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  • hi! i’m jan…

    welcome to my little home away from home!
    stop by often to see my most recent work with my amazing clients & my frequent antics with my first loves... my family!
    i have two littles, a busy husband, a naughty siberian husky, & a havanese puppy! i'm also in love with traveling, so expect to see some of the world from time to time!
    i've got a rad shoe collection that i'll tell you all about on tuesdays... check back to see what i'm gabbing about the rest of the week! i love to share my real life craziness... the good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful, the random, the grammatically incorrect, the uncensored... if it's personal & real, i love it! i hope you love it too!
    i am based in durango, colorado... i would love to come meet you in your part of the world asap!!!


    thanks for stopping by!
    blessings, js

gary. allyson. :wedding:

gary & allyson have got to be two of the most loved people that i have had the pleasure of working with!  watching friends & family with them, you know that they will always be surrounded by a great deal of love… and celebrated at every stage in their lives together.   andrew & i were thrilled to photograph their wedding in mexico, and equally thrilled to have been included as one of the family for the activities surrounding their wedding.  everything was fun & it all went perfectly… just as allyson had planned!

gary is wild & crazy… allyson is gorgeous & sweet… they both have more energy than anyone i’ve ever seen!  i am so happy that these two found one another… they are a perfect pair!  possibly the only two that can keep up with the other.

see what i mean… a perfect mix of everything you want in a destination wedding!

thank you gary & allyson for allowing us to photograph your day!  and thank you for making us friends in the process!  you can count us among the many that really love you guys!  blessings, js

and to see more of their day… go HERE!

blog post hoarder.

ok, i confess… i’m a hoarder.  a blog post hoarder.  i have been planning the reveal of my new brand & in the midst of all of the other life that has been going on at my house i have held on to every blog post that i have planned for the last, oh, six months.  i apologize.  my well intentions have turned into afternoons spent outside catching butterflies, glasses of wine & mad men reruns with A, and pinterest.  i’m hoarding all the good stuff for my clean slate…. and watching the time fly by.  i desperately want to over-share and give away prizes, & tell you about how i was criticized recently by another mom for choosing to work & travel which caused me to miss a preschool soccer game- i know, how dare i, right!?  i planned to go on-and-on about how much i am obsessed with the color of the season, orange in case you didn’t get the memo, but i just can’t.  not here.  not now.  i want to save it… all of it.  for later.  i am simply hoarding everything for the new site… the new blog… the new business name.  and i’m thrilled to do so soon, because it’s ready!  i’m just, well, not ready.  i expect to be able to come up for air from the madness that has been the life of the schill family in mid-june… then you’ll see it & i’ll get back to blogging!  hopefully.   but first, i get to travel to germany, jordan, & isreal with my cameras & a notebook… so, i hope no one will tell that mom that i left town & missed a tennis lesson.

until then…

gary. allyson. :wedding… just a wink:

first it was relaxing… then gorgeous… then it got wild & crazy… it was my kind of playa del carmen, mexico wedding!  you have met them before & will certainly hear more about their day soon, but please give a wink to gary & allyson… they got married in mexico on saturday!

hello, may!

oops, i did it again!  another well intentioned month of blogging & i got too caught up to publish.

i did celebrate a birthday… a really wonderful one at that!  i rode the train with olivia.  ran with my besties.  booked a trip to visit my photog besties in austin.  walked all over creation with harper lynn.  nursed shasta puppy post-hip surgery.  took care of andrew post-lasik.  traveled to albuquerque, denver, and mexico.  so, yes!  april was blessed & blissfully insane & full of… life!  now if only i can complete my bookclub book before tomorrow evening i’ll be almost back on track!  almost.

let’s cross our fingers, and toes, that i make up for lost time, and not yet given away presents, and blog my heart out this month- shall we!  in may i am thrilled to have oodles of work-work & personal-work to do to at least blog a few times.  and you won’t want to miss my full blog post of the wedding in mexico that we just returned from shooting.  yes, surely you will want to see the gorgeous wedding… and the antics that ensued post-vows!  coming up is a sneak peak… “the wink” as i like to call it!  i will see you soon on other topics of personal interest… like the color orange, promise!