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.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Welcome Home USS Enterprise {OpLove Photographer Virginia}

What can I say about military homecomings that isn't going to be emotional? I don't think I can find something that won't be.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE being a Operation Love: Reunited Photographer.  I love giving back to those who have serviced our beautiful country, for those who are grateful, for those who will cherish these memories forever. I understand the hardship, the distance, the bad days, the good days that goes with being a military spouse. Im coming up on 4 years myself being a Marine Wife {with kids} So to be able to capture this amazing emotional event that happens after a very long 6-10 months, I'm honored to do it.

I got to photograph, not just pier side this time but also a fly in!My first fly in, I might add! It was so much fun and very emotional! I always say, I have to wear my sunglasses so my clients can't see me getting all teary eyed for them! I get like this. EVERY. SINGLE.TIME. I just can't help it! I love homecomings!!

Welcome Home ScrewTops and the rest of the crew from the USS Enterprise!! 

{all photos are © Jackie Ranson Photography. Do Not Copy. }

First up is the Rybar Family! I was so excited was C asked me to photograph their homecoming! Last deployment A was on, I got to photograph their already gone session. I was then suppose to photograph their fly in. If anyone knows the military, their dates change.. OFTEN.. and I couldn't do it. I was so sad, but so happy that C could find another photographer.  THIS YEAR, when she emailed me, I made SURE I was available! I wasn't going to miss this last homecoming for the Enterprise, let along this one again.  Thank you so much Camille for allowing me to capture these memories for you! I love you and your family! Best of luck in your upcoming move!

and my favorite of the day from the fly in:

USS Enterprise: This is the last time this carrier will ever be out! They are retiring it. Im so glad that I got to witness the last time this ship will make port. Enjoy from Pier Side.

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Baby C 4 Months Old {Baby's First Year Plan Fredericksburg, Virginia Photographer}

I got to see baby C again at his 4 month old session.  Mom and Dad got the Baby's First Year Package. I love seeing my newborns grow! Baby C has changed SO much. He is so full of personally! And SO cute!! If you don't remember him, check out his newborn session here!

Thanks again Mary and David for sharing your precious baby boy! Can't wait to see him in a few months again!

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Want to book a session with Jackie Ranson Photography? Email me at jackieransonphotography@gmail.com

Heather & Tyler Are Married {Part 1} {Virginia Wedding Photographer}

Heather and Tyler~ what can I say about this amazing couple? I met Heather at college. We were both music majors at Longwood University {Go Lancers!}.  As soon as I met Heather I knew I had to get to know her. She is amazing, funny, super sweet and a fantastic singer.  We were in the same sorority together {Sigma Alpha Iota} and had some classes together.

I met Tyler at Heather's sisters wedding last year. As soon as I met Tyler, I KNEW they were meant for each other. They are both fun loving people and you can see how much they adored each other.. Cutest couple Ever i swear!

I was so excited to find out that Heather wanted me to photograph her wedding! I was SUPER excited to find out she DIY ALOT of her stuff.  {more on that in part 2 of the blog}  I LOVED this wedding!! LOVED LOVED LOVED!! Everything about this wedding!! So much that I had to put this up in Two Parts! And you will see why~

Thank you so much Heather and Tyler for allowing me to come photograph your gorgeous day! Congrats on your beautiful marriage and good luck!

Also thank you to my amazing shooter Crystal Mork from Crystal Kay Photography, who came out and helped me! You rock!! 

{Part One~ Getting Ready & Ceremony}

The Gorgeous Dress~ That Her MOM MADE! 

Gorgeous RIGHT?!

Ceremony was held at Rappahannock Cellars.  This place is amazing.. plus HELLO a Vineyard!
Here comes the bride!
SO emotional.. they read their own vows! How perfect!
THE RING! She was pretty excited to have that on her finger :)
THE KISS! Husband & Wife!!
Married!! <3>
Stay Tuned for Part 2~ Their formals and Reception!! You don't wanna miss out!

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If you are wanting to book a wedding with Jackie Ranson Photography, please email me at jackieransonphotography@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Anderson Family {Middlesex Virginia Photographer}

Wendi and I met at daycare. Her oldest and my middle girl went there together. They became good friends and when Wendi asked me to photograph her family, I was very excited!  We went to a farmers market in Gloucester and when I saw this amazing red barn, I was in love! And a field?! I was in heaven! TWO of my favorite things!! I had a hard time picking out favorites {again} because my clients are so amazing! I can't choose!!
Enjoy and thank you again W & L for allowing me to photograph your beautiful family! Can't wait to go play again!

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