TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR COMPANY
J L Glamour started 6 years ago by two ladies that had a passion for capturing special moments. What was once a lifelong passion turned into a fun business. Over the years the business grew into specializing in wedding photography and family portraits. We are known for capturing special memories and turning them into a complete story. We strive to make our brides happy and to make sure that our prices stay budget friendly.
HOW DID YOU GET INTO PHOTOGRAPHY?
I got into photography when I was a little girl. I never liked being in front of the camera, I always enjoyed being behind the scenes. When I was twelve I begged my parents to buy me my first film camera. I wore that thing out, it went everywhere with me. By the time I was 17, I asked my mom for her first digital camera. It was a very compact Canon that was maybe 8 mega pixels, it was nothing to the Canon I carry with me today.
WHAT IS THE MOST AWKWARD MOMENT YOU’VE EXPERIENCED WHILE ON THE JOB?
I was 6 months pregnant when I agreed to shoot an 8 hour long wedding. I was determined to branch into the wedding industry so I didn’t let the bride and groom know that I was pregnant. The day of their wedding went amazing, the bride and groom was by far the most amazing couple to work with. During the reception the bride came up to me and asked me if I wanted to do a jell-o shot…I rubbed my stomach and told her sorry I can’t. The look on her face was priceless, she said she would never have known I was pregnant with how little I was showing and how much energy I had during the wedding.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VENUE AND WHY?
I love shooting at The Springs of McKinney. The lighting is amazing and the landscape outside is stunning. There is so much to capture there and never enough time to get it all in. The staff is so welcoming and so willing to help out, it makes my job so much easier.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM LOCATION TO SHOOT A WEDDING?
I would love to shoot at the Chateau Cocomar in Houston. That venue is breath taking.
WHAT’S THE BIGGEST LESSON YOU’VE LEARNED, AND WOULD PASS ALONG TO OTHER NEW PHOTOGRAPHERS JUST GETTING STARTED?
Don’t give up. When you take a shot and it’s not the way you like it, take another. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from other photographers, we have all been in your shoes one time or another.
WHAT TIPS OR ADVICE CAN YOU GIVE TO THOSE WHO ARE LOOKING TO HIRE A PHOTOGRAPHER TO COVER THEIR EVENT?
Do your homework.
Do not hire a photographer just because they are in your price range.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions, they are there to capture your special day so be sure they can do just that. Have a checklist of the must have pictures you want.
And lastly, relax and enjoy it, trust in the photographer you hired.
Name of interviewee: Jennifer Wax
Title of interviewee: Owner/ Lead Photographer
Name of company: J L Glamour
Company’s business URL/website: www.jenniferlahti.wix.com/jlglamour