Photography by Jake
Current Top Pro
Hired 37 times
6 years in business
Cash, Check, Paypal, Square cash app, Stripe, Venmo, Zelle
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Jul - Dec
Portrait Photography - Pre Holidays Shoot
Product Photography - LaMoniqueCosmetics dot com
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Don't think twice, just use Jake for your next photo shoot. We had a family photo shoot with Jake and it was absolutely wonderful. We have 2 kids and 2 dogs so of course we were worried about how the photo shoot will go (possibly lots of yelling) but Jake was so calm and extremely professional which helped us all stay calm as well. We all felt very relaxed including the dogs. The dogs really surprised us because they were at ease. Jake took lots and lots of pictures and if one of us looked away or wasn't smiling while he is taking pictures, he said no worries and will take another 20 pictures. Never did we feel bad or have any stress. I think this is the first time we didn't yell at our kids for not looking at the camera or smiling :-) Jake didn't put a limit to the # of pictures he would take which helped as well because if a certain shot didn't come out well, he would just retake another one. He also had a very quick turnaround with sending the digital pictures to us including editing the selected pictures. I am very impressed with Jake and his talents!Oct 14, 2020Verified
It was an absolute pleasure having our photoshoot with Jake! He was so personable and we felt at ease right away as he took so many photos for us from various angles and with many poses. He is truly passionate about photography and made the experience so much fun for my husband and I right from the beginning to the end. We will be calling him from now on whenever we need a photoshoot and will be recommending him to all our friends and family. Thank you so much for your expertise Jake!Mar 14, 2020Verified
Working with Jake was a wonderful experience. I wanted professional but natural and fun photos of me and my family, having not had professional photos taken in many years. We met at a park and the fun ensued! Jake has a very warm, approachable personality and made the session fun for our family, resulting in beautiful pictures. It's as if we made a new friend in the process. He was extremely accommodating of scheduling changes and requests. He arrived at the meeting location early and was 100% prepared. Jake made the entire process very easy. The reasonable price is an added bonus. I highly recommend hiring Jake :)Oct 22, 2019Verified
Wedding and Event Photography
We hired Jake to take photos of my daughter and our family for her sweet 16. Jake was a great partner to work with. My daughter(s) were very active and boisterous- Jake handled them really well and even used it to take some candid pictures. He was at the photo site and hour early because we were shooting in a public park. Jake sent me the photos the next day and was in constant contact working with me through the edits. Overall, I feel it was a good decision and value. Besides, that Jake is a nice guy to partner with so the process was enjoyable. Will be using him again for sure.Oct 10, 2019Verified
Let me be brief. This is the guy you want to hire. Friendly, responsive and on time. Jake is a true gentleman, and you can tell he is passionate about what he does. He sizes up the surroundings in a beat and knows the angle and position that will best capture the situation in a picture. He photographed my baby girl for 2 hours in the blistering July heat and was gracious at every moment. Afterwards he had our pictures available for us the next day! he did some great work with editing, black and white with a pop of one color. He is a true artist. This is your opportunity to book a real talent at the price of a thumbtack. I will hire him again for holiday photos and more...Jul 18, 2019Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I work within the budget of the client and if that budget is acceptable by myself and the client, we start the shoot. When I quote the client, I include my travel time and everything else, that I anticipate will be a part of the shoot. There is no other fees, unless we need to make significant changes to the nature of the project, but otherwise what you see is what you get and the rest is all inclusive.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Meet and greet, discuss the project and what the customer is looking to achieve. Get comfortable with the client, pets, kids and make sure that we have a vision for the shoot. Once that is established, we start the shoot. I like to make sure that the client is comfortable with me and how I do a shoot, pre and post shoot details. I like to make sure that all the steps are covered before we even get to the day of the shoot.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have been shooting wildlife, family and friends for years. I am self taught and self driven person, who fell in love with photography. Got some online recognition from reputable sites such as NGM.com and several others. I enjoy shooting wildlife and extend the same passion to pets and their owners. I also enjoy capturing that special moment, that's where the true magic of photography is. I want to help others to preserve that special and memorable moment in time.