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A self portrait of Kalen, a photographer in Denver.

Fostering connection and community through the art of documentary style photography for life + business 

Kalen's photography journey began with a deep appreciation for its ability to authentically document  life and foster connections. She has cultivated a dedicated team of kindred digital and film photographers + videographers who share her vision, enabling the impactful reach of the KJ+Co team to extend beyond one lens. The mission is clear: to craft genuine photos that evoke authentic emotions and tell a distinct narrative. Our true passion lies in seizing the emotional, in-between moments— the random, imperfect, and fleeting instances that yearn to be preserved. 

With a background spanning Anthropology, International Affairs, an MBA, and a thesis on inclusive economic development, Kalen Jesse's work transcends traditional photography. Through photojournalism, she explores human connection and the beauty found in ordinary moments, emphasizing the importance of truthfully documenting diverse stories. She truly puts her whole heart into every session.

what we do 

an image of a bride and groom in Denver kissing on a balcony
a business portrait of an african american woman in denver
A portrait of three kids, looking down at a camera smiling.
A golden retriever laying on a bed with their humans and a newborn baby in the background.

our work has been featured in

A branding image for Face Foundrie in Denver
"Kalen was seriously the BEST! I work with so many photographers across the country for my company and she is by far my favorite. So responsive, adaptable and of course, does incredible work! I recommend her to anyone and everyone for personal or professional photography!"

Face Foundrie, Branding

what people are saying

Two brides in Denver. One is holding a bottle of champagne and it's spraying towards the camera.

ready to work together?

Let's document your fleeting moments and share your full story.

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