Get ready to feel the love!
It’s basically like hanging out with your new best friend (that’s me!) and I just so happen to have a camera with me.
Not everyone is comfortable in front of the camera. Maybe you’re always the one taking the photos, you’re needing a self confidence boost, or maybe you’re just wondering what the heck am I supposed to do with my arms???
The photos in your gallery will look great because I know my way around a camera. But you know what else will happen at your session? I will ask you to tell me your story. Share with me what makes you YOU. I will shut down any less-than-loving thoughts you have about yourself and make you feel like the ultimate main character. I’ll capture your real emotions and unique energy, which is what will make the photos truly beautiful.
I have a full arsenal of puns and dad jokes ready to go, plus a positive attitude that just won’t quit. I hope you’re prepared to feel AMAZING, because I’m ready to be your #1 queerleader. (Cheerleader? Queer? Get it?) 😅
I love the concept of Authentic Camp - giving my photoshoots a bit of unconventional theatricality married perfectly with a relatable, genuine message.
I’m a Leo and an only child, and I’ve got a healthy dose of confidence. I’m extremely proud of my work and the entire ~experience~ I provide, from our first email to your gallery delivery and beyond!
I play several roles: Photographer, Social Media Queen, Confidence Coach, Wife, and Cat Mom - just to name a few!
My wife Ali and I have been together for six years and got engaged the summer of 2021! We met in college (we both went to schools in Boston) and only had three months together to figure out if we were serious before I graduated and moved back to California… (that’s a Bachelor level time frame, yikes!) which meant a year and a half of 3000+ miles of long distance while she finished school. We live in the South Bay Area with our two cats Georgie and Mr. Wobbles (he has cerebellar hypoplasia - look it up!).
My queer identity is a HUGE part of who I am. I didn’t see any femme lesbians or nonbinary people in mainstream media growing up, so I didn’t end up coming out as gay until the end of college and nonbinary in early 2022. Now Ali & I have an incredible worldwide community of queer people of ALL kinds through our Instagram account.
Give us a follow if you need more 24/7 wholesome gay content in your life. Let’s be friends!
Alex (they/them) & Jake (HE/HIM)
Jenni was truly amazing. Our communication was super open and she answered my 1,000,000 questions so I was prepared for anything. We did a very relaxed and casual couples photo session (which turned into a surprise proposal!!!!).
My partner and I are both neurodivergent so having to take photo after photo usually is an unpleasant experience for us, but truly Jenni made it an experience that we both enjoyed.
Our friends and family have raved about our gallery, and I will be singing Jenni’s praises for as long as I walk this earth.
My partner and I are neurodivergent - Jenni made [our session] an experience that we both enjoyed!”
CATHERINE (SHE/HER) & SUZANNA (SHE/HER)
It was great having Jenni photograph our wedding. As a fellow queer, there was a level of comfort and understanding that was nice to not have to think about! And she sure knows her way with a camera. We had her dealing with unfavorable lighting (noon sun under leafy trees) and difficult angles (hills) and she gave us some beautiful pictures. She has a good eye and is a quick thinker. She speaks up about what she needs and will do what needs to be done to serve her client. And the editing was done quickly!
As a fellow queer there was a level of comfort and understanding that was nice to not have to think about!”
Becca (they/them) and Kirat (she/her)
As a queer couple, when my Spouse and I started our search for a photographer we were very clear about two things - that it was important to us to utilize local, LGBTQ+ vendors as much as possible, and that we wanted to have someone on our team that would help up create (and capture) the vision for our event and ceremony that was still being fleshed out. Jenni was such a perfect fit for us! Our ceremony was semi-elopement and a little complex with many parts and Jenni did such an incredible job of understanding our vision and capturing the moments so beautifully. Jenni even put together our photo backdrop for our celebration dinner later that evening and it was so perfect. These are the priceless things you can’t quite anticipate when you choose a photographer, but Jenni really came through for us in so many ways.
When I look at the photos they are so alive, little moments we could have forgotten immortalized in the photos and we will treasure them forever.”
Absolutely wonderful experience with Jenni. The Queer Soul Experience allowed me to acknowledge and celebrate where I’ve come from, who I am right now, and get excited about where I’m going. I ADORED being a collaborator and partner with Jenni, and it was clear to me that she really valued my stories, vision, and comfort level. Not only did the photos turn out SO WELL, the podcast we recorded was such a blast, and was the perfect balance of talking about all that serious stuff, and also just having a fun and silly convo with a pal. I now have a collection of shots to use for networking, auditions, my portfolio, social media, and to share with my family- AND they feel truly representative of me and unique to me. Awesome experience, wonderful person, gorgeous art.
The Queer Soul Experience allowed me to acknowledge and celebrate where I’ve come from who I am right now and get excited about where I’m going.”