Absolutely amazing experience with Jason! He made my husband and I feel very comfortable throughout the photo process and didn't stress at all when there were 5 other bridal party groups trying to snag a spot near the Wrigley building for those awesome Chicago shots. The best part - I got my FULL album in a total of 13 days! Granted - our wedding was in December, but still - Jason gave us a personalized experience that definitely did not feel overdone or out of style. His cost was affordable and with the beautiful photos we ended up with - I feel like it was a steal! Highly recommend to any couple searching for a awesome wedding photographer!
Paige and Gavin
He was one of our favorite vendors to work with during our wedding! He and Kyle worked a 12+ hour day in order to photograph all of our wedding day events which we so so appreciated. My husband and I live in New York, but wanted to get married in our hometown in Illinois so our pre-wedding meetings were done via Zoom. I had wanted to make sure we found someone we felt comfortable with and after our first interaction with Jason, I knew I wanted to work with a fellow teacher. Jason did an incredible job photographing beautiful moments in very natural ways. We especially loved the film photos he took the time to take! I’ve posted his pictures repeatedly with compliments pouring in. So all of this to say, not only can we recommend Jason’s photography but also just him as a wonderful person!
Jason did our wedding ceremony at the Baha'i Temple and reception at Gibson's Italia this spring. We found him by referral from a close friend of ours, and he did not disappoint! Jason was so accommodating and worked with us throughout the entire process of consultation all the way through the completion of our wedding and the finalized photos. He was super conscious of what we wanted (a focus on natural poses of others and less portraits) but was really open/honest with his professional opinion on what was needed/best. His work turned out so beautiful -- beautiful, natural poses that were edited so naturally and authentically. He did AMAZING work, and I'm so excited to print/hang the beautiful photos from our wedding!
Tahirih and Keeyan
Jay is the literal best! He was such a great photographer for the day of our wedding and we will cherish these photos and memories forever. He was able to capture the best moments that we will be able to share with our future children and grandchildren. He's definitively not afraid to get into the crowd to get that perfect moment.
Don't skip out on the Engagement session with him! We almost decided against it but changed our minds and they all came out wonderful!
I couldn't thank him enough. 10/10 great photographer, great personality, easy to communicate with and extremely fast! We got our photos back within just a week or two!
Michelle and Jose
I cannot speak highly enough of Jason. He is calm, collected, and takes the most beautiful pictures that you have ever seen.
When I first approached Jason after I got engaged, I told him we were planning on doing a destination wedding. Rather than saying, "I can't do it," he was excited to take pictures for me in Mexico.
He captured some of the best pictures I've ever seen of my big day and of our engagement. I appreciate his style of photography and he does a great job of capturing moments rather than posed photos.
If you are looking for someone easy to work with, talented, and an excellent photographer, Jason is your guy.
Emily and Matt
Destination Wedding; Cancun, Mexico
I’ve been in 3 weddings in the past 4 months and Jason was hands down the best photographer. He was extremely organized, had my sister-in-law and brother provide a check list of what pictures were important to them, was professional in his approach and explanation ahead of the wedding day. The day of he was on time, organized, knew which pictures he needed and where, focused on making everyone at ease and dealt with the nerves and excitement of everyone with true grace. The wedding was in a Catholic Church which has very specific rules related to photography and ceremony and he respected all of the rules and rites of the church. He also had picture running on a screen during the ceremony that we were able to view and got sneak peak to us the same weekend, while having a second wedding to work on. The other 3 weddings I’ve been part of took 5-7 weeks minimum for sneak peaks to be available and the amount of time it took to take photos are up cocktail hours and much of the receptions. With Jason and the way he organized, the quality of photos was not compromised in the least and we got to the most important part, celebrating my brother and now new little sister more quickly!
Sister of the Groom
Jay is an amazing photographer! He has a great eye and the pictures on our wedding day came out so beautifully. But I can't just talk about his amazing photography skills without talking about how good of a person he is too! So professional, so easy to work with, so nice! I know it's important for some people that they work well with their photographer on their big day. It definitely shows through pictures how relaxed and natural wedding couples look when he shoots. Couldn't have asked for a more easy going, patient and cool photographer that I would now consider a friend!
Nicole and Randy
Jay V Photography took our wedding photos and we couldn’t be happier! I found his photography through The Knot and checked out his recent work on the website too. It was clear through his work that his style was technical yet creative. We scheduled an engagement session (included with our wedding booking!) and found that Jason was so easy to work with. He does a great job directing photos without posing too much. He has a special skill at using natural lighting and catching the perfect moment. As for our wedding day, Jason was prompt and attentive. He took charge and got some really great shots. The pricing is very fair and his photography really captures the moment beautifully. That is priceless! We loved seeing sneak peeks of our pictures on social media after our sessions too! You can definitely trust Jason with your next photo needs!
Michael and Laura
Melanie + Ethan | The Exchange | Chicago Wedding Photography
Jason & Erica | Meson Sabika Wedding | Naperville, Illinois
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Allison + Lucas | Cabo San Lucas, Mexico | Destination Wedding
Kara & Conor – Chicago Athletic Association
Gavin + Paige | Downtown Chicago Wedding | The Drake Hotel
Sophie + Noah| The Hoxton + Ovation Wedding | Chicago
Emily + Matt | Riviera Maya, Mexico | Destination Wedding
Engagement Photos in Downtown Chicago’s Historic Rookery
35mm Film on your Wedding Day
Cale + Marissa | Haley Mansion | Joliet, Illinois
Ashley + Matthew | Heritage Prairie Farm | Elburn, Illinois