Every week I will be sharing an amazing wedding professional, allowing everyone to get to know some of the best local wedding vendors out there! Every Wednesday you will be able to learn more about the people behind their companies and if they would make a great fit for your wedding day.
Today we get to know the wedding pro, Jalen Laine Photography. Jalen is such a sweet heart and her work never disappoints. In all her images you can tell that she is amazing at capturing the most precious and fun moments. Keep on reading to get to know more about this incredible photographer.
Tell us a bit about yourself and your company?
I am a photographer and live theatre actor in the magnificent city of Vancouver and have been privileged enough to be taking photos professionally for about 3 years. I had always loved taking photos but had never thought to combine my love for photography, art and people into a business until my sister (a professional hair and makeup artist @styled.by.whitney) encouraged me to “have-a-go” at it! I was mentored by a professional photographer who now lives on Vancouver island (@stefglasgowphoto ) and I can honestly say that it’s been an absolute blast getting to know so many couples and families through this job.
Why should a couple book a professional photographer?
There are so many moving pieces on a wedding day – from the schedule to the family dynamics to the multiple vendors. A photographer is usually there through it all and, if they’ve had professional experience, knows how to navigate the sometimes unpredictable factors that can play into the day and STILL brings forth the photos that best capture the love and celebration. You won’t regret having photos you love.
What is your favourite wedding trend at the moment?
I never thought I’d be a first-look person. I liked the idea of my fiance seeing me for the first time coming down the aisle, but when I reconnected with my highschool sweetheart after 8 years, we decided we would do a first-look in the school theatre where we first fell in love. It was perfect for us and I’ve seen it be the perfect choice for some other couples as well. It’s totally an individual preference thing, but I’m really digging it now!
If you could give one piece of advice to the bride-to-be, what would it be?
Relax. Enjoy. Don’t sweat the small things because you won’t remember them. You WILL remember having fun and enjoying the company of all the people who came to celebrate your special day. Also, you’re beautiful – bask in that.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I am an improvisor with Vancouver Theatre Sports on Granville island! I love to laugh and make people laugh, so VTS is a nice fit 🙂
Thank you so much to Jalen for taking the time to share a little bit about herself with all of us!