bobby hill . downtown springfield

Bob 02

I must admit, I was quite nervous going into the session with Bobby because, if you know anything about him, you know how amazingly artistic he is in every way. I knew that I would be stretched creatively and forced to think outside the box of “normal” portrait photography. However, Bobby’s fun and upbeat personality quickly made my worries go away as we discovered the hidden beauty of downtown Springfield. Personally, I have always been intrigued by the different people I have come into contact with downtown. This session forced me to open my eyes to the equally unique art and graffiti that plasters every wall and alley. It is not always easy to allow yourself to be stretched. However, the results are always worth it in the end. I can’t even begin to explain how happy I am with how the pictures from this session turned out.

Bobby – Thanks for forcing me to think differently in an effort to bring out your creative personality. You have been given such a wonderful gift, and I love to see the drawings and paintings that you come up with. Your creative personality  is so inspirational to all of the people that you are around. You have been an inspiration in my life and now in my photography. I am excited to see the influence that you will have on others in the future as well.

Bob 01 Bob 02 Bob 04 Bob 05 Bob 06 Bob 08 Bob 09 Bob 10 Bob 11 Bob 07 Bob 03 Bob 13 Bob 17 Bob 18 Bob 19 Bob 20 Bob 21 Bob 14 Bob 15 Bob 16 Bob 12


  1. Susie Brothers   •  

    These are awesome Jen! I agree with your apprehension of photographing such an artistic person. Bobby is amazingly talented in music and the arts. But now you are showing everyone that it runs in the family! Now…can Oreo get a photo session too? :)

    • jen_stem   •     Author

      Thank you, Susie! And I will look into scheduling something with Oreo soon. I have a feeling she may be my most difficult client to work with, though. :)

  2. Rachel   •  

    Jennnnn!THESE ARE AMAZING!!!!:D

    • jen_stem   •     Author

      Thank you, Rachel! :)

  3. Danielle   •  

    I like these Jen!

    • jen_stem   •     Author

      Thank you, Danielle! I appreciate your feedback! :)

  4. Jon   •  

    19 is my fav! 3 and 14 are pretty sweet too… along with all the rest of them! :)

    • jen_stem   •     Author

      Thanks! I enjoy seeing which ones are your favorite ones. It seems like we often have the exact same favorite ones!

  5. Bobby Hill   •  

    Bob 01, Bob 04, Bob 07, Bob 09, Bob 12, Bob 20 are all pretty stinking legit! Thanks, for doing the shoot, Jen! I had fun!

    • jen_stem   •     Author

      YAY! Glad you had fun! I had a blast too!

  6. Nana   •  

    very good…..i have the most talented and photogenic grandkids!….of course i’m not at all prejudiced?

    • jen_stem   •     Author

      Not at all! :)

  7. Patty Lizarazo   •  

    Wow Jen! I am truly amazed and taken back by the beauty and creativity in your photography. You have a unique eye for color and great imagination!
    Bobby is a natural ofcorse as is Rachel in her last shoot. Janet is truly blessed to have you guys! May The Lord continue to bless you and your talent, and may it take you as far as your dreams may lead.


    • jen_stem   •     Author

      Thank you, Patty! I appreciate it much! :)

  8. Gramz   •  

    Great work!

    • jen_stem   •     Author

      Glad you like it! Thanks for taking the time to comment! :)

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