“When the business runs well, more people get to see the beauty.”
There are business people who fall in love with photography. Jenny Bagert (she/her) is a photographer who fell in love with its business. Over a twenthy-five-year career, she has been deeply rooted in every facet of photography, working with artists, galleries, and collectors and work from the 19th century to the present.
Bagert started taking pictures and creating in the darkroom when she was twelve. In her twenties, she specialized in working with musicians, including Grammy winning artists. At age twenty-four, she became business and archive manager to the legendary jazz photographer Herman Leonard. With Leonard, Bagert learned the business and had the opportunity to work on life-changing projects: archiving Leonard’s vast collection, working on the Ken Burns documentary “Jazz”, editing books and managing shoots with such greats as Tony Bennet and Lenny Kravitz.
In 2006, she formed Jenny Bagert Consulting, offering business and project management in photography. Based in her beloved hometown of New Orleans, Bagert and her fantastic team serve an extensive client roster and love every day of it!
Fun Fact: Bagert is a hobbyist beekeeper and her favorite day of the year is Mardi Gras Day.
Amanda Malone (they/them) came to New Orleans by way of Georgia and is excited to be a part of the team at Jenny Bagert Consulting. With a background in client services, academic research, writing, and editing, Malone’s professional experience gives them a unique edge when it comes to meeting the individual needs of clients. Her goal as an administrative professional at JBC is to help make every stage of a project runs smoothly, so JBC clients have everything they need to let their work shine.
Malone left her much-loved home state of Georgia for New Orleans after falling in love with the city’s unique art scene. Before arriving in the Crescent City, they received a B.A. in English from Georgia Southern University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University-Mankato. Malone has an extensive background working for independent literary magazines in both editorial and operational roles. Most recently, they served as Assistant Interviews Editor for the online literary magazine The Rumpus.
Fun fact: Malone loves baking and lives with a very anxious cat named Stevie Nicks.
“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 (she/her) 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.