Hello! I'm Jen, a portrait photographer based in the East Midlands.

With over fifteen years of experience as a photographer, I've worked in many aspects including, Portrait, Fashion and Glamour, and had various publications in both digital and print. 

Happy in the studio, but in my true element, outdoors on location, I love to experiment with narrative – combining ambient light, and the ever-changing urban landscape.

Today, I photograph women and their families, and I'm on a mission to help women love themselves in photographs. I want to help those who think that they're just not very photogenic, or have never felt beautiful in a photo. 

Do you look through the family albums only to find that you are missing from the pictures? We need to love and celebrate who we are right now, not just for the people who love us, but for ourselves!

Born in the early 1970's, my love of photography began at a young age while on family visits to my grandparents, where I would regularly beg them to let us look through the box of old family photographs. My gran would spread them out over the sitting room floor and tell stories about all the people in them. She loved to talk about growing up in the thirties and forties and how they survived the Blitz. She left school at just fourteen and went to work in the Nottingham Lace Market.

When Gran was sixteen, she'd managed to save up enough money from her wages to pay for a portrait sitting at a local studio. She kept her favourite photograph folded up in her purse for years, until it became creased and torn at the edges.

I still love to look through the box of family photographs and the beautiful little portrait that Gran cherished so much. I'm so grateful for that picture, times were hard then and it would have cost her a lot of money to have it done. Now of course, it is absolutely priceless!

My Gran was a beautiful woman both inside and out, she was everything to me and her love of photographs inspired me to become a portrait photographer. 

In loving memory of Maisie Levers
1931 - 2018

Photographs are so much more that just pictures, in time, they can become precious family heirlooms helping us to keep the memory of our loved ones alive, long after they have gone.

SIFGP - The Society of International Fashion & Glamour Photographers
SWPP - The Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers

Sue Ryder Vintage and Retro Nottingham

Sue Ryder Vintage and Retro Nottingham

Anisha Parmar London
‘Cosmic Goddess’ Collection. 

The Guilty Plant Eater

Army Benevolent Fund
Sweethearts Official 2010 Calendar 

"Being in front of the camera for my Cosmic Goddess look book was really scary, I love Art Directing and styling my shoots with a beautiful model. That’s the moment the concept I’ve been visualising comes to life and this time I was in it, trusting those around me to make my vision shine through.
I really wanted to show personality and the real Anisha- thank you so much for making me feel comfortable when I was stiff and unsure."


Jen Mason Photography
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