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a jinky moment

I had the immense pleasure of spending 2+ days this weekend with the fabulous Barb Uil from Australia.  If you don’t know Barb Uil and you’re a kids photographer, now’s the time to get acquainted.  She’s on of the top children’s photographers in zee world!  And yep….I got to shoot along side her on a 100 acre farm just outside of Pittsburgh.  I was one of 11 photographers who attended the 1st of 3 workshops held in PA but her 3+ month travels in the US have already put her in Cali and Montana and in a couple more weeks she’s off to Ohio to teach more and then back west before finally return Down Undah in September.  I went for inspiration.  There is so much JOY in her photographs, you can’t help but sigh and smile and think…”could her clients be ANY MORE HAPPY???” and could each moment be “ANY MORE IDYLLIC????”  Ugh!  Makes me envious but inspired none the less.  So, over the course of the workshop I coined the phrase, “it’s a Jinky moment”.  You know the moment when something so fabulous happens it could only be a Jinky sort of moment?  Like when a butterfly flies down and sits on a child’s nose?  Or you find a ladybug climbing up your sleeve?  Or a beautiful horse neighs and wisps of your hair blow gently in the breeze–ok that might be pushing it.:-) Those would be Jinky moments.  And here’s mine that I captured.  It epitomizes that to a “T”.  Her beautiful daughter Penny, with a little butterfly she caught in her hands, on a tree swing, at sunset, on a 100 acre farm.  Perfection.  More photos to share this week!  xoxo

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  • August 3, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    Cristina Coco - well how can I post mine after THAT??? Beautiful as usual Steph. It was so amazing finally getting to meet you this week and finding you were as fun as you are talented! thanks for the constant inspiration – it was great sharing the workshop with you!! big hug, C

  • August 3, 2010 - 4:48 pm

    Barb - Oh my sweet Penny!! You captured her perfectly (and Im not suprised!) TY for all you said and Im so pleased I got to meet you. xoox

  • August 3, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    rosie - Just beautiful as usual Stephanie…♥

  • August 3, 2010 - 5:29 pm

    lane - yea I love a good “jinky moment”. stunning my dear. i love it. i still haven’t had time to play with mine, not I wanna! I love this post so sweet! Barb I can hear you cool accent right now — you are so CHEEKY ;}
    loves to you all girlies!

  • August 3, 2010 - 5:29 pm

    Tori Piercy - Wow, I am jealous all over! What a fab workshop and this picture is just divine! Can’t wait to see the rest!

  • August 3, 2010 - 5:46 pm

    Kara May - FUN! Gorgeous photo and I’m glad you had so much fun!!

  • August 3, 2010 - 7:02 pm

    Michelle Henrick - Gorgeous…love the PP. My girlfriend from CA and I have been wanting to go to Jinky’s workshop….I AM VERY JEALOUS! You rock!

  • August 3, 2010 - 8:19 pm

    Amy - beautiful!! so jealous you got to go.

  • August 3, 2010 - 10:25 pm

    Kathy eolfe - Beautiful image! Glad you had fun at my farm!

  • August 4, 2010 - 12:09 am

    Laura Bunker - Oh My . . . .your so lucky to get to go to a Jinky workshop. I wanted to go so bad. Your image is beautiful.

  • August 4, 2010 - 9:35 am

    Joanne - Hello Stephanie! I can finally comment on your blog since we have been properly introduced! :) Beautiful photo!

  • August 4, 2010 - 6:50 pm

    heather magliarditi - love that shot, Barb is amazing, I met her at Cheryl Muhr’s worshop a few years ago. She was incredible. So unique in an amazingly positive way. cant wait to see more

  • August 4, 2010 - 10:37 pm

    JodyM - I just came across your blog and I am in love with your work. It’s beautiful and I love the moments you capture. They aren’t just pretty pictures. I’m going to the Jinky workshop next week and I can’t wait to see some Jinky moments and come home inspired.

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