30 Jul

One Quick Take (Poland and Washington Edition)

Posted by Jenna, Under family

This summer we spent two weeks in Poland, had less than a week back in California, and then flew up to Washington for a week with my family. I left my dSLR home for both trips and pushed myself to give my film photography skills a big bump.

Over the last year I’ve developed a belief that making portraits of the people I love is one of the most important ways I can use the skills I’ve been developing. Not just candid snapshots, but portraits, that document time and place and personality. I’m very pleased with what I ended up with for TH’s parents and my own.

I was a little aggressive with this photo session, both in making it happen, and in how long it lasted. But it was worth it! I think everyone else will agree.

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Anyone who knows my parents will get a kick out of this shot. Farmer father and city-girl trapped-in-the-country mother. They’ve become quite the powerful force over the time, somehow finding the time to manage THREE businesses simultaneously. I’ve got a lot to learn from them.

 

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I haven’t documented much over the past year, but I’m not going to let the opportunity to recap our amazing summer trips pass me by entirely! There is far too much to be grateful for

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  1. I love this post because you sound happy. And because it’s about family. Because what is better really to photograph than those people we love? Your grandchildren are going to treasure these photos (not to mention your kids). And film is just so dreamy. :)

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    Jenna Reply:

    I think I am probably happier than most people assume. But I’ve loaded up my plate with so many projects that I don’t have time to write about it. Ha! It was a good month with family though. I developed a friendship with my SIL and T2 met my family for the first time, and I had the best time I’ve ever had in Washington since I got married.

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  2. what an incredible photo of your parents! of course i do not know them but this captures your description of them beautifully.

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  3. I’m so happy to see the picture of your parents. It is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

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