Category Archives: Our LIfe In Photos


A Day In The Life–Our Family Photo Album


People say to us all the time, “you must have the most amazing photos of your children.”  the truth is that while we do have some photos we love, we are constantly challenged by our girls.  They are the toughest subjects we have ever had!  We love family sessions and taking photos of children.  They are sessions we can’t wait to get to and have a hard time when it comes to editing.  Every moment captured of a child is such a precious moment.  When we are in a session the camera is always clicking so we can catch those fleeting moments.

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We’re Featured!

At a wedding a few weeks back, Jake and I met a lovely writer for the Hartford Courant.  We spoke with her briefly about working as a husband and wife team, raising our two girls ages 2 1/2 and 11 months, and still being able to have fun with each other day in and day out.  While we don’t always think that our life is an interesting love story , Mary Ann thought differently.  She asked to interview us in greater length, and we agreed.  This past Sunday, you could read our love story in the Hartford Courant.  We learn so much about our clients as weddings and family shoots, so we thought it would be nice for us to share a little bit about us with all of you!  Thank you to all of you who keep checking back with us, keep sharing your stories, and continue to allow us to capture a moment in time with your family.  We hope you enjoy learning a little bit about us as we look forward to meeting an learning about new families and couples in the upcoming years.

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Our Best Photo Project Yet–Meet Aubrie

Aubrie Alyce Koteen
Born December 22, 2012

Hi everyone,
For all of you out there who wondered about baby Koteen, who supported us during our pregnancy, and who have followed our blog over the years, you probably already know that we welcomed a baby girl. And for those of you who are checking out our blog for the first time, this precious little package is the reason we have been so silent in the blogging world. Jake and I welcomed our daughter just in time to celebrate her first Christmas with family. We have been spending our days staring at her in awe and laughing at her daily changes. You can imagine that we like to keep the camera near us at all times. She is a subject we never get tired photographing. We thought that we would share some of our family photos from the past month (I can’t believe she is a month old tomorrow.) for all of you who have asked about her along the way and since her birth. Also we hope to inspire all of you to take our your cameras and document your lives. As I am sure you noticed, the weather outside is less than desirable, so we have made a studio out of her nursery. First we used it to take my maternity photos and now we have used it for our family photos. So, for all of you pregnant moms who wonder how to get nice pregnant photos in the winter (trust me, I wanted creative outdoor photos, but I was too cold to make it happen), you can still have them. We hope you enjoy our family album from the last month.
With love,
Jess, Jake & Aubrie

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Where’s My Blog Posting


Hi everyone,
For all of you who have been on our blog recently or in the last couple years, I promise you have not disappeared. It will be a long process to get your photos onto the new site, but it will be done. In the meantime, you can still direct your friends and family to our old blog to check out your photos. They can be found at If you have any questions please just contact me through our website, and I am happy to help. We hope that you enjoy the new site and the new blog.
Jess and Jake

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Enjoying the new layout?


We are working on enhancing our blog. It has been a work in progress, but we are happy with the results. We always love feedback!

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