{{.Meddlesome’s Kits, Day 3 at The WorcShop.}}

My Love and my Mini Human went to work with me for a bit today to clean up after this crazy week at Studio 12.

I could not resist wrapping the kits in lace and doing a mini photo session with them after I did their weight check this morning. They are so adorable! My Mini Human has decided that she wants to keep Kit 3 (the mostly black one). I can’t say that I put up too much of a fight on that.

If you’d like to see the kits, please contact theworcshop@gmail.com to set up an appointment with their “fur mom / fur grandma” Void SansAnge.

Meddlesome's Kits - Day 3

 

To see more of The WorcShop bunnies, visit: http://www.truelifepics.com/Galleries/LetsGetLocal/TheWorcShop/MischievousMeddlesome/

 

 

 

 

 

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{{.Newborn Bunnies at The WorcShop.}}

August 4, 2016 Mischievous & Meddlesome welcomed 4 kits into the world. What an adorable surprise to walk into when you get to work in the morning.

My mini human and I separated Mommy & kits from Daddy bunny, weighed the kits, then set Mommy & kits up in the True Life Photography of MA  studio at The WorcShop (studio 12). Naturally, we *had* to do a mini photo shoot to commemorate the occasion.

If you’d like to see the kits, please contact theworcshop@gmail.com to set up an appointment with their “fur mom / fur grandma” Void SansAnge.

Meddlesome's Kits - Newborn

#CaptureTrueLife // jess@truelifepics.com

 

To see more bunny pictures, visit: http://www.truelifepics.com/Galleries/LetsGetLocal/TheWorcShop/MischievousMeddlesome/

{{.Summer Solstice 2016.}}

The summer solstice was on June 20 this year. In our house, we celebrate the changing of the seasons. For summer, I made our mini human a flower crown made out of clovers and some little purple and white flowers that I can’t identify after a couple hours of research. (I’ll edit this post to include them when I finally identify them.)

Just before sunset, I took my mini human to the field across the street , sprayed her down with bug repellant, and let her twirl around in her new summer dress. I just adore this mini human. She’s my favorite, and one of the most amazing humans I’ve ever met.

It’s been a while.

I know, I know. I keep saying I’m going to get this blog on track. Honestly, when I say it, I really mean it at the moment. Life happens though, and family things sometimes get in the way.

I’ve been away from my business since April, and things are finally starting to get back to “normal”. I’m really hoping to start blogging again, for real this time. 😉

Last week, my mini human decided that going outside to see a rainbow and a really cool sky was tolerable, so she twirled for me a few times in the field near us. I think I’m finally ready to get things back on track, just in time for summer sunsets!

Here’s to more sunset twirling in the months to come! -Jess

sunset twirling blog

My Mini Human, twirling in the field near us. I’m going to miss it when she’s “too old” to twirl in the late spring sunset.

{{.Rainy Days are SO MUCH FUN.}}

Another perk of being a VIP client, is that if ever I need to create an advertisement, I offer my VIPs the first pick! I mentioned on Thursday that the weather was going to be perfect for a “Rainy Day” session, and that I wanted to start advertising on Facebook for it. I posted in the VIP facebook group that I wanted to do the shoot. One of my favorite little families said they’d LOVE to! * yay *

We met at 10:30a on Friday morning at the park. Mom and I chatted a little bit, and then we got right to playing! I’ve been photographing these mini humans for over two years now, and I’m so excited I get to watch them grow. When we meet up, I already know that E will be full of smiles and giggles, and S will want to run around. I knew that I wanted to show them the waterfall, but to do that I would have to take them through an area that snapping turtles use for laying eggs. I told the mini’s that there might be snapping turtles around, and S was a little nervous about being snapped, so I even pinky promised him I would never let that happen.

We had so much fun playing and exploring that before we knew it, we had been playing for almost an hour and a half! I just love when I get to have days like that!

 

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Rainy Day Fun // March 25, 2016 // truelifepics.com

 

To book your rainy day session, e-mail Jess at jess@truelifepics.com today!

{{.First real snow. february 2016.}}

Our first “real” snow of the winter.

I’m a summer baby, so I’m generally unhappy if the weather dips below 70*. Winter is my least favorite time of the year, and I’m not one to hide my hatred of shoveling. However, I feel like there is something to be said about the beauty of freshly fallen snow. I feel a childlike excitement seeing the first “real” snow of the year, every year. By “real” snow, I mean at least 6”, and school closings, not 1-3” of light powder that you can’t even make a snowman with.

fallin snow 2.5.2016

Falling Snow in Southern Massachusetts // February 5, 2016 // http://www.truelifepics.com

 

While I prefer the summer, I can take comfort in the knowledge that winter is only a few short months, and soon enough I can put away the winter clothes for another 7-9months. I hate the winter less if I get a few warmer days (days above 40*), and get to go exploring in the sun.

Hassanamesit Woods

What a difference 3 days make, oh New England. // Hassanamesit Woods, South Grafton, MA // Hiking with my Love

 

Our first real snowstorm of the year this year was on February 5, 2016. We got maybe 8-9” of heavy wet snow. It bent and broke trees all over my neighborhood. I had been battling some serious sleep deprivation, and my Love let me nap and took care of the Mini Human (and even cleaned a bunch), since they both got a snow day. He woke me up about 40 minutes before the sunset so I could go for a walk and get some great pictures of the freshly fallen snow, since it had finally stopped snowing. (Did I mention I love him??)

Snow feb 5, 2016

The snow stopped falling, just in time for sunset // February 5, 2016 // South Grafton, MA // http://www.truelifepics.com

xoxo, Jess


PS: I have plenty of dates available for photo sessions in the months of February and March! (If you’re looking for a May date, book ASAP!! I’ve only got 3 available weekend dates in May 2016!)
PSS: If you’d like to purchase prints from my walk in the snow, please {{Prints For Sale}}

{{.Breezy Picnic Grounds & Water Slides.}}

This week, my mom wanted to do something fun together one last time before the summer ends, so we went to Breezy Picnic Grounds & Water Slides. All the pictures you see in the collage were taken in the first 2 hours we were there, after that, I was having so much fun I didn’t pick up my camera for the rest of the day!! For me, that’s pretty amazing. I’m *always* behind the camera! For anyone that wants to go, they’re located in Douglas, MA.

We brought our own food, and bought ice cream before we left. It was delicious! They have picnic tables along the lake and a really nice sandy beach. Lots of room for the mini humans to run and play, but the ones from our family didn’t want to leave the water. There are 3 slides, 2 of which you can ride with your 2-4 year olds on (or go solo), and the 3rd id just for a single rider at a time (so kids 5+ can go on, but not 2-4). The staff was so friendly, and so weren’t the ducks!

It was such a great day!! Thinking about visiting? Check out their website here, and their facebook page here! Want to do a beach session of your own? Check out beach session information here!

Breezy Picnic Grounds

{{.Pricing Information for Business & Commercial Photography.}}

Pricing information for business and commercial photography. Please contact: jess@truelifepics.com with any questions or to book your session.

Approximate Shoot Time: 1-2 hours (half & full day options also available upon request)
Regular Price: $800.00
WCN Price: $775.00
VIP Price: $720.00

Sessions include the following:

1) 10-15 final edited images with 2 year licensing agreement (w/option to book new shoot for 25% off OR second licensing agreement for 50% off)
2) 1 gallery of all watermarked images on http://www.truelifepics.com in the “Let’s Get Local” section for at least 2 years with information about your business
3) 1 blog post on http://www.truelifepicsma/wordpress.com about your business with links to your website &  blog or facebook page (or both)
4) 2 sets of digital images on disc (1 set watermarked for use on all social media; 1 set not watermarked for website & promotional material use)

Some additional options to consider: USB instead of disc for $35; 10 additional images for $50 with each additional set of 10 images for $25; 11×14 ready to hang wall art for $45; Laminated ID badges for $5 each..

Ed Burch Dance (Saturday night Ballroom dancing for fun at Assabet)

Ed Burch Dance (Saturday night Ballroom dancing for fun at Assabet)

Found Things - South Grafton MA

Found Things – South Grafton MA

Rise and Shine Family Child Care - Leominster, MA

Rise and Shine Family Child Care – Leominster, MA

Tony's Automotive Services, LLC - South Grafton, MA

Tony’s Automotive Services, LLC – South Grafton, MA

Vivian's Market Style Cafe - West Boylston, MA

Vivian’s Market Style Cafe – West Boylston, MA

Why I call children “mini humans”

Someone asked me the other day, why it was, that I called my daughter my “mini human”. I figure if someone that knows me in person asks, people that read this blog and follow along with my photography might be asking themselves the same thing.

Why? Well, the answer is simple. I’m a mommy. Wait, just listen before commenting..

I love my daughter. She’s the most amazing person I’ve ever met. However, she’s also her own mini human being. Full of all the emotions and stresses and moods that us adult humans have. They’re just much newer to everything, so sometimes, what we see as trivial, might actually be “the worst thing that’s ever happened”, or “the best thing that’s ever happened”. For this reason, I call her my mini human.

When I’m getting really frustrated with a situation, it helps remind me that she’s just a littler version of me, without the 30 (almost 31) years of experience. It helps give me that 2 second pause that I sometimes need. I just want to be the best mommy for my daughter, and reminding myself she’s just another human, it makes it easier for me to see through her “dramatic 8 year old” behavior and figure out what the real problem is.

I’m not going to tell you we never argue, or yell. I will tell you that it has helped me change the way I view situations. I want to teach my mini human that compassion and empathy are good qualities to have, among others. The best way to teach her, is to show her through example. Treating her like she’s another human being, who needs love and understanding when she’s feeling frustrated, and who doesn’t have as much experience with figuring out how her actions and words affect other people, will help her figure out what kind of human being she wants to be.

Mini Human - Nephew 2

“Auntie, let me eat my fruit salad.” – Nephew 2

My Mini Human

“Mom. I want to go play Minecraft now.” – My Mini Human