Charlottesville, Middleburg, Washington DC, Eastern Shore,
About This Vendor
Fine Art Film Photographer in Charlottesville, Va
Fine Art Film Photographer in Charlottesville, Va.
Photo Shoot Types
Bridal Portraits, Engagement
Photo & Video
Digital Files, Film Photography, Photo, Printed Enlargements, Printed Proofs, Second Shooter Available, Wedding Albums
Photo & Video Styles
Artistic, Classic, Lifestyle
Getting Engaged, Rehearsals & Parties, Wedding
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Jen Fariello Photography Reviews
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Reviewed On 1/04/2021 by Janie C
I am very late to posting this (got married in the fall of 2019), but my husband and I absolutely LOVED Jen! She came highly recommended to us by friends who had hired her for their wedding, and I truly thought there was no way anyone could liv...
e up the the expectations they set. Well, good news -- I was very wrong! Jen is amazing. Clearly her photography is stunning, but she's also just a wonderful human being who is a joy to be around. She finds a way to make you feel constantly at ease (which I thought would be nearly impossible when I found out on the day of my wedding that my dress was pretttttty see-through in the sunlight... yikes -- but naturally, with Jen's talent, you couldn't tell in photos thank goodness), and she also does such a great job of capturing the best candids of you and all your guests. I can't recommend Jen enough -- you will love your photos, and you will also love every moment you get to spend with her. She is, plain and simple, the best!
Reviewed On 11/28/2020 by Laura K
Jen absolutely exceeded our expectations (which were already very high) for our October wedding. She was extremely responsive and flexible during the planning process. On the day of, she made us feel comfortable, made us laugh, and captured fle...
eting expressions (both of us and our family/friends) that we will always treasure. Multiple people have since commented that our photos are the best wedding photos they've seen. Jen really is the best of the best.
Reviewed On 10/17/2020 by Allie C
Jen is a true artist. Her pictures have the ability to make you feel like you were there! Jen is such a hard worker, she did not stop the entire day/night. There was 100% chance of rain on our day and it did not impact her ability to get perfec...
t pictures. Jen literally stood in the pouring rain just to make sure we got the perfect shot! Do yourself a favor and hire her, there is no one better to capture your day!
Reviewed On 12/05/2018 by Katheryn M
I cannot say enough great things about Jen—she is a true artist! For starters, my husband and I are not necessarily “at ease” in front of the camera, but Jen worked her magic – putting us at ease right off the bat, with her enthusiasm and warm ...
personality. She is also a visionary—seeing the perfect shot with the perfect backdrop comes naturally for her. This is so incredibly important for wedding photographers, because the day goes by in a blink of an eye, and finding a photographer who knows what, how and when to shoot so you don’t have to spend too much time taking photos is paramount to enabling you to spend time celebrating with your loved ones. She also does a fantastic job capturing candid photos of your guest (so you can see all the moments you may not be able to witness yourself live), and all the little details that you’ll want to remember forever. Lastly, everyone is naturally so eager to see “sneak peak” photos immediately after the wedding, and without prompting, Jen shared a wealth of amazing photos within a day or so after the wedding. We also got married in November, and our family wanted to use a photo for a Christmas card, and Jen was incredibly flexible and helpful in getting that photo over to us immediately so we could use it. In short, Jen is everything you could want or dream of re: a wedding photographer – 10/10 would recommend!
Reviewed On 1/04/2018 by Melissa R
JEN. Where to even begin....this woman is a genius. From the moment I met her at my engagement shoot, to the last minutes of the wedding, I knew that I couldn't be in better hands - her talent knows no bounds. She has the most calming, genuine,...
and sweet personality, my friends and I have joked that we actually miss her since the wedding ended. Not to mention she is a trooper. We wanted our first look to be at the Lincoln Memorial, but it happened to be the coldest winter since the early 1900s. Despite this, Jen bundled up, put her game face on, and took the most epic pictures - with a smile on her face. She made my day so special, made me feel SO comfortable, and captured the most special moments of my entire life. Thank you Jen, you are amazing.
Reviewed On 3/16/2017 by Laura F
Jen is absolutely amazing! Her pictures are stunning, but she is also so nice and easy to work with. She is helpful and organized and makes taking all of the pictures fun. She goes above and beyond to give you the most beautiful pictures that...
you can treasure forever. We had the best experience with her and would recommend her hands down a million times over!
Reviewed On 3/16/2017 by K D
Jen was absolutely phenomenal start to finish. Her work is beautiful and she was a total delight to work with. Jen went above and beyond, often working closely with our wedding planner on items such as the timeline of our "big day" which help...
ed us to keep things moving, while also ensuring that the lighting was perfect at all the right times and that we never felt rushed in capturing the memories we wanted on film. Lastly, but most importantly, having Jen with us on our wedding day was more like having a close friend spend such an important occasion with us. There's no one else I would have rather had spend the day with us! We love Jen and are so lucky to have worked with her on our wedding and made a friend for a lifetime.
Reviewed On 11/02/2016 by Maggie K
Besides making gorgeous photos, Jen has the ability to make even the most un-photogenic people feel comfortable and enjoy the photo taking process. But honestly, while you definitely need the posed photos with your bridesmaids and your families...
, the photos you love the most are the small moments of joy that Jen so beautifully captures. She is a joy to work with, keeps everyone laughing and happy. Photos, and perhaps a video, will be the one tangible thing you will have to share about your wedding in the future. There are so many items you can splurge on at a wedding....the photographer is one I would recommend and Jen is incredible! Everyone has commented on how wonderful our photos are - thank you Jen! I hope to have the opportunity to work with you in the future :)
Reviewed On 9/13/2013 by Anna P
I knew from the moment I started emailing with Jen that she would be the perfect photographer. My husband, my family and I really wanted a photographer we felt comfortable around, that would make the day fun and make us feel relaxed. Jen's pers...
onality is so warm and welcoming that you immediately feel comfortable around her and like you have known her your whole life. And to top it all off her pictures are stunning, truly beautiful. She captured the feel of the day, the warmth of the ceremony, the fun of the reception and the love that filled the rooms. I could not have dreamed of a better photographer!
Reviewed On 9/01/2013 by Margie S
Jen is spectacular! You could not ever want or expect to receive a more wonderful photographer! She responded to my email about her services so promptly and was extremely professional and personable in all our correspondences. Her creativity...
and perspective in her photographs is amazing. She will discover a viewpoint that you would never have thought possible that truly will delight and astound you! She is very easy and enjoyable to be with during the busy time of the ceremony and reception.
I recommend Jen with enthusiasm and no hesitation and I can't wait for an occasion to employ her again!
Reviewed On 8/30/2013 by Anne C
Jen is AMAZING! Honestly, there isn't a better photographer out there. And not only does she take STUNNING pictures, but she is an absolute pleasure to be around.
Reviewed On 8/26/2013 by Meg P
Jen is amazing and I couldn't imaging anyone else to photograph our day! She is so enthusiastic and passionate and we are in love with each and every one of our photos.
Reviewed On 8/23/2013 by Arthur W
We picked Jen based on her website and reputation and she absolutely lived up to it. She was responsive to all our requests and was accommodating day of despite some tricky weather. The pictures were absolutely stunning.
Would definitely c...
hoose her again, and would enthusiastically recommend to others as well.
Reviewed On 8/20/2013 by 81Belldandy
My Husband and I worked with Jen Fariello 2 times prior to our wedding. Each time she was very outgoing, understanding, and energetic! She's such a caring person and enjoys what she's doing. It really shows when you see her work! She brings out...
the best in people. We loved her work so much we actually scheduled our wedding on a date she wasn't booked! When you work with her, it doesn't matter the season, or that day's weather she can turn it into a priceless memory - Captured all on film. Needless to say our wedding photos turned out phenomenal and we will be calling her the next time we hope to capture another chapter in our lives.
Reviewed On 7/11/2013 by Claire S
We wound up working with Jen because things didn't work out with our original photographer. I was impressed by a carefully curated portfolio and didn't consult enough people about our selection. When the images came back, I was in tears. That's...
when Jen Fariello swooped in and made everything better.
My husband and I spent a wonderful afternoon with Jen taking our wedding portraits. I am jealous of every bride and groom who got to have her with them for their entire wedding day! She had a beautiful energy about her that makes you instantly comfortable. Though she has photographed thousands of people, she will call out things while taking your pictures that make you feel like her very favorite subject in the world. Being in front of her camera is truly an amazing experience.
When the photos came back...well, I couldn't help but stare at them over and over again. I remember thinking "is that how I look?" A relative saw Jen's photos of us on Facebook and commented that they were the best photos anyone has ever taken of us. Talk about a confidence boosting experience! I was so thrilled with Jen's gorgeous images that I went back to her to have my portrait taken for work (I would have loved to use my wedding portraits, but something tells me that wouldn't have gone over too well at the office).
By the way, a very interesting testimonial to Jen's amazing work is that you'll see past brides commented on her Facebook page years after their weddings. I saw one woman write that she was stopping in Charlottsville on the way to a vacation home with her family just so they could have their annual family holiday card picture taken by Jen. Her brides become her friends and clients for life.
We have already decided that we will be "gifting" Jen's services to our niece and nephews when they get married.
Reviewed On 7/11/2013 by Gerry P
The photographs taken by Jen Fariello and her staff captured the essence of a fantastic occasion, the wedding of my daughter and her husband! Jen's creativity, vitality, and helpfulness helped to make this day a resounding success. She truly m...
ade everyone feel at ease as she went about her work in a fun, caring, and professional manner. Her work reflected the love and happiness of that day! Jen was so easy to deal with as she moved about unnoticed, and made sure that every memory would be preserved for us in her photos. She effectively used a beautiful venue as a backdrop to enhance her pictures and make us all look great! Jen is very professional while making everyone feel comfortable and taking incredible photos.
Reviewed On 7/11/2013 by Christie P
I can't rave enough about the wonderful Jen Fariello! On top of being an amazingly talented artist, Jen is a kind person who has a true gift for making her subjects feel comfortable, happy, and beautiful on some of the biggest days of their li...
ves. She provides a great selection of posed photographs, but, in my opinion, her true talent lies in capturing "the moments" as they are happening in an artful, breath-taking way; she truly sees the world through a different lens, and her clients reap the benefits!
My friends and family rave about our wedding pictures, and my husband and I are SO happy with how they turned out. Her work is an investment you will appreciate so much after the wedding has passed, and I cannot recommend her enough!
Reviewed On 2/09/2013 by Stefanie V
Jen Fariello is absolutely amazing. She was one of the first vendors we reached out to for our wedding, because we knew we HAD to have her as our photographer! And she went above and beyond our expectations. She was responsive, professional and...
easy to work with, which was such a relief considering how stressful wedding planning can be. She is laid-back and just a fun person to be around! She made us feel very comfortable on the day of the wedding, and her photography during the ceremony/reception was seamless and unobtrusive. As for the pictures themselves - BEAUTIFUL. We loved the fact that she shot on film - the warmth and clarity of the pictures really showed through. I cried happy tears when I first saw the pictures! I knew they would be good, but had no idea they would take my breath away. My husband and I will treasure these pictures forever.
Reviewed On 11/04/2012 by Tiffany K
Jen was the first vendor we picked for our wedding (because we knew we wanted her immediately) and we couldn't be happier with our choice. Not only is she incredibly talented, but she is awesome to work with. Jen is so knowledgeable and really...
helped us through the whole process (even on non-photography related questions). She is super sweet, easy to work with and really makes you feel comfortable. And her pictures are amazing - she was able to capture so many great moments from our wedding. We really can't say enough great things about her and look forward to working with her again in the future!
Reviewed On 11/03/2012 by Hannah A
We could not be happier with Jen's work. Jen was fun to work with, creative and got every single important shot and nuance of our wedding. Looking through the final copies, and slideshows brought tears of happiness to my eyes. The lighting i...
s perfect, she captured the true emotions and unique aspects of each moment. We had family member, after family member comment on how spectacular the photography was. My husband and I are currently living overseas and Jen even found ways to get us our photographs here in Venezuela. She is professional and her work is spectacular. I couldn't say more good things about Jen. You will be absolutely, perfectly happy with the results!
Reviewed On 11/02/2012 by Mana B
Jen's photos are absolutely inspired and her work is without equal. We loved working with her before, during and after our wedding. She was a consumate professional before our wedding and absolutely inconspicuous during our wedding and she pr...
esented us with an extraordinary array of wonderful photos after our wedding. We were so pleased with her and her incredible work that we've since worked with her several times, even though we live in DC.
Reviewed On 10/31/2012 by Sean H
Jen and her team did fantastic job, we couldn't have picked a more professional and talented photographer. They were a pleasure to work with, making everything comfortable, easy and fun! Our pictures turned out even more beautiful then we cou...
ld have imagined. The pictures were so amazing that all of our wedding guests continue complimenting how beautiful the photos are. Thank you to Jen and crew for capturing our wedding memories with the most amazing photos.
Reviewed On 10/01/2012 by Parker B
I will say it again, Jen is absolutely amazing! Her photography is stunning! She captured every moment beautifully. The pictures I have from my wedding are ones that I will treasure forever. I feel so lucky to have had her be the photograph...
er. She made us look great! :) She is so professional and knows what shots to take. When we looked back through the photos, it was so fun to see some of the moments we missed: she got some great photos of one of our friends dancing; another one of my husband's friend doing a karate kick (don't ask me why...) Anyway, she literally captured everything! I can't say enough good things about her. I would highly recommend her.
Reviewed On 9/18/2012 by Devon B
We were so happy with using Jen Fariello as our wedding photographer! I have gotten countless compliments that she took the "best wedding pictures ever" and we couldn't agree more. She was so much fun, so talented and delivered gorgeous results...
! She made everyone so comfortable and captured priceless moments that we will cherish forever.
When I first saw Jen's work I knew that she was the photographer I had to have to capture our wedding. Her pictures are so beautiful and I loved that she took both film and digital photographs. She is so warm and really makes you feel comfortable. For my bridal portrait she arranged a perfect setting and I couldn't have been more pleased with the way the pictures turned out. I love every single photograph she took from my portrait and our wedding and it was so hard choosing a picture for the paper because they were all SO good!
Jen was the best choice we made for our wedding and I am so glad we were fortunate enough to spend our wedding day with her!
Reviewed On 9/09/2012 by Nancy O
I certainly agree with my niece when she told me that she and her fiance had the "best photographer ever" in Jen Fariello. What happiness Jen brought to our families and friends when she captured the joyous moments in time of the wedding, esp...
ecially when she put some of these photos to music. Her work took my breath away and brought tears to my eyes! Jen Fariello is obviously a sensitive person and an outstandingly talented, professional and experienced photographer. She was a pleasure to be around throughout the wedding and all associated events, truly a nice person to everyone! I thank you, Jen Fariello, along with my sister, for capturing every amazing detail and every awesome moment of this glorious wedding so we can enjoy it all again and again. We are forever grateful.
Reviewed On 9/09/2012 by Donna D
September 6, 2012 at 3:42 pm
Wow Jen! You captured all of our joy! We will forever remember our daughter's joyous wedding day through your fabulous photos. Whitney and I paid such particular attention to every detail in planning ...
and we are grateful we hired you for the photography. We both 'had a feeling' from the first day we met you that you were the right person for us. And now that we see the photos we know we were right! We have received so many wonderful compliments on the photos. The wedding day has been described to us by friends who attended as a 'fantasy wedding' and the photos certainly capture that feeling. Again thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us. xo
Reviewed On 9/09/2012 by Whitney D
We could not have been happier with our photographer, Jen Fariello. Our pictures are absolutely stunning, thanks to Jen's amazing work. We interviewed multiple photographers and not only was Jen's work beautiful but she was so nice and so war...
m and pleasant that my mom and I knew right away that she would make the perfect photographer. She was extremely helpful during the whole planning process, planning a timeline for our very long wedding day and even helping me with a few other wedding things since she has so much knowledge of everything weddings in Charlottesville! Jen captured beautiful pictures of our rehearsal dinner and on our wedding day. She was so easy to work with and all of my family members enjoyed her company and now her stunning pictures. She has a very creative and artsy eye and took some really cool pictures of us, our wedding party, our guests, and every single little detail of the day. Jen made the most gorgeous slideshow of the best pictures of our wedding day that she hand selected and put to music and my friends and family LOVED it! She mailed us beautiful silk boxes with all of our pictures and as well CDs. I could not have been any happier with her and am so so so thankful that I chose her to capture our special day. We now have the most beautiful pictures for the rest of our lives! I highly recommend Jen, she was one of the best decisions we made about our wedding day!!!!!
Reviewed On 9/08/2012 by Lauren G
Working with Jen Fariello was one of the best decisions we made in all of our wedding planning--we are absolutely blown away by Jen’s artistic talent!
Jen took our engagement photos a few months prior to our wedding and she could not have pu...
t us more at ease in front of the camera. The engagement photo session was the perfect way to get to know Jen’s style and we knew exactly what to expect going into our wedding day with regard to photography.
Our wedding was such a magical celebration and Jen did such a fantastic job of capturing the emotion of the day! From the touching ceremony shots, to the countless detail and family photos, Jen captured every aspect of the wedding with an artistic eye unlike any other. She truly made our day incredibly special and we can’t thank her enough that we now have stunning images that take us right back to our wedding day with every view.
We also so appreciate Jen and her team for braving tough conditions as our wedding fell on the weekend of the crazy and unpredictable derecho! No one would even believe the storm had passed through the night before the wedding from our breathtaking photos.
Jen is beyond the best and an absolute delight! We are so lucky to have worked with her throughout our wedding planning process. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Reviewed On 9/04/2012 by Stephanie G
Jen Fariello is a dream come true. She's passionate, she's TALENTED, and she's completely fun and fabulous to work with. I think the best thing about working with Jen is that she's so willing to take risks and do things outside of the box; but,...
she's also perfected the art of classic wedding photography-- images your grandchildren will treasure and images that will always be in style.
Jen was our first and only choice as a photographer and we used her for everything we could possibly imagine: bridal portraits, engagement session, boudoir session, and, of course, the wedding weekend. It was incredible doing a boudoir session with Jen. She made me feel so comfortable and confident-- and it was so much fun! I don't think I would have bared it all had it not been for the comfortable environment she created.
Having Jen around on your wedding day is the best-- she's fun, just like part of the group, she is great at giving helpful directions, especially to people who are shy in front of the camera, and she genuinely wants you to shine in her images. She made me feel like a goddess and we've just been overwhelmed with the beautiful images she made.
To sum up: Jen is an artist, not just a photographer. She's so smart and knows when to use digital and when to shine with film; she has the best personality and attitude and she's up for anything! I recommend her before any other vendor I've worked with. She will make your wedding day a completely magical experience!
Reviewed On 9/04/2012 by Meghan W
I am happy to write this review because both our experiences with Jen were fantastic and we have beautiful images to prove it! Jen immediately made us feel comfortable. She captured amazing shots for all parts of the special day. She was reliab...
le and pleasant. She had our prints ready in a reasonable amount of time and communicated often. She is professional and creative. I cherish our wedding photos and our couples photos each day, I know I will forever.
Reviewed On 2/26/2012 by Lisa C
Not being from Charlottesville, my husband and I spent a lot of time researching wedding photographers, and eventually found Jen based on a recommendation from a couple we met at our Catholic marriage prep weekend. Jen exceeded our expectations...
, and we are so glad we chose her for our wedding weekend in December 2011.
One of the best things about Jen is her creative eye, I am amazed by how great the photos she took of us came out. Even though it was December (meaning the sun sets really, really early), Jen was able to capture beautiful light for our portrait shots after the wedding ceremony. Jen and her team also did an outstanding job on the non-portrait photography (i.e. candid shots throughout the events). Even though there were three of them at our evening reception, they did a great job blending in and getting fun shots of our family and friends enjoying themselves.
We also had Jen and her team host a photo booth at our wedding reception. They brought along a few backdrops and paper cutouts of hats, moustaches, etc., along with a mini chalkboard and some other cute signs. Our friends & family loved the photo booth, and we got some great shots of everyone letting loose during the reception.
One of my favorite things about working with Jen was the great attitude and spirit of her and her team. Wedding planning is stressful enough, and it was really important for us to work with vendors who would not add additional stress to our wedding. Jen and her team exuded this wonderful excitement each day they were with us (we had two ceremonies over two consecutive days). I really felt that Jen was just as excited about our wedding as we were, and it made taking pictures with her all the more fun.
Another great perk, Jen put together a complementary musical photo slide show and sent it to us just a few weeks after our wedding. The slide show was so well done. It captured the emotion of both days so well, watching it made us feel like we were re-living the weekend (I still tear-up watching it!). The slide show was also a really nice treat to share with our guests so soon after the wedding.
One last note about pricing…the cost of photography is definitely on the high end, but I can honestly say that for us the expense was worth it. Our wedding weekend went by so fast, and as strange as it sounds, the photos serve as a way for us to fully remember everything from the weekend. I’m glad we booked Jen for both days and for the whole reception. Some of my favorite photos are of my friends and family hamming it up late-night!
In short, I highly recommend Jen Fariello Photography, and am happy to speak with anyone about her services if they have questions.
Reviewed On 2/14/2012 by Sandra M
We decided to elope at the last minute to the Clifton Inn, in Charlottesville, VIriginia and cancel our big Ireland wedding. Best decision I ever made. We were so lucky to have Jen be our photographer there. She was with us about an hour and ...
a half I think, took great creative shots and had a lot of fun with us. My best friend is a wedding photographer so I'm familiar with the business and was really very happy with our results.
Reviewed On 10/31/2011 by Carrie B
Selecting Jen Fariello as our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions we made! She runs a professional business, has been great to work with and does EXCELLENT work. I am amazed at the quality of pictures she takes and can truly say ...
there isn't one photo of our wedding I don't like. She handled our large wedding party perfectly and managed to capture the most perfect, magical moments on film! Jen puts her clients first and knows how to provide not only the best of pictures but service as well. I wouldn't suggest any other photographer in Virginia!
Reviewed On 10/04/2011 by lauren p
I am still in awe of the beautiful memories Jen Fariello captured of our wedding in Charlottesville 2.5 years ago. She provided us with so many stunning photographs that it was nearly impossible to choose which ones to frame and give as gifts--...
such a great challenge to have! Additionally, it was always such a pleasure working with Jen; she is both personable and professional. My mom and I have actually stayed in touch with Jen over the years, and we are certainly hoping to employ her to capture many more family memories in the future.
For us, working with Jen was a no-brainer. After spending months and months planning our wedding, we knew that we had to have her as our photographer to provide us with the memories that would last forever. Each time I look at our wedding pictures, I am able to relive our wedding day--we didn't even need a videographer! Jen's talent is truly unparalleled.
Reviewed On 9/30/2011 by Jason C
Awesome Awesome Awesome! We could not have been happier with Jen and her staff. Jen is super friendly, great to work with, professional and extremely talented – she knew where to be, what to capture, and how to do it – and she never got in th...
e way at all. Her work is top-notch – the picture quality and composition were beautiful.
From day one, Jen was easy to work with, knew what to do, and knew what questions to ask. She has this quality about her that is hard to describe, but was an absolute must for our wedding – it’s her knowledge and the talent to apply it without a lot of stress. I’m think her experience plays a big role, but she did such a great job with everything and everyone – and she did it so calmly considering everything going on around.
Jen’s very easy going and she knows the wedding circles of Charlottesville in and out. Anytime we asked her opinion (whether photography related or not) - she made great recommendations. To make things easier/smoother on the day of, she even made calls to coordinate with other vendors so that the photos would be just the way we wanted. Jen is extremely professional and knows what she is doing – she worked with our schedule of events, figured out all the logistics of family and bridal party and got all of the shots we wanted without any hassle.
Jen handled all of the things we were worried about with ease; large families (with toddlers and newborns), a large wedding party, and keeping us from seeing each other the day of – Jen knew how to accommodate it all. With big families (each with some big personalities) and the need to get the whole family together – Jen did a great job handling everyone’s input, getting the shots without any hassle, and managing to get all the children to focus and smile for those important moments. Despite all the pictures we wanted to get done after the ceremony – we still made it to the cocktail hour and got pictures done in 3 locations!
We’ve been to plenty of weddings where you feel like the photographer is purposely trying to prevent people from having fun or interacting with the bride and groom and the photographer’s equipment seems to be louder/brighter than the band. Jen’s got it down – what more is there to say – she takes beautiful pictures, she’s extremely knowledgeable and she is very personable to boot.
Living 5 hours from Charlottesville – Jen did a wonderful with communication both before the big day as well as after. The pictures were turned around in the timeframe discussed with some surprise previews thrown in, which were awesome.
Looking at the pictures (in both the box set and the digital version) – we were amazed at the quality as well as the interesting perspective she put on the photos. We love that she does a variety of color, black and white, digital and film – it really makes for an interesting set.
Jen and her team did a fabulous job and captured the day start to finish beautifully – she truly captured the charm of Charlottesville on our wedding day. We wouldn’t have changed a thing – except maybe have Jen come to the rehearsal dinner – Thanks so much Jen! You’re the best.
Reviewed On 9/29/2011 by Regina P
Our daughter's wedding turned out just as planned and to
have it all captured by Jen in such exquisite and creative
ways and be able to relive and enjoy it (since the day-of can be pretty intense) has been such a blessing! You know she is a...
Keeper from the moment you meet her, and when you see her work, you are impressed, but when your own family is the subject of her work, you are just plain grateful. She does not just have talent, she has a gift!
Reviewed On 9/28/2011 by May A
I am the child of a retired pro photographer; we have beautiful pictures for every age and stage, and photography was the first and most important consideration for my wedding.
That said, my husband and I are fairly private people. During the...
wedding planning, we wondered how we'd work with any photographer and get an authentic result--pictures that would really capture how we feel when we're together. Booking a wedding photographer meant trusting someone to expose moments that would for us otherwise be very low-key, very private.
Jen is the best there is; at first, she is simultaneously very gentle and very clear--no one ever wonders where to look or stand. Later in our engagement session and throughout our wedding, when things became more spontaneous and we really cut loose, Jen read the flow of the evening--candids, always. Impromptu group shots? Seamless.
She reads the bride and groom, and their guests, intuitively. She is completely mentally present at the wedding--totally focused, for the entirety of the event. There's no compromising: the light is always amazing, the composition of every shot is perfect. You will get your photos back and see moments you couldn't possibly have remembered, because there were so many, and the night was so full. And she got them all.
Reviewed On 9/28/2011 by Dale C
This was the 2nd Jen Fariello wedding for our family and both times her work was superb! This year she came to Charleston, SC, for my son's wedding--it would have been impossible for anyone to have done a better job. Her group captured ...
the beauty and charm of Charleston and the wedding party perfectly. Both Jen and her staff are incredibly creative and easy to work with. Her work provides our family and friends with a splendid reminder
of our treasured wedding in Charleston! Everyone who has seen the photos and slideshow online has raved about their beauty and creativity. It would be impossible to find anyone more talented and capable.
Reviewed On 8/11/2011 by Jessica F
Jen Fariello and her team created the most wonderful story with our wedding photos. They were able to capture all of our special moments as well as many other treasured moments among our guests. She and her team exuded kindness and energy that ...
made the wedding party feel comfortable and created an enjoyable atmosphere for everyone.
Jen made my Mom and me feel very special throughout the planning process and met with us several times to establish a personal relationship and ensure our happiness. We communicated often via email and she was always patient and understanding with our requests. Jen went above and beyond to give us the best wedding photography experience and is undoubtedly a bride's dream photographer!
We love Jen and look forward to her being part of future family celebrations.
Reviewed On 7/24/2011 by Sarah B
Jen's pictures are warm, candid and across the board flattering. She brings an artistic eye to standard issue wedding photography. More importantly she brings her own joy and enthusiasm for weddings and photography. We shot in nontraditional...
locations and Jen was game for everything. She had an assistant and between the two of them they captured an image of everyone at the wedding, without being obtrusive at all. Within 3 weeks we had an amazing slide show, our 1200+ pictures were online and a set was shipped to us. Her services were definitely an outsize portion of my budget, but worth every penny.
Reviewed On 7/15/2011 by Beth C
Choosing Jen was the first decision we made when we got engaged. The quality of her work speaks for itself. That is just one of the many reasons she gets booked WELL over a year in advance for these events. In addition to her being an incredibl...
y talented photographer, here are a few reasons we am so grateful to have had her as our wedding day photographer:
1) She stuck with us. One can never really know what will come up in life, and you want to try to pick vendors who can be flexible. When we first booked Jen, we didn't know that we would be having a 2 1/2-year engagement instead of a 1-yr engagement. Even though she is HIGHLY in demand, and we had to ask her to travel to another state, in a different year, Jen was nothing but understanding and accommodating to us. I was so thrilled she was willing to change everything around for us and was really grateful that she was so cool about it.
2)She's a professional, and knows what to do. I'll admit, I have got to be the worst person at email in the world. Jen was on top of everything, got whatever info she needed, and never gave me grief about how lame I am at keeping in touch. She knows what she's doing, and when it gets to be crazy, close-to-the wedding time, or especially crazy, day-OF-the-wedding time, it's a blessing to have someone around who just knows what to do.
3) She's really cool. You're going to be with your photographer ALL day. Keep this in mind. You want someone as cool, collected, calm, and funny as she is.
4) The pictures, the pictures, the pictures! Ok, I have to say something about the pictures. It's unreal how awesome they turned out. Totally in love with them. :)
Best decision we made. Other than each other, Jen was the only thing we never changed our minds about during our LOOOONG engagement. So grateful to have had her! :)
Reviewed On 5/28/2011 by Meredith H
My husband and I are so happy with the services that we received from Jen. She was really easy to work with and had lots of wonderful ideas. She is very creative and artistic and her pictures will just "wow" you! She has the ability not only...
to capture the overall mood of the day, but special, little, fun, and unique moments too! We could not be happier with our choice of a wedding photographer. We now have beautiful wedding photos that we will treasure for years to come. While her services are expensive, we both felt as though it was money well-spent.
Reviewed On 11/15/2010 by Lacy N
Jen captured every detail and beauty of our wedding. Her eye for detail and lighting made our pictures look as though we should be in a magazine...I cannot say enough wonderful things about Jen as a person and as an artist! She's the ONLY one I...
'll ever trust to photograph my family in the future! Love her!!
Reviewed On 8/09/2010 by Delaney S
Simply amazing! Gorgeous photos, easy to work with, she captured every moment and detail.
Reviewed On 5/10/2010 by Elizabeth H
She has an artistic style and is so talented. The pictures came out great. Very easy to work with.
Contact Info for Jen Fariello Photography
313 Second Street, SE, Charlottesville, VA | Charlottesville, Middleburg, Washington DC, Eastern Shore,