Honored and excited to see me and my favorite girl in The Houston Chronicle!
I would have never dreamed I would have made it this far!!
Yep – I think so too – I have the best family, friends and clients who believe in me and support me year and year!!
(and a little extra tid bit on this pic – it is outside of a tattoo parlor in Houston….I took my daughter there last year for her birthday to get her ears pierced but she chickened out – still got a happy shot of her though :)
Camera-happy new mom turns passion into professional venture
Jennifer Womack, right, owner of Pickles to Giggles Photography, located in the Kingwood area of Houston, enjoys spending time with her daughter, Addison.
When Jennifer Womack’s 7-year-old daughter was born, she was determined to capture every moment she could on film.
“I had at least six full photo albums chock full of memories before her first birthday,” Womack said. “In that first year as a mother, I got a FujiFilm S3 Pro, a hand-me-down from a professional commercial photographer, and I learned every single thing I could about all the ins and outs of the camera.”
“I’m lucky the Internet has become such a source of research because when my daughter napped and slept at night, I was on Google searching and learning almost every day,” Womack said. “It’s my personality to go ‘all in’ and I certainly did that with photography and had friends asking within that first year before I truly started my business to photograph their families. My client base grew and grew each year and continues even as I reach year eight.”
Womack’s photography business, Pickles to Giggles, photographs a variety of different subjects, from young couples to expecting mothers to newborns. When capturing infants, she usually prefers to shoot when they are around 7 to 10 days old.
“That first year, they change so much, and their personality really blossoms,” she said. “But really I am so lucky to be able to capture families being families. From watching the interactions of younger toddlers and children love on each other and mom and dad, then seeing the fun and laughter of families with older children and hoping my family is half as fun when my kids are their ages, melts my heart.”
Womack is a social person, which makes her job as a photographer such a perfect match. Clients enter sessions as strangers and leave as friends, and Womack loves being able to connect with people and watch families grow.
“I love capturing the interactions and the in-between — those are the unexpected moments I try to ‘freeze’ for my clients to treasure, the pictures they didn’t even realize they wanted,” she said.
When not working, Womack spends her free time at home with her three young children and husband. She enjoys swimming, fashion, shopping with girlfriends, redecorating her house, and traveling the world with her husband and friends.
For more on Pickles to Giggles, go to http://www.picklestogigglesblog.com.
NAME: Jennifer Womack
COMMUNITY CONNECTION: Pickles to Giggles Photography by Jennifer Womack is located in the Kingwood area of Houston.
FAST FACT: Womack’s daughter, the inspiration for her photography business, will turn 8 in August.
Emily Johnson is a freelance writer. She can be reached at email@example.com.