Baby "R" / Columbus, Ohio Baby Photography

Jillian Rollins

So, in walks mama looking like a celebrity - Hair perfect.  Nails amazing.  Makeup totally on point (making me feel like my leggings and t-shirt are totally pajama worthy) and I'm immediately so excited for the mama/baby portion.

**** Also, sidebar: she looks crazy familiar and I've been trying to place her since the session and for some totally odd reason I feel like I saw her at a Sam Hunt concert??!  Could that even be possible?   I swear I met her there - they had the Cabana next to us at a concert out in the woods a few summers ago.  I, of course, didn't mention this because it was, after all, a few years ago and I feel like it's stalker-ish to ask if she was at that concert.....forever ago.  And why would I remember her?  LOL!  Maybe it's the hair?  I asked a girl about her hair color and swear it's her....anyhow.  When and if mama reads this, she'll think I'm crazy.  LOL.  ***

 She sets her new little man down and lifts up the cover and there sits the most delicious bundle of squish ever!  He turns out to have the sweetest most kissable face with soft chubby cheeks and totally perfect lips.  So now I can't wait for the baby portion either!

A few hours later, her hubby leaves work and heads to the studio and completes the perfect ending to a dream session. They are an  amazingly sweet family, and I love that daddy, who hadn't seen his little guy in a few hours,  was dying to hold his little man as soon as he walked in.  
Baby "R" snoozed for <almost> the entire time and I'm pretty sure I'm ordering some of these prints to display in the studio.  
He's the best, most squishtastic babe ever. 

 

 

Baby "M" / Columbus Ohio Newborn Photography

Jillian Rollins

I'm not quite sure where to start with this story.  I received a call from my dear friend who had a co-worker whose son was in NICU at a local hospital and wanted to know if I could travel there to take newborn photos of him.  I did and instantly fell head over heels for their sweet boy.  Mama sat by his side day after day and we discussed plans for a session in my studio once he was released from the hospital.  The second call I received was another session in the hospital as it looked as if their sweet boy would never make it home.  With my heart in my throat, I pulled into the parking lot at the hospital, said a prayer and unloaded my camera gear.  I had no idea how I would manage to keep it together for this session, but I knew that these portraits would be for a lifetime...so I took a deep breathe and headed upstairs.  They looked at their sweet boy so intently and held him so close while they whispered goodbyes.....My heart broke for them.
I will be forever grateful for them sharing their sweet boy with me one last time and trusting me to capture it.  They gave me so much more in that day than I could have given them with photos.  I saw first hand what true love looks like.  I was able to see unconditional love within an arms reach...I saw the generosity of nurses and physicians whose job entails so much more than I ever realized.  And I was able to see the value of time.  I actually SAW time and what it meant.  You can't hold onto it but you can certainly live IN it.  That you can be fully present...so present that the whole room can feel it.  And it also helped my to realize that the tool in my hand really was the only way to make that day stand still for them.  Again, them trusting me with that means more to me than they will ever realize.

Fast forward to an Instagram scroll many months later and I see that this amazing, resilient couple is expecting again!  I cried happy tears!  I am in awe of the strength and love these two share.  And sweet little baby M.  Their ray of sunshine after a storm that left them heartbroken.  She's so sweet and tiny and perfect.  I was so happy to incorporate some of her big brother's items into her shoot .... and I'm pretty sure she was happy to include him as well because just when I wrapped the teddy bear made from her brothers blanket around her....she gave the sweetest smile. 

Glitter Mini Sessions are back! / Columbus Ohio Photographer

Jillian Rollins

Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 17th, 2018
Glitter Mini Sessions are back at Jillian Renee Photography!

Our hugely popular GLITTER MINIS are back.  Prepare for tons of giggles as your little one dances and plays in a glitter wonderland.  
We provide all of the amazing outfits, most of which are from the upscale Australian brand TuTu Du Monde.  (if you haven't ever visited their website, prepare to become obsessed...) as well as hair accessories and a curl bar for you to truly make your little girl feel like the princess she is.

Below are some pics from last years sessions and the link to book can be found HERE.

 

 

Outdoor Cake Smash & Family Photo Session / Jillian Renee Photography

Jillian Rollins

I'm kind of wishing it wasn't almost fall here in Central Ohio...

...now don't get me wrong.  I love ALL things fall.  ALL OF THEM.  
But this outdoor cake smash session is giving me all the feels. It makes me want to hold onto the warm golden summer evenings just a little longer so I can capture more of these amazing outdoor birthday celebrations.   

Summer Nights / Columbus Ohio Family Photographer

Jillian Rollins

I always say that my heart is newborn photography, but then summer hits and all these amazing families allow me the opportunity to capture these images for them and I'm all caught up in the family photographer feels.

I just can NOT with watching families look into each others eyes, give snuggles, hold hands, giggle and just be.  There is something so magical about it all.  

My only hope is that these families actually
PRINT THESE PHOTOS and get them up and displayed.  
(pretty please?!?)

Boho Maternity Session / Columbus Ohio Maternity Session

Jillian Rollins

 It's the intoxicating mix of nervousness and excitement that make maternity sessions so emotional and amazing.  
Everyone is anticipating the arrival of the newest family member.
Hair?  No hair?
Will they look like mommy or daddy?  Or Grandpa maybe?  ;)
Will they come a little early?  A little late?  Middle of the night?
All of these unanswered questions create a magic in the photos that set a maternity session apart from all others.  


These are memories you're going to want to hold onto.
It's the last pictures of your baby as "THE BABY" and not big sis (or big bro).
They way your husband cradles your belly with his hands when he holds you.
The way your little one fits perfectly onto your bump.... as if it was designed just for them.

Enjoy the ride mamas.....because its bumpy and messy and beautiful all at the same time.
 

Welcome to the world baby "P" / Columbus Ohio Newborn Photography

Jillian Rollins

The moment this mama walked in for her Maternity Session, I knew it was going to be good.  The lovely ladies from The Beauty and the Blondes Salon in Canal Winchester (right down the street from my studio) ROCKED her hair and makeup and had her looking amazing.  
Fast forward 4 weeks to the day her little girl FINALLY decided to make her debut!  
A week past her due date, this little  peanut didn't want to leave her cozy little 9 month home!

Welcome to the world Baby P - you are so loved......

 

Meet Baby "P" / Columbus Ohio Newborn Photographer

Jillian Rollins

This little guy and his family traveled all the way from out of state for this session.  
When that happens, you absolutely feel like it's "now or never" as you can't exactly just have them come back if baby decides to party like a rockstar instead of sleep.  
LOL
Luckily for me, baby P did not disappoint.  His whole family was so sweet and his big sister was totally model material.  
She was SO GOOD with him guys!  SO GOOD!
 I'm so honored they chose JRP.  I hope mama loves them as much as I do.

Enjoy....

 

My favorite age...the six month session / Columbus Ohio Baby Photographer

Jillian Rollins

I say "my favorite age", but who am I kidding?!?  
I love all dem' babies!  
Newborns, Six Months, One Year olds....then skip ages 2 and 3 and head right for four.  LOL!  
Can I get an amen?  
(All those mamas out there know just what I'm talking about) 
They go from sweet as pie to little rot-pots around 2 & 3.  
...and the man above, being the genius that he is, makes them so chubby and delicious and adorable that we don't even mind when they do go through their rotten stages!  

Seriously though, month six is so great. 
They are full of smiles and love to play but still love snuggles.
AND THEY STILL NAP TWO TIMES A DAY!  (again, amen from all the mamas out there!)  

Here's a little PRECIOUS PLAN member, half way through her first year with JRP. 
I may be obsessed.  She seriously is beyond sweet.  
To top it off her mom and grandmother are amazingly sweet.  
She couldn't ask for better women to look up too. 
Happy Half Birthday Dollbaby!

...and a little flashback to six short months ago.....

Introducing Baby "T" / Columbus Ohio Newborn Photographer

Jillian Rollins

First Birthday Session / Columbus Ohio Childrens Photographer

Jillian Rollins

This little guy just turned one!
It's one of the best "perks" of the job!  
No, not the leftover smash cake (although that's a pretty good one too...lol!)  
But watching these tiny little babies grow into these full-of-personality 12month olds!  

Happy Birthday Landon!

Newborn Twin Boys / Columbus Ohio Newborn Photography

Jillian Rollins

Being a mommy of twins myself, I'm always so excited to have twin in the studio.  It's so crazy to think back to that chaotic time when your hands are full, the house is a mess (let's be real, mine is still a mess!), and you're just trying to keep your head above water.  I honestly have no idea how mamas of newborn twins do it!  And that is coming from a mamma of twins!  
I can hardly remember balancing a baby on each hip, pushing two shopping carts around the grocery store, or navigating the crowded aisles of a mall with a double stroller.  
I say that to give all of you mamas who are out there living it hour by hour hope.  For real, you just get through it and then one day look back and you're on the other side of it.  
Babies are such a blessing.  Oh my goodness.  There is NOTHING better in the entire world that to meet your little one(s) for the first time, but babies are WORK!  
We all know it's true!  
So hats off to all the mamas out there with their hands full and their hearts even fuller.....

xoxo, Jillian

 

Welcome to the world baby girl / Columbus Ohio Baby Photographer

Jillian Rollins

Spring is finally here and I love being able to use light and airy
colors during my newborn session.  
This sleepy girl was so sweet!  

Enjoy!

Glitter Mini Sessions / Columbus Ohio Child Photographer

Jillian Rollins

Last month, I offered a special mini session event.  Glitter Mini Sessions.
Every little girls dream...tutu dresses and glitter.  I couldn't be more pleased with the way they turned out.  I also couldn't have been happier with the fun these girls had.  Each one walked into the studio reserved and a bit unsure of what to expect...but by the end, they were full of giggles while dancing to the Trolls soundtrack!  
Special thanks to all of the mamas who came out and make their little girl feel like she was the most important little princess in the world.  
Toe nails were painted.   Hair was curled.  Lipgloss was applied.
And it meant the world to them.  So thanks mamas...for making this day so special.
xo, Jillian

Emma turns one! / Columbus Ohio Baby Photographer

Jillian Rollins

Emma.  Sweet Girl.  Happy,Happy Birthday!  

I've had such a great time watching you grow this year.  
From sleepy baby to serious six-monther to smiley & silly twelve month old!  
Here's a look back at your first year....

 

Worth the Wait / Columbus Ohio Newborn Photographer

Jillian Rollins

After many storms...comes the rainbow.  This little guy was hoped and wished for and I'm so honored to be able to capture these memories for this family.  

They've waited so long to hold their sweet boy in their arms.

 

Look who's TWO / Columbus Ohio Child Photographer

Jillian Rollins

This guy.  He wanted NOTHING to do with pics.  He wanted snuggles.  More specifically, he wanted snuggles from daddy.  He wanted daddy to hold him and play with him and he wanted NO CAMERAS in the area while he got his snuggle on.  So, we made the best of it!  If there is one thing I've learned as a mom and now as a child photographer it's that you DO NOT pick fights with two year olds.  You just don't do it.  You'd have better luck wrestling a herd of cats into a cardboard box!  LOL!  In all seriousness, we did what we do at every session.  Went at the little ones pace.  Let him do his thing.  And caught some amazing memories along the way.
I included a cute outtake, hope mama and daddy don't mind.  It was too adorable not too!
 

Baby Charlotte / Columbus Ohio Newborn Photographer

Jillian Rollins

This sweet little girl was a dreamboat for her newborn session!  I think that her family images might be some of my most favorite ever!  She already has daddy wrapped around her finger.  He couldn't get enough of little Charlotte and her mama.  
I am so blessed to be able to share in these special moments with so many families!

Grayson is 6 months / Columbus Ohio Baby Photographer / Six Month Photo Session

Jillian Rollins

One of my favorite things about my business is that I get to watch all these tiny humans grow.  Seriously, JRP is like one big happy family and every time a client comes in for one of their baby plan sessions, it's like a family member walking in that I haven't seen in a while.  I love seeing how baby's legs are now hanging off of the carseat, when they were just a tiny little bobblehead the first time I saw them! lol!  Mom and dad have eased into their roles and since we've already spent time together at the newborn session, it's more like friends getting together for coffee and playdate versus a stuffy, rushed photo session.  It's so much fun.

I remember Grayson's full head of hair from his newborn session and little man did NOT disappoint when he came in for his six month photo session.  I might have to get him one of those shirts from Etsy that says #crazyhairdontcare !  He rocks it too!  He's so adorable, I asked his momma not to cut it ( like NEVER EVER!) but I guess we'll have to see what his 12month session brings!  Stay tuned!

(sidetone: love the first pic when he's staring at the bucket in denial that he ever fit into that when he was a newborn...) 

Introducing Harper Marilyn / 6 days old / Columbus Ohio Baby & Newborn Photographer

Jillian Rollins

This sweet little bundle of lovin was sooooo super squishy and super sleepy!  
I'm not sure she even opened her eyes once now that I think back on it.  
...and can we just talk about those rolls!  
I'm in love