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Allison & Jeff Rodgers’ Session

Ok.  So much for my schedule.  I really hope to get other posts up this weekend.  No promises on the timeframes, but if I am lucky (and productive) there should be lots of posts coming fast.

On to the fabulous Rodgers.  I think it is a HUGE honor to be asked to photograph other photographers, especially ones whose work I love.  Allison & Jeff are amazing to work with as they gave me total creative freedom to do whatever I wanted. 

I asked them to bring along a funky chair, and then they reminded me that they had this cool sofa that was absolutely perfect.  Oh, and I have to give credit to Savannah for coming up with the last sofa shot.  I love it.

And one more explanation.  The last series pays tribute to Allison & Jeff’s iphone addiction and the fact that Jeff is a huge fan of Superman.

Enough chatter, on to the pics…


July 25, 2008 - 10:17 am

Savannah - I absolutely love the way they came out. the couch series is great, the colors really popped out. glad i got to come along for the ride

July 30, 2008 - 3:47 pm

katie - JAKE,
these are amazing of my king & queen bee (my bosses). I absolutely love the superman in the telephone booth. You did a great job of capturing their silly selves. plus, it helps they are such a cute crazy couple!

Sugar Bowl

A few weeks ago, Savannah and I headed out to shoot images for the incredible folks at Sugar Bowl Cupcakes

We planned out a series of shots to show off their yummy, delicious cupcakes.   They have loads of flavors and they make them with a personal touch.

They have a really fun attitude, and it shows through in everything they do.

Enough talk, on to the pics…

July 18, 2008 - 7:23 pm

Cindy - OK…I just had to comment. I can’t decide which is my favorite: the lifeguard with the duck, the cupcake that got “caught” or two workmen eating a cupcake. All great ideas, Jake! Love your lighting. Looking forward to the upcoming workshop!

July 23, 2008 - 10:22 am

cayce - jake! these are amazing. so much fun and brilliant!

August 17, 2008 - 4:43 pm

Britney - I LOVE these! They’re so clever!

Latasha’s Bridal Session

Ok.  I am catching up on my blogging now.  Go me.

Last Sunday, Melissa and I headed out with Latasha & her sister.  They were both real troopers the whole evening.

I have to give a GIGANTIC shout out to Latasha for being so trusting with all of my craziness.  She hiked up a huge mound to get the sunset shots and let me put her in other crazy situations.

Alright, enough chatter.  On to the piccies…

July 2, 2008 - 9:00 pm

Trinket - I LOVE the second pic of her “holding up” the pillars. Absolutely beautiful!! You do wonders with light Mr. J 🙂

July 5, 2008 - 10:06 pm

Tony Eder - I love the lighting in the last 4 photos in the post. It reminds me a lot of the work by Zack Arias in Atlanta. Look forward to meeting you in September at the zoo wedding for Sarah and Dan (I’m the best man and brother-in-law).

Liz & Josh’s Wedding

Ok.  So I am really far behind on blogging, but I’m catching up.

Last weekend, Lisa and I loaded up the car and headed out into the country for Liz & Josh’s wedding.  They wanted to get married near family.  After a really beautiful ceremony, everyone packed up and headed back to the Memphis Zoo

The whole set up was designed by Southern Event Planners and the incredible food was made the always fabulous Cindy Krag of Cindy Krag Catering.

Ok, enough talk from me.  On the photos…


July 1, 2008 - 8:35 am

Liz - The pictures look awesome!! All the groomsmen want the pic of them lol. We just got back from our honeymoon and will be giving you a call as soon as everything settles down!!

Renee & Chris’s Engagement Session

Ok.  So I am woefully behind on blogging right now, I actually shot Renee & Chris’s Engagement session last Thursday.  I have been busy getting images processed and out to the magazines for ads and other vendors.  I have three more days in a row of posts, so keep checking back.

Renee & Chris are an amazing couple.  Darius and I had a total blast working with them.  We laughed with them all day and even had dinner at Blue Fin after the session ended.

You will hear a lot more from them later this year when we make a trip to Bordeaux for their wedding and Day After session.  I can hardly wait to photograph such a great couple in a fabulous location.

Enough talk, on to the photos…


June 29, 2008 - 10:20 am

Janice - Chris and Renee you guys look awesome here!!!
I love you guys
Titi Janice

June 30, 2008 - 6:02 am

David Tirado - WOW… they are beautiful… you guys are a great couples. God bless you guys

June 30, 2008 - 7:54 am

Emilie Diaz - The photographs are awesome! I pray that God blesses this happiness you have found and that you guys have a lifetime of great memories and great photos to share in the future.

We love you and send you God’s blessings,

Mike and Emilie

June 30, 2008 - 9:49 am

Mark & Cali Clan - PERFECT!!!

May God bless you both as you take on this great journey!

We love you!

Mark, Mitch, Lauren & Alexis

June 30, 2008 - 2:44 pm

Gaby - You guys look beautiful! To the photographer great pictures!! to the happy couple congratulations! you guys look wonderful together and so happy!! hope to see u in october! Love you!

July 1, 2008 - 6:21 pm

Millie Mother of the groom - Thank you Jake You made me cry by showing me my kids soul and happiness in those pictures . I love then. Can’t wait to see you in MOM

July 3, 2008 - 8:50 am

Clarissa - I am behind on my emails and were blown away by your beautiful pics!!
Congrats to both of you and enjoy this exciting time!!

July 4, 2008 - 11:52 am

Kiki - To my real Chris & Renee..I’m happy that you are getting married & I loved the pics

Love, Kiki

July 4, 2008 - 12:24 pm

Denise Olivo - Dear Chris and Renee – Mom was nice enough to forward the happy news and INCREDIBLE pictures. You make a beautiful couple and your love is evident in ever shot. May God bless you and the miracle of your love today and always.

July 4, 2008 - 12:26 pm

Denise Olivo - Dear Chris and Renee – Mom was nice enough to forward the happy news and INCREDIBLE pictures. You make a beautiful couple and your love is evident in every shot. May God bless you and the miracle of your love today and always.

July 9, 2008 - 9:54 pm

Irma - These pic’s capture the essence of a relationship that is being lovingly nurtured.
Studio J has done an awesome job of letting us see and almost feel it all…

Congratulations on your engagement. See you in Tenn !!

Irma and Titi Esther
(Chris’s cousin & Aunt)