About Me


When I'm not working you can find me:

  • out hiking with my husband & pup
  • on my yoga mat
  • sipping Chai & chatting with friends
  • changing the world
  • cuddled up with a book

Some things I LOVE:

  • my family
  • my husband Paul (he is kicking butt behind the scenes)
  • adventure travel
  • pursuing a healthy lifestyle (but also huge veggie burritos)

After several years in the Los Angeles area, we decided to return to my roots and make Southern Oregon home. We love the quiet small-town life in Ashland, Oregon and exploring the forests, mountains, rivers and rugged coastline of the Pacific Northwest.

Can you relate? Let's connect!

© Jen Dederich Photography

© Jen Dederich Photography


The Photography Experience

Storytelling & poetry are in my blood. I went from studying English Literature & Journalism to graduating from the nation's top photography school to creating visual narratives for my Wedding & Portrait clients. I'm a sensitive soul with a big heart & a keen intuition, and I utilize these traits along with my technical training to create emotive photography. 

I capture the magical moments when your heart is overflowing, when tears roll down your face, when you squeeze your love tight, when joy bubbles into laughter & lights you up again & again & I piece it all together. While I think these real moments are the most meaningful, I also provide expertly posed photos, adjustments & cues to help you look and feel your very best & transition into natural reactions. I document pivotal life-changing days & ordinary imperfect days when we still find magic. I don't take myself too seriously, I giggle with you & I keep the mood calm.

I believe that you are beautiful & that you deserve to be documented and celebrated. 



Portraits begins at 350

Wedding Collections begin at 2,400

Elopements & Tiny Weddings begin at 600

I have photographed over 175 weddings nationally & internationally & I love to travel for Destination Weddings

I would be happy to create a custom quote for your wedding, portrait or project needs


Love Note Testimonials


Alejandra & steve - Santa Barbara Wedding & Returning Portrait Client

The pictures are magnificent, just breath taking. Jewel is such a professional and the photographs are just a reflection of what a great artist she is. She made us so comfortable, and captured the most special moments. Jewel is hands down the best! I was referred to her and we were more than pleasantly surprised, we were astonished! Loved her work and cannot stop looking at the pictures. We are obsessed with them!


Melanie and Arne - big sur destination wedding

We saw Jewel's pictures on the internet and called her via Skype from Germany to get to know each other. On our wedding day there were no problems in organization - she knew what to do and she was so nice, it felt like she was a friend joining us on this special day. She had many good ideas for locations to take photos and always had an ear for our ideas and she exactly knew how to implement them. The photos are breathtaking. One can feel that she loves what she's doing. Thank you for that great day.


Shirley and edi - Los angeles wedding

Paul and Jewel are AMAZING!!!! ...After meeting with several photographers that did not seem sincere we met with Paul and Jewel and immediately fell in love with their sweet and open personalities. Throughout my wedding planning Jewel was available at all times and would respond to all my questions almost immediately. Both me and my husband are SUPER camera shy and these two, being an adorable couple themselves, made me and my husband feel so comfortable and at ease while taking our photos. They really get to know you as a person and as a couple. They made sure our likes and our personalities were in all our photos. I would recommend them to ANYONE who needs a photographer.