Sunday, October 12, 2008


No more 9 to 5 living for the weekends. I work 24/7 and LOVE it! I'm living my dream and today was the first step in updating my once in hibernation portfolio (I felt so alive).

Amanda (my boss and friend from Banner) and I have been planning her little sister's SR portrait shoot for about two months now. Delayed due to weather, we finally got our chance to shoot and what a perfect day it was.


These next couple of images were shot down in the Pearl District, where we did your semi traditional "three outfit" session.

I wanted to share at least one image of Spencer smiling, cause she is so stinkin' cute. There are just too many to choose from and I usually tend to lean towards the moodier ones (I don't know why).

This is where we all let loose. From day one Spencer wanted something different for her shoot and different is what we gave her...



To pull off an amazing shoot, I called in the troops.

My dear friend Rafael was my assistant for the day. I'm used to shooting a lot on my own so it is a treat to have an assistant. Raf usually thinks of the not so ordinary things to do... my favorite image of the day was inspired by Mr. Contreras and we executed it perfectly. Yes folks, that is a name plate on his belt and no, the lady wearing the gaudy white dress behind him was not with us.

Amanda (left) covered hair, make-up and wardrobe. Spencer (right) was our talent willing to do anything we asked of her.



You were great to work with and did whatever I asked of you with complete faith and trust in me as your photographer. Just to name a few... you squeezed yourself into a circular statue, bared your feet in freezing cold water, got into a "summer" dress (when we all know Oregon's fall sun is not warm) and didn't complain once of the cold, walked into a tall grassy field bare foot, stood in high heels on a dock with wide slats, sat in wet grass, climbed into a tree and pulled off running like someone was chasing you. Thank you Spencer!!!


Angela said...

Your pictures are so amazing and I am so glad that you are following your dreams and doing something you love!

Carrie said...

Jaym, these are so great! You have such talent and I, too, am S.O. happy that you're finally doing what you love 24/7! You just seem happier all around. I love it. And you! Great job on the shoot and I'm excited for you and your excitement. :) Love the new blog too!

Carrie said...

P.S. That is so my favorite picture too. (the one of her running away) It's so good!

rafalosophy: the lab said...

i'm game.

love what you've done with the place.

keep up the good work!

Little Miss Amanda Jones said...

Thank you so much Jayme you did such a beautiful job as I knew you would. The pictures are just amazing!! You are so good at what you do and it's very inspiring.

Thank you thank you thank you!!

Anonymous said...

The your pictures are amazing!!! I am so excited for you! I am looking forward towards Dennis and I's picture taking hour. I am so glad you are living the dream. Congrats to you! See you on the 27th! -Nat

Cheryl said...

HEY!!!! I love them!! I'm so glad you are doing what you love, its a free way to live and I'm glad you are doing it:)

Carrie said...

Where have you been all my life? Are you still alive? Want to live the life some more?? I need 1 month pics of Angelina. :) She's 5 weeks now, so I'm behind! Whenever you can, the sooner the better...sorry for late notice!