Hi-ya!!! I’m jen mcken! <insert really fast hand wave>
……a down to earth, people loving, small town gal. I am a leeetle bit sarcastic, HUGELY sentimental, I have a killer sense of humor and I’m damn good at my job! I’m organized to a fault, being late is my pet peeve and I believe chocolate and duct tape fix EVERYTHING! I photograph people ALL OVER THE WORLD who don’t take life TOO seriously, who aren’t afraid to laugh at themselves and value preserving life’s big AND little moments.
If you’re looking for a photographer who uses lots of props, trendy effects/filters or fairy overlays….I’m NOT your gal. If you expect every strand of hair to be exactly in place, for you to be looking at the camera and smiling for every shot or for everything to be “perfect”…I’m NOT your gal. I document REAL life and in real life-nothing is perfect! I prefer to find beauty in the not-so-perfect scenarios! I capture images full of fun, rich in sentiment and abundant with authenticity-that’s my jam
I like to think that there are parts of who I am and my personality scattered all through my website, but……you can also keep up with me on Instagram where I share small glimpses of my personal AND professional life thru tiny little squares. I’m addicted….it’s kind of pathetic! haha!
I can’t wait to meet you!!
WHY I DO THIS:
I get a front row seat and an all inclusive pass to some of the most important days of people’s lives. I get to document family history…. man-nothing is better than that! Listen, the truth is, I know how important images are. I lost my 17 year old sister in a fatal car accident and it wasn’t until having to search thru shoe boxes of images to display at her funeral that it hit me…HARD! Photos are SO SO SO important. That day changed me as a person AND as a photographer. I hope no one ever has to experience the overwhelming feeling of regret I had that day…the feeling of not enough…not enough REAL authentic moments captured. That is really what built the foundation of my business. I want to give YOU what I wished I had. Since then, I’ve been on a mission. I want to capture images that are full of fun, rich in sentiment and abundant with authenticity. I know first hand that photos are worth SO much more than the paper they are printed on.
…and now for your entertainment, a few Instagram photos of my mug!
Just a few random facts about me:
I think it’s important to make note-I do not take every wedding and/or portrait session. I believe that we need to be a good fit-you deserve nothing less. I mentioned it before, I will be spending more time with you then your Groom during the wedding festivities and you have to put up with my quirky personality during your portrait session so if we don’t “click” then it will be miserable for both of us……your wedding day and/or portrait session should be relaxing, memorable and FUN.
I can’t wait to meet YOU!!