Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Posed vs. Lifestyle Photography

I thought I'd share a humorous example of what we try NOT to do on a photo session, and why its so important to find a photographer who can work with you in a natural setting, allowing your family to interact in a natural way.  This is me and my sweet family celebrating the 4th of July: and it is a perfect example of what is so appealing about Lifestyle photography in contrast to "sit & say cheese" photography.     
Here is a series of pics my sweet cousin snapped on the 4th of July for us.   My kiddos are ages 4 and 1.5 - needless to say, sitting down, and smiling quietly for the camera does not work for them...you can see how successful we were in getting a single picture with everyone looking and smiling. :)  And, even if it was possible, in reality, it doesn't really capture them as they are or the special relationships we share. 

My job, as an on-location Lifestly photographer, is to allow my clients to sit back, relax, and enjoy a few hours of time together without worrying about how to sit, how to pose, and definately without any "SAY CHEESE!" moments.  Lifestyle portraiture is all about capturing those moments as they really are, in an artistic beautiful way.  It is what I love to do and what draws people to my work. 

So next time you head out for family pictures, sit back, relax, and just enjoy each other...and some magical moments will unfold without you even trying!  (That's MY job! :))

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Got to do another babe - such a sweet sweet little man.  He was very alert during our session, but as pleasant as could be, and very patient during our quick sleeping shots! 

His Daddy is a rugged, adventurous outdoorsman so we wanted to incorporate his gear into the pics.  Isn't he a little cutie?!?

Friday, July 9, 2010

Looking for 2011 Senior Reps

If you are an outgoing, assertive, comfortable-in-front-of-the-camera student entering your Senior year, JoDee Yost Photography wants YOU! Earn cash, rewards, free sessions, and discounts as a Senior Rep. Email me for an application. Submission deadline is Jul 31,2010.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Brand New

What a dream this little lady was to photograph - she was so patient and slept beautifully throughout the session.  It is an amazing thing to see a family's dynamics around a new baby. I loved watching mother, father and big brother interact with this little angel.  Thank you so much Martha and Daniel - it was such a pleasure working with you! 

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


This was one of my most favorite sessions to do.  Sandra and Jeremy were so great to work with and it was another great reminder of why I love my job!  To get the opportunity to meet wonderful people, to catch a glimpse of their lives and relationships, and capture it for them artistically is incredible.  This sweet couple had so much tender emotion for eachother and for their sweet baby on the way and were totally at ease in front of the camera.  I left the session totally rejuvenated and recommitted to sharing such great emotion with my sweet husband and kids.  Thanks so much guys - it was such an honor to be a part of this process with you.  Good luck on the big day and I can't wait to meet the baby! 

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Double the Fun!

These little angels were sweet as can be...they were so patient as we tweaked, stacked pillows, twisted...what angels.  And their mama is an angel to be such a great assistant when she really should have been getting a much needed NAP!  Thanks so much K!!  They are BEAUTIFUL!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mother's Day is May 9th! Ask for a session with JoDee Yost Photography

If you're thinking of what gift to give to the special women in your life, or what to *hint* at to your hubbies, JoDee Yost Photography is now offering gift certificates for fine portaiture products and sessions. Right now, as a Mother's Day special, gift certificates are 10% off through May 9th!  Certificates come printed on shimmering luminescent paper and are beautifully wrapped.  Can you think of a better gift?  Not me! 

Also,  call now and ask about our "Mommy & Me" mini-sessions scheduled for Friday April 30th and Saturday May 1st.  Moms - you are always behind the camera capturing sweet moments of your kids. Now it’s your turnto be front and center with a session designed just for you!

$50.00 gift certificate:  $45
$75 gift certificate: $67.50
$100 gift certificate: $90
$150 gift cerificate: $135
 $200 gift certificate: $150: a $50 savings!!


Oh how I love to photograph new babies....they are just so so yummy, there's no getting around it.  And they stay that way for such a short while.   Little Miss C. was such an angel, especially with the short time we had.  It was such a pleasure to capture these early moments for this mama. 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Please Forgive Me...

I have been a serious absent blogger the last few months.  I have been soaking up some glorious time with my kiddos.  My daughter will be four next week and my little guy is already 15 mths.  Time just whirs past me....so, forgive my absence.  I have been enjoying lots of time with my kiddos and promise to share some pics of what we've been up to.  I have been brainstorming a lot and am getting ready for some promotions and changes to make JoDee Yost Photography more "me" so stay posted!  One of those updates is I have created a Facebook Fan Page...So become a Fan!  I will post news, upcoming events, promotions, contests, share albums, etc.  Come on...everyone is doing it!! 

And, I can't post without  sharing some pics, so here are some of our Easter festivities.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


One of my favorite products at JoDee Yost Photography are customized storyboards and collages.  I thought I'd share my most recent from little Ms. Em's session: This is a 10x20 storyboard.  Isn't she adorable??

Saturday, February 6, 2010

K + D = One adorable E

Here's some of my favorites from our snow session...they were such good sports with the cold weather, even little Miss E who's still not quite used to the snow.  She was much happier when we freed her from the restrictions of her coat.  Thanks guys!!

Had to share this...break downs can still be absolutely adorable! :)

You don't get much more gorgeous than this....