"A friend referred me to JBJ Pictures and so we connected over the phone about my upcoming wedding. From the first conversation, I was impressed by JB. He is easy to talk to and very willing to work with any idea. We booked him for our engagement shoot and wedding photography.
For the engagement shoot, JB and his assistant Brittany came to our house to photograph us at home and at a nearby park. They were both game for some hiking and spent over two hours capturing us in different settings. The photos came out absolutely amazing!
For the wedding, JB and Brittany arranged to come early to photograph me getting ready in the bridal suite with friends. They captured so many special moments without us even not knowing they were taking photos. They were incredibly professional during the ceremony, taking pictures of the events but not distracting from the flow. We are so excited with the images!
It is such a pleasure to work with JB. He is incredibly personable, professional, and talented. We are so happy with all of our photos, and impressed with how quickly he responds to emails and turns around requests. I would recommend JB to any couple looking for an engagement and/or wedding photographer. You won't be disappointed!"
Nina + Ralph
"We found JB and looked through his portfolio online. His photos immediately caught our attention and we knew he was the right one. Our only hope was that he would be available on our wedding day. We contacted JB via email very late at night and to our surprise, he responded in about 10 mins saying that he was free on our wedding day. We gave him a call to set up a meeting with him in person the next day. He came well prepared to show us his portfolio. He listened to all of our ideas and what we wanted and we were able to sign a contract for him and his wife to shoot our engagement & wedding pictures (we highly-highly recommend hiring them both, well worth it!).
On our engagement photoshoot, JB and his wife arrived at the location early before we did. As someone who had never been in a photoshoot before, I was extremely nervous. Thankfully, JB and his wife were super fun and easy to work with and we had so much fun (we wish that we could do it again for sure).
On our wedding day, they both showed up at the hotel in time, met us in the venue (Brazilian Room, Berkeley CA.) to shoot our pictures. All of our pictures turned out great and were delivered to us in time. Our guests also enjoyed looking through our pictures.
It was a pleasure to work with them from start to finish. Also, we absolutely love his blogs that he writes for people including the photos he posts. He has a private website where you can view your pictures and select your favorites, order your photos, etc. This website was very easy to share with our families who live far away and were unable to attend our wedding. We highly recommend hiring JB!"
Evelyn + Daniel
"JB is a very talented artist and a pleasure to work with. My fiancee and I are so happy we chose him as our wedding photographer!! He came recommended by a friend, and we hired him immediately after our Skype interview (we're planning our wedding from afar) since we hit it off right away. We met up in San Francisco a few weeks ago and had a super fun engagement photo shoot in one of the prettiest spots he recommended (Land's End).
JB made us feel completely at ease and was able to capture our personalities on camera. What I loved the most was that his photos made us look very natural and that the photos tell a story of how the day unfolded.
Initially my fiancee was not at all interested in doing an engagement photo shoot, and let's just say, after the shoot was done, he had a blast and was really glad we did it!
JB is super responsive and easy to communicate with and he's very organized - exactly what you're looking for in a wedding photographer! Highly recommend!"
Yelitza + Mike
"I am beyond happy with our decision to hire JB for our elopement to the SF City Hall.
He was easy to work with and quickly responded to all our emails. We received our photos about a week later as promised and they by far exceeded our expectation!!! He is a very talented photographer and I would recommend him to everyone!!"
Sam + Dmitry
"My husband and I booked JB as our San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photographer and he was amazing. The photos came back better than I could have expected. We booked JB last minute; approx 1.5 weeks before our city hall wedding.
When we first contacted him, he was quick to respond to our emails and he returned all our phone calls in a very timely manner. He is easy to work with and very friendly.
We received our photos a week later and they came out beautiful! We received a ton of complements! His images are sharp and clear. He did such a great job with the indoor lighting! I would definitely recommend him to all my friends! :)"
Grace + Timmy (Thank you card)
"My first experience with a professional photographer was terrific! My fiance and I had JB take our engagement pictures - we were both a little nervous, but JB was so relaxed & professional that he immediately put us at ease. The experience was actually fun - something we weren't expecting!
The pictures themselves are lovely. We wanted a photo for our save the dates, and it was hard to narrow it down as there were so many great ones! And impatient people will appreciate how quickly JB turns around the edited images. We had a sample of his favorite images within two days of the shoot, and the full set within five days.
We couldn't have asked for a better experience!"
Jennifer + James
"Jean Baptiste was an awesome photographer! Hyper responsive to emails and messages, professional, artistic and a pleasure to work with!
My fiancé and I wanted engagement photos at UC Berkeley and although JB wasn't too familiar with the campus, he was able to find spots that the camera loved! The photos are absolutely gorgeous, and we received our 50 edited photos within 48 hours! He is a total professional and has provided my fiancé and me with 100 gorgeous photos that we will cherish forever.
We are so lucky to have found JBJ Pictures and would recommend any couple (or anyone really!) to work with JBJ Pictures if you want timeless, professional and beautiful photos!"
"JB is an absolutely amazing photographer AND one of the most genuine, warm people I know. He and his lovely wife, Brittany, immediately put my fiance and I at ease when we arrived to have our engagement photos taken in the Presidio. Neither Ian or myself had experience doing a couples' photo shoot, or working with an outdoor setting. However, JB assured us the lighting and surrounding would exactly fit our desire to have a relaxed engagement photo for our invitations/save the dates/etc.
Throughout the afternoon, JB kept us laughing, enjoying ourselves and the moment together. Because Ian and I had literally just moved to San Francisco (and got engaged along the way!), this photo shoot meant a lot to us. Having these wonderfully fantastic photos to celebrate our engagement is such a beautiful gift.
We are so lucky to have found JB and recommend JBJ Pictures to anyone looking to create and remember life's incredible moments."
"Beautiful photos, great experience, so worthwhile!
I work in marketing as a freelancer so these photos were critical determinants of whether I get jobs or not. I love how they turned out and it was a very smooth experience.
JB did an amazing job of capturing my personality in the photos because he made me feel relaxed, comfortable and happy (I think I even messed up several shots because I kept cracking up laughing).
If you want to feel beautiful and have photos that show off your favorite self then I highly recommend JB."
"I met JB for a session last weekend and it was fantastic! The booking process was quick and pain free, the session we had together was very enjoyable and JB made a fantastic job of making me feel comfortable as we went around the city. The pictures I got were simply amazing and this was also confirmed by all of my friends.
Really glad I took the time to work with JB and I would also highly recommend for anyone who is interested in a skilled and laid-back photographer."