Tree Farm Cal and Briggs {LinnyJo Photography} Weatherford Tx

Who doesn’t love to see a little boy whose eyes light up around his big brother? Oh man, Briggs just adores Cal and vice versa. They had fun walking and exploring around all the Christmas trees at the farm in Weatherford. The sun was still high in the sky but I was still able to capture some amazing rays.online_LJP0007 online_LJP0009 online_LJP0013 online_LJP0021 online_LJP0024 online_LJP0029 online_LJP0033 online_LJP9956 online_LJP9957 online_LJP9963 online_LJP9978 online_LJP9997

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Christmas Tree Farm Sessions Weatherford by LinnyJo Photography

Grab a sweater, scarf, and put on your boots I will be offering Christmas tree farm sessions!! online1 online3

Sessions must take place before November 30th, this is when the Christmas tree farm opens to the public and trees will start to be cut down. Ideal evening times are around 4:00 until 5:00p.m. These photos were taken between 5:00-5:20p.m.online5online4For wardrobe ideas use the photos in this post for reference. Nothing over the top “Christmas” Just think warm sweaters, plaids, in tones of brown, cream, and pops of color!
online6snow_LJP9665sleigh copyAll that’s missing above are your kids!! Please email or call for details and to schedule. 817-613-6734 or linnyjodesigns@ymail.com

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Family Christmas {Farmer}

Not quite sure how long I’ve known this family…years & years. I went to school with all three boys, the youngest (Toby)was in my younger brother’s class. My best friend had the biggest crush on the oldest…ha ha sorry Bryce, but I think that cat was let out of the bag a long time ago!! Now Toby lives with his young bride and their adorable two little boys in Arizona. Momma Farmer was so excited to have all her boys and their families here in TX for Christmas she asked me to come over the day after for family photos. Here’s a little sneak…

It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were roaming the high school halls….time flies!!

Happy New Year {2011 in Review}

I hope everyone had a safe and fun New Year’s Eve. I pigged out on not-so-healthy foods with some pretty fabulous peeps. When I wasn’t doing that I was making everyone laugh at my outrageous answers to Catchphrase. Oh my, that game is so fun with the right people!! We stopped long enough to catch the broadcast of the countdown at about 1 minute and rang in the New Year. Then I got to wake up this morning to watch Tom and Jerry with the cutest little 4 year old on the planet. I was also privileged enough to watch him play Ben 10 on his DS. Boy am I lucky!! haha

Since the start of a new year is all about reflection I want to show a photo (or two) from sessions from each month of 2011. Hopefully we’ll see some progression in my work. So here goes….

January

February – None professionally taken

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

So there’s my year in photos. I can’t wait to have another great year. It feels really good to start 2012 knowing I have the most amazing job I could ever want. Not only that but amazing friends and family that are so supportive and give me so much motivation to succeed. I thank the Lord daily (sometimes more!) for all my blessings, no matter how small.

Looking forward I want to travel, even if it’s only to WA state again, and take more photos for me….how I see the world.  I also hope to establish a studio this year. That’s a big time goal. I want that so bad!! A place to showcase all my work and run my business. It’s so exciting to think about!! It will happen, I just have to be patient and work my way towards it.

Oh and get ready in April to start seeing tons of photos of a certain little baby girl. My best friend (since we were 4) is having her first baby!! That child will have soooo many photo sessions she’ll think she’s a movie star!! I’ll have my own little model to practice on.

Here’s my other little model (the cutest 4 year old I talked about earlier) from yesterday.

From the bottom of my heart I want to say a big THANK YOU to all my clients. You are helping me live my dream. I love getting know each and every one of you and look forward to many more sessions. Keep spreading the word! ha ha Once again Happy New Year and God Bless!!

Family Session {Ricketts}

What to say first about this little family?? Uh, they’re beautiful!!
Second?? Super nice!!
I went to school with both Haley and Ryan.
Although they’re a tad younger than I am.
Ryan used to play in a rock band with my younger brother Adam.
We were all freezing during this shoot.
They make me look good.
I was allowed the pleasure of photographing their first baby’s newborn photos.
You can see those here.
But first take a look below.

Stay tuned next week because this weekend I’m taking photos of Ryan’s whole family. Should be super fun!!!

Thank you Haley, Ryan, and baby Ryder for the awesome session!!

Family Session {Barrett}

The cooler temps have finally arrived in N. Texas but that hasn’t slowed any of us down taking photos. This past Saturday morning was in the upper 30s, thankfully no winds, and we braved the chill to get some adorable photos. This was my first time meeting the Barrett family although we know several of the same peeps. That’s the commonality in a teeny tiny town. They are the cutest little family and I truly had a wonderful time snapping away in between keeping my fingers warm!

Love the mother/daughter & father/son shots. So sweet!!

Is she not the cutest little thing??! I mean just look at her mommy. Sorry dad but we know where the looks came from! haha (BTW do you own a gun, ya might want to get one soon)

And last but by far my most favorite. I felt like I was doing an engagement session all of a sudden! They are too cute!!! Loved it!

Thank you Barrett family for allowing me the pleasure of photographing your precious family. I enjoyed it to the max!!

Fall Session {Fain’s}

I held a contest not too long ago for a free photo session and this happy family won! They wanted a fall session and we were able to fit it in right before Thanksgiving. Jacob happens to be my cousin and he married my friend Jody. Their little boy Kenson just turned 2 and he has the funniest little personality. He is most famous for his nose wrinkle!! They also brought along their puppy Jax, a beautiful chocolate lab, for the shoot.

This turned out to be a little more special of a shoot than we thought, because, you see, their dear Jax got sick over the weekend and we received the terrible news that he did not make it through the night last night. They are heartbroken and I’m so very happy we were able to capture them as a family before this tragedy occurred.

Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Losing a pet is like losing a part of your family.

 

Thanksgiving Fun Photos

I’m only 27, okay almost 28 but still relatively young for the amount of nieces and nephews I have. At least I think so. I have a 3 nieces, 2 nephews, and 1 great-niece. To say they’re all cute and/or beautiful only scratches the surface. They are all kind, sweet, well-mannered, funny, genuinely good people. I am so blessed to have each and every one of them in my life.

You’ve seen this little guy before. His momma wanted a new photo done for their Christmas card. The candids I got are absolutely to die for! Then scroll down further to see photos of my nieces.

This expression makes me think he’s some cool kid skipping school that all the girls chase after.

Love all his unique little “looks”

My favorite of his sweet smile!

And now my beautiful niece, Hailee, Thomas’ cousin.

This was my first time taking her pictures and she was such a natural in front of the camera I’m already planning a real shoot just for her!

And as a special bonus for you here’s sweet little Nolie Jane, my great-niece.

Here’s wishing you all a continued blessed holiday season!!