May 28, 2012

The Worcester Family {Saint Simons family photographer}

I was so thrilled to be able to photograph the Worcester family in their home.  And what an exciting time it is for the 4 of them - they will be welcoming a sweet baby girl into their family in the next month or so!  Although it was a overcast day with a light drizzle, we managed to have fun and get some great shots of the family, the kids, and, of course, one adorable baby belly!

My favorite time during my sessions with kids is when I tell them the session is over, and they do their own thing - it's a great time for their personalities to reveal themselves to my lens!  I learned that Mister S loves to swing on his awesome swing set, and Miss C has quite the green thumb!

I look forward to photographing the Worcesters again at their home after the arrival of their new bundle of joy!

If you're interested in having a family or children portrait session at your very own home, click HERE to learn about my Summer Portrait Special, taking place the first three weeks of June.  Appointment availability is limited.  I look forward to photographing you!

Kayla, Mario & Boys {Saint Simons family photographer}

I recently met Kayla and Mario on Saint Simons Island for an engagement shoot.  With the addition of 4 handsome boys, it turned into a session filled with laughter, love and a whole lotta family!

I'm not certain what Mario was doing during the session to make Kayla laugh so much, but her infectious laugh had me in stitches!  The boys on the other hand...they were so serious for most of the session, but by the end, they were entertaining each other and making one another laugh.

Thank you - all 6 of you - for braving the weather during our session, which, for sure, must have taken place on the hottest day of the year so far!  I look forward to seeing you all again this coming weekend at Kayla & Mario's wedding!

May 25, 2012

Aspire to Inspire: When Opportunity Knocks, Answer the Door

I'm so excited about the possibility of an opportunity to inspire and empower women!  And to be able to do so through photography?  Even better!  I have had a few ideas in the works over the last several months about inspiring other women, but when a particular opportunity presented itself to me, I just knew I had to try to do what I could to get in there!  It would definitely mean new and exciting things for  me and my business, and it would elevate my ability to give back to my community on a larger scale, which I love more than anything!

One of the steps of this journey I'm currently on required me to make a video expressing my passion for inspiring others and photography.  It was so much fun!  A HUGE thank you to my assistant photographers, Brittany and Sarah, for shooting the video that incorporated my script and concept ideas, and a thank you also to my models, Melissa & her doggie, Cowboy.  Brittany, being the awesome lady she is, also edited the video, and I'm so excited to see the finished project tonight!

I can hopefully share more information (and great news) about this new project coming up soon. In the meantime, here are a few photos I took while shooting the video...and one Brittany took of me during filming.

Fingers crossed for good things to come!

Sarah filming me while I'm shooting Sarah and Melissa!

May 23, 2012

Alexis & Gabriel {Saint Simons family photographer}

I recently had the opportunity to meet and photograph beautiful mom, Alexis, and her son, Gabriel.   Our session started off kinda quiet, as Gabriel was feeling a little shy, but after a tricycle ride and some splashing in a fountain, he began to reveal his personality to my lens.  I loved capturing Gabriel's happy moments with mom down to his more reflective moments at the fountain.  All in all, another fun session with two new and wonderful friends!

Wishing for beautiful portraits of you and your kids?  Don't miss out on the Summer Portrait Special going on at Jennifer Leigh Photography in June!  To learn more, click HERE!

June Portrait Session Special at JLP!

You asked, I listened!  Announcing the Summer Portrait Special happening in June!  Appointment availability is limited and will book up quickly, so don't wait to reserve your session!

Got questions?  Feel free to contact me at 912.222.8369 or

I can't wait to photograph you!  ~ Jen @ Jennifer Leigh Photography

May 21, 2012

Anna & Matthew {Jekyll Island family photographer}

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Anna & Matthew for a sibling shoot on Jekyll Island's Driftwood Beach.  What I wasn't quite prepared for was just how adorable this dynamic duo would be!  I love the bond between them - I could definitely tell that these two have fun together.  When we weren't having fun taking photos during  a beautiful sunset, we enjoyed exploring the knocked over live oak trees on the beach, crab hunting, and burying our feet in the sand.  I look forward to photographing Anna & Matthew again at the end of the summer - this time, with their parents!

Stay tuned later today for the announcement of Jennifer Leigh Photography's June portrait special.  You won't want to miss it!