She is an Administrator Coordinator Extraordinaire…. and she knows it!

Doni is an incredible asset to our team here at Mike and Jenn photography! From day one of our collaboration with her, she became a part of the vision for our team and has enhanced our business in so many ways. Her administrative abilities supersede what Mike and I could do on our own and she continually provides ways for us to focus on providing our clients with the utmost care and attention.

I met Doni during her first year of Bible college and immediately recognized her incredible ability for organization, follow-through, positive outlook, and pursuit for excellence in everything she does. Within a short time, she has become our administrative coordinator, and has been handling much of the administrative tasks and logistics within our company and at events. Watching Doni gracefully and fluidly step into this role has been inspiring to me and has enhanced our lives and business in more ways than one.

It is a blessing and an honor to have her on the team. Her willing spirit and passion for this company have become an integral part of what drives Mike and Jenn Photography forward! Doni, we love and cherish you and could not be more grateful for all your hard work. I am so excited for everything the future holds for our partnership and friendship!

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Be sure to greet Doni with kindness when you hear from her or see her around our shoots!  You will be glad you did!!

No matter what your business is, we can capture your best side too.  The true you. Bringing out the best in our clients is what we do!  No matter the field you are in, you always need portraits!  We’ve also added production to our services!!  Yup!  That’s right 🙂 Need marketing content for your business?  Whatever your passion is….. let us capture it!  You can see more of our work here and don’t forget to visit us on FB and Instagram.  We are Mike and Jenn Photography and Mike and Jenn Productions everywhere. 🙂

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February SD Edition

Meet San Diego Real Producers 2020 power couples. What an extraordinary group of people! They are bosses in the real estate industry and combined, these couples have over 34 years of marriage experience.

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Lisa and Sean, Compass Lisa Lozoya Compass Sean Purcell  , owned Thrive real estate and quickly became noticed by Compass. They are ecstatic to be a part of Compass. Their secret to working together is to stay in their own lanes and coming home and sharing how the day was. Simple, but oh so important. Lisa and Sean also built and decorated their own office and it was definitely a labor of love.  You can find them here Compass Facebook and here Compass Instagram.Screenshot (4)Screenshot (5)

Tim and Kristine, Skoglin Real Estate Skoglin Facebook Skoglin Instagram, have been married for going on 21 years and own Skoglin real estate. Their best business advice for working together is to “capitalize on each others strengths and combine them so they compliment you both as a team”.  What a word! Tim and Kristine love to travel both as a couple and a family.Screenshot (6)Screenshot (7)

Chris and Courtney, Big Block Realty Big Block Realty Facebook, own Big Block Realty and have been together over 17 years. They praise each others wins, collaborate of the tough things, and never go to bed with unresolved issues. Chris and Courtney love to travel and immerse themselves into the surrounding culture.Screenshot (8)Screenshot (9)

These couples have so much wisdom and advice to offer. They have found peace and fun working together and are all bosses in their own rights. Can’t wait to see what’s up next for these power couples dominating the world.

For more on them or to read their articles in more detail, please visit San Diego Real Producers San Diego Real Producers Facebook San Diego Real Producers Instagram

No matter what your business is, we can capture your best side too.  The true you. Bringing out the best in our clients is what we do!  So if you are a realtor, CEO, investor, life coach, loan officer or whatever your passion is….. let us capture it!  You can see more of our work here and don’t forget to visit us on FB and Instagram.  We are Mike & Jenn Photography & Mike and Jenn Productions everywhere. 🙂

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March SD Edition

These two ladies are a power team!!  Sisters doing what sisters do best….. divide and conquer.  Combing their talents and wisdom in the real estate world, their motto is to “do good work with integrity”.  They do and it shows!!

This group of professionals Corrigan Cohen Group includes Susana, Patty and Daniel.

With great pride, Susan brings many years of hard-earned experience to every transaction.  She began her residential real estate career in 1982 in the La Jolla marketplace and have remained dedicated to serving the members of this community and surrounding areas.

Patty began with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties which was founded on principles and has a management style where the human aspect is honored.  She joined Susana Corrigan’s well-established business in 2002.  Their collaboration has proven exceedingly beneficial and created a synergy that is palatable.

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Daniel is a great addition to their team and has a passion for architecture and design and puts that to good use when working with Sellers in preparing their home for the market.

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You can see more of what they are all up to by visiting them here….. Corrigan Cohen Group Facebook  Corrigan Cohen Group Instagram

We are always so excited and blessed to partner with San Diego Real Producers!  Jessie and her team of professionals are everything you need to know about real estate in the San Diego county market.  Visit her on social media and get the full edition here…… San Diego Real Producers Facebook San Diego Real Producers Instagram

No matter what your business is, we can capture your best side too!  The true you. Bringing out the best in our clients is what we do!  So if you are a realtor, CEO, investor, life coach, loan officer or whatever your passion is….. let us capture it!  You can see more of our work here and don’t forget to visit us on FB and Instagram.  We are Mike and Jenn Photography and Mike and Jenn Productions everywhere. 🙂

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He’s a TRUE romantic!❤️❤️❤️

We were at an event.  There was a photographer who asked to take our photo.  As you can imagine, we were taken by surprise.  It’s usually us on the other side of the camera!  We obliged.  We were having a great time supporting the year end event for SD Real Producers.  A San Diego Real Estate Magazine that we support and partner with.  She walked away after taking our photo, the photographer.

A couple of seconds later, Mike said….. “I wonder if that is Megan.”  I’ve been chatting with Megan over the phone and through text and email for several weeks now.  You guessed it!  She was getting married to Jonathan.  She happen to see some professional photos we did for Jessie Wright, the owner and operator of the SD Real Producers Magazine.  You see, she partners with the magazine too!  Small world right?  She asked Jessie, “who took those photos of you?  They are amazing!”  (It’s a compliment and an honor to have another photographer admire your work) 🙂

In the end Jessie introduced us and we hit it off.  Having not met her in person yet, being at a SD Real Producer’s event and getting our photo taken, it was quick thinking for Mike to wonder if that was her.  And boy I’m glad he did!

I quickly chased after her.  “Are you Megan?” I asked.  She responded with an excitable yes!  I introduced myself and it was like old friends, even though we didn’t know what each other fully looked like.  We chatted and were so excited to meet in person.  Then we met him, Jonathan.  Her fiancé.  Explaining his personality doesn’t give it justice.  You just have to see for yourself.

Behold, Megan and Jonathan.  A couple so in love, he courts her always, dotes over her each day and is excited about life and all that life has blessed him with.  His laugh is larger than life!

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He makes her laugh.

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He knows every part of her, including the curves in her hands.

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They enjoy life and will now spend the rest of their lives enjoying the essence of one another together.

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Congratulations Megan and Jonathan!!  We were blessed to watch you to join together and we can’t wait to see all that this life has to offer you!!

 

If you are getting married, let us capture the memories!  We’d love to chat with you to see if we are a good fit.  If you love Megan and Jonathan’s photos, we know you’ll love us!  Experience Mike + Jenn in a carefree, lifestyle photography session for you on your BEST. DAY. EVER!!   You can reach us www.MikeandJennPhotography.com.

Also see what others are saying about us on Yelp! And Google.  And lastly, if you want to know what we have been up to, visit us on FaceBook.

We look forward to meeting you!!  Mike and Jenn 🙂

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again..

This team of professionals are TRUE rockstars!!  Meet the whole team at Pacific Sotheby’s, La Jolla branch.  They have it all.  Allow us to re-introduce you to Amber and Brandon and their team.

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If you are looking to work with some of the best professionals in real estate, please go visit them here.

Thanks again for having us Amber and Brandon!  We enjoy partnering with you and can’t wait to see you all again.  Enjoy 2020 and all that is has to offer you!!

 

If you have a team of professional or it’s just you, let us capture you so the world, and potential clients, can see entrepreneur in you!  We’d love to chat with you to see if we are a good fit.  If you love our photos, we know you’ll love us!  Experience Mike + Jenn in a carefree, lifestyle photography session!!   You can reach us www.MikeandJennPhotography.com.

Also see what others are saying about us on Yelp! And Google.  And lastly, if you want to know what we have been up to, visit us on FaceBook.

We look forward to meeting you!!  Mike and Jenn 🙂

Jessica and Josef…… and then there was one more!

Do you think it’s possible to snap the same number of photos in two minutes as they once did in a decade? Today, we take as many pictures in one year as they did for a whole decade in the 1800s. That tells me that folks want their pictures taken! But it’s more than that, isn’t it? People wish to ENJOY having their photos taken. Helping others to enjoy their experience is what we LOVE to do.

Meet Jessica, her husband Josef and their family……

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They are spunky, fun and energetic!  To Jessica and her husband, family is important.  They visit.  They bond. They create memories.  They don’t mind the chaos.  They all relaxed, as the kids ran around, climbed trees and played in the great outdoors.  Getting dirty wasn’t important…… capturing memories was.

And when you see mom and her boys, it all becomes clear to you.  It started with her and dad.  Carefree.  Loving.  Fun.  And boy oh boy does she adore them.   They are her pride and joy and she’s proud to show it.  Good job mom!  You did well.

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But there’s more!!  Oh so much more!!  A huge congratulations to this couple for adding to the family fun!  We couldn’t be more excited for you two love birds!!  Enjoy every minute of it!!  Coming May 2020.  Until we meet, grow little one, grow.

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If you are interested in a family photo session that captures memories, we’d love to chat with you to see if we are a good fit.  If you love Jessica’s photos, we know you’ll love us!  Experience Mike + Jenn in a carefree, lifestyle photo session for you and the family.  You can reach us www.MikeandJennPhotography.com.

Also see what others are saying about us on Yelp! And Google.  And lastly, if you want to know what we have been up to, visit us on FaceBook.

We look forward to meeting you!!  Mike and Jenn 🙂

They said yes….. again!

This beautiful couple has been through it all!  And yet, they said “yes” again! They started as most couples do, friends.  They progressed from friendship and blossomed into a beautiful couple.

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When they decided to tie the knot, there was no big ceremony or celebration.  Very few family and friends to watch as they committed their lives together.  In fact!  It was supposed to be a small, private ceremony with their pastor.  Then he invited the whole church!!  Because that wasn’t the intention, the family missed it!  (awwwwwe)

Here is what Christina had to say just five years ago…….

“I found the one my heart loves.”
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“Five years ago today I was preparing myself to start a new journey with the man God had hand picked just for me.  Matt and I spent several months preparing and seeking God’s will in preparation that we might follow our hearts desire to spend a life time together. But we weren’t preparing for a wedding in a traditional matter. We instead took that time to prepare our hearts and our souls for what God had called us to do and grow in our love for each other.

As we celebrate our 5 year anniversary, I find myself reflecting on the example of astounding love my grandparents had for each other. The love and respect they had for each other makes me speechless, because there are no words to describe it. God knew what each of them needed in a soul mate. As their souls rest together now, they left a lasting impression on the relationships that surrounded them. The advise and words of wisdom will stay with me. But it is the image of them together; the way they looked at each other, the way they kissed, took care of each other, joked with each other, cuddled, laughed together, and the way their hands fit perfectly together, that will remain in my heart forever. Before she passed away, my grammie told me to love and respect my husband in everything we do, and to always love him first. I may not know what that means in all aspects of life yet…. but I know what lasting love looks like.

When I look at my husband I know this is what God meant by, “the one my heart loves”.”

Now that they were married and in the full swing of life and happiness, there was just one thing missing.  A baby.  They tried and tried to no avail.  For years, they planned to have a baby and it just wasn’t happening.  Their hearts full of love, overflowing and plenty to share.  Where was that little bundle of joy?

We meet Matt and Christina and became friends during her pregnancy.  It was after this photo session that we heard the heart felt story of their journey to conceive.  And it gave us hope!  It continues to give us and others hope every day!!

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Sadee came into their lives like a hurricane of love and has been melting hearts ever since.

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Christina says it best when Sadee was just a wee itty bitty baby…….

“As I sit in alone my daughters room, with worship music playing, surrounded by the cutest little girl clothes I have ever seen, I am overjoyed. I am overwhelmed by God’s grace to bless me with the experience of feeling my little girl kick and wiggle around as I rock her in my belly. I am in awe of the love I feel for her, and I can only imagine how God feels love for me. In this moment the peace and calm I feel is God’s hand telling me He is in control! I know this is not a dream, but the best blessing I ever could have dreamt! I can’t wait to meet this little one! But right now, in this moment, I am so thankful, so humbled, and so happy my heart is bursting.”

Ten years later, lots of seasons and a beautiful little girl, these two love birds brought family and friends together to say “yes”….. again.  With a little bit of planning, wearing the very dress she bought all those years ago but never got to wear, and with all the details that a wedding should have….. we give you Mr. & Mrs. Clark.

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Congratulations you two!  We love you and we are blessed to have you in our lives.  You two are the example of love that every couple needs to glean from.   Here is to another 50 years!  Cheers!!

 

Wait!!

Did someone say cake fight??

Yes they did!!

Matt said no cake smashing.

Christina had other plans.

Either way….. we were ready!!

 

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Thank you Matt and Christina for letting us be a part of your life, your wedding, and your family!  We love you to pieces!!

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Love is…..

Love is a choice.  A choice we make every day.  That choice isn’t based on our feelings.  Well maybe at first it is! 🙂

Most of us tend to focus on falling in love and use the feeling of love to determine the duration of a relationship. Falling in love is easy to do, almost effortless, but losing that loving feeling is not that hard to do, either.

Of course, when a relationship is new, it is fun and enjoyable courting or being courted. In the beginning, we are constantly thinking about the new person in our life, and wanting to spend all of our time together and share new experiences together. We want to show how we feel by getting cards or flowers or just sending a cute text message.

Feelings, however, can be fleeting. No one seems to want to talk about how those loving feelings can fade, that it takes work to keep the love alive, and that choosing to stay in love is a choice we all must make.

Who we love is as much of a choice as it is a feeling. Staying in love takes a commitment. After the rosy glow of the new relationship wears off, we have to make a decision: Do we want to love this person and commit to our marriage together, or are we going to let this person go when the tide rises?

Once we have made the decision that we have found the person we want to be with and commit to, the real work begins. A big part of that work is making many other choices.

It is a choice to see the good in our spouse every day, rather than focusing on the negative things that bother us. We have to accept them and love them as they are. If we go into a relationship thinking we can change someone, we are setting our relationship and ourselves up to fail. Expectations are the root of disappointment.  We all have flaws and quirks and are weird in some ways. Accepting those differences is part of love.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”

We can choose to ignore the petty, irritating small things our spouse may do. If they forget to take out the garbage, or leave the cap off the toothpaste.  Trying to change them into us is one of the biggest relationship mistakes we can make.

When we are unhappy with how things are in our relationship, it is easy to over focus on what we are not getting from the relationship. Instead, a healthier response is to see what we could be doing for our partner, rather than focusing on what they are not doing for us. We should always try to be supportive of our partner, because we cannot expect anything from our partner that we are not willing to give ourselves.

Another important choice we can make is to choose to remember the reasons why we committed to this person. Our relationship will not always be pleasant and there will be times for serious discussions and disagreement. There will be trying times and even bad times that we will need to work through together. The key to surviving these times is to remember to be respectful, acknowledge our commitment, and work through whatever is at hand together. During these times it really helps to remind ourselves of why we chose to love them in the first place.

Love is all about choices. We choose to see the good, ignore the petty, look for what we could do for our spouse, and remember why we love them. Choosing to put in the effort to do these things is what love really looks like, and with that work comes the wonderful reward of staying in love.

I choose you Mike.  Today and everyday for the rest of my life.

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Is that the right place?

Sure, we love BEST. DAY. EVERS! (and flowers, and cake, and ball gowns…) that go along with a traditional wedding.  All it really takes is a recognized officiant, a marriage license, a few witnesses and The Mike + Jenn Experience.

So whether you’re saving up for the big celebration or simply can’t wait to tie the knot, here’s what you can’t forget…..

Love is love either way.

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This beautiful couple chose a civil ceremony.  That didn’t take away from saying I do in front of family and friends who gathered.  It didn’t take away from the intimate time alone after.  And it didn’t take away from the rest of their lives together as they choose to love one another every day.

Tony and Parvana…… CONGRATULATIONS!  Welcome to the married club!!  We hope you have enjoyed every minute of this far and are loving this season as you celebrate the holidays together for the first time as a married couple.

Enjoy each and every moment.  Stay grateful for one another and remember love is a choice.

 

Your wedding can be whatever you want it to be, whether it’s a trip to city hall, a totally intimate celebration with just your families, or a huge to-do. Either way, we’d love to be a part of it.  Find out what the Mike and Jenn Experience is.  We can’t wait to meet you!

It feels so good…..

To be honored.  Noticed.  Appreciated.  FEATURED in a well known magazine!!  Say hello to Darin Triolo and his family.  CONGRATULATIONS Darin and Team!  You did it!!

How did we meet Darin?  I’m glad you asked.  🙂

Mike + Jenn Photography have been honored to partner with the amazing Jessie Wright, Founder and Owner of San Diego Real Producers Magazine.  She created a platform to connect the top 1% Realtors in San Diego county through a monthly trade publication, quarterly parties, & social events!  You can see more HERE.  You can also connect with her on FB HERE.

She is such a wonderful woman, business owner, friend and connector.  We absolutely love partnering with her!!

Below is her featured article on Darin for the month of September and yup! you guessed it!!  We had the pleasure of photographing Darin and his family.  See all the goodness below.

Like what you see?  We can take professional and / or family photos for you too!  Visit our website and connect with us on social media here and here.

And if you are looking to sell a home, buy a home, join an amazing team….. Well you might just want to reach out to Darin.  I hear he’s crushing it! 🙂

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