• Jennifer
  • posted by Jennifer

  • I asked Isabel, our newest addition to the Memory Journalists team, to tell us a bit more about herself and to share some fun facts. Isabel will be leading up our Company coverage wedding collections this year. Drum roll....

    Hi there, I'm Isabel Ollinger!! I married my best friend Justin in 2007. We have a beautiful little 2 1/2 year daughter that has inspired and continues to inspire my creativity and photography. I hope that some day she will see that I followed my dreams and that anything is possible. I am a hopeless romantic. I adore sweet moments. I love capturing raw emotion. It seriously makes me so happy to see it right before my eyes. For some reason I believe I am a part of what makes it happen. I am super easy going and kind of a goof ball. I love to laugh and dance. I really enjoy talking to strangers. I used to be a bartender for a few years and it was one of my favorite jobs ever, besides being a photographer of course. I believe my energy is a part of what makes my style of photography so personal, emotional and fun.

  • Little things about be you might or might not want to know:

    I used to Bartend back in my early twenties, which is probably why I enjoy talking to strangers.

    I really love to enjoy a glass or two of wine every now and again. That paired with a good book and I am in heaven.

    I love to hug, so if I ever meet you I will hug you.

    I love finding awesome, easy recipes on pinterest!! Its an addiction really.

    I love my sweet chihuahua Bruiser, which of course is named after Elle Woods furry friend from Legally Blonde. I was a bit obsessed with the movie.

  • My first job was at Mcdonalds at the age of 15. "Would you like fries with that?"

    I love, love, love my kid!!! She amazes me everyday with what she knows. She is such a sweet little muffin and a perfect combination of my husband and I. We are beyond blessed to be her parents.

    I love a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich, who doesn't?

    Currently I am trying to get our family on a more organic eating path. No more preservatives! Having a child has really changed a lot about how I view life. And the life I want for her.

    I love being outside. Its just so good for my soul. For everyone's really?

    At the age of seventeen I participated in the Miss Colusa County Pageant. I received the honor of Miss Congeniality. I was pretty stoked about it back in the day, still makes me smile.

    I was a mascot my first year of college. A black panther with an attitude!

    I adore my husband. He is my rock.

    I love being in good company. I live for my family and friends.

    I love re-purposing furniture, clothes and anything really. I love my visions, even more so when I watch them come to life.

    I grow up in a bilingual household. Spanish and English, I dont remember which one I learned first. My parents spoke Spanish and my three older brothers spoke English. Lets just say I could speak both languages fairly clearly by the age of 5.

    I am one of 5 siblings, second to the youngest.

    I cheered for 6 years, 4 in high school, and 2 in college.

    I am a sucker for French fries!!! I LOVE THEM!! I know not healthy, but every one has their weaknesses.

    I love waking up on weekends to the sweet sound of rain outside. There is just something so relaxing about it.

    The first time I stepped on a beach was when I was 17 on a school trip to visit colleges.

    I am still very close to the girls I was friends with throughout my childhood. They are family to me.

    I love to smile. Even though I have a squinty one.

    I am always looking for a solution. I am the eternal optimist.

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