New business on Tyler Street

November 3, 2021

By Mark Wilmes, editor, Tyler Tribute; Reprinted with permission

A new business has recently opened in the Tyler Electric/TE Underground complex on North Tyler Street. Tyler resident, Jayne Salentiny has opened a photography studio, specializing in creating por­traits of children.

Jayne Salentiny photography studio exterior

Jayne lives west of Tyler with her husband, Matthew, and two sons—Timo­thy, age seven and James, age three. She went to school at Ridgewater College for their photography and graphic de­sign program.

“After I graduated, I worked under a photographer for a year and then I opened up my own studio in Clara City,” she said. “I was there for three years until I married my husband in 2011 and then we moved to Tyler for a job position that was offered to him as an agronomist in the local area.”

When the Salentinys first moved to Tyler, Jayne contin­ued to photograph part-time between Clara City and Tyler, until they moved to an acreage outside of Tyler and their first child was born.

“Then I decided to focus my time on being a full-time stay-at-home mom and homemaker. On the side, I continued to pho­tograph family and friends and taking mentoring classes under other photographers to keep my skills up to date. As my boys grew older, I felt I was ready to take on more sessions and open a studio space in Tyler for a more open range of clientele. Currently, I am still a full-time stay-at-home mom and work part-time as a photographer. Because of this, the studio is only open by appointment and I accept a limited amount of sessions per month.”

Headshot of Jayne Salentiny

“I’ve always been inter­ested in photography. Even as a young girl I remem­ber setting up blankets as backdrops and putting to­gether sets with my dolls and stuffed animals to photograph them. I wasted so much of my mom’s film! I’ve always had a need to be creative on a daily ba­sis, no matter what the creative outlet is. My day doesn’t feel fulfilled unless I’ve done something cre­ative with it.”

Jayne says she grew up on a farm near Maynard with her parents and four siblings.

Jayne says she has done all types of photography in the past, from weddings, graduating seniors, fami­lies, maternity, newborns, children, and even a little commercial work.

“But after having my own children, I became very interested in special­izing in the craft of new­born and children pho­tography. I love the art, patience and the reward that comes from master­ing the lighting, posing and imagery of a subject that is constantly moving. Plus, I just really love be­ing around little ones! I also specialize in small/ immediate family pho­tography. It’s a lot of fun photographing a family’s dynamics, and it’s just re­ally an honor being able to capture that for them.”

To set up an appoint­ment, call 605.651.2323, email jaynesalentiny@ya­ or go to Facebook @ Jayne Salentiny Photog­raphy.