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She made us totally comfortable, like everyone’s favorite aunt or sister she fit in as if she was family and made for a very unstressful part of the day.
— Amanda
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hello + welcome

I’m so glad you’re here

About You

You value relationships and interpersonal connection. 

If your relationship was a novel, it wouldn't just be a love story but an adventure! Dynamic and emotional.

You want beautiful artistic images without being stoic or overly posed.  Emotional storytelling speaks to you.

You might be a little nervous about having your photos taken, but you're willing to trust in the process....and maaaayyyybeee even let yourself enjoy it!

You love to laugh.

You find beauty in nature and are up for exploring our PNWonderland!

You appreciate quality and understand the importance of printing your images so that your children and grandchildren will have tangible documented memories.

You don't mind getting your feet sandy, taking the path less traveled or climbing rocks.

I felt like Jenny was not only my photographer, but also my friend and a wedding coordinator. She was there for me every step of the way. She made sure everything went smoothly and according to schedule. She really captured all the wonderful candid moments.
— Teresa

About Me

My name is Jenny.  I'm a Californian by birth, Coloradan by college affiliation (Go Buffs!) and was lovin' and livin' in the Heartland of Oklahoma for 8 years before moving to Whidbey 2 years ago.  We are thrilled to be back on the West Coast, and we don’t have plans to leave anytime soon. (Looks like you’re stuck with us Washington!)

I'm married to a hunk of a pilot (10 years and going strong) and we have twin 4 year olds and twin infants. (I only deliver in pairs apparently.) What does this mean for you?  I know how to wrangle even the most stubborn husband, toddler and/or groomsman for your photos.

I've photographed over 100 weddings with J Hodges Photography, and probably have teared up at least once during each of them.  But I do it discretely, so don't worry about an ugly mascara face.  I bring my own tissues.

I'm allergic to yellow.  No, seriously.  Yellow dye #6 has sent me to the hospital twice. 

I started shooting professionally in 2009.  Before taking J Hodges Photography full time, I worked in public relations and running digital media for some pretty great clients and national brands.

Fun fact: The couple that my husband and I call our closest and best friends were once strangers that I met at a consult at a coffee shop.  They were my first wedding 9 years ago, and I still can't believe how I hit the friend-jackpot with them.  We're now godparents of their 3rd child.

I prefer rain, a fire and hot chocolate to the most crystal clear and sunny day.  (I guess it's a good thing I'm in Washington State!)

Jenny Hodges is amazing to say the very least. After looking at multiple photographers for our engagement photos and wedding photos, we found Jenny and it was the BEST decision we made. Not only did we get an incredible photographer, but a very special friend.
— Nicole

J Hodges Photography.  Oak Harbor Photographer.  Whidbey Island Photographer. Anacortes, Bellingham, San Juan Islands.