My name is Jennifer Lahman and I'm very happy to meet you, even if it is over the internet. I want to take this opportunity to tell you a little about myself and why photography is such a passion of mine.
I'll begin by telling you that, in my daily life, I play a lot of roles. I'm a mother of three grown children, a wife and, admittedly, a lover of music and art. To this day, though, it must be said that one of my greatest passions is photography.
I began my love affair with the camera many years ago when my children were growing up and I wanted to record their journey. As my children started getting older my interest in concert & performing arts photography increased and fueled my desire to obtain a professional camera that could perform in very low light situations. I'm not going to lie -- the amount of buttons and options compared to my simple point and shoot model overwhelmed me. But, as a woman eager to learn, I read the manual from front to back and even joined a local club on digital photography to hone my skills. The more I became acquainted with my camera and learned how to manipulate it, the more I fell in love with the art of taking pictures.
Today, I'm proud to say that I've had hundreds of fabulous human beings step in front of my lens. I frequently photograph Indian River Charter High Schools performing arts. It gives me great joy to capture the talents of these students and provide memories for years to come.
Unlike some photographers, though, I take a more photojournalistic approach to my photography. That means while I still consider things such as posing, locations, wardrobe, hair and makeup; I try to capture genuine candid moments as well.
One of my passions is senior/teen photography. I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to feel beautiful and special. I work hard to give them that "photoshoot" atmosphere, whether it is in studio or on location. Teens have a personality which I believe should be represented in their portraits. I welcome them to work with me to create the images they want. Allowing them to work with their own wardrobe or some props from my collection and having fun while shooting make the experience they won't soon forget.
Why so thorough? Because I believe details are exceedingly important. For that reason, I work closely with my clients to ensure they look and feel amazing the day of our shoot. For example, in the weeks leading up to our shoot, I love receiving texts of what people plan to wear and what props they plan to bring. From sunglasses to dresses to hairstyles to shoes, I'll work with you to create the perfect outfit and, as a result, the perfect picture. My goal is to not just be your photographer, but your style advisor and (slightly older) best friend.