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Jason was absolutely amazing! He has a way of capturing those candid moments that you don't want to miss, as well as giving good direction on some of the more "posey" photos (and trust me, I need direction on those). We hired him for both our engagement photos and wedding photos and I'm so glad we did. I was pretty anti-engagement photos (personally I think they look so corny), but it allowed me the opportunity to get comfortable in front of the camera, comfortable taking "romantic" photos with my then-fiance, and comfortable working with Jason. Not only that, they turned out awesome, and I love sharing our engagements photos just as much as our wedding photos. I highly recommend doing the engagement photos before your wedding so that you get all the gitters out and are ready to go for the big day! 5 stars, 2 thumbs up!
Jason is an exceptional photographer! I can't help but smile when I look at our photos he has captured for us on our wedding day, they are truly beautiful. Jason was completely flexible and his kind personality provided a great experience. So we thank you Jason!!!
Jason did our engagement session and our wedding. He was phenomenal, fun, very professional and always on time. He was friendly and full of ideas and made us feel at ease even though we'd never been photographed before, he and spent a great amount of time with us to make sure he captured the shots we wanted. He is very patient and efficient and was able to capture our wedding day in such an artistic way, i couldn't believe i was looking at pictures of MY wedding. The photos were so stunning they looked like they belonged in a magazine. I would recommend Jason in a heart beat. We will definitely work with him on future events and hope to keep in touch not only professionally but personally!
Jason is absolutely amazing to work with. We booked Jason for many events including our engagement party, bridal showers, etc. and always came early. Jason always goes above and beyond our expectations with his photography. He is early to work with, very responsive and efficient. I highly would recommend Jason to anyone that needs a photographer for a wedding or any event. He is really easy to work with and produces fabulous photos. Not only are his photos beyond expectation but he got us our edited, finished photos very quickly. That is another thing we absolutely love about Jason. If you need a photographer- Jason is the person you need to use! We will definitely be using him again soon.
Jason is incredibly talented. He has the unique ability to capture a person's essence and beauty. Our engagement pictures came out beautiful... far beyond our expectations! In addition, he is incredibly flexible, creative, reliable and fun. He is a blast to work with. Look no further. Jason is truly a ONE OF A KIND photographer!
Jason Cardoso is an amazing photographer. At our wedding he was able to capture every moment in a unique way - without anyone even realizing he was there. He was creative without being over-bearing, and his fun, easy-going personality makes him a joy to work with. We ended up with all of the classic photos you would expect from a wedding photographer, but also with so much more. Everyone was perfectly at ease with him behind the camera. One of our favorite pictures was when he strategically grabbed us for an incredible sunset picture during the reception. I have never seen a photographer that can so elegantly capture the true emotions of a wedding like he did - the ceremony itself, the reception, the speeches, and of course all of the dancing (not to mention a photo booth that was second to none). Jason - thanks for everything, Megan and I are eternally grateful for the photos of our special day. - Anders G
Jason was wonderful! I booked him almost a full year in advance and couldn't have been happier about doing so. He was so helpful and didn't huff and puff when everything started to run REALLY late. My guests barely saw him and his assistant the entire wedding, yet he got some great shots of everything. Jason got us our pictures back earlier than I expected and loved them all. Can't wait to have a reason to use him again in the future!
Simply Wonderful!Reviewed on 10/30/2014
As parents of the groom, it is our pleasure to highly recommend the work of Jason Cardoso Photography. There are so many components in planning a wedding, and some can be very stressful. but we were pleased to see how wonderful it was working with Jason. Choosing the right photographer is absolutely crucial in capturing the essence of all the planning for this very special day. There is no do-over. You want to have someone who is professional, patient and understanding. Jason is all of these, not only in his skill in photographing the event but in truly capturing the “personality and soul” of this special day. He was well prepared, quietly working in the background, never disrupting guests or the vibe of the event. We particularly enjoyed the special care and attention to detail that he took in looking at the wedding through the eyes of the bride and groom. The photos were truly reflective of their personalities. He planned and orchestrated group photos with ease, making everything a really fun experience. The end result was a beautiful collection of photos, documenting a very special day that we can all relive for many years to come!
Jason Cardoso - Personal Recommendation!Reviewed on 10/28/2014 Nina S
I have to say that I highly recommend Jason. Weddings are already so stressful, exciting, etc. - tons of emotions flying around and it was great to have someone so dependable. He was on time, professional, gave us great direction on what to do while still letting us make our own photo decisions as well, and was there until the last song played - catching every fun moment! IMPORTANT: When he delivered the photos on a disc, it was all organized per event of the wedding (reception, bridal party, details, first look, dancing, etc)! This made my life and everyone else's so much easier when I shared it with my family and friends. I wouldn't have gone with any other photographer - reliable, talented, and a great price.
An amazing photgrapherReviewed on 10/27/2014 becky B
I was a guest at a wedding that used Jason Cardoso photography. I loved his positive and creative attitude. He kept the bridal party smiling and laughing and I loved how creative he got with the styles and poses. After the wedding I reached out to the bride to get his info for a Birthday party that I was having for my husband. Even though it was half the amount of people as a wedding would be Jason still had the same exact attitude and passion as he did for the previous wedding. He took amazing candid shots of us along with the classic family photos. I highly recommend Jason for all special events!
Creative and MotivatedReviewed on 10/25/2014 REINA P
I didn't know someone could take such great pictures without being seen. Jason and his assistant took fantastic pictures from every angle without being in the way; they're like picture ninjas. Jason was very respectful at our wedding and got along great with my rather large and very demanding family. He had a great positive attitude and just went with the flow of the weekend. I really just feel like he took care of my husband and I. I felt like I was being photographed by a friend or relative; at no point was it awkward or forced. I would recommend him to anyone that is looking for a photographer with a great natural eye for detail. Jason is creative and can visualize the picture before he takes it. He wants to get the best shot and he wants to make his clients happy. I will be asking Jason to shoot other life events (when they happen: anniversaries, baby showers, etc.) because I am extremely satisfied with his work and his pricing.
A Photographer with an EyeReviewed on 10/24/2014 Heather M
I attended the wedding of a very close friend and able to witness Jason's work in action. The wedding involved groomsmen coming in on horses and the bride and groom riding off together after the ceremony, so, I was more interested than normal on how the photographer would capture this. So when I could I would try to see how he was capturing the special moments of the bride and groom, especially during the ceremony (with all the horses involved)! The results of his photographs were amazing. The real amazing part was I don't think I would of noticed him photographing the wedding if I hadn't made myself aware. He was definitely a "ninja" in capturing the moments throughout the day.He was also very friendly and personable and really went out of his way to understand what the bride wanted from her day and helped guide her and the groom to get the shots he knew they wanted. I was taken away when I saw the outcome of their photos and would highly recommend Jason to any bride.
Great quality by a great guy!Reviewed on 10/10/2014 Chante C
We were lucky enough to have Jason take our engagement photos. He is just so easy going and great to work with. We brought our boxer along and he incorporated our dog into the photography in such a great way. Those photos are up on our wall now!
Captured Memories that will last foreverReviewed on 8/13/2014 Melinda F
Choosing Jason was the best wedding decision I made. He exceeded my expectations and captured memories that will last for a lifetime. I could never thank him enough. From the moment we met to the moment I received my pictures was just a great experience. My husband I enjoyed working with Jason. He truly captured Us!!
Best Wedding DecisionReviewed on 7/29/2014 Randi Y
The groom and I both agree that hiring Jason as our wedding photographer was the best decision we could have made. Jason sat down with us over breakfast to plan our engagement shoot and talk about our wedding photos. On our wedding, Jason showed up early and spent the entire day snapping photos, not wasting a moment. He really captured every emotion of our wedding day: happiness, joy, seriousness, tears, smiles, laughter... I could go on forever! For being only a single photographer, we were amazed at the number of photos and angles he was able to shoot during the ceremony and reception. He didn't miss a moment! He even got on the dance floor with all of our friends and captured some of the best pictures of the day. We hope to have the chance to hire Jason again someday and recommend him to all of our friends. He was professional, friendly, and went above and beyond any of our expectations.
Forever Memories!!Reviewed on 1/27/2014 Jaclyn O
We’re not really the types to write reviews but Jason did such an exceptional job that we want to make sure we let him, and potential clients, know that his work is truly something special. We had a vintage country wedding on a working cattle ranch. The property was large and there was some question as to the best location for the ceremony. Jason scouted the venue on his own time and suggested we have our guests facing the beautiful rolling hills at an angle to allow for the best lighting and a seamless entrance by the groomsmen on horseback. It turned out great!! Jason was punctual and didn’t waste any time. He used every moment in between the getting ready shots and the groomsmen photos to capture the details of the venue, décor, and flowers. During our pre wedding meeting we discussed some must-do photos which Jason not only captured, but his artistic vision added to the quality of each and every one. Weddings are stressful and Jason is calm and professional. He neutralizes the stress level and isn’t afraid to take control when necessary. He was able to coordinate a shot of 70 family members without a hitch. He was also very tactful at pulling us away from the party when the light was right for some bride and groom shots, some of our favorite and most memorable. Although Jason has the option of working with an assistant, he was the only photographer for our large venue with 265 guests. He showed up prepared, took into consideration angles, distances and crowed movement, and kept us focused and on track. The result, beautiful memories. Jason met all of the after wedding deadlines. We were married the end of October and had pictures in plenty of time for family Christmas presents. Jason was a breeze to work with, so much fun, and ultimately captured the whole essence of our special day.
All that we hoped for and MORE!Reviewed on 12/09/2013 Suzanne R
I was nervous booking a photographer for our wedding, knowing that my memories of the busy day would fade but I'd have the photographs forever. I spoke to a lot of different companies and people about photographing our wedding and what we wanted but I knew Jason was the right choice immediately after getting off the phone with him...and man, was I right! Jason showed up on time and got right to work, snapping moments that I had no clue were happening. I was worried that one photographer wouldn't be able to capture everything, but he went from my room to the groom's room to our first look site and everywhere in between and didn't miss one moment. He was able to capture so many faces and sincere moments of joy, thoughtfulness, laughter, happy tears, and pride. He scouted the wedding site on his own time (an outdoor Log Cabin in the Presidio in San Francisco) and found a perfect site for wedding party pictures. His input was thoughtful but not at all pushy. In fact we LOVED not having one more decision to make. During the ceremony he was stealthy and got all the shots we requested, even though our ceremony only lasted 12 minutes, without being distracting to our guests. During cocktail hour he helped organize the family pictures and also wandered in the crowd and got action shots of our guests enjoying the lawn games and one another outside (something we didn't get to see ourselves!). He was incredibly friendly, flexible, and easy to get along with. We got back from our honeymoon and had four CDs of amazing photos to look through. Jason had gone through them all, picked out his favorites as well as the shots that we had requested, and organized the rest of the photos to make them easy to share, print, and cherish forever. And he did all that in less than a month (and during his busy wedding season!). We received over one thousand pictures, all worthy of being framed and hung on a wall. It was incredibly difficult picking our favorites...what a wonderful problem to have! I wholeheartedly recommend hiring Jason for your wedding or other important event. His services are worth every penny!
Wonderful CompanyReviewed on 9/26/2013 Heather G
It was wonderful working with Jason for our wedding. He was very professional and great to work with. He brought ideas and listened to what we wanted. our wedding photos turned out wonderfully and we had a blast working with him. I would recommended him to any bride or groom.