Is it true that you two are high school sweethearts?

YES! And no! We did go to the same high school but didn’t meet until one fateful trip to the local mall. Gena was a junior and Jesse was starting his second year at the University of Evansville (as you can imagine Gena’s parents were thrilled she had met a boy who was in college. 😉 But nonetheless, we were inseparable from day 1, got married in 2007, and the rest is history in the making!

So you are both professional wedding photographers - how did that happen?

Well…did we mention that we are pretty much inseparable? Having both enjoyed our high-school photography and art classes we continued on that path while attending college. During his time at UE, Jesse graduated with degrees in Philosophy, Religion and Art History. Gena then graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with degrees in Advertising and Studio Art. While both still in college, we began photographing the occasional wedding to rave reviews, and by 2008 had established a full time wedding photography business, Jesse Daniels Photography LLC. Years in the making, the business has officially evolved into what it is today, Jesse and Gena Weddings. This is our dream, owning our own business being full time professional artists and working side by side.

How would you best describe your photography style?

Our style is a blend of photojournalism, candid moments, and natural portraits. We like bright colors, natural elements, and beautiful light. We spend very little time in Photoshop because we like to get it right in camera. Drawing inspiration from classic photography; our philosophy is that wedding photos should be beautiful and timeless. What makes us current is our ability to use our environments in creative ways offering a fresh perspective. Above all else we want your photography experience with us to be fun and the photos to be true to who you are.

How long have you been photographers?

We have both been full time professional wedding photographers for 8 years. We very much consider ourselves career photographers.

Do you travel for weddings and engagements?

YES! In fact we love to travel and do so quite frequently for our photography. We are experienced travelers with active passports. For more information please visit our Destinations page.

Will you help us with timelines and vendor referrals?

You betcha! We’ve photographed weddings big and small and have worked with lots of great vendors. We also help all of our couples create the most ideal photography timeline for their day. While we are by no means a substitution for a great wedding planner we do like to help out where we can.

How can I see wedding collection prices?

Please visit our Rates page for wedding collection pricing. If you have further questions please feel free to contact us.

How long before we see our photos and do you guarantee your turn around time?

We guarantee that you will see your photos no later than 10 weeks after your wedding date. We are very thorough and take great care with every image we deliver.

We are not in Kentucky or Indiana but would love to talk more - how do we go about this?

We try to be as flexible and accommodating as possible to help answer any questions you have for us. Many of our couples live out of town. Phone chats and emails definitely get the ball rolling and it is also not uncommon for us to Skype if that is preferable.

What kind of cameras do you shoot with?

We are Nikon loyal! Probably always will be. We only shoot with the latest Nikon D4s and D750 bodies, and you will often see us both carrying two cameras at a time (you know two is better than one!) We also have more lenses than we really care to admit but not more than we need 🙂 We really take being prepared for wedding days very seriously so we are always stocked with plenty of back-up gear too.

Ready to contact us and book your event?