Nolte homecoming 7.29.14




When I was contacted to do this homecoming for an Air force spouse, I was honored and horribly nervous to shoot it. It was all the conditions that makes me sweat. It was at midnight, no lighting, and I was stuck with my fancy flash that I STILL can’t seem to get the hang of. I need help haha. Other than my own nervousness, I couldn’t even begin to grasp the nervousness that Chelsea felt. It was their first deployment and their first homecoming! It made my heart so happy to capture this moment for them. I’ve been lucky enough that my husband (who is a Marine) hasn’t deployed in his military career, but has been gone for long, extended period of time, so I can only imagine the happiness of seeing your spouse after 6 months of continuous separation. Lord knows there is nothing worse than the leaving… but nothing greater than the return! Welcome Home Airman!







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Diaz and Diego 6.7.14

It has been a considerable amount of time since I’ve written in this blog. I’m terrible. I don’t particularly enjoy writing and I’m terrible at the business aspect of my ..well. business! Fail. So life has continued and more shoots have happened and I’m going to try to attempt to either 1. Revamp this blog to a more professional one or be lazy and/or 2. at least attempt to keep up with this blog so I don’t have to post everything via my facebook page. I know, keeping it classy. Have I mentioned that I need to make myself a website too? double FAIL.


ANYWAY, I had the honor of shooting a friend and her handsome companion Diego before they moved away. It was a typical crappy day in good ole Georgia but it turned out for the best because this was the first shoot where the skies looked gorgeous. Even if it was a bazillion degrees out with a ridiculous amount of humidity! We toughed it out and I was VERY pleased with the outcome. I’ve come to realize that I like shooting people with their pets because I don’t have to tell them to look relaxed or pose any which way because they will do it naturally around their 4 legged friend. It makes my life easier since I can just focus on getting the shot.. oh and making ridiculous sounds to get his attention haha.


—SIDE NOTE— So I made these beautiful compilations of images so I didn’t have to post 100 separate images… and for some reason when I saved it for the web it super pixelated them all (insert horrified face) I will have to come back at another time and redo them. IN THE MEAN TIME, just enjoy them even if they are super grainy. They aren’t in real life. You can also check out my FB page: if you want to check it out 🙂

Chao – Jackie

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Stone Family Shoot 7.20.13

Here is the lovely Stone family with the whole puppy crew in tow! Nobody ended up with ticks so I count that as a successful shoot 🙂


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Norris Newborn shoot 7.6.13

Loved this newborn shoot. BEAUTIFUL family and loved every hot, sweaty min of this four hour shoot haha. Very excited to share all of this with you all!


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Verbanac 5.19.13


So I’m pretty excited to share this post. It’s my first 6 month old shoot. I was extremely pleased with how this shoot turned out and had a hard time cutting down on photos. Love that we were able to pull out these photos on such a dreary, rainy, gray day! You wouldn’t even know that it had rained for most of the shoot! There are a lot of photos. sorry…not sorry haha




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Harts 04.21.13

Here are the beautiful Hart girls! We had a beautiful afternoon at Pineola farms and they were awesome to shoot, even though we got a lot of unhappy tears. (haha I’m a sucker for crying baby photos) Sorry for the lack of photo formating on the blog. I didn’t feel like making a gallery nor was my photoshop working with me…. so you guys get to view these just as they are 🙂






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Tough mudder 06.01.13

Tough mudder 06.01.13

I don’t usually post shoots out of order but I wanted to share this one since it’s meaningful to me. The husband, baby, and I recently went back to PA for a family visit but mainly so Vince could attend the Tough Mudder event with his friends in honor of the fallen Marine/ police officer, Brad Fox. This photo represents the whole day. Everyone did an awesome job and managed to get through everything together. I was happy to capture some of these moments for them.

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It’s Easter! (or it was)

SO I am happy to say that I’m finally caught up with all of my clients. For once. Not that it was done in a timely manner but at least it’s done.

That gave me time to edit some personal photos! I don’t think I’ve posted what the Pastore clan has been up to in a long time! It’s actually been refreshingly busy. I’m not going to lie, when Vince came back from his last leg of MOS school, I was worried I’d get back into my lazy, non productive self. At first, I def lazed around but I’m happy to say that I’ve definitely gotten into a good groove of getting stuff done. The house is clean 75% of the time, I’ve definitely improved at making dinner, the kid has started gymnastics (!!!!) and he also has started allergy shots ( :s ). This schedule has kept me super super busy, almost like soccer mom status (but without the luxury of a second car). It also has forced me to get up with Vince to get the car. –I need to take a pic of my burrito baby. so freaking cute wrapped in blankets at 5 in the morning– Whiiiich in turn lets me get stuff done haha.

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We also got carpet in our house! When we moved into our house, it was a blessing that there was no carpet in the living room area because training my terrorist dog to not barf, poop, pee on the floor was nearly impossible. Now that he’s got his bowels (mostly) in check, we were able to ask the leasing office to install carpet and it’s been sooooooo nice. A total change in how the house feels. Comfortable! We can actually sit on the floor without getting the soul sucked out of our butts! hooray!

I’ve also had the luxury of getting closer to some of the wives here. I’m happy to say that a year into living in this crazy area of Georgia, I’ve made some great friends! I feel like I’ve definitely mentioned this before but I really am grateful for this. Living without the comfort of my mom haha, or the support of my siblings, and the pressures of being a mom and a wife are hard. Especially when I did the first year of it in my parents house. I definitely had a hard time transitioning but I feel so GOOD now! It’s nice to feel good. It could also be due to the realization that coffee makes me work so much better hahaha.

but anyway, this past Easter, the lot of us decided to throw a nice Easter get together at my Friend’s house and have the littles do an Easter egg hunt while we grilled and enjoyed each others’ company. Oh and the husbands were invited this time haha. Here are some photos of the get together!


There were SOOO many eggs!


haha he was so pleased with himself

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happy babies everywhere!

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oh and this fat cutie who OBVIOUSLY only had one thing on his mind haha



This other fat, adorable, blue eyed baby!


oh and of course my two handsome boys 🙂



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AAnnnnd then mom had to fish foil out of her mouth! haha you’re not a real mom is you can’t rip food/foil out of your kid’s mouth


and then 10 min later gum needed to be fished out hahahahaha Mother’s love is infinite 🙂


And after a long and hot, awesome, day the kids were tired out and we all went home happy…

until everyone at the party got sick with the stomach bug and I ended up barfing for two days hahaha But I wouldn’t have missed this for the world! There really is nothing more awesome than spending a great day with good friends, food, and happy kids 🙂

OH and we got a grill the next day! First Pastore bought grill 🙂



loo and I kept it classy while daddy cooked 🙂

AND the last little bit of loo!


it had started raining and yes that is drool not a rain drop!

Hope you guys enjoyed our little pastore update!

Love, Jack

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Tiption family shoot 2.3.13

So it’s been a month, I’m a little ashamed. Its been hectic in the Pastore household. Like seriously. However, I am happy to say that I’ve found a new online editer that helps with the editing process. Unfortunately, I didn’t find this until I was halfway through editing this shoot which took me way too long. I did learn some awesome new techniques though haha. I think I literally learn something new every time I edit, which I also think is what takes me so long. Learning. Thanks to all my clients that suffer through this process. I appreciate you! I was hesitant to show this shoot truthfully because I was really unhappy how the group shots turned out. In fact, I’m not going to show those. I had to reschedule just because I was that unhappy with them. Talk about a learning process. It was humbling actually and I had a hard time dealing. Like I said, learning process. But here they all are, the lovely Tipton family 🙂

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Perez newborn shoot 2.2.13

I know I’ve shot some newborns before but this is definitely my first newborn newborn shoot! The first time I tried some techniques that I’ve been researching, the first time I was using props, and the first time I tried using my backdrop holder. It was ridiculously nerve wracking. I definitely learned some things from this shoot and I’m excited to get my hands on another baby! (is it just me or did this entire description sound kind of horrible?) ((disclaimer: I do not SHOOT babies and no baby was harmed on this shoot haha))


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