Sometimes I forget how lucky I am.   Lucky in so many ways, but mostly lucky to have him.

And by him, I mean Travis.  My husband.  My best friend.

Back to the lucky (with minimal mushiness).  We have always had the same interests and loved doing things together.  But, I believe we have found the ultimate.  Photography.  Together.  I never thought in a million years we would be able to do what we are doing now…sharing the same passion and calling it work.   We used to talk about it and dream about it, but it wasn’t until the opportunity arose last year, that we just decided to go for it.

Six months ago, we started a partner photography company, Boka Studios.  While I have been busy with Jean Smith Photography, he has been heading up Boka, where he photographs high school seniors, weddings, and commercial work.  And I’m not going to lie.  He is freaking awesome.  But, I have given him the warning…if people are saying he is a better photographer than me, then we are in a serious fight.  Just keeping it real.

The past six months have been crazy and awesome as we’ve launched this new company.  To mark the six month anniversary, we are giving away THREE FREE SESSIONS!   You can visit the Boka Studios blog for all of the details.


In a recent interview, I was asked:  What’s one thing that everyone should know about you?

My answer… My husband and I are both super passionate about photography and we have this nerdy dream of being able to travel all around the world photographing people and places. Someday…when the kids get older…and we have lots of money…sigh…



  1. Wow! You guys are so lucky to share such a great interest! And I <3 this image… 🙂

  2. Jean, you guys rock! I hope all of your dreams come true!

  3. kristin cook says:

    CONGRATS!!! I’d forgotten that he was also a photographer! Good luck w/ Boka Studios!

  4. I love your dream of photographing the world together. I am 100% sure it is going to happen. For one because I said it… and things happen after I say they will. Like when I said you guys would take the world by storm and now it is happening. But mostly because you guys rock in your own rights and there is no stopping a joint force like that!

  5. Brittni says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this picture!

  6. Staci says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the last couple of posts!!!! What a darling family you have!! I want you guys to someday travel and photograph…Paul and I can dream about coming on some of your excursions too!! So much fun!! Looks like it is warming up there a bit 🙂

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