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I’ve been busy…

July 30th, 2009

I’ve been working on my new website and getting more and more frustrated with it.  I think I’ll have to do something different, come up with a new game plan for it.  I tend to work on it for a full day and walk away from my computer in a fluster with high blood pressure.  […]


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I’ve been working on my new website and getting more and more frustrated with it.  I think I’ll have to do something different, come up with a new game plan for it.  I tend to work on it for a full day and walk away from my computer in a fluster with high blood pressure.  (Okay, I don’t know about the high blood pressure but I’m just sayin’.)

On something more fun, I’ve been attempting to make these material flowers and I think they are beautifully fantastic!  (Thank you Once Wed, a simply beautiful blog I follow, for posting such fun, creative ideas.)

I’ve also been going to the gym.  I’ve failed in the C25K challenge but plan to pick that up again.  But at the gym I’ve been going to some sculpt classes and my muscles are all a bit shakey now.

This weekend, Lee/Palmer wedding & engagement pictures in San Francisco!  My sister is my second shooter and I think it’ll be  a pretty great time in mid-west California.  You’ll see pictures soon I’m sure. 🙂

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The Brown Siblings Photo Shoot | Reedley, CA

July 21st, 2009

This morning I got to shoot some siblings at a park.  They were so sweet and wonderful.  Loads of fun and cute as could be!  Here are some of the pictures from this morning. Enjoy.


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This morning I got to shoot some siblings at a park.  They were so sweet and wonderful.  Loads of fun and cute as could be!  Here are some of the pictures from this morning.

Enjoy.

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i did it…

July 20th, 2009

I purchased the new MacBook Pro. Now I have to figure out a way for the trees in my front yard to start growing cash instead of leaves.


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I purchased the new MacBook Pro.

Now I have to figure out a way for the trees in my front yard to start growing cash instead of leaves.

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to purchase a MacBook Pro or not

July 20th, 2009

I’m completely up in the air at this point.  See, I want the new MacBook Pro but I don’t want to spend all that money for it.  I would like a newer, faster laptop that I can actually rely on (my MacBook is getting more and more sad as each day passes).  I want the […]


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I’m completely up in the air at this point.  See, I want the new MacBook Pro but I don’t want to spend all that money for it.  I would like a newer, faster laptop that I can actually rely on (my MacBook is getting more and more sad as each day passes).  I want the bigger screen so I can show slideshows without people having to get up close and personal with the computer.  I’d like to be able to quickly edit and run multiple programs without the spinning wheel of death looming after every click.

My question is this… is the Pro worth it or do I stick with a higher end MacBook?  Any insight would be wonderful!

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are you wondering what happened with c25k?

July 17th, 2009

Me too.  Well here’s the thing, I did my run last Wednesday before I left for my long weekend in Colorado.  Since I’ve been back I simply haven’t done it.  My question for you is this… since I haven’t been running for the last week and a half do I start my training from the […]


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Me too.  Well here’s the thing, I did my run last Wednesday before I left for my long weekend in Colorado.  Since I’ve been back I simply haven’t done it.  My question for you is this… since I haven’t been running for the last week and a half do I start my training from the beginning or do I pick up where I left off?

Any thoughts would be very helpful.  Is there any one who reads this that is doing the Couch To 5K Program?  I’d love to hear your stories!

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union station

July 16th, 2009

So I’ve been working a lot with my business Jennifer Eileen and I haven’t been shooting or editing for myself.  Finally, at Union Station this past Monday I pulled out my camera and took some shots.  Today I got to play around with textures, colors, design, practiced with the stamp tool, and some other stuff.  […]


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So I’ve been working a lot with my business Jennifer Eileen and I haven’t been shooting or editing for myself.  Finally, at Union Station this past Monday I pulled out my camera and took some shots.  Today I got to play around with textures, colors, design, practiced with the stamp tool, and some other stuff.  Anyhow, I’m pleased to share my work with you.  Hope you like it as much as I do. 🙂

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Adam & Amy’s South Fork, CO wedding

July 13th, 2009

The past five days (three days of bliss sandwiched between two days of travel) I got to spend in South Fork, Colorado with the newly married Adam & Amy Cronk.  It was absolutely incredible.  First off, Colorado is breathtaking and then you throw a bride like Amy in along with Adam’s quirky sense of humor […]

 

The past five days (three days of bliss sandwiched between two days of travel) I got to spend in South Fork, Colorado with the newly married Adam & Amy Cronk.  It was absolutely incredible.  First off, Colorado is breathtaking and then you throw a bride like Amy in along with Adam’s quirky sense of humor and you get a fabulous wedding, reception, and images!  Here are just a few (I had to put some up before I went to sleep).

Enjoy

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herbie & andrea’s engagement slideshow

July 8th, 2009

Check out Herbie and Andrea’s slideshow… they were, and still are, such a cute & fun couple!


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Check out Herbie and Andrea’s slideshow… they were, and still are, such a cute & fun couple!

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day 4 c25k

July 8th, 2009

Alright, so I was supposed to do my jog on Monday but postponed it until Tuesday.  Yesterday I didn’t make time for it so I opted for today.  And I did it!  I had to convince myself to maintain this regime that I’ve begun.  Thankfully my love, Percy, has joined me on this endeavor and […]


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Alright, so I was supposed to do my jog on Monday but postponed it until Tuesday.  Yesterday I didn’t make time for it so I opted for today.  And I did it!  I had to convince myself to maintain this regime that I’ve begun.  Thankfully my love, Percy, has joined me on this endeavor and we’re attempting to train on the same days.  In the I hope we will enter a 5K together and also form a new habit in our lives.  The tricky thing about training with Percy is the distance between us.  With him being in Louisiana and my being in California we don’t physically get to train together.  We just end up calling each other before and after we’ve accomplished our daily task and we encourage one another.

So, day 4: 90 second jog followed by 2 minute walk.  6 intervals.  5 minute warm up and 5 minute cool down.

Check.

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those wonderful Lakes

July 7th, 2009

My dear friend Monica came over today so I could meet her 10 week old son and take some pictures of him.  Of course her 19 month old daughter came along and we grabbed some pictures of her as well.  Here are just a few from today… what a blessed day.


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My dear friend Monica came over today so I could meet her 10 week old son and take some pictures of him.  Of course her 19 month old daughter came along and we grabbed some pictures of her as well.  Here are just a few from today… what a blessed day.

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Herbie & Andrea engagement pictures | Hume Lake, CA

July 7th, 2009

Yesterday I got to head up to one of my favorite places on the face of this planet, Hume Lake, CA.  Not only did I get to visit a beautiful town but I had the priviledge to take engagement pictures for Herbie & Andrea!  We had a great time wandering around and chit chatting.  And […]

 

Yesterday I got to head up to one of my favorite places on the face of this planet, Hume Lake, CA.  Not only did I get to visit a beautiful town but I had the priviledge to take engagement pictures for Herbie & Andrea!  We had a great time wandering around and chit chatting.  And just when a moment got a bit awkward, laughter would fill the air and that’s the moment I would start snapping.

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a busy week ahead

July 4th, 2009

I’m pretty excited about this upcoming week.  First off today is the 4th of July!  For me that means time for barbeque, friends, hot weather, and fireworks… oh, and some boys (“men”) doing some foolish things with the fireworks.  But here’s the rest of the week: Sunday ~ Church … Monday ~ Hume Lake Engagement […]

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I’m pretty excited about this upcoming week.  First off today is the 4th of July!  For me that means time for barbeque, friends, hot weather, and fireworks… oh, and some boys (“men”) doing some foolish things with the fireworks.  But here’s the rest of the week:

Sunday ~ Church … Monday ~ Hume Lake Engagement Shoot … Tuesday ~ Newborn and 2 year old Shoot in Reedley with a good friend … Wedenedsay ~ Beginning my travels to Colorado … Thursday ~ Fly to Colorado … Friday ~ Dress Rehearsal & Rehearsal Dinner … Saturday ~ Cronk/Taylor Wedding!!!

It’s gonna be a good week… I can tell.

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C25K week 1 day 3

July 4th, 2009

Isn’t this supposed to get easier?  While doing my little jog this morning I kept wondering how in the world I’m going to move on to week 2 if week 1 still seems like a struggle.  But I’ll stick to the program and we’ll see where it takes me.  It should take me down a […]


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Isn’t this supposed to get easier?  While doing my little jog this morning I kept wondering how in the world I’m going to move on to week 2 if week 1 still seems like a struggle.  But I’ll stick to the program and we’ll see where it takes me.  It should take me down a few dress sizes. 🙂

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day 2 completed

July 2nd, 2009

It was a bit rough, I’ll be honest.  First off I was a little embarrassed to run in front of all those people at the park so I refused to begin when I was told to begin.  At the second round I joined in and completed the other seven.   At the beginning I think I […]


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It was a bit rough, I’ll be honest.  First off I was a little embarrassed to run in front of all those people at the park so I refused to begin when I was told to begin.  At the second round I joined in and completed the other seven.   At the beginning I think I pushed too hard to prove to the strangers that I can do this.  Silly me.  But I kept it up and accomplished almost all of the routine.

Day 3 of week 1 will take place on Saturday.

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C25K Day 2

July 2nd, 2009

I’m planning on going on a jog once it cools own a bit.  I would have already accomplished this task for today by going to the gym had I had my vehicle.  But alas, my sisters car broke down this morning so she had to use mine to go to work. According to weather.com it […]


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I’m planning on going on a jog once it cools own a bit.  I would have already accomplished this task for today by going to the gym had I had my vehicle.  But alas, my sisters car broke down this morning so she had to use mine to go to work.

According to weather.com it should be about 97 degrees at 7pm.  Maybe I’ll go around 7:30.  I know that I want to be home by 9 to watch So You Think You Can Dance and I don’t want to run by myself at 10pm in the park.  Too scary.

I’ll tell ya how it goes. 🙂

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my first wedding in Atascadero, CA

July 2nd, 2009

A few years ago Derek & Meredith vowed to share their lives together and I had the opportunity to be there and photograph their amazing wedding.  I’ve been looking through the images and re-editing them after Meredith contacted me telling me she lost the disc of images.  It’s been fun seeing how far I’ve come […]

 

A few years ago Derek & Meredith vowed to share their lives together and I had the opportunity to be there and photograph their amazing wedding.  I’ve been looking through the images and re-editing them after Meredith contacted me telling me she lost the disc of images.  It’s been fun seeing how far I’ve come and also a challenge to rework what was created a while ago!  Here are three of the images from their wedding…

Enjoy. franklin1 franklin2 franklin3

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lunch time

July 2nd, 2009

Nothing is better on a hot summers day then to enjoy some watermelon for lunch.


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Nothing is better on a hot summers day then to enjoy some watermelon for lunch.

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So You Think You Can Dance

July 1st, 2009

SYTYCD would have to be one of my all time favorite shows.  It’s simply fantastic.  I think dance is incredibly amazing and I used to dance when I was young.  Boy I wish I stuck with it instead of choosing sports, theater, choir, band, and yearbook when I was in High School.  (Okay, I still […]


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SYTYCD would have to be one of my all time favorite shows.  It’s simply fantastic.  I think dance is incredibly amazing and I used to dance when I was young.  Boy I wish I stuck with it instead of choosing sports, theater, choir, band, and yearbook when I was in High School.  (Okay, I still would have chosen yearbook and theater and I did love sports, choir, and band but I sometimes wonder what would have happened had I remained in dance.)

Anyhow, I just got back from the taping of July 1st airing of So You Think You Can Dance and it was fan-diddily-tastic.  But I’m tired.  Therefore, I am going to bed.

Good night moon.