Hey there, you newly engaged gorgeous thing, you!
My name is Jenn, Chicago Wedding Photographer, Engagement Photographer, and professional drink date companion.
It’s a pretty amazing time in your life, and let’s be real… you only get to do this once, and there are a million and a half options for a Chicago Wedding Photographer out there. And really great ones at that!
I’m not going to sell myself to you. You’re already here, which means that you came, you saw, and you investigated a little to find this introduction. (Full disclosure, I’m really excited you’re here… I’m trying to contain my excitement… but it’s hard!!!) Instead, I’m going to tell you a little about my process and how things operate over here, and what you can expect as a Jenn Marie Bride! (Or Groom, because we love you here too!)
First off, after you fill out that little contact form form my site, I’m going to give you a call. “WHAT? YOU’RE GOING TO CALL ME?” Is probably what you just thought, and the answer is ABSOLUTELY!
BUT WHY?? Let me tell you, I can read a novel about your Chicago Wedding and Engagement ALL DAY LONG, but actually talking to you on the phone gives me a feel of who you are, what your style is going to be, and the questions you REALLY want to ask. Trust me, it’s like a bandaid. RIP. IT. OFF! It’ll be fun, and you’ll feel 100% more prepared after we talk (I PROMISE!)
Then the real fun begins. We’ll set up a date. You and your fiancé and I will eat, drink, and be merry while I learn about the two of you. This is where I get to see you together & how you interact with each other (sometimes after a drink or two). This part is so important to me for one reason alone-
From the time we meet until your Wedding Album is Hand Delivered (by me of course), we will have built a relationship that spans over 10-18 months. That’s a really long time. So it’s VERY important to me that we click. You don’t want a Wedding Photographer that you feel MEH about! Not to mention we’re going to spend your entire Wedding Day together. You’ll really want to like the person in front of your face for 8-12 hours on the best day of your life… but I seriously have very little doubt that we wont’ hit it off. I love everyone immediately, sort of like a golden retriever.
After we meet, we start planning your Chicago Engagement Session, Bridal Boudoir, or Bridal Session, which come complementary with your Wedding Collection! I always give my couples a choice, because sometimes an engagement session doesn’t really interest them, or they are traveling to another state and want to have them there. Whatever the reason, it’s important to me to make sure that I give you a choice.
Once the planning for this is well underway, you’ve had and loved your session, it’s time we start getting ready for your wedding, and getting to know each other even better before the big day! Not to mention you’ll get my welcome packet with all of the goodies inside (shhhh, it’s a surprise!)
During your planning process, I am ALWAYS here to help you, answer questions, give you recommendations, etc etc. This isn’t a set it and forget it type of deal, so i don’t ever want my couples to be afraid to reach out to me! If I don’t know the answer, chances are I can direct you to someone who can.
After the big day, our journey doesn’t end. We’ll throw you a reveal party after all of your photos are edited. Sometimes my couples are a little surprised by this. Like “what? You’re not just going to email us a link to all of our photos and tell us to have a good life?”
Nope. Not a chance! This is your WEDDING! And this also isn’t uncharted territory. Go ahead, ask your parents how they saw their photos for the first time! I 100% guarantee is wasn’t in an email. This should be special, and nothing screams the OPPOSITE of special like the wide world of the internet.
SO, instead, you have a couple options. We meet, and i bring champaign and tissues and we watch your Wedding Slideshow together, OR (which is always the best) you throw yourself a party at your house, invite all the important people in your life (or just the two of you, whatever you prefer!) and we make it a thing. I’ll still bring champaign and tissues 😉
After the reveal party, our work isn’t finished, because now we get to plan how you’re going to enjoy your photos! The world is your oyster, and I’m here to guide you 100% of the way- whether you’re wanting an album, wall art, gift prints or books for your parents, you tell me what you are envisioning and i’ll make it happen! Not to mention when it’s all said and done, I will hand deliver the to you… and probably give you a huge hug, and maybe cry, because this is the final chapter of our work together… (until those anniversary photos, right???)
There is really so much to know, and so little time to tell you. Here are the top 5 most amazing things about Jenn Marie Photography, written and ranked by my awesome brides-
5. “Her work is gorgeous.”
4. “Our wedding album was perfect and worth every penny.”
3. “The photos look like US, and we were so comfortable. She made it so easy.”
2. “She’s always there to answer any questions.”
1. “The personal experience makes you feel like you’re working with a friend!”
Hello lovely! I’m Jenn, Chicago Wedding Photographer! My goal in life is to drink coffee and take photos of people who love each other, and I can say that I am LIVING THE DREAM!
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Engaged? Looking for your perfect Wedding Photographer? I’d love to take you out to lunch and talk about your perfect day! Send me a message or give me a call! My phone is always on, and sometimes you’ll get to talk to my two-year-old, but I love a good surprise chat!