Jen Henningsen established Keepsake Photography in 2002. She took photography classes at the University of New Hampshire and worked for the university's newspaper but followed a career in Occupational Therapy. Her photography career began once she had children of her own. Her son was diagnosed with Autism and they had a very bad experience in chain studios. Outdoor settings enabled Jen to photograph the look she loved in him. The word of mouth spread her business.
Her residential studio enables her to photograph newborns, children and families all year round while the beautiful Colorado setting and weather enbables her to shoot outdoors for 9 months of the year.
Being a member of the Professional Photographer's Association has enabled Jen to be privy to all the 'latest and greatest' with photography. She is a Certified Professional Photographer C.P.P. and was a director on the board for the State organization for Professional Photographers. She accepts interns of photography every summer. Every year she attends Imaging, USA and Texas School of photography working towards always bringing the best and most current work to Denver.
Jen is the chosen photographer for Greenwood Pediatrics. This is such an honor for her. She creates portraits of featured children for all of thier waiting rooms. Jen has also worked with special needs children professionally as an OT and a mother, before entering photography. She is also the chosen photographer for Ch2m Hill and RE/MAX headquarters in Englewood. In addition, she is a volunteer for NILMDTS (Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep) and provides photography for families that won't be able to take their precious angel home from the hospital.
In 2010, Jen placed 3rd out of 5000 entries for the Professional Photographer Magazine cover contest and was also featured in the December 2010 issue of "Profit Center" for that magazine. She was also asked to be a Hot One Award Judge for the entire years worth of new products for the industry.
Her mission is to give families a keepsake of their loved ones. "Our families are the most important part of our lives. The sweet faces of our loved ones are the best art on our walls." Jen was deeply touched by a phone call she recieved one Fall. A mother whom had terminal breast cancer wanted a photo session with her husband of 13 years and 2 children, ages 5 and 7. She knew her diagnosis was poor, but she decided to have Chemo for the 4th time. She was going to lose her hair the following week and wanted a family photo shoot before this happened. "She stayed strong as I held back tears and captured her children hugging her and the bliss on her face. Three months later, I was told that in her last days she had to be ventilated. She asked for the album I made for them to be brought to the hospital. I will never forget her, her strength, peace with God, and her love for her family."