Simply stated... Jena Olson and the Vantage team ROCK!! I just got married and within two weeks we could already see Jena's beautiful work posted on her website. Everyone we have directed to the website has been amazed by our photos. When a wedding is over, all you have left is the memories, and thanks to the Vantage team I have the most beautiful visual memories, far beyond anything I could have imagined : ) Choosing Jena and crew as our photographers was one of the best decisions we made in the wedding planning process. And... they are just really fun, funny, and professional people to work with.
Hire them, hire them now! Jena is amazing and the pictures were better than we ever could have imagined. She is a joy to work with and just an all around awesome person. I could not have been happier with the pictures or the process.
I hardly know where to start. I just want to spew out any and all fantastic and positive words I can come up with to describe Jena. Planning a wedding is a lot of work. Jena made it feel less like work and allowed me to actually enjoy it! From my very first conversation with Jena I felt like I was talking to an old friend. Not only is she an absolute dream to work with but her pictures are flawless. I loved working with her so much that it didn't stop at our wedding...oh no. She has now captured every amazing moment of our lives (with the exception of our engagement). She has done our maternity, newborn, and now 9 month photos of our sweet baby girl. These are all memories that I am truly grateful to have preserved so beautifully. My husband says it all the time, "Hiring Jena was one of the best decisions we ever made". And I could not agree more!
Jena was absolutely fantastic to work with!! Not only did she travel to Chicago for free, but she was totally cool about such things as dodging Chicago traffic a la Frogger to get the shots we wanted. Not to mention, Vantage's photography is beyond exquisite! Jena's work is AMAZING, and it makes me really happy knowing we have such beautiful wedding photos to look at forever. When researching photojournalism photographers in Chicago, Vantage's pricing was more than fair. For everything that was included, I think it's a great deal! We loved Vantage so much, we had Jena photograph our little boy that arrived a year later!
Hiring Jena was the easiest decision we made while planning our wedding. We live in San Francisco and had plenty of impressive options when choosing a photographer - Jena takes the cake. She is very down to earth, creative, and amazingly talented. If that weren't enough, the pictures are breathtaking. We have multiple prints hanging on our walls at home and every time I look at them I feel absolute joy. When she says she captures emotion - believe it.
Us: Our names are Jena Olson and Michael Messner, and we’ve been shooting weddings professionally since 2004. We work as a husband and wife team, Jena being the primary shooter as well as your main contact and Michael assisting on shoots as well as doing a lot of the behind the scenes work to help the business run smoothly.
Our Clients: Our clients are down-to-earth, playful and unique. They like to laugh, do good in the world and know that in the end, solid relationships matter most.
What You Can Expect From Us: We hold ourselves to the very highest standards when it comes to the art and business of photography. We’re committed to giving you the best experience possible. We will take extra measures to make sure that you get the very best we can give. We will listen and respond to your needs, communicate with you in a timely manner and pay attention to the details. Our goal is for you to be thrilled with your decision to hire Vantage Photography for your wedding and we will do whatever we can to make that a reality for you.Check out our most recent work at our blog or email us for more information.