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Hi! I'm Jen



Facts about Jen 


-native rhode islander 

-4’ll (everyone asks) 

-resides in Middletown RI with her little 6 lb pup- Emmie

-photographing weddings for over 16 years

Things I Like (or slightly obsess about)

-my twin nephews, Jackson and Max 


-babies and children 

-more dogs 




-hiking for the perfect backdrop

-chasing the light

-helping you document memories

-meeting rad people 

-making experiences 

Check out this feature of local Newport RI photographers. Humbled to be included. 

Thanks Chris Hunter.


Being in front of Jen’s lens is nothing short of an honor. Her love for her craft truly shows in both her immediate presence and final outcome. As a business I wanted professional photographs that accurately portray what Seaside represents: our love for yoga, a strong sense of community, and the beauty of our teachers and space. And boy did she deliver! Tears in my eyes upon seeing the final edits. She brings an energy that makes you feel comfortable and also brings her knowledge of photography forward in order to guide you into the best light, angles, poses, etc. It was a positive experience in every way, shape, and form!

Jessica Laudati, owner of Seaside Yoga

Working with Jen is an absolute delight. She is professional, punctual, a clear communicator, realistic, flexible and most importantly, an exceptional artist. Jen works with natural light- sunrise to sunset to create beautiful photos. Authentic, raw, honest, glowing, natural, ethereal... are just a few ways to describe our photographs from our elopement. Both my *husband* and I feel the photos capture our nature- easygoing, carefree, light and simple. Not to mention we feel equally gorgeous and handsome through her craft. Jen is an artist- and you don't even realize as it's happening as she makes you feel so comfortable, not at all awkward or staged during the photoshoot. My husband would have been okay if we skipped photos all together that day and Jen had him relaxed, like a old friend, enjoying the process. She gives cues and direction with humor and creativity to get “the shots” and can gracefully wrangle friends and family to keep a tight timeline. From first conversation in planning our elopement Jen simply understood our needs and "vibe", asking the right questions along the way. Jen felt more like a bridesmaid at times than a photographer, as she giggled and snapped photos and used weather, landscape and natural surroundings for one of a kind shots. These keepsakes will be with us for a lifetime and I'm so grateful for that. We don't have enough wall space for the beauty! Choosing Jen to capture our elopement helped curate a truly carefree experience and most importantly, our story, personality and true spirits. Jen LOVES love and her photographs embody that. Since eloping, I have worked with Jen for a variety of photoshoots-  from yoga branding, lifestyle and head shots and most recently, maternity photos. Thanks, Jen for capturing the most important days in my life!

Ashley DeSalvo,bride

I've worked with Jen on countless projects since 2014 . Her images speak for themselves. What you might not get from just looking at her photography is what an amazing person she is to work with. On-time, reliable, professional, creative, assertive, and FUN.  We've had lots of different models in front of her camera for my clothing company and she's always created an incredible atmosphere for everyone to be super comfortable and themselves through the whole shoot.  If you're looking to hire someone who's a true master of their craft, you won't be disappointed with Jen!

KYLA ROSE MAHER, owner of Long Time sun apparel

Enlisting Jennifer Manville Photography has been the best investment Sheepskin Mama has made!  The images she produces are more than just photographs.  Jen is an artist who always strives to create a sensory experience through her work.  Her photographs of our products have been the driving force in establishing our brand in a way that is both consistent with who we are, as well as a reflection of what our customers want.
Jen’s work consistently exceeds expectations.  Each image tells a story that brings our products to life in a way that makes you feel a part of the experience.  Her heart felt moving work has been the key to establishing our business online and in print in a way that is always consistent with what we want to convey.  In addition, Jen is a great person to work with.  She’s professional, collaborative, and creative while being thoughtful to her client’s needs.  She always delivers the finished product quickly too.
Sheepskin Mama would not be where it is today without our partnership with Jennifer Manville Photography!

Sheepskin mama, owner of sheepskin mama

Where do I begin. Jen was the first vendor I booked after becoming engaged; for years I had told her she would be the one who would shoot our big day and booking her was a no-brainer. I had worked with her on several work-related shoots and admired her fun, calm, & kind demeanor, and her 'get the job done' attitude.  Everything from our engagement shoot, where we hiked through the trails of Jamestown to find the 'perfect spot', to our wedding day which was greeted by wind, rain & Hurricane Dorian. Jen made everything happen without a hitch, timed photos perfectly, and the final result was nothing I could have imagined. Thank you Jen for your amazing wedding-day energy, fantastic talent, and for being a part of one of the most fun days of our lives to date. Mark & I are so grateful for Jen & her work, we can't recommend her enough & will absolutely be booking her for any future life events :).

Stephanie Hynson,Bride

NewportFILM could not imagine a better way to tell the story of our events than the way that Jen shoots.

Her photos capture the mood, energy and life of our film screening events and fundraisers better than any other photographer. She's a delight to work with and lights up any room as she walks in. Our audiences, donors, volunteers and staff absolutely love her work! Thank you Jen for sharing your incredible talent with us!

Rebecca Bertrand,
Executive Director

Jen is not only an incredibly talented photographer, she is an artist, and a complete joy to work with.  Her work harnesses natural light, embraces the beauty of nature, seamlessly and creatively melding them with the essence of her clients.  Her photography has evolved with me as my business and personality have evolved.  She doesn’t miss a beat.  She helps me feel so much less awkward and dare I say even comfortable!!! In front of the camera.  She is highly experienced, punctual, efficient, kind, and delivers magical quality work every time.  Truly a pleasure to work with.  Thank you Jen for living your purpose and passion!
Meagan Zarba,
Licensed Massage Therapist Health & Wellness Coach

Without hesitation, I can say that our wedding was the success that it was because Jennifer Manville was our photographer. From coordinating with my husband and setting up a surprise engagement shoot, to being an invaluable resource during the planning process, and right up through the final hour of our wedding Jen was a constant source of support. She was instrumental in helping us set up a timeline that laid out the framework for a magical day. On our big day, Jen made us, the wedding party, and our guests feel completely at ease while capturing an array of amazing posed and candid shots, which is exactly what we were looking for. My husband and I will treasure these pictures for years to come.. and she even made sure we got to enjoy cocktail hour! Jen’s vast experience with weddings was evident and much appreciated... from grabbing us when the light was just right to take some stunning sunset shots, to fixing boutonnières, and even guiding me when we were cutting the cake and I panicked (wait, what part of the cake do you actually cut?) Jen truly went above and beyond. We could not be happier with the finished product or our overall experience working with Jen, and we are so thankful that she was able to capture the best day of our lives in such a beautiful and artistic way! Thank you Jen!
Emily o'connor,Bride


From the start our wedding planning Jen was the first vendor we locked down! She made two people who felt awkward behind the camera look and feel amazing at our engagement shoot. Once Covid put a damper on our original wedding plans Jen emphatically signed on to photograph our mini ceremony where she not only helped me schedule the day but took some incredibly beautiful and treasured photos. We were able to hold our originally planned wedding a few weekends ago and to no one’s surprise Jen again wowed us with her professionalism, care, and talent. She personally scouted locations close to our venue so we’d have spectacular photos, made everyone smile, and the sneak peaks she’s already sent us have made our hearts sing! Thank you Jen for making the our most important days run so seamlessly and captured so beautifully. We will be forever thankful! 

Sydney Chazan, Bride


We can't say enough good things about Jen. She shot our engagement photos, our backyard wedding in 2020, and our vow renewal/reception in 2021. Jen's positive, upbeat energy kept us relaxed and enjoying every bit of our special day(s). She so masterfully captured the most important moments and tiniest details of the day(s), resulting in photos we will treasure forever. She made us feel beautiful and also just like ourselves, capturing our 'essence' as a couple. Her knowledge about the greater Newport area was also very helpful -- she selected the perfect settings for the different shoots we did, and knew our venue (Blithewold) well! 

We'll continue to sing her praises from the rooftops! Thank you for everything.


Nicole & Max Connor, bride+Groom

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