10 photographs that tell a story, posted on the 10th of each month.  Enjoy February’s journey through the blogs
of lifestyle photographers around the world!  You will find the link to continue the blog roll at the bottom of the page.  Enjoy!

After the long rain
Side by side fly the black birds
Two halves of my heart

– jennifer calderon –

Hiking is a favorite activity of my kids and me.  After a good Southern California rain (which is extremely rare), when the paths are soft and the air is cool and
fresh, is my favorite time to get out with the kids, especially my daughter.  As kids get older these moments can be so fleeting if we don’t schedule them out….

My daughter was diagnosed with ITP a year ago.  Her life is a little limited when it comes to certain activities due to her blood not being able
to clot properly if she is severely injured.  But hiking is something that she takes on with passion.  And I have to just breath and let her be free,
although its tough when I watch her climb and scale the hillside ridges.  I watch her and practice “letting go.”
Raven is clearly in her element with her brother Rook.  An un-posed smile as she watches him with Joonbug, our dog.  🙂  This path is where she finds her bliss.
Always and forever, I love you Rook + Raven, my black birds.

CONTINUE THE 10 ON 10 journey with blogger and lifestyle photographer Staci Lee Kennelly.

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  • February 10, 2016 - 12:36 pm

    Audrey - Oh Jenn, these melted my heart, so beautiful my friends.ReplyCancel

    • February 10, 2016 - 10:48 pm

      photogjenn@me.com - Thanks Audrey…YOUR photos of your kids always melt ME! And I feel like I see them as you do. I can only aspire to that.ReplyCancel

  • February 10, 2016 - 3:44 pm

    Scout - Letting go. It’s so hard, isn’t it? These are all just so gorgeous.ReplyCancel

    • February 10, 2016 - 10:50 pm

      photogjenn@me.com - It really is hard. Knowing that a fall and blow to the head could be fatal, but holding her back. It’s a tough space each time she’s not with me…is she in a car in which the driver isn’t aware of her condition… It’s. Tough. But I can’t control it. I can only be present with her and love her every moment. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • February 10, 2016 - 3:58 pm

    Megan - Oh my, I love your view of your offspring. I see them with your mama’s eye; beautiful and tender.ReplyCancel

    • February 10, 2016 - 10:50 pm

      photogjenn@me.com - Aw thanks Megan! Highest compliment ever. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • February 10, 2016 - 8:07 pm

    Stephanie - I can smell the earth and feel the gentle breeze. The sounds of birds and trees swaying against one another….it’s all there. So beautiful. I absolutely adore the way you capture your children. xoReplyCancel

    • February 18, 2016 - 11:34 pm

      photogjenn@me.com - Thank you so much Stephanie! I have been successful in my storytelling for sure, if you are able to experience that through my photos. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • February 10, 2016 - 8:18 pm

    Vanessa - These are beautiful. And hit me in the heart. I love that you all get out together and explore.ReplyCancel

    • February 10, 2016 - 10:51 pm

      photogjenn@me.com - Thanks Vanessa! As we see each others’ kids more and more though our photo essays, it gets personal, the way we see them. 😉ReplyCancel

  • February 10, 2016 - 10:01 pm

    Alison - These are so so wonderful – a little glimpse into this moment for your two. The bw with Raven sitting on the branch – that one just got me. <3 <3ReplyCancel

    • February 18, 2016 - 11:35 pm

      photogjenn@me.com - Aw, thanks. Yes the one of Raven in BW is very dear to me. Her spirit really comes through in photographs.ReplyCancel

  • February 11, 2016 - 1:09 am

    Leilani - I feel like I’m there. Especially love the image of your Raven. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

    • February 18, 2016 - 11:35 pm

      photogjenn@me.com - Thank you so much. The one of Raven is my favorite. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • February 11, 2016 - 7:04 am

    Maite Pons - What a great day! Love the ones in B&W…ReplyCancel

    • February 18, 2016 - 11:32 pm

      photogjenn@me.com - Thank you Maite!ReplyCancel

  • February 11, 2016 - 5:32 pm

    Staci Lee - What a lovely hike. You children have such a calm and sweetness to them. Love that last image.ReplyCancel

    • February 18, 2016 - 11:36 pm

      photogjenn@me.com - Thank you Staci! That means so much!ReplyCancel

  • February 12, 2016 - 4:26 am

    kim thompson steel - Such a lovely documentary feel to these photos… and oh, the rim light….ReplyCancel

    • February 18, 2016 - 11:36 pm

      photogjenn@me.com - Thank you kim! The light in there is amazing.ReplyCancel

  • June 10, 2016 - 3:20 pm

    10 on 10 | FINAL PROJECT PRESENTATION | LOS ANGELES PHOTOGRAPHER » jenn takes on - […] use my 10 on 10 each month to tell the stories of myself and my kids.  So this month is no […]ReplyCancel

  • July 10, 2016 - 7:12 am

    10 on 10 JULY | Fire on the Mountain | Los Angeles Photographer » jenn takes on - […] usually dedicate my 10 on 10 each month to tell the stories of myself and my kids. But this month–the fire started yesterday and is still raging–there was Fire on the […]ReplyCancel

  • November 10, 2016 - 12:32 am

    10 on 10 November | Scorched Earth | Los Angeles Photographer » jenn takes on - […] CA that took many homes in the area in August 2016. The site I am in……..this spot where FEBRUARY’S 10 on 10 was shot with my kids, the Placenta Canyon Nature Center’s Waterfall Hike and […]ReplyCancel

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