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#1 JennyK

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    Posted 08 March 2009 - 08:56 PM

    First things first, if A+ was infinity, that's how much we recommend Jean-Marcus.

    I've always thought of Jean-Marcus as one of our most fun loving vendors on the forums, always cracking us up and telling it like it is. I finally got to work with him for my wedding and I couldn't have made a better decision. He was the first vendor I chose before even having a resort. His prices were right and his beautiful work speaks for itself. I knew he'd be perfect for our special day.

    Jean-Marcus stayed with us for 5 days (Wednesday through Monday). As soon as we met, it was like we've been friends forever. Our friends LOVE him so much, he became a part of us. I introduced him as "Jean, my personal paparazzi" :) He was constantly taking pictures of every moment in the 5 days. I didn't need to take my camera out once which was great. Not only that, he captured many special moments (JM, Ginger) on video that we'll never forget. He's always in a good mood, always has a smile on his face, and ALWAYS making us laugh.

    Wedding Day - I spent my entire day with Jean preparing, going over how we wanted the pictures to look, and BSing on BDW haha. He was constantly running around for me between Greg's room and my mom's room (where I was getting ready). Always asking if I needed anything, even making me reallllly good mimosas to keep me calm He knew exactly how to get the best shot from anywhere in the room, always coming up with great ideas. We brainstormed really well together. He was very professional and knew everyone's name at the wedding! Not bad for 50 guests lol

    I was really lucky to view my pics the next morning and let me tell you, they came out GORGEOUS. I cannot wait to show everyone his work.

    The morning Jean-Marcus was leaving, we did the TTD. We were supposed to do it Friday afternoon before the wedding but that's when Greg got his stitches so we had to hold off. Jean met us early in the morning. He was always on time and ready to work. Because of Greg being hurt we didn't have much to work with since he couldn't get his stitches wet but Jean-Marcus new exactly how to get the shots I wanted without having to hurt Greg anymore lol We also did some shots of me coming down the kiddy water slide tube thingy at our hotel but in true professional style, Jean came down the slide with me! hahaha So much fun!!

    A lot of us got stranded in Cancun due to the weather in Jersey. We went out to our usual hotel bar to do Karaoke. All of my friends said, "Ya know, it's just not the same without Jean here." LOL

    I cannot thank Jean-Marcus enough for making my wedding week AMAZING and fun and I know Greg & I will definitely stay in touch with him.

    I highly recommend him! You won't be disappointed!

    #2 SunBride

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      Posted 08 March 2009 - 10:04 PM

      wow, what a review! And you are not the first one to say such things about him, others have posted similar reviews so if there are any brides out there considering JM I would say go for it! It really sounds like he goes above and beyond. I'm jealous! I wish my photographer was that wonderful.

      So happy to hear everything went so well. Go Jean-Marcus!

      #3 yamille

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        Posted 08 March 2009 - 10:18 PM

        Nice review. Great to hear you had such a positive experience with him. I'm sure it will be helpful for all the brides still looking for a photgrapher.

        #4 jean-marcus

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          Posted 09 March 2009 - 12:36 AM

          WOWWWW. that was some review.

          i am honored and flattered.

          all i can say is that i am happy that people are so pleased with my work and me as a person :)

          yipee for me

          #5 JennyK

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            Posted 09 March 2009 - 06:08 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by SunBride
            wow, what a review! And you are not the first one to say such things about him, others have posted similar reviews so if there are any brides out there considering JM I would say go for it! It really sounds like he goes above and beyond. I'm jealous! I wish my photographer was that wonderful.

            So happy to hear everything went so well. Go Jean-Marcus!
            Well since he was staying with us for a while I wanted to make sure it'd be someone that would get along with us as well as my opinionated friends lmfao I didnt want a stiff. lol

            I know.. I'm a gusher but when I'm pleased with something, I love to make it known. I hope it'll help other brides in picking their photographer.

            #6 ACDCDCAC

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            Posted 09 March 2009 - 06:31 PM

            there is a very good reason JM was locally voted number 2 in the whole running of the Best Photographers in Western Washington!
            Jean-Marcus Strole in Western Washington- Northwest Escapes - Western Washington

            i personally even voted for him over my very own photographer, who was also up for votes. ever since i booked with the first photographer who's work i liked, instead of waiting and doing more research (prior to discovering BDW, dammit!!) to find the best photog for my money i have ALWAYS wished we went with JM instead.

            jenny you are so lucky to have discovered him before another photog :)

            .................plus, i have met him in person too and i can tell you, he would dance on tables if he had to, to make sure you were happy seriously tho, i only hung out with him a couple hours and i could tell from that experience that jenny isnt exaggerating when she says he is a great guy who just knows how to run the show and make sure things happen the way you want!

            props to jenny for a great choice, and to JM for being not only a fantastic photog with an amazing eye, but for being a cool dude too :)

            #7 Soon To Be Mrs. Gomez

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              Posted 09 March 2009 - 06:34 PM

              I'm so glad you were happy with your photographer. Please post his pics whenver you can.

              #8 jean-marcus

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                Posted 09 March 2009 - 06:40 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Abbie
                there is a very good reason JM was locally voted number 2 in the whole running of the Best Photographers in Western Washington!
                Jean-Marcus Strole in Western Washington- Northwest Escapes - Western Washington

                i personally even voted for him over my very own photographer, who was also up for votes. ever since i booked with the first photographer who's work i liked, instead of waiting and doing more research (prior to discovering BDW, dammit!!) to find the best photog for my money i have ALWAYS wished we went with JM instead.

                jenny you are so lucky to have discovered him before another photog :)

                .................plus, i have met him in person too and i can tell you, he would dance on tables if he had to, to make sure you were happy seriously tho, i only hung out with him a couple hours and i could tell from that experience that jenny isnt exaggerating when she says he is a great guy who just knows how to run the show and make sure things happen the way you want!

                props to jenny for a great choice, and to JM for being not only a fantastic photog with an amazing eye, but for being a cool dude too :)

                *TEAR TEAR* ahhh thank you so much. these reviews are so making my day... :)

                #9 MarieSam

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                  Posted 10 March 2009 - 02:01 AM

                  Awesome review, and what a great help for brides looking for that special photographer!!

                  #10 rodent

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                    Posted 10 March 2009 - 09:12 AM

                    I can't wait to see these pictures. He does win the BDW award for fastest posting of wedding pictures.

                    I don't know how you do it J-M. Sounds like you have infinte energy to do 5 days of shooting, karaoke, keep the BDW picture vultures under control, and get amazing pics at the wedding. And you do it all alone, right?

                    I think amazing photographers are going to increase the divorce rates or maybe just the vow renewal rates because so many brides want to get married again to work with a new photographer :)




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