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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)

Streets of Nashville, part one

So after a long day of travel to Hartford, CT.  I can’t sleep and had to post something that was just a great experience for me this week.  When I went up to Nashville on Tuesday, I started thinkng about some of my favorite types of photography.

I love street photography.  I’ve always been inspired by others’ images, but I have never gone out to the streets to actually shoot.  So what did I do on Tuesday afternoon?  You guessed it.  I met some truly amazing people when I was out there and was blessed to get to know them.

Ok.  On to the photos…

June 21, 2008 - 12:28 am

chris scott - these are amazing images! such powerful, emotion-filled shots… very impressive!

Megan & Nathan’s Wedding

Some of you may remember the images from Megan & Nathan’s incredible engagement session.  Well, their wedding was even more amazing.

They got married at Grace Evangelical, which like many newer churches in the area lack the “pretty pretty” of some older churches, so I improvised.  I saw a photo recently with a background like the one you’ll see in it and I thought “Gee willikers, that would be great for when I need something pretty.”  (Ok, so I didn’t actually think the words “Gee willikers”, but it’s fun to say so just humor me.)

Anyways, later we ran outside for a few minutes to get shots of the lovely couple.  We found some nice shade and got some killer shots.  They were both really working it for the camera.  Then, they obliged me again on the way in to the reception.

Thanks you two for giving me the freedom to try some new stuff with you, I hope you will love the images as much as I do.  I need to give a very special thanks to Savannah & Darius for all of their help.  I couldn’t do what I do without my crew.

There were lots of shots that I adored, but these were the some of the ones I absolutely loved.  Enough chatter, on to the pics…





June 11, 2008 - 10:04 am

Melissa - Jake – you’ve outdone yourself with this one. The black and white b.g. is FABULOUS! I’m just bitter I couldn’t help out. Seriously beautiful stuff.

February 26, 2009 - 12:44 pm

Myia - Consider “Gee willikers” stolen.
Great photos!

Sabrina & Dave’s Wedding

Wow.  So I am posting this just before midnight.  I promise to be a better blogger this week.

Sabrina & Dave were so great.  They were totally into each other.  Lisa & I had a lot of fun watching them interact.

Sabrina had an absolutely gorgeous dress.  I love the shot where her dress flared out.

The ceremony was at the beautiful St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the reception was at The Memphis Botanic Garden.

Have a great time on the honeymoon you two.  Ok, enough talk.  On to the photos…


June 4, 2008 - 6:18 pm

Britney - I love this set of images! Great job, Jake!

June 11, 2008 - 11:36 am

ellen - I loved the pictures! It was great seeing it all again. Great photos. Will there be more pictures posted? If not is there any other way of seeing the rest of the photos?
Thanks for posting

Sarah & Brett’s Wedding

Wow.  I have been such a horrible blogger this week.  I have been planning to get this post up since Tuesday.

Saturday afternoon as Savannah and I headed into the salon, the clouds were rolling in and the rain started pouring.  I told Sarah that knowing Memphis, the weather would move on and things would be just fine.  Sure enough, the weather moved through and things were great for the wedding.

Angela & Kelly from Southern Event Planners got everything set up beautifully.  The weather cooled off and we had a great time.  The ceremony and reception were held at the Memphis Zoo and the details were immaculate.  Sarah (with Brett’s help) put together all of the paper details.

A special thanks to Savannah and Lisa for all their help. 

Enough talk, on to the photos…



April 21, 2009 - 10:00 am

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