Jamie, we’ll miss you.

As we are actively sifting through her business inquiries and contacts, we ask that you please refrain from using JME Portrait’s social media outlets for condolences and instead leave a comment below.

We’ll be putting together all the condolences and memories from the various outlets to give to the family. The family would love to hear specific memories you shared with Jamie for her kids to look back on for years to come.

Thank you!
-Amber Fusca and Katie Moreno

12 comments on Jamie, we’ll miss you.

  1. Lisa Tingets
    June 18, 2015 at 2:22 am (2 years ago)

    My little one, Caitlyn, is the baby in the belly cast that many are using as their profile picture on facebook. Jamie, your Mama, took her picture as a newborn and again on June 3rd at seven months. Here is one story/memory of a few that I will share with you. Gramma’s smile. I told Jamie about my mom’s smile and how we always gave her a hard time. ‘It’s fake.’ ‘Nobody smiles that way.’ Then along came Caitlyn. A month after Caitlyn’s birth, my Mom passed and Caitlyn began to smile. Low and behold, Gramma’s smile. I said to Jamie, ‘I can’t apologize to my mom. Too late.’ Jamie replied ‘Oh no. She knows. She knows.’ Then she touched Caitlyn’s smiling lips and said, ‘Boop. Here you go. My gift to you.’ Now Jamie is up there along side my Mom, giving the same sort of gifts that she told me that my mom gave to Caitlyn to the loved ones she left behind as reminders of her love and friendship.

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  2. Andrea Surak
    June 18, 2015 at 5:15 am (2 years ago)

    Well, where to start… I think that Jamie always had a way of making people that she loved feel really special. I am learning that she was friends with so many people. I thought I was one of her very close friends, but it turns out, she had many! <3 That's such an amazing gift she had. Anywho.. before I start rambling too much… I better pull from some memories I have with her… well, we were pregnant together.. and shot a wedding together in Austin. She was 3 months further along than I was… and I learned a lot from her from that wedding. Anywho.. fast forward to my newborn session with her of my daughter. I warned her COUNTLESS times how much Maddie pooped.. and she thought she saw it all… well, she hadn't. Maddie pooped on me and her and my mom about 5 – 6 times. I am glad I brought many changes of clothes, as I expected that to happen. My mom was in total awe of how she handled my baby and my mom was one of her biggest fans.

    You see, Jamie and I lived an hour apart and with our busy schedules, it was hard to meet up. Though we texted, phoned, and Facebooked, that was the way we mostly communicated. I think what I'll miss the most is the random text messages, or Facebook messages saying, "I love you!" or "can you pray for me?" or "You rock my socks!" Little things like that made me feel really special. There's not many people out there that you will meet that can do that for so many. When you meet a person like that, it is my prayer that you hold onto them and never let them go. You all will always have a friend in me.

    Andrea

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  3. Stacy
    June 19, 2015 at 11:05 pm (2 years ago)

    I did not know Jamie, i never got the opportunity to talk with her but I have followed her photography and deeply admired her. What a beautiful child of God. I tuned in live to her memorial and left changed. Having had two late miscarriages back to back not too long ago, I was so mad at God and my faith was turned upside down. As i sat there and listened to her husband talking I felt the peace he emitted. You can tell he is crushed but you could see and feel the peace, that one peace that only comes from God. They endured loss and kept the faith, even at times when it was hard and now here he is having lost his wife too and he is still finding the means to hold on to that faith if even by a thread. And then the pastor saying that death is not a part of life. God did not design death, God designed us for life. And due to sin, death came in but God still was able to give us life forever in Heaven with Him through Jesus.
    So I say all of that because through her life and her death she has helped, loved and changed so many people for Jesus and I can now say that I am one of them because I feel a strong pull from the Lord to work on our relationship and not neglect it any longer.
    Thank you Jamie for leaving a legacy that will echo through time.

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    • Paige
      September 15, 2015 at 1:55 am (2 years ago)

      How beautiful! Tears flow from my eyes! God is so amazing!

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  4. Barb
    June 23, 2015 at 3:54 pm (2 years ago)

    What a kind, genuinely caring soul Jamie was. She took an interest in my daughter Lucy, who has type 1 SMA. When I was selling patchwork quilts to help raise money for Lucy’s handicap house addition, Jamie not only advertised them to her friend and other photographers, she bought several for her own children. A great kindness that I will always remember. God be with your family.

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  5. Missy Adams
    June 23, 2015 at 4:15 pm (2 years ago)

    I will never forget the first time I saw Jamie’s page. Her images swept over my screen like a wave of creativity I have never seen before. As I followed her more and more, she pushed me to think outside of the box and be so much more as a photographer and mother. Her love for her family and faith stood out. As a person who identifies as agnostic, I can genuinely say she was never one to cast the first stone. I hope that her children can learn from the legacy she left behind that the world is never too small for the biggest dreams. Jamie was so much more to me than I will ever know, and yet I never really took the opportunity to express my admiration of her work and her personality. I still wake up every day, and try to imagine that it’s not true that she’s gone, and that I can still meet her one day and tell her how much she’s changed my life without even trying.
    There are no words that the Webster Dictionary can smash together to explain the hurt I feel for her family. I truly wish the best for everyone who knew Jamie.

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  6. Shona
    June 23, 2015 at 4:25 pm (2 years ago)

    i was looking to the pictures in instagram explorer and i saw a beautiful newborn portrait and I click on it then i saw a wonderful photos and perfect portrait and absolutely i followed her then she follows me back , i was so happy that she followed me i even told my family about her and how am lucky that she follow me back , I remember she posted a picture that the small bed followed oh her head and i was laughing at her she was so funny , i loved her and loved her work so much , and her videos while photo sessions , she had a special portrait and ideas , she was my inspiration, WE ALL GONNA MISS YOU JME

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  7. Tania
    June 24, 2015 at 7:49 pm (2 years ago)

    She was and will always be an inspiration !

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  8. Ursula Steyn
    June 27, 2015 at 8:50 am (2 years ago)

    It is with great shock and sadness for me to hear of Jamie’s passing. I did not know her personally as i live in South Africa but followed her work with joy and learnt how she did things as I am a new photographer as well. I loved her work and how she was openly committed to our Lord Jesus. I also had a little girl shortly before her little one was born. I am so sorry that you had to loose such a beautiful mom and wife. You are in my thoughts and prayers. She went to be with Jesus on the same day I lost my father in law Tex. I’m sure they saw Him together. God bless and know she was loved even as far as South Africa. Ursula

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  9. Brandy Alrashed
    June 27, 2015 at 7:36 pm (2 years ago)

    I only met Jamie once, during a photo session for my newborn daughter in Sept 2014. She was AMAZING at her job, truly gifted! She was extremely gentle, as my daughter had a broken clavicle bone, but still managed to get all the shots that I wanted. I pray that you will find peace in Jamie’s eloquence, from her own Facebook post on Nov 23, 2014.

    May God Bless your family and comfort you during the storm.

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  10. Anil
    July 2, 2015 at 5:40 am (2 years ago)

    I don’t know and have never met Jamie personally, but I have seen her works floating around. I tracked her down and found out she had just passed away. Her works really brought me a moment of Joy and Happiness. I just would like to thank her for her wonderful works.

    a total stranger.

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  11. Mahari
    September 8, 2015 at 7:31 pm (2 years ago)

    We were so shocked and dismayed at the news of your wife’s passing this morning. We are so very sorry. My family and I extend our heartfelt sympathy.
    One of my recent memories of her is all the help she gave us when we visit in to our present home. She was such a tremendous help and my family and myself both agree that we never would have been settled in so quickly without her tireless explaining about the house and the neighborhood. We will never forget that act of extreme kindness. I know that life will not be the same without her for you and the rest of the family as well. She was one of those special people who on their passing you wonder how you will get along without them.
    Please extend our sympathy to your entire family. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
    In Friendship,
    Mahari

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