We are so excited Jen will be joining us in October at the Savvy Studio Workshop!
We would love for our readers to know more about Jen and what they can expect to learn from her at the workshop.
Tell us a little about you~
~I grew up in a fairly small town in South GA but somehow managed to escape without much of a southern accent. :-) I moved to Atlanta to attend college and received a bachelor's degree in business before deciding that one degree just wasn't enough (Oy!) and moving to California in 2006 to attend photography school. I graduated with a degree in Professional Photography in 2009 and had every intention of staying in Southern California and continuing to build my portrait business. In October 2009, fate stepped in with other plans. I was in an ATV accident and crushed 3 of the fingers on my right hand. I was forced to move home and closer to my family so that I could have some help. I've been here in Atlanta ever since. Those fingers STILL don't bend and likely never will. I work around it though!
How long have you been in this industry?
~about 7 years -- Am I supposed to have some sort of itch for something different now? Ha.
Do you photograph mostly children? (tell about what you specialize in)
~Yes, I photograph mainly children and families. My very favorite thing to photograph are little girls with their dad's. There is just something about that relationship that absolutely melts my heart.
How would you describe your style of photography?
~I would say that my style is very simple and clean. I don't do much post processing work. I really love to just capture a beautiful moment in beautiful light. Yep, that's my style…as simplistic as it sounds.
Do you do in-person sales or online?
~a little bit of both. Mostly on-line but I am starting to add more in-person sales because I think the client's really do enjoy having their photographers opinion as to which images would look best where. I am hoping to go completely into in-person sales in 2014.
What will you teach the attendees at the Savvy workshop in October?
~I plan on teaching the absolute importance of getting your shot right in camera - know your settings, know your lighting, and really work on capturing the emotion in your subject -- everything else is secondary. In order to edit an image well, you must first have a great image to work with. That is my opinion at least.
What equipment do you use?
~ I am really simple in my approach -- I use my D700 with a 50mm f/1.4G Lens. That's it. I always try out other lenses and keep going back to the 50. Maybe I am just a creature of habit but it works for me.
If you would like to join us at the October workshop and learn from Jen, you can sign up here...we have a few seats left... The October Savvy Studio Workshop.