We are proud to introduce Jenny McQueen & Allison Fiebert, the owners and photographers behind Capture Photography! Read on, and you’ll surely want to sit down for a meeting (or a coffee date) with these two!
We are Jenny & Allison; two women who believe in the power of real memories filled with genuine emotion. We specialize in a professional yet low-key approach to wedding photography. Our photos are frequently described as “timeless” and “organic.” We LOVE couples who are excited about their photos and hands-on with their wedding plans.
How did you get started in this business?
We were studying photography together at VCU when we were assigned to work in the studio together. Our project won a fellowship from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and went on to be exhibited at notable galleries. We decided that because we worked so well together, we would turn our collaboration into a business. We often say we were business partners before we were friends; we feel lucky to work together and still enjoy each others company after so many years!
What differentiates you from other businesses in your field?
We provide our clients with two lead photographers. Because we shoot every wedding together, our couples get to take advantage of our chemistry on the wedding day. We’ve developed our method over the years and have an unspoken language that makes sure all of your memories are captured in the best way possible. We each have strengths in different areas, and we put them to work give you an amazing photography experience.
Why do you like working with weddings?
We love working with wedding because we get to share the best day of our clients lives with them every single weekend!
What is the most difficult situation you have faced with a bride and how did you resolve it?
A difficult situation that we have faced (on more than one occasion) is bad weather. No bride wants to deal with rain on her wedding day, so we work hard to shoulder the stress of this for our clients. We are always prepared with pretty umbrellas, rain gear for our cameras, alternative location ideas, and a positive attitude. We will recommend timeline changes if needed and even use the rain to make beautiful portraits.
Our best piece of advice to couples planning their wedding is to schedule an engagement session. For many people, the wedding day is their first time in front of professional cameras. We don’t expect our brides and grooms to be models; it’s our job to make you feel comfortable with the photography experience. We are better equipped to do so if we understand how you respond to us, and how you interact with each other. Plus, an engagement session is a fabulous way to treat yourself during the process of wedding planning.
Where do you find inspiration or motivation?
Because we both have BFA’s, we draw much of our inspiration from conceptual art. Our favorite fine artists are photographers, of course: Emmet Gowin and Julie Blackmon. Every year we travel to international art fairs, where we soak in everything from Picasso exhibits to contemporary artist lectures. We always leave refreshed and armed with tons of new ideas.
We are both physically active (Allison is a cross country coach and Jenny figure skates). We are also avid readers, frequently sharing our favorite books. And of course, we frequently enjoy the tastiness that is the Richmond restaurant scene.
What would we be surprised to learn about you?
We often laugh at how different we are from each other in about every way possible. From height to personality traits, we are total opposites. Jenny is outgoing and known for telling awful jokes during portrait sessions. Allison is organized, detail oriented and can round up a crowd for family portraits in no time at all.
Thank you, Jenny & Allison, for answering our questions! To learn more about Capture Photography, please visit www.capture-weddings.com.