Creating original Photographic Art
for the home
When "Gigi" was born, she weighed a mere 1 lb 14 oz. Her mom and dad's devastation soon turned to wonder as Gigi steadily grew, becoming the biggest baby at the NICU. After spending her first 5 months there, the nurses referred to her as a Senior Citizen! Today Gigi is healthy giggly baby girl. Jim and I loved getting to take her "newborn" portraits when she left the NICU and then again, her 2-year-old portraits at the Studio.
Whether it's Sergio Garcia's Master's Portrait for Augusta or documenting a premature baby's miraculous discharge from the NICU, being commissioned by families is profoundly meaningful to us. As adoptive parents, we don't have access to the history of our children's earliest years--no newborn photos or early baby books to look back on. Providing these precious memories for other families is what inspires us.
Jenn abandoned her studies at Cambridge University to dedicate herself to shooting hard-hitting photojournalism. Her work has been published in the New York Times, US News & World Report, Marie Claire and many others. She won a "Picture of the Year" award from the National Press Photographers Association for her portrait of an orphan in Mozambique who had lost his parents to AIDS. Jenn started photographing weddings & portraits as an antidote to the daily suffering she witnessed as a photojournalist. Being surrounded by beauty and connection made a welcome change from the gritty realism of her work, and in 2001 she made weddings a full-time career. In 2012, Jenn became a mom through adoption, growing her family with a beautiful son and daughter from China. Becoming a mother changed her, shifting her creative focus to families. Today Jenn passionately documents relationships and records family histories. Her family portraits--including the posed ones--are characterized by a relaxed authenticity. She lives with her husband and partner, Jim, in their Victorian home in Lockhart, Texas, with their two children. They love visits with Jenn's wonderful stepdaughter who is doing her medical residency in San Antonio. Jenn and Jim recently purchased and restored a historic building on the town square that is now a Premier Destination Studio & Gallery. Slowly but surely their lives are looking less and less like an HGTV show!
With a background in engineering and management consultancy, perhaps Jim is an unlikely photographer. But truth, as they say, is stranger than fiction. Jim studied photography in college and when he met Jenn in 2006, he started assisting her on weekends to spend more time together. When they got married in 2008, Jim gave up corporate life and devoted himself to photography full time. He loves capturing those small moments that unfold quickly and he has become a lighting expert, both for outdoor and Studio Portraits. Jim grew up on a family farm in Iowa and also spent a couple of years in Japan, so he's a pretty Zen guy, low key and patient. When he's not taking photographs, he turns his creativity to woodworking and meticulously restoring the Victorian home he shares with Jenn. He has also been involved in remodeling their historic Studio on Lockhart's Main Square, hand scraping the long leaf pine floors that were discovered upstairs. Jim is proud to have a daughter who is completing her Medical Residency while also serving in the U.S. military, and dotes on a couple of adorable kids he adopted with Jenn.
Julia has a European flair for naturally beautiful retouching which is not surprising since she's based in Europe. She's a bit of a Photoshop nerd with oodles of skill and meticulous control who constantly takes courses to become even better. Julia is also a talented painter who began her journey as an artist in grammar school. She has been working closely with Jenn and Jim since 2012. Together they've created an aesthetic of timeless elegance that looks great today and will look great years from now. Julia delights in making sure that your entire family looks gorgeous. As a mother of two boys, she relishes the opportunity to indulge her femininity and make people look fabulous. In her spare time, Julia studies Japanese, Russian and Polish and takes her family's Saint Bernard for walks.
Commissioned by discerning clients to create original artwork of those they love most, these family portraits are destined to become treasured heirlooms. When children see themselves on the wall or in a tabletop portrait display, their excitement, pride and delight is palpable. Custom family portraiture is not a fit for everyone, but what we hear time and time again is that the experience is beyond compare.
Drawing on decades of experience, we offer a four step process to ensure that every family and individual we photograph in our Studio receives extraordinary portraits and service. Below you'll find a short description of each step. Our Studio portraits are a blend of timeless, classical posing and natural moments. We believe both are an important part of a family's recorded history.
Planning is a critical step in the creation of extraordinary and meaningful portraits. We speak by phone to design an ideal portrait session for you and your family.
All of the details are taken care of and now you can come to the Studio, simply relax and entrust us with creating your portraits.
No later than 2 weeks after your session, you'll attend a special screening via Zoom of your proofs. We assist you with portrait selection & ordering.
Your artwork has arrived! Perhaps you ordered a gorgeous piece for the wall or an Italian box with digitals. Your artwork arrives and you enjoy.
I’ve now worked with Jenn and her husband, Jim, twice--most recently in their Studio. Both shoots produced the most stunning works of art. They made me feel so comfortable and relaxed, which is very difficult to do when you are not a model. They go above and beyond for their clients and are the only photographers that I trust to capture me genuinely and beautifully!
The portrait combines the realism of a high-quality photograph with the depth and physical dimension of an oil painting, in the spirit of Caravaggio or Rembrandt. As the subject, it's a surreal experience to study its fine details, captured so faithfully that you're almost immediately transported back to the excitement of that day, but then to step back, take in the work as a whole, and realize that its subtle contrasts in lighting, varied brushstroke textures, and impossibly rich colors make it truly reminiscent of an "Old Masters" portrait from long ago.
Thank you, Jenn Lindberg, for such a soulful portrait of Austin and Owen. My heart is bursting.
The best; reunions, family portraits, weddings all done exquisitely.
I've had these portraits for about a week and cry every time I look at them. Because of the people they are. But also at how fast it's going by.
I love that the first time Jenn took photos of C she was 5 months old. G was minutes old as she met us at the hospital @ 4am. They are themselves with her. Love that.
We cannot wait to display them in their frames around the house. JENN!!! HOW DO YOU DO THAT?? You all are so amazingly gifted!! Love, love, love. Tearing up...