I have been photographing memories for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I was always documenting everything with a camera. Both picture and video! By the time I graduated high school in 1999, I had close to 5 albums of prints and a stack of VHS tapes full of memories that I had captured. In 2005, I learned that I really wanted to do that for other people, and I did my first Senior Portrait Session. That same Senior became my first Wedding in 2012. It was then I realized this was my passion. THIS is what I want to do for the rest of my life! Everything just clicked! *Pun intended* So I reached out to a friend who helped me get started by providing books and my first DSLR to practice with (2001 Olympus E10).
With a Canon T5i in my hand, I started Jennifer Tru Photography in 2014 and never looked back! I also joined the Professional Photographers of America that same year! I upgraded my camera to the Canon 5d Mark III in 2017.
Always learning and growing.
It has been an amazing experience over the years. In 2021, I joined my State and Regional affiliate groups, Professional Photographers Association of the Greater Kansas City area (PPAGKC), Missouri Professional Photographers Association (MOPPA) and Professional Photographers of the Ozarks (PPO). I love that I'm always learning and growing in my craft. I'm constantly attending conferences, classes, meetings, entering my portraits into print competitions and gaining as much knowledge I can! In September of 2022, one of my images finally made it into the (PPA) Professional Photographers of America's International Exhibition. My first exhibition Merit! It's another step closer to getting my Master Wedding Photography Degree. Being a part of these amazing groups and entering print competitions truly help me provide the very best for my clients and fellow photographers.
Fast forward to now.
I'm now a Board Member in my State affiliate PPA, Missouri Professional Photographers Association (MOPPA). Although I do photograph Seniors & Families, I, mainly specialize in Weddings. Weddings have my heart and soul! I love getting to know couples. I love hearing their stories, how they met, what they like/dislike. By the time their big day comes, we're close friends and I love it so much! I love the families I get to meet and be a part of! I love that I get to capture their memories for them!
If you love what you see here on my site, you will love your portraits and will be thrilled to see them hanging on your walls for many years to come!