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I'm jenn.

Just a small-town girl who left the cornfields of Iowa for the wild, wild west! Good old mid-western values with the fearless, free-spirit of a city girl. Yes, I'm a dichotomy of allll the good things... part tomboy who isn't afraid of power tools and getting dirty and part girlie-girl who looooves fashion and the power of accessorizing... equally as passionate about getting lost in the streets of an old city filled with history as I am about getting lost in nature by a campfire under a billion stars in the sky. Read on to learn more little tidbits and what inspires me to pick up a camera. 

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I live for adventure and enjoy exploring this beautiful world we live in. 

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"Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world."
- Marilyn Monroes

I'm no Imelda Marcos, but I do love my shoes. 

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I'm that person who actually does stop to smell the roses... and any other flower that crosses my path.  My home is filled with green living plants, and I try to buy fresh flowers every week. 

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Hiking, golfing, yoga, cycling, running, snowboarding and sand volleyball are handful of my favorite activities to stay fit, healthy and happy... and I love watching sports as much as I do playing them. GO Hawkeyes/Cubbies/Bears/Blackhawks/Bulls!!!

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Jenn and her team absolutely nailed it. We are so happy with every aspect of the photography. She has a gift for catching those moments nobody will pay attention to. She blew our expectations out of the water! 

Carly & Brendan

Jenn was an absolute joy to work with and we're so happy we chose her to capture our big day. Leading up to the wedding, Jenn got to know us and our style and these efforts made our wedding photos so very special. She is friendly, passionate and considerate. We would recommend her to anyone!

krystle & billy

I asked for a photographer and gained a friend. Jenn is one of the most AWESOME people that I have ever worked with!!! When we looked for a photographer for our wedding, we both wanted someone who could get down and enjoy the night with us. We loved working with her, and the energy she gives off is so warm and welcoming. 

lauren & matt

Jennifer came with us to Hawaii for our private wedding ceremony… we wanted a photographer that we could really trust to do an incredible job to show our families our special day. She is a joy to work with and was great with both of us considering neither one of us is very comfortable in front of a camera. She perfectly captured the day of my dreams. 

bekah & darren

Jennifer was amazing to work with. She made sure that we had a set timeline and because of her attention to detail, our wedding day went very smoothly. We also had a wedding album made as part of our package. The quality of the album and the photos is truly outstanding. 

alina & bobby

Upon meeting her, there was no question that we wanted her to capture our special day... her photos are beautiful and the artistic style that we were looking for. She was so personable, relaxed, and professional. Thanks so much to Jenn for everything she did for our special day! 

belle & kris

We hired Jennifer to photograph our San Diego destination wedding. Our wedding photos are STUNNING! Jennifer is kind, intelligent, sweet, reliable, and fun! My stomach was in knots on my wedding day and she is someone who just makes you feel at ease. 

Elizabeth & jamie

Being a long distance bride, it can be hard to find vendors that are flexible to your needs, let alone your budget. She was flexible with the dates, times and locations of our engagement shoot. She was great at 'breaking the ice' and getting my husband to crack a smile. She turned around our photos very fast and they look AMAZING! 

holly & david

I love wedding photography because... well, for one, I'm a hopeless romantic. I loooooove LOVE! It's a truly humbling experience to witness and capture the connection between two people on one of the biggest days of their lives. But more importantly, I love wedding photography because I believe in the power of storytelling. I believe in capturing the day as it unfolds from the big moments to the small ones and all of the little details that made your day uniquely yours. Years from now when you look back on your images, I hope all of the emotions and memories of the day come flooding back to you like it was yesterday.

My philosophy

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A candid glance...
a warm hug...
a boisterous laugh...
a tender kiss...
and all of the magical moments in between. I take a natural, photojournalistic approach to wedding photography and aim to tell your unique story with care and honesty. My goal is to make you feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera, and I promise we will have FUN along the way! 

My STYLE

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Every client deserves the best service possible, therefore, I only accept a limited number of weddings each year. Complete wedding collections start at $3800. For more information on availability and collections, send me an email at Jennifer@JenniferHalen.com or fill out my contact form below.

Destination wedding, you say? My wanderlust knows no bounds and the passport is always ready. Let's chat and create a custom collection just for you!

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