Инстаграм @thisphotogirl Jennifer Stewart 📸
Anyone else feeling like they just hit the wall?! .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's been a whirlwind the last few weeks. Heck, even the last few months. 2019 is coming at me with all kinds of adventures, challenges & success. Taking a moment to myself this morning. It's kinda nice.
Create your own opportunities. .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ From an early age my mom empowered me to create my own opportunities. I learned whatever I set my mind to I could make happen if I was willing to dive in, take a chance & put in the work. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Whether this was carving my own path as an independant (business) woman or simply walking up to a subject during cage work to position them in the tiny pocket of light that happened to catch my eye. .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don't miss your moment, create your own opportunities.
As Campbell walked down the tunnel for his game, I notice his eye black & immediately tell him to sit down cuz we're gonna Bryce Harper this shit.
Fun fact Friday! My first photo job was taking photos of children and families inside Paradise Valley Mall. 📷⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But Jennifer, we thought you got your start in motorsports? 📷 Well, I did. Technically. But before the motorsports, was the painfully awesome mall glamour shots. Families would pile in for their 10 shots, shot on film and all on the same awful backdrops. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷 As awesomely tacky as this was, I quickly learned the best way to photograph a little one. Can you guess how?! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷 Get low! Too often we see photographers or even parents shooting down on a child only to capture the tops of their heads. Make them the hero of their image! 📷 Check out my lastest blog to learn more.
Matt and Shae have a close spot in my heart, as Matt is the youngest brother to my best friend, @dabblewithkatie ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Seeing him all grown up with this beautiful wife Shae and adorable boys Beau and Riley, made this family portrait session that much more special.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ During our discovery call, Shae emphasized the importance of shooting at the park near their home where they often go to play. She expressed how Beau loves to ride his bike and wanted to capture these precious moments during this time of their lives.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Think we nailed it!
Aren't these 2 the cutest?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ - ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We all know we can only ask a kiddo to smile and pose for a photo for so long before they either throw a temper tantrum or simply shake and turn their heads the other direction...husbands included.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Let's face it, boys will be boys!⠀⠀⠀ -⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Getting them to cooperate during a photo shoot is quite the challenge. Especially for a random person with this huge camera asking them to smile the whole time.⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Learn how I tackle this daunting challenge in my latest post. Link in bio.
I'm often asked how I got into my career. Honestly, I kinda fell into it. It didn't come easy though.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hard work, dedication and hustle are the 3 key ingredients for my success.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There's great days, there's difficult days and there's slow days. But the one constant I always circle back to, is I truly believe whatever I put my mind to, I will accomplish...and so will you.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Go be great this week!!