WHAT WILL YOU REMEMBER? | Happy Tenth Birthday to Jaye McLaughlin Photography

Yeah, things are crazy right now.  Distractions, chaos, and things-to-worry-about abound. But let’s be honest. If you live with a family, things are always crazy.  It’s hard to pay attention to – to really focus in on and remember – the things that are most important to you and that surround you every day.

In January of 2011, I gave birth to my fifth baby - formerly known as The Life in Your Years Photography. Some things have changed over the years, but as I spend the early days of this year reflecting on what’s important to me and making goals for the future, I’m grateful for the realization that at least one big thing has been constant through the decade of this fifth baby’s life.

From the beginning, the point of my business has been to share my “freeze ray”   – to freeze your moments, to tell your story, and to help you remember.

“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common, everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

On this, my tenth birthday in business, I’d like to thank you all for making this possible.  I’m lucky.  I’ve been using this freeze ray strategy to pay attention and remember in my own family life for over twenty years. In the last ten, in sharing it with you, I’ve been able to watch so many of your families grow and change, and to help you remember.  Guys,I love this. And I have loved getting to know all of you who love this, too.

Children enjoying books fo family photos.

So, What’s Next?

It’ll be more of the same, friends.  Global pandemics and political upheaval don’t stop families from growing or babies from learning to crawl or toddlers from thinning out and becoming big kids.  I’m going to keep telling your stories the best way I know how.  It ain’t broke, as they say.

Here on the blog front, I’m going to share content that will help you focus in and remember in between Jaye McLaughlin Photography sessions.  Stay tuned for past articles and a new series on making the best of your iPhone’s camera to document your own story. And, of course, I’ll keep sharing photos from the fun family sessions I’m lucky enough to shoot.

Behind the scenes, I’ll also be working on a new website for decade TWO of Jaye McLaughlin Photography.  Please excuse the construction dust, and please, please come along for the ride!

Thanks for looking,



Jaye McLaughlin Photography specializes in documentary style lifestyle family and newborn photography in Westchester County, NYC, Connecticut and beyond.  I would love to begin planning your family photo session. View more of my work in my family portfolio HERE.  Check out some brand new sweetness in my newborn portfolio HERE. If you’re interested in a family, newborn or maternity session and would like to learn more, click HERE.  To get in touch, just go HERE, or email me or call me directly at jaye@jayemclaughlin.com or 914.263.0236.  I look forward to hearing from you!

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