Family & Lifestyle Photography

Jen Theodore Photography

“I am a natural light photographer focused on artistically capturing your treasured moments and documenting the beauty of the everyday thru my camera lens. I like to think of myself as a visual storyteller and approach sessions with a photojournalistic style. I love meeting new clients and consider it a privilege to be allowed to document the emotions and beauty of their lives thru my photography. I believe every home should be graced with gorgeous wall art that documents the depths of love between its family members.”

Family Photography

“What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life – to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.”  George Eliot

A family portrait is one of the most important things you can have in your home. It is a celebration of the love you have for one another and provides a tangible reminder of a specific time in your life you’ll look back on fondly for many years to come. Whether your family is just getting started, perfectly complete, or anything in between, Jen Theodore Photography offers a variety of family photography sessions to meet your needs.

My favorite images of my own family are those in which we spent a wonderful day together. My goal during a family session is to beautifully capture the wonderful personalities and connections that make your family unique.

Although I make sure to include some posed images, my sessions are laid back, casual and largely un-posed. I love playing games with children to help them – and you – relax in order to get genuine emotion in my images. I will direct you and your family as I shoot and provide you with a gallery of images that tell your family’s story as it is presently. As families are ever-changing, now is the best time for a family session!

Lifestyle Photography

“It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it.” – Peter Buffett

Being a former journalist, lifestyle photography is near and dear to my heart. There is nothing I like more than telling a story with beautiful images. I like to think of lifestyle photography as something in between documentary photography and classic portraiture.

Sessions are creative, fun and largely un-posed. I might tag along while you visit the county fair with your children or go to a local farm in search of the perfect pumpkin to carve. I might photograph your family while you bake cookies together in the kitchen on a snowy winter day or while you all snuggle on the couch and read books to the children before tucking them into bed for the night. I will often set you up with an activity and then let you just BE… interacting with each other how you would without me there. In the end, you will receive a gallery filled with images that tell your story of that particular day or event.

I offer both full and mini lifestyle sessions, either in your home our out in the community.

Senior Photography

“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” – Stacia Tauscher

One of my favorite sessions to shoot is senior sessions! It’s such a wonderful time to celebrate such a pivotal milestone in a young person’s life and really showcase who they are.

My goal with senior sessions is to create images that tell the story of who you are as an individual. I want your images to reflect your personal style and your personality. My senior sessions are relaxed and comfortable and I’ll both walk you thru some semi-posed shots as well as simply interact with you and document the in between moments. You will receive a gallery with all your images, available to share on social media and with your family.


  • I can't thank Jen enough for the amazing photos! She didn't only capture photos, she captured memories. Jen is easy to work with, down to earth and willing to go out of her way to make everything perfect! I would definitely recommend her to family and friends!
    Courtney Kohlhagen
    Courtney Kohlhagen
  • "I just wanted to give a big thank you to Jen Theodore for shooting our family photos this summer. They weren't just photos to me ... they were images that captured this moment of time in my life. My new adventure, my new life, and my current happiness. I am so pleased with all the different options she had for me to choose from. We had a blast working with her!"
    Nicole Daigle
    Nicole Daigle
  • "Thank you, Jen, for the beautiful senior pictures of Jasmine. You made her feel comfortable and beautiful! I also appreciated your rapid turn around in getting us sneak peeks and for following up with us. You are appreciated!"
    Teresa Marie Anderson
    Teresa Marie Anderson
  • "I would like to thank Jen so much for my daughter, Jade Benirschke’s senior pictures. She was so nervous, you made her relax and feel so comfortable. We love the pictures and would will definitely tell all our friends and family!"
    Dawn Deiner
    Dawn Deiner
  • I had an awesome experience with Jen taking my pictures. (Minus the cold weather). She is an extremely talented photographer. She’s super approachable, so coming to her with ideas is really easy. She took the time to take pictures of me and my dog before she got put down – took the time to be patient enough with my dog who isn't really a picture person. I loved the photos that I got to choose from and will definitely recommend her to others, as well as continue to have her do my pictures!
    Kyla Hanstedt
    Kyla Hanstedt

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