Built in the late 1800's, my studio is home to great history & memories. A childhood dream was realized when I opened my boutique style photography studio loft in this unique space filled with character. The space combined with our location in the quaint downtown area of Hudson, WI offers the capability for custom photography sessions indoors in addition to personalized on-location sites. My signature portrait style consists of simple,

yet strong composition resulting in images that are both honest and highly emotive. Foregoing stiff poses and forced smiles, I interact with subjects in such a way that unveils their distinct personalities. This approach combined with exquisite attention to detail provides for a comfortable and relaxed photo session and extraordinary images.

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7.28.11

Family.

Personal Project…

In the hustle and bustle of life I find it far too easy to set down my camera when I’m not working…I’m sure any professional photographers reading this can relate!  It’s nice every now and again to pick up my camera and shoot *just because* without any pressure or expectations attached to the images.  As my kids get older it’s also become increasingly important to me to capture details and memories so that someday my boys can look at these images and remember the story of their childhood.  So, I made it a personal goal to be more intentional with capturing images that tell our family story and spending more time working on personal photography projects.  In her book, “The Sound of Paper”, Julia Cameron writes that working on such projects can inspire change in the way you approach your art form and transform your end result.   I can safely say that this has been the case for me and as a result I’ve fallen in love with photography all over again.

Below are some images from just one of the photo projects I’ve completed this summer.   My goal with this project was to capture my grandpa (a.k.a. “Popo”) working in his garden.  I have so many memories from my childhood of working along side Popo in his garden and at 90 years old he still has his garden growing strong.  I wrote about it on This Lunch Rox if you’d like to read more, but I thought I’d share the images here as well.  I’m so happy to have these images of Popo and I know that years from now I’ll appreciate that I took the time to capture him doing what he loves most…gardening.

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  • rachelzana says:

    I love love LOVE these! My favorite detail is the band aid on his hand when he is holding the cabbage. (I think it’s a cabbage?) Grandparents are so special.

  • liz depuydt says:

    hi jamie, such a meaningful personal photo project you did! i hear you so deeply about needing to pick it up for ourselves and family more often… i thought the same thing just the other day and pulled out my camera to capture my nana baking her famous cinnamon bread at age 101 a couple days ago… not the most perfect images, but full of love and dear memories. thank you for sharing, xo, liz

  • Tricia Williams says:

    It’s so easy to forget to document life sometimes. Work, kids, homework, dinner, the list goes on. What a great memory you captured! I love his smirk… it’s the grandpa smirk we all love to see on our own grandpa’s.

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