Jenny Sherman is a lifestyle and documentary photographer with a taste for the unusual. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism, and has since taken her camera around the world. She uses her journalistic training and eye for vectors and shapes to take candid and artistically striking photographs, and prefers to let the subject’s beauty shine through naturally.
Jenny has worked for well-known brands as well as non-profits doing amazing work in the capacity of a lifestyle, architecture, portrait, editorial and documentary photographer. After moving to Southern California, she jumpstarted her career in image making, which includes studio and on location photography and video.
In school, I was trained to shoot like a documentarian - from wide to tight - telling an entire story of whatever I was photographing. I have taken that training too all the jobs I take, whether it is product or travel or portraiture. I love taking an angle or a perspective that others don't notice, I love surprising my clients with the unexpected, I love creating that really special image that others can fall in love with.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
When I approach any shoot, I do so with a friendly and professional demeanor, and ensure the client is comfortable with what I am committing to and what I will provide. Photo shoots can be awkward and uncomfortable, and I try to make every interaction a fun one. And I always strive to deliver the best, most high end images possible, and will not stop until I know I have successfully shot those images.
I have shot a little of everything: Weddings and special events; lifestyle; architecture; editorial; portraiture; pets; children; families; nature and landscapes; corporate marketing; movie production behind-the-scenes; journalism stories and documentary. Each job teaches me something new about how to make the next one better.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
A fun fact about this photographer
I worked as a documentarian on a traveling school bus for two years!