Brilliance Behind the Lens: Meet Jen Perez, Owner of Jen Perez Photography
Updated: Jun 10
Meet talented and inspiring photographer, Jen Perez, Owner of Jen Perez Photography.
You can find her on-location throughout sunny Orange County, California on the beautiful beaches, grassy knolls, and in-home, capturing stunning shots and precious memories on film. Jen specializes in natural-light, lifestyle images, and wow, is her work amazing!
We asked Jen to give us some insight into how she started her business, how she manages running a business and as well as a very active family, and any advice she would give to other women in business. Enjoy!
Why did you start your business?
"As a mom of twin boys I was constantly capturing every detail of them with my camera. My great grand father was a well known photographer in Albuquerque New Mexico, and I guess you could say that it's in my blood to be creative. I took high school and college courses, and have always loved capturing the moment. I wanted an opportunity to do something I that I loved, along with being a stay at home mom and raising our boys. It's truly the best of both worlds!"
What do you love most about your business?
"I love watching my clients grow. I have watched them through engagements, weddings, trying to start a family, all of the way to a family of 5! I also love creating moments that they truly can cherish for generations to come. I have formed some pretty amazing friendships with clients, and I have met some incredible photographers along the way that have become my best friends. I am a social person by nature and I love getting to know my clients and showing their story with the pictures that I capture."
What is your biggest challenge?
"My biggest challenge is that I am a people pleaser. I have to learn to say no, put up boundaries, and put my family first. I could honestly sit at my desk all day every day and work. There is truly not enough time in the day to do it all. The work/life balance is the hardest. My business is my baby and I have so much pride."
What advice would you give to other women starting a business?
"Don't compare yourself with others. Let others be your inspiration. Have patience, and know that it's not going to happen over night. I am still taking classes, tutorials, and always trying to improve my work. Have an honest work ethic, and clear communication."
You can find out more about Jen at jenperezphoto.com (designed by yours truly) and be sure to follow her on Instagram and take a look at some of her amazing work below to see more of her beautiful work in action! Congrats on your success, Jen and thank you for capturing such precious memories for everyone you work with.
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