Hi there, I'm Jen Johnson, a lifestyle portrait and editorial photographer. I live in the seaside community of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts with my husband, two kiddos, and our dog.


As a photographer who is also a writer, I believe in storytelling. I trust in moments that unfold organically. There’s fun to be had and lots of emotion and it’s these elements that are rekindled years from now when you look over your photos. The laughs, the tears, the energy, and exhaustion — I strive to capture all of it. Remembering each phase of life as a family is of the utmost importance. Believe me, as a mama of two rambunctious boys, I'm always on the move and know how fast each moment passes by. Let’s work together to catch & tell your story!


New this year, I am shooting both analog film and digital photos, also known as hybrid shooting. While in quarantine, I dusted off the vintage cameras I had sleeping upon forgotten shelves, loaded them with a variety of film stocks, and took the plunge into a new journey. I did not anticipate the effect or influence this endeavor would have on my work as a whole and am loving every moment and scan that comes back from the lab. Stay tuned to see where this journey takes me!

Photo of us by the lovely Léa Jones

Testimonials

“Being a mother and a wife, Jen has so much understanding and patience which clearly shines through during her sessions. She has such a great ability to read the situation and work quickly, which is huge when it comes to babies and husbands! She prioritizes her clients and goes above and beyond to accommodate them. Jen’s creativity and great eye have created the most wonderful photos that my family and I will cherish for many years to come.”

—Hillary

“Jen has a sharp eye for the 'moments,' her 'behind the scenes' demeanor shines in this element. There is no posing, no worry of 'Do I look okay?'...the images she is able to capture really wow you, and you will be surprised to learn you are photogenic and your children, a work of art.”

—Courtney

“Jen came highly recommended. She's easy to work with and we're so happy with our photos. I would recommend her again and again.”

—Michelle

“It has been an absolute pleasure working with Jen. She is not intrusive, yet is able to capture the special moments. We highly recommend her!”

—Sarah