{mother & son}

jill & i met via blogging.
jill was the very first client that scheduled a session with me
when i began my photography adventure.
i have to be honest & tell you how intimidating it was for me
to go from photographing my own children
to photographing a new contact…whether we’ve been talking on line
& emails or not, it’s still a brave move to make.
while my client may like my style
or like my previous work,
as in any art form
things are a little different when that client is now paying me
& i have yet to create the art of that particular person.
being a people pleaser
combined with the desire to have my clients be pleased with the results
of their session,
can make for a nervous rookie photographer.
all those fluttering butterflies in my stomach disappeared with jill.
besides being rock star gorgeous
she was so warm & gracious
kind & encouraging.
between her old gringos and her fabulous free people wardrobe
i knew we’d have a great session.
her little man has the most charming personality.
love that little guy!
& a modeling agency surely needs to snatch him up!
the interaction between them was priceless.
the expressions he made with her
& the way his little eyes lit up looking into her face…
he clearly loves his mama!
i loved it!
thank you so much jill!!
you are an amazing mom & it was an honor
to photograph you with your precious son!

“you’re the lord of all creation
& still you know my heart”
christy nockels

January 25, 2012 - 2:01 pm

Simone - Oh wow Paige, I have tears in my eyes as I write this, seriously!!

So gorgeous – Jill and her son are beautiful but add to that that you have really captured that “something” between them, these photos are absolutely beautiful…..mothers and their sons, something precious for sure.

The shots of her son in the armchair by himself are stunning.

You have a true talent, I am so glad that you are doing this professionally Paige….well done for making that leap though, so proud of you.

I would love to have something like this for my son and I…let me know when you go international 😉 xx

January 25, 2012 - 2:03 pm

Simone - PS The shot of them walking away hand in hand…..GORGEOUS!!! Am crying again!!

I must get someone to take one like that of my son & I 🙂 XX

January 25, 2012 - 2:14 pm

Mary - Gorgeous family and beautiful pictures, Paige. I wish we lived near you so you could photograph our family. I would love to have your artistic eye for photos–what a gift you have!

January 25, 2012 - 2:21 pm

Jboo - Gorgeous family and photos! Super job Paige!


January 25, 2012 - 2:24 pm

Alecia - Oh my goodness…he is just the cutest thing out there!!! These pics are GORGEOUS and yes…you had some beautiful subjects. Nicely done.

January 25, 2012 - 2:24 pm

Debby - This is what you were meant to do. You touched hearts as a nurse but as a photographer your work will be cherished forever. Great pictures, beautiful people.

January 25, 2012 - 3:19 pm

Kerri - You did it again Paige. Outstanding work! Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family! And seriously, I love that mom's sense of style! She rocks! And you were able to once again capture its essence! I really am wishing I could attend the Pearl Event.

January 25, 2012 - 3:55 pm

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking - Oh my goodness these pictures are awesome! What a wonderfully blessed photographer you are!

January 25, 2012 - 4:15 pm

Just Ask Beth - they are both beautiful..you have the magic touch!!

January 25, 2012 - 4:17 pm

Deborah - The photos are gorgeous. I know it helps to have to perfect subjects but your gifts really captured them. I love the lighting. Okay, now I have to figure out how to get my entire family up to Atlanta at the same time for a family shoot. 🙂

January 25, 2012 - 4:35 pm

Amanda - i think these are my favorites of all you've done so far!! but i'm a little biased cause i have 2 boys of my own and there's nothing like the bond a mama has with her baby boy…no matter what age!

January 25, 2012 - 5:25 pm

Anonymous - Beautiful photographs! As I scrolled down I kept thinking – “this one's my favorite” and then I'd get to the next photo and think “no, it's this one”. Gorgeous subjects and you really captured their “connection”! I remember Jill from her blogging days – she had great style with her clothes and decorating…and she was very funny! I hope she'll come back to the blogworld!

January 25, 2012 - 5:26 pm

The 5 Bickies - Fantastic photographs- great job!

January 25, 2012 - 9:36 pm



January 25, 2012 - 9:49 pm

Living Life in the Lowcountry - Wow! I used to read Jill's bog! Can't believe how her little man has grown!

January 25, 2012 - 9:57 pm

Jacqueline - These pictures are beautiful!!!! I know what you mean about the nerves…I only photography my kids and now I was asked by my brother and his fiancee to take pictures for their save the dates. I am SOOOO nervous!!! Any tips???

January 25, 2012 - 11:19 pm

julieann - OMG… These are sooooo good.. He is a doll. I dont see one that I dont love..

January 26, 2012 - 12:06 am

patty - beautiful job, miss paige… love the light in your pics.

January 26, 2012 - 2:06 am

Between You and Me - there isn't a single one that she isn't DYING over.

They are so amazing…..the one of her whispering to him….all the ones of him with his balloons…..the ones of him in the chair…..

my heart is mush. she will treasure them forever.

when do I need to schedule our appt. for next fall?

don't get booked up before you let me know. 🙂

oh gracious, can you handle all the lowrys for a photo session? you are super woman if you can survive our chaos. :))

January 26, 2012 - 3:32 am

Anonymous - These are very sweet, and more importantly natural. That little man definitely looks like his pretty momma, what a cutie! Great job by you!
Brentwood, TN

January 27, 2012 - 2:32 am

Carol - Stunning pictures! You are talented for sure!!! I am dying to know where her blouse is from! Gorgeous!! Anyone know?

January 27, 2012 - 4:11 am

AndeM1 - how precous.just precious

January 28, 2012 - 7:36 pm

melissa - I love that Jill was your very first client ( I would have been if you lived closer!!)
I also meet here years ago via blogging .. she is so beautiful, just as much inside as out!
Fabulous photos Paige!!!