Kind Words

“We were at a junction where we needed a photographer to memorialize our daughter in law birthday and our grandson first birthday. I wanted this to be special. I contacted Jackie and told her what I had in mind. We have a beautiful park down the street from us and I wanted a picture of our LARGE family. I also wanted pictures that captured the moment.

Jackie came out to the park the day before and at the time of our event. She wanted to see what the lighting would be like during the photo shoot. Jackie did her homework and it paid off. I asked Jackie to join us for the birthday celebration and she captured moments that only a photo can tell.

When the photo shoot was over, I made several different requests. And to my delight, she already had a game plan and was able to meet all my business needs. It was truly a one stop shop experience. If quality and customer service are important to you, then Jackie is the photographer for you.”

Ed, Alameda Family Gathering, August 2018

 

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“Our family photo session with Jackie was definitely a pleasurable activity! This was our first OUTDOOR session and we couldn’t have had it any better! Thanks to Jackie who wowed the whole family by finding the perfect spot for us (I desired the big trees as photo background. So, I deeply appreciate her person for spending time and efforts to scout 2 Parks to fully satisfy this wish!) I liked her prior emails with drawings and instructions for efficient flow on site. She agreed to our “after work” request, yet made sure we’re on time for excellent sunlight. The kiddos loved her hand puppets and got them to smile!”
Iluminada, Oakland Outdoor Family Session, August 2018

 

“I’d say she is very professional, competent, and that she carried herself really well at the event–she was almost invisible most of the time, including at the church, which is difficult. Most of all I get the impression that she is good at reflecting what YOU want for your wedding.”
Cheryl, Oakland Home Newborn Session, March 2018

 

“Jackie has the ability to make people feel at ease which in my opinion is such a crucial part of being a photographer. She has a wonderful way of capturing real and joyful moments because she is so gifted in bringing out the best in people (even sleep deprived parents of a newborn). I don’t know how she does it, but along with posed photographs to document the things we intentionally want to remember, there are a lot of wonderful candid moments too. I don’t know how she balances the ability to be so supportive and present and then in other moments she sort of disappears into the background to take snapshots of real moments. She’s professional and kind and everything you’d want in a photographer to capture the most important seasons in your life, celebrating weddings, new babies or other family milestones.”
Lynn, Alameda Home Newborn Session, January 2018

“I’d say she is very professional, competent, and that she carried herself really well at the event–she was almost invisible most of the time, including at the church, which is difficult. Most of all I get the impression that she is good at reflecting what YOU want for your wedding.”
Helen, San Francisco Wedding, December 2014

 

“We absolutely could not be happier and can’t thank you enough for your hard work, dedication, professionalism!”
Marissa, Oakland Wedding, May 2014

 

“Jackie is a sweetheart, very personable and fun to work with. She had some great ideas for our shoot but was also flexible about the creative direction so we could provide input and incorporate our own “vision” as well. Her main goal was to make sure we were happy with our photos.”
Ismail & Shafaq, San Francisco Outdoor Couple Session, January 2013