October 27, 2011

Sharonda & Kids {Images for a Cure}

I had the pleasure of photographing Sharonda and her two adorable kiddos this past Saturday during my Images for a Cure campaign, in which 100% of the session fee was donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

The four of us had a wonderful, playful time during their mini session.  I just couldn't get enough of the kids' little smiles and big beautiful eyes!  Mom is a beautiful lady, too!  You can tell she is doing a great job raising these two happy kids - they were so sweet!

I am looking forward sharing with them all their final images...and our next session!

If you haven't booked your Images for a Cure session yet, there are two weekends left...both in November.  Contact me at jenniferleighphotos@yahoo.com or 912.222.8369 to book your session today - they are being snatched up like hotcakes!

October 25, 2011

Let Them Be Little {I Heart Faces}

Update: My entry was selected from over 550 entries as a fav!  Woohoo! Thanks, Amy & Angie!

Meet Mister V...  I was lucky enough to have photographed his birth story, and now I am honored to have the opportunity to photograph him as he grows from the tiny 6lb 13oz infant into the little man he is already becoming at 3 months.  What can I say...he is forever stitched into my heart!

Here his momma is watching over him as he sleeps, still in awe, on his one month birthday. 

October 14, 2011

LaTasha & Rodney - Celebrating 10 Years of Marriage {Vow Renewal}

When I first happily agreed to photograph LaTasha & Rodney's 10-year vow renewal ceremony and reception, I had pictured a small ceremony and an intimate dinner.  As I started learning more and more details about the day (20 people in the wedding party?!) I wondered how intimate this was going to be!  Finally, the big day arrived and it was clear - this was not just some little vow reaffirmation...this was more like a full-on wedding!  And an amazing one at that.

LaTasha did a fabulous job planning this beautiful day all by herself.  While many people were in attendance, the ceremony on Jekyll Island's Driftwood Beach seemed very intimate.  What a beautiful location on such a beautiful day!  The reception was held across the island at Villa Marianna on the Jekyll Island Club Hotel grounds and was fit for a king and queen.  The details of this reception were gorgeous.

I was so honored to be part of this amazing day.  Congratulations, again, to Mr. &Mrs. Rozier on 10 years of wedded bliss.  Here's to many, many more years of as much love and happiness as you have for each other today!

And they still lived happily ever after...

October 11, 2011

Consider Yourself "Nudged" {Images for a Cure}

If you needed a little nudge to get motivated to contact Jennifer Leigh Photography and book your mini session, consider yourself officially "nudged."

I booked several sessions today, so in order to get the remaining prime appointments, contact me soon!  I look forward to hearing from you!  ~ Jen

October 8, 2011

Images for a Cure - Special Offers!

I'm so excited to be raising money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation through the Images for a Cure campaign...for the second year in a row!

First we start with an amazing photo session special...  The mini session fee of $30 for a 15 minute session can't be beat...especially when 100% of the session fee is donated straight to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation!

Next, I thought I would reward all my clients participating in this fabulous event with some very special discounts.  See?  You give a little, you get a lot in return!  What's not to love about this?

Just a little more information...

Prints - I will order your prints through the professional photo lab I use for all my prints and print products.  You cannot possibly beat the color and print quality of this lab - they are amazing!  They utilize professional photo paper, which will help you keep your printed memories looking radiant for years to come.  Move over Wal-Mart and Walgreens...even online companies like Snapfish and Shutterfly!   (I've tried them all, and I'm NOT impressed.  Yes, their prices are good...but it turns out, you really do get what you pay for.)

The prices of these prints cannot be beat, as some local photographers charge $40 and up for ONE STINKIN' 8x10!  With the additional savings you get through this special, you just can't afford to pass this up!

Holiday Cards - Custom-designed by moi (this is the extent of my French vocabulary) and sent off to my professional print lab.  You should get these well in advance of the holiday season quickly approaching in December!  I will be revealing all these incredibly perfect designs soon, so stay tuned!

Photo CD - This CD is usually priced at $150 and you would normally have to make a minimum $50 print or print product purchase online before you are even eligible to purchase the CD.  But not for you special people!  BEST. VALUE. EVER. 

With the photo CD, you are free to post your images online anywhere - Facebook, websites, blogs, etc.  You can email the photos to both friends and family near and far.  And with the print release, you can print your photos anywhere, anytime...even 10 years from now!  

(*Big, fat,  important recommendation - where printing is concerned, I HIGHLY suggest treating yourself to some professional prints through my lab.  But if you've got dozens of friends and family begging for prints, then I can suggest to you some decent online photo labs that non-photographers can use to create prints.  But again, these prints aren't going to be super-de-duper professional quality like the guys I've got working with me!)

You may be asking yourself, "If I participate in Jennifer Leigh Photography's Images for a Cure campaign, do I HAVE to purchase any of these things listed above?"  The answer is...nope!  You can go on your web gallery, view all your final images there, purchase prints and print products from that website and get them shipped directly to your door.  But you'd be passing up on these super sweet deals!  Either way - it's totally up to you.  Promise.  I'm just glad you are joining me in on this campaign to bring hope to those who are fighting or have yet to fight breast cancer.  That's what this whole thing is about!

If you find you have questions about these deals, the JLP Images for a Cure campaign, or anything in between, please contact me anytime.  I'm best reached by email at jenniferleighphotos@yahoo.com and cell phone at 912.222.8369.  If you'd like to learn more about me or see my portfolio, please visit my website at www.jenniferleighphotography.net or check me out on Facebook.  And finally, if you'd like to learn more about the Images for a Cure campaign, please visit their website at www.imagesforacure.com

I look forward to photographing you soon...for a great cause!  ~ Jen

October 7, 2011

Announcing: 2011 Images For A Cure Sessions at JLP

It's that time again!  I am beyond thrilled to be one of approximately 250 photographers WORLDWIDE teaming up with Images for a Cure to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation!  This is my second year participating in the IFAC campaign, which raised over $15,000 last year!

Without further ado, I give you Jennifer Leigh Photography's 2011 IFAC mini session schedule!

Sound amazing, right?  So you may be wondering...how exactly does this work?  Here are a few facts about the Images for a Cure campaign at Jennifer Leigh Photography:

1. Session Fee - There is a session fee of $30, which covers my time and talent at your 15-minute mini session, as well as post-production editing.  100% of the session fee will be donated by YOU to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation through the Images for a Cure fund-raising website called FirstGiving.

After you book your session, I will give you the IFAC FirstGiving website to go and make your donation.  You will pay for your session with a debit or credit card on this website BEFORE you come to your session.  Email me your receipt or print it out and bring it to your session to confirm payment was received by Images for a Cure.  Here are 2 screen shots of what the website will ask of you.

First, you will enter $30.00 as your donation amount.  You will type in your name as your Display Name.  For your comment, please type in Jennifer Leigh Photography.  Your display name and comment will help keep the IFAC organizer, Kristen Weaver, informed about all the awesome donations JLP clients are making!

Scrolling down on the same page, you will enter your email address, where a receipt will be emailed, your name, debit/credit billing address, and your payment information.  When you're done, click the "Continue" button at the bottom of the page.

You will then check and confirm your information and submit your donation.  The last page will be your receipt.  You can print that out and bring it to your session as proof of payment OR you can simply forward me your payment confirmation email to jenniferleighphotos@yahoo.com.

2. Dates, Times & Locations: General information about the session dates and locations are listed on the JLP announcement poster, but I'm sure you'd like some more specific info about this stuff, am I right?  You've come to the right place!

Dates...  There are many exciting events happening around the Golden Isles during October & November, not to mention a few holidays!  I've picked 3 weekends that are fairly low key amidst the busy Fall schedule in order to make it more convenient for you and/or your families to have your portraits taken.  But if you are ridiculously busy, I could possibly be persuaded to give you an alternate date/time that works better for you.  Just ask!

Times...  I'm sure you've noticed there are no times listed on the announcement poster.  I'm pretty much leaving the schedule up to you.  We know that we're limited to certain hours of daylight nowadays, and even more so as the year goes on.  I'm currently booking sessions from 9am - 4pm on the dates given to utilize the best natural light the sun has to offer us this Fall.  While sessions are 15 minutes in length, I'll be booking the session in half hour increments - 9:00am, 9:30am, 10:00am and so on.  Please note that the first people who call to book sessions are the first to get dibs at the prime session times.  Sessions are sure to fill up fast so don't wait long to book yours!

Locations...  I love all the amazing outdoor locations the Golden Isles has to offer, don't you?  The locations selected will make great backdrops for your images!

Downtown Brunswick - One of my favorite locations in which to shoot! (Shoot photographs, that is!)  There are a crazy amount of interesting and beautiful locations in which to utilize during your session...all within a block or two!  Brick walls, distressed building exteriors, park benches, fountains, big live oak trees, stairs, interesting doorways...the list goes on and on.  There is something for everyone down here.

Jekyll Island - Can you say, "Gorgeous!?"  It's hard to pick only two locations for these sessions, but we've got 'em!  The mornings will be devotes to portraits on Driftwood Beach.  Water...sand...gorgeous, artistic ruins of live oaks...all beautiful and perfect for session backdrops!  The afternoon sessions will be held on the grounds of the Jekyll Island Club Hotel and surrounding areas.  Gardens, a boardwalk, amazing historic structures...there is a lot of variety here.  I love it all!

 Saint Simons Island - Another beautiful island just waiting for you!  Saturday will be spent on the beautiful grounds of Epworth by the Sea with its avenue of live oaks, little hidden park benches, stone steps, a gorgeous fountain and much more!  Sunday will be spent in the sweet little Pier Village area.  What's not to love about the little beach, the newly remodeled pier, numerous eclectic shops, a gorgeous park and that fabulous lighthouse?  We can make it all happen in 15 minutes!  (A little birdie secret - this will be my first time promoting sessions in Pier Village...and I'm super excited about it!  Now that the pier,park and lighthouse are restored, it's time to utilize all the fabulous locations Pier Village has to offer!)

3. How do I get my pictures?  Great question!  A week after your session, you will be able to view your session's 10 best images, all edited and ready to go, in a private web gallery.  I'll email you the link to the gallery, as well as the password.  From there, you can order professional, high-quality prints and print products, which will be shipped directly from the print lab to your door.  Simple enough, eh?

But if you are looking for a STEAL of a deal, I'm offering my Images for a Cure clients an OUTRAGEOUS special regarding a print package, a CD of images with a full printing rights, and custom-designed holiday cards!  Stay tuned to the JLP Facebook page or this blog for more details.  (I wouldn't want to over-excite you right now...and this blog entry is long enough already!)  I'll also be writing about the endless uses for these mini sessions to help inspire you to get in on the action!

In short, I'm stoked about the opportunity to use my time and talent for an amazing cause!  I look forward to touching base with you again tomorrow.  Until then, feel free to explore the Images for a Cure website and...live life to the fullest!