Jen Rinaldi Photography

Capturing Life's Fleeting Moments…

Cog in the Wheel July 18, 2009

Don’t reinvent the wheel, just realign it.
Anthony J. D’Angelo

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In a Fog April 21, 2009


Rise Toward the Heavens April 2, 2009

I feel within me that future life. I am like a forest that has been razed; the new shoots are stronger and brighter. I shall most certainly rise toward the heavens.

~Victor Hugo

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Wishing I Was Here April 1, 2009

Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone.


Outerbanks, North Carolina – Sept 2008


Shadows March 31, 2009

No matter how dark the night, somehow the sun rises once again and all shadows are chased away.

~Dave Matthews

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You Light Up My Life March 12, 2009

You saw the sneak peak of baby “E” so now I present you some of my favorites from the session.

But before you meet baby “E” – meet his Mom (Tara) and Dad (Bryan) who met on the online dating website JDate.

Click HERE to see a recent JDate video that Tara and Bryan were featured in to promote the website and it’s success.  When you get there click on the 2nd video titled “We weren’t Interested.”

E’s mom and I went to college together and when she mentioned she was having her first baby I immediately told her that I wanted to photograph the baby’s newborn photos.  She agreed and she waited 9 long months for her baby boy to be born and I waited 9 long months to take his photos!

I was so excited for the opportunity sine this was the youngest newborn I photographed to date! He was born January 25th and we did the session on February 7th – 2 weeks later.

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Tara and Bryan had lots of great things around the house to use as props and Bryan was so good with ideas that I told him I was going to take him with me to my jobs!

This is my favorite photo from the session of Mommy & Baby.  Tara’s eyes are so beautiful – especially in this photo!

Dad brought his guitar out for some fun Rockin’ Baby Photos!

This one makes me laugh because it looks like he is dancing to music.

For this edit I wanted it to look like he was dreaming about music.

I added this texture to give this photo the same feel as the one above.

What a beautiful couple blessed with such a beautiful baby!

Love those little tootsies!

E’s parents own a custom lampshade and lighting store – Tara Shawn Designs.

In honor of that we took some photos of “E” with some of the lampshades from the store.

This one was just for a giggle.

*The little shade hate was propped on the edge of the large lampshade…no harm was done to “E” in the making of this photo. LOL 🙂


What a Poser! January 26, 2009

If you don’t recognize this little sweetheart you haven’t visited Julie Lawson Photography’s Blog before and met her daughter “E.”

You may remember little “E’s” Christmas photos where she posed with the giant Christmas tree ornament and hid half her face behind the Christmas gift that you all loved – found HERE.

Little “E” holds a special place in my heart.  When I was there we instantly bonded and I miss her sweet little face and amazing personality.

Here are the additional portraits I did of “E” during the Christmas shoot.  If you remember from the last blog post – she makes up all of her own poses for her shoots and these poses are what she came up with during my session with her:

Round and round she goes…

The little DIVA!

If you remember Julie’s family session from a few posts back… “E” likes to make me laugh and her thing of the week was putting her foot in her mouth! LOL

I’ll be sharing an additional photo from this shoot soon of E and Julie but I wanted to keep it separate.