Documenting the special moments in life is a passion of Emma Jungemann, who was bitten by the shutter-bug after she received her first camera two years ago.
She became a full-time wedding and senior portrait photographer in June 2017, opening Emma Christine Photography.
“My husband Jon was the one who bought me my first camera,” Jungemann said. “He enrolled me in my first photography course. He has been nothing but supportive of my entire journey into entrepreneurship, and without him I wouldn’t be doing this.”
Jungemann said her goal is to use her camera to empower women “during their most exciting seasons in life.”
“I love to empower other women by letting them see their own elegance through someone else’s eyes,” she added. “When my clients leave their session, I want them to feel confident, empowered and beautiful.
Jungemann said it’s nice to hear back from senior students and couples she has worked with.
“They love the way they look in their images,” she said. “They tell me that they feel so comfortable with me, and their images really reflect that natural, joyful feeling that drives me!”
Jungemann said she’s learned a lot by looking at life through a camera lens.
“I didn’t have a formal mentor, but lots of incredible friends that helped encourage and push me,” she said. “Don’t be afraid of what other people think! Put yourself out there. Everything will work out.”
To others looking at starting their own business, regardless of what it is, Jungemann has one bit of advice.
“Find your tribe and create lasting relationships with them,” she said. “A strong support system has been vital for me. With photography, actually taking pictures is like only 10 percent of the job, so you’re alone a lot of the time. It’s so great to have friends that are photographers, too, that are only a call away.”