Tuesday, November 22, 2011

francis anthony IV | spokane newborn photography

I love this little man's name.  It has such history and family legacy behind it.  Welcome to the world Francis!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

happy halloween

did you eat candy for breakfast this morning??

Thursday, October 27, 2011

do you recognize them? | spokane family photography

If you've seen any of my printed materials, the front page or my blog or look up at the header of this blog, you'll recognize this family. They are fun FUN! I had such a great time capturing their new family of four. I love watching them interact. When I tell them to just have fun, interact, and ignore me - they don't miss a beat!

the holland clan | spokane family photography

I don't know how I missed blogging this amazing family from this summer. Ah, just looking at these bright sunny pictures makes me not sure that I'm ready for fall!

The extended Holland clan was all together in town and they decided to give Grandma the gift of pictures as a Mother's Day present. What a great idea! Especially with the 2 newest additions to the family!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

where have i been?

Good grief, it's been awhile.  Not much going on here.  Just decided that we are going to pursue adopting siblings. Which means we've been looking for a bigger house.  Which means my sweet 8 year old cries herself to sleep several times a week at the thought of moving.  My parents came to visit.  My hubby has a crazy work schedule right now.  We're mostly just coasting along here at the Schwab house.  AGH!!!

Plus, I've discovered Pinterest.  Do you know about it?  I think I need to get a little kitchen timer so that I don't spend all day on it.  They just have such lovely things on there to look at.  It is like reading the most wonderful design and food magazine online.

If you have some time to kill, head on over and check it out.

Friday, September 16, 2011

because school pictures are ugly mini session

I think about pictures way too much.  There, I've admitted it!  Now that both of my kiddos are in school all day, I was thinking about school pictures that should be coming up soon.  Actually, I was thinking about what I would dress them in for their school pictures because I think about clothes way too often too.

My train of thought went something like this:
What are my kiddos going to wear this year for pictures?
I think the pictures were during fall last year because Mirielle was wearing a long sleeve shirt.
Thanks goodness last year's pictures turned out better than the year before.
Oh yeah, those first grade pictures were not so great.
Why did I even order them, they looked so BAD.
Because I'm a devoted loving mother and I am required by the law of motherhood to purchase ugly school pictures.
I wonder how many other moms have ugly pictures of their kids hanging on the wall. Or shoved in a drawer.
Wait, I'm a photographer.  I could fix this problem.

And so was born the "Because School Pictures are UGLY" mini session.

Our kids grow up so fast, so why not actually have pictures of them that we ACTUALLY like?  Give pictures to the grandparents this year that they will want to display.  Have pictures of your kiddos that you will love having out and not want to shove in a drawer, because that is where my kiddos' pictures reside.

Session Info:

October 8th
A 20 minute session to play around and get the best smile out of your kid.  Don't worry I'm not afraid to embarrass myself in order to get a kid to smile!
A gallery of 5 images from which to choose your image
1 digital image with a copyright release.  This allows you to print as many pictures as you want in whichever sizes you choose.  (A $50 dollar value).  25% off of all other prints ordered.
The session will take place a the Finch Arboretum, which should be full of fantastic fall colors.
Your kiddo can come hang out with me and have fun while getting their pictures taken!

Age of child not limited to school age kiddos.  Discount available for sibling sessions.

Please contact me at jen@rubyhillphotography.com for session times.

katelyn | spokane family photography

Do you remember sweet little Katelyn from way back at the beginning of the year?

Well I just got to fly back to Kansas this month to photograph her 7 month session.  This little girly is turning into a cutie pie!  I have to tell you though that being in Kansas in August made me glad that I live in the Pacific Northwest.  I just about had to wring my clothes out at the end of the day.  And fixing my hair, yeah right!  Between the humidity and the heat, it was ponytail all of the way!

Kate and her big sis Zaryn didn't seem to mind the heat at all and we were able to capture some of their cuteness!

Can you say gorgeous??

heaven scent | spokane product photography

Meet the fantastic products of Heaven Scent Bath and Body.  Tracie the owner contacted me about photographing her products with the scents she offers for her lotions, scrubs and soaps.  These handmade products are amazing.  All of the ingredients are natural and organic.   She has a great scent list of traditional scents - lavender, french vanilla, peppermint- and fun scents too like bubble gum, rootbeer float, monkey farts (now I've got you interested!) and dirt.  Check out more of the product and scent shots at Heaven Scent's FB page.

the three cutie red heads | spokane family photography

I had such a fun time with this darling family.  The sweet family at Bodacious Berries and the Cherry Pit graciously allowed us to roam and play on their beautiful property up at Green Bluff.  It was such a treat!  A beautiful evening, a beautiful family. These kiddos have the best personalities ever.  We had fun playing in the tent, even though it kept falling over.  They just ooze spunk and sweetness!

sophia and simon | spokane family photography