Jennifer Van Elk has known she's wanted to be a photographer since she was very young. She married her college sweetheart, and together they make up the wedding photography team at Jennifer Van Elk. Inspired by vintage magazines & old movies, Jennifer treats each wedding as its own project and pours all of her creative thoughts into making sure each wedding fits the unique personalities of the couple.

Photo by Sam Hurd

Photo by Sam Hurd

More About Jenn:

I'm the wife of a wonderful husband and the mother of a handsome little boy.  I love trying new restaurants, so visiting new places is like visiting Disney World to me.  My husband and I share everything, from our love of Wes Anderson movies to our passion for creative media.  I was always in trouble in school for talking, so its no surprise that I love to socialize and meet new people.  It's one of the best things about my job. My son was born in January of 2011 and it's unbelievable how much you can love someone in a  second.  He's brought me so much joy.

Although, I love these things about my life, they aren't what define me.  I'm a follower of Jesus Christ and without his grace I wouldn't be doing what I do today.  He is the reason I'm able to capture love and beauty in my images.  I credit all of what I have to him.

I've been studying photography for 12 years, and 3 of those I've been shooting professionally. I continue to better my skills by attending educational conferences. I really love learning new technique and improving my craft.

I really find my job to be one of the most rewarding careers.  On top of sharing some of the most precious moments in peoples lives, I have the opportunity to capture the memory to be shared with further generations. What a blessing!