Family Life

Mom About Town: Meet Jennifer Zdon!

Our readers are familiar with Jennifer Zdon’s candid, on-location, portrait photography without realizing it.

She is the creative force of Twirl Photography, nola family’s cover photographer for ten years. Her specialty is capturing a family’s connections in a genuine way. Jennifer and her husband Mark Waller live on Bayou St. John with their two children, Magnolia (12) and Beckett (6).  

5 Things I’m Loving Right Now


With the kids distantly learning this fall, we walk to City Park a lot for our study breaks. And we really like to walk, bike, or scooter the wild, overgrown path on the old Wisner Tract near the Pan Am Stadium. 


Waveland’s public beach, near Garfield Ladner Pier, is our family get-away place. We pack a picnic lunch and it’s spacious enough to socially distance.
 125 N. Beach Blvd, Waveland, MS  


To support hospitality workers, we pick up great restaurant meals to eat at home. For our anniversary dinner, we ordered from Brigtsen’s – it was wonderful! Magnolia really likes their gumbo and their cornbread is fabulous!
 Brighten’s 723 Dante St. 


Living on Bayou St. John, we have a canoe and often go out on the water. There are several canoe and kayak rentals here; I highly recommend families get a rental for a fun time!


A well-kept secret: Audubon Nature Center is open again with limited hours. We like to slip over there for a long walk through the swamp trails. 
Audubon Nature Center 11000 Lake Forest Blvd. 

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