Seattle Event & Lifestyle Photographer » Fun, candid photography.

First, a heads up that I’ll be out of the office until March 5th, super excited to be teaching at the Photo Field Trip conference in Santa Barbara this weekend.

In the meantime, here’s a little scene I witnessed while visiting the Piazza Duomo in Lecce, a beautiful city in the Puglia region of southern Italy.  I immediately thought of the 1956 movie, Le Ballon Rouge (The Red Balloon), one of my favorites as a child. This story ends a little differently. So sad to see the balloon fly off without the little guy.

  • MamanMarch 2, 2014 - 8:43 am

    Tout n’est pas perdu! Le ballon existe toujours en tes photos!
    et aussi dans le coeur du garcon. La raison d’etre d’une bonne femme photographe

  • mattMarch 4, 2014 - 1:25 pm

    it was amazing finally getting to meet you, then see you kill it at the lip-sync contest and then later get my beard man handled by you in line for dinner. good times.

Some from the iPhone:

I was fortunate to explore some of New South Whales & Victoria over in Australia the past couple of weeks. The people were kind, giving and hilariously funny. Heartfelt thanks to my friends Alyda & Todd McGaw, Dan O’Day, and Samm Blake for being their country’s best guides.



  • alydaApril 17, 2013 - 12:53 am

    i love you and miss you. love seeing our country through your eyes.

  • JohnApril 17, 2013 - 12:56 am

    Ummm…awesome much?


  • samm blakeApril 17, 2013 - 1:08 am

    it was so awesome spending the weekend in Melbourne with you and lades! missing you muchly! xoxo

  • RacheleApril 17, 2013 - 1:10 am

    these photos are beautiful and easily make me want to go back to Australia as soon as possible!

  • Brooke SchultzApril 17, 2013 - 12:25 pm

    Absolutely stunning. I love what you say with your photos–it’s so refreshing.

  • daniel usenkoApril 18, 2013 - 2:03 pm

    that looks fuuuuun

  • LukeApril 19, 2013 - 12:38 am

    you are a very good photographer indeed

  • Dan O'DayApril 21, 2013 - 6:05 am

    i love your pictures almost as much as I love you… Australia misses you.. you can come back now please.

  • geneohApril 23, 2013 - 2:53 pm

    looks like an awesome time with amazing ppl.

  • Jen @ The Well Read FishApril 28, 2013 - 9:46 pm

    Oh man, I’d frame so many of your pix, even though I don’t know the people.
    Also, the towels. I don’t know the hanging towels and sheets either, but they’re delightful too.

  • Leah SpencerMay 15, 2013 - 12:56 am

    Oh, Wow!!!! What a lovely place!!!! Australia is one of the best Nature’s beauty and it’s photographs does not need any Photoshop and here is the proof……..Keep up the good work

  • JK BlackwellJune 3, 2013 - 12:57 am

    Ah all my favourite people!! Was great to have finally met you – you’re a legend! Jx

Next week kicks off two months of travel including a long overdue visit to Australia, a talk on the second day of the Canada Photo Convention, sun time in Mexico and a few US cities on either coast in between. If you need to reach me the best way will be by email or text.  Thanks!

  • olivia leighMarch 31, 2013 - 12:05 am

    How cool is this picture, Miss J? I’m tempted to request to buy a print…

  • JK BlackwellApril 5, 2013 - 4:08 am

    Safe travels Ms JJ! xx

Santa Fe, NM

I’ll be traveling for the next few weeks, with a handful of weddings in New York and a talk at the Foundation Conference in Arizona.  Although I’ll be checking email, my response rate may be a little slower than usual.  Thanks for understanding.

UPDATE:  I’ve been without power in NY due to Hurricane Sandy.  My family & I are safe but we’ve been told we’ll be without power for at least a week due to a tree that fell on our power lines and caught fire two houses down.

  • JK BlackwellOctober 24, 2012 - 9:42 pm

    Wow… *jaw dropping image*

  • AmirOctober 25, 2012 - 9:04 am

    Fantastic shot!

  • Anna-RinaNovember 22, 2012 - 8:02 am

    Hi Jenny, I stumbled upon your work via twitter. Just wanted to say that I absolutely love the photos that you shoot, they’re just so….raw. In a good way that is :) Hope things are getting better for you and your family in NY! Godspeed.

For the past week I’ve had the privilege of studying with Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden in Toronto.  Bruce is known for his character driven, often humorous photographic observations on urban streets whether it be in New York, Haiti or Japan.  The man is hilarious and I’ve really enjoyed his many stories and honest critiques.  The following is some of the work I produced this week while walking the streets of Toronto.




  • Jessica HanaumiMay 13, 2011 - 7:48 pm

    Hot dog! I love these!

  • AnnaMay 13, 2011 - 8:54 pm

    Your imagery already has plenty of verve and sass…now this? Come on. Just not fair.

  • Ryan FloodMay 13, 2011 - 10:04 pm

    Love everything about that last shot, all the way down to the “ubway”.

  • ShaunaMay 14, 2011 - 2:56 am

    Wow.. what an amazing opportunity! These are just awesome Madame.. that last one is priceless.

  • KirstenMay 14, 2011 - 5:15 am

    You are my photo hero, Ms.Jenny. I just love your work and am so excited to see what us to come from that brilliant talent of yours. My fab is the pissed off lady in front of the roach coach. Priceless.

  • Luke EshlemanMay 14, 2011 - 6:26 am

    These are absolutely amazing. I love street photography more than anything and would have loved to have gone to Bruce Gilden’s workshop. These photos are definitely Magnum quality.

  • Ed Uh Treh RowMay 14, 2011 - 8:06 am

    Dope as fuck!

  • Erin CMay 14, 2011 - 5:14 pm

    jenny, wow. i, for one, love these. but it’s clear that the lady in the burger-truck photo thinks you’re a little suspect.

  • kariMay 17, 2011 - 9:29 am

    wicked pissah :)

  • Gemma CarrMay 17, 2011 - 8:55 pm

    You got Golden on us! Love ‘em Jenny. Craft Fat Burger – gimme gimme!

  • Gemma CarrMay 17, 2011 - 8:56 pm

    I meant Gilden, not Golden :) But you are Golden anyways :)

  • Fer JuaristiMay 26, 2011 - 4:21 am

    girl, so proud of you, It was was so cool to chat with you in TO.

  • Zoë GMay 26, 2011 - 8:38 am

    Jenny, I’ve been a fan of your work for a while now and am so thrilled to see you capture my hometown so charismatically. It’s always incredible to see Toronto through the eyes of others. But, I’m particularly thrilled with your vision of this dynamic place. You captured some of its under-represented charm. It is in the diversity of faces and places that this city of neighbourhoods thrives. Thank you for sharing!

  • JuliannaMay 30, 2011 - 4:16 pm

    Love the shots- honest and charming.