Born and raised along the coast in Australia, Jaclyn had the good fortune of growing up close to nature which has had a great influence on her work. From an early age she was introduced to photography through her father who was an art teacher, and began taking photos at the age of 16. After finishing school, Jaclyn went on to complete a photography degree at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. She gained international attention after qualifying in the top ten finalists in the Sony World Photography Awards in 2009. Shortly after she moved to Sweden where she spent several years and continues to go back regularly.

Jaclyn currently lives in New York and works between New York, Sweden and Australia.