About Me

MEET YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER

After growing up in a busy Washington town, the cozy quiet of Montana was something I had to learn to love. But after 17 years, it’s completely stolen my heart! The Big Sky State definitely lives up to its name (helloooooo, best sunsets ever!), and you really can’t beat a place that has breathtaking mountain views less than an hour away. So, with landscapes like these right out your front door, who wouldn’t want to become a photographer? 

Well, initially, I didn’t really. I actually became a nurse! But I was still fascinated by landscape and portrait photography, so I treated myself to a starter DSLR. But when my brother gifted me a camera for my wedding, I felt that tingly new adventure feeling in my fingertips. I dove immediately into photography courses and fumbled my way through new techniques until I eventually had to admit I was pretty dang good at this! But it wasn’t until I recognized I could truly blend my love for the outdoors with my love of capturing human moments that I became unstoppable!

Today, I am proud to bring my unique sprinkling of adventure to couples, families, and senior photography. With a style that is, above all, defined by natural beauty and sincere connection, I create the kind of art you’ll keep hanging on your wall ‘til you’re 100! Because, honestly, I think bland, awkwardly posed are the WORST! I want to make you laugh, explore, and genuinely enjoy every moment of your session, making beautiful memories along the way. And remember, I’m a full-time nurse, too, so if you scrape your knee scrambling over rocks, you better believe you’ll get first-rate care.

Jennifer Vernarsky photography standing with camera in hand

Yep, a picture of the photographer herself. Picture credit to Jessica Billings Photography.

Fun fact: Did you know my husband is a train engineer? Yep, the guy who “drives” the train! You have no idea how many kiddos I’ve delighted with that little tidbit. Sometimes we even get to wave at my husband at one of my favorite locations in West Glacier (not that he sees us...but it’s the thought that counts!) during a photo session!

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couple standing together for photo, three dogs on leashes in front of couple

Family Photos December 2020, Picture credit to Lindsey Jane Photography.

Our own kind of family ♥

When I’m not with clients hiking up mountains or sloshing through rivers, I’m probably headed out for a long drive to the bison range or snuggled up tight with my husband, Dana, and our three rescue dogs (Tucker, Bailey-girl, and Smokey) for a movie night! Dana and I always reach for a great comedy, but since the puppers can’t get enough of The Discovery Channel, we are occasionally outvoted.


But enough about me! I can’t wait to meet you and tell your story! So, let’s schedule that incredible adventure photo session you’ve always dreamed of and get this show on the road!


Our own kind of family ♥

When I’m not with clients hiking up mountains or sloshing through rivers, I’m probably headed out for a long drive to the bison range or snuggled up tight with my husband, Dana, and our three rescue dogs (Tucker, Bailey-girl, and Smokey) for a movie night! Dana and I always reach for a great comedy, but since the puppers can’t get enough of The Discovery Channel, we are occasionally outvoted.


But enough about me! I can’t wait to meet you and tell your story! So, let’s schedule that incredible adventure photo session you’ve always dreamed of and get this show on the road!


WHY DO I LOVE HANGING WITH TRAVELERS SO MUCH, ANYWAY?


Because I am one! Honestly, I’d live out of a suitcase and travel 24/7 if I could. Exploring new places and experiencing new cultures is my jam! Don’t be surprised if, after telling me about your next trip, I respond with my trademark, “Can you pack me in your suitcase when you go?” Especially if you’re headed to New York City, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, or North Carolina. Yeah, I said North Carolina! It’s no Paris, but it IS where all the Nicholas Sparks books are set, and that’s enough for me!

My love for travel inspires me to ensure you have the absolute best experience as a traveler in my home state. And because I spend so much time in the Montana wilderness, these mountains, fields, and forests feel as much a part of my home to me as my cozy living room couch. So, if you ever have any questions about where to sleep, what to eat, or how to see the sights, please let me know! I’d love to share my hospitality and insight!

five girls standing on wooden deck in front of Peyto Lake, Canada

Traveling with friends in Canada. Peyto Lake, Alberta Canada.

Leave No Trace


I believe in leaving our earth beautiful for the next person after us. I also believe in planning ahead, having consideration for the people around me, packing out what I packed in, traveling on durable surfaces, and leaving what I find (pretty flowers and rocks) for the next person. I incorporate these practices in my business and philosophy as a photographer, and expect my clients to as well. We can all do better to make this world a better place! Learn more at www.LNT.org

MY GREATEST INSPIRATION

Long before I prompted my first couple to kiss like no one’s watching, I was inspired by the astonishing landscapes of the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Northwest. And that’s probably what first caught your eye in my images, too! These incredible natural wonders have shaped me as a photographer, and I’m beyond delighted to offer them to you as art to display in your home or office. Inquire about my print shop today to order museum-quality prints of images like these.

sprague fire in glacier national park from lake McDonald

Sprague Fire, GNP 2017

sunset at ocean shores, Washington

Ocean Shores, WA

astrophotography, Milky Way from Logan pass in glacier national park

Milky Way over Logan Pass, GNP

image of Sunday falls in Trego Montana

Sunday Falls, Trego MT

mid day photo of bowman lake in glacier national park

Bowman Lake, GNP

Buffalo laying in the grass at national bison range in Charlo Montana

National Bison Range, Charlo MT