2016 Wedding Favorites

2016 has been a year of growth to say the least!

 

Though every couple has their own unique love story, I am incredibly blessed to be able to be a part of the day where they vow forever to their best friends. I get to laugh with these couples, cry with these couples, and most importantly help carry their EXTREMELY heavy dresses around at times (which I equally love).

This year I was able to help shoot a few amazing weddings, and was able to create a styled shoot of my own by a GORGEOUS creek with another sweet photographer who really should have been a model to begin with! Lets just say, it has been a dream!

Every wedding day is different, but that is what makes my job so exciting! I get to capture the little details like the desert bars and the flowers, but I also get to capture the big parts like a dad giving his little girl away and two people becoming one.

So, before I start crying myself, I will just share with you some of my favorites from 2016. I cannot wait to see what 2017 has in store for my beautiful brides!

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Allow Me To Introduce Myself…

First of all, I’m glad you’re here!

If we haven’t already had the pleasure of meeting, my name is Jennifer Colony (the one behind the lens who is almost never in family photos).

I am a natural light photographer, and I shoot everything from weddings to maternity and everything between/after!

Believe it or not, photography was not the dream career I had in mind when I was 5. I believe it started with a princess (not a career), vet (did I mention I love dogs?), journalist, and a psychologist. It only took 25 years for me to figure out what I really wanted to do, and that is to freeze moments and emotions that someone will cherish for life!

My journey into photography started with my own wedding. I would have never admitted it during the chaos and planning, but I loved being able to see all of the little details come together. In that time, I also had the pleasure of having a pretty great photographer show me what it meant to be in a career that he loved. We were nervous doing an engagement session, nonetheless with a stranger on the other side of the camera. From the moment he introduced himself and started taking our pictures though everything felt so comfortable. I remember thinking how awesome it would be to make someone feel so comfortable and beautiful in a situation they felt anxiety about beforehand. This was not the moment I realized what I wanted to do though..

It was not until after my wedding that I figured out that I wanted to be the one behind the lens. It was the feeling I got looking back at my wedding day pictures, remembering every emotion and every detail by just looking at one photo. It is a feeling I still have 2 years later when I look back at photos of the sunset ceremony and the horrible dancing during the reception (I wont name names, but you know who you are). I knew I wanted to be the one to help create those moments, so everyone could have that exact same feeling when they looked at their pictures!

So, here I am! It’s been a little over a year, and I have been blessed with the BEST clients anyone could ask for. Everyone has their own story, and how lucky am I to get to freeze a memory or an emotion someone will have forever!

This is just the beginning! Please stick around to see some of the gorgeous sessions I get to be a part of…