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 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 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 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 and decided to study creative writing & Hawaiian language. 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 have a weekly newsletter where I put my 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.

I’m currently exploring red light therapy, high-level business coaching, 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.



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Note: I started this beautiful thing way back in 2013,

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