Jennifer Dell is one of those photographers that just gets it… it’s about family, life and love. She is our Adoramapix Member of the week. I first spotted her work through Clickin’ Moms and asked her if she would mind sharing her story with our readers.
Jennifer owns Jennifer Dell Photography and is based out of Texas. I could tell she must have been in a warm state because of all the yummy light I see in her photography. She has been a full-time photographer for 3 years now and enjoys every step of business.
I asked Jennifer what her favorite subject to photograph was and she replied, ” I love photographing children, especially between the ages of about 9months to 6 years… they have that wonderful innocence, joy and curiosity in them that makes for fun and genuine photographs. I get my inspiration from lots of things, books, art, nature and watching my own children grow and learn. ”
One of my favorite questions to ask photographers is if you could go back in time and give your younger self some advice, what would it be? Jennifer answered, “Ohhh, that’s always a good question. If I could go back in time, I would tell myself to enjoy the ride a little more, it’s not all about the final destination, but more about what you learn and how you grow over time. I’ve finally realized that I will never get to a place where I feel done, or like I’ve arrived because there is always one more goal or one more thing I want to do/achieve/create. ”
So what’s your favorite image Jennifer? “ My favorite image of all time made by another photographer, would be Henri Cartier Bresson’s Siphnos, Greece. It’s the photograph of a young girl running up the steps between white buildings in Greece. Everything about it speaks to me, the lighting the composition the fact that embraces a fleeting moment. Of my own work, my most recent favorite is a photo of my daughter dancing in a field. It’s carefree and unmistakably – her. But honestly, I feel the quote by Imogen Cunningham fits me the best when it comes to my work, ‘Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.’ Who knows, my favorite might be on my latest roll of films sitting on my desk waiting to be developed,” replied Jennifer.
So enquiry minds want to know Jennnifer, what’s in your bag of tricks? She said, “ I have a gripped Nikon D700, F5, 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.4, 105mm 2.8, 135mm 2.0DC, SB-900, some rolls of Portra 400 and Ilford HP5 and my sekonic light meter all in my Ona bag. ”