Hello and welcome to my blog! I am a portrait and wedding photographer based out of Madison, Wisconsin. Here you will find my latest work and what I've been up to. Please feel free to browse and comment!

For more information and pricing, visit my website at www.jennvanwyk.com or find us on Facebook!

If you have any questions or would just like to chit chat, I'm available at jenn@jennvanwyk.com or 608.335.9213

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 20, 2010

My Blog Has Moved!

I have moved my blog and website together to create a blog-site, which you can now access at www.jennvanwyk.com. Head on over and check out my most recent work!

Thanks for following my blog, and I look forward to your continued support!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Michele & Justin are getting married today!

Hey blog world, did you miss me? :)

I'm here and still alive, just working diligently behind the scenes to stay caught up on all of my clients sessions. I think at last count I have three weddings, a vacation, and a senior session to share with you. Trust me, you won't want to miss those!

Michele & Justin

Michele and Justin are getting married today in Sauk City with a reception at the beautiful Devil's Head Resort. We are so excited to capture their big day!

Become a fan of JVW Photography on facebook to get a little sneak peak of their pictures (click here)

Have a great Saturday everyone!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Go Tell it on the Mountain...

.... that I'm on vacation in Estes Park, Colorado.

We're out with a bunch of Van Wyk family members hiking and having fun in Rocky Mountain National Park. There will be lots of food, talking (trust me, the Van Wyk's can talk!), and relaxing. I really wish I could take you all along, but I already get the heavy sticker on my suitcase (sorry in advance to the TSA dude that has to lift it).

I will be "out of the office" Monday July 26th through Monday August 2nd, 2010.

All emails and phone calls will be answered on Tuesday, August 3rd. Thank you for your patience!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Junior & Nicole are Getting Married Today!

Junior & Nicole

Junior and Nicole are getting married today, and we are off to capture what is sure to be a beautiful wedding. This is our first reception at the Memorial Union Terrace, and to say we are excited is an understatement!

Best wishes to the new bride and groom!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Jake & Stacy Are Getting Married!

Jake & Stacy

Today we are off to Milwaukee to shoot the wedding of Jake and Stacy! We are so excited for these two, and thrilled to watch them become Mr. & Mrs. today.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Amy Class of 2011

Amy Class of 2011

It was simply my pleasure to meet Amy and her mom for her senior photo session last Friday.
It turned out that we attend the same church, and I always love getting to know people from Blackhawk. I also love getting the chance to talk to the soon-to-be Seniors and hear their stories, they are always so inspiring to me! Amy, as we speak, is off for a three week mission trip to Romania - how cool is that? Plus a few days before our session she was out on another mission trip near Wyoming. When she first inquired about setting up her session she asked for a very particular date - turns out she is so busy that it was the only one she had open on her summer calendar! Too funny!

We started off our time together at Picnic Point.
Amy Class of 2011
Amy Class of 2011
Amy Class of 2011
Amy Class of 2011

We then switched it up and headed to the UW Arboretum, one of my favorite locations!
Amy Class of 2011
Amy Class of 2011
Beautiful light + beautiful young lady = beautiful photos! Plain and simple! :)
Amy Class of 2011
Amy Class of 2011
Amy Class of 2011
Amy Class of 2011
Amy Class of 2011
Amy Class of 2011
Amy Class of 2011
Loved these fields of flowers!
Amy Class of 2011
Amy Class of 2011

Thank you Amy (& mom) for such a fun afternoon! Best of luck to you in your last year of High School!

Monday, July 19, 2010

What To Wear - Family Photo Session

This is the fourth post in a series called "What to Wear". This series is designed to help my clients choose the best clothing options for their photo sessions.

This week I am visiting what to wear for a family photo session. I must admit that this one has taken me the longest to put together so far, not simply because there are more people, but it was hard to find something that matched everyone for everyone.

Shopping is hard work! :)

I decided to go with a theme of warm colors. I started off with this cute top for mom in pink, and found a yellow shirt for dad. I opened up the color palette to some browns for the little guy, and found this cute little summery shirt. And good grief... I can not resist those adorable sun dresses for the little girls! So I chose this one in pink and white. I also liked the texture of the dress which will also create visual interest.

Again, notice that everyone's outfits coordinate and are not "matchy matchy". Mom will look great with daughter, son with father, son and daughter, mom and dad, and so on and so forth.

I also threw in the hat for the little boy. Don't be afraid to add some fun accessories to your outfits. Hats, scarfs, and even props like wagons and toys work great for your sessions. This will add a touch of personalization to your session.

Stay tuned for more what to wear posts!