it’s nice to meet you!
Dedicated. Intentional. Caring. Joyful. Artistic. These are the words we use to describe our team and what we strive towards continuously. The same sentiments are often shared by couples in thank you notes we receive after many months of communication back and forth, and after documenting their day. We care deeply about each couple we interact with, taking time to get to know you, which enables us to capture your wedding authentically, all the while preserving your day with passion and attention to detail.
As a team, we collectively have over 19 years of wedding experience. We’ve also been in your shoes. Having planned our own weddings, we have stressed about the same small details as you likely have, and we have lived to tell about our own personal epic wedding day fails. Like when I (Jen) didn’t account for travel and traffic and our reception started almost an hour late, or when Leah’s makeup artist no-showed (!), or how Beth planned everything in LESS than a week! From our own wedding day experiences, and each subsequent wedding we are blessed to be a part of, we approach each wedding day as if it were more important than our own, and we take a little something we’ve learned and pass it along to you. Our experience, our empathy, and our drive enables us to serve you and make sure YOUR wedding day is stress free and exactly as you imagined.
Beth, Jen, & Leah
OUR CLIENTS HAVE THE SWEETEST THINGS TO SAY
“Their kindness made such a difference throughout the entire experience, but especially when designing our wedding album and ordering prints. They literally took care of EVERYTHING for us.”
– Joan & Russ
owner & lead photographer
I’m Jennifer, the owner of JWP – and you can call me Jen! I help guide our business, photograph around 12-15 weddings annually, and manage all of our client correspondence. I also love encouraging new entrepreneurs and mentoring other photographers. My goal is to make sure you have an amazing experience with JWP no matter which way you connect with us!
I’m Beth, and I’m one of our wedding photographers for JWP, and I joined the team in 2018! I photograph between 15-25 weddings annually, along with engagement sessions for each couple. I’ve been photographing weddings for many years and love creating powerful and artistic images for couples in love! I’m here to help you every step of the way on your journey!
PLACES WE LOVE
Destination weddings & Locations
Our travels have taken us across the globe to photograph some of the most memorable weddings and engagement sessions. If you’re dreaming of a destination wedding or intimate elopement someplace other than Iowa, we would love to chat about further details! We offer packages that are custom tailored to your preferred location and include all travel and associated fees.
Places we’ve photographed: London, Denmark, Budapest, Copenhagen, Paris, Las Vegas, Amsterdam, Sweden, St. Lucia, Jamaica, Mexico, Boston, Chicago, Denver, St. Louis, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota
FEATURES & AWARDS
INSPIRED BY THIS
RUSTIC WEDDING CHIC
2018 TOP 100 WINNER SHOOT & SHARE CONTEST (2X)
WEDDING WIRE COUPLE’S CHOICE
Owner & Photographer
With two little boys at home, our lives are full of chaos, LEGOS, and endless snacks. My husband (Jerod) and I were married in 2008, and moved to Iowa less than a week later. We’ve come to call this place home and have loved raising our boys amidst the kindness and generosity that comes with living in a close-knit small town.
While we are slight homebodies and a bit bookish, we keep pretty busy. Besides whipping up our new favorite eclectic cuisine (we are self-admitted foodies), camping, biking, hiking, and just finding any excuse to be outside makes the top of our list. When we have the opportunity or need an excuse to get away, travel is a close second. Jerod’s list of countries is far longer than mine, but travel highlights include a year spent living in Barcelona, our 10th anniversary in St. Lucia, photographing an engagement in London, and countless ski/snowboard trips across the US.
Born and raised in New England,, Iowa has been my home for the last 15 years and I LOVE it here! In addition to being a mom of 6 kids, I love to play piano and sing, sew, and crochet. I love spending quality time with our big family, being outdoors, and staying active. I’m an avid baker (ask me for recipes!) and my perfect Friday night is a glass of wine and going to bed early…remember, I have SIX kids.
My husband Aaron and I have been married since December 2018, and we love taking big family road trips to visit relatives in Colorado and Kentucky. For both my husband and I, art and music are our passion and makes us feel alive!
blogging maven & videographer
Hey there! As a recent JWP bride, I’ve LITERALLY been in your shoes! My husband, Lucas, and I were married in 2017, where Jen photographed our snowy wintery dream wedding. We are enjoying newlywed life, which has included adopting our sweet pup, Rosie, motorcycle rides together, and spending time at the lake with family.
Things I love: my dog, delicious smelling candles, enneagram memes, and being with people I care about.
I help out at JWP with blogging and some. behind the scenes aspect of the business, and I am also a videographer! I have loved creating beautiful videos that convey the emotion and dimension of a wedding day for our couples. It is a dream to document your best day ever!
COME SAY HI!
The Jennifer Weinman Photography studio is located int he heart of historic downtown Grinnell, in a unique industrial-style loft space. It features original wood floors, exposed brick walls, alongside modern furnishings and decor. We have a lounge area for our clients during sessions and consultations, as well as a private bathroom and changing area.
All of our in-person meetings are held at the studio or via virtual conference call. If you’d like to set up a time to stop by and say hello, please let us know ahead of time!
Our studio is located at 917 Broad Street, Suite Z, Grinnell, IA 50112
Studio sessions, consultations, and ordering sessions are by appointment only.