jen yu photography: about

the photographer

Jennifer Yu is a self-taught freelance photographer based in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Her favorite subjects are landscape and nature photography, food photography, portraiture and candids - mostly in that order... but not always. A hobbyist since the age of 12, Jennifer shot 110mm, polaroid, 35mm film, and eventually digital. Today, she shoots with Nikon digital pro bodies and glass.

A former NASA programmer, Jennifer holds a B.S. in engineering from Caltech and a Ph.D. in geology from Cornell University. She is the voice and photographer behind the food blog use real butter. When Jennifer isn't stalking wildflowers or fall colors in the American West, you can find her hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, biking, and telemark skiing both locally and abroad - as long as there are mountains.