Blenheim Family Photos, Rarangi Beach

Keeping up with the Jones’ {Family}

The Jones’. We go way back. Way back to the point that I was Jess’ ‘scary stalker’ who wanted to drive from Christchurch to Blenheim in one day simply to meet her and have a coffee.
She didn’t quite understand. What if I kidnapped her? What if the coffee was crap? … Haha. Nope, all I wanted to do was meet the woman who inspired me beyond all means. …I was fresh faced in the photography industry with shear determination… So much so that I told her during that first meet, that she would be shooting my wedding… ‘Are you engaged?’ she asked. ‘Uh, no!’ I replied. (That just encouraged my craziness). But whatta ya know, 18 months on from that point, she and Paul did in fact shoot our wedding.. and here we are 4 years later as great friends and this time THEY are in front of the camera with their BIG beautiful crew.

Blenheim Family Photos
The Jones’ are my ‘super family’. Jess and Paul not only have 6 kids, 5 girls and one lucky boy smack bang in the middle. But they are also the creative genius behind Jessica Jones Photography.

Blenheim Family Photos
Each Jones kid has their own amazing personality. Each with many talents tucked up their sleeves from ballet to photographer extraordinaire, to knitting to musical instruments of many kinds… and countless other things I’m finding out about as we get to know them more and more.

Blenheim Family Photos
This family is just down right AWESOME!!!! There is no two ways about it!

Blenheim Family Photos

Blenheim Family Photos
Kimberly, Emily, Georgia, Sam, Sophie and Charlotte range from 17 years old to an almost 4 year old. I remember Jess and Paul telling us a couple of years ago that they decided to have a 6th child because they wanted Sophie to have a friend. And that she does indeed. Sophie and Charlotte (the youngest), are the BEST of friends. They do EVERYTHING together. Even being home schooled by Grandma.

Blenheim Family Photos

Blenheim Family Photos
Jess is the QUEEN of trees. She has laid claim on many a tree… But guess what? … Even though she shoots at this particular property regularly… there was one tree that she has never noticed!! … A tree I deem, reserved perfectly for me to capture this special couple! So technically… its still her tree.

Blenheim Family Photos

Blenheim Family Photos

Blenheim Family Photos

Blenheim Family Photos

Blenheim Family Photos
Cute as a button!

Blenheim Family Photos
These guys work together so well. ALL of them. It actually blows my mind. All 6 of them are taking on the world together!

Blenheim Family Photos, Rarangi Beach
Picnic time.

Blenheim Family Photos, Rarangi Beach

Blenheim Family Photos, Rarangi Beach
The beautiful Kimberly. The oldest of the crew. With a gentle loving nature… she’s ready to travel the world and one day put that loving nature to work as a teacher.

Blenheim Family Photos, Rarangi Beach
The stunning Emily. Photographer and Stop Motion extrodinaire. Mum and Dad have competition (and actually.. so do I!!)

Blenheim Family Photos, Rarangi Beach
The gorgeous Georgia. Oh stop it girl, you’ve got far too many talents! Including making a fair few bucks from rocking the Saxaphone.

Blenheim Family Photos, Rarangi Beach
hehe They’ll do anything I say. I LOVE it.

Blenheim Family Photos, Rarangi Beach
Including being TALL trees!

Blenheim Family Photos, Rarangi Beach
I was given hell by Jess during our engagement and wedding pics for making a lousy tree! .. I accept defeat graciously and hand you the golden shiny crown as Queen of the Trees! You DO make an excellent tree!!!

Blenheim Family Photos, Rarangi Beach
And even better Whomping Willows!!

Blenheim Family Photos, Rarangi Beach

Blenheim Family Photos, Rarangi Beach
These two have been amazing at committing to a grueling exercise regime, that has seen them shed between 12 and 15 kilos so far each. And they look truly INCREDIBLE!

Blenheim Family Photos, Rarangi Beach

Blenheim Family Photos, Rarangi Beach

Blenheim Family Photos, Rarangi Beach
They may make excellent trees. But I think the Jumping crown lies with us!! haha.

Blenheim Family Photos, Rarangi Beach
The Jones’ Pyramid. What happens after you may ask?? …

Blenheim Family Photos, Rarangi Beach
… The Jones Sandwich.

Blenheim Family Photos, Rarangi Beach
We had an absolutely MARVELLOUS time with you guys up in Blenheim. And it is SO awesome getting to know the entire Jones crew more and more. Don’t ever stop being who you are… just enhance it more and more. Because we are flying the Jones flag mighty high! You guys rocks. Can’t wait to see you again and to show you more of your gorgeous family! :)