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86 Days til Christmas!

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Yes, the countdown has begun. I am not a fan of how fast the Christmas season comes around each year, but I do have to announce it as well so that you will have time to get your holiday portraits taken and turned into beautiful Christmas cards! There is still plenty of time, however things are only going to get busier, so go ahead and schedule your session while it is on your mind. As in years past, all cards are customizable to fit your style. In addition to the flat, double-sided  cards as seen below, you also have the option of a folded traditional cards of each design. Ordering deadline is December 6th. I have quite a few new designs for 2013, as well as some of the favorites from years past. Here are a few of the new designs. Contact me to see the rest of this year’s lineup.

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Camp Rockmont

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

21 years ago I accompanied some friends to work at a summer camp in Black Mountain, NC after graduating high school.  I fell in love with the camp, their philosophy and the people associated with it. I returned each summer during my college career to work as a cabin counselor. That camp was Camp Rockmont,  a Christian Camp for Boys, and I knew it would forever be a special place to me. A place where young boys learn about God, life and how to become upstanding young men. I dreamed of returning there someday with my own sons (extra little happy dance when I learned we were having boys each time!). Well that dream became reality last spring when the camp hosted their first father/son camp weekend. Ryan was just old enough, so he and I packed up and went for the weekend, and he loved it. Fast forward to this summer and we signed Ryan up for the 1 week starter camp and I re-signed as a staff member once again. This time my job was to shoot images for the camp to use in promotional pieces. Of course I had to grab some shots of Ryan through the week. Here are a few favorites from the week. I have so many more from this incredible week, but don’t want to show the close-ups of the campers (other than my own) here on my site. You’ll have to head over to the Camp Rockmont site or catch the directors at a home showing during their tour this fall to see more images from this incredible, life changing  place.

Getting the campers lined up for the camp wide photo, and Ryan spots me. One happy camper!

I was so proud of him for going down the Gully Washer, the camp’s huge water slide, on his own decision!

Here is another view of the Gully Washer. There is still another whole section that goes up into the trees to the start of the slide.

The older campers prepare to head into the woods for council and devotion.

Ending council with song and prayer

On a hike to Eden Rock.

Water front fun!

Ryan and his serious canoe face.

Some of the images the camp wanted that week were from their adventure trips, including  kayaking, water skiing and rafting.  Here, kayaking  trip leader Andrew gives instructions to campers before entering some rapids on the Tuckaseegee River.

Rockmont Kayaking instructor Chip Rouse attacks the rapids on the Tuckaseegee River.

Rough day at the office for me.

Water skiing at Lake James

Camp Director Dan Davis leads staff and campers in song during a camp wide gathering of song and devotions. These songfests are so full of energy and one of my favorite memories of camp.

Ryan heads back to his cabin on the back of Conner, one of his counselors.

During a long exposure, clouds pass in front of the moon as seen from Camp Rockmont’s Inspiration Point.

Thanks for letting me share some of my summer memories with you. After this, we’ll get back to business! Next up will be images from an amazing session with Hayley, rising high school senior and member of the class of 2013. Stay tuned!

2nd Chance Sale!

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

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Okay, was that loud enough? Anyway, I wanted to get your attention and let you know about our first ever sale. The 2nd Chance sale. So often I hear clients coming back and telling me they wished they had purchased some other prints, a larger canvas or another session book for Nana. Well, here is that chance. For the remainder of June, enjoy 25% off all prints, canvases and session books and 10% off hardback coffee table books. The sale is only good from previous sessions in which you have previously placed an order of at least $100. New sessions, or sessions without any orders do not qualify. Sale ends at 11:59 pm on Thursday June 30th. If you already know what you want, feel free to just drop me an email with a description of the session as well as image numbers, sizes and quantities. If you need to see proofs from any or all of your sessions, let me know and I’ll put them back online for 7 days so you can see the images and order directly through the site. I still have your images dating back to 2003, so it is not too late to get those portraits you always wanted. Those little babies grow so fast, change so quickly. Now you have the opportunity to revisit those memories of when they slept on your shoulder and made your heart flutter with every breath they took.

If you have any questions, or need to see your proofs again, email J.Davis Photography at jason(at)jdavisphotos(dot)com or contact me through the website link at the top of the page. Please note that turn around time of orders will be two-three weeks during the sale period.  Thanks and I hope you have a great summer!

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Crib and Carriage

Friday, February 26th, 2010

I have been blessed to have a wonderful relationship with Crib & Carriage, Knoxville’s premier nursery & children’s furniture store for the last 5 years. Many of my clients have learned of me through my book that is on display there in the store, and through the recommendations of owners Bob and Sarah. This year they gave me the opportunity to decorate their store with more of my work, featuring portraits of their clients. It is an honor to share these images with them, and all the customers that visit their West Knoxville store. Here are a few images from the store, but to see all the portraits on display, you will have to stop in for a visit. And again, I can’t  speak highly enough about Crib & Carriage, and the products they sell. Bob and Sarah stand behind their merchandise, and truly care about the comfort and safety of your children. If you or anyone you know is expecting, a visit to Crib & Carriage is a must. They also carry furniture for older children, as car and booster seats with some of the highest ratings in the industry. Stop in and tell them I sent you!

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Newborn Posing Class

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

I love my job. One of my favorite aspects of photography is there is an unending base of knowledge out there and there is always something new to learn. I know this applies to many careers, but photographers make learning fun. Just getting to play with cameras, lights, and angles all the while hanging out with great friends. I had one of those occasions this past weekend when I took part in one of of Kelley Ryden’s Newborn Posing Workshops in Nashville. While I have become very skilled in working with newborns over the years, I learned so much in one weekend from Kelley, and her sister Tracy, who are true masters in the art of newborn portraiture. During the two-day workshop we had the opportunity to work with 4 newborns and many different poses. To our disbelief, Kelly promised that none of the babies would cry during each of their 3-4 hour studio session, and amazingly enough, she followed through on her promise. We had one boy, a pair of tiny twin girls and one sweet cherub of a little girl and all four were wonderful to work with. The class was small, allowing us all time to shoot and pick Kelley and Tracy’s open minds. I am looking forward to using this new knowledge to make even more memorable works of art for my clients and their new bundles of joy! Here are some of my favorites from my weekend, but please, do not attempt the posing from these images, or the images from Kelley’s site without being trained or learning their techniques. Safety is first and foremost of importance with working with newborns.

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Twins Dani and Lillie

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I hope you enjoyed these. If you are expecting, or know someone who is, give me a call and let me help you preserve these fleeting moments in your baby’s new life!