Wednesday, March 24, 2010

So, What are they Sayin' Now?

JBe Photography Client Reviews:



  • What was your favorite wedding photo? Jen took a fabulous shot of us down at the lake, a wide-angle, with us in the right hand side of the frame and the lake stretching out in the background. the sun was setting, and she picked up the colour changes, the reflections... Its just a great shot. I like it so much I made it my desktop.

  • How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits? Our event was pretty small, and we'd made it clear to all the vendors present that they were more than welcome to mingle, introduce themselves, and generally be a part of the day in the same way that the guests were. Being the groom, I was kind of rushed off my feet going here and there for various things, but its a really nice feeling to have your guests come and tell you they met your photographer and she's a wonderful woman. She's got a very light, breezy and overwhelmingly positive demeanor that made her a joy to work with; practically every shot she has of relatives and friends its clear they are having a good time and enjoyed working with her!
  • What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers? As we were doing a small event and trying to cut costs as much as possible, we sounded out a number of photographers and were surprised at the contrast between their pricing and hers. It was pretty clear what we'd be paying for, and what we'd expect to receive, a large contrast from the other photographers we'd contacted who were less than clear about things. Jen didn't attempt to nickel-and-dime us in any way and her no-frills package included all the shots she took on a DVD, as well as hosting online so our relatives and friends could order prints themselves (which is pretty handy, as I had relatives coming in from overseas).
  • How did the photographer make you and family comfortable? Wow, how didn't she? Myself and my wife met her a couple of times before the event to hash out details and cross all our T's and whatnot, quick, painless, and very casual meetings in which Jennifer's enthusiasm for for her job was well evident, both in the quality and professionalism of work she produced and the relaxed positivity that she radiated from our first meeting all the way through to the close of our special day. Jennifer accompanied us to the venue prior to our big day, and we scouted out potential locations and good places to stage shots, we even invited her along to our meal tastings; she just a great person to have around! In the end though, it wasn't really anything she did or didn't do to make us feel comfortable. She's a happy, positive person with a clear love for her job, and the quality of her work speaks for itself. by the time our wedding actually came, it felt less like we were hiring someone and more like a friend of ours was taking care of that for us. Book her now!

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Jennifer,

I am in awe at your work.  You need to know that two sets of my friends who have checked out the preview photos have been brought to tears. One set was not at the wedding and the other friend was the one who came late. Your talent reaches into the hearts of people.
I am more than tickled that I found you online and that they met with you right away and chose you to photograph this special event. All those reviews on your website reflected exactly your mode of working at the event. You were stealthy and so professional, yet you are 
personable and so artistic in your movements and approach. I really appreciated that about you. I also can not say enough about the photos you posted as a preview. We are getting choked up all over again. They are more than documentation, they are a capturing the essence of people and their spirits. Even if you have been told a hundred times before, your sense of composition is indescribable. 

Lynda (Mother of the Bride)

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We Love Jenn! 

What was your favorite wedding photo? That's a tough question! If forced to pick absolutely just ONE photo, I would say that it's one of the photos during our first dance. My wife was looking over my shoulder as my cheek rested on hers. She was looking into the camera, but only her eyes were peeking from my shoulder. The happiness she had that day was all in her eyes, and even without seeing the rest of her face, you just know she's smiling a very genuine and happy smile. A perfect capture that only a truly seasoned photographer can make! And as if that wasn't enough, Jenn made masterful use of a remote flash to produce a VERY, VERY dramatic lens flare. I'm a serious photography enthusiast, and I absolutely LOVE her work. My father, who used to be a professional photographer who back in the day and had photography exhibitions in some of the most prestigious art galleries in my home country, was likewise very impressed with her work. That says a lot! We could not have chosen a better photographer to capture the memories of our wedding day. 



How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits? Jenn is very skilled at not disrupting anything. She blends in very well. At times we even forget we have a photographer busy taking pictures! She also has a great eye and trigger finger for "the moment" (and there were A LOT of those that night). She's right in the midst of all the action. She caught our relatives wiping the tears from their eyes during the ceremony, our guest twirling her scarf around as she danced (and everybody laughing with her) during the reception, and the fleeting expression of happy surprise on my mother's face when I danced with her, which she kept for less than a second. This, in my humble opinion, exemplifies how truly seasoned a photographer Jenn is. The portraits Jenn produced were also far beyond what we expected (and we had very high expectations, knowing how good she is after seeing her portfolio). Really, you can't go wrong with picking Jenn as the photographer for one of the most important days you'll have in your life. 

What was included in your wedding photo package? We got full coverage of both the ceremony and reception. We also got a disc of high-resolution images, online proofs, and even the ability to send out the online proofs to our guests so that they too can choose and print any image they'd want to have a copy of for themselves. Oh, and not only that, she saved us from a lot of work that we would have had to do had she not saved us from making a mistake at a crucial moment. When we were signing our marriage certificate, she told my bride that she sh/could sign with her new name. We both never even considered that! It would have been a LOT of work to have to correct a mistake like that. And during the cake cutting, seeing as how my wife and I were lost as to how to execute it, she quietly told us that the best way to go about it would be for my wife to support the slice of cake using the spatula, and for me to use the long knife to "sandwich" it from the top. Cake disaster avoided. :D I guess what I'm trying to say it, not only do you get a person to take photos with Jenn, you also get all the experience she's had from all the weddings she's done, and she'll very unobstrusively step in at the right time with practical advice if she sees an opportunity to make your wedding day even better. ;) 

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable? Jenn is a natural at making people comfortable. She just has that magic touch. There's no other way to say it. My wife and I are very reserved people, I'm not photogenic at all, and I dislike smiling for a camera, but she just made us so at ease that I didn't even notice her working her magic. I was really surprised to see that I can actually look good in a photo! Also, she would just make us laugh with a joke, comment or observation, and *click*, a picture was taken with the most sincere and beautiful smile you'd be able to make. At times, I even thought she was just making adjustments on her camera. Unbeknownst to us, she was capturing the best candids we've ever had taken of us. All in all, it's a combination of Jenn's natural affability, tremendous talent and considerable experience that made all the difference. We could not have asked for more from our wedding, and picking Jenn as our photographer had a lot to do with it. Even today, weeks after the wedding, my wife and I look at the wonderful photos that Jenn took and can't help but smile as the memories of that happy day come back to us. :)

~Rico and Me-An



Book It.  Immediately.  If Not, Sooner. 

Seriously. The pictures were so candid and so unique - it make them so special! I'm pretty sure every wall in my house will have one of the pictures because I cannot get enough of how amazing they are. My husband is not photogenic at all and I have the most amazing photos of him, I can't thank her enough for this. 

Jenn is fantastic with candids! She did a phenomenal job going around and capturing the day. Even for 'posed' pictures she didn't instruct us on what to do, she wanted for the best moment and captured when my husband and i were really enjoying the moment. There are also some SWEET dancing pictures! Jenn took care of it, she knew what to do and didnt' have to ask or bug me about anything. If I didn't like being around her so much, I would have forgot she was even there! 



We got the sweet and simple and added a few hours of coverage. We have an album, 8 hours of coverage, one photography (why get two when one does such a good job?). She had a TON of different options of packages and was super flexible about creating your own. 

One month later and people are still talking about how laid back and cool Jenn is - that says a lot. Unlike other weddings I've been in, Jenn didn't boss us around - she went with the flow and let people be them selves. I cannot stand photographers who orchestrate every moment of the picture -- hand here, step forward -- how is that natural? What Jenn does is a true gift.

~Courtney and Jon




We are JBe Converts.
When we first began planning our wedding, we weren't sure that we wanted to spend money on hiring a photographer. Looking back on our experiences with Jennifer and the results she gave us, we are so happy that we didn't just ask a friend or relative to take some pictures of the day. The pictures Jennifer took beautifully captured the spirit of our wedding, and we will treasure them for the rest of our lives.
There were so many pictures that we just loved - it's really hard to pick one. 

We were lucky to meet with Jennifer again the morning after our wedding to do a photo shoot on a beach. She snapped one of our favorites while we thought she was simply adjusting her lighting - we didn't know she was taking pictures, so the photo is really natural and highlights a special part of our relationship. We didn't know we looked at each other like that! One of Jennifer's great gifts lies in her ability to capture fleeting yet significant moments, giving us the chance to see through her perceptive eyes. 



Jennifer handled a wide range of photos with discretion and expertise. Her presence was never intrusive. She took beautiful, tasteful pictures of me getting dressed and then switched gears at the end of the ceremony to direct portraits of up to 30 people (including children) at once. Her professionalism in both situations, as well as in all the situations in between, really set everyone at ease and yielded wonderful results. Jennifer can get the perfect shot quickly, which allowed us to get through all of the formal portraits we had requested (and more) without feeling rushed.  Jennifer also designed a book including highlights from both shoots (primarily the wedding). 

We are really glad that she was the only photographer included in our photo package, as we loved her work and wouldn't have wanted to trust our day to a different photographer. We've had so many comments from family and friends about how much they appreciated Jennifer's easy-going yet professional style. My mom said we couldn't have asked for a better experience with a photographer. Jennifer's work with candid photos is exceptional - her relaxed manner encourages everyone to be at ease and have fun. She does a great job of blending into the background without missing a moment. Jennifer is also really easy to talk to, very friendly and not at all intimidating. Though much of her work is to beautifully document the events of the day as they unfold, she also has creative ideas for posed portraits while encouraging her subjects to be themselves. It's obvious that she loves what she does, and her enthusiasm for her work is infectious, amplifying the joy and excitement of the day.

~Heidi and Rob



Best wedding photographer, EVER. Book her today!
Honestly, we can't choose a single favorite from the images we have received. Jennifer managed to capture the essence and spirit of the entire wedding and every photo is a memory of the amazing celebration. Each image brings to life a moment, a memory, of that special night. We refuse to keep these amazing images in a stuffy photo album and plan to openly showcase the photos so that we can remember our wedding forever!

Jennifer is amazing (understatement!) The way she works is seamless - she is so professional and friendly. She was treated as an honored guest and friend at our wedding. As a fellow photographer I was nervous entrusting my photos to just anyone - I literally couldn't be happier with my images. From candids, to action shots, to portraits, the proof is in my images - Jennifer is a talented and creative photographer!



Because we were having a small, intimate wedding of under 30 guests as well as being on a tight/small budget, we honestly didn't think we were going to be able to afford a photographer. . . then we found Jennifer. She listened to our wants and needs and helped us come up with a solution to fit our budget. In the end we decided to book Jennifer for a 5 hour time slot and receive our images on CD with full print capabilities. With that said, my new husband and I have decided to book Jennifer to photograph us for some other occasions in the near future!

Jennifer is the most laid back and friendly professional out there - so much so we were honored when she agreed to sit with us at our head table. While my in-laws may have been getting on my nerves, Jennifer took it in stride, talking and joking with my guests - fitting in seamlessly. We can never thank Jennifer enough for the amazing job she did on our wedding photos!

~Julia and Tim



Nadine and Rob's Wedding Day Review:
The picture that is currently on Jen's website above the "wedding's" button is our favorite image. It is Rob and I overlooking the river. Rob is being sooo sweet and Jen did a great job of capturing our moment plus the beautiful Milwaukee background.


Jenn was a huge part of our day and that is why we lover her. She took AMAZING shots candids, action, portraits you name it and we loved every second of the day/her!  She has a great personality and everyone loved her!

~Nadine and Rob



Wonderful Experience!  Highly Recommended!

There were so many pictures that Jennifer took that I loved, however, one of my favorites is one she took of my husband and I in a big open field, the wind was blowing my veil and the fall colors were gorgeous! Captured the moment perfectly.  Jennifer was very time-conscious! Even though pictures started later than scheduled, we were still back for the reception early! She took many priceless candid shots, and the portraits were stunning.


Jennifer was the only photographer, but she did such an awesome job, she would not have needed any help with the beautiful pictures that she was able to take. She was very organized and has a great eye for those perfect shots.  Jennifer was very outgoing and made taking pictures fun and exciting! Our whole wedding party enjoyed her and had a great time with pictures! Family was comfortable and really liked her as well.

~Liz and Jordan


She Was The Best!
I think that some of our favorite pictures are the ones she captured when we had no idea she was even there!



We loved looking back through them and finding the amazing shots we weren't expecting!  She was AMAZING!!  We also got an amazing coffee table book that everyone is in awe of and an awesome 16x20 wall print.  She got along well with everyone...had a sense of humor but remained completely professional the entire day!

~Ashley and Ed


One of Jennifer's Brides!
My husband and I have so many favorites from the proofs that we received from Jennifer last night. I don't think that we could narrow it down. All of them are our favorites! :)  Jennifer was AMAZING all day. I was talking to my husband as we were browsing our photos, and my most common comment was that I had no idea that there was a photographer there for most of the shots. Not to mention, before the ceremony, I was having an issue with my acid reflux and Jennifer took the time to ask the kitchen for some milk for me! Definitely not in her job description, but she helped anyway!


Jennifer did a great job with making sure everyone was comfortable. My entire family is very goofy, and Jennifer fit in well. She was willing to work with us to do the shots that we wanted, and snapped pictures whenever people were having fun! :)

~Heather


Unbelievable... Absolutely fantastic!
I'm trying to think if I have a favorite photo...there are so many to choose from! I love them all for different reasons! She captured every detail of our awesome day. Our wedding album is absolutely gorgeous, she did a wonderful job of putting it together. We couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. She also made a guest book of our engagement pictures for people to sign at the reception. We received so many compliments on it; many people said they couldn't wait to see our wedding pictures because our engagement pictures were so awesome! It was a great idea!


Jennifer captured all the important moments of the day, many of them without us even knowing. She definitely has an artistic eye and made us feel at ease the whole day. She is extremely talented taking all kinds of pictures - candids, action shots, and portraits. Once the dancing started, Jen opened up the "crazy booth"! She brought some fun props from home, a couple studio lights and started snapping away as groups of people lined up to get their goofy, fun pictures taken! It was a huge hit, people loved it and are still talking about it.
Jennifer has lots of packages to choose from. She sat down with me and listened to what I was looking for in a photographer. We decided to have her all day! This included a 2 hour engagement session, unlimited time and stops on our wedding day, 3 beautiful coffee table books (one for us and each of our families - which turned out amazing!) a disc with all the pictures and printing release, a proof book of all the images, including B &W, 300 thank you photo cards/envelopes, and a 1 hour portrait session 1 year from now! We couldn't have asked for anything else!

We got to know Jennifer during our engagement session. Nic had not had a chance to meet her until then and was shocked at how easy and comfortable she made us feel. The day of the wedding I received numerous compliments from the groomsmen as to how painless the pictures were! Our families loved her and are so happy with all our pictures. She sat with friends at dinner and they all had great things to say about her. Jennifer is so easy going, but yet professional. She did a fantastic job, and we are so happy to have found her!

~Heidi and Nic


Amazing....just amazing.
There were so many awesome images from the day - that choosing one is a little hard. If I had to narrow it down it would be the one of Aaron and I kissing under my veil or us standing in front of the brick wall.
Her eye for detail and catching those split-second moments created some of the best pictures we have. She captured subtle, sweet moments between Aaron and I - but also caught us being our goofy selves. Our portrait shots and those of our wedding party were beautiful. The day was amazing and Jennifer was able to catalog it on film for us, so we'll always be able to look back and enjoy. 



Amazing is a word I often use to describe Jennifer Brindley. From the moment I met with her, I knew she was supposed to photograph my wedding - and she didn't disappoint. On the big day, Jennifer arrived early and was ready and excited to start shooting. Her enthusiasm put my camera-shyness at ease and her sense of humor was a perfect fit for our group. She got along exceptionally well with the entire wedding party and just as well with all of the guests. I would absolutely recommend Jennifer to anyone looking for a photographer. 
 
She has definite skill and a friendly, inviting attitude. Yay Jbe!! 

~ Trish &Aaron 


Fabulous Photographer
There were so many favorite photos to choose from... the candids of the ceremony were fabulous but my favorite would probably be the one taken on a wooden bridge with the sun peeking through the trees. 



Jennifer made sure we had a plan before the actual day so things went smoothly. She had a list of photos needed and we met at the location to scope out spots a week before the wedding. Her candids and portraits turned out great and we had such a variety. They weren't the same old wedding photos by any means. We get a CD of all our pictures, a book of photos compiled from our day and and 8x10 of our choosing. Jennifer assured us that another photographer would cover our day if an emergency arose. Jennifer is so friendly and well organized that everyone took to her right away. She worked with the younger children well and talked with everyone she photographed. She even made friends with our officiant!

~Heather and Brad


You'll fall in love with her photographs!
I think my favorite photo was when she caught my reflection in the mirror as I was walking down the aisle with my dad. That or the one of the flower girl sitting pensively in the chair where we removed the garter. I loved the ones with my groom before the wedding, too. It's really hard to pick one. She was very subtle and unobtrusive. I think she has a true talent at candids, action shots and portraits: a photojournalist of the highest stature. She captures moments that are so subtle that most people watching probably missed them. She makes it all look beautiful, too. 



I got a DVD of the pictures and an album. It was surprisingly reasonable. My father said that the price would have been worth it even if we only got the 20 pictures she sent the night of the wedding. She was amazing. She was very patient with us, even when I got tired and fussy at the end. She was playful and sweet to all. I've been at weddings where the photographer kind of ordered people around. That is not her style. I was surprised at how she basically worked with whatever we did, and made it wonderful. I'm still not sure how she did it! 

~Tania and Ken


We had so many favorite pictures!
We were married at a public park behind a hill that she made look like a green mountain. She ran around to catch the view from amazing angles during our 10 minute ceremony. Reception photos were done in the moment and in poses. We love all of them! 



I loved that she didn't bug people during dinner. Instead she took pictures of our rings in creative ways and focused on details around the dinner. The package we decided on included a book. She did an amazing job putting each and every person from the wedding in that book. It will be in our family forever! ...You know when you meet her this is what she wants to be doing and that makes everyone feel equally excited! We had talked about the family order and how we would add members as we took pictures. She took many pictures in a short amount of time. And they were beautiful! 

~Susie and Ryan


I would recommend Jennifer to anyone.
I think my favorite is of me and my husband sitting outside, on a park bench in front of a beautiful golden fall tree. We're kissing and laughing and just paying attention to each other. 
Jennifer struck a great balance between being personable and discreet. She did a good job directing us in the posed photos and keeping our attention on her. She has a great personality and is very exciting and fun to work with so it was easy to focus on her and her direction. However, she was also unobtrusive when she needed to be. For example, I have no recollection of her taking photographs at all during the ceremony. She wasn't distracting at all when I focused on the ceremony or when I was having a little moment with my husband. 

I found her prices to be extremely reasonable, and a great value. Her style and the quality of the pics were similar to photographers we looked at who easily cost double. 

Jennifer just has an awesome, outgoing, great personality. I am not a huge fan of being photographed so I really wanted to make sure I liked my photographer and felt comfortable. She made me feel gorgeous and I had a lot fun during the shoots, which I wasn't expecting! She was very comfortable interacting with family members and wasn't at all shy about getting everyone where they needed to be and when, yet she was always friendly, never pushy or overbearing. She has a great sense of humor and I kind of felt like a good friend was taking the pictures. The experience was totally enjoyable - and as a bonus, I have wonderful pictures of a great day. I even got a little teary when I first looked at them.

~Amy and Mark


Jennifer is amazingly creative with a genius artistic eye!
Jennifer found a way to blend in with the guests and the wedding setting. Her equipment was not super bulky. She didn't get in anyone's way. The posed shots and the action shots were both incredible. She captured some amazing expressions that displayed people's emotions in the action shots. She also was able to capture people's best features in the posed photos. 

We had our engagement session and photos done through Jennifer. They were phenomenal. She included our save the date cards, the engagement photo session, the 6 hours wedding photo session. Also, she included an 8 x 10 matted signature photo for wedding guests to sign at the reception. And a coffee table album. - Great value! 

She was friendly, upbeat and gave good directives without being pushy. It really seemed like she was enjoying herself. Her attitude was well received by our guests. During the evening, people commented to my husband and I about how talented and professional Jennifer was. 

~Sylvia and Rafael

 
Jennifer recently shot our wedding and we could not have asked for anything better! She was professional, outgoing, enthusiastic, and took all the shots we wanted...and more! Our photos are amazing and you can tell she spent considerable time retouching them to ensure they are perfect. Our families and friends are ecstatic with the photos and the affordable prices of the prints! I also did a Pinup shoot at her studio before the wedding - it was so much fun and she made me feel so comfortable. I gave the photos to my husband the night before our wedding and he was stunned. He absolutely loves the pictures! ;-)

~Lisa and Thor


Jennifer recently photographed my wedding. The pictures turned out great and very unique compared to many typical "wedding photos" that I have seen. She really has a great eye and chose interesting backgrounds and compositions that really made our pictures visually intriguing. Besides the photos, Jennifer went above and beyond in her efforts preparing for our event and scoping out the area beforehand. I was extremely satisfied with her work!

~Allison and Colin


Jen, Thank you SOOOOO much. You did an AMAZING job. I can't thank you enough for capturing all of our special day so beautifully. And I can't believe you got them done so quick!!!! :) Thank you again, and I look forward to working with you again in the future!!

~Lea and Justin


Hey there I was the maid of honor in the wedding that you did last Thursday for Shanna and Darrell and I just looked at the pictures today at work and I just wanted to tell you that they were so great... they were beautiful and creative and most important they were not the same old boring everyday wedding photos
So once again thank you so much I will most certainly be keeping you in mind for any photography... family, friends etc

Thanks again,
~Megan Thayer


I've done a few weddings with her! and she has the best personality ever, but not only that, she is highly talented and her final work always looks amazing. I would totally recommend her to anyone.

~Liz (beauty on location by Liz)

The photos of Liz and Steph's wedding are magnificent! Great job. Thank you for doing such good work this weekend. I know Liz and Steph were really happy with how everything went. 

~Heather


The (wedding) pictures turned out GREAT and I am THRILLED. I had no problem viewing any of them! I can't wait for the prints so that I can start mailing them out. I think the hard part will be choosing which ones to print lol. Great job, thank you so much! We may be calling you around Christmas time to do some holiday pictures of us too :) I just wanted to thank you again for personally delivering the prints. They are amazing! And the book is just wonderful! We had so much fun looking through it!

~Shanna and Dustin


We LOVE the wedding pictures. The ones outside with the fog are AMAZING! Much more than we ever could have anticipated. We just showed my parents and they were breathless. 

~The Sheppards

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I am based in Milwaukee, and I provide photography services for the entire state of Wisconsin. I also am available for destination weddings throughout the country as well as internationally!

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