Hometown Retreat | Nicole

This family session was captured at a Hometown Retreat created by Stormi Solis and it was a pure dream. The location was stunning, as was the golden light produced from the evening sky. Sessions like this truly set my soul on fire and get me fully in my creative zone. Something I strive for in my photography is a “storyteller” like element. I never want stiffly posed photos. I never want uncomfortable smiles and body language.

Instead, I strive to capture real and genuine moments. Like, the camera isn’t even there and you’re just the onlooker of a sweet series of beautifully captured blissful moments. Capturing kiddos in this way is especially important as it makes the whole ordeal so much more fun for them. They aren’t being forced to sit still and smile for the camera. In some cases, they lead the session and are able to freely move about as I capture those candid moments.

I hope you enjoy looking through some of the joy-filled moments I captured during Nicole’s session with her sweet family. I can’t wait for you to see these photos!

If you liked this post and want to see more, click here to take a peek into Deborah’s maternity session. And for more inspiration, click here to check out my Pinterest!


Kind Words


“I absolutely trust Jade with my life! She brings out the love and makes every session a stress free experience! Having two kids I always expect some photos to be crazy from the kiddos not listening but literally every photo looks like it comes from a magazine! I can not express how much love and respect I have for this woman! She is beyond talented and I will never go anywhere else!”

-Bailey Babington


“Jade is simply amazing with children! It is so hard to find a photographer that can get little ones engaged and not get frustrated. She is a natural with children and has such a calm and understanding demeanor. She is also AMAZING at maternity shoots. I don’t think I have ever felt so beautiful in my life. She is able to get these amazing shots of me and my family that I will cherish forever! Did I mention She made me look so good that my photos really could have been in a magazine! All my friends and family were in awe. I will never use anyone else again. She has made me a lifelong customer!”

-Reanne Maier


Hey! Hi! Hello! Welcome to my little world of running through fields, climbing rocks, splashing in creeks and snuggling and dancing with your babies. I yearn to create memories in to pieces that you can look back and remember that very moment in time. The way your babies chubby tiny hand stroked your hair while nursing, or the way your toddler never sat still. Let’s make those moments and chat over motherhood and all its crazy.