Company: Carved Tree Photography
Name: Jordan Perry
Photographer Since: 2010
How did you start your business? I have a Bachelors Degree in Film from the University of Utah, and I was a film editor for 10 years in Salt Lake City before I moved to Grand Junction. In that time, I won several awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Utah Broadcasters Association for my film work. When I moved to Colorado I decided to start my own business and follow my passion for still photography, which has grown into this amazing business Carved Tree Photography.
What do you love about weddings? Everything. I have always been a storyteller, and few stories are more beautiful to capture than a wedding day. I just love watching the day unfold and seeing every single emotion play out through the couple and their family and friends. Sometimes the small unnoticed exchanges are even more beautiful than the grand ceremony. I consider it an honor to be a part of a couple’s wedding day, and I love knowing the images I create will be hanging on the wall for the next fifty years or more.
What is the most rewarding part of your job? For me, the best part comes after the wedding when the couple gets to sit down and see all of their photos. Nothing makes me happier than the smiles and even tears that come with seeing those images for the first time. It definitely makes all of the work worth it!
What is the most challenging part of your job? Sometimes the photographer needs to be in more than one place at a time, which is definitely a challenge! I do my best to not miss anything, but it is definitely a sprint to catch it all.
What do you want brides/grooms to know about you/your company? I take a lot of pride in my work and what I do. It is my goal to create images that truly capture the uniqueness of your love story. I want couples to know that your photographs are just as important to me as they are to you. I pour all of myself into my art and vision, and that is what you get with Carved Tree Photography.
What are some tips that you have for a newly engaged bride? Take the time to meet all of your vendors. It builds a good relationship and ensures you will get what you want. It is tempting to do everything by phone and email, but when you meet someone face to face it gives you a sense of whether or not they will be a good fit for your wedding. This is especially true with your photographer. This person is going to be very close to you on the most important day of your life, make sure it is someone you enjoy being around!
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