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Landscape Photography Tutorial

The second in my Tutorials series! (To see the rest of the series, click on the Tutorials link in the menu items above!) There are some general “rules” for landscape photography. First of all, you will probably be happiest with wider angled lenses, staying at roughly 35 mm or lower. When shooting, the most obvious […]

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Through the Lensbaby | March {Disneyland!}

Our last Disneyland trip on our annual passes was last month ( ), so I brought my Lensbaby (this time the Sweet 35) to play once again (see here for the non-Lensbaby images from our trip!). I feel so inspired when I use the Lensbaby lineup—they encourage me to look at the world in a […]

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  • celeste pavlik - March 28, 2014 - 7:44 am

    I always wondered why you all went to disney so often! annual passes, awesome!
    Such a cool series, love the details.ReplyCancel

Project 12 Portraits | Out of Focus

I admit, I was the one who voted to try this again, and though I feel like I got closer this time, I still feel like this “out of focus stuff” is eluding me. But I got closer, which has fueled me—I am going to practice this in earnest! I just love the softness of […]

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  • melissa deakin - March 13, 2014 - 5:14 pm

    these are stunning once again, Jessica!
    i adore the beauty in that first image and the bokeh at Disneyland is fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Veno - March 13, 2014 - 6:16 pm

    Love these, Jessica! I’m like you- in a portrait I REALLY need something to be in focus. These look fantastic. LOVE the colors in the second image!ReplyCancel

  • christineb - March 15, 2014 - 5:59 am

    I just adore the first image…the softness is so beautiful.ReplyCancel

Style & Voice

For the last five weeks I have been taking a class called Style & Voice from the amazing Lynne Rigby at The Photographer Within. It’s been wonderful and intense: It’s all about narrowing down who you are as a photographer and what you want to portray with your work. I think my style is pretty […]

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  • Katrina - March 11, 2014 - 4:54 pm

    Oh my goodness Jessica. So many stunning images here. Keep doing what you love. I, for one, feel great happiness when looking at your images.ReplyCancel

  • Holly Thompson - March 11, 2014 - 6:41 pm

    Jessica, your work is beyond pretty… it’s luminous, delicate, feminine, and captures the essence of your love of being Emily’s mom. We all see her through your eyes and what we see is a strikingly pretty young woman with a gentle strength and wisdom who is growing up before our eyes. Your voice is beautiful, Jessica.ReplyCancel

Disneyland, Revisited (Yet Again!!)

Yup, we went to Disneyland again (links to other trips can be found at the bottom of this post, and I’ll post a Lensbaby Disneyland link from this trip on March 20th with our Through the Lensbaby blog circle!). And I admit it, we miss it already! It truly is such a magical place to […]

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  • Celeste - February 25, 2014 - 5:49 pm

    Beautiful images Jessica! It makes me super excited for our upcoming trip! The last image of the Disney Adventure Park is pretty darned awesome – where’s all the people?? :) TFS!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina - March 11, 2014 - 4:57 pm

    Sounds perfect!ReplyCancel

  • […] passes was last month (), so I brought my Lensbaby (this time the Sweet 35) to play once again (see here for the non-Lensbaby images from our trip!). I feel so inspired when I use the Lensbaby […]ReplyCancel