Halen Portrait Session. Mt Juliet TN Portrait Photography Rubel Photography

007-08032016Halen is beautiful.
021-08032016bwShe has an easiness about her that, along with her looks, makes her seem older.
She’s 16.

011-08032016so so pretty

014-08032016She needed current portraits/headshots for her modeling portfolio.

Even though she is surrounded by the drama of black, she looks soft and stands out, in spite of her dark hair. I’ve loved working with black backdrops for a while.

003-08032016We changed her poses, trying to get a good variety in our session.
She looked great, no matter what we did. :o)
015-08032016bw005-08032016020-08032016I love all of the shots we took and I love the colors she wore..black, burgundy, and dusty pink..perfect for her and her personality.

001-08032016019-08032016bw009-08032016love love love
I have north-facing windows, covered by a porch, so my lights are from strobes and reflectors. I love to try and mimic window light..despite the shape of my softboxes..I work with what I have and see what I can do.

016-08032016bw018-08032016We were all pretty pleased with these shots.
I truly enjoyed our time together and have high hopes for her future.

“I will love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in who I will trust. My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” Psalms 18:1, 2

Tessa Turns 1. Cake Smash Birthday Milestone Session Photography. Mt Juliet TN Child Photography. Rubel Photography

070-08242016Hey Bright Eyes~


You get a little extra attention and loving on your 1 year Birthday~

026-08242016and that’s ok with you.


You’ll even pass out kisses on your day~

001-08242016I love this couple and have enjoyed seeing their little family grow..so blessed!

034-08242016She is such a sweetie..mom and dad helped and I love so many of these…ugh~


Just like her momma..she looks wonderful in or near purple.


She has her daddy’s deep blue eyes.


007-08242016squeeze to pieces.

013-08242016melt again.
I LOVE this shot..so much.

We were down near my creek..in the shady areas..from 1-2pm.
I used a shoot through umbrella with my AB800..just to fill a bit and add a pop. I also tried to use a white sheet below/before them, to reduce the green color cast caused from being surrounded by so much green.
We were hot but cooled off between her clothes changes, haha..so worth it, I have a lot of favorites from this session.

021-08242016This girl has the best giggle..it’s deep, unique, and she does it a lot.
My face hurt. Mom and Dad could bring out the best in her. yay~~:o)

037-08242016Kiss those toes, and fingers, and cheeks!


She’s ok with that!

045-08242016We went inside for her cake smash..I think she was excited.

046-08242016uhm, yes, please.

049-08242016She liked it!

052-08242016and she was willing to share, haha!

060-08242016Well, she had a great time and we sure did, too.
Bless that sweet girl for many more wonderful years~

Thanks Erica and Spencer..yall were so much help, and I loved every minute!!
Got my “Tessa fix” :o)

“There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.” Psalms 46:4,5

Lady-Pet Photography Mount Juliet Tn Dog Portraits. Rubel Photography

005-08222016This is Lady, she is a Shiba Inu puppy..around 4 months.

001-08222016She loves to smile.


Although she is very active, her disposition is also one that will be still and study..so I snagged a few great shots of her, as some helpers behind and beside me, got her attention.



She is currently under training from her owner and is really showing a lot of promise.
I think she has a Fox-look to her..maybe a Foxy Lady, haha :o)


Love this..my husband brought us the antlers, as a prop.


Such a cutie~

010-08222016Chewing on a bone of sorts.

011-08292016She was chewing along, minding her own business, when my husband let out a most ferocious alpha bark..and that got her attention.
I love this shot.
Yay!!! Lady and friends, yall were amazing~~

“Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O Lord; Let Your lovingkindness and Your truth continually preserve me.” Psalms 40:11

Krionda. Portrait Photography. Mt Juliet TN Rubel Photography

017-06062016 (1)I like her style.

015-06062016 (1)Her focused and serious look can be just as attractive as her…

009-06062016 (1)…open and friendly one.

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024-06062016I met Krionda while working with the http://www.wilsonlivingmagazine.com
We hit it off right away and spent most of the session sharing and honestly, testifying about how good the Lord has been to us, no matter our circumstances.
She has an awesome testimony.

I love her smile..


..and the way her nose wrinkles up when her smile is genuine and large.


She has an easiness about her, despite the struggles and including the victories.


I saw a lot of beauty that evening…

026-06062016..and determination and courage.

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Thanks Krionda, it was such a blessing and encouragement to meet you.

“Blessed be the Lord, for He had shown me His marvelous kindness in a strong city! For I said in my haste, ‘I am cut off from before Your eyes’; Nevertheless, You heard the voice of my supplications when I cried out to You.” Psalms 31:21, 22

JR Project Couture Seamstress. Mt Juliet TN Fashion Photographer. Rubel Photography


Jordon at JR Project, has been very busy.
She always has 2-3 personal projects going on, has a nice variety of custom orders coming in and out of the door, and keeps current with items for her etsy store.


Those fingers and her mind stay very active.


It was time to have another session so she could add more items to her etsy store.

This is a corset..the top picture is the back view of this.

001-07242016This Monet-inspired skirt is the item here.

We love all the models that have blessed us over the years with their time and beauty. :o)


 Snazzy Crop Vest


She Rocks Red Corset

012-07242016Hand-embroidered Crop Vest


This 3-piece set is just so cool.

It’s a corset, skirt, and jacket. Love the modern detailing.


High-Waisted Tie Dye sorts.


This is an up-cycled Scarf Skirt. love love


Lace-Trimmed Shorts

030-07242016Vintage Soft Butter Yellow Top

032-07242016High-Wasited Shorts

034-07242016037-07242016Back and front view of this top..she is such a beauty~

039-07242016Peplum Top and High-Waisted Shorts from earlier.

041-07242016This is another 3-piece set.
Steampunk-Inspired Skirt, Corset, and Hand-Embroidered Jacket.

042-07242016043-07242016047-07242016Color-Blocked Shorts…and she is also a beauty.

057-07242016Summer-Yellow Top

059-07242016Floral-For-The-Office Top

061-07242016Grey and Burgundy Peplum Cotton Top.

Love her hair~

063-07242016064-07242016She is so cool in this green top..love~

065-07242016066-07242016What a cute dress..cotton..perfect for hot days…dressed up or down.

048-07242016JR Project also had a few masks to showcase.

049-07242016I love taking Portraits more than anything..so I loved this part of the session.
Love love love

050-07242016051-07242016This gal has so much energy and is an amazing dancer. But when she stops..wow..just wow.
So beautiful~070-07242016Breath-taking.

I would cut off her hair and tape it to my head if I thought it would look good on me. :o)


So natural and fresh :o)

055-07242016Just Beautiful~

JR Project is creating fun, stylish, and unique items..check her out for more details and clothes: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JRPROJECT
Thanks to both of our models..yall are amazing, super wonderful, and just incredibly beautiful!

“..Yet now be strong, Zerubbabel, says the Lord; and be strong Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and be strong, all you people of the land, says the Lord, and work, for I am with you says the Lord of hosts. According to the word that I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, so My Spirit remains among you; do not fear.” Haggai 2:4, 5

Arya Pet Photography. Mt Juliet Tn Pet Portraits Rubel Photography


This is Arya.

Isn’t she beautiful?

She is a 3 year old Alaskan Husky with Timber and Grey Wolf.

Big Baby~

007-07192016Pet and Newborn Photography..my most challenging subjects, but I love them so much.
I had a squeaky toy and a treat on top of my head.
This is her bark that tells me to play with her…with her rump stuck up in the air and her tail wagging, I was laughing so hard, trying to keep those items on my head, focusing, and trying to take her picture. :o)

013-07192016I love her eyes.


Treats are yummy.


This is my favorite.
Natural light from my left, black fleece, and black room dividers, to block the light.

I  had to work with her, to get her to sit a little beyond the black dividers, so that the light spilled across her front. I also had a large reflector to my right, set back, just a little fill on her left side.
I started with a meow..then I went “bock, bock, bock,  like a chicken, but it wasn’t until I barked like a big bad dog, that her tongue went in, and her ears perked up. :o)

What a beauty~ Such a sweet young girl.


This was her, “more treats, please” look.

I had a great time. Thanks Arya and I’ll see you soon~

“Out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and You heard my voice. For you cast me into the deep, into the the heart of the seas, and the floods surrounded me; All Your billows and Your waves passed over me. Then I said, ‘I have been cast out of Your sight; Yet I will look again towards Your holy temple.’ The waters surrounded me, even to my soul; The deep closed around me; Weeds were wrapped around my head. I went down to the moorings of the mountains; the earth with its bars closed behind me forever; Yet You have brought up my life from the pit, O Lord, my God. When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the Lord; and my prayer went up to You, into Your holy temple. Jonah 2:2-7

Jordon on Black. Mt Juliet TN Portrait Photography Head-shots Rubel Photography

046-07142016I meet beautiful people every day.

Truth be told, I can find something beautiful about everyone I see..and often I see many beautiful things about every person.

038-07142016I’ve held myself back from going up to complete strangers, of whom I’d love to introduce myself as a photographer..that would love to take their picture. haha~

Lucky for me, I’m blessed with 2 daughters, and I find many things beautiful about them. They have grown up in front of my camera, so we have this comfortableness and ease that I think allows me to capture, in my opinion, very beautiful portraits.

008-07142016I like to try new lighting techniques, and poses..such a wonderful creative outlet.
She’s my oldest and, honestly, they both are so much fun to photograph and even come up with great ideas and suggestions.

This shot is going on my wall, as a bw canvas. It’ll match a similar one that I have of my youngest daughter.

036-07142016She’s a seamstress and a dance teacher..and her little fingers are great producers. :o)


love her dimples~


I have a set of black room dividers that I use to block/direct light and we decided to add them to the shot…I’ll use them more in the future.



It is true that there are some poses that work better with different body types and even personalities. I like to try different things, you never know how they will look, even if they are slightly uncomfortable at the time. She was fine here, just tossing her hair back, but I love it.

041-07142016I have a new reflector, it’s called and eye lighter reflector..love it. It brightens the eyes and puts an extra pop on the face and neck.



040-07142016Beautiful laughter..she laughs at me a lot, haha!

When she’s sitting, the light looks a little more dramatic, it’s up higher, since she sat down, so the light is coming down on her face..Butterfly Lighting. I could have used a reflector to throw the light back up into her eyes, and to soften the dark shadows under her neck. I liked this look, but we did use the eye lighter reflector for other sit-down shots.034-07142016in the moment~

020-07142016I love this shot..we moved the reflector closer, so you can see how light her eyes are now, and the shadows under her neck have been lightened as well.


015-07142016You can see the reflector in the bottom half of her eyes in this shot.


Well, I’m very pleased with what we did.
I like the black backdrop..fleece..I just need to get more. Love the eye lighter reflector, and I love my subject.

Both of my girls are very sweet and good to me.
I’m so blessed~

Thanks Jordon!!!
“Nebuchadnezzar spoke, saying, ‘Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, who sent His Angel and delivered His servants who trusted in Him, and they have frustrated the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they should not serve nor worship any god except their own God! Therefore I make a decree that any people, nation, or language which speaks anything amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego shall be cut into pieces, and their houses shall be made an ash heap; because there is no other God who can deliver like this.” Daniel 3:28, 29