What is your style?
Jennifer's style is simple, clean, fresh, fun, full of emotion and timeless with the occasional quirky image of your little one thrown in for fun.
Why should I hire Jennifer Griffin to photograph my baby, child or family?
Jennifer pours her heart and soul into creating an amazing custom experience for you and your family. Her sessions are very casual, relaxed and fun! There will be no need to feel rushed or pressured for your children to be on their best behavior. Jennifer allows plenty of time for your child to warm and take a break if needed. After your session she will create a gallery of high quality images for you to select from and as a complimentary service if you wish Jennifer will arrange for a professional interior decorator to meet with you to assist in selecting images for the walls in your home that you and your family will cherrish for many years to come. She realizes each family and child is unique and captures images that are truly reflective each individual she photographs.
Do you photograph only babies, children and families?
No in addition to family photography Jennifer is commissioned by many professional and corporate clients, including athletes, musicians, authors and local professionals. She also has experience in commercial and editorial photography, please contact her for more information.
How do I select the right photographer in Central Florida?
It is true that you have many choices in the greater Tampa Bay area and throughout Florida when looking for a photographer however it is important that you carefully review each photographer's portfolio making sure that his/her style and quality fits what you are looking for. Additionally with the advancing technology it is easy for anyone to buy a digital camera, but it is important to research the type of equipment, training, insurance, etc. that the photographer has as well as making sure the images shown in his/her portfolio are professional qualitity meaning they are in focus and are properly exposed and taken from actual sessions and not portfolio building workshops.
Are any products included with the session fee?
No, the session fee covers the time and talent of the photographer only, all products, including but not limited to photographic prints, digital files, etc. are an additional purchase unless otherwise noted. You will receive access to a temporary online gallery to view your images only so that you share all images with your family and friends and make your selections for your order.
Do you use professional equipment?
Yes, Jennifer uses professional grade camera bodies and lenses, in addition she brings back-up equipment to each session in the unlikely event of an equipment malfunction.
Do you shoot in color or black and white?
All images are created in color digital format, and can artistically be converted to black and white. Jennifer carefully reviews each image in your gallery and will show you a combination of color, black & white, and possibly other artisitc conversions she feels best suited for your images, however in most cases you may order the image in color or black & white regardless of how it is shown in your gallery.
What are the best ages to photograph during my babies' first year of life?
Jennifer realizes that custom portrait photography is an investment and highly recommends photographing your child as a newborn (within the first two weeks of life if possible) at six to seven months (when sitting) and at one year. She is more than happy to photograph your baby at other times throughout the first year however she feels strongly that these ages capture milestone moments in your babies' life, as well as capture the blossoming personality as he or she grows the first year.
How long have you been in business and what type of education/training do you have?
Jennifer has been in business since 2004 and has always been a creative soul. She took her first photography courses in high school, and fell in love with developing her black and white film. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida, College of Business with a major in Marketing. She frequently attends various training programs throughout the U.S. in order to continue building her business and photography skills.
Can I save images posted on your blog or screen capture images from my slideshow to my computer?
No, Jennifer is the owner of the images and it is illegal as well as protected by federal copyright laws to copy any image of Jennifer's in any format, including but not limited to scanning, printing, screen capture, etc. Should you wish to purchase the digital files from her she will remain the owner of the image, however she will provide you a release which will allow you to print & duplicate the images for personal use only.
Can I copy images and post them to my facebook or other social network site?
No, again as stated above you may not copy or otherwise duplicate any image created by Jennifer without her permission, however she would love for you to share her work with your friends and she would be thrilled if you shared the link to your slideshow or blog post on your facebook so that your family and friends can see the images of your family. Low resolution watermarked files will be provided with the purchase of the digital collection so that you can share them directly on your facebook, however this is only permitted if you have purchased the digital files. Jennifer often shares images through her facebook page and if your image one that is selected you are welcome to tag yourself or use it as your profile image, so long as you do not crop, or change the image in any format.
Where do your sessions take place?
Jennifer offers sessions in her private studio which is located just east of Tampa as well as on location primarily in the greater Tampa area, including Lakeland, Brandon, Westchase and the Gulf Coast Beaches throughout Clearwater & St. Petersburg. She also often travels outside of the Tampa area to Orlando and the Sarasota - Bradenton beach areas.
I am traveling to Florida for vacation and would like to schedule a session with you, can you suggest a location?
Sure! Most likely you will be visiting either the beautiful beaches Florida has to offer or one of the theme parks in Orlando all of which have fabulous locations to photograph your family. If you are vacationing at the beach or elsewhere, I can meet you at your resort or I can suggest a nearby beach that works well.