From the Blue House {with Love}.

Meet Jenn.
Mom to two beautiful, dinosaur hunting boys.

Wife to one awesome hubby.

And one amazing business owner of From the Blue House with Love. Oh, and she sews up a wicked storm, too.

Down to earth, natural, and full of love is how I would describe their session. It was so fun running through the grass, looking for dinosaur bones with her little men and watching them giggle and enjoy the freedom of the fields …

and one of my *favorites* from the session – Jen brought along their heirloom cradle … *swoon* …

Jenn is in the business of making and creating handmade soaps – the name? From The Blue House {With Love}.

[I know we just did a giveaway related to this, but I didn’t know about Jenn’s awesome business at the time and I absolutely LOVE supporting the local talent in our area.]

These handcrafted soaps are made in small batches with all natural ingredients and tons of love! Treat your skin to a handcrafted soap that not only cleanses, but also softens and moisturizes as you lather up. This natural bath bar is created with skin-loving ingredients that lather up with vigor, even in the hardest of hard waters.

{This handcrafted soap is also cut by hand, so there will be variations in size, shape, and coloring from the photo.}

One lucky blog reader will win four bars of this luscious homemade soap – you can choose from enticing options such as oatmeal & honey exfoliating soap, lavender, chocolate mint, bare naked soap & oatmeal scrub …

To win? All you have to do is leave a comment here on the blog. Feel free to join and check out Jenn’s facebook page, as well.

Hope you are all having a Happy Thursday!!!

October 8, 2010 - 4:04 pm

Justine Beautiful family! Have to get some of those soaps as well! Great Christmas gifts!

October 8, 2010 - 11:52 am

Blaire Yake These photos (as usual!) are amazing. The red sofa is a fantastic prop.

October 8, 2010 - 10:13 am

Jennifer Ledlow I love handmade, natural soaps! That’s all I use in my house…so nourishing šŸ™‚

October 8, 2010 - 9:47 am

Heather Looks like it was a great session ! Love the cradle, so beautiful ! Would love to try the chocolate mint soap, sounds delish !!!

October 8, 2010 - 8:42 am

Rachelle Love your pics! You have such amazing talent! I would love to have some pics done later in the year! Good Luck on your labour/delivery!

October 8, 2010 - 8:41 am

Karla Wow – the soap looks great! Would love to give it a try!

October 8, 2010 - 8:30 am

Jennifer Incredibly gorgeous photo’s and family! Recently thought that Heaven Scent could use some awesome soap, but the art of making this soap is a trade in itself. So we will send our customers to: From Blue House with Love. Bravo Jen! Another homerun Gillian!

October 8, 2010 - 8:28 am

Lori Love all things homemade ! These soaps are amazing. Great job Jen!

October 8, 2010 - 8:23 am

kristi LOVE the cradle one!! Great pics as always Gillian!

October 4, 2010 - 4:39 pm

Andrea Lovely work as always!!! I love to use such natural products on my children.

October 1, 2010 - 10:22 pm

Jenny B What beautiful photos! I love the one of the boys on the red velvet chair!

October 1, 2010 - 5:46 pm

Fiona Fantastic pictures and lovely looking soap! There’s nothing better than hand cut soap to start your day.

October 1, 2010 - 5:29 pm

Deborah Hi Gillian! I love handmade soaps and the “flavours” sound delicious! Keeping you and your wee one in my prayers that he/she is growing well.

Deborah (momphotog)

October 1, 2010 - 12:14 pm

Tiffany Great pictures and giveaway Gillian!

October 1, 2010 - 9:16 am

Stacy I would love to try some homemade natural soaps for my 2 girls who suffer from excema. Chocolate Mint sounds SO GOOD!

October 1, 2010 - 3:00 am

Chelsey These are so sweet! And the soaps look amazing!!!

September 30, 2010 - 11:37 pm

Carrie Davidson hi! i love your work! Jenn, Steve and the boys are friends of mine and I love the way you captured their love for each other! Griffin looked like he was having the best time… Corben too!
I’m always checking your site for inspiration for shots!

September 30, 2010 - 10:48 pm

Mich Jenn your pics look amazing!! I LOVE your cradle. Never seen anything like it before…what a great shot Gillian got of Corben. I would love to win some of your soaps…you are so talented!

September 30, 2010 - 10:16 pm

Caitlin Those soaps scents sound yummy enough to eat!

September 30, 2010 - 10:15 pm

Me Beautiful pic Jenn…boy do your boys ever look alike!!!!!!

September 30, 2010 - 10:04 pm

Lisa McDonell What great fall family pictures and sweet soft soap as the day comes to a rest as did a great aunt today. Today is my family and my sweet dear Aunt Betty so pure and simple she will be remembered.

September 30, 2010 - 9:49 pm

sharon v Gorgeous photos Gillian, and the soaps look wonderful!

September 30, 2010 - 9:42 pm

Tara These soaps sound beautiful..some yummy enough to eat. Very special that you support local business like that Gillian. That is an excellent trait to have.
Beautiful pictures as always and that cradle is amazing!!

September 30, 2010 - 9:41 pm

Sam The photo’s are amazing! the little boys are soo cute, and i love your props!! Soaps look great too!!!

September 30, 2010 - 9:20 pm

Michelle O’Bonham I love homemade soap!!!

September 30, 2010 - 9:08 pm

Meghan Mmmm, wish I would smell them! They look so yummy.

September 30, 2010 - 8:42 pm

Michelle Ziniuk Great pictures as alwaysWhat a great idea making soap!

September 30, 2010 - 7:13 pm

Carry Such a neat idea, and the soap is pretty too. I hope you’re feeling well and that things are going wonderfully this week! Cheers to a relaxing and beautiful fall weekend Gillian!

September 30, 2010 - 7:12 pm

Sherri The oldest boy looks familiar… have you photographed him before in the past year? Cute. I must try those soaps though!

September 30, 2010 - 6:48 pm

Emily Dilloway beuatiful family! oh, and did i mention… iā™„ hand crafted soap šŸ™‚

September 30, 2010 - 6:45 pm

Shannon I love that red sofa!! So nice for the fall. Super cute family <3 Love the pics!!!

September 30, 2010 - 6:30 pm

Alison These soaps look amazing, I NEED to try the mint chocolate chip one! šŸ™‚

September 30, 2010 - 6:30 pm

Alison These soaps look amazing…the chocolate mint soudns great. šŸ™‚

September 30, 2010 - 6:29 pm

Alison This soaps look so wonderful…I need to try the chocolate mint! šŸ™‚

September 30, 2010 - 6:13 pm

holly Yay Jenn and yay Gillian, beautiful photos and such yummy soaps, so excited to have them at Nurtured but I haven’t tried them yet…would love to win some lol!

September 30, 2010 - 5:46 pm

Jennifer Heemskerk It’s 6pm and my kids are filthy from a full day at the park. This soap would be AWESOME for making them squeaky clean!;-)

September 30, 2010 - 5:15 pm

Debbie Love her red top in the first photo! Do you know where she bought it?

Please enter me for the soap giveaway, too. Thanks.

September 30, 2010 - 5:14 pm

Connie So excited to find a CDN company for natural soaps, wish I had’ve discovered it 3 days earlier. Thanks for posting, I’ll check them out!!

September 30, 2010 - 5:09 pm

Debbie I love her red & white shirt in the first photo . . . can you ask her where she bought it? šŸ™‚

Oh . . . please enter me for the soap giveaway, too.

Thank you!

September 30, 2010 - 5:00 pm

Jessica Meadows I love the pics and I love handmade soap – those look like wonderful bars!!

September 30, 2010 - 4:56 pm

Brenda (Gillian’s Mom) Thanks for the pics of the lovely family!!! So sweet! And yes, I am having a wonderful Thursday, reminiscing about my day yesterday! Spent with 3 special little pumpkin-faced granddaughters! xo

September 30, 2010 - 4:35 pm

Julie Yet another fabulous shoot. I can’t believe you manage all of this so preggers! Stay fabulous… ps- I would totally love some soap from my neighbors to the north!

September 30, 2010 - 4:27 pm

monica Beautiful pics as usual!!!!

September 30, 2010 - 4:11 pm

Lori Gorgeous pictures!

September 30, 2010 - 4:08 pm

Keri Jenn! Your pics are beautiful!! And you know I’m already a HUGE fan of your awesome soap šŸ™‚

September 30, 2010 - 4:05 pm

Christine Taylor Great pics Gillian, I would LOVE to win these soaps!!! They would make great gifts and of course I would keep some for myself!!

September 30, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Debbie Those soaps look good enough to eat