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Yearly Archives: 2011

This year we started a new tradition that seems to be all the rage these days–the Elf on a Shelf. The idea is that the Elf (Emily named ours Holly) watches the children in a household during the day, and then she reports back each night to Santa on whether each child was naughty or […]

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For part three in my little series about the CM Workshop (part one is here, and part two here), we worked on both seeing and using existing light, and also manipulating light to our advantage. This week really emphasized the limitations of my camera as it does NOT do well in low light. The highest […]

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Just a few months ago I got to photograph this little guy as my first newborn shoot. It was fun to see him again! His older brother is just adorable, and he is obviously going to be just as funny and sweet. I am so glad I got to meet up with them again for […]

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This is the second year I’ve gotten the pleasure of capturing Christmas card photos for this gorgeous family. And what’s extra special for me is that I have been friends with the mom since she was Emily’s second grade teacher, so I am getting to watch these two grow up! I feel so honored to […]

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This year we spent Thanksgiving in Oregon at Grammie and Grampa’s house. It was beautiful, relaxing, and fun, just like it always is! We brought Rory on the 432-mile drive with us, and she ended up being a fantastic little traveler! She mostly hung out quietly in her cage, quacking (that’s the closest word we […]

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For the first time ever, I have a guest blogger. And to make it extra special, this is her first blog post, too! So I’d like to introduce you to my favorite daughter, Emily! ************************************************** Hi everyone! I am Jessica’s daughter, Emily! I also love photography, and in October my Mom and I went on […]

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Part two in my blog series about the CM workshop I am taking this month (part one is here). This week we’ve been working on going beyond the more simplistic rule of thirds when composing our shots. Specifically, we’ve been working on learning to see Golden Spirals and Golden Triangles. It’s not easy! I find […]

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I am taking a brilliant CM workshop that began last week, and we were working on trying to see one subject compositionally in different ways. I shot some with Emily, of course, but also worked on some still-lifes because, well, they stay still so I can really examine the composition from various angles. First I […]

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