Hi, I'm Natalie.

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

Telling stories with emotion, movement, and details is my thing.

I'm also lit up by creative portraits of all kinds: kiddos, grown-ups, and pets.

I'm based in Minneapolis but will travel just about get in touch!

Natalie Harry Islay


Aloha and welcome!

Here are a few things about me, totally at random:

  • I have over 60 houseplants and, of course, all of them have names.
  • That's me and Islay (eye-lah). She's actually smiling in that photo. She passed recently and I miss her like crazy.
  • I teach a super fun, in-depth mastermind for lifestyle photographers wanting to grow their businesses. And since I love plants, it's called the Greenhouse .
  • I currently live in Minneapolis, MN but I travel (pre-covid) 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 am the person that brings injured animals to the WRC and will stop for turtles and other slowpokes crossing the road.
  • I feel strongly that our decisions have a big impact, even if the daily ones feel tiny.
  • Mindset. Is. Everything.
  • I left Minnesota and moved to Hawai'i when I was 18 and decided to study the Hawaiian language. Hawai'i is home, too, and you’ll see some photos from O'ahu on the site.
  • I read tarot and use it as a tool to mentor folks, like small business owners,
  • I don't have kiddos, maybe someday. I've experienced divorce and miscarriage. Both remind me never to make assumptions about where people are at in life, or why.
  • I have a weekly newsletter where I put my own spin on connecting to our inner wisdom.
  • 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.
  • Those two cats above--Scotch and Coffee--were adopted in Hawai'i in 2005. Coffee (on the right) is a chatterbox that will celebrate her 18th birthday this year. Scotch embarked on his next journey this past fall and we miss him very much.

I’m currently exploring new photoshop techniques, high-level business coaching, daily journaling, plant medicine, and how to show up and do better (more below).


I'm highly empathic and love working with modalities that help us better understand ourselves like meditation, breathwork, and tarot.


I meditate daily and adore Abraham Hicks.


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 1100 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.



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