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Week 9: Wine tasting in the Livermore Valley–we MUST do it again! Week 10: Just because they were pretty… Week 11: The Pi Day of the Century! Week 12: A lovely day at Filoli with Kathy! Week 13: A lunch date with my love, pretty light, and an Aqui cosmo–doesn’t get much better on a […]

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I have always loved that my birthday is in March, because in March in California the flowers really start to bloom; life is crisp and bright and cheerful. Oh, and there’s Pi. ;-P This month Tom and I had a wonderful date wine tasting in a whole new area (this is just an iPhone selfie): […]

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  • Suzanne Carey - March 26, 2015 - 11:14 am

    Oh my goodness, your images of flowers are so gorgeous! I love your mix of camera images and iphone images. I hope you had a wonderful birthday!!!ReplyCancel

  • Allison Jacobs - March 26, 2015 - 1:01 pm

    That pie looks delicious!!! Love seeing all the fun you have had this month from wine tasting, to pie, to flowers!!ReplyCancel

  • Amer - March 26, 2015 - 2:05 pm

    Loved that you used your iPhone for some of the images this month. I always hate my iPhone pictures and am so jelly when people get such good images. The flowers are so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Christine b - April 6, 2015 - 4:22 pm

    So much beauty and so much to be grateful for my friend. I hope you had a wonderful birthday!! xoxoReplyCancel

A few years ago for my birthday, I embarked on a project where I come up with 101 long(ish)-term goals that I would like to accomplish within the next 1001 days. I loved it, because it made me feel a bit more accountable with regards to actually doing the things I wanted to get done. […]

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My 2015 P52 continues! Week 5 ~ This week was Superbowl Sunday, and every year for Superbowl we each get to pick one savory snack, one sweet snack, and one drink: no holds barred, calories be darned. And when we have company for the big game, they get to do the same—so there’s always a […]

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This month I decided my “gratefulness” theme was going to be love. And I couldn’t decide what to shoot (had a few ideas that I just couldn’t make work despite my best efforts), so Emily helped me brainstorm. I wanted to use pink for Valentine’s Day, so we settled on using a mask we’d found […]

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  • amber - February 26, 2015 - 9:13 am

    Oh my word! That pink looks so good on her!! I love these!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - February 26, 2015 - 10:43 am

    What a perfect post for this month:). Emily is so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Veno - February 26, 2015 - 7:01 pm

    Jessica, it hasn’t been so long that I’ve seen a portrait of your daughter- maybe the San Fran trip, but I can’t believe how grown up she is looking! She is so beautiful, as always. Love this pink mask, too!ReplyCancel

  • Allison Jacobs - March 2, 2015 - 5:51 pm

    Beautiful!!! Love the pink. So beautiful. That first image just pulls me right in!ReplyCancel

  • krista keller - March 2, 2015 - 7:08 pm

    Holy Moly! She has become such a beautiful young lady. That first image looks like a book cover to me. I agree with Ali that it pulls you right in. Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Christine b - March 18, 2015 - 6:10 am

    Such a beauty. Love your posts. So much to be grateful for!!ReplyCancel

I think one of my favorite “photography” things to do is completing a 52-week project. I would love to be able to do a 365 (a photo a day for a year), but I find the thought of that completely overwhelming—so I like to do this, instead. At the end of the year, I have […]

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The newest in my Tutorial series, shooting water droplets! It’s a really fun way to play around when you’re stuck inside during these cold winter days! I shot these images a long time ago, and I had used my trusty Canon 40D with the 70-300 variable-aperture lens and my 430EX speedlight set in automatic mode. […]

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I am so excited to be continuing for yet another year with these wonderful women! This year we’ve decided to relax our “Portrait” requirements a bit, and will instead be focusing more on documenting our daily lives. So we’ve chosen to go with a theme of Gratefulness. I am so incredibly excited about it, and […]

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  • […] Please continue to the next photographer, the ever amazing Jessica Holden!PINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGE […]ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Carey - January 29, 2015 - 6:55 am

    Oh MY GOSH! I am obsessed with this cat. What a neat story of how you got him. I can’t believe it! He is so gorgeous and sounds like a lot of fun. I am sure he is grateful to have you as his family as well. As always, I love your imagery Jessica. So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Krista Keller - January 29, 2015 - 8:39 am

    I LOVE those first two pictures where he is cuddling your legs. That’s what life’s little moments are all about. Glad he found his way into your home and your hearts.ReplyCancel

  • Amber NOrris - January 29, 2015 - 9:05 am

    Oh My Word!!!! He is beautiful!!! I love love love the last image of him. What a great adoption story. I can’t wait to see more of him!ReplyCancel

  • Allison Jacobs - January 29, 2015 - 5:35 pm

    Wow, what an amazing story! He is such a beautiful cat and I love hearing about how smart he is too! Love those green eyes in the last image, gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Veno - January 29, 2015 - 7:17 pm

    Jessica, he is so handsome! I love the story of how it all came together. You imagery is beautiful- my favorite is the last image with the green! So gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Christine b - January 30, 2015 - 6:54 am

    Oh he is a beauty!! I had a cat who looked just like Phi growing up and we were best of pals. Love these images.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Holden - January 30, 2015 - 2:19 pm

    Jessica, I really look forward to meeting him. He is beautiful. and your pictures are exquisite as always.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Deakin - January 30, 2015 - 6:49 pm

    Jessica, what an amazing story and what a beautiful cat! I love his name and he really knew he found a good home when he happened upon you guys! Lucky for Phi.
    I’m so excited to be on this journey with you again!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - January 31, 2015 - 1:18 pm

    He is so beautiful! What a story, he definitely chose your family!ReplyCancel