Sometimes you have to scale back a little to grow.  If you know me well, you know that I am dedicated to my business.  I take it serious and I take it to heart.  This month has been rough, well, this year really.  I have had internal struggles with directions, with time management and finding a balance.   I found a rather large bit of my time spent in travel and that took more time away from my family and my editing each week.

   I thought on this long and hard, talking it over with my husband and other newborn photographers from the area and finally came to the conclusion that I will be leaving my studio in Idaho Falls and working out of my home based studio in Blackfoot.  I have this amazing space that will be perfect and it is just currently sitting there, doing nothing anyways.  I understand how this may be a burden to some, but it is only a short distance and this will allow me to give you better service, faster turnarounds and still allow me to be a great mom to my 3 children.  In the new year, I will be setting myself a session limit as well as setting strict business hours.  I want to be the best and while I am always growing as a photographer, There is so much more to the finishing end that I need to improve on for my clients and I feel that you deserve that.

Please know this is just a new chapter in our story together.  I am still the same prop addict that you have all grown to know and I’ll still give you 110% of my heart and soul.  Nothing brings me more joy then being able to tell your story’s through my art.  We will always look back on these moments together and remember the time we shared.  I am in the process of moving things over to the new space and have  been working on the details to make coming here just that much more memorable.  Thank you again for all your trust, love and support.  I can’t wait to show off the new space. 😉

Jolie West Photography


I can’t believe I had the opportunity to have triplets in my studio.

Meet Journi, Chezny and Tatym as well as their cute family.

Mom and dad went from 2 kids to 5 as soon as the girls made their grand arrival.

I am pretty sure their parents have super powers to keep up with them because I went home from this session and pretty much just passed out. haha

There is defiantly a learning curve when you work with three newborns at once.

Huge shout out to  Robyn from So Tweet Designs for bring lots of adorable outfits for them to wear and to Jen Dixon From Jen Dixon Photography for coming and helping me my extra set of hands.

Without you ladies I could not have made this all happen.

We for sure got plenty of snuggle time with these sweet little ladies.  I sure do love my little newborn clients. 😉

So funny story about this little guy.  So his momma is from Brazil and his grandma came to visit from Brazil and came to the session.  I kept trying to talk to her (forgetting she didn’t speak english) and she would just smile and then I would start laughing because I would figure out she had no idea what I was saying.  So towards the end of the session we were working really hard to get the last shots I had in my mind.  Finally we did it and we all jumped for joy.  Next thing I knew Grandma and I were both hugging and jumping for joy.  That was one of the funnest moments.  To be able to share that moment with her with out either of us being able to understand one another was something I will treasure always!