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I am aN ARIZONA BASED WEDDING + PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER.
I am also a wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend, traveler, dreamer, encourager, Jesus-follower, creative + story teller.

I grew up outside of chicago and now call just outside of phoenix home. I studied the arts/music in college and began using photography as a creative medium in 2007 (formerly kreatid photography). I love to travel. (I've made it to 30/50 states and want to see all of them plus italy/greece/iceland/ireland/africa/england/france
before it's too late to do so!) I am just as happy to be a home-body as I am to travel curled up on the couch.

I am married to my junior high school sweetheart and have two teenagers I think the world of and love spending all my free time with. I love to laugh, hike, play music, cook/bake, go on adventures and am a sucker for a great story. I would drive an entire day for a picture perfect sunset and love telling visual stories with my camera. I want to meet + spend time with and photograph people who are unique and full of life and who have a life story worth telling.

hi, I'm jen

 I'm excited to get to know you and to tell a piece of your story.

it's simple...without him,
I am not me.
he has been my best friend
for almost thirty years and
will continue to be for
the next thirty+...
today, tomorrow, always.

it's simple...without him,I am not me.
he has been my best friend for almost thirty years and
will continue to be for the next thirty+...today, tomorrow, always.

my man

my man

people say they love their kids,
I really mean it.
as in really.
I could not be a bigger fan of who these two are and if the only job I could have was getting to be their mom, I'd be the happiest mom.

people say they love their kids, I really mean it. as in really.
I could not be a bigger fan of who these two are and if the only job I could have was getting to be their mom, I'd be the happiest mom.

#theboywhobringsmejoy

#theboywhobringsmejoy

+ #MADDIEJESSIE

+ #MADDIEJESSIE

I started playing when I was eight and I'm fortunate to be able to still play on a regular basis.
it's so second nature to me now and part of my soul comes alive
in getting to express myself through music.

I started playing when I was eight and I'm fortunate to be able to still play on a regular basis.
it's so second nature to me now and part of my soul comes alive
in getting to express myself through music.

music
more specifically playing the piano

music- more specifically playing the piano

here is what I'll say to those
of you who sneer at
this favorite of mine:
we're all going to die of something 100% chance of it, in fact.
I will just be happier and
will be more well-preserved.
and to those who share this love...it burns so good. ;)

here is what I'll say to those of you who sneer at this favorite of mine:
we're all going to die of something - 100% chance of it, in fact.
I will just be happier and will be more well-preserved than the rest of you sneerers.
and to those who share this love...it burns so good. ;)

diet coke

diet coke

feeling small at the vastness,
the salty wind catching your hair,
cool ocean mist on your face, sand in your toes,
the sound of waves crashing
definite top ten favorites things
of all-time.

feeling small standing on the edge with sand in my toes as waves swirl around my legs,
the salty wind catches my hair and cool the ocean breeze mists my face
with the relaxing sounds of waves crashing all around me.
it is a full sensory experience for me and I absolutely love it.

The ocean

The ocean

does my love of chocolate really need an explanation?
it's good.
so very very good.

does my love of chocolate really need an explanation?
it's good.
so very very good.

chocolate

chocolate

I think my senses become heightened when I travel to new places. details, nuances that are normal to those living there are not the same for me.
God is so creative with the places He's made and getting to see some of them makes traveling a definite top-ten favorite.

there is nothing more that inspires me personally + creatively than exploring new-to-me places.
it's like my senses become heightened when I travel to new places and my visual ADD goes into overdrive
details + nuances that are mundane to those living there are new + exciting for me.

traveling

traveling

#jensfavorites