08.20.2018

Get to Know the Gal Behind the Lens

Hi there!  I’m Jenna Deason – photographer, Dr. Pepper addict, and a proud pet parent to several furred and feathered critters.  I love to travel and explore new places, but I also enjoy staying at home and relaxing.  A creative at heart, I’m constantly dreaming up new ideas and there’s always a DIY project, or three, in the works at my home.

I’ve lived all over this beautiful country, which has allowed me to experience a variety of cultures and environments. While originally from southern Maryland near DC, I spent my later childhood in Nevada just outside of Las Vegas.  I headed to southern Colorado for college and then moved back east to coastal Virginia after graduation.  A few years later, I crossed paths with a handsome military guy who loved Alaska and followed him and my adventurous heart there.  It soon became my adopted home and we’ve decided to stay here even after he retired and moved on to another career.

My hubby and I in Scotland! (PC: In the Name of Love Photography)

Jenna D’ Photography started as a creative outlet when I was working in the court system in rural Alaska.  I’d started photographing the beautiful landscapes and wildlife when I moved here so I could share them with friends and family around the globe.  I never considered photographing people until my boss at the court asked if I could create her son’s senior portraits.  Always up for an opportunity to grow, I agreed, even though I doubted my skills.  That first session taught me that I not only had the skill to create portraits people cherished, I could also connect with my subject and make them feel comfortable, so I could capture their genuine personality.  My skill set has grown a lot since then, but being able to relate to my subjects from the back of the camera is still the most important tool in my toolbox.  I look forward to connecting with you, so we can create images that showcase your story and personality.

Exploring at Skógafoss waterfall in Iceland!

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