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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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Teen Model for Jackie Ranson Photography

Meet Jasmine, my teen model for Jackie Ranson Photography.  Isn't she gorgeous! On monday we went down to her great grandmothers old place, a photographers dream come true. Old barns, old houses and wheat fields!! And the best thing was it was cloudy so no harsh sun! I love teenagers, because they are so good with direction and Jasmine was a natural!

Since she was chosen to be my teen model for the year, she will be getting advertising information, some will have ways to get discounts, and some will tell you what Jackie Ranson Photography is all about. So keep a look out for Jasmine if you want information :) You will also see her again before the year is up. Okay without further adue, here is Jasmine~

When you are a model for me, you will have to model some commerical products at times. Jasmine did a wonderful job modeling headbands from Birdie Baby Boutique. If you haven't already, you NEED to like her page on facebook. Her stuff is AMAZING! She also can customize anything that you need!

Love this headband~ its 4 small rosettes fabric headband red, white and blue, perfect for that military family (like me) or just something to go with your outfit for the day.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Newborn-2 years old Model Contest Winners!

Thank you ALL for participating and voting for the next baby model for Jackie Ranson Photography! I am so excited about how many people entered and how many votes were going on! I have a few announcements before I announce the winners.

First off, I wanted to thank you again for following my blog and for becoming fans of Jackie Ranson Photography and for ALL the comments that I have been getting. You guys make me who I am today as a photographer and I am so grateful and thankful for every single one of you. 

Secondly, this contest was SO CLOSE! I can not believe how close it was. Considering this, I have decided to have THREE winners for each category, PLUS I have chose ONE winner that I would love to model for me as well. So thats FOUR WINNERS!

Top Winner for both boys and girls will be getting a FREE Model shoot as well as $30 print credit. 
Winners for Boys with 73 votes is:

Congrats Carter- Look at those blue eyes ekkk!! I can't wait to get my hands on you :)

Winner for girls with a whopping 125 votes!

Ryleigh Claire

another blue eyed beauty! And 6 months MY FAV age!!
For the two of you, please get with me soon so we can start our modeling. Email me your childs clothing size as well as head size :)

Second Place will be getting a $20 print credit on any new session.

Boys: Jackson with 60 votes!

Girls: With 106 votes- Brynna

Third Place~ will be getting a $15 print credit on any new session

Boys: with 51 votes~ Branson

Girls with 52 votes: Annabelle

Now for the final winner- I had SUCH a hard time picking out just one child from both catergories because each child was way too cute!! I wish that I could have picked all of them to model for me but I just cant. So to the photographers choice- who gets HALF off my mini session price as well as $10 print credit added to their session goes too:


Congrats to all the winners!! Thank you again for entering!! ALL CONTESTANTS will get a 10% off any session!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Shelby Maternity { Virginia Maternity Photographer}

Waiting a baby boy, Shelby asked me to photograph her maternity photos. On Saturday afternoon we met first at the Exmore Firehouse and then went to Morley's Wharf to finish up. Shelby is such a beautiful pregnant woman! I wish we all looked as good as she does while pregnant! I can not wait to photograph baby boy! Thank you Shelby and Cole for allowing me to capture the beauty of maternity portraits! Enjoy your sneak peak!

O Family {Virginia Family Portraits Photographer}

On Saturday I had to opportunity to photograph a beautiful family on the Eastern Shore. Mom and I went to high school today and probably haven't seen each other since. Her children are so cute, funny and very energetic but that's one thing that I love about photographing children. They are always making me laugh and making me love my job more and more. Thank you for allowing me to come play with you and I can not wait to photograph your whole family in the spring! Enjoy your sneak peak :)

 I love how big sister is holding her brothers hand in this one :) so sweet!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Next Baby/Toddler Model ~ Contest Time

Do you think you have the next baby/toddler model on your hands?

I am looking for more babies and toddlers to be willing to model a few props as well as being the face of Jackie Ranson Photography Newborn/Toddler Package Plan. I have always wanted to focus more on newborns and children and what a better way to start than to have a contest. That being said- I don't want anyone thinking that I am going to mainly focus on JUST newborns and children. I will still be photographing engagements and weddings :) Don't worry!

To Enter:

* MUST be from VA or willing to travel to me.  If you live 45 miles or more from my town, you also must be willing to travel to me.  (ESVA people- you have to be willing to work with my schedule when I visit)
* MUST be from ages 0-2.
* Must be able to sign a model release from parents.
* Submit ONE photo of your child by email to jackieransonphotography@gmail.com . You must specify upon posting their photo that this is for the Newborn/Toddler Contest. You must also list the name and age of your child as where as your location. 
* NO professional photography photos allowed in the contest, unless by me (you then need to tell me which photo you wanna use). You must OWN the photo you submit. Photo also MUST BE RECENT.

Prizes: FREE Photoshoot and FREE prints. Also, the winner(s) will be featured on my new marketing information for babies and toddlers!!  There will be two categories, one for boys and one for girls.  

The voting will be on facebook starting Sunday (February 20, 2011) and ending on Tuesday (February 22, 2011). You will have to LIKE BOTH Jackie Ranson Photography fan page on Facebook AND my follow my blog. If you do not do both, your vote will NOT COUNT. You will then Like your favorite boy and your favorite girl.  Comments are not counted but appreciated. PLEASE if you can't keep the comments nice I will block you from my page.

Good Luck and Have fun!! I can't wait to see who my next baby models will be!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Its Tuesday again which means- Trendy Tots Tuesdays and also some modeling for Birdie Baby Boutique.  One day I will get both my girls together for these posts, but for now you will just have to look at Natibug :)
 sorry about those animal cracker smiles :)
Natalie is wearing:
Blue with flowers Jacket~ Gymboree
White Heart Shirt~ Baby Gap
Khakis- Baby Gap
Blue, Red and White Ruffle Headband- c/o Birdie Baby Boutique
Green loafers~ hand-me-down from Madelynn
how cute is this headband??? Go check out Birdie Baby Boutique for more beautiful handmade headbands and accessories. 
Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Trendy Tots Tuesdays

I haven't been able to participate in Trendy Tots Tuesdays from Fashion Mommas blog in a few week due to the fact that I have been having to work every Tuesday. Well today I finally had a day off and some time to take a mini shoot of Natalie (my baby), these are her 16 month portraits as well as trendy tots and modeling for Birdie Baby Boutique.  Enjoy!
 Natalie is wearing:
Flower Tunic~ Carters
Pink Leggings~ Target
White Sweatshirt~unknown
Pink and White Headband~ c/o Birdie Baby Boutique
brown and pink shoes~ hand-me-down from madelynn
teddy bear~from Aunt April (its actually Kylie's)

Check out the rest of the trendy tots on Kimberly's blog! And enter your cuties!

Models and Reps Wanted: {Virginia Portrait Photographer)

 Jackie Ranson Photography is looking for models and representatives to help take my business to the next level. There will only be three slots open.  
What to do to become a Model Rep:
* You need to be a parent with young children OR a newly engaged/married couple.
* You need to be from the state of Virginia. If you are more than 50 miles away from my area (not including esva), you will be willing to come to me.
* You need to be outgoing and energetic and be willing to talk to people.
* You need to be good at advertising.
* You will have either already HAD a photo shoot done or need to get one done with Jackie Ranson Photography.
* You will need to be willing to MODEL some commercial products.
* You will need to sign a model release form.
headband from Mimi's Babies

To enter, please email me at jackieransonphotography@gmail.com telling me why you would be a good candidate for this. New and past clients can enter. ONE PER FAMILY can enter.  Entries will be considered up to February 11th, so get your entry in today. 

What you get:
* The winners will get a discounted first session with the following: 
(2) 5x7, (1) 8x10
25 rep cards to hand out
Advertising supplies with your portraits  
**With every booking, you will get points leading up to free prints and photo shoots as well as a discounted al la carte pricing.

Email today~ the winner will be chosen on Friday February 11, 2011.
Headband from Birdie Baby Boutique