About Me

Hello! I'm Jenna, from Billings, Montana. This is my little space where I write about my adventures, challenges, and anything else that happens to be on my mind!

In 2011 I was stuck. Stuck in a job I hated and a life direction I was not excited about. I had just finished a Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Rehabilitation, and had started my new job at a rehab facility. They showed me to my desk at a tiny cubicle, handed me a stack of paperwork and wished me luck. I barely lasted three weeks.

When I left, I knew it was more than just a temporary break. I’d been unhappy for so long I decided to pursue a career where I could be creative and travel the world. I made a list of job ideas and narrowed it down based on three criteria:

  • I wasn’t going back to school (I already had about $40k worth of student loans).
  • I wasn’t moving (I loved Montana, my family is here, my husband’s family is here, we LOVE it here)!
  • I had to cross anything off the list I couldn’t physically do (like becoming a professional ballet dancer with 0 dance experience).

In the end, I had four options to choose from: writer, musician, cake decorator and photographer. On a whim, I chose photographer. I didn’t even own a camera.

Fast forward 10 years (after I ordered a used camera off Ebay, then built my own underwater housing to put it in), and I’ve been fortunate enough to shoot all over the world. Now, I work as a full-time blogger, photographer, writer, and career coach helping others do the same!

If you have any questions or would like to work together feel free to shoot me an email at jennamartinphoto@gmail.com, I’d be happy to hear from you!