and I wish you all the best!


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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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The 2012 Highlight Reel // Tacoma Photographer

Wow!!  2012 was a big year for JP Photography! I am so blessed and thankful to have such wonderful returning clients, new clients, and new friends! Thank you all for being a part of our year.

What a relief that the world didn’t end, and we can look forward to another fantastic year ahead! :) Here’s some big moments, milestones and some favorite times from 2012…

I kicked-off 2012 by celebrating this little man turning one!! It’s such a privilege following my littlest of clients through their first year, and this guy is just so adorable with his beautiful blue eyes he always makes my job easy! :)

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A huge highlight for me this year was a special project for my JP Portfolio. This was a stylized session, Trash the Dress: Prom EditionThis was my baby for the summer, something I had planned and worked on for a long time before even shooting it. I am so happy that this was part of 2012 for me.

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On a personal/half-business note.. my husband and I bought a house this summer!! I say it’s half business because, well…  you see those big beautiful windows? That means, it’s been the PERFECT home studio setting for natural-light newborn sessions! I even created a nursery in one of the bedrooms for a private place for moms to feed and snuggle baby during breaks.  Come check it out :)

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Only the best for my JP Newborn Families :)

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2012 also brought a very fun Band Session for Emily Randolph & Innocent Bystander!! 

These guys were so fun to work with!

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I keep forgetting how exciting 2012 really was until I look back at all of these!

I had the opportunity to go down on the field at the Tacoma Rainiers Game to photograph my favorite non-profit, Peace Out, throw the first pitch! 

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Every year I go to the fair, and every year I am dying to do a session there! Well, 2012 was my year! I shot a very fun and colorful session at the fair during the golden hour of the setting sun. Photographer bliss!

This beautiful family was the icing on the cake! ..or should I say the jelly on the scone? lol, maybe I shouldn’t.

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In September, I took a huge step with JP Photography, and a huge leap of faith. JP Photography went full-time! This opened many more doors for my business, including the opportunity to shoot weekday sessions, which can be very important in Newborn Photography.

I had the opportunity to photograph so many beautiful newborns since going full-time. For the sake of keeping my readers, here’s just one of those beautiful babes.

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In 2012 I offered my first (likely annual) Holiday Mini Sessions for clients, and boy were these a hit!

This was a fun, fast-paced day with 10 back-to-back sessions!

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I could go on and on sharing my beautiful clients of 2012 :) Thank you all for being a part of my year. Returning & new clients, and those of you who’ve referred JP, I appreciate you all so much!!  Looking forward to 2013!!

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Happy New Year!

Jennifer