meet my friends kirstynn, joel, and their daughter, nora. these brave folk braved what i dare say is the coldest session i have ever had. where the icy winds came from, i will never know, because today was beautiful and sunny. that’s michigan weather for you…

brrr mom…i don’t want to take pictures…too cold…but my leggings and tutu are so cute…

if i run, i stay warm, and therefore i am happy!



  1. Kirstynn Evans says:

    Ahhh! Jean… you are really something else! I laughed out loud, and had to be quiet, because you know how grumpy Joel can get… these are so so great. I can’t believe that with about… 30 minutes of shooting, probablly less, you still had something to work with! Of course while Nora was running to you, I couldn’t see her cuteness! And when we fed her Milk Duds to perform… who knew they would make the CUTEST FACE EVER!!!! You are freakishly AMAZING! You really are spooky, and I can say that, because it is HALLOWEEN! There is not much more to say, besides, thank you! I LOVE YOU! THANK YOU!!!

  2. Ruby says:

    Jean, don’t you miss the arizona weather? It’s 90 degrees still.
    LOL, had to tease you.

    How do you get the little kids to dress up like this? Love that your little people ALWAYS have character and style. Like never a boring session ever.

    As for why my RSS doesnt work, I gave up on it. Not sure why. Just check me once a week.


  3. Kirstynn Evans says:

    P.S. I just looked at them again! Thank you for photoshopping out the boogers on her coat! That was not supposed to be part of the “outfit”, and so I was not prepared! What can I say, you are eery! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  4. Ashlie says:

    Wow Jean. You even make coldness look amazing! So cute!

  5. Jen says:

    Jean – Great pictures!! I love the picture of the little girl running with her parents behind her. Nice work!

  6. Anonymous says:

    SO, SO cute! You would never know it was freezing from the pictures! I LOVE the little girl’s outfit. Do you know where she got her leggings?


  7. Laurel says:

    Cutest family EVER! You can’t even tell it’s cold. These bring out the love and sweetness in their family.

  8. Mike and Joy says:

    Hey! I know them! Darling pictures, darling family. I am sorry it’s so cold there, you are WELCOME to come visit me anytime. 🙂

  9. Anonymous says:


    I was “CP” in full glory. Shivering and blue lipped, detached, and un-cooperative. I had no hopes for this session. The pictures Jean took last year were phenomenal. Why try and top perfection? I argued we should send the same pictures on our cards this year. But, I have been proven a DOG. My heart melted, to see how beautifully and intimately Jean captured the joy Nora has and brings to our family. If all we got were these four pictures, our goose bumps would be an infinitesimal price to pay. Thank you Jean.

  10. Julie Barb says:

    Jean…I told Kirstynn today that I seriously got goosebumps looking at these pictures!!! They are phonomenal!! I don’t know how you do it…you are amazing and magical…another wonderful job!

  11. Jennifer Urbin Photography says:

    Ok so I’ve now looked at these pictures like 10 times and I’m still not sure that I have the words to express how fond I am of them. Maybe it’s my love for the family, maybe it’s my love for my most favorite photographer in the whole wide world but I feel a little speechless. When I look at them I get warm fuzzies all over. Phenomenal!

  12. Angie Cheney says:

    Wow, these came out great. How thrilled can you be? Amazing work Jean. You are inspiring.

  13. Jennifer says:

    awww what a cutie, love these and what a beautiful family!

  14. Oakstream Photography says:

    OMGOSH I LOVE her outfit! SOOO CUTE!!!!!!

  15. Kara May says:

    What an adorable family!! Beautiful shots!!!

  16. laurachism says:

    The one with them kissing her is the sweetest!!

  17. Tasha Christensen says:

    Hi – you don’t know me but got your website off Hollie Smarts blog. I love your pictures! My gosh girl you our talented – I am ‘sort of a photographer’ love to surf and get ideas on the net and your blog is AMAZING! I love it. I just thought I would let you know that! Do you use Actions? They colors are amazing girl!

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