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, April 28, 2011

Predeployment R Family {Virginia Hampton Roads Oplove Photographer}

Many of you know that I am a member of a wonderful group called Operation: Love Reunited.  This organization is very dear to my heart as I know, understand and feel what each and every one of these people are going through.  The military (and my husband) has done so much for our country that giving back some more on my behalf is what I don't mind doing for any military family.

The R family is about to go through their first deployment. Even though L has been in the military for 8 years, he has been one of the lucky ones not to be deployed.  We met at downtown Williamsburg for their shoot.  Little A wasn't into pictures as much as we would have liked, but you can't expect anything less with a 2 year old. She wanted to see the horses, so we saw horses, birds, more horses, squirrels and more horses.  :) Thank you M for contacting me through oplove to be your photographer. And L be safe! See you soon! Thank you for what you do for our country! (enjoy your sneak)

If you are interested in having an oplove session done or would like more information on what Operation: Love Reunited is, please go HERE and fill out the form.  Thank you to all the men and woman who sacrifice everything for our country.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The P Kids {Virginia Children Portraits Photographer}

What do you get when you come across an amazing beach and three adorable kids? Well you get these three crazy, fun and beautiful siblings.

I have known A forever! And Im so excited that I get to photograph her beautiful kids. We met on a sunday late afternoon down by the beach.   Thanks A for allowing me to photograph them. I can't wait to be able to get your whole family together for a few family photos... next time :) Enjoy your sneak peak !

Interested in having photos done? email me at jackieransonphotography@gmail.com for more info.

Little S {Virginia Children Portraits Photographer}

Little S was photographers choice on the Newborn-Two Year Old Modeling Contest that was held.  He was so cute in the photo that i couldn't not pick him. When we met at the Exmore Park, he was just as adorable! Even though Little S didn't like my camera too much we got some great ones of him playing on the trains and swings and we even squeezed one in with daddy.  Thank you A for allowing me to photograph your beautiful son. Enjoy your sneak!

And my favorite of the day~

If you are interested in having some children portraits done, please contact me at jackieransonphotography@gmail.com for more information.

L Family {Virginia Family Photographer}

I met the L family at Cape Charles Beach a few Sundays ago.  Seeing two little blonde head boys coming out of the car made me know that I was going to have a lot of fun with this family! Not having boys in my family (i have two girls) I was excited to see them, probably more than they know.  I secretly would love to have a boy but right now I will play with anyone elses boys anyday :)  This family is so sweet. AND they are expecting a little girl in a few months. Thank you L and M for allowing me to photograph your beautiful family. I hope to get to photograph your little girl when she comes as well! Enjoy your sneak peak!!

Since mom is having a baby soon we decided to do a few maternity photos in the mix~ i LOVE this one of older brother looking up at mom.. so sweet~

If you are interested in having some family portraits done, please email me at jackieransonphotography@gmail.com for more information.

Biggest Giveaway Ever WINNERS

First off I wanted to THANK everyone who held a part of this amazing giveaway! Thank you to all the vendors who donated to it! I really appreciate it! Also thank you to everyone who entered into the giveaway. We had a huge success being the first big giveaway for Jackie Ranson Photography.  I can't wait to do another one!  Now onto the winners......

All winners were picked via random.org.  If you are a winner and don't want the package that you are given, you are then giving up your spot in winning anything from the package.  Please let me know asap so i can pick another winner.  Please notify the vendors that you have won their donation and also letting me know that you have done so...


First Package goes to....#13~ Leslie
Leslie said... All these packages are amazing!! I would be happy to win any of them!! Thanks for the chance to enter, and I'm posting your link to my facebook!!

Second Package goes to.....#63~ Nicolette

Nicolette said... All of the prizes are great and it's hard to choose. I would love to win Package #3. Thank you! lettessmilephotography@gmail.com Congrats Nicolette!

Third Package goes to....#51~ Lauren

Lauren said... I am commenting to say that I liked your page on facebook, left some comment love, and linked you to my FB page as well as posted your link on my wall! I'd love to win package 3!!

Fourth Package goes to....#153~ Dori Johnson
Dori Johnston said... I would like to win package 4!
dori_johnston@yahoo.com I liked your page and left a comment on it. I posted the link to my facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/doerayyy And I also liked all the vendors' pages and left a comment linking back to your page.

Congrats again to all the winners!! And another BIG thank you to all vendors!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

P Family {Virginia Family Photographer}

I have known D for some time now. We went to highschool together and now she has a beautiful family! Baby J is no exception to beautiful- just look at him with those big blue eyes and  baby gap model material! I absolutely love babies at this age because one ~they can't move, two ~they have the CUTEST expressions and three~ you can just cuddle them all day long. 

The P Family and I met close to Silver Beach on the Eastern Shore for some photos. After stopping for some small breaks we had a great time. This family is not just beautiful on the outside, they are beautiful in the inside and they have been through alot this past year. I am just so happy to know them. Thank you D & T for allowing me to photograph your family! Enjoy your sneak peak!

If you are interested in having a family session or children portraits done, please email me at jackieransonphotography@gmail.com for more info.

Baby RC {Virginia Childrens Photographer}

People are always asking me where I get my cute props. Well this post will get you a few ideas on shops that I work with. Remember when I had the child modeling contest?  Baby RC won my girls modeling contest.  We finally got together for some photos.  Baby RC wasn't into having her picture taken that day, but we still got some really cute ones.  Every headband she is modeling are from my favorite vendors.  Please take the time to visit their site and look around. You won't be sorry!

Baby RC's mom had a outfit for every headband I had in my box! Thank you K for allowing me to photograph your adorable little girl. You will see more of her :)
(headband from Mimi's Babies and tutu from Teeny Tiny Tutus)

(headband from Oh So Chic Boutique)

(headband from Mimi's Babies)

(headband from Birdie Baby Boutique)

(headband by Oh So Chic Boutique)