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A very special post is up here today as I celebrate my beautiful cousin’s birthday by posting my favorite photographs from the different sessions we’ve had together. I’ve been blessed enough to document really important life milestones she’s had in the past years.

Since the beginning of my business she has always supported me and has been available as my model for me to practice (while getting new Facebook profile pics ;). I can’t express my gratitude for her love and support every day of my life.

Isis, I love you. Thank you for being such an important part of my life and thank you for letting me document some of the beautiful moments in your life. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you believing in me and encouraging me to continue my journey as I document people’s lives and capture magical treasures. Hope you continue to let me be your family’s photographer! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARLING!!

- An Afternoon Casual Session – 

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- Expecting Baby N – 

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- Newborn Session Baby N -

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Happy Wednesday!

Jess

  • Ana Maria Minjarez

    Hermosas imàgenes!!!!! Felicidades Marina, hermoso trabajo!!!!ReplyCancel

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Welcome to the third and last installment of this 30 in 30 series. Today you’ll know the last ten things I’ve learned in my first thirty years and we’ll tackle all the little things that fit in the in between of life. You know, the things that you hear a lot growing up but you never cherish them until you get a little more experience in life. These are here because they DO matter, read them, write them down and work hard to make them happen.

If you missed Part 1 read it HERE. If you missed Part 2 read it HERE.

EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN

  1. Dreams change. It’s ok.

When we are young we believe that our dreams will always be the same, yet as we grow older, those dreams shift, change, transform, just as we do. Don’t be afraid to let some dreams go and dare to dream different, bigger, maybe something you never though you would. The important thing is to never stop dreaming.

  1. Dance to life’s different rhythms.

I danced for twelve years and when it was time for me to quit and focus on something different, I felt terrified. Would I never dance again? However, I had the blessing to have a dear friend tell me that life itself is a dance and we all learn to dance to the different rhythms it brings. I can’t tell you how my heart fluttered with happiness and I started to enjoy the little dances of everyday life.

  1. Use your ability to choose wisely.

Choose Present over perfect; quality over quantity; relationships over rushing; people over pressure; meaning over mania. I loved this article by Shauna Niequist because she wrote exactly how I felt over this technology crazy culture. Let’s change our perspective in life and focus on what really matters.

  1. NEVER settle.

Never, ever settle for less. Don’t compromise your standards and your beliefs to become someone you’re not. Be true to yourself.

  1. Become who you were meant to be.

A caterpillar tries to resist the cocoon, try to resist change, but they need to become who they need to be. Don’t resist, get the most out of the process.

  1. Travel often.

I hope you love home as much as I do, but traveling is by far the best experience. It allows you to grow, learn, experiment, have adventures. Travel enough to make you miss home and enough to make you experience more.

  1. Allow yourself to fall in love.

This means that you might have your heart broken a couple of times or that you might break some hearts. However be cautious, listen to your gut because it’s always right.

  1. Do what makes your heart light on fire.

These will vary from one to another; the important thing is that you know what makes you recharge, what makes you smile, what makes your heart light up. Do lots of it. You’ll need those moments when life gets rough.

  1. Invest in yourself.

I don’t mean this in a vain way. Keep your curiosity sensitive enough to make you want to keep learning. Knowledge will help you gain tools to achieve more things.

10. Bloom where you are planted.

Sometimes we want to move, be someone else, or be somewhere else and even though we try things don’t seem to change. Embrace it. It means there are still things to be learned where we are. Be the best wherever you are because you never know where that will take you.

 

 

Happy Tuesday!

Jess

Desde que leí la lista de talleres que se iban a impartir durante el congreso nacional de diseño grafico Piso25 en CETYS Mexicali, supe de inmediato que quise entrar al Taller de Blogs para creativos impartido por  Esa Martinez. Esa es editorial de varios blogs muy reconocidos, dentro de los cuales destacan Notas de Tinta y Fashion Blog Mexico; así que sabía que había mucho que aprender de ella.

Durante el taller cubrió los temas teóricos más importantes dentro del mundo de los blogs y dio excelentes tips para que nuestras ideas se conviertan en un blog del cual nos sintamos orgullosos y creemos una comunidad de seguidores fieles a nuestro contenido.

Sin embargo, hubo un detalle que hizo que el foco caricaturesco se encendiera arriba de mi cabeza! Una regla principal que me ayudara a crear un buen post…

CREA UN OUTLINE PARA ESCRIBIR UN POST ATRACTIVO.

No se si a ustedes les pasa que cuando se sientan a escribir tienen mil ideas en la cabeza y terminan divagando en las palabras y al final sienten que no terminan con la fuerza con la que empezaron o con la que pensaban terminar. Les comparto la solución! Crear un Outline o un diagrama de como ira fluyendo la idea que van a escribir.

Puede sonar muy sencillo y tal vez hasta quieran darme una palmada en la espalda recordandome que son reglas basicas de redacción. Pero bien dice el dicho que lo sencillo es lo que primero se olvida. Así que tomen nota! Pónganlo en un post-it! Sólo ténganlo presente para que no lo olviden!

Disfruten su Sábado!

Jess

Tarjeta de presentacion Esa Martinez de Fashion Blog Mexico y Notas de Tinta

Tarjeta de presentacion Esa Martinez de Fashion Blog Mexico y Notas de Tinta

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Vamos a subirnos al vagón del Jueves de Recuerdo o Throwback Thursday, en Inglés!

Hace dos años tuve el placer de tomar un taller de fotografía en San Diego impartido por el talentoso Ed Atrero. Si no lo conoces a el o su trabajo, te recomiendo ampliamente visitar su página de internet. Créeme que no te arrepentiras.

Cuando todos los estudiantes de su curso llamado “Fotografía como Ninja” estábamos juntos nos dijo que ibamos a trabajar con una modelo llamada Naduah, quien había sido parte del programa de televisión en Estados Unidos llamado “America’s Next Top Model”. Honestamente yo no era fan del programa en el momento y por lo tanto no sabía quien era, pero estaba emocionada por poder trabajar con ella.

El taller estuvo increíble y Naduah estuvo espectacular! Sabe como estar frente a la cámara y encantar a todos! Les comparto mis fotos favoritas del día! Espero las disfruten!

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Qué tal? Hermosa verdad?

Feliz Jueves!

Jess

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Let’s have fun and join the Throwback Thursday wagon!

Two years ago I had the pleasure of going to a workshop in San Diego given by the amazingly talented Ed Atrero. If you don’t know him or his work I highly encourage you to look him up and be blown away by his talent.

When “Shoot like a Ninja” students were all there, Ed announced that we would be working with a model called Naduah who had been part of America’s Next Top Model. I honestly was not a fan of the show at the time and didn’t know who she was, yet I was excited to be able to work with her.

The workshop was amazing, Naduah was stunning! She knows how to work the camera! Take a look at my favorite images from that day! Enjoy!

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Happy Thursday!

Jess