DOCUMENTARY WEDDING and LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER
EVENT, BRANDING AND BUSINESS CONTENT CREATOR
Serving Denver, LA, DC and Beyond!
Portraits | Family | Maternity
Weddings | Engagements | Elopements
Lifestyle Documentary Photographer +
Passionate Entrepreneurial Advocate
Authentic Lifestyle Imagery + Events + Business Content Creation ↠✧
☼ Weddings ☼ Personal Branding ☼ Content Creation, Business Branding
☼ Events ☼ Portraits ☼ Families ☼ Engagements ☼
‘Hold your breath for the count of three mississipis and press the shutter.’
After spending most Saturdays weeding Grannyma Kit's garden, she would
hand me her 1981 Olympus 35mm to capture her in front of the butterflies and bees
buzzing through the newly planted petunias. This is one of my earliest memories of
capturing the fleeting.
This relationship with photography as a way to document life and connect with the world developed with time as I learned of life’s finite nature. I will of course take the posed smiling shots, but I thrive when capturing the emotional in-between moments, the random and spontaneous in life that you always wish you could preserve. I aim to create authentic photos that capture subjects in their own unique element and in the environment we are part of to emote true feelings, which makes each image and story unique.
Kalen Jesse Photography is twofold:
1. For BUSINESSES and ENTREPRENEURS, I capture brand's stories authentically through branding shoots and events. Together, we craft a strategic plan to create a full content library that appeals directly to your target client or audience through visual storytelling and branding photos.
2. For LIFESTYLE shoots, including weddings, families, engagements, maternity, I take time to get to know you to tell a full, honest story through documentary style photography, one that you can hold onto long after the memory would be faded.
The sense of adventure that photography inspires combined with the ever renewed opportunity to meet people ignites me! I leave photoshoots feeling so genuinely connected to my subjects, whether it be a couple madly in love, fearless youth, passionate entrepreneurs or sunsets slowly slipping behind peaks. I will capture the real-life stuff, the unnoticed interactions and the perfectly imperfect small moments. It's these snapshots, these fleeting seconds that remind us that there is so much genuine love, connection and beauty out there in our turbulent, action packed world.
After years living in New Zealand, I am based back in my hometown, Denver, CO. I am fueled by connection and community. My days are filled with community building, entrepreneurship and small business consulting and support. Documenting community, love, a business story and humanness is my passion. If you'd like me to photograph, capture your brand, document your life moments and create something beautiful together or you want to collaborate on a project, please feel free to reach out because I am always up for an adventure!