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    I'm Janica, a Houston-based portrait photographer, and this is the JBO PHOTO blog. Here, you can check out my recent work, get the scoop on jbo photo sessions, and find out more (probably a LOT more) than you ever wanted to know about the day-to-day adventures of my quirky family.

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Allow me to catch you up to speed.

Late last June, I had the pleasure to take pictures of the incredibly sweet, incredibly gorgeous (and incredibly pregnant!) Angie.


Mere days later, she gave birth to this handsome little man, Jordan.


A lot can change in a year!


Jordan is now officially on the go.  His grin is infectious and his eyes…oh, those eyes!


And most importantly, Jordan is no longer the baby of the family.  He’s the big brother!

Meet Karson.

karson-9087-webPrecious runs in this family in a big way!



It’s all in the details.



I’m a sucker for a good scrunch-face.



Angie, you are so very blessed!  You have two perfect baby boys and I know you couldn’t be any more proud.

And just so you know, I’m keeping my photo schedule very flexible next July just in case I need to squeeze you in…I’m just sayin’.





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BrandiAugust 23, 2009 - 4:14 pm

That is one good looking family!! Gorgeous.

Amy @ Muddy BootsAugust 23, 2009 - 5:42 pm

Janica! WOW! *jaw drops* Those newborn pics are AMAZING! That first one (in the green) is STUNNING! What a lucky momma to have such gorgeous boys AND to have you as a photographer!

AngieAugust 23, 2009 - 8:07 pm

Thank you so much for capturing the pure sweetness of our two boys Janica! And just maybe you’re on for next July… if only I could convince Paul that 3 kids under 2 years isn’t crazy.

Chrystal McLemoreAugust 23, 2009 - 10:39 pm

How cute are those two?!?! I have to say these pictures are awesome. They give out such a serene vibe. Love ‘em!!

AllisonSAugust 24, 2009 - 1:20 pm

These are stunning! I love every single one. What a gorgeous family!! The little boy grew so much and has amazing eyes! Great Work!

Govinda JayaAugust 24, 2009 - 11:48 pm

Ohhhhh SWEET baby! These are all so great…but I love love love the one with the green blanket! Also love the last one in the basket.

KellyAugust 25, 2009 - 10:32 am

What adorable boys! These are such sweet photos.

Frank DiMeoAugust 25, 2009 - 11:06 am

Wow Janica these are incredible!
The family must be so pleased to have you doing this for them!

Christina MontemurroAugust 25, 2009 - 11:59 am

Angie… um, wow. Two that close together and you’d consider a third under two… I’m speechless. On the other hand, look how adorable they are – who could blame you! These are beautiful pictures. I think the pair of details are my favorite, but who can choose!

Roz MitchellAugust 25, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Awww! I love baby photos, and this series is just wonderful! Wish I’d looked that good pregnant! Congratulations to them on a GORGEOUS family!

Rachael EarlAugust 25, 2009 - 3:52 pm

So fun to see a family grow up like that! These are darling!

Tira JAugust 25, 2009 - 9:45 pm

I just love how you captured this family. And the newborn images are priceless! Mom must be so happy! Great work Janica!

Pamela TelgenhoffAugust 26, 2009 - 8:36 am

These are so beautiful and sooooo cute!!! Love the last one!

ohana photographersAugust 26, 2009 - 11:27 am

wow gorgeous family and those eyes! 4 is my fav!

Images by JaNae, Utah photographerAugust 26, 2009 - 1:19 pm

I LOVE these photos….beautiful captures and so sweet.

gina&tonyAugust 26, 2009 - 7:46 pm

oh my goodness!! what gorgeous babies. she must be ecstatic with these photos!

Marianne WilsonAugust 27, 2009 - 7:21 pm

Adorable work Janica!!!

LizardAugust 28, 2009 - 3:56 pm

Three under 2 is CRAZY! But the isn’t anything wrong with a little crazy!! My my, I don’t know what to say, those boys are precious and the pictures are terrific!

Nikki WelchAugust 31, 2009 - 12:21 pm

These are wonderful! Great work. :)

Adam SquierAugust 31, 2009 - 3:34 pm

I love the basket portraits — all scrunched up and newborn-ish. Beautiful.

[...] Welcome back to the ‘ol blog, Jordan and Karson. [...]

The Leopold Family

There is no shortage of blue eyes in the Leopold family.


Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Christina and Glen, check and CHECK.  (and helloooooo hot couple!)


Alex’s big brother blues, present and accounted for.


And last, but certainly never least, sweet Leo, bringin’ the baby blues.  :)


“I’m a 2-year-old…whee!!”

(wiggle wiggle squirm squirm)


And I’m just discovering the world around me…


I have a feeling that Alex is going to be one heck of a big brother.


See what I mean?  (*swoon*)


Toetal sweetness.


Yay, Leopolds!  Christina and Glen live next door to my best friend Lizard and I was thrilled when they asked me to take family pictures.  I have  loved watching their curly-haired, energy-packed kiddo, Alex, grow and grow the past couple of years, and was excited to finally meet sweet Leo, the newest addition the family.

Christina and Glen, THANK YOU for hanging out for a morning full of humidity, toddler chasing, newborn soothing, and picture grinning.  I had a ball and am down for round 2 whenever you say the word.  :)

(and one more because they are so stinking cute)


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LizardAugust 19, 2009 - 11:52 am

Those boys look SO cute! I love it, and them! Humid barely describes that morning, but it all paid off in the end I see. Thank you for inviting me. It was really great to see you at work.

Rachael EarlAugust 19, 2009 - 10:21 pm

These are beautiful! I absolutely love your color-what a darling little baby!

Christina MontemurroAugust 20, 2009 - 2:49 pm

Janica, these are gorgeous! You perfectly captured all those magnificent blue eyes.

gina&tonyAugust 26, 2009 - 7:48 pm

eeeek! look at those curls! completely adorable. great job capturing the energy of a 2 year old. :D

Roz MitchellAugust 27, 2009 - 8:25 am

Omigosh, the curls! Love his curls! What a gorgeous family they are! They must be so proud!

Heather LynneSeptember 2, 2009 - 11:20 am

SO MUCH CUTENESS! I love the shirts :)
And no kidding about the blue eyes!
Really nice job on these! :)

Because I have no shame

It is just plain difficult to take a decent picture of oneself.  Wouldn’t one agree?

However, since I found myself actually showered and dressed in socially-acceptable clothing the other day, I figured it was a good time to give it another go.

I brushed my hair, slapped on my shortest lens, and planted myself directly in front of my sunshine-filled window.  Wrist shaking from the ridiculously awkward posture of holding a 7 pound camera with one hand at arms length while feigning pure relaxed confidence, I started snapping away.

Basking in the warm sunshine, feeling a bit victorious…

Cue the photic sneeze reflex.


Pure pre-sneeze hottness.

You jealous??  ;)

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Heather GreenwoodAugust 13, 2009 - 6:01 pm

LOL! That last one is SEXY!

CarrieAugust 16, 2009 - 11:33 am


CandyAugust 23, 2009 - 6:07 pm

I seriously LOVE these! That last one just rocks!!

Adam SquierAugust 31, 2009 - 3:35 pm


Annie WarrenSeptember 1, 2009 - 8:46 pm

YES I’m jealous! You are ridiculously hot…. and bloody funny! You know I’d take funny over ‘hot’ any day of the week!

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