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I can’t believe this gorgeous entrepreneur, mother of two told me she wasn’t photogenic! She was a natural and looks amazing in these headshots. Jenna is a savvy brand consultant and principal of Jenna Degen Consulting. After spending 15 years building brands for clients of all shapes and sizes in both corporate and agency settings, Jenna recently launched an independent consultancy that helps local women business owners transform their visions into sustaining businesses through deep, authentic connections. She specializes in marketing strategy, brand positioning and marketing communications planning. Women helping women; I LOVE that! Her purpose is to inspire, guide, and empower women to grow their ideas and visions into meaningful businesses and brands. Similar to me, Jenna says “Every day I am thankful that I get to work with the crazy amount of talent, creativity and smarts that surrounds me in the women of Portland.” Jenna is currently building a new website and needed professional photos; once again it was hard to choose, but here are some of my favorites. Enjoy. You can contact Jenna at

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Last, but certainly not least, in my mini-session series is mighty Mabel. Oh Mabel, you wooed me girl! With those long lashes, doll-like skin, and your perfect new baby teeth; SWOON. Mabel was my grandmother’s name, actually it was Violet Mabel (she went by Mabel), and it was one of my name choices if I were to have had a girl; so I had a sweet spot for this Mabel before I had even met her. Eight months old and smart as a whip already, not to mention a wardrobe even a grown women would envy!  Sweet Mabel. Enjoy.

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Double Delight! Part of the mini-session series I did recently, these twin baby girls, Hannah and Grace, brought me much joy in this MINI mini-session. Not having had their morning naps and with new teeth on the way, they only lasted about 10 minutes with me, but they produced a lot of hysterical and priceless expressions in that quick amount of time! Just 6 months, they are in the beginning phases of sitting up on their own and chewing on anything they can get their chubby little hands on. And oh the rolls! The rolls, rolls, rolls, rolls! Love that baby chub. Enjoy!

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and one with their dresses on for good measure…

Meghan - March 27, 2014 - 9:50 pm

Oh my goodness… What GORGEOUS girls !! These are adorable !!

Christy Headley - March 29, 2014 - 10:01 pm

True beauties! Love the tiny toe points and the upward dogs