23 Oct

What’s Another Word For?

Posted by Jenna, Under kids, Travel

Last week while driving home from preschool T1 invented a game for us to play together that is as fun for me as it is for him! It’s simple enough for him to play with me at four-years-old, but I can see it becoming a staple activity on our road trips throughout his life. He gets to try to stump me, and I get to build up his vocabulary by attempting to be a human thesaurus.

Expired Kodak Gold 200, Santa Cruz Beach

To play: Read more →

20 Oct

One Quick Take

Posted by Jenna, Under Uncategorized

I don’t think I take that many selfies, but our kids are like little windows into who we really are with the way they mimic.

17 Oct

Jenna Cole in Houston

Posted by Jenna, Under Uncategorized

We’re visiting Houston for the last week of October and I have availability for a few mid-week sessions. I’ll be offering a (slight) discount since I’m only doing them mid-week and because I’m still working to build up content for my website makeover. Anyone in that area who needs photos done? Let’s chat! Email jenna{at}jennacole.com for more details.

Jenna Cole in Houston, October 2014

Mamiya 645. Portra 800. Pushed 1 stop.

16 Oct

Prepping my body for Dirty Thirty

Posted by Jenna, Under Uncategorized, weight

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Canon AE-1. Kodak Gold 200 (expired, I think).

Since I worked off the pregnancy weight from T2 I’ve bounced around within the same 10lb range for almost a year. I settled into a routine of going to the gym 2-3x/week, starting a diet one week and moving to another a few weeks later. I felt like I was drifting and couldn’t decide if I wanted to give up completely or give it one more push.

In anticipation of my 30th birthday (why does that jump from one decade to the next feel so significant?) I decided to double down and see what I could make myself into. Not one last push to ever lose weight (let’s be realistic here) but one last push to be where I want to be before I tumble into my 30th decade. I’m still working to process my feelings about my body, after so many years of being denied the opportunity to form my own ideas about what my body is and what I can do with it. I started gaining weight as soon as I moved away to college and so it’s been years since I’ve seen myself strong and lean. What will that look like? What will that feel like?

 I considered a few different diet plans before I settled on my current program. Read more →

13 Oct

One Quick Take

Posted by Jenna, Under Travel

Big Sur, CA

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Taken during a romantic weekend away at the Hyatt Carmel Highlands. I’m calling it our sixth wedding anniversary celebration.

Mamiya 645. Portra 800, pushed 1 stop.

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