Catchlight Park Photography
ABSOLUTELY amazing. If you want awesome, artistic, gorgeous pics Jen is your gal. So fun to work with, takes tons of pics, super fun. Worth every penny! LOVE!
Words cannot describe what an amazing job Jen did capturing the emotions of our wedding day (and engagement). She is AMAZING. Her personality, professionalism, everything is beyond words. She has been deemed our family photographer for years to come.
AMAZING! When we were setting our budget, the photographer was one of the most important things to us. I had been researching several photographers in the area. I knew I wanted a photojournalistic approach. A friend of mine recommended Jen at Catchlight Park. We met with her one evening, and walked out of there knowing she was the right fit for us. Her style was amazing! I began stalking her website then checking out all of her work. I got chills every time I watched her wedding slideshows. Jen shot our engagement session which was so much fun. The day of the wedding, she was joined by Kelly Park as her second shoot. Jen and Kelly work together so well. Our entire group had a blast, and she got all of the key shots we wanted. I couldn’t believe how great everything turned out for us. Jen pulled together a brief slideshow that we’ve been able to share with all of our friends and family. I can’t rave enough about how happy we were with her. Top notch! Now I can’t wait to have kids so she can take pictures of them too!
We could not have asked for better photographer!!! Our photos turned out like pieces of arts! Jen did a great job!! We can't wait to have an occasion we can use her again!!
Now back to the "about me" part.
If it were my decision, we would still travel by horseback. It would force us to take our time, to breathe, to appreciate the silence that allows the soul to speak.
I believe that our surroundings have become overwhelming. It is unbelievable that across my state, there is only one drive in left. Things seem to move too quickly and before we know it, moments in our lives are gone and we can barely remember them. We become too busy moving forward and forget to stand still and enjoy where we are. That's where I come in.
There is nothing that liberates the heart more than running through a firefly filled daisy field at sunset. I wish I could do that more, especially with my children.
That is what my images are to me. They are tiny vacations, short lived escapes, and I try to make them all fantastic and real, most of all whats natural for you. And sometimes, the surprising outcome is recipes for the future and tokens of the past. They are your grandmother’s eyes in the face of your newborn, the spirit of the boy who ‘just might be president’. It is a reflection of who you are, who you want to be, and parts of you, you didn’t know were there. Better still, it's a chance to remember and relive periods in our lives that seem to pass to quickly.
Light is a gift, I love it, as I do its counterpart. I love how shadows held together by the frailest ray of sunshine can lightly stroke the roundness of a pregnant belly. How it will fall like glitter through the ringlets of a “messy head”. I look for those relationships every moment I’m awake. It is my job and my passion.
I like to have fun with my clients and usually I become in some small way, a part of the family.
There are times I will push the boundaries a bit and will look you straight in the eye and say “trust me”.
It has never been a bad decision.
Each session I photograph is a custom approach and there are no boundaries, no required poses, and timelines are very flexible, nothing at all will be the same as your neighbor, and that's how it should be, since all of our "stories" are unique.
I am located in the Fenton area right outside of St. Louis Missouri. I am blessed to live with two very spoiled cats, and my two daughters (also very spoiled), who have not only been an inspiration photographically, but consistently remind me that love is the strongest and most rewarding force on this earth.
Looking forward to hearing from you.