It's Tuesday, which means we're doing a little happy dance! We're so excited to introduce you to our newest Vendor Guide Member, Jennifer Larsen Photography! We love this girl so much: she's sweet, ambitious and insanely talented. Jen's blog is by far one of our favorites, and her Instagram feed is always overflowing with gorgeous images and inspiration. We're so excited to share her story!
Tell us a little bit about you, and how you got started!
After a little detour in the Industrial Design program at Montclair State, I found what I was truly passionate about, and changed my major to photography. After testing the waters with a bunch of different kinds of potential photography career paths during college, I started second shooting weddings and completely fell in love! I had never experienced anything like it – I was so inspired by the couples I was photographing and their love for each other. After every wedding my cheeks hurt from smiling all day, and by the end of the night I felt like part of the family. That really lit the fire in my heart to become a wedding photographer, and it's been an amazing journey of growing my business ever since.
What services do you offer and/or what do you specialize in?
I am a wedding and anniversary photographer! I specialize in telling authentic love stories, and serving my couples with my whole heart! :)
What makes your business unique?
I really focus on keeping my business personal and connecting with my couples and their stories. And that continues far beyond the wedding day! It's so important to keep on documenting and telling your story - which is just one reason why I love anniversary sessions!
What is your favorite part of working with couples?
It’s so hard to pick just one!! My favorite thing is creating genuine relationships with my couples, who become friends. Seriously the best! It also makes my heart really happy to be part of their wedding day, and give them photographs that will be cherished by them, their children, and their grandchildren for years to come. For me that's what it's all about - it's something I am so passionate about and feel so honored to do!
One piece of advice for couples?
To quote a Lee Brice song that says it so simply and perfectly, "Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse 'I love you'". :)
Childhood career aspiration?
I had a ton. Haha, I wanted to be astronaut at one point. I was always fascinated by outer space. My dad got me a telescope and all things space-related for my 10th birthday - it was awesome...and still my favorite t-shirt to date! I also really wanted to be a veterinarian for a while because I love animals so much.