JC - Originals Photography


Hello and welcome to my blog!

This is where I share sneak peeks with my clients and tidbits of my family through photography. I'm very blessed to be doing what I've always wanted to do... stay at home with my 3 beautiful children and photograph those around me; all with the support of my loving husband. In the meantime, sit back, relax and enjoy a little bit of us and my photography! Oh and I love comments... Let me know you're reading and what you like about it! Jill Cornelius **If you're looking for older posts, scroll down to the bottom of this page and you will find the archives. Then you can select the month or exact post you're looking for.

JC-Originals Photography

Jill is a Rockwall, Caddo Mills, Royse City, and other surrounding East Dallas areas Family, Baby, and Children Photographer Specializing in Natural Light On Location Photography.


Bumpity Bump...

This is probably old news for family, but I forgot that I had taken pics of it, so I thought I'd blog it.

Last week Caleb and I were in the porch swing watching the girls jump on the trampoline and swing on their swingset. Something we do quite often to make the evening pass while waiting for Daddy to get home. Well, most of you know I have this fear of bees and I thought I saw one coming towards us (I'm allergic), so I proceeded to stand up. BUT... I didn't quite make it. Somehow the swing swung out from underneath me and we went down. I managed to not drop Caleb (all 20 lbs. of him!), but we still went down. I hit my ankles (must have been on the edge of the porch), my left palm, and my right knee. However, the momentum must have kept flowing and Caleb hit his head. Right above his right eye. I immediately got up, but he was already wailing.

Great, I'm thinking to myself (not to mention the pain I was in)... another trip to the ER--we just went a few weeks ago when Haidyn fell off her bicycle. Since we've experienced head injuries with all our children now, I pretty much knew what to look for. So I just watched him. It immediately welped up (good sign) and he did calm down. I managed to snap a few shots to record his injury.

Looking at these pics makes me realize it looked much worse in person. And I'm sure hearing my baby's head slam against the concrete enhanced what I was seeing. I continued to monitor him, but we went on with our evening as usual. I'm glad to say that by morning the swelling was gone and all he had was the remnants of a little raspberry from the scrape when he hit. A week later, I'm still dealing with a scraped knee, but it's no longer sore. I have to say it's been ages since I skinned my knee!

For memories sake, I found some old pictures of Haidyn when she bumped her head. These are actually taken several days (if not a week) after her injury happened. So you can't really see the true damage. Her's welped up pretty much immediately too. She is 10 months in these pictures.

Her incident was the result of Maddie pushing her too fast in her doll stroller. You know those little umbrella strollers that aren't meant real babies, but only for baby dolls? Well, she got to going too fast running and rammed her into the corner in our old living room. Little did I know that was the beginning of their sisterly relationship. LOL!


Boys will be Boys!

Dialogue from an 8 month old...

So, I see we gotta do this picture thing again... together. Hmph...

Uh... what is he doing?

MOM! He's touching me!

Please, don't make me do this! Oh, what? Just one...

Hey, hey... that tickles...

K, take the picture now! I'm smiling...
So my plan the other day didn't go so well to get a picture of both the boys together in their jeans and tummies showing! Mr. B had just gotten done taking quite a few and Mr. C had just woken up from his nap. Maybe next time...

Oh and excuse my conversions... we were losing the sun fast and my pics were not up to par... I had to convert them to 'save' them and I obviously didn't convert them all the same. Oh well! It was some quick editing for a quick post!


Mr. B is 8 months!

This past weekend I had the pleasure of photographing Mr. B. He is my nephew, so we made a family event out of the photo shoot! I think we had 5 or so outfit changes, but he was a pro... no complaining, just went with the flow. Most kiddos would have been done by change #2!

Here are some of my favorites from the session...

In this picture, I did a quick clone of Mr. B's mommy's hair because it was blowing (can you tell)?

I love this shot... I've been wanting to do this with Caleb and daddy, but we haven't had a chance to yet.

The next several pictures are different sports themes... He has a sports room and I'm going to create a collage of all the different sports. I haven't gotten that far yet, but I'll be sure to post it when I do!

Check out his eyes in this picture! Aren't they gorgeous? I did absolutely no editing to his eyes... this is just how they look!

Love his little tooth sticking out! He actually has 3 teeth (two on bottom and this one on top).

There are many more, but these were all I had edited up to this point. I'll possibly post more of my favorites later. There were some cute Longhorn ones (for the UT fans) and then a mommy and me and a daddy and me shot that I really liked.


There's My Happy Boy...

Things have been a little rough around here these past two weeks. Caleb was/is fighting a doozy of an ear infection that would not go away. He is on his 2nd set of antibiotics. Add to that the appearance of two new little teeth and he has been quite the bear. Not letting me do ANYTHING! But hold him. And oh how I love to hold him, it sure makes it hard to do anything else...

This weekend I think his medicine was finally doing it's job and I got some shots of him hamming it up with his new cheesy smile.

Isn't it amazing the difference in pictures taken inside versus outside? The inside pictures were taken with very little natural light as I only have one window in my living room and a porch right outside that window. Most of my light was coming from my kitchen with was not real close to where I was shooting.

Well, hopefully my happy baby is here to stay... or at least until the next tooth pops up!


Mr. K's Sneak Peek

Have I mentioned how much I love newborn sessions? Well, I do... I think they are some of my most favorite moments to capture. Mr. K was quite the gentleman. He did just as he was supposed to, gave us some wake time pictures and then went right to sleep for us to get the ever so popular basket pictures his mommy wanted. Then he woke again for his family portraits. Big Brother K was so proud of his new baby brother.

Sleeping babies are so precious... Don't you think?

Ten tiny little toes... Perfection.
Would you believe he was almost 6 weeks old at this session? Typically newborn sessions are best during those first two weeks of life because they tend to lose that sleepy, curled up newborn look after then. Mr. K was a little early though so he was still pretty close to that stage. I can't wait to finish editing these for Mr. K's family. Better get to work!


Tu-Tu Cute!

So besides photography, I like to make things. I recently tried my hand at making a tu-tu. A no sew tu-tu. It was quite easy! We actually made this for a Birthday present, but had to try it on and take pictures to document it.

Here is Haidyn modeling it for me.

So tu-tu cute! Don't you think? I'd love to make one for your little one or as a gift. Get with me on prices and specifics and we'll make it happen!

I also like to make burp cloths. I'll have to post pics of those the next time I make some.


It can't be that hard, huh?

So as I posted earlier, we got to see the triplets in person this weekend. They were dedicated. They did so good in their first (non-doctor) outing. It was actually another baby (probably 6-8 mos) old that cried the entire time. I don't see what my sister-in-law is talking about when she says she's worn out from these babies. They were so pleasant during the dedication, then just slept the whole time we were there at the house; only waking to eat. Just kidding, Amy! I think you're doing an awesome job. There's a reason God gave you 3 at once! He knew you could do it!

We had a great time hanging out and seeing the babies! Can't wait to do it again.

Disclaimer: For the photography buffs... These aren't technically correct in any way... Hubby took some as did I. Some were in Auto too! Basically a day of enjoyment instead of trying to get that perfectly exposed picture.

It's not easy being a photographer's family!

This past Sunday we were invited to see Kevin's sister and husband's triplets dedicated at their church. I thought it might be a good opportunity to get some current family pictures taken since we'd all be dressed up and the church there is a really pretty church. So we got our Easter outfits on and off we went. Well, I should have known it was going to be difficult when I realized Caleb had experienced an accident and messed up my shirt and his pants. Good thing I brought back-up pants for him. By the time church was over he was getting hungry and tired... Oh gosh... We still tried to take a couple, but let me tell you, he was not in it. And as you can see from past posts, he's really a smiley baby. This past week though he was diagnosed with double ear infections and he's cutting two teeth at the same time. You'd think I'd know by now...

But here were our humble attempts at family portraits. (And thank you, Aunt Kim for helping!)

You can see Kevin was really enthused to be taking pics too... Probably holding a fussy, squirmy baby didn't help!

Hmm... maybe if we let him stand he'll do better. Nope... not happening!
Well, maybe next time! If you've been to our house lately, you'll see why we need new family pics. The last time we had family pics taken was seriously when Haidyn was 6 months old! The photographer's family is so left out! So as you can see, not every 'photo session' turns out as planned!


The W Family (nope not the President)

Just a quick action to show you what your canvas should look like from our most recent session. We can do portrait like this or landscape... Just let me know.

I brightened it up a bit... I think it looks nice.

Oh and I also cloned out a few houses in the background to make them less distracting. I think it makes it a more appealing portrait to not have the houses in the background. What do you think? Let me know if there are any other changes that I may have missed. Also... it may look like it's going to be cropped right by your feet and then not as much on the other side, but that's just the effect of the canvas action I'm using. There will be equal amounts on the actual canvas.

Let me know if this will work and I'll get it ordered for you. I've got to get a family picture taken of our family so I can have one made too. I think they turn out great!


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