About Jenny Blaylock Photography
Jenny was born and raised in Warrenton, NC which is a small town located in Central North Carolina. After graduating from high school, Jenny attended East Carolina University where she earned her degrees in Special Education, Elementary Education and became a licensed Reading Specialist. The coast always felt like a "second home" so when she was offered a teaching job in Carteret County, the decision to move to the beach was a no brainer.
Teaching was definitely her calling but Jenny always had a love for photography. Jenny quickly realized that she loved taking pictures of people, most importantly, people in their natural environment and having a good time. This shows now in her style of photography. She is always in search of the "Perfect Candid" shot
Once she became a mom in 2011, it seemed like the best time to take the leap and get her first DSLR camera. Not having any formal training or courses on Photography, Jenny enlisted the help of her brother who graduated with a degree in Film Studies & Art/Photography. He taught her some of the basics and she spent many hours researching her new camera settings.
Jenny started out by asking friends and family if they wanted their pictures taken. This helped her learn more about the different settings on her cameras, more about lighting and how to pose. Before she knew it, the word spread and people were contacting her about booking sessions. Her business grew fast and word of mouth became her main form of advertisement. Jenny lived in Emerald Isle, Swansboro and in Morehead City with her son, Parker over the 14 years she lived at the beach. Beaufort. Swansboro, Emerald Isle and the surrounding area served as beautiful backdrops to the hundreds of sessions Jenny has done.
In November of 2019, Jenny and Parker moved back home to Warrenton. Beach pictures will no longer be a weeknight thing but Jenny is looking forward to new clients and lots of new locations! Beach trips will be scheduled as needed to work with all my clients!
From newborn sessions to fundraiser events to weddings, Jenny Blaylock Photography, formally known as Coastal Family Photography, is ready to help you with all of your photography needs.