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Joy Kolb

7 August 2019

We loved working with Jeff. He's very experienced, so planning things like when to start photos and deciding which photos we wanted him to take was incredibly easy. He was remarkably patient with our family members who were trying to take photos while he worked (sorry about my aunt, Jeff!) and he was flexible enough to work our dog into some shots. Jeff's participation in our wedding was seamless, he was always around, but never in the way or calling attention to himself. Our pictures were beautiful, arrived when promised, and Jeff captured moments that we otherwise would have missed. More...



1 August 2019

Jeff was great to work with! He was extremely professional and organized. He kept in great contact and was very responsive to emails throughout the planning process. He also met with us in person a couple of time before the wedding. During the ceremony and reception he was very much unnoticeable and out of the way. During our couples portraits he made us feel very relaxed and comfortable. We had a large family and a lot of photos to get through between the ceremony and the reception where our guests were waiting, but he got through them all very quickly, and was super organized. He even got all of the little ones (age infant - 4) to look at the camera at the same time in every photo they were in. He adapted well to our changing schedule as things shifted a lot when the wedding ran behind. He was really great! He has a good eye and captured so many beautiful moments. The day goes by so fast it is really wonderful to have these photos. He has lots of great creative ideas. He was flexible, and polite, and just perfect. We could not have picked a better photographer. It took a while to get our photos back (our wedding was at the beginning of peak season), but they were well worth the wait. We recieved over 1000 lovely photos. Hire him. You will not regret it. More...



18 July 2019

We hired Jeff after a wedding photographer we had booked more than 8 months in advance mysteriously vanished just 4 months before the wedding. Perhaps this was a blessing in disguise, as Jeff turned out to be a fantastic choice. As we live in a different state from where we held our wedding, we booked him after two phone calls to discuss his packages and decide on which would be best for us. The package we booked--which was very reasonably-priced compared to most other photographers in the area--included an engagement session, and Jeff was very helpful in suggesting places where we could have the pictures taken. The turn-around for those was lightning-quick, and we were even able to use them in some of our wedding stationary and decor. A few weeks before the wedding, we had another phone call with Jeff to go over the timing of the day; he helped us decide when we needed to arrive at the venue and how to structure the schedule of events so that we would have time to get in all the pictures we wanted. He also made sure to get a list of the portraits we wanted taken. The day of the wedding, Jeff and Hannah, our second shooter, were extremely patient with unexpected delays and took great care to capture all the details of our wedding. Jeff had many ideas for great poses and took care to get all of the portraits we had requested. We received the photos after seven weeks and are overjoyed with how they turned out. Jeff and Hannah captured so many special moments, and we will cherish the photos and the memories they embody for many years to come. More...


Andrea Johnson

29 May 2019

Jeff is an all around GREAT photographer. I reached out to his to see if he could help with Graduation pictures for my daughter. We wanted something more than the typical school pictures. He was so quick to respond with a "YES". Not only was it exactly what we were looking for, it was such an easy process. I would recommend him to anyone, for any of their photography needs! More...



27 March 2019

When selecting your photographer, you probably aren't thinking about this being the last time certain family members are going to be professionally photographed. That was definitely true for me as my main objective was finding someone that could do a certain kind of photography for our wedding needs within a good budget range. While I'm happy to say that my objectives were fulfilled by choosing J. Darren Photography, I'm happier to say that some of my last moments with my grandmother were captured. Our family never saw her massive stroke coming. Being able to re-live my wedding through the photography and to see her happy, was priceless. More...


Amy Stamp

13 February 2019

Super easy to work with, super responsive and his portfolio was exactly what we were looking for. A very nice guy with a great personality and I'm looking forward to working with him.


Stephanie Rios

13 January 2019

Jeff was extremely professional and attentive to all of our needs. Weddings can be chaotic at times and Jeff knew how to keep our photography schedule on track. He also has a great eye for still shots and I got some really great photos. I also got a mix of Black and white pics.
I would definitely use him again for other events.



29 November 2018

My fiancé and I were looking for an engagement photographer in the area, and we requested quotes from quite a few photographers. Jeff’s portfolio quality and reasonable price won us over. He was the quickest to respond, and offered great suggestions for location. On the day of the shoot, he was very easygoing and made us feel so comfortable. I was worried that we would look awkward in our photos, as neither of us is used to being in front of the camera. With Jeff’s direction, the shoot was fun, natural, and easy. I was thrilled when I saw our online gallery – the pictures are AMAZING. I can’t wait to use them for our save-the-dates and in our home. If you are looking for a photographer, you cannot go wrong with J. Darren Photography!! Everything about the experience exceeded my expectations. More...


Sydney Dow

12 November 2018

Jeff will be photographing our wedding in October of 2019, we just took our engagement pictures with him and he is incredible! He has a great eye and is super easy to talk to! Very nice. Me and my fiancé tend to be on the more awkward side, he made us feel super comfortable! I cannot wait to see the rest of our engagement pictures and cannot wait for him to capture our big day! Definitely say yes to booking with Jeff!! More...



29 September 2018

Jeff was the perfect photographer for our intimate wedding. We found him through friends who had a big wedding we attended about a year ago and fell in love with his ability to catch genuine and candid moments. We are IN LOVE with our wedding photos. Our friends and family who weren’t able to attend have all agreed he really captured mine and my husbands essence in our photos. We highly recommend for all special events! Thanks Jeff!! More...



14 July 2018

Jeff Darren Photography did an outstanding job on our daughter's wedding at the Villa de l'Amour in High Point this past May! We are so thrilled with the results! Jeff was present from the beginning with the bride getting dressed, to the very end, when they left with the sparkler sendoff. Jeff's photos were creative, timely, sensitive, emotional....and just beautiful i every respect. He captured so many wonderful memories for us. The difficult part now is choosing which ones to print out, because there are so many good choices. My daughter's wedding was so beautiful and Jeff Darren made it perfect and memorable for a lifetime. THANK YOU Jeff Darren Photography K. Wilt More...



14 July 2018

Jeff was great. My fiance hates being in front of the camera, and Jeff made it a bit easier for him, the pictures turned out great! Highly recommend him. My fiance actually hired him for proposal pictures (shock to me lol) We used him for our engagement pictures and plan to use him for our wedding as well. More...


Breanna Gorham

24 June 2018

Jeff is an amazing photographer! He did a great job with communicating up to the event and making sure to get my must have shots! He also had lots of great ideas for other shots! He is very easy to work with and such a nice man! I couldn't be more pleased! I just got my pictures back from my wedding and I am so in love with the pictures!! I cannot say enough about how much I love his pictures! He has a talent! He is also reasonably priced for what he offers, which is a huge plus! Thank you Jeff for helping to make my dream wedding come to life! More...



23 June 2018

Jeff is an amazing photographer! He did a great job with communicating up to the event and making sure to get my must have shots! He also had lots of great ideas for other shots! He is very easy to work with and such a nice man! I couldn't be more pleased! I just got my pictures back from my wedding via his website and I am so in love with the pictures! I cannot wait for the disc to come this week! I cannot say enough about how much I love his pictures! He has a talent! He is also reasonably priced for what he offers, which is a huge plus! Thank you Jeff for helping to make my dream wedding come to life! More...



7 June 2018

Jeff was amazing to work with. He works with you and makes your wedding photos look amazing. He calls you about a few weeks before the big day to go over the whole day with you in details. You can also give him photos and poses that you would like to do with your wedding party. We were very pleased with our photos and would recommend him to our future friends and family members who are getting married. More...



30 May 2018

Highly recommend Jeff! From the start he was super nice and very quick on responses! Very easy to work with and does a great job with making sure everything is covered that you are wanting! We even got our wedding day photos quicker then expected! And they were beautiful, we are so happy with them! We can’t thank Jeff enough for all of his hard work! More...



10 May 2018

After we had to reschedule and change the location of our wedding with an eight-week notice we had to find a new photographer as well. Based on a referral from a local wedding planner we got in touch with Jeff Darren. He has been very responsive and great to work with from the beginning. He was flexible with the time we booked him for the wedding day and went over the schedule and our must-have photos with us in advance. During the day of the wedding he was awesome guiding us through the wedding party pictures. All reception pictures were beautiful and captured the vibe of the evening perfectly. He was never straight in anyone’s face, so everyone felt comfortable just being themselves. He delivered the pictures faster then expected. We couldn’t have made a better choice for our wedding photographer. More...



3 April 2018

Jeff is the most flexible and amazing photographer you will find. He went on numerous adventures for our wedding including taking paddle boarding, moonlight sand dune escapades and thigh high water photos. He is such a cool guy and his work is fantastic. He has a great eye for perspective photos which is a very hard thing to find. I highly reccomend him. Thank you Jeff!!! We love You! More...


Julian Carr

1 April 2018

Very professional, friendly, and sure to get those special moments. This definitely knows what he’s doing when it comes to capturing those special moments. Great job!!!



23 January 2018

Wonderful photographer!!! :). Very happy with our engagement photos, bridal photos, and wedding day photos!!! Great quality and price. All came out amazing! Jeff is very nice and easy to work with. Highly recommend him! :) More...


Jacqueline Kohlenberg

30 December 2017

Best photographer!!! Loved our engagement photos, bridal portraits, and can’t wait to see our wedding day photos! Jeff and his assistant are really nice and do amazing work! Highly recommend J. Darren Photography! :) More...



13 October 2017

I cannot recommend Jeff highly enough! He was extremely responsive from the get-go and always answered any questions I had right away! He spent an hour+ on the phone with me a couple of weeks before the wedding to nail down day-of timing, to ask if I had any shot preferences, and to answer any questions or concerns I had.

The day of my wedding, he arrived a bit early to get everything scoped out and he was absolutely wonderful the entire day. One of my mom's pet peeves is when a photographer is too distracting at a wedding and she said she never even noticed him all day! His vision for each and every shot was so well thought-out and he beautifully captured every single minute of our day. Any couple would be lucky to have Jeff photograph their wedding!


Chris Callicutt

6 October 2017

Jeff is a consummate professional. He did me and my wife's engagement and wedding, as well as some family and graduation photos. Even in different situations, he has a unique eye and supreme talent to make unforgettable photos. Highly recommend! More...



18 August 2017

Jeff did an AMAZING job with our wedding pictures! He was accommodating throughout the entire day to ensure that my husband and I got all of the pictures that we wanted. It was like everywhere we looked there he was! We couldn't have asked for a better photographer to capture the memories of our special day and can't thank him enough! I would definitely recommend Jeff to anyone in need of a photographer for any event! More...


Erin Fitzpatrick Vasquez

7 July 2017

Jeff was Not afraid to brave a storm to make some unique and unforgetable photos that were just our style! Excited to see what he can pull off for our big day! 5 stars all day for this photographer. More...


Erin Small

4 July 2017

Wonderful photographer for my sister's wedding July 1st! Can't wait to see how the photos turn out!


Stephanie Mashiko

17 June 2017

It's been 3 weeks since my husband and I said our "I dos" but let me tell you, it felt like a dream and it was a wonderful dream. I was so thankful that Jeff was there to capture the right moments. From the start, it was a match-made-perfect. He really made it special for us and our guest, in setting the mood for taking pictures, and knowing how to blend into the surroundings to capture those natural "right moments". From the start, he was very professional, patient, and offered at-the-right-moment- advice in keeping things running smoothly. I even received compliments from Graylyn Estate (the wedding venue) and all the guests about the wedding and the photographer. More...



16 December 2016

Jeff is absolutely amazing! He was extremely flexible with our time and our schedule through the entire process from engagements, to bridals, and to the big day! The pictures came out wonderful, with extremely quick turnaround time. For two people who are not used to having their pictures taken, we felt completely comfortable. More...



15 December 2016

Our experience with J. Darren Photography was excellent from beginning to end. Jeff was fun, laid back, professional, and communicative. I got price quotes from at least 5 other area photographers and he by far offered the best value that fit with our budget without compromising quality or coverage. The images were finished exactly when he said they would be and they are amazing! Jeff is super talented and great to work with--highly recommend! More...



11 December 2016

I have never worked with a professional photographer until my wedding and I think I literally found the best one. He is so sweet and on top of things. You never don't know what is going on, he never forgets a detail and he never ever misses a meeting. Needless to say, out of all of our vendors he is the only one we 100% trusted and 100% counted on. Definitely will use him for every event in the future. His pictures are absolutely gorgeous. He really takes the tip to get the best shots and to figure out what the couple likes. More...


Jamie Lynn Courtney

6 December 2016

Jeff is an excellent photographer and very easy to work with! Thanks for doing a great job on our family portraits this year! �



6 December 2016

Jeff was an amazing photographer! He was very easy to work with and his work was top notch. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a wonderful wedding photographer! An added bonus also is his pricing! Very reasonable for such quality work! More...



4 December 2016

Very reliable, professional.
Had a great time working with him.
Takes the time to capture the essence of the day.


Kristen Fulton

30 November 2016

Jeff always does an awesome job with our kiddos! The pictures are bright and vibrant and somehow he always catches the "happy" moment. Which is like 1 in a million so he's awesome! Thank you Jeff! More...


Amber Molesa

16 November 2016

Our family has a wonderful tradition of capturing our little ones every fall! It's always so much fun and we are always excited to see what Jeff captures!! Too many favorites to share all!



4 November 2016

Loved working with Jeff! He's a fantastic photographer!!



4 November 2016

Jeff is an amazing photographer & he is great to work with! I am in love with my pictures!!



4 November 2016

Jeff was with us for my wedding and when it was time for my little sister to get married, who was the firat contact she asked for? You guessed it! J Darren Photography! Jeff is there from start to finish to capture every last detail of your big day. J Darren Photography doesn't stop there either: that photo of your little niece twirling around, your crazy grandpa cutting a rug, the first teardrop your dad sheds when he sees his little girl. If that is the kind of memories you would like preserved from your big day, then this is the man foe the job! Now 4 years later looking back at my photos I still am finding little details that this man was able to capture that I didn't get to see because I was off in another direction. Four years later and the photo of my husband's reaction when I walked down the aisle, i still get a rush of emotions when i see it. Four years later and people still tell me who amazing our photos are and how they didn't even notice a photographer there during all that time. That is a huge thing y'all, you want people enjoying their selves so the photographer can get the true shot. You want a photographer who can efficiently get those amazing shots and get you on your way to your patiently waiting guests. Give J Darren Photography a call, whether it's 4 or 40 years looking back on your pictures you will not be disappointed! More...



4 November 2016

Jeff is a great photographer who knows some great places to take engagement pictures at. He is great with working with different props, poses, places, and outfit changes! We definitely recommend!



13 October 2016

I am beyond impressed with J. Darren Photography - Jeff was awesome! He was extremely professional from start to finish, and knew exactly what to do. Even though our day was insanely hot, he still kept everyone on track and made sure we got the shots that we wanted. We just got our photos back and I love them! They captured our day perfectly. I am definitely happy! More...



10 June 2016

One of the few things my husband and I wanted to splurge on for our wedding was a great photographer. We were so excited when we found Jeff. He was incredibly accommodating to our needs and full filled everything we ever could have asked for. We had some friends of ours get married a little over a year ago and their photographer was horrendous. Not only was he bad, but they had to wait 6 months to get any of their photos. Because we were married at the beginning of the big wedding season, Jeff was able to get our photos to us within the week. AND THEY WERE SO VERY BEAUTIFUL. He is incredibly talented and an all around great person to work with. He made our day so much more special by making sure he took pictures of everything he possibly could. In the end I wouldn't even say we had to splurge on Jeff, between his wonderful work and such reasonable prices for what you get, I would say we really lucked out in finding him. More...



6 June 2016

Jeff was absolutely fantastic to work with for my wedding. He was easy to get a hold of and super responsive via email. We spent some time talking through on the phone what kinds of pictures I absolutely wanted and we worked out a timeline of the day so things would go smoothly.
Jeff showed up a little early the day off so check out the venue and make sure our game plan would still work. We were getting married on a farm and it was looking like rain so we improvised a little on our original plan and he assured me that we would still be able to get lots of amazing pictures. He was super friendly and seamlessly blended into the background. He captured all the special moments getting ready and worked tirelessly to get extra shots.
My guests were so impressed by how hard he was working that many actually mentioned it to me at the reception. He was always in a good mood and stayed until the very end of the night. I can’t recommend him enough.
He was able to get our pictures back to us very quickly and we were so happy with how they turned out. It is truly priceless to have that most amazing day captured in photos that we can look at for years to come. Thank you Jeff!



1 January 2016

I cannot even begin to express what an AMAZING photographer Jeff is. He was very responsive to emails and his personality was so easygoing and sweet. We hired him for both engagement photos and our wedding. During the engagement, he made us feel so comfortable it felt as if a long time friend was photographing us instead of someone we had just met. He put no limit on the time or the number of photos he took and he has such great ideas for pictures. For our wedding, he was there ALL day and not once did we feel like he was in the way. When we received our photos back, there were so many, it took over an hour to get through them all. We cannot believe how much detail he captured and how gorgeous the quality of the pictures were. He caught so many memories that I didn't even notice were going on. It seems like he was everywhere at once. I am so grateful that we had him for our special day. He truly was all we wanted and more. and his price was too good to be true. I HIGHLY recommend him!!!! More...



23 September 2015

We had a wonderful experience with J. Darren Photography. We had engagement photos done and loved them! We used them for our save the dates as well as for other photographs (and a canvas) around the venue for the wedding. We loved Jeff and thought he was a great fit for us. Jeff photographed our whole wedding day. He was there all day and got some really great shots. I'm organized and had a whole list. He brought the list and checked off each photograph as it was completed. I loved that he got my pinterest inspired shots too. I paid for an additional assistant so that we could photograph two places at once (so worth it!). I loved the assistant and was very happy with Jeff's choice on that. Thank you so much for all of the photographs! We will treasure them for years to come and are so happy you were part of our day :) More...



14 July 2015

Jeff was a great photographer. He has a creative eye and was able to get awesome pictures that my husband and I were just thrilled with. We did both our engagement session and our wedding with him. We really liked that he gives us all the pictures he took and we get the printing rights and get to choose which ones are our favorites. We got the pictures in a very timely fashion and it was easy to tell that Jeff took the time to edit a lot of them. The only reason I marked him down on professionalism and flexibility was because it seemed like he got a little frustrated with the time crunch we were under on the wedding day. He had a lot of pictures we wanted to get done and he did a great job getting the things we asked for, but you could tell he got flustered and it made me feel flustered on my wedding day. I would definitely recommend him though, he was easy to get a hold of and answered all the questions we asked all the time. He is a great guy and you'll have wonderful photos if you choose him as your photographer! More...



11 June 2015

J. Darren Photography did a fabulous job photographing our wedding. He was there to capture every part of our wedding day/reception. The pictures turned out great and I would recommend him to anyone. He was prompt, flexible, and captured everything I requested and more. He definitely exceeded my expectations. He also did a fabulous job with my bridal portraits and made sure everything was perfect! More...



10 June 2015

Jeff was all we could have hoped for in a wedding photographer! From day 1 he was extremely responsive to emails, which makes the whole planning process go much smoother and he was very calm and collected on the day of the wedding! He was able to get every picture I asked for along with SO many others, and they are all absolutely amazing. What was really cool was, we forgot he was even around during the reception! He was able to capture great moments without bugging us all night to pose here and there, which was amazing. The number of great photos we have from the day is incredible, we are going to have a difficult time picking favorites for our album! And, he got us our pictures back in less than 4 weeks... during peak wedding season! Unbelieveable! We couldn't have asked for more, we are so happy with the job Jeff did and now we are able to relive our special day through our photos for years to come! Thanks again Jeff! More...



1 May 2015

I don't think I could possibly say enough positive things about Jeff! From the very beginning he was very professional, happy to answer any questions and always replied to my emails/calls in a very timely manner.

My story is also a little unique, and Jeff was great through it all. My dad was diagnosed with metastatic bladder cancer about a month after I got engaged. As my wedding day grew closer, my dad's condition started to deteriorate pretty rapidly. I finally talked my dad into moving the wedding ceremony up, just so he could be there to give me away. Once he agreed, my sisters and family put together a beautiful wedding in a mere 24 hours. With only a days notice, I knew it was a long shot, but I decided to ask Jeff if there was any way he could come to photograph this wedding, as I knew that these would be some of the last pictures I would have of my dad. Jeff was so wonderful and happily agreed to come. I cannot describe how truly beautiful these pictures turned out and how quickly Jeff got them back to me so I had a chance to show them to my dad. My dad passed away two weeks later, and just three weeks before my actual wedding date. For my actual wedding day, Jeff was there with his assistant to capture every moment and detail. He was very translucent and I never felt like I was being followed around by a photographer. I am excited to see these pictures, I am sure they will be just as wonderful as the ones from the first ceremony!

Overall, Jeff was a pleasure to work with. Not only does he do amazing work and take great photos, he is willing to do whatever it takes to capture the moment. I highly recommend him to anyone and I could not be more pleased with my experience!



15 February 2015

If I could rank Jeff six stars out five, I would! Jeff was absolutely wonderful to work with, and we are so thrilled by the quality of our photos. We worked with him for both our engagement and wedding photos, and he made the process so lovely. He is skilled at both indoor and outdoor shots, and he did a great job capturing a variety of candid and still moments. He was a calm and steady presence throughout our wedding experiences, and I am so in love with our photos. I highly recommend Jeff as a skilled wedding photographer! More...



16 January 2015

Jeff was all around great to work with! He was very responsive and always responded back to me within minutes of me reaching out to him. We didn't have many creative ideas on pictures we wanted to we gave Jeff the flexibility to kind of do his own thing, and it was great! He captured all the beautiful moments of our day plus some! The best part was the timing. Jeff asked that we allow 6-8 weeks before we got our photos and he had them to us within 4 weeks (Christmas and New Year holiday included in those 4 weeks). I would definitely recommend Jeff to anyone! More...



27 December 2014

Jeff is all around THE BEST! He really captured every moment we wanted to remember and so many more moments we didn't see perfectly! He is very professional, responsive, creative, helpful, and affordable. I loved that he offered pricing for the entire day from start to finish without time limits. He didn't miss a thing! More...



13 June 2014

Jeff from J. Darren Photography is the absolute BEST!!! He did our engagement photos, my bridals, and our wedding. Every photo he took was absolute perfection. My husband and I highly recommend J. Darren Photogrpahy. More...



4 May 2014

Jeff was awesome!! And he got our pics to us way faster than I ever hoped! We had pics in less than a week!!! Which probably isn't always typical for the busier season, but it was still awesome for us :) He did a great job at capturing our day perfectly. Everyone who has seen our pictures loves them! I only wish we could have had more time to get even more great shots. We got a little behind schedule thanks to me taking a little longer than planned to finish up with hair and makeup and get to the church, so we had to rush a little to get shots between the wedding and reception, but everything turned out wonderfully! I would highly recommend him! His price is very reasonable, and I love that he has a package that is simply full coverage day of and doesn't throw in all the other "extras" (like photo book, canvas, etc.) that make for a higher price that you may or may not actually need/want. We got all of the pics on a CD and now we're free to get prints in our own time, as many as we want :) More...



24 April 2014

After looking through the photo's on the J. Darren website and blog and then reading all of the glowing reviews I had high hopes that he could be the photographer of my dreams, and he WAS!! From our first email until the he wrapped on our wedding day, and even communication afterwards Jeff has been so wonderful. He is professional, helpful and quick to respond to emails/phone calls. He offers suggestions from his wealth of knowledge not only in photography but weddings in general, but is also totally open to doing things your way. And did I mention his photography We had a small, backyard wedding with 50 guests and he took over 950 photos and SO many of them took our breath away!! A comment we got over and over from people when looking at the photos was "I forgot the photographer was even there!" which I was happy to hear. Jeff managed to get all the shots we could ever ask for without taking away from the events of the day which is important. My husband and I highly recommend J. Darren Photography no matter what kind of wedding you are having, Jeff will be perfect. Very fair prices + amazing photographer = you can't go wrong!! More...



25 March 2014

It was an absolute pleasure working with Jeff to help capture our special day.

From the very beginning Jeff took a special interest in our ceremony and helped us plan everything every step of the way.

After we received all of the photographs Jeff provided we were amazed at his level of talent, attention to detail, and ability to capture all of our special moments as well as all of the 'little things' we included in the ceremony.

We would and have highly recommend(ed) J Darren Photography to friends and family not only for weddings, but any special occasion/event.



1 March 2014

I found J. Darren Photography while browsing theknot.com, and I instantly was drawn to his style. His package prices were within my budget, and I couldn't be happier with how everything turned out! Jeff Scott was amazing on my wedding day! He was everywhere and captured things in the moment, which is exactly what I was looking for. This man works HARD and stayed until the final moments of the evening. If you're looking for a photographer that's too good to be true, this is the man you've been looking for! I recommend him enthusiastically--you better book him before the world catches on and he has a year-long waiting list! More...



25 January 2014

Well, where can I start. I will say that working with Jeff was probably one of the smartest decisions I made in my wedding planning.

We had an initial screening with him on the phone prior to the wedding to organize a timeline and figure out which photos were going to be most important to me. That was super helpful in designing the timeline overall. He traveled from Greensboro to downtown Raleigh with no issues and arrived right on time.

He had a great attitude throughout the whole day, even though our day was freezing and we had a good number of pictures taken outdoors. We just received our photos a couple days ago and I cannot explain enough how fantastic they are! We received an enormous amount of photos and we're still going through them. He knew what shots were most important and thought of photo shots I hadn't. I can't tell you how many people have told me that some of the shots he took look straight out of a bridal magazine.. and I totally agree. He even took sparkler shots at night on Fayetteville street. It was such a tricky shot with the timing and cold weather and traffic, but it came out amazing!

I would recommend Jeff to anyone looking for a wedding photographer, whether you live in Greensboro or not. He travels and is definitely worth the money. You can't go wrong with him!!



20 January 2014

Jeff is an amazing photographer. My husband and I were very pleased with our wedding pictures, the amount of pictures taken and the unique angles and ideas that he used when photographing. Jeff had lots of ideas for the photos at our venue. He made sure that he got every picture that I requested. We look forward to receiving the wedding book that he is making for us once we decide on the 75 pictures. It is going to be tough deciding on the 75 pictures (because so many of the pictures were terrific). We highly recommend J. Darren Photography for your next event. More...



16 January 2014

I cannot say enough good things about Jeff! He is absolutely delightful to work with. He has a fantastic eye for creating beautiful photos that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. His relaxed personality makes it easy to feel comfortable being in front of a camera for several hours. We purchased an engagement session and wedding package. I was able to use our engagement pictures for all kinds of creative print items to decorate our reception, save-the-dates, invitations and programs. Katie was our second-shooter on the day of the wedding. What a fantastic duo! She had lipstick on hand and helped ease the boys' nerves. You won't go wrong picking J.Darren as your photography service. More...



24 November 2013

Jeff is fantastic! He is professional, calm (not pushy at all), patient and takes beautiful pictures! He took his time with us and asked our input on what kind of pictures we would like. Such a fantastic experience and would recommend him to everyone! More...



17 November 2013

Jeff was one of our favorite vendors to work with! He was always quick to respond to my questions (which was a big thing for me), was a great help with suggestions and, most of all, was such a great sport with getting all of the specific pictures I'd asked for, even when he had to work around all the rain that ended up soaking our wedding venue. Would highly recommend to any bride! More...



13 November 2013

Jeff was incredible! I haven't even gotten all of my pictures back yet but the few I have seen I LOVE! He was able to work with our schedule (no matter how many times my crazy bride-brain changed it) and he was able to work with everyone in our bridal party...even our goofy guys! For family pictures he was quick, efficient, but also patient when some people weren't quite ready or where they needed to be. He gave great suggestions for poses and was super flexible. His assistant Katie was also amazing and helped with everything (not just pictures!). I would definitely recommend him to anyone! And not only is he nice and his pictures incredible, the price is incredible too! You will not find a better deal anywhere. More...



14 October 2013

Jeff is absolutely wonderful!! He is so professional and was always willing to give his opinion when asked! He is extremely professional and has a great eye for photography! He did my bridal pictures, engagement pictures and wedding day photos and they were all outstanding! I ended up with almost 3000 photos all together! He was definitely able to catch a lifetime of memories :) More...



2 September 2013

Jeff was extremely professional and easy to work with throughout the planning process and on our wedding day as well! He worked hard to make sure we got all the shots that we wanted and that he focused on the moments and details that were most important to us. His was very flexible during planning (which we did from a distance, so that was important to us) and on the wedding day as well - he had no problem rolling with my parents' requests for extra family photos! And of course, all of his photos turned out great - he has a great eye for detail and composition. I would highly recommend Jeff to anyone! More...



19 August 2013

Jeff was great to work with from the early planning stages to the finished product! He was very flexible and accommodating on our wedding day (which was great since we started our ceremony a few minutes late!) Our pictures turned out beautiful! More...



31 July 2013

I absolutely loved having Jeff as our photographer! He really cared about us and what we wanted and what shots were important to us. I'd recommend him to everyone!



27 June 2013

Jeff was great! He was super flexible and spoke with us multiple times on the phone to make sure everything was all set. He took TONS of pictures and great candid shots. He was punctual and was a pleasure to work with. More...



20 June 2013

As soon as we saw a few photos from the website, we knew this was going to be our wedding photographer! We had a very specific style of photography that we were looking for; natural, un-posed, and unique. Upon meeting Jeff, we were very excited to have him as our photographer. He listened to our wants and needs, was very thorough, and had some amazing ideas to add! We had a phone meeting as well closer to our wedding day just to confirm everything! On our actual wedding day, he was wonderful! He captured so many beautiful shots! He was non-intrusive, yet was able to navigate us to be able to get all of the shots we asked for! We anxiously watched his FaceBook page for a "sneak peek" of our photos! When we finally saw them, we were blown away at how amazing they were! Photographs are the one thing you take away from your special day. Be sure to entrust yours with Jeff from J. Darren Photography! More...



13 May 2013

Jeff was fantastic! He arrived extra early to survey the venue and look for ideal spots for photographs. He really worked hard all afternoon and evening to get shots of everything wedding related. He is not a pushy photographer, but he is able to get the job done. We haven't gotten our photos back yet, but based on the few he showed us during the wedding.. they are going to be amazing! He is a very nice guy and is open to unique shots and ideas. More...



6 May 2013

I can't say enough about J. Darren Photography. Even my mom loved him. And my mom is hard to please. He did my bridal session and turned them around very quickly so that I could have my bridal portrait made for the wedding day. He accommodated my schedule and was very patient when I was over an hour late. He also did my wedding and captured the day beautifully. He arrived hours before everyone else, scoping out great spots for photos, and stayed until the last person left the reception.

I can't say enough good things about him!



6 May 2013

I highly recommend J. Darren Photography! Jeff was excellent and we are very pleased with the photos and quality of his work! I can't say enough about how patient he was throughout the entire portrait session, wedding & reception. More...



29 April 2013

Jeff is awesome!! Very professional and made all of the photo shoots painless. So many great photos from our engagements, bridal, and wedding!!



27 November 2012

I don't even know where to start! Jeff was our photographer for our destination wedding in Emerald Isle, NC. We were traveling from Ohio, and even long distance we were able to map out the perfect plan for our wedding photos. He stayed in contact with me and put up with all my emails. I pretty much emailed him weekly with ideas and he was open to them all. We did a "Trash the Dress" shoot in the ocean after the ceremony and he was such a trooper! You could tell he was excited to try something new, and he came prepared...with his swim trunks under his slacks :)

Jeff was so courteous to my entire family and was on point with every angle, lens change, and lighting challenges. Of all the decisions in my wedding, the photographer was most important because I am obsessed with taking pictures of every event in our lives. I have to say, Jeff exceeded my expectations. Honestly, our pictures looked like they belonged on the cover of a romance novel.

Jeff also went above and beyond by showing up early, scouting out the scenery, and getting shots of us all getting ready. He also stayed late so we could get sparkler pictures after the sun went down! He shows a true passion for photography.

We are PROUD that Jeff shared in our important day and gave us memories that will last a lifetime.



3 November 2012

We were very pleased with j.darrenphotography for our daughter's wedding. Jeff was very professional, the communication line was always open..and he was always open for any suggestions we had plus his prices are very reasonable..not to mention his work is awesome! More...



10 September 2012

J Darren Photography did a great job with our wedding and reception! He answered all of our questions in the meetings and even let us do a "phone call meeting" since our schedule would not allow us to meet again before the wedding. He really worked so hard for our wedding. He walked around down town with us and also made sure of our surroundings to make sure it was ok for us to be there. Jeff did a great job being patient with the girls because one of my bridesmaids was pregnant. We are so excited to see the photos, he let me take a peak at a couple. We had him for the whole day/night and when we told him that he could go home, he said "If it is ok I would like to stay a little longer because I want to get a few more of your mom." He really did work so hard. He once told us in a meeting that his job is to capture the moment and go unnoticed. Well he did it! We didn't even know he was there. I would highly recommend Jeff with J. Darren Photography to everyone.
Thanks again Jeff!



22 August 2012

We had the most amazing experience with Jeff from J. Darren Photography on our wedding day. Professional, courteous, and flexible are just a few words to describe him. Jeff fit right in with my bridal party and family. We were so blessed to have his services. He captured every moment of our special day and had countless spectacular shots. There were times I didn't even see him, but later found that he caught that shot too. Thank you Jeff for making it possible for us to re-live our wedding day through your beautiful photography. May God forever bless you. More...



13 August 2012

Jeff was wonderful - he was incredibly responsive early on, and answered all of our questions before we signed any contract. Closer to the wedding date, he spent a long time on the phone with me, going over the schedule for the day of and discussing all the pictures we wanted to make sure to get. Day of, Jeff was very relaxed and flexible, while roughly keeping to the schedule we had put together because he knew it was important to me for things to keep on track. The pictures turned out beautifully, and the album he made for us was much more than we had expected. I'd highly recommend Jeff for anyone in the future. More...



30 July 2012

Jeff was the photographer for my wedding and bridal portraits. Words cannot describe how ecstatic I am with everything that he did.
I live in Colorado and was planning my wedding in NC from 1,700 miles away. Jeff was not phased at all. We talked over the phone on multiple occasions, emailed back and for with ideas and suggestions, and he even made sure to make time for my mom and I when I was in NC in April.
Jeff was very open to new ideas and welcomed my personality into our bridal session. I am very close with my sister and he allowed her to put her wedding dress on and take some "Sister Pictures" in the Botanical Gardens. We then took individuals there and then went to downtown for more. He was so giving of his time and talents.
On our wedding day the high was 100 degrees and the wedding was outside so long as it didn't rain. He arrived on location before anyone else so that he could capture pictures of the buzz of the day. Despite the heat, he came dressed very professionally and was a trooper all day/night long. My husband and I wanted to have all of our more formal pictures taken before the wedding and even did a special "first look" moment. Jeff had tons of wonderful ideas and we have the best pictures of the biggest day of our lives!
In conclusion: Jeff is wonderful. I had a great experience with him, not only with his talent but also as a person. Jeff is very easy going, pleasant, and easy to talk to and makes you forget that the camera is even there. I have had many people, both in the wedding party and people who did not attend the wedding, comment on how spectacular our pictures are and how they haven't seen anything like them.
In many years, when John and I are expecting, I will hopefully have Jeff take more pictures of our family! I'm a repeat customer as long as he is around!



14 June 2012

My husband and I found Jeff through just a random web search of photographers in NC and I found him and fell in love with his shots. We loved having him and felt so comfortable taking the pictures with him. We would recommend him to anyone and his prices are totally reasonable and affordable for those on a tight budget. More...



17 April 2012

We used Jeff for our wedding photographer, and he was great. He was very easy to work with, and was extremely outgoing. He got all the shots we wanted, and they all look wonderful. We could tell that he really cared about his work and about getting us what we wanted for our wedding photos. Before the wedding he set up a phone interview with us to clarify any specific shots we wanted. The day of the wedding he came early, and stayed until after everyone had left. Working with him was a great experience. He is also extremely fast to respond to emails...even when he was on vacation. This was surprising, and very nice to know that we had chosen someone that committed. Jeff also went out of his way to set up another special photo shoot (months later) for us, along with a bridesmaid and groomsmen, who couldn't make it to our wedding due to illness, free of charge. Again, I can't stress enough how professional and caring Jeff is in his work. The package we purchased included a second photographer as well. The quality of her work was very good too, and we were very pleased with our choice to have that second photographer. Also, the price was very reasonable, and the pictures were very high quality. Working with him was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! More...



26 March 2012

Jeff was excellent! His work is beautiful, he's very professional and easy to work with, and his prices are great.



15 November 2011

Had a great experience with Jeff. He always responded to emails right away. He was extremely helpful with planning the day. Made sure things went on time, and was very flexible with his packages so as to work with our budget. More...



23 September 2011

Jeff was our photographer at our wedding in Winston Salem this past August (2011) and he was amazing. From being willing to drive to meet my wife before the wedding here at our home in Winston, he was only giving us a preview of how easy he would be to work with.

My Mom hired Jeff to take photos of the rehearsal and dinner and Jeff touched base with the families and Christine and I early on in the evening to confirm the shots we wanted and then was out of the way the rest of the evening. He got great shots of the scenery around the church and the place settings at the rehearsal dinner on his own time and spent a ton of time getting great candid photos of the whole weekend.

After the ceremony, Jeff quickly moved through the photos we wanted of the wedding party taking minimal time but getting amazing shots of what we wanted. We were off to the reception in no time.

As part of the package we purchased, we got him to make a 80 photo scrap book for us and Jeff's eye for great shots made it so difficult to narrow down to 80 (definitely a great problem to have).

Some of our favorites involved his use of sunlight for outdoor shots, shots from above at our reception looking down on our guests (with everyone looking up at him), a picture of us in focus dancing with everyone around us in a blur, and a zoomed in picture of us holding a photo strip with the photo strip in focus and us blurry in the background.

Jeff is a true professional (so easy to work with) and he definitely has highly competitive prices compared to some of the other photographers we looked at making him a great value for us. We're so happy with our choice to hire him and hope that my review helped tell you a little more about how awesome he is.

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