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fiveday2016-127“One sets themselves apart for a sacred act by the way one lives.”
-Ray Buckley

For the past several years I have been attending the Nebraska Five-Day Academy
for Spiritual Formation, at the St. Benedict’s Retreat Center in Schuyler, NE.
We spend the week listening to speakers, participating in silent reflection,
and spirit filled worship.

I’d like to invite you into a glimpse of our life changing week together:

If you’d like to see more photos from this year and years past,
follow this link below:


Every year I attend the Nebraska Five Day Academy for Spiritual Formation in Schulyer Nebraska.
It takes place at the St. Benedict’s Retreat Center, and is hosted by
the Upper Room Academy for Spiritual Formation.

I could write for days about what an amazing and beautiful place St. Benedict’s is,
but it pales in comparison to the people you meet while staying and studying and reflecting there.

I made a short video of my photography throughout the week to help sum it up
for all of us where in attendance, and here it is!

ALSO – Fellow attendees, or anyone who is curious, here is the link to the gallery of the additional photos.
I will try to have the photos from this retreat up by the end of the week!

Attention all 2014 jamesAnn Photography clients!

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for being a part of what has been the most successful year of jamesAnn Photography,
and its all because of clients/friends like you!

As one way to say thank you I’m doing a giveaway for a complementary session during 2015, and several product & gift certificate giveaways. I would love to hear from you what your favorite jamesAnn photography photo was this past year, and why you love it.
There are more details on the photo with this post.

Please have all submissions turned in by Monday, December 22nd. And the winners will be drawn on Christmas eve!
Again thank you so very much and wishing you the happiest of holidays! Can’t wait to see you in 2015!

deck your halls


This past year I joined the PPofN, Professional Photographers of Nebraska.
I am kicking myself for waiting so long.
It is a great group of people who are supportive and encouraging! Who doesn’t need that!?!?

Tasha and I did the first ever PPofN balance retreat for our first PPofN event.
It was held at the cutest little private camp ground.

We also had a styled model shoot set up for us to do as well.
Here are a few of my photos from that day:
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EEP! Week 3!
I’m a little proud of myself!
Had to use a few iphone photos again this week…
But as my homegirl Annie Leibovitz 😉 says,
the best camera, is the one you have with you.

This weeks theme was Unexpected Beauty

Our little err, huge, diamond in the “ruff”  jamesannphotography365-0020
Nothing unexpected about the beauty found in 65 years of marriage!
Congratulations Grandma and Grandpa!

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Voluntary strawberry plants, unexpected, and oh so beautiful!  jamesannphotography365-0016

making the most of the muggy evenings… and oh those sweet sweet curls.


The unexpected beauty I see in myself when I keep up with my practice.


Yoga. Mudra. Henna.

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