I felt like I was in a novel. I could literally smell the scent of wild blackberries in the air when the breeze picked up as we walked down hiking trail. With the sun shining on my face, I followed the path until a beautiful clearing was soon discovered. And not just one beautiful place, but many breathtaking places were waiting just around the corner. I need to come here more often.

I’ve known this beautiful mama for almost 20 years. And it was such a treat to be able to take photo of her and her two handsome sons.

Thank you, Karrie, for inviting me to this beautiful spot! It’s amazing, inspiring and I’m really, really glad we didn’t run into the mountain lion that was spotted the previous day…



January 15, 2014

Found this one while digging through my photos the other night.

It was taken last summer, when a friend of mine passed away. I had a hard time figuring out what to do and how to cope, so naturally I pulled out my camera.


I love my Mom.

With Mother’s Day only a month away, I’d like to take some time to think about my Mom.

She made many sacrifices, battled cancer twice and still made time to love me and take care of me. She put her family first and was proud of every little goal I accomplished. She also didn’t seem to mind that I learned to whistle at a very young age, and was happy that I was determined to practice my newly discovered skill during a family photo session.

Yes, that's me. I'm the 2-year-old adding "character" to our family photo.

Mom & Me Photo Contest

In celebration of Mother’s Day, I’d like to see your favorite photo with your Mom.

How to enter:

  1. Become a fan of Jen Parker Photography on Facebook
  2. Upload a photo that includes you and your Mom (it can be a family photo) to the wall before 5:00 PM PST April 30, 2010
  3. Keep your fingers crossed and hope that our guest judge, my Mom, will choose your photo as the winning photo

The winning photo will be chosen based on my mom’s taste, and she has good taste.

What you’ll win:

The winner will receive a beautiful Bird Sanctuary decorated cookie box from Eleni’s in New York (worth $65). It makes a perfect Mother’s Day gift!

Elegant cookie box from Eleni's New York

Elegant cookie box from Eleni's New York

Elegant cookie box from Eleni's New York

Rules: You must be a US resident, age 18 or older, void where prohibited by law. You must be a current Fan of Jen Parker Photography on Facebook so that we may contact you to gather your mailing information. The deadline to enter is April 30, 2010, 2010 5:00 PM PST. One winner will be chosen, and only one photo may be entered per Fan. Inappropriate and unlawful photos will be taken out of the photo album and out of the Contest. If the winner does not claim the prize within 7 days an alternate winner will be chosen. The alternate winner will also be given 7 days or the prize is forfeited. Jen Parker Photography cannot be held responsible for anything arising out of this giveaway.

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