I’m Jentry. I’ve been a Reno High School Senior Photographer for over a decade.
Photographing high school seniors is my passion & helping teens embrace their own confidence is my purpose. I truly adore capturing the memories of this incredible milestone for the seniors and their families that I work with.
I wholeheartedly believe that displaying portraits in your home is one of the best ways to share who you are and what’s important to you. There have even been studies that show a correlation between displaying children’s portraits on the wall and their self-esteem.
Isn’t that amazing and eye-opening?!
WHAT IS IT LIKE TO WORK WITH ME?
A senior photo session with me is about more than just getting a great photo of you smiling at the camera (although yes, we will get that)! When a senior is in front of my lens, it’s a total celebration of this transformative time as you step into adulthood and get ready to embark on your next adventure.
I’ll never leave you worried about how to pose or what to do during our photoshoot. I will guide you throughout our time together with natural, effective posing prompts and movements to elicit genuine expressions within meaningful moments.
I recommend adding a family session to your senior portraits because it’s an opportunity for your family to laugh, bond and enjoy time together while I capture real, beautiful moments between all of you.
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MY PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE
I’m a natural light photographer, which means that I use the sun as my main light source, but if you take a peek at my portfolio, you’ll see that I occasionally use off-camera lighting to enhance a portrait. With a story-telling and editorial approach, I strive to produce images that feel true to the dynamic and personality of the people I am lucky to photograph. My photography style is cheerful, bright, airy, natural and most importantly – timeless.
I am dedicated to crafting the imagery of your unique story with AUTHENTICITY – and I capture the incredible important milestone of senior year with the adoration it deserves. This moment is absolutely worth reliving through tangible prints (rather than getting lost in the social media void) and I’ll actually walk you through how to display and treasure ALL of these incredible moments because I never want to leave you on your own to figure that out – especially with how busy you are!
I specialize in Reno Senior portraits, but I also offer family portraits (including maternity and child portraits over 6 months), and headshots & branding photos for small businesses in the Reno/Tahoe area. Feel free to reach out to me if you’re looking for maternity photos, family portraits or updated headshots for you or your whole team – you’ll get the same amazing bright and luminous style that I offer for Reno senior photos.
I am a mother, a nature lover and an artist.
I married my husband, Matt, in 2011 and immediately became a stepmom to my stepson, Ben, who is now an adult (ahhh)! I had my first son, Cooper, 3 years later and my fraternal twins, Indiana and Oliver, 3 years after that.
My family is my foundation and my motivation.
We live in Sparks and have two dogs and six chickens. I love gardening and taking care of our little urban homestead. Fresh eggs are one of life’s most simple pleasures if you ask me!
While I’m not taking care of kids, animals or plants, I love to draw and illustrate. One of my dreams is to illustrate and write a children’s book. Snowboarding, hiking and camping are all things that also fill my cup – oh, and chai lattes, too.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
I love traveling in our trailer and camping overnight wherever we can. One of my favorite camping trips to date was a 6 day excursion to Lamoille Canyon in the fall. It’s one of the most magical places I’ve ever been.
We went on hikes every day and explored the beautiful fall scenery. We also biked around the campground and made the most delicious meals while we were there.
Nevada is so much more beautiful than most give it credit for. I love exploring all of our Nevada landscapes, from the high desert to the shores of Lake Tahoe.
Like many other people during the pandemic, I started a garden to keep me and my family busy – and then it turned into an obsession that is STILL going strong!
I absolutely love my veggie gardens, plus the multitude of other areas around my backyard where I grow blueberries, herbs, corn and sunflowers!
I often water and tend to my garden after photoshoots and it’s very calming and soothing to nurture plant life.
Growing up, I wanted to be a Marine Biologist. And although I have a passion for learning about the ocean and its creatures, I am not scientifically or technically-minded…so language arts was more my forte! That’s why I ended up pursuing my Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism (Advertising Sequence) at UNR. However, my family and I take any opportunity to visit the ocean and explore its incredible beauty and mystery. My kids are huge fans of tide pools and aquariums, too!
I’m a professional Reno/Tahoe senior photographer with over 14 years of experience who LOVES to photograph seniors because I have a calling, as a creative artist who is also a parent, to empower youth to seek the confidence within themselves in an age where the comparison game and self-confidence is at an all-time low.
I believe every senior deserves to have an adventurous and memorable photography experience that builds their self-confidence, brings out their unique personality and provides them with an opportunity (through my artistic and editorial portraits) to love, accept and be proud of who they are – and share that with the world.
I want every senior who steps in front of my lens to walk away feeling like I truly captured the essence of their authentic self. I also don’t want any single senior’s photos to be exactly like anyone else’s – I want your portraits to be a unique and creative celebration of YOU.
My husband, Matt, and I have three young children at home, and an adult son who is now off doing his own thing.
We LOVE spending time outdoors. Some of our favorite activities are rock climbing as a family, camping, traveling to beautiful natural wonders and open spaces, and hanging out in our backyard enjoying our garden and patio under our string lights.
One of our favorite places to spend our summer days is the Mt. Rose Meadows or the beaches of Lake Tahoe. In winter, you’ll find us skiing, snowshoeing or watching movies on the couch with hot chocolate in hand.
My family is so important to me and I love having adventures with them <3