january | what winter looks like

I’ve always wanted to take part in a yearly photography project but I never knew where or how to begin.  A few weeks ago, a friend and fellow photographer asked me to join her group and take part in their monthly project.  I immediately like the sound of monthly – I could handle that!  One of my goals for 2013 was to take more photos of my own family AND actually print photos.  My hope, as I take part in this year long journey, is to find myself at the end of 2013 with an abundance of family photos.  Photos that I would not have otherwise pushed myself to create.  Marla, thank you for SO much for asking me to be part of this special project!

january | what winter looks like

Winter can be very long and dreary in Bellingham, Washington.  When the sun actually makes an appearance, the days are completely transformed with brillance.  I usually usher the kids outside as quickly as possible.  Dressed in boots, hats and warm clothes, we launch ourselves into the cold but gorgeous light.  Last month I found a new beach close to our house.   There’s a small stream that flows into the lake – I’m completely enamored by the landscape.  The kids LOVE the location.  They build bridges, make boats out of logs, skip rocks  and fish with branches.  I feel like it’s a scene straight out of a children’s  book.  :)

While I know January does not yield many sun-filled days, I treasure each and every one.  These days fill me with gratitude, allow me to let go of worry, and open my eyes to new adventures.  It was important to capture these feelings while we played on the beach.  I tried to stand back and photograph each moment as it really happened.  Laughter, splashing, exploring  and joy…….these are the ways I want to remember ‘what winter looks like’.

Next up is Lerin Photography from Katy, Texas!  http://www.lerinphotography.com/2013/01/25/what-winter-looks-like/

Grapevine Natural Light Portrait Photographer - […] in their posts. Start here with Jennifer Morrow Photography from Bellingham, Washington – Jennifer Morrow Photography and then just keep going to see winter in the eyes of all of the photographers from our group! […]January 24, 2013 – 7:19 am

What Winter Looks Like » Lerin Photography - […] visit  Jennifer Morrow – Jennifer Morrow Photography | Bellingham, WA to see what her winter looks […]January 24, 2013 – 11:33 pm

Toni Burks - Gorgeous images! Your children are beautiful and what fun they’re having in this lovely place!January 25, 2013 – 5:23 am

Christina Benge - these are so elegant and beautiful! Your winter looks a lot like our spring with mud boots, I just love it!! Your kids are SO cute, I just love how you captured them playing, they look like such great pals! I super love the 4th one down where your daughter is squatting down and looking at rocks!! I also love the one where she’s sitting on the log and your son is in the water!! Ohh and the one of your son in the distance over the water.. okay I really love them all =), awesome job!! can’t wait to see next months!!January 25, 2013 – 7:02 am

Tiffany - These are right up my alley!! I love every one of these! I, too, am enamored by this location. What a treasure!!! Are your kids twins? These are just wonderful. Can’t wait to see more from you.January 25, 2013 – 8:03 am

Monika Eisenbart - WOW love those. SO many favorite ones. Beautiful light and amazing scenery. My very favorite is number six from the top. Just gorgeous!!!January 25, 2013 – 10:33 am

Julyssa Schenk - LOVE, love these images. I need to visit washington now :) great way to show what winter looks like.January 25, 2013 – 11:02 am

Jodie - these are stunning images! love the light and location, and your gorgeous words.January 25, 2013 – 12:02 pm

Athena - The light in these is just delicious. What a beautiful set~ I adore these portraits :)January 25, 2013 – 12:44 pm

Christy Phillips - LOVE! Oh how I miss you and Bellingham! Thanks for the reminder of how beautiful it is. Your children are also gorgeous models! :)January 25, 2013 – 3:19 pm

patienceivory - Great photos!!! I really love the one of her emptying out the water from her boot :) LOVE, LOVE!January 25, 2013 – 6:02 pm

tina hunter - these are beautiful! looks like the perfect day. i love the light. my favorite is the hazy one with your son off in the distance.January 25, 2013 – 7:18 pm

Heather Robinson - Brillance is the perfect word to describe these. I love how you have captured the playfulness in your children. That second to last image is so wonderful.January 25, 2013 – 7:56 pm

Lindsey Culver - These are gorgeous and your winters look beautiful!! Your children and adorable.

Welcome to the group!! <3January 25, 2013 – 8:27 pm

Jaecie - You have such a distinct and elegant style! Your photos are so well-done, and I adore your composition, use of light and post-processing. Not only are they technically sound, but they have captured so much of a story!

I miss Washington so much, so I’m really glad I got to see these lovely images to remind me of its beauty!January 25, 2013 – 8:58 pm

Cheryl Weg - Love the crispness of the outdoors and the coziness of their warm clothes….nice contrast! Great images and cute cute kids :)January 26, 2013 – 12:05 am

Karen - You have certainly found yourself a treasure there! These are stunning, Jennifer. I love all of them. Your kids are so cute and you’ve captured the playful personalities of them so well.January 26, 2013 – 7:03 am

Carrie - Magical images, love the lighting!January 26, 2013 – 9:45 am

Emily - Amazing! And what a great location to shoot in!January 26, 2013 – 11:09 am

pamela joye - these are at one and the same time very present and very dream like. and very editorial. i feel like i’m flipping through a lifestyle magazine or a very nice catalogue of children’s clothing. you did so many things so wonderfully- technically it’s so right on – but then there are others that have such a distant yet immediate quality to them. it’s very clear you love this place – your children celebrate it and it’s steeped in magic.January 26, 2013 – 9:59 pm

Lerin Photography - Houston TX Child Photographer - I am speechless! Just… so wowed!!!January 29, 2013 – 1:00 pm

Marla - Jen, these are just magical! You have such a lovely way of interacting with children and it is clearly evident in the pictures you take of your own. These are so full of light and life and the vibrance just dances across each one. So glad you joined our group and I am so looking forward to what you create next month. <3February 2, 2013 – 1:17 pm

the R. family | bellingham family photographer

I absolutely love the R. family!  Mark and Tiffany are such a remarkable couple – they work hard, play hard and lead by example.   I’ve only known Tiff for two years yet I can’t imagine her not being in my life.  She inspires me in countless ways.   I am so thankful for all of our fun adventures.  :)  Mark and Tiff, I look forward to many more memories, creative collaborations, evenings out and kiddo playdates!  xoxo

gaydos | seattle and bellingham family photographer

This nautical-themed session was a dream to photograph!  Brittany emailed me and described exactly the type of session she would like to have for her family – nautical, personal, fun, and full of light.  After months of fun emails and planning, I had such a great time putting together their session.  I could not have been more thrilled with the sunshine and completely honored that they drove from Seattle for their family session.  Brittany and Tim, thank you for your vision, your trust, and spending the afternoon in Bellingham.  Your girls are too precious for words and your family is just lovely – inside and out.

patienceivory - Love it Jenn! Such a beautiful family and LOVE mama’s outfits. Keep posting more sessions I love watching your work. xo -PJanuary 16, 2013 – 1:37 pm

Emily | Phoenix Area Photographer - Beautiful! Nice work:)January 17, 2013 – 8:28 pm

Tracy - Followed you from Lemonade & Lenses and I just wanted to say I LOVE this shoot! Bravo, well done!January 17, 2013 – 9:41 pm

jameson | bellingham newborn photographer

I could go on and on about Jameson’s session……he was wonderful and I treasured spending such quality time with his lovely mom!  Julie and Chris, I was very honored when you asked me to photograph Jameson’s newborn session.  I loved getting to split up our session over two days and capture images of both Jameson and your precious girls.  I adore your entire family!  Mr. Jameson is one lucky kiddo!  I hope to see you all soon!!  xoxo

patienceivory - The combo of Julies adorable family and Jenn’s way of photographing moments makes me want to have much more kids.January 16, 2013 – 1:39 pm

stone | bellingham newborn photographer

I had greatly anticipated Stone’s newborn session!  Stone is the ‘new kid on the block’ in our neighborhood.  We have such a special group of neighbors (the Plum Lane ladies!), and we have ALL been so excited to meet baby Stone!  Emily and Quinn, thank you for letting me document your journey each month.  I’ve loved getting to know you both!  I look forward to watching Stone grow up and sharing summer memories on our lane!  :)

 One of Stone’s images was featured in the newborn issue of Lemonade and Lenses!