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format_quoteJade took our engagement photos and captured my fiancé and I perfectly. I've always been self conscious in photos but Jade made us both feel so comfortable and the final product was amazing! Jade will be doing our family photos in the spring and our wedding in the fall! I'm so excited to have Jade a part of our big day!
Laura L
format_quoteJade did a phenomenal job capturing the story of our love and who we are as a couple in both our engagement and wedding photos! Fortunately, we didn't have to meet with any other photographers after sitting down with Jade for the first time to discuss our photography needs. There was an instant connection and she was so personable that after an hour of chatting we almost forgot why we were meeting in the first place! It's clear that Jade loves what she does as we went on quite a journey to different locations to shoot our engagement photos, chasing the "Golden Hour" to get the perfect shots and turning a super windy day into fantastic photo opportunities. Our engagement pictures were incredible but the experience is what we talk about most! Our wedding photos literally blew our minds and our guests' minds! Those who were unable to attend practically felt like they were there after viewing our pictures. Jade captured every single detail in the most elegant fashion. Her turn around time for photos is quick and within a month we were reliving our entire wedding frame by frame, laughing, crying, dancing, in complete joy at the beauty of the biggest day of our lives. Thank you, Jade, for an incredible experience and gorgeous photos that we will cherish for a lifetime!
Christina
format_quoteJade is just wonderful to work with, not to mention her gorgeous work! My fiance and I had our engagement shoot with her and our photos are just incredible! My fiance and I are not the most at ease in front of the camera, but Jade made us feel comfortable and natural. We can't wait to work with her again on our wedding day!
Celeste Sexton
format_quoteI can't say enough great things about Jade! She was an incredible joy to work with on our wedding day. We looked at over 10 photographers and what stood out most was her communication, her talent, her passion, and her ability to be so calm and professional throughout the chaos a wedding can sometimes bring. We appreciated her willingness to meet with us before signing a contract and her communication during the month leading up to the big day. She also provided such wonderful thoughts and feedback during our pre-wedding walk through for ideas of pictures and the best timing during the day for lighting. One of the moments that really shows how she goes above and beyond is when we saw her assisting our DJ to make sure the announcements went smoothly. Our DJ had trouble with pronunciations and she had no problem helping with corrections. I love that! Such a proactive attitude to help make our day that much more special. Jade has a gift for balancing natural candids and formal shots to truly capture the story of your wedding. Every time I look at our photos I feel like I get to relive our special day.
Brittany
format_quoteIf you are someone that is not comfortable taking photo's, thinks every photo you are in is awful, just don't want or like to pose in front of a camera at all, you need to call Jade. She was so down to earth we hit it off immediately. She had us so relaxed like we knew her forever.  My honey hates being in front of a camera and he said that was actually a fun time. For him to be naturally smiling and relaxed I was surprised.  Then when the photos came back they were absolutely beautiful. She really knows how to take a photo to make you look and feel like you are a professional model. I highly recommend her for any occasion that you want to have great photos to look at to remind you of your wonderful time. Thanx Jade you did an excellent job.
Yvette B., Santa Rosa, CA
format_quoteJade was amazing for our wedding! We met her at the Santa Rosa Wedding Expo and her work was amazing. She captured amazing moments in our wedding, from the preparation all the way through the last song. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for an amazing photographer who is great to work with!
Brendan Tarrant
format_quoteJade is a true artist and a joy to work with! I am the mother of the bride, so of course I wanted everything to be perfect for my daughter, and Jade definitely did her part. Jade was professional, kind, thorough, and so very patient! Every aspect of the wedding was photographed with so much style and creativity - she brought out the uniqueness of the event, and through her remarkable skills was able to portray the love that we were all feeling. Thank you, Jade, for capturing our memories in such a perfect way!
Carol
format_quoteWhen planning our wedding photography was a top priority. I wanted beautiful photos to look back on. Jade Turgel delivered them. The way she made us "glow" with light was amazing. Jade was the right photographer to share in our day. She made me feel comfortable and beautiful. We continue to use her services!
Brittany
format_quoteWe absolutely loved our engagement session with Jade! Our pictures turned out amazing and she was so great at including our doggies. I couldn't recommend her enough!!
Ashley Ryan
format_quoteJade was great! The photos were beautiful, and exactly what I wanted. She is willing to work within your budget, and all of the photos are included with the fee (you don't have to purchase them separately).
Amanda
format_quoteThinking about photography was one of the most daunting tasks associated with wedding planning and certainly caused me a lot of anxiety...until I found Jade. I knew that I wanted a certain feeling to emote from my pictures and as soon as I saw pictures she had captured of others weddings, I just knew I had to book her! She listened to exactly what I wanted, made sure to capture all the special moments I "had to have", and then so much more. She captured so many candid moments, truly listening to my number one goal, having the pictures tell a story. There is a softness and beauty in our photos that I'm just not sure someone else could have got. I promise that anyone who books her won't be disappointed by the quality or quantity of photos. Down to earth, creative and up for anything, you'd be lucky to have her!!
Kristin
format_quoteI’ve worked with Jade several times now and there’s no one else I’d trust to capture all the big moments in our lives. She is so professional, talented, sweet that it was easy and enjoyable shooting with her! On top of her wonderful demeanor she also is incredible with the gorgeous images she takes! I highly recommend her for any and all of your photography needs!
Jessica Aguinaldo Cimolino
format_quoteHaving Jade as our photographer was delightful. She is an incredibly talented, easy going, artistic, and down-to-earth photographer. We had her capture our wedding day in the beautiful redwoods of Northern California's Mt. Tamalpais and her photos were what I dreamed of and much more. We had never taken Jade to our venue before, but she knew just where to go on the trails for the best lighting and environmental set ups. Taking our stroll together through the redwoods with Jade tagging along in the background was one of my favorite parts of the whole day. She took exceptional shots while leaving us space to relax and unwind together. She never told us what we "should" do, but was an incredible guide nonetheless. She took great photos during our ceremony and amazingly I barely noticed she was even there (because we have incredible photos that tell the story!) I would recommend her in a heartbeat. She was such a pleasure to work with, and helped make the photo aspect of the day go as smoothly as possible! So many guests came up to me at the wedding to tell me how cool my photographer was, and that they could tell she was a great find!!! I couldn't agree more. Please consider working with Jade for your wedding as she'll surely do her very best to capture the perfect reflections of your most precious moments. We will treasure our photographs always. Thank you Jade!
Lauren
format_quoteI don't even know where to start! 🙂 Jade photographed our June wedding along with many other amazing things. From the first day we met, sat down over coffee and chatted all about our wedding plans, Jade was amazing. She not only worked with us to make sure we could make everything we wanted happen, but she made everything FEEL so special. Jade genuinely cared about our love story and wanted to make sure to "tell our love story through our pictures". And boy, did she! We also did an engagement shoot with her. We had a blast and she worked with me to even design a theme for our shoot. Our photos turned out wonderful, high quality, and we couldn't be happier. If that wasn't enough, Jade also worked with me to do a boudoir shoot to make a book as a gift for my husband on our wedding day. We had so much fun and I loved how she would send me photos before making the book because she wanted me to love it and wanted it to be perfect. She sends you all of the photos and you get to download them. If you want to try something, she is ready to be spontaneous. If you are looking for a photographer that will make you feel like you've also made a friend even before your wedding, than Jade is your best choice. 🙂 Thank you JADE!!
Kristen M.
format_quoteJade does incredible work! She made us feel comfortable and our photos turned out so beautiful! She really does make it easy to be in front of the camera even if you are a little shy (like my fiancé was in the beginning). I highly recommend Jade any photography needs you may have!
Jessica A
format_quoteJade was incredible to work with for our wedding and engagement photo sessions. I was lucky enough to meet her for the first time at the Wedding Expo in Santa Rosa where she had a booth of her work on display. Her booth caught my eye right from the start and I entered in to possibly win a free engagement photo session. Lucky for me I was picked and sure enough I fell in love with all the photos so I knew I had to book her for our wedding. What I enjoyed most about Jade is how she put my husband at ease, he hates to get his photo taken but Jade made it fun and made us feel comfortable from the start. Some of the best photos she captured were just candid photos of us just goofing off with our one year old son. She works with you and the ideas that you have in your head so that she can capture your day but she also brings so many of her own ideas to the table to capture the best images. She not only takes amazing photos but also delivers on time and even checks in long after the wedding to see how things are going and if you were happy with your photos. I would highly recommend her for your big day and I will for sure continue to work with her in the future when possible.
Nancy G
format_quoteJade was incredible to work with for our wedding and engagement photo sessions. I was lucky enough to meet her for the first time at the Wedding Expo in Santa Rosa where she had a booth of her work on display. Her booth caught my eye right from the start and I entered in to possibly win a free engagement photo session. Lucky for me I was picked and sure enough I fell in love with all the photos so I knew I had to book her for our wedding. What I enjoyed most about Jade is how she put my husband at ease, he hates to get his photo taken but Jade made it fun and made us feel comfortable from the start. Some of the best photos she captured were just candid photos of us just goofing off with our one year old son. She works with you and the ideas that you have in your head so that she can capture your day but she also brings so many of her own ideas to the table to capture the best images. She not only takes amazing photos but also delivers on time and even checks in long after the wedding to see how things are going and if you were happy with your photos. I would highly recommend her for your big day and I will for sure continue to work with her in the future when possible.
Nancy Razo
format_quoteJade is the most creative photographer I've ever had. Her photos and portraits are more than just 2 dimensional images. Jade work shows both emotion of the event, and who the individuals really are through these images. She gives clear direction and as little as possible to really have the individuals shine through. I would highly recommend Jade for your events or corporate photography.
Allen G Corey
format_quoteWe hired Jade to do our wedding at Safari West. The photos are amazing!! We have stunning photos with some of the animals too!! Jade goes above and beyond to get the shot which results in great photos. Her attention to detail is impeccable. Even the guests commented on her professionalism and drive to get the photos you want. Our groomsmen had an absolute blast taking photos with her. We could hear them laughing and having a great time. Above all of that Jade is very easy to work with and absolutely makes you feel comfortable and totally at ease. Her work speaks for itself. I would hire her for any occasion.
Melanie R
format_quoteJade's photography work is art. She is able to see beautiful moments and capture them. We as an events company, have had the opportunity to see Jades artistry several times and I am always so amazed with her photography. Thank you Jade Turgel!!
Crissy Knox
format_quoteI would recommend Jade to anyone who is looking for a professional photographer. Jade met with me and my husband before the ceremony so we could get to know each other and discuss the direction we were looking for. So, the day of the wedding, it felt like we had our friend as our photographer. In the end, the pictures turned out beautiful. She has an amazing eye for color. She also knows how to incorporate the surroundings in an amazing and artistic way. (some of my favorite pics were in a graffit, dirty alley in the tenderloin!) If you can snatch her up for your wedding or special day- then it's your lucky day!
Kimbria
format_quoteMy fiance and I recently worked with Jade for our engagement shoot. We were both nervous and on edge driving up to meet her but she gave us plenty of direction so I didn't even have to think or worry about what I was doing or how I should pose etc. She even helped us pick places to shoot. We felt very comfortable! Jade was prompt with getting our photos back to us and we were so excited to see them! The lighting is just beautiful and natural and exactly what I wanted. Jade is also just lovely to be around/chit chat with! Can't wait to work together again on our wedding day!
Tashi
format_quoteOur wedding day could not have been more special, and we both owe a debt of gratitude to our wonderful photographer, Jade Turgel. As an bride from the East Coast, getting married on the West Coast, I had limited time to think about wedding logistics. Jade was there at every turn, taking magical photos that captured our day beautifully, offering professional guidance, and shepherding us through our day. Jade was able to use technology to make our process even easier – offering to moderate a pinterest page filled with photography ideas, and ensuring that even my craziest ideas (wedding party on a tractor!, jumping on a bed!) became beautiful realities. With a large wedding party and an even bigger family, Jade took time to ensure that special photographs weren’t missed --- I will treasure the photos of my grandmother forever. We are so thankful for Jade and her team. Our wedding was spectacular as a result!
Marika
format_quoteStop looking for a photographer! Jade is your best choice! She will capture the essence is your love and your special day! And you will be surprised with the unexpected! This special lady has a gift. Your going to fall in love over and over again! Our gratitude will last a lifetime! Enjoy your special day! Mike and Manny
Manuel
format_quoteJade was amazing. Always there getting every shot, but never seen...a photography ninja. I love her attention to detail, and her thoughtfulness. Her eye is fantastic and I can't stop looking at our beautiful photos.
Katharine G
format_quoteJade was able to capture the light and colors exactly as I remember them being, she has a amazing gift for seeing the details and getting them just right. She is also amazing in the way that she is always there and capturing every moment, but also never in the way...I don't remember seeing her all night long and yet have these amazing memories to show that she was. She was kind, easygoing and professional. I can't say enough, she is the best!
Katharine
format_quoteWe are so glad we hired Jade as our photographer - the pictures are absolutely stunning, she somehow managed to catch each special moment. There was also no stress ever with Jade and she makes everyone feel comfortable. I really appreciated her warmth and how much she complimented the casual vibe of our wedding despite its large size and volume. The photographs took my breath away, they are truly reflective of our joy, happiness and the fun we all had that day. I will continue to recommend Jade to my family and friends for her grace, professionalism and craftsmanship.
Sarah
format_quoteWhere do I start! Don't look any further! Jade is a true gem! She will capture the essence of your love, and special day. You will fall in love all over again! Enjoy your special day! With much love and gratitude! Mike and Manny
Manuel L
format_quoteJade is awesome! She is very personable, and moved with ease amongst the guests. You could really tell she was comfortable and having fun, and because of that she was able to get wonderful candids and capture beautiful moments. Also, her experience with wedding photography was apparent, because she always seemed to be in the right place at the right time to document all the important moments. If you want a professional, personable, and stylish photographer, look no further. Highly recommended.
Knottie1445884857
format_quoteWe asked Jade to photograph our wedding in Gualala CA last month on September 12th. She happily obliged after meeting with us in Bodega Bay instead of us having to make the trek all the way to Sebastopol. What a sweetie! We did not take advantage of the inclusive engagement photo shoot as we had already had them taken before hiring Jade. So we did not see each other until the wedding day although kept in touch with logistics through email leading up to the day. We were married on my Father's property surrounded by family and friends and Jade fit into the mix beautifully! Her artistic eye was perfect in capturing the architecture of my Father's house which is a labor of love for him. She even got a photo of the butterfly that graced us with its presence as I walked down the aisle with my Dad! All in all I could not sing her enough praises! She was so easy to work with and enthusiastic about our photo ideas and made sure she captured photos of everything we wanted. We are in love with our photos and the memories she captured. Thank you Jade!
Julia
format_quoteJade's work captures every moment you want and more! I am blown away at how many photos we have to choose from. The only problem is choosing our favorites because they are all so beautiful. I am still a little teary eyed after seeing the day through Jade's lens. I would recommend her to anyone looking to truly capture their day! Thank you Jade!!
Krysta
format_quoteIt is difficult to describe how amazing and meaningful Jade's photography was for our wedding last July. We were looking to have a family-focussed and smaller budget wedding, but decided to prioritize high-quality photography. We couldn't be happier with our choice.   Jade's photos are amazing - they absolutely bring the day to life, and nearly a year later, they just get better with time. She captured the feeling of the day and the emotions of our guests with candid, real photos as well as well-framed group shots. She helped guide us to take photos that we were feeling hesitant to take (e.g. sunset shots) and now, looking back, those are some of our favorites. Jade made us feel comfortable pretty much from the moment we met her. We had the chance to do a practice/engagement shoot - we didn't really think we needed that, but it ended up being such a great way to get a feeling for what it would be like to have our photos taken on our actual wedding day (since it wasn't something we were used to). She is super relaxed and has a wonderful, calming presence - she blended right into out day and never felt disruptive at any point. She even helped when I was having a slight hairstyle kerfuffle with my stylist to communicate what, in that moment, I couldn't; and gave us helpful advice on how to consider lighting into key events of our day (like our first dance). We couldn't recommend her more for a wedding or other event photography - you will be in great hands. Just make sure to get on her calendar early, because she does book up. Thank you Jade!
Belle M., San Jose, CA
format_quoteJade is amazing! She was so chill and worked with us and our almost two year old with grace and no stress. Our photos are stunning and I'm so thankful we found her. Her prices were so affordable and I really appreciate her honesty! Can't wait to take our next round of family photos!
Katharine Peck
format_quoteJade is absolutely amazing! We initially met her at a Wedding Expo in Santa Rosa and immediately connected to her positive, sincere and mellow energy. Her personable attitude combined with beautiful work made choosing her for our wedding day such an easy decision. We were totally thrilled throughout the process! Jade is extremely responsive and provided tons of great recommendations for our day. She has such a wonderful eye and totally understood our vision for our wedding. Every image was captured beautifully - from the group shots to the natural candid photos. And she was able to include every photo from our list that we wanted to take (in a short timeline too!) We would absolutely recommend her and are so grateful to have such beautiful photos of our favorite day!
Sally C
format_quote It was such a wise choice for us to decide to work with Jade after looking through more than 10 photographers. She offers a lot of wonderful ideas about the shooting locations and time schedule, which helped us make the full use of the daytime and daylight. She is kind-hearted and helping, always be there solving our problems no matter how late she has worked into. She’s such a genius in capturing our natural gestures and emotions, lots of gorgeous pictures comes naturally without pose on purpose. At first, my wife and I were a little worried about our little experience in front of the camera. However, as inspiring and easygoing as she is, Jade is always capable of making you feel easy and happy. She respects our ideas and decisions, together with her own professional and creative thoughts, making a perfect shooting day and amazing photos. — We were so lucky and thrilled to have such a joyful adventure with her for our pre-wedding shooting. My wife and I are even thinking about taking another maternity set of photos with her.
Nicole
format_quoteMy fiance and I recently worked with Jade for our engagement shoot. We were both nervous and on edge driving up to meet her but she gave us plenty of direction so I didn't even have to think or worry about what I was doing or how I should pose etc. She even helped us pick places to shoot. We felt very comfortable! Jade was prompt with getting our photos back to us and we were so excited to see them! The lighting is just beautiful and natural and exactly what I wanted. Jade is also just lovely to be around/chit chat with! Can't wait to work together again on our wedding day!
TZ
format_quoteIt was such a wise choice for us to decide to work with Jade after looking through more than 10 photographers. She offers a lot of wonderful ideas about the shooting locations and time schedule, which helped us make the full use of the daytime and daylight. — She is kind-hearted and helping, always be there solving our problems no matter how late she has worked into. She’s such a genius in capturing our natural gestures and emotions, lots of gorgeous pictures comes naturally without pose on purpose. At first, my wife and I were a little worried about our little experience in front of the camera. However, as inspiring and easygoing as she is, Jade is always capable of making you feel easy and happy. She respects our ideas and decisions, together with her own professional and creative thoughts, making a perfect shooting day and amazing photos. — We were so lucky and thrilled to have such a joyful adventure with her for our pre-wedding shooting. My wife and I are even thinking about taking another maternity set of photos with her.
Ray P
format_quoteWhere do I begin?? Jade has brought so much joy to our family. We are so grateful that we found her over 2.5 years ago. We hired her for our wedding and have proudly shot with her 4 different times: engagement, wedding, maternity, and newborn photos. Jade is not only professional and produces quality photos that make you feel so good, but she is down to earth, heartwarming, and not to mention FUN! She honestly feels like a friend, not just a photographer. I especially love the fact that she gives you a bunch of images, all retouched. Love her!
Kristen Morgan
format_quoteJade did an incredible job with our wedding photos! I could not be more satisfied. Every photo is beautiful, magical and dreamy. I do not consider myself a very relaxed person (or bride) when in front of a camera, so I was a little concerned I wouldn't love my photos during the shoot, but Jade was a pro and able to capture authentic moments, smiles, and genuine interactions (despite what felt like forced cheesy grins). Thank you Jade for the capturing these cherished memories... You're the best!
Lindsay
format_quoteWe first met Jade during our engagement session in San Francisco. She was able to capture where we met, some unique murals, and some dreamy landscapes -- making these locations and us look great. She also made our dog look photogenic -- he absolutely loved her! Jade also took the time to come visit our site before the wedding. She scoped out some awesome spots for our "first look" pictures, and also had suggestions on where the actual ceremony would be. This was an immense help to us! On our wedding day, she had a colleague with my husband while he got ready while she stayed with me. The two of them together were really able to make some magic. Our site was a bit unique -- heavily wooded in some areas and completely uncovered in others, and the team captured it all so perfectly I do a happy dance each time I see our photos. We chose Jade as she had experience in the woods -- this is not an easy lighting situation -- and also due to the brightness of her photos. She definitely did not disappoint in either of these areas. Both my husband and I constantly look at our photos and are just amazed with how much she and her team were able to capture the beauty of the day, and the fun our friends had!
Annie
format_quoteMy fiance and I just did our engagement photo shoot with Jade! I was lucky enough to meet her when I was a bridesmaid in my friend's wedding and Jade was the photographer! After seeing her work at the wedding, and her ease and personably personalitiy and professionalism I knew that I had to book her for my wedding when I became engaged the following year! When working with her during the engagement shoot my fiance was very nervous about taking pictures as he doesn't like to be in the "spotlight" and he walked away feeling comfortable and confident. She caputured great lighting and worked very well with our "furbaby" in many of the pictures as well! I cannot wait to work with Jade at our wedding as I know she will make our day easy, and special!!!!
Shawna H., San Francisco, CA
format_quoteWe are so glad we hired Jade as our photographer - the pictures are absolutely stunning, she somehow managed to catch each special moment. There was also no stress ever with Jade and she makes everyone feel comfortable. I really appreciated her warmth and how much she complimented the casual vibe of our wedding despite its large size and volume. The photographs took my breath away, they are truly reflective of our joy, happiness and the fun we all had that day. I will continue to recommend Jade to my family and friends for her grace, professionalism and craftsmanship.
Sarah P
format_quoteJade did a fabulous job photographing our wedding. We couldn't be happier. We can't stop looking at our photos because we look like professional models. LOL I don't know how she did it. The best thing about Jade is that she truly captured the romance and silliness that we share as a couple. She tells a story with her photos, and we are so thankful she captured our wedding story in all of her photographs.
Lindsey C
format_quoteThe most amazing photographer EVER! We had a destination wedding and didn’t meet Jade until the morning of, but that didn’t stop her from capturing every shot, every moment and every expression I could have ever wanted. I seriously can not stop looking at my photos and everyone comments on how beautiful and full of raw emotions each shot is. Not only are her pictures amazing, she is amazing too. We were totally comfortable in front of her and she handles the guests and the pushy Aunts (okay maybe just mine) who want to take the picture taking over with such professionalism and grace. I can go on and on about how incredible Jade and her pictures are. Oh yeah and she is amazing with kids and capturing them in their true form. My husband and I highly recommend Jade, you can’t go wrong by choosing her to shoot your wedding.
Brenda S
format_quoteIt is difficult to describe how amazing and meaningful Jade's photography was for our wedding last July. We were looking to have a family-focussed and smaller budget wedding, but decided to prioritize high-quality photography. We couldn't be happier with our choice. Jade's photos are amazing - they absolutely bring the day to life, and nearly a year later, they just get better with time. She captured the feeling of the day and the emotions of our guests with candid, real photos as well as well-framed group shots. She helped guide us to take photos that we were feeling hesitant to take (e.g. sunset shots) and now, looking back, those are some of our favorites. Jade made us feel comfortable pretty much from the moment we met her. We had the chance to do a practice/engagement shoot - we didn't really think we needed that, but it ended up being such a great way to get a feeling for what it would be like to have our photos taken on our actual wedding day (since it wasn't something we were used to). She is super relaxed and has a wonderful, calming presence - she blended right into out day and never felt disruptive at any point. She even helped when I was having a slight hairstyle kerfuffle with my stylist to communicate what, in that moment, I couldn't; and gave us helpful advice on how to consider lighting into key events of our day (like our first dance). We couldn't recommend her more for a wedding or other event photography - you will be in great hands. Just make sure to get on her calendar early, because she does book up. Thank you Jade!
Isabelle B
format_quoteJade was amazing for our wedding! We met her at the Santa Rosa Wedding Expo and her work was amazing. She captured amazing moments in our wedding, from the preparation all the way through the last song. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for an amazing photographer who is great to work with!
Courtney C
format_quoteI am so thrilled to have Jade Turgel for our wedding! We hired her to do our engagement session and wedding, and we just received our engagement photos. I knew that I would love them, based on Jade’s portfolio of work that I had seen. But these even exceeded my expectations, they were everything I wanted and more! In addition to the beautiful end product, the experience during the session was great. My fiancé is not one that likes to be in front of a camera, and Jade made him feel so comfortable. He was reluctant before the session started, and by the end, he actually said that he has a fun time! He loved Jade’s laid pack personality, she did such a great job capturing “us”. The wedding is comping up in a few months, and now I am even more excited for the big day knowing that Jade will be capturing it all! Update after the wedding - working with Jade on our wedding day was amazing! She was so wonderful and helpful to make sure we got all of the pictures that we wanted, both posed and candid. And at the same time, she was never "in the way" and it never felt like we had a photographer in our face. We were able to enjoy our ceremony and day, and could feel confident that Jade was capturing all of the special moments. Our photos turned out beautiful! Thank you, Jade!
Catherine
format_quoteWe hired Jade for a family photo session and professional headshots and are thrilled with the results. It was a fun session and she is easy to work with. I highly recommend Jade for professional, top quality photography.
format_quoteWe love Jade! She's awesome! She is a super talented photographer and took really beautiful photos for our wedding that capture the love, joy, and liveliness of our day! We didn't have a wedding planner, and she really helped corral us to focus and stay on schedule with getting pre-wedding first look and wedding party photos done, family shots, post wedding couple shots and even sunset portraits! She was really engaging and flexible with our requests, helping the flow of our day. She captured so many sweet moments and moved really seamlessly around us during the ceremony and party to get all the perfect shots. Thank you, Jade! If you're looking for a photographer, we highly recommend Jade Turgel
Francisca Lizotte
format_quoteWe just LOVE Jade, her style of photography, and working with her as a professional photographer. She has great energy and a natural ability to truly capture the moment. We first chose Jade to photo-document our Oct 2018 wedding. Our pre-wedding shoot blew us away, and on our wedding day she perfectly captured all the most amazing moments. Our wedding day photos are all so stunning, we are still can't decide which to print and bind into an album! This summer, we called upon Jade once again for a maternity shoot that mimicked our pre-wedding shoot. Once again she came through with spectacular photos of my husband and I and our incubating babe. The way she captures the light, the emotions, and also the environment while making you feel comfortable is a real gift. I'd work with Jade again in a heartbeat and I actively refer my friends to her without hesitation.
Channah Z
format_quoteJade captured the magic of our wedding perfectly and highlighted so many special moments. She was a lovely person to work with. Thank you Jade!
Courtney G
format_quoteWe are so happy with Jade's work. She is incredibly personable and made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. She clearly has a lot of experience and beautifully guided the proceedings of the day. The final images turned out amazing! We're so happy with how Jade captured intimate details - blending into the group and getting close to the special moments. We would highly recommend Jade to anyone looking for a photographer. We will treasure her pictures for years to come!
Josephine
format_quoteJade exceeded expectations! After spending the last nine months communicating only over phone across the World I was a bit nervous that she wouldn't accurately capture our relationship. I should've never worried, she handled my huge family with calmness and ease and captured every moment. She communicated very quickly and was so easy to talk to despite having never met in person. My wedding day was all off schedule but she adjusted and calmed me down ensuring me the bride was never late. The attention to detail with lighting and natural landscape was captured creatively and uniquely. She encouraged us to be goofy and truly made me feel comfortable.
Laura
format_quoteJade did an amazing job with our wedding photos! She was able to capture the big moments and the smaller more intimate moments and everything in between! She was fun, flexible and fit right in with the rest of our amazing wedding guests! She was so easy to talk to and helped make my husband and I feel so comfortable in front of the camera. We looked at several other photographers but kept coming back to Jade due to her exquisite eye for taking beautiful photos, her charm, and her ability to truly connect with us. Although we had already taken our engagement photos, Jade offered us a complimentary session prior to our wedding to allow us to get to know each other better and to get a better feel for what we wanted out of our photos. Every photo she took of us was stunning and we couldn't be happier. We would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer for their wedding!
Tina
format_quoteJade is a fantastic photographer. She brings a journalistic style to the table and added that edge we were looking for in our photographs. She was great to work with and accommodated our wishes extremely well. I would definitely hire her again.
Brian
format_quoteTHE best! Professional! Photographer! - We couldn't have been more happier with how our wedding and engagement photos turned out. Everyone that has seen our photos gasp because she was able to capture our special day with great lighting and angles. She also was a saving Grace by helping the stressed out florist. Hire her!!
Mandy
format_quoteJade and her lovely assistant (her daughter) were amazing. They were sweet, friendly and a joy to work with on our wedding day. Jade was amazing at directing but also equally great at capturing casual and intimate moments. My husband is very camera shy and awkward so it was nice to have Jade directing us when he didn't know what to do. I was running behind and she was very accommodating. She also made great use of time. That being said, all of that is useless without the deliverables, the goods, the final product. Well let me tell you, the pictures turned out fantastic and I couldn't have asked for a better final product. There are some photos that look like they came right out of a magazine. If you're on the fence, don't be, BOOK. THIS. WOMAN.
Moniqur S.
Oceanside, San Diego, CA
format_quoteWe are so happy we went with Jade for the pictures for our wedding. She had a personal touch, professionalism, and warmth that we appreciated from the beginning, and we were so happy that that extended throughout the entire planning and execution process of the wedding. Specific highlights for us: -Jade and her assistant made absolutely fantastic use of the space, lighting, and especially made the colors of our venue and our flowers pop! Our pictures are gorgeous, and we are so happy with how they turned out. -We gave Jade a laundry list of formal shots that she tackled like a champ, even while working (politely, but authoritatively) around some very excited relatives who kept getting in the way. -Jade also worked super well with our videographer. She made sure he had his shots and time to work with us. Working together, they seemed to be able to come up with new ideas that we - the brides - ultimately benefited from when we saw the finished products.
Laurie R
format_quoteJade was wonderful to work with and her photographs are gorgeous! I am recommending her to all my friends! My husband and I decided to elope this spring and we thought it would be important to have photos to share with family and friends. I was nervous about being photographed and am usually very camera shy, so I decided to book a boudoir with Jade before the wedding so that I would get used to the camera and get to know her. The boudoir ended up being so fun! She was very professional but still kind and able to put me at ease. I love the pictures! As for the elopement, I was blown away that she was able to capture intimate moments of our ceremony (that was just the two of us and one friend as the officiant) without making her presence imposing in any way. The photographs are way beyond my greatest expectations and all the family loves the beautiful book we made with them. I couldn't be happier and highly recommend working with her.
Lissa Dodds
format_quoteJade and her team did an incredible job photographing our wedding in May 2016! She was easy-going and professional in creating our contract and photography plan prior to the wedding date. She and her team also did a fantastic job of adapting her style to the feel of our wedding, which is reflected in the beautiful collection of candids and group photos. She also has a fantastic eye and did a lovely job of incorporating many of the beautiful locations within our wedding venue into our photos. Most importantly, she and her team made us feel comfortable while being photographed and seemed to really enjoy the experience. We couldn't have asked for a better photography experience and are so grateful to have such a fantastic set of photos from our wedding day. Thank you!
Brandon C
format_quoteJade is a gifted professional with a wonderful eye for light, but what we appreciated most about her was her compassionate and understanding manner, which helped put us all at ease. Our wedding was low-key and low-budget, and hiring a professional photographer was our biggest expense, but I'm sure we would have regretted it if we hadn't gone for it. Worth every penny; thank you, Jade!
Megan
format_quoteIt is difficult to describe how amazing and meaningful Jade's photography was for our wedding last July. We were looking to have a family-focussed and smaller budget wedding, but decided to prioritize high-quality photography. We couldn't be happier with our choice. Jade's photos are amazing - they absolutely bring the day to life, and nearly a year later, they just get better with time. She captured the feeling of the day and the emotions of our guests with candid, real photos as well as well-framed group shots. She helped guide us to take photos that we were feeling hesitant to take (e.g. sunset shots) and now, looking back, those are some of our favorites. Jade made us feel comfortable pretty much from the moment we met her. We had the chance to do a practice/engagement shoot - we didn't really think we needed that, but it ended up being such a great way to get a feeling for what it would be like to have our photos taken on our actual wedding day (since it wasn't something we were used to). She is super relaxed and has a wonderful, calming presence - she blended right into out day and never felt disruptive at any point. She even helped when I was having a slight hairstyle kerfuffle with my stylist to communicate what, in that moment, I couldn't; and gave us helpful advice on how to consider lighting into key events of our day (like our first dance). We couldn't recommend her more for a wedding or other event photography - you will be in great hands. Just make sure to get on her calendar early, because she does book up. Thank you Jade!
I Plessis Boin
format_quoteWe loved working with Jade for our engagement photos and our backyard wedding. Jade was the photographer for both of my cousins weddings and their photos turned out fantastic so we knew we wanted to work with her. She was fun and laid back but very professional, and made being in front of the camera feel less awkward. She gave us guidance when needed and managed to get a great mix of posed and candid shots, as well as the little details of our wedding. We got so many compliments on our photos and they turned out absolutely gorgeous!
Breanna T.
format_quoteMy experience with Jade Turgel Photogrpahy Branding Shoot I am so excited to write about my wonderful experience with Jade Turgell Photography. Of the shoot itself, I would say it just flowed with incredible ease from one indoor scene to another to several outdoor locations. She made it fun and easy. But what I’m most excited about is the caliber of photograph she captured! I confess I didn’t have high expectations because I usually don’t photograph very well. In the past, I have bought 1 or 2 shots out of a feeling of obligation to the photographer. But after looking at what Jade captured, I bought 32 shots! That’s unheard of for me. And she went above and beyond the call of duty in many ways: she left me with shots I never would have thought to ask her to take that are really perfect for my website and other marketing materials. She has an amazing eye and an unusual ability to put her subject at ease and bring the best out of them. Wonderful experience. Spectacular results.
format_quoteJade was absolutely fantastic to work with. She was able to photograph my elopement on very little notice and captured all of the beauty and magic of the day. I would absolutely recommend her for any project, but she blew me away with the wedding photos and I couldn't be happier.
Kathy McHoes
format_quoteBeyond delighted with choosing Jade to capture our wedding day! I met Jade at a wedding expo and immediately loved her kind heart and eye for beautiful photography! We ended up having her shoot our engagement session and our wedding, we could not have been more pleased with the photos that will last us a lifetime! Jade is also very sweet, fun, and effective - I would highly recommend her for any and all photography needs anyone has! The other amazing thing about Jade is her ability to make you feel comfortable in front of a camera! My husband is very shy and she was so great with him, helping him feel comfortable by being himself was invaluable and as a result we have gorgeous photos! Another, highlight is her excellent communication skills! From pre-planning months ahead of time via email to the photo plan she helped us create I felt this was the most seamless part of the entire wedding planning thanks to Jade!
Jessica
format_quoteJade captured such perfect expressions from all our guests, the soft light of dinner, not to mention the ceremony beneath the trellises. Urban and natural details are magically incorporated, to complement but not overwhelm the subjects. Those lens flares: wow! We could not have hoped for better
Ben S