Your beautiful photographs arrived tonight and my Mom was here as well. My husband and Mom (both unbiased, of course) thought your work was absolutely beautiful. My Mom had ordered a couple of photographs and spent most of dinner trying to decide where to display them in her house where she can enjoy them everyday.
When I talked to my Mom later tonight, she said to be sure to let you know how much she is "loving your photographs and wouldn't be happier even if she had won a million dollars." She said she has them on her refrigerator (in the plastic to protect them which made me chuckle) and keeps going by so she can enjoy them. You are giving an 86 year old wonderful woman lots of joy with your photography. Mom was an artist and has an eagle eye, so her admiration of your talent is a very high compliment.
I wanted to thank you, as I know it is an art to have such an eye as you do and the care you take to ensure the lighting, expression, etc., is just perfect. We are delighted with the photos and wanted to let you know. THANK YOU!
I've been meaning to email you for some time now! I've been thinking of you often and hope you guys are doing well.
I wanted to tell you that Louie suddenly passed away last November. He seemed fine the night before, even happily went for a walk with my mom, but he collapsed the next day and my parents found out he had an advanced stage of cancer. The vet was recommending my mom put him down, but Louie passed on his own before my mom could say good-bye. He was 10 years old.
Sorry if this is a downer--you know how much we loved Louie and it was much harder on my parents than they ever expected. We all did blog posts about him, and in looking for pictures of him, I came across the ones you did for my daughter's first birthday. You insisted on taking some of just Louie, and at the time I thought (and I think I even said) that it was odd--we weren't the "display pictures of your dog" type of people. But I'm so glad you took those pictures. We have tons of pictures of Louie running, lounging on the couch, cuddling with people, but those were the only "portraits" we had of him.
For Christmas, my parents gave a woven blanket to each of the kids who lived at home when they had Louie, including us. My daughter loved him. My mom used one of the pictures you took--it made a beautiful blanket.
I just wanted to update you and let you know how much those pictures have meant to us. Thank you! I hope you're doing well and still taking lots of pictures!
We would like to thank you for the beautiful pictures you took
of our baby and us. We could not be more happy. We actually cannot decide
which ones we should frame and send to our family and friends because
all of them are our favorite. I guess that we will have lots of family
pictures at our house now. We cannot wait for the next session with
Neal and Monika"
I just wanted to thank you again for your time. We really enjoyed
our photo session with you. It was a lot of fun. Thanks for accomodating
our different ideas for poses. I got inspiration from your creative
website albums. You have such great photos on your site.
My husband was impressed with your website, and he usually isn't
a "photo" type person. So I was pleased that he also enjoyed
our session with you today.
With Lily, I've been to many sessions with Picture People and other
photographers and was not as pleased there as I was today at your place.
She was more relaxed at your home setting nad I am glad she was able
to get out some giggles to show her playful personality.
Thanks for your hospitality and your creative work. We look forward
to seeing the shots!
"Janine, thanks so much for taking the time to photograph
our family at Shinn Park this past December. It was early, and cold,
but thanks to you, it was fun! We've received many compliments on our
photos, and they will always be cherished memories for us!"
The Rodriguez Family
"Very professional, sweet, wonderful with people, especially children
and pets. Janine, the owner of Weston Photography has been very generous
in offering her services to various nonprofit organizations, including
Rescue...She's genuinely a very special person who is very dedicated
to her job. She puts a lot of feeling into her work and it definitely
shows in her photos. I plan on utizlizing her services again! Thanks,
Janine...for being so kind to your clients...and especially for your
generosity in rescuing unwanted, helpless animals!"
"Janine Weston is an amazing photographer, who
revels in the use of natural light to illuminate her subjects. She photographed
our newborn when he was six days old and was incredibly patient. She
seemed to really enjoy meeting and photographing our child and was incredibly
personable and professional. Additionally, her pricing structure is
very helpful, as you can purchase the photographs and their rights for
less than it costs to get a few good prints from other photographers.
Very nice for announcements."
"Hi Janine, Just wanted to let you know that everyone is raving
about my x-mas card photo and my other doggie pictures that you took.
I sure never get this reaction when I send out ones that I took myself.
:) Thanks for getting the cards done so quickly."
"Janine, I just wanted to let you know I got the CD of my
maternity pictures in the mail today. I LOVE THEM! They turned out so
good. Great job! Thanks again for all your work."
"Janine, I need to let you know that the pictures of my babies
are BEAUTIFUL. They will make an awesome X-mas gift for their human
grandparents and a really cool memory for me that will last for years
to come. Thanks again. I look forward to doing business with you in
the near future ~ so expect to hear from me in 2009! Merry Christmas!"
Angel, Lucas and Samantha
"Janine! These are fantastic! I've never seen such beautiful
pet pictures. You did a marvelous job. Thank you so much!"
Christine (and of course Denny)
"Janine, I just wanted to write you and let you know that
I received the pictures of Morgan (my Pomeranian) today. I wasn't very
happy with the big yellow band that she had to wear around her collar
showing up in the print pictures, so I was ecstatic to see that it had
been edited out...and so well done! Thank you for capturing the happy
sprit of my dog. These are by far the best pictures I have of her now."
"Janine, Thank you so much for all of my beautiful pictures. My
mommy and daddy love them and have gotten many compliments on them.
I look forward to doing it again when I am three months old! XOXO"
Charlotte (1 week old)
"I just got the pictures from my order and wanted to say
thank you. They are beautiful and I love them. My dog looks just like
her self content and relaxed. Thank you again." Heidi
"Janine, The pictures look soooo great!!! I love them! Thank
you so much! You did an amazing job!!!"
"Janine, Thank you so much for helping me to get my wedding
album completed. I think I will really like it and know that if I don't
get it all done before the baby comes it will never happen! Thanks again."
"I received Gus' pictures today--they are beautiful! Thanks
"Janine, We just want to thank you so much for taking pictures
of baby Jake for us. Everyone that has seen them has complimented you
on your work. I'll have to keep using you in the future and will recommend
you to others. Thanks again."
Catherine & Wesley
"Janine, Thank you so much for taking my 'belly shots.' I
love them! I really appreciate your talent and all the different poses
we did. You have a wonderful eye for art. I can't wait for this little
girl to come out so we can take some of her."
"Janine is amazing! She does a wonderful job. She was very
patient with my baby and my two boys. She really knows how to capture
the moment and her pictures always turn out wonderful! She is the best!
I would recommend her to my family and friends."