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  • Hello there…

    I'm Jolene Bresney, a lifestyle photographer// film maker located in the Midwest. I've been in the industry since 2008, however, my passion started back in high school with an old-school polaroid. I took it everywhere!! Let's see...a little bit about myself: I love to read. It's the words I'm drawn to. I love how simple words, strung together, create something beautiful. Art and expression as one. It's probably why I love photography and film making. Storytelling at its finest. I am a perfectionist, constantly evolving. I love music. It entices my creativity... I can get lost in a song. I love traveling, adventure is my anthem. I love food (but I would need a food blog to into to all that!) I have 3 kids. Without them, none of this could ever have been. They have taught me unconditional love and grace. Through them I see the beauty in the everyday. Enough about me... I want to meet you! I want bring your story to life as a keepsake that appreciates as time goes on.

    Technical details: I am a film and digital photographer incorporating video in all of my sessions. I want you to truly have the finest experience and the greatest memories. Film creates a look that cannot be digitally replicated, digital is perfect for immediate gratification, and video tells a story of its own. I attend several workshops throughout the year all across the country with the industry's top photographers from around the world because I truly believe there is always more to learn, especially in this ever-changing industry... this keeps me inspired and humbled, while giving you the very best.

Black Friday // Small Business Saturday

Hey there!  For this week only I’m offering 20% off my session fee– this is good for a session booked now for 2016, as well as for gift certificates.  You don’t even have to leave your house for this deal… that alone should entice you!:) Just mention this special when booking.

Shop around… compare photographers.  Photography is about emotion, not just a pretty picture taken with a nice camera.  It’s an art.  Not just a brand.  Here’s a few of my favs lately… if you don’t feel something, then I haven’t done my job.  I want you to feel love. That’s real magic.

** Weddings are excluded.


Cordill // At Home

There is nothing more beautiful than human connection. I think we can get caught up in the myth that beautiful is perfect and scripted.  The seemingly mundane is what makes up our memories. I am just glad to witness it!

Krista | 2016 Senior

I have to giggle when I shoot senior sessions.  I think way back to my own senior portraits … which I have to say Doc Martens have officially made a come back– woohoo! See below!:)Gone are the days of boring studio sessions.  Be gone backdrops, stiff poses, and artificial smiles!!  Today, girls know how to shine! Get them in their element doing things they love and they come to life all on their own.  I’m just glad to be a part of the process.  It’s my passion to make each and every girl (and guy!) see their individual radiance.  Studying light and your subject births authenticity in photography.  As each session unfolds, I witness stunning beauty each and every time. It’s truly an honor.

Super 8

I put together a Super 8 video:” A Day in The Life Of…” I love the retro feel of Super 8s.  Making films has stolen my heart.