Hi, I'm Natalie.

I started Jennings Photo in 2010 and have been full-time since.

I love photos that have movement and emotion, not so much the super-posed stuff (unless it's a headshot thing).


I'd definitely describe myself as a plant and animal nut. So, if you like being outside, or you want to bring your pet along to a shoot, it's a big YES!

a portrait of Natalie Jennings of Jennings Photo in the studio
Natalie Harry Islay


A few random things about me:

  • That's me and Islay (eye-lah). She's smiling in that photo. She passed recently and I miss her like crazy. Pet grief is REAL.
  • I have a weekly newsletter where I put my spin on connecting to our inner wisdom. I also read cards professionally & help people to find clarity and joy in their lives.
  • I currently live in Shorewood, MN but I travel often and have shot all over the world including most of the 50 states, Australia, Vietnam, Europe, Israel, Palestine, Guatemala, Mexico, Hong Kong, Canada, Colombia, and more.
  • I have 5 chickens: Ms. B, Dill, Pickle, Palmina, and Donna Summer. They're hilarious.
  • I am the person who brings injured animals to the WRC and will stop for turtles and other slow pokes crossing the road.
  • Those two cute cats above--Scotch & Coffee--were adopted from the Hawaiian Humane Society. Mr. Scotch passed a couple of years ago but little Ms Coffee will be celebrating her 20th birthday this summer and you better believe we're having a party.
  • I left Minnesota and moved to Hawai'i when I was 18. I stayed for nearly 7 years so Hawai'i is home for me, too.
  • I love all things plant or animal. I hope one day to grow as much of my food as possible.
  • I don't have kiddos, maybe someday. I've experienced divorce and miscarriage, so if you're struggling, you're not alone.
  • I played jazz trumpet through college and hosted a weekly jazz radio show called The Straight, No Chaser Show at KTUH fm Honolulu...jazz folks will get that one.

I’m currently exploring red light therapy, homesteading, Veda Austin's water technique, plant medicine, and creating art for my own deck.


I'm a huge fan of standup comedy and recently spent a few epic nights at the Comedy Mothership in Austin.


I struggle with waking up as early as I’d like and have a lingering childhood fear of balloons (weirdo).


I play guitar & practice learning Spanish daily. I've surpassed 1430 consecutive days on Duolingo. For non-math folks that's over 3 years. A testament to the power of tiny goals.


I am still trying to understand suburbs (even though I now live in one).



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