a day in the life | jen foster

There’s no doubt that our CMpros are busy. They have families to care for, jobs to maintain, many have businesses to look after, and they all know how to take stunning photographs. Have you ever wondered what a day looks like for one of the CMpros? How do they manage their time? When do they get it all done? Today, CMpro Jen Foster is giving you a peek inside a day in her life!

a day in the life | jen foster

I’ve frequently done “day in the life” blog posts, but really this would be the first one that I actually did honestly just to document a plain old weekday, without any fancy setups, locations or flashy “real life” moments that rarely just happen on their own. This is just my life, unscripted.

The day starts in our house like most, animals screaming for food, coffee brewing (thank God for the hubby), the little one sneaking in for the iPad before I am fully awake.  Today Miss Maybelline looks like she would rather stay in bed (I don’t blame her)

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I wear a uniform to work, so my shoe selection is about the biggest fashion statement I can make.  Z has just enough time for a quick chapter before I am nagging him 3 or 4 times to put on his shoes.  Then I wonder why I get the sour face when asking to take his picture.

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Then we are off to school, which happens to be one of the places we have a teeny glimpse of Fall colors (even though it ended up being 85 degrees later).

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Next it’s my turn to get myself to the pet hospital I work for (everyone together, awwwwwwww!).  Yes, I get to go to a job and (among lots of other things) see adorable faces all day.

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This is pretty much how my workday looks- visits to the pups in the doggy hotel, checking in patients, lots of smiles and slobber.  And a less than amused cat once in awhile (hey, they’re cats, it’s their job to look angstful).

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And if that job didn’t make me lucky enough- I work across the street from both a Trader Joe’s AND a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf..yeah, don’t hate.  LUNCHTIME!

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Finally I get to punch out and I race home just to catch the sun falling behind the horizon.

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My night consists of a quick workout, homework, a yummy junk food dinner (hey, football was on!), and a little editing before bed.

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Well that’s a wrap- hopefully I didn’t bore anyone with my everyday day :-)

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Jen Foster is owner/photographer of Z’s the Day Photography, and lives in beautiful Santa Barbara, California with her husband and young son.  When she is not behind the camera capturing her fabulous clients, you can find her in the kitchen, at the gym, or at the pet hospital where she also works.

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14 Responses to “a day in the life | jen foster”

  1. Nov 19 2013 at 2:37 pm #

    I love that you kept it real Jen!! Thanks for sharing a little piece of your life! <3

  2. Nov 19 2013 at 2:43 pm #

    Hahaha- “a quick workout”… wowza! The way you are able to hang up there is amazing! Haha. I love peeking into people’s days — and YES so jealous of your lunch and can completely understand the animals whining to eat :P

  3. Nov 19 2013 at 2:47 pm #

    I loved this peek inside! And your tattoos!

  4. Nov 19 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    Trader Joes, Tea AND cute animals?? I want your job! Love this so much, Jen!

  5. Nov 19 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    I loved getting a peek into you day, Jen!! We visited a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf last summer while visiting Pismo Beach and it was so good! :)

  6. Nov 19 2013 at 3:02 pm #

    love this jen! i don’t think i could’ve walked out of TJ’s without a cart full of cookie butter. and i don’t think i could have walked out of the shelter without a new dog, lol! thanks for this peek into your awesome life!

  7. Allison McSorley
    Nov 19 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    What a great “Day in the Life,” Jen! I love all your colorful shoes!

  8. Nov 19 2013 at 7:55 pm #

    What a busy day! Mine looks similar except all of the animals are twelve year old middle school students! LOL :) I love all of the pet photos. So much to photograph!!!

  9. Nov 19 2013 at 8:07 pm #

    I love this series! Oh how I love Trader Joe’s :)

  10. Nov 19 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    I loved getting a peek into your everyday Jen! Your creative comps are beautiful!

  11. Nov 19 2013 at 11:21 pm #

    Oh wow I loved reading about your day and hearing more about you! I love your work – and I think it’s so amazing that you with all those sweet animals. Such fun!

  12. Nov 19 2013 at 11:59 pm #

    So fun to peek inside your life and get to know you better, Jen!! Thanks for sharing this with us! :)

  13. Nov 21 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    oh! thanks everyone, didn’t even think anyone would look, much less leave comments! :-) I appreciate it!!

  14. Nov 23 2013 at 10:06 pm #

    Love this! Jealous of your job!! TFS!

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