It's a windows down, coffee shop music kind of work day, and I'm *almost* convinced that spring is here to stay! It's also peony season, and I cannot get enough of these Sarah Bernhardt and Coral Charm beauties @veileventdesign created for my mini brand shoot for the new site. I just love how much care Casey put into each arrangement to pair perfectly with these @katespadeny place settings. Brand imagery requires intentionality in order to translate your core values into tangible images that communicate clearly. I'm so excited to add custom styled stock imagery to my offerings to give you those gorgeous images you need for social media, blog headers, newsletters, and your website. I'll help you with strategy, planning the shoot, styling, and even prop sourcing so we can really nail your brand aesthetic and give you images you're proud of!
Ahhhhhhh!!!! You guys! It's here! Pop the champagne!! 🍾 After a few (ok, A LOT) of late nights of working out bugs, refining copy and creating galleries of hundreds of images, I am SO proud to say the new site is LIVE!!!!! I could not have done this alone, and I'm especially grateful to @homesweethyatt this past week for taking everything I threw at her with grace and gusto as we finished up every last detail. I'm also in love with the video loop created by @whitequillcreative, and I can't wait to share what else we've been up to this summer! Thanks @vickimarquez_ for letting us film you and for the video testimonial and to @veileventdesign for the gorgeous pink florals for the hero images. Thank you to my other amazing creative partners, @christinalaing of @thebuffalocollective for my beautiful logo, @tonicsiteshop for a gorgeous @showit.co template to build from, @honeysideup for the stunning mood board and color palette, and to @theyoungrens for helping me dial in how to communicate my brand values. Thank you to @theceoffice and my @littleblackdesksociety mastermind girl bosses for all your encouragement and feedback. Thank you to my boyfriend @brewdrown and for all my friends for dealing with my insanity and being unwaveringly supportive these last few weeks until launch. Most importantly, thank you to my incredible, beautiful clients who are featured throughout the site. Thank you for letting me get a small glimpse into your hearts and lives and for trusting me to capture your weddings and your brand stories. My heart is full, and I can't wait to see what the rest of 2017 brings! Cheers! 🥂
Can you just take a moment and squeal with me??? THIS logo. Ahhhh. I could not be happier with what Christina at @thebuffalocollective created for me. Wondering what font the JK is? That is Christina's AMAZING custom hand lettering. She painstakingly worked on and perfected every stroke and paired it with the gorgeous serif font to say feminine and classic. The minute I saw it, I KNEW that this was it. I am so grateful for her brilliance and artistry, and I know I'm going to be obsessed with this for quite a long time. One more day until launch!! Go to the link in my bio if you want to be notified. xo
Last year I decided I needed a new logo to more authentically reflect what Jennifer Kathryn Photography has become. What I didn't realize is that it would turn into a full rebrand and the most incredible learning experience about my past dream clients and all the lovely couples and individuals I'd get to work with in the future. The vision took shape slowly and with the help from some incredible people in my corner. I'm so happy with the results and cannot wait to unveil the site on FRIDAY!!! In the meantime, here is a peek into the gorgeous mood board Kelsey at @honeysideup created for me. Cheers to finding a team of people that just GET you and help you grow creatively.
South Asian weddings are among my favorite events to photograph. The colors, the music, the rich heritage, and family connections make me feel alive as I document the festivities unfolding. I'm so excited to be photographing the South Asian Inspired Wedding Open House at @venuelogic's Bridgeport Art Center on Sunday. If you're planning your 2017 or 2018 South Asian wedding, we'd love to see you there! Also, if you'd like to get notified when my new site launches on Friday, sign up to stay connected! [Links in profile.]
There's something I love about Mondays. Yes, you heard that right! I've discovered my key to a productive week is dedicating my Monday mornings to emails and strategy, and then powering through important projects in the afternoon. On the docket for this week: ordering some gorgeous wedding albums, delivering some beautiful photo galleries, prepping for a shoot at the Field Museum on Saturday and the South Asian Inspired wedding open house at @venuelogic on Sunday....and launching my new website!!!! So here's to another glass of coffee (or tea) to get us through the afternoon and to a sweet and rewarding week for all of us! 💕
Perfect Chicago days should always be spent by the lakefront. 💗
It's rosé all day kind of weather, and I may just splurge after my long run on the lakefront today! | Styling + florals by @visionofeleganceevents