About Jean

My area code has always been 616, having lived my whole life in and around Grand Rapids, Michigan. I have an Associates Fine Art degree with an emphasis in photography from GRCC.

When I first started college I went through the black and white darkroom program. I learned to develop film and print black and white images. After struggling on my own with the digital cameras, I went back to college to learn from the experts. I’ve competed in many local art festivals and in 2012, won an award from the S.H.E. foundation for Excellence in the Depiction of the Feminine.

I have a passion for creating portraits and love to work on projects that keep me excited about photography. A lot of my work seems to have some humor injected into it. I like the lighter side of life and love to laugh and have fun with my photography.