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Saturday, September 24, 2011

{ New Blog! } Yes it was time for a change..

Well I decided to take the big leap of a new blog and website. I really hope if you've come here that you'll take a look at my new site www.joannebeechamphotography.com and click on blog. I think the new site showcases photo's nicely =)

Thanks for following me!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

{ Jessie E } Southern New Jersey Newborn and Children and Family Photographer

I was So pleased to have the honor of photographing the newborn and big brother of this family. I have known the mommy since she was a little girl..and it's amazing to see them blossom into loving parents. Well you may of seen her earlier on the blog with this little cub still growing =)

The BIG brother ♥

Don't you just Love whispy eyelashes and peeking toes?

Jessica you are One gorgeous momma!!

Presenting Miss Addison =)

Thanks again Jess and hubby for bringing me into your home and capturing these precious moments for you!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

{Happy 4th Birthday to You!} Southern New Jersey Newborn, Children and Family Photographer

What a wonderful session we had on this little girls 4th birthday. Mom really went all out for her and contacted me concerning taking photo's to celebrate her day! We had a lovely location as you can see and Madelyn had a blast with me!

Hope you enjoy these from Florida as you visit Micky!! xxx

Oh we were lucky the lilys were blooming =)

Voila~enter Madelyn!

What gorgeous blue eyes she has!

Oh and of course we took a few with Mommy!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Miracles for Molly Announcement!

Miracles for Molly Dunne – Fundraiser

Please join us in Hockessin on Saturday, June 4th, 2011 for special edition mini-portrait sessions to help raise much needed funds for six year old Molly Dunne and her family. All session fees ($50) will go directly to the Dunne family, along with a portion of all print sales. A special day deserves special pricing! For these sessions only, we’re offering exclusive print collection pricing for the fundraising event.

To give you some background information on Molly, she is a 6 year old girl who was diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension and HHT (Osler Weber Rendu) after collapsing at her first day of Kindergarten. A day that should have been a happy memory for her and her family, changed their life forever. After months of hospitalization and intensive rehabilitation, she was able to come home last month! With each passing day, Molly continues to get stronger and is making great progress. We’re hoping to help her and her family get back on their feet as well by helping offset the costs of medical care and other needs.

See the fundraising information listed here for all the details. Location information will be sent to families who book a session. To book a session, please call us as soon as possible as we are expecting spots to fill up quickly.

To learn more about Pulmonary Hypertension, please visit:

To learn more about Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia, please visit:

Pulmonary hypertension - PubMed Health

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

{ Beach Session 2010 } - Southern New Jersey Newborn, Children and Family Photographer

Well I was So happy when I got this call..because I'd been dying to do a beach session. I don't know what it is about the beach, but it brings out something refreshing and clean in photography! And I love everything there is to know and feel about the beach. The sun, the sand .. oh yeah and the boardwalk pizza =)

We live near the Jersey shore..so off we headed! The family was on their vacation and had a home right off the beach.

Mommy "E" was expecting her second child; so we combined a few maternity photo's in for her =)

Thanks family for giving me my beach session! We had dinner at that restaurant you recommended and it was perfect. You were incredible! ♥

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

{ Jessica Drossin Textures!! } Textures for Photographers ♥

I wanted to share this link with you my friends. If you are a photographer you will especially love hearing and seeing how these luscious textures can enhance your work.

I have been the proud owner and user of Jessica's textures for several years now; but if I don't win this contest she's running I am Def. going to buy these Illumination Textures!! So take a look.

...and please ohh and ahh over her incredible photo work too!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

{ hue . pink . texture . unlimited } Marta Locklears Photo Challenge

Hey all I hope you have had a good week. I am again participating in Marta Locklear's photo challenge. I love it! So let me show you what this week is about..

I at first thought I would have a Big problem finding pink in my house. I can't say I decorate with it..but started looking and walking around. Duh Me moment!! I have Lots of pink in my Grandmothers china closet in my dining room. Loads!

I also have a few photographs in there. This one if a photo I won over at Shutter Sisters several years ago. I didn't even Know what a Peony was then. Boy I sure do know now tho! And also there is a glimpse of a few peaces of what I collect besides old camera's. I collect pink depression glass. All differant kinds. Don't have to match. You get the idea. I've been collecting these for years and years.

Here is a pullback photo of my china closet. This was my grandmothers and I cherish it. I have her Orchid Heisey glass in there amongst my wine glasses and various other glass items. Oh and did I tell you? I also have a small collection of teacups. =)

Pink Hobnail. Yum ♥

And a few other pinks from my home. I have silk peonys which I use when I don't have fresh ones to enjoy. And the pink diamond? I saw it when hubby and I were out to dinner at Cracker Barrel. He wondered why I bought it..now he knows. He thinks its so funny that I buy things to photograph them.

These photos were all shot with my Canon Macro lens. I Love the softness and depth it gives.
Enjoy! ♥

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Week 10 Hue and Texture { hue . cream . texture . organic }

Yeahhh here is week 10 in Marta's challenge to see beauty in your everyday life.
Found Lots of creamy organic things dead in my garden =)

But aren't they gorgeous!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

{ LEADERSHIP } Blooms 52 Week Friday Challenge

Well this week my Bloom group had me thinking for days trying to decide how I would use the word Leadership in this weeks challenge. It was not an easy one for me I can tell you that. I have some very definite idea's and thoughts about what Good Leadership and what Bad or Neglectful Leadership is. I've seen more than my share of failed leadership roles. I am always challenged in my nursing role when I do my yearly self evaluation and come to the question.."How can you be a better leader." I am most definitely Not a leader. Not a follower either; probably more like a loner. A dreamer. I dance to a different drum =)

So my photo's today portray Leadership this way. I guess I'm coming at it from a negative view, but then we're here to explore and think yes?
In the first photo all the geese are doing their own thing and just plain old ignoring that goose sitting in the front. I'm making Him the leader in this exercise. Is he leading? Not very well.

In the second photo this portrays what happens when there is No clear leadership shown. *flapflapflap* panic and scattering. Oh and make note of that large bird sitting quietly in the tree just watching. He's just waiting for his chance. Hm!
Again, do you see any relation?

Am I stretching it too far this week? Maybe.

You decide.

Now please go onto the next blog for another view of the word Leadership... Jen Bruss | Upstate South Carolina Family Photographer

Friday, February 18, 2011

{ Shades of Red - Love } Bloom's 52 week Friday Challenge

Hey Happy Valentines Day friends!

Yes I know it was a few days ago, but I proclaim it Valentine Week. So there lol.

This weeks Bloom Challenge is Shades of Red - Love. I thought about it for days and then got caught up with work stuff and never sat down and got my post together.

Until today.

As I was going through my work of the past week or so I came across the photo below. Perfect!! It speaks to me on many levels, so let me share with you my thoughts.

I love photography. I hope you see that. And I love nature photography. I love meeting new friends and sharing common goals and interests.

I met with another Delaware photographer who inspires the Heck out of me last week. We met up at a local state park and just walked around chatting and shooting what we saw. We had been Facebook friends for months; but finally made a point to get together and meet in person. What a great morning we had! It's so neat to have friends who you can talk to and learn from.

Love ya Nicole! =)

Now my lens. This was shot with my Canon 2.8L Macro lens. To those of you who don't understand what that means...well it's a top shelf lens. I had been wanting to buy an "L" lens for some time; but the price is quite hefty. So I waited and researched and talked with other photog friends. Then I took the plunge. And I never looked back. I can now take itsy bitsy photo's of flowers and ants and well you get the point. Anything!

And I also can use it for my Newborn work to capture eyelashes and little parts.

I love this lens. Can you tell yet?

Lastly let me share my photo with you. I saw the bush with berries near a building in this Delaware State Park. I knew the berries would shine in the gorgeous winter light.

So this weeks photo was taken with a lens I love in a place I now love and with a friend who I can share my love of photography with. Perfect!

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. ~Emily Brontë

Now Please take a look at to see other lovely interpretations of Shades of Red! Go on to Melanie Kay Photography - Ventura County Family Photographer

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

{ Hue . Gray . Texture . Wood } Marta Locklear's Challenge

So here we go on this weeks challenge from Marta Locklear. I've been participating in her winter photo challenge and Loving it! Me and my Macro lens have been able to capture these photos right in my backyard! Love it!

So take a look. And its not too late to jump in on Marta's challenge. =)

Monday, February 7, 2011

{ Little Baby K } - Southern New Jersey Newborn Photographer

One sweet baby newborn girl and her mother and father and I met on a cool fall day to document her new place in this family.

She was lovely and sweet and darling and...oh well you get the point. Perfect. She is perfect.

I had a wonderful time and captured some precious moments of this newly formed family of 3. I love meeting new babes and she didn't disappoint me one bit!

She slept like an angel =)

I wanted to share a few of my personal favs from that day. I see her little face on Facebook now and she's growing up so fast! So here is a glimpse into that day. Thanks for allowing me the pleasure and honor of doing your newborn photographs.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

{ Inspire } - Blooms 52 Friday Challenge

Hey I have something very important to share with you. I am taking on a project with a wonderful group of photographers. It's called "52 Friday Challenge Group" and we're group #7! I am now a member of The Bloom Forum, www.thebloomforum.com/ and this is an weekly exercise for 2011.

Basically we will be given a word each week to describe and share on our blogs. Then we will link our blogs so you can have a Ginormous Photography Experience! Its a very creative and exciting share, and I hope you join me in my walk. I will be letting everyone know through Facebook so you don't miss out.

This is our first week. Yes we're a little late on the bandwagon, but they created this group Just for Us. So onward..

The word this week is Inspire.

What inspires you. Well exactly what inspires me? Lots. Oh lots..but one thing that is Very inspiring to me these days in my quest to be the very best photographer I can be are blogs/websites like these www.theportraitplaceweb.com/blog/, www.bluebugphotography.com/blog/ http://kristencook.com.au/blog/ http://capturedbycarrie.com/blog/ http://jilliankirbybaby.com/index2.php?v=v1#/home/
http://keriannebrown.com/index2.php#/home/ and I could go on and on!

Yes I have been bitten by the baby bug. Sometimes I wonder if it has anything to do with my job as a Labor and Delivery nurse. I'm not sure. All I know is that out of all the sessions I am embarking on as a photographer; Newborn work is my favorite.

So as I study and observe how the masters have perfected their craft * see list above * I am striving to be just an tiny bit better each time at it. And yes. I'm so very inspired by the minute perfection I see in their work.

So one thing I've been working on at my Newborn sessions are documenting the little bits. Ears, noses and eyelashes. So precious!

Here are a few of my recent baby bits =)

Now please make sure you check out Lori's Blog post here!