Changes for EHP in 2015 and a Beautiful Birth Story…

So many fun things happening for me with my photography business lately that I’m excited to share with all of you. Each winter, when business slows down (thanks to the lovely Chicago winters), I get some down time to reflect on the past year and decide what changes and new adventures are coming for me. Of course, the biggest adventure I have coming is adding baby girl #5 to our family. I’m due July 26th and plan to work as long as my body allows and will then take off most of August for a maternity leave.

As you may have already seen on my Facebook page, I’ve added a video feature to any full shoots. For just an extra $100, I’ll shoot video footage throughout your shoot, and take some extra time to capture your child’s little voice, their best dance moves, or just their daily activities. I’ve parterned with the ever amazing Alize Yaccino who is helping me by editing the footage together with some fun music and the perfect finishing touches. I always love what she comes up with and can’t wait to do one for myself using my own kiddos!
Here is a glimpse at our most recent video- capturing the life of an active 1 year old. 🙂

In addition to adding a video option, there have been some slight changes with my pricing, effective March 15th. The largest change is that the digital images are no longer included with a regular mini session. Please refer to my website investment page for all of the details. Please note: if you have already booked an upcoming session with Jenny and have gotten an email back from her, your are set with the old pricing structure and nothing will change for your upcoming session.

The other exciting adventure this year is adding birth photography and videos! I am insanely thrilled about this and have done two so far this year and they have only left me wanting more! So please pass along my name to anyone you know due soon with a baby- I’d love to capture their birth story.

Speaking of birth stories… here is one I was able to be a part of two weeks ago. I hadn’t ever met this couple, but just talking on the phone with them, I knew I was going to love them. When I walked into the hospital on a freezing, snowy day in February- I adored them instantly. They were totally relaxed and fun, and obviously pros at this birth thing. They have three older daughters and they were ready to welcome their first son. I arrived at about 7:00 a.m. just when things were starting to get exciting…

Facetiming with her daughters- everyone was already wondering when mommy would be home.  🙂2015-03-11_0002.jpg
Epidural is ready!  Mama was excited to see this guy…2015-03-11_0004.jpg
Huge props to this amazing dad who was loving and attentive, and the world’s best (and maybe loudest?) cheerleader during the pushing part.
That beautiful moment when your sweet baby is finally laying on your chest- such happy relief!  They welcomed Dillin into the world at 12:29…2015-03-11_0010.jpg
Of course the big sisters and grandma couldn’t wait to come meet him- it was so fun to watch their expressions and excitement!  2015-03-11_0018.jpg
2015-03-11_0024.jpgOf course the photography part was fun and I love the shots we got that are already framed in his room, but so fun to have this video too…

So there you have it- a little glimpse at some new offerings and new prices for 2015.  Hope to work with YOUR family soon!