Jenna Braunstein Photography

Professional Photography for Every Occasion





About me

This is where I should tell you how long I've been a photographer, what made me want to be a photographer, how in love with photography I am, and what makes me so great, but that's just not my style. Don't get me wrong, I do love photography (and I am pretty great), but I don't love writing about myself. Or at all. I'm a photographer, not a writer! But I've got to let you get to know me a bit if we're going to work together, right? So, here's a bit about me done in a way that didn't make me feel gross while writing it:

As a photographer, I'm reliable (you can count on me to be where I said I'd be when I said I'd be there), I'm not afraid to work hard for you (I absolutely will lay on the ground if it means getting that shot), and I take very seriously my role as the capturer of your memories. Think about it, I am capturing your memories. When you look back on your wedding, your daughter's Bat Mitzvah, your parents' anniversary party, your maternity shoot...my photos will help you remember. They'll fill in those details that may otherwise have become hazy in your mind - how you looked in your dress, which centerpieces you went with, that moment when your best friend had you cracking up. That's a role I'm honored to have and I'm grateful that I can share in those happy moments and the joy that they bring you.

Who am I when I'm not being a photographer? I'm a big ol' dork. For real. (Though, technically, I guess I'm a big ol' dork when I'm being a photographer too, but let's not get pedantic, OK?) I can regularly be found with my nose in a sci-fi or fantasy novel (just because I don't love writing doesn't mean I don't love reading), nerding out over The Simpsons (golden age only), or fangirling over everything Maynard James Keenan does (I might be just a little bit obsessed). 

That's me in a nutshell! If reading this didn't make you want to run away, and you checked out my work and don't think it sucks, hire me! I'd love to work with you.


And now to fluff my ego:


Best of Show, New Beginnings, Chicago Photography Center

First Place, Focal Press "Picture Your City" contest

Placed in top 10, The Local Tourist Second Annual "100 Days of Chicago" contest

Four time winner, Chicago Photography Center, "Wine & Critique" monthly contest

Solo Exhibits

Interchangeable Parts, Certificate Program Final Exhibit, Chicago Photography Center

Chicago’s Pizza, Lakeview

Lifestyle Physical Therapy & Balance Center

Group Exhibits

Tattoo II, Chicago Photography Center

Tattoo II, Northdown Café & Taproom

Between the Lines, Chicago Photography Center

Open Wall, Office of the 47th Ward Alderman

Celebrating work of the Chicago Photography Center, Café Selmarie

New Beginnings, Chicago Photography Center

Best of Wine & Critique, Chicago Photography Center

Women in Focus, Chicago Photography Center

Chicago Photography Center Exhibit, The Thompson Center

Best of Wine & Critique II, Chicago Photography Center

C3 PhotoArt Fest III, Chicago Creative Coalition

Warriors In Our Midst, Trickster Gallery


Medill Magazine, Issue 92

Medill Magazine, Issue 93

Medill Magazine, Issue 94

Medill Magazine, Issue 94 Cover

Medill Magazine, Issue 95

Medill Magazine, Issue 95 Cover

Medill Magazine, Issue 97

Medill Magazine, Issue 98

Medill Magazine, Issue 98 Cover

Medill Magazine, Issue 99

Journal of Integrated Marketing Communications, 2018

Banner advertisement for the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications in San Francisco

Various other promotional materials for the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications

Featured throughout the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications website




Whether you want gorgeous memories of a once in a lifetime day like your wedding or your child’s bar/bat mitzvah, family portraits to to show off the adorable new addition to the family, photos of an event that you can use in promotional materials, or just need a new headshot to help you land that new gig, the service of an experienced, professional photographer is an investment that you won’t regret making.


Bar & Bat


Starting at $750



Starting at $2,350


Portraits, Headshots,


Event coverage

Starting at $300


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