Having a Professional Photographer at your wedding is important because it’s the best way to document your special day. You can be at ease knowing that all the memorable moments are being captured on one of the best days of your life. Your wedding photos will be a beautiful combination of memories, images, and emotions that you can cherish for years to come.
Hawaii Vendors works with a variety of amazing wedding photographers and today, we are highlighting Jeannemarie Photography.
Jeanne is an Oahu-based Photographer who strives to create authentic & beautiful imagery by capturing candid moments that narrate your love story. She’s traveled around the world in places like Cuba, Italy, France and recently toured the US on a road trip with her mother. We reached out to Jeanne and asked her a few questions about what got her started as a wedding photographer, her style of shooting, what she does in her free time and more!
Learn more about Jeanne by reading the Q&A between Jeanne & Hawaii Vendors below:
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR BUSINESS?
As an artist, I discovered that photography gives me the greatest form of expression. I come from a family of artists who all used different forms of expression from painting to mixing the dyes used in fabrics for the theater costumes and feathers on Broadway. As a graphic designer and creative director, I always found myself with a camera in hand (or wishing I did), it was a natural progression for me. I love a good love story and being able to document my couple’s love story, a frame at a time, is an honor for me to be a part of.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT WORKING FOR WEDDINGS?
I love being witness to the coming together of two people. The biggest moment for them up to this day and joining as one. Capturing their love story through imagery…all the little moments of the day with family and friends. It’s an honor to not only witness but document it for my couples. Caring is one of my top core values and being able to live up to this value before, during and after a wedding day I hope you’d think you’re in good hands. Well and the cake of course, who doesn’t love cake?
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE?
I would describe (and others would too) ethereal romance, timeless, editorial and, emotive. I’m what is called a Hybrid photographer, meaning, I photograph with an analog film camera and digital. I believe that film brings out a beauty like nothing else. It also slows me down and has me photographing with more intention.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY FROM A WEDDING YOU WORKED AT?
I have photographed many weddings and elopements and my favorite wedding experience happened just recently. I was photographing a couple from New Zealand that had made the journey to Hawaii to exchange their vows. The groom’s mother had recently finished treatment for brain cancer and was confined to a wheelchair. Except when the father daughter dance she decided to dance with her son as well. Up from the wheelchair and into the arms of her son. Usually composed, I too started to cry. A beautiful moment that will live with me forever.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING WHEN YOU AREN’T SHOOTING PHOTOGRAPHY?
I’m an avid reader, I’ll read almost anything (even a 80’s romance novel!) My favorite is historical fiction. If you’ve read the Outlander series, you’re in my tribe. But let’s not stop there! If you have a favorite historical fiction novel tell me about it as I would love to check it out. I also enjoy the outdoors for a hike in one of our gorgeous trails (my favorite place these days is Ho’omaluhia for its easier trails and gorgeous views. Surfing is another passion of mine and I try to get out in the water as much as possible. And then of course there’s catching up with friends over mimosas on a Sunday morning.
If you’d like to learn more about Jeannemarie Photography, you can view her Hawaii Vendors listing page by clicking here.