My Story

My name is Chloe Jennings and I'm from a small town in Indiana. I live with my boyfriend, Matt, our husky, Nanook, and our up to no good cat, Gidget, in my Grandfather's renovated home in the country. 

When I was 12, I insisted on not playing sports, so my parents insisted I find something else to do with my time. I reluctantly joined 4-H (an organization that teaches youth useful skills) and added photography, basketry and dog obedience to my first year. A random assortment indeed, but I knew I loved art, dogs and swimming with my friends (which I knew you got to do if you were in basketry). My dad taught me everything there was to learn on a Minolta x370 film camera for the first photography project. I photographed our animals, my family, and the wooded areas surrounding our home. I fell in love with how I could capture what once were fleeting memories. The world just looked a little more beautiful through this camera, so I was inspired to keep documenting. 

It wasn't until 2009, after dropping out of college then re-enrolling for spring classes, that I seriously fell for photography and design again. I took my first darkroom photo and intro design classes. The process slowed me down and made me almost meditate on my composition and focus. It was the first time in college that I felt like I was excelling. It only made sense to turn what came easy into a career.

In 2010, I opened my first business, Chloe Jennings Photography, and began booking wedding and portrait clients. For six years, I put all of my focus into growing my business and building lasting relationships with my adventurous & down to earth clients. The unconditional love that I have documented over the years continues to have a positive impact on my life. 

After designing my own brand identity on a college student budget, I realized I sort of had a knack for minimalistic design. I became infatuated with all things design related; interior styling, logo design, magazine layout, apparel, etc. Fellow creatives that had been following my photography began to notice my design work and ask who I had hired. There, my first design clients were born.  

In January of 2017, I created a new business called Moth Haus to include design services, as it has become nearly half of my overall workload. I am so grateful for the gift to be able to create meaningful art and brands for people who truly appreciate risk-taking, creative-thinking, off-beat concepts. My clients connect with my art because they enjoy minimalist style, photography that tells a story, and design that displays personality. It's my goal to evoke emotion with my art and to give my clients a clear visual voice.

The name Moth Haus (môTH haʊ̯s) came from another late night working on projects and watching the clock tick away into the early hours of the morning. Dozens of species of moths would swirl around our porch light and land on the glass office door. I would spend more time than I'd like to admit looking at the moths closely through the inside of the glass. I mumbled Moth Haus. I began thinking about the meaning behind the moths and how I felt a connection with the pull I feel towards the light. The late nights I was staying up focusing on the business and clients. It was the perfect fit for a name. 

I now continue to focus on my career but I'm also realizing the importance of making time for friends, family, and myself. Some of my favorite things to do are the simplest. Eating strawberry sour straws and Reese's on the couch with my babe and our animals while we watch The Office is definitely up there on the list. I'm usually trying to keep up with the latest skincare trends and repping my favorite brand, Glossier. I have recently taken up furniture design and woodworking since learning quite a bit from the home renovation process. I'm learning that a balance of working on a computer and working with my hands is therapeutic. 

If you've made it to the end, it means that we're probably meant to work together- or at least meet up for a drink. If you feel like you can connect with any of my story, please get in touch. I love collaborations and unique project ideas.

 

Bio photo credit: Jason Sutherland & Gannon Burgett

 

Favorite Movies:

Black Sheep

Dumb & Dumber

Lost In Translation

Edward Scissorhands

Split

 

Favorite TV Shows:

Broad City

The Office

Parks & Recreation

Party Down

The Mindy Project

 

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