Hi, and Welcome to the Jackie Ranson Photography Blog

I am an on-location newborn/child, family, and wedding photographer, located in Virginia. Here, you will find a few personal favorite sneak peaks from each recent session. You will also see a few photos of my own family in the mix.

Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to working with you in the near future!

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Katie and Justin

Katie and Justin wanted to get photos done for their Christmas cards. We met at Yorktown Beach and found out that there wasn't really anything Christmassy around, but I think they turned out beautifully anyway and I can't wait to see what they pick for their cards. While we were shooting, I found out they never have had professional photos done before besides their wedding and I felt honored that they asked me to take their "official" first professional photos. These two are a beautiful couple and so much fun to shoot. Thank you Katie and Justin for asking me to photograph your session! Without further adue, here are a few of my favorites from this session. Enjoy the sneak peak!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Holiday Cards

When you book a session with me for the christmas session, here are your choices of cards. Enjoy

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Christmas Photo Shoot Special

Email me at jackieransonphotography@gmail.com to book your session. Hurry before you can't book anymore.

Monday, November 9, 2009

New Logo

I have been trying to make a new logo for a while now. I think I have finally made something that i really like and would love to show it off. What do you think?? I'm going to start using is on my newest photo shoots and advertisements. I'm super excited about it :)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

A Fall Engagement (sneak peak)

Today was my first day back at doing what I love to do-photography :) I especially love the changing of colors in the fall weather and the love that two people share together. Whitney and Jordan are such a cute couple and were very fun to photograph. I can't wait for their wedding next October- but for now here are a few favorites for their sneak peak. I hope they enjoy these as much as I do. Thank you Whitney and Jordan for a beautiful session and for asking me to be your photographer :) Enjoy~

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I'm Back :)

I'm finally back from maternity leave. Start booking your events now before I start to fill up for the rest of the year and next year. I will be posting up a Christmas/Holiday special very soon so keep an eye out for that, but for now, start booking with me again :)

Stay tuned for pictures of my newest one :)

Friday, July 31, 2009

Stephanie Senior Portraits- Senior Rep of 2010

Stephanie is one of my senior reps for Middlesex High School of the class of 2010. We had an awesome session and thank you for being one of my reps Stephanie!

If you are interested in being a senior rep for the class of 2010, please let me know. I still have a few spaces left. Get me your information ASAP. Email me at jackieransonphotography@gmail.com

Keep an eye out for more of Stephanie's Senior Portraits later.

Friday, July 24, 2009

A Sad Loss

This has been copied from Beth Jansen's Photography blog (http://www.bethjansenphotography.com/blog/). This lovely woman and one of her 6 daughter's were killed in a tragic accident in the DC area. Beth Jansen knew this family personally and has asked for support from the photography community for this family.

Friday night, driving home from swim lessons with her girls a storm erupted. In an instant a large tree branch fell on her car, killing her and her beautiful, sweet third daughter, Sloane. Left behind is Sean and the remaining 5 girls (Jillian, 12 Meghan, 11, Maeve, 6, Quinn, 2, and Kieran, 10 months) . I don’t think we can begin to imagine how difficult this is and will be on their family and loved ones. I am so thankful to have been introduced to such an amazing family. Kelly and sweet Sloane will be forever missed. I can’t begin to tell you how sorry I am. Please keep this family in your prayers. You can also help out by making a donation. There is a memorial fund being set up to help assist with education for the remaining 5 girls. Kelly, together with Sean worked like crazy to support her family and they will need large support to make up for the financial loss in the futre. I am ALSO asking any fellow photographer to help out too by posting this story with the pictures below on your blog to both spread the word on the scholarhip fund but also remind people to cherish their every day here b/c as this story resonates, we never know when its going to be our time.

Payments can be made to the Murray Girls College Scholarship Fund (send checks to Kelly McMahon, Attn: Murray Scholarship 3908 Leland St, Chevy Chase, MD 20815).


Life will be different tomorrow, so make sure and cherish today!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Scott and Shelley's E Session-Teaser

Shelley and Scott are getting married next year and wanted me to do their engagement photos this summer on the beach. These are some of my favorite sessions to do and was extra excited to do them on the beach. Being 6 1/2 months pregnant Scott and Shelley were good sports in helping me in every way they could to make sure that I was okay and I thank you guys for doing that. I hope you enjoy your sneak peak! I can not wait to do Shelley's Bridal portraits next April (stay tuned for those) and their beautiful wedding in May!
Without further adue here is your sneak peak Shelley and Scott :) ENJOY!!

And my favorite (I think so far) of the session will have to be:
More to come!!! Keep an eye out!

Friday, July 10, 2009

You will always be my Sister

These two sisters wanted to take some pictures for their parents anniversary. How sweet is that? We got together at the beach by my house and took some fun and cute ones of the two of them. I just love sibling photos and really enjoy taking ones of older siblings. Their parents will have memories that will last a lifetime. I hope you girls enjoy the pictures!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Knight

On June 13th I got to photograph a huge wedding party. I think it might have been my biggest wedding to date, but so much fun. Kaitlin and Josh were such a cute couple and their wedding was so beautiful. Here is a few of my favorites from the wedding. Thank you guys for allowing me to photograph your special day. Congrats on your marriage!

Monday, May 25, 2009

"C" Family Sneak Peak- Virginia Photographer

I had the privilege of shooting for this family of three children. They are some of the cutest kids I have met and I look forward in working with them again one day if I get the chance. Here is a sneak peak for mom. I hope you like them! I can't wait for you to see the rest. Thank you again for letting me be your photographer for the day!

Bundick Wedding/ Virginia Wedding Photographer

Sarah and Andy are a very beautiful couple and I am so happy that Sarah asked me to be her wedding photographer. Thank you again for that Sarah. Here are a few of my favorites for a small sneak peak into their awesome wedding. Enjoy :)

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Spring Specials

Introducing our Spring Special Portrait Package

Spring package includes the following:
* 1 1/2 hours of time and talent of photographer
* A online password protected proofing page
* Editing of pictures

Spring Fling Special: $75.00
(2) 8x10
(2) 5x7
(8) wallets (one pose)
(5) Printable prints on CD

Additional prints are available upon request..

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Needed: SENIOR REPS 2010

Jackie Ranson Photography is looking for Senior Reps of the Class of 2010. If you are fun, outgoing and spontaneous and LOVE FREE stuff, this is for you. I will be choosing 5 students from each high school by the 1st of March. Yep I said ONLY 5! Get your application in early!

You will be getting a FREE senior session as well as some more free stuff, including Rep Cards that will have your picture on it and my information to pass out to your friends and family- each student that brings back your card will receive a 10% discount on their package price and 8 FREE wallets! You will receive a $10 print credit toward any picture(s) that you want when your friends book a session with me. That's each friend that books a session with me! You will also receive a FREE 5x7 print of your choice, 10 low resolution pictures (with my watermark) to use for your Facebook and Myspace and One FREE Family Portrait (5x7 print). And thats not all- whoever brings the most friends and they book a session with me, at the end of the school year of 2010, you will receive a FREE Photo Album with all your portraits taken at the time of the photo shoot. So if you think about you- your WHOLE SENIOR PORTRAIT SESSION could be absolutely FREE! How cool is that? And who doesn't like FREE stuff- I know parents do!

So where do I sign up your asking? HERE~APPLICATION
Fill the application out by March 1st, wait to hear back from me, invite your friends to join- especially if they are from a different High School than you, make sure your PARENTS know about this, because they will have to sign a model release form to have you advertize for me (if you under the age of 18 {ID will be required}) and get ready for a awesome senior portrait session! So again fill this APPLICATION out and get started!

What to bring with you to the photo shoot:
* At least 3 outfit changes
* Props- examples: your hobby- photography, musical instruments, pets, skateboard, surf board etc., Sports- bring your uniform, your basketball, softball, gloves, ballet shoes, etc.
* Your parents are welcome to come if they want, but this is for you and you should show your own style.
* Your boyfriend/girlfriend or best friend- they can be in a few pictures.
* Your model release form (which you will recieve via email when you hear back from me)
* Anything else you think would look good in a picture- this is your Senior Year- your Time to shine- so DEFINE YOURSELF!

What are you doing still reading this?? GET GOING!! UNLESS YOU ARE A SENIOR CLASS OF 2009, then read below:


If you are a Senior of the class of 2009, its not too late to get your portraits done before graduation! Email me to book your portrait session now and recieve a 20% off your package price when you mention this ad!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Senior Reps Class of 2010

I am looking for Senior Reps for the class of 2010. Sign ups begin in February. More information to follow.
(PS. Don’t worry if you are a graduating senior class of 2009 & reading this. Many seniors still get their pictures done right up until June (graduation)!! It’s not too late!)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Prices for 2009

I am in the process of changing my prices for all my packages. There will be a post of my new packages soon. So get your dates in and set your prices for 2008- before its too late! That also includes weddings and senior portraits!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My Niece is Almost Here

My sister in law is having a baby in February, my niece! I am SO excited and I can't wait to meet little Madelynn Taylor. I am also very happy that she asked me to take her maternity portraits. Here is a small sneak peak.

Told you it was a SMALL Sneak Peak :) :) More to come at a later time.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Leg Warmers are so Cute!

I just love Leg and Arm warmers- they are just so darn cute! I am so glad that I am getting to photograph them. Here are a few favorites from this past photo shoot. Shelley thanks again for letting me borrow your beautiful girls!

I am still looking for more children models- Get a FREE 5x7 for the photoshoot. Email me if you are interested.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Craft (Teaser)

Lindsey and Lee got married on December 20, 2008. I had the privilege to photograph their wedding. The church was beautiful, the ceremony- very touching and the bride and groom were a gorgeous pair. Here is just a sneak peak into their wedding. Thank you Lee and Lindsey for allowing me to be a part of your special day. Enjoy your sneak peek!