Friday, November 21, 2008

Grise Photography

I am loving the style of Grise Photography! I came across their beautifully designed site (complete with a playlist) and was enthralled in the moments Jenny has captured. I seriously cannot believe some of these shots... she has managed to portray the bouquet toss in a totally different light (I'm still laughing out loud), along with many other priceless memories from her clients.

I recently had a chance to get in touch with Jenny for a little Q&A session, to give you a peek inside her world.

First off, can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Well, I'm Jenny!  I am proud to call myself a professional wedding photographer, but I'm also a fiancee (getting married next May!), a stepmommy-to-be, a vegetarian, and a strong animal lover. Besides my photography, interests include crocheting, music, painting, clay sculpture, dancing, singing, jogging, traveling, good wine, vegetarian sushi, the color red and meeting new people!  I'm an "Office" and "LOST" dork, too.  You should know this about me.  Oh, and I love 80s music.

How did you get started with wedding photography?

Ever since my first assignment in my first photography class in high school, I've been hooked.  While a student at Indiana University in Bloomington, I studied studio art with an emphasis on photography.  During that time, I was also working at a local bridal salon where I met the first bride I would ever photograph: Sandra!  I'll never forget her or her husband, because they gave me a chance to do what I've always dreamed of doing and I've never looked back.  Their wedding was July 2005.

What would you say your artistic style is, when shooting weddings?

I call it artful photojournalism.  What's important to me is to capture events and emotions as they happen, when they happen.  I am not at your wedding to direct, but to observe and document the natural unfolding of things.  While doing this, as much as I can play--with angles, light, color, contrast, etc.--I will!  It's my pride and joy to constantly challenge myself as an artist, to always look for new ways to be creative, and in doing so, create photographs that really communicate to the world who this couple is!

Do you have any photographic recommendations (do's and don'ts) for brides to keep in mind for their wedding day?

Be sure you mesh well with your photographer before your wedding day!  This is the vendor you'll be spending your whole day with, so if you don't get along, it's going to be a long day.  By the time the day comes, the most important thing is to relax (as much as you can!) and be yourself!  I know, I know, easier said than done when you've got someone following you around with a camera all day, you're wearing an ivory silk dress and carrying flowers.  But remember:  You're not a "bride" or "groom", you're YOU--first and foremost.  And you're marrying the person you can't imagine living without.  That is what to focus on above all else.

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Cathy and David said...

WE LOVE YOU JENNY!!! :-D Go Indian! :-D