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!
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.
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.
Well this is the year people! A year when you get that extra day to catch up on something. You get an extra 24 hours that you don’t normally have. I’d love to know what your going to do with your extra time. What is leap day and why do we have it? The geeky version of why we have leap year is so that the Gregorian Calender ( that most of the world uses) lines up properly with the earth’s rotation around the sun. The more fun and romantic version is that women can propose to men. Myths are that if a woman proposed to a man on Leap day he couldn’t say no. It was a way for a woman to take control of her own love life and to help along those men who were sitting on the pot a little too long if you know what I mean. This was a tradition that was pretty rampant until the 1960′s and free love took control of the world.
Well for me no matter why I’m thankful for the extra day. Here at Jill Johnson photography it is a very exciting Leap Day because we are launching the beginning of our new sites. Yes sites, you heard me correctly. We will be launching our new wedding, engagement, and boudoir site today which can be found at www.jilljohnsonweddings.com. Hopefully in the next week or two our new site www.jilljohnsonkids.com will be completed as well. (It is currently live as well as a teaser but is still under construction). On top of all that our blog has been experiencing a new overhaul and will shine in it’s full glory with all it’s bells and whistles. It has been very exciting and busy around here as we worked on creating a new interactive and user friendly site.
Now is all of it complete? No, but honestly, when is a site ever completed? It is like a woman’s wardrobe constantly changing and evolving. But I would love to point out some of the things about these new sites. First of all you can still find all of my work at www.jillljohnsonphotography.com. Here you’ll find a landing page that can direct you to the site you are most interested in. It will also give you a sneak peak of some of our most recent gossip, news, and photos on the blog preview strip, and last but not least special flower buttons for you to share what you found with your friends, families, and social medias. Keep checking back because we are still adding more things to all of these sites as they evolve but for now we felt it was a great teaser.
The blog and the kid/creative portrait site will also have some of these great features as well as some other little tidbits that we’ll share when they are closer to completion.
Most of all I would love to thank all the people who have helped me put this all together. It would have been released on the next leap year if not for their amazing help. Pamela Francisco of Pamela Francisco Illustration, Eric at Big Folio, Ken Leslie (blog builder extraordinaire),Luke Goodman for the films, Andy Mark, and of course all my fellow photo peeps for their support and suggestions.
I hope you enjoy looking over the new look and I would love to hear what you think! Stuff you love! Stuff you would still like to see! Suggestions will be taken in to consideration . I love what I do and I”m so excited to be sharing just a little bit about my world.
I’ve mentioned it numerous time but I love being able to watch and photograph my previous bride and grooms growing families. It is so fun to see how everything changes from two in love to watching that love grow for another little person. I enjoyed so much spending time with little Ben. He was so close to walking that I wanted to capture it for them. I bet just in the couple of weeks since we’ve done these photos he’s off and running. Most babies give us about 20 minutes and he did great as he played with mom and dad and was just fascinated with the world around him at one of the local parks. He really liked the big red bridge! Congrats to Brian and Tracy on such a cute little guy.