Westlynn Jolene

Let’s start this post off with a quick introduction. This mama is CJaye, country music singer and old high school friend of mine.

Here is a picture I dug up of us in 1999 (thanks Shawndy Darcey for posting this on Facebook!). She will love me for sharing this, haha. We are the two hugging bottom right. This was Halloween. I was supposed to be Britney Spears. LOL


I hadn’t seen CJaye in years, but was so happy when I ran into her this past spring at a mutual friends gender reveal party. She later emailed me to ask if I could photograph her newborn baby girl in June, and despite having a bit of a packed summer schedule, I fit it in. Knowing CJaye from back in the day, I knew she would be an ideal client. She has always had the most genuine, bubbly, happy personality. She’s nice to everyone, easy going and was even that way in high school which is a bit unusual I think (hopefully my daughters end up the same way! Crossing my fingers!).

Motherhood seems to come naturally for her. 4 days after giving birth, she was smiling and laughing and didn’t appear to be stressed. Oh and she called to warn me that she couldn’t clean and her house was a “disaster”, but I showed up and was pleasantly surprised at how tidy it was and more importantly how beautiful it was! One of my favorite lifestyle newborn sessions hands down. (At home family sessions are my favorite, even if you don’t have a newborn. Pictures at home are more relaxed and fun!)

Thanks for having my CJaye, Derek & big brother Gibson! Congrats on baby Westie. I hope you love the pictures. 🙂
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