I come from an international background- my mom is Danish and my dad is from the U.S. I have lived in Denmark, The U.S., Japan, and Germany, and the question of where I am from is a hard one! I'm currently living with my (German) husband (read more about how we met and fell in love HERE!) on the border between Germany and Denmark with our two cute cats. I like to consider myself a global citizen- a human of the world :)

Throughout my travels, I have always enjoyed hearing other people's stories, connecting with new people, and learning what makes them smile! Now, as a photographer, I get to capture those stories and smiles, and it is a dream come true!

I preserve legacies through my pictures, and strive for my pictures to be genuine and joyful!

I have worked as a teacher in the U.S. and Japan, and absolutely love teaching. Although, I love learning equally as much. I believe we have so much to learn from each other in this world and that people's uniqueness is what makes life interesting (Read more about my philosophy on life HERE!)

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Wedding and portrait photographer, entrepreneur, blogger and cat-, peonies-, and dark chocolate lover.

meet my little

Family

Jan

The husband, professional jokester and in love with Jeanette and sunny days. Assists when he can, and is always a major BTS support!

The dreamer, photographer, blogger and designer. In love with Jan, her cats, meeting new people, good books and cozy rainy days!

jeanette

Joey

lille (prut)

The friendly red cat. Loves cuddling, begging for food anf hugs. Hates sharing food. Named after Joey from "Friends" because  "Joey doesn't share food."

The small but mighty grey-striped cat. Loves meeting new (cat) friends, farting, sleeping in adorable positions, and getting her ears pet!

AGE

27

Currently living in

Denmark

3

YEARS MARRIED TO MY HUSBAND

EVEN THOUGH I LONG TO BE AN EARLY BIRD, I AM DEFINITELY A NIGHT OWL!

12+ NUMBER OF COUNTRIES VISITED

CAT MOM

I'VE ALWAYS LOVED WRITING AND ONE OF MY GOALS IS TO SOMEDAY WRITE A BOOK!

I LOVE CHECKING OFF "TO-DO" LISTS!

PHOTOGRAPHY:
ONE OF MY BIGGEST PASSIONS!

10/10
HOW EXCITED I AM TO BE IN TOUCH WITH YOU!

reading a

good book

I studied english at university and love both reading and writing. You can often find me cuddled up with a good book and fuzzy blanket or with a journal in hand, jotting down my thoughts, ideas, or favorite quotes. I recently discovered bullet journaling and am in love!

on the couch

with a cat

My husband and I have two cats; Lille Prut and Joey, and they bring so much joy into our home! We might be borderline crazy cat people... I grew up with two dogs though and if you ask me whether I prefer cats or dogs, I won't be able to answer!

together with

my husband

jan and i have been married since may, 2016 and have known each other since july, 2012. in many ways we are opposites: he is an introvert, i am an extrovert. he loves the sun, i love the rain. but there is no one else i'd rather do this crazy thing called life with!

out and about

adventuring

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” -Mark Twain

enjoying

nature

being outside truly feels like a breath of fresh air! I love being active outside year-round! In the warmer months that means hiking and rock-climbing, and in the colder months skiing! My top three hikes include Harder Kulm, Angel's Landing and Cinque Terre!

creating

something

I love creating and lately my favorite way of creating has been crocheting! I might be an 80-year-old under cover . . . My grandma taught me how to crochet when I was 7 years old, and I fell in love! Currently my favorite things to crochet are dreamcatchers and lace ornaments!

dreaming about

Christmas

I gre up in a household where christmas meant "hygge" in every sense of the word. Candlelit dinners and caroling around the block. Rice pudding with cinnamon and elaborate christmas sweaters. My childhood home always looked like the northpole during december- and my love for christmas has stayed!

When I am not behind the camera, you can find me here:

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Our Story

how we met and fell in love

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I love meeting new people and getting to develop real and authentic relationships with my clients - you! If I expect you all to allow me into your lives, I have to be willing to do the same, so here's a little more about how Jan and I met and fell in love! I can't wait to hear your story too!

From the skyscrapers in Frankfurt to the mountaintops in the U.S. and back again. Read more about our story!

Jan and I met at a party in his hometown of Frankfurt, Germany, in July of 2012. I danced the night away, and Jan watched. That summer we went on a roadtrip to Vienna, took a few hikes and spent as much time together as possible before I went back to the U.S. for school in the fall.

From the skyscrapers in Frankfurt to the mountaintops in the U.S. and back again. Read more about our story!

After several months of handwritten letters and longs Skype calls, Jan came to visit me in the U.S. We had our first kiss after a hike while standing under a waterfall. For the next few years we navigated a long distance relationship. In August 2015, Jan asked me to marry him, and I said yes!

From the skyscrapers in Frankfurt to the mountaintops in the U.S. and back again. Read more about our story!

On May 28th, 2016 we said "I do" to each other in my parent's backyard in Denmark. We were joined only by our very closest family and friends, and together we celebrated with a mix of Danish, American, and German traditions, and a whole lot of love.

From the skyscrapers in Frankfurt to the mountaintops in the U.S. and back again. Read more about our story!

We've now been married 3 years, have traveled (a few favorite destinations are Mallorca and Venice) and navigated life together, and have learned a little more about what it means to love each other for better or worse.  Our first dance was to "I Won't Give Up" and this continues to be our motto. There is no one else I'd want to do life with!

From the skyscrapers in Frankfurt to the mountaintops in the U.S. and back again. Read more about our story!

Salt Lake City, USA

Houston, USA

Dallas, USA

Frankfurt, Germany

Flensburg, Germany

Silkeborg, Denmark

Tokyo, Japan

the places i call

Home

Bora Bora,
French Polynesia

San Francisco, USA

New York, USA

Iceland

Greece

Bali, Indonesia

Australia and New Zealand

a few dream

Destinations

In Life

my philosophy

I believe in the good in other people - and in myself. I believe that we are stronger together than we are apart, and that there is enough room in this world for diversity and varied ways of living.

I believe that there is a greater meaning to life, and that love will always prevail. I am a perfectionist, but I know that there is beauty in imperfection, and I have learned that it is through this understanding that progress finds its way.

Below you can read a few favorite quotes that illustrate how I strive to live my life and shape my beliefs!

my philosophy

“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we're all in this together.”

Brene Brown

I

“And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.”

john steinbeck

II

"stop chasing perfect, and start seeing progress"

JEANETTE MERSTRAND

III

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness . . . charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.

mark twain

IV

"TO LAUGH OFTEN AND MUCH . . . TO APPRECIATE BEAUTY, TO FIND THE BEST IN OTHERS. TO LEAVE THE WORLD A BIT BETTER . . . THIS IS TO HAVE SUCCEEDED"

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

V

"WE SHALL NOT CEASE FROM EXPLORATION AND THE END OF ALL OUR EXPLORING WILL BE TO ARRIVE WHERE WE STARTED AND KNOW THE PLACE FOR THE FIRST TIME"

T.S. ELIOT

VI

When we marry we promise to love our spouse for better or for worse, and as a wedding photographer I get to capture my couples at their very best- on one of the happiest days of their lives. Through my pictures, I tell this story of happiness and joy and preserve it, so when those days of “worse” come around they have these pictures to remind them that “worse” is not forever and that love can prevail.

a successful marriage is more important than a successful wedding day

the wedding experience

photography

why i love

Have you ever looked at a picture and smiled remembering the genuine happiness you felt in the moment it was taken? Or have you ever teared up with sentimentality over looking at a picture of a family member or friend from a time since passed?

I have always been fascinated by the way in which moments are frozen into eternity through the capture of a photo and the way in which memories of significance then can be revisited through those images captured. I believe that the real power of photography lies in its power to preserve and capture precious memories as well as in the ability it has to evoke beautiful emotion.

Take a look through my lens to get a sense of my style, and if you think we would be a good match, I would love to get to know you and would feel honored to help capture some of those precious smiles, emotions, and memories of yours!

want to know more?

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