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Here we go guys, today is the day!!! Senior Team announcement day!

Let’s get straight to the introductions: here are the 11 gorgeous girls who will be representing the Class of 2018 for the TJP Senior Team!!!

I’ve been SO excited for this day, I couldn’t wait to announce everyone on the team! This year I have 11 girls from 5 different high schools in our area. I seriously can’t WAIT to get started with this new class of girls!

I had the most amazing year with my Class of 2017 girls, and it makes me that much more excited for what’s to come. While I’m going to miss all of my ’17 girls like crazy, I am super excited to dive into this next journey with the Class of 2018.

Head on over to Instagram if you want to see more details! And to all of my Class of 2018 girls – I can’t wait to spend more time with each and every one of you! Let’s do this!!!

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WOW – I have now officially been doing a monthly self portrait of myself for over 5 years. FIVE!!! I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty dang impressed with myself that I’ve managed to keep this going. Some months are easier than others. Sometimes it’s easy and clear what I want my self portrait to be. Other months, on the 31st I think “Oh NO I forgot about my self portrait….what did I even DO this month??” But in the end, it’s always worth it.

Every time I prep this recap blog post for the year, I love looking back through, seeing where I was months before. Then I always inevitably end up looking at all of my prior years’ self portraits and reminisce for a while. I probably say this every year, but I highly encourage any blogger out there to start this series. It’s not only fun to keep a bit of a journal for yourself, but it’s a great way for your readers and clients to get to know you on a more personal level.

One of my goals for 2017 is to put more of myself out there. Be more open. These self portraits are a great way to achieve that goal, so I’m absolutely going to keep them going. If you decide to start your own series, let me know! I’d love to read about you!

So here they are….my monthly self portraits from 2016:

And a little recap if you want to go back and read:

January: Published in The Knot Magazine!
February: Meeting Time!
March: Senior Shoot Planning
April: The Secret is Out!
May: Business Nesting
June: The month I like to forget….
July: Moving Forward
August: Staying Inspired
September: On the Road
October: A Time for Reflection
November: A Shift
December: Adios, 2016

Enjoy the recap + happy Friday, friends!

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Happy Wednesday, friends! Question: do you ever have so much going on at one time that it makes your head hurt?

No?

Just me?

Well that’s kinda how my January is running so far:) I’ve got lots of business projects planned, personal things planned, and all kinds of coordination that needs to now happen. But it’s a new year, and I’m ready to start fresh. This week is being spent with meeting after meeting after meeting….and while it’s insane and crazy and sometimes makes my head hurt…..I couldn’t be more excited and grateful.

I wanted to drop in quickly to send a message to all of the girls who applied to be a part of my TJP Senior Team for the Class of 2018 – I’m working like mad behind the scenes to get everything finalized and put together, so you’ll ALL be hearing from me so very soon! I’m so pumped for this next group of girls!

2017 is going to be a good year. A BIG year. I can just feel it. Lets do this!

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After sifting through thousands upon thousands of images I’ve taken in 2016 to put this post together, I realized one of the big “whys” of why I love my job.

The answer?

The people.

When I was scrolling through all of these images of the amazing + wonderful people I’ve worked with this year, it makes me feel lucky. Lucky to connect with so many new people year in and year out. I thrive on making connections with people, and this job is the perfect avenue to do just that.

Scrolling through these images takes me back to each wedding, engagement session, and senior session I’ve shot. I can remember the personalities, the conversation, the vibe of the day. And I love it all. This job has brought some of the most amazing people into my life, and for that I’ll be forever thankful.

2017 is shaping up to be a pretty epic year, filled with lots of excitement for what lies ahead. But before we move forward, lets hit pause and take a peek back through the beauty that 2016 had to offer:

The biggest, most sincere, heartfelt THANK YOU goes out to each and every single one of my amazing clients that I had the pleasure of working with in 2016. You all mean so very much to me, and I’ve loved documenting a small part of your lives for you. MUAH!

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You know which girls are often the easiest to photograph? Dancers. They have amazing posture and beautiful lines – and let’s be honest, they nail the “ballerina fingers” I always ask for while working my posing skills:)

When I met with Bernadette for her pre-session consult, I was instantly SUPER excited for her shoot. She wanted to utilize her pointe shoes and a full ballerina outfit, all while shooting on a family member’s AMAZING private property. Talk about an ideal situation, I was in heaven! On top of it all, Bernadette is just the sweetest – she’s going to do amazing things with her life! I had so much fun getting to know her, and I can’t wait to see what her life holds in the future:)

Bernadette is a Class of 2017 senior at Bishop McDevitt High School, and here is her idea of true beauty: “True beauty is recognizing all people as children of God that are worthy of love.”

I love it! Here are a few of my favorite pictures from her senior session:

Bishop McDevitt senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Bernadette at a private family residence in Harrisburg.Bishop McDevitt senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Bernadette at a private family residence in Harrisburg.Bishop McDevitt senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Bernadette at a private family residence in Harrisburg.Bishop McDevitt senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Bernadette at a private family residence in Harrisburg.Bishop McDevitt senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Bernadette at a private family residence in Harrisburg.Bishop McDevitt senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Bernadette at a private family residence in Harrisburg.Bishop McDevitt senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Bernadette at a private family residence in Harrisburg.Bishop McDevitt senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Bernadette at a private family residence in Harrisburg.Bishop McDevitt senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Bernadette at a private family residence in Harrisburg.Bishop McDevitt senior photographer Tina Jay Photography photographs Bernadette at a private family residence in Harrisburg.So gorgeous, BB!!

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