I wish I could choose 6 stars, because Jay deserves it. From the customer service to the artistic and technical quality of his work, he is simply one of the best videographers you can find if you are looking to capture your day in truly unique ...
Like many people, my fiance and I were on the fence about getting a videographer for our wedding day, but wanted to at least investigate some options. We entered our info on Thumbtack.com and soon began receiving emails from a dozen videographers interested in working with us.
Jay managed to differentiate himself from the very first interaction. Most of the videographers merely sent us a quote, and others sent us a generic message about what services they offer, but Jay had taken the time to read our submission and sent us a personalized note, highlighting some of the artistic qualities we said we were looking for in our video and noting why he thinks he can deliver that for us. This meant a lot to us, particularly since so many people in the wedding industry treat everything like a transaction. Jay responded to our requests with lightning speed (on text, email, phone, and Facetime!), and even drove 30-40 minutes to meet us in person on a Saturday morning, specifically so he could learn about our relationship, our love, our priorities, and the theme/vibe we were looking to create with our wedding, all of this prior to us selecting him as our videographer.
Upon meeting Jay, we immediately noticed how genuine he is and how much passion he has for his art. I specifically call it art, and not "work," because Jay is a true individual and artist - it's undeniable from watching the trailers on his website: they are mind-blowingly beautiful, versatile in style, and with the perfect subtle balance of theatrics and raw emotion. The most important thing for you to realize in watching Jay's videos is how DIFFERENT all of them are! Jay has an extremely impressive and rare ability to capture the energy and emotions of an event and put it into edited film. This should not be undervalued! So many other wedding videos are "cookie cutter," and while they may be beautifully edited and perfectly acceptable, they do not tell the STORY! My wife and I, and all of our friends and family, were absolutely floored by how well Jay's video, particularly the 5-minute edit, recreated the EXACT energy of our day, from start to finish. Our full-length wedding video was no different... and, true to form, Jay went the extra mile and hosted a private showing with our favorite red wine at his offices to deliver our video, presented in a beautiful custom JayNandez box with thumb drive and personalized DVD, plus a digital version.
On our wedding day, Jay and his crew were absolute professionals. They captured every special moment without ever feeling like they were "in the way." They work around you, not the other way around, and we greatly appreciated that.
All this to say, you should choose Jay and JayNandez Films with the utmost confidence to film one of the most important days of your life. We couldn't possibly be happier with the outcome, and now have these beautiful videos to watch with our families and children for the rest of our lives.
Mike and Emilee