Sunday, December 21, 2008

Happy Holidays!!

I want to wish you all a Happy Happy Holiday! Thank you for all of your business, and here's to working with you all again next year!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

the sweetness of a newborn....

oh my, today I had the pleasure of taking pictures of my dear friend's little girl, Ainsley.
What a bundle of pure sweetness, she turns 2 weeks today and is one of the most beautiful newborns I have photographed.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

sweet baby dylan......

this photo is from my most recent photoshoot of little dylan. very smiley, very sweet. thanks to the "A" family for allowing me to photograph their sweet girl. the other photos are coming, working as quickly as i can....and a keyboard is not working, so forgive my typos.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

happy little kian

Kian has been a return customer. I have had the joy and pleasure in taking his photos and watching him get cuter everytime we meet! Here are some favorites from our last time together!

Monday, November 24, 2008

You Won!!

Thank you to all for coming to the Holiday Shopping show! Those that were there know that I was to give a photo session to one lucky winner! The winner is......

Christy McIntyre!!

Christy, I will be in touch!!

Thanks to all of you and I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

Friday, November 21, 2008

When old is good....

I am obsessed with the vintage look and feel. I wanted to share this photo with you to show what can be done. I can apply these borders to any of your photos to add an extra cool effect for your memory books or framed prints!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sweet Sweet Chloe

I had the priviledge to take some very cute photos of one little Chloe. What a charmer! Even with the silliest of faces, this one will break your heart!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The oh so cute "M" family.....

I had to share photos of my session today. The adorable M family were so great and I am looking forward to taking more at our next session! The weather was perfect and I could not have asked for better "super models"! Thanks!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Holidays Holidays Holidays!

I knew that Christmas is almost here when I walked into Target yesterday and my daughter yelled "Mama...TREES!!!" All of the decorated trees were up and music was playing. I personally love Christmas and the surrounding holidays, so it got me in the mood.

Now, have you thought about your holiday cards? As you can see below, I have a few choice. I also am partnering with a fantastic card designer here in Arlington that is offering some great choices and will do custom work also. Tara of TLC by Tara has some great samples on her site. She is great and very easy to work with! Please take a minute and peruse her work, if not for holiday cards, then for all of the other things she designs!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Tis' the season....

to think about holiday cards! Want something a little funky this year? Something that will make the fridge of all your friends? This year I am offering some uniquely designed holiday cards!

These cards are for my customers only so that I can ensure quality images will be printed. View the above samples and know that more are to come! The cards will be flat (no fold over) 5x7, printed on high quality card stock by a professional lab. The minimum order is 25, and additional cards need to be ordered in amounts of 25 cards. Each card is $1.75, orders over 50 will receive a discount! I will need orders no later than November 20. Have a Happy Holiday!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

The question I am always asked..."How do you find great stuff on Etsy?"

I am asked this question more and more and I want to give you what works for me. Etsy can be overwhelming because there are SO many talented designer/artists on the site.

So lets break it down, let me begin with one area, toddler clothes. I am constantly looking for baby/toddler clothes for photoshoots (and let's be honest, my own children!) When looking for a funky design of fabric, I add the designer name in the search engine, ie Amy Butler, Denyse Schmidt or Michael Miller. If a seller on Etsy uses one of these fabrics, they typically work with the others. Once I am in their store, I might look at that sellers favorites, other buyers/sellers that like that shop etc etc. It is all about looking for the "work around".

The next place to look is on the home page on the far left. Click on "Time Machine 2" This will list what has recently sold, a great place to view what others are buying. I get great ideas on all types of listings from clothing to home goods.

Finally, if you want something, I would be shocked if someone didn't make it on Etsy. Honestly, try, look it most likely will be pleasantly surprised.

The artists on Etsy are fantastic to work with, way better than your favorite store. Can you imagine going into the Gap and seeing a pair of jeans that are almost perfect, but you really wish the leg was a little wider or the waist just a little higher? Those are the types of changes someone on Etsy would make for you. You just "convo" the seller (etsy speak) and ask them to make the changes.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New Website!!!!

It's a new phase for Jennifer Burns Photography! Please check out my new website.
Same address I have updated my portfolio with photos
I have taken over the summer, along with some favorites of the past.

I hope you all enjoy!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Location Location Location....

I just returned from visiting my home state and took some fun photos of my daughter and niece. I looked for some very industrial type locations and we had so much fun! The girls were very playful, they looked great in their tutus on the railroad tracks.

When scheduling your photoshoot, begin thinking of some favorite images you might have seen and we will come up with some great ideas during your pre-shoot consultation.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Happy Birthday to ....

me! Well, to Jennifer Burns Photography! I cannot believe a year has gone by since I have been in business (officially)! So to celebrate, I would like to pass the love on to my loyal clients!

If you have already had a session with me (thank you!) I would like to offer you a special thanks....
Send me two new clients (whom I have never had a session with) and I will do your next session at half the cost! Call it Christmas in July.... I do need to put a time stamp on this, so the new clients must be booked by the end of the year. Once the new clients have had their new sessions, I will put you on the books! Of course, you can choose whichever package works best for you! I look forward to meeting your friends and taking pictures of you and your family again.

Thanks to you all!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Scrapbooking: Once, no longer!

I can't tell you how much money I have spent on scrapbooking papers, embellishments, photos reproductions, etc etc. Since I now have a toddler, bringing all of that out to finish her scrapbook is simply not an option. I have been looking for a "digital" solution for the past year and I am pretty picky. I wanted single pages, not a bound book and I wanted page layout choices. Reason that I don't like the bound book option (ie shutterfly and kodak) was because I would have it all completed and forget some great series of photos! Now Shutterfly came out with some options that met most of my criteria, but they were still kind of I kept looking. Then I found an answer.

Not sure how I found this site, but I am thrilled that I did! How Fast They Grow met all of my scrapbooking desires and it was so easy! So all of you out there that loathe scrapbooking, you now have no excuses to make your little one the all-important memory book. Face it, your kids will love it and it will be important to them. I knocked out her book in about a week...all during the beloved naptime.

Now keep in mind that my photo sessions and How Fast They Grow will work perfectly together since I give you a CD of all of the images with the main package!

So get scrapbooking, your child will thank you and love you for it! Here are some examples of what I pulled together while my little ones were sleeping.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Capturing those precious moments.....

There isn't anything much better than a baby fresh from the bath. Yesterday, I had both kids clean and laying around in their diapers and I grabbed my camera. I had just enough light coming in to my cave like bedroom and used every ounce that I could get. Encouraging my clients to have their kids not "perfectly coiffed" for a photoshoot is my message. Know that we can start a session right after a bath or whenever they are happiest. Just letting the day take its course and letting go of any visions you might have, we will capture really beautiful pictures no matter what....

Friday, July 4, 2008

Fall? Already?

I know, Summer really just began, however Fall will be here before you know it! I promise you, it will. Scheduling your photo shoot now for Fall, will be the best way to ensure you have a spot during this busy time of year. Due to bookings made in the last month I encourage those who wish to capture the beauty of their children in Autumn to book early.

As you know I always work with clients if you have a cranky baby or fussy toddler the day your shoot roles around. I took the above picture mid - October last year. The below picture I took mid November, so that really will be the best time to have those great Fall leaves for your children to play in. There are so many places to go that will inspire wonderment in your children. Fall foliage help to create the perfect holiday card photo!

Thursday, July 3, 2008


I have begun scheduling photo shoots at parks and playgrounds to truly capture children at their best...when playing. We have some great parks around here that have both water play areas and standard playground equipment. This allows us to capture some really fun photos. If you want to use your backyard, think about having the sprinkler set up...water adds so much to a child's expression. Above is a photo showing just that. Don't feel you have to have them in a swimming suit either! I have encouraged Ella to run in the sprinker in her regular has created some very fun expressions!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Every little girl loves dress up....

I have decided to add "props" to my photo sessions. Nothing too over the top, just a few of the pettiskirts for dress up and little items I have found along the way (cool baby hats, vintage blocks, cashmere shorts to cover up baby's diaper, bubbles etc...) I would love any suggestions from anyone. After taking photos of those little girls in those skirts, I realized just how every girl loves to twirl around. My daughter is more of a tomboy, but still loves it!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Princess fun

I just got these pettiskirts from the same website I found the tutu on ! These little girls loved playing "princess" in
these skirts. You can order almost any color you want and they are very well
made with adjustable waists!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

My birth announcements

I know a fantastic graphic artist who just finished custom designing my son's birth announcements. They are beautiful! I highly recommend her for announcements, cards etc.
You can find additional samples at

I have returned

I recently took some time off from my photography to have a baby! We welcomed sweet Benjamin Hollis on April 30. I am now back in my element and have 4 photo shoots scheduled. I did a newborn photo shoot last week and loved being back. There is nothing sweeter than a newborn baby, so tiny! The below photo is from that session.

I am wanting to add different elements to my photo sessions and have found some fun pieces off off My favorites are these great wraps for newborns from She doesn't have them posted, but will knit one upon request:

My other favorite store on etsy is She makes adorable tutus among other things. I took a picture of my daughter in her tutu from there. I also plan on doing a princess photo special bringing along a few tutus and petticoats for the little girls to wear!