Hiya, friends!

I am so excited to be offering Motherhood & Baby mini sessions in my studio! Sessions are available March – May. Spots are limited, so fill out the form below to claim your spot! Session details are below — if you have any questions, feel free to contact me!

$275+tax | 20 minute session | 10 digital photos | print release

mini sessions



“Hey Jaime, it’s Joe … you’re doing pictures for my girlfriend Meredith and I, and Oscar this Saturday …. I’d like to discuss something with you, if you could give me a call back … this is a secret, so don’t call Meredith back if you can’t get ahold of me … it’s something specific I’d like to do and discuss with you …”

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Or something like that, Google Voice transcribes terribly. 😉 I might add, he called me twice … TWO voicemails. Uhhhh … (SORRY JOE!) 🙈

The Bug heard the message –“Mum, is he going to propose?!” Yep, my littles are invested in my photo-family’s lives too …

You know … after photographing them quite a few times over the last year, my brain had it that they WERE married! Or engaged … haha! These two … so, so much love and they act as though they’ve been married for years!

I call him back. He’s proposing. Cue my silent screams. And … he wants me to document it! Eeeek! Cue more silent screams & and a happy dance (soooo glad he didn’t see that … bwahahaha!). 😂

Here I am, texting back & forth with Meredith AND Joe…about possibly postponing, thanks to the gloomy weather. Well, telling HER we may postpone … telling Joe it’s happening. Haha. Gawsh, that was a trip. You simply can’t postpone a proposal. Snowstorm in the forecast, but we pushed on … moved the time … he’d picked up the ring … it was happening. A few more texts back & forth over the last few days and we had an idea of how it was going to go down — he’d sneak out to get the ring while Meredith’s attention was on Oscar, and that’d be my cue. When he stepped back in, I immediately felt his presence … and excitement … and gawsh, I about exploded with feelings! Ha! 😍😍😍

Thankfully, Iowa’s weather cooperated (for the most part). I pulled into their driveway, trying to hide the ridiculous smile that was swallowing my face, thinking to myself, “shake it off dude!!! don’t spill the beans!” Luckily, I got myself under control & into photographer mode.

I took a breath … walked inside … and started shooting.

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I’ll hand it over to Meredith now …

“Yesterday, during Oscar’s 6 month photo shoot, a very special event happened … and our photographer was there to capture it. Joe and I are so excited to call each other Fiancé’ and celebrate the next best part of our life together.

 

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When Jaime said it was time for some more photos with Oscar and Mom, I was laying down with him. She said, “This isn’t working, let’s have you stand up.” and had me face towards the other wall so Oscar was in the light.

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Then, she asked me to turn towards her … and I’m thinking she was just posing us differently. Joe was down on one knee, asking me to be more than just a Mom to Oscar and girlfriend to him … but to be his wife.

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After tears and lots of kisses for Oscar and Joe, I, of course, said YES!”

Meredith is hilarious, btw … not long after the proposal, she said … “Jaime, you’re going to have to come with us to Hawaii …”

Me: “You’re getting married in Hawaii?!”

Joe: “Apparently we’re getting married in Hawaii and you’re coming with.”

Me: Well, that is the only west coast state I haven’t seen.” 😉

Meredith: “See? There yuh go!”

I about died laughing … 😂 😂 😂 We all had a good giggle, actually … gawsh, I love them.

This was the 3rd proposal I’ve witnessed in my life … the 2nd I’ve photo’d … but the ONLY one that meant something to me. Have I mentioned that I freaking LOVE these people?!

And, as I’m walking out the door, I asked Joe, “When’s the wedding??”

“Tomorrow!” he said with a grin.

“Isn’t that a bit soon?”

“Nah.”

“I guess not, I mean … it has been a long, long time coming, eh?”

“26 years in the making!”

Congratulations, guys! I am SO happy for you … and here’s to the NEXT 26 … and many, many more!

Cheers!

Jaime