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, May 26, 2011

USS Kearsarge Homecoming~ Welcome Home {Hampton Roads Oplove Photographer}

Each and every homecoming that I have photographed has always gotten to me. This one is no different.  K emailed me a while ago asking me to photograph her husbands homecoming. I was so excited to do it! Especially since this was my first big carrier homecoming.  Of course they decided to come in early and I wasn't there to see the ship dock, but its still a site to see! Being a oplove photographer means the world to me! Because I know how much these little moments mean to the family and how much these moments should be documented. Thank you K for allowing me to be the one to document those memories for you and for your family.  Enjoy your time as a family!!
USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3)~ Welcome Home! Thank you for your service!!

After the homecoming on base, we went down to their oldest daughters school, where she had NO idea daddy was coming home today.  Mom had her get all dressed up saying she needed to make sure her dress fit for when daddy did come home he would see her in it. Nothing could have made the day better than her seeing her daddy that day. 

I told A that I was there to take pictures of cute little girls who decided to dress up today. So she gave me a model pose :)

If you are a photographer and are interested in being a Operation: Love Reunited Photographer, please visit their website at www.oplove.org.  If you are interested in having me be your oplove photographer, please fill the form out under oplove. 

The M Girls {Virginia Eastern Shore Photographer}

I was so excited when E asked me to photograph her and her daughter!  E and I have known each other since high school and now we are both all grown up with kids :) I love that part of my job because you get to see people you haven't seen in forever and catch up! E's daughter is SO cute!! At first she was a little shy, but by the end of the shoot, she was a rock star <3 her!! Thank you so much E for allowing me to photograph you and your beautiful daughter! Enjoy your sneak!!

Can we say beautiful duo! OMG!

Wonder where that little cutie gets her beautiful looks- check out her gorgeous mom~
Oh my word~ im taking her home with me :)


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The M Kids {Virgina Eastern Shore Children's Photographer}

I promise that one day I will be up to date with my blogging, but for now, you will just have to enjoy my late blogs. 

A few weekends ago I got to meet a family of three little ones.  Mom and dad opted out of pictures (hopefully we will get together again for a whole family session), so it was just me and the three little ones.  We met at BayCreek in Cape Charles from some photos.  Big Brother loved the camera as well as little brother, but little sister I had to work for :) Thats the joy of my job and even though its hard work, I love it! EVERY. SINGLE. SECOND. even if we are getting kicked off a rental property.. haha. oops!  Thanks mom and dad for allowing me to capture your cuties!  Enjoy your sneak peek!

If you are interested in having portraits done, please email me at jackieransonphotography@gmail.com.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Mother's Day Giveaway {MOMS ROCK}

"You let me know you love me
In so many different ways.
You make me feel important
With encouragement and praise.

You're always there when I need you
To comfort and to care.
I know I'm in your thoughts;
Your love follows me everywhere.

Thank you for all you've done
And given so generously.
I love you, my wonderful mother;
You're a heaven-sent blessing to me. "  
By Joanna Fuchs

This giveaway is a special one because this is just for all those hard working, unconditional loving, boo-boo kissing, dispensable hugging, homework helping, house working, being a shoulder to cry on and laughing MOMS.  Do you know someone like that? Or are you someone like that? Then you can enter to win this amazing giveaway~ Over $170 worth of products!

I have got together with a few amazing vendors who have gracefully donated some fantastic items.  ONE lucky MOM will win this amazing package~

Jackie from Jackie Ranson Photography is donating a $50 Gift Card OR a 8x10 Standout Print with Your choice of Picture.

Amber from Deliziare is donating a beautiful 5x7 Family Hanging Photo Holder, valued at $16.

Stephanie from Heart2heart Creations is donating an amazing Bracelet, valued at $12 and up to $3.00 shipping. You have the choice of the following bead colors: black, clear, pink, purple and blue and your choice of combo!

Katherine from Stitched Boutique is donating two beautiful Ruffle Scarfs (One pink and One yellow)- perfect for those cooler nights in the spring and summer. Valued at: $45

Kristen from 3 Little Birds Boutique is donating a $25 Gift Card to
her amazing store. She offers boutique quality custom hand stamped sterling silver jewelry.

Carla from Silver Wings Designs is donating a gorgeous 3/4" Sterling Silver Disc with up to 8 characters stamped and color  crystal of your choice on a 16" chain, valved at $20. 

What a Fantastic way to start your Mothers Day!! Anyone can enter, as long as you are a mom, have a mom, a mom like person in your life, a wife, daughter or sister who are all moms.

Thank you to all the wonderful vendors~ Here are their links to their facebook fan pages:

How to Enter:

REQUIRED ENTRIES: ONE comment for all
1) Make a comment on this blog post about "Why I love being a Mom" OR "What I love most about the mom in my life".
2) You must "LIKE" each vendors facebook fan page and leave them a comment telling them thanks for the amazing giveaway.
3) Post about this giveaway on Facebook with a link to this post! (Example: Check out the fabulous Mother's Day Giveaway from Jackie Ranson Photography)

You can receive additional entries by doing the following:

*Follow Jackie Ranson Photography's Blog
*Tweet about our giveaway with a link!
*Blog about our giveaway with a link!

* THE LEGAL STUFF: If you are a winner, you may be notified through Facebook or by email. International players may enter but may be responsible for the shipping in order to receive their prize. This will be up to the individual vendors. Prizes do not have cash value. There will be no returns/exchanges on any of the items. This promotion is in NO WAY sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

The giveaway begins Thursday, May 5, 2011 and will run through Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 10:00 p.m. EST. Winners will be notified on Mother's Day, May 8th.  Thank you to everyone for entering and a HUGE  thank you for all the vendors that donated their products!! Good Luck and Happy Mother's Day!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

R Family (Oplove Hampton Roads Photographer}

Having a husband, wife, son, daughter, mom or dad deployed is one of the hardest things that a family has to go through.  Being a marine wife, I can understand the hardship this is on a family.  Being a Oplove photographer, I can give back to those who need and deserve this the most~ The miltary family.  I met C and her boys on sunday in Norfolk.  C's husband is deployed overseas and will be coming home soon. I got to capture her family so her husband can see them and feel the love of how much he means to them.  Thank you C for allowing me to photograph your beautiful, fun, energetic family. I hope to be able to photograph your whole family when A is home.  Enjoy your sneak :) I can not wait for A to see these and the rest!

If you are interested in more information about Oplove, please contact me at jackieransonphotography@gmail.com or go HERE.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

E & T E Session { Virginia Engagement/Wedding Photographer}

E and I have known each other for a while now. We went to college together and were in the same sorority together. When E asked me to be her wedding photographer, I couldn't have been more happy for her that she was getting married and that she asked me to photograph it.  E, T and I met at Maymont Park for their engagement photos. It was a perfect day, not too hot and the flowers were amazing.  I had a hard time choosing my usual six pictures for this sneak because every photo was lovely.  You can really see how much this couple loves each other and how much fun they have with each other. Thank you E and T and I can not wait to photograph your wedding in October.  Its going to be a beautiful day.  Enjoy your sneak :)