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rainbows

Just thinking today about how much I love the rain. Call me crazy.

It hasn’t rained since Steve was diagnosed.

It felt clean. A fresh start.

With the turning of the seasons, comes the turning of the minds. A revitalization.

I saw this. I’d say it’s straight to the point. AKA poignant. And, although it puts a negative spin on rain, you get the point.

“the way i see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain” – dolly parton

And a picture because lulu always brightens our day when she comes to visit. Even of it’s raining outside and she can’t play. She’ll soon forgot the ‘pain’ once the rainbow comes out.

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m&m | sneakpeak

Miriam and Michael (yes, I’m sure they know they are M&M) are pretty darn awesome. It’s kinda (well really) obvious why they are together and getting married. They are intertwined like a puzzle and all the pieces fit together and make a very cool, intelligent, humorous (yes lots of FUN, not the cheesy kind, but the kind that involves creativity, travel and good food) and beautiful relationship. Even though I’ve known Miriam for about 6 years, I’ve never really known Miriam. Not only does she have a wicked sense of fashion, but this girl is smart. From learning floral (check it out here) to mastering Economics (go Syracuse), a lover of the canyons and even a gal with a incredible sense of design (see her blog), Miriam is a pretty rad chick. Michael on the other hand is sensible, traditional, wise, but wait he’s not boring. The man can cook, surf, do the Santa Monica stairs (um they are harder than you think). Oh yeah and he’s pretty darn smart as well. He opens doors for Miriam and makes sure she’s not cold. Enough said.

Looking forward to their wedding in May. I know it’ll be fun and gorgeous and full of love.

**More photos soon as soon. I promise.

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we want more everett or at least i do…

back by popular demand. mister smiley. isn’t he awesome!

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giving is awesome | extended deadline

as much as it drives me crazy when other people extend deadlines and i get my in on time, i must do it this one instance.  my amazing friend, paola (mother to the double e’s), has just spread the “giving is awesome” link around children’s hospital LA, where she works in children’s blood disorders.

with the abundance of entries, i am trying to think of way to pick just one person.  i was thinking of possibly doing an open mini-session at a park for a few different families. yet to be decided.

the new deadline is january 20th at 11pm.

if you’ve already entered, please don’t be discouraged. i will still be considering everyone and maybe a few families instead of one.

click here to go to original contest rules

happy holidays!!!

-jenberry

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giving is awesome… i’m proposing

UPDATE:

as much as it drives me crazy when other people extend deadlines and i get my in on time, i must do it this one instance.  my amazing friend, paola (mother to the double e’s), has just spread the “giving is awesome” link around children’s hospital LA, where she works in children’s blood disorders.

with the abundance of entries, i am trying to think of way to pick just one person.  i was thinking of possibly doing an open mini-session at a park for a few different families. yet to be decided.

the new deadline is january 20th at 11pm.

if you’ve already entered, please don’t be discouraged. i will still be considering everyone and maybe a few families instead of one.

happy holidays!!!

-jenberry

As much as I love the holidays, I truly dislike the running around and scrambling for gifts. No, I’m not a scrooge or tightfisted, I just always wish I could do more for those that truly need. Normally, we donate to a local charity in our friends and family’s names (which we will still do). However, this year  (thankful to KRISTEN) I stumbled upon a way to give back the priceless gift of photography. I know I would have loved to have more pictures of my family from my childhood. The few ones I do have are deeply cherished and priceless.  This holiday, I will be donating my time and products to one deserving family.

So without further ado, in Kristen’s words… Please find someone to nominate or nominate yourself…

You know someone. You know someone who’s experienced a tragedy, is struggling to stay afloat, is raising kids while holding down more than one job, or is volunteering selflessly despite extenuating personal circumstances. You know someone who can’t afford custom photography, but who would cherish it this holiday season. You know someone who deserves a year-round reminder of their family’s spirit, love, and beauty.You know someone. I guarantee it.

…and I want to know them too! I want to know who they are, and I want to give them the chance to experience complimentary custom photography…worth over $1000 The winner will get a free photo session, (3) 8×10, (10) 4×6 & (10) 5×7 and a free disc of images….and the awesome, heart-glowing thing is that, this holiday season, it’s in your power to give a really deserving family the artwork they’ll cherish.

Oh, and it’s pretty sweet for you too: the person who nominates the winner receives a $200 print credit. What better reason to show some love could there possibly be? {you can also donate your credit to a potential runner up}

The rules:

  • You cannot nominate yourself, and the person nominated must sincerely be incapable of purchasing my services. (Being unable to make mortgage payments for a two-million-dollar-vacation-home in Paris does not qualify as sincere financial need.) This is a karma thing, people, so please be thoughtful.
  • The nominee must reside in Los Angeles Area. Tell me who you know, what they’re experiencing, and why they deserve my artwork. Please include a way to contact both your nominee and yourself.
  • You must e-mail me the full story:   info@jenberry.com

The winner will be announced on Christmas Eve {pending enough entries, otherwise it will be extended until Mid January}…so tell your friends, and get nominating! I can’t wait to read the entries!

Open your heart to someone this holiday season…and thanks for giving me the opportunity to open mine.

Happy Holidays,

Jenberry

note:  if you don’t live in Los Angeles, visit the site to find another amazing photographer in your area:  http://givingisawesome.com/

This map shows the places that photographers have volunteered so far…

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