Photo, Photo + Video
The owner (Jamal) is unprofessional. His office doesn't pick up the phone (once they have your money). They don't return phone calls unless they need to collect an installment or final payment. Because they don't have any phone relations, all communications must be done through email and you don't always get same day response. This is not good when they send you edits that require more work and weren't done as asked. This is because his graphic artists struggled with edit requests, and it took many rounds before our individual portraits came out correct. We had to refrain from edit requests to the rest of our 60 photos in our wedding album for fear it would take a year to get it right. Going back to the individual portraits, after 5 rounds of edits on 6 photos, Jamal sent them to be printed without our sign off. 5 rounds of edits done via email as he would not call us back to discuss. He knew that we were targeting getting these done for Christmas (we had a early November wedding). We were clear that we wanted it done right even if that meant we couldn't hit the Christmas deadline. He decided to print them without approval. One day, we got home and a Fed Ex package with the pics was at our door with a receipt inside (for a couple extra photos we purchased outside of our package deal. Luckily, they were good enough. We wrote the owner to complain about radio silence and the inability to call and discuss requested edits. He ignored the email. He didn't shoot our wedding. His shooter was contracted. She was very enthusiastic with a pleasant personality and good with kids. However, a good handful of our pics were out of focus. We wanted a pic of both families (immediate members) together. It was an inside pic and every shot of it was out of focus and couldn't be used. We did speak to Jamal's office manager (Maryann) to express concern and ask if anything could be done via graphic design. Her response was, "well, you have so many other nice photos to choose from." Several of our outdoor pics by a fountain lake were out of focus as well. Lastly, they called us to pick up our album. When we arrived to pick it up, it had a black smudge on the cover (a white cover). They never bothered to inspect it prior to our arrival. Jamal's son was working that day. He offered a wet paper towel to clean it off and remarked, "that's why people tend to choose the black album cover." Do yourself a favor, avoid JF Photography. The professionalism and reliability doesn't match the price. The headaches are not worth it. There are so many good photographers in NJ that you are better off with someone else
His videographer doing crappy job! Do not order video from them! They show you videos belong not to their videographers, which is really nice , but in reality they contracted to other videographers who do nothing, and half of my wedding day is missing, and videographer complain that he does not have enough space,like he was first time doing his crappy job. Very disappointed with jf photography.
Our wedding was March 25, 2017. We have been working with JF Photography for over a year before our wedding. Jamal took our engagement pictures and did a wonderful job!! We got them within two weeks of taking them so we were able to use them for our save the dates. For the wedding we had Lori as the photographer and Rob as our videographer. They did awesome work!! They arrived on time and ready to work. Lori and Rob were fun and engaging and made taking pictures a blast!! We got the pictures and USB 2 weeks after the wedding!!! They came out amazing!!
Jamal did a beautiful job with our photographs for our wedding on March 19, 2016. From the start, JF photography was easy to work with and their pricing is very fair for the quality of photographs that you get. Jamal knew all of the classic wedding shots to take, knew our venue (Mayfair Farms) extremely well, and was a pleasure to work with. The photographs we took before the ceremony were beautifully posed, formal, classic, and elegant. Jamal made sure to take pictures of family during the reception and friends on the dance floor as well. We (and our family and friends) are very impressed with his work and would recommend him for all future weddings!
I got married on September 4th! It was the most magical day of my life! Yesterday I received all the photos. Jamal and Joe captured ever single moment of my special day! Both men were fabulous to work with. They both were professional, patient, and energetic. I highly recommend J.F.Photography to capture any of your special moments!
Love them!Reviewed on 8/20/2015 Jennifer B
Jamal was amazing to work with. Both our parents loved having him take pictures. He took every picture I asked him to take for us and was constantly walking the room and taking pictures that I would never think to take. He was extremely professional, funny and had a clear vision. Jamal also took our engagement pictures which turned out amazing! We got so many compliments on them!
We got married June 26th at the Newark Club. We met with Maryanne a year before that , she was amazing and we honestly walked out of the studio feeling like she cared about us. We were not just another "business transaction". About a month before the wedding we meet with our lead photographer Lori. We told her our ideas and thoughts, she took note of it all. The day of our wedding Lori and Joe were amazing . The pictures they took are beyond amazing . Something we get to look back at forever. I 100% recommended Jf photography. One of the best decisions we made.
We loved JF Photography!!Reviewed on 8/01/2015 Michele B
My husband and I got married on Friday, June 26 at Mayfair Farms and we hired JF Photography for our photos and video. We are 200% satisfied with JF Photography. Jamal was our lead photographer and we also had a second photographer and a videographer. As soon as we met Jamal, we immediately felt comfortable with him. He took our engagement pictures, and by the outcome of those, we truly could not wait to see how our actual wedding pictures would come out! Jamal and his crew were extremely professional, fun, and energetic. They stayed the ENTIRE night and worked very hard up until the end of our wedding to get as many photos as they could to capture the true essence of our wedding day. We highly recommend JF Photography and we know that if we need professional photography in the future, we would look no further than Jamal and his crew at JF Photography.
JF Photography is AMAZING!!Reviewed on 2/24/2015 Melissa L
Throughout the process of booking our wedding photography and videography, Jamal and Mary Ann were nothing less than helpful, informative, and flexible. They truly understand and "get it" (and are very patient with frazzled brides, which I discovered right before my wedding when planning was starting to overwhelm me!). We couldn't have been MORE HAPPY with how the employees of JF treated our special day - as if it was a special day for them, too! They were accommodating and helpful, and worked so well with us, our bridal party, families, and friends. They took PHENOMENAL pictures - words can not even begin to describe HOW HAPPY we are with our pictures!! As are our parents and family!! And our video? WOW!! Second to none!!!! We would highly recommend JF Photography to ALL couples looking to book for their wedding (or any special occasion!)!! In fact, my sister and her fiance are using them for their wedding this upcoming May!!!! Congratulations on being SO AMAZING, JF!! Keep it up!! You are stars!!!!!!
JF is the bestReviewed on 2/03/2015
We got married in August 2014, and today I just picked up my last product from JF Photography. I cannot be happier with them. They did both photo and video for my wedding, they are all so professional and friendly. The quality of work is even more pleasing. We got the online viewing access of the photos about a month after the wedding along with the CD, the actual album did take a bit long, but I think it depends on your wedding. They are less busy in the winter time. The video included everything I asked for and the quality is really great. The whole team arrived before contract time on the day of the wedding. It was lot of fun to work with them as well. They are very polite to the guests, I am sure nobody would feel intruded by them. They also work with you on the enlargement or anything else you have in mind. I would recommend them to my friends' wedding. Hope this helps!
L.BeattyReviewed on 6/11/2014 Lauren B
My photographers were great!!! I am so so thankful I used JF Photography - my engagement pictures turned out beautiful!! Steve and Joe were fantastic the day of my wedding! I was an hour late because of my hair and makeup but Steve made me feel relaxed and ensured me we would get all my pictures in! They were great with my bridal party and my parents. Steve would show me some pictures after he took them and they were breathtaking! I can't wait to see all of my pictures from the day! I highly highly recommend them - super professional, super organized, super friendly - great resumes!!!
Wow!Reviewed on 8/29/2013 Gina
Wow! Lori and Christina from JF were absolutely amazing!! My husband and I knew that our pictures would come out beautifully, but I never expected such amazing work! Lori began by calling me a few days before the wedding to get to know us, give us information, and take and questions and requests we had. The day of the wedding was just amazing. Both of these ladies are so talented and worked so well together! Every moment of our wedding day was captured! From the posed shots to the candid moments at the reception, we were just so thrilled. We never felt bothered or were pulled away from our reception to get a few shots. From the professionalism of these ladies and of JF to the speediness of the proofs to the price, we could not have made a better choice! We absolutely recommend JF-be sure to ask for Lori and Christina! Gina and Gabe
Loved Them!Reviewed on 6/11/2013 Jillian M
Jamal and Joseph worked our wedding this past weekend and they were fabulous! JF Photography Studio was recommended to me by a co-worker. I saw her wedding book and fell in love with their work. Jamal arrived on time and you could tell he did his homework (he knew my sister, the MOH, name and all the shots I requested). He was such a pleasure to work with. I can't wait to see how my photos turn out!!!
Great!Reviewed on 5/14/2013 Chinue H
My photographer was great. She was out of the way but yet she got the pictures that we needed. She was open to suggestions and allowed my family and friends to take pictures. I did my enagament session in a park in Westfield...beautiful! I was able to get all my photos on a hi-res cd and I received 3 pictures printed in which I was on my wedding day. I opted not to buy an album but I received a photo book and a high-res cd. Pictures were ready on 3 weeks after my wedding. The office staff is very nice and willing to work with you.
The Photographer makes the difference in a great wReviewed on 9/22/2012 Lori and Stan P
JF Photography was extraordinary!!!!!! Do yourself a favor and give them a call. We checked out many photography services and JF Photography was the best by far! They were very the best in price, friendliness, service, and follow ups with them were so pleasant. I was afraid that having a photographer and videographer with us all day would be intrusive but that was FAR from the truth. In fact, it was fun. They were so accommodating and professional it was a pleasure having them with us from soup to nuts. They asked for a list of shots ahead of time to make sure that they captured every person and situation that we wanted. But then they went far beyond that to create wonderful "artsy" shots that are going to be incredible. For instance, they brought us into the dining room while our guests continued to enjoy the cocktail hour. They photographed us doing our wedding dance in the gorgeous wedding hall and even had us sit down on the exquisite, shiny marble floor with my wedding dress billowing out around us. The situations he set up were ultra- creative and we are so excited to see the results. We had 140 guests and everyone commented that both Jamal (the photographer) and Ron ( the videographer) were fun, unobtrusive, and actually added to the celebratory feeling of the evening. And when you contact JF, MaryAnn will give you over- the- top professional and friendly service. But the proof is in the pudding! If you want to go to my husband's facebook page in a few weeks you will see the results of their services (Stan Michael Plachinski). We cannot recommend them highly enough! Lori and Stan Plachinski
WonderfulReviewed on 7/22/2012 Jill S
Love them! We did i not pick our album and prints yet, but the proofs were ready about 2 weeks after the wedding and they look gorgeous! The photographers were friendly and funny to make it enjoyable to take so many pictures. I was running late getting ready and he was patient waiting for me. There is a lot included in the package for a reasonable price.
Great job!Reviewed on 10/26/2011 Kim F
Bob was wonderful and very helpful. He took all the pictures we requested. Because of time constraints there was an extra photographer prior to the wedding. Great job.
9-10-11 weddingReviewed on 10/06/2011 Melanie P
Steve took our pictures and he was great. He was very accommodating to us and our guests. The pictures turned out beautiful. We were very happy with the results.
Very goodReviewed on 10/05/2011 Lesley D
Very reasonably priced, very quick to get us our proofs.
Excellent work!Reviewed on 3/02/2011 Michelle F
We absolutely loved all our pictures!!
Beautiful photosReviewed on 3/01/2011 Lupe P
Bob was our photographer and he was amazing!!! We just received our high resolution CD with the photos and they are perfect!!! I can't wait to see our album. The price was very reasonable and we got alot for our money, including an engagement sitting. I am very happy with JF Photography! I went on a recommendation and I'm glad I did!
Great!Reviewed on 11/16/2010 Elizabeth A
I had 2 photographers and 1 videographer from this company. The photographers did a great job taking pictures of before hand, at the ceremony, and reception. They were not intrusive, and captured all the special moments- plus ones I didn't even know were going on! They were worth every penny I spent! I highly recommend JF Photography!
Septemeber 10, 2010Reviewed on 9/27/2010 Valerie T
JF was wonderful the day of the wedding. They were on time and very professional. They made sure they got all the shots we requested. Jamall and Joseph did a great job!
Review for JF Photography StudioReviewed on 5/10/2010 Jane P
He was laid-back unobtrusive, and our point contact at JF Photogrpahy, Mary Ann, is as nice and helpful as can be. However, we definitely have to make the effort to call about our finished photo album, and it's be a slower turnaround than expected.
Review for JF Photography StudioReviewed on 5/10/2010 Laura S
They were attentive to my list of photos I wanted and made sure they got every single one. The assistant was amazing, like having a personal assistant. She helped fix my bustle when it broke, held my purse, etc. And she took some great candids. Photo quality is great, plus the proofs come in bound books (great keepsakes) and they also give a CD and DVD slideshow of all proofs.;The primary photographer was a little too much with the posed shots - I think he just got a little carried away. So it took a little more time than we had anticipated and we ended up missing most of the cocktail hour (which we wanted to enjoy). Also if we didn't specifically list a photo, they didn't take it. I had assumed they would see 'family pics' and realize we wanted one with me, hubby, and my parents (pretty standard) but they never took one. Also he wasn't that great with posing people for the larger group shots, he just let everyone stand where they were.