For as long as I can remember, I’ve been extremely picky about photos of myself. There was a short time in college when I felt like I needed to document and post every moment of my life but since then I’ve gone back to my old ways. So, when trying to figure out our wedding photographer, I knew it wouldn’t be easy. I decided to start by browsing through some blogs and past YEF weddings.
That’s when things really got complicated, every image seemed to be more beautiful than the last! Each photographer seemed to have their own style… but I loved them all! Later that week, I was looking on The Perfect Palette for color inspiration and came across their post on Pantone Color of the Year, Marsala! I took special note since the shoot was done locally. I completely fell in love with the images. They were so bright and full of life! It was exactly how I wanted our day captured, nothing forced or awkward. Jenn Wagner Photography was cited as the photographer and I checked to see if we had worked with her in the past… and we had! The wedding she photographed with YEF florals was just as stunning, you could really see the love between the bride and groom with the same life in the images.
I immediately emailed Jenn Wagner, explaining my love for her work and how much I would like to have her be a part of our day! Jenn, from the start, was so warm and informative. The first time we talked on the phone I felt like it was an old friend. Sometimes it can be uncomfortable explaining details of your wedding and relationship with someone you’ve never met, but it came super easy with her!
We set up a meeting for a few weeks out for both Chris and I to meet with Jenn in person. As you can see in the photo below, Jenn greeted with a huge smile! Chris usually is not a big talker, especially when it came to wedding details. However, he never seemed to shy away when Jenn asked us how we met or our proposal story. Looking through albums of her past weddings, I fell in love even more with her work.
Jenn emphasized capturing moments, not posing or forced situations. She told us the story of a recent wedding and an image she took of the Bride seeing her grandfather for the first time that day, the Bride didn’t know if he was going to make it. Jenn captured the moment without the Bride knowing and shared it with her after the wedding. You could tell she genuinely cared about each wedding! I had already decided on the phone she was our photographer but meeting her in person solidified my decision. After the meeting, Chris said, “She needs to be our photographer” before I could even start talking!
Wedding photographers are a huge part of your day and you need to be comfortable having them around for some of the more intimate moments. Jenn Wagner was totally the right choice for us and I cannot wait to relive our wedding through her images. It might take some time to find the right person, but you’ll definitely know when you do!
See more of her work on: Jenn Wagner Photography