On April 18th my husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Wen. Wen is the owner/founder of Wen Photographer. Wen is from Malaysia and came to the states to finish her college degree. Seems she is here to stay! She is a Chicago (and suburbs) wedding photographer and lives in the suburbs with her husband and two kitties.
We met Wen at Busse Woods in Schaumburg on a beautiful sunny (albeit chilly) Sunday afternoon for a maternity photo session. We were Wen’s first maternity session. I don’t know if she was as nervous as we were, but she definitely had her hands full with us!
My husband is a total jokester. He’s like the embarrassing parent where he says something and the teenager roles her eyes and says, “Dad, you are so embarrassing!” That’s how I feel half the time. And me? I TOTALLY have Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry from the sitcom “Friends”) syndrome – I just can’t seem to take a “normal” picture. I’m totally un-photogenic which in turn makes me try even harder to take a good picture. Apparently I make this weird face as soon as the camera flashes – a la Chandler Bing – and I always look off.
You might think I’m being too critical of myself, but truth be told, the first time I met my friend’s brother he said, “Hi, you’re Jen? You look so much better in person!”
I know, WTF, (seriously, who says that!) and now I have a complex. (Thanks Mikel).
I shouldn’t be so hard on Mikel. Even my husband tells me I ‘try too hard’ especially when I try to look sexy. LOL, gee thanks!
Well, apparently Wen and my husband were in agreement on my strange facial expressions and Wen kept trying to catch me off-guard. Bless her heart, as I said, she definitely had her hands full with a sensitive prego and her wise-cracking husband.
That said, we absolutely adored her. She was friendly and personable, yet patient and kind. She definitely has a talent for making her clients feel comfortable in order to catch their most natural and beautiful selves. We had such a great time on our photo shoot, and we loved Wen. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a wedding photographer.
Please click here to check out my maternity shots and a big BIG thank you to Wen for taking the time to make this event special for both my husband and I and our future Bambino!