Alloway New Jersey Jennifer ~ Celebrating a new adventure

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” ~Oprah Winfrey

This is my friend Jenn. Just in the few years I’ve known her I’ve seen her overcome many obstacles and use her voice to advocate for her 3 children in so many ways. She takes on challenges with tenacity and spirit and just keeps on putting one foot in front of the other all while her husband is traveling for months at a time as a traveling fisherman.

It has been a dream for Jenn and her husband to move to Alaska and it’s something they’ve worked towards for years. The time has come for them to take the plunge and sell nearly all of their belongings and their properties to set sail on a new adventure. Taking action on this dream has required an insane amount of courage, patience, and faith. I am incredibly inspired by Jenn’s bravery and independence as she has done the work to make this happen. So I asked her if I could do a photo shoot with her to celebrate this new chapter. I was thrilled to provide a space for her to de-stress, express joy and vulnerability, and honor this time in her life.

The car has been packed with 2 dogs, 3 children, and everything she owns and she has driven across the country with them all in tow. To say that Jenn is a fierce and brave woman would be an understatement. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to create these symbolic images for her and I sure am going to miss having her around. But I look forward to watching her new adventure unfold as she creates the life of her dreams.

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Alloway New Jersey Autumn ~ Blooming from Within

“We all have the ability to gift our children experiences that fuel their confidence and serve them in a positive way that will affect their lives forever.” ~Jennifer Roth

My daughter Autumn is 14 years old and she is in a very special time of her life. She is now a young woman in the throes of figuring out who she is and how to navigate the world through this new lens. Truth be told it’s been a struggle for her adjusting to these new emotions and effects that “womanhood” has on your body and mind. Any parent of a teenage daughter can attest that it can be challenging to witness them going through these struggles and the outbursts of emotion that they can evoke.

As a mother I cherish this time with my daughter. I see this as an opportunity to hold her hand and guide her through this journey of becoming a woman. I am extremely open with her and talk to her about the many issues that we face as women. I teach her about the importance of self care and self love while modeling it so that she sees me leading by example. I include her in trips to the gym and making nourishing meals as well as talk to her about the importance of having healthy outlets and being her own friend.

I am blown away by how confident and strong Autumn is. This transitional time in her life is symbolic of blooming from within. So it only seemed appropriate to do a photo shoot demonstrating that. Gifting her this experience to see her strength and beauty has been so powerful. She will forever look back on these photos and remember this time in a positive light. I am incredibly grateful to share the bond that I do with her and look forward to creating more art together. She is my daughter, my teacher, my friend and it is truly a privilege to share this journey with her. To say that I am proud of the woman she is becoming would be an understatement. Look out world because this young woman is going to do BIG things…

Thank you jennifer designs events for the incredible floral work and your artistic vision.

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