hi, i'm gen

You probably have five tabs open right now searching for the perfect photographer to bring your dreams to life.

I remember that feeling from Jeff's and my wedding! It's hard to know who's going to be a perfect fit, and who's going to be able to document all of your big and small moments beautifully.

After 7 years photographing weddings, I now understand that loving your photographer's approach and personality is equally as important as loving their work. So kuddos to you if you're here cause you've figured that out too!

Let's have a drink and see if we're a good match!

From boardroom to ballroom

How a 20-Year SVP at a Fortune 50 Company became a Wedding Photographer

I've loved photograph since my grandfather handed down his old film Canon AE-1 to me. I can still remember taking rolls & rolls of film, photographing anything I could point my camera at, then waiting patiently at the corner store for them to develop.

But growing up, I never thought I could actually build a career creating art and documenting people's stories!

It wasn't until years later, after a 20-year career in client service & operations at a Fortune 50 company, that I saw a way to build an amazing client service experience, centered around providing moment-driven photography! 

Your experience & memories

come first

Sometimes that means I climb into uncompromising positions to make sure I document a moment, and other times it means I get in close for those happy tears.

What it always means is that I go the extra mile to learn who and what's important to you, then make sure to document it on your wedding day.

I've had a camera in my hands since the age of 15, and have invested countless hours in training to hone my craft because these memories - your memories - matter. 

Image Credit: Kierra McKee

Learn About The Experience

Image Credit: Christine Bell

Image Credit: Ashlee Mintz

I love goofing around with my peeps.

when I'm not behind the camera...

Photography lets me capture life in all it's crazy, wonderful glory for my couples and clients.

And some days I get to capture the crazy wonderful life I'm fortunate to call my own!

This is my tribe and these are the moments that I live for - whether it's playing one of our many favorite board games, taking our 2-year old pup Velma on a hike or finding a new restaurant to try out.

Images: Our family (Image Credit Karen Schanely Photography) | Our gaming room | Our pup Velma

It's why I meet couples over drinks (in person or virtually) before we decide if we're a perfect fit for each other. It's also why I don't work with every couple who contacts me.

Whether you’re ready to secure your date, or are looking to & get more information for your wedding photography, let’s chat!

Great photography starts with great connection! 

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I believe everyone should have the right to marry and have their love celebrated by all people and companies involved in their wedding. 

At Gen Palmer Photography, all clients and colleagues can expect to be affirmed, included and celebrated no matter their gender, race, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, size, education or socioeconomic status. 

Gen Palmer Photography is an anti-racist, LGBTQ+ inclusive company, deeply committed to diversity and inclusion, and to growing through active dialogue and inclusive practices.