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

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Thursday, March 27th, 2014

People ask me what type of sessions I like to shoot.  Well, I don’t think I have a favorite per say. I love a mix of it all.  Individuals to groups. Girls, Guys, Infants, Maternity, High School Seniors, Couples, Brides. The fun part of doing a family session is the combination of personalities and ages. Getting everyone focused on a task or just to look in the correct direction. Having a challenge before me helps to keep my interest in what I am doing. Being able to defeat the challenge and bring amazing shots to the table is really what I enjoy! Because face it – What grouping or pose has not been done before?  It is not about that to me. Not at all. To me – it is the togetherness and learning to enjoy the moment.



How can you not love a family moment creating finger Hearts?!


Being an only boy cannot always be easy – but this boy is definitely a fun, intelligent, young man! He is the notch that completes this little group. I have to say – I was so impressed with the respect and mannerisms of all N’s children. This little guy was no exception. So fun to work with even after they traveled over 4 hours to spend some time with me, my camera, and my children.


Had it not been for the blonde hair, he would have not been discernible from my own bunch of boys. Sand in hand and all!


It still amazes me after seeing so many families that you can have such a variety of personalities! Those all brought together in one grouping, loving and caring for each other to make the perfect little unions. It is beautiful!


I have watched many families who have had to make it work with a single parent. My hat goes off to all you single parents. This gal amazes me! She works so so hard day in and day out for her family. Meeting them all it is easy to see that those children are so blessed to have such an amazing woman to call MOM.


I can honestly say that I aspire to be the type of person this woman is! Such a great time and experience for us all. I would love to have more sessions like this because I walk away feeling happy to just have spent a moment of time with them. Watching them play, interact, and just love being family.

Thanks N’s Family – Looking forward to the next session with you all!



Cats and Kids part A

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

In our home we have 5 children.  My dear husband felt that was not enough and picked up 5 cats.  Now each child has their own cat.  The people we got them from have wondered how they are doing so this and the next blog are dedicated to them.  My children and their beautiful cats!


Here we have Nathanya and her kitten Pepper.  Each child named their own cat.  It is funny to see Nathanya with Pepper because they are both the smallest and skinniest.  Both so quiet and precious!

Next we have Dusty!  She is one of our first cats.  She is a great hunter and loves being near but not part of things.  She belongs to Edmond, but I take over until he is a bit more responsible.  I might just get him another cat and keep her for myself.



Charcoal came to us at the same time as Dusty.  He belongs to Jared!  He is so funny – we often call him Garfield.  He eats at our home then goes to neighbor homes and eats there too.  He is heavy as bricks but as sweet as a marshmallow puff!

More of Midnight will be coming in part B – but for now here he is.  Midnight belongs to my Miriam.  She used to have a Twighlight for a guinea pig.  She loves the dark cats.  We all are surprised at how passive and kind Midnight is.  He has his fun streak but he really loves to just be loved.  Edmond often will be found holding Midnight or any other cat he can get his hands on.

And last but not least is QT who belongs to Samuel.  He is our feistiest cat!  This cat loves to swat and growl at our kids but will come back to them and snuggle too.  He and Samuel are the perfect match.  Samuel does not mind being swat at and loves to play around with QT.


We have more action ones that I am sure you will all love, but this is the start.  Hope you enjoyed our babies :)


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