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Engagement, Trash The Dress
Jenna is awesome, fun and an amazing artistReviewed on 9/20/2015 Meghan M
Creatrix Photography (Jenna) did a wonderful job with our engagement shoot and wedding photographs. At the time of our wedding on Oahu, we were Oahu residents—but, knowing what we know now, we'd pay to fly Jenna anywhere in the world to take our wedding photos—she's just that good. Jenna is a consummate professional, who was dedicated to our satisfaction in every way. She met with us multiple times to go over what we wanted in the photographs from our wedding and our engagement shoot, as well as to present our wedding photos and our poster-sized canvas photo (an amazing perk that came in our wedding package—something that reminds us of our wedding everyday!). She was very upfront about what she would and would not do—and that frankness was much appreciated. She was very on top of things and had helpful automated reminders directing us to our wedding questionnaire as well as when our payments were due. She even learned the names of people in our bridal party and family, which made the posed family photos run a lot more smoothly! Where Jenna really shines, and why we hired her—is her candid shots. She was truly able to capture the moods, emotions and ambiance of the day—the photos are a genuine representation of the best day of our lives. We couldn't ask for better momentos, or ways to remember the day. Whenever we had questions or wanted to let her know something about our wedding (decorations, photo lists, etc.) she was quick to respond. She worked so tirelessly that we received our photos from the wedding well within a month. In fact, she sent a few photos within days, allowing us to get a glimpse of what was coming, as well as giving us the chance to use a photo for our thank you cards. Jenna may seem demanding as a photographer to some folks, including your guests, but she is really just trying to ensure the set photos you want get done and the wedding is able to move on. We really appreciated that, and she never ceased being courteous and a professional. At our wedding we did have a bonus second shooter that Jenna brought with her, though through no fault of Jenna's, the photos taken by the second shooter were lost due to an electronic glitch. That is really the only negative we can say about our experience, and since we weren't even expecting a second shooter (nor did we pay for one), its nothing that would keep us from recommending Jenna. As a final note, if you choose to do business with Jenna, be honest with her, embrace your adventurous side, and trust she will see it through with you every step of the way. The photos she took for and of us were amazing. We highly recommend you visit her website—creatrixphotography.com— to view what she has on display, because, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. :)
Jenna goes above, beyond and back again for her clients. She is flexible, understanding and all of her photos could easily be pinned to any inspiration board for a "damn, my wedding looks good" Pinterest board, which was exactly what I was looking for in a photographer. I met with her two years before my wedding actually happened. We had to postpone our date multiple times due to family situations and every time I told her "Hey...so... Our date changed..." She was always cool and said something to the effect of "no problemo" even though she's one of the busiest people I've ever met. If you become a Creatrix bride, expect to be invited to board game nights, get your nails done together and basically gain a great new gal-pal in the months leading up to your wedding. I'm so glad we decided to have a small DIY wedding and splurge on the photography because in the end, she made our wedding look like we paid big bucks to cerastes a dreamy Pinterest wedding, which I feel every bride will appreciate.
The difference between having Jenna as your fabulous photographer, versus anyone else, is that: With other photographers, you may be uncomfortable and posing awkwardly, while smiling in the same stance, unsure what to do with your awkward face that doesn't feel attached to you anymore. With Jenna, she comes alive when she puts you in front of the camera, you can't help but laugh and smile and joke around. She directs you, on how to hide that double chin, or those love handles, to give you the most flattering pictures for your specific body type. She does this, and she loves to experiment with lighting, poses, putting you in candid pictures without you even noticing! My hesitant fiancé was even impressed that we had "fun" doing something he was seriously dreading. She's the only person I trust to fully capture our essence, and she's worth every penny 😉
Jenna was amazing and our photos turned out incredible. We were married at the beach and let her know we were open to getting wet/dirty for our photos as long as we had fun! She waded through water, had great suggestions and we couldn't have been happier.
I found Jenna on the The Knot while looking for a photographer for our destination wedding in Hawaii, all the way from NY. After looking at her photos and talking with her over email, I knew she was the one. She was amazing!! She even helped me find a hair and makeup artist on the island. Jenna showed up on time, and went straight to work, taking the most beautiful pictures!! She made my husband, who is usually shy in front on the camera, very comfortable! Jenna is SO very talented. You will have beautiful photos and a new friend. Go with Creatrix Photography..you wont regret it.
Wow.... I don't know where to start! I was planning my wedding in Oahu from California and the second I contacted Jenna, she was on it. She was prompt with the communication (I was having issues hearing back from other prospects) and was very helpful with everything. Jenna was so great at wrangling everyone together and went above and beyond for the perfect shot! We were in love with her BEFORE we got our pictures back. Once we got the pictures back from her we were absolutely blown away! The way Jenna captured all our special (and fun) moments was amazing!! We are beyond 100% pleased with the entire experience. By the end of the night Jenna felt like more of a friend than just our photographer. I HIGHLY recommend Jenna for all your photography needs, she is so talented and so passionate for what she does, and it shows through her work. We loved her!
Perfect Photographer for our Vow RenewalReviewed on 4/17/2015
My husband and I had a 10yr vow renewal in Maui with our 3 young children. After searching forever, Jenna came recommended to me, from my hometown family photographer. She was not on my original search list so I am so happy I asked!!!! Her prices were comparable to others in Maui or even cheaper. She is so professional, quick to respond to questions, lighthearted and so easy to work with. She was patient and goofy with my kids, to get that perfect shot. I am beyond happy with the final images. She captured the evening perfectly. Worth every single penny I paid!
Great PicsReviewed on 4/08/2015
My husband and I were looking for a photographer that would understand what we wanted in our pictures. I was determined not to have standard traditional pictures and wanted movement and unique situations. Jenna gave me exactly what I asked for and made us feel very comfortable throughout the process. She is very easy to work with and I would definitely recommend her services to the LGBT community.
Easy choice for a photographer!Reviewed on 4/07/2015
I've followed Jenna's work for years but being based on the East Coast, I knew I could only do just that. Follow. Recently, I was finally able to book a trip to Hawaii with my then boyfriend and I could not wait to book with Jenna! Her work is so colorful, sharp, and she possess this artistic eye that not many do! My boyfriend ended up proposing during out photoshoot and I couldn't have picked a better person to capture that moment with. Jenna is so fun to work with and she is super helpful with making you feel comfortable in front of the camera! If you're looking around for photographers, stop now. You found the perfect one!!!
The best hour I've ever had in front of a lens!Reviewed on 1/12/2015
Jenna was an absolute TREAT. She made the planning a breeze, the shoot a pleasure, and the result... amazing pictures that we will treasure forever! She customized a package for us because we were basically eloping on the beach and not having a reception. It was care-free, fun, and I LOVE OUR PICTURES!
Photographer Plus PlusReviewed on 1/10/2015
My husband and I decided to elope in Oahu, and was referred to Jenna from one of our friends. We were pretty lost in our planning since we had never been to Oahu before, and Jenna stepped up and gave us references for everything! She hooked us up with an AMAZING florist, the nicest minister, and even a serene beach location for the event! With unpredictable traffic issues, Jenna worked directly with our minister to change our venue in the 11th hour, saving me the stress! Along the way, she also sent us reviews, questionnaires, and emails to make sure that our creative directions were on the same page. Then, on our wedding day, she was STELLAR! She showed up with an assistant who allowed her to give us more attention and take more photos of us. She made me feel so at ease (truly truly stress free)! She offered several different natural backdrops for a unique variety of photos in 1 location. We received a sneak peek the day of our wedding, and she leaked several photos a week (including publishing an amazing blog post about us) and over delivered on our photos--we got them 2 weeks after our wedding and every photo was just beautiful! Her photo site made ordering professional prints and downloading our high resolution photos extremely easy, and she personally checked in with us after delivery to make sure we were pleased. I can't say more--her communication, professionalism, and passion for the art were clear through execution and delivery. Best decision (other than picking my husband) ever!
Fun session and gorgeous resultsReviewed on 1/09/2015 Andrea R
From start to finish Jenna was awesome to work with. She was extremely flexible and accomodating with our schedule and location. We were having a destination wedding near Waikiki (we are from NC) and being unfamiliar with Hawaii she offered great suggestions on the best time of the morning to have good lighting for our ceremony and pictures. I couldn't believe some of the pictures she got during our ceremony... I truly never saw her one time the entire ceremony but the pictures looked like she could have been right next to us. Impressive! The post ceremony photo shoot went extremely well. Jenna has an excellent eye for what will make a beautiful picture and can really capture the moment all while making you feel very comfortable and natural. Her work truly is art. Highly recommended!
We heart Jenna!Reviewed on 10/30/2014
Creatrixphotography: She's lovely and she takes a mean photo. :) She was prompt and reliable- two things that matter most on the big day and she was easy to be around. Her relaxed, silly personality make her a total joy. I definitely recommend Jenna to be your wedding photographer.
Professional and traveled from HawaiiReviewed on 10/29/2014
Great job, showed up on time, took great pictures and very friendly and personable.
Absolutely wonderfulReviewed on 10/23/2014
Jenna was absolutely wonderful to work with. My partner and I wanted something other than your typical portrait style wedding photos. After searching through several online portfolios we stumbled across Jenna’s. Her photographs really caught our eye. She captures everything in one photo… the couple, the land and the moment in time. She went above and beyond to get all the photos that we wanted and from every possible angle. I give her the highest recommendation.
A fairytale photographerReviewed on 10/22/2014
Yes I was a bride and I have been looking so much, went through so many websites and looked through so many photos to find a photographer I like. And luckily we found Jenna. We love our photos. I like how she is using the light, I love how with her photos she is telling a story. And besides she is a great girl who shows that she cares and who is moving around like the Spider-Man to make the photos she has in mind :-)
Jenna has an amazing eye for the shot as well as working with difficult subjects.Reviewed on 10/16/2014
Jenna and her Associate Photograper were amazing! We have an Autistic/Down syndrome son who is hard to photograph and Jenna got him to look at the camera long enough to snap his photo every time. That in itself is a rare feit. She also did not take one picture I really did not like. I will recommend Jenna to any and all people who could use her services!!
The Best!Reviewed on 10/16/2014 Amy D
Jenna was a pleasure to work with, and I would (and have) recommend her to anyone seeking professional photography services. I found Jenna through a bridal expo in Honolulu. Her photography style stood out to me, as I was looking for something very particular. We booked Jenna over a year in advance and she was so generous in allowing us to set up a payment plan. This granted us the opportunity to choose the photography package we really wanted, while not breaking the bank. Jenna's packages include an engagement session which helps you get to know her, lets her get to know you, and makes for a smooth sail on the wedding day. She's so natural at what she does, which makes you feel more relaxed, too. I loved how Jenna took charge on the wedding day, but also remained polite and friendly. The turn around time for getting your photos back is wicked fast! She's very proficient in returning emails in a timely manner, and she goes above and beyond to make her brides feel special. I cannot put into words how pleased we are with our wedding photos. She truly captured the emotion and story of the entire day. I'm so grateful for her, and her work.
Awesome!Reviewed on 10/14/2014 Michelle L
Jenna was fantastic to work with! My wedding was in all honesty a little unorganized and Jenna came in not only wearing her photographer hat but also many others! I was so glad to have her around. She was the only vendor that I knew I could depend on, for those of you who have planned or are planning a wedding you know how good that feeling is. We also loved her work! As a little note Jenna is also very in tune with her clients. Shortly before our engagement session which involved our 2 pups one of them suddenly passed away. Jenna showed so much compassion and offered to take a few photos of her as a memorial before she had passed. The next day after the photos were taken she passed away. Both my husband and I are both so grateful that she was able to catch her last moments with us. All in all, we were very glad we chose Jenna!
Best Photographer...EverReviewed on 10/14/2014
When we started planning our wedding, my wife and me knew that photography was a major thing that we wanted to do right. My wife found Jenna and from the first meeting we had with her we were very at ease with her. She is very outgoing and up front with all aspects of her buisness. We had our engagement shoot with her before I left for a sixth month deployment and she made us very comfortable in front of the camera. She is very good with working with people and very experienced at making people feel at ease. She even maintained contact with me and my wife through my deployment to ensure that all aspects were covered. There was less than a month left to plan things after I got back, so she was very helpful in doing that over email. She is accomodating to those other ciurcumstances that may make that difficult. When the day of our wedding came around she was able to capture both my wife and my getting ready, and she was on-site in both locations to capture the key moments of each. At first, I was reluctant to do a first-look session with her as it is a departure from tradition, however, again she made me feel at ease, and I am very glad she did as they turned out beautiful and are a wonderful addition to our memories. She even put her own equipment at risk to capture the perfect shot (Rain and flashes don't mix, but they are awesome pictures!!!). I love Jenna so much and we will definitely use her again. I would whole-heartedly recommend her to friends and family for their photograph needs.
Best Photographer Ever!Reviewed on 10/14/2014 Karie S
When we started planning our wedding I knew photography was #1 on my list of priorities. I wanted beautiful photographs to remember our day. That is exactly what we received with Jenna as our photographer. First, she shot our engagement photos before my fiance left on deployment. She made my fiance comfortable and was willing to find gorgeous shooting locations for us. My second session with her was for boudoir photos. I wanted to give my fiance a gift. The session was so much fun. It was never uncomfortable and the result was amazing! Finally, Jenna shot our wedding. She captured everything: the excitement of the wedding, the emotion of our vows, the shenanigans of the groomsmen, the innocence of the flower girls, the fun of the reception. Everything. Everyone loved the photos they were captured in. I can relive the day again and again in our beautiful photographs. I will book her again. We'll be using Jenna again for family photographs, maternity photos, and more!
Jenna is da bombReviewed on 10/07/2014 Bailey B
i have to first off start with how much I love Jenna. I'm actually a pretty laid back bride and she lets me know when things need to be done but is not pushy in any way. I met Jenna through friends and then got to see her work. She does a fantastic job and is sooo professional. I know Jenna as a friend as well and she always tells you when she is switching hats from friend to photographer. She is always willing to give you her honest opinion. I think Jenna gives amazing rates. She is flying from Hawaii ( where we both live) to upstate New York ( where the wedding is) plus doing an engagement shoot and a complete wedding day for less than what we were quoted by a few people in the town we are getting married in. If you want a great photographer with an awesome personality...it's Jenna all the way.
THE BEST IN HAWAII!!!Reviewed on 9/26/2014 Amy O
Words cannot begin to express how grateful we were to find Jenna. I called her on the phone and felt an instant connection. She explains everything and even helped us hook up with others on the island to make our wedding a huge success!! She met us on the beach prior to our wedding to take an engagement shoot so we could have an in person meet and greet before the big day!! Never in my wildest dream would I have expected to receive my photos and LOVE each and every one of them!! She was able to capture the story in full detail for me to relive those moments like the just happened all over again!!! She will literally climb mountains to ensure she get the best shot!! Jenna is full of life, entertaining, and extremely spunky!!! I love that about her even though we live very far apart I feel we can now call her a friend!!!!
QualityReviewed on 9/26/2014 Vicky X
Jenna is extremely artistic with her photography. She truly understands how to use her surroundings to elevate the emotions in her photos. I appreciated her honesty and opinions. I would love to use her again for some family photos now that the wedding is over. Something that I really enjoyed was how easy she was during the booking process. Highly recommend emailing her if you are looking to do some unique styled photography for your wedding. .
Luckiest Couple in the WorldReviewed on 3/15/2014
Choosing the right photographer is one of the most important decisions you will need to make for your wedding day. Boy, did we luck out with Jenna! Not only was she super attentive to our needs and wishes, her experience proved most invaluable in deciding on the shots we would want (be sure to listen to her!). And, of course, her talent, eye and personality helped us to capture some of the most important moments of this day. She took pictures of the littlest details that now, when I look at, stirs up emotions from that day. She laid our cufflinks side-by-side and the image is breathtaking. Jenna, thank you for your magic! ---From Eric While I was eager for my wedding day to come, I was not as eager for the exhausting search that it takes to find a good photographer. We are a gay couple which can't help but to be a factor in who you choose. Same-sex marriage had only been passed a few weeks before our wedding day, so the idea was fresh to a lot of people and was probably untested to a lot of photographers. Well, when we found Jenna, she shared in our excitement for the wedding and made us feel as special as I'm sure any other couple would like to feel on their special day. No matter what the quality of pictures that my husband Eric described above (and trust me, they are A+ quality!), what was really important to me was that we could find someone who treated us with respect and yes - love. And, for that, Jenna - I will be forever grateful! ---From Chad