Are you looking for a photographer that can shed some creative light onto your wedding photos? Then, you’ve found your girl! Jenn from the Creative Light Studio will capture those special moments at different angles to make sure your photos are one of a kind. Whether you’ve just got engaged, or you’re almost ready to walk down the aisle, let Jenn be there to turn your photos into a work of art! Hear from Jenn herself in our interview below!
When did you realize you had a passion for photography?
I have always been fairly 'artsy' throughout the years. My major was Graphic Design, but I also painted in my spare time. It wasn't until my honeymoon that I realized how addicted I was to a camera. We bought a nicer camera and took over 500 photos during our week on St. Thomas. Only two or three of those photos had Geoff or I in them. After that I trained under another wedding photographer and realized this was something I really enjoy. (You can go on my About Us page on my website to read a good synopsis of my start in photography).
What sets you apart from others in your industry?
Since I have a degree in Graphic Design I started in the industry with a little bit of a leg up. I have always known how to edit my photos and will even 'save' photos that most people would just toss all thanks to being so well versed in Photoshop - it is like second nature. Additionally, I use my Graphic Design knowledge to create one-of-a-kind photo albums and books. We never use templates (I find them so limiting). Lastly, it gives me the ability to design and print custom invitations for my couples at a fraction of the cost of what they would pay in a store.
Separate of the Graphic Design, I also took a wedding planning class in college. I know useful details and interesting facts about weddings that most people don't know (ie the history of the double envelope) and can help brides in any area they need direction.
What kind of technology do you use?
I have two Canon bodies so I can always have a backup if one malfunctions during a wedding for some reason: Canon 50D and 7D.
Have you won any awards?
Bride's Choice Award 2012 from WeddingWire.com, which recognizes the top 5% of vendors in the Wedding Wire network based on bride reviews.
What is your favorite part of your job?
I enjoy always trying to find new creative angles to photograph my brides so that each wedding is unique. If I had to pin down one thing, though, I would probably say it would be when I send the link to their gallery to view their photos for the first time.
If I can include the entire experience, though, I would pick the engagement session as my favorite part. Since it is before the wedding and we aren't on a time schedule, things are more relaxed. I feel like I can get to know my couple more and take extra time to try new things without thinking about the timeline of events.
What is your most memorable wedding/bride?
It has to be my first couple who ever booked with me (they know who they are). They will always have a special place in my heart for that reason alone. The wedding day was full of surprises and fun. It started out rocky when a bridesmaid's zipper broke and they had to run to David's Bridal real quick to get another dress, but once we got going it was all fun. We were taking photos at a park and were surprised by a train passing us on the railroad track which made for great photos, followed by a reception with a moment I will never forget. The guys (maybe about 30 in all) had made up their minds to sit the bride in a chair on the dance floor, get on a knee and sing a slow song to her; only the DJ couldn't find the song they wanted. Not to be defeated, the guys insisted on another song while the DJ searched for the other... the new song they didn't know at all so it sounded like a terrible night of karaoke but hilarious none the less.
Are you apart of any other social media you want our readers to know about?
We will be joining Twitter soon and will make an announcement on our Facebook page about it. I am hoping to link the Twitter account to our fan page.