Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am Jackie Guidi, a journalistic wedding and lifestyle photographer, based out of Dallas, TX. My passion is capturing emotions through fresh, fun imagery, and I love it when people see themselves in a new light through my lens!

Here you'll see all of the fabulous people who've allowed me to do what I love, and occasionally, catch a glimpse into my life with Andrew, Baby Giuliana, and of course our two furry babies, Sophie and Jack!




Saturday, August 23, 2014

2014 Holiday Mini-Session - Booking Now!

It's the Most Wonderful Time of The Year!  Well, not quite, and it certainly doesn't feel like it as we hit the hottest part of the year here in TX! But to get us in the holiday spirit, we are announcing our Holiday Mini-Sessions for 2014!  We do mini's anytime by client request, but this is the ONLY time of the year we offer a discount on mini's.

This year, in addition to the traditional family pictures, we are offering this adorable "Cocoa and Candy Canes" themed mini!  Shoots will be the weekend of October 18 and 19, with overflow the following weekend if necessary.

Here are the details:

  • $125 for Cocoa mini's on Sat Oct 18 (normally $175)
  • $100 for traditional family pictures on Sunday Oct 19 (normally $150)
  • $175 if you would like to shoot both days
  • Choose 5:30, 6:00, or 6:30, will book 2 at each time slot, so arrive ready to shoot!
  • Kids and/or parents only, $20 for each additional family member (i.e. grandma, etc)
  • 5-7 full size digital images emailed or dropboxed to you
  • Shoots will take place in Frisco, either at our home or nearby park

Friday, July 11, 2014

Daniel G :: Lemonade Stand mini

After a few scheduling delays...we were finally able to shoot Daniel's Lemonade Stand pictures! He was so adorable in his little suit! The rolled-up pants say, "I'm dressy, yet casual!"  Luckily, no lemons were harmed during shooting...thou I think more lemonade wound up on his suit that in his mouth!  What a handsome devil!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Baby Yanchak Makes 4 :: Family Maternity Session in Plano

Babies, babies everywhere!!  At least, all over my blog lately!  I'm always honored when people ask me to do maternity photos for them.  It's such a special time, whether it's your first or fifth baby!  My good friends Kendra and Cody, and of course Miss Harper toughed it out in the sweltering Texas June heat for some sweet photos before their new baby boy arrives in a few weeks!  Cody and I took the brunt of the suffering...as we both have a bazillion chigger bites as souvenirs of the shoot!  Gah!  I can't wait to meet their new addition!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Tanika & Eric :: Maternity Shoot in Plano

I love reconnecting with past clients now that we're back in Dallas!  I met Tanika thru a wedding website back in 2009, and thou they were married in Detroit, they had me take some local engagement photos for them!  It's so fun to see how everyone's lives have changed, and now Tanika and Eric are expecting their first baby, a girl, due later this summer!  They were such troopers, enduring heat, bugs and burrs (and Eric's jokes) at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano for this shoot!  I can't wait to meet their bound-to-be-gorgeous baby girl!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Lemonade Stand Mini-Sessions :: Family and children

I'm so excited to announce my first "themed" mini-session!!  After scouring Pinterest (naturally) I decided to do a Lemonade Stand...made with my own blood and sweat...okay, mostly sweat!!

So here are the details for the mini's!  Please email me or FB me if you have any questions.  I'm anticipating (hoping) spots will fill up quickly, so don't wait if you want to book!

  • Dates are Saturday June 28 and Sunday June 29
  • $175 for 3-5 digital images, delivered via email to you
  • Times are 6:00pm and 6:30 both days
  • Free 5x7 print for the first 4 clients who book (1 already gone!)
  • Kids only, no adults
  • Kids need to be able to sit or stand, or be supported by a sibling
  • I have a blanket and stool as options, if kiddos don't want to sit on the ground
  • Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes before your chosen time.  If you are late, you will need to wait unit the end of shooting that day.
  • Location will be emailed to you when you book
  • Email me at jackiegphotog@gmail.com to book!

And now, for some cuteness!!  Let me know if you have any questions!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Henderson Family :: Mini-session in Frisco

Happy Sunday!  I cannot believe it is June already, and of course, the HEAT is blazing here in TX!  We have been back in TX officially for a year now, time sure does fly when you're chasing a toddler at full speed!

But enough about that, check out the amazingly gorgeous Henderson Family!  I met mom Brandi thru my local mom's Meetup group about a year ago.  Her son Myles is about the same age as Giuliana, and as you can see, they are going to be adding a new baby boy to their family soon!  Check out a few faves from their recent mini-session in Frisco!  

Monday, May 12, 2014

Haley & Andy :: Engagement in Dallas

I have to confess, if you had told me in 2006, when I first met Andy, that I'd be taking his engagement photos someday, I would not have believed you.  Well, as they say, it just takes the right "one" and everything changes!!  I'm so honored to be photographing an old friend and his beautiful bride-to-be Haley next April, for their wedding at the Stone Oak Ranch in Murchison, TX.

So let's hear how they fell in love, straight from them, and check out their engagement session at Turtle Creek and Klyde Warren Park!

How you met:

She said:  It's 2014. He was my boss-obviously!  Isn't that how everyone meets? 

He said:  She interviews really well!  I was looking to hire a sales representative…I found the love of my life (she was a really good sales rep. too)!  As soon as I met her, I knew I was in trouble.  As soon as I got to know her, I knew I was falling in love.

Why he/she is "The One":

She said:  He had tattoos... And a job... What more could you ask for?!  We had similar views on well.. pretty much everything and our birthdays are 11/12 and 12/11.. We won't discuss years. ;)  Most importantly, when all I wanted to do on a Saturday night was lay on his brown suede couch and be in bed by 10:00, he was right there beside me. I knew he was the one!

He said:  I remember she & I passing on a chance to go out and party it up for New Year’s Eve.  Instead, we decided to spend the evening on the couch together.  Sitting there that night, with her sleeping beside me as I watched the midnight festivities on T.V., I remember thinking that there was nowhere else I wanted to be AND no one else I wanted to be with.  A good friend once told me that true love and successful relationships aren’t about whether you can have fun Friday nights out on the town.  They’re about whether you are completely happy and content on a Tuesday night, sitting beside one another on the couch.  I knew at that moment that I’m the happiest and the most content in life when it’s just us, together at home on the couch!

The Proposal:

She said:  For someone who had no idea it was happening...I certainly did everything there was to ruin it! A week before we left for vacation I said "Don't propose to me in Mexico- that's so cliche." That same week, I told him I wanted a yellow gold ring (mind you my white gold ring was sitting in his sock drawer upstairs). On our flight to Mexico, I dug everything out of his back pack I could possibly get my hands on.. how I didn't feel the box we will never know!  The night before he proposed I explained to him how LAME and extremely uncomfortable those dinners under the "romantic" huts on the beach were. 

The next night at dinner (under that same "romantic" hut) I said "Isn't it weird to think we are going to be together forever?"  He looked at me and asked me to come around and look at something - of course my thoughts were...it's pitch black out what could we possibly be looking at. - He asked me if I loved him and wanted to be with him forever. Blissfully unaware of what was happening,  I said yes and turned to walk back to eat dessert. It was then that he pulled me back and took the most beautiful (white gold) diamond ring I had ever seen in my life out of his pocket (And let me tell you, I've spent quite a bit of time on Pinterest so I've seen a lot of rings in my day!) I gave him a hug and tried not to cry... He asked if I said yes because he couldn't tell that my head was nodding yes and not shaking no. Cam and Trisha (his brother and sister-in-law) met us shortly after dinner with open arms and bridal magazines. The next day we bought three days of wi-fi and texted everyone the big news! 

Now, here we are...only one month later, with a venue, a band, a dress, and a photographer...I'd say it was pretty much meant to be :) 

He said:   It was a beautiful dinner on a beach in Mexico, with delicious food, plenty of wine, and the woman I’m in love with…and I was scared to death!  It never once occurred to me that she could actually say “no” until the day before I was going to propose.  Then I started freakin’ out!  And when it came time to actually ask her, my hands were shaking, I was short of breath, and my heart was about to beat out of my chest.  Luckily, as soon as I popped the question, her hands started shaking, she got short of breath, and I could tell her heart was about to jump out of her chest.  So, I figured we were good to go!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Baby Oliver :: Newborn Lifestyle

One of the most awesome things that has happened since moving back to Frisco as a mom is that I've met some other amazing local moms thru a Meetup group I happened upon!  Brandi is a member of my Frisco group, even thou she and her beautiful family actually live in McKinney...it's pretty much all the same up here!  She and her husband Todd have been blessed with 2 beautiful boys this past year (!!) and it was my honor to photograph them in their home!  How quickly I have forgotten what it's like to have a teeny tiny baby, even though Giuliana is only 13 months old herself!  Enjoy this sneak peek of Brandi and her family!