Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Lovely girls

I had a great shoot today. Two beautiful young women that were easy to work with and shoot. They did what I asked them to do and had a great time doing it. They are gorgeous young women inside and out and I look forward to seeing the adults they will become.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I am on a mission. I'm out to prove a point. I would tell you what the mission is but then I'd have to kill you.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Experimental processing.

I've been working on some different types of processing. I see things I like, look up tutorials and try them on my images. This was experimenting with a ambrotype film look. I like it. I thought from the first time I met Randa that she had the face for classic photography. She has a 40-50's era beauty that can support some cool portraits and processing. Can't you just hear "Going to the Chapel" or some big band swing in the back ground?

Sunday, November 14, 2010


I'm editing a couple of weddings right now. Sometimes when you're doing weddings things just come together in the right way. I had a really fun bride and groom who were up for anything, I had a very handsome lighting assistant, a beautiful posing assistant, and a really cool idea. It all came together to create an image I'm really proud of. I hope the bride and groom like it as much as I do.

So here's the headline image. Did he have a life insurance policy? Was she just waiting to get him alone? Was he angry because her best friend messed up the marriage license? We'll never know.

Yeah, there's a lot of Randa in this post. With eyes like hers how could there not be?

But, seriously, weddings are mostly about the bride anyway.

Making it legal.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

What can I do for you?

Whatever your Holiday needs, JFarris Photography can fill them. Contact me for a portrait session and get a free 24 pack of custom Holiday greeting cards. I can also do Graduation Announcements, Birth Announcements, or just plain old "thought I'd send you a card." Contact me right away to schedule a mini-session so you can get your cards back in time for the Holidays!!

This is a sample of a Graduation Announcement. What a beautiful model!

We have all types of Holiday cards available, like the one this gorgeous family is in. If you'd like to see some of the available options contact me and I'll give you a link to see them.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Logo design

I've recently begun the process and branding and creating a logo for my business. I found a great company through an online photo forum that's been great with working around my schedule and budget needs. Check out their site:

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Holiday Sale!!

It's that time of year again. Soon we'll be mailing out Christmas cards and getting together with family members. JFarris Photography is holding a Holiday Mini-Session Sale. Contact me if you're interested 928-792-7442 or email me at Book now because the schedule is filling up and session must be booked and completed by November 20 in order to get your holiday cards back in time.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Having fun.

What's that you say? Jennifer you have work to do, didn't you say you were behind?! Yes, yes I am. But, when my computer crashed it put me in a real time crunch and I'm feeling the pressure from paid jobs and unpaid jobs. Everything is just about caught up, thank the Lord. I was working so hard at it that I forgot how much I love it. I do this because I love photography, I love working on something I've created, I love seeing reactions to well-presented portraits. So, I decided to take some time today and remind myself that I DO love this and I went out and had some fun shooting portraits of my daughters.

They say that I pick the creepiest places to shoot portraits.


Sunday, October 17, 2010

What a difference a year makes.

Yesterday I spent some time shooting my nephew's football portrait. He's quite the little stud. I did the same thing last year and it's amazing to see how much he's grown. And, not just physically either. Last year he really struggled to understand what it was we were asking him to do and, while I still love the portrait, it does lack that "toughness" I was looking for. This year he was on point, had no trouble understanding what I wanted and worked hard for me. He is a great kid and I look forward to more portraits as he and my other nephew and nieces grow. The first one is last years portait.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Selective color

In all honesty, I'm not generally a fan of selective color, funky filters, weird photoshopping, things of that nature. Too many photographers use them to hide bad photography and I never want to be classed in that way. That being said, there are times where I think it may work. I have a friend, Scott Halford of Scott Halford Photography ( who has created some fantastic selective color images with his beautiful twin girls, Amber and Leslie. I'm not sure mine works as well as his, it's a work in progress.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Looking to the future

Richard and Randa are getting married next month and I'm honored that the chose me to photograph such an important day in their lives. I did their engagement pics, just shot their beautiful daughter Aubry (who, by the way, got to take her brace off today!! Yay Aubry!!), and soon I'll be shooting their wedding. They are a great young couple who are looking to their future. Whatever it is, I'm sure they'll work together.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Shooting weddings is hard work, it's not something that I always enjoy. I've been fortunate with my last couple of weddings to A)have great, willing, happy couples and B)have the opportunity to second shoot for an amazing photographer Jaime Kesler of Artizona Photography. She happens to be a member of our family and she is a fantastic photographer with an amazing personal skill. Since my computer was down for some time I have to take a break from editing jobs that are behind and pick an image to play with once in awhile. Here are a couple from a wedding in Ajo with an amazing couple who met in Nigeria. The dress was designed by a friend of the bride, it was stunningly beautiful and she was understandably nervous about allowing us to hang it. Jaime was exceedingly patient and we were able to get these great shots.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Template attempt numero dos

So, working on templates some more. Really, just playing when I should be working. Don't feel like working right now. Gonna keep playing. Richard and Randa are a great, young couple. I've been looking and looking for a cool Save the Date template, something that will complement the couple they are, and so far haven't found what I like. I keep working on stuff here on my own and I know what I can see in my head, I just can't force it out into photoshop. As you can see, Richard is into tattoos, I really wanted to play that up but don't really like what I have so far. We'll see, we'll see. Keep working and looking.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


I've spent some time playing around in photoshop. Trying to stretch my boundaries and learn new things. I've recently been working on some templates. These are really rough and I'll still be buying templates for awhile but, I like them anyway.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Orton Effect

I've always loved fog images. But, here in Arizona we don't get much fog. Finally got a beautiful morning this last week and managed to get this image. Played around with it a bit in photoshop, applied an Orton Effect. Kind of dig it.