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2011 Weddings | Portfolio Update for Jennifer Eileen

August 9th, 2012

Last year was INSANE!  I had no idea how much work shooting 21 weddings could be on myself.  I took on the challenge, allowed some areas of my life to slip while building up other areas.  First and foremost I wanted to take care of my clients to make sure they received what they desired. […]

 

Last year was INSANE!  I had no idea how much work shooting 21 weddings could be on myself.  I took on the challenge, allowed some areas of my life to slip while building up other areas.  First and foremost I wanted to take care of my clients to make sure they received what they desired.  So, now, months later, I have finally finished updating my website with all of the 2011 weddings I photographed!

This year I set major boundaries for myself by scaling back the number of weddings I shoot.  So now I’ll begin building up the 2012 Portfolio and hopefully have all of those wrapped up come New Years 2013!  I gotta set goals somewhere.

Also, stay tuned, because of the growth of business I am going to be putting together a list of Assistants and 2nd Shooters with the possibility of hiring on a part time Assistant to work in the office!  I’ll be posting very soon about that. 🙂

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Wedding Albums | Jennifer Eileen Fine Art Books

June 21st, 2012

I absolutely adore Madera Books, the company I use to provide my clients with the highest quality, most beautiful albums on the market. They are phenomenal and I LOVE every time one of these gorgeous leather albums arrive at my doorstep. Madera prides themselves on the quality assurance, thick, wonderful pages, premium leathers, and simply […]

 

I absolutely adore Madera Books, the company I use to provide my clients with the highest quality, most beautiful albums on the market. They are phenomenal and I LOVE every time one of these gorgeous leather albums arrive at my doorstep. Madera prides themselves on the quality assurance, thick, wonderful pages, premium leathers, and simply beautiful book binding.

This album is a 10×10 leather album using the gorgeous Marlboro leather.



The 4×4 mini albums are provided by Kiss Books. They are sweet little things that you can throw in your purse and show all of your friends and family the best day of your life!

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Chapters | a new way to tell your story

August 5th, 2011

Easy, cute, eye-catching, and they come in collections so you don’t have to figure out how to make that wall of pictures work nicely. I love these suckers. Now you can order your favorite pictures that come mounted on a 2/3 standout board and are ready to hang. PLUS they come in specific collections. So […]

 

Easy, cute, eye-catching, and they come in collections so you don’t have to figure out how to make that wall of pictures work nicely. I love these suckers. Now you can order your favorite pictures that come mounted on a 2/3 standout board and are ready to hang. PLUS they come in specific collections. So you no longer have to guess what sizes will work together on that open space above the couch. You can check out the “Chapters”, pick the one that is right for you, select your favorite images, and once they’re in your hands just throw them up on the wall!

Anyhow, I love them and I’m so glad that I now offer this option to help my clients tell their stories. What Chapter fits you best?

A big thanks to Kim & Odessa!  I have samples from their unforgettable wedding that I show my clients.  (If you don’t know of Kim and Odessa, then you need to check out their multi-colored, ribbon and button wedding!)

And here are all of the Chapters offered.  If you want to check them out and see the prices on them a little better you can do that on my website!

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Leather Albums | the most beautiful thing I ever did see

August 4th, 2011

If you could hold this album gently in the palms of your hands you would be as smitten as I am. I just know it. The quality can’t be matched. The feel, smell, and beauty that is seen can not be described (unless you’re a writer or are really good with words then you could […]

 

If you could hold this album gently in the palms of your hands you would be as smitten as I am. I just know it. The quality can’t be matched. The feel, smell, and beauty that is seen can not be described (unless you’re a writer or are really good with words then you could probably insert your own paragraph of praise right now). I am so pleased to now offer these gorgeous leather albums crafted by Madera Books. My world has changed (well, my photography world has changed) and your wedding album will be the Bell of the Ball (if books went to Balls). Now, I’ll stop writing and you can swoon. Enjoy.

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Wedding Album | 8×8 white linen with burlap belt

May 20th, 2011

One of my brides is swinging by today to pick up her parent albums.  I had to take pictures of these things before they headed out the door!  They are so beautiful and I absolutely love the customized burlap belt with yellow button!

 

One of my brides is swinging by today to pick up her parent albums.  I had to take pictures of these things before they headed out the door!  They are so beautiful and I absolutely love the customized burlap belt with yellow button!

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Josh & Charise | Wedding Album | San Diego, CA

April 26th, 2011

Josh & Charise got married on April 3, 2011 and I have been so excited to share their wedding pictures! Here now is their wedding album and soon I’ll be posting a full blog post sharing about the moments of the day. The whole day was amazing and absolutely beautiful! Josh & Charise, congratulations! Enjoy […]

 

Josh & Charise got married on April 3, 2011 and I have been so excited to share their wedding pictures! Here now is their wedding album and soon I’ll be posting a full blog post sharing about the moments of the day. The whole day was amazing and absolutely beautiful! Josh & Charise, congratulations! Enjoy your wedding album and if you click on the last image you can go check out the full album in all of it’s glory. 🙂










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A Sweet Pink Accordion Album

February 18th, 2011

My sister does it again… she is so crafty and good. Angie, you’re the best. Really though, thank you for everything you do to help me out and give my business a touch of handmade prettiness.

 

My sister does it again… she is so crafty and good. Angie, you’re the best. Really though, thank you for everything you do to help me out and give my business a touch of handmade prettiness.

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Simonson Wedding Album | Harris Ranch

February 9th, 2011

Here’s a little taste of Trevor & Mallory’s wedding album!  There are some beautiful elements to this wedding that I know Mallory worked SO ridiculously hard on.  I loved the birds and birdcages used throughout the wedding.  Such a sweet touch.  If you’d like to see the whole album simply click on the last image […]

 

Here’s a little taste of Trevor & Mallory’s wedding album!  There are some beautiful elements to this wedding that I know Mallory worked SO ridiculously hard on.  I loved the birds and birdcages used throughout the wedding.  Such a sweet touch.  If you’d like to see the whole album simply click on the last image in this series.

Enjoy…







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Accordion Albums | Handmade with Love

February 8th, 2011

Hands down, my sister has got talent. She’s always been creative and if you ask her to draw random polka dots on a piece of paper then they are actually random and don’t end up forming a straight line (like my dear friend Alyssa tends to do when she attempts randomness). With Angie, I throw […]

 

Hands down, my sister has got talent. She’s always been creative and if you ask her to draw random polka dots on a piece of paper then they are actually random and don’t end up forming a straight line (like my dear friend Alyssa tends to do when she attempts randomness). With Angie, I throw out an idea and know that she can make it happen. For instance, these lovely little albums. I think they’re absolutely precious! I’m thankful to have such a skilled, creative, and smart sister.

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Joel and Devon’s Wedding Album | Tulare, CA

December 28th, 2010

Joel and Devon are pretty much amazing… here is a sneak peak at their wedding album. {To see the full album click on the last image.}

 

Joel and Devon are pretty much amazing… here is a sneak peak at their wedding album.

{To see the full album click on the last image.}


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Evolution of an Image | Lightroom 3 Edition

November 1st, 2010

Did you hear that my sister and I are now designing and creating our own Albums and Boxes? If not, we are. And the results have been beautiful! We have a huge sample album in the works and I imagine it’ll be done and photographed by this weekend (at least that’s my goal). For the […]

 

Did you hear that my sister and I are now designing and creating our own Albums and Boxes? If not, we are. And the results have been beautiful! We have a huge sample album in the works and I imagine it’ll be done and photographed by this weekend (at least that’s my goal).

For the second post in Evolution of an Image I decided to use one of the images from the most recent engagement album that we made for Kim & Odessa.  Angie made a gorgeous linen covered album with a box and she used some of the ribbon from their wedding!  Such a sweet, personal touch for this amazing couple.

Alright, now for the “Evolution” part of the post…  First off, let’s take a look at the RAW image and the proof image that was finished using Adobe Lightroom 3.  (A favorite tool of mine for my Post Production workflow.)

Now, I have 10 steps that I used to give me the finished result for my proofs that I wanted.  (Remember that my proof images are the ones that clients will see… they are not my finished images because no work has been done to them in photoshop.  So, to be honest, these are my “oooo, that looks good enough” images.)

1.  This is my raw image with my Basic Settings on the side

2.  First things first, I use my eyedrop tool (short key is ‘w’) to click on an area that I know is either white, black, or gray.  This make my settings go from a blue 3500 to a warm 4300.  (For those who are curious, I was shooting this on my chair in the living room next to a huge open window.)

3.  I adjusted my exposure.  Notice that my exposure went from 0.00 to 0.20.  The only part of my image that is slightly blown out is the top ledge of the albums box.

4.  So, because of this blown out area I went ahead and recovered some of the information.  (Recovery is at 12 now.)

5.  In my fifth step I went ahead and adjusted my Blacks.  I added more black into my image which automatically added a slight bit of contrast as well as brought the left side of my Histogram down to the edge of the left side.  I still have information in all of the dark areas of this image which I like.

6.  This is where I bumped up some contrast… but only a little since I already added some in step 5.  So I went from the automatic Contrast being +25 to +37.

7.  Now, looking at my image I see that there are some dark areas that I don’t want to be so heavy.  Moving back up to the Fill Light I bumped that up to +8 which brought some light into the darker areas of my image.

8.  Get this… from there I went back and added a hair more contrast to my image (mind you, this is all by personal taste so it’ll be different on every image).  Now my contrast is set at +41.

9.  Clarity is a funny little thing.  Too much of it can really ruin an image.  But a hint of it can be pretty cool.  I only went up to +8 which added a tiny bit of clarity (wondering what that means? I’m just making the image a little more clear, not necessarily sharpening it but in a way I’m sharpening it).  🙂  I also brought down my Vibrance a hair setting my slider at -7.  This took out a tiny bit, and I mean tiny, of the orangey-yellow in the image.

10.  Last adjustment made was in my Effects menu.  I added a slight vignette to the image.  Lately I haven’t been vignetting as much as I have in the past but there are certain pictures that it works for… especially if there are brighter areas on the outside of the image.  We all know that the brightest area of an image is where the eye travels to first.

So that’s that.  A small little take on the inside of my love relationship with Lightroom.  I hope this is informative and enjoyable to read!  Let me know if there are any specific things you’d like me to explain about any of my processes.  I will definitely consider my next “Evolution of an Image” to cover the information you’re wanting to know.

Blessings,

Jen

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Homemade Albums and Pretty Little Things | Reedley, CA

July 31st, 2010

Jennifer Eileen Photography is partnering with Angela Jayne (my sister & second shooter) and all her crafting goodness to create custom designed albums and things. Check out the pretty things we make and if you want to show off your work in a handmade cute item let us know and we’ll send you our pricing.

 

Jennifer Eileen Photography is partnering with Angela Jayne (my sister & second shooter) and all her crafting goodness to create custom designed albums and things. Check out the pretty things we make and if you want to show off your work in a handmade cute item let us know and we’ll send you our pricing.

Accordian Album
Spiral Bound Wedding Album

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Tim & Robyn | Wedding Album Slideshow

July 13th, 2010

Tim & Robyn got married at the Dinuba Golf Course this past May. It was a beautiful day but super windy! The whole party was a load of fun and everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. Here is the album I designed and put together for them, check it out. Be warned, the song is stinkin’ loud […]

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Tim & Robyn got married at the Dinuba Golf Course this past May. It was a beautiful day but super windy! The whole party was a load of fun and everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. Here is the album I designed and put together for them, check it out.

Be warned, the song is stinkin’ loud and I can’t figure out how to turn it down!