Jen Kastleman Photography » Child and Family Photographer



Hello there!

My name is Jen and I have a thing for pictures.  

A big thing.  Just ask my husband and kids. 😉

I’ve had a passion for photography since I was a young teenager.

I love having the power to actually freeze time (for myself and for others).  All for the sake of being able to look back at these moments and say, “Man… look where we are now!  We made it through the last year, week, day, whatever.”  OR “Remember the cute/funny thing that ______ did at this age?”

SO many memories made each and every day of our lives.

I’d love to be there to help you capture those memories – from your baby’s first milestones, to your child’s two front missing teeth, to your teen’s last year of high school, to finding your forever love, to your family being together for the first time in who-knows-how-long.

Throughout my journey, I have found that my passion in photography is children & families.  I am continually studying, learning, & growing to become the photographer I want to be, specializing in this area of focus.  I love the raw, innocent, and real expressions we get out of children.  Of course I love capturing SMILES from them(who doesn’t?), but when I send your gallery to you, you will find a variety of faces and expressions, all that make YOUR child who THEY are at that stage in their life.  And those are the things we really want to remember, right?

I also specialize in couple (engagement, anniversary, maternity, bridal, etc), high school senior, & baby (milestone, cakesmash) portraits. Each session is a blend of posed portraits and candid moments.  I try to make sessions as fun, relaxing, and playful as possible.

My amazing husband has supported me in pursuing this dream of mine from the beginning! He, and my 3 rowdy, fun, & sweet little boys are my whole world.  My life is really just a beautiful kind of chaos and I’m so thankful for all the ups and downs on this roller coaster of life that has brought me where I am today.  I am a full-time mom/wife, and part-time photographer, so my role as wife and mom will always come first.

I am based out of Stansbury Park in Tooele County, but often shoot in Salt Lake valley and surrounding areas (travel fees may apply).  I also often travel to my “home” in Southern Utah.


Cookies are my weakness.

Ice cream is my jam.

(trying to live a healthy life while indulging in the previous two is my lifelong goal. 😉 )

Aqua blue is my color.

Dance has always been a part of me.  Whether it be performing on a stage, jamming out in the car, or having dance parties with the kids in the living room, dance is a key part of life. 😀

Sunsets, rainy days, and comfy clothes make me happy.

And I live by the wise words coined by Ellen Degeneres – ‘Be Kind to One Another’.


Now it’s your turn – tell me about your story and what you’d like from your session. I’d love to capture your favorite people on camera, and play a part in building your memories to last forever!