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Ryin · Married on 10/19/2019
Creativity Beyond Words
Jim is absolutely fantastic! Extremely professional, creative and has an upbeat attitude which made taking photos during our engagement shoot and wedding a total blast. Picture quality is crisp and Jim's ability to take in surroundings and come up with innovative ideas is so impressive. Your photos will be anything but cliche or ordinary if you hire Jim and his team. Can't say enough good things! Also, his processing time for engagement photos was within days (solid 200+ pics from the shoot). We had a sneak peak from our wedding 4 days after our wedding - which was October 19th and peak wedding season. Speedy delivery and our guests all really enjoyed Jim's energy at the event. Highly recommend!Sent on 01/13/2020
Hilary Scott · Married on 09/07/2019
Can't be beat!
Jim was exactly what we were hoping for in a photographer for our wedding...and more! My husband was originally not very comfortable with the idea of having an engagement photoshoot or just romantic poses taken in general, but Jim made us both feel so comfortable, and we ended up having a blast with him. Being able to meet up in a brewery and get to know each other beforehand was the perfect way for it to feel like we were all just friends hanging out. The photos that Jim took captured so many beautiful moments that I will now be able to visibly look back on and cherish forever. When we fell behind our planned schedule on our wedding day, Jim and his assistant were flexible and understanding, and they made me feel calm instead of more stressed. I had a wedding party of 11 bridesmaids and 9 groomsmen, so it was a huge group, and Jim was able to manage the group and get all of our most desired shots in, and more. He even made my 4 year old niece, who is initially very shy, feel comfortable, and he captured some of the most beautiful photographs we have of her to date. Jim has been a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend him. As far as wedding photographers go, you couldn't do better!Sent on 12/13/2019
Lisa Linard · Married on 08/16/2019
Professional & fun to work with; quality photos
We are so glad we hired Jim Barbere to photograph our wedding. Jim's mix of professionalism with a down-to-earth sense of humor made him a perfect fit for us. We wanted both formal pictures of our family and candid pictures that captured the fun of the day, and Jim and his partner Shauna delivered.
In our first phone conversation, he asked detailed questions to get to know us and our families, and also to get us thinking about the vision for our wedding photos. He also met me for coffee so I could get to know him, which I very much appreciated.
Jim was flexible with shooting locations, arranging to shoot me and the girls getting ready at the venue (The Harbor Room in Gloucester), my husband and the guys getting ready at his mom's house around the corner, first-look shots near the water, family photos back at his mom's house, the ceremony, and the reception. Jim and Shauna drove us from place to place and kept us entertained and calm the entire time.
The part of our day that encapsulates Jim best is when he noticed my 8-year-old niece (our flower girl) was getting antsy to get the show on the road and was about to have a mini meltdown. He handed her his flash and put her straight to work, coaching her with both respect and humor. She was delighted and so were we!
Jim gave us a sneak preview of at least 100 shots within days of our wedding. We got the full set of photos exactly two months later, on Thanksgiving morning. It was great to be able to show our family the pictures when we were all together for the holiday, and everybody loved them.
I would highly recommend Jim Barbere and would be happy to talk with anyone considering hiring him.Sent on 12/12/2019
Jim Barbere Photography's reply:Lisa - it was so wonderful to work with you both and get to meet your families and friends. I am so grateful to have such sweet clients (now friends) and to do what I love so much. Many years of happiness and health to you all!
Teekay · Married on 08/10/2019
Great experience! Jim is a great professional, on time and he's extremely fun. He went above and beyond to capture beautiful moments and came up with many of his own ideas that made lovely pictures. I would definitely recommend him to relatives and friends.Sent on 10/12/2019
Amanda · Married on 05/26/2019
A must-have for your wedding
Jim was a pleasure to work with throughout my wedding planning and for the big day. He made my husband and I very comfortable and had us laughing throughout our entire engagement photo shoot, and was very attentive to our wants and needs for our wedding pictures. He is very attentive to detail and me and my family felt very comfortable with him throughout the entire wedding day. I was blown away by how many shots he took, and the pictures came out beautiful! I would recommend Jim to anyone looking for a photographer, especially for a wedding.Sent on 07/16/2019
Laurie · Married on 04/19/2019
I HIGHLY recommend Jim Barbere Photography!
Jim did an amazing job photographing our wedding. We are a "mature" bride and groom so our wedding was a celebration of our friends and family who have seen us through some challenging times in our lives. We wanted a lot of candids as well as a list of posed pictures with different people and Jim delivered it all! We were amazed by all the candids he got, the expressions on people's faces were priceless. Everyone looked like that had a really fun time and that was all we wanted. Well done Jim, well done!Sent on 10/01/2019
Molly · Married on 10/05/2018
Wonderful experience with a creative and fun photographer
Jim was fantastic to work with from start to finish. My husband doesn’t love getting his picture taken and he made him feel incredibly at ease and we had a ton of fun on our wedding day at the beginning of October. We loved our engagement photos and recently saw a sneak peak of our wedding photos which are really beautiful, we can’t wait for the rest! Jim is a truly wonderful, fun and insightful photographer and we would HIGHLY recommend him!Sent on 10/28/2018
Frannie · Married on 10/28/2017
We couldn't have been happier with our wedding album and having Jim with us on our special day....he made it easy and fun to have a photographer join us for the day.Sent on 04/30/2018
Leah · Married on 10/21/2017
There really isn't a bad thing that can be said about Jim! Aside from his super friendly personality and his attention to detail, he makes every experience fun and relaxing, which is HUGELY important during wedding planning and the actual wedding day! After our first meeting with Jim over cocktails and many platters of oysters (many platters...like 3 hours later platters) we knew he was going to be our wedding photographer. He has a confident yet approachable and down-to-earth demeanor and his work just speaks for itself. After our engagement session with him we felt like we really became friends, and couldn't wait for him to shoot our big day. As we predicted, he was personable, timely, professional, funny, creative, and easygoing. Our friends and family loved Jim as much as we do and we honestly can't imagine anyone else taking our photos that day. We couldn't recommend him highly enough for any photography needs, especially wedding photography. Thank you Jim for making the entire process magical!!!Sent on 11/06/2017
Lori · Married on 10/14/2017
My husband Nick and I absolutely loved Jim. Having him as our photographer was one of the best wedding decisions that we could have ever made. Right from the start, he was personable, fun and professional. He made our engagement photo session comfortable and completely at ease. We had a blast! Jim has a natural ability to find creative and unique shots in each location. On the day of the wedding, Jim was phenomenal, he made sure that Nick and I were stress-free. Our guests made several comments on how impressed they were with him. Jim along with his assistant Aaron focused their time with so much energy and attention to us and our quests. After the wedding, we quickly received our sneak preview pictures. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words and that is true of Jim's work. Each photo was full of emotion, beauty and brought you right back to the exact moment that they were captured. Thank you, Jim, for making our day extra special, you are truly the best!Sent on 10/26/2017
Arielle · Married on 10/08/2017
I can't say anything but the best about Jim Barbere Photography! We met with several different photographers when beginning to plan our wedding. Jim offered us a tremendous value compared to the cost of all the others. His package included an engagement session at no extra cost. My (now) husband and I were both a bit reluctant since neither of us really enjoy having our picture taken. Jim used this session to get to know us and made us feel more comfortable. We had a fun time and the photos came out beautifully. When it came to the wedding day, Jim and his second shooter Shauna were both professional and super accommodating to make sure we got all the shots we really wanted. Shauna even got into the water at the beach in October to get just the right angle! My whole family kept telling me how great he was and what a good job they both were doing. Jim was such a pleasure to work with and his photographs are all stunning and creative. Thank you for making our day so special and capturing that feeling so well in your work!Sent on 12/04/2017
Robyn · Married on 09/30/2017
My husband and I are so thankful to have had Jim as the photographer for our engagement and wedding photos! Jim is consistently professional and has a talent for capturing the most special moments through his beautiful photos. We've heard nothing but the highest praise from family and friends about Jim's great attitude and his gift for making you feel at ease in front of the camera.Sent on 11/28/2017
After what felt like an endless search for just the right person in a sea of overly priced and unskilled photographers, it was a great relief and comfort to have found one who was talented and extremely reasonable in cost.
I would recommend Jim to anyone for any occasion and could not be happier with the beautiful pictures we are lucky enough to have forever!
Katlyn · Married on 08/19/2017
I couldn't be happier! Jim captured my wedding beautifully and the pictures came out amazing! I would absolutely recommend him to anyone!Sent on 11/27/2017
Kara · Married on 08/05/2017
Working with Jim was a pleasure! He is open to your ideas, listens to you, but has his own if you don't know what to do or what you want. My now-husband and I are both camera shy but he totally worked with us. His pricing was very reasonable, especially since we got an engagement session with our wedding photos. He was communicative before the weeks/months leading up to the wedding and after the wedding. We love the photos! See some below. Also, even though it rained and our venue was oddly set-up, he made it work and we really love the results!Sent on 11/27/2017
Jon · Married on 07/16/2017
Jim is a wonderful person and extremely professional photographer. He captured our wedding day beautifully, even going so far as to bring another photographer to ensure he had all the shots covered. We spent the day with him for a engagement shoot, and we consider him a friend, not just the photographer we used. He is pleasant to work with and when we received the photos, we were ecstatic to see all the beautiful shots he got. All the moments were covered, and I must say, he did such a great job. We told him what shots we really wanted to get, and he definitely delivered, giving us some shots edited in black and white, which we requested. He is very flexible, and even helped us download all the photos when we had some technical issues. My wife and I would absolutely recommend Jim, and I would absolutely use his services for any other photographic needs. I never did a photo shoot before, and he guided us on poses and how to stand. He is very careful in his shots, but also gets those spontaneous shots that everyone loves. Thank you Jim, you captured our most special day!Sent on 11/10/2017
Lisa · Married on 05/06/2017
Jim Barbere is super talented with his amazing Photography! We are thrilled with the vibrant and beautiful pictures he took of our wedding. The indoor and outdoor photography are truly spectacular. Jim is truly a sincere and kind professional that delivers more than one could imagine with his talent and creative style. We are so happy we found Jim and are grateful for the most beautiful wedding photography!Sent on 05/30/2017
Stephen · Married on 03/26/2017
Jim was affordable, flexible, friendly and professional. He managed to thoroughly capture the event, without being obtrusive, and the photos came out great. I, particularly, enjoy the black and white candids. I can't recommend him enough. - Stephen WagnerSent on 04/08/2017
Jim Barbere Photography's reply:Stephen - your event was so much fun, you are truly an entertainer and a wonderful person :)
Casey · Married on 10/30/2016
My husband and I found Jim while looking for photographers for our wedding. Aaron and I had already been searching for photographers for a few weekends. We weren't excited about any of them until we found Jim, and we immediately decided to contact him. He gave us a great quote for the wedding photography, and it included a special engagement shoot to get to know each other and get some shots taken before the big day. Jim was so flexible in helping us find a place to hold the engagement shoot. We ultimately decided to meet in Portsmouth for a sunset brewery tour and photo shoot. It was amazing! We had such a great time at the shoot, and Jim was so personable. He made what many would consider a stressful occasion such a fun experience. He did a great job at balancing the brewery stops with getting the important shots taken. After the engagement shoot, we were even more confident that we had chosen the right guy for the job. And even more so when he sent the edited photos only a week or so after the shoot. Fast forward to the week of the wedding. Jim was extremely proactive in making sure everything was set for the big day. We were so excited when he told us that he would have a second shooter helping him at the wedding. At the wedding, Jim made sure we captured all of the moments that we hoped for, and so many special moments that we never would have thought of ourselves. He made sure to send us a sampling of the night while we were on our honeymoon, and then delivered the complete set of photos only a few weeks later. It is an understatement to say how happy we were with the photos! Jim's website is very convenient to use, and we are able to access and download our photos anytime, in single and bulk downloads. The images are high quality, high resolution jpegs that are large enough that you don't have to worry about pixelation when printing large photos for your friends and family. Jim is amazing and he will take great care in documenting your special day!Sent on 04/04/2017
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Laura · Married on 09/20/2016
If you're looking for someone who will work with your creative vision while bringing ideas of his own, then Jim is your man! He was wonderful to work with from the initial meeting through our wedding day and to the final deliver of our photos. My husband and I definitely recommend Jim with two big thumbs up!!Sent on 04/06/2017
Jim Barbere Photography's reply:Laura - thank you so much for this review! Your wedding was SO fun, who else has 2 cocktail hours, the Keytar Bear, and a 10 piece New Orleans style brass band!!!
Nikki · Married on 09/03/2016
Jim is amazing!!!! My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Jim as our photographer for both engagement photos and for our wedding. He is absolutely fabulous! My husband and I both hate having our pictures taken, Jim made us feel so relaxed and comfortable the entire time! We are absolutely in LOVE with all the photos Jim took! The day of the wedding, he was fully committed to getting every photo to capture every moment of the day. He was truly amazing to work with and would highly recommend him for any photography event!Sent on 04/09/2017
Jim Barbere Photography's reply:Nikki - I can't thank you enough for this review, trust, and your business! What a beautiful venue and a ROCKING party!!!
Cheri Daley · Married on
Jim- You have a way of capturing every sentimental moment, you are truly talented. You also fit right in with our family! You’ve captured every aspect of what we wanted and more. You made taking pictures fun and that is exactly what our crowd needed. We look forward to having you take all our family photos as we begin to grow our own. The quality of your work is second to none, and is only surpassed by your infectiously fun presence on our special day. Thank you so much for everything! -The Daley’sSent on 10/27/2019