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Happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend remembering our fallen heroes. We had a busy weekend, but great nonetheless!

It’s time to announce our June headshots marathon. If you’re not familiar with this, it’s where I host doing a quick session for multiple professionals to get updated headshots to use in their businesses. If you’re looking for an updated headshot without the experience of a full photo shoot, this is a great opportunity for you!

Tuesday, June 23rd

-time slots will be assigned at booking

-3 high resolution digital files that you get to pick to be edited and delivered before you leave

-Refer a friend and we will include your hair and makeup as complementary

Cost: $300 (no hair/makeup)/$430 (with hair/makeup)

To reserve your spot, contact the studio by clicking the “contact” button in the navigation bar or by clicking here. We look forward to seeing you!

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jen shannon, jen shannon photography, contemporary corporate headshots, headshots, headshot, jacksonville headshot photographers, jacksonville headshots, corporate headshot, corporate head shot, corporate head shots, corporate head shot, contemporary glamour photographer, contemporary fashion style glamour portrait photographerFriday, May 22, 2015 Headshots: $300 (plus tax) per person

For May’s marathon, it will be hosted Friday, May 22, 2015. The cost is $300 (plus tax) per person. Bring two outfits. We’ll shoot 20 frames (10 per outfit) and you can choose your favorite 3 headshots before you leave to be edited and delivered within two business days. This is open to both men and women.

A signed contract and $300 (plus tax) headshot fee are required to book your slot. The fee is non-refundable and must be paid to secure your spot.

To book, click here to contact us.

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I’ll admit that I had no idea what to name this post. “Mother’s Day” seemed too cliche and far off, “Being a Mom” also felt too straight forward. I felt like it didn’t invoke any emotional response in me and if it didn’t in me, how would it in my readers? I love Proverbs 31, as I am sure many women do, and in doing some research for this article, I came across an article a woman wrote about being at a conference and looking for art prints to help support ministry and came across prints with various sayings on them, one of which was “Real Love Bleeds.” You can read the article here, but those three simple words suddenly made the idea of love make so much more sense.

You see, lately, I’ve been feeling myself get really short and irritable with my toddler, Carly. Oh my sweet, sweet Carly. I love her deeper than even I could know, but she’s entered that terrible 3 phase where every word that comes out of my mouth invokes a response that sends her over the edge. “No, we can’t wait another episode of Sesame Street.” “We just ate lunch.” “It’s quiet time…” “Because you have to take a quiet time in the afternoon…” “No you can’t have quiet time on the couch…” All of these things are world ending to a 3 year old. It’s really began to wear on me and I’ve found myself getting short and sort of apathetic towards her.

On Saturday night, Colby went to put Ellie (our almost 9 month old) to bed and Carly and I went out back to enjoy the weather while the sun was setting. We decided to grab some bread and go down to the lake to feed the pekin ducks (they look like the Aflac duck and we named them Minnie and Daisy) and while we were throwing food to them, I happened to get a glimpse of something just at the water’s edge. January is when the ducks (in our case, mostly mallards) mate around here and come mid March, all the females disappear and only the males are out swimming and quacking. This “something” was a male mallard, but he was sitting awfully still right up against the shore… not moving… I walked over and my heart sank. He was dead. It must have just happened because he wasn’t there when I was outside enjoying the morning before the girls woke up. I couldn’t help but wonder if he had a Mommy duck waiting for him to return with some food while she sat on her eggs. My heart was broken for this little mallard and the potential family he has trying to keep warm somewhere.

At that moment, Carly spotted me and asked what I was doing. I suddenly found myself in the situation of having to try to explain to my 3 year old what death is. How do you possibly explain the concept of death to a 3 year old? I did the best I could, but it made me realize how apathetic I had become over the last couple of weeks to her and in that moment, I sat down in the grass with her, took her hands, and told her how much I loved her. Of course, she loves me too, but she said, “Let’s go over there to those ducks” like it was nothing.

Carly 3 MWP copyYou see, real love bleeds. It is the kind of love that people who believe “real love doesn’t hurt” can’t ever understand. Real love DOES hurt. Real love hurts the worst because that love is so deep within our souls. Deep love is great love and great love is just like what Jesus brought to us when he chose to die so that we could have eternity with Him. Bleeding love is the ultimate sacrifice; the kind of love that means you’re willing to sacrifice everything for that person. It’s the kind of love I have as a follower of Christ, it’s the kind of love I have as a wife to my husband, and it’s the kind of love I have as a mother to my children. It’s easy to get caught up in the frustrations of day in and day out with a toddler in THAT phase and forget that these little people are people too and in need of knowing that bleeding love we have for them.

I hope, on some level, you’re able to relate to this post as I usher in the Mother’s Day season. I created this video to inspire you to be photographed with the people you love. You never know when you won’t have that chance again. Yes, that’s cliche, but it’s only cliche because it’s true. Even if I’m not the one taking your picture, please take pictures. Please be in pictures. Your loved ones will someday come to think of those pictures as priceless. More on our Mother’s Day Sale can be seen by clicking here, but for now, I leave you with this video. I entitled in “Extraordinary” because our lives, even though they may feel ordinary, are extraordinary when we are willing to see it as such.

meagan rae, meagans quote, beauty is a radiating presence that transforms the world around you, modern womenI set out a year ago to transform my business. I didn’t know then just how powerful this genre of photography can be. My best friend, Meagan, recently went through a very difficult time in her life. I’ve watched her struggles over the last two years and her heart breaks have broken my heart too. I decided to give her a gift. I wanted to give her the gift of nourishing her soul after such a time in her life. I will have more on Meagan’s story soon, but in the mean time, I wanted to not only post a sneak peek, but extend a gift to you too.

When you contact us now through April 1, 2015 to book your day into the studio, you will have your hair and makeup done professionally and have a photo shoot with me, all complementary. If you have someone you’d like to share the experience with, feel free to bring them too. Their hair, makeup, and photo shoot will be complementary too. Click here to request your experience.

One of my dear friends, Laurie, who I met several years ago when she contacted me to photograph her wedding, started an online boutique called Zoey’s Collections. I had the opportunity to do an updated photo shoot using some of the items from her collection. We have several ongoing projects so you’ll be seeing more of Laurie and Zoey’s Collections in the coming months! Here are some of my favorites from her session! Also, be sure to check out her VERY affordable, online boutque by clicking here!