JCP’s photo booth became an instant hit
Jenn Cimino celebrates the tenth year of her business, and it’s on and up for the talented and award-winning photojournalist.
“Everyone calls me Jenn, but the company is Jennifer Cimino Photography,” said Jenn, whose father, Patsy, is the well-known owner of The Meat Market at 224 Winthrop Street in Winthrop.
“I grew up there during my studies,” said Jenn, whose mother is Kathy Fauci. “My dad has been a great role model for me in my business. “
Jennifer Cimino Photography was experiencing tremendous growth in 2019 when she decided to purchase a new photo booth to expand her offering. But the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the region hard and virtually all social gatherings have been canceled.
“I literally bought the photo booth just before the pandemic started in February (2020),” Jenn said. “I did some work with the photo booth before the pandemic, then it was a lull, because obviously no one was organizing social events.”
But with the return of social gatherings inside and out, Jenn’s new photo booth has been in high demand.
“I used the photo booth for birthdays, christenings and during a political fundraiser,” Jenn said. “It’s called an outdoor photo booth, so it’s not one of those big, clunky ones you used to set up. It prints color photo strips right on the spot, or you can send the photo text by message or email. This gives you an instant photo. It’s awesome. We like it. It has been a great addition to the business. Most people just want to post their photo on social media, and the photo booth gives them the immediate option to do so.
The other aspects of his business are back in high gear. She continues in her role as the official photographer for the Winthrop Youth Football and Cheerleading Program and the Revere High School Yearbook. She is also compiling a year-end slideshow for the RHS Awards Banquet and is the dance photographer for the Rachel Ferrante Academy of the Performing Arts.
Family photos, wedding engagement photos and corporate shots also keep her very busy, while customers have inquired about the JCP photo booth for weddings, birthdays, baby showers and celebrations. graduation ceremony.
Careers decision in 2011
Cimino, 36, decided to open his photography studio in 2011, a year after graduating from the New England School of Photography. She previously graduated from Revere High in 2003 and Bentley University in 2007, receiving her Business Administration degree from the excellent Waltham Business School.
After college, Cimino started working at Enterprise Rent-A-Car and decided, “The business world is not for me. I started to pursue my passion. I loved photography since I was little.
Cimino entered the media industry, taking news and sports photos for the independent newspaper group which includes the Revere Journal and the Winthrop Sun-Transcript. She treated every photograph like a work of art and the community responded to her excellence, with readers regularly requesting prints of her photos.
She quickly opened her own studio in Winthrop and began to make connections, including being hired for the Revere High School Yearbook account which involved taking all of the photographs of the RHS seniors and taking pictures of the RHS seniors. action and teamwork for all RHS Patriots teams.
Beginning in his trade in sixth grade at Lincoln
Jenn Cimino traces her introduction to photography to grade six at Abraham Lincoln School in Revere.
“I helped with the school directory,” recalls Jenn. “I used my dad’s camera – I always had a camera and took pictures, and the school published them in the yearbook.
This affinity for photography developed considerably in Revere High School. “My photography teacher, Joanne McKenna, really brought my passion for photography to life,” Jenn said. “She has been a great mentor and continues to support me in pursuing my passion and love of photography.”
Although she didn’t play sports at Revere High School, she did take photos in matches, including her own class flag football match against North Reading. “I always had my camera,” she said.
Raising a family in the town of Revere
Jenn Cimino, who is married to Keith Hallissey, has a daughter-in-law Grace, a two-year-old son Johnny and a nine-month-old son Max. The family resides in Revere.
“It’s busy, but I still love doing what I do,” Jenn said. “The business continues to grow and we book many events through Facebook and Instagram and word of mouth. “
Busy times haven’t taken her away from her other passion: the Boston Bruins.
“We love the Bruins and still have season tickets,” Jenn said. “Our seats are three rows behind the goalie. I’ve been to a bunch of playoff games. I was at Game 7 [in 2019] when the Bruins lost to the Blues (by a score of 4-1). But I have fond memories of the Bruins-Canucks series when we won the Cup.
But it is photography that continues to be his focus outside of family life.
“I was lucky with my clientele and everything in between, that I was able to work in photography full time,” Jenn said. “I can just continue with photography, and I feel very lucky that I can. “
And her clients and the students at Revere High School are very fortunate to have an accomplished professional on the job. Jenn Cimino does what she loves to do and does it exceptionally well.