Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I Heart Faces: Orchard

I think Miss Molly is the epitome of fun at the orchard as she rocked the tractor!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

A Change is Gonna Come

Moving day has arrived here at the Jeune Girl Factory. All of my crafts and photographs are moving themselves over to a new and improved blog/site. This hybrid encompasses everything I need to run my "empire" (as I refer to it). Under one roof (or under one cute header) clients and fans can view my crafts and photographs. Photography clients will be able to view their session proofs and order prints. Craft clients can now order (and pay) through an online gallery as well.

I hope to see you all over there at the new site!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Booking Blitz Week One Continues!

The rest of week one of the booking bonanza was great. I was able to meet some new families as well as have some sessions with familiar faces. The weather was fantastic (though a bit on the hot side... well ... it is August after all)

I met this family at a local historic home near my house. Big sister was such a ham while her little sister was more on the shy side... but equally as cute.

I had to drive down to Beacon to meet my next cutie but it was worth the trip as I was able to see her gorgeous nursery and spend some time getting to know her in her own surroundings. Being a one year old... getting her to pose for pictures was tricky so I also got a good workout!

I think everyone should decorate with owls... loved this guy!

How do you get a one year old to sit still? Put her on a cute rocking horse!

The V Trio! This was my second shoot with this great family. Their mom is the unofficial president of my fan club so I am always happy to see these beauties. I will be seeing them again in October.... so maybe we'll book again in the winter and they will be my "girls for all seasons"

Keep checking back for more updates and I will be posting pics from the Booking Blitz... Week 2!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Booking Blitz!

Again, I apologize for being a bad blogger... I admit that I don't update as much as I should. For the last 2 weeks my daughters have been off to farm camp so I took the opportunity to plan a "booking blitz" for those days. I did this in an attempt to see what my professional life may look like after my girls both start school full time in September. It was a WHIRLWIND. I had booked out 13 straight days of shoots (one of which had 2 shoots!). I did end up rescheduling one shoot so I was out with my camera 12 out of 13 days. It was great to see how I will be juggling my time come this fall when I plan on being really busy. Once those leaves start changing people will want to be out getting their photos taken and I'm so excited.

I out on Sunday, August 1 with a great shoot with an adorable newborn. You may remember his gorgeous mom from an earlier maternity shoot. Little J was bright eyed and busy tailed when I met him so I actually stopped by to see him a week later to get some sleepy shots.... the baby dictates the shoot! (plus it gave me an excuse to go to Target which was near his house!)

Then it was Monday... my own Independence Day! I dropped the girls off at camp and ran off to do my first weekday shoot where I wasn't scrambling for childcare. This shoot featured some adorable cousins who really loved the camera (and the feeling was mutual!)

Be sure to check back for more updates from my booking blitz! Thanks to all the beautiful families who took advantage of this unique offer.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Fall Photo Contest!!!

With a new season almost upon us (ok, wishful thinking with all of this heat!), it's time to start thinking about back to school. I would love to give away a photo shoot (must take place in September) to a local high school student (Ulster, Dutchess, Orange Counties willing to travel to New Paltz) who is deserving of a free shoot. So if you know a hard working, dedicated, and deserving high school JUNIOR OR SENIOR write me a short essay (100 words or less) and submit a recent photo. Entries can be emailed to meg@jeunegirl.com.

Entries must be received by midnight on August 31, 2010. The winner will receive a free photo shoot as well as 25 wallet/rep cards to give to friends and family!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Getting Out With Friends and Family

What fun is it to have your own photography business if you can't share it with friends? A few weeks ago, my bff Kelly had a birthday so we decided to have a girls' day out that included Kelly's own bff too. The three of us have been friends for a long time and now 2 of us have our own daughters. So this group of 6 headed up to historic Rhinebeck (hmm... where have I heard that town in the news recently? Oh yeah, a certain wedding was held there) to just see the sights and have fun.... just the girls!

(the picture above was taken after a looooooooong walk in which Kelly got Brynne and Catrina lost... good job Kelly! At least I scored an amazing picture!)

Moving on to happier subject matter... my friend Elissa's daughter...

Brynne was having fun being the "big kid" to Kat
This was before the long walk... happier times.

Such a big girl!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Beautiful Mom to Be!

I had a wonderful time meeting this couple. They are about to become first time parents which is always exciting. They don't know if it's a boy or a girl so we'll all have to wait and see. I look forward to taking his/her photos in September!

Maternity photo shoots make great shower gifts! Contact me for gift card ordering!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Snips & Snails and Puppy Dog Tails!

Ahhh.... little boys!!! My good friends, Mike and Jackie, recently welcomed a new addition to their family and asked me to do their first family photos! I was very honored. I also offered to rent out their living room as a studio since their lighting was FANTASTIC!

Welcome to the world baby G!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Make it a Double

.... Does it get any cuter than these twins? They totally rocked their shoot (even in the heat). I wasn't sure when I pulled up and saw that one was sporting a pretty serious face bandaid but I was reassured that the shoot would go on and that bandaids are cool. When they are Hello Kitty bandaids they are totally cool! The bandaid helped me to tell these two cuties apart!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dog Days of Summer!!!

It has been a scorching hot summer thus far in the Valley. I have been fortunate to have my shoots timed out that we've avoided the hottest days. My recent shoots have featured some really gorgeous children and overall, "characters" to say the least.

These cuties were soooo good good for me. We had a terrific time together.

Awww Sophie... she's a local celebrity. Well, what I mean is that during our shoot she caught the attention of everyone and everything that crossed her path. We had a few interruptions but she was a true professional!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Family Time

I recently was asked to do a photo shoot for an extended family with 12 people!!! 6 adults... 6 children. I was apprehensive at first but my worries soon went away as I realized this family was very laid back and so much fun. It hardly seemed like an hour had passed and we got tons of great shots... and the kids had a blast!