Monday, April 23, 2012

Photo session contest!!

Spread the word, get the most new likes on the facebook page for Jessica Oatman Photography and win a FREE photo session here in Williamsburg, Virginia!! Go here: Jessica Oatman Photography FACEBOOK page Photobucket

Thursday, April 19, 2012

My brother.

For the longest time now, the past 2 years, I've had Paul's voice as my text message alert sound. It's great to hear his voice and to remember what it sounds like. Some days it can totally catch me off guard and then I realize that I will no longer hear it in real life. He always had a way of making so many people laugh. It was his best quality.. humor. It's been hard not having him here. My life.. our life, is no longer the same. It will never be the same. I don't view things the same way anymore. Unfortunately my eyes have been opened in a way I never wished possible. I have hope and faith for the future. For the future that goes beyond this world and into the next. Jesus is the way and I know that Paul is in heaven giving lots of people a run for their money with nothing but laughter. Knowing that makes this life a tad bit lighter in grief because of that hope. I'm thankful for HIM! I'm thankful Jesus died on the cross for our sins so that we may live for eternity in a place filled with no pain, sorrow or grief. Rather we may live in a place filled with pure happiness. Paul is waiting for us... I know it. So, here is a clip of my brother... love him now and always. My hero.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Williamsburg, Virginia High School Senior Photographer: Austin

Got to love your high school seniors! They have the whole future ahead of them. Their paths are wide open and they can choose their own destiny. I'm a little jealous, can you tell? If only you really knew that at this age. I was happy with my path actually but if I only realized I had so many more options. Oh well... I'm here and doing what I love now, photographing high school seniors. Meet Austin. I've known him for a while now through swimming. A lot of my connections stem from the swim world. Love my swimmers! :) He's smart, kind, quiet, shy and an all around great guy!! Can't believe his senior year is about to come to an end. I'm sure he will choose the right path and do exactly what it is that will make his shine! Good Luck Austin! Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Punta Gorda, Florida Wedding Photographer

What an amazing time was had by all. I traveled to Florida with my kiddos, brothers and mom for a mini vacation/ wedding. The first couple of days were spent in Orlando hanging out by the pool and trying to get our first dose of sun. Then on Saturday I traveled to Punta Gorda for a wedding for two fabulous and amazing people. Brock and Kacey were married in the evening on a gorgeous and sunny day. I knew Brock from the good ole college days. He's best friends with my husband and we all hung out quite often back then. Now they live in Missouri and we live in Virginia. However, when you get together things pick up like you had never been separated at all. It's never enough time, visiting the day of a wedding but it's a visit none the less. I'm thankful to have been able to shoot their special day and get to visit with some good friends. Congrats to the two of you and hopefully we'll see each other soon again!! hugs.. we love ya!! Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket