Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as I was invited to a session with Jennifer Tesker Photography. All opinions expressed are my own.
I started my relationship with Jennifer Tesker Photography back in October when she joined our Photographers Directory. We planned our session for the spring minis and since then I have been waiting and watching. If you follow photographers on Facebook, it is truly amazing to see their work. Watching Jennifer’s has been a true pleasure. As time passed, I was more and more excited to visit her with the kiddies.
As always I spent hours trying to pick out the perfect outfit, messaging poor Jennifer back and forth. She was always so lovely about it (even though I think I would drive myself crazy). I had great difficulty picking out the perfect dress for (E) and she told me not to worry she had plenty of things that she could wear. Boy she wasn’t kidding (E proceeded to have 3 wardrobe changes, which is awesome as E can be a diva). Gotta have faith in your photographer.
(E) in her Easter Dress.
Outfit number 2 (one of Jennifer’s).
La piece de resistance! (Also Jennifer’s)
Walking into Jennifer’s studio is like dress up and toy heaven. My kids were amazed and so was I. They went right to playing and despite my wanting to stop them Jennifer encouraged it, quietly watching and determining what types of tools she could use with the kiddies. There were so many choices for hair bows and tu-tus, and ruffles. Then there was the chairs, boxes, baskets and delivery truck, forget it my kids were obsessed. Specifically (A) needed to get his hands on that delivery truck.
Well you can see we put poor Jennifer through the ringer. WE had a blast and I hope she did too. (A) even made a play date with Jennifer and her two lovely girls. There were a few times that I got super nervous about the session. (A) and (E) were not cooperating the way I would have liked, one smiled when the other decided to sit, the other. One slouched while the other kept getting up from the chair… and one is of an age where you can reason, while the other listens mostly. I tried not to get frustrated with them but I was nervous. How am I supposed to review a session if my children aren’t cooperating? Gotta have faith in your photographer.
Jennifer handled it all with amazing grace. She found ways to get them to cooperate, she learned from each and every one of their movements their personalities and used it (right down to the sweet, sweet photo of my darling daughter in a tu-tu and cowboy boots, the one where she is holding Skye her favorite pup, and the money truck shot). She reassured me that she got some amazing shots and she was so right. As I wrung my hands together for the few days it too her to edit (was super quick), she calmly edited and then put up the teasers on her Facebook page that would set my nerves at ease.
The Sibling Teaser
(A)’s single teaser.
The Diva (yeah those are her boots, she had to wear them that day).
When taking a 4.5 year old and a 21 month old for photos you have to be prepared for the best and the worst. They never seem to stop, how could someone possibly. Gotta have faith in your photographer.
My Perfect Easter Photo <3
How does one measure success? I would say one good shot of the pair, and one good one of each. These go far beyond that. Despite my worries, the pictures are amazing.
The money shot. (A) is so in love with this, that when he saw it he kissed the screen, and then said he wanted it put up in his room… Wait, a photo that not only I love but my kids do too??
I like pictures, his wish is my command.
Due to the high demand of her spring minis Jennifer has just opened up another date with limited bookings.
The other special that she is currently running is for Communions, very limited bookings:
If you are interested in booking a session with Jennifer Tesker Photography contact her at: