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  • Kristy WinterJuly 31, 2013 - 11:06 am

    Stunning Jen, absolutely stunning!! <3 <3 <3

  • jenJuly 31, 2013 - 11:27 am

    thank you, kris!!! xoxox

  • beartoJuly 31, 2013 - 12:07 pm

    Wonderful! I’m always amazed by your eye.

  • The Decisive CookJuly 31, 2013 - 4:40 pm

    Hi Jen, Nice to meet you! Your site is lovely, and your photography is superb! I have several work-in-progress blog/web sites. I’m always looking for that perfect venue to show my work. You can find me on Facebook ‘The Decisive Cook,’ on my blog at (where I showcase my food photography), or at (my web site for my actual design/photo business). Keeping an online presence can be so exhausting! Let’s follow and promote each other.

  • Rob DownerJuly 31, 2013 - 5:06 pm


  • Suzanne GipsonJuly 31, 2013 - 6:56 pm

    you the bomb. love this by the way 🙂

  • Val HoganAugust 1, 2013 - 3:34 am

    Just saw your invitation for comments on facebook. I’ve been following you since seeing andrea schers family photo on her blog. I hope that one day I could have a session with my family, a very unphotogenic group. In the meantime I’d like to see more of your photos in your fb posts.

Hi Folks!

The summer break is a little over half over… can you believe it??? It is flying by, but has also been full of some long rough days for our little clan. Sam has had a hard time being out of his school routine and has lashed out quite a bit… many of his more challenging autistic behaviors coming into play. And poor Rob tore his ACL muscle, and has been in extreme pain and mostly needing to stay off of his knee for weeks now. He’s starting to get a bit more mobile, and we are determined to make the rest of the summer MAGICAL and FUN! He surprised us yesterday morning by suggesting to take a day trip out to the Coast! We headed out to one of our favorite spots – Hug Point – and enjoyed the afternoon playing in the sand, kicking the soccer ball around, and running from the waves. The beach. The Ocean. The sound of the waves. The fresh air. The being in nature. It is all such good medicine for the soul. Its amazing what a little perspective refresher can do.

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  • Amy SykoraJuly 30, 2013 - 4:38 am

    what a lovely lovely day.

  • Kelly JargowskyJuly 31, 2013 - 11:11 am

    I really like your style, Jen! Keep up the great work!

  • jenJuly 31, 2013 - 11:23 am

    Thank you, Kelly! Thanks for stopping by!

  • jenJuly 31, 2013 - 11:23 am

    It really was a great day!!!! xoxox

  • beartoJuly 31, 2013 - 12:10 pm

    Thank YOU for capturing these images! What a stunning day and a delightful way to relive it through your lens…

Bathtub mermaid…

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  • Suzanne GipsonMay 23, 2013 - 1:37 am

    these are so awesome!

  • Katy TuttleMay 23, 2013 - 5:12 am

    part little girl whimsy, party wise maiden.

  • Tara Pollard PakostaJune 20, 2013 - 7:53 pm

    shes’ the cutest.

  • Ali DeckJuly 14, 2013 - 4:24 am

    popped over to say hi and I love these Jen! xo

  • ShannonJuly 23, 2013 - 4:06 pm

    Beautiful pictures!

  • jenJuly 31, 2013 - 11:28 am

    Ali, you da bombdiggity! xoxo

Dear Readers, I have faltered. I was finally in such a beautiful rhythm of blogging, and I owed it muchly to the Sundays project. And then one Sunday I really didn’t feel like shooting. So I didn’t, and in all of my procrastinating perfectionist glory, the blogging came to a screeching halt. And then the self-imposed guilt and the kicking of my own arse for being such a failure. Silly me. You know those inner voices. We all do, don’t we?

At any rate, I’M BACK… and oh do I have things to share with you! I’ll likely stumble again. And I’ll try to not get stuck for a month, and just go with it. I promise to try.

Picking up with this past Sunday… Sunday and Monday actually. Rob & I decided that our little crew could really use a little perspective refreshing, so we packed up and headed to the beautiful Oregon Coast to take advantage of the incredibly perfect and warm Spring weather we’ve been having. We are super lucky to have friends with a cozy house near Pacific City, and they know how important is for our family to get away occasionally for some fun away from the daily grind. We are so thankful for that gift! Wild and free us. Just for 24 hours. Renewed.

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  • Kristen KalpMay 9, 2013 - 5:32 pm

    Love this — and love seeing YOU on camera! 😉

  • alpanaJune 3, 2013 - 12:24 pm

    beautiful my friend! your family is so amazing and full of love! i love seeing you in it too.

  • Tara Pollard PakostaJune 20, 2013 - 7:54 pm

    love them all esp. last one!

  • traceyJuly 12, 2013 - 12:35 pm

    I always love stumbling upon other families who live near the west coast and see that their families are no different than mine. These photos make me smile because of this.
    Happy hugs to you from a California west coast girl.