Circus Life with the Johnsons | Happy New Year 2013

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope your new year is more blessed then the year before.  For me I have to laugh because it’s only day two and I’m already behind.  But so is life and all you can do is keep moving forward.  I know you have all heard of the how the cobbler’s kids never had shoes well for me that was the story of this year. (What no Christmas shoot?)  I’d been visioning a shoot for my family for about 2 years, but never fully found the time to put it all together.  With everyone’s crazy schedule and what it would take to pull it off I decided to go another route.  I have a ton of photos in my house of my family but I wanted something a little different to hang on the wall this year.  So, I merged my envisioned shoot with the artistic drawing and painting talents of my friend Pamela Goodman to create the master piece below.  WE are so in love with it and I love how it captures all of our personalities.  My husband Eric, the strong man, supporting and holding us all together. Our youngest Aidan and his death defying gymnastic tricks and smiley little face. Our oldest Cole who keeps us in stitches with his clowning around and his love for our pets. Charlie our golden doodle the newest addition to our family this year who loves to play chase.  Cheddar our faithful feline friend who isn’t going to do anything he doesn’t want to.  And of course me the ringleader of the crazy family and doing my best to juggle all of our lives together.  Well, I mentioned I try my best to get keep it all together but this year I was short quite a few Christmas/New Year’s Card.  So, I apologize if you didn’t get one.  I would love to share our life with you, and hope you follow along to find out more about Cirque du Johnson’s best show on earth.  I know there will be many adventures to share.  Happy New Year!

Ally is One | Halloween Family Portrait with the Borellos

It’s hard to believe Ally is ONE!  I had the joy of photographing her a few weeks after she was born and I can’t believe it was already a year ago. We had so much fun heading out to the Pumpkin Patch at Uesugi Farms.  I always enjoy the chance to spend time with the Borellos and to see how their family changes and grows. Here’s just a few pictures from their session!  Remember to leave them some love so they know you stopped by.

Midsummer’s Night Dream Wedding Inspiration | Published on Style Unveiled

We are so excited to announce the publication of Mid Summer’s Dream by Style Unveiled.  This inspiration board was formed from the ballet and story of Shakespeare’s Midsummer’s Night Dream.  Creating this whimsical land was a lot of fun, a melding of fairy tales and reality. Heather had it right how can you go wrong with a headpiece from Twigs n Honey.  I adore her headpieces.  A special thank you to make up artist Charlise Tran for getting this idea all started and the many wonderful vendors it took to carry it off.  To see more of the images head on over to Style Unveiled by clicking here to see them. Below is just a couple of my favorite images and a list of all the wonderful people who made this shoot come true.  If your interested in any of them you can find there info here or on Style Unveiled.  If you love what you see remember to leave them a little love here.

     

Attire:

Gabrielle’s Bridal Atelier

www.gabriellesbridal.com

appointment@gabriellesbridal.com

 

Apparel:

Just My Size

(408) 559-4066

2375 S Bascom Ave,

Campbell, CA 95008

 

Talent:

Scout Talent Agency

12 Geary St 5th Floor, SF, CA 94108

San Francisco 415.781.7004

Los Angeles 310.274.2779

Fax 415.781.7005

Info@scouttm.com

 

Head Piece Designer:

Twigs and Honey

www.twigsandhoney.com

info@twigsandhoney.com

 

 

Makeup:

Charlise Tran

www.charlisetran.com

Info@charlisetran.com

 

Hair:

Moderne Beauty: Monina Wright

www.modernebeauty.com

monina@modernebeauty.com

 

Cakes & Desserts:

Jen Kwapinski- Jen’s Cakes

www.jenscakes.com

buttercream@jenscakes.com

Flowers:

Natalini Flowers by Crispy

www.nataliniflowers.com

Info@nataliniflowers.com

 

Tabletop Design & Stylist:

Tracy Blanks

tracy1500@att.net

 

 

Invitations:

Marivic Catagao

Marizette Paperie

http://www.marizette.com/

info@marizette.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pregnancy Announcement | A fun family portrait session to announce the new one!

When Ingrid called and told me she was expecting number 4 I was both shocked and happy for her.  She wanted to do something fun where the whole family could have a part in announcing the new one to the bunch.  I thought this worked out great.  Congratulations Ingrid, Edward, and kiddos!  Can’t wait til May to meet the new one in person.

 

End of Summer Sale! Canvas’s up to 30% off

Hey everyone have you been putting off getting your pictures on the wall? Well today til Wednesday if you order a canvas 30×40 or larger it’s 30% off. Under 30×40 they are 20% off. Under two or more get an additional 5% off. Contact Jill with your order no later then Wednesday August 29th @ 11:59p.m. to get in on the deal! just e-mail Jill@jilljohnsonphotography.com and in the subject line write I WANT ART FOR MY WALLS! List size and images you want and Jill will get back with no later then Thursday to get your order in.

For example 16 x20′s are $300 You get it for $240! Buy two 16×20′s you pay $450 a savings of $150!