Jenifer Studio Photography: Blog en-us (C) Jenifer Studio Photography (Jenifer Studio Photography) Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:22:00 GMT Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:22:00 GMT Jenifer Studio Photography: Blog 92 120 Partnership with Lifetime Fitness Happy Friday!

I am so excited to announce that we are partnering with Life Time Bergen County to help showcase their incredible instructors and trainers. We are a passionate promoter of Life Time Gym (As a member, I personally take TEAM Bootcamp classes and go to their hot yoga classes every week). I invite you to go and take a look. We will be doing several shoots over the course of our relationship with Life Time Bergen County. The goal of these shoots will be to help expand their presence on social media and to build their brand.

Warm Regards, 
Jenifer Carter


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Hello! Jenifer Studio is participating in Ride for a Reason – Lifetime Athletic in Bergen County, to help support the kids of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. I have a goal to raise as much as possible for the kids of St. Jude. But I need your help.


Will you show your support with Jenifer Studio by donating or joining the ride for a reason on Saturday, April 22nd?

Please visit Jenifer Studio’s St. Jude page to make a donation. If you decide to donate, please feel free to share it on Facebook and Twitter to support the kids of St. Jude. You will be helping families and patients around the world.


Thank you for your support, we truly appreciate it!


Jenifer Carter

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Top Wedding Flower Tips

Choosing your flowers is one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning. But it's not as simple as picking your favorite flowers and requesting them in your wedding colors (sorry!). These basics will help you get up to speed so you can talk flowers with your florist and get the look you're after.


Do Your Homework Before Meeting A Florist 

Take some time to figure out what you like, and learn what it's called, before you start talking to florists. There are two main things you'll want to know: the names of flowers and floral terms, like types of bouquets (cascade, posy and biedermeier), arrangements and other details.

Let Your Venue Influence Your Florals

Your wedding locale will greatly influence your floral decisions. If, for example, you're marrying in a park, botanical garden or vineyard, the flowers can be kept to a minimum (meaning you can make a big impression with fewer flowers). Opt for arrangements that look like they belong: Clusters of wildflowers may look out of place in a formal ballroom the same way a glam grouping of all-white orchids wouldn't seem right in a rustic setting. Keep in mind your table configuration too (round tables versus long farm tables), which can help influence the shape and style of your centerpieces.


Talk to Other Couples About Their Florists 

One of the best ways to find your florist is by word of mouth -- ask for recommendations from newlyweds you know, read reviews and browse wedding magazines. If you're working with a wedding planner or a wedding pro coordinator, they should have some suggestions of area florists. Set up appointments with a short list of florists, so you can connect in person and view a portfolio of their work. You'll want to book someone six to eight months out. Florists book up fast, especially if you're getting married in peak season (May to September), so start vetting them alongside some of your other professionals early in the process and lock one in as soon as you can.

All Florists Are Not the Same 

This sounds strange, but what it means is there are different types of wedding pros who deal with flowers. Do you want someone who'll not only make your arrangements but also help design the look of your reception tables and ceremony aisle? A florist designer is probably more your speed. Already have a planner or an eye for design? Then a regular florist will likely do the trick. Figure out which is the best fit -- this will help you narrow your search and determine your budget (floral designers generally cost more than florists).


You Need to Show, Not Just Tell

Images are way more telling than words. Bring your inspirations boards, a bridesmaid dress fabric swatch and a photograph of your wedding gown. This will cue your florist in on the look you're after from the start. Keep in mind: Your florist will totally appreciate snapshots that reflect your style, but don't expect exact replicas of what lives on your inspiration board. Floral designers are just that -- artists with a vision and a desire to create something one of a kind for your wedding. Communicate what you like about the centerpiece or archway, but be open to modifications and substitutions, especially when it comes to actual flowers. Maybe you're attracted to an arrangement because you like the loose, deconstructed vibe, or maybe you just like the colors.

Flowers Are a Big Chunk of Your Budget

Figure that 10 percent of the total wedding cost will go to flowers and décor -- from the bouquets and boutonnieres to the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception details. At the start of your first meeting, put your budget on the table. Ask, "What great things can you do with $__________?" (Don't spend time talking about $5,000 worth of flowers and then let your florist know your bottom line is $2,000.) If you love flowers and want a grand installation, or are dead-set on peonies in November, plan to spend more on flowers and less elsewhere. And don't forget to account for extras, like setup and breakdown charges, taxes and tips.

Some Flowers Will Be Out of Season 

Talk to your florist about what's blooming when you're set to wed and try to make those stems the mainstay of your arrangements. There are also lovely flowers available year-round. If you're getting married during the hot summer months, or just outside where elements like wind and chill can come into play, you'll need your flowers to be able to last.

Some Flowers Have Look-Alikes

If your favorite blooms won't be in season (or you've just seen the price tag for your beloved lily of the valley), find substitutes that achieve the same style. Garden roses, which are available almost year-round, can often stand in for peonies, while hydrangeas can pose as sweet peas. And don't forget the greens!

Certain Flowers Evoke Specific Styles

Yes, even your flowers can reflect your wedding style. Tighter bunches of traditional bridal blooms such as peonies and roses fit a classic vibe, while lush arrangements of soft, big blooms will take on a romantic note. Sleek architectural varieties in minimalist arrangements are more modern, and loose clusters of vibrant flowers mixed with greenery exude a rustic feel. Work with your florist to pick the style that matches the overall look of your day. Or break away from traditional centerpieces and experiment with floral alternatives, like feathers, fruits or even wheatgrass.

Many Flowers Come in Lots of Colors

You may just say "roses" while you're actually thinking "pink roses." Be specific about what you like -- do you like roses, or are you really after a pink bloom? A swatch of your bridesmaid dress fabric is a great jumping-off point for your floral designer. And think about your style: Pastel flowers are ultra-feminine; vibrant shades can have a more modern feel; and soft green paired with white makes for a timeless combination. Choose one hue, a pair to match your palette or mix a bunch of shades for a casual paint-box effect.

Bring Meaning Into Your Flowers

Look for ways to personalize your flowers ,from bouquet wraps to symbolic stems. The Victorians assigned meanings to different blooms -- red tulips signify love and passion while lily of the valley represents happiness and purity.  Some brides even like to put a memento of love ones who couldn't be there on their special day.

Flowers Aren't Just Bouquets and Centerpieces 

Sure, that's what you think of when you think wedding flowers, but there are other arrangements to consider too. All eyes will be on the altar when you say, "I do," so use flowers frame the two of you. These amazing arrangements will be included in lots of the important photos, like your walk up and down the aisle and your first kiss. Don't forget other arrangements, like boutonnieres, your escort card display and cocktail table clusters.

Size Does Matter

If you're petite, don't let your flowers overwhelm you -- I'm looking at you cascade. Wearing a ball gown? Make sure your flowers can stand up to the ruffled skirt of your dress. And no matter your fashion choice, be sure your bouquet isn't too heavy or too fragrant -- you don't want to sneeze your way down the aisle. Fragrant blooms, like lilacs, freesias, lilies, gardenias, tuberoses and jasmine vine, are best used in moderation.

Your Florist Will Give You a Proposal 

Have a second interview or follow-up discussion with your finalists to hash out details like exact flowers, cost of materials, and setup and breakdown costs. Have each florist put together a detailed proposal for your wedding, based on what you've told him about your vision and budget. If you've spoken about many different ideas, ask him to prepare a "high" best-case scenario and "low" bare-minimum proposal. You can always mix and create a mid-range package -- perhaps you spend more on the centerpieces and pare down the bridesmaid bouquets. At this phase, you're choosing from two or three florists, or you've figured out the one you want and are trying to zero in on how much it will cost. It's super-important to be honest and up-front here with your budget. You won't want to waste your time or theirs.

There Are Some Logistics Involved

Coordinate the delivery time of your bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres with your photographer's arrival -- you'll want them to be worn and held in photos. When they arrive, remove any damaged blooms and place in vases to maintain freshness. And don't leave them in the sun -- direct sunlight will speed up the wilting process.

Recycle Your Blooms

Your "I dos" will probably last less than an hour, so it's a shame to not enjoy your flowers for longer. Aisle arrangements can flank the cake table, bridesmaid bouquets can add color to the escort card display and an archway can make for a memorable exit. Talk to your florist about how you can reuse arrangements to get the most bang for your buck.

Keep Your Guests In Mind 

Don't let your flowers get in the way of a good time. Visualize your entire tablescape and choose centerpieces that are low or high enough to encourage conversation. You don't want your tables to seem empty, but you also want your guests to have room to cut into their steak.

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Allison and Brian's Video Trailer  

We're excited to announce we are working with new videographers. 

Please take a look at Allison and Brian's video trailer!



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Custom Designed Albums We would like to introduce you to our newest selections of albums that we offer!

Please take a look and stop by the studio to see our beautiful samples.

If you have had your wedding albums taken, and did not get an album with your photographer, we can create a custom album for you. Just pick a design!



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Photobook Hardcover Albums


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Happy NewYear! 2015! Jenifer Studio would like to wish everyone a Healthy, Prosperous and Happy New Year! May the New Year bring you everything you wished for and more. Jenifer Studio 2015Jenifer Studio 2015

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Family Portrait Session Dear Customers and Fans, 

The holiday season is rapidly approaching!  Call or email us if you are interested in having a family portrait taken in the studio or outdoors.


Here is a sample of a family portrait we did recently!


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Engagement Photo Session Special Dear Friends and Clients,


If you are a future bride to be or know anyone who is, we are having a special offer from September 15 until the end of October.  For $250 this offer includes a two hour session with unlimited photos and a hi-resolution CD of all the images with a release form. These images could be used for your Save The Dates, invitations, or just for the memories.  For more details please email us or give us a call.


*Gift Certificates are also available*

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Happy Mother's Day! Jenifer Studio would like to send warm wishes to all the wonderful Mom's on Mother's Day!

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Design your own album! + Coupon Code! You now have the option to custom design your own album online with the photos in your gallery! Please go to your gallery, and select the Photo Books option and start creating! They come in all sizes, 5x5, 8x8, 10x10 and 11x8 and three different covers, Photo Hard Cover, Cloth (with a variety of color options and Photo Soft Cover.  You also now have the option to make your own greeting cards for different occasions.  While you're checking out the books and greeting cards please check out the other great products we offer!

Get 20% off now until Mother's Day on all of our products! Use code: MOM514

*Disclaimer: Jenifer is not responsible for any editing or errors of any type when the customer sends this to be processed and shipped. Please be sure to check everything before you send this to be printed. If you have any questions, please call the studio. Online products are separate from in studio products. Prices may vary. 

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Cherry Blossoms at Branchbrook Park  

The Cherry Blossoms are blooming! I had such a wonderful time taking pictures last week at Branchbrook Park.  We still have a couple more weeks until the Cherry Blossoms go away. If you would like to book your special occasion with the Cherry Blossoms, give us a call! Here are a few samples from last weeks photoshoots.

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Melissa and Derek Maternity Portraits Here are a few portraits from Melissa's maternity pictures. Melissa and Derek came to us for engagement photos and now we are taking her maternity photos! They are such a pleasure to work with and of course Melissa looked beautiful. They are getting a 10x10 book with these pictures and we cannot wait to design it. I look forward to photographing their baby shower and they're wedding next year!






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Happy Thanksgiving!  

Happy Thanksgiving!

We would like to wish you, your family and friends a wonderful Thanksgiving and a safe Black Friday! It's a time to be thankful and we're very thankful for you. We truly appreciate your business!

Jenifer and Staff



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Holiday Card Special! 25% OFF!  


It's about that time of year again, the holidays are coming! Jenifer Studio is running a 25% OFF special on all of our Holiday Cards from TODAY, October 28, 2013 - December 10, 2013. Please take a look at our selection below and call our studio at 201-428-1342 or email us at  


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Karla and Ray's Engagement Session - Bradley Beach Here are a few photos from Karla and Ray's engagement session at Bradley Beach.  These two are so in love which made is so easy to get these photographs.  They came out beautiful and it was such a pleasure to photograph them.



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Save the Dates! We would like to share a few of our Save the Date samples we had made.  The message and text can always be changed and customized specially for you.  If you do not have engagement photos, we can take them for you or we can use a favorite photo that you already have.  Save the Dates are very important and are a special surprise to send to family and friends.  This gives them time to plan and "Save your Date" in advance so they will make it to your special day.  Please take a look and let us know what you think!  If you would like to have your Save the Dates made, please contact the studio. We would love to design them for you!




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Photo Restoration We would like to announce our new service PHOTO RESTORATION. If you have any old photos that need to be restored we happily enhance and restore them and make them look new again. Please take a look at our sample. If are interested, please call the studio: 201-428-1342 or email us at


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Bradley Beach Photoshoots - 6/2/13 Here are some of the photos I took in Bradley Beach yesterday. There are three different clients, an engagement and two portraits. The weather wasn't the best, it was so windy and cold but I'm glad we were able to shoot till three and were able to capture some beautiful photos. We have another photoshoot coming up on June 16th at Bradley Beach if anyone is interested. We have two more appointments open. We would like to thank the Shawmont hotel for their hospitality.





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Happy Memorial Day! I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend! The studio will be closed till Tuesday due to wedding photoshoots. If you have any questions, please call the studio or email us and we will get back to you on Tuesday.

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Kineret's Maternity Photos Here are some of Kineret and Aviv's maternity photos with their beautiful shih tzu Oogi. Oogi wanted to be in all of the photos! I'm looking forward to photographing their newborn portraits and creating a beautiful album for them.  If you would like to set up an appointment for maternity photos, please call the studio 201-428-1342! We can go to my studio, a park, your house, or any location!

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