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  • Hello! I am Jen, and welcome to my world of photography!

    A little bit about me!

    I am a mom, a wife, and a professional...
    I live every day with the energy that it might be the last.

    My favorite color is mustard yellow...
    I am addicted to colored skinny jeans.
    They bring me back to the 80's which is SO AWESOME!
    I make the best darn grilled cheese sandwich on the planet!
    My favorite movie of all time is Rock of Ages...don't laugh!
    I've watched it over 100 times at least!

    I am happiest when my children laugh, and
    I am saddest when my children cry.
    My husband is my best friend.
    My big yellow lab is my protector.

    I sneak chocolate when no one is looking! :)
    Coffee is my guilty pleasure!
    And most of all...I love to laugh!!
    I more importantly love to make others laugh!

    Taking pictures is my passion! I live to make time stand still!

To Sew with love….{Colstrip Wedding Photographer}

Last year was a pretty tough year for me.  One of my saddest moments was not being able to shoot my good friend’s daughter’s wedding.  I was in such a bad place that I didn’t feel that is was prudent to photograph any event of this type.  After all, brides deserve to have the absolute best on their wedding day!  The one thing I did get to do was document my friend sewing the wedding dress.  I am still stunned by the talent that goes into a project like this.  To create something like this is more special than I can express.  I wanted to share a few of these here, as I do love them, along with these people!!  Hope everyone enjoys their weekend!!

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First Newborn of 2019! {Colstrip Lifestyle Newborn Photographer}

I am working my way back into my business slowly.  I have to say, it really feels good to be back in the mix!  I was more than excited to spend the afternoon with this sweet bundle.  I can’t believe I was taking his brother’s newborn pictures 18 months ago!  Time sure does fly….We caught lots of fantastic moments.  These boys are to sweet for words!!

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Winter Mini Sessions – Take 2! Walking in a Winter Wonderland!!! {Colstrip Family Photographer}

My second set of Winter Mini Sessions….well, they actually look like Winter!  I was more than excited when I woke up to all of this fresh snow.  If this doesn’t get you into the Christmas Spirit, I don’t know what will!  Thanks again to all of these fantastic families!!!  And this first lady, Mrs. Lori Shaw, I hope to see as a Montana Senator someday!!! 🙂  She is currently helping educate our state citizens on the importance of a diverse energy portfolio, as one of the co-founders of Colstrip United.  If you don’t already follow her, go do it!!

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Winter Mini Sessions – Take 1!!

So I can’t even describe how good it feels to be back at it to some degree!  I sure missed all of my fantastic clients!!  I ran three sets of mini sessions over the past couple months, and they were all fantastic!!!  Everything from fall colors to winter white snow!  Here is my second set of families!  Love both of these families, and LOVED taking their pictures!!!

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