Hello there—thank you for visiting!
I’m Jena, a photographer, videographer, set stylist, and cookbook creator with a true passion for light and composition. Born and raised in picturesque Auburndale, Wisconsin, I couldn’t ignore the pull to return to my roots after leaving the area to achieve my BFA in painting with a minor in photography.
I now proudly utilize a 3,500 sq ft studio, conveniently situated between the Midwestern hubs of Chicago and Minneapolis. Meandering through a historic building, the space has plenty of open areas for diverse photography and events, a kitchen for food prep and styling, and the prop storage of any stylist’s dreams! I adore hosting clients and sharing the creative process, but I’m more than happy to complete a shoot remotely when needed.
Food photography is my specialty, but I also find great joy in lifestyle, product, and fashion photography. My favorite part of my process is capturing the desired hero image first, then taking a step back and looking at the set through a different “lens” (see what I did there? ha!). A tweak of light here and a shift of the camera there, and I can give you a full library of beautiful angles and vignettes to share your brand with the world.
My love for creating the whole package is what led me to some of my favorite clients, including Ghiradelli, Kohls, Reader’s Digest, Maurice’s, and Martha Stewart. Ask any of the creative directors I’ve worked with, and they’ll all share one thing: shoots with me are cheerful and beaming with a creative team!
Well, now that you know all about me—tell me about you! How can I help you bring your vision to life and take your brand to an entirely new level?
I can’t wait to hear from you. Wishing you a delightful day!