Thank you all for your support this year and for trusting me with one of the most important days of your life. As I think ahead for the new year, this is just another reminder of why my business is built on the people I serve over the images I create. I am so thankful to have the world's best clients, to work with crazy talented vendors, and for the many people who support this dream of mine. I am blessed to do what I love for people I love!
Jill Doty literally made our wedding day the most magical of days. She was not really just our photographer but also part wedding planner, counselor, friend, and part of the wedding party. From the moment we met Jill, we knew she was the perfect person to preserve images from our special day. Our engagement session, which I didn't even want to do, produced the best pictures that we have of our family. We can't wait to frame them and display them in our home. More importantly, Jill took the time during that session to get to know us as people so that she could capture the spirit of our day perfectly.
During the wedding planning, I lost my mom, and Jill was so kind to reach out and be of even more assistance. Whenever we had a questions, whether is was about hair or makeup or flowers or cake toppers or DJs, we asked Jill because she was so knowledgeable about every aspect of the wedding industry.
On the day of the wedding, Jill was seemingly everywhere at once. She caught literally every minute of our special day from every angle that you could imagine without us even knowing she was there. Our families and friends all commented about how awesome our wedding photographer was. The images from our day were amazing. We have hard a time choosing which ones to order because we love all of them so much. They are beautiful but more importantly, they look and feel like us. The wedding industry can seem like such a racket, but Jill Doty restored my faith. She was by far the best money that we spent on our wedding. She has continued to support us, even sending a special gift for our daughter and newborn. We were looking for a wedding photographer, but ended up making what we hope is a lifelong friend.
Jill was so easy to work with. She made the engagement session fun, and the pictures wedding day were "painless" (You know most guys are done after 2 or 3). Jill really cares about her clients and does everything she can to make the day perfect!
I have known Jill for many years, so when she became a photographer and I saw some of her work, I knew that once I got engaged I would want her to do my engagement shoot and wedding. In fact, the day I got engaged, the first thing I did was contact Jill to make sure she could shoot on the day I wanted my wedding to be, because if not I was going to try and move the day. She went above and beyond for each session. The original engagement shoot didn't involve my dog (who is like my child) and she went out of the way to make sure we could do some with my dog, which was very important to me.
As far as the wedding goes, I was her 3rd wedding of the weekend, and after very little sleep the night before (or during the weekend) she still arrived early in the morning ready to go with a huge smile on her face. She helped out with things that weren't even her responsibility because she cares and wants everything to be perfect. I loved the natural look of her photographs and how she blended in to the day. As soon as I have another reason to get photos made, I will call Jill without hesitation! I would highly recommend her to anyone. You won't be disappointed. In addition to everything said above, she also communicates quickly and gets things done in a timely manner!
Jill Doty is not only a wonderful person, she is an amazing photographer. She is professional, creative, organized, fun, and so supportive. She truly makes your day as special as it should be and captures every single detail. She is extremely fast in returning the photos - even giving sneak peaks while she is still editing. She is so at ease behind the camera that it makes you instantly feel at ease being photographed. I recommend Jill Doty Photography to anyone in need of a photographer and I know my family and I will continue to use her for all of our life events. I am so lucky to be a Jill Doty Photography client and even more lucky to now be a Jill Doty friend!
Jill was the best photographer I could have asked for! I interviewed another photographer, but decided I was more interested in having someone I could relate to shoot our wedding--Jill is young and fun, but still professional. I thought of her more as a confidant than just a vendor. Her pictures turned out beautifully; we have received so many compliments. Highly recommend!!!
Jill is such a unique photographer. She really wants to make the vision for your wedding day come true. She listens so well and makes it such a personalized experience not just like you're one of many. Throughout my year of planning Jill and I became very close friends and I can't say that any of my other friends had that happen with their photographers. She is genuine, kind, and SO talented. Our photos turned out nothing but absolutely beautiful, everyone was so impressed with her professional demeanor and ability to move the day along. I absolutely loved working with her and am so glad to have gained a friend out of this process as well. You will have an amazing wedding experience and the most incredible pictures if you choose JDP, guaranteed.
First and foremost- I have to say that I usually HATE most photos of myself. I do not consider myself to be photogenic, but obviously I hoped to get some photos of my big day with my husband that I could hang on the wall and not cringe at for a lifetime. When I saw Jill’s work, I had hope that she could at the very least give me a few photos that I could love. She FAR exceeded that expectation and provided me with literally hundreds of images that I am able to look upon with such joy! I am so grateful to have had her there to document my big day. The wedding day itself passes so quickly, but Jill captured every detail, small and large. She put my husband and I as well as our bridal party and family as such ease- and you can really tell in all the photos that we were having a great time with her. I also feel it important to describe who Jill is as a person. She is so thoughtful, genuine, hilarious, and completely wonderful. She supported me throughout the entire wedding planning process- constantly providing insight and tips on how to make the day run smoothly. Once the day finally came- she really felt more like an extension of our bridal party. The best example I can provide is the story of her ripped pants. Jill had an unfortunate incident while making an awesome shot for a photo work- and ripped her pants up the seam. She didn't even a skip a beat- she pinned them up and kept right on shooting. Later that night, when my dress train was stepped on and the bustle was ruined- she didn't even hesitate- she started pulling the safety pins off her pants and fixed my bustle... multiple times! I can without a doubt say that there is no way you would regret hiring Jill as your wedding photographer!
Jill is by far the best photographer out there. She takes the time to get to know the couple and makes sure you are both comfortable in front of the camera. She will also work with you to decide on locations for pictures. For our engagement photos I didn't really know where to go but I knew the "feel" I wanted. Jill gave several great recommendations and the spot we picked was perfect. For your wedding day (and leading up to it) she will check in and make sure you have everything you need - she's the bridesmaid you didn't know you needed. None of your pictures will look forced or to "posed." Everything she does looks natural and turns out incredible - you won't be able to pick a favorite because they will all be your favorite. I have been told by many people that our engagement pictures and wedding pictures are the best they have ever seen. I highly, highly recommend Jill she will not let you down. "
Jill was great from the get-go. She wanted to setup a meeting before anything was even signed because she really wants to get to know her bride/grooms. Jill was also super quick to respond to any questions I had about exit ideas, details shots, etc. On the wedding day, she made sure to keep us on schedule (which I greatly appreciated), but also made the day fun! I couldn't imagine having another photographer for our wedding day and the pictures turned out BEAUTIFUL! Thank you so much Jill!
Jill was such a pleasure to work with throughout my wedding experience. From the get-go, I knew she genuinely cared about making my experience special, and making sure that I was happy with the finished products! We incorporated our dog into our engagement pictures, and wedding, and her willingness to work with him (and love on him!) really meant a lot to us. Post wedding, Jill still reaches out to all her brides, making a special community and forging new friendships - something many don't do, and another quality that makes her extra special. On top of all that, our pictures were BEAUTIFUL! It rained on our wedding day, and she didn't mind getting wet in order to make sure we got the shots we wanted. I would definitely recommend booking Jill - you won't regret it!