It’s that time again! Yep, time to meet another fabulous ELV pro! This week I’d like to introduce you to Florida photographer Jenn Hopkins! When I first “met” Jenn (virtually) it was through an exchange of emails for a wedding of hers that I was featuring. I was lucky enough to get to know her a little bit, so now it’s your turn!
Why do you see yourself as being Modern, Vintage, Classic, or Eclectic?
I consider my style “Simply Sweet and Timelessly beautiful”. The most important thing to me when capturing an image is just that. The capture part. I want every image I capture to tell the story of my couple. The love story. Their love story. All the little parts of their story that brought them together on their wedding day. I want them to be timeless. I want their grandchildren to look at their grandparents images and see the emotion and the love, rather then the newest editing technique or the latest wedding trend.
What is your favorite wedding detail you’ve ever seen or created?
I have a background in special events, so I love capturing all my Bride and Grooms details that they worked so hard on for their wedding day. I know exactly how much time, effort, thought and hard work went into creating each and every detail. So i make sure not to miss any of them when photographing a wedding.
What is your favorite store or brand?
I LOVE stationery stores. I don’t have a particular favorite but any where that sells letters and envelopes and beautiful things!
What advice do you have for a newly engaged bride?
To follow your heart while planning, and to remain true to your relationship with your Fiance. So many Brides get swept up into making everyone else happy on their wedding day. Its so important to remember that the day is about your love together, and bringing everyone in to share that.
What is your favorite thing about weddings?
I love it ALL. The love thats there, between my Brides and Grooms, all their friends and family that have come to witness them say I do. I love the details, the design the decor, not just for the beauty but because it tells a story. Little peices that I get to add to my images to tell the full story of the day.
What qualities do you possess that enable you to work well with brides and grooms?
I ADORE making my Brides and Grooms feel like they are family. My Brides have become some of my closest friends. I think thats essential to helping them feel comfortable on their wedding day. So on the day of their wedding my Brides and Grooms feel as if an old friend is there to capture their day.
What steps do you take to ensure that your clients will have amazing wedding days when working with you?
With a background in special events I work really hard leading up to the work with my Brides and Grooms to help them come up with a photo schedule for the day of their wedding. That way, photos, and making sure everyone who needs to be there, etc. is the last thing they have to worry about. I bring my background in coordination and planning to the day to keep my Brides calm, cool , and collected. If something pops up, I’m quick to think of a solution, making sure they get the very best from their images the day of their wedding.
I just love these Vendor of the Week features because it’s pretty awesome to post gorgeous photos just because! ;) But seriously, if you’re in Florida, specifically North or Central Florida, be sure to check out Jenn Hopkins Photography!
location: North FL, Orlando, West Coast FL | type: Photographer | style: Classic | price: $$, $
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