November 15, 2011

A Home for Ya Ya

Two weeks ago, we took in a pup from a local shelter in hopes that we could find her a home.  Many of you Ooh'd and Ahh'd, but forever home for Ya Ya!  While we love her to pieces, we are not able to make this home her permanent home...but we ARE preparing her for the lucky home that will become her forever home.

After two weeks with us, here is what we have found out about Ya Ya:

* She is 5.5 months old.
* She LOVES other dogs.
* She LOVES to play with toys...and if our dogs aren't feeling frisky at that particular moment, she will squeek the toys right off their foreheads to get their attention.  Her tactics work every time.  hahaha
* She LOVES the outdoors.
* She can play fetch!  (We didn't teach her that!)
* She surprisingly likes to take showers!

Ya Ya is a super fast learner, and we've been working on some commands.  In two weeks' time, here is what we taught her:

* She sits on command with verbal and hand signals or just hand signals alone.
* She sits without command when you are getting her a treat.
* She takes her chew sticks to her bed, which is where we have taught all our dogs to eat treats.
* SHE IS HOUSE-TRAINED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  (You are so very welcome.)

What we are still working on:

* She is doing so much better on a leash during walks.
* She has almost learned the command to release a toy from her mouth.

And if all THAT doesn't sell you on her, there here are some ridiculously cute new photos of her...

She may look tall here, but she's only knee-high...and I'm 5'5".

If you are interested in Ya Ya, please contact me at 912.222.8369 or, and I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.  If you would like to adopt her, I will put you in touch with the shelter from which she came, and they will complete your adoption paperwork with you. Ya Ya comes with all her puppy shots, a spay, a microchip and a certificate for a free rabies shot...all for $50.  

Did I mention she's house-trained? Oh, I did??  My mistake.  ;)

Lindsey {Portraits}

It wasn't that long ago that I had the opportunity to photograph Lindsey, husband Josh, and their two four-legged "children."  (That shoot was to die for!)  This time around, Lindsey decided she would go it alone, as she will be using her portraits as a surprise for someone in her family this Christmas.  (Shhh!)

Recently having finished her very first marathon, she showed up to her session looking amazing!  And thankfully, she was up for anything...including lying in the middle of the street...because her images turned out spectacular!

I want to thank Lindsey for supporting my Images for a Cure campaign, in which 100% of her session fee was donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation!  During our session, I learned that her grandma is a breast cancer survivor.  Lindsey's donation will see to it that in the near future all women will be cured of this disease!

Kim & Marvis {Family Portraits}

Meet Kim and her son, Marvis!  I must admit - at first, I wasn't sure just how into this session Marvis was going to go.  But after the first 5 minutes, two things were clear: Kim and Marvis have an amazingly awesome bond...and Marvis is the sweetest, most fun 13-year-old I have ever met!  He was quick to get in on helping me pick out some poses for his mom and him - and all of them were great!  (New Jennifer Leigh Photography assistant in the making?)

Enjoy a sneak peek into the awesomeness that took place during this shoot.  And thank you to this dynamic duo for supporting my Images for a Cure campaign, in which 100% of their session fee was donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation!

November 14, 2011

Golden Isles H.O.G. Holiday Hope Toy Ride

This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of photographing the starting point of the Golden Isles H.O.G Holiday Hope Toy Ride.  For those of you who may not be up-to-date on your lingo, H.O.G. stands for Harley Owners Group.  And what a group it was!  While they may not need too much nudging to ride their Harley, this group came out to support the Holiday Hope Toy Drive, which collects both toy and monetary donations benefiting the Golden Isles Children's Center.  You should have seen the awesome toys donated!  This group also pulled together a monetary donation of $1000+!  It was a beautiful day for a ride, which will help make some special kids' holiday seasons a little brighter.

I want to thank Jenna McNeal and Bill Johnson for sponsoring my sponsorship of this event and for getting me involved in such a worthy cause.  It was my pleasure to photograph this event!

If you'd like to see additional images from this event, please visit the full web gallery at  If for some reason you'd really love a print of any of these images, you can purchase them from the web gallery.  Happy viewing!

Golden Isles Harley-Davidson {Local Business}

While photographing the starting point of the Golden Isles H.O.G. Holiday Hope Toy Ride, I met some of the faces of the Golden Isle Harley-Davidson shop and got my first peek inside the store.  They have got it all - from apparel to some beautiful bikes, if you've got a Harley lover on your Christmas list this year, be sure to stop by and see all they have to offer!

November 13, 2011

Josh & Brian {Portraits}

I was thrilled to have the opportunity to photograph two of my favorite guys, Josh and Brian.  It had been a while since these two have had their photos professionally taken, so I was happy to do the honors!  I wanted this session to be extra special and show off their fun personalities.  When I asked Josh to name off some of their common interests, I got super excited when he mentioned that they, like so many others on Saint Simons Island, enjoy driving their golf cart around town.  I just knew we had to get some images of them in their cart...and they turned out wonderful!  Enjoy the sneak peek below from our session shenanigans!

I want to thank Josh & Brian for joining my Images for a Cure campaign, in which 100% of their session fee was donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  There WILL be a cure one day soon!

Abby & Girls {Portraits}

When I have a client ask if he or she can bring along their four-legged family members, my answer is always an immediate, excited, "Yes!"  Abby met me on Saint Simons Island for a family session with her two "children," Savannah and Mia.  Both doggies are rescues and full of sweet personality.  Mia is a gentle and independent one.  Savannah, on the other hand, is clearly a Momma's girl.  All three ladies were beautiful and up for anything on our shoot.  Below is a sneak peek into their session, including some outtakes starring Savannah!

Thanks to Abby for supporting my Images for a Cure campaign, in which 100% of her session fee was donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation!

Everything was going so well.  And then...THIS happened:

HAHA!  Poor girl.  You can read on her face that she was a little bit embarrassed about the whole incident.  Don't worry...Momma will fix it!