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about me, Lindsay Jenks

NATURAL LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHER

Hi, I’m Lindsay Jenks and am a portrait photographer in Phoenix, Arizona! I have always been the one with the camera; the one who takes pictures of everything and documents each moment. I remember as early as 6th grade, I was bringing a camera to school and taking pictures of my friends at recess. Photos allow us to hold on to memories and remember those special moments.

When my daughter was born in 2008, I got my first “real” camera and I haven’t stopped clicking. I wanted to document every one of her milestones and I didn’t want to miss a thing. I was the typical mom with the camera (and I still am, just a little better :)). After a couple of years and thousands of pictures later, my friends began asking me to take their family Christmas photos, Sweet Sixteen photos, engagement photos…then more requests followed with pregnancy announcements, birthdays, soccer teams, business headshots, best friend photos, pets…I think you see the pattern.

After much encouragement and support, I officially launched Lindsay Jenks Photography in Fall 2018 and my business has been a complete whirlwind of excitement and growth. Word of mouth and repeat clients have been an incredible source of business and also the most amazing compliment of my work. In addition to my personal business, I am also the featured photographer for STROLL magazine in the Sky Crossing neighborhood and I was also the official photographer for Scottsdale City Lifestyle Magazine for 2.5 years. I feel so fortunate to call this my “work” as I am truly doing my dream job!

I am a natural light photographer so I pay extremely close attention to the sunlight during my sessions. Capturing that golden glow and placing you in the most perfect lighting is one of my specialties!  I like to describe my photography style as bright, warm, colorful and HAPPY, so if that’s what you’re looking for then you’re in the right place! :).

I LOVE cacti and I believe it makes a breathtaking backdrop in photos. You will notice I have cactus on almost everything!

fun facts

get to know me

born in Kenosha, Wisconsin |  graduated ASU- go Sun Devils! |  i love sloths

married 19 years + | two teenagers |  one doggie, Indy Rose

favorite other things

when i'm not taking pics

  • Staying fit and exercising regularly is super important to me! CrossFit is my jam and I love my morning workout crew!

  • Cooking is a big part of staying healthy and I love to cook for my family (when I have time)! Lasagna and my signature salad are two of my favorites!

  • I love to explore new places and take photos to document my adventures. Peru, Barcelona, Grand Cayman, Cabo and Puerto Vallarta are a few of my favorites to date!

  • I love saguaros and all things cacti. You will usually find me wearing some sort of unique cactus earrings on the daily!

family photography

family photography

Capture the tender moments between parents and children, or the collective joy of the entire group with a family session.
child photography

child photography

Let's create fun snapshots of your children, both candid and posed showcasing the unique personality of each kiddo.
senior photography

senior photography

Celebrate your accomplishments with a graduate photo session. Customized and fun shoots to mark this big moment!
maternity photography

maternity photography

Showcase the excitement and love surrounding the arrival of a new family member with gorgeous maternity pics.

Dawn Francis
Dawn Francis
2024-04-08
Lindsay did an amazing job on my daughters graduation photos!
Lola Francis
Lola Francis
2024-04-08
I loved the pictures! She was amazing and so helpful with the poses:) Would definitely use Lindsay in the future!!!
Alyssa Flores
Alyssa Flores
2024-04-08
It was an amazing photo shoot! Very friendly & was really good with poses and spots! Love this!
Margaret White
Margaret White
2024-04-02
Our experience with Lindsay was incredible! To say she went above and beyond for my family is truly an understatement. We were vacationing from Chicago so only had a small window of availability for a shoot, but Lindsay moved her schedule around to accommodate us. Per our request, she found us the most beautiful Arizona desert backdrop, and she captured our family perfectly. Lindsay was so patient with my four kids (which included my one year old, who usually isn't fond of photos!) She knew just what to do to get that great smile out of every one of us. We were also so grateful for the amount of time Lindsay dedicated to us; we were not rushed and Lindsay also kept checking in during the shoot to make sure we were satisfied with the progress. Not only is she an amazing photographer, but Lindsay is a really nice person and lovely to work with. I have never had so much helpful communication with a photographer prior to a shoot. We felt very prepared ahead of time, which so was helpful since we were in an unfamiliar town. All of Lindsay's time, efforts, and professionalism paid off because the photos are just gorgeous. We HIGHLY recommend Lindsay Jenks!
Mandy Campbell
Mandy Campbell
2024-04-02
Lindsay is an amazing photographer! This is the third time we have hired her to do our photos, and we live in Chicago! We come out to Scottsdale every year. She has done two sets of family photos and our small, outdoor wedding. Lindsay definitely has a way of catching the right lighting and backgrounds. She knows how to help position everyone so that the photos look perfect.
Madison McDougal
Madison McDougal
2024-04-01
Lindsay is the absolute best photographer in town!! She took my graduation pictures at ASU and was extremely nice and gave helpful tips when posing! She makes you feel so comfortable during your shoot and I cannot wait to use her again!!
Ciarra Corcoran
Ciarra Corcoran
2024-03-27
I had a great time and loved my photos. They turned out great! Lindsay helped me feel super confident and pose which helped me so much and showed in the results.
brian Orsburn
brian Orsburn
2024-03-21
My fiance first came across Lindsay Jenks Photography in May of 2021 when we had just received the devastating news that our 10 month old Doberman puppy was very ill and that it was likely a terminal, inoperable, rare, rhabdomyosarcoma. My family and I were devastated and not knowing what the upcoming weeks would bring we scrambled to find a photographer to capture sweet memories of our girl for us. My fiance submitted an online inquiry to Lindsay’s page and Lindsay not only responded within a couple of hours, she was also willing to squeeze our girl in that same week, regardless of her packed schedule (and usual need to book in advance). Lindsay showed compassion, empathy and took great care to preserve our sweet Mollie’s memory. She spent the afternoon with us - just a few days after we had reached out and spent a couple hours capturing the most beautiful, raw photos of our girl - and even highlighted her quirky personality. We lost our sweet Mollie just a week later and we will be forever grateful to the kindness and urgency that Lindsay showed to preserve her memory. Lindsay did a beautiful job on Mollie’s photos, and we even ordered a metal print from her online gallery that hangs in our home. Since 2021, Lindsay and my fiance have remained friendly on Instagram and after getting engaged last year she knew Lindsay was the only photographer she wanted to do our engagement photos. My fiance had some concerns on how the photos would be positioned, but we couldn’t be more pleased with what a wonderful job she did. Lindsay really captured both our love for one another and our personalities. We will be using Lindsay for upcoming photos in the fall for our kids and I highly recommend her for all your photography needs. Lindsay is highly skilled and so talented. She is able to photograph just about anything from families to pets to engagements. Lindsay is knowledgeable and guides her clients in every step of the process. My fiance appreciated that she provides a style guide and checks in frequently leading up the your appt to ensure that you have everything you need from the right outfits to the best props to make your photos exactly what you’re looking for. It is comfortable to work with Lindsay, she treats you like a friend or family member. Lindsay also provides great support post photoshoot to really ensure you get the best quality from her online gallery. Before we lost Mollie, Lindsay was sure to get us the pictures back within days of her shoot and with our engagement photos it only took 6 days! If you’re shopping around for a photographer for any occasion, trust me, Lindsay Jenks Photography is the one! She even loves dogs!
Julia Martin
Julia Martin
2024-03-14
Lindsay is such a great photographer! Booked my senior photos with her, and am obsessed with how they all came out. I am quite camera shy and hate getting my photo taken, but she made me feel super comfortable. Would definitely recommend!!
Rebecca Hanrath
Rebecca Hanrath
2024-03-09
Lindsay did an amazing job with our son’s senior pictures! She made the entire process so easy. She helped plan the outfits and made great suggestions. Lindsay is so easy to work with and made my son comfortable and have fun with it! We highly recommend using her for your photo shoot!