Announcement AND Giveaway

IMG_0904-2For those of you who have known me for a long time this next part won’t be new.

I used to live in San Francisco, CA while I was a part of YWAM. It was an amazing time in my life. It’s where I pretty much became who I am today.

One lesson that stuck with me was outward living. As in being conscience of others consistently. There were days that was exhausting. Waking up, cooking breakfast for 15 people (VERY hard for a non morning person), then spending time in class, having lunch, then having bible study, or ministry outings. Our outings consisted of serving/feeding/befriending the down and out in the tenderloin, praying for the city or others, serving hot chocolate, game planing outreach, helping an after school program in a gang run neighborhood, and trying to help out trafficking victims.

Not only were we ministry focused and intentional about our time, we also did life together as a group. Meaning someone wanted to go to Starbucks or Union Square so 6-15 people went with you. My whole world was lifting up others, being lifted by others and focusing our lives on hearing God’s heart.

 

 

Amazing Right?!

Well flash forward to 8 years later. I currently own a house in Rancho Cucamonga, run a business, and spend as much time with my family as I can. Tons of things have changed, obviously, but one thing that changed and it breaks my heart to admit, is my intentional living.

I read this quote from my First5 app: Lord, shape my motives to line up with your will. -Leah Dipascal. And I was broken. When I was in SF I wouldn’t have had to pray this because my life was constantly this idea. I’m not so sure now.

SO WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?!

I’m making a change. I’m living intentionally (feel free to be my accountability) AND I’m running my business intentionally.

For me: I will be working on shopping small (supporting one-woman businesses, such as mine). And work on leading those learned values in my home.

For the business: 20% of session fees will be donated to charity. Starting off the donations will be split between human trafficking fighters, and childhood cancer.

More on all this later.

BUT TO MAKE THE ANNOUNCEMENT FUN:
I am raffling off a free 45 min session! To enter comment below by telling me your fav local spot. Gain a second entry by following my on Instagram and commenting on this announcement there!

Winner Picked July 25 (my anniversary!) Also look on Instagram (@jaymeelynnphotography) for other give aways!

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  1. Amy Schultz

    July 6th, 2016 at 1:10 am

    Jaymee, I just love you!! Your heart is always in alignment with God. Intentional living has come up a lot for me over the past month as well. ?

    I don’t know a lot of local places down there, but family homes away from home are my favorite places down there!

  2. JLPhotography

    July 6th, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Awww perfect local spot: with locals!

  3. Adrian

    July 6th, 2016 at 1:14 am

    Pointe Dume in Malibu

  4. JLPhotography

    July 6th, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Never been!! I’ll add it to the list!

  5. Jenn W

    July 6th, 2016 at 1:18 am

    If you mean local as in Rancho I would say Victoria Gardens because I can walk to it and it’s a great place to people watch. It’s a place that you can go and shop if you want or go and sit outside and read.

  6. JLPhotography

    July 6th, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Plus the splash pad!

  7. Jessica Thompson

    July 6th, 2016 at 2:09 am

    This is pretty cool! I think it’s great that you are moving in such a positive direction! My favorite local business is The Artist Pizzaria in Downtown Covina! They are family owned and operated, the service is great and the food is amazing!

  8. JLPhotography

    July 6th, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    What?! Why didn’t we have dinner after your engagement shoot!

  9. Helena

    July 6th, 2016 at 3:05 am

    My favorite spot is Heisler Park or Crescent Bay in Laguna Beach.

  10. JLPhotography

    July 6th, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Thank you! I Love laguna for photos but have only been to one spot. I’ll check out more now that my daughter is older and actually likes walking around!

  11. Marina

    July 6th, 2016 at 3:07 am

    I just love your heart ❤️. I would say my favorite local business is the quilt loft in upland. The owner is awesome! Coming in close second would be Hamilton brewery! Paul and I love date nights there.

  12. JLPhotography

    July 6th, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    I’ve never been! (to the quilt loft) I’ll have to check it out! especially with my mom making quilts this whole summer

  13. Leslyn Musch

    July 6th, 2016 at 3:18 am

    I’m not sure how far out local fav spot extends but I love Paradise Cove cafe and beach in Malibu. It used to be my and Karen Greschel’s favorite place to go for breakfast and lunch. It is a beautiful little hidden spot!

  14. JLPhotography

    July 6th, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Awww, I’ve been looking for a day to take my daughter to Malibu, maybe the cafe is a great excuse

  15. Trish

    July 6th, 2016 at 3:19 am

    Love that you are going to be investing in eternal ministries with the the return on your business. As far as my favorite spot, that’s tough. Especially since I was just messaging you recently about picking a spot for pics! But maybe I can say CPP Japanese Gardens.

  16. JLPhotography

    July 6th, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    So I never heard about them before you and now i’m Pinning the heck out of them!

  17. Lindsay Munoz

    July 6th, 2016 at 3:20 am

    You are amazing! This is awesome and I am praying and believing for big things for you!!

    I love redlands… The train tracks.. Orange groves.. And university of redlands. Also love fields. 🙂

    Also.. Just realized I accidentally sent this via message. My bad!!

  18. JLPhotography

    July 6th, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    I love Redlands! Have you been to their art walks in downtown?!

  19. Erin

    July 6th, 2016 at 3:22 am

    Love it! One of my favorite local spots is driving back in Azusa Canyon!

  20. JLPhotography

    July 6th, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Someone just invited me to hike there! I’ll need to check it out!

  21. Sara

    July 6th, 2016 at 3:37 am

    You’re such an inspiration and I am so lucky to call you my friend!!

  22. JLPhotography

    July 6th, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    LOVE YOU SARA

  23. Jennifer Short

    July 6th, 2016 at 4:00 am

    This is beautiful! Downtown Claremont is my favorite local spot.

  24. JLPhotography

    July 6th, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Thanks Jennifer! I spent my anniversary weekend at the double tree last year. We rode bikes to the downtown and spent an evening at the Candlelight Pavilion.

  25. Nicole

    July 6th, 2016 at 4:14 am

    Your heart is amazing! Praise God! I love shopping local farmers markets at Victoria gardens and Claremont. We really love visiting local organic farms too!

  26. JLPhotography

    July 6th, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    I used to go to the Claremont one every Sunday! I haven’t been to the VG one in a while- I’ll start it up again!

  27. Allison Powell

    July 6th, 2016 at 4:43 am

    Love you Jaymee!!! Such a wonderful idea!
    Fav local spot… Momtourage!!!

  28. JLPhotography

    July 6th, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    HA HA HA Mine too!!!

  29. Kathy France

    July 6th, 2016 at 5:10 am

    Love this, Jaymee!!! So many fun places in our local area – I think I would love to have you choose! <3

  30. Riana

    July 6th, 2016 at 6:14 am

    Love this! My favorite spot is downtown Claremont! Good food, cute surroundings and of course, Nectar for clothes! ?

  31. JLPhotography

    July 6th, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Oh I love Nectar! There is a kids clothing place in Redlands: Kissui, that I think you’ like too

  32. Lori C

    July 6th, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Love this. Love you. My favorite place is Carmel by the sea! ❤️ My favorite “local” spot would be Balboa!

  33. JLPhotography

    July 6th, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Love you! I’ve never been to Carmel! Maybe before summer is over

  34. Daniella

    July 6th, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    This is beautiful Jaymee! It is definately a great reminder for me too. I hope for great progress with your charities and for the growth of your business!

    Around 1st street in Claremont. I like the old town feel with lots of fun little places to visit.

  35. JLPhotography

    July 6th, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Thank you! I LOVE Claremont! I used to work at an antique store in downtown

  36. Kristen Maday

    July 7th, 2016 at 12:52 am

    You are truly so amazing and I’m so happy to call you my friend! Our favorite local spot is the Wine Taylor in Rancho!

  37. JLPhotography

    July 8th, 2016 at 2:58 am

    Oh fun! I went there for my FIL’s50th!

  38. Summer

    July 7th, 2016 at 1:56 am

    Love this 🙂 My favorite local spot is anywhere in Downtown Claremont! You can go and feel relaxed… Yet a little bit classy too!

  39. JLPhotography

    July 8th, 2016 at 3:00 am

    More Claremont votes!

  40. Michal estrela

    July 7th, 2016 at 5:56 am

    It’s not exactly local but my favorite localish spot is Solvang. It’s so quaint and cute.

  41. JLPhotography

    July 8th, 2016 at 3:01 am

    I’ve never been! Ok one more to the summer bucket list!

  42. Bri

    July 8th, 2016 at 9:40 am

    How inspiring Jaymee! Not only to live intentionally for others but to exemplify this through leading by example in home and in business! Congrats and may your work multiply in ways you never imagined!!!!

    Fave local spot to eat: Molly’s diner in downtown upland
    Fave local spot in nature: baldy of course 🙂

  43. Vicki W.

    July 8th, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    Hey Jaymes, we love the wedding pics you did for us. One of my favorite local shops is the Steven’s Hope Children’s resell shop in the Terra Vista shopping center by the movie theater. They sell donated children’s clothes, toys, furniture and accessories, with part of the proceeds go into to fight childhood cancer.
    Congratulations on this new step.

  44. Alyssa Heaton

    July 11th, 2016 at 1:15 am

    I do not have a local Rancho spot but my family had always loved is the Carbon Canyon. There are places to bike, hike, a nature center and more! I would love to win so I you could be the first to capture my new family of 3. 🙂

  45. Lindsey Palacios

    July 11th, 2016 at 5:37 am

    I must be pretty lame to not have a favorite local hangout spot, lol. As long as I’m with my family, it really doesn’t matter where we are.

  46. JLPhotography

    July 18th, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Not lame at all! Perfect sentiment!

  47. Kristen lopez

    July 19th, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Laguna beach is my fav local spot!!

  48. JLPhotography

    July 22nd, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    have you ever eaten at Zinc Cafe?!

  49. Whitney Neilson

    July 19th, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    My favorite local place to hang out is our community pool. The kids have a blast and always end up making new friends each time.

  50. JLPhotography

    July 22nd, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    aww! that’s perfect!

  51. Cydney Short

    July 22nd, 2016 at 3:59 am

    Living in Orange County now I’m starting to love all these new places. I love Crystal Cove & Dana Point. But I’ve been dying to go to Coronado. Cody & I are planning on going for a weekend when he gets back. Can’t wait to see all the beauty everyone keeps telling me about!

  52. JLPhotography

    July 22nd, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    oh yay! that’ll be great for you guys!!

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