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Meet Jennifer Martino of Jennifer Martino Photography in Southwest Houston

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jennifer Martino.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Jennifer. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Photography had been a professional hobby of mine for 10 years before I started doing real estate photography. I enjoyed doing portraits of newborns, children, families and events, but that genre in the photography world never drew me in as a potential business venture. A year ago when I was preparing to list and sell my own home I decided to take photos of my own property. I did as much research as I could and was pleased to discover that I had everything I needed except one lens. I ran out and purchased the correct lens and got to work. Although my realtor had doubts about letting a client take their own pictures, even she was surprised to see that I really could do real estate photos. In fact, she said she would hire me herself for future listings.

That realtor, Lara Forssell of Keller Williams, gave me the confidence to get myself out there and set up my own business. Almost a year and 75 properties later, I would say I found my place in the world of photography. I have always loved looking at homes and appreciating the architecture and design, along with the way each homeowner has made the property their own. I would never have seen all corners of Houston and all the diversity and culture of this amazing city if it hadn’t been for this shift in my career. I have a background in engineering and this is the perfect profession to bridge my love of the technical world and the world of art that I have always longed to belong to. I look forward to continuing, growing and even expanding my experience in real estate photography.

Has it been a smooth road?
One of the best things about photographing homes and property is that it stands still. This has made the job easier than chasing toddlers and trying to get unenthusiastic husbands to smile for a family portrait. However, every new job has a learning curve. At first discovering the most time efficient and effective editing techniques was taking longer than expected. Also, I didn’t realize that twilight photography would be in such demand and what I imagined to be a “day” job turned into an evening job, that changes throughout the year as the length of the days varies from season to season, shifting the sunset and sunrise.

The more surprising struggle was the absence of downtime – isn’t there a slow season for real estate? Not for me!

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Jennifer Martino Photography – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Jennifer Martino Photography started in 2016 in Sugar Land, TX. Photos for residential properties are available all over the greater Houston area for realtors, home sellers, or your rental listing. A wide range of services are available including video slideshow in addition to daytime or twilight photo sessions. Clients will have professional photos with fast, digital delivery. Detailed invoices can be provided in advance. Jennifer Martino Photography utilizes HDR techniques in low-light exterior photos and the best editing tools to provide quality images.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I have been to quiet, wooded properties in the country of Magnolia and Rosharon, which draws you into the small town feel and literally slows life down as I take in the peaceful edges of Houston. I can be equally excited about townhomes in River Oaks and properties only steps away from Whole Foods, Starbucks and Barnes and Noble. Of course there are plenty of classic neighborhoods abundant with dog lovers, garden lovers and sports lovers. You can live in the pine trees or in the palm trees. I step into homes that have styles that represent cultures from all over the world. Diversity – that is what I love about Houston.

As for what I like least – I mean really, who loves traffic, construction and toll roads, or 90 degree heat and 90 percent humidity, or mosquitos, roaches and rodents? No one.

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Jennifer Martino, Jennifer Martino Photography

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