Photos by Mary-Alice Warren Photography
Hello and thanks for stopping by! I am Jenny Paxton, a NC native with a southern accent and Carolina blue blood living and working as a calligrapher in the Washington, DC area with my husband, Jason and hedgehog, Hood. I specifically remember starting my quest for admirable handwriting in the fourth grade after admiring the letter ’a’ of a classmate’s. One hundred percent true story.
My calligraphy career began while attending UNC-Chapel Hill and was frequently asked to address engaged friends’ wedding invitations. Post graduation, I moved to Washington DC to enroll in The George Washington University’s Event Management Program. While I studied event planning, I thought surely there has to be classes here where I can learn ‘real’ calligraphy. I still take as many classes as I possibly can and am a member of the Washington Calligraphers Guild and the International Association of Master Penman, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting. I consider it a true honor to be a part of my clients’ weddings, celebrations and gifts for loved ones (and themselves!) A stack of blank envelopes waiting to be addressed excites me and soothes my soul at the same time. When my hand gets tired from writing, you can find me running, swimming and biking in (lots of) races, eating (out) or dreaming of my next Disney trip. I can’t wait to meet you and bring your calligraphy vision to life!