Annie’s 4 month collection | Nashville baby photographer

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. The mommy in these photos doesn’t like herself much lately.

Truth be told, the thought of portraits of myself right now is terribly unappealing.

Daily in the mirror I see a mama who needs to lose 50 pounds, but would be thrilled with even 30 pounds.  And what’s worse is I have the tools to lose the weight, but I sabotage myself with no willpower to say no to eating out and convenience. (Which is also a sabotage just saying that because some of the healthiest foods I can eat, and enjoy, take no time to prepare) And maybe deep down I am scared that I can’t do it, so I might as well go off plan anyway. Every month I take portraits with Annie I’m reminded how I haven’t shed her baby weight, OR her brother’s baby weight from 5 years ago. I’m reminded that I’m not one of those moms that bounces back to her once double digit weight.

I see a mama who can’t stand that her 30 year old skin could still pass for 15, and not in a good way.  The only difference between my skin now and 15 years ago? More scarring.

I see a mama who wanted nothing more than to nurse her baby, but couldn’t. And feels sad and guilty daily about it.

But in these portraits I see none of that. Looking at these, taken in beautiful light, from all the right angles, I see the mama my babies see.

And that is what I need for all of clients to feel as well. Because I am proof that you can feel like you just aren’t currently at your best, but adore portraits of yourself with your sweet babies. And your babies need to know and see that love in photographs because that’s the mama they see every day. Please do not WAIT.  I would be so sad if I waited until I was where I want to be to get in photos with Annie.  As much of a struggle as it can be, I pick myself up, throw on some make up and get in front of my lens.

Because as much as I adore these TODAY, they will become that much more valuable in 6 months, 6 years, and in 60 years for Annie to have.

jenny cruger photography | nashville baby photographer
jenny cruger photography | nashville baby photographer
jenny cruger photography | nashville baby photographer
jenny cruger photography | nashville baby photographer
jenny cruger photography | nashville baby photographer
jenny cruger photography | nashville baby photographer

Jenny Cruger Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, family, and child photography in Nashville, TN and surrounding areas including but not limited to Franklin, Brentwood, Spring Hill and Murfreesboro.

August 22, 2014 - 6:32 pm

ali b. - Perfect capture.

August 19, 2014 - 1:23 am

sarah wolfe - Ahh, I am in your shoes with weight I’d rather not be carrying and a sweet, sweet baby I can’t get enough of. You look amazing in these and what a treasure for you to have. I love baby Annie’s name too! I need to bite the bullet and get in photos with my baby boy too. Thank you for the inspiration. I love your work and hope to take your mentoring workshop at some point.

August 11, 2014 - 4:33 pm

Wendy Cain - Jenny, a beautiful post, beautiful photos and a beautiful baby girl. Keep on keeping on, you are fabulous just as you are!

Wendy, New Zealand

August 11, 2014 - 2:04 pm

Tina - So beautiful! You look gorgeous, I would love to have images like these of me & my kiddos!

August 11, 2014 - 1:58 pm

Tira J - These images are completely priceless and perfect Jenny! Annie will treasure them for ever and ever. xoxo

August 11, 2014 - 12:32 pm

Leigh Van Horn - The mama in these photos is gorgeous! As is the baby. As is the photography.
And I’m in the am in the same boat. Three months post baby- need to lose 50 but would be thrilled with 30.

August 11, 2014 - 9:53 am

tamsen - these are absolutely beautiful Jenny! Just gorgeous! p.s. I know what you mean about the 15 year old skin…I’m still there at 29 :P

August 11, 2014 - 8:53 am

Leigh Ripps - So powerful! You are beautiful and an amazing mom to Lucas and Annie. She will love having these images as tangible reminders of how much her mama loves her.

ramona | nashville newborn photographer

Tiny little Ramona was such a dream to begin her portraits in her mama’s belly which continued through to her newborn session.  Joined by her 3 amazing big brothers, she is sure to be the most loved and protected little sister of all time.

jenny cruger photography | nashville newborn photographer
jenny cruger photography | nashville newborn photographer
jenny cruger photography | nashville newborn photographer
jenny cruger photography | nashville newborn photographer
jenny cruger photography | nashville newborn photographer
jenny cruger photography | nashville newborn photographer
jenny cruger photography | nashville newborn photographer
jenny cruger photography | nashville newborn photographer
jenny cruger photography | nashville newborn photographer
Jenny Cruger Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, family, and child photography in Nashville, TN and surrounding areas including but not limited to Franklin, Brentwood, Spring Hill and Murfreesboro.

August 9, 2014 - 9:27 am

Newborn Photographer Denver - Ohh… :) You’ve got an angel on your frame!

nursing hand’s | nashville baby photographer

One of the sweetest things to ever see are little hands while they are nursing. Love this little guy and his mama who were so excited for their portrait collection to include this special time together.

jenny cruger photography | nashville baby photographer

Jenny Cruger Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, family, and child photography in Nashville, TN and surrounding areas including but not limited to Franklin, Brentwood, Spring Hill and Murfreesboro.

green & gold fall family event details | nashville family photographer

jenny cruger photography | nashville family photographer
The Fall calendar is filling quickly, so to see so many wonderful families still, join me for this special Fall event  to catch up on your family portraits for the Fall season, holiday greetings, and other sweet milestones.

Green & Gold Sessions take place in October (green) and November (gold) and may be reserved for your immediate family, baby or child, or maternity session.

jenny cruger photography | nashville family mini sessions

THE DETAILS

-approximately 20 minute petite session

-includes 10 digital portraits in both high resolution & web ready files w/ print release

-fine art print

$500 + tax (for TN residents)

Please email jenny@jennycrugerphotography.com to fill in your session agreement & payment to reserve your family’s time (please include your 1st and 2nd choice date/time).

Limited spaces available; first come, first served.

Jenny Cruger Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, family, and child photography in Nashville, TN and surrounding areas including but not limited to Franklin, Brentwood, Spring Hill and Murfreesboro.