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#gratitudeforgranola day 17⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀This is my 2nd summer in partial shade... and truth be told... whi...
05/18/2019

#gratitudeforgranola day 17
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This is my 2nd summer in partial shade... and truth be told... while I was enriched to be out in the garden...I did pour my heart out to God a bit...telling Him how I wish I had more sun in my yard.
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I am thankful that I got to feel gratitude AND tell God what I I was missing...at the same time! .
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He made room in my mind to truly enjoy and be grateful for what I do have and do love...because, while I would like more sun... I know that in the heat of summer..a shaded house is so helpful!
And I do love all these composted leaves..
and these old windows that gave me some extra growing time,
and my chickens who sometimes follow me like a puppy...
I'm thankful for healthy food and the ability to go pick it fresh from my yard!
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But, hey! Anyone have TIPS for gardening with less sun? Do you have preferred fruits or vegetables that don't need as much sun?
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#jenminingerphotography #gratitudeproject #gardeningtips #garden #happygardening #gardentherapy #gardenlove #therapy

#gratitudeforgranola day 15Today, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the people that choose to surround our kids with l...
05/16/2019

#gratitudeforgranola day 15
Today, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the people that choose to surround our kids with love.
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Korey and I knew from day one that we could NOT do this parenting thing on our own… we knew that we desperately needed others to love on our kids with us…to speak into their lives and to be living examples of imperfect people depending on a perfect God.
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It was always our desire to surround our kids with people who would speak life and truth and inspiration into our kids… we just didn’t know how to convince people to do that…
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and as it has turned out...we haven’t had to “convince” anyone! We could have NEVER orchestrated this! God has creatively compelled just the right people to pour into our kids in their own unique ways… and we are SOOO GRATEFUL for the team that surrounds each of our kids…(we couldn’t do it without you)!
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They say “it takes a village”... it does.
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(also....I'm so excited that my GIVEAWAY goes to @martinjk00 ! I'll be in contact with you...and get your goodies in your hands!...THANKS to all of you who participated ... I enjoyed each of your heartfelt expressions of gratitude for someone that you love!!)
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#jenminingerphotography #gratitudeproject #ittakesavillage #mom_hub #teamwork #mediumformat #film #fuji400 #pentax645n #therapy #grateful #inspiring #inspirational #thankful #motherhood #ishootfilm #layeredphotography

#gratitudeforgranola day 1410 years ago, we welcomed our 5th child… our “baby”.  I wasn’t exactly excited when I...
05/15/2019

#gratitudeforgranola day 14
10 years ago, we welcomed our 5th child… our “baby”. I wasn’t exactly excited when I found out I was expecting AGAIN! I was tired, & honestly, I think I just didn’t want to potty train anymore!
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But, our sweet Aiden gave me 3 more years of parenting. He was our surprise baby that came 3 years after his older sister, which meant that I got to be at home with JUST HIM for 3 years after she went to kindergarten! He was my little buddy! He was a hug to give & to receive… and I will never regret those years of being present with him! Now, he is our last in grade school, and once again, I get 1 on 1 pockets of Aiden time… Im so glad! His hand is still small enough to welcome mine and I am SO GRATEFUL for that...cause...it won’t be long...
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I usually grieve a bit at the end of each season with my kids… its genuinely sad for me to know that I’ll never get to have them at that age again.. But I am also so grateful to know that the next season will have its joys as well…
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Its a “both/and” for me… sadness and joy as they grow! 10 years have flown by with our youngest, and I can only imagine how fast the next 10 will go…
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I am thankful for how God has shown me that I can flourish as an individual...that my whole purpose is not only “mom” (though, its likely my favorite)! I’m learning that (through Christ) there is so much more to me! I can continue to grow in purpose and flourish… as mom, wife, creative, daughter & friend…. In joys, in struggles, in quiet & in chaos… I can grieve the past AND smile at the future!
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"Aiden story” to celebrate him on his 10th … he was something like 5-ish years old..we were listening to someone cheerfully talk to us, and later Aiden said, “mommy, their outside said ..., but I think their insides feel something different”... he is hard wired to see people...to REALLY see people, he truly cares!
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#shesmilesatthefuture #letthekidsfilm #film #jenminingerphotography #fuji400 #gratitudeproject #mom_hub #momlife

#gratitudeforgranola day 13. & my very first #giveaway 🛍😀🎉.I am grateful for the process that I sometimes need ...
05/13/2019

#gratitudeforgranola day 13. & my very first #giveaway 🛍😀🎉
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I am grateful for the process that I sometimes need to do to get to feel #gratitude!.
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Sometimes I need to 1st unburden...like dump out all my negative hard feelings..basically, I need to pray, tell God all the hard stuff that is ruminating inside me...
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Then, what often follows is peace, trust..& a remembering of good things! In this space..I begin to feel lighter and gratitude starts to flow out of me...
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WHAT A RELIEF!!! To go from heaviness & stinkin' thinkin"..to eventually recalling something good..& then another thing!.
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Gratitude is a gift in this moment!.
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So..to celebrate the gift of gratitude, and spread this positive thing...im doing my very first GIVEAWAY!!! 😀🎉.
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SWIPE RIGHT TO SEE THE GOODIES!. 🎁. I am grateful for each of these things!! (***not pictured here...a bottle of "Gratitude" Essential Oil from Young Living and Well Folk Revival!***)
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THEN..
1️⃣like this photo.
2️⃣comment below by tagging a person or people that your thankful for (extra cool if you tell them why!).
3️⃣follow @jenminingerphotography , @so_fly_earrings & @wellfolkrevival .
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That's it! Have fun with this ..and I'll share on Wednesday who gets these free goodies!! 😀

#gratitudeforgranola day 11Today ... in this moment... I feel so thankful for longer quiet mornings.. I have grown to li...
05/11/2019

#gratitudeforgranola day 11
Today ... in this moment... I feel so thankful for longer quiet mornings.. I have grown to like a variety of mornings... but today... having the morning sun trickle through the trees and into my home...and being quiet..alone, but with God...being encouraged by Him in this way... I'm thankful for this space.
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Lamentations 3:20-24 "I remember it all, oh, how well I remember - the feeling of hitting the bottom.
But there's one thing I remember, and remembering, I keep a grip on hope:
God's loyal love couldn't have run out,
His merciful love couldn't have dried up.
They're created new every morning."
(from the Message paraphrased Bible)
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#jenminingerphotography #layeredphotography #gratitudeproject #allmyhopeisinJesus #gratitude #phototherapy #inspired #inspirational #inspiring #hope #healing #therapy #lamentations #theMessage #theheartfulphotogs

#gratitudeforgranola day 9Today, I feel so relieved...so grateful that I bit the bullet a couple of years and decided to...
05/10/2019

#gratitudeforgranola day 9
Today, I feel so relieved...so grateful that I bit the bullet a couple of years and decided to bring film back to my love for photography!
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I received film scans from this 3 generation session today...and once again...my favorite shots are the film ones...and it fills me up with gratitude!! I love the look, the colors, the authenticity...all of it!
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My usual only regret when I get scans back...is that I didn't take enough shots with film! And now, I'm regretting not taking more with film at the junkyard the other day!! 🤦‍♀️
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This session will be delivered tomorrow... and I'm hoping to make a grandma super happy just in time for Mother's day!!!
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So so grateful for @nancyray for her foundations in film course...it was the boost of confidence and education that I needed to do this thing that I love so much!
Also, deeply grateful for @thefindlab... they not only deliver great scans with my color profile preferences...but each time I get scans they also send me paragraphs of feedback with tips and suggestions that keep sharpening my film skills!! 😀
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#jenminingerphotography #gratitudeproject #gratitude #grateful #givethanks #pentax645n #fuji400 #ishootfujifilm #film #ishootfilm #filmisnotdead #letthekidsfilm #letthekids #theheartfulphotogs #fujifilm_profilm

#gratitudeforgranola day 8No doubt....today, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for how my husband supported me, encouraged...
05/09/2019

#gratitudeforgranola day 8

No doubt....today, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for how my husband supported me, encouraged me and affirmed me along the way with this "Restorable" project.

He never once made me feel "weird" for doing such a unique and vulnerable expression from my heart. Rather, he soaked it up, and encouraged me to keep going...

and, he didn't have to spend the day with me in this junk yard...but he chose to...and I am so glad that he did... and I am so thankful that I was glad to have him by my side all day!

We ended the day ..both of us, filled with gratitude because we know and believe that we are restorable... we fell asleep overwhelmed with thankfulness because God chose to take His "tools" and restore our hearts, minds and souls...

We are just like these junk cars... broken... and some days looking so hopeless...

But today, we are deeply grateful and truly believing in hope...the God of hope

#gratitudeforgranola day 7Is it possible to thank someone too much?!!Because I just feel SO much gratitude for Justin @c...
05/08/2019

#gratitudeforgranola day 7

Is it possible to thank someone too much?!!

Because I just feel SO much gratitude for Justin @cinematiclovestories !

He not only creates treasured videos for brides ...but he chose to allow his heart to engage in this super meaningful project with me!

Justin was, of course, professional...but he also allowed himself to engage personally. He listened to my heart as I shared what this project is and what it means to me...and HE "GOT IT"!. He saw the value in it and allowed his heart to truly engage, knowing that the video that he is creating will be used to impact others!

Man, Justin...can I just say "thank you" 100 more times?!!

#gratitdueforgranola days 4,5 & 6 - This weekend we made a trip to Cumberland, MD ... a little town that we lived in for...
05/06/2019

#gratitdueforgranola days 4,5 & 6 -
This weekend we made a trip to Cumberland, MD ... a little town that we lived in for just 3 short years and then moved away from in 2008.

There were so many times this weekend that I was filled up with gratitude ...

I felt so thankful to have the 7 of us all in the van together for the 3 1/2 drives, for the laughs and for the rest. I am in a season (again) of just savoring my time these kids!

Immense gratitude was also felt with all the love our family received...the welcoming arms and homes, the abundance of food, the stories rehearsed and remembered...the old familiar hugs and handshakes...it all felt so good!

We went with a plan...and with open minds...not knowing what all God had for us this weekend... and I am finding myself so so grateful for sincere friendships! The kind that picks up where we left off...every time! For some, a couple of years have passed...for others... several years have passed...but with all that time that has passed... our genuine love for these friends have remained the same kind of strong!

I didn't capture most of these precious people or the many precious moments...but I am glad to take this moment to write about it and to sit in that gratitude again!

#gratitudeforgranola day 3!6 weeks ago I broke my ankle and today I felt grateful to have that boot off!!  🎉..While i...
05/04/2019

#gratitudeforgranola day 3!
6 weeks ago I broke my ankle and today I felt grateful to have that boot off!! 🎉.
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While it was on, it was easy to acknowledge the negative stuff...mostly my limitations...
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but now its off...and I so quickly forget how I longed to be free of it. I looked down at my foot today in the kitchen and thought..."oh, right...my boot isn't on anymore!"
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I sure do take health for granted!!...but in this moment..I am grateful to be free of the boot, and now I want to do all sorts of things.... my garden, certain exercises, better cleaning... and just move faster! .
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and I will enjoy those things, as I can...but the lessons I learned while being limited, were lessons about REST. Rest is a GIFT to choose to receive! That GIFT OF REST was something that I received from a broken ankle...and I am grateful for that!
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As I move forward...I hope I remember to feel gratitude for my healthy bones...and I hope that I feel gratitude for rest, since choosing rest is valuable gift with a broken ankle AND a healthy ankle!
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Oh...and by the way....I will not be posting my gratitude this weekend...but I'll be sure to catch up on Monday!
I hope you enjoy your weekend and I hope you feel gratitude for something!
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