My name is Jennifer, but you can call me Jen...

I am a visual artist and educator who owns A to Zane Photography in Pecatonica, Illinois. I am most importantly a Mom to my five year old son, Zane, who is my muse and greatest inspiration---now signed model.

I have a BFA from Northern Illinois University. My background is in large scale abstract painting with a Master’s of Fine Arts degree from the University of Chicago.

During my graduate studies I learned to shoot with film and develop in the darkroom. I have always admired photography as an artistic medium, but it wasn't until my son Zane was born that I really wanted to incorporate photography into my life and art.

I have dedicated my life to my creative pursuits and photography has become my artistic medium of choice for client work.

OK>>>>>>>>now, the REAL (more fun) stuff:

>>>>>>>More about me…

>  I love thrifting.  You can find me at your local Goodwill because I am always there looking for vintage clothing and home decor.  

>  I have an obsession with kid's clothing at the moment.  Vintage finds of kid's clothing at the local Goodwill = even better.

>  I have a problem with houseplants.  You can never have too many.  EVER. The jungle look is in, right?

>  I love the hand made. in general. If a person took the time to make it, it interests me. :)

>  I have a chocolate lab named B.B. Monet who is the love of our little family.  She is an old girl…13 years old, but still the sweetest.

>  I wish I had more time to paint.  GUILT follows me everywhere about that one…

>  My Starbucks drink of choice is an Iced Chai Tea Latte with Soy. Yum. :)

>  I absolutely love my job and my business.  I am so happy to get to do what I do!!!!

For more information on my work, to get in touch regarding scheduling a session with me, or to just say hello, feel free to contact me at or 815.988.4680.