Happy New Year!

photo by Summer Roars

Happy New Year! And happy almost anniversary since the last time I posted a blog… oops. While I’m not crazy about the fact that I’ve been mostly MIA on social media and the blog over the past year, I’ve spent my time photographing beautiful weddings and engagements, new babies and growing families, my own baby! …who also requires a lot of time off-camera, who knew? And then, in the peak of wedding season, we decided to buy a house! Actually, we decided to buy a house much earlier in the year, we just really lucked out in having the closing fall right in that sweet spot of time where everything else was INSANE, because that’s how things always happen, isn’t it?

As the holidays wind down and the quietness of January settles in, I am taking some giant deep breaths for the first time in forever, and wondering how it’s been a year since I’ve updated this space, and also, I have a ten month old now? A talking, almost-walking, personality-filled charmer, who calls me “MAAAAHHH!” and “MAAAAAAAM” and “Amamamamama” and will immediately perk up and cheese for the camera when he spots one. Is anyone surprised?

This year is already off to a great start, and as I finish delivering my final few galleries from 2018, I’m excited to revitalize this space and start sharing some of my favorite shoots from the past year. Thanks so much for being here.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

xo Jac

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    the Hendersons

    Evelynn Grace, I am so in love with you. No surprise, of course – your parents are awesome. I am absolutely amazed that such a big, hilarious, spunky personality fits into such a tiny, beautiful little girl.

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      Sara & Michael’s Winter NYC Engagement Session

      I have spent a lot of time over the past twelve years waiting in public places for people I haven’t met in person yet. Not to say they’re strangers, because they’re anything but. Sara and I corresponded via email for weeks leading up to her and Michael’s engagement session. I watched as close to a hundred people – many couples included – entered the park before she and Michael arrived, but the second I saw them walking hand-in-hand down the street, I knew it was them. It was like they were old friends. Strolling through Central Park and the Upper East Side side with them, hearing their story – how they met, fell in love, got engaged, and all the plans they were making for the most beautiful wedding this fall. No words can tell you about Sara and Michael what these photos can. They are great friends, first and foremost. They have a rich history that’s woven through the streets we walked. And they are really, really good sports about cold weather. All in all, they are my kind of people and I am so glad we found each other.

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        Welcome Clara Jude

        Clara Jude, I’ll never forget the trip to Thanksgiving dinner where I found out that you are a part of our world. I texted your mom, as I had done several times over the previous two weeks, checking in, as I do, to see how she was feeling and if there was any sign of your impending arrival. Photos arrived, screen caps of the night you were born, building suspense. Your unintentional home birth and your ROCKSTAR parents (especially your Mama!) consumed my thoughts. My friends had delivered a baby AT HOME. UNPLANNED. Sweet girl, you are in the best hands.

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          Carly & Chris’s Winter Wedding at FEAST Washingtonville

          A winter wedding in my hometown, at one of my favorite venues, with some of the best families, BOOK-THEMED, and with the sweetest, most genuine, funny, and awesome couples who share such a deep love & friendship. And winter light. Can’t forget the magic of winter light. Congratulations, Carly & Chris! I am so glad to have been there to witness it all.

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            Bailey & Harry’s Buttermilk Falls Engagement Session

            Bailey & Harry wanted to incorporate the Milton train station, which Harry’s late father played a role in restoring, into their engagement session. It’s a small, beautiful station on the water, and on the day we met there was a fog clinging to the melting snow. I love including personal details like this into sessions. It adds an extra layer of something special to photos that are already so filled with love.

            Milton Train Station // Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa

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