jen yu photography: about

the photographer - jennifer yu

"How beautiful. I want to share this with you."

Well before the dawn of social media, this sentiment was my motivation for capturing (on film) what I saw on backcountry travels around the American West. Today, I express it (digitally) as a freelance nature and food photographer.

A former NASA programmer, I received my B.S. in engineering from Caltech and a Ph.D. in geology from Cornell University. I write the food blog use real butter. I call the Rocky Mountains of Colorado my home and spend countless hours in the high country (on foot, bike, skis, or paddle board) with an astrophysicist and two dogs. You can follow my shenanigans on Instagram.