Jillian Farnsworth Photography

About Jillian Farnsworth Photography

Jillian takes pictures of happy things like heart-warming weddings, adorable babies, imaginative children, and delightful families. She lives with her husband and two children in Wildwood, Missouri and works mainly in the Saint Louis, Missouri area. This is a blog mainly dedicated to her photography business. Every now and then, a few personal posts are tucked in. Enjoy!

Archive: ‘Families’



2014 Spring Mini Portrait Sessions

Monday, March 17th, 2014

The long anticipated announcement for the 2014 Spring Mini Portrait Sessions with Jillian Farnsworth Photography was worth the wait! For this upcoming set of sessions I have joined forces with the ever-so-talented Rachel of Shades of Blue Interiors and it will be epic. There will be two separate dates with separate themes, styles, and location. Rachel will be doing the styling of each session. You should check out her work on the blog post I wrote here.

Here’s what you need to know about the sessions:
They are in the Saint Louis area.
They are 30 minutes each.
There are four time slots available for each evening.
It is $400 for everything (the sitting fee + 10 digital files from the session of your choice)
A 50% payment is required to reserve your spot (you can pay via the PayPal link below or contact me via email for alternative options: info@jillianfarnsworth.com)

(I’ve tried to describe what we’ve envisioned for each session below, but if it is hard for you to imagine, go check out my pinboard to get an idea of what we have in mind.)

Now here are the fun details of each session… drum-roll…

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These are already booking up, so don’t hesitate to get your spot today! Just select the time and date you would like and hit the “BUY NOW” button above.

Rachel and I are so excited to help preserve beautiful memories for those who sign up that we are hosting a giveaway in celebration!

About the giveaway: Shades of Blue Interiors and Jillian Farnsworth Photography both have items up for grabs so there will be TWO lucky winners! Here’s what you can win:

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Shades of Blue is giving away your choice of either Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint (one can valued at $39), Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint (two bags valued at $48), OR $50 to spend on Shades of Blue Interiors merchandise!

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I am giving away your choice of a 5×7 Organic Bloom frame (any shape and color, valued at $62) OR $50 in credit to be used towards a photography session or on prints or products from a session with Jillian Farnsworth Photography. The contest will end on Monday, March 24th so get crackin’! And good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

UPDATE: This contest has finished.  Congratulations to our winners, Pam and Andrea!!!

Bartnick Family | Fall mini session

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

“Family is the most important thing in the world.” – Princess Diana

I’m slow to get this last family mini session from November on the blog, but it was a wonderful time! We lucked out with perfect fall colors very late in the year! The little ones were awesome, and it’s always good to see this young family again!

Here are the highlights from their round of mini session pictures:

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Heskett Family | Fall mini session

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them” ~Desmond Tutu

The fall family mini sessions went splendidly! This time around (and from now on) I wanted to put more advanced work into the style and overall feel of the session. I had this vision of this antique bed I wanted to use and Melissa over at Meldt totally helped me make that happen! It was a fun shoot and I’m excited about the pictures for these special families. Here is a look at the Heskett’s mini session experience:

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{sneak peak} Fall mini sessions

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Saturday’s mini sessions went perfectly! First of all, who would have guessed that the second of November would be prime foliage time? What a crazy fall it’s been! We also had great weather and a great set up and cooperative kiddos-who could ask for more?! Here’s the sneaks from both family’s sessions:

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Team Charity

Monday, October 28th, 2013

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Charity is one of those incredible women. You know the type. Someone who always has something uplifting and optimistic to add to any conversation. The type of woman who is honestly interested in you every time you meet and rarely shifts the topic of conversation to herself. The kind of person who you love to be around because they are so selfless and generous and considerate.

Here’s Charity:
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I introduced you to the Checketts family last fall when I first took their pictures. I heard about Charity’s breast cancer diagnosis and like everyone who knows Charity, wanted to do something for her. So we met again between surgery and chemo for some more pictures of her gorgeous clan. The purpose of this blog post is two-fold: (1) to show off family portraits of an incredibly lovely family and (2) to help raise funds for Charity’s big battle. Please stick around after scrolling through the pictures to see how you can help.

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Aren’t they a beautiful family!?! Now here’s how you can help these great people:
Fortunately, they have insurance coverage of the medical expenses. But they do have to meet the deductible two years in a row. Charity’s husband, Kelly plans on taking extra after-hour handyman jobs to help with this, but with four little ones and Charity’s weekly treatments, I would love for him to not have to do this! We all would. Please consider donating to this fund: http://gfwd.at/1f0NSFD And know, that they would be so grateful.

I can think of no more worthy cause for your donation dollars this breast cancer awareness month than directly helping someone who is in the fight today!

To read more, you can follow Charity’s blog.

Please feel free to leave your words of support, love, and encouragement to Charity in the comments section below.

Spring 2013 Mini Sessions | Part 3

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Today I am sharing the final installment of the Spring 2013 Mini Sessions, If you weren’t able to take part in the sessions I offered last Spring, have no fear! The Fall session announcement is right around the corner! Look for Fall mini sessions to be announced in the Saint Louis and Joplin areas (possibly more)!

ARDEN, 1 YEAR | SAINT LOUIS

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RAMSEY FAMILY | SAINT LOUIS

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MARTIN FAMILY | SAINT LOUIS

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GEROSKI FAMILY | SAINT LOUIS

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BUSHMAN FAMILY | SAINT LOUIS

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Spring 2013 Mini Sessions | Pt one

Monday, July 8th, 2013

I will be announcing my Fall 2013 mini sessions at multiple locations in by the end of the month. (STAY TUNED) Therefore, this is the perfect time to start sharing pictures from my most recent stint of minis!

BECHDOLDT FAMILY | NEOSHO

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BALLARD FAMILY | DOWNTOWN NEOSHO

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MOSER FAMILY | DOWNTOWN NEOSHO (PRIVATE BLDG)

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SPICER FAMILY | BENTONVILLE

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LEWIS FAMILY | JOPLIN

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I have some great big and exciting plans for the minis this Fall, you won’t want to miss it!

Hensley Family

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

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…and another beautiful family session from last fall. The Hensley’s met me in November at Shaw Nature Reserve for a fun time in front of the camera!

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Checketts Family

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

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Here we are, backing up some more tonight to the Checketts fall family portrait session at Faust Park. Just look at these great smiles!!! I am sure they had some awesome Christmas cards last year :)

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Fall 2012 Mini Portrait Sessions

Monday, March 11th, 2013

On a beautiful Saturday last October, I met a few great families in Forest Park for some mini portrait sessions. It was a fun day and a fabulous time with great clients. Oh, and we got some great pictures too!

My plan is to have mini sessions in the Saint Louis area in the spring and fall of each year. I’ll try to schedule some in the Neosho or Joplin area when I can as well. This is a perfect opportunity to get that important yearly family portrait. I don’t regularly offer family sessions as a general rule, so if you are looking to have one with me, you should check out my next post which will be about dates and availability for my upcoming April mini portrait sessions.

Here are highlights from last fall:

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