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I’m really excited to announce my 2015 California Road Trip sessions! We are going to get to see so many awesome people and places, and along the way it would be such a honor and pleasure to photograph YOUR FAMILY!

If you are interested in hosting a mini session event in any of the areas listed, let’s chat about it! (there will be a sweet discount for anyone who hosts!)

Please contact me via the contact form to discuss the possibilities.

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I have dreamed of having a floral half sleeve done by Alice Kendall of Wonderland Tattoo for at least 6 years… and in September we finally made it happen. I love it so much, and am so tickled that my incredibly talented friend Katy Tuttle was able to photograph it for me!!!

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  • Tonya DoughtyNovember 20, 2014 - 3:08 am

    So beautiful, Jen! Classic, but cheeky, expressive, but coy (that mysterious posing in the trees is too!) Suits you perfectly!

  • Elizabeth PelletteNovember 20, 2014 - 3:10 am

    that is gorgeous.

  • Dina Divya ZuccaroNovember 20, 2014 - 5:59 pm

    Oh JEN! Stunningly beautiful! Truly splendid artistry with lovely colors, great depth, and pleasing balance. I could stare and stare…

  • Emily pelletierDecember 19, 2014 - 9:42 pm

    Ohhhhh my gosh! This is emily, mama of Hazel! We met you at Harlow and saw you again today in Sellwood. If today wasn’t enough of a sign… Alice Kendall is one of my best friends!!!!! I have a dandelion on my forearm from her :) small small beautiful town we live in. I’ll be in touch after the new year about taking photos with you!

  • John WaireMay 13, 2015 - 7:13 pm

    …THAT rocks!!!

Its official. My inconsistent blogger status. Don’t hold it against me, eh?

One warm, no HOT, summer evening, I got to photograph some of my favorite smart, powerful, creative, beautiful young ladies. These guys are my girl’s best friends, and I absolutely adore them. So much.

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xo,

jen

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  • […] sure to continue the circle with Jen (she saw things) down in Portland- her images floor me, […]

  • staceySeptember 10, 2014 - 4:57 pm

    They are, each one of them, beautiful. Love these.

  • Bob DonovanSeptember 11, 2014 - 9:07 pm

    Wow! Even without grandfather bias they are terrific pix

  • Jenni AleksichSeptember 13, 2014 - 7:21 pm

    Those Donovan young woman sure have grown up into beautiful woman.

This girl. This month’s 10-on-10 is all about this girl who made me a mother. Who is about to graduate from elementary school. Who has one foot in adolescence and the other in little girlhood. Who is strong and tough and sensitive and tender. Who would like to stay a kid forever. Who is growing up too fast…

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Head on over to see the amazing Alana Rasbach’s 10 for June! She is so very talented at telling a story in pictures! And thank you to those who came by way of Breanna Peterson! xo

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  • 10 on 10: June | Phood & PhotosJune 9, 2014 - 11:55 pm

    […] the internet.  And, as a reward for scrolling all the way down here, you get to check out what  Jen Downer over at “She Saw Things” has been up to. […]

  • […] Now head south to the incredible Jen Downer in Portland (she kind of big time rocks! over at she saw things) […]

  • Alana RasbachJune 10, 2014 - 8:27 am

    These are excellent. Such a treasure!

  • staceyJune 10, 2014 - 3:53 pm

    She’s beautiful!!

  • Missy DayJune 10, 2014 - 10:58 pm

    Gorgeous.

  • Annie OtzenJune 11, 2014 - 5:20 am

    That second photo from the bottom is stunning! I think she gets more beautiful with every photo you take of her! Love all the different emotions you captured Jen!

  • Katherine HeiseJune 15, 2014 - 10:55 am

    Oh, she is perfection itself. How terribly rude of her to go and grow up on you, though. These images are brilliant.

  • Breanna PetersonJune 22, 2014 - 12:10 am

    Jen, these are incredible. her soul shines through <3