Capture the Moment Photography

Capture the Moment Photography

Wichita, KS

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“Memories Fade...Great Images Don't!!!”

Bio

I am a professional wedding & portrait photographer. My career began in HS in film and then finished my BFA degree in Photography & Graphic Design. I love to capture the beauty of life & to create a story full of memories with my portraits!

About Capture the Moment Photography

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If you want fabulous, professional images that make you and yours look your best, Capture the Moment Photography is right for you! I will work closely with you to find out exactly how you want to be portrayed, and I will produce the best results. Plus, you'll have a great time doing it. I am a photographer with a love for storytelling.

Your senior portraits, wedding pictures and family portraits -- they are all part of your life's story and your only visual record of the memories. Shouldn't you use a professional photographer whose quality you can trust? Correct posing and lighting, the ability to anticipate those once-in-a-lifetime moments and most importantly, extensive experience can make all the difference in the visual records of your life. You want to look your absolute best in portraits, whether you are a high-school senior, a bride, a parent or anyone else wanting to capture a memory. Capture the Moment Photography does just that!

With 15 years of combined experience in photography, graphic design and customer service, I understand your wants and needs. I also know that you need more than just images; you need a way to preserve those special moments in life forever.

Most importantly, I understand the need for personalized service. At Capture the Moment Photography, you are not just another customer. Not only will you receive beautiful images, but I will also take my time and give you a luxury service that you just can't get these days.

So, If you want creative, professional images that make you and yours look your best, then Capture the Moment Photography is right for you. I look forward to meeting you and creating some memories!

Location

6202 W York Ct
Wichita, KS 67215

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  • 5/5 stars March 24, 2015

    Working with Jennifer was an awesome experience, amazing pictures & great service! Love all the extra bonus options as well (flash drive personalized wooden box is my fav)!!

  • 3/5 stars March 24, 2015

    Jennifer was flexible on scheduling and managed to get some good shots of the family. The quality of the digital photos is great. It took a really long time, however, to get the photos up on the website for review and a long time to get the flash drive to me. So....good photography, but not if you're in a hurry.

  • 5/5 stars November 20, 2014

    Jennifer got some nice shots. Did a good job of mixing candid and posed photos.

  • 5/5 stars August 22, 2014

    Jennifer is working on my wedding package. She has put so much time and effort into helping me with price and working with my budget. I couldn't ask for a better person to be my photographer.

  • 5/5 stars May 15, 2014

    Very nice experience, she took lots of pictures and was able to get my 11 year old to do a real smile. She took outdoor pictures at Oak Park in several locations, it is a beautiful place to take pictures. Will be using Jennifer again. Can hardly wait to see the proofs, I am afraid I might like all of them. Angela

  • 5/5 stars April 8, 2014

    The best wedding pictures ever!!!

  • 5/5 stars April 8, 2014

    Jennifer is professional and fun! She always makes me feel comfortable and makes sure I get the photos I want! Creative and such a wonderful lady to work with!

  • 5/5 stars April 9, 2013

    Jennifer is very patient in working with little kids her pictures are really good. We have used her 2x now and we plan to go back for my daughters pictures. She is a outstanding photographer. I would recommend her to anyone. Thanks Jennifer Pritchard. :-)

  • 5/5 stars March 10, 2013

    She was very quick to answer any questions i had.

  • 5/5 stars February 19, 2013

    I've had a great time with Jennifer, she is very talented with what she does and is very "into it" making sure she gives great results. Fun, friendly, and good with the details.

  • 5/5 stars October 8, 2012

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Capture the Moment Photography specializes in Luxury Wedding Photography, Senior Portraiture, Event Photography, and Family Portraits. We create dynamic images of so you can remember your special moments for years to come.

I provide luxury services and premium products. I only give the best of the best to our clients. Capture the Moment custom designs all products for our clients with the top designs in style, provides the highest quality prints and inks, and a stunning personalized customer service. I believe you should get what you pay for!

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. So, it is time to decide on your wedding photographer. You search all the wedding sites; you check out all the photographer's listings. You look at their sites and all the beautiful pictures and all the not so beautiful pictures. You contact the photographers that you were impressed with. You meet with them and decide on one that not only makes you feel comfortable, but also offers you the package you want for the budget you need.

Fast forward to one to three weeks (depending on photographer) after your wedding. You log into your proofing page and exclaim "Wait, what happened to all the amazing pictures?"

Very few couples go into their wedding knowing the realities of photography in general and wedding photography in particular. In truth, why should you be expected to? You have to deal with florists and learning flower names, looks, colors, how they do in heat and cold, etc. You have to learn about cooking and catering. You have to learn about ceremony planning and legal documents -- all in a relatively short period of time.

The point of this article is to let you know what to expect and what to look for before you hire your photographer. Let's begin.

Myth versus reality: You look at all the beautiful pictures in the wedding magazines longing for your wedding pictures to look the same. Guess what? If you choose the right photographer, your pictures will come very close. However, keep in mind those wonderful pictures that you saw in the magazine included a professional editorial photographer, a set coordinator, a stylist, full time make-up artists, a hairstylist on set and, of course, professional models. They then spend hours setting up and shooting each look. In the end they narrow down from 300 images to the 10 beautiful shots you are now looking at adoringly. A good final product might include the following: 30 percent are as good as the best shot "Uncle Joe" took with his point and shoot. 50 percent should be better than the shots taken by "Uncle Joe" and his point and shoot. 20 percent should be beautiful images that you want to frame for your mantle and office desk.

Things to keep in mind. When you create what you want your photographs to look like, you have to take into consideration what is feasible with your budget. I have had brides who wanted me to shoot them getting ready at their hotel, pictures of the groom getting ready at the church, beautiful photographs of the cake that look like a magazine shoot as well as the family images at the church, pictures of the guests enjoying cocktail hour, the wedding, the reception, etc. If this is what you want, please note that this will require more than one photographer. Why? Because many of all these things are happening at the same time but in two different places.

Things to help ensure these results. First off, you have to make a choice. Do you want your pictures to look like your standard wedding pictures or do you want them to resemble the images in the magazines? Like I mentioned above, most of the magazine layouts were shot by an editorial photographer. If this is what you want, look for a photographer who shoots both commercial photography and wedding photography. Why? They will tend to bring more of a commercial look and perspective to your wedding assignment. Look at both their work and see if the commercial images match what you would expect from a magazine. Next, stay away from photographers who show you their sample book and state that they will make every one of your pictures look as good as these. Some of the best photographers I have met who shoot for some of the biggest names in advertising and fashion can not even make that promise. This is especially true with wedding photography, where light sources, temperature, and angles continuously change.

Finally, you really do get what you pay for. If you go for the lowest bidder, you will most likely end up with the lowest percentage of great shots when your wedding day is done. On average in most metropolitan areas, you should plan on at least $1,200.00 for a good photographer's package including only one photographer and no album. Prices can then go up depending on the type of book you want (leather, cloth, prints versus coffee table style, etc) and if more than one photographer is needed -- and, in some cases, if you insist on the use of professional studio lighting for certain shots.

Here is my golden piece of advice to you when looking for your photographer -- it is what I did when looking for our wedding. When you look at your potential photographer's images, look for a variety of styles (commercial, fashion, editorial, wedding, etc.) The more styles they tend to shoot, the better they can handle variable shooting conditions. Next, look at the composition and creativity of their composition. A great image is 50 percent technical skill and 50 percent creative eye. If they have a creative eye and good technical skills, you stand a very good chance of walking away with some great images that you can look at lovingly for years to come and might even make your friends envious.

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. So, it is time to decide on your wedding photographer. You search all the wedding sites; you check out all the photographer's listings. You look at their sites and all the beautiful pictures and all the not so beautiful pictures. You contact the photographers that you were impressed with. You meet with them and decide on one that not only makes you feel comfortable, but also offers you the package you want for the budget you need.

Fast forward to one to three weeks (depending on photographer) after your wedding. You log into your proofing page and exclaim "Wait, what happened to all the amazing pictures?"

Very few couples go into their wedding knowing the realities of photography in general and wedding photography in particular. In truth, why should you be expected to? You have to deal with florists and learning flower names, looks, colors, how they do in heat and cold, etc. You have to learn about cooking and catering. You have to learn about ceremony planning and legal documents -- all in a relatively short period of time.

The point of this article is to let you know what to expect and what to look for before you hire your photographer. Let's begin.

Myth versus reality: You look at all the beautiful pictures in the wedding magazines longing for your wedding pictures to look the same. Guess what? If you choose the right photographer, your pictures will come very close. However, keep in mind those wonderful pictures that you saw in the magazine included a professional editorial photographer, a set coordinator, a stylist, full time make-up artists, a hairstylist on set and, of course, professional models. They then spend hours setting up and shooting each look. In the end they narrow down from 300 images to the 10 beautiful shots you are now looking at adoringly. A good final product might include the following: 30 percent are as good as the best shot "Uncle Joe" took with his point and shoot. 50 percent should be better than the shots taken by "Uncle Joe" and his point and shoot. 20 percent should be beautiful images that you want to frame for your mantle and office desk.

Things to keep in mind. When you create what you want your photographs to look like, you have to take into consideration what is feasible with your budget. I have had brides who wanted me to shoot them getting ready at their hotel, pictures of the groom getting ready at the church, beautiful photographs of the cake that look like a magazine shoot as well as the family images at the church, pictures of the guests enjoying cocktail hour, the wedding, the reception, etc. If this is what you want, please note that this will require more than one photographer. Why? Because many of all these things are happening at the same time but in two different places.

Things to help ensure these results. First off, you have to make a choice. Do you want your pictures to look like your standard wedding pictures or do you want them to resemble the images in the magazines? Like I mentioned above, most of the magazine layouts were shot by an editorial photographer. If this is what you want, look for a photographer who shoots both commercial photography and wedding photography. Why? They will tend to bring more of a commercial look and perspective to your wedding assignment. Look at both their work and see if the commercial images match what you would expect from a magazine. Next, stay away from photographers who show you their sample book and state that they will make every one of your pictures look as good as these. Some of the best photographers I have met who shoot for some of the biggest names in advertising and fashion can not even make that promise. This is especially true with wedding photography, where light sources, temperature, and angles continuously change.

Finally, you really do get what you pay for. If you go for the lowest bidder, you will most likely end up with the lowest percentage of great shots when your wedding day is done. On average in most metropolitan areas, you should plan on at least $1,200.00 for a good photographer's package including only one photographer and no album. Prices can then go up depending on the type of book you want (leather, cloth, prints versus coffee table style, etc) and if more than one photographer is needed -- and, in some cases, if you insist on the use of professional studio lighting for certain shots.

Here is my golden piece of advice to you when looking for your photographer -- it is what I did when looking for our wedding. When you look at your potential photographer's images, look for a variety of styles (commercial, fashion, editorial, wedding, etc.) The more styles they tend to shoot, the better they can handle variable shooting conditions. Next, look at the composition and creativity of their composition. A great image is 50 percent technical skill and 50 percent creative eye. If they have a creative eye and good technical skills, you stand a very good chance of walking away with some great images that you can look at lovingly for years to come and might even make your friends envious.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I am an experienced photographer with personal training from three local big name photographers here in Wichita and Derby and I have formal education in portrait and wedding photography. I do not just shoot and burn disks, I take time to edit all my photo's with care, so you have the best images. I have completed my BS Degree's in Graphic Design and BFA in Photography. Rest assured you will be hiring a knowledgeable and professional photographer in the industry.

I take my time with my clients to insure the best images possible and set up lighting and equipment (even outdoors!!) to make sure the light is beautiful that falls on you. Perfectly exposed images, technically sound photographs, and unique custom designed products help me to stand apart from others in my field. Unlike other companies that use bland templates to create your products I custom design works of art to remember your important day!

I will make sure that both your images and your products are the highest quality and are the best photo's you've ever had taken!

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. Meeting new people and creating beautiful images that they love!

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. That we create these fabulous albums and wall art that is so stunning and beautiful.

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