February 26, 2011

Bridge Run 2011 {My Life}

This year marked Brunswick's 9th annual Bridge Run on the Sidney Lanier Bridge, which is the longest and tallest (480 feet) bridge in the state.  Last year, I was an official photographer for the race, but since this year's race fell on my 32nd birthday, I decided to run the 5K, which is over the bridge and back.  

Since the Bridge Run proceeds benefit the Southeast Georgia Health System's local cancer care programs, I decided I would run in memory of Bob, my mom's fiance who lost his battle with cancer 8 months ago.

I was originally going to make a running shirt to honor Bob but ran out of time.  Instead, I pinned a red, white, and blue ribbon to my new running shirt (Bob was a Army Veteran of the Vietnam and Korean wars) and drew a heart with a peace sign in it to mimic the necklace he had sent my mom from Vietnam when they were in love the first time around right out of high school.  (They eventually lost touch and many years later, rekindled their relationship.  He was an amazing man!!)

A record 2,195 people turned out for the individual and team races, as well as the walk, and it was a beautiful warm spring morning with clear, blue skies.  The individual run started at 8:30am, and as we lined up, I was so excited...after all, this was my first race!  The bridge, which I had only run once in its entirety, is quite the challenge, but with this being my birthday morning, I had an extra spring in my step.  When the race began, it was so cool to hear all the people cheering for us.  With Bon Jovi singing in my ears, I conqured the bridge in 39:06, which was under my 40-minute goal.

Race photos by Bobby Haven

What a fun run and a great way to start my birthday!  I will definitely be participating again, but until then, I look forward to running on the bridge whenever my little heart desires.  It's only down the street!

This one was for you, Daddy-o!

February 24, 2011

The Carpenters {I Heart February Session}

Meet Brittany and Dustin.  Brittany asked Dustin to partake in a {IHF} session as her Valentine's Day gift, and he agreed.  (Brownie points for Dustin!)  These two tried to fool me by telling me at the start of the session that they weren't photogenic.  What liars!

I loved the special cameo appearance by the furry four-legged children at the end of the session.  Aren't they so cute?  (Yes, that includes B & D.)

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Psst...  Guys...  The letters are...  Oh, nevermind.  This was too precious not to shoot!

That's more like it!

Enter the special guest stars...the Carpenter kids!

What an incredibly fun session!  February is almost over - book your {I Heart February} session...before it's too late!

February 15, 2011


This week is "Red" week at I Heart Faces...and it just so happens that I've been having a February session special, featuring a set a large distressed red doors for a backdrop!  To pick my favorite image was super difficult, but I ultimately decided on this one.

Shonda and Dearl are high school sweethearts, who married just out of high school and have been married for over 10 years!  The love they have for each other is very visible, both in front of the camera and when they think no one is looking.  They are so much fun to be around, and their sessions have been my favorites.  

This image took a little bit of coordination - holding the letters together AND kissing was quite a challenge!  (Or so they said.  They look like experts here!)  View more images from their I Heart February session HERE.

February 7, 2011

The Stevens Family {I Heart February Session}

Who says February, with its cold and cloudy days, has to be drab and boring?  For the entire month, I am offering a fun, fresh way to celebrate the month of love with my {I Heart February}session special!  What do you get when you take all kinds of fun props like chalkboards to write out your secret thoughts, flowers, L-O-V-E letters and big heart-shaped lollypops, and a gigantic set of rustic red doors as the backdrop?  Super sweet and ridiculously fun images! 

This 45-minute session is great for new lovebirds and lovebirds celebrating many years together.  Kids will have a blast during this session, and it would definitely be fun for the whole family.  And what an amazing date idea this session would be...or engagement session!  If you are interested in a unique Valentine's Day gift that will last waaay longer than dinner, candy and flowers, surprise your someone special with an {I Heart February}session - gift certificates are available.

Meet Mr. and Mrs. Stevens - married over 10 years!  They had a blast at their {I Heart February}session...can you tell?

Contact me at jenniferleighphotos@yahoo.com to book your {I Heart February}session today!  Appointment availability is limited...but the fun is everlasting!  (Corny but oh, so true!)