2 0 1 6

  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

 

2016-12-20_0003 2016-12-20_0004 2016-12-20_0005 2016-12-20_0006 2016-12-20_0114 2016-12-20_0115 2016-12-20_0007 2016-12-20_0008 2016-12-20_0009 2016-12-20_0010 2016-12-20_0011 2016-12-20_0013 2016-12-20_0014 2016-12-20_0015 2016-12-20_0016 2016-12-20_0017 2016-12-20_0018 2016-12-20_0019 2016-12-20_0021 2016-12-20_0022 2016-12-20_0112
2016-12-20_0024 2016-12-20_0025 2016-12-20_0026 2016-12-20_0027 2016-12-20_0028 2016-12-20_0029 2016-12-20_0030 2016-12-20_0031 2016-12-20_0032 2016-12-20_0033 2016-12-20_0034 2016-12-20_0035 2016-12-20_0036 2016-12-20_0037 2016-12-20_0038 2016-12-20_0039 2016-12-20_0040 2016-12-20_0041 2016-12-20_0042 2016-12-20_0043 2016-12-20_0044 2016-12-20_0045 2016-12-20_0046 2016-12-20_0047 2016-12-20_0048 2016-12-20_0049 2016-12-20_0050 2016-12-20_0051 2016-12-20_0052 2016-12-20_0053 2016-12-20_0054 2016-12-20_0055 2016-12-20_0056 2016-12-20_0057 2016-12-20_0058 2016-12-20_0059 2016-12-20_0060 2016-12-20_0061 2016-12-20_0062 2016-12-20_0063 2016-12-20_0064 2016-12-20_0065 2016-12-20_0066 2016-12-20_0067 2016-12-20_0068 2016-12-20_0069 2016-12-20_0070 2016-12-20_0071 2016-12-20_0072 2016-12-20_0073 2016-12-20_0074 2016-12-20_0075 2016-12-20_0076 2016-12-20_0077 2016-12-20_0078 2016-12-20_0079 2016-12-20_0080 2016-12-20_0081 2016-12-20_0082 2016-12-20_0083 2016-12-20_0084 2016-12-20_0085 2016-12-20_0086 2016-12-20_0087 2016-12-20_0088 2016-12-20_0089 2016-12-20_0090 2016-12-20_0091 2016-12-20_0092 2016-12-20_0093 2016-12-20_0094 2016-12-20_0095 2016-12-20_0096 2016-12-20_0098 2016-12-20_0099 2016-12-20_0100 2016-12-20_0101 2016-12-20_0102 2016-12-20_0103 2016-12-20_0104 2016-12-20_0105 2016-12-20_0106 2016-12-20_0107 2016-12-20_0108 2016-12-20_0109 2016-12-20_0110

 

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

 

2016-12-20_0113

Comments Off on 2 0 1 6
Comments Off on 2 0 1 6 // BABY, Kids, KIDS/FAMILY, Lifestyle, MATERNITY, Mini-Session, NEWBORN

2016-06-13_0011 2016-06-13_0001 2016-06-13_0002 2016-06-13_0004 2016-06-13_00052016-06-13_0027 2016-06-13_0006 2016-06-13_0007 2016-06-13_0008 2016-06-13_0009 2016-06-13_0010 2016-06-13_0013 2016-06-13_0014 2016-06-13_0015 2016-06-13_0012 2016-06-13_0017 2016-06-13_0018 2016-06-13_0020 2016-06-13_0021 2016-06-13_0026 2016-06-13_0022 2016-06-13_0023 2016-06-13_00242016-06-13_0019 2016-06-13_0025

Comments Off on M. Family: Lifestyle Family/Newborn
Comments Off on M. Family: Lifestyle Family/Newborn // BABY, KIDS/FAMILY, Lifestyle, NEWBORN

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

2016-04-08_0019 2016-04-08_0018 2016-04-08_0017 2016-04-08_0016 2016-04-08_0015 2016-04-08_0014 2016-04-08_0013 2016-04-08_0012 2016-04-08_0011 2016-04-08_0010 2016-04-08_0009 2016-04-08_0008 2016-04-08_0007 2016-04-08_0006 2016-04-08_0005 2016-04-08_0004

Comments Off on M | Newborn
Comments Off on M | Newborn // Lifestyle, Mini-Session, NEWBORN

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

My 2015 recap in photos… in somewhat random order… 

2016-01-06_0001

2016-01-06_0185

2016-01-06_0002

2016-01-06_0003

2016-01-06_0010

2016-01-06_0009

2016-01-06_0008

2016-01-06_0007

2016-01-06_0006

2016-01-06_0005

2016-01-06_0011

2016-01-06_0012

2016-01-06_0013

2016-01-06_0014

2016-01-06_0016

2016-01-06_0017

2016-01-06_0019

2016-01-06_0022

2016-01-06_0024

2016-01-06_0026

2016-01-06_0028

2016-01-06_0029

2016-01-06_0030

2016-01-06_0032

2016-01-06_0033

2016-01-06_0034

2016-01-06_0035

2016-01-06_0036

2016-01-06_0038

2016-01-06_0039

2016-01-06_0040

2016-01-06_0041

2016-01-06_0042

2016-01-06_0043

2016-01-06_0044

2016-01-06_0046

2016-01-06_0048

2016-01-06_0047

2016-01-06_0049

2016-01-06_0050

2016-01-06_0051

2016-01-06_0052

2016-01-06_0053

2016-01-06_0054

2016-01-06_0055

2016-01-06_0056

2016-01-06_0057

2016-01-06_0058

2016-01-06_0059

2016-01-06_0060

2016-01-06_0061

2016-01-06_0062

2016-01-06_0063

2016-01-06_0064

2016-01-06_0065

2016-01-06_0066

2016-01-06_0067

2016-01-06_0068

 

2016-01-06_0070

2016-01-06_0071

2016-01-06_0072

2016-01-06_0073

2016-01-06_0074

2016-01-06_0075

2016-01-06_0076

2016-01-06_0082

2016-01-06_0081

2016-01-06_0080

2016-01-06_0079

2016-01-06_0078

2016-01-06_0077

2016-01-06_0083

2016-01-06_0084

2016-01-06_0085

2016-01-06_0086

2016-01-06_0087

2016-01-06_0088

2016-01-06_0094

2016-01-06_0093

2016-01-06_0092

2016-01-06_0091

2016-01-06_0090

2016-01-06_0089

2016-01-06_0095

2016-01-06_0096

2016-01-06_0097

2016-01-06_0098

2016-01-06_0099

2016-01-06_0100

2016-01-06_0106

2016-01-06_0105

2016-01-06_0104

2016-01-06_0103

2016-01-06_0102

2016-01-06_0101

2016-01-06_0107

2016-01-06_0108

2016-01-06_0109

2016-01-06_0110

2016-01-06_0111

2016-01-06_0112

2016-01-06_0113

2016-01-06_0114

2016-01-06_0115

2016-01-06_0116

2016-01-06_0117

2016-01-06_0118

2016-01-06_0119

2016-01-06_0120

2016-01-06_0121

2016-01-06_0122

2016-01-06_0123

2016-01-06_0124

2016-01-06_0125

2016-01-06_0126

2016-01-06_0127

2016-01-06_0128

2016-01-06_0129

2016-01-06_0130

2016-01-06_0131

2016-01-06_0132

2016-01-06_0133

2016-01-06_0134

2016-01-06_0135

2016-01-06_0136

2016-01-06_0142

2016-01-06_0141

2016-01-06_0140

2016-01-06_0139

2016-01-06_0138

2016-01-06_0137

2016-01-06_0143

2016-01-06_0144

2016-01-06_0145

2016-01-06_0146

2016-01-06_0147

2016-01-06_0148

2016-01-06_0154

2016-01-06_0153

2016-01-06_0152

2016-01-06_0151

2016-01-06_0150

2016-01-06_0149

2016-01-06_0155

2016-01-06_0156

2016-01-06_0157

2016-01-06_0158

2016-01-06_0159

2016-01-06_0160

2016-01-06_0161

2016-01-06_0162

2016-01-06_0163

2016-01-06_0164

2016-01-06_0165

2016-01-06_0166

2016-01-06_0172

2016-01-06_0171

2016-01-06_0170

2016-01-06_0169

2016-01-06_0168

2016-01-06_0167

2016-01-06_0173

2016-01-06_0174

2016-01-06_0175

2016-01-06_0177

2016-01-06_0178

2016-01-06_0179

2016-01-06_0180

2016-01-06_0181

2016-01-06_0182

2016-01-06_0183

2016-01-06_0184

Comments Off on 2015

BENJAMIN & ANNA

  February 04, 2015

2015-02-04_0001 2015-02-04_0002 2015-02-04_0003 2015-02-04_0004 2015-02-04_0005 2015-02-04_0006 2015-02-04_0007 2015-02-04_0008 2015-02-04_0011 2015-02-04_0012 2015-02-04_0013 2015-02-04_0014 2015-02-04_0015 2015-02-04_0016 2015-02-04_0017 2015-02-04_0018 2015-02-04_0019 2015-02-04_0021 2015-02-04_0022 2015-02-04_0023 2015-02-04_0024

Comments Off on BENJAMIN & ANNA
Comments Off on BENJAMIN & ANNA // KIDS/FAMILY, Lifestyle, NEWBORN

JAMES

  November 17, 2014

WELCOME TO THE WORLD, JAMES!

xo
JEN

2014-11-17_0005 2014-11-17_0006 2014-11-17_0007 2014-11-17_0008 2014-11-17_0009 2014-11-17_0010 2014-11-17_0011 2014-11-17_0012 2014-11-17_0013 2014-11-17_0014 2014-11-17_0016 2014-11-17_0017 2014-11-17_0018 2014-11-17_0019 2014-11-17_0020 2014-11-17_0021 2014-11-17_0022 2014-11-17_0023 2014-11-17_0024 2014-11-17_0025 2014-11-17_0026 2014-11-17_0027 2014-11-17_0028 2014-11-17_0029 2014-11-17_0030 2014-11-17_0031 2014-11-17_0032 2014-11-17_0033 2014-11-17_0034 2014-11-17_0035 2014-11-17_0036 2014-11-17_0037 2014-11-17_0038

Comments Off on JAMES
Comments Off on JAMES // KIDS/FAMILY, Lifestyle, NEWBORN

MAXWELL

  June 02, 2014

“On the day you were born,

the angels clapped their hands

and the moon danced with the stars.”

WELCOME TO THE WORLD, MAXWELL!

2014-05-30_0033 2014-05-30_0032 2014-05-30_0031 2014-05-30_0028 IMG_9852 2014-05-30_0022 2014-05-30_0023 2014-05-30_0026 2014-05-30_0027 2014-05-30_0021 2014-05-30_0020 2014-05-30_0019 2014-05-30_0018 2014-05-30_0017 2014-05-30_0016 2014-05-30_0010 2014-05-30_0011 IMG_0467 2014-05-30_0013 2014-05-30_0014 2014-05-30_0015 2014-05-30_0009 2014-05-30_0008 IMG_0178 2014-05-30_0006 2014-05-30_0005 2014-05-30_0004 2014-05-30_0003 2014-05-30_0002 2014-05-30_0001

Comments Off on MAXWELL
Comments Off on MAXWELL // BABY, Lifestyle, NEWBORN

HELLO, BABY! (MAXWELL)

  May 28, 2014

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE UNSURE ABOUT BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY, THE “HELLO, BABY!” SESSION OPTION IS WONDERFUL.

THIS SESSION IS CAPTURED IN THE FIRST 48 HOURS AFTER BABY IS BORN… THE PHOTOS ARE TAKEN AT THE HOSPITAL, BIRTH CENTER, OR IN YOUR HOME. THE FIRST 2 DAYS CAN BE QUITE  A BLUR FOR THE PARENTS SO THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO DOCUMENT THOSE SPECIAL FIRST MOMENTS. IT IS ALSO A PERFECT WAY TO CAPTURE WHEN FAMILY/FRIENDS MEET BABY FOR THE FIRST TIME.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ON THE “HELLO, BABY!” SESSION, PLEASE SEND AN E-MAIL TO: INFO@JENMENEGHINPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

xo
JEN

2014-05-28_0034 2014-05-28_0035 2014-05-28_0036 2014-05-28_0037 2014-05-28_0038 2014-05-28_0039 2014-05-28_0040 2014-05-28_0041 2014-05-28_0042

Comments Off on HELLO, BABY! (MAXWELL)
Comments Off on HELLO, BABY! (MAXWELL) // BABY, Kids, Lifestyle, Mini-Session, NEWBORN

2014 WINTER – SPRING

  February 24, 2014

WITH THE EXTRA FOOT OF SNOW THAT FELL ON FRIDAY AND THE SUBZERO TEMPS THAT WILL BE HERE THIS WEEK, I FEEL LIKE WE ALL NEED A BREAK FROM THE WINTER SHENANIGANS…

FROM NOW UNTIL MAY 1ST, ALL MINI-SESSIONS WILL BE DISCOUNTED $25 AND FULL-SESSIONS WILL BE DISCOUNTED $50. 

ALL SESSIONS CAN BE DONE AT MY NATURAL LIGHT STUDIO IN SAINT PAUL OR AT AN OUTDOOR/TWIN CITIES LOCATION (IF WEATHER PERMITS). 

IF YOU’D LIKE MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEND AN E-MAIL TO: INFO@JENMENEGHINPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

xo
JEN

2014-03-08_0004

 

Comments Off on 2014 WINTER – SPRING
Comments Off on 2014 WINTER – SPRING // Headshots, kiddos, KIDS/FAMILY, Lifestyle, MATERNITY, Mini-Session, NEWBORN, Studio

HUGO

  February 21, 2014

WELCOME TO THE WORLD, HUGO! xo

2014-02-21_0003 2014-02-21_0004 2014-02-21_0006 2014-02-21_0007 2014-02-21_0008 2014-02-21_0009 2014-02-21_0002 2014-02-21_0010 2014-02-21_0011 2014-02-21_0012 2014-02-21_0013 2014-02-21_0014 2014-02-21_0015 2014-02-21_0016 2014-02-21_0017

Comments Off on HUGO
Comments Off on HUGO // KIDS/FAMILY, Lifestyle, NEWBORN, Studio