Hello! I'm Jena!
Find a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life! I’ve always heard that saying and wanted to feel what it meant. I didn’t become a photographer overnight, but with hard work and dedication, I’ve built my dream into a reality! Photography runs in my family. No matter where my father took us, he always had a camera in his hand!
Growing up, I loved taking photos of pretty much anything! During high school, I took yearbook for three years, and my favorite excuse to get out of class was to run around and go take pictures. After college, I began working for a small corporate company, and by design, I was the one always going around the office snapping pictures.
Taking photos has always come naturally to me, but it wasn’t until 2011 that I received my first “nice” camera from my husband. He got me a Nikon D3100 before he proposed to document the special occasion, but little did he know it was going to be the start of my career. 2013 was a busy year for me thanks to my friends. It was a big year of engagements and pregnancies, and I suggested to all my friends to let me take their photos.
With the big help of social media, my friends were posting all my photos, and my work was starting to get noticed by others! I was able to work my main job in the corporate world and take photos on the weekend, but by the time I was pregnant with my second child, I was able to quit my “full-time” job and start to really focus on what I wanted to do, photography.
Fast forward four and a half years later, I’m exactly where I want to be. This hobby has turned into a successful career that has given me the ability to be a hands-on mother and a working mom at the same time! I never have to feel like I’m missing out on my children’s big moments, but I still get to feel like I’m working hard to provide for my family.
I am a self taught photographer that loves using natural color & lighting along with creativity! I really enjoy shooting portrait photography. During our time together I will always try to make you have the most fun because there is nothing better than capturing a natural smile! "It's not your job to be 'photogenic' or 'good in front of a camera'. It's my job to show you the most beautiful photos you have ever seen of yourself."
I am always trying to up my game so I am up for ANYTHING! Got a clever idea? Let's chat!
Looking forward to working with you!