Waxing Nostalgic: A Sentimental Look at an Old Yellow House

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Many of the posts on this blog include personal projects, but this one is particularly personal for me.  Last summer, when I heard the news that an old house which has been a part of my family for generations would soon be demolished, I knew I wanted to make one last trip out and try to document as much of its character and history as I could.

It may seem odd that I would care to remember a fly swatter hanging on the wall or the colors of paint chipping away, but I felt compelled to photograph every single detail – not only for my own memory, but for the collective memory of my family.  In my mind, the house itself has become as much of a character as those who have lived in it and spent time in it over the years.  I love this old house and the stories that I’ve been told about it for as far back as I can remember.  I know that it will be gone soon, but in my memory, and in these few photos at least, it will live on, and I think that’s nice.

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Peaches Without Pretense

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I think I’m lucky to live in a city that uniformly celebrates farmers and their markets all over town, every day of the week.  Fresh peaches in the 100 degree heat on a Saturday morning fill me with a heavy dose of nostalgia for summer days of the 90’s and old-fashioned homemade vanilla ice cream.

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Jennifer Najvar is an Austin, Texas, photographer who specializes in Food Photography.

Sweet Milestones of the First 12 Months

This little angel belongs to a dear friend, and I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to capture each of these precious milestone moments throughout his first year.  With many of my friends far away, living in cities around the country, I absolutely cherish the chance to see him grow.  They do it so quickly!

Only a few hours into the world

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Newborn portraits at nine days

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For the quintessential bathtub/rubber duck portrait, six months and sitting up

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Eyes still blue at seven months, and I don’t think they’re going away

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And of paramount importance, his very first birthday party

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Ask me about The First Year Packages to add to your Newborn Session.

Jennifer Najvar is an Austin, Texas, photographer who specializes in Newborn Portraiture and Boudoir Photography.  

Handsome Brown-Eyed Baby Boy

Introducing our latest tiny client; at four months, he is simply precious with his big brown eyes.

This particular session was donated to the 2013 Austin Boxer Rescue annual silent auction, so thank you to the family for bidding! The proceeds benefit a great Austin cause whose mission is to rescue unwanted or abused Boxers and place them safely into caring families. I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to contribute.

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Jennifer Najvar is an Austin, Texas, photographer who specializes in Newborn Portraiture and Boudoir Photography.  

Join Us at the Grand Opening Event for Blonde Faith Salon

Visit Blonde Faith Salon this Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 4-7p for appetizers, live music, incredible giveaways and fabulous complimentary services and treats

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Branding, logo & business card design by Peacetime Propaganda

Jennifer Najvar Photography is excited to announce that we have been chosen to provide custom photography as the artwork for their beautiful space at Blonde Faith Salon.  We are honored and excited to collaborate with their team and invite you to join us Saturday, October 12, 2013, at Blonde Faith Salon in Austin, Texas, to celebrate their grand opening!

Stop in to meet the Blonde Faith team and catch a sneak peak of the Boudoir-inspired photography to come. Enjoy incredible prize giveaways and complimentary services and treats including:

Giveaways include:

  • One gift basket provided by Mays Street Boutique
  • One Reformer Session by Ageless Movement Pilates
  • Two gift baskets provided by Unite Eurotherapy
  • Rhonda Allison skin care giveaway

You won’t want to miss this fabulous event at Blonde Faith Salon, 10526 West Parmer Lane, Suite 417, in Austin, Texas.  We will see you there!

Jennifer Najvar is an Austin, Texas, photographer who specializes in Newborn Portraiture and Boudoir Photography.  

Summer Slumber

June is a very special month for the lovely family who gave me the opportunity to come into their home and photograph this handsome little blessing of a baby boy.  To share his first portraits with his proud parents and the world fills me with joy.

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Jennifer Najvar is an Austin, Texas, photographer who specializes in Newborn Portraiture and Boudoir Photography.  

The Luxury of Boutique Photography: A Very Special Gift

Nothing compares to the gift of custom photography.   Delight the expectant mother in your life by giving her a unique baby shower gift that will last a lifetime.  Boutique photography is a very special luxury, and any mother-to-be will cherish the opportunity to have professional fine art portraits created to capture her newborn during one of the most precious moments of their lives.

Gift certificates are now available!  Contact me for details.

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Gift certificate design by Peacetime Propaganda.

Jennifer Najvar is an Austin, Texas, photographer who specializes in Newborn Portraiture and Boudoir Photography.  

Austin Boxer Rescue 6th Annual Silent Auction

On July 27, the local non-profit organization, Austin Boxer Rescue, will host their 6th Annual Silent Auction to benefit their mission to rescue unwanted or abused Boxers and place them safely into caring families. 

I’m happy to have the opportunity to participate this year by donating a gift certificate for a Newborn Portrait Session, a $300 value, to the auction.  The session fee includes the initial consultation, your 2-4 hour session in the comfort of your own home, the photographer’s time and talent, travel, complete studio setup, complete post-session creative editing and a minimum of 20 digital proofs presented during an in-person Ordering Session.

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If you’d like the opportunity to bid, or know anyone who is expecting a baby and would appreciate the chance to win a custom newborn portrait session, please invite them to the auction to benefit a great cause!

If you’re interested, check out the organization and event details at http://austinboxerrescue.com/.

The Austin Boxer Rescue Silent Auction online bidding begins here on July 22, 2013.

Jennifer Najvar is an Austin, Texas, photographer who specializes in Newborn Portraiture and Boudoir Photography.