The JPEG Studio: Blog en-us (C) The JPEG Studio (The JPEG Studio) Tue, 15 May 2018 13:58:00 GMT Tue, 15 May 2018 13:58:00 GMT The JPEG Studio: Blog 120 120 A4A2018 I love the old adage, “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life!” I’m proud my profession allows me to support the local community with my business taxes and help local charities like the Aces fore Aiden Golf Tournament. My husband has played in this charity golf tournament every year but this year I got in on the action!

Aces_for_Aiden_2018_1080pHighlights from the 2018 Tournament!


Check out the all the photos (this gallery is fully downloadable):

2018 Aces fore Aiden Photo Gallery

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business to business I've been busy and excited to help small business lately! 

For me, it's important to understand the vision for the brand and the characteristics the business possesses when choosing how a company will be represented visually.  My creative approach is to think like you first. I ask lots of questions.  Then I’ll dissect and translate that to a brand or logo that will convey just what you want the world to know with impact. Print & Online


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Good design and photography go a long way in representing your company!  If you need logo design, marketing planning, branding development - I'd love to be your resource! 

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Problem,solved 18 Summers Photography solves a problem for all parents…


The Who:

Your treasures, your little loves or (not so little) loves anymore and of course Jill from the JPEG Studio behind the camera!

The What:

My signature product – The 18 Summers Wall Collage!  Answering the question of what to do with your images – now you have a plan! What a relief!

The Where:

After we meet before the session – we’ll have picked the ideal place together. Whether it’s a creek bed with cute little coke bottles or a Balloon Pop Birthday Party in the Studio – I love to create – Let’s get planning!

The When:

Summers are great times for this session – kids are out of school, focused on being a kid again with a more laid back schedule we can really get creative and personal.

But Fall is so beautiful too, I can see playing in the leaves, bonfires, s’mores, pumpkin patches and jackets (I love jacket weather!)

Winter can be beautiful too – Let’s look at the weather forecast and plan a snowball fight! Or it’s a great season to do a session in Studio.

Spring – Everyone loves spring, vibrant colors, spirits reawakened

Ok ANYTIME is a great time but don’t let another year go by

The Why:

Because we only have 18 summers – gotta make ‘em count!

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18summerWallCollageinstall This is how I decorate my walls!  I really like this product - the 18 Summers Wall Collage: Featuring Willa! Here's a little video showcasing the Wall Collage! 18_Summers_Collage_Wall_The signature product for 18 Summers Photography: the Wall Collage. I love the easy install too!  This product hangs from a grid system of specially made thumbtacks so your walls don't have big potholes when you decide to change things up!

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There you go - low stress and fast. Building a tradition on your walls celebrating 18 summers together! Learn more about 18 Summers Photography

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The Michelle Collection:  The Insta-Grid, 9 images on Canvas

You may love the Michelle Collection if you prefer raw, organic products over highly-polished, trend-of-the-day options.  With a leaning toward a photography style that compliments your creativity and spontaneity,  your wall gallery concepts are the Pinterest-lovers dream!

Your collection has personality-filled images that showcase something a little different, always striving to reflect your relationships and uniqueness rather than just make you look modeled.


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JennyCollection Jenny-Collection-1Jenny-Collection-1 The Jenny Collection: 8 Framed Collage Prints

The Jenny Collection draws an audience that has an affection for true craftsmanship.  Each of the 9 hand-crafted and US-made frame options range between traditional, ornamental, and simple contemporary.   With an eye for heirlooms, your sentimental photo style shines when the ones you love are featured as art on your walls. ABF_5582-edABF_5582-ed

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The CariAnn Collection: Fab Four on Metal

The CariAnn Collection beckons the bold, swanky and modern.  Brilliant colors printed on metal take on a magical luminescence.  And with your affinity for bold compositions and pops of color, your photography style compliments this sophisticated and edgy metal medium.   Get ready to feel bold and empowered when you see the CariAnn Collection on your wall.


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The Andi Collection: The Print Wrap Triptych

You may be drawn to the Andi Collection if you have an affinity for high-quality, upscale products that show off great photography.   You like to keep it simple but also make a statement.

This frameless collection appears to float from the wall for a striking effect and an intention of being passed down from generation to generation.


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Christmas2017 Hello - Happy Halloween (last week)...Skip the Turkey...straight to Merry Christmas a little early!

This year at the JPEG Studio, I'm excited to announce that together with Janny's Java, we will be co-hosting a "Give and Get" Christmas Photo event that will benefit Kickin' Cancer with Kindness.

Here's How it works: 100% of your $50 session fee for the JPEG Studio's Christmas Photo Event on Saturday, November 18 will go directly to Kickin' Cancer with Kindness.  For your generous donation, you will get 1 FREE coffee Drink from Janny's Java and 1 FREE Christmas Ornament from the JPEG Studio.

What is Kickin' Cancer With Kindness?

Kickin' Cancer With Kindness is a local charitable organization made up of volunteers with the goal to raise money to help Daviess County residents who must travel by car to receive cancer treatments by providing gas cards.

Our Goal is $500 - 10 appointments available on the event day - book now online!

Can I order photos and Christmas cards through the JPEG Studio? 

You are welcome to purchase prints, gifts and Christmas cards through the JPEG Studio, packages start at $40 or you can simply enjoy your free photo ornament and coffee with your donation.

What does the Christmas Scene look like? 

This year's theme is "A Magnolia Christmas!"  Hand decorated with holly and berries on a chalkboard wall by Jill... think black 'n' white buffalo plaid, a white fireplace mantle and classic farmhouse style!

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Questions - Call Jill at 573-289-3807

Hope to see you there!

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ideaforSeniorSession songlyrics2songlyrics-greenday One way to personalize your Senior Session at the JPEG Studio - take the lyrics from your favorite song, and we can create a custom chalk art wall just for you!  Booking Senior sessions now!

(The JPEG Studio) art chalkboard idea jpeg photo senior studio wall Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:10:07 GMT
ineveryphoto I'm in every photo I take!

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morethanyourfamilyphotographer Hiya!  I’m Jill, owner and creator of the JPEG Studio.  I specialize in family photography but over the years I’ve had the opportunity to cover many events from weddings to political campaigns and even travel a little too.

I love the old adage, “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life!” I’m proud my profession allows me to support the local community with my business taxes and help charities like backpack buddies, 4-H and High School After-Proms.  I also support my peer community as a member of the Professional Photographers Association.

Here are a few samples of my work.

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SeniorsShine Senior Sessions at the JPEG Studio:

The Pre-Consult: Let's plan your session time and go over products and pricing in full detail!

The Shoot: Location or Studio - or both plus your choice of some awesome add-ons like: Add a Sibling, Add a BFF, Add a Videographer, Add a Pet, Add a Stylist, or Add a Meal (The guys love this one).


Unlimited outfits: For most Seniors that means 5-7 outfits. Please bring more than that to give us options, plus any special items you may want to feature in your images. 


Unlimited inside/outside backgrounds which usually translates to about 10-12 different settings.  I like start in the later-afternoon in the studio then we use about half out time outside to get those setting sun, golden light photos.


The fun part: Design your own custom collection  which includes a wall portrait, album, gift prints and wallets.  I ask all decision makers to participate!



Thanks for thinking of me for your Senior photos – It’s Senior Season! Hooray!

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backdrops and locations I've said this a lot, "Scheduling is the hardest part!"  After working around school, ball practices, work schedules and vacations - you've finally booked a date that will work for everyone... then Missouri weather strikes!  But, not to worry.  I love having the option to go inside if that pop-up storm decides to book at the same time as your photo session.  And over the years, I've gathered quite a collection of backdrops!  I'm always adding and re-arranging, so take a look (FYI: these videos DO play music): 


Check out some of my favorite outside locales too!


Hope to see ya soon!  ~ Jill

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stopthistrain Hearing how this season (of life) is so consumed with ball practices, camps, end of school stuff... I hear the lyrics to this song:  
Stop this train
I wanna get off and go home again
I can't take the speed it's moving in
I know I can't
But, honestly, won't someone stop this train?

Don't know how else to say it,
Don't want to see my parents go
One generation's length away
From fighting life out on my own

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Stop this train
I wanna get off and go home again
I can't take the speed it's moving in
I know I can't
but, honestly, won't someone stop this train?

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So scared of getting older
I'm only good at being young
So I play the numbers game to find a way to say that life has just begun
Had a talk with my old man
Said, "Help me understand."
He said, "Turn 68,
you'll renegotiate
Don't stop this train
Don't for a minute change the place you're in
Don't think I couldn't ever understand
I tried my hand
John, honestly, we'll never stop this train."

Once in a while when it's good
It'll feel like it should
And they're all still around
And you're still safe and sound
And you don't miss a thing
'Til you cry when you're driving away in the dark.

Singing, "Stop this train" Thanks John Mayer 

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Hellomama Hello Mama!

Now that baby is finally here you want photos!  002002 Let me walk you through some options, tips and reasons why to choose the JPEG Studio!

  1. Have a plan on how you want to display your images.  The possibilities are a bit overwhelming but some of the most popular ways to display images of your new baby are: 
    1. Above the Crib Wall Portraits Above the Crib DisplayAbove the Crib DisplaySweet little Willa!
    2. “Collection Wall” somewhere in your home Collage WallCollage WallCollage Wall
    3. A display for your office and then Photos for your Wall!Photos for your Wall!
    4. Albums are great because in the 1st year they change so much and you want to savor each stage, it’s perfect to take images we have taken all year long and compose a 1st year Album! View a Sample Album - Click here.  Which brings me to point #2…
  2. STAGES – Don't book your appointments based on age...look for major milestones.  
    1. For the newborn stage it really is important to try to get into the studio within the first 3 weeks, then we can get that perfect “sleep anywhere, anyway” photo. Click here to view some great newborn ideas.   Sweet Sleepy BabySweet Sleepy Baby After that, I advise my mamas to book appointments based on the following milestones:
    2. Expressions (which can range from 3-5 months) It’s so heart stopping when your baby smiles at you and begins to let their personality show. ABF_1391bwslide101Expressions - Garrett Lockridge
    3. Sitting up (7-9 months) This is the perfect time to do that family photo for a couple reasons.  Lots of new mamas make the mistake of booking family photos right after the baby arrives, waiting a bit gives mom time to look her best too! and Baby makes 3!and Baby makes 3!  Plus at this stage, your baby really gives you lots of personality instead of just sweetly sleeping the session away! Willa Ryan
    4. Walking (10 months to 1 year) Lots of parents love to add in a Birthday Scene and Cake Smash photo shoot to this session


Finally, just remember to stop, let the laundry go and enjoy, it really does go so fast.

~ Jill

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marchmadness I'm having trouble being productive today.  March Madness is one of my favorite times of the year! but I have been reworking my website so on commercials you're invited to browse my new site design, leave a comment, check out my upcoming events or book a session!

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lovebirds All because two people fell in love...



 From JR and Betty Bird of Gallatin, a beautiful family blossomed...56 people total (including little baby Dawson).  


J.R. Bird passed away mid-February 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. I'm so glad that we made this lovely portrait, just one year prior. 

With heartfelt sympathy, Jill Steward at the JPEG Studio.


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