Jenny has been a photog friend of mine for around two years now! I got the privilege of shooting a maternity & newborn session for her and her adorable family.
Jenny is a portrait photographer in the Bartow area! She has two little girls who are as cute as can be, a husband who is extremely supportive of her and her passion, she’s also a nurse AND loves Jesus, which is always a plus in my book! We have only really been around each other twice for their sessions, yet we connect and are alike on SO many levels that it’s scary! We joke that we were supposed to be sisters and were separated at birth..for real y’all.
When Jenny told me she wanted to book me for a mentoring session, I was extremely excited!! We live about an hour and a half away from each other (which really isn’t far so we definitely need to get together more!) so we agreed to meet in Tampa at the Oxford Exchange so the drive wouldn’t be as far. I asked Jenny to send me a list of topics or questions that she would like to go over during her session so that we could get as much covered on those topics as possible!
We sat upstairs at OE and sipped our iced coffee and iced latte while getting a bunch accomplished. We made Lightroom presets, talked batch editing, workflow, client experience, posing and so much more! After we were finished talking, we walked around the Oxford Exchange and I took some fresh head shots for Jenny. She is an incredibly joyful person to be around and has a great smile! We were laughing the entire time. Afterwards, she practiced our new found ability to “Free-lens” on me! She took some beautiful shots! It was so much fun learning with her because I had never tried free-lensing before either. You’ll notice what newbie free-lens shots look like in some of the photos, it’s where most of the photo is extra blurry and has a little vignette around the photo! I definitely would like to practice it more!
I’m so thankful for genuine people like Jenny who trust me to mentor them for two hours in order to help them along in their photography journey just like so many have helped me and continue to as time goes on. Community over Competition is thriving in this industry and it makes me so happy to see where the photography community will be over the next several years!
Here is a ton of favorites from Jenny’s Mentoring session!! Don’t forget to check out Jenny’s website HERE! Her work is just gorgeous!!
Jenny!! You are so beautiful, girl!!
The photo below is my favorite free lens shot!!