When we first moved to Florida, we were contacted by one of my sister’s sorority sisters. She had been following my blog for a while and wanted to take family photographs of us as a “Welcome to Florida” celebration. Meeting Jenn Hopkins (and her sweet momma) was even more awesome than the photographs she took that day. She was sweet, kind, down to earth, and someone you just want to hang out with. I wanted to curl up on a couch with a cup of coffee and talk to her for days. She’s just that kind of warm person. And her photography?
Well, it’s basically amazing. There’s just no other way to say it. The first afternoon we met with her, she captured exactly what we were feeling and somehow put our personalities into the photographs.
Then, when I announced I was pregnant with Gracie, Jenn Hopkins appeared again and was one of the first people to meet Gracie Girl. She came to our house when Gracie was eight days old and took a few family portraits and more than a few newborn photos of Gracie.
When we reached a new milestone in our lives and we moved into our new house, Jenn Hopkins was one again to the rescue. She came to Orlando a few weeks ago and spent an afternoon with us while we tried to wrangle our children into matching clothes and keep them happy and clean. Once again, Jenn did not disappoint. In fact, these might be my favorite ones she has taken for us so far.
(These next two are some of my favorites…)
And my all-time favorite Jenn Hopkins photo ever (which will be on my Christmas card this year, by the way…)
Oh, sweet Jenn Hopkins, we cannot thank you enough for capturing all of our most important family moments in the past two years. You’ve helped us remember that we have had such happiness, even amidst all the turmoil and transitions. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Jenn Hopkins Photography is based out of Jacksonville, Florida. She travels frequently for engagements, weddings, newborns, children, and family sessions. Jen is a Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice recipient for the past two years and her photographs have appeared in Style Me Pretty and the Southern Wedding Magazine blog. Please visit her website for more information.