Hi, I am Jenny Ann Holden
I am a therapeutic photographer, poet, storyteller, and mystic. I work with individuals to heal mind, body, and spirit through the power of storytelling, embodiment, ritual, and nature connection. Nothing inspires me more than guiding individuals into deeper places of embodiment. My primary service is offering therapeutic photography sessions to individuals wanting support on their healing journey but I offer branding/storytelling sessions, sell prints, provide mentorship, co-facilitate retreats/workshops work collaboratively with organizations, and communities, and participate in community initiatives.
What is therapeutic photography?
Images are a such a huge part of our lives as humans. They are very under-appreciated, yet we can’t imagine our life without them. As a photographer (my great grandmother was also a photographer), I believe that The ways in which we see ourselves plays a vital role in how we feel within our bodies and even shapes how we experience the world. By bringing together embodiment and photography, I assist individuals in embodying healing stories that give rise to new perceptions. Therapeutic photography sessions take place in nature, in this way you are invited to explore your primal, wild, and divine nature, deepening your felt sense and invoking universal wisdom through nature connection.
What are the benefits of a therapeutic photography session?
It is so very powerful to be fully seen. I will see and acknowledge you in all your raw, wild, and authentic beauty. I will not doubt or shame your fear, anger, or rage. No matter the trauma you have experienced in your life, your body is here for you now . We can find our way through difficulty, and even crisis, by remembering our natural capacities to journey deep into our inner landscapes. Sessions support your descent into the subtle body, where you can release angst, anxiety, fear, trauma, and doubt. It is also equal opportunity to embrace joy, pleasure, play, and the infinite possibilities of your body.
Sessions may not be suitable for those currently experiencing acute mental health symptoms.
What is the purpose of photographic art?
Our imagination expands and empowers our sense of self. Over a lifetime ones self-image can become very small, limited, and negative. As you journey into deeper realms of healing, you are presented with opportunities to see yourself in new ways. I create portraits that represent an aspect of yourself you may have forgotten or didn’t know existed. From these images poor stories, tales rich in personal power and hidden treasures. The images I seek to make are portal’s into hidden possibilities that present themselves at the edge of your awareness every day. With each image, I hope that you see the totality of who you are and are able to transform your inner image, welcoming in new ways of being in the world.