Welcome! Jen is an award-winning photojournalist and a Lake Tahoe local of 24 years. In 2007, home from college with a freshly-minted art degree in hand, Jen got her start as a reporter and photographer with the newspapers of Sierra Nevada Media Group. In 2009, she left news media behind and Jen Schmidt Photography was born. As a lifestyle photographer now ten years in, Jen captures the details and emotions of life's large and small moments with the eye of a journalist and the soul of an artist.