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Photographer Spotlight – New England Based Wedding Photographer Jacklyn Greenberg of JAGstudios

March 23, 2012 | christy

Jacklyn Greenberg of highly acclaimed, JAGstudios, brings a whole lot of awesome to wedding and fashion photography with her ultra-hip, soulful and sexy images. A traveler at heart, she revels in the real, relevant moments that fuel every wedding and the raw beauty she finds within them. Recently the Junebug gals got a chance to hang out with Jacklyn and the amazing JAGstudios team in Vegas, and to form lasting friendships with them. Today, were super excited to share Jacklyns work with you and to let you in on what makes her one the best wedding photographers in the world.

new england wedding photographer interview with Jacklyn Greenberg of JAGstudios - distinctive wedding photos by Boston wedding photographers JAGstudios

Blair: So Jack, what brought you into wedding photography to begin with?

Jacklyn: I had a friend who asked me to shoot her wedding and I said I wouldnt do it. I couldnt imagine myself photographing her with a bouquet in her hand staring out the window, or her hand over his to show off her ring, or any of the typical poses and gimmicks I had seen in wedding photography then.

She said she just wanted me to give it try. About 10 frames in, while she was getting ready, I saw her in her lingerie standing in the sunlight and the photos just started unfolding. I was originally trained as an artist, but I never thought of wedding photography as an art until I kept working at it. Now I understand my craft well enough that I shoot intuitively. I love the moment that I capture a compelling image. I think of it as a deep breath in.

new england wedding photographer interview with Jacklyn Greenberg of JAGstudios - distinctive wedding photos by Boston wedding photographers JAGstudios

 

new england wedding photographer interview with Jacklyn Greenberg of JAGstudios - distinctive wedding photos by Boston wedding photographers JAGstudios

Blair: Youve had a pretty phenomenal career since your first wedding, what do you consider to be some of the biggest milestones?

Jacklyn: Our very first publication was a huge honor for us with the first gay wedding ever published in Martha Stewart Wedding Magazine and in their 15th anniversary issue. Since then, weve had the first gay wedding printed in a few other publications as well. Landing the cover of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style New England along with an eleven-page fashion spread was an amazing experience as well. Photographing Steven Tyler and his family was a ton of fun. Its quite an honor that out of all the photographers he could have chosen, he asked for me to be there.

new england wedding photographer interview with Jacklyn Greenberg of JAGstudios - distinctive wedding photos by Boston wedding photographers JAGstudios

 

new england wedding photographer interview with Jacklyn Greenberg of JAGstudios - distinctive wedding photos by Boston wedding photographers JAGstudios

 

new england wedding photographer interview with Jacklyn Greenberg of JAGstudios - distinctive wedding photos by Boston wedding photographers JAGstudios

Blair: In addition to shooting quite a bit of fashion, your team travels a lot to shoot weddings? Any favorite places you would like to share?

Jacklyn: One of my favorite locations is local to me. Its a stunning New England retreat in the hills of Litchfield County, Connecticut called Winvian. It has artfully designed cottages and an amazing old barn for receptions. Every accommodation is totally unique, the 5 star food is unreal, and the site is over-the-top beautiful. 

We always love shooting in Mexico and weve had a blast in Paris and London. Having lived in Italy and Australia, I definitely want to go back there, but I absolutely love to discover new places.

new england wedding photographer interview with Jacklyn Greenberg of JAGstudios - distinctive wedding photos by Boston wedding photographers JAGstudios

 

new england wedding photographer interview with Jacklyn Greenberg of JAGstudios - distinctive wedding photos by Boston wedding photographers JAGstudios

 

new england wedding photographer interview with Jacklyn Greenberg of JAGstudios - distinctive wedding photos by Boston wedding photographers JAGstudios

Blair: No matter where youre shooting weddings, do you have any favorite moments or traditions you like to capture?

Jacklyn: I love the anticipation, nervousness, and excitement when everyone is getting ready. Its the start of a roller coaster ride through an intense day of happiness, love and laughter.

new england wedding photographer interview with Jacklyn Greenberg of JAGstudios - distinctive wedding photos by Boston wedding photographers JAGstudios

Blair: What adjectives do you think best describe your wedding photography style?

Jacklyn: Passionate, aware, real, emotional, and honest.

new england wedding photographer interview with Jacklyn Greenberg of JAGstudios - distinctive wedding photos by Boston wedding photographers JAGstudios

 

new england wedding photographer interview with Jacklyn Greenberg of JAGstudios - distinctive wedding photos by Boston wedding photographers JAGstudios

 

new england wedding photographer interview with Jacklyn Greenberg of JAGstudios - distinctive wedding photos by Boston wedding photographers JAGstudios

Blair: If you were hiring a wedding photographer for your own wedding what would you look for?

Jacklyn: I would focus on the work that moves me the most. I would want to have someone who I could really trust with my friends and family so they are open with their true emotions.

I would also look for a beautiful album. I carry Couture Books that have a soft fine-art gallery feel with thick handmade bindings. The weight and quality of their books is outstanding. But more importantly, theyre eco friendly and made in the US. If I were buying an album I would want to find a photographer who’s album choices would fit my values in that way.

new england wedding photographer interview with Jacklyn Greenberg of JAGstudios - distinctive wedding photos by Boston wedding photographers JAGstudios

Blair: How has being a wedding photographer made you a better photographer in general?

Jacklyn: Shooting weddings has given me the ability to capture artistic images at any location, under any situation, at any point in time. Every aspect of my day is on the fly, so I have to stay very calm and very connected to whats happening. That ability has improved my fashion, portrait and editorial photography and just made better at what I do.

 

Blair: Whats your best advice?

Jacklyn: Stay positive – in every aspect of everything that you do.

new england wedding photographer interview with Jacklyn Greenberg of JAGstudios - distinctive wedding photos by Boston wedding photographers JAGstudios

 

new england wedding photographer interview with Jacklyn Greenberg of JAGstudios - distinctive wedding photos by Boston wedding photographers JAGstudios

Blair: Who are you inspired by right now?

Jacklyn: On the wedding photography side, Im loving work from Jeff Newsom, Fer Juaristi, Citalli Rico and Daniel Aguilar.

new england wedding photographer interview with Jacklyn Greenberg of JAGstudios - distinctive wedding photos by Boston wedding photographers JAGstudios

 

new england wedding photographer interview with Jacklyn Greenberg of JAGstudios - distinctive wedding photos by Boston wedding photographers JAGstudios

Jack, were so glad youre in our lives. We hope youll keep us updated on your future workshops, and that youll keep your gorgeous photos coming our way!

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  1. These photos are so cool! Love it.

  2. Ok so where to begin? We first started using Jacklyn with my lttile girls 1st birthday pictures, they turned out great! She was very patient and allowed my lttile girl to just be herself. Then we did family pictures, I really wanted inside with a few outside shots, and of course she made it work WONDERFULLY:) Now on to maternity, I was really debating on getting these pictures done and now that I have them Im so glad I did. Jacklyn was very opened to try new ideas and other poses. She also did a great job creating a print package that fits my needs.And the most current is newborn! My lttile boy was a lttile fussy and did not want to be posed and Jacklyn was VERY patient. I haven’t seen them all but the teaser that she posted was breath taken! I can’t wait to see them all! She is very passionate about her work and will do her very best to capture unforgetable memories. I’m so glad I was able to find such a wonderful photographer. Thank you so much Jacklyn for all your hard work! God has given you a WONDERFUL talent!

  3. You really are great at capturing the perfect moments. Love their expressions! Very innovative photography.

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