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"Jenn is a FABULOUS photographer! From the pre-planning work: Jenn offered to meet with me at both the church and the reception venue which allowed us to get to know one another and get an idea of what pictures I was looking for. It also allowed Jenn to see what kind of lighting and set up would be required.During the wedding: Jenn was PUNCTUAL and on a day when there are so many things going on, an on-time photographer is key. She, and her assistant, were there while I was getting ready, accommodated my request to not see my fiance prior to the wedding, and was able to get a ton of photos taken in a short amount of time. After the ceremony, we took outdoor pictures and Jenn was extremely focused. We went from one pose to the other with the appropriate people in each one in a very timely fashion. She really executes time management.Afterwards: Jenn had the photos done in record time. I had my pictures before any of my other "summer wedding brides" which allowed me to get my Thank You's done early. The album she put together is a MUST HAVE! Her creativeness allowed my album to be one of a kind that people enjoy viewing."
- MORGAN & KYLE
"It is because of Jennifer Whalen photography, our photos are the most treasured aspect of our wedding day! Jennifer's keen eye and dedication to such a stylistic approach has us loving each and every single picture that both her and Carrie captured. It was more than a pleasure to have her with us every step of that day, it was like hanging with two gal pals! We could not have asked for any better artistic vision than hers. You rockedour world girl! We would highly recommend Jennifer's talent to each and every couple out there that wants something fresh and unique when considering a photographer. Thanks for the spectacular memories."
- CHANTELLE & RYAN
"Everyone was amazed! We had no doubt that we had the best photographer. Jennifer, you are an amazing and caring person, and that shows in your work. I know for us you bent over backward to make everything perfect, and it was. I get so many compliments on the wedding albumseveryone is always amazed at the quality of both the album itself, and the creativity of the photos themselves. Thank you so much for making our day so perfect."
-DANI & DYLAN
"Jenn is a true creative talent. She's affordable, professional and most importantly - FUN. She has a wonderful eye for photography. Jenn made a stressful and grueling day of smiling and posing very enjoyable. My whole wedding party felt comfortable having her around. She had unique and very cool ideas. I am utterly pleased with my rehearsal and wedding photographs. I recommend Jenn Whalen to any couple in search of someone who can capture the moments that are the most special to them."
-KAREN & ANDY
"Jennifer has such a great eye for color and detail. I almost wish we had been able to consult with her on picking out colors for the wedding! Some brides have a precise plan in their head already, but then there are people like me who are totally clueless. We truly love our photos and are absolutely happy with them. Thank you!"
- LINDSEY & JUSTIN
"We couldn't have found a more perfect person to capture our wedding day! Jennifer is absolutely brilliant and was a pleasure to be around! Our photos are amazing and would recommend her by far!"
-KAREN & JUSTIN
"Jennifer was able to capture outstanding features of the beautiful outdoor setting of our wedding. Jennifer was familiar with the venue and had already planned the shots that we had discussed with her in advance. She offered unique suggestions and welcomed ideas from us, right on the spot. The collections of photographs were outstanding and captured the day moment by moment! Jennifer was a master at making me, John and our wedding party feel comfortable. We were impressed with Jennifer's energy and enthusiasm. Her commitment to quality was evident by the communication leading up to our wedding and following the wonderful day. Jennifer's photographs are creative, unique and distinctly stylish. They are modern and captured all of the nuances of the day! Thank you Jennifer for the beautiful photographs of our wonderful day!"
- PAULINE & JOHN
"I was extremely pleased with Jenn's service at our wedding ceremony and reception. Even before the big day, she met with us twice and was very involved in understanding our needs and giving us all the options (different styles/packages) that she could offer. Her approach was very friendly, artistic and she was unobtrusive while being very efficient. I particularly liked her photojournalistic style. Because of her establishing a rapport with us by taking out time to meet and talk with us on the Big Day, we were very relaxed and not on edge at being in from of the camera. She also gave us freedom to be natural and valued our suggestions and needs, especially arranging some formal poses. I have been to weddings before, small and big, where coverage of some guests has been missed and I was adamant that wouldn't be the case at ours. We got very nice photos and a complete coverage of family and friends. There was not a single person present who was not in our photos, thanks to her efficiency. I will be suggesting her services to all my friends and family in the future."
-PANKURI & CALEB
"I am so glad we chose Jenn as our photographer. She made sure we got the pictures we wanted, meeting with us before the wedding to get our input, and taking TONS of pictures with multiple shots of each pose. She had really creative ideas for photos that made me feel better about not being able to take them outside (due to rain). She was flexible with the timing issues that inevitably arose and handled everything effortlessly. I was impressed with how good she was at getting people moving and directing them without seeming bossy at all. She's very understanding, kind, detailed, and in control, and she takes incredibly gorgeous pictures. You won't be disappointed if you choose to work with Jenn."
- LISA & SAM
"Jennifer made our wedding photography experience relaxed, special, and fun. Our family and friends loved our photos. We will definitely recommend her for any photography experience."
-HEATHER & TIM
"My favorite wedding photos were the several great natural pictures of my husband and I right after the ceremony. We were a rather tough project, I think - huge, somewhat free-wheeling (unorganized) wedding, strong aversion to being photographed, especially in formal, posed pictures. Jennifer was diligent in getting candids of almost everyone who attended. She and her assistant blended into the crowd and took some fun pictures of our guests. We didn't even notice they were there. Jennifer has a genuine, down-to-earth personality. She heeded our interest in the photography not getting in the way of the celebration and was flexible with us and adaptable to the somewhat atypical conditions."
- JOHNNA & JOE
"Jennifer Whalen is not just a photographer she is an artist. She was able to take what I wanted from a few words and turn it into memories that will truly last a lifetime. She captured things at my wedding I never saw but thankfully she caught! Having her there at the most important day of my life was a blessing. She felt like one of my friends on my big day..there are no words for it...People would be crazy not to book her!"
-ALICIA & BLAIR
"Jennifer Whalen was an excellent photographer at our wedding! We couldn't have asked for a more detailed and artistic photographer to document our special day! We have over 1000 beautiful photos to remember our wedding by. Our engagement session beforehand was excellent as well. She made a great keepsake book for guests to sign at our reception (which we got tons of compliments on). Jennifer was great at communicating and answering any questions that we had throughout the planning process. She also had a great balance between traditional wedding photos and fun wedding photos that make our albums truly special! The cost of her services are completely worth the talent of her work. I would highly recommend her!"
- BETSY & MIKE
"We would not have traded Jennifer for any photographer in the Twin Cities. She was professional, talented, and FUN! Jennifer took amazing photos for us and we had a blast working with her. We now have great photos to remember our special day for the rest of our life!"
-SARA & RYAN
"Jennifer Whalen Photography in one word was amazing. I can't say enough about how comfortable Jennifer made us feel in front of the camera. Her vision in creating breathtaking, memorable photographs is second to none. She makes every shot look like it belongs on the cover of a bridal magazine. Jennifer's ability to get those shots is not by accident. She is directive, but not invasive in the special moments of your day. She is fun, but in control to get through the formal pictures and group shots. We now have pictures we are proud to share with our family and friends.We had a blast and Jennifer captured the emotion of the day. We will proudly display our wedding photos as the wonderful works of art that they are."
- KRISTINE & TRESTON
"Jennifer captured all the beautiful details, amazing artistic photos, and all the love and emotion of the day - from me and my groom, our families, guests, and wedding party! In addition to her very beautiful and unique artistic shots, Jennifer took the time prior to the day to discuss my "must-have" family shots. This included a large, very-challenging-to-organize family photo. Jennifer was so patient and gracious in getting everyone together, and the results are phenomenal. I cannot express how wonderful it is to have such beautiful and thorough documentation of such a special day. Jennifer is professional, down-to-earth, cheerful, and she is an expert at putting people at ease. She made us feel as though OUR wedding was the most special event she had ever had the pleasure of shooting.On the day of the wedding my family commented on how pleasant and efficient she was, and after they saw the photos, their comment was "She is not just a photographer, she is an artist!" Absolutely worth every penny and more."
- JOY & ROLLIN
"Jennifer rocks the Twin Cities wedding photography scene! We chose her because she has a gift for capturing emotion. We are extremely pleased with both our engagement and wedding photos and would highly recommend her to anybody who wishes to have a creative, playful flair to their photos. She really listened to what we wanted, and had fun suggestions of her own."
- JEN & CORY
"Jennifer is a fun, yet professional young woman who was the perfect photographer for our wedding. From our initial consultation to the wedding day to crafting our wedding album, she was easy to communicate with and wonderful to work with. We had multiple preparation sessions (including an engagement shoot so we could get to know each other) before our wedding so we didn't have to worry about the photography details at all on the big day. Jennifer and I sat down about a month prior to the wedding and outlined all of the photos I wanted throughout the day. Because of this she was able to stay in the background when needed and lead the group when needed. We received a wide variety of excellent candid, action, and posed photographs...and, not to sound cliche, but they were all AMAZING and exceeded our expectations. In my opinion, her greatest strength is capturing her subject's emotions, both candid emotion and inspiring emotion for "posed" pictures. Overall, I was more than pleased with her ability to capture our entire wedding day in photo. She captured our emotions, our personalities, our wedding day. I was thoroughly impressed and would recommend her to any bride."
-CALIE & MIKE
"Jennifer and her assistant were great. Prior to the big day, we had met to go over the essential shots that I wanted to make sure we got. So on the day, everything went smoothly. She took all the shots that I wanted and used her creativity with some additional shots. Our final disc of all images is a great mix of candids, action, and posed pictures. They are of the photojournalistic style, much more modern and less traditional. This is exactly what I wanted.Jennifer and her assistant were wonderful to work with and put my family and wedding party at ease. They took candid pictures which really allowed everyone to get used to the camera and relax. They were talkative and personable, which made everyone a lot more comfortable with their all day presence."
- SARAH & GREG
Jennifer and her assistant were wonderful! Jennifer responded promptly to all my emails. She is very creative. We absolutely LOVE our photos! We are using her again for family portraits in the future."
- PASQUE & JOE
"Jennifer did an amazing job. She was able to capture the beauty of the landscape and take some truly breath-taking photos. Jennifer was extremely easy to work with and came with many ideas. She was able to really capture the moment. I would recommend Jennifer to anyone who is looking for a fun, energetic, and hard-working photographer."
- ASHLEY & LUKE
"Jennifer Whalen Photography captures every moment at every angle. This isn't your traditional photography! This is a new age of photography where the surroundings become as important as the people! The beauty of laughter, angles, exposure brings out perfect pictures! You will have a hard time choosing which photos you want in your album!"
- RACHEL & NATE
"I have so many favorite photos, where do I begin? I love her candids and the pictures we took as a couple out by the lake before the wedding. Absolutely beautiful. Jennifer was on top of everything before, during, and after our wedding. I was so happy with her professional manner. Her candids are wonderful and her creativity was what caught my eye. I can honestly say she is great at any type of photo - I was so happy with the outcome. From the moment we met Jennifer, we were so comfortable with her and we knew that her creativity and attention to detail was unmatched by many. Her patience and willingness to go above and beyond to make sure all of the details were taken care of seemed effortless for her, and made our wedding day so much more special. We couldn't be more pleased with our engagement and wedding photos - as she was able to capture every feeling we had for us to look back on years from now. They are absolutely gorgeous! Her professional manner, friendliness, and genuine interest in providing us the best photographs on our big day was amazing. We have had so many people comment on her beautiful photos from our wedding, and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a seamless, outstanding and memorable photography experience."
- MELISSA & RAY