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’



Spicer | family & maternity

Friday, December 12th, 2014

“The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.” ~unknown author

My little nephew is now officially two days past his due date and his mom is anxious for his arrival. I am now under the suspicion that I could partially be responsible since I haven’t yet shared his maternity session pictures. I know that is crazy, but to clear my concious… I’m blogging them today!

From starting home-school for my daughter, followed by a very busy fall season, and adding in the craziness of moving across the state–working lately has been rough. So, my little brother’s session got the shaft. But here it is! Now all can see what a beautiful family he has! And maybe it won’t hurt to encourage little baby Lyle to get on out via a comment or two!

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Emily | Maternity

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

“There is no footprint too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world”

Emily and her husband Scooter (whom I have had the sincere pleasure to work with since their engagement pictures), are expecting their second son. The doctors have noticed several complications with Beckham as he develops however, and he is not expected to live long after his birth. I have had few words to offer upon hearing this devastating news. But have certainly spent my time grieving with and praying for this sweet family as I know the many people who love them have. When she let me know they wanted to go ahead with the maternity session, I was so pleased. I wanted to be able to preserve this moment in time for the, when Beckham is with them. Right now, he is moving around inside of Emily and this is still a very special time! I hope that through this photography session I was able to capture that happiness of being with Beckham, as well as the reverence for this precious child God has given her.

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These were sweet gifts-a bear that plays Beckham’s heartbeat and his Bible.
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To end the session, Emily, Scooter, and big brother Braylon sent off a paper lantern.
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I’m sure that your loving comments would go a long way with Emily, feel free to comment here.

Thompson Family

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

“Remember that your natural state is joy.” ~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer´╗┐

As if you can’t tell from my relative silence on the blog for the month of October and my constant posting now… it was another busy October for this photographer. I had a great run of sessions all over the place and all different types. I’m excited to finish them to the point I’m ready to share! Here’s another great one, this time a family session I did in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

I’m so blessed to have so many loyal clients. This is the Thompson family who waited for my next trip to the area just so I could capture their family portraits this year! We started out at Blessings Golf Club where Kirsten and her daddy frequently play and practice together. Then we did the rest of the session at the exquisitely beautiful private chapel, St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable. What a perfect night!

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Heiner Family

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.” ~John Muir

I was in Utah a few days back and I had a great time at the Click Away photography conference! I went with my friend Brianne, who I hadn’t seen since high school. We had a great time in classes, we learned a lot and caught up with each other. We were inspired by the amazing group of women (photo-moms from all over the world) who were teaching there. I spent one evening meeting Brianne’s gorgeous family and taking pictures of them in gorgeous Utah! It was such a refreshing kind of session for me. We decided to just have fun and let the kids be themselves. And the scene was …perfection. Here are my faves:

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Massey Family

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

“Family time is sacred time and should be protected & respected.” ~Boyd K. Packer

Like most families, it had been a while since the Massey’s had a family picture, so it was time. The challenge when you have kids that have moved out is trying to find a time when they are all together, but the planets aligned last month and we got some great pictures that will be treasured!

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Fall 2014 Mini Sessions

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

It’s that time of year again! Time to get your family pictures for the wall, and Christmas cards, and all that jazz! I’ve got only a few spots set aside next month for families, go ahead and claim yours!

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Email me at: jillian@jillianfarnsworth.com to book your session!

Here are some highlights from our spring mini’s:

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{sneak peek} Massey Family

Friday, August 29th, 2014

I’ve been working on getting the right style for post processing of this session for the last hour and I am beyond excited with the result! Here’s the sneak of the Massey’s family session. Oh it was so hot, but so beautiful, I’m excited to get the rest of the images edited and up soon! For now…

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Lewis Family

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

“We didn’t realize we were making memories we just knew we were having fun.” ~unknown

It was another great session with the Lewis family! We may have had a few raindrops but we had so much fun and I’m so happy to be able to help them preserve these memories! Until next time…

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{sneak peek} Lewis Family

Monday, August 11th, 2014

I was around a to photograph the twins days after their birth. It’s been such a privilege to document this sweet family year after year! I love my job! Here’s a sneak from Friday’s family session with the Lewis’s. More to come soon so follow me by subscribing below or on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest.

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Cutler Family

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

“The attitude you have as a parent is what your kids will learn from more than what you tell them. They don’t remember what you try to teach them. The remember what you are.” ~Jim Henson

This morning I’m wrapping up spring mini sessions with my last family from our Forest Park vintage Sofa session. Meet the Cutlers. Such an awesome group of happy people!

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Another shout out to Shades of Blue Interiors. Rachel from Shades of Blue is so easy to work with and her eye for style and design is impeccable. She styled our family picnic mini session and painted this sofa for this session. Everything she does is exquisite. Visit her blog for great tips on DIY projects, rental props for photographers, and gloriously beautiful one-of-a-kind refinished furniture for sale.

 

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