I have had the honor of being photographed by Jen several times in my life and her images reveal who I was then, who I am now.
- ellen zenson
- Darcie Pelsor Alexander
The morning was a bit chaotic, but never once did I feel like I needed to apologize to Jen for the chaos - she gets it. She feeds off of families being real ... My looks of "Gah! This is so much to deal with!" were met with looks of, "I know! I've been there too!". And when I see her taking a photo of a moment I would have missed, I'm so grateful for her perspective.
- ravyn stadick
My experience with Jen was really special for our family. We had just lost our twin daughters after giving birth to them prematurely. All I had left of them was a small box of hopes and dreams and trinkets from their short stay on this earth. I wanted them so badly to be there and Jen was able to capture their presence in our photos.
- bree walk
We all sat on our bed and went through the girls box and shared it with Jen. Not just the smiles but what we were all feeling at that time in our lives. We still to this day, years later look through those photographs and cry, smile and laugh. I can't thank her enough for those memories she captured for us.
I will never forget what it felt like to fall in love with my wife because of these photos. Fifty years from now our grandkids will be able to look at these images and know exactly who we were, and how big our love was.
- nick north
- Kris Wallsmith
When I learned I was pregnant at 40 and on a solo mission of parenthood, I was excited but worried that there would be no one around to capture the most beautiful, intimate moments of my pregnancy and my daughter's first year. Somehow the Universe blessed me by bringing Jen into my life.
- Sydney Daly
Jen first photographed us a decade ago - I was pregnant and we wanted to capture the moment. Since then, we've worked with Jen to create an archive of the time since our daughter was born - it is a deliciously wonderful chronicle that only Jen could have created.
- Ellen McCormick
Over the time I've known Jen, she continues to hone her incredible design eye in way that astonishes and moves me - she has matured her portraiture style into a profound act of witnessing her subjects. Her vision is highly empathetic, loving, honest and classic.
Based on how she described her approach, and my own interactions with her, I knew that she knew the grittiness of life -- the joys and the struggles, the beauty in imperfectly candid moments. I knew she valued capturing what is real, so I simply relaxed into the realness of our situation that day and let whatever come, come.
- Holly Osment