MY WORK STYLE?
I have three words for ya.
Classy. Edgy. FUN!
What’s my style? I don’t really have just one in particular. For me, it really depends on the personality and taste of my clients. I’m very good at posing people but I also enjoy capturing the candid moments. Every session is a mixture of both! You can’t really tell your story without one, and you need the other for those pretty wall canvas/desk/print and Facebook profile image.
Smile if you’d like. But we can capture some pretty darn rock solid images with serious faces too! And crying babies…well…*mischievous grin* I like capturing the tears and puffy faces. I think they’re still adorable!
WHO AM I?
Hi, I’m Jaymie…with a ‘y’. My close friends and husband also know me as Pyxie…with a ‘y’.
Breast cancer can kiss my boobie! I’m a breast cancer survivor and have been in remission since 2011. It was a very emotionally (and physically) draining hardship. I count myself lucky and extremely thankful to have such a loving and supporting husband, family and friends!
It was actually my journey through cancer that motivated me to do photography full time. I’m now doing what I love, and love what I’m doing. Oooh yeah!
I have a super big crush on my husband, Logan. I think he’s absolutely amazing!
My family is my everything. I have a big one! Lucky for me, Logan has a big family too. We just welcomed our first baby, Emberlyn, in 2015 and I simply ADORE her! Every day I fall in love with her even more. Love my little dragon girl!
Wanna know a secret? I used to cosplay (dress up as anime/video game characters). I’m still a big anime otaku and enjoy reading mangas. My favorite anime right now is Fairy Tail!
Books…ooooooh I loooove books! My favorite authors right now are John Flannagan (The Rangers Apprentice Series) and Brent Weeks (The Night Angel Trilogy). Thank goodness for my Kindle because otherwise I’d be buried alive in books!
I am a motorcycle junkie! I ride a 2015 KTM Duke 390 which is my favorite bike I’ve owned. It’s orange, has enough power for what I need, and ridiculously easy to maneuver. Whether it’s mutli-day road trips, an overnight beach camping trip, day ride through the foothills, track days at Reno-Fernley or Thunderhill, or just a quick ride to our moto meetups…the ride itself is the destination. It’s my form of meditation and relaxation. Even with a broken foot or during chemo treatments, I still got on my bike and rode all my troubles behind!
Watch it…I’m a hugger! I also laugh a lot. Don’t worry, I like to laugh WITH you and not AT you. I also like to make lots of funny faces…in real life and when I type.
I love photography…either being behind the camera taking the photos or being in front of it goofing off. My dad constantly captured photos of us as we were growing up and I’m thankful that both my parents and in-laws preserved old photographs from their good ol’ days. I never tire of flipping through them and reminiscing of the past or wondering what life was like for the parents. Yes, we can never go back in time but the memories are forever captured in photos!
Speaking of which…I just have to share! Here are the photos from our wedding in Kauai, HI by the talented Jonathan Moeller. We had a small intimate wedding on the beach and celebrated at the Hulikau Lanai Restaurant afterwards. Bright and early the next morning, we did our day after photos. I wanted to trash my wedding dress but it would’ve been way too heavy and a pain to pack in the luggage. So I bought a shorter white dress instead. I’m not ashamed to admit that I look at these photos CONSTANTLY! Gotta love ’em! I had completed chemo and finished radiation literally a few weeks before we left for the island. Pardon my hair loss. *sheepish grin*
Here are some images of me in action taken by clients or wedding guests. My job is my cardio! ^_^
With the help of my husband, we worked hard to create a welcoming and professional studio for indoor sessions.