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Shravan Gupta Beautiful Black-And-White-Photography

In her legendary photos Toni Frissell impresses with a strong trend toward surrealism or realism. The photo presented below, although in black and white, is both extremely sharp and clear. To achieve such level of clarity in black and white is extremely hard.

Black and White Photography
Alin Ciortea presents examples of modern street photography. In black and white, of course.

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Black and White Photography
Unfortunately, the photographer is unknown. The photo seems to be taken at exact the right moment from exactly the right angle with a perfect lighting. Black and white can be powerful as well.

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This photo, titled Candy Cigarette, not just displays something, it tells a story. It is both emotional and beautiful. This is what the originality of black-and-white-photography is all about.

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This shot was taken in El Salvador. Child with star mask during “Day Of The Dead”. Other child in background rolls tire for repair in garage where he works at an adult’s job. The photo is full of tiredness and stubbornness. Simple motif conveying strong emotions.

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Aneta Kowalczyk specializes in portrait photography. Some of her photos are provoking, some are strange and some are extremely beautiful. The example below displays the beautiful side of black and white photography.

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Nick Brandt is a renown animal photographer which has become famous with his book of photographs, “On This Earth”, which was published in October 2005.

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Taking a shot just at the right moment.

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Woman Of Tibet. Realism at its best. Awarded with International Photography Awards in 2007.

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Tour Eiffel: extraordinary contrast and perspective. Strong, clean and very precise shot.

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Ghost Town Charm
Excellent lighting.

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One of the most famous contemporary black and white photographers. Classic!

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Polese’s works pay close attention to small, tiny details. The tones are perfects and compositions are beautiful which is why the photos are presented in this post. Notice the sharp contrast and the lighting at the first image below and the sharp pathway leading to the light in the second one.

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Top 10 Wired.com Reader Black-and-White Photos
Ten extraordinary black and white photographs sent to the Wired.com editorial by its readers.

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Michele Clement
Artistic yet beautiful and extremely powerful shot. Michele Clement is the winner of Black & White Spider Awards 2007 in category “Outstanding Achievement”.

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Snyder Alison
This photo has been taken in South Crillon Glacier, Washburn.

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Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami on the hills surrounding the captital, where his film “Taste of Cherry”, which was co-awarded the Golden Palm in Cannes 1997, was shot.

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Ceremony.

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Alison’s life in black and white photos. The significance of these pictures emerges in retrospect. “When my daughter Alison was born, in the tradition of a new parent, I began to photograph her, initially in a separate and private body of work. However, in the process of documenting Alison’s growth, I developed a passionate interest in human relationships and capturing intimate moments in the lives of family and friends.”

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography
Alignment. Sometiems all it takes is to be at the right place in the right moment and take a shot under the right angle. That’s what happened here.

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Shravan Gupta View and Camera Angle

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In two previous articles we’ve looked at 6 Portrait Lighting Patterns Every Photographer Should Know, as well as Lighting Ratios to Make or Break Your Portrait. In this third and final part of the series, we are going to examine facial views and camera angle and how to select and use both to your advantage and to flatter your subjects. Let’s start by defining these terms.

Definitions or descriptions

Simply put, facial view is what portion or angle of the face that is showing towards the camera. How is the subject’s face turned or angled relative to the lens, and your position at camera.

Your camera angle is where you place your camera, in relation to the subject in so far as the height, distance, and angle to the subject’s face.

Sounds pretty straight forward right? It is, however, small differences in either of the above can produce undesirable results. We’ll dig a big deeper into that in a bit, stay with me!

Facial Views

First let’s look at the 4 mains Facial Views used in portraiture. They are:

Full face is where your subject’s nose is pointing directly towards the lens. You see equal amounts of both sides of their face.

Full face view

3/4 view is where your subject turns their face just slightly in one direction until you cannot see the far ear any more.

3quarter face view

2/3 view is there the subject has continued to turn their head until the line of the nose is almost touching the outline of their cheek on the far side. Be careful not to turn them past that point so the nose breaks the line of the cheek. It’s not a rule, but it is not nearly as flattering that way.

*Note:  notice her earrings in the image above, and how it is not showing below her jawline in the one below.  When she turned her face just a little more, the earring looked like it was coming out of her face so I had her remove it for this image.  Watch for things like this as the facial angle changes.

2thirds face view

Profile is where the subject’s face is turned almost exactly 90 degrees from front, basically their nose is pointing sideways. You should only be able to see one side of their face and not the eye on the far side, in a true profile.

*Note:  once again watch for things like earrings and hair hanging down under the chin, which can look a bit odd. I usually brush hair back and have them remove an earring if it doesn’t look right and looks like it’s dangling under the chin or neck.

Profile view

Camera Angle

Where you place your camera makes a huge difference in how your subject appears in the final image. Keep in mind these are not hard and fast rules. Use them as guidelines and starting points, then use your judgment as each person is unique. Portray that how they wish to be portrayed. When you learn these tips and see how they work in practice it becomes easier and easier to know how to approach each portrait.

  • A high camera angle (above their eye level) will emphasize the face more than the body. This is good for a heavier set person, to help them appear slimmer if that’s desired (HINT: most women will NOT get upset if you make them look slimmer!!)
  • A low camera angle (below their eye or even chin level) can make a person look taller, or seem as if they are more powerful. But, this is not very flattering for most people. You end up looking up their nostrils, and the body appears larger than the head and face, which is generally not desired by most people.
  • For group portraits of multiple people, camera position is generally about eye level, or slightly lower. This cuts down on distortion of the body parts, making them look oddly proportioned.
  • For a portrait of one or two people, having the camera at eye level or slightly higher is the most flattering, for most people.

Lenses

As well as camera height or angle, which lens you select will also change the look of your portrait drastically.  Think about what we know about different lenses . . .

  • wide angle lenses:  emphasize perspective, distorts things, makes them seem more three dimensional
  • telephoto or long lenses:  compress things, isolate subjects, make them look less 3D

That’s all I’m going to tell you about this, I want to find out what I’m talking about by trying it out.  Look at my examples below, then find yourself a person to photograph and use different lenses and see how it changes the image.

 

Tell me what you notice about the examples here.  What do you notice changing in each?

 

How long does it take to master this stuff?

One of the most comment questions I get asked by my students is “how long did it take you to learn all this stuff?” – the answer is two fold: 4 weeks, and 25 years! I say that with tongue in cheek but it’s true. I “learned” all the concepts and guidelines relatively quickly because I was in a two year photography program so I was completely immersed in it. It’s like learning a new language, if you move to that new country and you have to speak it all the time, you will learn a lot faster than only speaking it once a month. The same is true of photography. So the best advice I can give you on how to learn faster, is to get out and photograph more often.

The second part of my answer, the 25 years bit, means that I’m still learning. I’ve learned things from my students and other photographers and do so continually. Don’t ever expect to suddenly “get” it and you can then stop learning. It’s a process, and it’s ongoing. As soon as you think you’ve learned it all, or you know it all then it’s time to quit because you’ve probably lost the passion. At least that’s my opinion.

Call to action – practice at home ongoing

This is not an assignment but rather a suggestion to just start noticing the facial view and how to adjust your subject. If you sit a person by a light source such as a window, you can see that just by them turning their head towards the light, it will also change the lighting pattern that falls on their face. See how this information can then be used to your advantage once you know the basics.

Different facial views will be flattering for different people. Experiment and see what works best for each person you photograph. Have the person sit and just turn their face and see how the shape of their face changes and how the light falls on them differently.

While you’ve got your subject for the last exercise see if you can slip this in too. Take 5 images of your subject from different camera levels. Don’t change your lens focal length, or distance to them – just camera height:

Shravan Gupta Top Photography Colleges in India

If you have visual imagination and a creative eye, your prospects of becoming a successful photographer are bright. As a photographer, you can find employment in a variety of sectors, including Press Photography, Photo Journalism, Fashion Photography, Wildlife Photography, Forensic Photography, Scientific Photography, Industrial Photography etc. You get a chance to do your favorite job, and get highly paid for it as well. If you are looking to pursue an academic course in Photography, here is a list of top 10 photography colleges in India:

  1. Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi: This institution offers 1 year PG Diploma in Still Photography and Visual Communication. There are 20 seats available for the course, and you should be at least a graduate to gain admission. Admissions are made on the basis of an Entrance test, Personal Interview, Group Discussion and an Internal Entrance Test.
  2. Osmania University, Hyderabad: The University offers a 3 year Bachelor’s degree course in Fine Arts (Photography). You should have passed your 10+2 exam before applying for the course. Admissions are made on the basis of an Entrance test, personal interview, group discussion and an internal entrance test.
  3. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, UP: The university offers a regular Diploma course in Film & Television photography. You can apply for the course after completing your 10+2. Admissions are made on the basis of your marks in the 10+2 exam, or any equivalent qualifying exam.
  4. Asian Academy of Film and Television, Noida: The institute offers a 3 months regular certificate course in Still Photography and Journalism. Any student who has passed his 10+2 exam can apply for the course. Admissions are made on the basis of your marks in the 10+2 or any equivalent qualifying exam.
  5. A.J. Kidwai Mass Communication Research Center, Delhi: This is a private college affiliated to the JamiaMilliaIslamiaUniversity. It offers a 1 year PG Diploma course in Still Photography. You should be a graduate with minimum required percentage of marks. Admissions are made on the basis of an entrance test, personal interview, group discussion and an internal entrance test. There are 20 seats in total allotted for the program. The complete course costs around Rs. 74600.
  6. Netaji Subhash Open University, Kolkata: It is a Private Deemed University offering 2 year Regular Diploma course in Basic Photography, Advanced Photography. You should have passed 10+2 exam before applying for the exam. Admissions are made on the basis of your marks in the 10+2 or any equivalent qualifying exam.
  7. Tolani College of Arts & Science, Adipur, Gujarat: It is a private college affiliated to the Gujarat university. It offers a 1 year regular Diploma course in Photography and Videography. The college also offers a 1 year Regular Certificate course in Photography and Videography. Eligibility for diploma course is 10th class, and for certificate course is 10+2. Admissions are made on the basis of your marks in the qualifying exam.
  8. The Indian Institute of Digital Art and Animation, Kolkata: Affiliated to the GulbargaUniversity, the institute offers a 3-year B.Sc. program in Photography and Cinematography. The institute also offers a 2-year M.Sc. program in Photography and Cinematography. Total seats for both B.Sc. and M.Sc. program are 40 each.
  9. Center for Research in Art of Film & Television (CRAFT), Delhi: The institute offers a 1-year PG Diploma Course in Mass communication, with specialization in Fashion Photography and Videography. You should be a graduate to pursue this course. You need to fill in an online application form, after which you will be called for an interview, on the basis of which you will be enrolled into the course.
  10. New York Film Academy, Greater Noida: Accredited to the National Association of Schools of Arts & Design, US Department of Education, the academy offers 1-year Diploma course in Digital photography. You should have passed 10+2 exam before applying for the course.

Shravan Gupta:Why learn Photography?

A picture is worth a thousand words! Artists want to express their feelings and emotions through their pictures, people love nature and want to capture its beauty. Photography is a medium of creative art and a photograph is a picture created with mechanical, chemical or electronic means.

Marriages may be decided in heaven, but they actually take place on the Earth and wedding photos are the most valuable possessions of people.

Parents love their children and their photos too. Schools and colleges want team photos. Corporate establishments always need photos for brochures, advertisements, catalogues, annual reports and press releases.

Newspapers and news magazines need news events covered with supporting photos. Stock agencies always want pictures; you may sell your work for calendars or greeting cards. There are many advertising agencies who want photos to create ads for their clients. The number of new magazines continues to grow. And all of them need photos.

Models want their portfolios done, companies want to promote their products and services, people want their family functions covered, and there is no end to the list.

Shravan Gupta:Photography Assignments

This article will provide you with 10 photography self-assignments that you can use to get your own creative juices flowing. They are designed to help you grow in skill as a well-rounded photographer while helping you build your portfolio at the same time. Many of these projects are best executed over a period of time, rather than in a single session.

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1. The Park Bench. Take your camera and a tripod to a park, and find a busy park bench. Set yourself up some distance away with a long lens aimed at the bench and pre-focused. Settle in, and for the next few hours, take images at fixed time intervals, say every ten minutes. This is really an exercise in time lapse photography. I think the resulting images would make a fun photo essay. The setting stays the same, but the subjects change at random.

2. Evolution of Construction. Find a nearby construction site, and take a picture every day. If you choose the same vantage point each time, you’ll end up with a series of images that show the building in progressive stages of completion.

3. Through the Seasons. This exercise is similar to number two, but is best done in a less urban environment, and over a longer period of time. Find a landscape that you can shoot in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. The works especially well if you live in a place that receives snow in Winter, and where the leaves on the trees turn colour in the Autumn.

4. Self Portrait. The concept of this is simple: take a picture of yourself every day. It helps to use a tripod and shutter release, rather than limiting yourself by trying to shoot with the camera at arm’s length. You are the most patient subject you could ever work with, so use this to your advantage. Get creative, overact, dress up, and use props. You decide how you want to show yourself to the world! If you do an internet search on this topic, you’ll find related Flickr and Twitter groups, where you can share your images.

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5. A Day in the Life of This is a great project to document a particular occupation. For example, you could take photographs of a nurse at work to show all the various aspects of his or her job. It may take you more than one day of shooting to capture a representative set of images.

6. Get to Know Your Neighborhood. So often, we never really take a good look at our own neighbourhood. Make it a point to walk around, and shoot ten images of the area where you live. Do this once a month, or even once a week, if you really get inspired.

7. Color Challenge. This is a fun challenge for an urban environment. Take you camera downtown, and give yourself a few hours to take pictures. Choose a colour (or for added challenge, have a friend pick the colour for you), and shoot only objects of that colour. By the end of the session, you’ll be surprised how that colour jumps out at you! When you’re finished, it’s great to take your best images and assemble them into a collage or mosaic. This is something that can be done in Adobe Photoshop.

8. A Collection of “Somethings. Whenever you’re out, carry your camera, and be on the lookout for whatever “something” you choose. It could be feet, garbage cans, vegetables that look like faces, bicycles – you name it! Get creative, and pick a theme that you don’t usually see in pictures.

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9. Pet’s Eye View. Pretend that you are your pet. How would you see the world if you were a dog? A hamster? Shoot a series images from the perspective of your pet’s eye level.

10. After Dark. We don’t always think to take our cameras out at night. Try shooting after dark. If you’re in the country, you can shoot moonlight or star trails. In the city, you can shoot vehicles’ tail-light trails or downtown buildings. Wherever you are, you can try light-painting – using a long exposure, and moving a flashlight over parts of the scene.

Shravan Gupta :About Digital Photography

1. Experiment

ExperimentLooking over many of the shots that I took in those early days shows me that I took a lot of shots of almost exactly the same things. I approached my subjects in much the same way with every shot and as a result ended up with very similar results. Teach your child how to vary their shots in a number of these ways:

  • shoot from different perspectives – up high, down low etc
  • getting in close – stepping back for a wider angle shot
  • moving around your subject to shoot from different sides
  • experimenting with different settings (teaching them about different exposure modes)

2. Check your Backgrounds

BackgroundsA very simple concept that can enhance an image is to check out the background of a shot to check for clutter or distraction.

Teach your children to scan the background (and the foreground) of an image quickly and to change their framing if there’s too many distractions – otherwise their shots will end up like mine used to with all kinds of objects growing out of the heads of those I was photographing.

Read more about How to Get Backgrounds Right

3. Hold the Camera Straight

StraightThe other obvious problem with many of my first images is that they rarely lined up straight. In fact after viewing my first album for a few minutes I began to feel quite dizzy!

While shots that are not straight can be quite effective (they can be playful or give a more ‘candid’ feel to them) it is good to teach your children to check the framing of their shot before hitting the shutter.

Read more on Getting Horizons Horizontal and Getting Images Straight

4. How to Hold a Camera

Holding-CameraIt is easy to assume that everyone knows how to hold a digital camera – however while many people do it intuitively some will not – particularly children who are unfamiliar with them. In fact I’ve seen a lot of adults who could do with a lesson or two on how to hold a camera and whose images must suffer with camera shake as a result of poor technique.

A quick lesson on securing your camera could help a child get clear, shake free images for years to come.

Further Reading on How to Hold a Digital Camera

5. Get in Close

Get-In-CloseAlmost all of the shots that took in my first rolls of film have my subject somewhere off into the distance of the shot. This is partly because the camera that I was using didn’t have a zoom lens – but it was partly because I didn’t understand how getting in close would help capture the detail of a subject.

Teach your children how to use the zoom on your digital camera – but don’t forget to teach them how using their legs to move closer can achieve the same results!

Learn more about Filling Your Frame

6. Take Lots of Photos

Lots-Of-Shots-1While my Dad’s advice did save our family a lot of money at the time – with the advent of digital photography, taking lots of pictures is no longer something that is too costly (although there are costs in terms of storing them all). Taking lots of images is a great way to learn different techniques of photography.

While you probably will want to encourage your children not to take 100 shots of exactly the same thing – encourage them to experiment with lots of different shots over time and as they do you’ll see their photography improve.

7. Getting the Balance Right Between Photographing People, ‘Things’ and Places

People-PlacesI still remember coming back from my first overseas trip as a teenager (a school trip) and showing my parents my photos. Their first comment was that I had hardly taken any shots of people. All my shots had been of buildings. While some of them were interesting – I missed one of the most important aspects of the trip – those I was traveling with.

I chatted to a friend with two children recently and she told me that one of her children did the same thing with me – but the other came back from a school trip with hundreds of photos of their friends but none of the sites that they saw. I guess some children get too focused on photographing sites and some too focused upon photographing people. If you see your child doing this – perhaps reflect back to them that they think about different types of photography.

8. Find a Point of Interest

Points-Of-InterestInteresting photographs have interesting things in them – they need a visual point of interest (a focal point). Teach your child to identify what this point of interest is before hitting the shutter.

Once they’ve identified the point of interest they can then think about how to highlight it (by positioning themselves, using their zoom etc).

Learn more about Finding Points of Interest in Your Photography

9. Rule of Thirds

Rule-Of-Thirds-1A simple principle of photography that I’ve taught a number of children is the Rule of Thirds. While I’ve talked numerous times about how breaking this rule can also be a powerful effect – it is something that I’ve found really can lift a child’s images – particularly when they are photographing other people.

Even if the child doesn’t completely understand to position their subject right on the intersecting third points – to teach them how to place their subject off centre can be enough.

Read our Rule of Thirds Tutorial

10. Review Your Children’s Images with Them

Review-Photos-Together-1One thing that you can do to help your children drastically improve their photography is to sit down at the computer with them after they’ve been out with their camera to go through their shots.

As you scroll through them pause to affirm them with what they’ve done well and to point out things that they could do better next time to improve their results. Pay particular attention to the shots that they do well with as this will give them positive reinforcement and inspiration to keep going with their hobby.

11. Focal Lock

Focal-LockOne important technique that children will do well to learn is how to use focal lock. While most cameras do well in auto focusing upon subjects there are times when you’ll end up with shots that are out of focus because the camera doesn’t know what the main subject is (particularly if they are placing subjects off centre with the rule of thirds).

Teach your child how to press the shutter halfway down to focus and then to frame the shot while still holding it down and they’ll have a skill that they’ll use forever!

Learn how to Use Focal Lock

12. Different Modes for Different Situations

Digital-Camera-Modes-2The day that i discovered my family film camera had a little dial for different ‘shooting modes’ on it was a day my photography improved a little. Most digital cameras these days have the ability to switch a camera into modes like ‘portrait’, ‘sports’, ‘macro’ etc. Teach your child what these modes mean and when to switch to them and you’ll be taking them a step closer to learning about how their camera works and how to learn about manual exposure modes (see the next point).

Just knowing that different situations will mean you need to use different settings is an important lesson for kids to learn as it helps them to become more aware of not only their subject but things like how light, focal distance and subject movement can impact a shot.

Read our tutorial on Different Camera Modes

13. Exposure Settings

Exposure-1Once your child has a good grasp on the above techniques it might be time to teach them some basics of exposure (this might be one for slightly older kids). Learning about the three elements of ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed are a useful place to start your lessons and giving them an introduction to how changing these settings can impact a photo.

The best way for them to learn this is by introducing them to Aperture and Shutter priority modes.

Shravan Gupta: Photography Article

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I was confident that we would have a great experience prior to even getting our photos taken. Jenn was very responsive and knowledgeable. She truly listens to your requests and ideas and runs with them! Jenn went above and beyond during our engagement session and made us feel very comfortable, which shows in our ph0tos (especially my non-photo-loving hubby-to-be!). We could not be happier with how our photos turned out! I have received a countless amount of compliments on our photos. We can’t wait to capture all of the beautiful memories of our wedding day! Thanks again, Jenn, for the exceptional experience—you rock!!!

~ Kyle & Jill

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Life Story Photography was a joy to work with! Jenn was very well organized and helped our wedding day flow smoothly. We will treasure the pictures we have as a reminder of that day.

~ Terry & Jill

Newborn portrait

It was an absolute pleasure working with Life Story Photography again. Jenn was able to capture our daughter’s adorable expressions in our newborn photo session. Jenn has a variety of poses and ideas for these sessions that are amazing. We had such a hard time picking photos, they all were beautiful. Thank you Jenn, you truly have a talent and amazing gift.

~ Matt & Julie

 

Wedding photo

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~ Huy & Erika

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Life Story Photography does just that–tells a story of your wedding–start to finish. Jenn has such a knack and talent for taking flawless pictures while also making you feel so relaxed and allowing you to be yourself and add your own creativity and personal style as a couple. Her pictures are breathtaking and genuine and she takes so much time behind the scenes to bring out the absolute best in your photos. She was a pleasure to work with and helped make our special day able to be remembered for years to come in beautiful photographs.

~ Josh & Ally

 

Family portrait photography

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Ephrata Cloister Wedding Photography

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~ Mark & Jamie

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~Amy and Gene

Engagement Photography Berks County PA

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Dramatic Wedding Photography

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~Steff and Jake

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Newborn Photography (7)

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~Christina (Grandmom)

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Jenn was so easy to work with. She was great with our children. The pictures were wonderful, and we will cherish them forever.

~Scott and Kate

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~Matt and Julie

Artistic Family Photography

Life Story captured even more than I dreamed of in the photographs she took of our boys. She captured their personalities beautifully and used the area we requested for the photographs as the perfect canvas/backdrop. These are not just pictures, they are works of art that we will treasure for the rest of our lives.

~Kim (Mom)

Winter Wedding Photography Berks County

I loved working with Jenn for my wedding. She is very talented and takes creative shots. She captured all the big moments perfectly, and the final outcome was amazing! I will always treasure my wedding album!