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Project Ten – Delicate

I’m so happy to have gotten to know this amazing lady and fellow photographer.  First I became her mentor, then I photographed her precious family.  Soon after that, they found out that her husband had cancer and they immediately were faced with difficult and costly treatments.  When her husband began to lose his hair, she wanted to show him her love and support and so she cut off all her gorgeous, thick, shiny hair and donated it to make wigs for cancer patients.  She asked me to record that moment with photography.  These images serve as a vivid reminder to me that life if incredibly delicate and precious.

I’m overjoyed to say that her husband is currently cancer free!

Please make your way over to the Raw Footage Photography blog to see Sophie’s “delicate” images.

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Christine - September 10, 2014 - 1:06 pm

What a special opportunity for you. It’s just another reason I love photography. Great job as always, Jessica! And God bless them.

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Project Ten – Shadows

Shadows, sidewalk cracks, rust, weeds, chain link fence, blacktop.  These images of my old elementary school are so rich with great memories.  I try to go back to my old neighborhood whenever I’m traveling anywhere nearby.  The house that we lived in has been changed to the point where it’s almost unrecognizable.  But thankfully the school, at least on the outside, is much the same as it was all those years ago.  Please visit Sarah for more of our shadow theme.

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Emily Thomas - August 10, 2014 - 11:18 pm

I LOVE these! You could sell them in a print shop.

Sophie - August 11, 2014 - 12:48 am

Absolutely gorgeous imagery! Shadows are so interesting!

Riza - August 13, 2014 - 7:10 pm

Love all of them! Such in a unique way?

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Project Ten – Nostalgia

Before I had a chance to plan this month’s Project Ten photo shoot, I was cleaning out the deep dark places in the back of one of our closets and found buried treasure!  These Serendipity books were some of my absolute favorites as a child.  The illustrations just spoke to me, even at that young age.  The wide-eyed willowy animals, the dreamy locations… it was all SO beautiful.  My daughter is an animal lover just like me and has become just as enamored with these books as I was at her age.  Ahh, this fills me with warm fuzzy nostalgic feelings. :)  Please visit Sarah Waggoner’s blog to find more nostalgia images.

Shannon Williams - July 10, 2014 - 6:44 am

Never cease to make me feel connected with the emotions and moments. Love her sweet honest expressions.

Stephanie - July 10, 2014 - 2:01 pm

so gorgeous jessica…love the books and the images.
So pretty!

Rennai - July 10, 2014 - 2:16 pm

This is so beautiful and different for you! I love that you aren’t afraid to experiment and grow new areas of your craft. You’re so talented :)

Erica Williams - July 10, 2014 - 5:50 pm

Love this Jessica! (as always)

Mary S. - July 10, 2014 - 5:55 pm

You always do such a splendid job at capturing emotions.

I adore this.

Tammy Bunn - July 10, 2014 - 5:56 pm

I love black and white, this is absolutely stunning!

Sheryl - July 10, 2014 - 5:58 pm

Beautiful series, I adore your processing.

Crystal - July 10, 2014 - 6:22 pm

I loved those books as a child! You just brought back tons of memories!

Emily Hutson - July 10, 2014 - 6:28 pm

Oh i love this, these images are beautiful!

Lauren W - July 10, 2014 - 7:38 pm

I love the black and white images – really goes well with the theme. Great job!

Lovely images xoxo

So sweet!!

Tre Cavil - July 31, 2014 - 2:59 pm

These are too cute!

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Project Ten – Out of Place

I am a California girl through and through, who was transplanted to Arizona about nine years ago.  Although I do love it here and have come to think of it as home, it’s still so strange to me to think that my children are Arizona natives.  For some reason that seems so crazy to me.  So here is my girl, in my native habitat, in which she is out-of-place.  For her, taking a trip to San Diego is a novelty, something new and exciting.  For me, it’s a trip back in time.

Interesting fact: Early settlers in the San Diego area planted huge amounts of eucalyptus, intending to use the fast growing trees to make railroad ties.  Unfortunately, the wood was too soft for that purpose.  But you can still find them growing everywhere.

Also interesting:  My daughter almost never gets hurt, but she did manage to skin her knees on the way to this location.  There were a few tears but, true to form, she was laughing and exploring in no time.

Please visit Sophie at Raw Footage Photography to see her post on “out-of-place”.

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Casey Rucinski - May 10, 2014 - 6:55 pm

Gorgeous and what a fun trip this must have been! That last shot is just precious!

Janell - May 17, 2014 - 12:48 am

Oh, I love the her skinned little knees. You captured the sweet innocence of childhood so perfectly !

Laura - May 17, 2014 - 1:11 am

Lovely, creative session!

cat - May 17, 2014 - 5:08 am

I love how you captured her exploring the area. So adorable

Solene - May 17, 2014 - 10:45 am

Lovely session !!

carrie - May 17, 2014 - 2:46 pm

how adorable! lovely light. aww her little knees!

Kelsey | Las Vegas Baby Photographer - May 18, 2014 - 1:52 am

She is a doll xoxo

Erica Bean - May 21, 2014 - 9:05 pm

Beautiful photos. And I must say, I love skinned up knees! Not because a child got hurt of course, but a sign they were outside playing!

Tre Cavil - July 31, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Cute little girl. Love her smile!

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Project Ten – Adventure

Nothing is more fun than nature’s playgrounds.  My daughter absolutely LOVED this little trip to Joshua Tree National Park.  She didn’t even care about the chilly weather, she was too busy exploring and having fun!  She was even so proud of herself that she ripped a hole in her jeans and got a scab.  ; )  Don’t forget to visit Emages by Emily Thomas to see more of this theme!

Julianna - April 10, 2014 - 1:13 pm

Great photos as usual! Fantastic lighting and location :)

Becky - April 10, 2014 - 2:24 pm

So beautiful.

Michelle Peterson - April 10, 2014 - 3:25 pm

Kids sure provide us with the best adventures. Beautiful images and memories!

Sophie - April 10, 2014 - 4:29 pm

Love these, Jessica! Such soft pretty light. I love how candid and free these captures are!

Archana - April 10, 2014 - 6:51 pm

Avery ! such a cute kid ! Always enjoy seeing her photographs ! I love the second image: can imagine her screaming in excitement with her arms up in the air.

Emily Thomas - April 10, 2014 - 9:44 pm

These are perfect! I would love to visit this park, it looks like a photographer’s dream. And I love her little hat. :)

Casey Rucinski - April 11, 2014 - 1:22 am

Love all your awesome locations and styling in your shoots!

Angie - April 24, 2014 - 3:58 am

Beautiful photos! love your work! :)

Jessica - April 24, 2014 - 4:02 am

Your work is just amazing!

Sara Garcia - April 24, 2014 - 4:08 am

I love this theme and what gorgeous lighting! Such an adorable subject you have there too.

Megan Edwards - April 24, 2014 - 4:38 am

What gorgeous photos! So lucky to be near great landscaping!

Kelsey | Las Vegas Baby Photographer - April 25, 2014 - 3:03 am

Such lovely light in these images xoxo

Kari Whitesell - April 30, 2014 - 5:18 pm

We love Joshua Tree Nat’l Park!! And yes, it was cold for us too. But the climbing, climbing, climbing! And awesome rock formations and colors. My favorite three photos: the first big photo, the close-up of the branch with her fuzzy in the background, and the one with her walking in the lower-left third, and she looks so small, with the big tall trees in back of her. These are so cool :)

Lauren - May 2, 2014 - 5:47 pm

These are beautiful Jessica!!! And Avery is so adorable! I have been dreaming of going their for a shoot, and you capturing the beauty of Joshua Tree magically

Tre Cavil - July 31, 2014 - 3:01 pm

Beautiful photos. Love the light from the sun in the distance.

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