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Jordan, Mindy and Riley: A lifestyle session at home | Chapel Hill, NC

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Jordan and Mindy. I really really like these people. I met them both about two years ago to chat about photographing the birth of their baby. It went really well. We chatted for a long time and I got to be there for such a special day. We had a newborn session after little burrito baby was born and I went over and took some more photos of Riley and spent some more time with them. That's when I decided that they were special. Not only are they incredibly talented, they are the J and the M in JAM Photography (I love their work and cannot wait to have my family in front of their camera when they come out of hibernation), but they are just good people. Whenever I get the pleasure of meeting up with them, I get to hear about how life is awesome, how the world is incredible and all the neat things that they are up to. Jordan and Mindy are the people who are not only fun to hang out with but who are also trying to make the world a better place. I've told you how Jordan and Mindy make the world prettier with their photographs but Jordan also helped create a website called Noteables (And I'm quite proud that one of my friends did something so cool). It's a social network and a journal. It's brilliant. He also runs a facebook page called Love beats Hate that tells you about everything wonderful and great going on in the world right now. See. Good people.

So, I was thrilled that I got to go over to their place yet again and photograph their family. I was even more thrilled when Mindy said she wanted something a little more lifestyle-ish. It's much more like a 'day in the life' than a portrait session. I never get to shoot like this and have been really wanting to, so the photojournalist in me was jumping up and down. I knocked on their door shortly after I dropped my kids off at school and was thrilled to find them still in their pajamas.

Nothing was posed. I did not tell them to do one single thing. Not one. They just did what they normally do. Just be all cute and funny and interesting and sweet. They cuddled with the little guy, he spit up on them, they hung out all cozy, he tasted some slippers, we went to Fresh Market, I got to cuddle with the little guy, they made me an awesome lunch (an avocado egg salad sandwich. yum!), we went for a walk, played at the park, and just talked and talked and talked.

So, I was there for six hours took a ton of photos and delivered about 370 images. I tried to whiddle it down to a smaller number, but then realized....why? Go big or go home, right? I love love love this session. Love.

And their baby is so ridiculously cute!!! I love his fat thighs and his mini-pompadour. I consider him one of my wee little ones, only because I was one of the ones who saw him first.

Oh, and I'm also in love with their cat. It's fat and fluffy.

p.s. In the middle of the photos, you'll see little Riley asleep on the bed with a little stuffed raccoon next to him, keeping him company. This raccoon's name is George Cooney. Yes, Mindy is a genius. Who doesn't love George?