More about Jen :)
So what is there to know? Well, I love people! Especially one certain man named Josh who has been my best friend and hero...I mean, husband for going on 20 years now and the beautiful children we have been blessed with! I love being able to photograph the connection between people and the beauty that they have inside and out! The time in a student's life before the end of their High School year, finally a senior! The awkward years for a child when they are about to be a teen and not really a kid anymore...helping that "tween" really gain confidence in who they are by seeing beautiful photographs of themselves. The wedding day of two people crazy in love who can't wait to get to the honeymoon (oh man, remember that like it was yesterday, not 20 years ago!). Kids running around crazy with parents who think they aren’t cooperating...I live that everyday...so that doesn’t phase me and I love to capture the realness of your children and family on camera so you can look back and remember how crazy and fun that stage of life is! This is what I love!
If I could choose one place to have a gift card or to win a shopping spree it would be an office supply store! Yep, that’s what I said, office supplies...the wonder of gel pens in medium or fine blue, pinks, purples, and black and mechanical pencils, Sharpee markers and highlighters and oh, the joy of sticky notes, all colors and shapes and sizes of sticky notes...makes me think of how God made you and me...wonderfully and joyfully and different, in all different shapes and sizes! That’s what Psalm 139 talks about and why my business is named what it is--because God made each of us fearfully and wonderfully and I want to showcase that amazing, beautiful creative creation to the world! Oooh, to put those together is a good day...my Bible, a nice pen and a cute journal or notebook or colorful sticky notes, a bit of good worship music and a cup of Richi blueberry tea...ahhh! Oh wait, don't forget the water...if I don’t have a water bottle or cup of water with me, something is definitely wrong! It’s even better with lemon in it! ;)
Snuggling with my husband, goofing with my kids, listening to them laugh and watching their eyes sparkle in the light of the window while they play or eat is so amazingly good! I sometimes just want to eat them all up because they are so cute!!! BUT then they remind me that if I did that they’d be all gone, and that would be sad!!
Currently we get to make our home in Ashland, WI (northern Wisconsin woods on Lake Superior). Where's Ashland? Right on Lake Superior! (insert puffy heart!!!) We're not too far from Duluth, MN, around the bay from Bayfield and the Apostle Islands including Madeline Island, not too far from Ironwood, MI too and if you can say the name of our Chequamegon Bay (if you're not from here) you get a gold star! We've been here since 2012, moving from a truly small town in Illinois! There was ONE stoplight in the whole county! Yep. Seriously! My kids were fascinated by all the stoplights the first weekend we moved to this large town (it is to us, even though everyone here says Ashland is a small town...8000 people compared to 450, it's BIG to us!!)!
One of the best things about being a photographer up here is that my wonderful families and seniors that I get to photograph help me to discover more and more of the beauty of the South Shore of Lake Superior!