This is my adorable family: Ryan (husband extraordinaire) Molly (my budding artist daughter) Rory (my Lego obsessed 5 year old) and me, Jen.

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Atwater, California. My father was in the Air Force so we were stationed there. If you want to see lots of cows, and no trees you should go visit!

 

What are your best characteristics?

My sense of humor, my immense deep feels…(I feel like this makes me really empathetic) my generous and giving nature (yes I went there!) and my openness to admit when I’m wrong.

 

Why did you become a photographer?

I have always had a love for photography. Growing up, one of my favorite things to do was to go through old pictures of my family. My dad was in the military, so we grew up far from our extended family...so these pictures were a connection for me. I would look at pictures of my grandmother..and think not only how beautiful she was..but would make up stories in my mind of what kind person she was (she sadly passed away before I was born). I want to create these kind of memories for families. I want to be the person who takes THE pictures that will one day be your children's, and grandchildren's favorite pictures.

 

What is the most important thing in your life?

My family for sure. I would be so lost without them…my husband is super supportive; my kids drive me crazy but I wouldn’t trade them for anything in the world. My sister is hands down the best sister in the universe. My parents are ok too, I guess.

 

What is your favorite TV show?

It’s a tie on my favorite TV shows, Doctor Who and the Office. I am one of those people who named her kid after a character on a tv show….and I do not regret it one bit. It was one of the best days of my life when I found out I was having a boy and my husband said to me “lets name him Rory..”

 

Who is the first person you call when something exciting happens?

My sister, I would not be able to live without her.

 

What is one guilty pleasure you enjoy too much to give up?

The Bachelor..what can I say.

 

What is the best compliment you have ever received?

When my daughter was 2, she told me I looked like Ariel. I will never forget that. I say that half jokingly..because it’s ridiculous and adorable. It also showed me that someone thought I was absolutely beautiful.

 

Do you have any pets?

We have two beagles, Steve & Becky. Steve is such a sweetheart, and a good dog. Becky is such a noob and crazy..they totally compliment each other so well.

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