Joyful Photography by Jinnee: Blog http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog en-us (C) Joyful Photography by Jinnee joyfulbyjinnee@gmail.com (Joyful Photography by Jinnee) Sat, 14 Feb 2015 14:21:00 GMT Sat, 14 Feb 2015 14:21:00 GMT http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/img/s/v-5/u791155719-o472243299-50.jpg Joyful Photography by Jinnee: Blog http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog 120 116 The perfect day for SNOW sessions!! (Pewaukee Milwaukee Brookfield Wauwatosa family photographer} http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2015/2/the-perfect-day-for-snow-sessions-pewaukee-milwaukee-wauwatosa-family-photographer I had been in the Northwoods for a weekend with some girlfriends and headed back on Sunday afternoon for two sessions at Hoyt Park.  I was excited there was snow on the ground for the photos!  (The only time I am EVER excited for snow!  Haha!) Little did we know that it would actually be snowing even more that weekend and I was debating if it was safe for the families to meet me!   The Northwoods had almost a foot that week.  Anyways, we kept the sessions scheduled and rolled with it.  The kids were all troopers and we caught some cool photos with the snow falling.  All worth it!  It was perfect.

{Pewaukee Wauwatosa Brookfield children family photography}

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joyfulbyjinnee@gmail.com (Joyful Photography by Jinnee) Pewaukee Wauwatosa Brookfield children family photography snow session fall christmas http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2015/2/the-perfect-day-for-snow-sessions-pewaukee-milwaukee-wauwatosa-family-photographer Sat, 14 Feb 2015 14:20:59 GMT
Christmas session in the client's home {Pewaukee Waukesha Milwaukee family photographer} http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2015/2/christmas-session-in-the-clients-home-pewaukee-waukesha-milwaukee-family-photographer I love it when I book new clients who learn of me through family and friends.  A referral is the best compliment ever.  So thank you to all who have done this.  It is VERY much appreciated!

I had the privilege to photograph this family in their gorgeous home!   They had this beautiful, tall tree with the most elegant and fun decorations.  The girls were polite and sweet and the four of them are just stunning!  SO much fun.  

{Pewaukee Waukesha indoor home session Christmas children family photographer}

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joyfulbyjinnee@gmail.com (Joyful Photography by Jinnee) Pewaukee Waukesha indoor home session Christmas children family photographer http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2015/2/christmas-session-in-the-clients-home-pewaukee-waukesha-milwaukee-family-photographer Mon, 02 Feb 2015 16:00:00 GMT
Baby M turns 1! {Pewaukee Milwaukee children family photography} http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2015/1/baby-m-turns-1-pewaukee-milwaukee-children-family-photography This family is so good to me.  They have been on my photography journey since the beginning.  I have loved watching their family grow!  We had a fall session for them, as well as celebrating Baby M turning 1!  What a big girl!  We had our session in a friend's backyard.  They recently had a fall party and had a ton of cool hay bales and pumpkins out.  Thank you G family for having us over!  It was perfect.  

Sessions can pretty much be held anywhere.  I worry about lighting sometimes, but you work with it.  You find areas that are shaded and shoot from there.  

{Pewaukee Wauwatosa Milwaukee Oak Creek WI family photographer}

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joyfulbyjinnee@gmail.com (Joyful Photography by Jinnee) Pewaukee Wauwatosa Milwaukee Oak Creek WI family photographer http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2015/1/baby-m-turns-1-pewaukee-milwaukee-children-family-photography Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:00:00 GMT
Lake Country Mom Facebook giveaway! {Pewaukee Ixonia Oconomowoc WI family photographer} http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2015/1/lake-country-mom-facebook-giveaway-pewaukee-ixonia-oconomowoc-wi-family-photographer Congratulations to the Stanley family for winning the drawing for a complimentary photo session with Joyful Photography by Jinnee!  The awesome giveaway was through The Lake Country Mom's Facebook site: www.facebook.com/TheLakeCountryMom. She posts events and local information daily on her Facebook page.  Check her out!

The Stanley family is new to the Lake Country area.  It was a pleasure meeting their family and capturing the joy they have in their interactions together.  They are a sweet family.  Welcome to the area!  I hope you guys are enjoying it here so far!

 

{Pewaukee Nashotah Park Delafield Oconomowoc Hartland WI family photographer}

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joyfulbyjinnee@gmail.com (Joyful Photography by Jinnee) Pewaukee Nashotah Park Delafield Oconomowoc Hartland WI family photographer http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2015/1/lake-country-mom-facebook-giveaway-pewaukee-ixonia-oconomowoc-wi-family-photographer Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:25:27 GMT
M fall The Mini session {Pewaukee Wauwatosa Brookfield Hoyt Park children family photography} http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2015/1/m-fall-the-mini-session-pewaukee-wauwatosa-brookfield-children-family-photography So this mom and I went to college together...we were roomies, in each other's weddings, and had babies around the same time.  We now live about 10 minutes from each other, so it's neat to live close to friends from college. They sure know you better than most people, that's for sure!!!  

Through the busyness of life and the changes and stages we all go through, friendships are special.  True friends take you as you are, through all your life stages.  And even if it's been months since you've talked, the connection is still there.  Let's face it- we don't stay the same. And THANK GOD for that!  I am certainly not the same person that I was 10 years ago...let alone even 2 years ago.  I'm always growing...

So happy they choose me to capture their family this year.  <3

 

{Pewaukee Brookfield Wauwatosa Hoyt Park pool children family portrait photography}

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joyfulbyjinnee@gmail.com (Joyful Photography by Jinnee) Pewaukee Brookfield Wauwatosa Hoyt Park children family portrait photography http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2015/1/m-fall-the-mini-session-pewaukee-wauwatosa-brookfield-children-family-photography Mon, 12 Jan 2015 19:15:00 GMT
Fall sessions {Pewaukee Retzer Nature Center Waukesha fall family portrait photography} http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2015/1/fall-sessions-pewaukee-retzer-nature-center-waukesha-fall-family-portrait-photography I had many more mini sessions after the first few weekends.  The rest of the sessions were not at the fall mini session price that I advertised.  I may only do two designated fall mini session dates next fall with the special price.  I was BUSY!  So blessed by all the people we allowed me to spend that time with their families!

On this particular day, I had one The Mini and one I Want It All (which is an hour long).  I picked the Retzer Nature Center because they offer acres of beautiful land.  There are many cool little pockets of spots to take photos.  It was a blast with these two sweet families.

The R family was mom and her two daughters.  The girls are the sweetest of the sweetest.  Love.

This next family, who did the I Want It All package, got a ton of photos- almost 50.  My hour with them was amaaazing.  The kids were spontaneous and giggly and the parents were laid-back and easy going.  I just LOVE that.  So easy to shoot a session like this one.

{Pewaukee Waukesha fall children family portrait photography}

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joyfulbyjinnee@gmail.com (Joyful Photography by Jinnee) Pewaukee Waukesha Brookfield Sussex Hartland Oconomowoc Delafield children family photography http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2015/1/fall-sessions-pewaukee-retzer-nature-center-waukesha-fall-family-portrait-photography Sat, 10 Jan 2015 19:00:00 GMT
Attempts at photographing my own family {Pewaukee Hartland children family photography} http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2015/1/attempts-at-photographing-my-own-family-pewaukee-hartland-children-family-photography So I got my own family of 5 together for a photo shoot.  I need a picture for our Christmas card, too!  I tell ya, it's WAY harder getting your own clan to focus during a session.  :)  My kids have learned to "ignore" me when I'm taking photos of them, but when we need to stay fairly still for a tripod, it was asking a lot of my little ones.  HA.  My husband has a blast, said the wife sarcastically!  I just adore the last shot of my three kiddos laughing.  That one is a keeper <3

 

{Pewaukee Hartland Brookfield Sussex Waukesha fall children family portrait photography}

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joyfulbyjinnee@gmail.com (Joyful Photography by Jinnee) Pewaukee Hartland Brookfield Sussex Waukesha Oconomowoc Delafield fall children family portrait photography http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2015/1/attempts-at-photographing-my-own-family-pewaukee-hartland-children-family-photography Wed, 07 Jan 2015 18:26:23 GMT
Fall mini session- Day three {Pewaukee Waukesha fall mini family portrait photography} http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2014/12/fall-mini-session--day-three We had another great day of nice weather!  The sun peeked out for a little bit and we wrapped up in time because it started to rain! These families are beautiful!!!  It's hard to get comfortable in front of the camera, I get it.  We get those genuine smiles and laughs by being goofy and having a fun time.  Sometimes I capture the dads with the biggest smiles!  ;)

 

{Pewaukee Waukesha Minooka Park family photography}

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joyfulbyjinnee@gmail.com (Joyful Photography by Jinnee) Pewaukee Waukesha Minooka Park family photography http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2014/12/fall-mini-session--day-three Fri, 05 Dec 2014 19:19:28 GMT
Drugstore prints....YUCK! http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2014/12/drugstore-prints-yuck You've heard photographers say, "Don't get your photos printed at Walgreens, Walmart, Target, etc...Visit the link below to see what a photographer did when she took some of her prints to these places.  It makes a HUGE difference where you get your photos printed.

I recommend www.mpix.com to my clients.  If they need to get prints immediately, I suggest Costco.  I've heard some photographers say that Sam's Club is decent, too.  If you want the quality that the photographer gives you, please take the advice and do not go to one of these drugstores.   PLEASE.  I use a pro-lab for the prints that I include in packages.  It's a crazy difference.  

http://www.amandajacksonphoto.com/2014/01/13/pro-prints-vs-drugstore-prints-it-does-matter/

 

 

 

 

{Pewaukee Waukesha family portraits do not print in drugstore labs comparison prints}

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joyfulbyjinnee@gmail.com (Joyful Photography by Jinnee) Pewaukee Waukesha family portraits do not print in drugstore labs comparison prints http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2014/12/drugstore-prints-yuck Fri, 05 Dec 2014 19:12:33 GMT
Fall mini sessions...Day two {Pewaukee Waukesha fall mini family portrait photography} http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2014/11/fall-mini-sessions-day-two-pewaukee-waukesha-fall-mini-family-portrait-photography Day two:  Very excited that the weather was cooperating!  I used a farm location in Pewaukee...Farmer Joe happily gave me permission to use his land.  He has beautiful trees and colorful fall leaves all over the place!  Not to mention a cool, old barn, too.  

These families were awesome.  I haven't had the opportunity to photograph many older children, so this was a great experience.   I'm used to wiggly, wild little ones!  Posing older children is different.  I could tell them how to pose and where to go and guess what....they actually listened!!!  LOL!

{Pewaukee Waukesha farm barn children family portrait fall session}

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joyfulbyjinnee@gmail.com (Joyful Photography by Jinnee) Pewaukee Waukesha farm children family portrait fall session http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2014/11/fall-mini-sessions-day-two-pewaukee-waukesha-fall-mini-family-portrait-photography Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:07:12 GMT
Fall mini sessions...Day one {Pewaukee Waukesha fall mini family portrait photography} http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2014/11/fall-mini-sessions-day-one-pewaukee-waukesha-fall-mini-family-portrait-photography So the day had arrived for my first day of fall mini sessions....and it was rainy and so, so cold.  Here in Wisconsin, it's totally unpredictable.  I moved a couple families to the following day because the weather reporter had called for much rain, but I still had some troopers.  :)  With gray skies, a light drizzle, and a cold breeze, these families made it through and I think it turned out fantastic!  Check out these beautiful families!!!

{Nashotah park Frame park Pewaukee Waukesha children family portrait fall session}

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joyfulbyjinnee@gmail.com (Joyful Photography by Jinnee) Nashotah park Frame park Pewaukee Waukesha children family portrait fall session http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2014/11/fall-mini-sessions-day-one-pewaukee-waukesha-fall-mini-family-portrait-photography Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:26:45 GMT
FALL MINI SESSIONS!!! Blog posts will be coming! {Pewaukee Waukesha family photographer} http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2014/11/fall-mini-sessions-blog-posts-will-be-coming-pewaukee-waukesha-family-photographer WOW!  I'm so overwhelmed by the support and love for this almost 6 month photography adventure.  I'm thankful I took the plunge and started my own photography business.  Alongside being a full-time wife and mother to three littles, this has been so rewarding and fun!  I LOVE this new part of my life!  

My October weekends and some into November are filled with fall mini sessions.  The trees and leaves are full of magnificent color and to capture it as a natural backdrop for families is awesome.  As much as I love warmer weather, I really do love fall.   This year I thought I'd offer some weekends of mini sessions and see how it goes.  I'm really enjoying it so far!  I've met many new families along this journey, as well as the best returning clients ever.  God is good!  I can't wait for you to see some samples of the mini sessions.  Stay tuned. They're coming!!!  <3

 

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joyfulbyjinnee@gmail.com (Joyful Photography by Jinnee) http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2014/11/fall-mini-sessions-blog-posts-will-be-coming-pewaukee-waukesha-family-photographer Tue, 04 Nov 2014 21:51:31 GMT
Summer playground fun {Pewaukee Waukesha WI children family photographer} http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2014/9/summer-playground-fun-pewaukee-waukesha-wi-children-family-photographer I had a blast photographing these adorable kids while at the playground! Their mom wanted some photos of the kids playing, along with photos with their grandparents who were visiting from New Mexico.  What a great idea to capture playful moments and lasting memories with their loved ones!  I'll be seeing this family again in month for fall photos, too.  Can't wait!  

Note their cute outfits and colors!  Mom did a great job picking outfits with patterns and textures and most importantly, colors that go well together!  A+! 

{Pewaukee Waukesha WI children family photographer}

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joyfulbyjinnee@gmail.com (Joyful Photography by Jinnee) Pewaukee Waukesha WI children family photographer http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2014/9/summer-playground-fun-pewaukee-waukesha-wi-children-family-photographer Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:36:10 GMT
End of the summer session! {Milwaukee Doctors Park Pewaukee family photographer} http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2014/9/end-of-the-summer-session-milwaukee-doctors-park-pewaukee-family-photographer Had the privilege to photograph this family again.  They are so sweet and just beautiful!  We met at Doctors Park in Milwaukee, which is located near Lake Michigan.  It just so happened that it was a VERY foggy day along the lake.  No worries, though, because I was thrilled it was foggy!  Overcast skies is perfect conditions for a photographer.  I loved it.  

This family rocked their session.  So many great photos to choose from!  Enjoy!

Newborn baby family photography Pewaukee Waukesha County WI

Newborn baby family photography Pewaukee Waukesha County WI

 

 

{Milwaukee Doctors Park Pewaukee Waukesha children family photographer}

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joyfulbyjinnee@gmail.com (Joyful Photography by Jinnee) Milwaukee Doctors Park Pewaukee Waukesha children family photographer http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2014/9/end-of-the-summer-session-milwaukee-doctors-park-pewaukee-family-photographer Fri, 05 Sep 2014 20:17:58 GMT
Welcome Baby M! {Wauwatosa Pewaukee children family photographer} http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2014/8/welcome-baby-m-wauwatosa-pewaukee-children-family-photographer I was extremely excited to photograph this new family of four!  Their long wait for baby number 2 has been a prayer answered! I loved seeing this family interact together.  So much joy, energy, and love for this little one.  Big sister was so gentle and sweet with the new baby, too.  Baby M is all chubs.  I just LOVE chubby, little babies.  

Thank you for allowing me to capture your first family photos with Baby M!  <3

 

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joyfulbyjinnee@gmail.com (Joyful Photography by Jinnee) Wauwatosa Pewaukee southeastern Wisconsin Brookfield Sussex Hartland Oconomowoc Delafield Lake Country Milwaukee http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2014/8/welcome-baby-m-wauwatosa-pewaukee-children-family-photographer Sat, 16 Aug 2014 20:42:01 GMT
Photo session with little cousins! {Pewaukee Waukesha Racine children family photography} http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2014/7/photo-session-with-little-cousins-pewaukee-waukesha-children-family-photography These little sweethearts are the babies of moms who I once babysat for!  I felt so old!  HAHA!!!!  

Loved meeting them and seeing the family again.  Having a session with five little ones was no easy task, but I think we got some pretty good ones! Hope to see their Gigi and family again soon!

{Racine children family Pewaukee Waukesha photographer}

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joyfulbyjinnee@gmail.com (Joyful Photography by Jinnee) Pewaukee Racine children cousins family lifestyle photographer playing http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2014/7/photo-session-with-little-cousins-pewaukee-waukesha-children-family-photography Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:00:00 GMT
M's graduation party!!! {New Mexico Pewaukee WI event family photography} http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2014/7/ms-graduation-party-new-mexico-pewaukee-wi-event-family-photography I can't believe this young lady, my niece, graduated from high school.  She is a beautiful, smart, talented young lady and has an incredible amount of success ahead of her!  Thank you for allowing me to capture this party.  I had such a blast!  Love you!

Side note- this was a very difficult party to shoot....they have a very large house and huge entertaining area in their backyard.  It was darker in the living room, but sunny by their large patio door and windows, shady on the patio, and very bright by the pool.  I was constantly checking my settings!

{New Mexico event graduation party family Pewaukee Waukesha photographer}

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joyfulbyjinnee@gmail.com (Joyful Photography by Jinnee) New Mexico event family party photography Pewaukee WI http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2014/7/ms-graduation-party-new-mexico-pewaukee-wi-event-family-photography Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:28:00 GMT
Father's Day session at Frame Park in Waukesha! {Pewaukee Brookfield Waukesha children photography} http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2014/6/fun-fathers-day-session-pewaukee-brookfield-waukesha-children-portrait-photography We had SO much fun with this session!  The weather was perfect and so was the park setting.  Mom and kiddos wanted to do some photos for Father's Day.  The kids are carefree and loving and mom is just gorgeous!  What a lucky guy to have such an amazing family.  Hope to work with you guys again soon (for sure with dad next time!)!  

{Frame Park Waukesha Pewaukee Brookfield Milwaukee children family portrait photography}

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joyfulbyjinnee@gmail.com (Joyful Photography by Jinnee) Pewaukee Brookfield Waukesha children portrait photography http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2014/6/fun-fathers-day-session-pewaukee-brookfield-waukesha-children-portrait-photography Sun, 15 Jun 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Baby B 3 months Lifestyle {Sussex Pewaukee Waukesha WI children family photographer} http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2014/6/baby-b-3-months-lifestyle-sussex-pewaukee--waukesha-wi-children-family-photographer I love this family to pieces!!!  Baby B is growing so fast.  For this visit, we went a little more lifestyle with the session.  We didn't use any props or toys, but with just where we were- their beautiful home.  I'm ecstatic that I caught a smile from him!  It was very close to nap time for Baby B, but he did awesome.  He's such a laid-back, gentle boy!  Thank you for allowing me to photograph your precious baby!

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joyfulbyjinnee@gmail.com (Joyful Photography by Jinnee) Sussex Pewaukee Waukesha WI baby children family photographer http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2014/6/baby-b-3-months-lifestyle-sussex-pewaukee--waukesha-wi-children-family-photographer Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:15:00 GMT
Why the name "Joyful Photography?" {Pewaukee Waukesha children family photographer} http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2014/6/why-the-name-joyful-photography-pewaukee-waukesha-children-family-photographer For me, coming up with a name for my business was not a simple task.  I wanted it to represent who I am and my work and also to have meaning for me.  I came up with the name "Joyful" because of two reasons: 

My first reason is that I think "joyful" is a strong and emotional word.  By definition, "joy" means "the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation.  A state of happiness or felicity. To be glad; rejoice."  I love those words- happiness, satisfying, elation, glad, rejoice.  Though these words do not represent who I am and my life all the time, God gives me daily strength to be thankful for everything, big and small, and to count my blessings. It's very easy to get frustrated and to take things for granted.   Life is so much better when we choose joy.

My second reason is that Cory and I have always loved the name Joy.  When we were pregnant with Coen, we knew immediately that if we were having a girl, her name would be Joy.  Since we never used the name, this was the perfect opportunity to name my fourth "baby" with the name Joy.  

What I want for my clients is that their photos exude the joy and happiness of their family.  I absolutely love capturing those moments of family and togetherness.  

XO,

Jinnee

 

 

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joyfulbyjinnee@gmail.com (Joyful Photography by Jinnee) baby children family photographer Pewaukee Waukesha Sussex Brookfield WI business name http://www.joyfulbyjinnee.com/blog/2014/6/why-the-name-joyful-photography-pewaukee-waukesha-children-family-photographer Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:54:31 GMT