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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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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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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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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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DSC_0038-wand then H barfed EVERYWHERE haha (wasn’t that cool at the time) –that’s me in the purple pants and the awesome striped peplum!


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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Pashke Newborn/Family Session 1.17.13

Ah The Pashke family, my first neighbors in Georgia and a great family friend. They are also my favorite guinea pig family whenever I’m looking to try out some new techniques or if I just need to practice. Love these guys. Hope you love their little family too 🙂

Love, Jackie


edit: Sorry, for some reason some photos didn’t get included in the previous gallery. More photos put in!


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D. Chang Family photoshoot 12.28.12

Here’s round two of the Chang family. This shoot was done of the younger brother and his family. I don’t know if you noticed but I was little obsessed with their daughter’s eyes. … like a lot obsessed. I think it comes from eye color envy.. I have black black eyes. Besides how is this even genetically possible?! It gives me hope for a future hazel/green eyed Pastore child? maybe, probably not. Enjoy!


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My child turns 2!

If you’ve been following my blog for a little bit/ happen to know me, you know that I am fully, 100% in love with, obsessed with my beautiful child. My pregnancy with him was a total accident and finding out about it was terrifying for me. I wasn’t necessarily a “teen mom” but lord knows I could have waited a few years. Luckily for me, I had a lot of support and love and have since then gotten married to his father (my husband for 2 and half years), moved to Georgia, and have gotten to pursue my passion in photography! Things have seriously changed since his birth and while it was hard and frustrating at a lot of points, I am so happy where we are right now. I wouldn’t change anything at all if it would alter this kid in any way. I mean come on, he’s so stinking beautiful!

But off of my gushing of my child, we celebrated his 2nd birthday in conjunction with a good friend’s son this past Saturday! It was the first time I have been able to throw him a party since on his first birthday, I had to work. His birthday, which is Christmas Eve (!!), makes it difficult to throw him a party on the actual day. You know, with the holidays and such. Anyway, with the whole DIY and Pinterst craze lord knows that I also wanted to throw him the best birthday I could possibly throw and luckily my friend was totally on board. (also lucky she is totally as crafty as me!)

So the theme was BATMAN! We started off the day at this bouncy house place called Monkey Joes and from there headed to my friend’s house for cake and pizza. It was an awesome day. Check out some images from the day! (ps sorry that this is a photo heavy post)


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Decorations done by –

Lyssa Macias:

– banner

– backdrop of Gotham City

– Side (twirly) banners

– Batman Cake pops!

Yours Truly:

– Cake

– gift bags

– straw toppers

– super hero masks

– chalkboard birthday sign

Other decorations:

– batman picture was from etsy

– cups from walmart

– paper straws were from etsy

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G. Changs 12.28.12

So I just tried to make a “funny” joke as to why these took forever but my brain and eyes are so fried that I realized that it totally didn’t make any sense. So as to not make anyone suffer too much with my not funny humor here are the G. Changs’ family photos!

❤ Jackie

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Reyes Family Photoshoot 12.28.12

Ever have one of those shoots where as much as you want to do awesomely, you don’t? And that no matter what you try it just doesn’t come out? ugh. As much as I love this family (old family friend of mine), I literally suffered editing these images. I kind of felt like a failure. *sigh*. But a job is a job is a job right? It has to get done. So here is the lovely Reyes family that put up with freezing cold temperatures in little to no sun. Enjoy ❤ Jack


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