Sunday, June 27, 2010

2010.06.27 - Happy Birthday Jess' mom

Jess and her mom Kathy Anstrom

This past weekend we went to Ohio for a short visit. The only thing that Jess' mom wanted for her birthday from us was a picture of her and Jess. She wanted a copy and she wants one to go on my desk at work. We went and celebrated early with a dinner at olive garden as well. Happy Birthday Kathy!

JIM baker

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

06.23.10 - I don't leave comments on your blog because...

Trying out a poll... trying to get easy feedback. I even put a picture up of a flower for your viewing pleasure.

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

06.20.2010 - meet my newest niece :) Ashlynn!!!

Ashlynn Mary Koenig

Born June 2nd at 5:52PM.

7lbs 5oz and 19-3/4"

Shelli, Justin and Ashlynn

Jess spent the first week of June in Atlanta with her sister Shelli. She took the canon g11 and snapped some pics of her baby niece. So here's Ashlynn's first blog debut!

JIM baker

Thursday, June 17, 2010

06.17.10 - Adelgren Wedding!

detail shot of the grooms tux

Groomsmen - the Adelgren brothers

Father and the bride

Smiling bride Ashley :)

First dance

first dance

Saturday July 12 2010 Ashley and Nathan got married. I was actually the best man in this wedding but the groom said I could bring my camera along too so I did. I got a few comments from people that they had never seen a best man photographer. Call me the best-man-ographer.

Nate Blick was the actual photographer for the wedding. But we were all switching roles. Nate was playing drums for the first dance so I was asked to take pictures for that segmant of the reception so thats why I have a few first dance pics.

Nathan and Ashley are enjoying a 2 week honeymoon in Hawaii right now and I'm jealous!

Congrats Nathan and Ashley Adelgren!

JIM baker

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

06.15.10 - Walrod Family Portraits

Matt and Lisa Stanton took me up on the offer you shouldn't refuse and helped support Jess and I to go to Africa this past winter. We waited until it was spring so that the weather was nicer than shooting during the winter but the day that we picked it was rainy and cloudy! We went for it anyway and I think the pics turned out great. The Walrod's are such an awesome family.

JIM baker

Monday, June 14, 2010

06.14.2010 - Emily [New York Seniors 2011]

Emily was a camper of Jess' at Camp Mission Meadows a few years back. She was a complete trooper during our shoot, walking through a ton of high grass with bugs and weeds so we could get the second shot down with the wildflowers. Jess and I had a blast shooting with Emily and she did an awesome job.

JIM baker

Friday, June 11, 2010

06.11.10 - Chris and Sharon

While we were in Baltimore we visited our friends Chris and Sharon, and I asked them if I could do a quick shoot of them. So we walked around Baltimore for a while and snapped some shots. Here's my favorites! Chris and Sharon are a super fun couple as you can probably see from the pics.

JIM baker

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

06.09.10 - Alex [Maryland Seniors 2011]

I actually taught Alex guitar lessons when she was in middle school. She's been a fan of my photography for a while. She even interviewed me for her photography class! Way before she was a senior, she told me she wanted me to shoot her senior portraits. Well the time has come and I was glad to. She did an AWESOME job.

Upgraded to Lightroom 3 and am very happy with some of the new features. Watermarking being one of them. I'm getting some logos designed up currently I'll let you know how that goes.

If you're interested in working with me for your senior portraits contact me! jimjessbaker (a) gmail (.) com

JIM baker

Monday, June 7, 2010

06.07.10 - sneak peak photos

Alex - Seniors 2011 // Maryland

Chris and Sharon Hidey // Baltimore MD

Emily - Seniors 2011 // Jamestown NY

Walrod Family Photos // Jamestown NY

Here's a sneak peak of the photography I've been doing over the past two weeks. I'll do full posts of them all soon.

JIM baker

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

06.03.10 - back from MD

Check out the video of Jess eating her first maryland crab :) Sharon was an awesome instructor. Sorry for the crappy quality, when I uploaded it to blogger, blogger compressed the heck out of it.

Here's a highlight recap of our time in Maryland. (Kinda a long post) Click on the links if you want and LEAVE COMMENTS! I LOVE COMMENTS! If you've having problems leaving comments, let me know via facebook or e-mail.

Saturday night, Jess and I went to Phillips Restaurant at the Baltimore Inner Harbor. We went with some friends we were doing a senior portrait shoot for. I tweeted something like "showing Jess real seafood" and got some flack for it on facebook from a couple Marylanders. My parents don't like seafood so I didn't grow up eating it, so I didn't know any better. My friends didn't like the fact that I called it "real seafood" when its a chain. Honestly it was the BEST crab cake I've ever eaten. And it seemed a lot more authentic and fresh then anything I can get here in Jamestown NY :)

Hopefully we redeemed ourselves by having Jess eat a crab from Bo Brooks. We were hanging out with the Hidey's and Sharon insisted that Jess had to try a crab to fulfill her Maryland experience.

We got back from Maryland yesterday. I'm not going to lie, it was hard to leave. It's strange, I never used to look forward to going back to Maryland, but this time I was REALLY excited to get back, and when it came time to leave I didn't want to.

It was a full week. I feel like I really need at LEAST a week and a half when I go and visit, but I was very grateful for having a complete week. I wish I had some pictures to show you but I don't. I need to start 365ing again. Maybe I'll start this summer. Oh here's a pic I can show you :) Its me and the fam!

from front to back, me, jess, my mom, jeannie (my sister), my dad, lindsey (my neice) and Stephen (my nephew)

My float wraps came, and I'm really happy with the way they turned out! They were put on the wall in our church lobby today! Thanks to Holly Aipolani for taking the pic with my iphone.

I had the float wraps sent to MD so I could share with some people what God has been doing in our lives over the past 9 months. I really truly feel SENT here from Maryland, with an awesome team of people back "home" that are very supportive and encouraging.

It was also great to catch up with a lot of people that I haven't seen in sometime. Its crazy how fast time flies.

I enjoyed driving around Maryland. I got horrible gas mileage (city driving) but I felt like I was actually driving. Weird, some of the things you miss. Checking your blindspot, switching lanes, accelerating quickly.

I was going to keep listing things I liked about MD and things that I learned to appreciate in NY but I decided I won't do that. This has gotten long enough. :)

JIM baker