JENN WINTER

IMG_1404Jenn Winter has worn several hats in the travel marketing and communication industries and continues to collect varied and interesting experiences, growing her skills and knowledge. Since graduating cum laude from Miami University, Jenn’s passions have sent her all over the world, from working with start up companies in Chicago and Virginia, to trekking through Chilean Patagonia, to volunteering with a small NGO in Kenya, to the founding J. Winter Photography in 2007.

Prior to transitioning into a marketing role, Jenn captured special moments through her lens for nearly a decade. From weddings to portraits to destination shoots, she used her camera as a vehicle to see some of the most beautiful corners of the world. Her work has been featured on Style Me Pretty, DoubleTree by Hilton, Passion Passport, Natural Retreats and several Chicago-area print publications.

With an independent spirit, a craving for adventure and a desire to always be learning Jenn offers brands a refreshing and vibrant voice. Her varied resume has molded her into a detail-oriented, passionate, well-rounded and flexible worker. Whether behind the camera or combing through numerical data, Jenn is always in search of the story and aims to capture and retell it in a compelling, relatable way.

WRITER

Jenn is a writer.

From snappy taglines to long form editorial, Jenn is able to weave words together in a beautiful and compelling way. She has written B2B and B2C copy for companies large and small, including DoubleTree by Hilton, Natural Retreats, DuPage County Visitors Bureau, Chicago Electric Boat Company and Frost Gelato. With more than a decade of blogging and social media management experience, Jenn understands the importance of not only reaching an audience but of grabbing hold of them with a creative line of copy or a thoughtful, touching piece of editorial.

PHOTOGRAPHER

Jenn is a photographer.

Jenn has used her camera to witness and capture some of life’s most intimate, emotional and beautiful moments for over a decade. Whether she is capturing a gorgeous landscape in Iceland or the precious moment of “I do” at a wedding, Jenn approaches photographic opportunities in the same way: to document the moment without disturbing or distracting from it. While travel photography is her passion, Jenn has ample experience in portraiture, fashion, event, wedding, child and product photography.

TRAVELER

Jenn is a traveler.

Jenn often jokes that she is happiest when living out of her suitcase. Whether spending a week in Northern Michigan with family or six months volunteering with an NGO in Kenya, Jenn is energized by the simultaneous newness and familiarity that travel can evoke. Jenn understands and fluently speaks the language of travel and is uniquely qualified to speak to a variety of jet setters, from luxury vacationers to adventure seekers. Jenn has worked with several travel and tourist brands including Natural Retreats, GVN, DoubleTree by Hilton, Passion Passport, local CVB’s and local tourist attractions.

STORYTELLER

Jenn is, above all, a storyteller.

From blogging a personal account of climbing Kilimanjaro, to capturing a joyous wedding day, to conducting an interview and writing a profile piece to sifting through a stack of data to find the narrative, Jenn is always in search of the story. In the past decade, the definition of ‘story’ has grown, as, too, have the mediums in which they are communicated. Jenn aims to not only discover the story, but to also craft and retell it in a compelling way.