Saturday, June 28, 2008

I'm back!!!!!!!!

We are back from Alaska and we had a fabulous time. I worked but also got to play so it was a wonderful time. The day after I got back I had a wedding to shoot and then have been slammed scouring through emails, orders and new sessions. I am back now from my break and will be posting lots of new things that I can't wait to share. I will also be adding new dates to my schedule to go through the end of the year so be sure to check for that. For now, here is a few to share from another one of my gorgeous senior reps for next year.


Saturday, June 14, 2008

a very happy day

So we are officially in AK as of yesterday. We left at 5 am for fishing and had an amazing time. I will post more later, but wanted to say that I caught a 97 lb halibut today. How flipping amazing is that. Wait til you see the pictures. And it is my birthday today so it makes it a really fab day. Spending time with old friends and my best friend came the same time as us too. Just an amazing amazing time.

Also I have tried to access my business email acct and I cannot pull up anything. Not sure why. I can however access my personal email acct so if you need to get ahold of me anytime from now until the 21st, please email me at If you sent me a message within the last 3 days and did not get a response from me and need one, then please send me another one at the comcast address. Thanks so much (0:

Thursday, June 12, 2008

a week off!!!!!!!!!

We are officially on our way to Alaska for vacation and work (for me). Polka Dot Photography will be closed from Thursday June 12th until Friday June 20th. I will have limited access to my business email but if you absolutely need to get a hold of me email me at jenferlouise(at)comcast(dot)net the at and dot need to be replaced with the appropriate symbols (0:

Here is to us catching some fish and seeing old friends. So very excited, you don't even know. Beautiful pictures to come of our trip and also of a wedding the day after I get back.

yes it is 3:35 in the morning and yes that means no sleep

So we officially leave for the airport in 1 hour and 25 minutes. Why am I up? Because I had to finish my work before I left. This sweet little one is the last to share before I go on vacation so soak it up. Shot these at the hospital just day before yesterday. He was less than 24 hours old. I just wanted to snuggle with him all night.
Welcome to the world Micah
Born June 8th, 2008 at 5:24p.m.
8lbs 7oz and 20 inches long

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

yes sunshine!!!!!!!!!!

We had to reschedule a million times because of oogy weather. Was so happy to finally get to meet this wonderful family on a beautiful day. A smile on everyone face and just happy. I love that. Their boys were the cutest sweetest things and I had such a fantastic time with them. We even ended our day with ice cream cones. How fun is that? Thank you T family for a fabulous time!

Monday, June 9, 2008

do you like green eggs and ham? I do not like them Sam I Am. - Vancouver, WA/Portland, OR Family Photographer

A fun, fun, fun family that trooped through the pouring rain this day to capture some very special moments. They drove an hour to see me, only to be greeted with dark skies and pouring down rain. It was my only day I could take their pictures before they move so we knew that had to be taken. Thankfully a dear, dear photographer friend Shari reminded me of the exact location that I had just shot a wedding at less than a week before. Long covered porches in cool old building was our only hope and I am so glad we did. You would never know by looking at these that the weather a few inches away was just oogy. I scored this way cool old desk from this client at their last session and have been dying to try it out. I love it. Thank you Lyndsey
for the amazing desk and thank you Ben and kiddos for trecking in the rain with me to try it out (0:

Sunday, June 8, 2008

a loooooong post and a beautiful senior - Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR Senior Photographer

Today the nice weather finally came back, thank god. I had rescheduled so many sessions within the last two weeks it made me want to scream. Thankfully everyone was really understanding that I have no control over this crazy rain. Isn't it supposed to be summer people? Anyways today the beautiful weather was back and I treated my oldest to a trip to the rose festival since we were downtown shopping for our vacation. Oh how I love to watch people at things like that....a photographers dream I tell ya. ha ha.

So anyways, here is to good weather and us leaving on a family vacation in just three days. Do you know how excited I am about this? Well lets just say that we have never, I mean never, been on a family vacation before so this is a pretty big deal for us. To top it off we are going to Alaska of all places and that just makes it a rockin trip. Excited to see old friends and take my husband back to where I used to live. Can't wait so show him what "real" fishing is like LOL!!!

I have worked my tail off the last few months and I mean that with all seriousness. Last week I had went 9 days straight with photo sessions. If that is not crazy, I don't know what is. The business is fantastic but it also means that I never ever got caught up. The last week I have spent every waking second on this computer, editing sessions, responding to emails, calling clients, taking pictures, designing engagement albums, ordering prints, packaging orders, shopping for supplies and I could go on and on. The amazing thing about all of this is that I will be completely caught up before I leave for my trip on thursday. Yes, every single session will be edited and everything else in between. This is a big deal and I am so excited to start fresh when I get back. I will also not allow myself to get overbooked ever, ever again. It is so important to me, to be able to provide my clients with personalized service and when I get overbooked it makes that nearly impossible to do that in a timely fashion.

So without further ado, one of my beautiful clients that is also one of my senior reps I have for next year. I cannot tell you enough how much I love my senior reps this year. I could squeeze and smooch all of them. Such sweet, sweet, young men and women that I have the pleasure of working with over the next year and it just makes me giddy.

I am soooo mean and made her get in the freezing columbia river. Thanks for being such a trooper Kristal. (0:

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

5 weeks young - Vancouver, WA/ Portland, OR baby photographer

Got to photograph the sweetest family recently with a beautiful 5 week old little girl and 2 furry siblings.

The first one is a new processing I was trying and I am pretty sure I love it. (0:

If you are looking for a baby/newborn photographer in the Vancouver, WA/Portland,OR area please contact me soon to schedule your session. Summer dates are going extremely fast and I will start booking for fall later this month.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

fresh baby

The baby in this belly here decided to make his arrival finally. At just a few days old he was already getting bombarded by the paparazzi. He cracked a few little gas smiles for me too (which is the best thing for a new mom to see) and even went to sleep for me for a while. Here are a few to share for now. Does his little smile not make you instantly smile or what? Soooo cute.

Monday, June 2, 2008

yep...still here

Just so busy I have been neglecting the little ole' blog. I can lie and say I will be better but am way slammed over the next two weeks and am leaving for our trip to Alaska in 11 days. So excited for that but a ton to get caught up on before that. Here is one session I just got finished and can now cross off my list. We shot these on mothers day (yes, I worked on mothers day, crazy huh?) and the kiddos are so cute. I did their photos at Christmas time and was so happy to see them again. Here are a few to share.

If you are looking for a family photographer in the Portland, OR/Vancouver, WA area please contact me to book your session.