Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Hey All, My family and I have settled in. We are enjoying our new city and home. After 5 wonderful years of photography in Memphis, TN I have decided to pick it back up here in Panama City Beach, FL. ....And with that I am inspired to update my website. For that I need models. I am starting with maternity and newborns. This is so exciting for me and for you. All of my models will receive a free session ($125 value) and one digital image of your choice ($75 value). Along with these free things you will also receive the usual online slideshow of all edited images set to music to enjoy for a few months and an online ordering gallery with 25-35 edited images in color and black and white to order from. Typically I shoot maternity sessions between 7-8 months along. I shoot newborn session before 2 weeks of age so please get in touch with me before your little one arrives. If you are interested in modeling please email me at jgilliam4@gmail.com or call me at (901)486-4272. Here is just a sample of my work in these two areas.

Friday, December 31, 2010

God is Awesome, Life is Crazy!!!

I cannot remember a more crazy time in my life, not a terrible time or a sad time, just a really, crazy time. What a comfort to know that even though I may be out of control, God is in control.

This is just an update for all of my sweet Memphis area clients and friends. We are now fully (mostly) moved to Panama City Beach, FL. I never thought I would live in a place so beautiful. Seriously, I can't wait to see your families again when you come down for your family vacations. So far my phone number is the same and I am planning on sending you all magnets so that you can remember me :)

Funny story...I love my family. God has blessed us tremendously and continually reminds me that it is He and not I that is in control. My day yesterday was yet another reminder of just that. And this is how it went...We have been set to close on our new (yet older) house on Dec 30th. We started the day excited at finally being able to get in and start cleaning and making it our own, yet we did not have a close time. So......we waited, and....we waited. Until 1:30 when we found out the title company did not have our insurance. "AHHHHH", got that figured out. and......we waited and again....waited. YAY!!!! WE GOT A CLOSE TIME (4:30). Went to the bank, got the check to take to closing, on the way to closing with all three kids in tow, and.......found out that we had to get some wood rot fixed before we could close on the house! Sigh! Letdown and Seriously at closing you tell us?????
Crazy and frustrating but I have to know that God rules it all. Long story short, they let us close. Our sweet real estate agent got the carpentar out to our house, it was reinspected and we now own a home again (well, the bank owns it for us :)

There's more, we stayed a long time at the house last night to clean, pull up carpet, and get things ready to move in. The kids completly wore themselves out running around like crazy people, jumping on the trampaline, falling in the pool, exploring the new space. We finally made it back to our condo (late), all three kids fell alseep on our five minute trip home. We, being as smart as we are, loaded them onto a luggage cart and pushed them to the elevator and unloaded them into their beds in our 20th floor condo. Life is crazy, God is Good.

I went to bed last night exhausted...and thankful! for my family, my crazy life, my loving husband and my God that is ever in control.
Can't post without pictures so

Saturday, June 26, 2010


let me correct the record. I haven't been blogging, I've been shooting!! In fact so much so that this post is just going to be my most recent 6 month olds. These sweet babies were all so fun and cooperative. I love 6 months. Who could be happier? They can tripod, roll, drool and put their feet in their mouths. Seriously! What a fun stage for a baby and certainly mom and dad as well. I met two of these sweet things when they were born and it is so amazing to watch them grow. I want to welcome the newest little one. He may just be the newest New England Patriot! Good to see you Miss "C", Miss "B" and Master "S". And thank you mom and dad for letting me capture these sweet moments. I hope you enjoy!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

the worst blogger ever...

Good thing it doesn't affect or reflect my photography :) I have really enjoyed the variety of clients I've seen lately. Newborns to models...I love how it keeps me on my toes and my artistic juices flowing. I hope you enjoy these gorgeous shots!

Friday, March 12, 2010


I love her! I love her already. Sweet Alyssa was born Monday morning at 33 wks gestestion. She was a whopping 3 pounds 2 ounces and all of 16 3/4 inches long. God has been so good to our family in the past few months and we are so blessed that little Alyssa has been breathing on her own from the very moment she was born. I was excited to meet her at when she was just 2 days old and it would be me if I didn't take my camera. I snapped a few that I will share in a moment. Alyssa will be in the NICU at UAB for a little while. They live in Tuscaloosa so it is quite a drive back and forth daily. Please pray for my sister's family as they go through this wonderful yet difficult time. My clients are fantastic. Thank you!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Some sweet friends of mine had their firstborn a few weeks ago. I so enjoyed spending this time with them and capturing these precious moments. I hope you enjoy!

Friday, February 5, 2010


Okay, so it dawned on me that it is almost that time of year again. The middle of February will most certainly soon turn into the middle of May in no time at all and that means senior picture time again. This is one of the most gorgeous times in all of life. To be so grown up and ready to break free but not too much responsibility yet. This is the time to remember, one of the best times in all of your life. It is a moment to capture for sure.
Just this: I am taking applications for senior models. If you are a junior at one of the following high schools please contact me for an application. If you are chosen you will receive a free senior shoot (1-2 hours of shoot time). You will also receive an online slideshow set to music to share with your family and friends. You will get 25 rep cards to give to friends at your high school and for every friend that books with me you will receive a $50 print credit towards your pictures. Senior Model shoots will take place in March and April. Please email me quickly if you are interested at j_gilliam007@comcast.net as these spots will fill up quickly.

I can't post without an few images...Enjoy