19 Reviews for J.A. Klawitter Photography
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I would recommend Jeff and his staff to anyone. He was and is a pleasure to work with. They are very professional and creative! I could not have asked for a better way to capture who me and my husband are. They definitely went above and beyond and we are very great full!
We interviewed quite a few photographers including one that is a friend of ours. Our venue itself was going to be a tricky one: Brookfield Zoo. We both are quite camera shy and needed someone we could get along with personally. We found these qualities and more with Jeff. We opted for his highest most inclusive package. A big thing for us was the unlimited hours for the day of the wedding. We started early in the morning at the salon. Then back to the hotel for the getting ready pictures.
He was conscious of the importance of my faith and the church as well. There were family photos after the ceremony in the short amount of time we were allowed. One of the biggest things for me was how he was able to get my sister to cooperate. My older sister is mentally disabled and it is very difficult at times to get her to smile for you.
At the Brookfield Zoo for our reception we had 4 hours until cocktails started. The zoo was the one and only choice we wanted for our reception. It holds a very special place in both of our hearts. Jeff and team literally went all over the zoo to capture this. Jeff was great! His whole team kept us in high spirits and most importantly kept us calm and on schedule. We both still remember that as the best part of our day. Best trip through the zoo ever!
When all was said and done by the next day we were exhausted. Jeff’s job was really just starting. We know that we will never see all of the many more hours of the behind the scenes that go into our final product. He is very accessible. We had numerous questions that he answered very timely through email and phone. And we had meetings throughout the process as well. The flexibility he and his team had throughout this entire process has been amazing. I would recommend J.A. Klawitter Photography to anyone looking for a photographer to capture any important event in your life. His name is saved in our books for our next big adventure!
When we selected Jeff and Kathy we knew they really cared about us and our day. We book Jeff a little over a year prior to our wedding and anytime I had a question or wanted to meet to talk about different options Jeff always made himself available. If we call or text, Jeff would call or text right back no waiting for hours or even days. They did our engagement shoot as well. Not only did we love the photos this was a great time and great learning experience. It helped us so much to prepare for what we could except the day of the wedding. We also found great way to pose with each other that really made us look great. Jeff made me feel like a super model. LOL Jeff suggested we visit where the reception was going to be, which we did the month prior to our wedding. As we walked through We talked at length about different photo opportunities we could have. This one extra step helped us so much. All I can say is Jeff, Kathy, and Larry are so much fun, and we are glad we selected them as our wedding photographers. Highly recommend will use them for any family photos in the future.
Professional from start to finish. Jeff, was very personable and great at helping guide us with pictures (and everything else). One of the things I found interesting was how prepared for every little situation that arose during the day. Jeff held several meeting with us, one of those meetings we met at the venue and spent time walking through and discussed the day, how we envisioned the flow of the day, what was important to us, option for photos, and different challenges we would find. That meeting at the venue was one of the single most important meeting we had. All this attention to detail and preparation reaffirmed we made the right decision when we selected them for our photographers. Another interesting thing they did was when we hired him, he set up a shared folder in a Drop Box account for us to use. This was a great way for us to transfer files, pictures and ideas quickly and easily. Seemed so simple but never thought of it before. He provided several documents that we found extremely helpful but the one we used the most was the wedding image checklist. Our family is complex to say the least, so it was extremely helpful to sit down and discuss who, how and when everyone was getting photos taken. Without this I do not know how we would have remembered everyone. Jeff's wife Kathy worked with my mom to make sure everyone was ready for photos when it was time. We selected many pictures to be shot of our family and bridal party, it was simple, streamlined, and we were having fun at the same time. I waited to make this review until I received my album, and I love it. I made a few changes to the first design he made, but he did it quickly and did everything I asked. They even photo shopped a few photos that needed to be tweaked..
Of all the services for our wedding, photography was the most important to my husband and I. Jeff and his wife did a fantastic job from start to finish. The initial consultation was very informative and they answered all my questions, which I had a ton of! The planning process was very thorough and they helped us prepare for our wedding with many tips on scheduling times for photos. Most importantly, they on time and got all the photos we let them know about in the planning process. Jeff surprised us with a selection he call Photographers choice. He took several of our images and created what seemed to me like works of art. Easily I could have found them in a magazine. His artistic eye and creativity was amazing, all I can say is I love those photos. After the wedding, they designed an album for us and we were able to make as many changes as we wanted before ordering it. Everything went so smooth, we were very, very impressed.
Working with Jeff was super fun! We definitely made the right choice as he took great care of us, from start to finish. He is very good at what he does. We loved his humor and a good advice as well in terms of all the wedding stuff. We've been to a lot of weddings, saw a lot of different photographers do their job in contrast Jeff was refreshingly relaxed, patient and helpful.. We were very impressed with him and Kathy , the way they controlled the photo session with all of our family, relatives and friends in order to maximize precious time. That day most of our guests gave a very positive comment about Jeff and Kathy. Working with them was money well spent. We are super happy with him and all of our guests were happy with his work and charisma. We will definitely recommend him with all of our relatives and friends.
Jeff and his team where AMAZING to say the least! He was always, reachable, I could call him, email him, text him, IM him on Facebook and he always made time to discuss any issues or questions I had. He was always early and always in a great mood every time we met! He was just so easy to work with. Our engagement photo shoot was so much fun. This was a great time for us to get to know each other, and I truly believe it helps with the wedding day photos. We both felt so relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed our "walk in the park". Our wedding day was even better. We Loved our photos. . They are so creative and have a great vision. So many amazing moments with us and throughout the wedding that I just can't seem to stop going through them. I absolutely recommend them. We will most certainly use their creative vision again for "other" events in our lives!!! Thank you so much for all your hard work. You truly captured the moments of our day and made it memorable for us!
Phenomenal!!!! is the one word I would use to describe the service we received. We greatly appreciated how quick they were to respond to all of our inquires and questions. Jeff and his team have fantastic ideas for photos, some of which we never would have thought of. If you are looking for fun creative photographers Jeff and his team are for you. I have recommended them to numerous people and will continue to. Their friendly, yet extremely professional demeanor, was exactly what we were looking for. Jeff's wife worked with our point person to make sure we kept everything on schedule. We could not have asked for better prices or better people to work with. Thank you so much for your fantastic work.
All seemed well until I saw my pics. No pics of us with my in laws AT ALL, no pics of my favors, no pics of a very expensive floral piece we had done. There are only 2 poses with my bridesmaids. However, I was told by ALL of my guests that there were lots of pictures taken of 2 girls that were dancing on the dance floor very inappropriately for a wedding (they have already been spoken with). However, my TWO photographers should NOT have been so focused on their little display that they neglected other photos. I also heard from my bridesmaids that the photographer was repeatedly trying to get them to do Boudoir sessions with him. This behavior was unprofessional on every level.
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To prevent actions as listed in this review we have specific systems and procedures in place. We provide each bride a Wedding Welcome Guide. In the guide is a photography check list. This list outlines who, and what, is important to you and what you want photographs of. We ask that it is available the day of the wedding, and a point person that knows all the people on the list that can work with my wife. Brides have told us this is a very valuable tool that helps in the planning process.
Part of our process is to start photographing the wedding venue and reception locations 1 hour prior to the event. We photograph table setting, favors, and any special details, or other request our clients have give us. Once the wedding starts our job is to shadow the Bride and Groom and to photographically document the wedding as it unfolds artistically.
Following most ceremonies we take all of the family photos while everyone is available. At the conclusion of family photos we always ask if there is anyone we missed (as we do not know everyone). It is uncommon that parents of a Bride or Groom to not stay for these photos.
Clients ask that their weddings are photographed from start to finish, and most ask for ALL of the images taken from the wedding. As each client is different we cannot make judgment calls on what they would believe as inappropriate to photograph or not, especially if it is happening on the dance floor with the bride and groom present.
All images our uploaded to a password protected gallery for the bride and groom to view. If there are ever any images that the bride or groom does not want published in the gallery we will immediately remove them from the gallery at their request. No guest would ever see photos the bride and groom have not previously approved.
During a wedding or reception my wife, I or the other photographer are too busy to ever do anything inappropriate or unprofessional.
We are always focused on our clients needs and always before leaving, ask if there are any other photos that they would like.
To view photos from this wedding and others please visit our us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/J.A.KlawitterPhotography.
We loved Jeff and his wife Kathy They were absolutely amazing! They had such great ideas and paid attention to the detail. They worked so hard for like 12 hours and truly cared about capturing every moment of our wedding. I am so thankful for all of their work. They are great. Jeff provided us great service and an excellent payment plan which made it easy for my husband and I to get all the special options we want. I am sure there are others out there that provide great service but we are glad we found Jeff, Larry, and Kathy they really made us feel like our day was special.
After talking to several different photographers and just not feeling that chemistry, I found Jeff on Wedding Wire. We clicked right away.
My husband and I planned a small at-home wedding and didn't need all the bells and whistles that come with wedding packages. Jeff worked with us to come up with a plan and a package that fit our needs and our budget. He always responded to my emails or phone calls quickly (minutes or hours - not days or weeks). He was easy to work with and made everyone feel comfortable during the different shoots that we did.
I look forward to Jeff taking many pictures of my family through the years!
Great photographer thank you so much
My husband and I selected Jeff as the photographer for our recent wedding and we are so happy that we did. We had the opportunity to meet Jeff for an engagement shoot in September, which was a great way for us to get to know him and helped him learn our personalities a bit more. That paid off on our wedding! I am not a fan of having my picture taken, so the thought of spending a day with a camera was not originally a pleasant one. Jeff put us, and all of our guests, at ease and made the whole experience enjoyable. I knew that I would love our wedding, but I also knew Jeff and his assistant Larry would capture all of the memories that we wanted to have from the day as well as the little moments that we missed. I cannot recommend Jeff highly enough and I look forward to working with him in the future. He is a true professional who provides laughs, advice and beautiful work. My husband and I are so thankful to have had Jeff and Larry photographing our big day. And Jeff's wife, Kathy, was a great addition who was able to keep things on track and running smoothly!
Jeff handled the photography for my daughter's wedding on December 8, 2012. While the venue was beautiful, it was difficult to photograph, something we had not thought of in our planning. Jeff did his best to get all the photos we had requested and made many excellent suggestions during our meeting with him and on the big day. The photos are beautiful and my daughter and now son are looking forward to working with him on the album. I am sure it will be gorgeous.
Jeff and his team were wonderful and very affordable too! Our wedding was in Wisconsin and he brought his team (1 other photographer, 2 assistants) to help. He took photos at the rehearsal dinner so that the wedding party could meet him and get use to the cameras. I would suggest that everyone do this! It was wonderful to have professional pictures of this event and everyone had a great time.
On the day of my wedding, I called to let him know that we were running late at the hair salon. Instead of him coming later as I suggested, he came at the original time we had discussed and got incredible before pictures. Jeff and his team stayed through the reception until 11:30pm.
The following morning they came back at 10:00am for a "trash the dress" photo shoot in a lake nearby. I would also suggest doing a "trash the dress" shoot. Our pictures were incredible and we had a great time too! (PS, my dress wasn't actually ruined, the cleaners got everything out and preserved it! Plus I had an experience that I will remember forever). My pictures look like they are out of a magazine!! I love Jeff and his team, I will use them for any additional professional pictures, ie: pregnancy and family photos.
Jeff was very easy to work with, accommodating, and professional. He and his team were dedicated to taking the shots and handling our event the way we wanted. They shot great cameo moments we didn't know were happening, and also captured the style & 'feel' of our venue with amazing creative shots. We greatly appreciate the value we got with his photo package offering and his overall involvement in our wedding celebration.
We were absolutely pleased with Jeffrey!! He made us feel so comfortable and always maintained professional.
Jeff was phenomenal! Professional at every moment. With all the stess of a wedding it was a comfort to know that my photos were being handled by a top notch professional who knew what to do when it needed to be done. I never worried about whether or not that perfect photo was going to be missed. Whether the photos were staged with the bridal party or just snapped impromptu they all turned out better than great! Our photos are truly works of art.
Jeff didn't just agree to show up and take photos, he got to know us and found out what mattered to us as to what types of shots and setups we wanted. You really couldn't ask for any more. With all the crazyness, even though we knew he and his crew would be manuvering through crowds you really didn't know he was there; they never got in the way.
Jeff, was flexible and affordable! He worked with us so we could get want we wanted and needed while staying within budget. Anytime we had a question he was very timely in his responses. It was the best expereince and Jeff really helped to make our day...OUR DAY! --- Thanks Jeff
Jeff was awesome! He was way more prepared than I was. He always answered my call or return my phone call quick. He had great ideas for pictures. My pictures turned out great and there were lots of them to look at. Also after the wedding he provided great turn around time with the pictures. I would recommend him to anyone.