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10 Things About Me ~ San Antonio, TX Family Photographer

I thought today’s blog would be all about the family & senior photographer behind Jessica Idalia Photography…Me!  I think it’s time I share 10 things about me you may not know! Here goes!

1. I TRY TO LIVE A TOXIN FREE LIFE.

A few years back I read an article focused on the amount of toxic chemicals in products we buy and use on a daily basis.  I never realized that products found on store shelves could cause us so much damage, disease, and pain.  Ever since then I try my best to purchase only toxic free items for myself, my family, and our home.  I may still use some items that may not have the best ingredients, but it is definitely less than previous years.

2.  I WENT TO COLLEGE TO BE A TEACHER.

Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to teach.  I spent 20 years as an elementary teacher, elementary instructional coach, and a district math specialist.  In all that time I have realized that my love of learning is connected to my love of teaching.  That passion definitely helped me become the photographer I am today.  I am a self taught photographer and working with kids comes easy to me!

3.  I LOVE TO CLEAN MY HOUSE.

You read that right!  I love to clean my house and I don’t see it as a chore.  There is just something about seeing the AFTER that makes me so very happy!  And yes… I do use nontoxic cleaning products to clean every part of it.

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4. SKINCARE IS MY JAM!

I am that girl that has a beauty fridge in the bathroom.  I just love my skincare routine and I am always searching for the best products for my skin.  Every night before I go to bed, I spend 15-20 minutes on my skincare ritual and I love every minute.

5.  I AM A MOM TO A TEENAGE BOY!

My son is 17 years old and is a senior in high school this year.  He is an amazing kid and he makes being a mom easy.  I am proud of him for the work he does in school, for how he treats the people around him, and for the help he gives me on a daily basis.

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6.  I WAS THE FIRST IN MY FAMILY TO GRADUATE FROM COLLEGE.

As a college student, I never even thought about the fact that no one else in my family had ever graduated from college.  I went to college because it was the next step in my journey to become an educator.  But once I walked the stage and received my college diploma I knew how big this accomplishment really was not only for me but also my family.

7.  I lOVE TO WRITE!

Writing has always been easy for me.  It is something I love to do all the time.  I love to journal about my life and blogging about my work is definitely something that I enjoy doing.  I never knew how well I could write until others mentioned it.

8.  I AM A RULE FOLLOWER 100% OF THE TIME.

It is just who I am.  I am a rule follower and I do not like when others break rules.  For me, rules help keep things in order and people safe.  I am that person that gets anxiety when people around me are breaking any kind of rule.

9.  I LOVE TO BE HOME.

There is just something about being home that makes me happy.  I can stay home all day and always feel content.  Now it doesn’t always happen.  My guy makes sure I leave the house often and I have definitely gotten more accustomed to leaving the house.  But if I could choose what to do on a Friday night, I definitely choose to stay home.

10.  I HAVE A BONUS DAUGHTER.

My life partner is father to a beautiful teenage girl.  And since he walked in to my life, I have been blessed to have her in my life.  She is a bonus in my life.  She has helped me grow as a mom, has helped me experience having a another girl in this household, and she has definitely brought joy into my life.  I am grateful for her and her father.

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Family and Child Photographer in SAN ANTONIO & BULVERDE, TEXAS

Jessica Idalia Photography is a San Antonio photographer specializing in family, child and senior photography. Serving the San Antonio area including Alamo Heights, Boerne, Bulverde, Canyon Lake, Castle Hills, Fair Oaks Ranch, New Braunfels, Spring Branch, Timberwood Park and the surrounding areas.