An update.

Those of you reading this met or knew my beautiful bride Jamie, but may have not known or met me, John. Today, I am sharing with you today my heartfelt thanks for your overwhelming support and love since the loss of this incredible woman.

I met Jamie out in San Diego, California where she was studying at San Diego State University and was in the Blue Devils Marching Band (band geek alert!). We became friends, dated, got married and moved out to Houston. She became a teacher at Cy-Springs High School while I was still on deployment in the Navy. While there, she poured into the lives of so many students – and it was incredible to see so many of them at her Celebration of Life. Later, you will also get to hear from one of these students here on the blog as she is now our babysitter.

Jamie always had a knack for photography. It took her a few years after starting JME Portraits to decide to specialize in newborn portraiture. Once she did, she put her all into it, like anything she did. She truly believed that if you are going to do something, don’t just do it right or do it well, but do it with extreme excellence.

Once again she touch so many lives. Not just her family and friends, but her clients, fellow photographers, vendors and fans. This is because Jamie was the type of person who not only knew no strangers. Meaning, she made every person feel like they were her dearest friend.

I know that this time has been greatly difficult for my family and I. Jamie was an incredible wife. She was an incredible mother. She loved our babies like no other. We welcomed Hailey (Hay Bug), our oldest, in February of 2009 while Jamie was a teacher. At the end of 2010, we found out Jamie was pregnant with are second wonderful daughter Caleigh (Caleigh-Waleigh-Doodle-All-The-Day). Two years later, John William Anderson IV (Baby John) joined the Anderclan. This was a very difficult pregnancy, as she was on bed rest almost the entire time. But, this did allow Jamie’s mom to come and join us from California. Later that year we moved into our second home. If you were a client of hers during that time, your photos were taken in the two front rooms that where commandeered for the studio. After living there more than a year, we brought home a very special surprise, miss Aubree Gail (Aubree Ella/Abba-ga-noose). We had a very full home, but the Lord saw fit to bring us another blessing. This other blessing was in the form of my cousin Hunter (Huntar Kardashian). Her mama unfortunately passed away a few years ago, and her father suffered a massive stroke last year. With Jamie’s business picking up like crazy, we felt the need for greater room. Therefore, earlier this year we moved to Cypress Creek Lakes. Jamie moved her studio out to the garage and she was so excited to see how God was going to bless her business in her new space.

We are truly grateful for all the support, love and encouragement that you have all bestowed on us. Since there has been such a massive request to know how the kids and I are doing, we will be posting periodical updates here on her blog.


8 comments on An update.

  1. Angela
    September 1, 2015 at 2:33 pm (2 years ago)

    We love yall so much!!!! Kisses to everyone! I’m so glad I got to see you and the kids on Sunday!

  2. Allison Rowe
    September 1, 2015 at 2:54 pm (2 years ago)

    Love you John. I never stop praying for you and the kiddos, all the way from San Diego.

  3. charlotte
    September 1, 2015 at 4:15 pm (2 years ago)

    thank you for the update!
    we miss her work and her personality so much.
    I’m sure writing this blog was the last thing on your list of things you needed to do so thank you x

  4. France Cote
    September 1, 2015 at 6:15 pm (2 years ago)

    I think about Jamie every day. I had hoped to go to Texas and meet her in person one day. I am glad to hear you are doing okay. I know it must be so hard for all of you.

  5. Kirsten
    September 1, 2015 at 9:57 pm (2 years ago)

    My heart and live pours for your family. God lives with you every day.

  6. Shanda Hamlin
    September 2, 2015 at 1:24 am (2 years ago)

    Yall are absolutely amazing and it was a privilege to get to have Jamie in my life. She took my daughters photos 4 times and I would Communicate and talk with Jamie as much as we could. Miss Aubree and my daughter Ryelin are exactly
    One month apart which I believe brought Jamie and I closer. I cannot put into words all she meant and still does. Yall have amazing children that make me laugh constantly. Aubrees goofy hahaha is priceless every time she does it. I cannot wait to all of your children and Hunter grow up into amazing people like you and Jamie

  7. ca
    September 3, 2015 at 2:35 am (2 years ago)

    Bless your hearts. there are a lot of people praying for your family. I am certainly one of them.

  8. Paige
    September 15, 2015 at 1:51 am (2 years ago)

    John, it’s so lovely to hear from you. Your family is in my daily prayers. Jamie truly was a one of a kind! A beautiful soul that touched my heart through our work together creating Superhero’s. This march she gave me an amazing birthday gift of Batman which now hangs in my office. It’s a daily reminder of how special she was to me. I’m so thankful God put us in each other’s paths. I will always cherish our work together, chats online and her beautiful spirit. Looking forward to hearing more from you and your precious family!


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