Jennifer’s candid photos always evoke the spirit and mood of the day, with even posed shots appearing spontaneous. Jennifer MacFarlane is an award winning photojournalist and editorial photographer based in New York City. Drawing from her many years of experience in the magazine world she brings that highly crafted creativity and skilled aesthetic to her wedding work.
Her recent clients include: Glamour Magazine, Real Simple, The New York Times, New York Magazine, American Express and Newsweek Vogue India. She has traveled around the world photographing the people and cultures of Tibet, India, Cuba, Morocco, Guatemala, Israel, Vietnam and Cambodia to name a few. When she is not shooting weddings you can find her teaching Tibetan Buddhist meditation, studying Bollywood dance and organizing photo exhibitions and fund-raisers for organizations such as The SomalyMam Foundation, Tibet Fund and Architecture for Humanity.
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Jennifer. The following awards have been earned by Jennifer from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
The following letters are from the clients of Jennifer MacFarlane. Click an image to view a larger version.
russ and heather
Married 7 years ago
When hiring a pro to shoot your wedding, you expect great shots. But yours weren't just great. They were so good, I wish I had taken many of them myself. Speaking as a professional photographer, there is no higher praise I can give. You captured every key moment, even those we were to distracted to notice. In particular, the defining shot of the event is so perfect that we still cannot look at it without laughing. My enthusiastic stomping of a glass made part of the canopy fall onto our officiant and the look on his face is priceless. In addition to the superlative photos, you were an absolute pleasure to be around. You are fun and easy-going and meshed seamlessly with our friends. I can say from experience that all other wedding photographers are creepy and look like ponytail-era Steven Seagal. To your credit, you look nothing like Steven Segal ,
lisa and ollie
Married 6 years ago
You and your colleagues were the perfect photography crew for Lisa and me as we moved through our engagement and wedding. Right from the start when we sat down with you to talk about your packages and photography style, we were struck by how easy you are to get along with and how you really seem to appreciate the rich diversity found in wedding celebrations. Your enthusiasm and patience was evident as we moved through an engagement shoot, which helped a lot because Lisa and I are not accustomed to being the center of attention! You have a special gift of catching candid moments, expressions, and emotions of individuals. It's clear her photojournalistic skills come through in her wedding photography. Levi complements her well in this regard, as he was able to capture many of the wedding details and "must-have wedding moments". My wife and I were very pleased having you as our photographer and recommend you to others without hesitation,
chris and kulvir
Married 6 years ago
We absolutely cannot say enough about how wonderful you, as both a person and as a professional. From the first meeting with you to our wedding day, you had us so stoked with your genuine enthusiasm to really capture both the big moments and the little moments in the most perfect way. Our family and friends adored you, and you gave us the most amazing pictures we could have asked for. ,
jessie and chris
Married 6 years ago
After just my first meeting with you a few months before my wedding, I already knew that we had made the right decision in choosing a photographer. The entire experience was absolutely painless, from describing our vision for the day, to choosing the right package, to the finalizing the details – it was all very stress-free and easy-going. you made us both feel comfortable and excited about our choice and the outcome was absolutely beautiful. Out photos were stunning and exactly what we wanted; a good mix of formal and casual photos that captured every important moment from start to finish. you and Loretto made a fabulous team and complimented each other well. I would not change a thing about our photography experience – thank you so much for giving us such wonderful memories of our wedding day. ,