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  December 20, 2016

I started off 2016 with a bit of a break from work to spend time with my kids and then jumped back in the Spring with family sessions. From April until just last weekend, it was packed full of smiling faces… I am ever so thankful for all the wonderful people that I was able to work with.

This year definitely threw my family a few curveballs… The biggest curveball of them all was my Dad getting ill and passing away in the Fall. Obviously you can never prepare for this type of loss but as most of you know who have gone through something similar, Life. Goes. On… There’s really no stopping or slowing down when you’re a parent, spouse, friend, business owner, etc. 

I was pleasantly surprised at how healing it was getting back to work and being around my client’s positive energy. Photography is obviously a huge part of my life but the importance of a frozen frame of time that you can literally hold in your hands has even more magic and meaning to me now than it did 12 months ago. Whether it be me or another photographer, I can’t stress enough the importance of taking photographs of the people and the places that you love the most. 

I’d like to especially thank all the wonderful people that came back to me for another year of photos, for the amazing new clients that I met, & everyone who kept truckin’ along side me during a difficult year. I look forward to taking a break with my family for the remainder of 2016 and can’t wait to see everyone in 2017.

xo
Jen

 

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Moving into 2017, I will continue to focus on lifestyle/documentary photography with families and will also be adding Intimate Weddings + Elopement Photography. I will post something in more detail the first week of the New Year but wanted to add a bit of info to this post for anyone interested. If you are planning an elopement or small wedding where you need wedding photography for 2-4 hours, please send a note for collection information: info@jenmeneghinphotography.com

 

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M | Newborn

  April 08, 2016

It truly feels like yesterday that I was photographing Mandy & Patrick’s wedding and here were 3 years later with a new baby girl added to their family. I went to their home for a mini lifestyle newborn session and got to capture a snippet of a winter morning in-home. I love those short and sweet peeks into someone’s life where everything is unscripted and organic. 

I simply adore this family & always leave their sessions with my cheeks hurting from smiling and laughing. Thank you to M, P, M, & M for giving me the honor of documenting all the special milestones during the past few years! xo

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2015

  January 07, 2016

I usually have a really long end-of-the-year post but I’ll keep it semi short & sweet this time around (minus the million photos). 2015 was straight up AMAZING. I was able to continue doing more documentary style sessions, started my “This is Motherhood” project, traveled to Mexico to photograph a wedding on the beach, volunteered with Minnesota Heart Gallery, photographed & 2nd shot weddings, did 5 weekend days of back-t0-back mini-sessions, worked with families that I’ve known since my first year of business, and met many new smiling faces. 

Besides blogging more, I don’t really have a big “must do” list for 2016 except that I want to keep the momentum up for documentary style couples/family sessions. I’ve been doing this type of work for the past few years but really want to make it a focus going into the New Year. My goal is to have you look back at these photos years down the road & remember what life was like at that moment in time. 

I want to also continue creating photos that focus on you & your life story… This means staying away from any fuss like props (I personally find them to get in the way & distract), minimal editing on images (because laugh lines make you awesome & I don’t want you to look like a painting), and photographing at locations that are meaningful to you (which allows everyone to be much more relaxed = authenticity). I will have the option of adding an album to every session & it will be included with the Livet Colletion (2-3 hour documentary session) to show your session from start to finish. 

THANK YOU to every single person that I was able to photograph this year… Cheers!

xo
Jen

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2015 Winter Mini-Session

  September 23, 2015

This November I am lucky enough to get to use my dear friend’s family farm in Northfield (40 minutes South of Minneapolis) as the backdrop to Winter Mini-Sessions. I am not only inspired by the gorgeous barn, quaint buildings, pine forest, and wood chipped pathways but also the history behind the farm.

For this year’s Winter Mini-Sessions, I am tapping into the Scandinavian heritage of myself, the farm, and the town of Northfield… We will bring in beautiful simplicity with minimal/modern touches of red, white, and green to the day. There will be an abundance of flannel blankets, comfy seating, & HOPEFULLY snow! 

A HUGE thank you to Hillview Farm! xo

WINTER MINI-SESSION | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND
$295
20 MINUTE LIFESTYLE SESSION
20 DIGITAL IMAGES
PRIVATE ONLINE GALLERY WITH INSTANT DOWNLOAD – SENT 1 WEEK AFTER SESSION
PRINT RELEASE

* $100 RETAINER DUE TO BOOK
* NO MORE THAN 6 PEOPLE PER SESSION

Time-slots are limited… To book, please send an e-mail to: info@jenmeneghinphotography.com

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FALL MINI-SESSION

  July 27, 2015

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IT’S MY FAVORITE TIME OF THE YEAR… FALL MINI-SESSION DAYS! THIS YEAR I WILL HAVE 2 DAYS AVAILABLE… BOTH WILL HAVE A NATURE SETTING SO WE CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE BEAUTIFUL MINNESOTA OCTOBER. 

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11TH (MORNING & LATE AFTERNOON) 

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17TH (MORNING & LATE AFTERNOON)

$295
25 MINUTE LIFESTYLE SESSION
20 HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGES SENT VIA INSTANT DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
PRIVATE ONLINE GALLERY
PRINT RELEASE

* $100 DUE AT BOOKING
* NO MORE THAN 6 PEOPLE PER SESSION
* NO PETS PLEASE… LOCATION DOESN’T ALLOW DOGS, UNFORTUNATELY. :(

TIME-SLOTS BOOK QUICKLY SO PLEASE SEND A NOTE TO INFO@JENMENEGHINPHOTOGRAPHY.COM TO GET FIRST DIBS ON A SPOT!

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MINNE Summer Mini-Session

  July 06, 2015

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I WANTED TO TRY SOMETHING NEW FOR THE MIDDLE OF SUMMER AND GET A QUICK, EASY, AND FUN MINI-SESSION DAY ON THE CALENDAR… I’M TAKING NOTE FROM MY OWN CRAZY LIFE WITH KIDS WHO WOULD MUCH RATHER GO PLAY IN THE POOL THAN HAVE MY CAMERA IN THEIR FACE… I AM OFFERING A ONE DAY (WELL, ACTUALLY IN THE EVENING BECAUSE I’M OBSESSED WITH SUMMER GOLDEN LIGHT) MINNE SUMMER MINI-SESSION WHERE YOU CAN STOP BY BEFORE/AFTER DINNER OR ON YOUR WAY TO SUMMER FESTIVITIES… LIVING WITH 2 BUSY BOYS HAS CONDITIONED MY NINJA PHOTO SKILLS SO I AM ABLE TO KNOCK OUT MANY PHOTOS IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME. ;)

SO, HERE IS THE DEAL:

MINNE SUMMER MINI-SESSION | SATURDAY – JULY 25 
$95
10 MINUTE LIFESTYLE SESSION @ NATURE LOCATION CLOSE TO SOUTHWEST MINNEAPOLIS 
10 IMAGES SENT VIA DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
PRIVATE ONLINE GALLERY
PRINT RELEASE

* $50 RETAINER DUE AT BOOKING
* NO MORE THAN 5 PEOPLE

WANT TO NAB A SPOT? E-MAIL: INFO@JENMENEGHINPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

 

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APRIL + MAY | MINI DAY

  March 05, 2015

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EVERY MONTH I WILL HAVE A NEW LOCATION/THEME THAT CATERS TO THAT SPECIFIC TIME OF YEAR… THERE WILL BE A GOOD MIX OF CITY & NATURE BACKDROPS SO YOU ARE ABLE TO PICK WHAT BEST SUITS YOUR FAMILY.

I WILL HAVE THE FULL LIST OF MINI-SESSION DATES IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS BUT WANTED TO POST THE APRIL & MAY INFORMATION…

APRIL MINI-SESSION | I LOVE MPLS 
SUNDAY – APRIL 12TH 

MAY MINI-SESSION | CHERRY BLOSSOMS 
SUNDAY – MAY 3RD OR 17TH (TBD ON BLOSSOM TIMING)

MONTHLY MINI-SESSION
$300
20 MINUTE SESSION (LATE AFTERNOON – 1 HOUR BEFORE SUNSET)
15 DIGITAL, HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGES
PRIVATE ONLINE GALLERY + INSTANT DOWNLOAD
PRINT RELEASE

* $100 RETAINER FEE DUE WITH BOOKING
* UP TO 6 PEOPLE PER SESSION

PLEASE SEND AN E-MAIL TO INFO@JENMENEGHINPHOTOGRAPHY TO BOOK A MINI-SESSION DAY SPOT.

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T. FAMILY

  December 12, 2014

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BRYNN’S SMILE BOX

  October 03, 2014

THIS PAST SUMMER I DECIDED TO START A PERSONAL/PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT TO HIGHLIGHT A FEW AMAZING & INSPIRING PEOPLE IN OUR OWN COMMUNITY WHO ARE MAKING A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD. I HAVE A FEW WONDERFUL INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS TO SHOWCASE ON MY BLOG LATER THIS FALL & WINTER BUT WANTED TO KICK-OFF MY PROJECT WITH BRYNN & HER FAMILY.

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BRYNN’S SMILE BOX FOUNDATION

BRYNN WAS BORN JUST OVER A YEAR AGO WITH A UNILATERAL COMPLETE CLEFT LIP & PALATE. HER PARENTS, WHITNEY & ARIK, STARTED THE CLEFT JOURNEY WITH BRYNN AT GILLETTE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IN SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA SOON AFTER SHE WAS WELCOMED TO THE WORLD. THEY WANTED A WAY TO CONNECT & HELP OTHER FAMILIES WHO WERE ON THE SAME CLEFT JOURNEY AND STARTED BRYNN’S SMILE BOX FOUNDATION. EACH SMILE BOX IS $10 AND HAS SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR CHILDREN USING AN ORTHO CLEFT RETAINER. THE SMILE BOX CONTAINS: A SCISSORS TO CUT THE TAPE THAT PULLS AND HELPS RESHAPE THE AREA, A FLASHLIGHT TO LOOK INTO BABY’S MOUTH, AND A GIFTCARD FOR PARENTS TO USE AT GILLETTE’S CAFÉ. THE HOSPITAL ALSO ADDS IN NEEDED DENTAL SUPPLIES FOR EACH SMILE BOX. 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TO HELP BRYNN’S SMILE BOX, PLEASE VISIT THEIR PAGE:  BRYNN’S SMILE BOX

ALSO, YOU CAN VIEW THEIR STORY THAT APPEARED ON FOX 9 NEWS

THANK YOU TO BRYNN, WHITNEY, & ARIK FOR SHARING YOUR STORY AND LETTING ME CAPTURE YOUR BEAUTIFUL FAMILY. YOU ARE SUCH AN INSPIRATION AND A REMINDER THAT WE CAN ALL MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE IN OUR EVERY DAY LIFE. THANK YOU! xoxo

 

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2014 WINTER MINI-SESSIONS

  August 18, 2014

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IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT THE HOLIDAYS ARE RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER… MY FALL MINI-SESSION DAYS ARE ALL BOOKED BUT I WANTED TO GET CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY MINI’S ON THE CALENDAR BEFORE THE CRAZINESS OF FALL IS UPON US. THIS YEAR, I WILL HAVE 2 DIFFERENT BACKDROPS FOR CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY MINI’S…

$300
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PRIVATE ONLINE GALLERY

PRINT RELEASE

* $90 RETAINER DUE TO BOOK SPOT

* UP TO 6 PEOPLE

TO BOOK A TIME-SLOT: INFO@JENMENEGHINPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

 

STUDIO MINI-SESSION (SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15)

I HAVE DECIDED TO DO ONE LAST MINI-SESSION DAY IN THE STUDIO FOR 2014 AND INCORPORATE THE GOLD, GLIMMER, & GLAM OF NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATIONS. I WILL HAVE GOLD BACKDROPS, CONFETTI/PROPS, CHAMPAGNE (FOR ANY OF THE ADULTS WHO WANT A GLASS OF BUBBLY), & HOLIDAY MUSIC PLAYING ON THE RECORD PLAYER. THIS SESSION IS GREAT FOR FAMILIES/COUPLES WHO WANT TO GET DOLLED UP FOR MORE FUN/FORMAL PHOTOS IN THE MODERN STUDIO SPACE.

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OUTDOOR MINI-SESSION (SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND)

WITH THE WEATHER BEING SO UNPREDICTABLE THE  LAST 2 YEARS & THE HIKE UP TO RAMSEY (SPOKEN LIKE A CITY GIRL), I HAVE DECIDED TO NOT USE THE CHRISTMAS TREE FARM FOR THIS SEASON. INSTEAD, I WILL BE USING A GORGEOUS LOCATION THAT IS CLOSER TO MINNEAPOLIS BUT STILL HAS THE “UP NORTH” FEEL WITH THE PINE & BIRCH TREES… AND HOPEFULLY SNOW!

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