Hi there, my name is Jennifer Shelhart and I am the owner of J.Shelhart Studios. I would first like to thank you for taking interest in my work! Thank you, Thank you! I couldn’t do half of what I do without my sidekick hubby Mark!
Ok, this page is here so you can get to know me a little better. I have put together 10 facts about myself. Most of them are true.
Fact #1 I know all of the words to “Chariots of Fire”
Fact #2 I am in, and have been in NW Indiana for most of my life. That being said, however, I am not a “Hoosier”, I’m a “Show-Me” (I was born in Missouri). Yep, just outside the Kansas City area so I am picky about my Barbeque Sauce and not a big fan of corn.
Fact #3 I have been a photographer for over a decade but in business for myself for the past two years.
Fact #4 I have an education in photography. Not all photographers do, you know. I grew up in a household completely smothered in art and craft. My mother was always keeping herself busy with cross stitch, jewelry making, sewing and scrapbooking. My Dad studied art and photography continuously throughout my childhood. As a child I was the subject of most of my Father’s art and photography assignments. I would “help” him set up and develop his images. I would love to watch the photos come to life in the darkroom. My first camera was a pinhole camera I made from a coffee can, no joke!There’s no better way to learn the science of it all than with a pinhole camera. When I was a teen I got my first 35 mm. This was of course long before the days of digital photography. I developed my own images and retouched them manually. I understand light and how it affects images so I can photograph in any light setting with pleasing results.
Fact #5 In addition to photography I have studied many other bands of the art spectrum but especially the graphic arts, print and design (lithography, intaglio, silkscreen, web design etc.). I can go above and beyond your expectations by designing and personalizing your images for things like albums, invitations, announcements etc.
Fact #6 I am married with 4 children. Yes 4 children (I will get to that later). My husband is a total GEEK. Literally, he is. I call him “Supergeek” because to me, he is a modern day super hero. He catches hackers for a living (people who steal our identities and our money). I am fascinated by what he does and will admit that I love being surrounded by all of the newest technology. But I hate when the GEEK phone rings because that means he’s off to a place far away saving the day.
So, as I said earlier, my supergeek and I have 4 children. We have what we call ”yours, mine and ours”. We are loving our perfectly functional, yet dysfunctional fairytale together.
Fact#7 I appreciate all genres of music but I am partial to the big band/swing era. I don’t know why, it just moves me.
Fact# 8 I am a foodie too. I love, love, love good food. I could totally be a restaurant critic just for the good meal!
Fact# 9 I store bits of useless information in my brain and recall it on occasion for no real reason.
Fact #10 I go barefoot most of the time BUT if I do wear socks they usually don’t match. What fun would that be? My creative vein runs deep and I love to express my qwerkyness in everything I do.
So there you have it, 10 facts about your new photographer. Now that you know a little more about me, I can’t wait to get to know you! Contact me so we can discuss your event.