Soaking Up Summer

You guys!  I nearly posted about fall family photos.  FALL PHOTOS!  It's the beginning of August and suddenly things feel more like fall. The air this morning felt crisp and cool as I checked on my garden.  I'm not ready for fall.  Not even close.  It's been a beautiful summer.  We've swam in the pool and tended to our garden.  We've spent nights by the fire roasting marshmallows and gazing at the stars.  We've gathered with friends to enjoy fireworks.  We've spent many nights at the ball field cheering our our favorite team. Still it feels like it's never enough.  I want more hot sunny days and star filled nights.  I want more dinners with friends and campfire conversations.  Summer is my jam.  This summer in particular  has been a much needed distraction from all of the chaos.  Sure, we missed vacation and all of the summer events we usually participate in, but it's hard to feel sad when the sun warms your shoulders and there is so much life growing all around us.  

If you're like me and you're missing summer before it's even gone.  This post is for you!  These photos are so full of whimsy and magic.  There's something so quintessentially summer about fireflies in glass jars on a hot summer night.  

I'll save those fall photos for another day.  For now I'm going to relish the sun and start up the pool so I can soak in every last beautiful bit of summer.  

Tell me all about your summer in the comments! 





Greyson: Newborn Session {Sandra Jackson Photography}

There's something about a baby that makes the world a brighter place. Maybe it's their innocence or their impossibly small fingers and toes. Maybe it's that unmistakable new baby scent or those new baby coos. Whatever it is, I can not get enough. It's a good thing I get my baby snuggles during my job.
Little Greyson came to see me with his mom, dad, and big brother. I loved every second of his session.
Western PA newborn photographer, Sandra Jackson Photography, emlenton pa

Western PA newborn photographer, Sandra Jackson Photography, emlenton pa

Western PA newborn photographer, Sandra Jackson Photography, emlenton pa



Western PA newborn photographer, Sandra Jackson Photography, emlenton pa

Western PA newborn photographer, Sandra Jackson Photography, emlenton pa


Western PA newborn photographer, Sandra Jackson Photography, emlenton pa

Western PA newborn photographer, Sandra Jackson Photography, emlenton pa

Western PA newborn photographer, Sandra Jackson Photography, emlenton pa

Western PA newborn photographer, Sandra Jackson Photography, emlenton pa

Lydia: AC Valley Senior {Sandra Jackson Photography}



"Several years ago, I read that elementary particles (the "things" physicists study!!) were "bundles of potentiality."  I have begun to think of all of us this way, for surely we are as undefinable, unanalyzable, and bundled with potential as anything in the universe."   Mary Ann Anderson "Nursing Leadership, future, and Professional Practice for the LPN/LVN"

Each time I photograph a high school senior I'm reminded of this quote. Bundles of potential pose in front of my camera and as they tell me about their plans for the future I can't help but think that this world is a very very good place with so much potential bouncing around! 

My session with Lydia was no different. She has such exciting plans for her future! I can't wait to see all that she does. 

AC Valley senior, class of 2020, Foxburg pa, emlenton Pa, Parker pa, Western PA photographer


AC Valley senior, class of 2020, Foxburg pa, emlenton Pa, Parker pa, Western PA photographer

AC Valley senior, class of 2020, Foxburg pa, emlenton Pa, Parker pa, Western PA photographer

AC Valley senior, class of 2020, Foxburg pa, emlenton Pa, Parker pa, Western PA photographer

AC Valley senior, class of 2020, Foxburg pa, emlenton Pa, Parker pa, Western PA photographer

AC Valley senior, class of 2020, Foxburg pa, emlenton Pa, Parker pa, Western PA photographer

AC Valley senior, class of 2020, Foxburg pa, emlenton Pa, Parker pa, Western PA photographer

First Birthday Cake Smash { Sandra Jackson Photography}

Emlenton, PA 16373, USA
When you turn one you might as well wear a pretty dress with a glitter crown and stuff your face with delicious cake.  In fact, you might as well do that at every age! This was my first time making a balloon swag and I have to say I love it!  Balloons make everything a little more fun. 
Miss E was truly so fun and spunky during her session! She, like me, must  love 
glitter and pink. 








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