Jenelle Stafford has been employed in content creation, public relations and marketing roles, in addition to freelance photography, writing and social media advisory roles for several years. Her ability to develop relevant, original and visually appealing imagery whilst adhering to client briefs has lead to a solid list of repeat clients. This experience, combined with her Bachelor of Journalism specialising in Photojournalism and general marketing experience and training, has created an excellent foundation of extremely thorough media production skills and the ability to communicate information in a clear and concise manner to any audience. Jenelle has extensive post-production editing skills and is familiar with the advanced use of Adobe Suite.
Having run her own photography business for years, Jenelle is accustomed to organising and executing location and studio shoots with multiple participants in a relaxed, enjoyable and productive manner. Every model she has ever worked with has thanked her for making them feel so comfortable and at ease regardless of their experience levels, which is what Jenelle strives for!
Key areas of Jenelle's photography experience include pets, portraiture, studio photography, dance, glamour, corporate, events, food and product photography. Jenelle is proficient in undertaking tasks quickly and efficiently, and has developed an acute eye for detail.
When I first picked up a DSLR I instantly fell in love with the idea of being able to physically capture a moment in time, to transport someone to another place, another era, another state of understanding. I have since completed a Bachelor of Journalism, specialising in Photojournalism, which I have put to use via writing feature articles, news stories, blogs, copywriting, and of course, photographing everything I can possibly aim my camera at.
My goal is to provide a photography experience that evokes emotion every time my images are viewed, and to write content that either evokes critical thought and encourages further learning, or at least raises a solid chuckle on the opposite end of the spectrum.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done a plethora of different shoots, from shooting products in my studio, to circus event performances, to newborns, to newly constructed skyscrapers, to newly constructed cappuccinos - and every single one has featured my stoic sense of humour. My attitude in life is that you're not living if you're not laughing! I am a problem-solver by nature, and this attitude of laughter being an essential component of life means a tornado could touch down during an umbrella shoot and I will make do whilst making sure the client feels calm, at ease and most importantly: happy!
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Whilst I've never entered any competitions for my photography, my work has been featured in multiple publications across Queensland and Australia.
A fun fact about this photographer
My secret superpower is the ability to reverse-parallel park first time, every time.