JRanae Photography: Blog http://jranaephotography.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) JRanae Photography (JRanae Photography) Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:37:00 GMT Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:37:00 GMT http://jranaephotography.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-5/u456085406-o854370850-50.jpg JRanae Photography: Blog http://jranaephotography.zenfolio.com/blog 120 80 Josh | Mini Session http://jranaephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/josh-mini-session My last session that afternoon for my mini sessions was this handsome young man, Josh! He looks so much like his beautiful mother and is practically his uncles twin with how much they look alike!! :) I must say that Josh was a natural for his photos and always had a smile on his face. I had a great time capturing these beautiful memories for Josh's mom Nicole and I know that the Janik family greatly appreciated you coming out and supporting them. <3 Nicole you should be very proud and happy for your son for what he has become and who he is! :) I know that he loves you very much and the same goes for you! <3 <3


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Jerusha | Mini Session http://jranaephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/jerusha-mini-session Say hello to the gorgeous Siegel family! I work with Jerusha and I must say that when I first saw a photo of her family I just KNEW I had to photograph them!! :)  Their boys Calvin and Elliot are so stinken ADORABLE and they were SO much fun to photograph. Jerusha wanted to get photos done with their nanny Jacob before he went back to Poland, and I must say that Calvin & Elliot are going to miss him! <3 There were many, many, MANY giggles, smiles and hugs during their session and I just couldn't stop capturing all these beautiful memories for the Siegel family. I can't wait for many more photo sessions with the Siegel family! I'm so happy that they were able to come out and support the Janik family after the death of their beautiful 5 year old girl. <3 <3


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Ashleigh | Mini Session http://jranaephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/ashleigh-mini-session I had a wonderful session with Ashleigh and her 2 beautiful babies, Eli & Emileigh in February for the Janik family! <3 As I've mentioned in my other blogs from my mini sessions, it was a beautiful sunny day for photos! :) Eli & Emileigh are so adorable and they were so much fun to photograph. Eli definitely kept me on my toes and running circles around me but I love sessions like those, they make them that much more enjoyable!! Check out their photos below and I know they will make you smile! :) Thank you Ashleigh, Eli & Emileigh for coming out and supporting the Janik family, I know that they greatly appreciated it!


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Anita | Mini Session http://jranaephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/anita-mini-session Say hello to Anita, Brent and their handsome son Ricky! I had a blast hanging out with them for their mini session for the Janik family after the loss of their beautiful 5 year old girl. <3 It was a beautiful, sunny day to capture these wonderful memories for the Rose family. Ricky definitely kept me on my toes and kept me laughing the whole time, Anita you better watch out for the girls when he gets older! :) The Janik family graciously thanks you for coming out and supporting them during this difficult time. <3




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Nicole | Mini Session http://jranaephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/nicole-mini-session Meet Nicole and her handsome 2 sons, Zachary and Chase. Their session was at Macintosh Lake on February 28th for the mini sessions I put together for the Janik family after the death of their beautiful 5 year old girl. <3 It was a sunny, beautiful day for their session and their photos turned out great! :) I had a great time capturing these memories for Nicole and her boys! :) Zachary is 13 and loves playing Minecraft, Chase is 7 and is in the 1st grade. Nicole their amazing mother loves to sell 31, if you've never heard of it you should definitely check it out, they have some really cute things. We had a great time during their session and I and the Janik family all thank you for coming out and supporting them. <3 <3



Nicole's piece of advice for family sessions would be to just relax, have fun and take a deep breath! :)

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Janice | Boudoir http://jranaephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/janice-boudoir Last fall I had the pleasure of capturing Janice for her boudoir session and she did amazing! :) I haven't had one bad boudoir session since I started boudoir and I LOVE it! :) Boudoir is one of my favorite specialties to photograph because it captures the true, raw beauty of every single woman. Boudoir is special in it's own thing and I think that everyone should do a boudoir session at least once in their life for their significant other or for themselves!! I love the props that Janice brought for her boudoir session because she totally KILLED it the whole time!!! You are absolutely beautiful my dear and I had such a blast photographing you! :)  


<3 I know your man LOVED them! <3


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Julia | Mini Session http://jranaephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/julia-mini-session Miss Julia, you are beautiful my dear and I hope that you can pursue your goals for modeling here in the years to come! :) You would be an amazing model and you are a natural at taking photos. I had a blast with you and I'm so happy you came out and supported the Janik family after the loss of their beautiful daughter Jillian. Keep smiling and shining bright Julia! :)


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Janice | Mini Session http://jranaephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/janice-mini-session The end of February I put together a weekend of mini sessions for the Janik family after the tragic loss of their beautiful 5 year old girl. <3 First up for my mini sessions was Janice and her beautiful daughter Bailee. It was a gorgeous, cloudy day before it got cold that afternoon, and it made for some beautiful photos! We also captured some great photos for Bailee's 6th birthday that was coming up a few days after their session! Bailee was full of spunk, laughter, and smiles. I had a great time with Janice & Bailee and the Janik family & I thank you SO much for coming out and supporting them. <3 <3


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Shannon | Boudoir http://jranaephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/shannon-boudoir Meet my beautiful, gorgeous, talented, and amazing best friend Shannon! :) We had such a blast during her boudoir session awhile back that I didn't want to stop photographing her!! :)) We both had a great time and she totally KILLED it! You are gorgeous my dear and I know that your man LOVED them!! :) I'm glad I can always count on your for all my crazy session ideas at the weirdest times and that I always have you to photograph! :) xoxo


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RIP Jillian | Celebration of life http://jranaephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/rip-jillian-celebration-of-life I don't have many words for this blog, only that Jillian is greatly missed by her family and so many loved ones! <3 Jillian was born on December 15, 2010 and unfortunately was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome -essentially only half of her heart. She definitely made up for it with her ability to love deeply, live fearlessly and spread joy and laughter wherever she went. Unfortunately at the age of 5, Jillian passed away on February 4th from a life-threatening blood infection. :(:( Jillian touched SO many lives in her short 5 years on earth. When I first met Jillian last year she was running circles around me, laughing up a storm and being tough with her brothers, Oliver and Athan. Jillian was placed in Mrs. Potts from Beauty and the Beast as that was her favorite movie! :)  You are such a beautiful angel and I know that you are looking down on your beautiful family every single day! <3 Fly high baby girl! <3


You continue to be in my thoughts & prayers Nikki, JR, Oliver, Athan and Madilyn. <3 <3

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Josefynna | Feeding Tube Awareness http://jranaephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/josefynna-feeding-tube-awareness February meant a few things for me....1) another Valentine's day with my boyfriend, 2) there was still some snow on the ground and more coming, & 3) I got to see this beautiful face again for another session for Feeding Tube awareness! <3  Josefynna has grown up and grew taller since last year and she still is full of spunk and laughter! :) It's always good to see you my dear and I always look forward to your next session every February! <3 Enjoy your summer break, stay outside late, get lots of sun, and most of all continue to make memories with your friends and family! :)


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Kristin | Eating Disorder Awareness http://jranaephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/kristin-eating-disorder-awareness February is eating disorder awareness month and I did an amazing, heartfelt and tough session with Kristin who has suffered from eating disorders when she was younger....

Eating disorders effect 70 million individuals worldwide. 1 in every 10 people who suffer with eating disorders also suffer from some other form of mental illness (anxiety, depression, etc.) 
Suffering from an eating disorder is incredibly difficult. It consumes your entire life. You constantly have the nagging thoughts about your weight, what people think when they see you, what to eat, what not to eat, where the closest bathroom is, the list is endless. It's exhausting. Most people think "Why don't you just eat?" The answer is not easy to come up with. I suffered with eating disorders for 6 years of my life, but I was able to overcome it. Friends, family and God helped me through it, and helped me realize that appearance is not what matters, and I learned to love myself. Please remember if you come across someone struggling with an eating disorder, give them support. Offer to help, offer to listen, be there for that person because it is not just something easy to get over, it's a mental illness that takes time and effort to work through. 


"Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God. And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hears and minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." Romans 12:21


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Shawna | Boudoir http://jranaephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/shawna-boudoir Awhile back I had the pleasure of photographing Shawna for her boudoir session and she was amazing! :) I'll say this for Shawna's session as well that she KILLED it and her photos were nothing short of amazing! :) I'm so glad that Shawna reached out to me do a session for HERSELF! :) It's always good to do things for yourself, whether it be going to get a new haircut, your nails done or shopping. Even better.....getting your hair & makeup done and getting your photos taken to remind yourself that YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL and to continue to love yourself for who you are. You're here to make yourself happy and to remember to take some time for yourself every now and then. :) I encourage everyone to do a boudoir session at least once in their life to get that experience for the day, I promise you won't regret it! :)


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Chelsea | Boudoir http://jranaephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/chelsea-boudoir Where to begin? Chelsea you are gorgeous and I had such a great time photographing your boudoir session! You KILLED it! You were absolutely amazing during your whole session and the outtakes were nothing short of amazing! :) Thank you for hanging out with me and letting me capture your beautifulness and rawness of yourself!! <3 I can't wait for your next session because I know that it will be just as amazing as this one!!!



<3 <3


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Aalyiah | 6 month Milestone http://jranaephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/aalyiah-6-month-milestone Aalyiah you are growing up so fast and by the time I have completed your blog, you are now 1! Time sure does fly by fast when you're having fun. I know your mom loves you more and more every day and I don't blame her, you are a beautiful baby! We went to Golden Ponds for your 6 month photos and I was so happy to see you start sitting up by yourself and seeing how much you have grown. I know for a fact that you are lucky to have Ana has your mom. <3 We had a beautiful day for photos and I must say that we captured quite a lot of cute ones! :)



Enjoy your beautiful 1 year old Ana as time will not slow down! :) xoxo

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Levine | Family http://jranaephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/levine-family Last fall I had the pleasure of hanging out with the Levine family. They are one of my favorite families to photograph and I always look forward to seeing them! :) This time we had all of the Levine family and it was nice to meet them all, they were such a fun bunch to hang out with. We had beautiful weather the whole session, lots of laughter, smiles and just all around the warmth and love of family. <3 <3 Family is a wonderful thing and we are all so lucky to have family, blood related or not we're all family! <3 During their session we also did photos for Down Syndrome awareness session with Ben and he is such a ham every time I see him! :) Thank you Levine family for having me capture these beautiful memories for you!


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Womack | Family http://jranaephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/womack-family Say hello to the beautiful Womack family! :) I've always had a great time with this amazing family and I must say this last session with them was GORGEOUS!!!! :) The light, the laughter, the smiles, the amount of love was just plain beautiful!! <3 I'm so happy that I was able to capture these beautiful and priceless memories for the Womack family! Like I said, this location and light was AMAZING that evening and I wish all my sessions were like that! We had a beautiful evening and I thank you for trusting me to capture these memories for your family. I always look forward to our next session and what memories we will create next. <3



All. Of. These. Are. Gorgeous! :) Thank you Womack family and I look forward to seeing you again! <3

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Cano | Family http://jranaephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/cano-family Meet the wonderful Cano Family! :) I've known Khrystal for a few years now and I must say that she is one of the sweetest people I know! :) I was so elated when she contacted me to do their family session and I knew that it was going to be beautiful and filled with lots of laughter and fun! We went up to Estes Park and I fall more in love with that place every time I go up there because of how GORGEOUS it is!! The views are just breathtaking, no words to describe it and if you've never been up to Estes Park, you MUST go SOON! You won't regret it, I promise! :)  I'm so glad to have met Danny and the kids and they just made your session that much better. Enjoy the photos everyone and give the Cano Family some love. <3 <3



You have a beautiful family Khrystal & Danny and I'm so happy for the both of you to be welcoming your little bundle of joy here in a few months! <3

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Bat Mitzvah of Alexandra Dory http://jranaephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/bat-mitzvah-of-alexandra-dory Last October I had the pleasure of photographing a very special moment for the Hernandez Family! :) October 15th was a day filled with lots of laughter, love, hugs, smiles, and tears. October 15th was also the day that we celebrated a HUGE memorable event for Ali has we all came together and celebrated Ali's Bat Mitzvah! :) I must say that the whole evening the atmosphere was amazing and it was so much fun to be a part of, Thank you Hernandez family for trusting me to capture these beautiful memories for your family! <3



Thank you for the fun filled evening Hernandez Family, I very much enjoyed being a part of it! :)

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Laura | Boudoir http://jranaephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/2/laura-boudoir Say hello to this beautiful lady, Laura. Laura and I have known each other since high school, and I was so excited when she booked her boudoir session with me and ALSO mentioned that she wanted to do some outdoors on her dad's farm! I was more than excited to do some outdoors at the farm, and FYI they turned out amazing! I didn't want to stop shooting, haha! :) Laura's session was full of laughter and being beautiful, to say the least she rocked her session! :)

Thank you to Haley for doing her hair, it turned out beautiful! <3

Thank you Jodi, from Bombshell Beauty for doing such an amazing job on her makeup! <3

Can you see why I LOVED how her photos turned out from the farm? She totally killed it!

I love how these colors just POPPED!

You are stunning my dear!!


Then I made her climb in with the sheep, ha! :)

Thanks for hanging out with me Laura, I'm glad i was able to capture these photos for you & your husband!


Who want's to be my next outdoor boudoir session?! :)

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