Documentary Family Photographer » Serving Koblenz, Wiesbaden, Limburg, Cologne, Frankfurt and beyond.

10 on 10 | February 2013

This is such a great motivator- this 10 on 10. I know I should probably follow rules about posting 10 images that reflect one whole day in our life, but I do that so much already that I love using this project as a catalyst to try new things or practice something new or challenging for me.

For months now, I’ve noticed how infrequently I shoot vertical images. I don’t even know the reason behind me not doing it, but it’s something I want to change. So, for this 10 on 10, I decided to shoot with that in mind and aim to shoot at least 50% of my images vertically. Another thing I wanted to practice more of is shooting in full sun. While these images weren’t taken at noon,  they were still shot when the sun was high in the sky, making it harsh and creating shadowing. I reluctantly embraced the shadows below Annabelle’s hat, and found in the end that I actually am quite fond of them.

It is so difficult sometimes to hear a constant droning sound of “what not to do” coming from all directions in the photography community, especially when your heart is whispering,  “Rules? Schmules!” (did I spell Schmules correctly?)

It’s my belief, that if I feel “LOVE” and “BEAUTY” in my images, others surely will too.

Now, follow the circle to check out the ridiculously talented Maria Manco and her beautiful 10 on 10 images for February.



Send us a message Share onFacebook tweet totwitter Pin toPinterest EmailSubscribe
  • February 10, 2013 - 1:10 pm

    Jackie Tyghem - Jenna..these are GORGEOUS! II have the same problem shooting vertical 🙂 love shadows and love shooting in full sun just for that reason. You did a wonderful job…love the hat pic with the shadows on her sweet little face!!!! The second to last is my favorite!! Cool odd angle too!! They are all awesome!ReplyCancel

  • February 10, 2013 - 1:25 pm

    Maria - SO BEAUTIFUL! I love them all and how her red outfit pops 🙂ReplyCancel

  • February 10, 2013 - 2:50 pm

    Rebecca Leimbach - Love these Jenna. I especially love the one of her turning around with her arms out like “bring it, I’m cute!”ReplyCancel

  • February 10, 2013 - 3:57 pm

    nicole dyk - that photo of her throwing her hat is adorable! i love it!ReplyCancel

  • February 10, 2013 - 4:44 pm

    Jen Downer - Oh the colors!!! you’d never know this was a challenge for you… your exposures are beautiful! and your girl? adorable!ReplyCancel

  • February 10, 2013 - 4:44 pm

    Ashley - High fives for challenging yourself. You did really well with it. And by really well I mean TOTALLY AWESOME!!ReplyCancel

  • February 10, 2013 - 4:52 pm

    summer murdock - oooohhh, i can almost feel that sunshine that I am desperately cravin just looking at these…awesome to challenge yourself and you did an amazing job! The sky looks amazingly blue shooting in full sun…love these and dang she is cuteReplyCancel

  • February 10, 2013 - 4:56 pm

    Kristin - Jenna, these are fantastic. They are playful, they pop and they’re so Annie. Very cute.ReplyCancel

  • February 10, 2013 - 6:07 pm

    ali - Oh Jenna, I love these! The colors are billiant! I am such a sucker for my boys’ fingers and toes, the one of her precious little hand with the flower is my fav. 😉ReplyCancel

  • February 10, 2013 - 7:39 pm

    melissa - i say keep following your heart, jenna…it oozes in every image you create. these are like sunshine and so fun. makes me yearn for warm summer days. and your little one is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • February 11, 2013 - 4:44 am

    Sara Garcia - WOW! The color, the composition, that beautiful little girl – just GORGEOUS. These are brilliant. I love every single image here.ReplyCancel

  • February 11, 2013 - 6:35 am

    Rebecca - Hi Jenna! I love that you are challenging yourself…rules, schmules!! Love the colours, love the pictures…and your daughter…I could eat her up. XOReplyCancel

  • February 11, 2013 - 7:20 pm

    Gina Kiesel - Wow!! Jenna – these are amazing. I love the blue sky in contrast to the red hat. Wonderfully done. X0ReplyCancel

  • February 12, 2013 - 8:04 am

    rowe - i really like the idea behind your 10 on 10… its like a little assignment to challenge yourself! i adore how the colours are so bright and poppy and the joy in your daughters expression is so precious… i especially love the one where she is squeezing the hat over her little ears and wearing the hugest smile!ReplyCancel

  • February 12, 2013 - 3:55 pm

    Breanna - these are adorable! love that pop of red & beautiful sunlight!! your little girl is way too cute!!ReplyCancel

  • February 13, 2013 - 1:54 am

    Alana Harris - Beautiful images. Love the one of her with the sun just over her head. So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • February 13, 2013 - 1:27 pm

    Ginger Unzueta - Oh, Jenna, just lovely. Love the blue skies, and the pops of red. and then oh, how i love the sunlight coming in the back-light. beautifully done!!ReplyCancel

  • February 14, 2013 - 10:35 am

    janine - holy gorgeous! i love every single one. you’ve inspired me to challenge myself. i am usually following ‘the rules’ as far as when i shoot outdoors. annabelle is a natural beauty and the camera loves her. JxReplyCancel

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *