Jen Hearn Photography

Candid, expressive, unconventional photography




Hi! Thanks for checking out my website.


The most important thing I can tell you is that I'm a photographer. I don't call myself a "wedding photographer" because I shoot so much more. I shoot what's around me, what interests me. And what interests me is people.


(That time I took wedding pics on a carousel)


That's why I love shooting weddings. The people, the emotions, the once in a life moments. Since 2014 I've shot over 50 weddings, and here's my promise to you:


I will try my best to capture all the magic, chaos and beauty of your day. I'll be on the look out for real human emotion and surprises. All the joy, the humor and the bittersweet. I'll do my best to catch the candid moments with grace and humor. To create images that mean everything to you now and in years to come.


(That time I found a giant grasshopper statue at a venue)


I'll also stop and get you coffee on my way. I'll bring duct tape and candy (for emergencies). I'll help the groomsmen with their ties and keep everyone's nerves calm with laughter.



(Times Square making friends)


How did I become a wedding photographer?

By accident! I've loved photography since I was a kid, but didn't shoot my first wedding until 2013. It was a friend's backyard wedding and I did it was a favor, but was shocked at how much fun it was. So I kept doing it. As a 2nd shooter (to learn more) and then on my own.


What's important to me as a small business owner?

The most important thing is that I own and operate my own business (woman owned businesses rule!) It's also vital that I'm inclusive and work with people of all kinds. LGBT friendly to the max!


What else?

I'm married with 2 rescue dogs. If you follow me online you will see a ton of pics of my dogs.




I got married in Vegas in 2008. Actually, we eloped. I never wanted a wedding. So it's funny that weddings have become such a huge part of my life.



We met on match.com. My husband looked for girls who like Tom Waits. We love horror movies and dogs (duh!) We live on property that has been in my husband's family for over 100 years and we have a barn.





If you're bored, go ahead and keep scrolling!



Here are more things I like:












Favorite Photographers:


Diane Arbus

"A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know."


Sally Mann

“Photographs open doors into the past but they also allow a look into the future.”


Shelby Lee Adams

"My portraits are, in a way, self-portraits that represent a long autobiographical exploration of creativity, imagination, vision, repulsion and salvation. My greatest fear as a photographer is to look into the eyes of my subject and not see my own reflection. "


Richard Avedon

“All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.”





Favorite Films:

Best in Show

Royal Tennenbaums

Rosemary's Baby

No Country For Old Men

Hereditary

Eraserhead

Grey Gardens

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

There Will Be Blood

Punchdrunk Love

Hannah & Her Sisters

The Shining

Halloween

Carrie

(I might love horror movies)



Favorite TV shows:

The Office

(That's it, there is no better.)



Favorite Music:

Tom Waits

Cat Power

Jason Isbell

Kendrick Lamar

Bright Eyes

Jay-z

Ryan Adams

Laura Marling

Will Oldman

Nick Cave

Sleater- Kinney

Prince

Paul Simon

The National



Random Things:

Coffee

Dogs

Thrift stores

Phở and Bánh mì

Fancy shoes & handbags

Winter & snow

e.e. cummings

The Office

Collecting horror memorabilia

John Cassavetes