August 25, 2014

I have the opportunity to meet new people when I’m taking their photo. Actually, I not only get to “meet” them, I get the chance to spend time with them and see their personality crawl out. This is, by far, the best part of my job. I am truly honored to be a part of these people’s lives, if only for a few hours.

I also love seeing people in love. And these two are overflowing with love for one another. Thank you, Chris and Katelyn, for letting me peek at a sliver of your time together. It was long enough to see that the love you share is amazing, beautiful and unstoppable.


MUAH: Martha Castro



The Emotion of a PB&J

August 23, 2011

I have the best job. I’m a Mom of two young boys. I’m also a photographer. Both allow me to be creative in different ways (one lets me make a mean PB&J and the other allows me to dig deeper into my emotions and express it in a photo.) But both make me equally excited and happy. Wow! What a beautiful shot! Hey, that’s some sandwich!

My senior photo session with Miss M was amazing. Most of the time while on a shoot, I am inspired by the sun, and how it softly drapes it’s rays of light onto everything I see. How it creates a mood only explained by a feeling. But with Miss M, I was so inspired by the location. The grittiness of the bricks. The cracked and chipped paint on the walls.The sound of the asphalt pebbles cracking under the weight of each step I took.

It’s almost time for me to make my son’s lunch for school tomorrow. I wonder what I’ll come up with tonight…







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.

Best Photo Contest

March 15, 2010

Here are the Best Photo Contest entries of the cute kids from the Cal Kids Consignment Sale! Here they are! Please vote for up to three of your favorite smiles and the winner will receive a $50 gift certificate good for a future photo session or prints.

Voting closes on Friday, April 2, so please help us out and spread the word!


Proud parents wanting to see more may check out the online galleries, create an account, and then use the child’s first name as the password to access the gallery. For assistance, please email me at jen@jenparkerphotography.com. The winner will be contacted via phone within one week of contest close. If you are the winner and we cannot reach you, please email me.

Tell your friends to vote at this link: http://poll.fm/1puw8

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