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Coming Later tonight! A New Face For Jen Rinaldi Photography’s Blog! July 29, 2009

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The only way you will be able to get to the new blog is by going straight to my blog URL:

http://blog.jenrinaldiphotography.com/

You can still view my current blog at https://jenrinaldiphotography.wordpress.com

but once the new blog is unveiled the wordpress address will no longer be updated.

Once you see the new blog be sure to update your RSS feeds!  🙂

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Change July 27, 2009

It’s very unlike me to NOT have a blog post almost everyday so I thought I’d give a little update on what’s new.

The reason you’re accessing the blog through the WordPress.com address is that—-> COMING SOON to Jen Rinaldi Photography is a new FRESH FACE for the blog!  I’ve been working very hard on it and I’m very excited for the unveiling – SOON!

I’m moving this week into a new home so things will be quiet on my end for a bit as I disconnect my computer & pack up my things and head out!

It’s been a really long couple years for me and I’m happy to finally be moving on to better things!

HOME SWEET HOME!

Sadly, my last day at my Full Time job at Johnson & Johnson was this Friday.  I was at my operating company almost 8 years with almost 10 years of service in total.  It was really hard to leave but since I didn’t have a choice I just have to roll with it!  Unemployment here I come!! It gives me time to work more on my photography, take a little break from life, and then pound the pavement looking for my new career choice!

I’m going to miss all of the amazing friends I made over the years.  😦

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After I move this week I will be taking some time to head to North Carolina and enjoy a little time off from the “working world.”  I can’t wait to go and enjoy some of my new found time off!

I’m still working diligently, every spare moment I have, on all of the sessions I have that are unfinished!

I also have some session that are completed that I haven’t been able to share with you on the blog yet.

Below are some of the sessions that are COMING SOON on the blog:

Baby “S” Newborn Session

Ken & Moira’s Wedding:

Terri & Donovan’s Engagement Session


Happy 3rd Birthday E!

Keep checking back!  🙂

 

Summer Has Arrived! | New Jersey Landscape Photographer July 3, 2009

Summer Has Arrived!


 

Safely Home June 21, 2009

Lawrence A. Rinaldi

Beloved Father, Son, and Brother

November 20, 1946 – May 2, 2009

*My Eulogy*

My sadness knows no end

I can’t believe you’re gone

I’ve been filled with sadness each day

It’s been hard to carry on

***

I’ve grown up to have so may of your traits

and I’m happy that I did

You’ve taught me so much

and no one can take that away

***

You may have thought I didn’t see or hear

the lessons that you taught me

but I got every word

I picked up everything

It’s written in my heart

***

What I’ll do without my Dad

I can’t comprehend

Memories of times we had

help the pain go away

But my life won’t be the same

and I’ll miss you everyday

***

Please know that I love you

and no one can ever take your place

***

A part of my heart went with you…

Love Always,

Jen

Safely Home

I am home in heaven, dear ones;
Oh so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.

All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in heaven at last.

Did you wonder how I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh, but Jesus’ love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade.

And he came himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread;
And with Jesus’ arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt or dread?

Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still;
Try to look beyond earth’s shadows,
Pray to trust our Father’s will.

There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remains,
You shall rest in Jesus’ land.

When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!

***

Dad’s Dolphin

It was hanging in Dad’s car…now it hang’s in mine. 🙂

 

Picnic’in Fun at The Red Mill in Clinton, NJ June 16, 2009

Yesterday we took a ride the Red Mill in Clinton, NJ armed with a cooler filled with yummy submarine sandwiches and snacks.  We arrived in Clinton and parked at the Red Mill and walked over the bridge to the side of the waterfall that faced the Mill and set down our cooler and got comfortable.

We ate our lunch enjoying the view of the Mill and the waterfall.

Luckily we were done with our lunch when Chris discovered that we had a lunch visitor sitting directly next to our cooler and US!!  Eeeeeewwwwww!

I did NOT take my time getting up and out of there…but I did go back for a photo!  Ha!

I have been wanting to visit the Mill for about a year and finally had the opportunity.

The ca. 1810 Red Mill was originally built as a woolen mill. Over the next 100 years, the Mill was used at different times to process grains, plaster, talc and graphite. The Mill was also used to produce peach baskets, as well as to generate electricity and pump water for the town.

After we ate I got some photography time in and was able to capture photos of the Mill (after waiting ten minutes for “MR JOHN” to get out of all of my shots! lol!).

It started out as a beautiful sunny day…perfect for a picnic but of course as soon as I was set up with the camera and tripod it started to rain a little. We devised a way to still be able to get my shots:  I carry a black trash bag in my camera bag and we placed it over me and the camera like a mini-tent.  Despite some shots with rain drops in them because the lens got a little wet I took some photos that I was pleased with.  🙂

After photos the drizzling rain stopped, we packed up my gear, and took a walk down the cute little main street of the town and Chris enjoyed an ice cream while I enjoyed an Italian ice.  🙂

The ice cream store was the most charming little place ever —> JJ Scoops!

We had such a wonderful day!!  🙂

 

On A Vacation From Life June 15, 2009

Point Pleasant, NJ Boardwalk…

A night of greasy goodness and sugary sweetness!!!

 

Air! June 12, 2009

On May 30th I attended my sister’s agility competition in Freehold, NJ to photograph JoJo & her compete on the course!

My main goal was capturing photos for my sister so she can choose one to blow up on canvas as well as practice my “stop action” technique.

JoJo’s got skillzzzz!  For a lil-legged dog she can really get some air on those jumps!

JoJo & Darlene are a great team!  You can read all about JoJo’s & Darlene’s Agility Journey on their blog: http://ouragilityjourney.wordpress.com/

Click to view the photos LARGE.