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The {Sweet} Plunge!

So, I decided to ‘take the plunge.’  I went ahead and launched a website this weekend and followed it up with a facebook page.  If you’ve been following my blog, I would absolutely love for you to hop on over and have a peek at the website and most certainly if you have a facebook page, then link up with me there too!




As always, thank you so much for following or stopping in!

On a side note, I felt funny creating a post and including no images, so, since I have ‘how sweet it is to be loved by you’  stuck in my head, I thought I’d share an image of something sweet   🙂   

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btw, everything that was ‘tagged’ in this post can absolutely be found in my website, lots, here on this blog  😛


My Little Woodland Fairies

Some of my friends have ALL boys, one thing I have a few of, is little girls!  One thing my little girls absolutely love to do is — dress up!  Another thing that goes hand-in-hand with dressing up — having tea parties!  So, one afternoon my dear husband and sweet boy went out together, leaving the girls to be girls.  My oldest child is constantly dressing up herself, her siblings and her friends.  This particular afternoon was no exception.  I walked into the living room only to find all three girls, dressed as fairies, complete with wings and wands…having a tea party.  They were so cute, I went to get my camera immediately.  After snapping a few pictures, it occurred to me.  It is so nice outside.  Let them have a tea party in the forest & let them be little fairies out there.  I asked, and let me just tell you, they were jumping at the opportunity, literally!  Out we went.  They played & I stayed far away, stalking as if they were my prey, letting them interact & behave as they would naturally.  Next time, I believe I will intervene, because they were so inspiring!   🙂

Keep in mind these pictures were taken in May 2010   🙂   I wish I would’ve taken the time to edit all of them sooner, but, for me, they are a completely fond memory to revisit any time!

Their nose kisses are the sweetest…they make my heart smile and sigh…

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Just being facetious!

Lots of hours spent in the car recently with all four children gave us a lot to laugh about.  One instance in particular comes to mind.  I made some off the handle-definitely-joking comment about a particular child’s behavior, and perhaps needing to put her on the roof.   😉    A few seconds later, you could hear the thought process of my son.  He said, “Um…that would be dangerous…remember when Daddy put the Christmas tree up there and tied it down…maybe if she holds on really tight…?”  Poor guy, here I was, completely being facetious and his mind is putting it through the ringer, with real fear for his sister’s safety.

So, today, as I was recalling that situation, I decided to post this little blurb on him.  My little boy is most often, the hardest child of mine for me to capture with my camera.  Sometimes he is more than willing and will request his picture to be taken, but, the second my lens is pointed at him this funny, square, ‘cheese’ smile is forced across his face (even if he were laughing in the moment prior).  His birthday was back in March & I took him out with the hopes of capturing a little bit of his personality.  We really adore this tunnel of trees and always have a good time when I attempt pictures here.   🙂     He started dancing in the street, completely on his own accord, which had me grinning ear to ear to say the least!

Dancing caused his temp to rise & so he took off his sweater for the remainder of the pictures.  I thought I’d include this picture because I was trying out a different style of editing…not sure how I feel about it, none-the-less, thought I’d share it.

For those of you who have requested certain images, I am absolutely honored to have my work in your home!  Not to mention, thank you for the sharing the stories as to why those particular photos really struck a cord for you!  For any of you who are interested, but, shy or hesitant, please ask away!  The images are free   🙂    like I said, I’m just thrilled to share my joy, have you following along & even more delighted to have my work displayed in friends & family’s homes!

Thank you so much for following along on my journey!

On such a gloomy day…

Since today is so overcast & gloomy here in Georgia, I thought I’d perk up us locals and post an array of cherry blossoms from our first days of spring.  If some of you northerner’s can believe this, these pictures were taken in the very first days of MARCH!     😀

Do trees ever talk to you? Part I

Today is a gorgeous day, the sun is shining and the sky is blue all over.   The temperature is in the mid 60’s, but feels sooo nice with the sun warming your skin…  This day, couldn’t be much further from polar opposite to the pictures I’m sharing with you today!         😀

Do you see through the fog, the tall trees in the horizon?

On the day I took these pictures, 2/1/11, rain was expected, but…there was something more to the atmosphere.  I picked up the kids from school, and the whole way to and from, I was admiring my misty-eerie-foggy surroundings.  We headed over to daddy’s office for a quick hello.  While we were there, I became even more enamored with the mysterious, creeping, looming, hanging moisture present all around us.  I popped some of my little turkey’s back in the car, zoomed down the street to our house, grabbed my camera and zipped right back to the office.  All the kids chose to stay indoors, while I braved the cold, creepy fog.

I had never noticed this particular tree before.  Although, at that moment, I found him quite clearly speaking to me.  I envisioned him kind of shrugging his arms at me, in agreeance on the weather perhaps…or maybe wondering what sort of a nutty human I was to be wandering around out there.

As for the two images below…I just loved how bright this wheat looking stuff is.  It looks lovely during a normal day, but I did not expect to find it still looking this bright.  Even the heavy, misty, gloom couldn’t hold it down.

This tree struck me as owl-like and I felt like he was watching me just as much as I was watching all of them…  I know that my Grandmother, whom I never really met, loved owls…and so, this reminds me of her, and of my mom…

and last, certainly not least in my eyes, is the tree that reminded me of lightening striking.

I have more of this day to share with you, but for now, must get back to my regularly scheduled programing     😉

Happy New Year!

Not your average take on icicles, I know!  None-the-less, I really enjoyed taking these…and, now, looking at them   😉

Over here, we are starting out the New Year with a bang!  To top it off, I am starting it out with a new lens!  I couldn’t be any happier.  You cannot imagine what fun it brings me, or maybe you can!   🙂   I hope you are all happy to start off the New Year & please do continue to stop here and see what 2011 brings in ways of growth for Jillian Cobb Photography!

Mind you, Atlanta hasn’t seen a White Christmas for 128 years!  It was truly touching to experience.  The joy of the children with Christmas & SNOW on top of it!  We sat at the table Christmas morning with a perfect blend of North & South.  We had northern-ish snow falling and we had southern cooking, homemade biscuits, gravy and bacon – YUM! …and for me fond memories of growing up with mostly White Christmases!

Remember my post, Ode to the Japanese Maple –   ‎…well, here it is in all it’s winter glory!

Last, but not least, a more normal approach to capturing this winter’s icicles   🙂

All the lights & glory…

There are so many holiday traditions to pass on to your children.  One of my favorite childhood Christmas memories is driving around looking at all the lights.  Especially on Christmas Eve, on our way home from Grandma’s house!  Some of the houses we used to see went ALL out!  There would be tons of movement, little ice rinks with skaters, fake children in snowball fights, etc.  Now, I love to get the kids in their footie pajamas, grab some yummy snacks, everyone with their own special Christmas blanket and loaded into the car.  We tune into a station that plays only holiday music and then tour around the town checking out Christmas lights and decorations!  There may not be snow falling -or even on the ground for that matter- but, it is pretty darn close to ideal!  I decided I would share some of what we’ve been seeing, just incase you haven’t yet taken a drive for yourself!   🙂   The picture above is hands down, my favorite…although, let me tell you, it was incredibly hard to decide!

The house below was awesome!  It is one of my little jumpy-jumpy’s teachers.  The teacher sent out her address to everyone inviting them all to come see…and when we got there, we knew why!  Their lights moved and changed colors, all while in sync with music that you tune into on your radio!  We must’ve sat here for at least 10 minutes, in actuality, it was probably way longer!

Actually, their whole neighborhood was worth the visit!  It just so happens to be right near the duck pond we visit regularly!  In fact it’s the only duck pond we know of near by.

These were very classic, which I enjoy thoroughly.   🙂

Ah, the beautiful trees in their Christmas glory!  The tree all the way to the right is in the entrance of a subdivision on our way to school.  It is just gorgeous during the day as well.

Here are some from our duck pond, I love the reflections.  Although, I must say, I did not capture the true beauty and calm, silent comfort that I felt as I watched these displays in person… (& I totally should’ve used a tripod because of using such zoom & low light).

This was my company for the evening one night     🙂    He is very sweet & was always incredibly relieved to climb back on my lap when I would get back in the car.

I hope you enjoyed this large share of mine, especially if you haven’t taken the time to take a drive for yourself…now maybe you’ll be inspired enough to do so!  Especially those of you who are nearby me!  If you’d like to know our route, just message me, I’d be more than glad to pass it on!     🙂

Meet the ‘V’ family!

This is who we’ll call the ‘V’ family.  They are, perhaps, one of the most well rounded families I have ever known!   😉    One boy.  One girl.  Even the hair color in this family is in perfect balance!   😆   In all seriousness, please check out the session I had with them, it’s a large share, but I had a tough time deciding!  I hope you are enjoying these days leading up to Christmas!  The count down is definitely on at our house!

I know that I used this layout for the “K” family…maybe next year I’ll take more time to come up with lots of different versions of holiday cards!    🙂

So, that was the “V” family, can’t you feel the love!?

Thanking his lucky stars he’s no TURKEY!

To say the least the long holiday weekend was distracting and I had plenty of photo opp’s!  I hope you enjoyed your family time too!  Check back in soon to see exactly where this chicken came from!

I am thrilled to be back on track!  While I’m finishing up some edits, I thought I’d share more from the “K” family I told you about, remember them – like it was that long ago   😛   …they really are the sweetest!  Here are some of their storyboards.

Ode to the Japanese Maple

Isn’t this color intense!?  Out of all the beautiful fall changes, this is the tree I most look forward to seeing turn every year.  This is a Japanese maple tree ‘Osakazuki.’  Oddly enough, this tree is our kids best only climbing tree!  I can’t wait until they realize this when they are older, because where they climb is just not very high off the ground.  They still love it.  Well some do, I won’t mention names, but some get struck with an intense fear once they’re up, and where they sit is only a mere 4 feet off the ground (if that)!   😆

The Japanese maple tree has been said to have the most vibrant, intense color of all the maples and we are fortunate enough to have plenty of them in our yard.  It is always one of our last trees to transition, or succumb, to the fall transformation.  That day has finally come, so I share with you my joy!

Also likened to that of a ‘burning bush,’ be sure to check out the stunning red and orange coloring in the gallery down below.  They are the individual pictures from the arrangement above, so that you can see their full, vibrant beauty!   🙂