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san diego family photographer | just us twelve times | january 2013

Here’s to the start of the 3rd year of this project.  I can’t believe that I have 24 months of ‘just us’!  I’m back again this year with the same group I worked with last year to inspire and encourage me each month.

We took these in San Francisco a couple weeks ago in our hotel room at the Grand Hyatt.  My favorite part of the hotel was the view from our room on the 26th floor … stunning!  Brooks favorite part was having two beds in the room for jumping … back and forth … back and forth … back and forth.  As often as he could.  He was happy to stop for a quick picture in between jumps.

This trip left us with so many incredible memories, I’m thrilled to have these images to document some of the fun.



For the past year, I’ve used this post to update my journey which started out with the move to an organic plant based diet to dealing with follicular lymphoma.  It’s only been 4 months since I was diagnosed.  From the beginning, I thought I would have years before I needed to start chemo treatments, but as it turns out, I’ll be starting them toward the end of next month.  Even though that’s a scary thought, I’m ready for it … I think.  Thankfully my Dr. will let me take my trip to Hawaii before I start treatments … we are counting down the days!  But, when I get back, my life will change for 4 months as I deal with the loss of my hair, my appetite, my energy, and who knows what else.  According to my Dr., I should handle the treatments better than most because of my strength from yoga, health from my diet, and my age.  The biggest laugh of all was when he told me he wanted me to gain weight so I could have a cushion when treatments started.  And now, as I add foods (that I don’t want to eat) into my diet, I still can’t gain weight.  My body feels terrible eating what it hasn’t had in soooo long, yet the disease has progressed enough that I can’t gain weight even when I’m trying.  Who would have thought?!

Please continue on through the circle with Suzanne Carey, Hattiesburg, MS Photographer.

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January 31, 2013 - 8:07 am

Jasmine Sargent - Oh good gosh! Those freckles kill me! Adore all of these!

January 31, 2013 - 8:30 am

Jamie Rubeis - Ah, Jules! My heart goes out to you. It must be difficult counting the days before your treatment starts. I love following along with your journey and seeing all the beautiful images you are capturing with your son… Sending lots of love and prayers to you.

January 31, 2013 - 8:32 am

Amy C - I can’t wat to follow your journey this year. I know it will be a bit different than before. I decided to take on this project as well. I’m never a part of the pics, so this is my chance 🙂 You will both be in my continued prayers. You are strong! These images are absolutely precious.

January 31, 2013 - 8:41 am

hope - those freckles!! just can’t get enough!

love these jules — yay for 25 completed months!

January 31, 2013 - 8:42 am

Carey Pace - Utterly jaw droppingly stunning. THAT JUMPING SHOT!!!! gracious. These are amazing.

January 31, 2013 - 9:45 am

tamsen donker - oh Jules, I love these images and I’ve loved following you through your journey, your highs and lows. I cried when I heard of your cancer, but your strength WILL get you through this! Your little boy loves you so much – and these images of you will forever be treasured! XO

January 31, 2013 - 8:33 pm

Suzanne Carey - Jules, your journey has and will touch so many lives. Thank you for being so open and candid about your story. It is a strength to all of us. Love every single image. I agee, the freckles are to die for!!!

January 31, 2013 - 9:44 pm

Christine b - Oh sweetie…these images are stunning. Sending my love. If I could I would gladly send you some of my weight your way : ) Hugs.

February 1, 2013 - 8:36 am

megan - I hope you have an amazing trip, Jules. No doubt you will. I will keep you and Brooks in my prayers, especially as you move forward with the chemo. xoxo

February 12, 2013 - 10:50 am

krista keller - Jules – I thank you for sharing your story with us – all the ups and downs, the fears and funny stories. It’s nice to read something so authentic. These pictures are just spectacular not just because I like your lighting and your color but the feel, the fun, the look on Brooks face tells it all. Those freckles are a map to happiness! And I, like Christine B would gladly send you some thigh fat down your way. Always happy to share! 🙂

February 24, 2013 - 10:19 pm

Jayme F. - Oh my gosh Jules, those freckles on B!! And boy can he jump. The jumping image reminds me that I need to let my boy be a boy and have some good old fun. I am sorry tha I missed you when you were up in my area!

February 26, 2013 - 2:16 pm

misty setzler - HOW sweet! I love all those freckles!