Jen Hsieh

I was that kid in middle school obnoxiously shoving my camera in everyone's face to "capture the moment", which was essentially taking a bunch of awkward photos of our pre-puberty selves. I couldn't put my camera down for even a second and now I both regret my decision and love it for the painfully hilarious memories. But, over time, I realized these photos allowed me to remember moments I would otherwise have filed away as "not important" in my brain, which become more and more important the older you get.

Nowadays, I'm still that same obnoxious photographer, but I want to bring that enthusiasm to you to tell your story. Whether it's your family, your great romance, or just your everyday life, I want to help immortalize those moments and memories. 

My aesthetic is naturally lit, soft photography that focuses on genuine emotion. Sure, a photo of you smiling or looking into your significant other's eyes is pretty nice, but it's way nicer if you're being absolutely ridiculous together instead. 

If we're working together on a lifestyle photo shoot, I would love to take you out to coffee first (aka hot chocolate for me, because coffee and I don't agree) to get to know you, your story, and what you're looking for. Or you know, a beer ain't bad either (even preferable). Shoot me a note and let's chat! 

Where can you find me? 

I'm based in Astoria, Queens but I travel all over the greater New York City region (including Brooklyn, the Bronx, Long Island, Manhattan, Hoboken, and Jersey City). Travel outside of the region (including both domestic and international) is also an option depending on the project for the cost of airfare and lodging. At least two months advance notice must be given. 

Previous Clients

Stella Artois, Bud Light, Shock Top, Dove, Pure Leaf, Tropicana, Quaker, Sun Laundry, Vaseline