I’ve been a professional photographer in Milwaukee since 2008, and over the course of the last eleven years I have been fortunate enough to spend nine of those years in the wedding photography community. That community is made up of so many incredibly talented individuals, yes – but even more than that it’s become a network of like-minded professionals who have cultivated a community that feels more like it’s made up of friends and family. In that time I’ve gotten to know so many wonderful people and I have been lucky enough to photograph many of my fellow photographers here in Wisconsin.
I’ll be honest and say that I’ve been wanting to photograph her since I met her. She’s such a unique beauty with her own style, and so when she contacted me for a shoot after she received one of the photo gift cards I donated to the Feed Milwaukee Holiday Gala I was ecstatic! We had a really wonderful time in studio and she was a dream to photograph. Her husband even got in on the action and we had lots of fun creating some contemporary portraits of them together as well.
And now, a bit from Heather on her experience:
“I received a gift card for Jenn’s studio, and after hesitating for almost a year decided to gift myself a session for my 40th birthday. I wanted my husband in a few photos as well so that I could have her create heirlooms for my children to treasure. I figured that even if I didn’t have the guts to hang photos of me on the wall at home I would have them made and stored for my daughters to treasure.
The entire process from consult to image presentation was surprisingly delightful. I enjoyed selecting outfits and outlining my hopes for the shoot with Jenn and the makeup artist on the shoot day totally listened to me. I do not wear a lot of makeup and afterwards I liked it so much I asked Jenn to contact her for details on what products she used! The shoot itself was comfortable and fun and Jenn did a lovely job getting both me and my husband comfortable without making it feel tooooo posey/photo-shooty.
At the reveal we definitely liked way more than expected and did not hesitate to bring home a beautiful folio box of prints. I will definitely be doing more with these images than just tucking them away to share when I am 80.
I think the photos are gorgeous, but mostly, I love that we look like us in them…just a really well lit, artfully composed gussied up version of us (you know, how I look in my head everyday!)
Thank you Jenn for capturing this part of our life and for encouraging us to be ourselves in front of the camera.” ~Heather