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The Anticipated Arrival of Ruby

Adam and Tina

and I go back almost a decade.  Their family story began when I photographed their wedding in the early noughties.  Little did we know back then that the journey was only just beginning.  These are my kinda people.  Adam is a creative, he’s a building designer.  His work is dynamic and original and they were recently interviewed by House and Garden.  They live in the amazing house that you’ll see in their pictures.  Tina is his right hand woman and she carefully fluffs up the nest.  I’ve seen that they’re a team.  They’re people I love to work with and for.  Every decision they make is carefully considered, and that includes the decision to undertake photography with me of their growing family.

Last year

we documented their 2009 Family Story with Ella and Chilli the dog.  In 2010, they were expecting Ruby.  Time to get out the camera…and we’re so glad we did.  We marked the milestones this year in photographs – pregnancy, at the hospital, at home, and several months after Ruby’s birth.  The images we created celebrate them, their special family, the excitement and wonderment of a new baby, and all the little moments in between, like bath time and feeding Ruby.  They’re all small moments…teeny weeny moments that pass by.  But in fact they are special moments, and can be very powerful in photographs.  When Tina saw an image of Ruby in her bassinet, she said oh I can remember the smell of her room when I look at that.

Out of a final cut of 171 beautiful images over four photo sessions, you’ll see here a selection of about 30.  The entire 2010 story will be amazing in the story book…more on that later.  Meanwhile, if you’d like to learn more about how a photo session unfolds, then jump over to the Behind-the-Scenes page.

I love doing this work! I’m giving people the gift of themselves.  Sure, I’m pretty focused about my work and philosophy, but I see no point to being a photographer unless I’m adding meaning in someone else’s life by doing it.



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David Robertson - November 11, 2010 - 11:55 pm

Gorgeous photos beth, classy photojournalism at its finest! :)

Beth Jennings - November 12, 2010 - 9:43 am

:) oh thanks David!! I’m working hard on that!! thanks for the awesome, and flattering description!

Tina Mizgalski - November 13, 2010 - 3:13 pm

Wow Beth !! you really are clever. Thank you so very much for not only capturing these totally precious moments that pass us by so quickly but creating magical pieces of artwork that take me straight back to the snippets of captured time – the smells, the cuddles, the touches, the emotions, the textures and the sounds. Your photographs bring memories back to life in the most stunning way – smiles, and tears, and warm and fuzzy’s!
I cant wait to get our photos framed and on our wall for all to see – but most importantly, for us to admire :-)
Thanks again Beth, its been an absolute pleasure and we look forward to next time.
Tina, Adam, Ella, Ruby and Chilli

Beth Jennings - November 15, 2010 - 12:20 pm

Ah Tina, thanks so much!! Yeah, all the details are there, aren’t they? We had such a great time working together this year. It’s just awesome to do this week for awesome people like you! I’ll wait with patience for the next time we meet…Ella will be a bigger girl by then and Ruby will be talking!!…Xxxx

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