Jen Dera is a passionate Professional Photographer, known for her visually striking and emotionally moving artistic style. 

After the birth of her first child in 2000, Jen officially embarked upon her creative journey. She spent a decade avidly honing her craft through multiple classes and tons of trial and error.

By 2010, Jen teamed up with her lifelong friend and fellow creative mind, Angela. At that moment, Capture a Moment Photography, LLC was born. As the photography studio’s Co-founder, she currently specializes in Children/Newborn, Families, and Seniors. (High School Senior sessions are her personal favorite.)

Ultimately, Jen’s mission is to provide a pleasant, hassle-free experience for each and every customer who walks through those studio doors. Experiencing headache-inducing “big box” photography studios first-hand, she quickly realized that she could do so much better. For seven years, she has made it a point to offer photo services that say no to stress, delayed appointment times, and low-tier customer service. 

When she isn’t capturing beauty through a camera lens, Jen Dera serves as the President of the L'Anse Creuse High School Marching Band, which consists of over 200 students. Above all, she enjoys spending quality time with her loved ones who inspire her to be her best each day. Jen has been happily married to her wonderful husband Denny for 16 years, and she is the proud mother of three beautiful children named Shelby (12), Dylan (15), and Ethan (18).

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