behind the lens
I'm Jen , born and raised in central Illinois. I began and grew my business in northeast Ohio where my husband and I lived for nearly 10 years. We have recently moved back to Illinois to be near family, but I will travel just about anywhere when given the opportunity to photograph life's beautiful moments. Creating fun and timeless images that tell a story is a passion of mine and keeps me up at night thinking about what or whose story I get to tell next.
I spend my days with my best friend and hubby, Jonathan, our sweet kiddos, Elise and Nolan, and our crazy pup, Samson. I teach elementary music part-time and attempt to keep our household clean and running on my days off...if that is what you want to call them! I'm most excited when I'm traveling to fun places, trying delicious food, snuggling with my family, or studying the bible with a group of women.
Whether I'm photographing a wedding or a newborn session, I love to sit back behind my camera and watch. It's amazing to catch life right as its happening and full of emotion. My goal is to put you at ease, help you relax into your special moments, and document all the details that tell your story. Let's not wait to get your story documented, contact me today!
"Jen is AMAZING! Jen did my engagement and wedding portraits after my husband and I had worked with her as part of another bridal party. It is obvious that photography is Jen's passion given her dedication to her clients and excitement during the sessions as well as after. Our photos were STUNNING and we received them timely in a beautiful, well put together box. From the final product to Jen's blog post that brought us to tears, every single detail was well thought out and perfectly presented. Jen is worth every penny and I wish she still lived in Ohio so we could use her again!" ~ Nicole
"Jen was absolutely fantastic! Jen made the photoshoots enjoyable and made us relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. She was very clear in all her correspondence before the wedding and arrived early on the day and was really careful about giving us all space without missing any important moments. Her husband came along with her on the wedding day so they could be in two different places at one time to cover all the different special moments. We loved Jen’s calm nature and on the day she blended amongst our guests effortlessly. We were blown away with the results! Jen beautifully captured the essence of our perfect day and her photography will tell our story for ever more! Thank you Jen!" ~ Kaitlyn
"Jennifer is an amazing photographer, gifted artist and super kind person. She photographed our daughter from her 1st birthday through her 4th year. And if she lived in Ohio still she would still be photographing our family. I’m not the most secure when it comes to getting pictures taken, but Jen is relaxed and made me feel at ease. Jen’s easy going nature allowed my daughter to have fun with the photos and we for lovely pics that have put daughters real expressions! If you have the chance to work with Jen, do so! You will be grateful for her artistry and her expertise!" ~Constance