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January 10 on 10 – a new project

Well hello there! Its been awhile!

I was delightedly invited to join a most awesome group of photographers for a 10-on-10 project for this year.  I am notoriously awful at projects… when I think of doing a 365 photo project I feel a panic attack coming on. Last year I attempted the Sundays weekly project, and that was just too REGULAR for me. I found myself not always in the mood to take photos of my own life every Sunday! But this one, 10 frames to tell a story from my every day life once a month, sounds JUST RIGHT! And when I saw who the fellow photogs who are participating in this blog circle were, I could not say anything but YES! YES! YES!

Thank you to everyone who followed the link from the incredible Deanna’s page! So lovely to have you here!

The past couple of weeks have been funky. After a quick after Christmas jaunt up to Seattle to see friends, my whole family got sick with a cold/flu. Then just as we were all on the mend and the kids went back to school, Rob had surgery to have his tonsils removed this past Tuesday. No one has felt much like being photographed, but I managed to grab a few shots over the past couple of days that tell the story of how the beginning of 2014 has looked.



My wonderfully talented friend, Breanna Peterson, has her 10-on-10 up over on her blog. Do go have a look at the beautiful images she’s sharing this month!xo,


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  • tara pollard pakostaJanuary 10, 2014 - 12:32 pm

    so lovely! I would love to join in something like this someday!
    I am going to do portrait 52, once a week portraits of my kids, can’t wait until I get my lens back! Haven’t taken any pics since halloween!

  • Bethany PetrikJanuary 10, 2014 - 2:56 pm

    Oh Jen. I’m really happy that you documented this. Love the smily photos of your daughter! But the photos of your husband really took my breath away. And the Jello is the perfect detail shot. xoxo

  • Suzanne GipsonJanuary 10, 2014 - 3:06 pm

    love them all!

  • Missy D.January 10, 2014 - 3:37 pm

    I love every image. And, WOW, is that beard impressive! 🙂

  • Lamb FoxJanuary 10, 2014 - 3:39 pm

    These are all so beautiful. I’m so, so glad to be a part of this circle.

  • AnnieJanuary 10, 2014 - 3:48 pm

    I am so in love with these Jen!! Each one tells a story and the 3 photos of your daughter laughing just make me smile! Hope your husband starts to feel better soon. I’m so happy to be part of this group with you!

  • Stephanie JacksonJanuary 10, 2014 - 5:38 pm

    i love your kind of family

  • Breanna PetersonJanuary 10, 2014 - 6:21 pm

    I’m so happy you’ve joined along! these are all wonderful, but that first one & the b&w one of Rob, wow!!

  • Kristin HallakJanuary 10, 2014 - 7:42 pm

    Jen… These images, WOW! Wow! Your humor in the first few make me smile.. So sorry about your husband, hope he is on the mend! Can’t wait to see next months!

  • Stacey MontgomeryJanuary 10, 2014 - 8:27 pm

    Ack. Fantastic.
    Your daughter laughing, the b&w of your husband, your (?) sweet golden… Love.

  • Lindsey Scott BergstromJanuary 10, 2014 - 8:32 pm

    I see such contentment and love in these images. thanks for sharing.

  • deanna mccaslandJanuary 10, 2014 - 11:28 pm

    Jen! At first I was going to say the laughing photos of your daughter were my fave, but then I saw the photos of your husband and wowza…so good! I love that you are picking up your camera in those hard times. So happy to have you in our circle! xx

  • Heather Lindsey RobinsonJanuary 11, 2014 - 4:24 am

    good grief these are wonderful. each and every shot is eye candy. your photos are brimming with a unique beauty and so much love. i am thrilled to be in this group with you.

  • justineJanuary 11, 2014 - 12:54 pm

    oh jen these are beautiful and tell such a wonderful story of your family. I love the first one and the b&w of your husband in the hospital bed. Lots of speedy get well wishes to him. xo

  • AndreaJanuary 11, 2014 - 1:10 pm

    These are great! Cool to see you are in Portland! I’m in Camas. 🙂 We’re almost neighbors. 😉

  • Katy TuttleJanuary 11, 2014 - 11:49 pm

    oh, jen…. just gorgeous. and true. love, love LOVE!!!

  • Roxanne Ricciardi BryantJanuary 20, 2014 - 1:10 am

    Jen, this post is gorgeous. The pics of your husband are just so raw and emotional. I adore them and this post. I looked the first time you posted…and couldn’t shake the images. Still with me. The three in-a-row of your sweet girl really sings to me as well. Had to come back to let you know. xo

  • alana rasbachJanuary 21, 2014 - 2:26 pm

    love love love your work! so honest.

  • Ginger Ingley UnzuetaMarch 12, 2014 - 2:01 pm

    I have loved sitting and looking through your 10 on 10 this morning…your images of your family just draw me in, and make me look longer. I love the ones here with your husband in the hospital, such a real moment there..and your girl and her smiles, and laughs..and your son..that face. All of these…really special. It was a lovely bit of time to see all of these this morning !!

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