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...They say a picture is worth a thousand words... and in the case of Jay Dreifus Photography, they would be right. Our wedding was in August of 2016 and we originally came across Jay's info during a search online. We were so impressed by Jay's sample photos that we decided to reach out to him immediately to set up a meeting in person. Whether it is through phone, email, text, or in person, communicating with Jay is a breeze and pleasure, for he responds quickly, listens attentively, and acknowledges appropriately. If the online sample photos weren't enough, meeting with Jay in person and seeing his meticulously crafted albums sealed the deal for us... and we haven't even looked for a second vendor yet.
Unbeknownst to us at that time, Jay's ability to shoot amazing works of art was only part of the wonderful experience with him. It turns out he is extremely passionate about what he does and this showed during every one of our interactions. His endless amount of energy, ability to interpret and understand our thoughts, and keen eye for an excellent pose have all the right ingredients for a star photographer. He once told us that once he starts taking photos he just can't stop, and usually it's the couple who gets tired of shooting first... he was not proven wrong. Furthermore, he and his wife Kathy make a sweet and wonderful duo who made us feel at ease the minute we met them, an important aspect considering comfort and relaxation bring out the best Kodak moments.
On our wedding day, it rained but Jay's ability to capture awe-inspiring photos under any circumstances is truly amazing. We had full confidence in his abilities and knew the photos would look magical even if hail was coming down. Weddings are such hectic days on which so many things are happening at once, some unforeseen, and we are ecstatic that we chose Jay, who turned out to be one of the constant elements during our magical day that we could count on.
...Jay and his wife Kathy are such an amazing photography team! I could not have chosen a better photographer for our wedding! They come up with the most creative, beautiful shots. Everyone was so impressed by the quality of the photos.In fact, I've had people contact me after seeing the photos posted on Facebook wanting to hire him! That all being said, the greatest thing about having Jay and Kathy at the wedding? It was like having good friends celebrating with us, who also happen to be an incredible photography team. They are the best!
...Jay and his wife Kathy exceeded our expectations. My now husband and I had a very hard time choosing a photographer given that we had a lower budget and I am artsy and critical of photography and just couldn't seem to find someone in our price point who also had great photography skills. So happy that we found Jay Dreifus Photography- Just by looking at his photos you can tell that Jay has an excellent eye for photography. I would say his style is photo-journalistic with lots of great candids that really showed our emotions. His wife Kathy comes along with him and helps setting up shots and making sure everyone looks great with their poses and such. It was such an excellent value for what we paid to have them both on hand the entire day! Not only did they both show up early, they braved the unexpected rain that happened and still managed to capture so many great images. I remember at one point during the day we were standing under a covered porch with the wedding party all dry posing for photos and was Jay out there in the rain, being an absolute trooper! Jay and Kathy are both lovely people who are great at their work, and you can tell they really enjoy it. Absolutely 100% worth their reasonable price point.
...Jay and his wife, Kathy, were both such a pleasure to work with! Jay did our engagement and wedding photos and I couldn’t be more pleased with the whole experience. We were able to include my husband’s 5 year old son in our engagement pictures and Jay and Kathy were so fantastic with him that he had a great time in a situation he could have been easily bored with. Jay really provides personalized attention; he even provided me contacts for hair stylists/make-up artists that came highly recommended. Our wedding photographs are unique, creative and really capture everyone’s emotions throughout the day. Jay took beautiful photos that really reflect the beautiful day we had. Jay was incredibly professional, knowledgeable and always available for questions or suggestions. He was always early, very patient and truly has an eye for really capturing the magic moments throughout the day. Also, thanks to Jay’s creative use of social media, we were able to view some of our wedding photos as early as on our honeymoon. What a great surprise! We can’t say enough nice things about Jay and would absolutely recommend Jay for everyone’s special day.
...Jay and Kathy were great to work with! I have been a bridesmaid a few times and hands down, they are the best! They both create a relaxed, fun, and pleasant atmosphere. They accommodated my husband, my family, my bridal party, and me. The pictures are some of the best wedding shots we have ever seen.
I can't imagine my wedding without them there capturing the special moments. I would completely recommend them. Thank you, Jay and Kathy, for all of your work! We love you!
Here are what some of my recent clients have written to me:
...My name is Ashley and I will be getting married on June 25th next year. I heard about you from a friend of my step mom's, Brenda. She loved the work you did for her. I too absolutely love your artistic style and ability to capture such great moments. It is exactly what my fiance and I are looking for! Ashley Alex
...My future sister in law (Natalie) and her fiancé just had their engagement pictures taken with you and my fiance and I are in LOVE. We absolutely love what great work you did. We are getting married on September 24 next year. We are looking to hire someone who goes above and beyond "a picture" and captures the love between us on our special day. If you are available we would love to meet with you to talk more. Candace Messler
...Thank you, Jay and Kathy, for not only our beautiful engagement pictures, but for the wonderful experience Brad and I had while shooting our engagement session. You both made us feel so comfortable and we had a blast! We absolutely love each picture too! There are too many to pick from to frame for our house. We wouldn't have wanted anyone else to share such a special moment with us. Thank you both, and I can't wait for the wedding! J.P. Marie
...We could not have picked a better photographer to capture our special day. It was a pleasure having you at our wedding. We can't wait to see the photos! Love the ones you posted on Facebook!! Brenda Baker
...You did an awesome job photographing our wedding! I love the pics you already posted and I can't wait to see the rest!! Thank you again Jay and Kathy for doing such an awesome job!!!! V.T. Lake Orion
...The pictures look great! Jackie has been spending every free minute looking at them. Brad Bury
...Jay and Kathy make a great team! If you're looking for organized, flexible, and a professional team to take your photographs you've found the right people. They take their time to get to know what kind of pictures you are looking for in order to be sure you get exactly what you want. Natalie Michelle
...We LOVE our photos! Jay did an amazing job capturing the moment and our personalities. We have a great mix of memories between formal and candid pictures. Jay & Kathy are extremely patient and great to work with. They are very creative, with high attention for detail & ensuring the color & lighting was absolutely perfect. Nicola Ashley
...From Amy Schlussel to a friend: I was THRILLED with Jay. He's a pleasure to work with. We're using him again for Lindsay's bat mitzvah.
...Jay, you were extremely professional and creative and you and Kathy compliment each other. You were able to read my family effectively and you were VERY prompt at sending us high quality images. You were able to turn our synagogue into an artistic background far beyond what we could ever have imagined. Thank you! Marni Cherrin
...The photos from Rub-a-Dub are just FABULOUS. Thank you so much for the beautiful photos. They are really wonderful, and we are very grateful for your participation. Would you consider serving as the “official” photographer for ORT’s events? Nicole Miller