Chicago: Carlin Creative

Jena Carlin is a Midwest-based food and lifestyle photographer, videographer, and prop stylist. Over the past 10 years, Jena has been known for her earthy, genuine, captivating style focused on appetite appeal. She is a classically trained fine art painter which inspires a unique take on her approach to her photography style that perfectly complements both editorial and advertising campaigns. She seeks out authentic emotion in her food and lifestyle photography with a strong emphasis on narratives and blending modern and heritage styles.

Jena shoots for clients such as Ghirardelli, Martha Stewart, Kohl’s, Taste of Home, Sam’s Club, The Buckle, Press, Kerry Taste and Nutrition, and Iowa Premium Angus.

In addition to her commercial work, Jena prides herself on building the community and knowledge of commercial food photography through the Little Rusted Ladle blog, Master the Art of Food Photography online summit, and premium group mentorship program, Portfolio to Profit.

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