~ Jennifer Findlay ~
I’m a women’s portrait photographer who believes every woman desires and deserves a photo that she falls in love with.
My photoshoots are designed to be a fun experience, where women can feel confident and beautiful. I encourage them to show me their true essence—that special something that makes them uniquely beautiful. It’s not about changing the way they look. It’s changing the way they see themselves so they can celebrate the amazing women they are at this time in their lives. Each day is a gift and a moment to be captured, whether for business branding or personal lifestyle shots, my clients are proud to share their photos with everyone they know!
I started photographing women of all ages, because I wanted to see more women existing in photos. I purposely hid behind my camera for 20 years, so that I wouldn’t be photographed. In 2014 I finally realized that I was hurting my family by not being in our photo history. My sister asked me for pictures that she could put in a Christmas photo album for my parents. I had loads of photos of my children and my husband, but I didn’t have a single picture of me. I was too ashamed of how I looked to be seen in photos. Does that sound familiar to you?
Weight was my issue. I gained 100 lbs over those 20 years, and I felt the opposite of beautiful. Isn’t that the story of so many women? We put everyone else’s needs ahead of our own, and then we judge ourselves for the way our bodies change. We don’t think we’re worthy of being in photographs. The problem is that we’re not only hurting ourselves, but we’re hurting the people we love too. Think about how much you cherish photos of the people you love. They’re priceless.
My dream is to photograph 1,000 women throughout my career, so I can show them how incredibly beautiful they are inside and out. I don’t want any woman to feel the way I used to feel. This life is so precious, and we can’t waste any more time thinking we’re not good enough.