my latest and greatest

I have joined the world of blogging. It is official. I have a web address. I have a username. And I have a harebrained idea, which, let’s be honest, no one should really be surprised by.

Let me start by explaining where I am in my life. I graduated from the University of Iowa in May with a double major in History and Studio Art with an emphasis in photography. I loved my time in Iowa City (holla to all my friends there) and have now moved back up to my original stomping grounds of Minneapolis, MN. I landed a job (thank goodness!) at a digital printing lab in Eagan working as one of 20ish customer service representatives. We have amazing products, amazing prices and amazing customer service. I love it there! The job itself is in no way glamorous, but I work with people my age, helping other people understand exactly what we can provide as a company. I sometimes feel like I might be a part of something a bit bigger than just a customer service representative, and I like it. Another perk? I get a discount on my own printing and if things are slow, I can work on my own projects. My amazing former roommate allowed me to be creative with her wedding invites, which was awesome! I would post it on here, but I’m pretty sure it is supposed to be a surprise.

That is the short list of my current affairs.

Now…. to my latest and greatest. I am starting my own business. At least, that is my plan. I love to be creative on pretty much every level that I can (except I really didn’t take to metal working… that is true). Currently, the idea is to smart small but I am planning on getting into the dog photography world. Now, I know. You are probably thinking, “Really? dog photography?” But I have a vision. And I love it! I have been scouring the Internet recently (often times at work) to find samples and ideas and inspiration for my plans and I have come up with a few which have resulted in…. this is my dog Roux. She is just about the cutest and sweetest dog I have ever met! She is a 3.5 year old yellow lab that is my dad’s latest pride a joy. And the best note of all? She has become my first guinea pig for my project.

She isn’t totally sure about my camera at this point but I think I am warming her up to it. She is really the main dog that I have taken pictures of, however, I have a date with my Aunt’s dog, Ahni this coming weekend. I will post those on here as soon as I have a few.

I would love to hear what people think of these pictures!

In addition to photographing dogs, I am also getting into design work. Specifically, I am thinking of doing invitation type items. Like I said, I just did my roommates wedding invitations, and it was so much fun! I will post samples on here once I do some more work because I really love it!! (side note: anyone need invitations to something made? hmmmmm?)

Aside from those items, I am still looking for an apartment I can call my own and space to spread my art projects upon art projects to attack it from all angles. I am still on the hunt for the bestest 2 kitties ever – which by the way, already have names, assuming they fit the kitty’s personalities. I am also stil trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up but I assume I will never totally figure that out.

Well – to all those ladies back in Iowa City, here is my blog. I have succumbed to the trend and as of now, am ok with it. I will leave you with this, Roux sends her kisses.

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~ by jmnphotography on October 14, 2008.

8 Responses to “my latest and greatest”

  1. Yippy! Love the pictures… I have two wild and crazy dogs that are open for practice when you are around the good old IC.. 🙂

  2. welcome to blogging! i am surprised by how much i love it. your idea is fantastic – and i love the photo of Roux in the chair the best. she has such a pretty head. so glad to hear you are well and happy!

  3. Great idea!! Gotcha linked!

  4. My first Blog!! Great job Jessica. Thank you for inviting me to see it. Good Luck with your new job and business! Spencer is waiting for his picture to be taken. He is a ham!

  5. Linked you! I love the photos, especially #2. I have to crazy dogs if you want some more guinea pigs!!!

  6. Good luck with the invitation business. I just invision myself banging my head against the wall helping people with that one! You gotta love what you do. Also, my fav. photo is of Roux in the chair. It caught his personality! Good to hear that you are liking the job.

  7. It was so great to hear from you! I am glad you are doing well and enjoying life! Congrats on your new business! Best of luck to you!

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