Let Them Play the Ukelele – Jen Downer of She Saw Things

I love this casual, light-filled session from Jen Downer of She Saw Things, and the instruments that were used in the session. So fun!

From Jen ~

This session was shot in early October, on Sauvie Island in Portland Oregon – using a Canon 5D markii and 24-70 lens.
This family is a family I’ve been working with for a handful of years. This year we decided we really wanted to capture a really relaxed, warm, weekend evening in the sun in a place that they love.

My approach to photographing families is, and always has been for the 6+ years I’ve been doing this work, to give them the time space and comfort to be themselves. Authenticity is one of my core values, both in my work and my life, and in each individual’s authenticity I see their beauty.

Here’s the note I received after the session.
“Thank you so very much for giving us such a beautiful gift. It is truly our life as art. And it’s our real life. A life full of joy, sneaky smiles, grey hair, impromptu dancing, unarranged hand holding, music, laughter and light.
A life with soul.
Loretta was so pleased and honored that her ideas were considered and incorporated. You made her feel important and validated. And Hyde can’t stop talking about how Lightening McQueen is living in the camera lens – BRILLIANT!
We love you.”

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