Jaren Wilkey: Mormon Photographer
Jaren Wilkey is a university photographer and manager of the Brigham Young University Photography Office.
Wilkey is from Taylorsville, Utah, and earned his bachelor’s degree in English from BYU. He and his wife, Kara, are the parents of two children. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The University Photographer’s Association of America named him “Master of the Profession” in June 2015. This special award is given to members that consistently produce high quality photography and have offered exceptional service to the organization. Wilkey is the youngest photographer to receive this designation in the history of the organization. In 2011, he was named UPAA Photographer of the Year. He has won many other awards in the UPAA Annual Print Competition. In 2015, Jaren Wilkey published an article on the BYU Wireless Workflow for Professional Photographer Magazine, which is the official magazine of the Professional Photographers of America. In the article, he explained how BYU Photo uses wireless transmitters to post sports photos to social media in real time, which is a system that many photographers are interested in duplicating.