Jennifer Kaczmarek (b. 1973, Pensacola, FL) was raised in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale area. She received a Bachelors Degree in Architecture, Public, and Urban Affairs with a focus on Criminal Justice from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. Jennifer later went on to study at the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies in Daytona Beach, FL.
In 2011 Jennifer founded Love for Alyssa, Inc. after the self titled documentary work based on a little girl named Alyssa Hagstrom who was born with arthrogryposis. Love for Alyssa was featured on CNN Blog, CNN Health, and CNN In America. Love for Alyssa was selected among the Critical Mass 50 of 2012, and was a finalist for the Michael P. Smith Fund, 2012.
Also in 2012, Jennifer's vision of expanding Love for Alyssa, brought about the 501c3 organization, Taking Focus, Inc. Taking Focus supports photographers and film makers through fiscal sponsorships to pursue their documentary projects by using the art of photography, video, and online media to raise awareness and funds for those in need.
Jennifer is also a freelance photographer and resides in Palm Coast, FL, with her husband, and three children.