November 23, 2013 ~ Mims, FL ~ Family Session: The Nasons
Back in November,  my weeks were full of messages and bookings as my little photography business was taking off, and due to my enthusiastic red-haired friend, people knew I was up for pictures, pretty much anywhere. 
I got a message from Erik, asking for family photos, and I excitedly replied. We set up a time and a place, and boy oh boythe place. It is their extended family’s property in the country just a few minutes from my house. A small pond, fences, places to run, trees and woods and everything I love. 🙂 When I drove up, I hoped I was in the right place because in our little part of the country, driving down a long dirt driveway better be the right one or you might find yourself looking at a shotgun. Hahaha. We all had a good laugh over that. 
But there were two adorable smiling kiddos in jeans and boots and there were Erik and Jennifer’s smiling faces. We had such a wonderful time laughing and taking photos, and playing, twirling, running in that sunlight. 
They recently welcomed their little baby girl into the world. Congratulations, Nason family! 
And thank you so much, again for the encouragement and the love! 
~ Jean Marie ~ 

I didn’t specify “Ok, Mom & Dad, kiss please!”, so the kids adorably leaned in for kisses as well!
Then lots of laughter ensued. 🙂

November 17, 2013 ~ Titusville, FL ~ Family Session: The Kutasi Family
 Meeting the Kutasi family was such a joy. When the second oldest bounded up to me with her mini pink camera, and explained how it all worked in great detail, and finishing off by putting it in her camera tote by saying gravely “I put it in here, because I don’t want anything to happen to it.”. I motioned to my own tote and said “Oh, me too!”, and she smiled that smile that girls do when other girls get each other. A full 20 years older, and I already thought we were best friends. 
And I got some of the most amazing photos of this oh-my-word-how-cute-are-they-family. I can’t even….I just sat and stared at my computer when I got home. And once I started editing, I couldn’t stop….boy, I finished those in record time! Honestly, I’d never met (most) of this wonderful family before, they were friends of the Flake family, but by the end of the shoot, I was laughing with the 6year old, I was giving piggie back rides to the 5year old, the 2year old was talking to me about gopher tortoises and the 1 year old was giggling. I enjoyed them so much!! 
Every family session is different, special, new, exciting, and always full of “roll with it” moments. 
And then there are the moments that make you just get teary over later. It’s true. I’m starting off with a favorite, but honestly, I have so, so many. Thank you so much, Kutasi family!! It was great meeting you! 
With love always,
~ Jean Marie of Jemmie Photography ~
I know I’m not commenting on all of these, but these next two photos……this is what real life looks like, y’all. 
It just makes the photographer in me incredibly mushy and happy. 
I captioned it this way on FB: “Sometimes it is the completely unplanned photo that captures your heart. We have quiet waiting on the left, sweet love in the middle and gentle little on the right, hopping off the bench. This is the story of life, y’all.”
 (I mean, honestly, what 2year old wants to sit on a bench, when a plane is going overhead?)


  1. Lauren Hope said:
    These are so cute! What an adorable little family! <3
    November 23, 2013  7:18 PM
  2. leslie ramos said:
    how beautiful.
    November 23, 2013  10:36 PM
  3. Ellie Roth said:
    Oh my goodness! Your photos are so soft - great job, cuz!
    November 24, 2013  1:23 AM