Your wedding day is very important. It is the day that is the beginning of a new and exciting chapter of your lives. Where 2 become 1. For this very reason, we want you to find the perfect fit in a photographer. I love getting to know and connecting with my couples (virtually or in person)....to see if we are a perfect fit...after all, you deserve nothing less.
It's finding the perfect fit of a shoe...the dress that is made for you...you have found the perfect partner to plan your perfect day.
welcome to my wedding page!
Maybe your engaged...maybe you're planning on getting engaged...maybe you just love to look at wedding pictures. Whatever the reason, I am so happy you are here.
If you are engaged, congratulations! I am so excited for the journey you are about to take with the love of your life. I love hearing all of the amazing ways my couples have gotten engaged...I have even been fortunate enough to capture a few of their proposals. And YES! I cry behind the lens (and am almost as nervous!). I have been shooting weddings for more than 6 years and I get more and more excited with each wedding.
I LOVE every moment! I consider it one of the best joys in my life (aside from raising two amazing girls with my loving husband, Lewis). I love staying in touch with my JB couples and in 2018, was so blessed to shoot three maternity shoots and newborn sessions for my couples!!!
My mission is to capture the start of something beautiful
Three words to describe my J.B. Couples...Radiant (the joy of knowing you are loved). Romantic, and Classic. My goal is to create memories to share with your children and your children’s children...to freeze a moment that can be placed in a frame to be held in your hands from day one through 50 plus years of marriage...hands that will cheer in celebration, hold love, and weather storms...holding on together.
My philosophy is to capture the moments as they unfold, as well as guide my clients to create the best environment for fabulous photos. I like to think of myself as a story teller and I would love to be chosen to tell your story with a light and airy style. I realize my style may not be for everyone. This is why meeting is so important (whether on the phone, FaceTime, or in person). We need to make sure we are the right fit...a perfect fit (just like the stunning wedding dress) after all, you deserve it!
Now that you have gotten to know a little about me, my style, and my philosophy, you may be thinking that I could be a great fit for your wedding day! If so, fill out the contact form below! Let me know your wedding date, location, and tell me a little about you two...and maybe a little snippet of your hopes and dreams for your special day. After you fill out the contact form hit send and I will be in touch quickly!
At this point I have emailed you back with a few questions about the wedding. I have gotten to know a little about you and your fiance's story and you have viewed my pricing and packaging! So I have a package that you LOVE woohoo!! Now it's time to go ahead and plan a day that we can officially MEET!! YAY!! At our meeting can take place over the phone, on FaceTime, or Zoom. We will fine tune any details about the package, go over the wedding contract, and lastly get your retainer fee paid and hoorah! you are BOOKED!!!
Usually couples will book their wedding anywhere from 8-12 months in advance! Around the 8 month mark is when we will start discussing ideas for your engagement session as far as outfits, time, and location! Around 6-8 months out from the wedding it is good to go ahead and have your engagement session scheduled for no later than 6 months out from your wedding in case you want to use them for "Save the Date" cards or wedding showers!
Eeeek its getting closer! Now we are getting to be around 2 months out from the wedding! Around this time you will receive a questionnaire from me in your inbox! You will fill this questionnaire out and email it back to me! And don't worry I am always up for a phone call to help you with any questions you have while filling it out!
Around a month or two before the wedding is when my brides normally have their bridal portraits taken! It is best to get with me at least 3 months before to start discussing a date, time, and location for them so we also have time to book with certain venues that require appointments!
ITS HERE!!! Trust me a year of planning a wedding will go by FAST!! It will seriously be here before you know it! So during your wedding I will make sure things are moving along as close as they can to the timeline that we secured 2 months earlier! DON'T STRESS YOURSELF! Things will go perfectly no matter what! But to make you feel better I always plan with you for CUSHIONS of time for each portion of the day so we can make up that time in other areas! Just relax and know that you have amazing people all around you dedicated to making this day as perfect and fun as possible!! ENJOY IT WHILE IT LASTS!
Because I am so excited for my couples to see their photos I have committed to editing highlights from the wedding day sharing their story on my blog! Each couple will have their blog posted in just 3 or 4 days on the very next Tuesday after the wedding!!
All of my couples receive their galleries within 1 month from the wedding date! This is where you will receive an email that your full wedding gallery is ready. You will be able to download all of your images and print/share however you please! I don't watermark my images because I believe my couples should be able to share their precious memories without words all over them! I also offer my couples to have prints and enlargements made through myself personally as I use a pro-lab where the prints are much better quality than consumer labs! However, it is completely optional!!
Most of my couples opt for albums and I absolutely love creating them. Therefore, I include them in most packages. Each album is designed by me in collaboration with the images you would like to include from your wedding day. You 4-6 weeks after your wedding day, you will receive an email with a link to start your image selection. Remember the intent of the heirloom album is to tell the story of your day. It is not meant to be a year book of guests, so don't feel you need to include images of all who attended. Tell your story so that each time you look through it, you are reminded of this beautiful day...and when your children and children's children look through these pages, they see a glimpse into your day 1.
Words can't express the appreciation I have for the excellent job you did on their wedding!! I have enjoyed looking at the pics over and over again. Whether I look at the engagement, "getting ready", the ceremony, or reception pics, I love them all!! You captured some amazing shots that were creative and unique! I love that!! You were able to capture the most precious and special moment of our lives! They will be treasured forever! <3
A special thank you for going above and beyond any expectation for your gift to the bride and groom when they had their money stolen. That shows what a truly special person you are!
God bless you!!
Jennifer is amazing. She is incredibly organized and goes above and beyond to make sure your pictures go smoothly! She also has an insane turn around time- I think we got our pictures back about 2 weeks after our wedding! Incredible! And the pictures....... we could not believe how beautiful they were. I don't know how many times I talked to my mom about how thankful I was we chose Jennifer as our photographer. Jennifer, thank you so much! You are incredibly talented and we are so happy you captured our day.
I wish I could give more than 5 stars! We first met Jennifer for our engagement session in Southern Pines, NC and immediately fell in love with her bubbly personality and love for photography. We knew we had to have her for our wedding. She was willing to come 2.5 hours away for both my Bridal Session and on our wedding weekend. Her second shooter was very knowledgeable and the two of them together are fabulous and very efficient! I could not have dreamed of a better photographer for all of our needs! She went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect, even surprising us with a print at our reception! You will not be disappointed!photographs turned out better than we thought possible!
Jennifer is amazing! From making us feel totally comfortable at the engagement shoot to leaving us with beautiful prints of our most amazing day! The gifts we continued to get even after our day made us feel so special! She even did all the crazy things I asked and never made me feel crazy or dumb! You must hire her!!!
Jennifer is AMAZING!! My wedding was in Southern Pines. Jennifer was very responsive and incredibly warm and inviting. I felt comfortable with her immediately; she is also highly organized and meticulous, so I wasn't worried about the schedule for photos or if I would have to keep everything on track. Throughout all of the planning, Jennifer sent us little reminders to enjoy the process and cherish the time we have together. For the wedding itself, she was incredible. It was 90 + degrees, but somehow she managed to find the shade, lighting, and angles so we didn't look even the slightest bit sweaty. There was also a lightning storm that knocked out half the power during the reception, but that didn't phase her a bit. We got the images back promptly, and even had a sneak peek within a week after the wedding. Jennifer is absolutely the person you want covering one of the most photographically significant days of your life. I can't recommend her enough.
Jennifer did a fabulous job capturing our day exactly as we wanted!! We are grateful to have so many amazing shots that portray the joyful celebration we shared with our loved ones. Jennifer's organization both before and during our wedding helped everything run smoothly. Her experience shows, she gave us a lot of helpful input when it came to the timing of our wedding. She goes the extra mile for her clients, such as bringing cold water to cool off after photos. Jennifer is an absolute joy to work with, from her sense of humor, to her ability to calm nervous pre-wedding jitters. I hope I never have another wedding, but I would choose Jennifer B. all over again!
"Jennifer was a blessing to our wedding and engagement photos. She captured the special moments we wanted and so many more. A loved one told us that their biggest regret was not getting better quality wedding photos, but with Jennifer we will be showing off our wedding photos for decades to come! In the future when we are in need of professional photos, we know who we will be calling first!"
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