JACLS Photography

Aibonito, PR

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

With over 35 years of experience in Fashion, Wedding, Portrait and Documentary photography I understand the important are good quality images as a memory to cherish. As a member of Professional Photographers of America I am prepared to provide those memories for you.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Photography is a challenging profession, a fascinating world that is also full of rewards. Knowing one has capture that special moment for a client for ever is one of those great rewards.

Location

Aibonito, PR 00705

Years in business

16

Number of employees

3

Times hired on Thumbtack

1

Reviews

10 Reviews
  • Wilmary V. Jul 14, 2015
    It was an extraordinary job and he takes excellent wedding photos. The attendance to the event was on time and the quality of the photos is perfect. Is responsible, dedicated, professional and we are thankful for those amazing photos.
    Hetor R. Mar 26, 2016

    Thanks you very much for such great review

  • Wilfredo V. Jul 7, 2015
    Hetor R. Sep 24, 2016

    Thanks

  • Maralisi R. Jul 6, 2015
    Great photographer, very invested in his work and amazing work ethic. Would highly recommend him. We are very greatful that he was the person to shoot our wedding and give us amazing pictures for life.
    Hetor R. Mar 26, 2016

    Thanks Maralisi

  • Chris P. Nov 17, 2014
    Hector dedication to the world of photography is nothing less than extraordinary. Attention to all the little details of subjects, Light, and shadow and bring all these elements together to create a eye catching image.
    Hetor R. Nov 18, 2014

    Thanks Chris. Happy shooting.

  • Johana S. Nov 17, 2014
    Mr. Rivera enhanced some photos for me and made them look very professional with nice effects. I would recommend Mr. Rivera to anyone.
    Hetor R. Nov 18, 2014

    Thanks Johana.

  • Lisa B. Nov 17, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Hetor was very punctual and personable. He did a great job, and even stayed later than asked to get more candids. I highly recommend Hetor and will use him again at my next conference in Puerto Rico.
    Hetor R. Nov 17, 2014

    Thanks Lisa. It was a pleasure working with your team on this event. I appreciate your kind words and would accept any assignment from your firm in the future in Puert Rico or across the world.

  • Andrea M. Aug 27, 2014
    Mr.rivera is very professional. While deployed , he captured wonderful memories . He is patient and loves to be behind the camera. He does what the customer wants and provides his best work. He knows lighting , location and doesn't waste your time. His pricing is very very reasonable. He does a great job.
    Hetor R. Oct 20, 2014

    Thanks for the wonderful review Andrea. That year in the desert is one I will never forget.

  • Britt W. Aug 27, 2014
    He is very professional.
    Hetor R. Nov 17, 2014

    Thanks Britt. You have being one of the models I have enjoy to work with the most.

  • Bret A. Aug 8, 2014
    Hector is a very warm and caring individual who pays great attention to detail. He has a wealth of experience in the photography business and he would be an excellent decision should you choose to hire him for your photography needs. He is first and foremost a professional who intimately understands the detail needed in each photograph to bring the subject matter to be the central point of focus. I am proud that I get to call him my friend.- Bret Akins
    Hetor R. Oct 20, 2014

    Thanks Bret, Is great to be able to count you among my friends, we had lots of fun together in Petersburg.

  • Nunu M. Mar 3, 2014
    Awesome individual, caring, trustworthy, reliable, Professional, among others great qualities...
    Hetor R. Nov 17, 2014

    Thanks Nuri.

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a graduate of Casa Aboy Photography Academe and was accepted to complete a Masters Degree in Fine Art Photography at the Academy of Art, Hollywood.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I specialize in intimate wedding, fashion and portrait photography. We strive to capture your special day in a tasteful and innovating way without interfering with your celebration. Your guest will not even notice we are there. I use a portrait and documentary approche to photography. We will never limit the number of photos included in your package. We know how to find the most candid and special moments in your wedding, and we take as many pictures as needed to fully tell the story of your special day!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Wedding pictures are a cherished keepsake, passed down through generations, and the only commemoration of the thousands of hours and dollars spent to plan one of the most important days of your life. Other than the choice of a spouse, the choice of the wedding photographer is the most important wedding-related decision you will make, and is not to be taken lightly. Following these steps can help you select the best photographer to record your Big Day. Decide what style of wedding photography you prefer. Are you looking for a traditional approach with mostly posed images? Or do you prefer lots of candid shots in which the subject may not even know he or she is being photographed? Do you like the glamour approach of fashion photography? Would you prefer a photographer who combines all of these styles (a freestyle or eclectic wedding photographer)? Decide what level of service you want from your wedding photographer. Perhaps you only need photographs of your ceremony so having just 1-3 hours of photography may be enough for you. Other couples may prefer a complete package that may include a pre-wedding engagement sessions, rehearsal dinner photographs, bridal portraits and newlywed photos. Decide how many images you would like from your wedding celebration(s). Some photographers may provide you with under 100 images to remember your wedding day by. Higher-end photographers often capture thousands of images (generally from 1,000 to 3,000) for you to keep forever. Figure out how much time and expertise you have to process your images yourself. Many brides who choose photographers that only give them a disc of their images (no album, prints or other items) find that they lack the time, software or knowledge to create their own albums, properly edit the photos (crop, color correct, etc.). Often, years later, these couples just have a stack of dusty, cheaply processed proof photos or photos on a disc that are not being lovingly displayed as a reminder of the wedding day Determine your Budget. Photographer fees, prints, albums, etc. generally come to approximately 12% of the entire wedding budget. This will allow you to quickly discard candidates which you cannot afford Research photographers. Ask your friends, inquire at bridal shops and with the management of the ceremony and reception sites you have chosen. Also browse bridal websites for information and links to photographers that work in your area Research each of the photographers on your list: look at samples of their work on the Internet, ask for and call their references, and check their standing with the Better Business Bureau When interviewing make sure to ask questions about liability insurance, sales tax, do they have a back up camera/gear Confirm, confirm, confirm! This is the golden rule of wedding planning. Remember: your wedding is more important to you and your spouse-to-be than to anyone else. As such, you must confirm appointments, plans, reservations, etc., several times—Once at contract signing, a second time 3-6 months before the event, and again 1-2 weeks before, at which time last minute details, changes, and requests can be worked out