My name is Jenny, but you can call me Jen for short! I was born and bred on the North East coast of Scotland and have lived here on and off for my whole life. From a young age I was interested in creative outlets. I found it far easier to express myself this way, as someone who wasn’t typically ‘academically’ smart. Perhaps it was my mum’s arty genes or my own whacky imagination that drew me to photography, but as soon as I received my first point-and-shoot camera I was well and truly hooked.
In 2013 after receiving photography tuition from Hamilton Kerr Studios I left school at 16 and chased my passion by studying photography at NESCol, Aberdeen. Three years later I graduated with my HND, winning Best Work on the Wall at our end of year show and Runner Up in the BIPP College Awards for my final project.
In October 2016 I left my job and embarked on a trip with no return planned. Exploring Thailand, Australia and Vietnam for over a year. This was the start of many years of itchy feet. For the next 4 years I worked seasonally on the beautiful remote West Coast of Scotland, grafting in the summer and travelling during the winter. Although photography was really just a hobby at this stage, I gained a few paid roles from travel companies and even my first published spread in well renowned Outback Mag, Australia.
In 2021 I took the leap into freelancing full time after COVID put a temporary end to my travels. This included working in-house for Scottish Field magazine for several months, covering fascinating stories and people around my home country. Shortly followed by an in-house role with independent Scottish Eyewear & Apparel brands Tens, Danielle Rattray & Dark North who I still have the pleasure of working closely with.
I’m super proud to have worked alongside so many incredible people and brands across the globe during my career thus far. With this experience I have developed a well-established style in Fashion, Lifestyle, Documentary and Travel Photography.
On a personal level, when I am not travelling or snapping away, I enjoy skiing, crochet, tattoo’s, my dog Lola, cosy nights in, some good red wine and cheese and spending lots of time with my family and friends!