Thursday, December 25, 2008

winter sister shots

First of all, let me apologize for the long, unexpected absence from my blog. But I am back now and hopefully posts become more regular.

Since the snow has been falling so much recently and has been so gorgeous, I took some shots of two of my sisters, who were more than happy to be the subjects of my photography.

I have posted some of my favorites below. Enjoy!

This is Hailey in the snow.

Hannah in the snow.

Hannah throwing a snowball at Hailey. (And yes, she DID throw it at her!)

The girls running through the snow.

Two sisters. I love this shot! It's my fave.

With love, and until next time...
Plain Jayne.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Some of my favorite places and shots

I just wanted to post a couple of my most recent favorite shots.

Newest addition to Plain Jayne? I just figured out how to place my signature in the bottom corner. I was pretty excited about that.

Rexburg Temple, November 15, 2008

Eiffel Tower; Paris, France May 2008 (not recently taken but recently edited)

The Alley, November 13, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

some portraits

I just had a couple portraits I thought you might be interested in seeing.

I had so much fun with these shots of Shawni. This shot is just a preview of things to come. I call this "Street Performer." Her music sounds as beautiful as she looks. You'll have to hear her play sometime.

I took this shot this summer, but I swear I will never get enough of it! Paisley is my cousin's beautiful baby and she was so fun to shoot. I love this shot, she is so adorable!

Mr. Furness and the future Mrs. Furness holding hands in Salt Lake City.

This shot was taken this summer, but it is just so beautiful I had to post it. Plus, Miss Ashley is on my mind a lot lately with her wedding and everything, so since she's been on my mind she also makes it on my blog.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

e t c .

I have been incredibly busy lately compiling a book I entitled "etc." I took all but three of the shots in the book, two of which I am modeling for and one incredible shot by my sister. All of the shots posted below were taken by me. It has been an extremely enjoyable and rewarding project. I have posted a few of the spreads below. I know they are kind of small files, but I think you can still see them.


Plain Jayne

This is the page about attitude. The text says "Attitude is everything" and "live life one day at a, love, you...breathe"

These shots were taken of my sister Hannah at my parents home, summer 2008.

This is a photo I took of my sister and her fiance outside of a cafe in Salt Lake City, October 2008. I love her big smile and the way he adores her. Very lovely shot. The text says "madly deeply in love."

This is a shot of my sister Hailey barrel racing on her horse Ginny. It was taken in Leadore, Idaho, May 2008. The background shot was taken at Bannack Ghost Town, October 2008. The text says "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. - Henry David Thoreau"

These photos were taken at two different times. The shot on the left is of my cousin's baby. She is so adorable, as you can see, and so enjoyable to photograph! That's the biggest smile I've ever seen! The text says "laughter makes us approachable. - Gary K. Palmer" The shot on the right is of my sister pushing five little girls on a merry-go-round at the park. The text above the photograph says "The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. - Benjamin Franklin" The text on the photo says "happiness" and "play"

Finally, this is my music page. I am so excited about these shots. I saw Joshua Radin in concert and I took a ton of shots. The one on the left is of his guitar case with a drum in the background. The one on the left is of Joshua Radin playing his guitar. Shots were taken in Pocatello, Idaho, October 2008.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Introductions by Plain Jayne

Hello, my name is Alexandria Jayne.  I am Plain Jayne, creator of Plain Jayne Photography & Design.  I love photography.  I love capturing moments on my camera, the ones that come and go just a little too fast but stay with us always. I love looking back on those moments and remembering those times.  

I love life!  I find joy in simplicity and beauty and wonder.  I love to capture life as I know it on camera.  I love living life to the fullest and just being me.

I am becoming a Photoshop addict and a photography junkie and I find myself playing with my shots anytime I have a spare minute or two.  This blog will serve as a place to show off the workings of Plain Jayne Photography & Design.  I look forward to future photo shoots and fabulous shots to share with you.

Plain Jayne Photography & Design
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