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.


Dancin', Dancin', Dancin'!!

This is Miss K... I photographed her little brother not too long ago and then her mother wanted some of her in her tap and ballet outfits. These were done in my fancy schmancy studio... LOL! My kitchen... of all places... It works though! I do hope to have a 'real' studio one day, but for now...

I'll be in touch Miss K's mom... Oh and a collage, might be a cute idea... Let me know if you're interested!

You're welcome...

If anyone is wondering where the rain came from... I washed my car (by hand) this weekend for the first time in who knows how long... Probably before I was pregnant with Caleb, so I probably had a little bit to do with the rain. LOL! Maybe I should wash it more often... I know my yard would appreciate it because today was just a tease.

Maybe if we all wash our vehicles, we'll get a nice little downpour. Who's in?


Meet Mr. J

This is Mr. J. He is 6 months old. He was such a cutie! I had a hard time picking some favorites, so enjoy the abundant sneak peek!

Now you see why I had such a hard time... Which in turn means I have lots of editing to do... Mr. J was definitely a joy to photograph! And as much as I'd love to continue to blog, gotta get back to work... Mr. J's mom--I'll be in touch!


Playing at the Park

We met some friends at the park early this morning before it got too hot... The girls had lots of fun. Once they got all the swinging, sliding, and see-sawing out of them, we headed for a little walk around the lake. Well, they call it a lake, but it's just a pond if you ask the country folk in me!

I tried some different processing on these, so let me know what you think and which ones you like...

This first one is just basically SOOC (straight out of camera) except for a little web-sharpening. Well, and I made it into a little collage...

This one I did a muted vintage look...

This one is a vintage film... It has a little more pop than the one before...

My usual vanilla black and white...

Then this one is a color pop...

Another color pop on this one too...

It was a fun day and I'm sure we'll be doing it again soon!

Kids do the darndest things...

I'm pretty lax about naptimes around here... Maddie doesn't nap anymore, so I let Haidyn nap on the couch most days. She's really good about laying down and going to sleep no questions asked. I'm strict about bedtime though! Well, the other day Caleb and Haidyn had both gone to sleep (as usual)... I dozed in and out too actually. Well, about an hour or so into our nap, I saw Maddie make a little pallet on our coffee table. Little did I know that she had fallen asleep like the rest of us... I didn't notice she was truly asleep until I had gotten up later to do some things around the house.

I guess while I was snapping these I kind of woke Haidyn up... I went into the kitchen to get a different angle of Maddie and when I came back into the living room, Haidyn had migrated to the floor by the armoire. She is really asleep here!

A couple of of Maddie-moo sleeping on the coffee table. Poor thing... Don't kids know that one day, they're going to miss naps and it's really not all that bad to sleep in your own comfy bed?? I know I do!

These kids... I really am enjoying staying home with them... Our days are long and sometimes (most times) hard, but it's the little things like this that make me smile and be grateful that I got to experience it for myself.


Under Construction...

Just thought I'd let you know that I'm working on the blog... I noticed that it was loading pretty slow for me and then someone else mentioned it to me, so I'm working on compressing my files. Which means I have to open each picture in Photoshop and re-save them, change the compression, load them back to blogger, change the code for them to still be large pics, etc. Thanks for your patience and if you notice it loading faster for you or if it's still pretty slow, let me know... I want to make sure I get it back to top-speed again. Give me a few days though since there are so many posts and pictures to update!


Not just cruising... **UPDATED w/a pic**

Just a quick post to document that the Little Man is not just cruising on the furniture anymore... Yep... that's right, he took his first steps yesterday at his Aunt Amy and Uncle Craig's house (the triplets house)! No pics to document yet, but hopefully I'll catch him in action soon. He'd still much rather crawl, but we're guessing the more confident he gets, the more walking he'll do. He's 11 mos. today, so maybe by his first birthday he'll be a walking machine!

I thought I'd add a snapshot I took of the little man taking a step... You can't really tell of course since it's not a video, but you get the idea...


Mr. B is Back!

Mr. B was back today for a quick session and a birthday invite design. He's going to be ONE soon!

He was so excited to see me... Can you tell??

We got several shots of him for his invite. He was a great little model. It's amazing that I get these shots in my measly ol yard. We have this single tree at the corner of our property line that produces the best shade for evening shoots.

Check out how he crosses his little feet when he's sitting... So CUTE!!

We finally called it quits when the ants, bees, and birds were getting a little irritated with us! Oh the joys of country life... Can you spot the eggs? Momma bird had them hidden pretty well!


Under-exposed and Unhappy!

Little man was not happy this evening... I had just taken some pics off my camera and was trying to put it back in the bag and he was not having my non-attentive state to his needs.

I didn't want to miss his adorable little pouty face, so I started snapping away. I realized I underexposed it, but I think the grain flows with the mood of the shot.

After that I went ahead and did the forbidden and flipped the setting over to auto so I wouldn't miss these crazy faces he was giving me. The lovely little onboard flash made these next few shots a little bright, but nonetheless, they're still cute!

So, can you tell whose lips he got? When he's upset, he blows raspberries.

Then he decided to do this... I guess I should get used to seeing this face.

He must have realized I thought it was funny because he kept doing it.

Finally... Some smiles!



Here are two options for Miss S and Miss K's mom to choose from for the design she wanted created.

Let me know if you'd like any changes! Both of these are created as 5x7's.

Happy 1st Birthday to Miss 'M'!!

Earlier this week I was able to photograph Miss 'M' and her two older brothers. The 3 of them are pretty close in age to my three, except they are boy, boy, then girl! Mom had seen my family session that we did at the little white house and wanted to try some there for the entire crew at first. Then we broke away to do some of Princess 'M'. Last, I got the opportunity to do some first birthday cake outdoors pictures. I had seen it done on a fellow photographer's blog and mom was all for it. Miss 'M' wasn't so sure though! She wasn't too crazy about being dirty. Oh and I can't forget the pics I took of the boys while Miss 'M' was getting cleaned up.

Thanks again for the opportunity! I'll be in contact when your proofs are ready for viewing.


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