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gingerbread house making, warm chocolate, stories and quilts in NE Portland! Oh MY!

I love these people more than words can say. I think the photos tell the story for themselves.

Leave me a comment and let me know which is your favorite shot of the day! If this post gets 30+ comments, I will give this sweet family an 8×10 print of their choice!

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  • K FishJanuary 16, 2013 - 7:18 pm

    Lovely shots of a beautiful family. Nice work!

  • beartoJanuary 16, 2013 - 7:40 pm

    I love seeing this family photographed! Amazing shots that make me yearn for that time in December!

  • MelissaJanuary 16, 2013 - 10:55 pm

    I like so many of them!! But, my two faves: 1. The two girls sitting against the baseboard….the one where the younger girl is looking sideways at her sister. And 2. The younger sister is in the hallway in her stocking feet looking down at the lit Christmas lights on the floor. That is a priceless moment in time. I have one of my younger son at age 3, holding a nativity animal figurine at the back of the sanctuary before the kids carried the pieces in during Hanging of the Greens. It’s not an amazingly set up shot, but the look on his face and his chubby little toddler hands holding the figure are priceless to me, especially now that my boys are both teenagers.

  • Grayson DempseyJanuary 16, 2013 - 11:05 pm

    Jen, you astound me. I am amazed by these photos every time I see them. Thanks for capturing the magic of the holidays – these really are some of my favorites you have ever taken of us. We love you!!

  • KathyJanuary 16, 2013 - 11:06 pm

    I always love seeing your photos of this wonderful family. Being so far away, they are my primary glimpse into their wonderful, loving, crafty home. Your images are regularly stunning. I truly wish I could find someone like you in Baltimore to photograph our family. Alas, our home isn’t nearly this photogenic and we are clear across the country. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work! I look forward to more. . . .

  • SallyJanuary 16, 2013 - 11:44 pm

    Oh! That Vivienne! She cuts to the quick with that sweet face! <3

  • FrancieJanuary 17, 2013 - 12:38 am

    Stunning photos of a beautiful family!

  • Jen BarthJanuary 17, 2013 - 2:57 am

    I am absolutely speechless at how beautiful these photos are! Jen I have admired your work from afar for awhile. These photos tell the story of the Dempsey clan beautifully! Well done…and Grayson, kudos for creating the moments that make it all happen!

  • CourtneyJanuary 17, 2013 - 3:50 pm

    Can’t wait for our turn!! What a gorgeous series of a beautiful family.

  • erinJanuary 17, 2013 - 4:26 pm

    I’m not sure I could ever in a million years pick a favorite. However, the photo of Vivi concentrating on decorating the tree is such a beautiful moment.

  • SarahJanuary 17, 2013 - 10:56 pm

    I am in awe. Such a wonderful family and you’ve captured them in all their honest beauty. Love. Do let me know if you are EVER in Idaho!

  • shelbyJanuary 18, 2013 - 12:59 am

    these are incredible, jen. so many moments captured–love the one of scarlet on the bed, with eyes closed. so dang sweet. grayson: your family is gorgeous and jen: you did a perfect job documenting this rad family.

  • amyJanuary 18, 2013 - 2:40 pm

    LOVE the cocoa and the cooking and the snuggles and definitely the beauty lying on the quilt…just gorgeous. impeccable captures of a beautiful family. nice work again!

  • Gretchen HayhurstJanuary 30, 2013 - 1:20 pm

    This group of photos are stunning. I wish I had ‘everyday’ photos from my youth. When I was growing up most photos were of holidays, parties and vacations. Film was too expensive to document daily activities. Now I do. Love your work.

  • Helen TownesJanuary 28, 2015 - 4:52 pm

    Lovely family, lovely photographs. You captured their essence!

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