keepin it real

i should do an entire post on outtakes from my sessions. i love them dearly because they show real life (and they make me giggle). it’s true, folks…the secret is out…things aren’t always plums and fairies during a session.

i hope the parents don’t mind if i post a few of these outtakes from their session as it displays perfectly what my friend kirstynn calls “keepin it real.”

oh, and i had to add some “real” ones in as well. you know…to keep up appearances and all…



  1. Jen says:

    Love the 2nd picture. Totally reminds me of my 3 kids!! xoxo, Jen

  2. Kristin says:

    These are beautiful! The first few are very funny. Sadly when I try to take pictures of my 3 year old that’s all I get anymore.

  3. Mike and Joy says:

    Hahaha, that is why I love you, Jean. I have seen that first one many times…a little hand coming for my lens. These are really beautiful, what a gorgeous family, too!

  4. Hollie says:

    This is too funny! I love the family throwing the leaves. Real life pictures is what it’s all about!

  5. Cindy says:

    What!!! You dare show out takes? LOL These are so classic and soooo real, the everyday of us photogs- I'm always in love with your images Jean, really it would be hard to pick a fav., just don't take the time to tell you always when I stop in for a peek, thanks for keeping it fresh & real 🙂

  6. Paula says:

    The “real” shots are my favorite…that’s life and that’s what we are capturing, right?

  7. Kirstynn Evans says:

    What a great post! I love keepin it real posts!!! I am overdue for a “K.I.R.” post! you have inspired me!

  8. Julie Barb says:

    I love the one of the little girl crying in the wagon…I think some of the “duds” are often my favorites. I like getting my kids when they are crying…got to capture all the many faces:) Way to keep it real!

  9. Kara May says:

    Oh my gosh these are so cute!! I adore the one of the little cutie in the wagon in tears- so real. Great session!!
    Oh and to answer your question, I’m not selling my actions yet but since there is a demand I’m thinking about it in the future. 😉

  10. Hans says:

    I’m relieved to see your out takes. I was beginning to wonder if it was just my kids who couldn’t be perfect for a 1 hour photo shoot.

  11. Amy says:

    awww! love the 2nd photo! that is definitely a real moment.

  12. marywarrenphotography says:

    These are so fun!!

  13. nicci walker says:

    awwwwwwww….is all I have to say. how do you capture such beautiful photos? the colors are breathtaking.

  14. Trina says:

    I just love/keep looking @ these. You are our “Jean-nie in the Bottle”. You do such magic 🙂

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