MEET JEN

twin cities photographer; animal lover; sunlight chaser

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Hey guys! I'm the Jen behind Jennifer Grace Portraits. I am currently based out of Farmington, MN but grew up north of the cities and love traveling for sessions! Ever since grade school I have had an undying love for animals and photography. Being both a Certified Veterinary Technician and photographer has given me the best of both worlds! I work with clients to achieve one-of-a-kind photos that they can cherish for a lifetime. From engagements & weddings, to families & updating headshots, my work differs from session to session and I look forward to telling your unique story from behind the lens! Contact me for more details!

Okay a little more about myself:

  1. I was married on 9/28/18 to my best friend, Ben! He is the most supportive person I know, and will actually come along to shoots with me to help carry equipment!

  2. We welcomed our first baby boy into the world on 10/1/2020. We are so in love!

  3. My two dogs are my world. We have a 12 year old Bassador (Lab/Basset Mix) named Cowboy and a 2 year old Basset Hound named Banjo. As you can see below, they were featured in both our engagement and wedding photos! :)

  4. I wish I could say otherwise, but I am addicted to Starbucks and what girl doesn't love Target? ;) I may have already been to both this morning...

  5. I am a huge football fan and love cheering for my Badgers and Green Bay Packers (Yes, I know I am based in MN). Ben is a Vikings fan, so let's just say there is a little rivary in our household come football season ;)

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I have loved being behind the camera for as long as I can remember. Whether it was going through several disposable cameras in a day, taking pictures of my friends in middle school, or making super awkward at-home music videos, I love how the camera has always allowed me to unleash my creativity. As someone who as always hated getting their picture taken, my main priority is making sure you are comfortable in front of the camera. I achieve this through communication before photo sessions, and by being goofy behind the lens! I have never liked the typical "posing" aspect of photography. I achieve the best photos by directing my clients with silly prompts instead! I can guarantee your photo session will be fun, relaxed, and interesting. I will show up with a whole bunch of prompts & suggestions, but please don't hesitate to make the session your own by bringing props and sharing your ideas with me! Saw a picture you loved on Pinterest? HECK YES. Send it to me! I love to collaborate and make visions come to life.

ABOUT JENNIFER GRACE PORTRAITS.........................

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