Every month we sit down with one of our amazing ABA members to get to know them a little better! For June, we spoke with Jennifer Blair, owner of ImaJenAtion Photography. We ask each member the same questions, providing an opportunity for our members to highlight the important work that they do in our communities. If you’re an ABA Member and would like to be considered for future Monthly Member Highlights, please reach out to us via email at info@altonbusinessassociation.com

Q:  Tell us about yourself

A: My name is Jennifer and I have been in the portrait photography business since 1993. Ever
since I was introduced to photography at that time, I have always loved documenting
families special occasions. From Engagements to Weddings to Newborns, Milestones and
Family Portraits, I love to be chosen as the go to photographer for all your families events!
Q: How did your business get started?

A: Since leaving the large chain photography companies, I realized quickly that I missed having
that connection and being behind the camera catching all those special moments. I decided
to start ImaJenAtion Photography in 2008 with my family and friends encouragement. It
started part time and stayed that way for many years until I grew to a level that has allowed
me to run my business full time.
I have received many referrals for business from Alton Business Association and have loved
working with them to photograph special events that they hold in the community. It has
helped to get my name out further in the community. That is the ultimate goal with any
small business!

Q;  What has your relationship with the Alton Business Association done for you or
your business? *
A: I value the connections that I have made with community members either through them
using my services, or through my volunteer efforts. I love my neighborhood and always
enjoy helping with programming that keeps families enjoying their time together and
making valuable memories along the way.

Q:  What do you value most about this community?
A:  I have lived in Barnstead for over 10 years now and have loved the welcoming nature of the
towns residents since day 1 when we moved here. Being in the lakes region of NH is
definitely a gift. To live where others vacation! For me, its the togetherness of our small
community that I truly love. I feel I belong here and I always want to make others feel that
way as well, so for me documenting their special memories of being in one of the most
beautiful spots in NH is truly an honor.

Q: Why did you want to open your business in this community?
A:  I am most proud of where I have been able to grow this business. I had dreams of owning
my own photography business but in the beginning I never ever thought I was going to be
able to make this my full time job, but here I am and loving every minute of it!

Q: What business accomplishment are you most proud of?

A:  Oh gosh, other than my new studio that I am super excited to show the community, I would
say the future of my business would have to be just being able to continue to meet new
families and be able to help them with making sure they treasure all those special
milestones in their life! Children grow so fast in the blink of an eye you go from kissing
those tiny fingers and toes to getting that special outfit for their high school graduation!

Q: What does the future hold for you and your business?
A: The best piece of advise I would have is don’t forget to make time for your own family. As a
small business owner, many of us work way more than the average 40 hour work week.
Always always, schedule time for your own family!

Q:  What is one piece of advice you wish you had as a new business owner?

A:  The best piece of advise I would have is don’t forget to make time for your own family. As a
small business owner, many of us work way more than the average 40 hour work week.
Always always, schedule time for your own family!

Q:  How can people who want to learn more about you or your business get in
touch with you?

A:  I can be contacted through email or phone. jennifer@imajenationphotography.com or 603-
731-2702. More information can also be found at www.imajenationphotography.com-

The Alton Business Association works to promote the commercial interests and welfare of Alton, New Hampshire and the surrounding area, by supporting new and existing businesses.  Working with community members and municipal representatives, we promote local economic development and enhanced quality of life for our residents, businesses and visitors.

Alton Business Association

PO Box 1641
Alton, NH 03809

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