We are so excited to welcome the amazingly talented Jackie Jean to the Pretty Blog! Take a moment to learn more about her incredible child photography, and be sure to visit her website Jean Photography. Thank you so much Jackie for taking the time to share your work with us today!Where did your inspiration for photography begin?
When I was about 10 years old, I had my 110 film camera and I took pictures of everything. I never stopped loving photography after that and it only increased after taking a photography course in high school.How would you describe your photography style?
Creative, Fun, Emotive. I love the creative aspect of photography as I am able to capture what I envision in my head. I say fun because I work towards my clients having a fun experience and I genuinely love to laugh and love laughter, so I like capturing those silly candids. Emotive because I like to capture love and beauty whether it is a connection in a relationship or a simple portrait. Did you study photography in school or are you self taught?
I began learning the techs in my high school photography course and then continued to learn by reading books and trial and error. I am a hands on learned so most of what I have learned has been self taught. What brand/model camera do you shoot, and what is your favorite lens?
I shoot with a Nikon D800. My favorite lens is the 135mm, though I do love the 85mm as it is simple and light.Do you have any tips for photographers on how to find the light?
Pay close attention to your subject and how the light falls on them. So many times, if a subject was just angled slightly different, the whole dynamic of the image would change. What is your favorite subject to photograph and why?
Families and kids. I love to capture connection within the family and kids are just simply awesome. They are just themselves and I like bringing their personalities out in camera. What is a good lesson you have learned this year in photography or in your business?
There is only one me and I am learning to be just that. It is easy to get swept up in what everybody else is doing, but there is no fulfillment in doing what everyone else is doing. If you could encourage a new photographer in one area, what would it be?
Be true to yourself.What do you love most about being a photographer?
Two things. I love being able to express myself through photography and secondly, I love, LOVE all the people I meet.Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Continuing to take pictures, travel, teaching, and most of all, loving on my family.
About the Artist: Hello there! My name is Jackie Jean. I am a mama of five, (yes, five) amazing kids. I am a natural light, children and family portrait photographer. I love coffee shops, chatting with people, the outdoors, music; l also love so much teaching and encouraging others in their passions.