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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Introducing... Seniors by Jen Lebo Photography!

A little over a year ago, I received an email from a wonderful friend and photography mentor. I had sought her feedback on how to make the most of my budding portrait business. She sent me tons of fantastic advice and ideas, but one particular thing she said really left an impression. She told me to find out what (or who) it was that I truly loved to photograph. Find my passion and go with it.

After months of reflecting over this advice, and more months of photographing all kinds of portraits (families, newborns, high school seniors, business, children) the passion naturally found me. While I thoroughly enjoyed every single session, something special happened every time I photographed a high school senior. Senior sessions became the highlight of my weeks, and I found myself wanting to shoot more and more of them.

I've come to realize that it's who I am. I a portrait photographer who specializes in high school seniors. And so I'm beyond excited to launch my brand new senior site!

I am so thrilled to be launching this new website, this new piece of Jen Lebo Photography, that I am offering a special for all the seniors out there!

Mention this post or the new site when booking and receive 30% off your session fee!

I'll be offering this until September 9th and my fall sessions are almost completely booked so don't wait!

I'm still Jen Lebo Photography, and I will always photograph families and children, so all my family clients out there, don't you worry!

But JLP now has its special niche.
Seniors by Jen Lebo Photography!

...because there's no one like you.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Class of 2013 Senior Rep Program: Meet Jackie!

Back in the early spring, I featured a handful of fabulous high school juniors who were my "Class of 2013 JLP Senior Reps". I wrote a blog post about each student, sharing a little bit about them, and some of the favorites from our shoot. But I was one rep short. A junior from The Hill School, Jackie was studying in Spain on a year abroad (wow!), but wanted to be one of my reps. I gladly accepted her request, knowing what a great young lady she was, and also what a beautiful batch of photos we would create together!

(I'm also a little biased when it comes to Jackie, as she is one of our "go to" baby-sitters, now our neighbor, and someone our kids absolutely adore!)

Jackie, like the other senior rep ladies, had her hair and make-up done at Gwendolynn's Salon & Spa, and then we headed back to Hill for her evening session, capturing some gorgeous sunset light.

Here are a few of my favorites, along with her list of 25 fun facts about Jackie!

1. I am President and CEO of my own non-profit organization.
2. I am fluent in both Spanish and English.
3. I hate pizza.

4. I play on an all-boys Spanish field hockey team.
5. I love kids.

6. I have three brothers, all younger.
7. I have moved 13 times because my Dad was a Navy commander.
8. I have lived in Chile.

9. The longest time I have ever lived anywhere is 3 years.
10. My favorite food is rice.
11. I can't watch scary movies without crying- I'm kind of a wimp in that area.

12. I have ridden an elephant.
13. I hope to go to Australia someday.
14. I am very unorganized.

15. I can spiral a football.
16. "How I Met Your Mother" is my favorite TV show.
17. My parents are my biggest role models.

18. I can't raise one eyebrow or whistle.
19. My brothers and I used to (and still do) make master plots in order to sneak candy into the house.
20. I'm absolutely terrible at math, even though my Dad teaches it.

21. I've never gone to the beach without getting sunburned.
22. I want to be a teacher after college (I think).
23. I love to read.

24. I am terrified of cats. They freak me out.
25. I am fascinated by Marine Biology.

Thank you so much, Jackie for being a part of my JLP Senior Rep Program! (And special thanks to younger brother, Matt, who humored me for a quick shot at the end of our session. Soon enough, Matt, you'll be one of my reps too!)

To celebrate the last of my fabulous senior reps, I'd love to offer any rising seniors out there something special!

Contact me and mention this blog post, and Jackie's Senior Rep Session, and you'll recieve 50% off your own senior portrait session!

Fall is right around the corner, and it's the ideal time to have senior portraits taken (wait until winter and you lose the gorgeous weather; wait until spring and it's too late for yearbook pics!).

You have until August 31st to take advantage of this special, so book your session now!

Let's make a date and celebrate your senior year!

And thanks again, Jackie! I had a blast!

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Portraits for Traci: A Beautiful Success

This past spring, our Coventry Christian School community lost a very special person. Traci Hoffman, a CCS mom, cheer coach, and all around awesome friend, was taken suddenly from us to be with the Lord. We all grieved together, missing her deeply, but knowing we'd be with her again someday. I blogged about our loss here, back in April.

To honor Traci, I decided to put together a portrait project in her name, Portraits for Traci. Much of July was spent photographing the families that shared in this project with me. Families donated generously to the project, and together we were able to raise over $800, which will all go to a CCS scholarship fund in Traci's name.

While there are still one or two families awaiting their sessions, I wanted to share with you a couple of portraits from each of the sessions.

Thank you so much to all the families and groups who shared with me in this project. My hope is that these portraits bring you tremendous joy, both as a reminder of the love between those in each image, and as a reminder of the wonderful woman we honor with them.

In memory of "Mama H",

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Summer Has Been Busy! July Recap

What a wonderfully busy summer we've been having at the Lebo house! Our family has been enjoying the Olympics, watching our own kids compete on their swim team, enjoying visits from grandparents from both Florida and Massachusetts, and even moving to a new home!

Jen Lebo Photography has been busy too! But with all of the above mentioned activities, I've been a little slack in sharing the wonderful sessions I've been enjoying, and so I thought I'd share a few favorites from each session here in one post. Be warned, it's image heavy, but shows some super fun and fabulous moments!

First, a group session with a fantastic bunch of local high school seniors!

Then a lovely family session with Bryant, Jen, and their beautiful little girls!

I had a fabulous time working on a modeling shoot with Morgan.

And I celebrated Haiden's first birthday with him and his parents!
(I've been photographing him since he was in mommy's belly!)

Had a blast with Kailey, one of my Class of 2013 Senior Reps, and her siblings!

I loved spending time with Dawn and her boys- wonderful husband, one son a new Marine, one son a high school senior.

And finally, I had a great time with Katelyn, putting together a modeling portfolio for her.

July was so much fun all around!

A huge bulk of my July photography was spent on a personal project I am putting together for our children's school, Coventry Christian School. It is called "Portraits for Traci" (click here to read more about it) and I plan to showcase it in its own blog post as soon as it's complete.

I hope your summer has been as fantastic as ours!
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