Jen Symes approaches photographing weddings and portraits with the eye of a classical artist. She crafts imagery that transcends the day and becomes cherished family heirlooms. She prides herself on offering an elevated experience to her clients with no pretense or unnatural posing. She sees beauty effortlessly and guides her clients into natural poses and beautiful light. She is inspired by the places, the people and the emotional elements of a wedding day.
I consider myself truly fortunate to have photographed weddings for the last eight plus years. In my early years, a camera was my means of expressing myself.
Doing something so beautiful for a living that touches so many livesis the best gift.
Riches, I believe, are truly measured in memories, friends and family, and being able to give something of yourself for others. I feel truly rich to give my couples something tangible in the form of timeless wedding photos that become true heirlooms.
Working with both medium format film and digital mediums, it is my desire to capture photographs that reflect your unique love story with an artistic, romantic and timeless eye. Your photos will be as authentic as you.
I love real laughs, genuine love and clients who are ready to start building their legacy.
From the press, colleagues and clientele
Jen's work has been featured in print and online by top wedding publications including The Knot, Southern Bride, Grace Ormonde Magnolia Rouge, and others. She has been featured by local and national wedding industry publishers for her contribution to the wedding industry.
"Jen has a unique artistry that is
Every photo in my gallery was my favorite."
Jen was the best decision I made for my wedding! Jen photographed my engagement photos, boudoir, bridal, and wedding over the past year. Jen suggested stunning locations that followed my theme and vision for each shoot! She took time to make my husband and I feel comfortable, and she captured each moment beautifully. Jen has a unique artistry that is romantic, classic, and approachable. I knew she would be a perfect fit when I every photo in her gallery was my favorite. And, Jen was amazing to work with through the pandemic/wedding planning process. Jen was flexible, empathetic, and answered my every worry filled email or text with kind guidance. The photos were simply stunning. All of our family were impressed, and I can't wait to hang our photos for us to admire over our lifetime. I will never work with another photographer for any event, she will always be my first call and my only recommendation for a wedding photographer.
"We were first drawn to her
but truly felt safe in her hands"
Would work with Jen 1,000 more times if we could!
To start off, we knew we wanted to work with a fine art photographer for our styled shoot rebrand project. Knowing these assets were going to be featured everywhere from our website to our client-facing documents, finding the perfect person to execute our vision was key. Having said that, working with Jen was a breeze from our very first chat, and she was a match made in photography heaven! We were first drawn to her unmatched skill and artistic eye, but truly felt safe in her hands when she expressed how genuinely invested she was in learning our goals for the day. She personally took the time to drive out to the wedding venue to scout locations for our shoot, and offered a collaborative hand every step of the way. We cannot wait to send future couples her way so we can work with her again!
Kylen Korenek + Cynthia Arellano, Planners
"She captured every moment, every detail with such
Jen is the definition of professional! She came in, made me feel like a princess, coached me in poses that were perfect for me, and was an absolute sweetheart. She captured every moment, every detail with such ease and elegance. My favorite part was that during our first look, I nearly forgot she was there, but looking back on those pictures, she was exactly where she needed to be to catch every moment."
"I love how our
were captured and I never felt like I was posing"
Jen Symes is magnificent!
Jen is an amazing photographer, and I am so incredibly happy with our wedding photos!! I can’t even put into words how impressed I was with her. She made us feel so comfortable, and she captured the perfect moments throughout our entire wedding. She knows how and when to get the perfect shot while you just enjoy your special day. I love how our sincere emotions were captured in her pictures, and I never felt like I was just posing for photos. She truly got every single photo that we asked her to take. She is quick, confident, and professional with the sweetest demeanor. We are SO glad we chose Jen to photograph our wedding, and I know anyone who uses her in the future will be too!!!
I offer heirloom quality prints and print products to preserve your memories in a tangible way. Your wedding album will become the foundation of your family
legacy. Your love story will be held between these pages, a worthwhile investment that will only grow sweeter as the years pass.