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Tim C.

24 April 2018

We found Jorge through our wedding planner and absolutely loved working with him and his team. He has a passion for his work and his art that is very difficult to find in the wedding photographer business. Many of the others that we looked at seemed cliché and were also significantly more expensive. For the engagement shoot he traveled down to Los Angeles to work with us and we spent the entire day with him going to several different locations. He had a great eye, incorporating the environment, surrounding people, and natural effects at each of the spots. We had an absolute blast with the experience, and the pictures turned out gorgeous. On the big day, we only wish we had had more time with him at the venue (which was out of his and our control), but we loved all the shots he did capture, especially our first look moment in the bell tower. The whole day seems like a bit of a blur, but it seems like we have every moment perfectly captured to go back and remember everything. He also puts together a really high-quality Italian-made album, along with digital copies of all the images. Overall he is really fun to work with, incredibly creative and talented, and we were very happy with how everything turned out. Would definitely recommend De La Barra photography, and thank you Jorge! More...

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Monika M.

10 January 2017

We found Jorge almost by happenstance.  We were 5 seconds away from booking another photographer but my husband-to-be thought we should take one last look.  We immediately spotted Jorge's opening photo on his website--the overhead shot of the bride and groom in the water. The composition, the tones, the lighting...it was the photo editorial we didn't know we were looking for until we saw it.When we met him, the first thing we said was, "we love fashion editorials...typical bridal photos not so much..."  Boy did he deliver!  As soon as he saw the venue he could not stop his creative juices from flowing (This was the day of, mind you.  He had never shot the venue before!).  Our venue was one of the oldest farm houses in Sonoma on a huge vineyard.  He shot us in the library, the keeping room, the ballroom, a rundown barn, and of course, the vineyard.  And that was probably just half of it.  It seemed like he always knew what he wanted to do next.  Between himself and his second shooter, Mariah, they knew how to balance telling us what to do to get their shot, and listening to our feedback about what shots we wanted.  And all the while making sure we felt comfortable and were having fun.  I should mention that my husband and I are not generally excited about being in front of the camera.  With Jorge we felt like stars--un-self conscious and at times, simply fabulous!When we received the photos we quickly became overwhelmed trying to pick our favorites to frame.  Photo after photo not only brought us back to our amazing day, but it  allowed us to see some of the special details in ways that brought the event a whole new life.  It was if we were looking at someone else's wedding in a magazine...surreal and full of cinematic drama!Jorge was one of the highlights of our wedding.  His amazing energy, his ability to make us feel beautiful, and most definitely his amazing photos.  We have recommended him to everyone we've talked to and to anyone who is reading these reviews.  He will not disappoint! More...

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Carlee C.

14 July 2016

Amazing! Jorge was a breath of fresh air!! I loved how calm he was the day of the wedding and how he just went with the flow. He did a great job at putting everyone at ease. He truly is gifted and can see the beauty in everything. He takes just the right shot to makes things really stand out. He was all over the place and often people where unaware that he was even there (capturing some great candid moments).For us the photos were very important, at the end of the day when the wedding is over the photos are what you have left. I have never liked the "lets all stand in a line" type of photos. Initially, that is why I was so drawn to Jorge's work. All his photos are well thought out and very clever. The pictures are more than what I could ever imagine! I really don't like to get my photo taken and Jorge made it fun. He made me comfortable and enjoy the whole experience.All of the photos are so creative and he was able to see things that we could not which made looking at the photos even more exciting!I have directed all my friends and family to his blog and they all commented on how truly wonderful the photos are and how much love you can see from everyone at the party.I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants not only amazing photos but a fun and creative person to work with. More...

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Jenny C.

3 June 2016

Very very very very happy with Jorge and his talent.  On the wedding day, he arrived to our hotel early.  He has a very laid back, confident personality, and its obvious he loves what he does. He has an eye for capturing fun moments, in an artistic way.  I would describe him as a stealthy Energizer Bunny because I hardly realized he was around during the wedding, but all my guests told me that he was a busy bee.  Even when I was getting ready at the hotel with my bridesmaids, I could hear the clicking of the camera shutter but it wasn't until after I received the photos that I realized how creative this man is with photos.  Sure, he showed me some of the shots he took, but still stealthy.  He is creative with using all the resources around him.  TV, glass on a photo frame, getting hotel staff to open up a whole new hotel room so he can hang my dress out the window to take a shot of my dress hanging from the prettiest part of the hotel exterior... all without getting my dress dirty.  Umm... wow.He is the MacGyver of photography.  He wanted a cool shot for our rings, so he used a glass and water to make a cool effect.  He likes to use shade and light to create dimension and depth in his photos, show movement and life, and enjoys being around people- doesn't that sound like a great definition for a wedding photographer?  Everyone who has seen the photos of our wedding that is located on his blog, have commented on how much they love the life and captured moments that his photos demonstrate.  He had an assistant who was also wonderful at capturing very cool moments, so I wanted to give him credit, as well.  His assistant caught some very cool moments of us on the Vespa.  So... in summary: He arrives early or on time (both to our first meeting as well as wedding day), he is very talented and confident, but at the same time laid back and excited about what he does, has a good eye for capturing emotional moments in an artistic way, and is a busy bee and will be clicking away, attentively, during your wedding.  Thank you, Jorge!!  It was fun working with you and we appreciate your talent!! More...

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Laura C.

25 May 2016

We were married over the weekend, rain or shine, my partner and I wanted to be married outdoors in our favorite hills above Saratoga. We are immensely grateful to Jorge who was a trooper, despite a bit of a hike and what might have been not ideal weather for an outdoor wedding (even on the tiny scale it was, only 12 people including Jorge himself), nobody let it ruin the day or interfere with taking some amazing photographs. We knew we picked the right guy for the job. He was tireless, documenting the day with a mixture of candid and posed portraits. My partner and I tend to get nervous in front of the camera especially when asked to "smile" on demand, but Jorge is very experienced and very kind in his directions. He has a very good eye for details and also is thorough in giving quick explanations and advice to ensure the photographs will be not only flattering, but beautiful. We appreciated his encouraging words and his huge efforts to maximize the hours we had with him to the fullest. Whenever he spotted an opportunity, he seized it telling us, "I have an idea" and then proceeded to make it happen. The experience was fun. Being around Jorge is disarming in the most positive way: he made us feel like models on some kind of hysterically exotic location complete with weather works and startled cyclists who were probably not expecting a small wedding party complete with umbrellas, boots and me, trying to maneuver and navigate the uneven ground in a sweeping red dress. He is so kind, so well humored, that the situation no matter how unconventional seemed perfectly natural - we were so relieved he embraced the situation as wholly as we did, rain or shine, red dress not white dress and  We were more than happy to hand over the reins to his creative genius, and my entire family was just overwhelmingly impressed with Jorge. We are so excited to see the final results and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone with an upcoming event of any kind. More...

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Jose H.

10 May 2016

Stop looking for a photographer now. You have found him.Jorge's work was everything we wanted and more. We were after something a little away from the normal wedding photography of people standing in lines smiling and wanted more of an editorial style. He knew exactly where we were coming from and produced a wealth of beautiful shots which captured our day perfectly. It is quite a wonder how he managed to be everywhere at once without being intrusive whatsoever. The man is a ninja.Talented guy with a great eye. Wonderful to work with and no doubt we will again.Thank you so much for all your work. Great shots and I love the presentation box containing the finished product. All about the details. More...

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Nicole S.

21 April 2016

We could not be happier with the photographs Jorge took on our wedding day. We had high expectations based on the great work we saw on his site, but he far exceeded those expectations. The photos are absolutely awesome. Jorge also shot us in a variety of different spots at our wedding location, making for a very diverse set of absolutely beautiful images. I am also pregnant and so was also a little nervous about how I would look in the pictures, and I could not be happier with the results. Everyone from family to friends to coworkers have raved about the photos (and a few are already planning to get in touch with Jorge for their big day!).Jorge is an absolute pleasure to work with, too, so we honestly couldn't have been more pleased with everything about the experience with him! More...

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Dahee C.

12 March 2016

Thank you so much Jorge for the wonderful time AND amazing photos !! You made our engagement photos into such an enjoyable and memorable experience.The photos are so unique and gorgeous I can't stop looking at them : )My fiance and I are very grateful for you making it easy for us to take photos and showing such passion in your work not to mention the fast delivery of the result !We are very satisfied with the result and should we ever have another occasion to take pictures we would not hesitate to contact you !!Thank you once again~ More...

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Vanessa

12 December 2015

Jorge is the best engagement photographer we have ever met. My fiance and myself have been searching for a good engagement photographer in States for ages. None of the photographers are as unique and artistic as Jorge. Jorge sees things differently and make us pose differently and comfortably while he takes our photos. Every photo is so tastefully taken and so different from the usual engagement photos. We love them so much!

We had so much fun taking photos with Jorge. He makes us feel at ease and he is really fast! We've met some photographers who took their own sweet time walking, changing lens, adjusting the lighting and etc. Jorge is fast and waste no time in taking our photos! We are really lucky to meet and engage such a talented photographer like him!

It's such a waste that we could not spend more time taking more photos with Jorge at other locations in States. If we could choose all over again, we would not have bother taking photos with other photographers at other locations.

We are really thankful to have met Jorge! These photos meant everything to us :) Thank you so much!
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VAnessa C.

12 December 2015

Jorge is the best engagement photographer we have ever met. My fiancee and myself have been searching for a good engagement photographer in States for ages. None of the photographers are as unique and artistic as Jorge. Jorge sees things differently and is so imaginative in taking our photos! Every photo is so tastefully taken and so different from the usual engagement photos. We love them so much! We had so much fun taking photos with Jorge. He makes us feel at ease and he is really fast! We've met some photographers who took their own sweet time walking around, changing lens, adjusting the lighting and etc. Jorge is fast and waste no time in taking our photos! He is really experienced and know how to bring out the best of us in the photos. We are really lucky to meet and engage such a talented photographer like him! It's such a waste that we could not spend more time taking more photos with Jorge at other locations in States. If we could choose all over again, we would not have bother taking photos with other photographers at other locations.We are really thankful to have met Jorge! These photos meant everything to us, for a lifetime :) Thank you so much! More...

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User4121110

4 October 2014

Jorge was fantastic! He captured exactly the feeling of love and playfulness between my fiancé and myself in all of the beautiful pictures he took, and we had such fun during the shoot!

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User4444965

3 October 2014

A photographer who really cares about capturing the joy of your special day, with a lot of attention to details. Jorge will do anything in his power to keep in images the most memorable day of your life.

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Heidi

3 October 2014

Jorge shot our engagement pictures and we will treasure them and the experience for the rest of our lives. Truly awesome pictures. I mention the experience because my now husband was NOT on board to do any pictures and really enjoyed the session. Jorge is a lot of fun to work with and makes you very relaxed. Be ready to have fun!

Our families also loved the pictures and actually gave out small framed versions at our rehearsal dinner. They are fun and full of energy shots, not your typical cheesy "lean on this tree" pictures.

I would gladly recommend Jorge to anyone and already have! I only hope to work with him (and Amy!) again in the future.

Cheers!

Heidi
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Iliana

3 October 2014

We are very pleased with your professionalism and love for what you do! Loved our pictures! Thank you so much.

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Lina

1 October 2014

Jorge DeLa Barra is nothing short of amazing. He shot our engagement photos and did an incredible job- What a talented guy. He was incredibly professional and very patient with us. The end result was astonishing.
I would recommend him without reservation.
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Jason

29 September 2014

We were incredibly pleased with our engagement shoot with Jorge. He was very professional and very easy to work with. His eye for the right shot at the right moment is uncanny and we couldn't be more happy with our pictures. His post production was exactly what we wanted and he delivered our pictures quickly. He has a great enthusiasm and talent, we can't wait to use his services again. More...

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Challie

26 September 2014

Jorge conducted a creative and fun-filled engagement shoot that perfectly captured our spirit as a couple. He allowed us to be very involved in the planning and gave us the freedom to shoot in multiple locations. The day was a blast, and I know that came through in the photos! More...

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