Jen Hearn Photography

(Me and a rubber chicken)

Important Things

I love shooting weddings. It's my passion, for real. Since 2014 I've shot 50 weddings, and here's my promise to you:

I will try my best to capture all the magic and 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.

Because that's what weddings are all about.

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.

Other Stuff

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 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 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.

Every year turkey vultures come to roost. I might be obsessed with them.

Random list of things I love besides dogs and turkey vultures: Kind people, true crime stories, Bloody Marys, NYC, phó

  • Favorite photographers: Diane Arbus, Sally Mann, Shelby Lee Adams, Annie Leibovitz, Richard Avendon, Vivian Maier, Joel-Peter Witkin

  • Favorite directors: P.T. Anderson, Wes Anderson, John Cassavetes

  • Favorite authors: Hunter S. Thompson, John Irving, Joan Didion, J.D. Salinger, e.e. cummings

  • Favorite musicians: Tom Waits, Cat Power, Kendrick Lamar, Jason Isbell, Warren Zevon, Nick Cave

Now for some random pics!

Some quotes I love:

“One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.” Helen Keller

"Be a football to time and chance, the more kicks the better." R.W. Emmerson

I'm not talking about dance lessons. I'm talking about putting a brick through the other guy's windshield. I'm talking about taking it out and chopping it up. Royal Tennenbaum

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh. W.H. Auden

"It never got weird enough for me." Hunter S. Thompson