JacqueP Photography: Blog https://www.jacquepphotography.com/blog en-us @jacquePphotography jacquepphotography@gmail.com (JacqueP Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:28:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:28:00 GMT https://www.jacquepphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u944698283-o667055781-50.jpg JacqueP Photography: Blog https://www.jacquepphotography.com/blog 76 120 Journey to the Other Side of the US https://www.jacquepphotography.com/blog/2019/6/journey-to-the-other-side-of-the-us WOW!  This time next week I'll be in California with my favorite Sailor.  I can't tell you how excited I am to see him.  I told him yesterday that I want to see the things that he talks about.  As most of you know, I'm a visual person, so I need to see what he's talking about to get a better understanding.  

I've started packing today so that I don't feel so overwhelmed next week.  I'm planning to have everything done by Monday night and not have to worry about anything other than what Kurtt and I will be wearing for our flight.

I decided that since I don't blog much, this might be a good time for me to start.  I'm planning on taking a TON of photos!  I can't wait to see what there is out there to see.  I hope you follow our trip.  If you have any suggestions of stops, please let us know.  Like I said, this is our first time out West.  Kurtt has NEVER been on a commercial flight so that in itself should be very entertaining.  

Keep us in your prayers for a safe journey.  

Stay posted.  So much to come!!!

Have a great weekend!

Jacque

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jacquepphotography@gmail.com (JacqueP Photography) https://www.jacquepphotography.com/blog/2019/6/journey-to-the-other-side-of-the-us Fri, 28 Jun 2019 19:09:13 GMT
Photo Entry https://www.jacquepphotography.com/blog/2019/4/photo-entry So, I did a thing today.  First time ever in all the years that I've been photographing as a business that I've entered a photo into a contest.  The subject was "motion" and since my most favorite photos lately have been at the eagle nest, I decided to enter one of them.  I've never done anything like this and I think it is because I am always questioning if my work is good enough.  When I'm at the nest, it is just for me.  No one else.  That is where I am the happiest.  Since Chandler, our youngest child, graduated high school last year and enlisted in the U.S. Navy and has been stationed in California, I've struggled to be happy.  My husband has been my biggest cheerleader and always encouraging me to keep going.  Some days it is really hard.  I'd love to stay in bed or on the couch all day and watch the day go by.  But, when I'm at the nest watching the birds and their babies, I forget about how sad I've been.  So today I tried something new.  It might not get me anywhere, but at least I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried something new.  Have a great weekend!

 

Jacque

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jacquepphotography@gmail.com (JacqueP Photography) https://www.jacquepphotography.com/blog/2019/4/photo-entry Sat, 13 Apr 2019 18:36:08 GMT
How I'm Feeling https://www.jacquepphotography.com/blog/2017/2/how-im-feeling People are crappy!  What happened to kind and compassionate?  What happened to treating people the way you want to be treated?  I for one am trying to remember that every day.  Before you say something mean and unkind, stop and think about your words first.  

Have a wonderful Thursday and remember that words hurt.  As Ellen says, "Be kind to one another."  

 

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jacquepphotography@gmail.com (JacqueP Photography) https://www.jacquepphotography.com/blog/2016/4/jeffrey-randolph-claymont-2016-senior Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:47:46 GMT
What Do Ya Do https://www.jacquepphotography.com/blog/2016/4/what-do-ya-do Things in life are funny.  I've worked so hard over the last 4 years to promote myself and my business, I've taken classes and worked with professionals to improve my passion.  My goal is to continue to improve on what I LOVE and am so passionate about.  I study other people's work and their styles to find my own.  I've noticed something lately.  Just because you own a camera doesn't make you a good photographer or a good business person.  I've looked at a lot of local photographers and wonder why people are paying them for their work.  I, by no means, am a professional but I'm working on it constantly.  I charge the absolute bare minimum pricing and provide quality work that I am proud of.  People are funny.  I find it funny how people create a business Facebook page calling themselves a photographer but they still shoot in Auto mode and JPEG.  They don't know they are selling themselves short.  Read, learn, study.  I've found to be a true photographer, you have to learn something new everyday.  I'm never satisfied and work daily to provide the best possible service that I can give.  I'm passionate about my work and I'm so thankful for my customers.  They are the absolute best!  My suggestion, if you are in the market for a photographer, do your research.  Look at their work and compare it to others.  Don't look at the price tag first.  Let the work do the talking.  The sun is out for now, so get out and enjoy what God has given to us.  Enjoy!
 

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jacquepphotography@gmail.com (JacqueP Photography) https://www.jacquepphotography.com/blog/2016/4/what-do-ya-do Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:24:10 GMT
Eagles and Redbirds https://www.jacquepphotography.com/blog/2016/2/eagles-and-redbirds Yesterday was Valentines Day.  I didn't do any mini sessions because I've been finishing up my 2016 seniors.  I'm patiently waiting for a nice snowfall so that my senior girls and my nephew Lane will have their last amazing photos to add to their collections.  I've booked my first senior session for 2017!  I can't wait.  I love working with the seniors!  So yesterday and today have been a little relaxing.  It is a nice change, but I don't want it to last too long.  I like busy.  I thrive on chaos! But taking some time for myself yesterday, I decided to shoot some things that make me relaxed.  So since I've already posted some of the eagle, I'll share the female redbird from outside my bedroom window.  I'm playing with HDR and some new techniques and working to see how I can apply them to my senior photos.  Watch for some upcoming test shots.  Have a great week!
 

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jacquepphotography@gmail.com (JacqueP Photography) https://www.jacquepphotography.com/blog/2016/2/eagles-and-redbirds Mon, 15 Feb 2016 21:22:07 GMT
Where to start https://www.jacquepphotography.com/blog/2016/2/where-to-start Welcome 2016.  Yes, I know that this is the 11th day of February and I'm just now wishing all a happy 2016.  I've been so busy.  I can't imagine the changes in my life over the last 6 months or so.  My business is so amazing and I can't wait to see what 2016 has in store for me.  I'm already booked for 5 weddings and several senior sessions.  I am truly blessed.  I have the most amazing family supporting everything that I do. It is the most incredible feeling in this world.  I have some incredible opportunities that have presented themselves to me recently.  I'll be working with a high school photographer (none from this area) to learn how to shoot school formals properly.  I'll be working with an indoor lighting specialist photographer to get my indoor lighting spot on and teach me all that I need to know.  And I'll be going to Virginia with Nikon in April to work with them in portrait, sports and wedding photography.  I'm so overjoyed with these opportunities and consider myself so lucky.  When I get down on myself because no one local will help me and I feel like giving up, God or divine intervention step in and lift up my spirits and remind me that I can do this and all things are possible if I just believe in myself!  Watch for photos from the upcoming track season because you know that I'll be there.  I also plan to hit up a few Claymont baseball and softball games. 
 

Have a great day everyone!!  And thank you all who have supported me and my business.  You mean more to me than you will ever know!!!
 

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jacquepphotography@gmail.com (JacqueP Photography) https://www.jacquepphotography.com/blog/2016/2/where-to-start Thu, 11 Feb 2016 21:48:59 GMT
I'm baaaaaacccckkkk https://www.jacquepphotography.com/blog/2015/7/im-baaaaaacccckkkk I've been told that I need to keep up on my blog.  I honestly don't think anyone follows it but oh well. lol  I had the opportunity to shoot with a super nice young lady today.  We got started a little before 5 as I was really trying to beat the rain.  Well, true to Ohio lately, the rain started shortly after I started shooting.  What a trooper.  She kept going and didn't complain one bit.  I gave her an umbrella at one point to try to save her hair.  I'm very happy with the shots that I did get.  I've already set up another date with her to try to finish what we started.  Come on Ohio summer.  Show us some sun very soon!!!!
 

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jacquepphotography@gmail.com (JacqueP Photography) https://www.jacquepphotography.com/blog/2015/7/im-baaaaaacccckkkk Thu, 09 Jul 2015 01:01:11 GMT
Perfect Ending https://www.jacquepphotography.com/blog/2014/6/perfect-ending Good Evening everyone.  Tomorrow is the ending of our school year.  It is a little bittersweet.  I have so many emotions right now.  My baby will finish his Jr High school years and prepare to start high school next year.  It is so hard to believe that little bundle is so grown up and going to be a Freshman in high school.  Tomorrow also marks the ending of my first year as a lunch lady.  Yes, I know you are all singing the Adam Sandler song "sloppy joe"!  lol  The beginning of this school year I gave up my full time aide position working with special needs children to go into the cafeteria so that I had more time to work on my photography.  Although we have had to deal with a little less money every month, I feel that it was the best decision for myself and my family.  I'm learning more every day and I think that my skills are improving.  I love to be able to do what I do and have the flexibility in my schedule to do it.  I'm working slowly to get my website to exactly where I want it (those of you that don't know me well, will find out that I have self diagnosed myself with OCD! lol).  I'm proud of my work and how far I have come.  I have an amazing and supportive family and it is because of their strong encouragement that I am following my dream.  Have a great evening everyone. 

Feeling Blessed!

Jacque

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jacquepphotography@gmail.com (JacqueP Photography) https://www.jacquepphotography.com/blog/2014/6/perfect-ending Wed, 04 Jun 2014 02:43:33 GMT
Glorious Day https://www.jacquepphotography.com/blog/2014/6/glorious-day I am very blessed!  God has provided me with so much and I am truly grateful!  I had a fantastic shoot last evening with a precious couple.  I'm very excited to do their wedding in August.  They were so much fun to work with.  The rain has moved on and my son would love to get into the pool for a bit so since family is what matters, off we go!  Hug your loved ones because you just never know.  Have a wonderful day!

Jacque

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jacquepphotography@gmail.com (JacqueP Photography) https://www.jacquepphotography.com/blog/2014/6/glorious-day Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:28:04 GMT
Monday Again https://www.jacquepphotography.com/blog/2014/6/monday-again Here we are with another Monday upon us.  I'm so excited for Wednesday to get here since it is our last day of school.  I love that I have my summers to be with my son and have the time to work on my photographs!  I'm looking forward to my engagement shoot this evening.  Great couple that I remember from 4H a few years ago.  Keep smiling and enjoy what has been given to you.  Have a great day all!

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jacquepphotography@gmail.com (JacqueP Photography) https://www.jacquepphotography.com/blog/2014/6/monday-again Mon, 02 Jun 2014 19:02:28 GMT
Monday Monday https://www.jacquepphotography.com/blog/2014/5/monday-monday Good Monday afternoon all!!!

Such a busy weekend.  Most of it was spent watching two of my nieces play softball.  I wanted to spend some quality family time and in one way or another, we made it happen.  This time of the year just seems to get so busy with weddings, graduations, year end school parties, camps and vacations.  Make sure to find the time for what really matters.  FAMILY!  My baby will be starting his freshman year this coming school year.  It is hard to believe how quickly time flies.  As you watch them grow, don't forget to find a way to capture every memory of theirs that you can.  They are only young once.

The sun is shining so get out there and enjoy it!

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jacquepphotography@gmail.com (JacqueP Photography) https://www.jacquepphotography.com/blog/2014/5/monday-monday Mon, 19 May 2014 17:55:38 GMT
Great Day https://www.jacquepphotography.com/blog/2014/5/great-day Yesterday was a great day.  I designed my new watermark for my photos and used it on some beautiful photos that I took.  Only 15 more days of school left in this year and I must say, I'm pretty excited.  Looking forward to a busy, fun-filled summer spent with family and friends. I have some weddings to shoot and quite a few senior portrait sessions, including my nephew Rexx.  I can't wait to do his photos!  The storms seem to have passed, at least for now, so enjoy the blessings that have been laid before you.  Peace and Love,

Jacque

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jacquepphotography@gmail.com (JacqueP Photography) https://www.jacquepphotography.com/blog/2014/5/great-day Tue, 13 May 2014 10:03:05 GMT
Sun is shining https://www.jacquepphotography.com/blog/2014/5/sun-is-shining What a beautiful day!  The birds are chirping and the sun is finally shining!!! Today is another day of photographing the jr high track team.  I love being able to practice what I love to do every chance I get.  I think for now I'm going to put a little laundry on the clothes line and then work some on my pricing on my web site.  Have a fantastic afternoon everyone!!!!

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jacquepphotography@gmail.com (JacqueP Photography) https://www.jacquepphotography.com/blog/2014/5/sun-is-shining Tue, 06 May 2014 16:58:57 GMT
First time https://www.jacquepphotography.com/blog/2014/5/first-time Good evening everyone.  Today was a first one a few levels.  My first blog (wish me luck), first time working on my new and upcoming website, my son hit his PR in pole vaulting (first for him for 9'6"), first time we turned our fairsteer out to pasture, etc.  I'm very passionate about my photos and I enjoy watching these kids on the jr high track team.  They are a great bunch of kids and I hope that the photos that I have taken of them this year are enjoyed by many of their family members that don't have the opportunity to capture their achievements like I am able to do.  I'm working on getting my web site up and running so that I will have photos available for purchase.  Have a great evening all and God Bless!

Jacque

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jacquepphotography@gmail.com (JacqueP Photography) https://www.jacquepphotography.com/blog/2014/5/first-time Tue, 06 May 2014 01:25:17 GMT