Shout Out | Jacquelyn Arora Photography

One of my favorite things is taking photos for people I know and care about. Jacquelyn, of Jacquelyn Arora Photography, nailed this photo shoot. She takes pride in producing photos full of emotion and connection. This is why she loves documenting families. She has known this adorable (these kids y'all) family for 10 years. I love how Jacquelyn photographed them as a *family*. So many tickles, so many laughs, and so many snuggles. They ended their session letting the kids run around under her Stitched and Found quilt and then some final snuggles. 

Meet the Photographer

Meet Jacquelyn! She is born and raised in Westerville, Ohio. Her heart is with photographing families because she loves to capture raw family moments, emotion, joy, laughter, and even tears. She feels so lucky that she gets to do this everyday and to be able to give families such delicate, heartfelt memories. 

She began her journey in 2010, after her son was born. She is self taught but is always learning and loves online education. She was a labor and delivery RN for 10 years but began shooting more and more and over the last 3-4 years has gone full time. She has three kids (twin boy/girl age 4, and a 7 year old boy). They keep her extra extra busy. Her kids don't always love her constant documenting, but her new dog, Norman, doesn't mind the camera one bit! 

Go show Jacquelyn some love and see more of Jacquelyn Arora Photography here: Facebook, Website, Instagram: @jacquelynaroraphotography.


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Shout Out | Kathryn Johnson Photography

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This is a special session, one that no one wants to shoot. These beautiful photos document the loss of a child. This couple experienced an ectopic pregnancy and these photos were taken instead of their planned maternity session. In memory of their baby, they planted a flower garden. The flowers in these photos are from that same garden. Kathryn did an excellent job capturing the sorrow and life through the photos. 

As photographers, we are here to capture people's lives. And not all of our days are full of happy smiles. Our lives are full of loss, and I am thankful that Kathryn captured these real, hard moments. 

This quilt of Kathryn's that graces these photos is one of my favorites. It is a beautiful quilt that is full of pastels. Scroll to the end to learn more about Kathryn and to show her some love in the comments! 

All Photos By Kathryn Johnson Photography

Meet the Photographer: 

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Kathryn is a natural light photographer in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As a new photographer, Kathryn is currently shooting a little bit of everything, from newborn and fresh 48 sessions, to family portraits and lifestyle sessions. She got her first DSLR last November, and her only wish is that she had started sooner! Her favorite subject is her 19 month old daughter, Norah, and that will soon grow to include a baby boy in January. When not behind the lens or the computer, Kathryn works part time at her church, and is the president of a non-profit for families who have experienced pregnancy losses, called Hannah’s Hope.

Go show Kathryn some love and see more of Kathryn Johnson Photography here: Website, Facebook, Instagram (@kathryncjohnsonphotography), Non-Profit Website

Monday's Faves

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Every quilt is different. I always have the hardest time choosing which quilt to take with me to a portrait session. I don't always know what outfit my client will be wearing, so it is hard to make the best decision on colors. I tend to take at least three quilts with me to a session (but I end up with about five, ha!). I take all three, but end up using one (maybe two). There is always one that matches *perfectly*. I always grab a quilt full of blues because they seem to match best. I then grab a quilt that is full of different colors. This will ensure that it *should* match my client's outfit. The third quilt is typically an additional multi colored quilt (because they are all so different), or sometimes I will throw in a quilt with lighter colors or more white. 

These three quilts below are three that I would take with me to a photo session if I had one today (wait, I do! So, if they are still available tonight at 5PM, I will be using one of these!). They are all still available on my website, as of 8AM, 10/30/17. 

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Nine Patch Quilt - $135

This extra cozy quilt is perfect for outdoor sessions! It does have more pink than normal, but it would still show up well for photos and match most outfit combinations. The hints of green and yellow help it to match other colors besides pink! I have a crush on this quilt.

View this quilt here

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Patchwork Quilt - $125

This quilt is perfect for fall! These warm colors would work so well with the changing leaves. It would also pop well against the green grass during other seasons. I love the range of colors and a pop of yellow is always a good idea. 

View this quilt here

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Variation Quilt - $115

This fun quilt is a favorite of mine. The pops of green would work great for an outdoor family session. The other areas of the quilt are a range of colors helping it to match any color combo your client shows up wearing. The green (similar to blue) tends to match really well with outfit color choices. 

View this quilt here

 
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