I am a fine art travel and landscape photographer based in the St. Louis metro area. I specialize in dramatic black and white landscapes, colorful minimalism, and scenes from everyday life. My studio is Wits End Photography.
Born on the plains of Colorado, I began traveling at a young age and traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and parts of Asia. I always had my trusty point-and-shoot camera – always set to “auto”. In 2015, I discovered photography as a serious hobbyist and a 365 Project (one photo a day for a year) honed my photography skills and ignited my passion for the art of photography.
I’m an orchestral musician and music educator by profession and I found that the artistic thinking and the technical approach to art that I had developed as a musician transferred to the medium of photography.
I love to travel, but even when I’m at home in St. Louis, I try to keep the same sense of adventure – looking for novelty in the everyday; finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. I scour the city and surrounding areas, looking for texture and life in architecture and landscapes. Everyone has a history and every place is central to a story.
Jenn’s photos have been published in the St. Louis Gateway Magazine and the book “Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders”. She also wrote the St. Louis entry for the travel app “Fripito”.
She photographs with a Sony system.
Why Wits End?
Wits End was born long before I became a photographer. My husband is British and we many years ago named our home, in the tradition of quaint British cottages, “Wits End” (there’s even a sign on the front porch). Wits End, we decided, is where we live!
But it wasn’t until I really was at my wits end that I took up Photography as a serious hobby. I was going through a lot of stress and negativity in my life and Photography gave me a new challenge. Learning a new skill distracted me from the stressful parts of my life. I started a 365 Project (One photo a day for a year) and looking for beauty in the world every single day kept me from sinking into despair. In a very real way Photography saved me when I really was at my wits end. The name of my photography studio reminds me that even on dark days, I can see beauty and that every day I can choose to see that beauty.