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Simi Valley, California 93063
Contact: Jennifer Carrillo
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With a candid and unobtrusive approach, Jennifer Carrillo’s passion lies in capturing her couples naturally—from their emotions to their movements and expressions. She aims to document weddings in an authentic yet artistic way. She says, “I love to hang back, and just document what I see—be it the tiniest details to the largest of portraits, my heart is in it all.” Years of wedding photography experience has developed her intuition, giving her the ability to anticipate the spontaneous moments before they even happen. Her romantic aesthetic combined with her use of light produces images full of art, beauty and sentiment.
Bella Rosa offers customizable packages starting at $2000 for a 4-hour minimum. Collections may include a second photographer, high resolution images on a DVD, an engagement session, and custom wedding albums. All high resolution images are edited, color corrected and mailed to you 6-8 weeks following your wedding date.
“It’s as if she captures a little piece of heaven.” Lofty praise for any photographer, but not unusual if you talk to colleagues and clients who have worked with Jennifer Carillo, the talented professional behind the shutter for Bella Rosa Photography.
Something magical happens when Jennifer has a camera in her hands. She’s been snapping pictures of life and loved ones since childhood. Her mother and father gave her a Kodak camera when she was nine years old, and she kept it in the glove compartment of the family car so she wouldn’t “miss” anything. Later, it was only natural that she would find her bliss behind the lens of a camera. A career in advertising and television strengthened her already well-developed talents, but it wasn’t until she was asked to photograph a wedding she was in that she discovered her true focus. “I was thrilled when the photos came back,” she remembers. So were the wedding celebrants. A flurry of referrals followed. “Jennifer is a brilliant star in a competitive industry,” raves one of the happy brides who have had the pleasure of working with her. “She captured the dynamic quality of the building, the romantic quality of the day, our happiness, our love and the excitement of the whirlwind experience. Even my nervousness was beautifully rendered.” “I work in the fashion industry,” says another. “In that environment, photography is very important. Everyone I show our photos to is blown away by Jennifer’s work.”
Jennifer’s peers are equally complimentary. “She offers superior service, gorgeous imagery and outstanding creativity. I honestly don’t know how she juggles everything so well,” says a fellow photographer. A marketing consultant who uses Bella Rosa for brochures, advertising, invitations and more, adds, “I have worked with the best of the best photographers nationally. Jennifer steps outside of the standard. Her work is extraordinary.” Tony and Marc Danza certainly felt that way when they chose her to photograph their memoir/cookbook Don’t Fill Up on the Antipasto.
Flowers, food, an invitation, a ring, a kiss, a tear, a smile—Jennifer claims she finds beauty everywhere, and she gets excited about every detail. She’s also known for her ability to dispel clients’ self-consciousness, for her way of putting people at ease. Perhaps that’s because this topnotch professional is confident, relaxed and totally clear in her purpose. “It’s about much more than photography,” she asserts. “It’s about finding the true spirit of a person or an event.” She sees her images as doors that open into what is most exciting in individuals, in relationships, in families. From engagement sessions to weddings to first-year baby packages (newborn to 12 months), baptisms, christenings, bar and bat mitzvahs—she delights in continuing to document meaningful moments for her clients, who generally come back to her again and again and again.
“Jennifer is that rare blend of someone who not only enjoys what she does and exudes positive energy, but who is also gifted,” observes an admiring associate and friend. “It shows in her final product. I wish I had known her when I was married, as I would have loved to use her as my own wedding photographer!”
“I love life,” explains Jennifer, “and it passes so quickly. Each time I hit ‘click,’ that’s a moment I’ve stopped—one that can go on forever.”
- Los Angeles
- Orange County
- Riverside / Inland Empire
- San Diego
- San Fernando Valley
- San Gabriel Valley / Pasadena
- Santa Barbara
- Santa Clarita Valley
- South Bay L.A. / Long Beach
- Temecula Wine Country
- And other areas by special arrangement.
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“Jennifer has a real natural talent for catching little details that we missed in all the hubbub of our big day. Jennifer’s photos are by far the best wedding photos I’ve seen of friends weddings so far, hands down.”
“We interviewed 12 photographers all over Los Angeles, but no one else even came close. Jennifer achieves a perfect balance of artistic edge and romantic warmth that transcends status quo wedding photography. And more than any other photographer, her instinct is honed to capturing refined people-pictures with warm skin tones and flattering softness. Her photos are neither forced nor posed. They effortlessly express the emotion of the moment. Jennifer is a brilliant star in a competitive industry.”
“Jennifer has a great sense of style. She knows how to capture the emotions of the day, which reflects in her pictures. Her pictures are personal. She doesn’t poise you; it’s a more natural approach.”
“I spent a lot of time investigating different photographers—at least 10 different businesses. Not one compared to Jennifer’s portfolio. I work in the fashion industry and photography was very important to me when selecting someone to photograph my wedding. Everyone I show our photos to is blown away by Jennifer’s work. Jennifer and her staff always had a great attitude and made us feel very comfortable.”
“We think Bella Rosa did a tremendous job of capturing both standard poses (family, etc.) and actual, candid moments as well. Everything moved along smoothly. They were a delight to work with. I had so many people tell me how beautiful our pictures were and we could not be happier with the final pictures.”
“Jennifer Carrillo’s work is the perfect blend of simplicity and elegance. Her subjects always look natural and as though they are having a good time. She is a lot of fun to work with and always puts her heart and soul into every job.”