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Time ~ St. Cloud Pet Photographer / Portrait Photographer

Written by Jen on . Posted in Fur and Feather Friends, The Art of You - Portrait Goodness


Some days it creeps along. Other days you can’t believe its already almost the end of February. Where does it go and why is it in such a hurry sometimes? To be honest, sometimes I don’t even think about it.

And then, one day, your loving husband ask to view some portraits your created of a certain Lumpy Pup four years ago. So you dig through your old college files and pull them up. And time hits you like a ton of bricks.

The image on the left is from January 2007. On the right is from January 2011. Almost 4 years apart to a T.

I know she’s getting older. I guess I just had never realized how much she’s changed. (You know, besides the lumps….) We knew there was more salt and pepper than before….just not how much. Her eyes are a little cloudier, her mustache a little more pronounced. Its amazing how fast things change.

But you know, at the same time, she still races around the house like a goof ball. We are coming up on our 6th year together next month – Daisy was 3 when she entered our lives and enriched them in ways I never dreamed possible. We never knew her as an actual puppy – but I still see her puppy self almost everyday. She’s a super dork. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.


Sometimes we don’t notice it until its too late. Today, even if for just a minute, take the time to love those who make you smile. Thank them for the amazingness they’ve brought to your life. Cherish those whom you hold dear.

I guess that’s a big part of why I love photography. Sometimes it nice to capture those amazing moments and cheat time for just a little while.

Happy Lump Day. Enjoy.

~ Jen

Today needs a little sunshine – Sauk Rapids/Rice Senior Photographer

Written by Jen on . Posted in The Class of....

After being teased by Mother Nature a few days ago – seriously, high 40′s in St. Cloud in February! Madness! – I’m in need of a little springtime reminder. That said, today seemed like the perfect day to present Lori, a fantastic Senior Rep for the Class of 2011 whose portraits are a happy reminder that it will be warm and green and lovely again soon :)

Lori actually had a couple of sessions this past spring and summer – first her Senior Rep model session in April, and then a few more over the summer to finish everything out. We had tons of fun and created SO many amazing images – narrowing it down to just a few for her blog was torture! But I made it through :)

So sit back and enjoy the loveliness that is Lori!

Oh – and Class of 2012, its your turn! I’m looking for fun, fantastic individuals to be Jen Thompson Photography Model Reps for the Class of 2012! Give me a shout – via email, facebook, blog, phone – I’d love to meet with you and brainstorm your amazing session!

~ Jen

Melting ~ St. Cloud / Central MN Pet Photography

Written by Jen on . Posted in Fur and Feather Friends, Randomly Jen, The Art of You - Portrait Goodness


Our neighborhood is covered in puddles, lakes, streams….there’s just water water everywhere. And its glorious. Daisy and I took our first walk of 2011 without coats this afternoon. The sun is shining and its a balmy 40 degrees. :)

I love Minnesota.

Enjoy the sunshine, puddles, drippy roofs, and golden goodness today. Life is lovely.

Enjoy.  Happy Lump Day.

~ Jen

Happy Day of Love….two days late… St. Cloud Childrens Photographer

Written by Jen on . Posted in Babes and Bellies, Boys & Girls

Ah life. Sometimes you have the best intentions to do things – like blog – and then it just throws enough of a change up in things to totally preoccupy you from doing said things. I’d planned to share the front half of these super cute double-sided Valentines ON Valentine’s Day, but obviously that did not happen. Oh well. Its nice to have a little random love sometimes – helps spread the smiles around :)

A few weeks ago I had all these cutie-patooties over for a little photo party to make them some lovely Valentines for school. We had a blast playing and smiling – it was a lovely way to spend a chilly Sunday afternoon. I’ve heard they were a hit at school and I couldn’t be happier! I hope they make you smile :)

Happy 2 days late Valentines! Hope your Monday was filled with happiness, love, hugs, and all other assorted gooey goodness.


Brooklyn ~ Age 7

Berly ~ Age 5. Her card, when printed, was actually heart shaped! Its super cute – and part of the new Boutique Expressions available at Jen Thompson Photography! There are 50 Boutique shapes available to make your greeting totally you! FUN!

Tanner ~ Age 4

Micah ~ Age 2

Shane ~ Age About 10 mos

~ Jen

Under The Deceptive Sun ~ St. Cloud Pet Photography / Portrait Photography

Written by Jen on . Posted in Fur and Feather Friends, Randomly Jen, The Art of You - Portrait Goodness

Oh Mr. Sun, why do you taunt us so?! Sitting in your lovely sunny glory on the couch is nothing short of heaven! All through lunch, Daisy and I basked in your glory, thinking how lovely it looked outside with all your golden goodness. In reality, its 3 degrees with a relative temperature of 14 below. Sad faces.

But, being the MN troopers we are, we went for a walk anyways. Thats what they make boots and snowpants for anyways. It was lovely – even if my eye lashes kept trying to freeze shut.

As soon as we returned home, Miss Daisy promptly returned to her glorious sun shiny spot. I can’t say I blame her.

Enjoy. Happy Lump Day.

~ Jen

GroundDogs Day ~ St. Cloud Pet Photography / Portrait Photography

Written by Jen on . Posted in Fur and Feather Friends, Randomly Jen, The Art of You - Portrait Goodness

Happy Lump Day!

Daisy and I have been chilling inside today – trying to get up the gumption to go for a walk. Its sunny and lovely – but also incredibly cold. We know we’ll see our shadows and just aren’t sure we really want to support 6 more weeks of winter. On the plus side, if the weekend forcast holds it should be close to 30 degrees on Saturday. Heat wave!!

Oh well – at least it feels nice to bask in the sun on the couch.

Ahhhhhhh – sunshine :)

~ Jen

A little bit of sexy fun – St. Cloud / Central MN Boudoir Photography

Written by Jen on . Posted in Boudior

Happy February!

I hope this bright, brisk February day is treating everyone well! Being the month of LOVE – Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!! – I thought today would be the perfect day to give a little peek of Ms. K’s fab boudoir session from this past November! It’s been a secret – an awesome Merry Christmas gift for her hubby! I have no doubt he was very happily surprised when he opened everything Christmas morning :)

Boudoir sessions make fantastic gifts for that special someone! And, let’s be honest – they make a fantastic gift for YOURSELF! Buy a fun little outfit (or 3!) and spend the afternoon feeling absolutely fantastic about yourself! YOU ARE WORTH IT!

Happy Tuesday of Love everyone!


~ Jen

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