Hey hey! I'm Jennifer!
I believe in sandy feet, salty hair and celebrating each moment. Originally from Virginia Beach and now soaking up the sunshine in Palo Alto, CA, I'm always looking for adventure alongside my awesome hubby, Forrest. You'll usually find us outside; chasing waves, climbing mountains, biking, swimming, or doing just about anything other than sitting still. We love to travel and experience new cultures, typically combining our journeys with epic adventures with a loaded down backpack. Volunteering is another passion and in 2018, we took that abroad spending time volunteering in Ecuador and The Virgin Islands.
My love of the outdoors has strongly influenced my photography. My favorite subjects are the overlooked details that surround us every day. I create images depicting simple pleasures as I see them in my mind, showing natural beauty that might otherwise be forgotten. I'm drawn to color and light, each the brighter the better! My goal is to create images that are uplifting and lighthearted, leaving the viewer filled with hope and a desire to join me on my next adventure.
Cameras and Lenses
Filters, Tripods, and Remotes
Breakthrough Photography Magnetic Filter System- Circular Polarizer & 10 Stop ND • B+W XS Pro Circular Polarizer • B+W .6 Neutral Density • Sirui Carbon Fiber Tripod • MeFoto Globetrotter • Vello Shutterboss Wireless • Vello Shutterboss II • Travel Tripod by Peak Design
Straps and Bags
Peak Design SlideLite Camera Strap • Peak Design Slide Camera Strap • Peak Design Leash Camera Strap • Mindshift Backlight 18L Backpack • Mindshift Trailscape 18L Backpack • Mindshift Photocross 13L Backpack • Wandrd Prvke 21L Backpack • Jo Totes Gracie • Tenba BYOB Insert 7, 9, 10
Print shop @ SmugMug (click for 20% off) • Website @ Squarespace • Dell XPS 13 Laptop • iPhone X • iPad Air • Asus IPS 27” Monitor • HP Desktop PC • SanDisk 128GB Extreme Pro Memory Cards • Adobe Photography Plan
…the sun; particularly rising or setting over the ocean.
…backyard birding and long walks in the woods.
…swimming in the ocean, the salt stinging my skin.
…to hike to the furthest trail because it has the best view.
…a home cooked meal, eaten on your lap and followed with a bowl of fresh churned gelato.
…a cold rosé on a hot summer day or a craft beer by the campfire.
…long dinners with friends and family, followed by a board game paired with a bottle of wine.
…riding with the top down on my Jeep, wild, hair tucked under a ball cap, flip flops discarded under sandy feet.
I'm never happier than when I'm staring at a beautiful view.
And I'm up for almost anything, as long as I can carry my camera.
Creative Photography Techniques, Virginia Beach Photography Club
Exposing the Details of the Natural World, Click Away
Growing your Photography Through Personal Projects, Virginia Beach Photography Club
Love the Land: How to Create a More Compelling Landscape Photograph, Virginia Beach Photography Club
An Introduction to Seascape Photography, Virginia Beach Photography Club