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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 anywhere...so 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. I love her.
  • 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've been a vegetarian & sometimes pescatarian since 2011.
  • 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 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, and have a little cocker spaniel, Islay.

 

I am still trying to understand suburbs.

 

FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

Podcast & in-depth coaching: Photo Business Help

I'm best at storytelling.

 

Story Sessions can happen just about anywhere, but I really love when it's a space or place important to you.

 

The combination of you and those you love in a space that's meaningful, like your home, is magic.

 

There's nothing cooler than looking back at a session ten years later and noticing all of the tiny details that were a part of your story: art on the fridge, that old couch, and remember that tiny apartment?

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Are you a photographer who needs a little help growing your business?

I got you.

Check out my mentoring opportunities and podcast over at

Photo Business Help!