Jay Zhang Photography Reviews

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45 Reviews for Jay Zhang Photography

Recommended by 99% of couples

5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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  • Devon

    Devon The Dude · Getting married on 11/05/2021

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    Beyond Amazing!

    What can't I say about how wonderful of an experience it was to work with Jay.

    From the start, he was ultra professional, courteous, and had more ideas than I could ever imagine. He was punctual and arrived exactly at the agreed upon time. He took the initiative to help suggest ideas on where to start (which was extremely helpful as we were pretty stressed about everything else!), found props for photos, and was very patient and kind throughout it all.

    I would not have in a million years bet that I would have received the finish photos as fast and beautifully done as we did. It was mind blowing. His experience is very apparent with the care he approached all of our guests with and I cannot thank him enough for capturing our most monumental day.

    Sent on 05/26/2020
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    Felicia Reid · Getting married on 02/10/2021

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    A Guy Who Gets It

    Jay was a real pleasure to work with. We're not fussy people and wanted a day that was fun and festive, but straightforward without being too involved, staged, or affected. He took the time to thoroughly explain any hesitations we had with the process (e.g. "Do we really need/want engagement photos?" Answer: Yeah, we did, as awkward weirdos when anyone points a camera our way). Jay helped clarify the wherefores and whys, and he was responsive to our vision of a wedding day. Jay also understands the importance of diversity, representation, and visibility in the wedding industry, things my husband and I found very much missing in other vendors. Side note: Not part of his job at ALL, but he was a huge help on the day of the wedding when my husband forgot his dress shirt in our apartment. Huzzah for teamwork, landlords, and friends!

    Sent on 12/19/2019
  • Dana Lee · Getting married on 10/11/2020

    5.0
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    Fantastic Experience!

    Jay was phenomenal to work with! He did our site-based engagement photos- helped us choose the right location for our shoot, and was prompt and well prepared. The turnaround time was so fast- we got them right away! He was fun and had lots of great ideas for poses which was helpful because we were nervous at first. He was also willing to go with the flow when we had ideas of our own! Jay was kind and helpful and the quality of his work is supreme.

    Thanks Jay!

    Sent on 03/09/2020
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    Kyle Smith · Getting married on 07/10/2020

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    Perfection

    Jay was an absolute pro all day! He struck a perfect balance of having a plan if needed or following family requests.
    He always made me feel comfortable and was easy to take direction from.
    The pictures are incredible! So many great shots that we had more than enough to choose from.

    Sent on 01/19/2020
  • Asia

    Asia · Married on 10/20/2019

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    Captured every amazing moment!

    I met Jay when he photographed my sisters wedding, at that point I knew he had to be my photographer! Jay is AMAZING! He is super organized, and got every shot we wanted in a very timely fashion. He did super fun night shots that came out fantastic! I would HIGHLY recommend Jay! He does a great job at capturing every moment of your special day!

    Sent on 12/19/2019
  • Sarah

    Sarah · Married on 09/28/2019

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    Everything you could ask for and more!

    Jay was incredible. He went above and beyond in every way, from his prompt arrival and delivery of photos to his own unique touches that make his company top notch. His photos were absolutely beautiful. He remembered to capture every special moment we wanted. Everything was easy with him there. We knew we didn't have to worry. Jay is someone I would highly recommend for any special occasion. He is happy to do whatever necessary to see that your day is a complete success. Jay is a kindhearted special person. Will most definitely be booking him for future events!

    Sent on 12/29/2019
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    Katie Ryan · Married on 05/25/2019

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    Can't say enough goof things!

    Jay was so great throughout our whole wedding experience! We had an amazing time with him during our engagement shoot. He made us relax and guided us through the experience with ease and the pictures came out beautiful! We were so excited to work for him for our wedding!
    When my fiancé's mother entered hospice a few months before our wedding, Jay assisted us with having photos of a small ceremony we had before our wedding day. He was SO thoughtful, so considerate and just above and beyond what we thought our wedding photographer could be.

    He proved to be the absolute right choice yet again when it came to our wedding day. He was so patient as we rushed to finish up getting ready and took the most beautiful first look pictures. He made sure we had fun at our cocktail hour and reception. All of my guests raved about how kind he was. The day after our wedding he already had a few teasers for us that were beautiful!

    For anyone looking for a photographer, I HIGHLY recommend Jay. He really is the best at what he does.

    Sent on 06/14/2019
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    Haley · Married on 04/06/2019

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    Cannot say enough about Jay...

    Jay was everything we could have hoped for on our big day. He is talented, professional, fun to be around and gave just the right amount of direction. It felt natural to have him around; you almost forgot he was there taking pictures. He went above and beyond in every single way, and we cannot thank him and recommend him enough!

    Sent on 09/21/2019
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    Jmo · Married on 01/08/2019

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    He captured Our genuine Love through the Lens!

    As the brides to be, it was so important to find a Photographer that could identify with each of our very different personalities. Not only did Jay conquer that, he also managed to capture our love through his camera. He has such a calming influence, we were able to get lost in each other and enjoy the day worry free!

    Sent on 12/19/2019
  • Meghan

    Meghan · Married on 10/20/2018

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    Provides over the top results

    My husband had found jay through a mutual friend of his and what an amazing find. He was on point from the first meeting to the engagement shoot right through the wedding, he even brought an emergenxy pack of things we might of forgot ( and i did forget lol) the day of. Also we were able to get all the formal pics done before the ceremony so we actually has time to enjoy cocktail hour. The pictures we got were also so beautiful and breathtaking, he also does a mini blog the day right after for impatient people like me lol. He really was a one of a kind find and not crazy over priced. Definatly would use him again in a heartbeat!

    Sent on 10/26/2018
  • Abigail

    Abigail · Married on 10/13/2018

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    Fun Photographer Delivers Gorgeous Photos

    My husband and I are so glad we chose Jay Zhang as our wedding photographer. He is fun and lighthearted, all while remaining professional. He always responded to requests quickly, even when we did not. He was so flexible with setting up our engagement session, and he traveled to Montreal for a very reasonable travel fee. On our wedding day, he made sure we captured all the moments we wanted and really helped keep us on schedule. We can't thank you enough, Jay, for taking such good care of us!

    Sent on 12/16/2018
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    Erica · Married on 10/12/2018

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    There truly are not enough words to describe how grateful we are to have had Jay photograph our wedding this past August. We met Jay while his was photographing a family members wedding and were so enamored with his work, personability and professionalism. Throughout our engagement and wedding photos, Jay made us feel comfortable and confident; it was like we were just hanging out with a friend (who was actually documenting some of our most intamate and personal moments). I am beyond thrilled with how our wedding photos turned out, Jay’s work is something we will treasure for the rest of our lives. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Jay and can’t wait to have him photograph the next milestones of our lives.

    Sent on 10/17/2017
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    Rick Marchant · Married on 10/06/2018

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    beyond expectations

    Jay made things happen for us, in addition to capturing the moments. We knew he had a good eye & liked his unique perspective on photography. We were so blessed to have him on our team.

    When we asked about a photo booth, he made it happen. At the last minute, when we asked aboit videoing our vows, he made it happen (wireless microphones and all). When we asked for a group shot of all guests, at the end of our ceremony... you guessed it. Yes, he made that happen too.

    He was the consumate professional throughout the year+ long planning process and communicated with us frequently. We are grateful to have had him and his team capture the moments.

    Sent on 02/10/2019
  • Todd

    Todd Mohrmann · Married on 09/29/2018

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    Easy-to-work-with thorough photographer with a great eye

    We could not have been more satisfied having chosen Jay Zhang for our wedding photography! Everyone has commented how beautiful our photos are and how friendly and non-intrusive the photographers were during the entire event! We had 125 people at our Manhattan wedding, and there are multiple pictures of every single guest. Really amazing how thorough he and his assistant were in capturing everyone so throughly! Jay has a warm, friendly demeanor and really makes you feel comfortable. He has great ideas for shots and always welcomes your own ideas for whimsical shots or otherwise. It's also so nice that he includes an engagement shooting prior to your wedding -- it gives you the opportunity to get to know him and his style and feel more comfortable for the big day. He's organized, super responsive and shoots great posed and candid pics. What else could you possibly want??!! You will be thrilled.

    Sent on 12/16/2018
  • Ryan

    Ryan · Married on 09/22/2018

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    Expertly Nailed It

    We wanted relaxed, natural looking pictures that didn't break our budget and Jay over delivered. He's prompt, professional, and has a great eye for weddings. The photos turned out great...not to mention the GIFs we received for the actionable moments. Thanks for everything, Jay. You're highly recommended to all our friends.

    Sent on 11/10/2018
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    Rachel · Married on 09/15/2018

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    I can't stop looking at our photos!!! Beautiful! Jay is the best!

    If you want amazing wedding photos you need to hire Jay! He has such a fantastic eye for shots and lighting - the photos he has delivered were EXACTLY what I was looking for and hoping they would be. We didn't want photos that were too posed and something that would be too dated in the future and he did such a great job at delivering what we were looking for. The photos are timeless, and do a great job of capturing the joy from the day - both our wedding day and engagement session. Jay is such a professional and I'm also so impressed with how efficient he is as well. Jay was able to get the shots we were looking for in such an efficient manner that we were able to make it back for our cocktail hour, ahead of schedule!

    As two people who are shy when the camera is around us, Jay did a great job at making us feel comfortable and at ease throughout the whole process. I am so happy that we have these photos and memories to look back on our wedding day - and I would hire him again in a heartbeat and recommend him to everyone I know who needs a photographer!!

    Sent on 10/17/2018
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    Katie P · Married on 09/08/2018

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    Really enjoyed Jay as our Catskills wedding Photographer

    Jay was such a calming but efficient photographer at our wedding - exactly why we booked with him after our initial chat.

    Sent on 12/19/2018
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    David · Married on 09/02/2018

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    Excellent!!!

    Jay is the best! First and foremost his pictures are beautiful! He is organized, flexible, fun and easy to get along with. We could not have been any happier with Jay - from the engagement photos to amazing wedding photos - he did a phenomenal job! I highly recommend him!

    Sent on 01/02/2019
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    Peter · Married on 06/09/2018

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    We loved working with Jay and his crew! Very down to earth, detail oriented, and responsive. He has a great eye for photography, and can be quite creative with his shots. Would absolutely recommend Jay to any couple.

    Sent on 08/03/2018
  • Erika

    Erika · Married on 05/27/2018

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    We loved working with Jay for our engagement photos and our wedding day! Throughout the whole process, Jay was accessible, professional and so much fun to work with. I usually don't like to have my picture taken, but Jay made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera. Jay worked so well with our natural settings and we loved his ideas and creativity. We could not be happier with how our photos came out and we would hire Jay again in a heartbeat!!

    Sent on 07/09/2018
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    Alisha · Married on 10/28/2017

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    Loved having jay as our photographer. He was professional and funny and came prepared. He has been awesome to work with. Can't wait to do more photos with him in the future

    Sent on 11/06/2017
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    Kimberly · Married on 10/21/2017

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    Jay is great! Professional, fun, and takes amazing photos. We were worried about taking professional photos, and he put us at total ease, especially once we saw the teasers from our engagement photos. I can't wait to see how our wedding photos come out. Jay has been there for us, day or night, to come up with a timeline, to discuss outfits, and to generally be moral support. He's a great person, and an excellent photographer.

    Sent on 07/07/2017
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    Stephanie · Married on 10/10/2017

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    We loved working with Jay! He's extremely professional, prompt, and wonderfully creative. My favorite thing about his photography is how great he is at capturing pure joy. Thank you!

    Sent on 10/26/2017
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    Michelle · Married on 09/22/2017

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    Jay is amazing!!! We met at a bridal show and the moment we saw samples of his previous work we knew he was the photographer for us! Jay is responsive, creative and provides exceptional value for money spent. His personal approach combined with professional results definitely puts him far above many of the others in his industry. We had a very fast paced lively wedding and from the moment we signed our contract Jay stepped up and managed every detail along the way, including multiple locations, 200+ guests and a very demanding list of family photos. His finished product was personally delivered and exceeded our expectations. We would highly recommend Jay Zhang Photography!!

    Sent on 01/21/2018
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    Kristen · Married on 09/16/2017

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    Working with Jay from start to finish was wonderful. He was with us ever step of the way and helped guide us through the entire planning process. My husband and I are super planner types so having someone who could match our attention to detail was important. Jay wrote and rewrote timelines to fit our ever evolving plans and triple checked even the smallest details with us. He even thought of details for the timeline we did not. It was so helpful since the wedding planning process can sometimes be mind boggling.

    Our wedding was an out of town event for Jay so much of our planning was done over the phone and through email. I never once felt like this was a hindrance as Jay set up multiple "meetings" with us via phone. He always made time to speak to us and calm down a sometimes nervous bride.

    The photography itself was also stunning. Jay's attention to detail was not missed in his work. We absolutely love our photos! He really captured our personalities and the look we were going for.

    While Jay's attention to detail and organization is impeccable, his fun-loving personality must also be mentioned, Jay put everyone at ease and helped us to really enjoy the day by cracking a few jokes and getting to know our bridal party. At one point he even climbed inside a closet to capture the prefect shot which not only worked, but got a great laugh from our group. His energy helped to keep our's up all day.

    If you are looking for a wonderful person and excellent wedding photographer, book Jay Zhang Photography for your wedding.

    Sent on 01/01/2018