Born and raised in Nebraska, Abby has always had a love of the outdoors and all kinds of animals. Growing up on a farm she had the chance to be around horses, sheep, chickens, cats, dogs – the list goes on. These opportunities instilled a passion for life in Abby that still holds true today. Also from an early age, Abby had a camera in her hand. The grand-daughter of a newspaper photographer and daughter of a photography hobbyist, she was always taking photos.
Following high school she traveled to Dallas, TX to study art and photography at Southern Methodist University. Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts she immediately went into the restaurant business, logical! Following 3 years of owning and operating her own restaurant, she began her telecommunications career with Great Plains Communications in Blair, Ne. Then in 1998 she made the move to Colorado and Level 3 Communications in Broomfield. After almost 10 years in corporate America, and living in Colorado, she realized that her love of the outdoors, animals and photography was needing some attention – she needed to make a change and pursue her passions.
In 2002 she picked up her camera once again and began photographing horses and her next business was born. For 8 years she traveled the country from farm to farm photographing some of the most beautiful horses in the world. Following the economic downturn which effected the horse industry tremendously, she began filling her time by photographing wildlife. Following some success in the field, NEBRASKAland Magazine picked up 2 of her stories. This was the confirmation she needed to commit to wildlife and nature photography.
Through Jensen Photography, Abby has developed a honed eye for stunning landscape photography accurately capturing a wide array of locations. Abby’s stunning photography brings to life the best of the Yampa Valley, American Midwest, the wilds of Alaska & the Hudson Bay as well as the plains of Kenya and the lush regions of Peru.
In addition to a talented eye, Abby brings an extraordinary amount of patience to her work, waiting for hours to capture the perfect shot. This patience is evident in the many images capturing animals in their most natural repose.
Having a Fine Arts Degree from Southern Methodist University, Abby is a classically trained photographer. She holds strong to her classically trained eye and approach to photography. Using very little technical enhancement, her images are true to nature. Searching for light that dances and capturing moments in time is her ultimate goal. Having a love and respect for the wild places in the world, conservation and the safety of the wildlife is close to her heart. She only photographs animals in their natural habitat.
Steamboat has been a special place for Abby since the age of 12. Having traveled from Nebraska to Steamboat for the holidays during her early childhood and teen years, she has been attached to this remarkable area since she was a little girl. Abby knew that one day she would become a resident of Steamboat. In March of 2012 Steamboat officially became her new home town. Of course, there were business reasons for the move. Wildlife and nature are abundant in Steamboat Springs, Routt County, Jackson County, Moffatt County, and her new home is not far from Rocky Mountain National Park, Nebraska, Grand Teton & Yellowstone. Shortly after her arrival in Steamboat she became an owner at Circle 7 Fine Art. Proving to be the right step in her career- showing in a gallery filled with amazing artists helps to show case her work, as well as challenge her artistically. Abby was named Steamboat’s ‘Best of the Boat – Local Photographer’ in 2015.