• Jennifer
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  • Sorry I have blog posted in over a week! I was doing so well. Well let me tell you about my past 10 days. It's been a whirlwind of activity. This post is going to be one of those longer ones...sorry!

    Week before last, I had the opportunity to get to know an acquaintance on a more personal level, and I'm happy to say I've connected with a new friend. Not only did I have lunch with Haley, but that same day, we had dinner too. I believe everyone crosses your path for a reason and Haley is no exception. If you're reading this Haley - thank you for commenting on my blog recently and sharing your stories with me. I can't wait til next time!

    Last weekend, I attended one of the greatest workshops yet. Liana Lehman teaches a "Photo Biz Bootcamp" that is more about the business and branding side of photography rather than the normal shooting style workshops. It's about the health of your studio from a financial perspective. It was hard core. 8am til 9pm each night. There were 9 of us (all girls) total. And it was business and life changing for me. Thank you Liana! The women that I met there were in all stages of their careers and it was great to hear that no matter at what stage you're at...we all have some of the same struggles with decisions.

    I met a woman at bootcamp that I connected with on such a personal level. Something about her background...her expressiveness, her life - made me feel that we were destined to be friends. And she's local to this area! I can't wait to see our friendship grow. Her name is Dawn. And I reconnected with another amazing woman, also local to this area. I don't get out as often as I should and it had been forever since I had lunch with Sharon. We all tend to keep our own little worlds, working and spending what little time we have with family. But these women reminded me how good it is get out there a bit.

    We had to choose accountability partners in bootcamp. It's like a parole officer...kind of. We have to check in and report if we've accomplished what we set out to do by a set date. It puts the pressure on just a tad! So with accountability in mind, I came back and was determined to get things I had marked as priorities under way. We have so much awesome stuff coming your way for our Memory Journalists clients, I'm just beside myself with how cool it will be. In the next two months you will see a HUGE change in how we run our business!

    There has been reminders of Life and Death this last week for me. I attended a baby shower for one of my consulting colleagues. And I attended the funeral for another friend's father. And somehow this all tied into the writing exercise we did at bootcamp...writing our own eulogy. When it came time to read our eulogy aloud at bootcamp, I kind of choked up. Very emotional to think about what your friends and family would say. But a wonderful exercise in getting to know everyone...a glimpse into their inner selves.

    The biggest reason I've been MIA on the blog is that I'm fighting allergies something fierce and I've been sick all week. It's really a drag to have allergies so bad that it feels like you've got the worse cold ever! (but it's good in the weight loss department!)




  • Jennifer
  • posted by Jennifer

  • Coloma Country Inn wedding, Coloma, California

    I've never seen a photographer work as hard and deliver quality work as beautiful as Jennifer and her crew from The Memory Journalist. They listened to our suggestions and they captured every precious moment with a style and artistic quality that will allow eveyone to relive this wonderful wedding forever. These are master craftswomen. Bravo! Stop looking and book The Memory Journalist now.

    Denice and Adam
    married 10/4/2008




  • Jennifer
  • posted by Jennifer

  • I just met up with Melanie and Tim tonight to show them their album draft! What can I say..but I love how fun this entire wedding was. Click the below image to begin the slideshow. Enjoy!>



  • Jennifer
  • posted by Jennifer

  • It was such a blast for us to join Tina and Henry in their first anniversary and to celebrate the Grand Opening of de Vere's Irish Pub. Last night Bree and I headed to midtown to shoot some images of the bar before family and friends arrived. The bar is amazing!!! Absolutely Beautiful!!! There are little nooks and crannies built into the layout so that you can spend time with your friends and feel a little bit of privacy.The back bar is done up in red - Love it!It was fun to dress up for change, as Bree mentioned she's never seen me in a dress...or seen my legs. HA! Even last night I found it hard to shoot when I couldn't get on ground. Bree took a picture of me and Tina so that I could show off the jewelry that my dad made me for Christmas. And of course, I couldn't resist taking a picture of Tina's AWESOME shoes!These are the deVere boys - standing proud beneath their name.We taste tested a Cosmo, made by our own Irish accented bartendar. :-) And Courtney was showing off the deVere T-shirt.As the place started to fill up, we enjoyed watching every one pick their corner and talk it up with friends.All three boys were presented with their own framed History of the deVere Name - of which they were instructed to all open their gifts at the same time as tradition would have it.Live music played in the background, softly enough so that you could still hear your friends, but loud enough to make you want to dance. The bar was filled with laughter and excitement for the new family venture. Congratulations Tina and Henry and to all the deVere's!



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  • posted by Jennifer

  • Friday we did a family shoot for Linda, Don, Farrah, Hannah, and Dillion. (Sorry guys if I misspelled any of your names!) It was so much fun and they did whatever we asked of them. And we even got Francesca and Hank into the photos too! There are so many good photos for me to work on but here are just a few as a sneak peak.Congratulations to Don and Linda for their upcoming anniversary in May!


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