A little about myself....
Hi, I'm Jen, owner of Jen Parente Photography.
I'm a freelance photographer and natural-born people person. My passion for photography is evident in my portfolio of work, and my energy and positivity ensure a fun, easy, and enjoyable experience for my clients. Through the years I’ve learned a lot about myself, and while I’m definitely not a marathon runner, I’m perfectly thrilled with my diva hair, high heels, and my camera.
My spread of work ranges from portraits to special events, and includes music, sports, and journalistic photography. My skills, experience, and knowledge allow me to produce beautiful images I’m honored to call my own. I absolutely love what I do!
I'm a free spirit, proudly married to a United States Marine and Desert Storm Veteran. My husband Peter and I often laugh at our differences. He's so "routine" and I'm so..."not", but I believe I add balance, humor and lots of laughs and I'll never question being happy. We have two beautiful, miracle kids: Peter Jr. and Amelia, who have blessed us with an amazing life. We're very active in our community with volunteering, hosting events, and recognizing Veterans and their service to our Country. We are very much a “These Colors Don’t Run” household, and proud of it.
Some of my qualifications include
Working as a journalism photographer and contributor for Talk of the Sound. I've shot NCAA, March Madness men's Basketball for Iona College in Ohio. I've also covered Westchester Magazine's Best of Westchester two years in a row. As far as print publications, my images were published in a 2 page spread in Full Throttle Magazine with The American Bombshells. Photos were shot at the American Airpower Museum in Long Island.
Covered Beth Feldman's "Clean Start Challenge" with Lifetime Moms to help her community and also shot her Editor photo published in Project You Magazine, Beth's online Ezine.
Working with Beth, I covered and photographed events for Lifetime Moms including "Stomp out Bullying ™" which teamed up with the signature program of "Love our Children USA" and was televised on Channel 7 with MarcusSolis. The event was featured on the examiner.com, Lifetime, nymetroparents.com, schoolbullyingcouncil.com, mediabistro.com, isuu.com and guide star.org. I Also covered a Safe Driving workshop spearheaded by Beth Feldman who partnered with Allstate to address the dangers of texting and driving. Families pledged to "X the TXT" to put an end to texting behind the wheel.
Covered working with Con Ed at Yankee Stadium shooting the Con Ed Kids event
Shot Daily News golden gloves boxing for several boxers
Covered Iona Gaels MBB sportsinsider.com's post season playoff games for Iona College for TOTS
Published photography in a book called "A Day in the Life, The 10/10/10 Project" with Karen Hessel
Covered the NYC St Patricks Day parade with the NR VFW Post 439 and TOTS
Photographed numerous events & fund raisers for the USO including the USO Launch on the Intrepid, the USO's " Bells on Broadway" and the 9/11Remembrance walk in NYC
Photographed the NYC Veterans Day Parade with the American Bombshells and the Wounded Warrior Project 2 consecutive years in a row
Had my images of American Bombshells Entertainment displayed on two Nasdaq Marquis in Times Square NYC when they sang at the opening and closing bell
Covered light weight Boxing at white Plains County Center where my image was used as a billboard advertising the event
I've shot photos for numerous restaurants for website, social media & advertising
Covered the Armed Forces Medal of Honor Dinnerwith Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Jack Jacobs and guest CBS Special Correspondent Rita Cosby
Covered the. NR Memorial Day Parade annually since 2008
I do headshots - all different styles from theater,& music to corporate and modeling
Was out covering Storm damage during and after Hurricane Sandy with TOTS
Covered New Rochelle native Ray Rice's Victory Rally at City Hall following his Super Bowl win with the Baltimore Ravens
Covered the New Rochelle Celebrity Baseball tournamenttwo years in a row
Had my images of The American Bombshells on NBC while they performed on the nationally broadcast show "The Winner Is"
My images were on ABC's Live with Kelly & Michael for Anne Marie Rooney's "Teacher of the Year" segment
I've covered and photographed numerous charitable events with Mariano Rivera of the NY Yankees
Have had my images of American Bombshell Entertainment featured on "The Rebel Pin-up page www.therebelpinup.com The Rebel Pin-Up us the largest pin up site in the world.
Covered The American Bombshells for Charity Day at BGC meeting numerous celebrities like Tony Sirico of the Sopranos, artist 50 Cent, Run DMC, sports stars like Mike Woods of the NY Knicks, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Domenique Piek and more.....