Oftentimes I feel like I see better with a camera in front of my face; my clients are so much more than a subject---they have stories to be told. When I was 7 years old, my parents gifted me with a tape recorder. It became my aim to document life in my home—an ongoing narration. At 11 years old, I spent my carefully saved money on a point-and-shoot digital camera and took my story-telling to a new level. I created visuals to go with the stories I was experiencing and observing around me. Ever since I was that little 7 year old and running around with my tape recorder, my hobbies, dreams, and energy have been invested in documenting or, rather, story-telling. I fall in love with people and the relationships between their hearts and personalities. Photography allows me to capture this through the lens; my love of journalism contributes to my work as
well----seeking those real and raw moments that allow stories to unfold.
In college I embraced both loves of mine and studied the visual arts and the written word. This worked as a catalyst to turn what was once a hobby into a career----a career that combines my love of people with my desire to create and tell stories. In school I studied Photography, Graphic Design, and Journalism. All three work within every photograph I take: image, composition, and narrative. Upon college graduation, I worked in West Loop, Chicago at an established photography studio for three years. This experience led me to more accomplishments and aspirations. I worked amongst a variety of society circles, corporations, charitable galas, as well as in-studio and on-location portraiture. All of these experiences, plus more, have brought me to where I am today: owning and operating my own photography business full-time. It has been such a grand adventure that only gets more and more exciting and rewarding as I continue to work with incredible couples, families, and individuals.
MY EVERY DAY:
I can never have too many blueberry muffins.
On a typical day off, you will find me, my husband, and my one-year-old happily walking and running around Chicago—often with a picnic in tow.
My current daydreams include seeing a professional baking show live.
I live and operate out of Chicago, but my camera has a travel itch like no other. Don't hesitate to contact me if you are out of the city, state, or country!
Awarded Best of Weddings through The Knot. Visit my Knot Storefront to read reviews from real-life couples who I’ve had the pleasure of working with.
Ranked in top 9 Wedding Photographers in Skokie, IL.
© Jordan Edens Photography
Finalist in the 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 SHOOT & SHARE Photography Competition.
Visit my Zola Storefront to read reviews from couples and vendors I've worked and collaborated with.
Photo selected for the Briar Cliff Review annual publication printing and Gallery Show.