Jen here! I am a self taught, natural light family lifestyle photographer. Connection, details and movement are just a few of my favorite things to capture. I love warm, bright and rich tones and I LOVE to shoot in golden light. My goal is to capture raw and organic moments, and hope that you forget I am even there. Oh, and most importantly, I want you to have FUN!
My photography journey started back in 2008, but has always been a part of my life. I can recall being in awe of all my dad's "fancy" camera equipment and wishing I could be behind it instead of in front it like I always was (and usually not by choice). Fast forward to becoming a first time mom, I just wanted a nicer camera to take pics of my baby boy. I fell in love with documenting all the little details of his growth and silly antics he would get into and decided I wanted to do the same for others! I went on a bit of hiatus when I had baby No. 2 as balancing life as a family of four was more difficult that I thought it would be. I slowly but surely picked up my camera once again. Then about a year later I unexpectedly lost my mother. Upon planning her service we found very little photos of her and certainly fewer with us kids or her grandkids in them. I felt so lost at the time, it was like a piece of me was missing and I was ready to throw in the towel. I knew she wouldn't want that for me, and I couldn't stop thinking about the lack of photos. So once again I picked up my camera and decided to keep going. And then something inside just clicked. My passion was reborn, and I was finally ready to go ALL IN. Opportunities came up to be mentored on editing and business and you better believe I soaked it all up. Time is thief. Tomorrow is not promised. Make sure you capture today.
When I am not behind my camera, I am wife and mama to two crazy kids. You can often find me at the beach, on hike in the woods, or snuggling my family watching one of our favorite Marvel movies. I could seriously eat tacos any day of the week and never start a day without my beloved coffee!
I hope we can work together to make some magical memories for you and your family.
Issue No. 54 - Connections
Probably my favorite session of 2021 when I saw the theme for this issue I instant had images from this session in mind. I also had just updated my editing - seemed like perfect timing.