Member Since: 8/14/2012
I knew from the moment I started emailing with Jen that she would be the perfect photographer. My husband, my family and I really wanted a photographer we felt comfortable around, that would make the day fun and make us feel relaxed. Jen's personality is so warm and welcoming that you immediately feel comfortable around her and like you have known her your whole life. And to top it all off her pictures are stunning, truly beautiful. She captured the feel of the day, the warmth of the ceremony, the fun of the reception and the love that filled the rooms. I could not have dreamed of a better photographer!
Member Since: 5/22/2012
Jen is spectacular! You could not ever want or expect to receive a more wonderful photographer! She responded to my email about her services so promptly and was extremely professional and personable in all our correspondences. Her creativity and perspective in her photographs is amazing. She will discover a viewpoint that you would never have thought possible that truly will delight and astound you! She is very easy and enjoyable to be with during the busy time of the ceremony and reception.
I recommend Jen with enthusiasm and no hesitation and I can't wait for an occasion to employ her again!
Member Since: 7/7/2012
Jen is AMAZING! Honestly, there isn't a better photographer out there. And not only does she take STUNNING pictures, but she is an absolute pleasure to be around.
Member Since: 8/26/2013
Jen is amazing and I couldn't imaging anyone else to photograph our day! She is so enthusiastic and passionate and we are in love with each and every one of our photos.
Member Since: 8/21/2013
We picked Jen based on her website and reputation and she absolutely lived up to it. She was responsive to all our requests and was accommodating day of despite some tricky weather. The pictures were absolutely stunning.
Would definitely choose her again, and would enthusiastically recommend to others as well.
Member Since: 8/20/2013
My Husband and I worked with Jen Fariello 2 times prior to our wedding. Each time she was very outgoing, understanding, and energetic! She's such a caring person and enjoys what she's doing. It really shows when you see her work! She brings out the best in people. We loved her work so much we actually scheduled our wedding on a date she wasn't booked! When you work with her, it doesn't matter the season, or that day's weather she can turn it into a priceless memory - Captured all on film. Needless to say our wedding photos turned out phenomenal and we will be calling her the next time we hope to capture another chapter in our lives.
Member Since: 11/20/2005
We wound up working with Jen because things didn't work out with our original photographer. I was impressed by a carefully curated portfolio and didn't consult enough people about our selection. When the images came back, I was in tears. That's when Jen Fariello swooped in and made everything better.
My husband and I spent a wonderful afternoon with Jen taking our wedding portraits. I am jealous of every bride and groom who got to have her with them for their entire wedding day! She had a beautiful energy about her that makes you instantly comfortable. Though she has photographed thousands of people, she will call out things while taking your pictures that make you feel like her very favorite subject in the world. Being in front of her camera is truly an amazing experience.
When the photos came back...well, I couldn't help but stare at them over and over again. I remember thinking "is that how I look?" A relative saw Jen's photos of us on Facebook and commented that they were the best photos anyone has ever taken of us. Talk about a confidence boosting experience! I was so thrilled with Jen's gorgeous images that I went back to her to have my portrait taken for work (I would have loved to use my wedding portraits, but something tells me that wouldn't have gone over too well at the office).
By the way, a very interesting testimonial to Jen's amazing work is that you'll see past brides commented on her Facebook page years after their weddings. I saw one woman write that she was stopping in Charlottsville on the way to a vacation home with her family just so they could have their annual family holiday card picture taken by Jen. Her brides become her friends and clients for life.
We have already decided that we will be "gifting" Jen's services to our niece and nephews when they get married.
Member Since: 7/11/2013
The photographs taken by Jen Fariello and her staff captured the essence of a fantastic occasion, the wedding of my daughter and her husband! Jen's creativity, vitality, and helpfulness helped to make this day a resounding success. She truly made everyone feel at ease as she went about her work in a fun, caring, and professional manner. Her work reflected the love and happiness of that day! Jen was so easy to deal with as she moved about unnoticed, and made sure that every memory would be preserved for us in her photos. She effectively used a beautiful venue as a backdrop to enhance her pictures and make us all look great! Jen is very professional while making everyone feel comfortable and taking incredible photos.
Member Since: 1/26/2012
I can't rave enough about the wonderful Jen Fariello! On top of being an amazingly talented artist, Jen is a kind person who has a true gift for making her subjects feel comfortable, happy, and beautiful on some of the biggest days of their lives. She provides a great selection of posed photographs, but, in my opinion, her true talent lies in capturing "the moments" as they are happening in an artful, breath-taking way; she truly sees the world through a different lens, and her clients reap the benefits!
My friends and family rave about our wedding pictures, and my husband and I are SO happy with how they turned out. Her work is an investment you will appreciate so much after the wedding has passed, and I cannot recommend her enough!
Member Since: 9/25/2011
Jen Fariello is absolutely amazing. She was one of the first vendors we reached out to for our wedding, because we knew we HAD to have her as our photographer! And she went above and beyond our expectations. She was responsive, professional and easy to work with, which was such a relief considering how stressful wedding planning can be. She is laid-back and just a fun person to be around! She made us feel very comfortable on the day of the wedding, and her photography during the ceremony/reception was seamless and unobtrusive. As for the pictures themselves - BEAUTIFUL. We loved the fact that she shot on film - the warmth and clarity of the pictures really showed through. I cried happy tears when I first saw the pictures! I knew they would be good, but had no idea they would take my breath away. My husband and I will treasure these pictures forever.
Member Since: 4/19/2010
Jen was the first vendor we picked for our wedding (because we knew we wanted her immediately) and we couldn't be happier with our choice. Not only is she incredibly talented, but she is awesome to work with. Jen is so knowledgeable and really helped us through the whole process (even on non-photography related questions). She is super sweet, easy to work with and really makes you feel comfortable. And her pictures are amazing - she was able to capture so many great moments from our wedding. We really can't say enough great things about her and look forward to working with her again in the future!
Member Since: 3/13/2011
We could not be happier with Jen's work. Jen was fun to work with, creative and got every single important shot and nuance of our wedding. Looking through the final copies, and slideshows brought tears of happiness to my eyes. The lighting is perfect, she captured the true emotions and unique aspects of each moment. We had family member, after family member comment on how spectacular the photography was. My husband and I are currently living overseas and Jen even found ways to get us our photographs here in Venezuela. She is professional and her work is spectacular. I couldn't say more good things about Jen. You will be absolutely, perfectly happy with the results!
Member Since: 8/23/2005
Jen's photos are absolutely inspired and her work is without equal. We loved working with her before, during and after our wedding. She was a consumate professional before our wedding and absolutely inconspicuous during our wedding and she presented us with an extraordinary array of wonderful photos after our wedding. We were so pleased with her and her incredible work that we've since worked with her several times, even though we live in DC.
Member Since: 11/13/2011
Jen and her team did fantastic job, we couldn't have picked a more professional and talented photographer. They were a pleasure to work with, making everything comfortable, easy and fun! Our pictures turned out even more beautiful then we could have imagined. The pictures were so amazing that all of our wedding guests continue complimenting how beautiful the photos are. Thank you to Jen and crew for capturing our wedding memories with the most amazing photos.
Member Since: 10/1/2012
I will say it again, Jen is absolutely amazing! Her photography is stunning! She captured every moment beautifully. The pictures I have from my wedding are ones that I will treasure forever. I feel so lucky to have had her be the photographer. She made us look great! :) She is so professional and knows what shots to take. When we looked back through the photos, it was so fun to see some of the moments we missed: she got some great photos of one of our friends dancing; another one of my husband's friend doing a karate kick (don't ask me why...) Anyway, she literally captured everything! I can't say enough good things about her. I would highly recommend her.
Member Since: 5/26/2011
We were so happy with using Jen Fariello as our wedding photographer! I have gotten countless compliments that she took the "best wedding pictures ever" and we couldn't agree more. She was so much fun, so talented and delivered gorgeous results! She made everyone so comfortable and captured priceless moments that we will cherish forever.
When I first saw Jen's work I knew that she was the photographer I had to have to capture our wedding. Her pictures are so beautiful and I loved that she took both film and digital photographs. She is so warm and really makes you feel comfortable. For my bridal portrait she arranged a perfect setting and I couldn't have been more pleased with the way the pictures turned out. I love every single photograph she took from my portrait and our wedding and it was so hard choosing a picture for the paper because they were all SO good!
Jen was the best choice we made for our wedding and I am so glad we were fortunate enough to spend our wedding day with her!
Member Since: 9/9/2012
I certainly agree with my niece when she told me that she and her fiance had the "best photographer ever" in Jen Fariello. What happiness Jen brought to our families and friends when she captured the joyous moments in time of the wedding, especially when she put some of these photos to music. Her work took my breath away and brought tears to my eyes! Jen Fariello is obviously a sensitive person and an outstandingly talented, professional and experienced photographer. She was a pleasure to be around throughout the wedding and all associated events, truly a nice person to everyone! I thank you, Jen Fariello, along with my sister, for capturing every amazing detail and every awesome moment of this glorious wedding so we can enjoy it all again and again. We are forever grateful.
Member Since: 8/26/2010
September 6, 2012 at 3:42 pm
Wow Jen! You captured all of our joy! We will forever remember our daughter's joyous wedding day through your fabulous photos. Whitney and I paid such particular attention to every detail in planning and we are grateful we hired you for the photography. We both 'had a feeling' from the first day we met you that you were the right person for us. And now that we see the photos we know we were right! We have received so many wonderful compliments on the photos. The wedding day has been described to us by friends who attended as a 'fantasy wedding' and the photos certainly capture that feeling. Again thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us. xo
Member Since: 8/18/2010
We could not have been happier with our photographer, Jen Fariello. Our pictures are absolutely stunning, thanks to Jen's amazing work. We interviewed multiple photographers and not only was Jen's work beautiful but she was so nice and so warm and pleasant that my mom and I knew right away that she would make the perfect photographer. She was extremely helpful during the whole planning process, planning a timeline for our very long wedding day and even helping me with a few other wedding things since she has so much knowledge of everything weddings in Charlottesville! Jen captured beautiful pictures of our rehearsal dinner and on our wedding day. She was so easy to work with and all of my family members enjoyed her company and now her stunning pictures. She has a very creative and artsy eye and took some really cool pictures of us, our wedding party, our guests, and every single little detail of the day. Jen made the most gorgeous slideshow of the best pictures of our wedding day that she hand selected and put to music and my friends and family LOVED it! She mailed us beautiful silk boxes with all of our pictures and as well CDs. I could not have been any happier with her and am so so so thankful that I chose her to capture our special day. We now have the most beautiful pictures for the rest of our lives! I highly recommend Jen, she was one of the best decisions we made about our wedding day!!!!!
Member Since: 11/2/2011
Working with Jen Fariello was one of the best decisions we made in all of our wedding planning--we are absolutely blown away by Jen’s artistic talent!
Jen took our engagement photos a few months prior to our wedding and she could not have put us more at ease in front of the camera. The engagement photo session was the perfect way to get to know Jen’s style and we knew exactly what to expect going into our wedding day with regard to photography.
Our wedding was such a magical celebration and Jen did such a fantastic job of capturing the emotion of the day! From the touching ceremony shots, to the countless detail and family photos, Jen captured every aspect of the wedding with an artistic eye unlike any other. She truly made our day incredibly special and we can’t thank her enough that we now have stunning images that take us right back to our wedding day with every view.
We also so appreciate Jen and her team for braving tough conditions as our wedding fell on the weekend of the crazy and unpredictable derecho! No one would even believe the storm had passed through the night before the wedding from our breathtaking photos.
Jen is beyond the best and an absolute delight! We are so lucky to have worked with her throughout our wedding planning process. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
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