Jen + Shane Photography is a luxury lifestyle and destination wedding photography company located in Carlsbad, California. This unique company is run by a passionate husband and wife team who love photographing couples in love. They've shot weddings all over the world for the past decade, and they have no plans to stop. Jen + Shane Photography plans to capture your personality and passion for each other through their dynamic images.
Jen got her start in photography in college when she studied abroad in Paris. She attended courses at the Parson’s School of Photography, and fell in love with creating interesting and romantic images. After working as a photo assistant and wardrobe stylist, she decided to launch her own company with Shane, who has a degree in business and a background in marketing. Together they make an amazing team, whose work has been published in notable publications such as Martha Stewart Weddings, Town & Country, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style and more.
This full-service photography company offers multiple packages to choose between. Their standard wedding collection includes both Jen and Shane as your photographers, retouched, high-resolution digital images, an online slideshow, an online print ordering gallery with proofing and full-resolution digital files with a print release. You'll also receive a complimentary engagement session, so you can familiarize yourself with their style before your big day. Additional services include:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Arash · Married on 07/23/2016
As a very serious hobbyist photographer, I vetted the portfolios of over 2 dozen photographers in the So Cal area over a month before finally selecting Acqua.
I felt Acqua's unique 'fantasy' style of photography was perfectly matched for a wedding shoot. Their exposure is nicely boosted and highlights are mastered beautifully to create a dream-like scene with plenty of glow and energy in every photo, exactly how I would like to remember the best day of my life. They LOVE to use lens flare and warm tones with a ton of bokeh (background blur) to create seriously stunning gallery grade shots.
Normally, photographing into direct sunlight and using lens flare has its risks of creating haze and contrast issues in photos, and the fact that Acqua masters these photos in not just an artistic but in a technical sense really says something about their abilities. There were a few instances of chromatic aberration in certain cases during the high noon shots (hard to avoid) but it was never anything that took away from the photo.
Their camera gear is superb, using only the highest end canon lenses with amazingly wide apertures to make sure every shot has a very creamy background blur and incredible sharpness (in case you know photography, they only use L lenses on a 5D MK III body). Their wide angle shots never have distortion (this is VERY important when looking for photographers.. some use fish eye lenses with completely unmanaged distortion that ruins the shot in my opinion).
Jen and Shane make a great duo and have two very different methods of directing shots. Jen uses her intoxicating energy to bring out the best possible poses and reactions to make the optimal shot. Shane follows her lead most of the time, but will manage the scene in a more direct way. I feel like this combination is PERFECT in providing the most organic photos possible. I have been in many weddings and have never had more natural directors than Jen and Shane.
Katherine Joy Monterde Chieng · Married on 08/19/2018
Awesome photographers and fun couple to do your wedding shoot with. Couldn't have been happier the way our pictures turned out and the time it took them to get us our pictures was phenomenal. Thank you Jen and Shane.
Michelle Hong · Married on 07/28/2018
The best of the best
We were so lucky to have Jen and Shane photograph our wedding day and we love our pictures!
We did our research to hire the best photographer and they did not disappoint. Jen and Shane recorded the precious moments of our wedding by capturing genuine emotions and expressions in picture perfect settings with the use of light and composition. They exude passion for their work and their warm personalities made everyone feel relaxed and comfortable. Being pose challenged, we also appreciated the gentle coaching to get the best shots. Jen and Shane put in their best from start to finish, and never missed a picture-perfect moment. We were amazed to see how well the pictures turned out. Not only are they a pleasure to work with, they are a cute couple too!
What a great company to work with. We highly recommend.
A great company to work with. We highly recommend. Thank you Solace Weddings LLC
Love love love working with Acqua Photo! I actually get excited knowing when couples have decided to book with Acqua Photo because I know that they will be thrilled with the end result. Their photography is consistently clean, clear, and beautiful. Their ability to capture emotion, beautiful lighting, and the details that my couples and I put so much work into makes them one of my favorite photographers to work with.