I'm also a:

wife to my high school sweetheart

I'm also a:

mom to my son + daughter

I'm also a:

musician + love the piano

I'm also a:

daughter/sister/aunt + love my family

I'm also a:

avid diet coke drinker...save water, drink diet coke.

Hi! I'm jen.

I create + share visual stories for a living.

I grew up in the heart of midwest right outside of chicago and now call home right outside of phoenix arizona.
I'm educated in music and fine arts and began using photography as a creative medium in 2007
(formerly kreatid photography + design).
I love to travel.
(I've made it to 30/50 states and want to see all of them plus a few other countries you can find out more below!)
I am an ENFJ-T and love being around people and learning about their stories.
yep, I will forever be a sucker for a great story and love getting to visually tell them.

I grew up in the heart of midwest right outside of chicago
and now call home right outside of phoenix arizona.
I'm educated in music and fine arts and began using
photography as a creative medium in 2007
(formerly kreatid photography + design).
I love to travel.
(I've made it to 30/50 states and want to see all of them
plus a few other countries you can find out more below!)
I am an ENFJ-T and love being around people
and learning about their stories.
yep, I will forever be a sucker for a great story
and love getting to visually tell them.

more about me?

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 - especially playing the piano

music- especially 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
more well-preserved than the rest of you sneerers.
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 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 standing on the edge with
sand in my toes as waves swirl around my legs,
the salty wind catching my hair,
 and the cool ocean breeze misting my face and lips,
the relaxing sound of waves crash all around me.
it is a full sensory experience for me and
I absolutely love it..

feeling small standing on the edge with sand in my toes as waves swirl around my legs,
the salty wind catching my hair and cool ocean breeze misting my face and lips
the relaxing sounds of waves crash 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

there are few things that inspire me
personally + creatively more than
exploring new-to-me places.
it's like my sense become heightened when I travel and
my visual ADD goes into overdrive.
details + nuances that are mundane to those living there
are visually exciting for me.

there are few things that inspire me personally + creatively more than exploring new-to-me places.
it's like my senses become heightened when I travel and my visual ADD goes into overdrive.
details + nuances that are mundane to those living there are visually exciting for me.

traveling

traveling

a few of my favorite things

travel

I love to explore new-to-me destinations.

current travel dates

contact me and let's get excited about planning part of your visual story in a destination that you love.

contact me and let's get excited about planning part of your visual story
in a destination that you love.

are you having a non-traditional destination elopement/wedding...I do those.
are you looking for a fresh + fun take on senior portraits but live out of state...I do those too.

are you having a non-traditional destination elopement/wedding?
I do those.
are you looking for a fresh + fun experience with
your senior portraits but live out of state?
I do those too.

december 26-january 4 // boston, ma + manchester, nh
january 27-28 // sedona, az
february 17-19 // denver, co
march 16-19 // monument valley, ut
may 12-14 // denver, co
may 27-29 // estes park, co
june 8-9 // san diego, ca
june 30-july 3 // nashville, tn
july 5-10 // york, me + manchester, nh
july 11-12 // boston, ma
july 28-29 // boulder, co
august 12-13 // bisbee, az
august 26-27 // niland, ca
september 1-3 // breckinridge, co
september 28-30 // san diego, ca
october 11-15 // boston/new hampshire
december 8-10 // kansas city, ks

february 23-25 // denver, co
march 17-18 // sedona, az
april 22-23 // san diego, az
march 24 // sedona, az
may 6-7 // colorado springs, co
june 6-7 // san diego, ca
june 23-24 // denver, co
june 24-28 // yosemite, ca
june 28-july 1 // washington d.c.
july 1-10 // boston, ma + york, me + manchester, nh
july 20-22 // vail, co
september 1-4 // los angeles, ca
october 7-11 // san diego, ca
december 26-new year // boston/new hampshire



2017

2018

*NO TRAVEL FEES FOR ANY SESSION THAT FITS
IN my current TRAVEL SCHEDULE

2018

2017

december 26-january 4 // boston, ma + manchester, nh
january 27-28 // sedona, az
february 17-19 // denver, co
march 16-19 // monument valley, ut
may 12-14 // denver, co
may 27-29 // estes park, co
june 8-9 // san diego, ca
june 30-july 3 // nashville, tn
july 5-10 // york, me + manchester, nh
july 11-12 // boston, ma
july 28-29 // boulder, co
august 12-13 // bisbee, az
august 26-27 // niland, ca
september 1-3 // breckinridge, co
september 28-30 // san diego, ca
october 11-15 // boston/new hampshire
december 8-10 // kansas city, ks

february 23-25 // denver, co
march 17-18 // sedona, az
april 22-23 // san diego, ca 
march 24 // sedona, az
may 6-7 // colorado springs, co
june 6-7 // san diego, ca
june 23-24 // denver, co
june 24-28 // yosemite, ca
june 28-july 1 // washington d.c.
july 1-10 // boston, ma + york, me + manchester, nh
july 20-22 // vail, co
september 1-4 // los angeles, ca
october 7-11 // san diego, ca
december 26-new year // boston/new hampshire



I blame robert downey jr and marisa tomeii
and diane lane and my insta-friend @elisabettalilly
for this destination obsession.
but the colorful buildings, the history, the food, the romance...gah, I SO want to visit here one day!

I blame robert downey jr and marisa tomeii and diane lane
and my insta-friend @elisabettalilly for this destination obsession.
but the colorful buildings, the history, the food, the romance...
gah, I SO want to visit here one day!

italy

ITALY

the cobalt blue water, the white washed architecture
the parthenon, again, the history + the FOOD!
in my mind I could spend a lifetime at this destination and never tire of this beautiful place

the cobalt blue water, the white washed architecture
the parthenon, again, the history + the FOOD!
in my mind I could spend a lifetime at this destination and never tire of this beautiful place

GREECE

greece

cliche? perhaps.
but the natural beauty of this place seems to rival alaska and I'd love to see this place first-hand
and decide for myself.

cliche? perhaps.
but the natural beauty of this place seems to rival alaska
and I'd love to see this place first-hand and decide for myself.

iceland

iceland

I think that because my husbands heritage comes largely from here that this place has always caused me to wonder at it's beauty.
but it's definitely high on my want-to-see-places list

I think that because my husbands heritage comes largely from here
that this place has always caused me to wonder at it's beauty.
but it's definitely high on my want-to-see-places list

germany

germany

this place is so utterly beautiful to me that I wonder sometimes if it is even a real place...
I mean look at the water alone!
crazy beautiful dream destination.

this place is so utterly beautiful to me that I wonder sometimes
if it is even a real place...I mean look at the water alone!
crazy beautiful dream destination.

banff national park
canada

banff national park - canada

this place sorta scares me
but mostly it reeeally fascinates me.
most of the animals look like they should be in a jurassic park movie and should only be seen in a zoo...
to see first hand would be
absolutely mind-blowing insane cool.

this place sorta scares me but mostly it reeeally fascinates me.
most of the animals look like they should be in a jurassic park movie
and should only be seen in a zoo...to see first hand would be
absolutely mind-blowing insane cool.

africa

africa

this place is like my obsession with chocolate,
does it really need a description in why I want to go so bad?
it's hawaii, enough said. :)

this place is like my obsession with chocolate,
does it really need a description in why I want to go so bad?
it's hawaii, enough said. :)

hawaii

hawaii

travel bucket list

Life's an adventure + worth living well

Life's an adventure + worth living well

@JENDRIESBACH

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