Jen Rinaldi Photography

Capturing Life's Fleeting Moments…

Thank You June 21, 2009

First, I just wanted to thank Chris for a great vacation week.  Although it wasn’t Mexico like it was supposed to be, thanks to the swine, it was still a fun-filled week.  We did so much together and I enjoyed every second of it.  From going out dancing, to relaxing at the beach in Point Pleasant, touring around Atlantic City, to a great lunch & riding the train in New Hope, we were on the move with the T-Tops off my Dad’s Firebird.  It was a perfect vacation!

I really am so thankful for all of the help dismantling my home in order to prepare for my big move.  I appreciate the help more than I can ever express in words.  🙂

And now for some photos!  I took these a while back and finally had the chance to post them.  I love the first one taken with natural light through a large window in my home.  I love his eyes and his smile in this photo.  So warm. 🙂

The next 8 were taken in my backyard in April.  Before he deploys I wanted to have some nice photos of him and some of us.  He was such a great model – never complained once!  🙂  This one looks like it’s straight out of an American Eagle advertisement, if I do say so myself!  🙂

See…I got a smile!

I couldn’t resist setting up the tripod for a few of the two us!

LOVE LOVE LOVE this one!

Okay, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this one too!

Lots of big smiles all around here!

The next one was taken with all natural light coming through a window in Chris’ home.  I love natural light and would like to do more portraits this way.

I love the serious look of this one.

These were taken in Chris’ front yard the last time I was in NC.  We finally had a break in the rainy weekend and I was itching to get some photos in that day so Chris was a willing model, again!  🙂  Love this smile!

The highlights are a little blown here and I’m thinking it was the 50mm.  It seems to let so much light in that sometimes it seems I can’t avoid this happening on a sunny day.  I love this photo of my two special guys!

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Coming Soon: Kayla (Class of 2010) January 6, 2009

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Julie of The Milo December 9, 2008

“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.”

Below are the photos that I referenced 2 blog posts ago of my lovely, beautiful, talented friend Julie of Julie Lawson Photography.  I took some studio photos of Julie but I LOVED these shots in the Milo field across from her house so much that I didn’t wait to wait to post them until I had the others done.  The photos have such a beautiful feel to them – which was easy to capture because they are of a beautiful person.

It’s so great to meet someone you never met before and hit it off so well.  I never one felt like I didn’t belong and I will always treasure my first visit to Indiana (and I’m sure there will be many more visits in time).

I miss Julie and her family already.  It’s so funny how in only 5 days I could feel like part of someone’s family and their daily routine.  At times I joked with her kids and said “you have 2 mom’s this week!”  This is one special girl with a special family and I love our friendship dearly!

It’s funny how people enter into our lives and the impact the leave on us…

I’d love to hear your thoughts on the photos below…poses, post processing, your favorites…

This is Julie’s Favorite of all:

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Click HERE to view Julie’s photos of me in the Milo field if you haven’t seen them yet.

 

“Just Julie” December 4, 2008

It broke my heart to leave Julie & her family today.  Lots of sad faces all around. I’m going to miss her family so much.  If only we were closer in distance…I’d be over all the time…I know that for a fact!

I’m going to be sharing more from my visit as I get them edited so be prepared for Julie-and-Indiana-fest for a little while! 🙂

Here is a sneak peek of Julie’s outdoor “lifestyle” session in the Milo field across from her house (she’s so lucky to have this beauty right at her doorstep!)

If this wouldn’t make the most beautiful NIKON advertisement then I don’t know what would! Move over Ashton Kutcher – make way for Julie Lawson & her Nikon!

Check out Julie’s blog to see some of the lifestyle shots she did of me which I loooove: http://julielawsonphotography.wordpress.com/

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