Straight from the Source: below is just a small sampling of the client's experiences over the years.
Jennilyn & jeff
"Jake's style is photojournalistic. His photos not only capture the moment, but also the feeling of the moment. Just looking at his photos transports the viewer to the scene. I have never seen anything like it. Everyone who looks at our wedding photos says the same thing - they are the best wedding photos they have ever seen.
Logistically Jake is tremendously professional. He is organized, on time, and delivers on all of his promises and the quality is better than you can imagine. Jake is also a genuinely nice guy. This is important during your big day. He is wonderful to be around.
You really can't go wrong with Jake. Your photos will look great, which is the whole point."
Reenie & cabell
““I’m so glad you’re with us today!” - That is what I, the bride, said when we entered our car after the wedding ceremony. Jake's pictures were incredible. Each and every person we share them with comments on how they are some of the best photos they've ever seen. Jake captured detailed emotion and aesthetics! Jake has a calm demeanor and his presence does not overpower any of the day's celebrating, emotion or moments of love. He is friendly, flexible and communicative! Of all the wedding vendors we hired, Jake's response time was always the fastest- remarkably quick! His turnaround time for both the engagement photos and the wedding weekend photos was awesome, as well! We will use Jake again for future life events. Among 8 five-star vendors, Jake was our absolute favorite to work with! We talked with 3 wedding photographers when in the planning process but he was a clear pick for us! Thanks Jake!”
Meaghan & Matthew
“My husband and I were lucky enough to have Jake photograph both our engagement session and wedding day. Jake is beyond amazing and a true talented artist. His calm demeanor made us feel so comfortable as we got used to posing for pictures. His ability to capture the candid moments is incredible, as well. The day really does go by so quickly, but thanks to Jake we have beautiful pictures that will continue to let us relive it all.
My husband and I both agree that JPP Studios was the best investment we made for our wedding day. You will not be disappointed.”
Elizabeth & Ross
“Jake was so great; we'd hire him again in a second. His approach is photo-journalistic, which was perfect for us--we didn't want any staged photos of the bridal party jumping in the air, for instance, which isn't our taste. He totally listened to what we wanted, and DID IT! So many people commented on how he was everywhere the night of our wedding. He captured all the special moments (dancing with my 100 year old Grandma, my little cousin with his point-and-shoot), and so much that neither of us had a chance to see on the night.
Our photos are breathtaking. He absolutely captured the joy of our wedding day. He's very easy to work with (responds quickly, understands what you're saying), and is a hard worker, and that work shows in the end. Sure, you can find cheaper photographers, but you won't end up with anything like what Jake can offer. I totally recommend hiring Jake for your wedding.”
Jennifer & Matt
“We couldn't have been happier with the work that Jake did. We felt that he was reasonably priced for the quality of work that he does (you can find cheaper photographers but not who have his level of expertise).
Neither of us had ever done a professional photo session so we were a little nervous about the engagement photos, but Jake made it very easy and even fun. We had a few ideas but he helped us refine them and gave some suggestions.
The photography on the wedding day was everything we hoped for: Jake was on time, traveled well with us from hotel to photo venue to wedding venue, got excellent pictures of the look of the day and managed to get a ton of great shots of the ceremony and reception without my husband or I even really noticing where he was. I just looked back through the pictures for the first time in a while and all of the memories, emotions and fun came flooding back! The photos are a true reflection of such a happy day - we'll treasure them always.”
Catherine & Spilios
“Jake is an amazing artist. His photos captured more then we could imagine. Our engagement session was in busy Millennium Park, but he had a way of making us feel like we were the only people there, which is perfect for a couple who hate being the center of attention.
Our wedding was in June and again his talents shined. He kept his distance, but his pictures were as if he was in the thick of it all. He took the standard family pictures as we requested and they were stunning, but his true sweet spot is in candid photos. My husband and I couldn't be everywhere and with every person at the reception. Jake was able to capture the event so that when we look back at the pictures we felt as if we were in every conversation that happened that day.
Jake's business sense and professionalism put us at ease during a stressful time of wedding planning. He checked in on us periodically from the time we booked him until several months after the wedding. It was not aggressive, but a reassurance that we needed. I would highly recommend Jake to everyone.”