That being said, there are some things you may notice when looking at my work that is different from what you might be accustomed to:

Tight Crops - This means super close close-ups where often the face fills most of the frame of the image. These images are about the eyes, and often the top of the head is not included in the image. I meant to do that!

Not-So-Smiley - So many of us have been brought up to believe that a smile is a requirement to make a great photo. So not true! I love a pensive look as much as a big grin. I meant to do that!

Be Negative - Negative space is when the subject is placed off to the side of an image and the rest of the image is emptythis is done for artistic impact. I meant to do that!

Left of Center - The most boring position for a subject in a photograph is smack dab in the middle! I know, I know, not what you always thought, right? Trust me! There is a little something in design called the Rule of Thirds that we photographers often employ to enhance visual interest.

The rule states that an image can be divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines (like a tic-tac-toe board). The four points formed by the intersections of these lines can be used to align features in the photograph. Aligning a photograph with these points creates more tension, energy and interest in the photo than simply centering the feature would.

Huh? Trust me, your child does not need to be right in the center of an image for it to be a good portrait! I meant to do that!

The Light in the Eyes The hallmark of good portrait photography is good lighting, and the hallmark of good lighting is something called a catchlight, a reflection of light in the eyes. I love big catchlights! I purposely position my lights for the best and largest catchlights, especially for close-ups. Flip through any parenting or glamour magazine and look at the eyeswhat do you see? Big bright catchlights! A lack of catchlights leaves the eyes looking flat, dull and lifeless. I meant to do that!

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  Person Jax Creations Photography
  City Sandpoint , ID
  Zip Code 08313
  Address Cocolalla Loop
  Phone Number (208) 265-3516

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Newborn and Maternity Photography

Newborn and Maternity Photography

Let Jax Creations Photography capture the beauty of your pregnancy and the sweet little moments of the little miracle you have been blessed with. We offer 2 collections to fit your photo needs.

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Customer Testimonials

Jackie is seriously the best! Not only do I always love the pictures she takes, but she is so patient, especially with my small children, and makes you feel completely at ease. She makes each session an enjoyable experience!


Jax Creations is the best... So thankful for the way you have captured our families growth and memories over the years. Thank you.


The most amazing, kind hearted, patient & personal photographer anyone could ask for thank you!

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