The Artist

I happened upon this photograph as a child...
This image is one of my mother taken as a little girl. She and her sisters took turns dressing up in a party dress and posing beside the farmhouse she grew up in located in rural Tennessee. There is something about us girls and a dress that twirls. Sometimes you see something and you know your world is forever changed, for me I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up...

Even still, like most things in my life, I fell into photography backwards. I am blessed to have generations of artistic talent on my Father's side of the tree (sorry Mom) and in college indulged myself with art scholarships, a degree in Art History and more time logged into the art studio than imaginable. Taking good advice, I also received a degree in Business (thanks Mom). I set off with degrees in hand, still not certain of what I was meant to do now that the real world was at my doorstep. Soon after I found myself married a man more lively and passionate than I could have ever dreamed and a mother of a beautiful baby girl. I wanted to memorize every inch of her little fingers and soft curve of her face. I wanted to capture the fleeting time that she allowed me to sit and stare in awe of the miracle I was allowed to be a part of. Another hop, skip and a jump and our family was blessed with twin boys. Life went into hyper-speed and photography became my way of slowing each moment down. What I am able to record with my camera allows me the brief moment to take a breath and truly look at my children...to study them and catch a glimpse of mischeiveousness in their eye or satisfied expression of being wrapped in love. Just a moment to capture a bit of their childhood. This is what I hope to capture for you, as well, with a moment stolen iand a few moments of childhood and the love your family shares together.

Owner of Jacqueline Ward Images, Jacqueline has been commissioned for work across the United States and Internationally. Commercial clients include Alys Beach, the St. Joe Company, St. Joe Club & Resorts, WaterColor Resort, the town of Seaside, the Rosemary Beach Foundation, 30A.com, SouthWalton.com, Sotheby's, Shelly Brown, Coastal Road Designs, Blessings in Disguise, Tracery Interiors, 30A Review, Pizza by the Sea, Sunrise Chair Company, Ballhawks, A Piece of Toast, Lipstick, Heels & A Baby and 30A Street Style. Culinary clients include Emeril, Martha Foose, John Currence, Lucy Buffett, Kevin Korman and Brian Murray. She is an official photographer annually for the Digital Graffiti and the 30A Songwriters Festival and has had the privilege to to capture performances by the Indigo Girls, Sam Bush, Charlie Mars, the Bangles, Mathew Sweet, Graham Nash, Sara Watkins, Shawn Mullins, and many others. Her work has been showcased in numerous local, regional and national publications ranging from bridal magazines to Garden & Gun and Good Grit. In addition to her family editorial work she also captures select wedding and events annually and commercial commissions. She is a member of the Professional Photographers of America.

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