SERENDIPITY IN THE CITY

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SERENDIPITY IN THE CITY

I fully believe that every event in the whole universe is connected to every other event in the whole universe, and while our limited human intellect cannot grasp that massive totality, on occasion, we get to see a glimpse.

December 2017 I was on my way to my beloved New York City.  I stepped aboard the plane, wended my way back to my assigned seat but, upon seeing the man at the end of my row, suddenly got the urge to turn in one row early.  I plopped down next to the window, hoping I wouldn't be asked to leave and 2 minutes later a couple situated themselves next to me.

I'm usually wary of starting conversations on long flights but my willy-nilly seat decision left me no choice but to speak up lest I be moved and asked to sit next to the heebie-geebie man.  They were extremely friendly, let me know that they don't like window seats anyways and that our arrangement suited them.  Big sigh.

Emboldened by my luck I furthered the conversation and found out that the couple was headed to NYC for the first time to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary.  They had left their 4 babes at home for the very first time and my oozy romantic heart couldn't help but drip with love for them.

All of a sudden I heard myself offering to do a quick little commemorative photoshoot with them in Central Park in two days time.  WHO AM I?  Nooooot the kind of person that actually does this - keep in mind I want to shoot everyone I meet, and I offer free shoots silently in my head all.of.the.time but rarely do I actually verbalize it.

Well, they weren't weirded out, they actually showed up, and we actually did it.  Big, big sigh.  I don't get to create what I do without a subject so I'm always forever grateful to the ones that allow me to point my camera at them.

We could've taken different flights (or not taken a flight at all), I could've not got the heebie-geebie's and sat in my assigned seat, and on, and on, and on.  But life delivered these two on my path and I got to capture a slice of their journey. Xo

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THE NOTORIOUS SLC

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THE NOTORIOUS SLC

To put it simply, my heart buh-leeeeeds for Salt Lake City.  Utah is my unabashedly gorgeous home state where I entered this world and spent my school-age years, and after a year stint in the big apple 8 years ago, consciously chose as my foreseeable forever home.

Since making that choice my love for this great state has only grown, and it has become very apparent that I am not alone in this cherishing of land.  Though wary of logos by principal, repping the 801 with a cap marked as such has become my trademark, proving to be an excellent conversation starter when on the road.

I've always had the itch to create things that I would personally use in the world, and my latest endeavor encapsulates just that - a line of products sporting my custom designs created in the name of supporting our Salty City (and surrounding areas).

What's better than a cap for you and your partner?  A cap for you and your babe to 'hashtag - twins'.  Click the button at the bottom of the post to shop caps and totes for your fellow Utah loving folk, and support a local, female run business along the way! Xo

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TWELVE STRIP-ED SHIRT

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TWELVE STRIP-ED SHIRT

Pool time in the middle of winter?  Yes please.  As someone who thrives on life in the sun and summer activities, these long dark nights of January have always been a bit of a challenge for me.  How do I make it through?  Snowboarding, puzzles, and loooots of Netflix.

When a session includes a specific activity that speaks to the character of the family I get a little thrill at imagining the potency the images will have 30 years down the road. 

Will the family always live in this house with a pool?  Maybe, maybe not, but knowing the memories will live on outside of the kids hearts and give them something concrete to look back on makes these types of sessions all the more satisfactory.  Xxo

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ELEVEN (1+1) WOMEN SIDE BY SIDE

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ELEVEN (1+1) WOMEN SIDE BY SIDE

Empowering women, empowering women, empowering women - body, soul and spirit. This is the battle cry of our time and I say it in solidarity with my sisters.

I once heard (or read) a quote that said 'Love your body, it's the only place you have to live' and it was like a 20 pound Tetris block of truth fell into place in my gut (like hearing truth sometimes does).

I also shoot nude photographs and wanted to share this image (along with S's feedback) with you in hopes that you could relate to how beautifully she was able to articulate the body image challenges that so many of us internally face.

I believe that herein lies one of the greatest powers of a photograph - the gift of perspective, and the ability to appreciate something outside of the emotions in our hearts and heads.  Xxo

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What S. had to say about her nude photo session with me:

'My biggest fear was having another person see me nude, and not being pretty or sexy enough. I have a couple of self harm scars, and I was worried about what Jen would think and how they would be portrayed in the photos. At the start of the photos it was really scary, but Jen was persistent in telling me to be myself and she really helped me to see myself in a more healthy light. The photos showed me, and my scars as part of me, but not all of me.

[The photos were totally worth the investment]. Jen took her time with me, I never felt like we were on the clock. The photos she took were really photos. Not my makeup-ed, dolled up self, just me. I really appreciated the natural approach to beauty and photography. Jen obviously loves her work and sees beauty in every subject, the thing that distinguishes her is she is able to help her subjects see the beauty in themselves both in her time with them, and in the photos she produces.

I'm still a little shy about the photos, but I'm also a little proud. My naked self has always been a big stumbling block for me. I didn't like it, I hated the scars and how weak they made me feel. I hated how I looked soft. I wanted to be strong. Jen showed me the beauty in being soft, and how being confident in who I am takes strength. Not the strength that produces a six pack, but one that will strengthen my mind and help me be a better person.

Jen is an artist, letting her portray her art in a pleasing manner [in an album] was way better than just receiving the digital files. It's like a good cook is part taste and part presentation, you don't get the whole experience unless you let the artist do it all.'
 


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TEN TOES UNDER THE SHEETS

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TEN TOES UNDER THE SHEETS

As a family photographer I thrive in chaos and crash and burn in stagnation.  My work literally exists because of the wildness of kids spirits and I can truly only take credit for being a mere witness.

As with all things in life - true greatness only comes through great challenge, and when these two rambunctious babes scurried under the sheets of mom and dads bed in their Upper East Side, New York apartment, my 'witnessing' sensors were firing on all engines and I snapped some of my favorite images to date.

This couple (who met in junior high) hummed with love and so warmly welcomed me into their New York lives.  Get a load of it for yourself. Xxo

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NINE HEALING CRYSTALS

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NINE HEALING CRYSTALS

In the heart of Park Slope in Brooklyn, New York you'll find a wizard of a small boy, wielding a sword and donning a cape by day, and healing (mom and dads) ailments with crystals by night.  Just kidding, we never made it to night, but I DID get to witness this shaman baby in action, and for that alone, I am grateful.

Grey is a force to be reckoned with and it's easy to see where he gets his charm.  So many activities, so little time, and so, much, love in this quaint Brooklyn abode. Xxo 

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EIGHT FRAMES ON THE LIVING ROOM WALL

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EIGHT FRAMES ON THE LIVING ROOM WALL

It is a personal goal of mine to invent a catchphrase that the public uses on an everyday basis.  To know people that have already accomplished that on a massive scale, is dope.  If you've been living under a rock and have never seen the genius that is Napoleon Dynamite I feel sorry for you, but for those of you that have seen it, you have these two to thank for their incredibly hilarious (quotable) film.

Beyond their professional achievements lies their familial creation which they wanted authentically and organically documented.  Tramp sesh?  Sure.  Karaoke sing-a-along?  Done.  Ball pit?  Why not?  I'd say we memorialized family time at it's finest.  Xxo

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SEVEN ROCKS IN THE KITCHEN

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SEVEN ROCKS IN THE KITCHEN

Every once in awhile someone comes along and concretely changes the course of your life.  For me, it was this big-hearted woman.  She knows it, but I could never tell her enough how glad I am that our paths crossed.

Wanting to document her new family dynamic, she invited me into her cozily chic, Sugarhood home and let me witness the incredible bond between her and her boy.  Cue heartstring tugs.  Xxo

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SIX SHOVELS IN THE YARD

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SIX SHOVELS IN THE YARD

The absolute *best* part about shooting kids?  Personality.  Some of my greatest photos aren't ones that I dreamt up, pre-meditated, or planned - they're ones that simply emerged from the moment.  And at those times, I thank god I've been blessed with wicked fast reflexes and a keen eye.

Sailor and Goldie (and mom and dad) couldn't have given me more in terms of personality, and I can already see them 50 years down the road, flipping through these photos and having a laugh remembering the good 'ol days. Xxo

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FIVE PUDGY FINGERS

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FIVE PUDGY FINGERS

I always joke that if I had a child of my own, my greatest fear is that I would literally eat it alive.  And Camdin was no exception.  I mean, the rolls!  And that face!

Though this beyond gorgeous, Los Angeles (soon-to-be) family of four was on their way out of their Brentwood condo, they wanted to remember the place that housed their first memories of becoming a family.  Baby girl is heading into a whole lotta love and I can't wait to meet her. Xxo.

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FOUR WHEELED WAGON

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FOUR WHEELED WAGON

'It's time to come inside!'....cue meltdown.  I 100% feel you little dude. As kids that grew up on three acres of property, filling our days (and sometimes nights) with the outside air and living in our imaginary worlds was the norm - which meant that the phrase 'it's time to come in' was *death*, and we dreaded it every evening.

Specifying that they didn't want any direction at all and wanted their photos to be 100% real life, here is an authentic glimpse into the life of a one year old named Aiden. Xxo

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THREE MISSING TEETH

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THREE MISSING TEETH

I can smell the magic of childhood from here.  Can't you?  Effervescent and whimsical, little Juniper stole my heart as we frolicked around her families marijuana farm in Northern California.

The older I get the less resistant (most of the time) I've become to change, and I'd like to think I've made some headway in the skill of learning to embrace each season of my life and to enjoy it for what it is.

As I put this blog post together I imagined these images of little Juni serving that purpose for her someday.  Of reminding her of a far-off time in the distant past where she lived in a yurt on the side of a mountain, didn't have a care in the world, and was so very deeply, deeply loved. Xxo

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TWO THUMBS UP

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TWO THUMBS UP

Sometimes when everything (seemingly) goes 'wrong' it all adds up to a big, fat, right - am I right??  That's where we categorize this session.

Enter the wild winds of a mid-summer thunderstorm, a wee fussy babe, and a guitar, and you've got yourself the magical formula for spontaneous family togetherness and comforting love to present themselves.

These two had a date to be married in a few months and wanted images of their blended family to decorate the ceremony.  I'd say we killed it, eh? Xxo.

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ONE DREAM HOUSE

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ONE DREAM HOUSE

And oh what a dream house it is.  Steph and Matt were fortunate enough to be able to build a home (from the ground up) in Encinitas, San Diego for their new family of 6, and I can say with 100% honesty that I would agree to be permanently house poor if it meant that I could live in a home like theirs.

From it's clean and breezy minimalist aesthetic to it's true outdoor/indoor living vibe (complete with farmhouse front door and an entire retractable glass wall), this home is SoCal living done RIGHT.

But beyond the absolutely breathtaking backdrop of the house is the bubbly and radiant love inside that makes it a home. I can no longer count the number of 'we met in high school' stories I've heard from my clients on one hand yet it still thrills me when I discover that the family in front of my lens came to be in that utterly romantic way. Xxo

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WE'RE TOO OLD FOR PHOTOS - SAID NO ONE EVER

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WE'RE TOO OLD FOR PHOTOS - SAID NO ONE EVER

Parents: when your kids are grown, you should still get family photos done. 

Though the expressions of love will have evolved from snuggles, tickles, and kisses, to conversing, hugs, and (loving) teasing, photos representing your unique family bonds are still just as important because guess what, before you know it your cubs will be grown and itching to leave the den.

With the oldest heading off to college, this session was tinged with a deeper sense of togetherness that was incredibly palpable,  and I was floored by this family’s intelligence, kindness, and heartwarming 'ness'.

Privy to their incredible friendship - a rarity amongst older families - this session holds a special place in my heart. Xo

See 'before + after' photos of the design and print project I was commissioned for, below.

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candid-photo-of-boy-and-girl-playing-basketball-during-at-home-photo-session-with-jenfairchild-photography-slc-ut
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candid-black-and-white-photo-of-father-and-children-playing-basketball-at-home-with-jen-fairchild-photography-in-slc-ut
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candid-and-natural-black-and-white-of-family-pug-dog-slc-utah
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candid-photo-of-girl-making-funny-face-while-holding-pug-dog-with-father-during-in-home-session-with-jen-fairchild-photography-in-salt-lake-city-utah
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To freshen up the outdated framed canvas images around the house (and spruce up a few places begging for some wall art) I settled on a combination of bamboo mounts, custom frames, and a stunning acrylic piece.

See the before + afters below:

 

 BEFORE - Space between sconces practically begging me for a photo

BEFORE - Space between sconces practically begging me for a photo

 AFTER - Custom acrylic piece plays nicely off the elegance of the sconces and adds a personal touch to the room

AFTER - Custom acrylic piece plays nicely off the elegance of the sconces and adds a personal touch to the room

 BEFORE - Framed canvas print feeling lonely

BEFORE - Framed canvas print feeling lonely

 AFTER - Larger, full bleed bamboo mounted print better suits the space

AFTER - Larger, full bleed bamboo mounted print better suits the space

 BEFORE - Framed canvas prints feeling a little disjointed

BEFORE - Framed canvas prints feeling a little disjointed

 AFTER - Streamlined the look by grouping the custom frames into a central focus point

AFTER - Streamlined the look by grouping the custom frames into a central focus point

 BEFORE - Family rules floating alone in space

BEFORE - Family rules floating alone in space

 AFTER - Family photo creates a nice balance and evokes an emotional response

AFTER - Family photo creates a nice balance and evokes an emotional response

 BEFORE - Framed portraits a little small for the space

BEFORE - Framed portraits a little small for the space

 AFTER - Full bleed bamboo mounted prints make a statement and feel nicely balanced in the space

AFTER - Full bleed bamboo mounted prints make a statement and feel nicely balanced in the space


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PORTRAITS FOR FREE NINETY FREE

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PORTRAITS FOR FREE NINETY FREE

Sometimes I offer free family portraits.  Whaaaat you say?  Well, I believe that everyone deserves to have a nice family photo, and since I genuinely love meeting new people it’s really just a win-win all around.

True to form this years free family portrait sesh was slapped together prettttty last minute, however, I genuinely don’t believe they could have turned out any better.  Good old Rotary Glen Park (in Salt Lake City) fully delivered - the sun was shining (for most of them (sorry Adri)), the leaves were a brilliant shade of yellow, and the love was over-flowingly abundant.

Below is a collection of my favorites where you can see for yourself the magic we were able to create in just 10 minutes (I imagine that being said in the buttery voice of a woman on an infomercial).  Xo

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candid-black-and-white-photo-of-family-laughing-during-family-mini-session-with-jen-fairchild-photography-in-salt-lake-city-utah
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