Love Daily | Jenn Terrell, Artist

Right before I moved to New York City (a little over two weeks ago), my mom had two requests; be careful and send her a photograph everyday so that she knows I am alive. I chuckled when she said this. I brushed it off and continued preparing for my move. I knew that I would be back and forth between Arkansas and New York City for weddings pretty often so I figured she would feel better once she saw me coming home every now and then.

When I got to New York, I was instantly a little homesick which is pretty normal anytime someone moves across the country. I felt it much more than I had anticipated though. I sought out my support system and buried myself in work on my photo projects. The first day passed. Then on the second day I remembered my promise! I quickly took a photo on my phone and sent it to my mom. So in all honesty, I totally missed the first day but I have been consistent since day two.

Below are the photographs in order of the days that I sent them with some of the messages I sent. They are all taken on my iPhone and some of them were taken when I was a bit rushed because I almost forgot to take one on that particular day.

Day Two (This was taken rushed because I remembered the promise while I was in Starbucks editing photos)

April 12,2019 |  “I forgot to send you a photo yesterday! Sorry, Ma! <3”

April 12,2019 | “I forgot to send you a photo yesterday! Sorry, Ma! <3”

April 13, 2019 | “I look like you &lt;3”

April 13, 2019 | “I look like you <3”

April 14, 2019 | “My desk is all set up!”

April 14, 2019 | “My desk is all set up!”

April 15, 2019 | “&lt;3”

April 15, 2019 | “<3”

April 16, 2019

April 16, 2019

April 17, 2019 | “My roommate’s cats &lt;3”

April 17, 2019 | “My roommate’s cats <3”

April 18, 2019

April 18, 2019

April 18, 2019 | I sent two photos on this day. The one above and this one. “Almost home &lt;3”

April 18, 2019 | I sent two photos on this day. The one above and this one. “Almost home <3”

April 19, 2019 | “&lt;3”

April 19, 2019 | “<3”

April 20, 2019 | “Best thing in New York    😂   ”

April 20, 2019 | “Best thing in New York 😂

April 21, 2019 | “&lt;3”

April 21, 2019 | “<3”

April 22, 2019 | “A photo I took through the window on the subway earlier today &lt;3”

April 22, 2019 | “A photo I took through the window on the subway earlier today <3”

April 23, 2019 | “In my neighborhood &lt;3”

April 23, 2019 | “In my neighborhood <3”

April 24, 2019 | “Lunch &lt;3. Also did you see! A photo of you got published on Vogue Italia Online!”

April 24, 2019 | “Lunch <3. Also did you see! A photo of you got published on Vogue Italia Online!”

April 25, 2019 | “Almost forgot! I hope I don’t wake you up &lt;3”

April 25, 2019 | “Almost forgot! I hope I don’t wake you up <3”

April 26, 2019 | “Your photo for today &lt;3 A family was walking in front of me”

April 26, 2019 | “Your photo for today <3 A family was walking in front of me”

April 27, 2019 | “ I have been working so much I have these dark circles under my eyes already! haha Happy Saturday pretty momma! &lt;3 I love you”

April 27, 2019 | “ I have been working so much I have these dark circles under my eyes already! haha Happy Saturday pretty momma! <3 I love you”

Earlier today. April 28, 2019 | “Sunday Morning &lt;3”

Earlier today. April 28, 2019 | “Sunday Morning <3”

Thanks for checking this out :) If you want me to keep sharing these daily photos comment below. <3 I was thinking about posting them every week or maybe every other if anyone is interested. 


Here are some other photos that I have taken since I have been here. These are taken with my camera.

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Happy World Down Syndrome Day to all of you wonderful beings out there!

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Congrats, Katie & Andrew! You are both amazing! <3

A few of the lovely vendors involved in making this wedding day amazing! 
Photographer: Jenn Terrell Photography
Photography Assistant: Kristin Leigh Petersen Pearson
Cake: Kneading Hands Bakery
Hair: Kelsey Worley
Make up: Brailey Clayborn
Dress: David's Bridal
Venue & Catering: Cabin Creek Lookout

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Katie's Dad passed away nearly two years before her wedding day. Katie,&nbsp;and much of the wedding party,&nbsp;was very emotional during the dad-daughter dance. I definitely teared up during this dance. Even without ever having met Katie's father, his presence was definitely felt that day.&nbsp;

Katie's Dad passed away nearly two years before her wedding day. Katie, and much of the wedding party, was very emotional during the dad-daughter dance. I definitely teared up during this dance. Even without ever having met Katie's father, his presence was definitely felt that day. 

Katie's mother was comforted by family members through out the dance. &lt;3&nbsp;

Katie's mother was comforted by family members through out the dance. <3 

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This lovely gentleman was Katie's dad's stand-in for the dance. He proudly wore a photo of Katie's dad pinned to his jacket. He had also recently suffered the loss of his wife. It was a very emotional day.&nbsp;

This lovely gentleman was Katie's dad's stand-in for the dance. He proudly wore a photo of Katie's dad pinned to his jacket. He had also recently suffered the loss of his wife. It was a very emotional day. 

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