jennifer smutek

*Image by Carly Fuller Photography

Hello, I’m Jennifer!

This is the section of my website where you get to learn a bit about me.

If you’ve been cyber-stalking me like a normal person, you know I’m a 30-something wedding photographer, living in Baltimore with my web developer husband and our fashion-savvy son, Simon. I enjoy doing a lot of different things, like running, camping, eating, boating, skating (ice AND roller), hiking, napping in hammocks, snuggling my kid, and binge watching re-runs of Fraiser, Wings & The Office. As you can see, I rarely watch TV produced in the current decade & I survive almost exclusively on black coffee, water, red wine & sarcasm.

Random fun-fact about me: I once hung out with the Violent Femmes while watching an episode of Oprah.

All of that said, I actually knew at the age of 8 that I wanted to be a photographer when I became adult-ish. Pretty crazy, eh? So, after taking photography classes in high school and college, I started working with a variety of other Baltimore-based photographers. Eventually, I found my way into wedding photography and, as it turns out, being a wedding photographer is a LOT of fun. So, in 2007 I decided to open Jennifer Smutek Photography and I now photograph weddings (and some other stuff) full time.

What can I say?.. I absolutely love what I do! I genuinely enjoy getting to know my couples & their families, and being able to document one of the most significant days of their lives. Thanks to my profession, I’ve made a lot of great friends over the years; and, let’s not forget, weddings are fun: pretty people, happy tears, silly moments, and a rockin’ party! What’s not to love?

One thing that’s for sure: if you choose to work with me on your wedding day, I will give you everything I’ve got. There’s no doubt that you are planning an amazing day, and I want to capture every bit of it… from those low-key moments while you’re getting ready, to that point in your reception where ties become headbands, I want to be there! Your wedding day should be awesome and I’ll do everything I can to make that happen. From helping your with your timeline, to easing your camera-shy worries during your engagement session, I will show up to your wedding day (and every part before it) with genuine enthusiasm & excitement for you.

Of course, if you want to know more about the business side of things (you know, stuff like insurance [I have it] or digital files from your wedding [you get ’em]), you can check out the Information Section of my website. Or, even better, you can shoot me an email or give me a call. I’d love to grab a cup of coffee or a drink with you and find out more about you, the love of your life and your wedding plans!

I can’t wait to hear from you…


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