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Letting Go and Saying Goodbye

Written by Jen on . Posted in Randomly Jen

…….I’ve been pondering this blog for awhile, and yet I’m still not quite sure what I want to say…

6 weeks ago, I had to say goodbye to an amazing woman. I knew the day was coming, tried to prepare myself and failed miserably. So not cool.

I miss her laugh. I miss randomly stopping in at her house and chatting for an hour at the kitchen table. I miss watching her sew. I miss finding her reading in her sunny front porch. I miss her owl cookie jar. I miss her joy when I would bring her strawberries we’d pick in the summer. I miss the way she felt when I kissed her cheek.

I hate that its been 6 weeks and it will still creep up on my and take my breath away.  She told me not to cry – I wish I could.  I hate driving by her house and knowing she’s not there.

I’m happy I was able to tell her I loved her. I know I was one of the last people she spoke to and I will cherish that always. I’m glad she was able to see the portraits I created for her.  Whenever I photograph, I smile at the little froggie gift she gave me – he is always with me, smiling back.  I know she was proud of me.

I hope I can touch half as many people during my life as she did during hers.

I want to thank my clients for their understanding during this time.  It may not seem like much, but I appreciate it.  For your kind words, your flexibility rescheduling sessions, consultations, and viewings; your patience waiting for orders: Thank you.

To my friends, family, everyone: your happy vibes make me smile.  Thank you.

To my Grandma:  I miss you.  I love you.  Thank you.

I hope Grandpa had something amazing planned when you were reunited.  14 years is too long to be apart.


~ Jen

The Return of Lump Day – St. Cloud / Central MN Pet and Lifestyle Photography

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

Wow. Almost 2 months. I have to apologize for leaving you all in the lurch. The past several weeks have been a whirl wind of emotions and so many crazy things….but that’s perhaps a story for another day….

Today is for Daisy.

I’ve actually heard from many people how happy Daisy’s Lump Day posts make them – which make me feel even worse for being such a pokey blogger…..but Lumper’s and I had a little mini session after a lovely business portrait this morning and it seemed like the perfect timing – being Wednesday and all. I love with the star’s align.

Fun Fact: Daisy is not a huge fan of Mommy’s crazy curb-side-find chair. Not quite roomy enough for her liking – she’s much more of a lounger. Although, by the end, she did manage to lay down all the way and keep her entire body on the chair. She never ceases to amaze me.

Was only going to share the one, but this one just makes me too happy not to share. Its very ‘Classic Daisy’. By this point, Ben had gone back to working on our new laundry room and was making ‘scary’ noises upstairs.

Not sure if I’ve mentioned this, but Daisy HATES when Ben works on the house. Doesn’t matter what – even quiet activities like painting. As soon as she sees him put on his iPod, she in the basement cowering on her bed under his desk. To be honest, I’m surprised I got both of these shots, as they were taken after he’d gone back upstairs and I thought for sure I was going to lose her immediately to the basement. Poor tramatized puppy.

Happy Lump Day. Its nice to be back.


~ Jen

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