10 Questions for Jen Rozenbaum: Boudoir Photographer, Badass Reader and Hot Sauce Disciple

January 7, 2016

By Laura Brauer

All photos © Jen Rozenbaum

All photos © Jen Rozenbaum

1. What’s one thing few people know about shooting boudoir?
For me, boudoir is not about sex. Everyone assumes it is, but for me it’s about expression of a woman’s unique femininity, shamelessly!

2. What’s one of your favorite childhood memories?
One of my favorite things about being a kid in my neighborhood was that all my friends lived really close by. After school, we were ALWAYS outside. It’s not like today where I have to make play dates and plans for my kids. We just went out and whatever happened, happened. Sometimes it was baseball in the court. Other times it was lip-syncing to Bon Jovi in my friend’s basement. We always came home at 6 p.m. for dinner. And we did it without cell phones!

3. What are you reading right now?
I just finished You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero.


4. What’s been one of the biggest learning moments for you as a photographer?
The year I shot 300 women and realized it was because I was way too inexpensive—even though I was bringing in a lot of money, I wasn’t getting to keep much. That was when I made big changes in the way my business and pricing was structured.

5. What’s one piece of photo-related accessory that you can’t live without?
My Sigma 50mm Art lens.

6. What would you say is one of your quirks?
I put hot sauce on almost everything.


7. If you had one month to do whatever you wanted (nothing to do with photography), what would you do?
I think I would split the time. I would spend two weeks in a foreign country learning yoga from a master. The other two weeks I would spend helping women in need in an underprivileged country. It sounds so cliché, but I think about both of those things often.

8. What in photography are you dying to try this year?
I always look forward to pushing myself with lighting. It’s one of the areas I think you never stop learning. I am working on a project with Sigma to showcase women that have been great influencers in the world. I am looking forward to doing that and pushing my creativity.

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9. What’s your favorite food? Least favorite?
My favorite food is pizza. Hands down. I could live on it. My least favorite is anything with tentacles. Blech.

10. What photo trend have you been enjoying most?
In the boudoir world, I had a lot of fun trying the milk bath craze last year. I don’t know what is in store for 2016 just yet—I just hope it doesn’t involve food this time.


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