{Photojenic} Photography

My name is Jen Salvevold and I am the owner of {Photojenic} Photography Studio & Photo Gallery. My love for photography started when I was a child. The Fisher Price Pocket Camera(the one where you click the shutter and you get to view zoo animals) was my first camera(Yes, I am a 70's child;). It was from there, that I moved on to using my parents old Kodak Instamatic w/flash cube. Come my 16th Birthday I had gotten a pink LeClic. But it wasn't until I was about a Sophomore in High School with my first full time job, that I really was able to take off with my passion. I was truly able to keep up with buying the newest camera during that era(still nothing fancy thou), along with buying film; paying for the development and storing the photos in photo albums. Since those moments in time, I have gone through about a dozen and a half camera's from 110's-35mm's-digital's....from 2011-2014 I was the proud owner of a Canon 60D.  2014 I added a Canon 7D. My editing software is Adobe Photoshop CS6, Lightroom 4 & Photomatrix for my Real Estate Photography. Photography is my passion and the center of my life!

 

A little bit about my life outside of photography is that I am a wife of 23 years. My husband and I have 19 year old twins and a 16 year old. For critters, we have our Rosie, a Beagle who is 11. We are a very close family and spend most our free time together in one form or another. And July 1st of 2017 we bought a house in Brainerd, MN due to my twins college, their work and my husbands work being in Brainerd. I love to cook and bake; and having get together's with family and friends. Other things...I enjoy crafting, I make spoon rings, crochet, draw, sew, make jewelry, refurbish furniture and so on. My latest downtime project is learning to carve driftwood. I graduated from college Spring of '13 with high honors & an A.A.S. in Photographic Imaging, w/certification in Matting and Framing & earned my CPC(Certified Photographic Consultant) Certificate. I am a member with NAPP, PPA & Focal Point Photography Club. And I am also a Pequot Lakes Chamber Member & member of Community Action of Pequot Lakes. November 1st, 2013 doors opened to my country photo studio outside of Pequot Lakes by Ideal Corner. And in December of 2014 I moved into my newest location of the Jack Pine Center on Main Street in Pequot Lakes. As they say, "Location, Location, Location!" 

I am available for photo shoots such as and not limited to...Newborn-Children-Senior Portraits-Couples-Engagement-Wedding-Boudoir-Maternity-Family & Generational. Also...Pet Photography, Nature Shots, Sports, Events, Auto Shows & Real Estate/VRBO Photography. I use editing software when necessary such as Photoshop, Lightroom & Photomatrix. Framed Photo Prints & Canvas' are available also, either contact me or you can order Prints through my website directly. I am willing to cooperate fully to your needs. You can find more pics and specs on me at Facebook, Twitter, Flickr & Capture Minnesota...

Publications & Awards:

~2012 I had a photo in "Outdoor Life" Magazine.

~I won "Best of Category" in the MN Zoo & National Camera Exchange Contest-2012, so my photo of a Grizzly Bear is hanging on the Zoo wall for one year(NOVEMBER 2013) & I spotted this same photo of mine in the Mall Of America's Visitors Guide.

~My Photography has won different titles in Contests at the college and Franklin Art Center such as "Best of Show" "Honorable Mention" and I have won "1st, 2nd & 3rd" place ribbons. I have many newspaper publications(Redwood Gazette, Brainerd Dispatch, Echo, Great Northern News) and photos in calender's(Schaefer's & Northland Arboretum) and a photography book(Photographer's Forum); Photos also published on websites for companies(Noble Escrow & Title, Hopkins Health & Wellness, etc) and things such as the Staples, MN Chamber of Commerce website.

~I have been published 4 times with both Portraits and classic cars in the magazine "Dames, Planes & Automobiles" a Bi-annual magazine

~October 2014 I had 4 photos published in the magazine "Ladies of Steampunk"

~2015-Current I have been a guest writer and photographer for a local paper called "Great Northern News"

~July/August 2017 Lakes & Home Magazine has my photo's recognized in a write up for a local cabin.


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