“Finding Jenn was like discovering the unicorn of wedding photographers. Let me elaborate for context, as it should also be noted that finding the right photographer was more important to me than finding my dress (seriously)! I had a very clear vision of how I would love for our day to be captured and searched online for weeks for someone who had it – that undeniable quality of someone who is present, but also removed from the moment. Someone who can capture the small details as beautifully as they capture the candid moments.
I browsed through web site after web site of options, until I finally took to Instagram to request recommendations! Jenn’s name was almost a whisper in the comments – no Instagram handle, just her name simply stated. I immediately looked her up and knew at first sight that we had found our wedding photographer. The process of searching her out made her even more of a gem – like a treasure hunt with the best pot of gold at the end!
From the moment we booked her, until the moment we parted ways at our wedding reception, I am honestly at a loss of words to convey just how special Jenn is and how much she meant to us throughout our time working with her, but I will try.
Jenn is gracious, she is flexible, she is kind, she is patient, she is professional, and there is absolutely no doubt that she loves the heck out of what she does for a living. Not one moment escapes her thoughtful eye — watching her work is like observing a beautiful gazelle in her natural habitat, if that beautiful gazelle also happened to be carrying a camera.
Everything about our interaction with her over the course of a year was just so EASY. We were fortunate enough to have her snap our engagement photos, rehearsal dinner, and reception, and they are honestly the best photos anyone has EVER taken of us (and we’ve been together for 14 years!!). My (now!) husband Adam is camera shy, but after our engagement session with Jenn he was walking around acting like a dang GQ model! That photo shoot was also the start of what would become a beautiful friendship, which only made the day of our reception feel more intimate because Jenn had truly become one of the family at that point. The moments she captured of my Mom doing my make-up, family and friends helping out and having fun, and my husband and I getting ready together will be cherished forever.
I am rambling now because we had so many incredible memories that it is hard not to try and put them into words to showcase just how wonderful this human being truly is. If you are looking for a thoughtful, talented, detail oriented, flexible, straightforward, resourceful, creative, sweet, and sincere photographer to capture all the magic on your special day, this woman is THE ONE for you! Just call her GEM Emerling <3″