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DAKOTAH & CAITLIN  |  ENGAGEMENT AT MILESTONES
JULY 25, 2021

Caitlin messaged me about a week ago, looking for a photographer for her special day.  With such short notice, she was worried I wouldn't be available.  Of course, I'm available!!!  I was thrilled to help her!  Her Wedding is just a month away so we had lots to catch up on!  Thankfully, she didn't mind the flood of emails I was going to send her to help her plan her special day in such short time.  We even found some time to squeeze in some engagement pictures and hang out!

Caitlin is bubbly and sweet!  Her smile is so infectious, you can't help but feel joy when being around her.  And Dakotah is just the same!  Caitlin met Dakotah on a dating site in 2017.  Their first date wasn't the best, but Dakotah insisted on a second chance and the rest is history!  These two could not be more perfect for one another.  They love binge watching shows together and making each other smile.  They also both love going to the gym and lifting heavy stuff together!  I loved seeing how these two just lit up each other's world with their smiles and giggles.  We had so much fun walking around their venue's property, talking and getting to know each other.  The weather couldn't have been more perfect for their session!  Loved getting to see the sunset with these two!  Here are some favorites from their session!

Such a gorgeous couple!  I can't wait for their Wedding next month! 

Thank you Caitlin & Dakotah for having me!

Best Wishes,

             Jennifer

 

 

 

 


 

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JOE & SAMARA  |  ENGAGEMENT AT SIMPLE BLESSINGS
JULY 4, 2021

 

Samara had emailed me back in May inquiring about her & Joe's upcoming Wedding in August!   I love getting to talk to my potential Brides so we got on the phone and talked all about her, Joe and their special day in August.  Loved hearing how they met and they came to be.  Joe's family are farmers and she had worked at a grain elevator he frequently hauled grain to.  They always had small talk whenever he came through, but nothing sparked until they matched on a dating site.  Once they discovered they were a match, they began talking to one another and just never stopped.  The rest is absolute history!  We met up for their session at their wedding venue in the evening on July 4th.  It was sunny, warm & gorgeous!  The sun setting gave off beautiful colors in the sky!   It was a perfect way to spend the 4th of July.  Joe having his 66 Mustang there made for some amazing portraits too!  Loved getting to spend time getting to know more about these two!  I loved seeing them light up each other's world in their portraits!  Here's some favorites from their session.  Enjoy!

 

Had so much fun spending time with Joe & Samara!  Can't wait for their Wedding next month!


Best Wishes,
               Jennifer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mitchell & Shae | Wedding https://jennifertru.com/blog/2021/6/mitchell-shae-wedding MITCHELL & SHAE | WEDDING IN OLATHE, KS

JUNE 19, 2021
 

MARRIED IN OLATHE, KANSAS

Shae emailed me last Fall about photographing her big day!  We spent months emailing back and forth talking about her special day.  I didn't get the chance to meet Shae & Mitchell until our virtual meeting just two weeks before their big day.  But it felt like I had known them longer!  They were just so kind and bubbly.  They both have these infectious smiles that just bring joy to everyone around them.   They had their ceremony at their local church and spent their evening celebrating at the gorgeous Shadow Glen Golf Club!  Everything was so beautiful and heart warming!  I loved getting to spend their special day with them and meeting all of their loved ones!    



A big Thank You to Shae, Mitchell and their families for having me!
Congratulations & Best Wishes,
                                     Jennifer


Ceremony: Community Bible Church
Reception Venue, Catering & Cake: Shadow Glen Golf Club
Flowers: Pine and Petal Weddings 

Tuxes: Dan's Clothier & Tailor Shop 
DJ Services: Beau Vaughn Weddings

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FAMILY PORTRAITS AT THE HOMESTEAD  |  LA MONTE, MO

MAY 30, 2021

 

For those who may not know; every year, during the months of May & November, I donate Portrait Sessions to Police Officers & their immediate families.  As a Photographer who has lost a few loved ones, I know the importance of having recent photos of your loved ones! Officers' lives are on the line every day and life has been proven far too short for far too many.

On a private property in La Monte, MO, the weather was perfect!  Not too hot, not too cool.  It was just right.  The thin layer of clouds covering the sun here and there made an amazing soft box!  The lighting was perfect!  This was my second time working with this sweet Officer and his sweet little family.  This time, I got to meet his parents & siblings too!  And to see how big his littles were getting!  ❤️

  We had so much fun on the property!  I loved seeing all the love between this family.



Thank you all so much for having me!  Loved meeting everyone and looking forward to see you all again soon!


Best Wishes, 
              Jennifer

 

 

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LEXI'S CAP & GOWN PORTRAITS  |  WARRENSBURG, MO  |  CLASS OF 2021

MAY 21, 2021

 


With Jennifer Tru Photography, Seniors get complimentary Cap & Gown Portraits with their Senior Portrait Package!  It's an important milestone!  Graduating is huge!  And I love getting to see Senior's in their Cap & Gowns!  It's neat seeing them earlier in the year and then again at the end.  It's neat to see their growth.  We met up at this little old gas station in Warrensburg.  It was cloudy and we had just missed the rain showers.  We managed to get some great shots!

 

 

Congratulations Lexi!  The world is waiting for you!

Best Wishes,

             Jennifer

 

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B's 18 Month Portraits https://jennifertru.com/blog/2021/5/bs-18-month-portraits B'S 18 MONTH PORTRAITS  |  LONGVIEW, WA

MAY 15, 2021

This little dude was not a fan of a stranger taking his picture.  Who could blame him though.  1.5 years old, he had never really met me except for video chats with him and his Daddy.  I had known this sweet boy's parents for years.  My husband and his Daddy were childhood friends who grew up together.  So, on my trip to Washington State, I got to capture his portraits.  When it comes to Child Portraits, I let the child be the boss.  If he wants to run, he gets to run.  I like to let the littles run around so they can warm up to me & my camera.   And I'll be honest, it may have took  Daddy's phone playing Paw Patrol in order to capture these sweet shots!  I had so much fun and as always, it was good to catch up with his Mommy & Daddy.   We're all pretty happy with these adorable shots!

 

Thank you to this little guy's Mom & Dad for having me!  Hope to see you all again soon!

 

Best Wishes, 

          Jennifer

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FAMILY PORTRAITS AT THE LAKE  |  LONGVIEW, WA

MAY 15, 2021

 

Kina & I have been friends since 2016.  I frequented the coffee shop where she worked and we became friends from then on.  I photographed her and her husband, for the first time in 2016.  In 2017, I photographed their Maternity. It was my last session with them before I moved here to Missouri.  And now, here we are in 2021, and I'm getting to meet their sweet rainbow baby, Elias while visiting in WA.  And, oh my goodness!  My heart melted with every photo I took.  It's so good seeing this family's happiness & love.  And sweet little Elias was so handsome.  How adorable is this sweet family?! 


 

 




I loved getting to spend time catching up with these two and meeting their sweet Baby boy!  Thank you Kina & Garrett for having me!

 

Best Wishes,

               Jennifer

 

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A FAMILY SESSION AT THE LAKE  |  LONGVIEW, WA

MAY 15, 2021


I have known this sweet family for many years.  Once they heard I was coming to WA for a visit, they booked me right away!  And I loved spending every minute with them!  For those that don't know, I'm from Longview, WA which is located in the Pacific Northwest, right on the Columbia River.  Some of my Family and most of my friends all still live there.  Which is why I travel there 2-3 times a year.  It's always nice to go back and see familiar faces, especially these folks!  I had so much fun photographing them and catching up!  The last time I photographed them was December 2016.  My, how the times have changed.  The kids have grown so much!  Such a beautiful family!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



It was so good to catch up with this sweet family and I can't wait to see the kids continue to grow!  Thank you M Family for having me!


Best Wishes,
          Jennifer

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ANDREW & SARAH  |  ENGAGEMENT AT UCM
MAY 9, 2021

 

Sarah emailed me back in March about her & Andrew's upcoming Wedding in December!  We immediately got on the phone together and clicked instantly!  I loved hearing their story of how they met and came to be.  I met Sarah & Andrew for the first time at UCM campus for their Session.  UCM campus has so many meaningful memories for Sarah & Andrew.  It's where they met and where he proposed!  They met in 2018 during a church carpool through their campus ministry and instantly clicked!  When Andrew first saw her, he knew he had to get to know her.  A month later, they began dating.  They spent much of their spare time (between their studies) walking around campus and talking about everything together!  2 years later, Andrew proposed to Sarah in the same place they met!  Learning how much UCM campus meant to them, I knew how important it was to include as much of the campus as possible in their engagement portraits!  We spent much of their session walking around campus and re-visiting all of their favorite spots!   Here are some of my absolute favorites from their session!

 

 

 

I had the best time with these two!  Can't wait for their Wedding later this year!
Congratulations Sarah & Andrew!

Best Wishes, 
      Jennifer

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LEXI'S SENIOR PORTRAITS  |  WARRENSBURG, MO  |  CLASS OF 2021

MAY 1, 2021

Lexi's Mom contacted me in hopes that it wasn't too late to get her daughter's Senior Portraits done.  Absolutely not!  I say it's never too late!  My turnaround time is 24 hours for Portrait Sessions, so there's no waiting 2-3 weeks to get portraits back.  I was beyond thrilled to meet this sweet Senior of hers and we had the best time Saturday evening!

Lexi graduates this year from Warrensburg High School!  She's involved in FCCLA & Show Choir.  I had to ask what the difference was
 between Choir and Show Choir because I had never heard of Show Choir.  I learned it has choregraphed dancing numbers to go along with their songs!  Where was this when I was in school?!  I love it!   And... she loves her doggies!  Of course, Seniors can bring their favorite pets!  Her doggies were so sweet & adorable!  But they were not into sitting for portraits, but we were lucky enough to get a couple of shots!  Here's some of my favorite portraits from Lexi's Session!


 

 


 

 

 

 

I can't thank this sweet Senior enough for having me!  Congratulations Lexi!


Best Wishes,
              Jennifer




Hair & Makeup by: Curl Up N Dye Salon and Day Spa

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ALEXIS' SENIOR PORTRAITS  |  PHOENIX, AZ  |  CLASS OF 2020
APRIL 25, 2021

This was my most adventurous Senor Portrait Session I have done to date!  I travelled to Phoenix, AZ to capture this sweet girl's way overdue Senior Portraits.  She graduated Class of 2020 and like many other Seniors, didn't get the chance to take part in the many experiences Seniors have before they graduate.  I met this sweet girl and her family many years ago in Washington State (where we're from).  I have known this sweet girl since she was a toddler.  Our parents were neighbors who became close friends when I was in High School.  And the rest is pretty much history!  When I learned Alexis didn't get her Senior Pictures done and her family wished I could come visit and do them, I was like YES!!!!!  1000% YES!  "I will do that!"   We picked a good weekend, I booked my reservations and to Arizona I went!  I had the best time there. It's so beautiful!  I'll share my trip in another blog post!  But for now, here's some of my absolute favorites from Alexis' Session!

 

 

 



I had the best time with this sweet lady!  I also had an amazing time in Phoenix!  Thank you for having me, Alexis!

Best Wishes,
               Jennifer

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JUAN + MILY | ELOPED https://jennifertru.com/blog/2021/1/juan-mily-eloped JUAN & MILY  |  ELOPED IN WARRENSBURG, MO

JANUARY 22, 2021


On a cold Winter day in Warrensburg, these two eloped and it was amazing!  I have known the groom, Juan since I moved here in 2018.  I was beyond thrilled when he asked me to be a part of his special day!  He's so kind and has such a fun loving personality.  And his BEAUTIFUL Bride, Mily is just as sweet and fun!  They have been friends for many years and it makes my heart so happy they're together now!  I loved photographing these two!  You can see how these two just light up each other's world!  Even though it was 31 degrees out, these two rocked their Wedding Portraits!






Congratulations Juan & Mily!


Best Wishes,

                 Jennifer

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A FAMILY SESSION IN THE PINE TREES  |  WARRENSBURG, MO

JANUARY 9, 2021

Scrolling along in Instagram, I got a DM from this sweet Mama wanting portraits done!  I was beyond thrilled to photograph this sweet family!  In Winter, there's not a lot of backdrop options, unless you like pine trees!  Well, I LOVE PINE TREES!  Pine trees make a very beautiful backdrop.  This adorable family drove all the way from Olathe for their Session!   29 degrees out and this family rocked it!  

I loved meeting and photographing them!  It was cold, but so worth it!

Best Wishes,
                       Jennifer

 

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HAROLD & ANDREA  | CELEBRATING MARRIAGE IN WARRENSBURG, MO

DECEMBER 20, 2020

You may already recognize this sweet duo from some of my previous blogs.  They have been repeat clients and dear friends of mine since I first met them in 2019.  A Senior Session, a Family Session, a Cap & Gown Session, a Wedding and now just these two.  I adore these two and their sweet family so much.   They're so kind, caring and selfless.  This session was about them as a couple!  Little did I know, they were actually about to celebrate their anniversary.  Since they were moving at the end of the month, we met up as soon as we could for their portraits.  It was a cold 31 degrees out and the evening sunset was gorgeous.  It gave us a beautiful golden light behind them.  We chatting about their favorite things to do as a couple, their favorite foods, movies, tv shows and more.  Lots of laughter and smiles.

I loved working with these two and their sweet family this last year.  I've had the best time, every time!
I'm sad to see them leave, but I'm also excited for them and their next chapter.  I can't wait to see where life continues to take them.

Best Wishes,
                          Jennifer

 

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A FATHER & SON SESSION IN THE PARK  |  WARRENSBURG, MO

DECEMBER 5, 2020

“There is no love on earth greater than that of a father for his son.”

- Unknown


Yesterday's Session was absolutely perfect for these two!  I have known these two since we moved here in 2018.  Both so full of life & love.  Seeing these two together always melts my heart.  We went to a local park here in Warrensburg.  The weather was a cool 51 degrees and sunny.  No worries, we took small breaks in between to warm up and play games to keep warm.

The bond between these two is so special. Lots of smiles, laughter & love.


We all had so much fun running around and playing in the leaves!  I had the best time photographing these two!
Thank you, gentlemen for having me!

Best Wishes, 
                            Jennifer

 

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VS Family https://jennifertru.com/blog/2020/11/vs-family A FAMILY SESSION IN WARRENSBURG, MO

NOVEMBER 28, 2020


This sweet mama messaged me via Instagram and asked if I could get her and sweet little family in before she heads off to serve our country in January.  Of course I obliged! I first met this sweet lady in 2018 when I first moved here to Missouri.  A kind and beautiful soul she is!  Her little boy is just as sweet as her too!  Joining her sweet little man was her very sweet significant other!  The 3 of them together were magical!  It was a cool 50 degrees and sunny!  Not too cold, but just perfect for some portraits!  We met up in a little field here in Warrensburg, one that had both pine tress and a little bit of Autumn left.  It made for a perfect session!  I may or may not have spent a little extra time capturing the sweet couple.  Couples are, indeed, my favorite! ;)























Loved getting to know these 3!  Thank you for having me capture these memories for you!

Best Wishes, 
          Jennifer

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WHY I DON'T OFFER MINI SESSIONS
 

As a photographer I get a lot of inquires asking me what my rates are for quick mini 30 minute sessions.  And I get it. Lot’s of photographers do them.  They’re super popular, especially around the holidays.  However, as my business has grown, I’ve focused on digging deep and understanding my “why” behind what I do and why I do it. It led me to personally make the decision to not offer mini sessions, and whether you’re a potential client reading this or a fellow photographer thinking, “UM… why not?”   I wanted to shed some light on the reasoning behind that decision.





There’s two main reasons I’m not fond of mini sessions and don’t offer them to my clients.  The first reason is that I don’t believe they send the message that I value my time or value my client's time.  Time is very valuable.  I know my sessions are valuable.  From the very first inquiry I respond to, I'm invested!  I am invested in telling every single unique story that my clients bring to me.  I strive to make each session a high-end, memorable, and unique experience.  I know the importance of what I am able to offer each family, senior or couple that chooses me document this season in their lives, and I don’t want that to ever change.
  I started realizing a lot of inquires I got were wanting the full experience of my sessions but with a cheaper price tag, so they would inquire with phrases like, “How much do you charge for a quick little 20 or 30 minute session?”  I finally realized my work IS unique, special, and worthy of the full investment because I’m able to give so much attention into each and every client who comes my way.  To me, mini sessions don’t offer that same valuable experience so I decided to not offer them.  I decided I’d rather have clients that are all in or not at all.




The second reason I don’t do mini sessions is because of how I specifically handle every aspect of my client's experience.  Connection is super important to me.  I fully believe in order to get those raw, vulnerable, candid, beautiful portraits, I have to know more about the clients that I’m shooting.  Therefore, I need to spend more than just 15-20 minutes on their portrait session.  I love not having to rush through a quick session.   I love spending time with my clients!  I love taking time to talk, laugh and get to know them.   The more comfortable my clients are with me, the better their portraits!  Bonus: I'm no longer just the hired professional, but a dear friend who just happens to capture beautiful moments for them to cherish forever.  Therefore, the work I produce during a mini session, to me, isn’t worthy of what I know I’m capable of.





Whether this opens your eyes as a potential client on why I don’t offer mini sessions, or as a photographer gaining new insight into why I do what I do, I hope you learned something from this post!  This is purely my explanation of a personal business decision, and in no way a condemnation on you if you offer mini sessions or love them!  Photographers do them for all different reasons, and I totally respect that!  If you love them, rock on.  If you don’t, I can relate.  The amazing thing about entrepreneurship is that everybody is different and everyone does things in different ways.  And I think that’s incredible!

So tell me, what are YOUR thoughts on mini sessions?  Do you like them?  Do you not?  I’d love to hear your guys’ thoughts in the comments below!


 

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A FAMILY SESSION IN THE PARK  |  WARRENSBURG, MO

OCTOBER 25, 2020




I first met this sweet Mama when I moved here in 2018.  She's one of the first ladies I met and I'm so happy to have met her!  She's kind with a very big heart!  Her baby girl and sweet fella are just as sweet and kind!  It was a perfect Autumn day!  It was cloudy, which I love because I think it is the best weather for portraits!  We met up at Grover Park and had the best time!  Of course, I spend a little extra time on her and her sweet fellas portraits as well!  Couples are my fave!











Loved getting to spend time photographing this sweet family!  Can't thank them enough for having me!

Best Wishes,
            Jennifer

 

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A FAMILY SESSION IN THE FIELD  |  WARRENSBURG, MO

AUGUST 8, 2020


 

I got a phone call back in December from the sweetest gentleman inquiring about gifting a session to his daughter's family.  Due to weather & then Covid19, we waited until warmer weather for their session.  And Saturday was definitely not in short supply of the heat.  It was 84 degrees, but it felt much warmer thanks to the humidity.  This sweet family and their Papa braved the warm, humid weather for me capture some portraits for them.  It could not have gone more perfect!

 


Of course, I always ask to get Mom & Dad together for some pictures too!  I had the best time with this sweet family!

Best Wishes,
         Jennifer

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MATT & KASIE  |  WEDDING IN KANSAS CITY, MO

AUGUST 1, 2020


 
It was a warm summer day for a beautiful Alexander Majors Barn Wedding.  The first Saturday in August and also my first Wedding in Kansas City.
It still seems like I just did Matt & Kasie's engagement session.  These two looked absolutely amazing!  Their day was incredibly beautiful and so them!  One of my favorite things about my job is getting to know those closest to them and more about how these two came to be.  Their family & friends were a delight to be around!  At the end of the toasts,  I felt like I knew even more about them.  I learned Kasie loves Disney & Matt loves bacon.  They're breakfast buffet was very unique, personal and perfect for them!  I also learned they love watching Disney films together and referencing their favorite shows.  Their friends & family had such beautiful and heartfelt things to say about these two!  Lots of laughter and love!  
I loved spending the day getting to know them and their families!

 


Congratulations Matt & Kasie!  Thank you so much for having me!

Best Wishes,
         Jennifer

 

 

VENUE: ALEXANDER MAJORS BARN & HOUSE

DRESS & BRIDESMAID DRESSES: JJ'S HOUSE

GROOM & GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: TIP TOP TUX

CATERING: HY VEE

MAKE UP: HENNA PERAL MAKEUP

HAIR: HAIR BY AMANDEEP / THE GYPSY PARLOR / KC BOMBSHELL BEAUTY CREW

SET UP/CLEAN UP & DJ SERVICES:  PARTY UP AND DOWN KC

 

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A FAMILY SESSION AT THE LAKE  |  LONGVIEW, WA
July 11, 2020

I have known this sweet couple since I did their Wedding in 2016.  Being from Washington State, I like to visit when I can.  I posted that I would be in the area and these sweet people couldn't wait to book me!  I hadn't seen them since their wedding, so this was my first time meeting their kiddos!  What really blew me away was learning I was still the only photographer they've ever worked with.  Wait, what?!  My heart filled with love & joy.  I'm beyond grateful for this sweet family for their continued love & support over the years.  With my hotel in Portland, OR and them living near Seaside, OR, we decided Lake Sacajawea in Longview, WA was great place to capture their family portraits!   The day could not have been more perfect.  It was overcast & cloudy.  There was a light breeze to keep us cool.   They all did amazing for their session and I loved every minute with them!

 

 


It was so great to catch up with these two and meet their adorable little kiddos!  My heart is so full!



 

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MATT & KASIE  |  ENGAGEMENT AT THE HISTORIC LONGVIEW MANSION
JUNE 6, 2020
 

 

This session was my first meeting with Matt & Kasie and I love them already!  Living the in the Kansas City area, Matt & Kasie were really hoping for the plaza area in downtown KC for their session.  But, in this time of uncertainty (pandemic, protests, etc.), it just wasn't an option.  For those who may not know the area, the plaza in downtown Kansas City is a gorgeous area with a park, fountains and beautiful architecture.  Since we couldn't go there, I looked for the next best thing.  Part of my business is doing what I can to get my couples every thing they hope for and more.  I found this sweet place in Lee's Summit, the Historic Longview Mansion!   After seeing all the beautiful pictures of the venue, I had to suggest it to them!  Once I got their approval, I booked us a timeslot there for their session!   It was such a great choice!  It was a humid 86 degrees out, but it was amazing in every way!  These two were so silly & fun!  I loved getting to know them and seeing their love & personalities shine in their photos! 


 


 

 

I had the best time getting to know these two!  Their wedding is fast approaching and I can not wait to be a part of it!
 

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JORDAN & DAWN | WEDDING  IN WARRENSBURG, MO

JUNE 20, 2020



It had been 3 years since I last photographed a Wedding and this wedding was the perfect one to get me back to it!  I first met Dawn & her family while I was photographing her little brother's Senior Portraits and their Family Portraits last Fall.  All smiles and so kind!  We all instantly clicked!  So when I was asked to photograph Dawn's wedding, I was over the moon excited!  The weather called for thunderstorms and rain, but thankfully that didn't happen.  We were all beyond grateful the weather stayed calm and only did a light drizzle here and there!  We still, of course, had that Midwest Summer heat!  But that did not stop me from capturing their amazing day!  It was perfect in every way!



From the early morning to the very end, I enjoyed spending their day with them!  Congratulations Jordan & Dawn!

Best Wishes,  Jennifer






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Jason & Lakida | Engaged https://jennifertru.com/blog/2020/6/jason-lakida-engaged JASON & LAKIDA | ENGAGED

MARCH 1, 2020

Here it is!  The post I knew would be hard to wrap my mind around.  My cousin, Jason (who I used to babysit when he was a baby), is ENGAGED!  How is this possible?  Where on earth has the time gone?!  I've watched him grow from a spunky little monkey to an incredible gentlemen.  His future Mrs. is an amazing lady!  I love how they light up each other's worlds! 


These two had a private ceremony on our grandparents' lawn on August 15, 2020.  Of course, I flew over for it!  Wouldn't have missed it!  It was beautiful.


Congratulations Jason & Lakida!


Best Wishes,
                 Jennifer

 

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JOE'S SENIOR PORTRAITS  |  WARRENSBURG, MO  |  CLASS OF 2020

Joe is my first Senior in Missouri, since moving here!  We had such a fun session!  We started his session at the local track so we could capture his sporty side, but not before capturing some casual shots in the grassy area next to it.  Afterwards, we headed downtown for some formal suit shots and some urban/casual shots.  Lots of smiles & laughter from this sweet Senior.  Little did we know, his Senior Year was about to get cut short due to a global pandemic (COVID-19).  Definitely a strange time to be a Senior.  So, we met up again the Spring again to capture his Cap & Gown portraits. 
 




My heart hurts for all the Seniors missing out on their Senior memories (Prom, Graduation, Spring Sports, etc.).  I wish the best and hope their future is bright!  I know they will accomplish great things!

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LUKE & JUBILEE  |  ROMANTICS AT THE LAKE  | LONGVIEW, WA
MARCH 1, 2020



A cold day at a lake in Longview, WA didn't stop these romantics from having their dreamy session with yours truly.  It was Winter temperatures and an even colder breeze.  We found two different flowery trees that had just bloomed.  The rest of the greenery was bare.  One wouldn't think this lake would have been ideal for portraits this time of year.  But when I saw the one pinkish-purple tree in bloom, I saw great potential!  These two braved the cold with me to dance and just have fun!  This was quite possibly the best session I've had to date.  These two were a dream! 
Their love for one another is so beautiful to see!  I felt like I was in La La Land watching these two!  Just incredible!  I loved every moment of this session.  

 

 





Goodness, these two!  *Swoon*

Email jennifer@jennifertru.com today to book your session!

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A FAMILY SESSION AT THE PARK  |  WARRENSBURG, MO
November 23, 2019

 

 
I met the mom of this sweet family when I did her son's Senior Portraits just two weeks before.  She is the most kindest lady I've met since moving here to Missouri.  I love how big her heart is and how amazing the whole family is.  It was a cold Autumn evening.  All the leaves had already fallen and it was just days before Thanksgiving.  Everyone braved the cold temps with me and did amazing!




I loved working with this sweet family and getting to know them!  I'm so blessed to have met them! ❤️

XOXO,
        Jennifer

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A FAMILY SESSION AT CAVE HOLLOW  |  WARRENSBURG, MO
November 2, 2019

 

I first met this sweet Mom when I was doing my very first "First Friday Art Walk" in downtown Warrensburg.  She saw my portrait work and asked if I did Families.  Of course I said "yes!".   A couple of weeks later, we came here to Cave Hollow to do her Family Portraits!  The air was crisp & cool and the leaves were in the middle of falling.  This family did so amazing!  Their little guy did awesome and their dog was so adorable!


I'm beginning to love Fall Portraits here in the Burg!  The colors are so beautiful!  Loved spending every minute photographing this sweet family.

 

XOXO,
          Jennifer

 

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COLLEGE FRIENDS  |  WARRENSBURG, MO
July 13, 2019

 

I met Miss Samantha (the lady in the middle) while getting coffee at a local coffee shop here in Warrensburg.  She was one of the baristas there.  She has one of those contagious smiles and easy to talk to vibes that is just so welcoming! We became acquainted during my first year here. Of course, it's mainly because I was always getting coffee and she was always working.  One day, I was like "want to get in front of my camera?" and of course she said "yes!".   I told her to bring a couple of her favorite peeps and we'll spend the evening hanging out.  And that's exactly what we did!  She invited a couple of her college friends and we hit the town!  It was a very humid eighty something degree evening.   But these ladies all did amazing and we had the best time!  
 


These ladies were so much fun!  If you're in college and having the time of your life with your friends, I highly recommend having it documented!  You won't regret it!


XOXO,
        Jennifer

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Jennifer Tru: 20 Questions Edition https://jennifertru.com/blog/2019/4/jennifer-tru-20-questions-edition 20 Questions About JENNIFER
SOme fun little facts about the girl behind the business

It's important to my business that we know each other.  IT will help us so much to be
comfortable with one another.  It makes taking your portraits so smooth and easy going. 
with that said, here are 20 random questions & answers about me!

 

 

1. If you could live in any period of time, what would it be?

the 50's all the way!  THe skirts. the bebops & doo-wops.  The cars!
i love everything about that era!

 


2. wHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE cHRISTMAS mOVIE?

I really have two must watch movies every year.  "A Smokey Mountain Christmas" and "PRANCER!"
they are a must watch for me every Christmas!

 

 

3. wHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE sPORST TEAM AND HOW FAR WILL YOU GO TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT?

I'll be honest, I don't really follow sports.  But the KC ROyals & Cheifs are my new favorites
since I live in Missouri now.

 

 

4. WHAT MISTAKES HAVE YOU MADE THAT HAVE TAUGHT YOU A LESSON?

to be honest, there's far too many to list.  Ther are just so many mistakes and i've leared from each and 
every one of them.

 

 

5. WHAT'S YOUR DREAM OCCUPATION IF YOU WEREN'T ALREADY DOING THE ONE YOU LOVE?

X-ray tech!  I went to school for medical assisting and fell in love with x-ray.  Which makes perfect
Sense because I love taking pictures!

 

 

6. WHAT ACCOMPLISHMENT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?

hands down, owning my own business.

 

 

7. WHAT'S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE?

medical dramas!  the resident. 911.  the good doctor.  house used to be my absolute favorite.

 

 

8. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE BOOK?

there's just so many!  anything relatable, really.  recently, "girl, stop apologizing" by Rachel hollis.

 

 

9. WHAT radio station is always playing in your car?

98.9  Kansas City's The Rock!  I love their 80s weekends!

 

 

10. WHAT WILL YOU NEVER GIVE UP ON?

my marriage for sure! Marriage is not something you enter into lightly.  it's a rough, but worth
it journey.  We've already been down some rough roads.  we've both lost our parents & oTHEr loved ones.  we've lost friends. we have special needs children. we also care for our special needs brother.  there is not a challenge in this world we can't face, as long as we do it together.  we always have and we always will.

 

 

11. WHAT DO YOU DO TO LOVE YOURSELF?

This is a challenge for almost everyone, I'm sure.  I'm working on this, myself.  I'm eating better.  I try to be as active as possible.  listening to music calms me.  Reading books relaxes me.  I've been trying to find ways to incorporate these things into my day.

 

 

12. HAVE YOU EVER HAD A NICKNAME?  WHAT WAS IT?

I'm sure I've had several throughout my life.  I do know in grammar school, it was LJ.  there were 3 Jennifers
and since I was the smallest, teachers called me "Little jen" or "LJ" for short.  Jen is now my most common.

 

 

13. iF YOU COULD HAVE ONE SUPERPOWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

freezing time.  there is just something about that ability that makes anything possible!
which is perfect since taking pictures is a way of freezing time, when you think about it.

 

 

14. SHARE SOMETHING funny or endearing ABOUT YOUR PET.

awe, our sweet girl, daisy.  I'm not even sure where to begin with her.  she is 10 years old, soon to be 11. She is part daschund and part chiwawa.  and you can definitely see the chiwawa in her face and her energy!  I don't know where her energy comes from being the old girl she is.  we're JUST so happy we get to share her life with her.

 

15. wHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE HOBBY?

diy home projects!  no joke!  I love landscaping and renovating!

 

 

16. WHAT'S YOUR TOP 10 FAVORITE MOVIES?

this is a tough one!  There is just so many good ones out there!
this question really should be "who are your favorite actors?" because I love so many movies with certain actors/actresses in them.  To do my best in narrowing them down, i'll just list the ones i watch on repeat:
1. the big wedding
2. Because i said so
3. the 5th element
4. guess who
5. sweet home alabama
6. Easy A
7. miss congenialtiy
8. antman & the wasp (pretty much anything marvel lately).
9. this means war
10. the family stone

Oh and that thing you do!  Love tom hanks movies too!  Anything John hughes as well! see, i could keep going with the this list.  10 is not enough!  There's just so many!

 

 

17. what's your favorite season?

You would think Fall!  I do love fall.  everything about it is just amazing. the pumpkins, the colors, the food!  But really, my absolute favorite is winter.  Especially snowy ones!  There's just something about the beautiful blanket the snow makes over everything.  Roaring fireplaces, cozy blankets with a good book and snowy playdays!  How could you not love winter?!  I don't even mind the ice.

 

 

18. what IS THE ONE THING YOU CANNOT START YOUR DAY WITHOUT?

This is kind of a given with most every one, but coffee!  without it, my day just feels off.

 

 

 

19.  SHARE SOMETHING PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU.

I used to love anything in the automotive world!  I used to love going to supercross events, car shows
and car cruises!  I still love seeing old/vintage cars!

 

 

20.  WHAT  MAKES YOU LAUGH THE MOST?

my husband! he doesn't think he's funny.  But he just makes these little comments and i'm rolling.  one of my most favorite things about him is his humor.

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Best Time of Day for Wedding Portraits https://jennifertru.com/blog/2019/1/wedding-portraits Best Time of the Day for your Wedding Portraits
January 15, 2019


The absolute best time of the day for your Formal Portraits is before your ceremony.  Now hear me out for a sec.  I know many couples are preferring not to see each other before the ceremony as it breaks the usual tradition.  But trust me on this,  it's more than ok to break this tradition and I'll tell you why!  Two words: FIRST LOOK.  Yes! It's a new age. So it's no longer considered bad luck to see each other before the big moment.  What's more is there are some pretty big advantages to a First Look.   Not only are the Bride, Groom, Bridal Party & Family in top form, the Bride & Bridesmaids hair and make up are FRESH!   And the Groom & Groomsmen are still ok with being in their tuxes.  Many like to button down and take their jackets off for the reception.  Plus, you two will get to see each other's reactions up close & personal!  It's a moment you'll want captured for sure!




Look at that sweet smile!  That is the Groom's first reaction to seeing his Bride.  And yes, there were watery eyes too.  I like to give my clients a few moments of quiet time together before we move on to Portraits.   This way, they can gather their thoughts and spend a little time together, alone, before the big event. 

These private moments are often the most special for couples.  You are able to say a prayer together, exchange meaningful gifts, relax and think about the moments to come.  This quiet time also serves as a break to calm your nerves.  It also creates a smooth, steady flow through the day's events.

 

No worries though, there will still be reactions when you two see each other again walking down the isle.   See below.

Your reactions are still beautiful and memorable the second time around! 
Another major bonus to getting your formals out of the way, early in the day; it frees up the rest of your time to spend with your guests!
I, highly, recommend your portraits being before your ceremony!  It truly is the BEST TIME to do them!
It's your day!   ENJOY all of it without stress & worry!  Congrats to all the newly engaged couples this year!  Your Weddings will be amazing!

 

 

XOXO,
      Jennifer


Interested in booking your special day with Jennifer Tru Photography, click WEDDINGS under INVESTMENT to get started!

 

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Sample Wedding Day Timeline

January 14, 2019

 

Having a timeline can truly make or break your Wedding Photography.  This sample timeline is based off an 8 hour Wedding day.  Since 90% of my couples do a First Look, this sample timeline also includes that.  Remember that this is just a SAMPLE and that all Weddings are different.  Your timeline may differ due to travel times and unique situations.

 

This Sample Timeline is included in our Wedding Guide given to all couples when they book with Jennifer Tru Photography.  Also includes helpful Bridal Beauty Tips and so much more!
Interested in booking your special day?  Click Contact today to get started!
Happy Planning!

XOXO,
              Jennifer

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MATERNITY AT CAVE HOLLOW  |  WARRENSBURG, MO
November 3, 2018

I met up with this sweet Mama for coffee a couple of weeks before her session.  She was the first person I had met since moving here to Warrensburg.  So you can bet I was super excited when she said she wanted to book me for her maternity session!  Neither of us were from here so we made our coffee meeting an adventure and went to find a location worthy of such beauty.  We made our way to Cave Hollow Park in Warrensburg and went for a stroll down one of their trails.  While walking through the trail, we stumbled upon this beautiful spot!   I met the rest of her sweet family the day of their session.  The weather was cool and cloudy with just a little bit of overcast.  The leaves had already already fallen and some trees were bare, but we were still able to get some gorgeous portraits! 



   For being the first client & session since moving to Missouri, it was amazing!  It could not have been more perfect!
Congratulations!

XOXO,
                          Jennifer

 

 

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Our Heartbreaking Journey https://jennifertru.com/blog/2018/9/our-heartbreaking-journey  September 10, 2018

❤️ Our Heartbreaking Journey ❤️


My heart is breaking for my sweet little man. Wednesday, August 29, 2018, my Husband & I learned that our son's heart is failing him.   The doctors are still trying to figure out how & why.  As I sit here in  the Intensive Care Unit, my heart continues to break for my son.  We've been here since August 29, 2018 and will continue to be here until his heart can function enough to go home.  As of today, we have no idea when that will be.

How we got here:  Early July 2018, my son became sick (or so we thought) with cold symptoms.  Runny nose, sore throat, a cough and stomach pains.   We had just moved to Missouri in May.  It is said that a cold can last 2-4 weeks.  He refused any and all cold medicines.  Tylenol was all he would take.  I was able to sneak some Mucinex in his Tylenol, which helped relieve some of the cough, but not all.  5 weeks in, he was still having symptoms and they weren't letting up.  It seemed odd that there was no fever what so ever.  Not having a primary care provider just yet, I was able to get him into Urgent Care to take a look at his symptoms.  Sadly, the urgent care provider didn't run any tests.  No X-Ray. No Strep test.  Nothing.  The urgent care provider just took his vitals and assumed allergies.  We did just move here, so I can see why it was assumed allergies.  My son was prescribed Zyrtec and off we went.  A few days into taking Zyrtec, he had no relief. My thoughts as a mom were "maybe Zyrtec isn't the right medication for him".  I ran to the nearest pharmacy and got him some Benadryl.  A few days later, still no relief.  Poor guy was miserable.  He would rarely leave his bed.  I was able to get him into a more well-known doctor that many families favored in our area.  The days leading up to his appointment had me worried even more.  His skin became pale and he was becoming weaker by the day.  After every coughing fit, his lips would turn blue.   What was happening to my little boy?  The night before his appointment, I cried for hours.  I was worried his so called "allergies" were actually something far worse.  It was just this horrible gut feeling in me that kept telling me something was really wrong.  On August 29, 2018, we went in for his appointment.  By the time we had checked in, his skin was even more pale than before and his lips were blue.  He could hardly walk without stumbling.  Thankfully, this doctor didn't hesitate to pull out all the stops and run every test possible.  Strep & Pneumonia came back negative.  But his X-Ray did show his heart was enlarged.  Since most children don't hold perfectly still (or know how to hold their breath well) for X-Rays, the doctor wanted to make sure her concerns were valid.  She sought a second opinion from a fellow colleague at one of the major hospitals in the area.   Within minutes, her concerns were confirmed.  We were immediately transported by ambulance to the Emergency Department.  It was there, I learned that my sweet little boy was in heart failure and we were, immediately, transferred to the main hospital and admitted to their Intensive Care Unit.  I was immediately overcome with a ton of emotions and questions.  How could this happen?   He's just a little boy.  He's only 8 years old.  How does he have heart failure at such a young age?  His heart rate was incredibly high and his other numbers were just all over the place.   His heart is swollen and the walls of it are thinned.  He had some small pieces of his heart that were damaged and causing his heart to race 24/7.  He's had two procedures so far.  Each procedure was to examine and clear the tissues causing his high heart rate.  The surgeons were able to rid the pieces of his heart that were causing the high heart rate (Cardiac Ablation), but his heart is still too weak to function on its own because of the swelling and the thinned walls.  They were able to slow his heart failure down, but not eliminate it.  Saturday, September 8, 2018, his heart went into cardiac arrest.  
It was the scariest 5 minutes of my life.  Thankfully, they were able to save him.  So here we sit, in Intensive Care, patiently waiting for his heart to heal well enough to manage with medications.


On August 29, 2018, I became a "Heart Mom" and our journey is just beginning. 


{Our sweet little man.  We love you, Riley.}

 

❤️ Will post updates to this blog as we receive them.  Thoughts, well wishes and prayers are gratefully welcomed. ❤️

XOXO,
                    Jennifer Tru



During this trying time, Jennifer Tru Photography will not be accepting Sessions or Weddings until further notice.  Thank you for your understanding.



 

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September 20, 2018


❤️ Our Heartbreaking Journey Continues ❤️

 

First off, hello.  Thank you all so much for thoughts, prayers and kind comments.  The amount of gratitude I have for you all is immeasurable.
This has definitely been a very trying journey and we're still in the beginning.  Before I share this update, I'll share more on his condition with you.  He was diagnosed with two heart conditions.  Dilated Cardiomyopathy (swollen/enlarged heart with thinned walls-heart muscles become too weak to pump blood as well as it should)  and Ectopic Atrial Tachycardia (a rare arrhythmia that impulses a constant high heart rate).  His heart was constantly racing at 200 bpm for who knows how long.  Doctors said he's had it for a very long time.  Imagine, if you will, you're running on a treadmill and your heart rate gets up to a good 144-160 (normal exercise rate in healthy people-some people can get higher depending on their age).  Your heart is racing, you're thirsty and your body begins to get tired and you stop.  Your heart rate begins to go back to normal (60-100 bpm, sometimes 40 bpm).  His heart was constant running at 200 bpm and wasn't stopping.  It could never return to normal on its own.  The two procedures (Cardiac Ablation) he had were able to fix this.  Though his EAT (Ectopic Atrial Tachycardia) is better, his heart is still in failure and has a very long road to recovery.
Which brings us to the update.  Sadly, this update comes with both good news and bad news.  Good News:  We have finally moved out of ICU and into a regular room here at the hospital.  He is taking the oral meds very well and they're hoping to send him home within the next week or so.  On to the bad news:  Sadly, these are lifelong conditions for him that can come back again and again throughout his life.   Although his heart is on the road to recovery, it may take months to years for his heart to regain it's full function; and his ectopic atrial tachycardia (E.A.T.) can return at any point.  In order to be discharged from Hospital care, he will have to wear a Life Vest.  It's pretty much a heart monitor (much like a Holter Monitor) with a built in AED (a devices that checks the heart's rhythm and delivers a shock if needed) if his heart should stop.  There's no telling how long he will have to wear it.  It will depend on how long it will take for his heart to strengthen and regain it's function again.  It could be months, even years if needed.  Sadly, his condition will prevent him from doing certain things life.  He won't be able to participate in sports or do any strenuous exercises.  Light exercising (like walking) will be ok, but he can't overexert himself what so ever.   There other things in life he may never be able to do, but I'm holding on to hope that his heart will recover well and return to normal.  Your continued thoughts, good vibes, prayers would be greatly appreciated.  This new journey has been a crazy rollercoaster of emotions and we're hoping he gets better.


❤️ Will post more updates to this blog as we receive them.  Thoughts, well wishes and prayers are gratefully welcomed. ❤️

XOXO,
                    Jennifer Tru

 



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September 26, 2018
 


❤️ Our Heartbreaking Journey Continues ❤️

 

Hello again.  Thank you all, again, for your continued thoughts, prayers and kind comments.  They mean so much to us.  We're hoping that things can only go up from here.  This up date comes with some good news.  We were, finally, discharged from the hospital and our son is home.  He is managing his medications perfectly!  It's a little scary knowing he still needs a Life Vest, because of the increased risk of another cardia arrest; but we're relieved that his heart is protected better with it on.  Our son will continue to see a cardiologist every week for as long as needed.  He has an incredibly long list of medications he has to take twice a day (morning & night).


{What it takes to keep his heart going, every day. Taken twice a day.}


So far, he is settling in nicely and is happy to be home.  We are so blessed and happy to have him home.  Our family feels complete again.  Sadly, there's still a long road ahead.  We're hoping it can only get better.  Thank you again for your continued thoughts, good vibes, prayers, and kind comments.  A huge Thank You to the Doctors & Nurses for being amazing and saving our son's life!  Our son is in very good hands.  We even did some research and discovered that he was staying in one of the best ranked hospitals in the US.  The entire hospital staff is amazing!  So kind, caring and accommodating in every way.  We're beyond blessed that our son has the best care possible.
 

❤️ Will post more updates to this blog as we receive them.  Thoughts, well wishes and prayers are gratefully welcomed. ❤️

XOXO,
                    Jennifer Tru

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October 15, 2018
 


❤️ Our Heartbreaking Journey Still Continues ❤️

 

Hello everyone.  Thank you all, again, for your continued thoughts, prayers and kind comments.  They mean so much to us.  Sadly, this update comes with no news.  But no news doesn't mean it's bad news.  He went for a check up to see how his heart is healing.  Sadly, no improvements yet.  But they said it will take time and it may take a long time.  He is still wearing a Life Vest (Monitor with AED) and will continue to do so until his heart heals.   Thankfully, he is managing all of this very well.  The beginning was scary, as all beginnings are, but he is in a much better place than where he started.  I'm so beyond thankful for the hospital staff for continuing to be amazing at what they do.  I don't know where we would be without the care they have provided for him.  We are beyond blessed he's home with us.  I wish there was more good news to share.

 

❤️ Will post more updates to this blog as we receive them.  Thoughts, well wishes and prayers are gratefully welcomed. ❤️

XOXO,
                    Jennifer Tru

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November 21, 2018


❤️ Our Heartbreaking Journey Still Continues ❤️

Hello everyone.  Thank you all, again, for your continued thoughts, prayers and kind comments.  As always, they mean so much to us.  This is a tough update for me to write.  I wish I had some good news to share, but sadly, I do not.  Our sweet Riley went in for a checkup on his heart rhythm, yesterday.  His heart function has improved, but sadly his Ectopic Atrial Tachycardia has returned.   They started him on a beta blocker to see if it can control his heart rate and bring it back down.  We return on Tuesday, November 27th, to see if it is working.  If it works, it will just be adjusting the dose and it will be a short appointment.  However, if it doesn't, we will be staying the hospital again for another oblation.   Please pray that the beta blockers will work to help get his heart under control.  I know we will be. 

❤️ Will post more updates to this blog as we receive them.  Thoughts, well wishes and prayers are gratefully welcomed. ❤️

XOXO,
                    Jennifer Tru

 

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January 9, 2019


❤️ Heart Journey Still Continues ❤️


Hi Everyone!  Happy 2019!  Again, thank you all so much for your continued thoughts, prayers and kind comments.  They are truly appreciated.  Our sweet little man had his check up with the Heart Failure Team and received some good news.  His heart's function is improving!  He still needs help with the squeeze and still needs to be on meds, but there is improvement.  He is still wearing his life vest (vest with built in AED), and will continue to do so until further notice.  The beta blockers are helping with his high heart rate, but we don't know for sure how well.  That is a different appointment with the Heart Rhythm Team and we'll know more when that one comes.  

❤️ As always, will post more updates to this blog as we receive them.  Your thoughts, well wishes and prayers are gratefully welcomed and appreciated.❤️

 

XOXO,
                    Jennifer Tru

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April 2, 2019


❤️ Heart Journey Still Continues ❤️


Hi Everyone!  Happy 2019!  Again, thank you all so much for your continued thoughts, prayers and kind comments.  They are truly appreciated.  Our sweet little man had his check up with the Heart Rhythm Team and received the best news.  His heart's function is back to normal and the life vest has come off!   He's no longer in the danger zone and his heart is recovering well!  He will still have to be on meds and have to do 24 hour holter monitor tests here & there; but he's no longer wearing an AED which is such a relief.  When I asked the doctors if we're good and I have nothing to be scared of anymore, they responded with "he'll grow up to be an adult, that's pretty scary".  😂  How awesome is that?!  Granted, there's always a chance it could come back, but I'm going to hold on to the fact that he is doing well!

………..To Be Continued...….


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May 21, 2020

❤️ Heart Journey finally has a light at the end of the tunnel ❤️

Hello Everyone!  Thank you all for your continued thoughts, prayers and kind words.  They have been so helpful and have helped us keep our spirits up.  I'm happy to post that our little man has made a full recovery from heart failure.   We have been, officially, discharged from the heart failure team and his heart is strong again!  We are still in with the Heart Rhythm Team as they will continue to monitor his rate & rhythm.  We see them in June to see how they want to move forward.  But we are relieved and happy for our sweet little man to have a healhty heart again.  It was, indeed, the scariest of times for us all.  We can only hope his continues to stay strong for years to come.  Will continue to update you all on how things are going.  Thank you again for your continued support! 

...............To Be Continued..........

 

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Jennifer Tru Photography Gear List

 

One of the most common questions I get asked is what gear I use to do my photography.  To be honest, I use a lot!  My list continues to grow each year.  Below is my current gear list.  Enjoy.

 

CAMERA BAGS/CASES
Caden Canvas Shoulder Bag
Lowepro
Streamline 150
Pelican 1510 Case


 

CAMERA BODIES

Canon 5D Mark III


Canon T6i (great telephoto camera)

 

LENSES
Canon 50mm f/1.8 (aka the Nifty Fifty)
Yongnuo 35 mm f/2.0

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 (A must for Weddings)
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 Macro (Perfect for those Wedding details)

 

LIGHTING

* 3 Yongnuo YN560-III Speedlites
 * Yongnuo YN560 TX (Flash Transmitter)
* 2 White Flash Diffuse Caps for Speedlites
* 3 Interfit 10ft Light Stands
* 2 Godox 80x80cm Lighdtboxes
* 2 Neewer S-Type Flash Brackets 
* 4 Neewer Swivel Flash Brackets
* Sekonic Light Meter
* Godox AD200


 

ACCESSORIES/EXTRAS
* 3 Batteries for Canon 5d Mark III Body
* 2 Batteries for Canon T6i Body
* Lens Hoods for 50mm, 70-200mm & 105mm.
* 6 SanDisk Extreme Pro SD Memory Cards (80 MB/s or higher.  I never shoot with anything slower.)
* 32 Panasonic Eneloop AA Batteries with 3 Chargers(great charge & excellent recycle time)
* 10 Battery Storage Cases
* Lightdow 12x12in White Balance 18% Gray Card

 



 

EQUIPMENT & SOFTWARE USED FOR PROCESSING
Dell XPS15 Laptop (best by far, been using it for years!)
2 External Hard Drives (Must have backups)
Datacolor Spyder5PRO  (Monitor Calibration)
Lightroom (Software for Photo Editing - my most commonly used)
Photoshop CC (Software for Photo Editing)


 

 

 

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Justine + Carlie | Wedding https://jennifertru.com/blog/2018/1/justine-carlie-wedding  

 

JUSTINE + CARLIE  |  WEDDING IN DOWNTOWN PORTALND, OR

DECEMBER 31, 2017





Imagine sitting in your favorite local coffee shop, working on your laptop when one of the baristas approaches you and wants to hire you to photograph their Wedding..... I was so excited!  I had been going to this coffee shop every day for nearly 2 years and had became friends with many of the baristas. 

Justine & Carlie are both into reading good books and enjoying coffee.  Their wedding was so incredibly special & meaningful!  It was a hundred percent them!  We were shooting in 36 degree weather in Winter.  We made sure to take some breaks in between so they could warm up and moved as quick as we could to get out of the cold.  They had the sweetest little ceremony inside their favorite bookstore in their favorite section!

Their day was so beautiful, simple and so fun!  They wanted epic portraits and to be surrounded by those closest to them, with the exception of a few that had to work.  And that's what they got!  It was such an honor to be trusted with their day and have the privilege of capturing such special moments for them! 

Enjoy Justine & Carlie's Wedding day!  These are portraits I have never captured before and I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat!


Thank you Justine & Carlie for allowing me to be a part of your special day!  I love you both and am cheering for you & this exciting new season of your life!   Congratulations!

Best Wishes, 
            Jennifer





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Ryan & Calah | Engaged https://jennifertru.com/blog/2017/12/ryan-calah-engaged  

 

A WINTER ENGAGEMENT ON THE COLUMBIA RIVER |  LONGVIEW, WA
December 15, 2017



A crisp, cold, foggy afternoon in Winter didn't stop these two from celebrating their Engagement!  It had just rained that morning, so we were, of course, worried we would get rained on.  We were fortunate the rain stayed away so I could capture Ryan & Calah's love!  Loved watching their smiles light up each other's world!




I loved getting to these two and wish them all the happiness in the world.  Congratulations Ryan & Calah!

XOXO,
           Jennifer


 

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Garrett & Kina | Expecting https://jennifertru.com/blog/2017/12/garrett-kina-expecting Garrett & Kina | Expecting

~ A Maternity Session In The Field ~

Garrett & Kina have been one of my absolute favorite couples to work with for some time.  I first met them in mid-2016.  They are both the sweetest people I have ever met.  Kina has this infectious laugh that just makes you smile and laugh with her.  Garrett is the same way.  Seeing the way these two
light up each other's world is amazing!  It makes me so happy for them.   This was, by far, my absolute favorite session.  I loved everything about it.  The location was a great!  We chose this gorgeous field area behind a park.  The weather was perfect!  It wasn't too cold and it wasn't too warm.  The sun gave a beautiful golden glow that gave this field a gorgeous early Fall look.  It was all just amazing!   And these two were so much fun!  I had the best time with them!   You can see the emotions these two were feeling.  It was beautiful and I'm honored I was chosen to capture it.  

Can you see why I am just over-the-moon in love with this session?! It's Beautiful!



XOXO,
Jennifer

 

 

 

 

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Brandon + Jessica | Wedding https://jennifertru.com/blog/2017/9/a-wedding-on-the-river

BRANDON & JESSICA  | WEDDING
August 26, 2017

 

A Wedding on the River  |  Longview, WA

Brandon & Jessica's wedding photography experience was very important to them.  So you know what that means.... It means I knew, going into this wedding, that pictures were a very HIGH priority.  And I didn't take that responsibility lightly! We got some incredible portraits that are going to be saved in my favorites folder for sure!  I love ending a Wedding day knowing that I have hundreds upon hundreds of pictures I'm going to be very proud of.  I'm still on cloud nine from this Wedding! 

This day was absolutely perfect! There wasn't any wind, which is very surprising for being on the Columbia River!  It's normally really windy on a daily basis.  Brandon & Jessica saved their portrait session for sunset which made it all the more perfect, because sunset portraits are the best!  I'm over the moon excited about these pictures.  The colors in the sky and the way the sun hits the water makes Brandon & Jessica look like they're in a painting. 

Brandon & Jessica have such a sweet and enduring love for one another as well as their loved ones.  It was so easy to love them!  I'm so thankful for the time we had with them and the privilege of capturing their gorgeous wedding!









Thank you again for allowing me to be a part of your special day.  You two are truly something special and I'm so excited for you as you embark on this new journey! 


Congratulations & Best Wishes!
Jennifer

 

 

 

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Flowers | Floral Effects
Catering | Bear Country Catering
Rentals | Specialty Rents & Events

 

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Evan + Amie | Wedding https://jennifertru.com/blog/2017/9/a-hand-made-wedding

EVAN & AMIE  |  WEDDING  |  KELSO, WA
AUGUST 12, 2017


~ A Hand Made Love Story ~

 

I was so honored when Amie asked me to photograph her Wedding.  I have known Amie over half my life.  We met the Summer or two before my Senior year of High School (circa 1997/98) and have been friends ever since.  Amie has this infectious laugh and bubbly personality, you just can't help but smile when you're near her.  She is just amazing and has a heart of gold.  And the most amazing part of it all, Evan is the exact same way!  Seeing them interact with each other just melts my heart.  You can see the love they have for one another and it's beautiful.  I'm so happy for them.  

  Here is some of my favorite images from their day.

 








 

Thank you, Evan & Amie, for sharing your special day with me!

Best Wishes,
Jennifer


 

 



Catering, tables & chairs: As You Wish NW Weddings & Events
Day of Coordinator/Decorator: Amas Veritas Events

 

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Paul + Krystall | Wedding https://jennifertru.com/blog/2017/6/a-country-homestead-wedding  

 

PAUL & KRYSTALL  |  WEDDING  |  KELSO, WA
JUNE 17, 2017

A Country Homestead Wedding in Kelso, WA

From the moment I first met Paul & Krystall, I could see the love they had for each other.  Their love for one another is so evident for others to see, it's beautiful!   You can see the way they light each other up with their smiles.

Paul & Krystall's day could not have been more perfect!  The weather was a perfect 73 degrees, partly overcast and clouds.  We had a few, quick, lite rain showers.  Yes, rain on your wedding day is considered good luck!  We also had moments when butterflies would come visit us during our portrait time.  I wished one would have stayed long enough for a portrait.  It's said that releasing butterflies on your wedding day is a symbol of staring a new beginning.  They had planned on releasing some, but they weren't ready in time.  So seeing a couple of butterflies roaming around was perfect!  There were also small, but very special details that made their wedding even more beautiful.  A penny in the bottom of the Krystall's boot for good luck!  The same penny in her mother's and grandmother's shoes on each of their wedding day.  A family Bible was also another special item!  Krystal carried this beautiful, white lace covered Bible down the isle.  The same Bible her mother and grandmother carried at their weddings.  Their wedding day was so beautiful, I had a hard time not crying during it.  I had already shed a few happy tears seeing Paul's happy tears as Krystall was walking down the isle.  I'm so honored they chose to share their day and most special traditions with me.

Paul & Krystall's Wedding was at their beautiful homestead in front of their gorgeous barn.  I loved this location so much.  Not only because the beautiful light that surrounds their property, but also because they have horses!  We weren't able to get any portraits of their horses that day; we did get some memorable portraits of Paul & Krystall with them during their Engagement Session.  Enjoy some of my favorites from their beautiful day.  Congratulations Paul & Krystall!  I'm so very happy for you two!

 




 











Best Wishes,
Jennifer

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Paul & Krystall: Engaged https://jennifertru.com/blog/2017/5/paul-krystall-engaged PAUL & KRYSTALL
APRIL 1, 2017

~ ENGAGED ~
The first time I met Paul & Krystall, I knew right away how much they loved each other.  You could see the way they looked at one another and how excited they were to be engaged.  Since this barn is exactly where they will be having their ceremony, it was the perfect location to have their Engagement Portraits as well.  Everything about these two make my heart just melt and I am over the moon, happy for them.


 

Oh my goodness, and they have horses!

  Congratulations Paul & Krystal!  I look forward to spending your special day with you!

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Levi + Amanda | Marriage https://jennifertru.com/blog/2016/11/levi-amanda-marriage

LEVI & AMANDA  |  MARRIAGE


 

Levi and Amanda have been married for over 3 years!  I was blessed with the opportunity to capture some portraits for them!  Since they both love the outdoors, we picked a spot along Lake Sacajawea in Longview, WA to do their mini session.  It was a rainy, cold November afternoon.  We were unsure we were going to be able to do their portraits, but we braved it and they did amazing!

 

 

At the end of their session, they tell me "we wish we knew you when we got married".  I'm always blown away when I hear that.  Often times, I meet couples like Levi & Amanda who didn't have professional photographer for their wedding.  Either they couldn't afford to or it was a family friend they thought would do great.  And they always tell me they regret their previous decision because of the difference they see in professional portraits.  I wish I knew them too because they were both amazing to photograph!  I loved getting to know them!

 

Best Wishes,
                  Jennifer

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Kody & Anna | High School Sweet Hearts https://jennifertru.com/blog/2016/11/kody-anna-high-school-sweet-hearts  

 

KODY & ANNA  |  HIGH SCHOOL SWEET HEARTS





Okay, that's it!  I'm making these Sessions a thing!  I love seeing love!  I love seeing the "in love" looks in their eyes.  Kody & Anna were so much fun to photograph!  We had the gorgeous fall colors and beautiful weather!  How fun are these portraits?!


Awe, Kody and Anna were too cute!  Loved getting to photograph these two during this time of their life.  These two made me wish photographers did this back in my high school days.


 

Best Wishes,
          Jennifer


 

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Anna's Senior Portraits https://jennifertru.com/blog/2016/11/annas-senior-portraits

ANNA'S SENIOR PORTRAITS  |  TOUTLE, WA  |  CLASS OF 2017



Miss Anna was one of my Mini Session Giveaway winners.  We met up at Seaquest State Park in Castle Rock, WA for some Senior Portraits.  It was a chilly Fall day in November with some afternoon sun.  The weather could not have been more perfect for the looks she wanted.  



Such a perfect day for some Senior Portraits.  Congratulations Miss Anna!

Best Wishes,
                Jennifer

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Tyler & Miranda | High School Sweet Hearts https://jennifertru.com/blog/2016/10/tyler-miranda-high-school-sweet-hearts  

 

TYLER & MIRANDA  |  HIGH SCHOOL SWEET HEARTS



Oh my goodness!  This was by far the cutest session I've ever done so far!  When I did Tyler and Miranda's Senior Portraits, I learned they had been high school sweet hearts since before their Junior Prom.  So when they asked to get some portraits together, I happily said yes!  Because these moments are sometimes the most memorable when it comes to High School. 



These are things that rarely get documented.  I'm so happy I got to document this time in their lives.
Best of luck Tyler & Miranda!

Congratulations,

                      Jennifer
 

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Tyler's Senior Portraits https://jennifertru.com/blog/2016/10/tylers-senior-portraits  

 

TYLER'S SENIOR PORTRAITS  |  TOUTLE, WA  |  CLASS OF 2017



Senior's are becoming my absolute favorite to shoot!  Whether it's their full session or just a mini, I love it!  I love getting to help them show their personalities in their pictures!  It really makes them shine in their portraits!  This kind Sir does both track & football and was absolutely fun to shoot!  And what better place to do his portraits than at his school track & football field?!

Best wishes for a wonderful Senior year, Tyler!  Congratulations!

All the best,
                 Jennifer

 

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Mitch + Cat | Wedding https://jennifertru.com/blog/2016/9/mitch-cat-wedding

MITCH & CAT  |  WEDDING |  SHERWOOD, OR

SEPTEMBER 10, 2016

I first met these two back in April.  We met up for their consultation & engagement session in Astoria, OR.  The moment we all got together, we clicked instantly and had a great time!  The moment I got to their venue on the big day, it felt like we had been friends forever!  Cat is so genuine and sweet, and Mitch is the same!  I learned that Mitch loves fishing, a lot!  And Cat is an absolute blast to be around.  So many smiles and laughs that day!  My favorite part of the night, was when they sang along to "I want it that way" by the Backstreet Boys.  Little did they know, I loved that song and was trying my hardest not to sing along with them!  I also learned that Cat is quite the crafty bride!  She crafted all of her decor, herself!  The table pieces, the silverware holder, even the drinking glasses!  So you can bet I made sure I captured as much detail as possible for her!  Here's a peak at some of my favorites from their day!









Loved getting to be part of their day!  Congratulations Mitch & Cat!

Best Wishes,
         Jennifer

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MIRANDA'S SENIOR PORTRAITS https://jennifertru.com/blog/2016/9/mirandas-senior-portraits  

 

MIRANDA'S SENIOR PORTRAITS  |  TOUTLE, WA  |  CLASS OF 2017
 

 

 

This sweet Senior was one of my Giveaway Winners!  We hadn't met until her session.  We met up on her parent's private property in Toutle, WA and then went to her High School to do some of her portraits as well!  It was a beautiful Autumn evening with lots of sun.  The weather could not have been more perfect for this session!



I had the best time working with Miss Miranda!  Wishing her all the best in everything she does!

Congratulations Miranda!
                                  Jennifer

 

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Doug + Kimberly | Wedding https://jennifertru.com/blog/2016/7/doug-kimberly-wedding

DOUG & KIMBERLY  |  WEDDING IN TOUTLE, WA

JULY 23, 2016
 

One of my favorite back yard weddings to date!  Doug & Kimberly had been together for a long time.  Kimberly loves to go running and enjoy the outdoors and they both love to go fishing together!  I first met Kimberly over coffee to talk about her Wedding day.  She was so sweet and very relaxed.  She was just ready to be married!  Their Wedding took place at her parents' gorgeous property in Toutle, WA.  I learned that her parents had built their bridge that's on their property and it was the Bride's favorite part of the property.  I loved getting to know these two and their families!  Their day was perfect in every way!  Here's a few favorites!






Congratulations Doug & Kimberly!

Best Wishes,
            Jennifer

 

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Double Cap + Gown https://jennifertru.com/blog/2016/6/double-cap-gown  

 

DOUBLE CAP & GOWN  |  LONGVIEW, WA  |  CLASS OF 2016

 



I met Miss Kiana when she was just a little girl.  Her mom was a family friend I had known for years.  I was offering Cap & Gown portraits and they were happy to have me!  Kiana's friend, Jordan had been friends with her since they were children.  Their mom's were best friends!  It ended up being a double Cap & Gown Mini Session!  It was cloudy day at the local lake, but it worked out perfectly!
These two were so fun! 

 

 

 

What better way to celebrate their milestone!  Congratulations Kiana & Jordan!


Best Wishes,
                Jennifer


 

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(Jennifer Tru Photography) Cap and Gown Portraits Graduation Pictures Jennifer Tru Photography Senior Photographer in Warrensburg Senior Photographers in Warrensburg Senior Portraits https://jennifertru.com/blog/2016/6/double-cap-gown Sun, 12 Jun 2016 06:15:00 GMT
Brandon's Senior Portraits https://jennifertru.com/blog/2016/2/brandons-senior-portraits  

 

BRANDON'S SENIOR PORTRAITS  |  KELSO, WA  |  CLASS OF 2016

 

 

I've known this Senior since he was a child.  Our parents were good friends for many years.  I got to watch him grow into a fantastic young man!  It has been amazing to see him grow over the years.  And it's even more amazing to be the one to do his Senior Portraits!  When I heard he played baseball and wanted to incorporate his car, I thought what better place to do his portraits than behind his school.  It had the field we needed and it was next to a large parking lot.  Win win!  It was a cool, cloudy day; which is the normal for the Pacific Northwest.  It rains a lot here.  So, of course we were doing these portraits in between the rain showers.  Brandon did amazing!

 

I had the best time photographing this young man's Senior Portraits and wish him all the best in the years to come!  I know he will do great things!  Congratulations Brandon!

Best of luck,
            Jennifer

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Shane + Tess | Wedding https://jennifertru.com/blog/2015/10/shane-tess-wedding

SHANE & TESS  |  WEDDING AT THE ANDERSON LODGE
OCTOBER 10, 2015
 

I remember the time I met Tess.  She and her Mom hired me to photograph her upcoming Wedding.  I arrived at Three Rivers Mall in Kelso, WA.  I received a text as I walked in the doors saying "look for the two hot blondes!"   I knew at that moment, these were my kind of people!  Confident. Strong.  Amazing!  They were so fun!  I had no idea what I was in for, but I was more than happy to be a part of it!
It was a cool, crisp evening at the Anderson Lodge in Ariel, WA.  It was a perfect Autumn day.  I didn't meet the groom, Shane until the day of as I was just hired the month before.  He is just as kind & fun as Tess!  I learned the two had known each other their whole life.  They grew up together!   Shane seeing her as his Bride for the first time was probably my most favorite part of the day.   His reaction was so sweet.  In a tearful and sweet voice, he asked me if he was allowed to kiss his bride because she was so beautiful!  "Of course!" I said.  "It's your day!".  I loved getting to spend the evening with these two!




Best Wishes, 

Jennifer

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Nicholas + Kaylee | Wedding https://jennifertru.com/blog/2015/9/nicholas-kaylee-wedding  

NICHOLAS & KAYLEE  |  WEDDING

SEPTEMBER 12, 2015


I first met Nicholas & Kaylee over coffee in our local Fred Meyer.  They were the sweetest on each other.  I loved seeing how they lit up each other's world.  It makes me love what I do that much more! 

Their Wedding took place at a place called Camp Wilkerson in Rainer, Oregon.  It was a beautiful sunny day!  Not too warm, and not too cool.   I loved the the tea cups and lace decor!  And the colors were beautiful!  It made for a gorgeous vintage feel.  It was a perfect September wedding!


Thank you Nicholas & Kaylee for having me!
Best Wishes, 
         Jennifer

 

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Nick + Kaitlyn | Wedding https://jennifertru.com/blog/2015/8/nick-kaitlyn-wedding  

NICK & KAITLYN  |  WEDDING

AUGUST 22, 2015



I have known Nick & Kaitlyn for just over a year.  I first met them while doing their maternity session the previous Summer.  So down to earth and kind!  Fun & outgoing!  They both love the outdoors, going on adventures and living the country life!  Even though my time there was short, I loved being a part of their special day!



Congratulations Nick & Kaitlyn!


Best Wishes,
        Jennifer

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Leslie + Tyler | Married https://jennifertru.com/blog/2015/5/leslie-tyler-married

LESLIE & TYLER  |  MARRIED
MAY 23, 2015

 



I had known Leslie since 2005.  We have been close friends over the years.  So when I heard she was getting married in Vegas and having a celebration when they got back, I was over the moon excited for her!  I was even more excited that I got to photograph it!  Leslie's Bride, Tieler was just amazing in every way!  I love seeing love!  It's even more awesome watching your best friend being in love!  Leslie is so free spirited and so fun to be around!  Tieler was kind and stunning!   I could not be more happy for these two!  I loved seeing them together!  We did their portraits out on the docks in Astoria, Oregon.  We laughed!  There was so many silly moments that had us all laughing.  I had the best time with Leslie & Tieler!
After their portraits, we headed back to the Astoria Event Center where their reception took place!  Such a neat little place!  The Brides' families did an amazing job decorating!  Loved all the rainbow decor!





Congratulations Leslie & Tieler!  Thank you so much for having me!


Best Wishes,
       Jennifer


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Keith + Roxanne | Wedding https://jennifertru.com/blog/2014/8/keith-roxanne-wedding

KEITH & ROXANNE  |  WEDDING

AUGUST 16, 2014




The week before Keith & Roxanne's Wedding, I got a call from a family member asking if I could photograph their special day.  Of course, I said Yes!  It was my first Wedding, how could I say no!  It was a warm day in Mist, Oregon.  The sun was shining bright on this adorable back yard Wedding!  Here's a few favorites from their day.

Congratulations Keith & Roxanne!

Best Wishes,
          Jennifer

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