Thursday, August 7, 2014

JellyBean Pictures is now

After 5 years of being JellyBean Pictures, I got a facelift :)

JellyBean Pictures is now

Please join me at my new site by clicking the image below.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

in the beginning... | JellyBean Pictures Westchester County NY Children's Photographer

They became my clients when the littlest was just 4 days old.

I've been filming who I dub the 'Beastie Boys Part II' ever since.

I couldn't be more blessed or more happy to have documented these little men for years.

And they hands down win for the most images on display of my work ever.

More than MY own home. No joke.

Their Mom takes these pictures very seriously, and I love her for it.

The boys know me so well now, they ask if they can try different things on their shoots.
Like little man Ian, who I predict by the constant wearing of his fire fighter suit, will

be putting out blazes {*wink* Christin} at some point in his life.

I found a spot in their garage that worked well for him to 'pretend' to rescue and he was so proud.

Can't you tell?

A huge thank you to one of my long standing families whose children never fail to leave me with a huge smile... and the need for a nap afterwards. ;)

Back in the day...circa 2010..then 2012...

 ... 2014 with another 'boy' added to the mix. Good boy Odin.

the highlight reel... JellyBean Pictures | Westchester County NY Children's Photographer

Because I am so wickedly behind in blogging,

here's a quick run through of some of my faves from my recent in-home sessions...

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

JellyBean Pictures Turns 5! | 5 Days of Giveaways

On July 4, 2009 I launched JBP as an alternative to the cookie cutter studios + very posed options that were out there for Moms at the time. I realized so many parents wanted natural, organic images of their children and there just wasn't a lot of options that existed aside from the cookie cutter studios and posed options being offered.

Fast forward to 5 years later and I'm blessed to say my business is soaring and I'm doing what I love for clients whom I love: in-home/out-of-home sessions.  Because really, is there a more special place than your home?

This past year I launched weekday in-home minis. It means I go to a client's home and for 20-30 minutes I film their child/children organically in their own setting: their room, their backyard, their street etc.

The in-home weekday mini is a great way to get 7-10 images to update your frames, give gifts to relatives and just capture your child as they are at this exact moment in time.

All week long on Facebook I have been blessed to host 5 Days of Giveaways with 4 other amazing, like-minded photographers. But I wanted to do something special for you.

Enter below to try and win your own in-home weekday mini! You will get the 20-30 minute shoot and a USB drive of 7-10 fully edited images with printing rights. Value: 650.

Please read the 'terms' on the giveaway before entering to ensure you qualify.  

On top of the three ways to enter below,  there's another way to score more entries!
After one of your entry options has been completed, a blue box will appear on the widget that will give each entrant a unique URL that they can share with their friends on their Facebook page. Just copy and paste it. 

For each friend that enters the giveaway through that link, the referring individual will receive +1 entry into the giveaway. Each entrant can refer up to 10 people for each giveaway. 

Best of luck! Contest will run for two days: Starting 8:45am July 9- July 10 at 11:30pm EST.

All the winners from this week's contests will be announced on Saturday, July 12th on the JellyBean Facebook page.

- Jenn

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

project gratitude {may} | JellyBean Pictures Westchester County NY and NYC Children's Photographer

I'm a little late this month {ok a lot late it's a few days from July!} but there's lots of awesome happening in these parts, which is a good thing right?! So without further ado:

In the month of May, I was grateful for...

ice cream after school with friends {memories came flooding back when I downloaded this} ,
She licked my nose as I went to kiss her, grateful for a real moment in a Mother's Day photo,
 our best friend's kids, they are crazy and zany and just pure awesome,
 for baby bunnies born in the backyard and two curious creatures trying to find them,
 for after school surprises an tickets to a show OF a show she adores,
 for meaningful school projects, a biography of great-grandma,
 for film which is allowing me to step out of the JellyBean umbrella,
 for people that love adventure,
 for smiling dogs and pure love,
 for early morning moments and the magic of morning light {look closely on the right},
 for living where we can combine nature with city-life,
for my husband who after Frisbee injuries and tears from her, found one that doesn't hurt:), 
for not being too old to put on her princess dress,
 for dance parties on Saturday mornings,
 for unseasonable warm temps while school is still in session giving us the taste of Summer,

 Gratitude Moment of the Month:

The arts. Critical for every child on every level. While art programs are cut across the country, I am so grateful Emma's school not only embraces but showcases the importance of creativity. This is an annual art fair that the school holds. It was developed by Mrs. Winters, one heck of an art teacher. She gives all the children a blank canvas and has them make a painting.  Then they have a Gallery to display their work and parents 'bid' on the art. Of course every parent essentially just buys their child's work, but the children get so excited ('did mine sell??!') and money is raised for the department. Emma was so proud to create her underwater life and even more proud to take a picture with Mrs. Winters.

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