I shoot every wedding with an assistant. I didn't when I started but, now that I do, I'm never turning back! It's amazing. I have hand picked the three women I work with and they've worked with me for the last 2 years straight. I am so thankful for them. Jennifer, Sue and Jacquelyn are gifted photographers that have either started up their own companies or are in the midst of starting up. I wanted to brag on them for this post. Jennifer Youngdahl and I met at a wedding - I was the photographer and she was a guest. She had worked for Pro Ex and wanted to start her own company. She's a mom of two beautiful boys, works part-time, and assists me. I know she's picked a name "Jenuine Photography" and plans to set up a studio in her home in the near future. She has a heart for capturing kids and families!
Sue Shetler I've know for years. I actually was her boss about 10 years ago when I was managing a bookstore on the campus of Bethany College of Missions and now we're getting to work together again. She recently set up a blog to showcase her work and I'm sure she'd love you to come visit http://susanshetlerphotography.blogspot.com/. Sue is going to be working with me next year for most of weddings...we've found a groove working together and we're going with it! She has an incredible eye for candids! I can't wait to continue to grow together.
Jacquelyn Senske is a photographer friend...who's very dear to my heart. Even though she's has a thriving business of her own she wanted to work with me to grow in her gift. We've had 2 great years working together and now she's moving on. Sad but true. I'll miss our car talks and her way of knowing what I need before I need it! She's an incredible assistant with a servant heart. I love her! I wish her the best in photography in the years to come. Please check out her website and blog...like I said she's amazing!
I've shared many weddings and great memories with these women. They have been a delight to work with. I'll be working primarily with Sue next year and continuing to train some new assistants as well!
I haven't given them enough credit or told them how thankful I am...please hear me when I say I am blessed to know all of you. Thanks for investing your talent in my clients and my business...it means the world to me!