J. and Hannah are a good husband/wife team - great working chemistry, outgoing, and friendly. We chose them as our photographers for our fusion Indian-American wedding which took place 6 months ago. When I met J. he had not photographed an In...
dian wedding like ours, but I liked his photography style and met him a couple times before the wedding to go over the day-of timeline and photo expectations. He also photographed our meet and greet party the night before our wedding. J. included a third photographer last minute to make sure that all of the moments at our events would be captured. That being said, the three stars is for the personality, being flexible the day-of, and *quality* of culled images that we received. We were very disappointed with J's services for a number of reasons:
First and foremost, J. was late in producing our photos within the given timeframe established in our contract. 4 weeks late. And the communication was unprofessional, mostly excuses being given about flash drives that were sent (but not received) with no tracking number, etc. He was not proactive in giving updates unless asked. We also didn't receive a preview until over a month after the wedding (we were supposed to receive a preview a week after the wedding).
Second, the first round of photos that J. sent us looked like a "drag and drop" culling effort, with no time taken to choose special moments (i.e. no wedding sari photo, no father/daughter or mother/son photos, no shots of my DIY tables, cookie bar, and centerpieces, barely any shots of groom getting ready, etc). A lot was missing (and still is), and we were so disappointed. We eventually requested and received all of the raw images. And it is a shame that were there THREE photographers and not one bothered to take any photos of my wedding sari (I wore my mom's wedding sari!) or any of the DIY tables.
Third, the entire meet and greet album is garbage. The photos are unmemorable, and considering there were THREE photographers, there should have been some awesome photos in the collection. It's mostly really unattractive, embarrassing candid photos of friends and family that we would never share with them. What a waste.
If you're planning a traditional American wedding, J. is probably a good choice for the price. They know all the right poses and shots to take, and will make you feel comfortable the day-of like so many other reviews have mentioned. If you're planning a big, unique wedding with other types of events, I highly recommend choosing a photographer who has significant experience with your type of wedding, and the time/bandwidth to cull the right photos.