Beautiful Photos :)
Before we even had the church or reception hall booked, my Dad had called Jenifer Studio and requested that they photograph our wedding. He did this with confidence because he first used Jenifer to do our family's Christmas photos 26 years ago and knew she would do beautiful work. As a bride, I didn't want to disappoint my Dad, but I wanted to be 100% sure of our photographer before we booked for one of the most important days of my life. When we met with Jenifer for the first time, my now-husband and I were impressed by her beautiful and creative photos and especially the photo books she creates for the bride and groom and their parents. I was hopeful that we could have some good photos with her and agreed with my Dad to go ahead and book her. That day, Jenifer took us out to do some engagement photos. From the first session, Jenifer took the time to teach me and my husband how to move our bodies to look taller and slimmer and for me to look curvy and gorgeous (and what bride doesn't want that?) and also how to position our faces to get our best possible angles. She taught my husband how to dip me properly. :)
When we first saw our engagement photos I was BLOWN AWAY. They were so stunningly beautiful! My husband and I both looked like the best possible, glowing versions of ourselves, and none of the photos looked posed, but looked very natural. It was classic, timeless romance right there. Sometimes I struggle with being accepting of photos of myself - I wish my arms were thinner or any other silly little way that us girls tend to be hard on ourselves - and I was truly so overwhelmed with how amazing the photos looked that I LOVED how I looked and felt. Jenifer truly knows how to make you look your physical best but also to bring out that inner glow and the love you and your husband share. :)
Fast forward to our wedding day. Jenifer and David (her assistant who helped with our engagement photos and also wedding photos) were early, and they stuck to a schedule all day, even with our two ginormous families and bridal party of almost 30. I used to work weddings and I know they are ALWAYS late but we had all the photos we wanted and still arrived at the church and reception EARLY so I had time before both events to relax in our party bus. The whole evening ran smoothly and on time, which to me was a big deal and helped me truly enjoy my day. The best part was, during the reception, Jenifer and David took all candid shots and I barely realized they were there, leaving me to fully enjoy our reception - until of course, I saw the stunning photographs that resulted.
Finally, we had an after-wedding session with Jenifer to take some last photos. (Brides: if you do this and have a very fitted dress, make sure not to go crazy on the honeymoon like I did!) Jenifer had my husband and I in this beautiful state park that she recommended - we were in a shallow part of the river, on a bridge, sitting on rocks - it was creative and daring and the photos were just irresistible. My husband and I spent HOURS trying to pick our top 3 photos for our thank-you cards because they were all so beautiful.
Brides and grooms, you will not go wrong with Jenifer. She is FUN and creative and if you are open minded and willing to try some cool things (like getting in a river) you will have the most unique, glorious wedding photos.
I can't wait to book Jenifer Studio one day to do our maternity and baby shots. Well done, Jenifer and David!