CJ Wilkes

About CJ Wilkes Photography

Capturing Your Dance In The Rain is such a thrill and joy to me. Being able to look back on those special times through beautiful artistic imagery makes it a worthwhile challenge.
Learning to Dance in the Rain has been very easy for me. I am drawn to Water & Life! The exciting part for me is to teach you to enjoy your moment in the dance as I capture it from behind my camera.
Looking forward to Capturing Your Dance In The Rain
CJ Wilkes

Challenging Myself

I think that I was blessed with 5 children to help challenge me to be better in every way!  This is true in my photography too.  I was so grateful for my girls and my youngest yesterday when they allowed me to go all paprazzi on them!   A little about my challenge – there is a great group that put out the more natural look challenge.  I went full force and when the kids were in back they were giggly.  My challenge to myself was to find the more serene moments and capture them.  I will let you be the judge of whether or not that was accomplished.  Oh – and a disclaimer for my youngest.  He will be fully dressed, but if we are home he looses all but his undies.  I don’t get it!  But there you go – my little almost streaker is featured as well.

I tell you it was all giggles heee heee heee!

Then of coarse Sir Personality had to join the mix:

Of coarse Miss Mimi makes it easy for me with her cats being near by:

And Miss Thanya reading Anne of Green Gables – so sweet!

But the one set that blows me away and gives me happy chills; the one that I am having framed in a Modern Knot Frame and put on my walls is this!

It is awesome offering my services to other families ~ but when I get to taking pictures of my own then I say “This is why I do it and what makes me LOVE my job ever so much!”

In the near future I will post images of my other two boys.  Thanks for looking.

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24 Responses to “Challenging Myself”

  1. What a gorgeous family you have! I LOVE the first one of Sir Personality. He is just too adorable.

  2. Salina J says:

    What a gorgeous family you have! They are all great, but I particularly like the closeups, you can see their amazing eyes.

  3. Leanne says:

    Beautiful images of gorgeous children Cindy. I love all their expressions.

  4. Megan says:

    aw man! You must be thrilled to get these of your kiddos. I love the variety of emotion you captured!

  5. Your kids are so precious Cindy!! Beautiful job on these!!!

  6. Robbie says:

    YES we should take more images of our kids! And you did such a great job of capturing them being just who they are. I love them all! I have a little ‘almost streaker’, too, btw! Can’t wait to see your other two kiddos!

  7. Karen Byker says:

    I totally agree – these turned out amazing! As a professional photographer I love being able to give this gift to my kids over and over again. you are great at what you do! Love this set!

  8. Amy G. says:

    These are wonderful! Love Sir Personality – he definitely has that and you completely captured it. I really like the B&W with the book – so sweet and serene. Nice work!

  9. April says:

    Your children are beautiful. Love these:)

  10. Jennifer B says:

    These are SO beautiful Cindy and exactly what photography is all about – capturing personalities and moments. LOVE your lighting and your kids are TOO CUTE!

  11. Anette says:

    Your children are absolutely beautiful and I looooove how you captured them!!! These are not only fun to look at now, but imagine how your will love them in 20 years from now:) I think you definitely succeeded in your challenge and you captured such amazing looks from them. Your little boy is so full of personality and I love the ones of your two girl together…they will look awesome on your wall!!

  12. Jen Mahoney says:

    Aw, these are so lovely! They have such personality, and it’s so important for photographers to take the time to shoot their own kids!

  13. Amanda says:

    These are beautiful. I love your vintage processing. They almost have a smoky feel to them. Great work and amazing session!

  14. Stacey says:

    <3 Sir Edmond!

  15. Evelyn says:

    I did you accomplished your mission – great captures here!

  16. jen says:

    love these! Your children are so gorgeous! You will treasure these for years to come :)

  17. What beautiful kids! They’ve got gorgeous eyes. Looks like you captured some great moments.

  18. rose says:

    Wow, what beautiful kiddies! I think you reached your goal with these! Beautiful!!!

  19. Robin says:


  20. mission accomplished!! Gorgeous kiddies, those huge deep velvet brown eyes are amazing!

  21. Jaidean says:

    Your kids are gorgeous! Beautiful images!

  22. Kristin says:

    You have beautiful children! Great images! I especially love the few of Mr. Personality!

  23. Just beautiful! Love your little streaker hehehe we have one of those too, especially like the first shot of him! These are the moments you’ll cherish, thanks for the reminder to capture them more often.

  24. Corine Tran says:

    These are all adorable, I love the collage at the end. You captured some great expressions!

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