Jaren directs BYU Photo and serves as a university photographer. He photographs research discoveries, student & faculty activities, arts and athletics.
Jaren graduated from BYU with a bachelor's degree in English in 2001. Jaren has worked in the University Photography office since 1998, and was hired as a full time photographer in 2004. He has won numerous state and national awards for his photography and teaches an introductory photography class in the Visual Arts department. In 2015, the University Photographers Association of America named Jaren a "Master of the Profession." He is the youngest photographer to ever receive this designation.