Jen and Jon in the big city!

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Hello and welcome back to another adventure of Jen & Jon!

This last Saturday we had the pleasure of attending a giants baseball game in San Fransisco with my brother and sister in law :) 

We had left our house at 8am in Sacramento, with hopes we would have some time to shoot some street photography while we were there. With a quick stop in Davis for breakfast, we didn't get into the city until 11, Thats were we really got to experience city drivers lol. Took us a 1/2 hr to get thru the toll booth, not because there weren't enough tolls open, but because of the jive ass turkey drivers!  Geez sooo glad I wasn't driving! Prob would have gotten into another dispute with another driver! 

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We were running out of time for my street photography shoot, sooo we headed straight to find parking at at&t stadium. Needless to say that took forever too, ugh. But we had arrived just on time for the game! Just enough time to get some ball park food and find our seats (great seats by the way! Good pick bro! ) nachos, pretzels, hot dogs, cotton candy, ohh my! Have you ever gone anywhere public with someone who has ADD? (Self diagnosed that is lol) its extremely hard to focus on the thing you went to go see! So with all the people, vendors, excitement, tvs, kids, the public in general. There was too much to look at, and my eyes and brain hurt so bad! I was barely able to pay attention to the game! Ugh whoa is me. 

It was a fantastic game, giants won 9-4. Its always a good time to go to a pro game where your team wins! Such a moral booster! And we got free giants hats :) :) 

When the game was over we decided to head back home, because my brother and sister in law had to work in Redding the next morning. So by the time we got to the parking lot, traffic was a bust, so we decided to tail gate it and enjoy watching the stoopid people try to get out of the small chain link fenced off area for parking with one entrance and exit. Wish we had an ice chest full of beers, but all we had was our wits and a sense of humor lol that seems to work best :) 

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After people watching for a while, I decided to get my camera out! We weren’t going anywhere any time soon, so why not make the best of the situation! So Jon and I started wandering through the parking lot, keeping in mind we were just on an abandoned cement lot, with chain link fence all around us lol.  I let him take the wheel and take some pictures of me for a while. We were trying to get some reflection pictures thru my sunglasses, but we were too far away from the palm trees I wanted in the pic :( but we did manage to get some cool shots! Then we traded, photographer to model, and model to photographer. At first I was a little disappointed that we weren’t going to get the “street photography” I had planned on getting, so my first pictures were bummy, but once I got my head around it and decided to make the best of the situation I noticed the pictures were turning out pretty well :) its all about attitude and how you perceive it! 

So all in all, we had a fantastic road trip with my brother and sister in law, great time and great memories! And just learning how to make the best of any given situation! Next time ill have my shutter speed up to par! And I won’t forget chapstick! Lol 

Heres to the next adventure! 

As always, signing off with love :)  

 

Hello Umbrella Media Friends and Family! ☂

Hello Umbrella Media friends and family! 

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So I have decided to let everyone in on our life with Steel Umbrella, and Umbrella Media, and how would I do that? Start a lifestyle blog! So here goes nothing! 

A little about me you ask? I thought you would never ask! My name is Jennifer Parker, but I prefer to go by Jen :) I am the girlfriend to the hardworking, creative, wonderful man, who created STEEL UMBRELLA, Jon Fisher, and Fur Mama to my beautiful, spoiled, furry babies Penny and Whiskey! 

I love strong coffee, red wines, and craft beers. When I travel im usually in search of one of those three items. It gives my “shoot from the hip” photography trips a sense of purpose lol. 

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I moved to the Sacramento area 3 years ago! March 25th is the day that changed my life forever. By deciding to take the leap, and move away from everything I have ever known up until that point in my life, be it my family, friends, experiences, moments, I said goodbye to the familiar. And hello to new and unfamiliar everything. Moving to be with the man I love, the new experiences the new friendships, the fur babies, the life that we have built together is a life that I could have never imagined. One that I am proud and amazed everyday to be apart of.

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I have provided a picture of us the day I moved 3 years ago, (picture top right) Im hoping this blog will be an insight into the wonderful world of starting a business, the ups and down, the struggles, and the small goals with the highest of high fives!

Creating STEEL UMBRELLA has created an artistic outlet for the both of us. And by branching into UMBRELLA MEDIA, it has given me and outlet to make my dream of a photographer come true. And hopefully this blog will give you an insight to the busy, hectic, exciting, never a dull moment, entertaining, life that we live in :) 

While my boyfriend is the mastermind behind STEEL UMBRELLA, I am the camera behind UMBRELLA MEDIA. Whats the difference between STEEL UMBRELLA and UMBRELLA MEDIA? STEEL UMBRELLA focuses more on the physical aspect of the art world, be it making authentic one of a kind art decor for your business, to wedding rentals to powder coating car parts and beyond... UMBRELLA MEDIA focuses more on the digital world of photography, videography, and now blogging 😜. 

I hope you are as excited to join this journey, as I am excited to bring you along! 

Iv been working on some sort of sign off, and I think im just gonna say what I do best…..

my creepy giggle laugh, mic drop and walk away. Parker Out!  

Maybe ill keep working on it....