Jennifer Skabo Photography
Hobart, Hobart TAS 7000
My professional experience extends from Tasmania, Australia to California, USA where I have worked in both destinations as a wedding, commercial and portrait photographer. At this point in my career I've photographed hundreds of weddings, small businesses, children and families and I still love every moment I am behind the lens shooting or sitting at my computer polishing off the images I take using Photoshop, the modern day darkroom. You'll often hear me compare a raw image to an unfinished painting because professional digital photography is only halfway to completion until a Photographer's artistic stamp is placed on it.
As a photographic artist I tend to be less traditional and more contemporary or photojournalistic in style. What this means is that I like to keep things casual in my efforts to capture a fleeting moment or some real emotion as naturally as possible. For this reason I do not spend a lot of time posing my subjects though I do provide guidance when necessary. At weddings I aim to capture everything from the big picture right down to the little details that tell the unique story of your wedding day. Most of my maternity, children and family portraits are taken outdoors as I prefer to work with natural lighting in a location that is picturesque or means something to you. A background and work experience in marketing comes in handy when hired to promote small businesses through my photography. And my love of travel helps me add to my portfolio of scenic vistas for individual sale.
One of the most valuable things I have learned from working with clients, is that the importance of personality and people skills cannot be underestimated in this industry. A photographer's artistic eye is pertinent but it is only one piece... combined with state of the art equipment (like my Nikon D3 and suite of accessories) and the technical know-how to use it, as well as the ability to help people relax and just be themselves, is what I've come to believe makes a photographer one of the best.