This is a review of J. Isolini Photography and Video. I had requested professional services of a photographer through Thumbtack.com to capture my wedding proposal at local park in Rockland County, NY in August 2014. After submitting my request on Thumbtack.com and after discussions with multiple photographers, I decided to go with Jason because he was the only photographer who took the time and effort to respond in detail to my questions and requests. He went above and beyond to help me figure out the best scenario as I was still trying to figure out locations, dates, and other things to make my proposal memorable. Jay provided ideas and had suggested areas through my correspondences with him. More than a photographer, he was a wedding proposal planner :-)
Jay was very professional, courtesy and quick from the beginning and that helped me select him over 4 other photographers that I was talking too. Perhaps it was the details in his responses that made me select him over others. It was as if Jay had cared about my wedding proposal as if it was his very own 
In addition to photos, I had inquired if he could provide video of the moment. Jay had suggested that his friend could help him capture the moment for me as he was more of professional with video than Jay was. I had no idea what he was about to produce for me would be this AMAZING. He totally blew me (and viewers of the video) away with what he produced. He kept saying that the video would be amazing and helped a nervous guy (especially the day of) calm down.
He had a time lapse video included, an interview voice-over and the use of a Steady cam and Go-Pro camera all in his video. Jay went from a photographer to a videographer to a producer all for me!
One of the things I remember about what Jay produced for me was his suggestion of scouting the location(s) prior to capturing it on photo and video. This is something most professionals tend not to do, due to their busy schedules. I appreciate the time he took to help me figure out the locations and best spot for the proposal to happen. The amount of time he spent in figuring out the location and editing the final product made me realize I made the right choice in going with Jay.
I was still debating a few locations leading up the date of the shoot and Jay was able to meet up at the location and check out what we can do and choose the best spot for background, noise filtering, and lighting. He even hiked a small trail with his camera gear to scout another possible location! Jay was dedicated to me, his first time client and the best location for the shoot!
Another thing I had inquired to Jay about was the need to show the photos taken on the day of the proposal at a local restaurant with family and friends. There was a projector and screen to show my family and friends who couldnt make it to the proposal. Jay was able to quickly edit 10 photos on his laptop in his car after the shoot and place them on a USB drive for me. It was great to show the moment and the shots to my friends who werent there. Jay was confident in his shots and was able to provide the stills at a short notice.
Jays turn-around time was remarkable, especially the video he edited and produced. I had told him that I preferred the video a week after to show our family and friends and he delivered it in TWO (2) DAYS fully edited. Most people would take a lot longer especially edited video. I appreciate Jays hard work, dedication and commitment in my request.
After the shoot, I had asked Jay to see if he could crop one of the photos and even delete a person out of the shot. He went the extra mile in doing that for me.
Overall, I am highly pleased with Jays services and expertise and highly recommend him. He is an up and coming photographer in the area and loves the challenges that each product brings. For my request, He had to switch from photo to video in an instant and got some great shots for me. If youre looking for someone who is up for the challenge and can provide some insight into a small plan you have, I would suggest going with Jason Isolini.
A highly satisfied customer,