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Meet Lindsay Jenks

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lindsay Jenks.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I have always been the one with the camera; the one who takes pictures of everything and documents each moment. I remember as early as 6th grade, I was bringing a camera to school and taking pictures at recess.
I got my first “real” camera after my daughter was born 10 years ago and I haven’t stopped clicking. I wanted to document every milestone and didn’t want to miss a thing. I was the typical mom with the camera (and I still am…just a bit better!). After a couple of years and thousands of pictures later, my friends began asking me to take their family Christmas photos, Sweet Sixteen photos, engagement photos..then more requests followed with pregnancy announcements, birthdays, business headshots, best friend photos, pets…I think you see the pattern :).
The more photos I took the more excited I was to learn about photography. I took my first photography class a couple years ago where I learned how to shoot in manual mode. This was the most challenging but exciting part for me. I knew that if I could learn this, then I could control the camera to take photos the way I wanted to take them and not let the camera decide for me. Over this past year I have invested in several more photography courses and have devoted many hours to fine tuning and developing my photography skills. I officially launched my business, “Lindsay Jenks Photography,” in October and things couldn’t be going better!

Please tell us about your art.
I am a natural light photographer which means I don’t use a flash so I pay extremely close attention to the light around us. We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place that dazzles us with the most amazing sunsets and Sonoran Desert backdrops. My specialty is families, couples and kiddos and my goal is to make sure their true personalities shine in every photo. While I do love the classic poses I absolutely love to capture candid moments. My style would be best described as vibrant, creative and playful.

What do you think about conditions for artists today? Has life become easier or harder for artists in recent years? What can cities like ours do to encourage and help art and artists thrive?
My experience with the photography community has been extremely positive and encouraging. I am a part of several photography groups and everyone I have met has been very helpful and uplifting. We are a team of creatives all working towards a common goal. There isn’t a sense of competition as we all have our own unique styles and there is more than enough business to go around. I feel fortunate to know that if I have a question or need constructive criticism on a photo that I have a whole community of like-minded individuals willing to help me out.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
You can find me on Facebook under Lindsay Jenks Photography and follow me on Instagram @LindsayJenksPhotography .

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Lindsay’s headshot: Abrar Khalid Photography

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