Hey, Jude!

As it turned out, we had a one hour window of opportunity for our family photo shoot at Leroy Oakes Forest Preserve before the rain fell. That was just enough time to try four different locations at the forest preserve for this darling family of three, starring baby Jude.

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Mom and Dad were naturals in front of the camera, and needed no coaching from us on posing or expressions. Jude is the happiest little guy, and is so photogenic. There may be some photogenetics involved, if that’s a thing. There sure is a lot of love in this little family, which you can see for yourself.

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My goal today was to bring my stuffed owl that jingles, thinking it might hold the baby’s interest. Unfortunately, Mr. Owl was left at home, so I had to get resourceful, and I borrowed one of Jude’s bright orange burp rags to wave behind Chuck.

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While Chuck managed to snap one adorable picture after another, I was bouncing behind him like a personal cheerleader for Jude, with my orange rag as a pompom, yelling, “Hey, Jude! Jude! Look over here, buddy! Hey, Jude!”

My antics may not have always impressed Jude, but at least it made Mom and Dad smile!

My antics may not have always impressed Jude, but at least it made Mom and Dad smile!

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Jude was ready for a snack and a snooze just about the same time it started to sprinkle, so we snapped just a few more shots, and called it a day. He really was such a happy baby during the photo shoot; he earned that bottle of milk and nap on the car ride home.

Anyone else humming “Hey, Jude” now? What a great song, and what an adorable little boy.

“Nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah, hey, Jude…”

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No, no love child here for us old folks. We just finally got around to making a Facebook page and a website for Bennorth Images. We even had business cards printed. WHAT?!? I know! Now, if we could just remember to slip them in our pockets when we head out!


Have you noticed us online? We realize if you’re reading this on BennorthImages.com, you know about us, but we'd love for you to check us out, and follow us on Facebook, if that's your thing. If not, and you just want to take a peek, that's okay, too. And if this blog post is not your cup of tea, you can leave right here and now; it will be our little secret. You won't hurt our feelings.


On Facebook, you can find us at Bennorth Images. Our website is WWW.BENNORTHIMAGES.COM


Chuck and I have never had to mutually agree on a name; that happens to couples who marry later in life, especially when the senior couple in question buys more than one dog so each can name his or her own dog. Coming up with a name for our photography business was quite the process.

Our first, most logical choice was Bennorth Photography. Bennorth is not a common name, so we figured that would be our business name. Nope. There is a fellow photographer named Ben North. He got dibs on the URL that includes "bennorthphotography." Dang it.

Then we started brainstorming names. That was tough. Everything we came up with sounded too much like another business, or corny, or just not like us. After awhile, we finally hit upon Bennorth Images. 

We loved it, and we hope you do, too!

We're on Facebook (Bennorth Images) AND the internet (www.bennorthimages.com). See? You don't even have to scroll back to the top to find the links. 

No thanks necessary; it's all part of our services here at Happy Acres. ;-) 

Introducing: Bennorth Images!

This website has been a dream for a long time, and we are finally getting things up and running. Now that we have a Bennorth Images website, we can move on to other exciting things like personalized business cards. 

Most of what we do would be considered hobby photography; we volunteer at local theaters, both children's and community, and we take our cameras wherever we go, photographing parades, concerts, landscapes, flowers, pets; you name it. Many people have contacted us through a friend of a friend, and we've always come up short when people ask about our website.

Well, no longer! Here we have it: the Bennorth Images official website. Take a look around, and make yourself at home. And if you notice any glaring typos or missing information, shoot Denise an email. She'll be grateful for your feedback!