Opportunities Knocked

Well, I've blog about all my sessions in California and how I started out. And now I like to share what I've been up to here in Arizona. We've been here for almost a year now. Wow! That went by so fast. Last year at this time we were still in San Jose. Making plans for our move back to Arizona. And I was shooting my session with Nancy and Neil. 

A lot has happen this year, photography wise. I invested in three new lenses. All prime; 35mm f2.0, 85mm f1.4 and the 100mm f2.8. My favorite is the 85mm! And a close second is the 35mm. 

During the months of April, May and June, I was hired by friends and family to shoot many types of photography work. I was up for anything! And said yes to all those request. I've done product, family, newborn, and event photography. I'm so glad I got to experience each one of those. Each had its beauty and challenges. And all of it was NEW to me. Without those experiences I wouldn't have developed my style or challenged myself to learn more about my camera. So, a big shout out to my friends and family! I love you all so much! 

I've learned that Family Photography is a hot commodity item. I get requests all the time for those. So, if you are interested in a fast growing photography business this might be for you. I like doing them but only a few and I'm very selective of who I choose to work with. If I said, "yes" to every family request, I think I would burn out fast. And give up photography all together. Haha! Just kidding. But, no seriously, my focus is going to be on engagement and weddings...intimate weddings.

I believe photography is an art form. There's so much more to just clicking the shutter button. Great photography should make you feel something. It's not all technical stuff. The right shutter speed, the right aperture, the correct ISO and so on. Don't get me wrong, its important to know all that stuff. But, a huge part of it should be about good vibes and awesome energy flow. You and your photographer gots to mesh well. If that's not there, it will show in photos. It becomes stagnant. And who wants that? Definitely not I!

So, it's important to me who I decide to take on as a client. I need them to admire my work, to like me as a person, to trust me. And not just hire me because I know how to work a camera. That's not going to work. You won't get that "artsy Jen vibe special." My photography is truly based on feelings. I wear my heart on my sleeves. I'm all about the love, the beauty and simply being happy. If that's what you're all about too, then I would love to work with you!



Photo Credit: Orlando Hubbell

Fixing my anniversary flowers. Shot in September. "Do you remember, the 21st night of September?" Okay, Earth, Wind and Fire song stuck in my head now. Thanks!