One of my strongest traits is my curiosity …. about people, life and the world. I get a lot of things from photography, and connection is the major one. I am a naturally shy person so it’s my way of connecting with the world. The excitement that I get from producing images that people will be able to treasure for years to come, almost outweighs the enjoyment from the technical and creative challenge it poses. But most of all, seeing people show their true selves to me in the real moments of vulnerability is a real honor to witness, as it takes a lot of trust, and knowing I can do that for people is very humbling. Meeting new people has become part of my journey and is an adventure in itself, so I have the utmost respect for people, family and culture.
I moved from NYC to the Hudson Valley to be closer to nature. And being able to work in all of the stunning venues we have here is really a dream come true. Although I photograph all kinds of weddings, I am probably known mostly for my rustic and barn weddings. I actually am so drawn to them that I created a website and popular blog Hudson Valley Barn Weddings, which helps couples coming to our area find vendors and ideas for their rustic wedding. My other passions are animals, vintage, cooking, film and the arts, among many other things.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my photography, and if you think we might click, please use the contact page to tell me a little about yourself. I look forward very much to hearing from you!
A seasoned professional with many years of experience, Jean started her photography career in NYC shooting portraits, lifestyle features, interiors and gardens for Martha Stewart, House Beautiful, Vogue, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, World of Interiors and many other publications. She also shows her fine art photography and her work is in the collections of The Whitney, The Brooklyn, Milwaukee Museums and many others. To see her fine art photography take a look at her other website jeankallina.com
Located in the beautiful Hudson Valley, Jean and her assistants customarily travel for events and destination weddings.
Please use the contact page to inquire about availability.
Kingston, New York 12401