“When the business runs well, more people get to see the beauty.”
There are business people who fall in love with the majesty of photography. Jenny is an artist who fell in love with its business. Over a 20-year career, Jenny has been deeply rooted in every facet of fine art photography. From galleries and collections to artists and archives, and from the earliest 19th century photographs to the digital present, Jenny has navigated tremendous changes in photography and has established herself as an expert in the field.
Jenny became a fine-art photographer in her early twenties, specializing in shooting live music and musicians. She apprenticed with legendary jazz photographer Herman Leonard, and became his business and archive manager. With Herman, Jenny worked on projects ranging from organizing his vast archive to a Ken Burns documentary (“Jazz”), management of sales and marketing, editing a book of Herman’s work and managing shoots with Tony Bennet, Lenny Kravitz, and many others.
In 2006, she formed Jenny Bagert Consulting, offering business and project management in photography. Based in her beloved hometown of New Orleans, she has worked with A Gallery For Fine Photography, the 19th Century Rare Book and Photograph Shop, Cornell University, Josephine Sacabo, and numerous other photographers and photography related business.
Fun Fact: Jenny’s favorite day of the year is Mardi Gras Day and she is a hobbyist beekeeper.
“I joined Jenny Bagert Consulting in September 2016 and have not looked back. I’m thrilled to be a part of an organization that lets me do what I love – one where no two days are alike and each project presents a new challenge.”
George Wallace is a proud New Orleans native and a lover of the arts in all forms. An avid problem solver, George loves to connect the dots for clients – either getting them from where they are to where they want to be, or searching for new and innovative ways to streamline their existing business practices. Some of his proudest accomplishments at Jenny Bagert Consulting include researching and identifying the previously unknown subject of a daguerreotype that was then displayed at the New Orleans Museum of Art, and writing catalogs for important collections of major 20th Century artists such as Herman Leonard.
An alum of Tulane University, where he received the Mayoral Scholarship and studied English and Art History, George considers writing his primary calling, among many. He comes to photography from an academic background, having studied it extensively from an Art Historical perspective and considers this an asset to his work with Jenny Bagert Consulting, as it allows him to approach photography with the eye of a curator rather than of a practitioner.
Fun Fact: George is a passionate collector of vintage wristwatches, and would love to tell you much more than you ever wanted to know about them.
“As an artist and photographer, I understand the struggle of marketing and branding oneself. Working with Jenny Bagert Consulting and their eclectic roster of clients provides me with new design challenges I am always eager to undertake.”
Kayla Stark is a contract graphic designer for Jenny Bagert Consulting. Her work for JBC includes creating marketing material and designing for both print and digital mediums. Working with JBC allows her to take on many different types of projects depending on the needs of the client, and allows her to exercise her passion for helping artists and creatives.
Originally from Memphis, TN, Kayla moved to New Orleans to study Fine Art at Loyola University. Since her graduation, Kayla has primarily worked as a graphic designer. Some of her local design clients have included the National WWII Museum, Friends of City Park, and Lakeside Shopping Center. In addition to designing, Kayla has worked extensively as an interior design and architectural photographer. She is a contributor for the interior design website Houzz, where she writes and photographs home tours of New Orleans residents for the “My Houzz” series.
Fun Fact: Kayla was on the bowling team in high school, winning two consecutive state championships.