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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 spend my time chasing adventures 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. Our home away from home is a surf shack on Cape Hatteras National Seashore in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We love to travel and experience new cultures, typically combining our journeys of 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.

2018.04.14 Sunset at the Point Cape Hatteras North Carolina by Jennifer Carr Photography Virginia Beach-12.jpg

My Gear

Cameras and Lenses

Sony a7rIIISony 16-35 f2.8Sony 24-70 f2.8Sony 100-400 GSony 35 f1.4Sony 85 f1.8

Sony RX100 mVISony a6500Sony 20 f2.8Sony 10-18Sony 18-105

Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 50, Edge 80, Velvet 56 • Helios 44-2 58 f2.0

Filters, Tripods, and Remotes

Breakthrough Photography Magnetic Filter System- Circular Polarizer & 10 Stop ND • B+W XS Pro Circular PolarizerB+W .6 Neutral DensitySirui Carbon Fiber TripodMeFoto GlobetrotterVello Shutterboss WirelessVello Shutterboss IITravel Tripod by Peak Design

Straps and Bags

Peak Design SlideLite Camera StrapPeak Design Slide Camera StrapPeak Design Leash Camera StrapMindshift Backlight 18L BackpackMindshift Trailscape 18L BackpackMindshift Photocross 13L BackpackWandrd Prvke 21L BackpackJo Totes GracieTenba BYOB Insert 7, 9, 10

Underwater Gear

CamDive Underwater HousingFantasea Underwater HousingFantasea Dome Port

Tech Stuff

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

Yellow Sandbridge Pier Sunrise © Jennifer Carr Photography Virginia Beach.jpg

I love…

…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.

2018.10.18 Sunrise in Avon © Jennifer Carr Photography-3.jpg

Articles

Jennifer Carr: Fine Art Landscape Photographer Film

How to Keep Your Camera Safe at the Beach this Summer

5 Tools to Up Your Landscape Photography Game

I Planted my own Flower Garden and my Photography Blossomed

The End of a Season

My Photography Journey: Jennifer Carr

5 Tips for Photographing Where You Live

Elevate Landscape Photography With Light

5 Ways to Elevate your Photography with Atmosphere

Featured Female Travel Photographer | Jennifer Carr

Presentations

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