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Monday, March 13, 2017

Do you know what the sparkles resemble in my logo? Read on to find out! Newborn | Family Photographer | Minooka, IL

I was given the opportunity to put 100% of my time towards photography almost one year ago and I honestly haven't been happier!  I'm not stressed out and I'm loving being there for my kids all the time!

I knew that I wanted a clean start to my new full time job ... which meant I needed to rebrand. I hired a big company online to create a logo that represented me and I was very disappointed :( They didn't get me and I literally hated every logo they created for me.  However, they were great and gave me all my money back.  So I went on a search to find the perfect company for me to design my logo.  I found Marie from Autumnscreek. I love colorful and fun things but I also wanted to incorporate the people I love that are no longer with us. She designed the perfect logo for me!

Let's take a step backwards for a minute ... I was at the funeral of one of my best friend's son, and the priest talked about how her 3 year old little boy was a caterpillar and now is a gorgeous butterfly. "The butterfly is the most frequently mentioned ADC sign.  It is a spiritual symbol for life after death because of its metamorphosis, or transformation, from a caterpillar that crawls on the ground to a beautiful, almost ethereal creature that flies through the air."  I have never looked at a butterfly the same after that funeral.  I think of Owen every single time I see a Monarch butterfly and it makes me smile knowing he is with us and watching over us.

In the summer of 2014, I lost my mom to COPD (only 10 months after we lost my stepdad to lung cancer).  I miss her with all of my heart!  I wanted her to be a part of my business, as she was my biggest fan!  The picture below was my mom's favorite picture of the two of us - it was taken at my friend's wedding.

So Marie from Autumnscreek put in the sparkles in my logo for the people I have lost.  There are five sparkles and they represent my dad who I lost when I was 2, my grandparents, Owen, my stepdad and my mom.

I have a love for photography but it's because I have lost so many people in my life that I realize just how important it really is - you just never know how long you have with your loved ones!

So now you know the meaning behind my logo.  It doesn't make me sad - it makes me happy knowing all of those people have a piece of my heart.


Friday, January 27, 2017

Is there anything better than baby rolls?! Now offering sitter sessions! Baby photographer | Minooka, IL

I'm so excited to announce that I've added mini sitter sessions in addition to newborn and classic sessions!  What is a mini sitter session, you ask?!  Well it's the perfect mini session to capture your gorgeous baby ... after the newborn session, of course!  The baby (aka "sitter") is typically 6-9 months old and is sitting unassisted, but not yet crawling.  Their personalities have really come out at this stage and it's so fun to capture!  Babies are so proud of themselves when they are sitting on their own and they give the cutest expressions!  This stage is my next favorite after newborns (nothing beats the miracle of a baby!).  I have to be honest though ... their chubby rolls get me every time!

These sessions are the perfect way to document their first year if you chose not to do my Watch Me Grow package. I provide all of the props so there is no need to buy anything (unless you really want something in particular - than how can I tell you no?!).

Best time to schedule a mini sitter session is after their morning nap but before lunch. They are full of energy ... and giggles ... and rolls (have I mentioned how much I love baby rolls?!) ... and toothless grins (or even better if they have a tooth or two coming thru!!!!).  I love when they do their fake cough!  And how they usually giggle when you pretend to sneeze!  One of my ultimate favorite images is when they grab their feet ... and try to eat them!  Aghhhhhh!   I want to photograph a sitter session just thinking about them!!

Here is an example from my most recent mini sitter session.  Are her rolls not to die for?!  And those big brown eyes!!!  Just gorgeous!  She was such a little ham for her session!

Below are a few additional images that were taken at the 6/7 month timeframe ... all the rolls, dimples, giggles, big eyes and toes are just too much for my heart to handle!

Mini Sitter Session Details
20 minute weekday session
outside or studio - one child only
for babies 6-9 months sitting unassisted
props included (headbands, hats, baskets, etc.)
5 high resolution images and print release
online gallery to choose images

Contact me at info@jennikenney.com if you are interested in one of these sessions (I promise to contain myself and won't eat their rolls)!