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This is not me

About jMaltbie Photography

And...off we go.

Welcome to the adventures of jMaltbie Photography. You have arrived at the weblog. My name is Jayne and I will be your guide today. Please fasten your seatbelts and enjoy the ride.

Regret to Inform

June 29th, 2008

Due to a family medical emergency, I will only be able to take limited portrait sessions for the months of July and August. Please email me directly to inquire about sessions at jayne@jaynemaltbie.com. Please note, the contact form on my website is NOT working. Please email me directly instead.

Thanks for your understanding and please keep us in your prayers.

Little Cowboy

June 21st, 2008

Sweet JT. It’s so crazy how his face looks so much like a grown child instead of a 16 day old newborn. He was such a good baby; I love it when they pose for me.

He loved his family blanket that had been passed down from generations. So cool to have a piece of history to wrap yourself in.

He has the coolest “cowboy” bedroom.

Tots and Taters

June 20th, 2008

Look how big Max got! He’s such a big yummy baby now. Nothing better than a chubby little baby face. Remember when he was only 6 days old? I love watching them grow. And I know you’ve never met his awesome big sister. She was such a dream to work with! We had so much fun running around. I don’t know who was more tired by the end of the session, me, them or Mommy. I hope Daddy loved his Father’s Day gift.

The Newness of Being a Mom

June 18th, 2008

You have a new baby and you just stare, and watch her. Every second, every move. At what point did you just fall so head over heels you started to cry? That surge of pure emotion because you’ve never loved any one thing more? The amazement that this little thing was inside you for so long. And she’s all yours.

Yeah, I remember when I did that with my two. And everyday I look at them and still can’t believe they’re mine. You’d think I’d get over it by now, 3 years later. Nope, they never cease to amaze you.

This is Hanna when she was 3 weeks old; so fresh and new…and little. I remember her Mommy and I on the phone preparing for her maternity session and me asking what she was going to name her. I was so floored when I found that we have the exact same first and middle name for our daughters! Crazy, huh? Same names but different spellings. My Hannah is 15 months older; I told her giving your girl the name Hannah means she will be fiesty (in my experience). So far at 3 weeks she was an angel.

PS, I will put Mommy’s awesome maternity session in another post.

Note to Self

June 18th, 2008

Never go to bed at 4 am. With kids in the house, it’s like waking up totally hung over. But without ever having the fun of an adult beverage–bummer. I should probably nap sometime today, but naps never happen at this house. Especially for me anyway. But the good news is that I was able to get some work done. Yes, I was working until 4 am. (Shh…don’t tell anyone; makes me sound so dull.)

This big boy is Grant. So sweet. His was probably one of the easiest newborn portrait sessions I’ve done in a long time. He was so good, and perfectly asleep for most of the shoot. Grant was a total life-size doll, and poseable too! If you’ve never seen a new Mommy so in love with her child, it’s worth just standing in the room to watch.

Once a Month

June 17th, 2008

Yeah, so I average about one blog post a month! Ha! That is so sad. Please don’t think I’ve just been sitting around. Oh no! I WISH I could just hang out and do nothing. Truth is, I am so thankful to be so busy, just a little too busy sometimes. A good problem, yes. And the lack of blogging…well, it’s not that I don’t have anything to share. On the contrary, I have so much, I don’t really know where to begin. But I’ll start here…

Meet the best 22 month old ever! Ava was so fun and easy to work with. She and her folks met up with me at Memorial Park (when it was still bearable outside), and we had so much fun. SO much fun I ripped my pants (not a joke)! Mom and Dad were so in love with their little girl; she hammed it up for the camera perfectly. She was all smiles, even between mouthfuls of Goldfish crackers.

For Pete’s Sake!

May 5th, 2008

ARGH!!! Sorry folks. Adding to my website issues, the email contact form is down on my current site. Please do not use it. If you have sent me a message in the last couple of weeks using this form and have heard from me, then I probably did not get your message.

Please email inquiries directly to jayne@jaynemaltbie.com or call me at 281.650.4580. Sorry for the inconvenience. Just know there will be a new site very soon and we will all be happy campers!

What a Day!

April 30th, 2008

Man! So you know I am a huge Grey’s Anatomy fan, right? Well, I am. I’ve been so busy I haven’t had time to catch up, thank the heavens for TIVO.

Seeing as to how the laundry had been neglected for a few days, I decided to watch last week’s episode on the couch and fold. Great show in case you didn’t see. Is Lexie getting on your nerves yet? I know Izzy does for sure, and now Lexie. It was only a matter of time. Somehow they all irritate me, but I am such an addict. Wish I had more time, my tv misses me.

So anyhow, I was elated when they closed the show with my favorite artist, Greg Laswell and his awesome song, “What A Day.” He rocks–amazing talent. I was so fortunate to see him and other great artists when I shot the Hotel Cafe Tour at the Red Room in March. I was so busy with other stuff, I never got to blog about it. So here’s a few images from that show.

Greg Laswell

Ingrid Michaelson

Josh Radin with Ingrid Michaelson on backing vocals.

More photos on my Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cricketsoup/sets/72157604366402249/

If you haven’t heard of these people, I urge you to do so. They are such talented musicians. Check out the tour that sponsored them, Hotel Cafe Tour, and brought them to Houston. Oh, and Greg Laswell’s song is on the player at the bottom right of this blog page. :)

I Love You, You Love Me…

April 28th, 2008
These two were so much fun to work with. Will was totally portrait-ready and Kate just needed a little coaxing. But when we got them together, they really showed us the true meaning of “brotherly love” (or sisterly love, what have you). I think anyone with multiple children can relate.

It Goes By Too Fast

April 28th, 2008
Doesn’t it? First met this little guy at 6 days old…next thing you know, he’ll be a teenager! Which means I should blog this before he gets there. Ha ha.

Here he was when we first met: http://jaynemaltbie.blogspot.com/2007/10/sleep-like-rock.html


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