Hi! My Name is Jenn, but you can call me Jenn.
I’ve given my About page a lot of thought, and decided the best way to give you a glimpse into what makes my synapses fire is to do a little Q&A session with myself, Oprah-style.
Optimism and joy can be hard to come by. There’s a lot of negativity going around (and always has been), and as an artist who has worked hard to carve out a voice that embraces the positive and focuses the elements of life that are joyful, playful, and straight up magical, that voice sometimes gets drowned out by all the noise pushing against it. By photographing weddings, I found a way to tap into the pure, unfiltered happiness that we all universally share through the life milestone known as partnership, and I’ve been so lucky to work with countless couples that connect deeply with my worldview. So many of my clients have become lifelong friends as a result of me documenting the best day of their lives, and building these relationships is truly my most important takeaway from this profession. I pour my entire heart into my work and I feel feelings so big, so even if you don’t see me, I’m usually crying during your parents’ toasts and laughing uproariously at your best friends getting weird on the dance floor. Photography is the best tool I have to share in the humorous, blissful, complex, ordinary and extraordinary nature of humanity.
I was brought up in the school of documentary photography (literally, I went to college for photojournalism) and found myself in the wedding industry after traveling the world and briefly working as a summer tour guide in Alaska. Photographing weddings ended up being the best surprise of my career, as it came to me naturally and allowed me to pour all of my artistic curiosity into one beautiful day where I could make new friends, see new places, and be surrounded by people as their most joyous selves.
When not collecting love stories, I can be found flying around the globe, or road tripping in the US working on personal photo essays about the American West. If your wedding is outside of California, drop me a line! I might already be closer than you think.