Her featured work, “Going Home,” investigates Jade’s personal experiences through details of light, space, and objects. According to Jade, “They allow me to ask the questions about my new family, whom I find mysterious, and to answer them honestly. Exploring my environment with my husband Matthew, my new in-laws, and the Deep South. Family is the cohesive element that ties the pieces in this body of work together. My photographs journal what comforts me, what intrigues me, and what is so mystifying about my every day life. They remind me of the stories I have to tell, and invite the viewer to stand in my shoes, to feel my pain, my curiosity, my amusement, and to become a part of my surroundings and my story.”
Staged. Everything is real life.
Exhausting. Staying up and keeping people laughing while concentrating on taking unusual compositions and truly capturing couples’ emotions can wear you out. It is also one of my favourite parts of the job!!
Fixed Lens, Natural Light, and a constant curiosity to explore the world around me.
Savannah, GA (for today at least)!!
Mississippi, North Carolina, Virginia
The quiet, the natural beauty, the rich history, and all of the walking to get to those places, as well as good eats!
Their use of fur as a form of fashion.
A different approach to life then I do. Everything seems to be black or white, very structured.
Could be one of the strangest places you could ever be.
All of my dreams come true in some way. It is kind of fascinating to envision something in a dream and watch it come to life. But this is one of my weirdest dreams I ever had… It was a recurring dream while in middle school, every year before school started. I would be at the top of a hill trying to get down to the ʻsafeʼ house that was like a McDonalds (donʼt know why)! But there were wolves on the hill that we had to get past. So it was a struggle to reach the ʻbase.ʼ We always got down the hill safely but there were always different obstacles to overcome. Weird I know!!
Everyone needs to learn from one another as opposed to fighting one another. Everyone has a story to tell and a different way of looking at life. If we could accept that and move on to create a better place, we would all benefit from it. Greed is a dirty dirty thing.
Be travelling all the time.
Ever visited was Montreal. And I must say it was in the summer time so I missed the wintry weather. It was the perfect mix for us – dog parks, a walking and biking city, good food and open-air farmers markets. As well as good coffee!! I have never felt more relaxed.
I love to eat well and my husband is the best cook in the world so I would say his food!! Yum!
When things seem to good to be true. But always trust your instincts.
Love you some people don’t.
I ever received was be yourself. I have followed a path that I have put in to place. I followed my dreams, listened to my heart, and worked my butt off. Oh and to wake up one time every year to watch the sunset. We always wake up on the first day of the New Year and go watch the sun rise. Then we have a glass of champagne, eat a cupcake, and go back to sleep with our doggies in bed. It reminds me that life is what you make it.
Also, words every photographer should live by – “If you don’t have your camera you can’t take the photo.” – Jay Maisel.
Stretch! I love to do yoga and run. There is nothing better then zoning out and listening to your body.
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