Photographer. Lover of marriage. Travel obsessed. Enneagram 4. Nacho Enthusiast. Believer that the most magical of images are made up of emotion, connection, and light.
Looking back on my story, it seems so obvious that photography was always meant to be my career but it took me a few twists and turns to figure that out. But isn’t that the joy of the journey? Following your curiosity, pursuing your passion until you happen on your purpose.
It started one magical Christmas day as a gift from my parents – my very own Kodak film camera. As an 8-year-old, that little point and shoot became my pride and joy. That Christmas I was taking snapshots of every little moment, some of them posed, some of them candid (very much like my style today), all of them significant in the eyes of little Jenna. It filled my heart with wonder and I became captivated with the idea of storytelling through photographs.
Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that wedding photography would one day become my job. The truth is, I became a wedding photographer entirely by accident.
Fast forward a few years from that Christmas day and you’ll find me with a journalism honours degree in hand, plucking up the courage to leave my job in PR to pursue photography. Back then I was quite firm in my decision that I would never delve into wedding photography.
But God had something different in mind.
A year after braving photography as my new career, I was fielding constant questions of whether or not I photographed weddings. Eventually, I answered yes, afraid out of my mind, opening the door to one of the most incredible privileges of my life:
Regularly bearing witness to true love at its finest and then documenting it to be passed on for generations. It doesn’t matter how many weddings I have attended, there is always something magical about a wedding day that lights a fire within me. The undescribable energy of excitement in the air, the moment you lock eyes with each other as you walk down the aisle, the sweet embraces of your loved ones – these are the moments I live for.
For me, it’s never been about the trends or perfect poses. It’s all about telling the story of you. The story of your love.
1. My Whole Heart
Born fifteen days apart at the exact same hospital, Steven and I both went to school a year early, both grew up in the same neighbourhood, and we both had lunch with (the same mutual) friends after finishing exams in June of 2009 – where we finally met for the first time!
Destiny? I’d like to think so!
We’ve been married for 5 years and Steven is my biggest supporter, encourager, and have I mentioned my incredibly handsome second shooter?
Named after a character in a Disney movie, this sweet little soul makes my day, everyday. Her cuddles and quirks, her playfulness and cat naps – life just wouldn’t be the same without her presence.
We haven’t been everywhere but it’s on our list! Steven and I live for travel. There is just something magical about experiencing new cultures and cuisines, learning about different ways of doing life, and, of course, seeing the wonders of the world through your own eyes.
I’m an enneagram 4 through and through. This sentimental heart of mine treasures memories, nostalgia, and photographs. My most prized possessions are my family’s photo albums, and it’s what inspires my photography: the idea that I’m helping you create family heirlooms to be passed on for generations to come.
THE HEART BEHIND THE PHOTOS
Your story is what makes you special: the people you love, the memories you share, and the unique beauty only you can add to our little world. Your story is worth telling and it’s worth remembering in years to come.
Photography is my favourite form of storytelling because it’s the closest we’ll ever get to time travel. In twenty years time when you’ve forgotten the details of your story and can only remember vaguely, it’s your photographs that take you back to vividly relive those moments. And that, my friends, is magic.
“We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories.” – Jonathan Gottschall