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Art & Life with Jennifer Derg

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jennifer Derg.

Jennifer, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
Originally, I did not start out behind the lens. I first came to photography as a studio manager and writer for Haute Living Magazine. I ran the studio, wrote the blog, organized their events, and began learning to shoot by assisting in the studio’s ventures and adding to the photography in the magazine when possible. After a few years of this, I slowly acquired my own gear and started up my own business of main shooting my own events. Seven years later here we are!

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I always feel incredibly blessed that my job is to capture the happiest moments of my clients’ lives for the most part. I get to see their weddings, their new babies, their families, their business triumphs. I hope my work always makes people smile, and that I capture their happiness. My favorite moments are when everyone cracks up, or everything is going wrong and all you can do is laugh. I’m not into a perfect pose or matching outfits, I’m into some great light outside, and some brilliant light inside each person. My hope is to capture that joy, and one day people can show their grandkids or some great-great grandkids would come across my photos and see the smiles.

Do you think conditions are generally improving for artists? What more can cities and communities do to improve conditions for artists?
In my opinion, we have unprecedented access to capturing the world as it is around us, thanks to amazing technology for photographers. We can do things in editing to enhance a background we could never do before, and we have the ability to capture millions of moments in a day with almost limitless digital media. We have blogs and social media to showcase our art and reach out to millions through a click. It’s a truly inspiring time to be in a digital media, or to share an art form.

San Diego can encourage artists by continuing publications like this that feature and showcase artists and support our work! Art shows, like the ones put on my La Bodega Gallery are amazing outlets for aspiring and continuing artists, and anything that helps put forth names and pieces is awesome.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
You can view my work on my business Facebook, my blog, and my business Instagram (links below). (blog)
@plainjanephoto (IG)

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Image Credit:
Susie Boudoir, Reagan and Ryan Wed, Tatum Senior Shoot, Morgan Beach Session, Keena Boudoir, Val and Lex Wed

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