She started in photography in her home state of Wisconsin where her friends call her Jru (Jay-Roo). After several years doing portrait work in a local studio she moved to the Big Island of Hawaii where over the course of a decade she became a preferred vendor in steady demand for the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai as well as several other luxury resorts in West Hawaii. She now resides in southeastern Wisconsin. 

Jerusha has two shooting modes: portraiture and photojournalistic. Between structured "photo op" moments and posed portraits, she is unobtrusively firing away photojournalistically in the background, catching significant unposed moments and documenting details of the event and location. For posed portraiture, Jerusha's early years in the portrait studio allow her to pose and illuminate quickly and accurately.

Jerusha's light-hearted and fun-filled personality always sets her subjects at ease. Her artistic flare allows her to find unique angles and light treatments so that her work is never merely mundane.

Jerusha's vision is to document the world around and its people in a beautiful, truthful and artistic way through creative projects, documentary portraiture and event photography.