Seriously, I have no words for this session – definitely top 3 ever.  I’ll do my best to say something productive.

I work very hard to try and match the mood of the pictures I take/make to the personality and demeanor of the people I work with.  In this case, we both share the same saturnine personality, with plenty of good humor to balance it out.  Yes, she smiles.  Yes I take pictures of people smiling.  You’ll just have to trust me on that one, because you aren’t going to see much of it here… but we all had a blast. A happy blast.

This senior session speaks for itself, I think, and the longer I type, the more I will screw up what MacKenzie has to say.  {Jay shuts up}



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  • RyanDude, MONEY! Some sick photos, man!

  • oeilholy bageebies…. lovely light fantastic images. your leibovitz obsession is paying off!!!!!

  • PaulI like all of these. My favourites are number 1, 3 & 5.

    If I ever take a shot as good as the first one I’ll be very happy.

    Great work.

  • scottyo
    so rad

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  • Geneamazing jay

  • Kylie DanielsonMy oh my. Stunning.

  • Eliza ClaireStunning. I’d have killed for images like this when I was a teenager.

  • dustin stellersucked the breath outta my lungs… absolutely, supremely so. Way to rock it, bud. Be proud.

    MacKenzie – I hope you’re stoked. I would be. 🙂

  • DebbieJay…I LOVE this! I seriously can’t pick a favorite, they are so simple, yet so different. Great work 😉

  • rosieThat first one is totally captivating!! love your use of light .. brilliant!

  • jayeadsthank you rosie!!

  • jayeadsi really can’t express how much these images define who i want to be as a photographer. “beyond appreciative” is the closest i can get to conveying my thanks!

    i have more coming… i could seriously post 50 images from this session.

  • MomJay,
    I just wanted to say that you have done a lovely job a capturing my daughter and her nature. Beautiful work.

    Mackenzie’s mom :~)

  • mackenzie skybelieve me, i’m very happy with these photographs. they are more than i could have ever asked for or imagined. jay is wonderful [:

  • jayeadswell those two comments are more than i could ask for… i put this session in the WIN column!

  • HarveyHey Jay,

    As always you inspire me to create, I love this post soo much I think you captured her well and it’s one of my favorite pieces of your work.

    Terrific! Can’t WAIT to see what’s next from you.


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