| profile |

hi, i am jennifer.

i am a finlandia university graduate and while i was a student there i took a digital photography course and fell in love with the emotions images can create. i have always been interested in photography, but i didn't get started shooting until 2015.

i specialize in documenting the authentic moments of life including, but not limited to, city hall elopements, engagements, event, family, landscape, nature, portrait, newborn, pregnancy, and senior. i'm based in the upper peninsula of michigan in a small yooper town called toivola; which is located 21 minutes from houghton.

| jennifer pesola | photographer | profile self portrait | toivola michigan

| my gear |

  • canon eos 6d dslr camera
  • canon zoom lens ef 24-105mm 1:4
  • canon ef 35mm f/2 IS usm lens
  • profoto a1 airttl-c studio light
  • vanguard alta pro 2+ 263agh aluminum tripod kit with alta gh-100 pistol-grip ball head
  • sunpak platinumplus ultra 7000 2-in-1 70" tripod/monopod
  • canon wireless remote controller rc-6
  • sekonic speedmaster l-858d-u light meter

| skills |

  • elopement
  • engagment
  • event
  • family
  • landscape
  • nature
  • portrait
  • newborn
  • pregnancy
  • senior

| education |

1999-2000 | 2013

northern michigan university

college of arts and science

associate of applied science

general university studies major

  • art and design concentration

| education |


finlandia university

international school of art and design

bachelor of arts in communication

communication major

  • visual communication concentration
  • graphic design minor

| software |

  • adobe bridge cc
  • adobe illustrator cc
  • adobe indesign cc
  • adobe lightroom cc
  • adobe muse
  • adobe photoshop cc
  • adobe spark
  • webflow

| achievements |

  • magna cum laude
  • sampo society

| testimonials |

“i loved working with jenny! it does help that I know her on a more personal level, but she does not disappoint. she makes you feel comfortable around the camera, and doesn’t deliver anything but the best.”

—natalie stockel

“it felt very comfortable taking pictures with you, didn’t make me feel like the awkward person i am! i also love that the pictures look like me and not super edited.”

—shelby gulpker

“my photo shoot was an exceptional experience and it helped capture my new health and well-being. it was fun and knowing jen helped me be more comfortable. i can't wait for my next shoot!”

—ashley nukkala

let's work together

yes - i'd love to work with you

i'm a independent photographer born and raised in the upper peninsula of michigan. available for hire and willing to travel. please feel free to reach out with projects.

| contact |

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