JD is not only an awesome photographer but also an awesome person. I've been to 3 or 4 weddings (one of them being my own) that he has worked and at each one he is so friendly while staying professional. He makes sure to work with you beforehand on scheduling and what specific shots you may want. He even went out of his way to drive me and my husband to the lakeside near our venue - unfortunately there was no access, but he had a plan B and took us to a beautiful field he had driven by on the way to the venue - evidence that he really cares to make your photos unique. He has a clear and strong passion for photography that brings another element of creativity and finesse to his work. You won't be disappointed with JD! Thanks JD!!!! -Kayla D.
JD was awesome to work with and the photos turned out so beautiful! He had great communication and follow-up before,after and during the wedding. JD made himself available for phone calls and emails that worked with our schedule and was eager to get to know us as a couple and not just as a client.
JD was completely willing to travel and was so easy going throughout the whole process. My wedding was in Boston, and even though JD is based in Austin he had no problems with traveling to us. He uses a easy payment system so you don't have to worry about writing checks or dealing with invoices, etc.
His personable and engaging personality made it so easy to take pictures on our incredibly tight schedule! He made all my bridesmaids feel so comfortable and beautiful. It was such a huge help to have his confidence and creative ideas the day of the wedding.JD does incredible work! He captured so many beautiful moments that we were so grateful to have. He was quick about getting the photos back to us (2 weeks!) and gave us a fun preview of the photos that we were able to see on our honeymoon.
All in all, I would recommend JD to any bride! He was a pleasure to work with and we couldn't be more happy with the photos he took! -Micaela H
He is seriously unreal to work with! Super professional, but really personable. He clearly has a gift and knows what he is doing. We felt very comfortable and thought of through the whole experience and are so thankful to have found such a great photographer! We found JD through googling Austin area photographers and then through the knot. We recently shot our engagements and are super excited for him to do our wedding as well. He made the whole experience easy and let us, be us. We couldn't have asked for anything more! -Melissa H.
If I could give JD more stars, I would. I could not have been happier with him and his work. He was the first photographer I met at a bridal show and my first impression was that he was kind and considerate (unlike many other photographers I met who were extremely pushy, like a cars' salesman). He wrote to me the very next day thanking me for stopping by and wanted to setup a consultation. I was impressed with how prompt he was and though I wasn't won to him yet, I agreed to chat with him. He was so accommodating, he was able to skype me for my convenience and gave a very thorough breakdown of everything he could do and answered all my questions. I chatted with 2 other photographers, but none could beat his personality or price. I even booked him for our engagement session, though originally I hadn't thought I would.
Our engagement and wedding sessions were great. The engagement session was fun and laid back and he did a great job with us. My fiance was instantly impressed and was pumped to know he would be there at our wedding day. It was a huge peace of mind to have already worked with him at the engagement shoot to get an idea of how he worked. I highly recommend it.
Wedding day was amazing - he got there early, as I had requested, and stayed till late. My wedding party loved him, as did our families. He was extremely cordial, professional, but fun and had a terrific attitude. He made me feel very at ease and I never had to wonder where he was, he always seemed to know exactly where he needed to be and where we needed to be for pictures.
Despite some very windy weather and icy temperatures outside and lots of moving clouds - he worked fast and furious to make sure we got some stellar moments. He knew how to take control of the wedding party when we needed to move and get in position, but he never came across as bossy or aggressive. We had a blast and a half and I can't praise him enough.
He is great at getting back to you, too. We emailed a LOT, but he always replied within a day or less. Even when we had some trouble billing him (mix up of addresses), he was very understanding and patient with us and never bullied us about it.
I can't think of a single "needs improvement" comment on JD, other than I wish there were multiple of him so everyone could have the same experience as I had.
You truly cannot go wrong with him, he will work with you and give you honest thoughts and ideas. He's very gracious and kind and works super fast, but you'll never feel rushed out of some very special moments he perfectly captures.
Ok, I'm done. Just can't thank him enough - I'm one extremely happy bride :) -Kara H
JD was so easy and fun to work with! He captured our wedding so beautifully. He made us feel comfortable and was organized and efficient. He worked well with our family and wedding party, making the shots simple and quick. We love the finished product! We are recommending him to everyone we know. -Ali D.