Palm Beach Newborn Photography | Emelie {10 days new}

So when I gave mom the low down on how to prepare for this session, she thought I was nuts. I can see where she thought that, because keeping a baby awake for an extended period of time is pretty nuts (especially when all mom wants to do is sleep!). But after the session mom was begging me to do nightly photo session of lil Emelie because she slept from 7pm to 12:30 am, ate and then she slept again until 6:30 am. I think it's safe to say I wore her out, but she was an excellent model!

Congrats on your beautiful little girl, Aritta. She's perfect.

Palm Beach Newborn Photography | Emma {5 days new}

Sweet, sweet Emma. She was born March 6th, making her 5 days new for our session (which was Sunday, on Sabrina's actual due date). Mom thought Emma was going to put up a fight, but after a good feed and some "shhhh" and head pats, Emma did just fine. She modeled my antique scale, new miniature wood bed (thanks to Mark!), a wire basket, and my pretty coral ruffle fabric. Grandma made a special request for a sleepy owl hat and after 3 crochet classes I finally got the hang of it and made it in time for Emma's arrival. It was a little big (ok, a lot big) but moms bobby pins came in handy and we made it work! She was perfect.

Thanks to mom and dad for allowing me to photograph such a big event in your lives. I can't wait to watch Emma grow!

Palm Beach Photographer | Charles Jamieson Law

I've had several local businesses contact me lately about head shots for new marketing material and/or web sites. I guess everyones in the midst of rebranding (I'm always in the midst of it....) It's not something I specialize in, but I'm willing to photograph what a client requests if I'm capable of it. Regardless of the session type, I always try to create an image that matches my style. This isn't your typical blue background head shot, its better ;) (toot, toot) I think it shows a more contemporary and approachable head shot.

Mr. Jamieson is a family law attorney in West Palm Beach and has been practicing for over 28 years. Based on my encounter with Mr. Jamieson, he is passionate about his clients and believes in the service he provides. He was easy to get along with and was open to the suggestions I had.

Here's a single sneak peak:

Palm Beach Photographer | Another year, another logo

I'm sure you've heard of "Another day, another dollar."  In my case, it's "Another year, another logo."  I've changed my logo... five times, I think.  I honestly can't remember.  This whole self discovery, be who you are, brand who you be thing has taken me on a never ending journey of finding what I love.  What sessions do I enjoy the most, what does the public perceive as my best work, does my logo appeal to who I am trying to market to, does my overall brand speak highly of myself and what I have to offer.... the questions go on and on and on...

My best work is also what I enjoy the most.  I love making women feel empowered and I've found that three sessions in particular do just that.  Boudoir, maternity, and newborn. Funny mix, I know, I've been told a time or two.  But for me it all makes sense.

  • Boudoir showcases your power, beauty, vulnerability, lust, love, sex appeal, emotions, and desires... it's intoxicating.
  • Many people refer to pregnant women as the most beautiful.  To carry a piece of yourself and the person you love, the anticipation, the excitement of picking out names, bedding, clothes, and strollers.  Most of all, knowing you love that baby with all of your being and you haven't even met yet.  That's empowering.
  • Here's where people get lost.  How does newborn fit in to making women feel empowered?  Well, after I rock your new additions first photo shoot and you show off the pictures to your friends, family, co-workers, strangers at the super market.... they'll all tell you how beautiful your baby is and how you did a wonderful job.  You'll brag about your newbie and never feel bad about it!

This is what I love, this is who I am.  These are the sessions I get giddy over.  Of course, I love other sessions and weddings as well but these three are my main market.

There's actually a discussion in a photography group I am part of about this very subject.  Should we as photographers separate our specialities so we don't offend anyone?  Will the boudoir photographs I have in my gallery offend the soon to be mom that is viewing my work for her maternity and newborn sessions?  Will the newborn photographs turn off the bride that wants me to document her most important day of her life?  Personally, I don't think it will.  We (photographers) each have an ideal client that we want to work with and I've been extremely lucky to have had so many wonderful clients.  As a client you need to love my work because I am my work and if you don't love it, you won't love me.  I've used this analogy in the past; Your photographer is like a weddings dress.  Your dress needs to be a perfect fit and you need to fall in love with it, because if you don't you won't shine.  If you don't love your photographer, you won't shine either.

I stumbled on my designer through another friend photographer that she did some work for.  Rachel from Beyond Bliss Design has been an absolute pleasure to work with.  She's creative, fast, determined, and hard working.  I'm a very indecisive person, she's had to deal with that for not only the logo design but the blog redesign.  I love it.  I really, truly do Rachel.  She took my crazy combination of specialties and showcased them with a design that would appeal to all AND was able to add in the vintage, organic, clean look that I love.  Thank you for listening to me :)  I've had a lot of compliments and I hope I can send some fellow photog's your way!  While you're here take a look around and leave your  thoughts in the comments section.  I'd love to hear it!

Lets wrap this grammy award speech up.  My self discovery journey isn't over yet but this is who I strive to be.  I want to be the photographer that makes women feel and look beautiful.  I'm not a female rights activist by any means, but I do believe in the empowerment of being a woman.  We're kind of a big deal is this world.

A few other changes worth mentioning:  I've changed my client proofing software.  I had a few complaints about the flash site not loading, so I found something better and easier for orders.  Those that had galleries on the flash site, they're still there.  I've moved two to the new site, so check your email!  Also, I've updated my post-session preview appointments and I have something fabulous in store for you.  Ever wonder what your photographs would look like on your wall before you bought them?  I can make it happen :)

I'm looking for a local non-profit to do some volunteer shoots for.  Some of my long time fans know I attempted to start "Portraits for Heros" while living in South Carolina but the economy was at its worst and I didn't have the support I needed.  I'd love to get involved, so please pass my information along if an event, tribute, or family in need needs some pick-chas.  I've been involved in Shriners Hospital (Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star through USA Dance), Breast Cancer (Images for a Cure), Light the Night (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society), and Wounded Warriors.

Good night!


Palm Beach Boudoir Photography | Casting Call!

Hello doll face!  I'm taking on a project to create a boudoir posing guide.  The purpose of the guide is to aid my lovely clients during their sessions.  I do whatever it takes to make my lady clients feel at ease during their session.  The words I hear the most are something along the lines of- I have no idea what I'm doing, I don't know how to pose and I've never done anything like this before.  I do my best to reassure the beauties that there's no pressure and I'll coach them through the whole session.  I get down on the ground and show the poses I'm coaching, but wouldn't it be fabulous to have a guide and SHOW you a picture of exactly what I'm describing to you?  Yes!  Yes it would be fab, which is why I'm putting together a posing guide.

What I'm looking for:

  • 4-6 ladies to pose for my guide, willing to authorize public use of the images
  • I'd love to open this casting call to soccer moms, curvy ladies, the girl next door, and the aspiring model.  I think it would be added goodness to showcase the beauty of women, every shape and size.
  • passion and the complete desire to be fully involved in this project.

How to get involved:

  • Email with a brief description of why you want to be a part of this project, what boudoir means to you, and how you think you'd benefit from this session.
  • Include a head shot, height, weight and hobbies/interests.
  • Include your availability for the next three weekends and for the dates March 19-25,

If you get casted, what to expect:

  • You must provide your own props and wardrobe.
  • A one day shoot with ladies rotating through their mini-sessions.
  • Professional hair and make up may be available for a fee, depending on the date chosen.  If it is not available on set, you will be responsible for having it professionally done prior to arriving.
  • Aside from the printed boudoir guide, you can expect your images to be used for other promotional items including web site and facebook.
  • Discounted product orders for 14 days following the session.

Not everyone who applies will get asked to participate.  I have limited spaces and I'm casting for specific (but different) looks.


Thanks ladies!

Palm Beach Maternity Photographer | Erica + Brian {Awaiting Baby Landon}

Erica and I met when I lived in Greenville SC.  She and Brian are expecting a baby boy in the Spring and this weekend they came down to visit family in Boynton Beach for their baby shower.  We set up a maternity shoot for today, yes.... Super Bowl Sunday.... and unfortunately it wasn't a pretty day out and we were strapped for time because Brian had more pressing matters to attend to ;) .  But, we managed to get a few great shots, met a native on the farm (a little Jack Russell) and finished in time for the pre-game.

It was great hanging out with Erica again and meeting her boyfriend.  I'm told he HATES pictures, I guess I didn't make a good first impression on him :D

Here's a few of my fav's... there's more on facebook.

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Palm Beach Newborn Photographer | Adalynn {4 days new}

Oh baby!  I'm always on stand by mode when one of my expecting mommys is getting close to the big day.  Proud dad, Jared, phoned me yesterday to let me know they were home safe and sound and it was my turn to meet Adalynn.  Precious lil Adalynn only four days old was an angel.  She whined just a few times but no major melt downs. After an hour or so she gave up and gave into my photographic demands.  She's such a good baby, Jared and Sam you are blessed to have her and I can't wait to watch her grow.

Enjoy your sneak peaks, there's plenty more to come <3

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Palm Beach Photographer | FREEBIE pin-up shoot

Yep, you got it!  You're not dreaming, you're really seeing it... a free pin-up shoot.

Beauty by Jennifer Cruz and Mirrored Images are coming together to offer one lucky dame the opportunity to play dress up, sexify her image, and feel ah-may-zing!

What's included?

A pre-session brain storm with yours truly, professional pin-up style hair and make up on location, up to an hour of camera time, and a HOT 11x14 print from the session.  Of course you will want more than just one print, so all other images will be placed in a secure gallery for two weeks where you may order from.  This is a $450 value!!!


It's simple!  Become a fan of Mirrored Images and Beauty by Jennifer Cruz on facebook (just follow the links).  Then leave a comment here saying you completed Step #1.

Post on your facebook page the following announcement, "I just entered the Pin-Up Give-Away by @Mirrored Images & @Beauty By Jennifer Cruz, please go to BOTH fan pages, "like" them, and leave a comment on Mirrored Images wall saying I sent you.  I will win if I get the most likes!"



All ladies who enter that do not win will be invited to participate the day of the shoot, at a discounted rate of $350.... $100 savings as a "thank you" for entering the contest.

Voting will be open until 8/12/22 @ midnight.  You have 9 days to rack up as many votes as possible... ready?  set?  GO!!!!!


{Hair and make up on promo picture displayed was not done by Jennifer Cruz to see examples of her pin-up work please go to her web site}

Palm Beach Photographer | North East Athletic Promotional Shoot

Doug E. Fresh!  No, I'm kidding.  Doug Rotondi is the owner and personal trainer for North East Athletic which was started about 2 years ago.  Since starting his company Doug has developed strong working relationships with his clients and he is looking to expand his business and accept additional clients.  The goal of our session was to obtain images he can utilize on his company web site (which is under construction) to show the facility he trains out of and give the ladies something to look at!  Doug also trains from several local gyms, so if you're thinking to yourself "I already belong to a gym" you may be missing out!  Contact Doug and find out if he provides services to your gym!

ps- thanks for making me feel short Doug.  I am usually taller than my clients and it was an honor to stand on steps to photograph you ;)

West Palm Boudoir Photographer | Valentines Day Sneak Peaks {part two}

Again with the short and sweet blogs.  I promise to be more entertaining and witty once I have some sleep.

I photographed these beautiful ladies on Sunday for the WPB Valentines Day Special.  It's amazing what the finished product will do for a gals self esteem.  They turned this shoot out and made modeling look like a walk in the park.  I gave them both very little direction and only as needed.

My beautiful friend Michelle (the pierced goddess ;) ) was kind enough to host me during my visit to Florida and I thank you for your hospitality!

(I have one last date scheduled for a multi client booking(aka discount) - Jan 30th in Greenville, SC. Click here for the info.  If you are interested in booking a boudoir session and can't attend this date please email me for rates, I am available to shoot in Palm Beach Florida in March {dates TBD}.)

Here's a few to get your mouths watering....