I'm apart of a small business group called Rising Tide Society. Since joining back in January, I've been exposed to so many inspirational and talented small business owners! Cue Jen! I've wanted to get some professional shots of my work for a long time and I discovered Jen's gorgeous portfolio.
I'm going to share some of my favorites from the session and also a little more about Jen!
1) What made you start JenS Photography?
I really wanted to achieve something in life that I could truly call my own and be passionate about. It's both scary and refreshing to make your own decisions about your work, but it's a risk I knew I would have to take. Balancing business and my passion for photography is always hard, but it definitely keeps me on my toes!
2) What is your favorite kind of session to shoot?
That's tough to choose, but if I had to I would have to say lifestyle headshot sessions! I love working with my subjects one on one because it allows us to work closely together to create a shared vision. Not only do I get to take portraits, I also get to take detail shots of my subject doing what they love. It's always more fun when everyone is enjoying what they're doing!
3) When shooting a lifestyle head shot session, what do you find is your biggest challenge?
I think my biggest challenge is to make sure that I'm communicating my ideas properly to my subject and vice versa. It's easy for us to say something without thinking about how the other person is interpreting it. When everyone is on the same page, things just go :)
4) Is there any type of photography you're not doing now and would like to start doing?
I love taking lifestyle portraits, and even though that's what I'm doing, I would like to do even more :)
5) When you're drawing a blank, where do you like to pull inspiration from?
When I'm feeling stuck, I like to take a break and work on something else like a hobby where it's okay to make mistakes and clear my mind. Looking at the situation from different angles, (both literally and figuratively) helps too!
6) If you could shoot anywhere in the world where would it be?
I'm not sure about a specific place, but it would definitely be somewhere outdoors with majestic scenery, fresh air, and the perfect climate :)
7) What is your favorite tea?
Hmm... another tough question, but I think for now it has to be jasmine!
8) What is your favorite tea pun?
It sure is taking me oolong time to think of something... ;)
Which one is your favorite photo?!