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Having seen how Joe G and his team captured our Molly and Andrew in their engagement shoot, we’re very sure that the images and video of the wedding are going to be special; so this review is not about the work product, it's about the people who did the work.There are so many small, sometimes intimate things that happen during the course of a celebration that one remembers long after. When some involve the photographers, and we had that, you know you’re working with a special group. On what was an incredible celebration of family and friends, Joseph and his team added to the night. Let’s face it, getting the pre-ceremony pictures done and done on time can be stressful. Racing to a 6:30 ceremony start with a number of family shots could have been rough, especially with folks on edge to begin with. Joseph and his team got us through all of that with a little prodding, a little humor and a touch that understood all that we were feeling before the wedding. All of us, JPG included, were all smiles when we just had the ceremony and party in front of us. I know Joe and his team were all over the ceremony and the party but only because I saw a few pictures afterwards. At the time, they were so unobtrusive as to seem invisible. We were left to be in the moment of both. These folks know what they’re doing, how to get it all done well and they had a relationship with our bride and groom that had them very comfortable. The previews shared have just been wonderful. While we can't wait to relive the night through their pictures and video, it was a pleasure to have them with us during such a special night.

5.0/5.0
Harry, Wedding Date: 10/07/2017

About

JPG Photography is a wedding photography and videography company located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For over 13 years this talented team has been documenting each couple’s big day as it naturally unfolds, capturing their genuine character and personalities, portraying every special detail and giving them authentic keepsakes that will be cherished and shared with generations to come.

Experience
JPG Photography has photographed over 800 weddings and has documented many high-profile events, including Pope Francis’ historic visit to Philadelphia during the World Meeting of Families Conference in September 2015 (the image of the Pope kissing Michael Keating has been called the iconic image of the Pontiff’s visit). The photography company has also covered the 2016 Cannes Lion Festival and events during the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

Services Offered
JPG Photography offers many services for capturing your once-in-a-lifetime moments and giving you images that you can treasure forever. These wedding photography services include:
Additional hours Boudoir shoot Willing to travel Engagement shoot High-res images Liability insurance Multiple locations One event per day Photo booth Second shooter Slideshow Toning Trash-the-dress shoot Wedding portraits 

Other Services
JPG Photography also offers many videography services to provide you with a keepsake of all the memorable moments and details of your big day. These wedding videography services include:
Additional hours Client revisions Drone footage Full feature video High-def video Highlight video Liability insurance Multiple cameras Multiple locations One event/day Raw footage Save the date

Details

Event Rentals - Frequently Asked Questions
What event items are available?
Photobooth
What photobooth items are available?
Backdrop(s), Prints, Props, Social Media Integration
Photography - Frequently Asked Questions
What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Boudoir Shoot, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day, Slideshow/Montage, Toning, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Prints, Proofs, Save the Date, Thank You Cards
Videography - Frequently Asked Questions
What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Documentary, Short Form, Storytelling
Which wedding events do you service?
Ceremony, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What videography services do you offer?
Add'l Hours, Client Revisions, Full Feature Video, High-Def Video, Highlight Video, Liability Insurance, Multi. Cameras, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day, Raw Footage, Save The Date
What final video formats do you offer?
Digital Download, USB Flash Drive, USB Hard Drive
Business Info
What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Christenings, Corporate Events, Debutante Balls, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials, Proms, Quinceaneras, Sweet 16s

137 Reviews

4.8/5.0
 
4.9/5.0
Shira, Wedding Date: 12/31/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 4.5 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Words cannot describe how appreciative we were for the professionalism, energy and fun Stacey and Justin brought to our wedding day. Nevertheless, I will try. Throughout the entire day, they were a calming force, even during the most aggressive bridal dressing Justin had ever seen :). I cannot think of one time throughout the preparation, ceremony and reception where I saw a photo opp and did not immediately see Stacey or Justin pop in to capture that moment. They were present, but never overbearing.
We were especially pleased to see how they handled impromptu pics. We did our best to give them a list of the group pictures we wanted at the reception. Unfortunately we were not able to anticipate all of the desired pictures (mainly from our parents). Stacey and Justin rolled with these punches with the upmost of ease.

The pictures we were received were fabulous and funny and truly captured the magic of our New Years Eve Wedding. We could not be happier!

Services Used: Photography, Event Rentals, Videography

0.5/5.0
Leo, Wedding Date: 12/30/2017
Quality of Service: 0.5 Responsiveness: 0.5 Professionalism: 0.5 Value: 0.5 Flexibility: 0.5

DO NOT USE
Caveat emptor...buyer beware.

Before you sign anything check around. There are lots of better choices. This goes beyond the photographer herself - which we do have some issues with...but it is more comprehensive a problem than any one person.

We really have no idea how these guys get the ratings they do. We are crushed by the disappointment in their service. We not only cannot recommend JPG, we would strongly caution against using them. In spite of planning together with the photographer and being clear about our intentions not to photograph the prep, we had to wait for them to set up after we were long ready. The 14 weeks from event to actual pictures were astonishing. Even more so after getting them and seeing just how little thought and effort went into their editing and "organization".

Also - be prepared to be referred to your contract repeatedly. They will hold it up anytime you ask for something.

Services Used: Photography, Event Rentals, Videography
JPG Photography responded with the following comments:
Luda and Leo, We're disappointed this is how you feel. These are the first negative comments we've heard from you during this process. On multiple occasions, you wrote our photographer telling her how great of a job she did, including after the engagement session.

On Jan. 16th, after you received your preview images -- just 2 weeks after your wedding -- you wrote saying, "Thank you (photographer), I appreciate the favor and you are a very good photographer."

In addition, on the day of the wedding, our photographer team arrived early and ready to shoot, but you didn't give them a room number at the hotel, instead, instructing them to wait on the 2nd floor. The photographer also stayed an extra 30 minutes to shoot a night portrait for free.

We're honestly confused by this frustration, as we adhered to everything in the contract, delivered preview images -- which was a bonus to you -- and these images came within two weeks of the wedding. The final images were delivered early, too. All photos are organized and have been edited. We received zero communication from you with any comments to the contrary.

We are happy to listen to see if we can repair any of the disconnect. Good luck to you both either way.

Respectfully,
Joseph Gidjunis
Owner JPG Photo & Video

5.0/5.0
Michelle, Wedding Date: 12/22/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Having JPG Photography document our wedding day was easily one of the best decisions we made! My husband and I cannot stop talking about how amazing the workmanship is and the experience we had working with the JPG team. Joe, Tom, and Meg made us so comfortable on the wedding day and were also extremely fun to be with! The service provided and quality of their work is absolutely amazing!! Joe gave us a little preview of our photos and we were absolutely stunned at how gorgeous the shots are! We are two people who typically hate the outcome of our photos, but we were absolutely in LOVE with what we saw and it felt amazing to see! Many guests have been raving about the preview they saw too and how amazing the photos were compared to most wedding photos you see. If you want gorgeous photos done by creative, genius minds, JPG is 100% the way to go!! We could go on and on... we hope to work with Joe and his team again in the future!

Services Used: Photography

5.0/5.0
Jeanette, Wedding Date: 11/18/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

I have experienced Joe G as a wedding photographer THREE times in the past 8 years: my BFF's wedding, my cousin's wedding, and my own! I never knew who I was going to marry but I always knew that Joe would be my wedding photographer! Joe's pictures were the best that I've seen since 2010. His photos are of the highest quality, stunning, FULL OF EMOTION, and heartwarming! The candid photos are breathtaking! We have gotten so so so many compliments on our engagement and wedding photos. We could not be any happier with the pics and with Joe and Brandon! I often go back to look over all the pictures to relive our wedding day lol! They did a fantastic job...We love how many candid pics they took of our guests as well! Joe and Brandon have so much personality and were so fun to work with. I can be super awkward being in front of the camera and posing but Joe and Brandon made it so easy and comfortable for us. They were also so flexible and cool about taking so many unplanned portrait photos with my huge family. We really appreciated that! I don't think we can write enough to truly portray how awesome JPG is (the most artistic, professional, fun, genuine and kind)! Thank you Joe and Brandon for everything!!

Services Used: Photography

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