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January Project 2012 – That’s A Wrap

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I was reading an interview of my friend Jenna where she described herself as “a project starter (not usually a finisher)” and I thought, “Wow. That sounds just like me.” At least when it comes to personal projects. So it feels great to say that I actually finished my January project! I seriously don’t know how you 365ers (or 366ers for this year) do it. The most challenging aspect was having to shoot mostly indoors in a lot of low-light situations. This is often the type of photography I am most drawn to, so I think in the long run it was great practice. There are a few that I’m really proud of and some that I look at and wish I had tried a little harder. Regardless though, I am happy to have these and plan to make a coffee table book.

(Two Notes: First, all of the photos are of my three kiddos except for #21 which is my adorable niece and her grandfather at her birthday party and #22 has my other sweet niece in the middle of my girls. Second, this project was inspired by Jinky’s E-Book. If you are looking for inspiration, I can’t recommend it highly enough. I can’t wait to try another one from her book.)

tamara - February 4, 2012 - 3:58 pm

Jody, I can’t even begin to describe the intense love + admiration I have for this set. Incredible! Just incredible. xo

amelia - February 4, 2012 - 4:00 pm


lindy - February 4, 2012 - 8:08 pm

aaahh…seriously awesome photos. i just love, love your photography so much!

karla addess - February 4, 2012 - 9:30 pm

you are an angel….now an always. xoxo

leah - February 5, 2012 - 2:22 pm

so wonderful! great job. really great stuff here. are you doing it every month or just january?

brandie - February 7, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Absolutely gorgeous work jody! That’s awesome that you not only finished but did it beautifully. I failed at my year of Saturdays already:( I may try doing just one month and see how that goes. I was looking forward to turning my year of Saturdays into a book but we’ll just have to change plans;)

Beulah - February 8, 2012 - 8:43 pm

Youre the inspiration, Jody! Every photo of yours is gorgeous and amazing.

Megan Cieloha - February 9, 2012 - 8:43 pm

Such beautiful work, Jody. I think you can take February off… but then we all want to see a March project ;)

karen - February 13, 2012 - 9:36 am

love them all, jody! but number 25 is my absolute favorite…so peaceful and beautiful.

Kathy - February 13, 2012 - 8:05 pm

Love 29!

Beautiful work. What a joy to look back on.

Maureen - February 15, 2012 - 6:13 pm

Hi Jody,
I just found your website via Miss Mustard Seed and I’m glad I
did, your photography is truly inspiring and your about page is
something I recognize, the moving part, thanks for sharing,
all the best,

wild and wonderful

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First, let me say I adore this family and you’ll probably be seeing them on my blog again. They moved to our neighborhood from England with two sweet (and active!) little boys and we became fast friends. When they said they wanted to do a session, I had all these images in my head of a fun laid back shoot with the boys running around with the stars and stripes and union jack flags in and out of a sunlit field. Oh the images I come up with while lying in bed at night. I should know by now that my sessions (especially with active little boys) never go quite as I planned. I spent the session furiously trying to keep up and most of my plans quickly fell by the wayside. You know what though? Now that I’m looking back on these images, these are even better than what I imagined. This is real. It’s not a commercial shoot with a list of required shots, professional models, and a child wrangler (not that I’m knocking that kind of shoot–that would be fun and hard work in a completely different way!). It’s me documenting these wild and wonderful little boys with their parents in an exhilarating, albeit exhausting, time in their lives. Now I can’t wait for our next shoot. Oh, the images I have in my head for that one!

Cyndi Farrare - January 20, 2012 - 11:31 pm

love your processing and the connections you captured! great job, jody! xoxo

morning light and baby blues

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I’m going to blog some old sessions that I haven’t had a chance to post. I love the morning light and this beautiful baby’s blue blue eyes. We cut this session short because this poor sweetie was a little tired and teething, but it didn’t stop her cuteness from shining through one tiny bit.

Leilani - January 17, 2012 - 3:26 pm

Oh my goodness Jody! These are STUNNING!! I think this is my favourite ever session of yours! That light is to die for!

Megan Cieloha - January 17, 2012 - 3:45 pm

Gorgeous Jody!! The light and location… love this session.

Sally - January 25, 2012 - 1:54 pm

The light in this is just magical. Gorgeous!

january project – day 11 and 12 (catching up!)

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And yes, I have two again for today. What can I say? I love her.

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Leilani - January 12, 2012 - 5:43 pm

She is such a beauty, Jody! That second picture cracked me up though!

Leslie - January 13, 2012 - 1:02 pm

AMAZING! Did I mention we may be relocating to Quantico? Expect to hear from me spring 2013 my friend!!! (Hope I can call you that?!)