Life is Beautiful

Hello all ! I'm sorry for such a late in the evening Monday post.  This weekend I attended Coachella, a three day music festival in Indio, California.  It was so wonderful dancing and listening to all of my favorite tracks all day and into the night, but the sun heated the valley to a warm 100 degrees each day.  This powerful image found by Suzanne reminds me of course that life is beautiful, but also that even with most exciting adventures, not everything can be perfect.  Suzanne was fortunate enough to see the Bicentennial in Venice, Italy a few years ago... below is one of the main works of art displayed at the acclaimed art show in 2011.  Have a nice week!  xoxo... Jessica





Happy Monday all! Hope the weekend was good to you. Here are some photos of a cute couple wandering in Balboa Park during an engagement shoot. The park is a great location for photographs, filled with wonder, curiosity, and beauty.xoxo... Jessica of the Wanderers


Happy Monday to all! I've got some gorgeous photos taken by the SheWanders crew to brighten the beginning of your week. I was fortunate enough to assist Mike and Suzanne at Matt and Christine's wedding last fall. It's pretty awesome to see them in action! My favorite part of the evening: seeing the ring bearer walk down the aisle in a shark costume. He was so excited when asked to be part of the wedding beacause he could get "dressed up"! xoxo... Jessica of the Wanderers

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Hello all!!  Hope your having a wonderful Monday.  Here are a few photos I took while on the St. James rooftop downtown... we had so much fun getting all dolled up and photographing each other!  I am blessed to have met so many beautiful people through SheWanders and look forward to continuing a close relationship with all of them.  One of the many things I learned while interning with SheWanders:  being a photographer is HARD WORK!  You've got to make sure the light looks good, the pose looks natural, the eyes are open, the shirt's tucked in, that you can see the background, that the composition is alright.  Another something I learned ( maybe re-learned!) at SheWanders:  you can do ANYTHING you really want to do, if you work REALLY hard.  Mike and Suzanne gave me plenty of tough tasks to tackle, and even when I doubted myself, they never doubted me.  Seeing their work ethic, professionalism and passion motivates me to find my own unique goals, and work REALLY HARD to achieve them!  xoxo.. Jessica of the Wandererssan diego wedding photography, rooftop shoot,  Hotel St. James, couple, balloonssan diego wedding photography, rooftop shoot,  Hotel St. James, couple, balloonssan diego wedding photography, rooftop shoot,  Hotel St. James, balloon


Happy Monday! I've been thinking recently about my goals for the year 2012. Have you heard of anyone's goals that are unusual or insightful? I'm still working on mine... but one of my missions in 2012 is to become like Buddha. It may sound silly, but the themes I studied in my Buddhism class truly enlightened and influenced how I interpret my surroundings.I found these three photos in the SheWanders' collection they took while traveling the globe. I don't think they are all taken in places where Buddhism is the main religion, but they certainly invoked a religious presence. The patterns in the middle photo are especially enticing. SheWanders' photographs of non-traditional religious weddings have always been a favorite of mine- especially ornate, Indian weddings.

I found a few quotes that embody the Buddha- all spoken by one of the most influential people in the world- the Dalia Lama.

"Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day."

"If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry."

“Because we all share an identical need for love, it is possible to feel that anybody we meet, in whatever circumstances, is a brother or sister.”

“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.”

“Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.”

"Always be kind". OK, those are my words of wisdom. Have a nice week! xoxo... Jessica of the Wanderers

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Hello!  Hope you aren't too frustrated with me because of my missing MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY post last week... it won't happen again.  I came across these photographs when looking in the Shewander's collection the other day; I love the roles the horizon and bright blue sky play.  The sky seems infinite.  Try to take some time for yourself this week- maybe lying in the grass looking at the clouds, or sitting on a bench gazing at the moon.  Things are looking up.  xoxo.... Jessica from the Wanderers shewanders photography, san diego wedding photographersshewanders photography, san diego wedding photographers, jessica fahey

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I'm attaching "Married Life" composed by Michael Giacchino from the amazing animated film Up.  The song is so beautiful and filled with emotion, as is the film clip.  Carl achieves his childhood dream by floating to Paradise Falls in his house that is attached with a bushel of balloons. I wonder how many balloons it would take to get me in the clouds!