• Welcome to my little corner of the photography world! I am a Natural Light, Lifestyle photographer in beautiful Okinawa Japan. I specialize in black & white photography while having a love affair with bold color. It is my hope that my style of story telling will preserve your memories in an artistic way that you will cherish for a lifetime. Life is Sweet- Capture it

Project 52 10/52 {Soft}

I could not resist this teeny tiny flower as I pulled weeds the other day. It was amazingly beautiful for it’s tiny size. It was just laying there in the rocks already pulled out of the soft ground… just waiting to be photographed I think.

I love the soft petals and soft focus of this. This is probably my favorite shot I’ve taken yet for this project 52 exercise. I am loving these assignments.

Check out my flikr stream to see a collection from this whole series so far: http://www.flickr.com/photos/114191035@N06/



Project 52 9/52 {Colorblind}

I knew exactly what I wanted to shoot for this assignment. My oldest son is colorblind and so is my father.

When I first found out he was colorblind, I was so sad… then I did a little internet searching and I was crying. I couldn’t believe how his world looked to him. All the beautiful colors everywhere- he didn’t see it… I was so sad. There is nothing that can be done for colorblindness. Wesley’s doctor was actually fascinated by it, it is kind of rare. So given this weeks theme I couldn’t help but capture my son to fill the assignment.

Here is the image below and the original caption with it (little redundant… so sorry 🙂JBweb-1335-2

{Colorblind} 9/52. I knew exactly what I wanted to shoot this time around. My oldest son is colorblind. When we found out I was a little sadder than I probably should’ve been… there is nothing that can be done but as an artist who values and appreciates color I felt so sad how his world looks to him. Then God reminded me all the sweeter heaven will be for him. This little budding artist has his own hurtles to conquer in the color area of his life.

I had to edit in vivid color of the irony of it all. My sons world is full for blue and variations of a greenish brown color. If only he could see this pic for the color it really is

Project 52 8/52 {Bright}

I had fun with the theme this week. I had to take 2 images. I submitted both for the project. Both very different images.

First image: One day when I informed the boys it was clean up day. My oldest had the bright idea to dress in their super hero capes and be the “Clean Up Team” They had fun completing missions & making progress around the house. I couldn’t resist this image of my two youngest doing their favorite chore- the laundry switch.

Second image was an accidently shot, loved how it turned out… more like a piece of art really. I might even make this into a canvas for myself. so light and airy and pretty.jessicabowersphotographyjessicabowersphotography

Drumroll Please….. The Winner Is:

The Robinson Family.

I had great entries for this give-a-way. I wanted to give everyone a session.  My stomach was in knots before the name was drawn. Being a praying person I prayed that a couple would be chosen that needed it the most. I felt a lot better drawing a name knowing in invited God to bless this couple. I still had my son draw a name out of the bowl so I wasn’t the bad guy who didn’t draw the name 🙂 . I was pleasantly surprised to see the couple chosen. All would have been wonderful winners. I decided to extend a special offer to those families who didn’t win. I think marriage is such a blessing, so trying at times but worth celebrating ALWAYS!  I hope the nominees consider giving a mini session to these deserving couples anyway.

This family won complimentary 30 minute session with an 8×10 of their choice. 🙂




Project 52 {Focused} week 7/52

{Focused} I am focused on a lot of things this year. One being to make photography fun again but getting my camera out more and shooting other things. Today I got out and used my camera in a different way. I tried new techniques.. and they didn’t work but at least I tried, that is what matters. I am focused on improving my work this year and focused on making it fun