I really enjoyed doing this interview with the London based photo agency Silverlake VOICE about my projects “See America First!” and “The Two Mile High City.” It’s a beautiful blog providing an online platform for new artists. Check it out!
hi! My name is Jenn, but you can call me Jenn.
I'm a freelance visual storyteller specializing in travel & editorial photography. My AAA magazine might come to my address in Los Angeles, but the road is my home. I collect vintage t-shirts of national parks and I aim to make my photos as colorful as the smog laced sunset. When not daydreaming of glaciers and wide open spaces, you can find me off the beaten path in the American West. I'm locked into building stories about these places -- the slice of life nuances and elated moments that make hearts sing. What makes me happy? Immersing myself in whatever environment I find myself in. I don't care of it's the streets of London during the Royal Wedding, or jumping onto storm-drenched boat at the end of the world to walk among penguins -- I want to see it all and do it all. This visual journal is home to some of those journeys and my recent work.
I was interviewed recently by Lee, founder of Spirited Pursuit, about my travels through South America earlier this year in celebration of my 30th birthday. There’s a huge archive of other great travel stories and loads of wanderlust-inspiring photographs on the website, too. Check it out!
So honored to have been named one of the top 24 travel photographers by FATHOM magazine! Be sure to check out the full round up of talent on their website.
Started off 2015 with the news that I’ve been selected for Photo Boite’s annual online publication of 30 UNDER 30 | WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS. I’ve long appreciated the mission of this project, and I’m once again impressed by the huge scope of photography represented from women based all around the world (Russia, Egypt, Lithuania, Bangladesh, Yemen, Columbia, etc.) I’m honored to be in the company of these talented photographers. Take a look at their website to see more!
One of the highlights of this past year was getting the opportunity to spend three days in the south of France documenting life around a beautiful fig orchard. I was invited to fly out by my clients Amber + Alexis, who hired me to shoot their wedding in Los Angeles the summer before. Alexis is from France, and since most of his extended family couldn’t make the LA ceremony they decided to host a party on his grandfather’s 100 year old property, where the family gathers together every summer. The first couple of days centered around lots of cooking, swimming, drinking, eating, and chatting in a circle. I really appreciated this opportunity to immerse myself in their environment and daily routines, something I may not have ever otherwise experienced as a traveler on my own. The country home was quintessentially French — filled with charming touches, the smell of warm baguettes, and ordinary chaos of a home taken over by four generations for the week. What I really loved about this experienced was that there were no parameters for these photos. I had total creative freedom to just simply document whatever I saw, with the goal to create a little time capsule of memories from the summer shared by this close knit French family.