{fifty-two on friday week 3 | joy} phoenix, az photographer

this is week 3 of our 52 on friday project.  last week’s black and white post for this project can be found here and our first week’s self portrait is here.  most you of you probably know by now that me and a group of 19 other photographers have joined together to challenge each other on a theme every week.

this week’s theme is JOY.  i thought, “jump for joy”!

okay, sorry to get personal and break some rules, but i couldn’t stop thinking about this picture when we were assigned JOY and how no other image has captured it more.  about 3 months ago i was able to deliver my baby, tate, at home.  i feel so much joy from this picture for many reasons: seeing my mom’s hands on one side and my husband’s on the other, relief, peace, gratitude, crazy, unexplainable love for this little babe i’ve been carrying for 9 months, and such pure JOY.   when you are pregnant with another child… you never think you can love the next one as much as your first.  of course, you realize very quickly that you are given a gift for a greater capacity to love.   next week i promise not to get so personal and expand my subject matter to something other than those that dwell with me.

now click on over to the creative Shannon Harrison | Jack and Ruby Studios| Temecula California Photographer to see how she expresses JOY.

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Sara T - January 21, 2011 - 2:18 pm

Aubry, darling jumping for joy images…but that second one, be still my heart. What a happy and tearful and perfect representation of joy. Wow.

Jasmine [ND Newborn Photographer] - January 21, 2011 - 2:46 pm

What amazing emotion the second image shows. It’s perfect!

shannon - January 21, 2011 - 3:27 pm

oh. my. goodness. im so so so glad you shared the last one. it stole my breath its so full of love and support. completely amazing.

Stephanie - January 21, 2011 - 3:29 pm

Oh Aubs I have goosebumps from that second photo. Seriously the joy on your face, oh my goodness my heart has stopped beating. I have got to bet me a birth photographer next time I have a baby, to capture moments like that!
And of course those pictures of G are adorable, love that boy!

Kelsey {Las Vegas Wedding Photographer} - January 21, 2011 - 3:44 pm

The first two are fun and the last oh my that is pure joy!

hope - January 21, 2011 - 4:33 pm

the first two are super fun joy…the last is just beautiful.

Shauna - January 21, 2011 - 5:03 pm

Oh Shannon.. I honestly shed a couple of tears on seeing #2. Being a fellow home birthing momma I totally GET that feeling and emotion. My chest is still tight writing this… Love, love, love! Thanks so much for sharing…

ang - January 21, 2011 - 5:12 pm

well first i was going to say how i LOVE your jumping images and then you plant the birth one on us and i have tears. beautiful beautiful. i have a similar photo of me holding my youngest just seconds after he was born. nothing replaces that feeling, ever. xoxo

Val Spring - January 21, 2011 - 5:44 pm

Love the jumping ones, they are so much fun! And well, the last one of you with your baby is so breathtaking! Nothing more joyful than that moment! How I wish I had a photo like that with my girls.

Carrie Small - January 21, 2011 - 6:01 pm

Oh goodness. The last one, soooo sweet. What a perfect joyful moment. Love the jumping ones too though!

Oh goodness your birth pic made me teary and I love that first jumping pic! joy!

Elaine Dieball - January 21, 2011 - 6:50 pm

I had my first son at home in water and LOVED it. I am so so SO glad you were able to enjoy your baby in the comfort of your own home. Great photo.

Jennifer O. (Romeo and Mae) - January 21, 2011 - 8:34 pm

Wow, this made me all teary!

Gretchen - January 21, 2011 - 8:38 pm

oh Aubry! Tears in my eyes! Love love love!

delsa - January 22, 2011 - 12:40 am

thanks for sharing your precious joy with us.

Amanda - January 22, 2011 - 1:17 am

Thank you so much for sharing these! LOVE them all! The last shot is exactly what I think a birth experience should be! Captured perfectly! Amazing!

Gail - January 22, 2011 - 1:39 am

I can not think of a pure representation of encompassing joy than bring a child into the world surround by love. Thank you for sharing.

Jolie - January 22, 2011 - 3:19 am

Awww love!

jules - January 22, 2011 - 3:23 am

love the raw emotion and joy from the second one. so perfectly perfect. it makes me want to hug you! right. now. :)

megan cristello - January 22, 2011 - 4:45 am

wow. jumping shot made me smile… and the 2nd made me cry.. in a really good way. amazing!

wendy - January 22, 2011 - 6:21 am

Oh my goodness. I don’t even know what to say. I wish I had a picture like that last one. Such joy and love. That is a treasure! It epitomizes why we do what we do. Well done!

Jeni - January 22, 2011 - 11:59 am


Melanie Pitcher - January 22, 2011 - 3:17 pm

oh my gosh – that last photo got me teary – what an amazing moment – that’s what photography is all about!! perfect for this week’s theme.

The Rancher's Wife Kate - January 22, 2011 - 4:45 pm

I remember thinking how could I love another baby as much as I already love this little guys sitting in front of me. But you do!
Love is the only thing that can be multiplied and not diminish. :)

breeze - January 22, 2011 - 5:11 pm

WOW, I am blown away by that second image. It’s amazing and literally gave me goosebumps. And, of course, the jumping for joy is too cute!

Kara Jo - January 22, 2011 - 5:19 pm

Love this! How wonderful that you got to do that, and I agree there is nothing more joyful then for your baby to be placed in your arms for the first time!

Gina Oh | Gina Maxine Photography - January 22, 2011 - 5:20 pm

oh, how i wish i had a shot of me like that last one, incredible. i love all the jumping images, so fun!! awesome job!

Alison Crane - January 23, 2011 - 7:30 pm

I love the joyful trampoline shots. That last image. Wow. To have that moment captured so beautifully is a true gift.

Cynthia Craine-Linden MI Photographer - January 23, 2011 - 8:28 pm

I love all these images but the last one brings a tear to my eye.

Sari - January 23, 2011 - 11:29 pm

These are all great but that last one…WOW! Perfection.

maureenwilson - January 24, 2011 - 11:11 pm

love your jump for joy images!! but that last one is priceless.

Krista - January 25, 2011 - 7:51 am

Aubry- I am speechless over that last photo. How envious I am of you to have such a treasure. My husband brought in the zoom lens into the very tiny OR so every picture was out of focus…. I am still not laughing about that day. You are a lucky dog!

lisa schoneberger - January 27, 2011 - 4:16 am

Goosebumps all over…tears in my eyes. A moment to remember forever.

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