Tuesday, February 21, 2017
By Jennifer Kleinheksel
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Tara and Andrew were married at the Liberty here in Elkin, NC.  They rented out Coley Hall which served as both their ceremony site and reception location.  It was a blustery cold day but you would never have known it from all of the warmth and love that was felt inside.  This was the first wedding that I have ever captured that did an unburying of the bourbon.  That was very fun and you can see that post here.  

Friday, October 07, 2016
By Jennifer Kleinheksel
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Best Wedding Photographers in Winston Salem

I was recently contacted by Expertise and was told that I had been chosen as one of the top wedding photographers in the Winston Salem area.  This was super exciting to hear!  So why and how was I chosen?

Their goal is to connect people with the best local experts. To do so, they analyzed and scored wedding photographers on more than 25 variables across six categories to give you a hand-picked list of the best wedding photographers in the Winston Salem and triad area.  Their criteria was based off of reputation, credibility, experience, availability, professionalism and engagement.

You can see all the wonderful photographers that they deemed to be at the top of their game HERE.  

Wednesday, October 05, 2016
By Jennifer Kleinheksel
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Last year Jennifer K Photography had a great turn out for our first ever Santa Mini Sessions.  He is coming back again this year to see all of the good little boys and girls of Elkin on November 19th from 9-5 p.m.  This time with Santa is really special because you will not have to wait in line to see the jolly man, and this guy is the "Real" Santa Clause.  Your child will have 10-15 minutes all to themselves with the Jolly Old Elf to visit, tell him their Christmas wish list, and even sing or read a story with.  This Santa does it all and and the best part is that all of this will be captured for you memories to look back on.  

To book your Santa Mini Session you can to so right HERE!  For one to two children, the 10 minute session will work great, but if you have three or more children, or if your child/children might need a little more time to warm up to Santa, I would recommend that you book the 15 minute session.  If you are unsure of what to book please don't hesitate to shoot me an email or call.

These sessions will be held at my interim studio located at 732 Oakland Dr, in Elkin, NC. Please plan to show up 5-10 minutes before your session so that you will have time to take off coats, fix hair, etc.

All payments are due in advance to hold your time slot and there will be no refunds due to the nature of this session being a one day event.  Unfortunately, Santa can't come back again a different day as he has too many little one's to visit before Christmas gets here.  

If you have any questions please feel free to call 336-244-2553.  This is a ONE day event so please do not delay as sessions will go quickly. BOOK NOW!!  Both Santa and I look forward to making memories and magic with your little one's soon!

Monday, October 03, 2016
By Jennifer Kleinheksel
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For new parents, those first few days and weeks when you bring your baby home often go by in an exhausted blur. Your entire life centers around keeping this new little being fed and comforted, with very little time to savor the sweet moments. That’s one reason I really love being a newborn photographer here in Elkin, North Carolina. The pictures that come from these session serve as a living memory for the parents. Months later, when your baby has grown and is toddling around the house, you can look back at these images and remember just how small they were and how precious that time was.

I also love capturing newborns just because they are so beautiful. The small little bodies are still crinkly and new, most of the time not having gained that weight that we often associate with babies. Just like a newborn cry is unique, the way they curl up and the texture of their skin is also special, and photographs capture a fleeting time of life that is so important.

The newborn weeks are fleeting, and portraits can help make the most of that time. Here are a few tips to help make sure you also make the most of your photography session:

  • Schedule the session while the baby is 5-7 days old. Babies at that age are more sleepy and easy to pose. Also, once you get to one and a half to two weeks old you start seeing baby acne or colic flare up.
  • Prepare by keeping your baby awake an hour or two before the session, and then feed your baby right before you come. This helps ensure the baby is both happy and sleepy.
  • Bring your baby dressed in something easy to take off, as the best pictures are ones with bare skin! Make sure you don’t have socks or textured blankets up against your baby’s skin, these can leave indentions in their delicate skin.
  • For mom or dad, if you are planning a photo with baby in your hands, wear a black shirt to blend in with the black backdrop. If you just want a picture of you with the baby, stick to black or white.
  • Even if your baby isn’t using a pacifier yet, bring one with you. It will help soothe the baby in between poses if necessary.
  • At Jennifer K. Photography, newborn sessions usually last two to three hours. This is a fun time, but it’s also important to be prepared. Feel free to bring drinks and a snack to help keep you going. You might also want to bring a change of clothes. Newborns tend to poop and pee a lot, and sometimes in these bare-naked sessions that means we all get a little messy!

I love being able to share these special times with so many beautiful babies and their parents. Make sure to take time and capture these newborn moments.  It is one of the best investments that you will ever make as our new little one's are truly priceless!