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Kind Words

How to describe Jody...In a word she was our "dream come true" photographer. We couldn't be happier with Jody's work, both during the wedding, and in terms of the end product. On the wedding day, Jody was professional yet warm, thoughtful, amenable to requests, she absolutely never interfered or was intrusive, and was a calming presence. She has a wonderful ability to put you at ease and bring a smile to your face. Her wonderful attitude certainly added to the day, and it's very clear that she has a great deal of experience and is an expert at her trade. And to top it off, she took beautiful pictures that I will enjoy for the rest of my life. I'm sure there are many options out there, but we could not recommend Jody any more - she's just the complete package and of exceptional character.  -Jonathon

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Jody was wonderful- she was flawless in that she kept things calm, fun, and stress free. She offered us sneak peek at our photos shortly after the wedding and they are amazing. We couldn't have made a better choice in a photographer. Highly recommended!   ~Eliza

Jody was WONDERFUL to work with! She was exactly the kind of photographer we were looking for..... flexible, easy going, and artistic, just to name a few. She let us be ourselves and captured many special moments. Our photos turned out beautifully and were ready in only one month! Jody also gave us all of the digital copies, something we noticed most photographers make you pay for. We highly recommend her for any wedding or special occasion.  ~ Daphne

Jody did an amazing job as a photographer – being a same sex couple from the moment that we met with Jody she embraced us as a couple and did not think the idea of a same-sex wedding was odd or unusual. The day of our special event she exceeded our expectations but getting truly candid shots and we did not even realize she was there – then meeting with her afterwards in her amazing home studio to see her work, it just left us speechless – all for a very reasonable price. I would highly recommend her and be more than willing to share the work she did for our event. - Les & Rafael

5 key elements to what I was looking for in an engagement photographer:

1) Expertise: Premier skill and equipment and editing
2) Communication: Ability to directly convey (kindly but with authority) how the shots should be taken
3) Comfortable: to make my fiance feel comfortable during the photo shoot
4) Focused: No 3 hour photo session - understanding that the entire experience can be made better if it is focused and kept under 2 hours
5) Attentive to any and all requests in the editing stage

Jody was all of these characteristics. She knows the city of San Francisco and knows where to go for photo shoots depending on the time of the year and the time of the day. We met Jody at the Gardens and spent a few hours laughing and just being ourselves. She immediately makes you feel comfortable and the time flew by. She was sure to ask Jane all about what she wanted but also offered advice on what has worked in the past based on our profiles, skin types and location. We had an amazing array of close-ups and panoramic shots. Her suggestion of taking photos in the bamboo shoots was an amazing one as those photos were spectacular. The follow-up took a couple weeks but we are more than impressed and shared the photos with family and friends.

I couldn't recommend Jody enough. Amazing photos, very comfortable during the shoot and very attentive to the needs of my fiance both during and after the photoshoot.       ~John

We did a lot of research before selecting our photographer, and Jody met every requirement we came up with. She understood our vision, and captured the spirit of each moment perfectly. She was fun and relaxed, and blended into the mix of people so that we really didn't notice having our picture taken constantly. Every single shot was included in our package, so we could immediately upload our favorites to share with friends and family. She also gave us gifts (I won't spoil the surprise and say what) that allowed us to have beautiful hard copies of some of the best shots before we make up our minds (which is going to take a long time). Highly recommend.  ~ Two Happy Brides

Jody is the most amazing wedding photographer EVER. There were so many incredible pictures – too many to choose from so we ordered them all! Our pictures were truly pieces of art, not just photos. Jody was very professional and walked through what was important to us before the wedding so she was sure to capture all the shots we wanted. She was great with the parents and grandparents. So many of my friends have said to me “I wish I knew your photographer when we got married, she did such an unbelievable job”. Her photojournalist style captured our love in every picture and documented the joy in our family and friends who celebrated with us.  ~Napa Wedding Gal

The photos are amazing!!!!! We loved everyone, in fact I was crying looking at them. We were both blown away. You really captured their personalities and their relationship. We will cherish them forever.  ~ Babs

Jody captured moments in her photography that we didn't know were there with a lightness, attention to detail and a joy that came through in new-baby photos that we'll have for a lifetime. Thanks, Jody!  ~Stephanie

Jody is tremendously talented and simply a pleasure to work with. We were married in the woods and she readily adapted to all settings--live bands and dancing to serene moments of joy and reflection-- as well as to a host of children in motion. Her photographs were not only beautiful, but told a magical story which enhances our memories. Jody's presence was amazing and never intrusive. She had the gift of being in the right place at the right time without us noticing! In addition, by the end of all events, our guests wanted to be friends with her too! Her keen eye, gift at putting the story together visually and her wonderful energy make Jody a dream to work with!  ~Yosemite Bride

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