Justin’s mom, Angie, was one of my first Jodified clients. Actually, it was his aunt, Heather, who booked the original session for both families. They were one of my favorite sessions b/c the love and connection between the families was incredible. That was back in the fall of 2007! Then in the early fall of 2009 Heather booked me again for both families… she got in as my LAST Jodified client before the official merge to Fresh Art! But she booked the session for April of 2010, which back in Septmeber seemed SO FAR AWAY! SOOOOO far away! But now we’ll be seeing the entire Simerda family this coming Saturday as April is now in full force!
Not sure why you needed ALL of that background info but I felt the need to share! Because in between last September and now, Angie booked a Fresh Art senior session for Justin! Justin, who was a KID three years ago and now is graduating! I couldn’t get over how handsome and old he seemed after just a few years since I saw him last!
I love seeing clients after a while to see how much they’ve changed and grown! But it’s funny b/c I always thought our newborn clients made the biggest changes… when you see them as a newborn and then all of a sudden they’re two years old! BUT going from 15 to graduating is a pretty big change too!
Thanks for putting up with us Justin while Kim and I chatted away with your mom in between shots! You totally rocked your session and I hope you love your images!
We were wrapping up and I made Angie sit down with Justin and Max, the dog, to capture just a few of them together… this one is so random but I just love it!
Thanks again you guys and see you in a few days!
These are so great, Jodie! Thank you! I’m so proud of him and he’s pretty handsome too!
Those photos with the sax are awesome! They should be BIG in their house 🙂
Jodie and Kim – I really don’t know what to say. Actually I can’t “say” anything cause I am crying like a baby. These are soooo awesome I have no idea how I will choose from the full shoot. Thanks for making my young man look so handsome and natural!!
Wow! These shots are amazing. I can say that I am crying along with my sister Angie. Our baby boy is all grown up. I have always loved his smile, but now I think that my favorite feature are his eyes. Way to go!
Those are amazing! I had no idea his eyes were that green. #1 and #3 are my favorites. S
WOW! I can see why Angie and Aunt MeMe had the waterworks going. These are great Justin! You are such a handsome young man. Love, love, love the sax photos!
so I am going to hit you with a ton of questions right now,cause that’s how I roll. but feel free not to answer cause I know you are busy.so here goes:
How do you get such amazing light..like always? your outdoor photos always look like you placed a big blanket on the sun to diffuse it. Do you always look for open shade? or do you use fill flash outside? are there an overabundance of shady days in MO? do you only shoot when the light is right? do you pass up on potentially amazing locations if the light isn’t that great?
okay…I’m done now..but seriously great work! your photos make me feel like a popsicle on the 4th of July!
Love the black and whites – that last one is killer. I don’t know this handsome young man, but that looks like the true Justin.
What a handsome young man!
LOVE the green eyes with flecks of gold.
GREAT pictures, ladies!
These are great pictures. Thank you so much for sharing Angie. I will have to suggest the photographer for my brother & his family. I too love the sax shots!