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.
It’s the question I get the most. It’s also the most important, and hardest to answer. Truthfully, the big “Why?” is something I wrestle with, something I think all creative minds wrestle with. Ultimately I keep coming back to one idea: connecting with humans. Being a photographer means I get to meet people I may not have otherwise met and travel places I wouldn’t otherwise get to discover. So many of my clients become lifelong friends as a result of being invited to document the best day of their lives. As a visual storyteller, few things thrill me more than fleeting, serendipitous moments when color + light + people line up perfectly to create picture magic. All of this informs my “why” and has pushed me to develop an artistic voice that not only fulfills my soul, but also allows me to connect with others. 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 in 2011 after traveling the world, which ultimately helped me to realize that Los Angeles was the city of my dreams. 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.