Creative Freedom Photo

Port Richey, FL

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How does your business stand out?

I have been told many time that I have a gift from God. My photographs evoke emotions, as an artist in paint I have an intuitive sense for light, composition and color Being an artist and having experience as a photojournalist and shooting weddings for twenty three years,my unique talent and experience are what sets my work apart. I feel it is also extremely important as a wedding photographer to have the ability to put people at ease. I treat each client as if they were my only ones and go above and beyond to always be there in every way that I can.My brides oftentimes tell me that I am also a built in wedding planner. READ WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING/ "Every photo is the beginning of a story" "Be prepared to have fun, because Jenn is great at putting you at ease - most important, she makes you look great!" "I love how she frames things with light, amazing!" "You are a genuine treasure of a person and a truly gifted artist!" "Jenn has an unusual knack for bringing out the playfullness in her subject." "Your unique style of photography has allowed me the opportunity to enjoy my day and not worry at all about always being perfect and smiling for a camera. Seeing is believing. I thought they would be nice, but these are ART, heirloom quality photos! You were a lot of fun and your guidance and suggestions for photos have given us memories we will have forever and photographs that will never compare in style, originality and quality to anyone we know. And it does feel like "thank you" is not enough but I am lacking in words. - Mimi" Read more testimonials on my web site creativefreedomphoto

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Everything. After twenty three years of shooting weddings worldwide I have been blessed with so many wonderful experiences. Each client to me is a gift.
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Location

Port Richey, FL 34668

Times hired on Thumbtack

16

Reviews

12 Reviews
  • Mollie H. Dec 3, 2015
    My husband and I hired Jenna to photograph us on the beach for our honeymoon. We're from Colorado so we wanted to embrace the location! Jenna instantly put me at ease, and she had a magical way of getting us to just be ourselves and have a good time without thinking of posing. The photos turned out GORGEOUS and I still treasure them. If I ever go back to FL I'll hire her again!!!
  • Mary W. Dec 3, 2015
    Photography
    Verified Review
    She was amazing she captured our wedding beautifully. Fantastic person so much fun to around.
  • Joel H. Oct 7, 2013
    Photography
    Verified Review
    Great work, as well as a wonderful personality that kept our mind away from the cameras and more on each other. Most recommend to anyone who are looking for great pictures to be taken. Really Good communication skill and great concern for customers well being
  • Lacey B. Aug 9, 2013
    Verified Review
    Jenna was great to work with. Very flexible, and the photos turned out great. Couldn't be happier. Thanks again!
  • Mollie H. Mar 6, 2013
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
  • Kelley S. Mar 6, 2013
    Photography
    Verified Review
    Jenna was amazing! She was so helpful before the wedding and was always willing to talk. During the wedding she was professional, early and absolutely wonderful to work with. Her pictures are amazing! Can't say enough good things about her!
  • Jacque P. Feb 10, 2013
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Jenna is amazing. I spoke with her on the phone and I just knew she is the one! She asked all the right questions and listened to what I said! Being from CT and Jenna in FL, the phone conversation was very important! I cannot wait to meet her and have her photograph my wedding! Thumbs up!
  • Arielle S. Feb 7, 2013
    Photography
    Verified Review
    Jenna did our engagement picures and let me just say- she is a superstar (and so is her sweet apprentice/assistant Jasmine!)!!! She is incredibly personable and easy to talk to and completely makes you feel at ease in front of the camera! She takes time to get to know you and what you want before your shoot and is FULL of creative ideas to make your pictures special and fun! She has a perfect mix of different artistic shots mixed with formal, more traditional ones so you get the best of both worlds when your pictures arrive! Not only that, her prices are extremely reasonable and you get a CD with all of your pictures on it, as well as the copyright to them, which is fabulous!!! She truly captured the love between my fiancé Todd and I- so much so that we decided to book her for our wedding as well!! If you want a scrapbook or photo album full of life rather than stiff, posed, generic pictures definitely choose Jenna!!! We seriously can't say thank you enough!!!! :)
  • Frances B. Dec 16, 2012
    Couldn't be any happier with how our wedding pictures turned out! Jenna was so kind the day of our wedding and helped ease our nerves with her kind demeanor. We will definitely be using her again!!
  • Kristin C. Dec 13, 2012
    We love working with Jenna and we are always amazed by the quality of work and creativity she provides with her photos. She is always patient with our young children and manages to keep them engaged. Our friends and family are always asking where we get our photos done!
    Jenna P. Dec 13, 2012

    Thank you Kristin! I Your kids inspire me! I am so excited and looking forward to the new born session in February!

  • April D. Dec 9, 2012
    We loved our wedding pictures! There is no a doubt in my mind that I could have found a better artist to bring the life to our wedding day. Make sure you get the slideshow she offers, it allows me to relive the day each time I see it! Jenna will amaze you! So glad we found her online when we came from St. Louis to our destination wedding.
  • Gia D. Mar 10, 2011
    Jenna...you are an artist with a gift for creating and capturing beauty.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I work with my clients budget.I do have payment plans available.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I like to speak to them in length,get to know them , find out as much as I can about their needs,help them by recommending vendors and venues.I have been told by my brides that I am not only their wedding photographer,I am also their friend and built in wedding planner. I like to help take the stress out of this process.My brides feel very at home withme
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have been photographing weddings all over the U.S and Germany for twenty three years. Before photographing weddings I freelanced for the Miami Herald as a photojournalist and many other publications.I am self taught with a God given talent.What sets my work apart is that I am an artist in paint with an intuitive sense for light,composition,and color and have a gift for capturing emotion.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I fell in love with photography at the age of five.By the age of twelve I built my own darkroom. I believe that when you are going in the right direction doors will open up.The doors flew open for me,I was winning numerous art shows and competitions until I was recognized and hired by newspapers and magazines. My career started out as a photojournalist for the Miami Herald,Miami New Times and several other publications. My work was sold to postcard and greeting card companies,shown in art galleries and sold to private collectors.I have also taught classes for See The World Travel on "photography as an art form" was a child photographer for many years.Before I started shooting weddings I built up an amazing resume and had experience in all the fields of photography which all came together when I started photographing weddings.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have 23 years exp in photographing weddings. From the intimate wedding with just a few people to the extravagant larger weddings with unlimited coverage. I love capturing the best day of someones life! Before becoming a wedding photographer, I was an award winning child photographer, I do tend to get carried away when there are children at a wedding, I know you wont mind! I was a photojournalist for the Miami Herald,Miami new times, and the Fl Key's keynoter. I do love to be sent on assignment's. I have photographed every type of session, newborn, maternity,trash the dress,bridal,birthday parties model portfolios, family reunion, you name it, I will be delighted to capture the emotions of your day! Or if you just need a boost in confidence, I can bring out the best in anyone!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Fall in love with the photographer's work! Your wedding photographs are once in a lifetime moments.You wouldn't buy a wedding gown you did not love! Speak to them,dont hire any vendor you would not invite as a guest to your wedding.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
THE ART OF FINDING THE PERFECT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER It must be an overwhelming task,everyone and their mothers are now “photographers” When selecting a wedding photographer, there are three important elements you should keep in mind: personality, the photographer’s style, and cost. The first two are related to character traits unique only to that person and cannot be copied. The third element fluctuates due to many different variables. Let’s talk about each in the order of importance. STYLE- The first element and almost as equally important as personality is the photographer’s eye. That is, the way he or she sees and captures the wedding day. This unique trait separates one photographer from the next, and is considered “the photographer’s fingerprint.” In other words, a photographer can copy another’s style, but the fact is no two photographers see exactly the same way. Therefore, when looking at different photographer’s work, really take notice of how and what they see. Do the images move you? Are They emotional? Finally, out of all the photographers you met with, whose images did you gravitate towards the most? Usually, the answer to these questions, and the definitive question “Who is the right photographer for me?” is only an inner voice away. Just listen and trust.When you finally say “yes to the dress”,You have no doubts in your mind, you know this is the one! PERSONALITY- Very important is the character and personality of the individual who you will hire to capture your day, and invite as a guest to your wedding. These characteristics may not be the first thing you think about when choosing a photographer, however, it will definitely be the most important factor in the decision-making process. The most obvious component is to determine whether or not you like the images and style that this particular photographer has to show you. Before you even schedule an in-person consultation, it may be helpful to browse through that photographer’s website. After you have scoured pages and pages of samples, your instincts will help you eliminate those photographers you don’t want to see and help you to figure out which ones you do. It is definitely important to be intrigued or excited by the images a photographer has to offer. If you have made an appointment or decided to visit the photographer, chances are you already are interested in their work but this is not always the most important factor. What is? Personality. Now that you are in this person’s studio or space, the questions you have to ask yourself are: Do I like this person? Do I trust them to handle such an important day in my life? Do I feel comfortable with this person? Will my friends and family like him? Would I invite him or her to my wedding? You could find the Ansel Adams of wedding photographers, but if he or she annoys you in any way and you are determined to politely overlook that fact, the only person who is going to suffer is you. The bottom line is, if you don’t like your photographer for any reason, your wedding images and your memories are going to be reflected upon as if looking into a tarnished mirror. Cost Finally, the last deciding factor is usually the cost. You have likely spent hours, if not days, of your time interviewing photographer after photographer and now you have found the perfect one for you. The images are amazing and he or she has a great personality, and it all feels right. However, your inner voice picked someone who is a little out of your budget. What do you do? When it comes to budgeting, ask yourself an important question: After the wedding is over, what am I going to have left? Answer: Your pictures and your memories. Everything else is going to be forgotten, eventually remembered only through your photographs. According to a survey run buy the largest online wedding website, the number one regret couples had is that they wished they would have spent more money on their wedding photography. Shopping for a wedding photographer is like buying a house: you get what you pay for. In both cases, the purchase is based on emotion. Buying a little more than you can afford is always a wise investment that you won’t regret as long as you have put in the time to find the