Friday’s Fabulous Finds ~ D.C. Chronicles, Charm City Cake

Another installment of the D.C. Chronicles, this week I give you CAKE! Not just any cake, and technically it isn’t in D.C. at all, but my husband pointed out to me that we are going to be within decent driving distance to my favorite bakery on the PLANET! That’s right ladies and gentleman, Charm City Cakes will finally be within the realm of reality for me and I can finally get one of their yummy and phenomenal creations! Something I think I may have to do is get a piggy bank dedicated to Charm City Cake, so every year I can get a cake from Charm City Cakes and celebrate! Because, who doesn’t love cake?! Even better – they just started to offer “cake for two” so everyone can have their cake and eat it too!

For anyone not in the foodie camp on cake – allow me to introduce to you Chef Duff Goldman, the owner of Charm City Cakes, and star of Ace of Cakes on the Food Network. His equally (warning: Jenna-ism ahead) “awesomesaucey” crew help him achieve the magically delicious and oh so very edible works of art that come out of the bakery! And they WANT you to eat them! If you can imagine it, these guys can make it. Out of CAKE! Seriously. I swear that they have magical spatulas hidden in the bakery somewhere that can make your dreams come true in 49 flavors!

And as if it couldn’t get any better, they now offer “cake for two” *happydance* ohhhh yeah!

*drool* Sorry, Pavlovian response to just thinking about it… but seriously – check out the mega list of flavors!

almond amaretto cream
apples and cinnamon
banana caramel
bananas foster
beurre noisette
black forest
blackberry sourcream
blueberry muffin
butterscotch walnut
cardamom and pistachio
cherry and almond
chocolate chip muffin
chocolate espresso
chocolate mint
chocolate orange
chocolate raspberry
curry caramel
dulce de leche
egg nog
ginger and green tea
italian orange and vanilla
lemon curd and berries
lemon poppyseed
orange and ginger
peaches and cream
peanut butter and jelly
peanut butter cup
pear compote and ginger
pear spice
pecan pie
pineapple coconut
pumpkin and cinnamon
pumpkin chocolate chip
red velvet
strawberry shortcake
white chocolate raspberry
yellow w/ choc. buttercream

Hungry yet? Let’s go get cake!!!! What do you guys think our first cake flavor should be?

Friday’s Fabulous Finds ~ The [ b ] school

So this one is for all my photog friends out there! The [ b ] school has been a guiding light for me since before I started my business.

I just couldn’t say it any better.

The forums and clubs help us all create a safe community for like minded photographers to share ideas, get help and ask questions, network, and chat about all things us photogs geek over when it comes to photography. Among my favorite things are the videos which are spectacularly helpful. We as lone photographers, often don’t have a “water cooler” to hang around. We usually don’t have co workers to chat with throughout our day. We don’t get to take a break from work and see what others are up to or to get a breather and learn something new without having to attend a workshop. The [ b ] school is the water cooler!

It is also full of super awesome photographers like me! So check it out! We’d love to have you. I have met some amazing friends and whenever I travel to photography events around the world, I know I can count on my fellow [ b ] schoolers to be there to share in the experiences together! I <3 my [ b ] school buddies! ๐Ÿ˜€ Come see what it's all about by following the link below:

Friday’s Fabulous Finds ~ Washington D.C. Venues

Looking ahead – I thought I would share some amazing venues for a wedding in Washington D.C. That’s right, Jenna Danelle Photographer is moving home base to the metropolis that is the D.C. area! Although this grand city won’t see me for a few months yet, I thought I’d look into some of the great places I’ll be shooting weddings at in the near future (or at least, really want to shoot at, lol)… Some great places for my future brides to look into – not to mention, why NOT go to D.C. as a destination wedding? It is full of history, charm, elegance, I know you’d LOVE it! Of course I still travel all over the U.S. and am Passport ready for any wedding, anywhere in the world, but I felt it necessary to say, hello to my new “home town” of D.C.

You can see more of my pinterest board HERE to get great links to these venues, but here is a quick list for you:

The Willard ~ Classic, Sophisticated, it offers an array of rooms, located on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C.

The Ronald Reagan Building is another gorgeous venue on Pennsylvania Avenue! I mean, check out the Woodrow Wilson Plaza! Not to mention the Pavilion…

Check out Union Station! Really beautiful and historic place located on Massachusetts Ave.

Made up of 5 Dupont Circle rowhouses you HAVE to check out the Mansion on O Street! This is one of my top favorite places I am going to have to visit my first week in D.C. without a doubt!

The Decatur House is located on H Street and is a phenomenal historic venue!

The Hay-Adams is a pretty setting to consider, as it offers panoramas of Washington’s famous landmarks: The White House, Lafayette Park, and St. John’s Church.

West Belmont Place is surrounded by more than 100 scenic acres, in Leesburg, Virginia. Choose from elegant reception rooms to a sun-splashed terrace and dazzling ballroom for a beautiful wedding!

The Dumbarton House is a historic house museum in Georgetown… Historical venues really add some extra charm!

The Fairmont is an exceptional wedding location with superb cuisine, stunning elegance and is located on M Street. They also happen to boast the Colonnade is the most elegant room in the city.

The W Hotel offers a sleek style set in the city! Check them out.

The Meridian House and the White-Meyer House, designed by renowned architect John Russell Pope, who designed the Jefferson Memorial, the National Gallery of Art (West Building) and the National Archives, are adjacent to each other and surrounded by beautiful historic gardens. This is what perfection tends to look like…

Of course there are a TON of awesome locations in this area – these are just the initial few I thought I would share… Stay tuned for more D.C. fun!!!


*Please follow the link to this pinterest board to see where these great ideas came from to include the wonderful photogs that created each photo!

Friday’s Fabulous Finds ~ Fun, Different, Funny Videos

Okay, so this week – I had to share some of the funniest, fun, and unique wedding related videos on and Let me start it off with one of my favorite best man speeches! Stuck on what to say – I recommend going with funny but sincere…

This fantastic video really depicts a beautiful couple’s love and features, well, an awesome Ninja move! So if you are not familiar with GEBBS – these guys are fantastic! Please check out their website HERE !

Sarah & Blake- Ninja SDE ๐Ÿ˜‰ from GEBBS on Vimeo.

So I would LOVE to work with this company someday (hint, hint, guys!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ really!) and I have to say I would also LOVE to shoot a wedding at a zoo! Check this one out! Can we say, EPIC!

Tina & Scott St. Louis ZOO Same Day Edit from GEBBS on Vimeo.

And to top off the post – this is one of my Brides and her Father from last year – a friend of theirs took this video for them. All she told me ahead of time was that they were planning something spectacular and it was a surprise – so I had no clue what to expect! It was awesome! Check them out!

Happy Friday!


*Please follow the link to see where these great videos came from to include the wonderful videographers that created each one!

Friday’s Fabulous Finds ~ Tents

Because tenting isn’t what it used to be! There are some seriously drop dead gorgeous tenting being done for today’s weddings, receptions, ceremony, and cocktail hour – you can incorporate a tent into anything you like and the coolest part about it is that you basically have a blank canvas to create your dream wedding in!

With high center poles you can hang lanterns, chandeliers, or drape colorful fabrics… You can create sitting rooms, or group several smaller tents together for a more fun look. Make sure if you do get a tent, you include proper flooring for safety and comfort! You can have hardwood flooring, carpeting, turf, or sisal – any look you want you can achieve!

Just make sure that you check with your venue to make sure you have all needed permits for a tent – many cities require this and it is something most couples don’t think about when considering a tent. Here are a few of my favorite tenting companies and looks! To see the entire pinterest page, click HERE. Enjoy!


*Please follow the link to this pinterest board to see where these great ideas came from to include the wonderful photogs that created each photo!