long afternoons reading
70% dark chocolate
browsing art galleries
New England nautical style
Newport, RI in the summer
crisp fall air
fresh white sheets
hiking National Parks
JFK & Jackie O.
black & white everything
ROM THE BEACHES OF MEXICO & THE CITY STREETS OF LONDON, TO HISTORIC DETROIT BALLROOMS & PRIVATE ESTATES IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN, JENNIFER HAS CAPTURED LOVE NEAR AND FAR FOR SOPHISTICATED COUPLES WITH IMPECCABLE TASTE WHO APPRECIATE TIMELESS IMAGES AND CLASSIC STYLING
THINGS I LOVE:
A childhood hobby of art directing photoshoots of my little sister with my film camera led to a lifelong love of photography and creating art.
After college in Ann Arbor and a career in celebrity PR and pro hockey in Southern California, I was drawn back to my passion for photography in a meaningful way: telling compelling stories of couples in love in my signature style.
I'm a pop culture enthusiast, run on equal parts iced chai tea and green juice, live for afternoon movie matinees, never miss an episode of The Bachelor and will hop on a plane any chance I get.
If there was a fire and you could only grab one photograph from your home, which one would you take? The photograph on the right is mine... my grandparents on their wedding day, full of hopes and dreams about the life they would create together.
Many decades after this photo was taken, when my grandpa was sick in the hospital, my grandma would heat up a pot of homemade soup every single day and take it to him, where they would eat together and visit over lunch, just like they would if they were at their kitchen table back home. He loved her cooking and she loved cooking for him. I remember visiting her once when I was ten and not understanding why she had to go see him every day. I selfishly just wanted to go shopping or help her bake her famous cookies. Couldn't she just go see him tomorrow? Years later, the reason why she did that clicked for me and it has stuck with me as one of the purest examples of true love that I think about often. The one person she loved most in this life was sick and she needed to see him everyday... needed to know she was still taking care of him and in that moment he was still hers.
DAY ONE. 1946.
Whenever I see this photo, I'm reminded of their history. Of the start of their legacy together. Of the fact that my grandpa told my grandma he was going to marry her on their first date and she laughed and called him crazy. I'm reminded of the love that they shared. Photographs tell so much more than the moment that they capture. They tell the story of someone's life.
One of my favorite things to do for both work & pleasure is travel. Aimlessly wandering a new city, finding unexpected delights around every corner and planning my days around the meals I want to eat and the museums I want to visit make me the happiest. I've photographed couples in 8 (soon to be 9) countries & 14 states and I always have my bags packed for the next adventure. Here's the destinations currently on the top of my must visit list:
A SERENGETI SAFARI
IF YOU WERE NODDING YOUR HEAD WHILE READING THE ABOVE,
YOU ARE DEFINITELY A JB BRIDE.
Growing up, my Dad had a vintage Rock-Ola jukebox in our living room spinning 45's. He ingrained his love of music in me and when I started my business, I realized I could combine that love of music with my love of photography. Over the years, I've gotten to photograph some of the biggest names out there for select media outlets, including Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves, Harry Styles, One Direction, Sam Hunt, Kelsea Ballerini, Green Day, Imagine Dragons, Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Thomas Rhett, 5 Seconds of Summer, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton and many more. My concert photography has graced the instagram pages of Gigi Hadid, Kelsea Ballerini, Sublime with Rome, Parachute & CBS Detroit. On my dream list of musicians to still photograph: The Rolling Stones, Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac & Carole King.
TAYLOR SWIFT. 1989 WORLD TOUR. DETROIT, MI.
01. FAVORITE VACATION SPOT:
Newport & Watch Hill, RI
02. WHAT INSPIRES YOU:
travel, art, museums, music, Arthur Elgort, Robert Longo, Rodney Smith, the pages of AD & Vogue
03. FIRST JOB AFTER COLLEGE:
Assistant to Sofia Coppola's publicist. Yes, that Sofia Coppola!
04. GO-TO COFFEE SHOP ORDER:
iced chai with oat milk
05. FAVORITE PART OF THE WEDDING DAY:
the energy, the excitement & the first look
06. FAVORITE MOVIE:
Sixteen Candles, Home Again & anything Diane Keaton
07. FAVORITE MEAL:
avocado toast. always.
08. SOMETHING PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU:
I've been a vegetarian for 11+ years
09. GUILTY PLEASURE:
Harry Styles, post-wedding massages
INTRODUCING THE FINE ART PRINT SHOP
STUNNING IMAGERY FROM EXQUISITE LOCATIONS
NAMED ONE OF 30 RISING STARS OF
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE WORLD
BY RANGEFINDER MAGAZINE IN 2021
WEDDINGDAY MAGAZINE EDITOR'S PICK:
BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPH OF 2019
NAMED ONE OF FIVE KLEINFELD BRIDAL
PREFERRED WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS
THE KNOT BEST OF WEDDINGS, 2017-2022
NAMED ONE OF "10 DETROIT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS YOU SHOULD FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM" by METRO TIMES
PLACED IN THE TOP 100 OUT OF 300,000+ PHOTOS
IN THE 2017 SHOOT & SHARE PHOTO CONTEST
BRITISH VOGUE, PEOPLE, INSTYLE, THE KNOT MAGAZINE, METRO DETROIT WEDDINGS MAGAZINE,
WEDDING CHICKS, SEEN MAGAZINE, HOW THEY ASKED, THE DETROIT NEWS, THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, CBS DETROIT & ON THE INSTAGRAMS OF GIGI HADID & KELSEA BALLERINI
JEN knew WHAT WE WANTED
BEFORE we EVEN knew WHAT WE WANTED
gave us her all.
& SHE ABSOLUTELY
- CHELSEA, PAST JB BRIDE
DELIVERING AN UNPARALLELED WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE THAT STANDS THE TEST OF TIME