Creative Journey

Jen Hillenga M.Photog.Cr.

Jen Hillenga holds an elaborate make up session and constructs a dress out of garbage bags for a fashion shoot. Jen talks about all the various inspirations that go into her work and how she plans days where she simply goes to seek out inspiration. She talks about how her background as a painter helps her with applying makeup to enhance lighting by accentuating contours of the face. Jen explains her background and how she ended up where she is today.

Jen Hillenga Bio

After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art and Graphic Design and working for several studios, Jen Hillenga started her own studio in 2004 with business partner, Kate Cosentino, in Savage, Minnesota. In 2008, they established an online superstore for Professional Photography products called The store has quickly become the leader in online professional products for photographers around the world.

In the years since opening Momento Images, Jen has been able to master her skills as a photographer as well as a digital artist, allowing her to turn her images into artworks and gaining her international recognition and awards among her peers. Jen focuses on the story behind each image and the internal as well as external beauty of each subject by relating to her clients with sensitivity and humor.