Captured Photography by Jen: Blog en-us (C) Captured Photography by Jen (Captured Photography by Jen) Mon, 07 Dec 2015 23:24:00 GMT Mon, 07 Dec 2015 23:24:00 GMT Captured Photography by Jen: Blog 80 120 Jen's gone CRAZY with Christmas Cheer! Some of you may have heard this already, but I have decided to take a few steps back from my Photography business and focus a bit more time on my own Family. This decision has been very hard on me, but I look through these galleries and remember just how many friends I have gained over the last 5 1/2 years in business.

I am NOT shutting down Captured Photography, however I AM going to move out of my Studio space since I won't be there enough to justify taking up the space.

With this sad news, I bring GOOD NEWS. Like SAVE YOU MONEY news! I am offering a 50% off coupon with FREE shipping with any purchase over $25. Check out all the great products I have to offer. From Christmas ornaments, to calendars, to canvases, to prints, there is something for EVERYONE on your list!

Enter the code "CHEER2015" to take advantage of this great offer. As I close the door on this part of my business, I hope that browsing your galleries will bring you as much joy as they did for me when I took the photos! I put so much time and love into your Family's Memories, and I want you to have a chance to own them, for less.

Merry Christmas,
Jennifer Urdiales
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4th Annual Christmas Pajama Mini Sessions 2015 Hello Dear Captured Photography by Jen Followers,


Although my Photography business has begun to wind down, I could not pass up the opportunity to host another year of Christmas Pajama Mini Sessions. This year the setup is going to be nothing like anything I have used in the past, which is the most exciting part!  It will be along the theme of Christmas Pajamas and our favorite Christmas Stories.

These sessions are perfect for Children, however, Grandparents and Parents are invited to participate in these priceless Christmas Memories!  


Sessions will be held Friday, December 4th through Sunday, December 6th.  The price is just $60 (other Mini Sessions with similar time/products run $110), so is a great deal for this precious occasion.  


Just a few rules, ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR PAJAMAS and we will not have time to do "dressy" Christmas Photos this year, so please plan those other sessions accordingly.  

These are my final Mini Sessions of the Year 2015, and I do not have plans to offer any other Mini Sessions until next Summer, so this is your chance!


To schedule online, go to

GOD Bless,


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Don't Lose Your Photos - Back that data UP! Something terrible happened to me last week!  My external hard drive that houses all my galleries for the past 5 years, crashed!  Just like THAT, it stopped working!  Thankfully, I back up everything 3 times, so nothing was lost, THANK GOODNESS!  I also have a super awesome Brother who is good with this sort of thing, and he was able to retrieve them for me!


It brought to light a very important message I must deliver more often.  I know I offer digital products are part of my packages, but please keep in mind that these digital files are only good for as long as they can be read by our electronic devices.  Did you know that the disk that your photos are burned on only carry a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty for defects?  Do you think that if the disk fails that they will replace the files on it?  Nope, only the disk!  Because of this, it is so important that you back up your photos every couple of years.  As technology changes, so does the need to update to the most recent version of data storage.


This is also a great time to tell you that although we LOVE to have our photos in digital format; it does not replace the need to have actual prints made.  Think of Grandma's tote, chest, bucket, etc.; FULL of pictures.  You could sit and go through them for hours, or even days, remembering all those memories.  What happens when you come across an envelope full of negatives?  If you are like me, you throw them into the negative envelope, because hey, maybe one day you will transfer them to a disk (but probably not).  But, it holds true, the REAL treasure is the print!  Right there in your fingertips, staring at you with all those memories of times past.  Some are good, some are bad, some are embarrassing, but they are all memories!


I want to share with you a special discount, now through July 18th.  You can use coupon code "ILOVEPRINTS" to save 25% off ALL products in your gallery, as well as enjoy 50% off your shipping costs.  This coupon code expires on July 18th, so don't delay in getting those memories off of your disk (or out of your gallery for those who have not made any purchases), and get them on to your walls, in your photo album, or even in a drawer.  Just have them!

Thank you for your continued support!  Hope you have a blessed and picture perfect day!


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]]> (Captured Photography by Jen) Children Mini Session Outdoor Tue, 05 May 2015 21:35:40 GMT
Western Nebraska Photographer - Leann's Family Leann got her hands on a voucher for a general session through the United Way Fundraising drive at her office.  We had a blast torturing these boys into smiling!

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Western Nebraska Photographer - Demuri & Brett's Engagement I am thrilled to be a part of this couple's special day and cannot wait to see what a beautiful ceremony they have planned!  We FROZE during this session.  The wind-chill was 16 degrees!  Yikes!  They are rock stars though!

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Frozen Themed Mini Sessions - A Fairytale Event! I LOVED this event!  How often do little girls (and boys) get to dress up for the day and come have their pictures taken!  Everyone had so much fun and each guest got to take home a gift bag with a special Popcorn Ball from my Friend's down at Big Red Nebraska Popcorn and a few other goodies!  Maybe next we need to have a SUPERHERO theme!


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Valentine's Day Mini Session - Brock Grandchildren This group of young ones came in to shoot their Valentine's Day Mini Session when they could all 5 be together! 

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Frozen Themed Mini Sessions - Full Details

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Frozen Ice Princess Mini Sessions - Scheduled for February 7th, 2015 Who doesn't love the movie Frozen?  Almost every little girl out there got her Frozen dress for Christmas, so lets get those pretty dresses on and get them in the Studio for this fun Frozen Themed Princess Party!  More details to follow.

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Valentine's Day Mini Sessions 2015 - January 23rd-25th & 31st Join me for Valentine's Day Mini Sessions!  The setup will be different than pictured here, but will be lots of fun!  Contact me for details or schedule online at


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Mini Session Package - $175 available NOW through January 15th, 2015 AVAILABLE NOW! I am offering a Mini Session package that will help you Capture all those great moments of the year for your little ones! These sessions are intended for Children only (with the exception of the Christmas Jammies, I invite Parents to join). The cost is just $175 and is only available NOW through January 15th, 2015. The discount is more than 50% over the set value of the Mini Sessions if purchased individually. Each session includes: 15 minute Session, Online Gallery, 5 Digital Files, and Copyright release for that session.

Contact me for more details! More information will be posted on my blog in the coming weeks as all Mini Session dates will be on my books by 1/15/2015!

Grandparents, this would be the perfect gift for your Children and Grandchildren! They can get your Grandchild's pictures taken 5 times during the year for one low price, that is prepaid!

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Western Nebraska Photographer - Brannan Family Christmas Mini This family is my #1 fan!  They have had a total of 6 sessions with me over the past year!  Repeat business is the best form of flattery!  I am so excited to share these few of my favorites!  They ordered their Christmas Cards as well, so they are all set for Christmas!

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Western Nebraska Photographer - Delaney - Freshman Portraits The beautiful Delaney is a Freshman in Gering this year!  She plays Varsity Softball and wanted to get a few pictures in her jersey, as well as some pictures with her Little Sister and Mama!  The wind was terrible when we were scheduled for the Softball pictures, so we had to split the session up. Here are a few of my favorites from her combined sessions.

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Western Nebraska Photographer - Fulk Fall Mini Session It was great to see this group all together for an updated Family Portrait!  Some of my favorites!

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Western Nebraska Photographer - Wheeler Fall Mini Sessions Here are a few of my favorites from the Wheeler's Mini Session

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Western Nebraska Photographer - Baby Alex - 8 days new! How lucky am I to have had this sweet little angel in my studio for her Newborn Portrait Session!  She was so content being swaddled and let her Big Brother's and Parents tote her around and gush over her!  Just perfect!  Here are a few of my favorites!

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Western Nebraska Photographer - Cute as a Duckie! This handsome little fellow is another one of my newborn cuties who came back to get his 1st birthday cake smash pictures taken!  Rubber Duckies are his "thing", so we had to take a little bubble bath after the cake smash!


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Western Nebraska Photographer - Fall 2014 Mini Sessions Fall is finally creeping in and we can start planning those great Fall Family Portraits.  This year, I have a special location picked out, which will be revealed to the participants a few days before the event.  It will be in Scottsbluff.



25 minute sessions (immediate Family only) for up to 6 people

Sessions will be Saturday, October 4th and Saturday, October 18th only!

A private online gallery will be made available within 2 weeks of the session.  You will have up to 1 week to select 10 photos to have put on a disk and a print release for up to an 8x10 in size.  Anything larger must be ordered through me.  Additional photos may be purchased at an additional cost.

The rules (I had to call them that, but we need to make sure everyone knows what their part is):

Because of the demand of these sessions, and the timing involved in getting the best shots, space will be limited and sessions must be paid in full when booking.  You may pay via PayPal online, or you may contact me with your funds and schedule your appointment.  Please note that online appointments are very quick and can be immediately paid through PayPal, so this will get you the best chance of getting your spot.  These are first come, first serve!


To book your appointment go to and select "schedule online".  Select the applicable service "Fall Mini Sessions - October 4th" or "Fall Mini Sessions - October 18th".


P.S.  These photos were taken at our location for this year's sessions!




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Western Nebraska Photographer - Walker Family Photos The Walker Family are first time customers and I am so glad they found me!  They are such a beautiful group and every single one of them were so photogenic!  Taking pictures of beautiful people is not only fun, but it produces some great images!  Here are a few (ok a lot) of my favorites.  Who needs the Ocean when you have Lake Minatare!

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