Hi I am Jennifer and I am the lead photographer at Portrait Pretty Photography. I love photographing people ~ brides to be, babies, newborns, children, seniors and families.
I am always asked, how did you get into photography? It’s always been a part of me since I was very little. One of my favorite toys as a toddler was the ViewMaster I would play with it for hours, when I got a little older I got a Poloroid camera, then when I was a around 12 years old my Dad bought me a Pentax 35mm film camera. I just loved that camera. A few years later, I took my first photography class and have not stopped ever since. I have always had a creative side, born with the artistic vision and that helps me bring the most amazing heirloom quality images to you. As you can see, I have had a very long time (around 26 years to be exact) to learn and perfect, photographing people which is why I am able to do a newborn session, photograph and soothe newborns so well and then the next day have a senior portrait session and pose them so perfectly. As soon as I look through my view finder I can see what will appear beautifully and what will not. So you find me fixing and adjusting, constantly as I go, to make that perfect image. That is something you cannot learn overnight, or even in a few years, it takes a lot of time, and tons of practice.
Some non-photography related things about me? I am a Mom, to a little girl whom inspires me to work hard and be the best I can be. I am a wife of an amazing husband whom I have been with since 1999. Family has always been important to me. I am an animal lover, I was the kid who would find a stray dog and bring them home. I love nature, the outdoors. One of my favorite places to relax is at the beach at sunset, you can take a moment, relax and just be. I love the smell after it rains.
Besides being creative, I have always had a head for business and I use that experience to help other photographers with theirs. I was recently published in the 2014 Business Issue of Lemonade and Lenses a high end photography magazine where my work was displayed in a 4 page spread. My background in business as well as creativity has provided me the skills to communicate effectively with my clients; professionally and warmly. I adore meeting other photographers in the industry. When I see a fellow photographer on-location, I always say hi, be nice and friendly to your neighbor – you never know where your next referral is coming from.
Besides all of the above, I have always had a special place in my heart to give back. I have been a group leader volunteer for WhatToExpect.com since 2010, I help moms-to-be answer those questions you are searching for in relation to pregnancy and help search local resources. Besides that I also am a volunteer photographer for The Gold Hope Project, which I provide portrait sessions for pediatric cancer patients and survivors.
I am blessed and honored to have couples choose me to photograph their wedding and parents choose me to photograph their newborn, child, senior and/or family. I love photographing people and I am so lucky to have this amazing gift that I can share with you. XOXO Jennifer Lee
“Jennifer did a fantastic job photographing our newborn at 2 weeks old. I came across her website and was instantly impressed by her portfolio of magical baby photos. I contacted her last minute (nearly 2 weeks after baby was born), and right from the start she was incredibly responsive and flexible in scheduling us in, still in time to achieve those amazing sleepy shots that we wanted. As for her work, she did not disappoint. The pictures were adorable and artistically done. She has a wide assortment of props at her studio (blankets, wraps, and cute little knitted hats, headgear, little outfits… you name it) and has a keen eye for setting your baby up to look his/her best. Simply put, the final images delivered to us were stunning, and we are beyond thrilled to be left with such beautiful memories of our newborn. Highly recommend booking Jennifer to photograph your own little one. You will not regret it. Her images will put a smile on your face for a long time to come.”
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