Business // Laurel's Leash

FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT // LAUREL AND PUPPIES
FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT // LAUREL AND PUPPIES
FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT // LAUREL AND PUPPIES
FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT // LAUREL AND PUPPIES
FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT // LAUREL AND PUPPIES
FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT // LAUREL AND PUPPIES
I've met Laurel in 2013 and ever since then it's been a beautiful friendship full of doggie adventures. Me and Vince would go to her many fun seasonal parties, and from time to time we would use her dog-sitting services while we travel. One day she approached me to take photos of her and her fur babies, Zeke and Isabella, for her website. And talk about fun times! If you ever need various professional dog services in Austin, Laurel is your gal!

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LAUREL'S LEASH
Austin Dog Boarding and Training




-jin-

goodbye, 2013. it's been real.

holiday family pix 2013.
holiday family pix 2013.
holiday family pix 2013.
holiday family pix 2013.
holiday family pix 2013.
holiday family pix 2013.

2014. Like, whoa. And wow. But mostly whoa. (And a lil how ?) Seems every year passes by in a blur of colors and memories and sounds. Just like that old saying, 'Time goes faster as you get older.' How can that be, you say? Time is all relative! Well, my friends, don't question the mysterious ways of the universe. I'm still trying to get over the fact that it's not 2010 anymore! Yowza. But there is some grain of truth in that saying. One blink and suddenly your life is fast forward into the next year, the next decade, the next phase of life. Anyways, I'm not gonna sit here and reminisce about the passing year, putting the retrospect into perspective. I just know I'm not getting any younger.

So embrace life. Change is a good thing. Chasing your dreams is a good thing. Do what you love and love what you do is a damn good thing! Makes for a happy, fruitful life. Happy 2014, y'all. Hope this is your year to shake things up and make it happen.

#yolo.

besos ... jin.

Family Photoshoot // Spann Family

family photoshoot // spann family.
family photoshoot // spann family.
family photoshoot // spann family.
family photoshoot // spann family.
family photoshoot // spann family.
family photoshoot // spann family.
family photoshoot // spann family.
family photoshoot // spann family.
family photoshoot // spann family.

Nevermind that it's been 2 months since The Spann Family photoshoot, but better late than never, eh? It's amazing how a mini vacation and adopting a new puppy love can suddenly fast forward August into October! Yowzah. But alas, here's my last summer photoshoot of 2013. And may I add, one of my quickest. It took less than an hour to shoot this family! They posed themselves and knew exactly what they wanted! Major score in my books when it's 100+ degrees outside!

Anyways, Ancella and I go way back. Like college some XY number of years way back. Back when we kicked it as fellow Lambda Lil Sis pledge sisters. Nowadays we occasionally kick it at our usual lunching spot, Blue Dahlia Bistro, and I can honestly say Ancella is one of my closest girlfriends from those good ol' UT days. So imagine how honored I was when she asked me to shoot her family portraits for their upcoming Christmas cards! Totally lovin' how Ancella thoughtfully chose black as their photoshoot color theme, 'You like how we're wearing black? Cuz, you know, the dog is black and she's part of the family and we all have to match.'

Right on, girlfriend! Right on! Can't wait to see how those Christmas cards turn out in a couple of months!

besos ... jin.

Family // Nicole's 2nd Birthday

family photoshoot // nicole's august birthday party.
FAMILY // NICOLE'S 2ND BDAY
FAMILY // NICOLE'S 2ND BDAY
FAMILY // NICOLE'S 2ND BDAY
FAMILY // NICOLE'S 2ND BDAY
FAMILY // NICOLE'S 2ND BDAY
family photoshoot // nicole's august birthday party.

It's always a boost of confidence when another photog enthusiast admires your (hopefully) unique camera style and sends emails like

'[...] definitely has one of the best eyes for composition that I have ever seen [...]'

Wow! And talk about a genuine honor when that fellow photog enthusiast asks you to shoot his daughter's birthday party last month! Seriously, from one photog enthusiast to another, it's truly an honor!

"I am a photography enthusiast and had been pretty impressed with Jin's skills since the first time I saw some of her work. We hired her to take pictures at our daughter's 2nd birthday party and we were extremely pleased with the results. Jin has an incredible eye for composition (one of the most important elements of a good picture) and also manages tone balances very well, not to mention that she loves to work with natural light, which produces great warm/intimate pictures. I highly recommend Jin's work, you will not be disappointed!" - Francisco Tamayo

Hey! Look at that! My first official testimonial/recommendation! Eee! Muchas gracias, Francisco + family, for the awesomely kind / kindly awesome support!

besos ... jin.

bts instagram version: okorodudu family photoshoot.

bts okorodudu family shoot.
bts okorodudu family shoot.
bts okorodudu family shoot.
bts okorodudu family shoot.
Anthonette happens to be one of my very best friends from high school and so I was honored when she asked if I could shoot her family on Christmas Eve. All four siblings, parents, babies and all. And let me tell ya, The Okorodudus' are quite the boisterous crowd! I could not stop giggling the whole time! They reminded me of my Dad's side of the family, when reunited, everybody is talkative and joking and inquisitive and high on life, like, 24/7!  I especially loved how everybody was yelling at each other in their Nigerian names and taking pix with their phones next to me and constantly cracking jokes the whole time. 'Black on black people doesn't look good!' Gah, I love this family! More pics coming soon!

besos ... jin.

Family Photoshoot // Mia + Emma

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 Pictures by Jin Chu Ferrer of Contradiction of Sorts.

Had a mini photoshoot with Beth and Nick's little girls a while back.  Full of bubbles and bubbly girls and more bubbles. Oh how I've missed you, bubbles! 2 of my 3 bubble machines got jacked during my wedding a year ago, which put a number of bubble-inspired photoshoots on hold. Until now. Recently acquired a brand new bubble guzzler and I'm glad to say that I'm back in bubble photoshootin' business! Yeehaw! This particular shoot was a speedy one. Made a quick 30 minute stop while on my way to Austin to shoot the kiddos. It was a bit too windy for the bubbles but we made it work. Bubbly shoot part deux with M&EM already in the works. Hopefully next time it'll be less windy! 

besos ... jin.