Speaking as a camera-shy groom who had never hired or worked with a professional photographer before, I can say I'm totally happy with John's work, and it was worth every penny. The thing I like best about John's pictures is how everybody looks so happy in them it was true of all the ones we looked at when we picked him, and sure enough it's the same with our pictures. We planned a very hard wedding to capture on film our day included a hike up a mountain to our ceremony, giving him harsh light, a raw, non-traditional setting and very little time to work with posed shots. John and his assistant showed they were masters of this difficult situation. Just as other reviewers have said, he clearly has so much fun taking pictures, his excitement is contagious to his subjects and everyone is happy and looks great!
We also decided to do an engagement session with John, which I TOTALLY recommend doing! It was only a few hundred bucks more, and the extra variety of settings we were able to get gave us tons more pictures of just us, looking great. In addition to a traditional romantic park scene, we also wanted some shots from around our neighborhood to remember our place and the time of our lives we were at when we got married. We went out in the alley behind our West LA apartment and John took pictures of us with props like dumpsters, cement walls, and our scooters. They are AWESOME! So totally unique, just like our wedding, and we really appreciate his flexibility with taking this non-traditional engagement session idea and making us look like movie stars. While we were shooting one of our neighbors drove by down the alley and we learned he was also a wedding photographer he said he had never imagined he'd see anyone doing an engagement session in our alley!
We considered not hiring a professional photographer at our wedding, just handing out cameras to our friends, and we're so glad we went with John. His photos are WAAAY better than the casual snapshots we've gotten it really pays to have someone there who is dedicated full time to the task, has the best equipment and knows how to use it. Plus, the hours that he puts into editing the 100000s of photos he shoots, and getting the colors just right on each one... some of them, it's hard to believe how good they look knowing the difficult conditions the were shot in. So again fun, professional and worth every penny!
My husband and I spent a lot of time searching for a photographer and interviewed many of them. John clearly stood out. His professionalism, quality of work, creativity and specially his passion for his job made us choose him for our wedding photography/videography. He was there on time, with a big smile and so much energy that made us even more excited about the day. He is very creative in his photo shots and is very easy to work with. He was in the crowd with the guests and brought so much energy to the wedding that every one our guests also felt like a celebrity that day. He went out of his way to make us feel especial and even when we thought we were done, he offered to take more pictures.
He came with us to any location that we wanted to go to and took more that a 1000 pictures. We had so many amazing pictures that we had a VERY hard time picking one over the other. His style is photo-journalistic and very unique. He captures moments that many other photographers would miss! Check out his website.
At the end of the day, many of our guests asked for his number. After the wedding was over, my dad said " Everything was amazing today, but honestly, the best part was the photographer!"
I recommend Jabez photography to anyone. His work will exceed your expectations. I promise.
Working with Jabez Photo was a pleasure. John was very professional, & he captured each & every moment of our wedding. If you didn't get the opportunity to experience our beautiful day, you could definitely look @ the pictures & it will tell u the story from beginning to end. I also like the special effects that John used during the editing process of the pictures, it enhanced the wedding location tremendously.
Thanks John for all of your efforts to ensure that my husband & I had beautiful memories of that day!
Love the pictures! John also did our engagement session. He was GREAT! At first, when he was telling us to do certain poses..my fiance at that time and I felt weird and what he told us was "just trust me you guys, it will look great"..So we did, and the pictures from the E Session turned out fabulous! The day of the wedding, we did whatever he told us to do. We already knew he was a great photographer. Our wedding party loved him. They thought he was really awesome, so energetic! John also sent us some sample pictures from the wedding the following day. They look sooo GOOOD! My HUSBAND and I can't wait to see the rest...Keep up the good work John! Who knows..we will probably ask him again to do other pictures for us...AWESOME JOB! I can't say it enough..
You guys were both awesome. I was the best man in Audrey/Jobeth Lumagui's wedding at the OVIATT. You sure did work us, but it was worth it. Really great pictures, I didn't know I could look that good. You're definitely the LAKERS of photography.
We received the album! It looks awesome. I still remember when we first met with you and were looking at your album samples, and now we have one for our own! Thank you so much for everything and for helping make our wedding very memorable. We are very thankful to have chosen you as our photographer. You and your crew captured our wedding perfectly. We will be sure to recommend you to our family and friends. A lot of them thought that you were a great photographer and fun to work with. Thanks again and good luck in your profession and God Bless!
-Audrey and Jobeth
Roland and I have been meaning to email you to say thank you for the absolutely amazing job you did with our wedding. The photos are fabulous we could not have asked for more.it was very emotional looking through them all, you really captured some beautiful moments.
We have had so many comments on how lucky we were to have such a great photographer. You guys worked so hard the whole day it was amazing. We would recommend you to anyone. Is there any website we can leave a review for you?
I am putting together an album now but it is so hard to choose which pictures to use because they are all so good!
If you ever need a recommendation or review please feel free to contact us. I'm sure we will be contacting you for other important events in our life.
John is phenomenal!! I saw John's work because my friend used him in October 2008 for her wedding. I tested John out for myself by letting him shoot my husband and I for our engagement pictures, and we were blown away! John took us to 4 different locations and we had a blast. John is extremely creative and can make anyone look fabulous! We were not surprised at all when our wedding photos came out even better! John is very professional and patient and we were shocked to receive our CD with our pictures on it in less than 2 weeks after the wedding! John had pictures up on his site from the wedding in less than a week! I will be using John for all of my photos, from now on. Its great to have a photographer that you dont have to give any direction to, and one that you can trust. Thank You John, we look forward to working with you in the future!
Jabez Wedding Photography exceeded ALL of our expectations for a wedding photographer! John Ung is amazing...he was able to bring out the best in us as individuals and as a couple. For our engagement shoot, not only did he do the traditional romantic shoot, but through conversation he found what makes us unique and he captured what we enjoy as a couple...including on our bikes, and on our surfboards! I have rarely met someone with so much passion for what he does. This is not just a job, but his passion. We felt so special on our wedding day! John and his assistant seemed to be everywhere, but never intrusive. Jabez Photography created the most unique pictures...John uses the surroundings to create not just pictures but art...he is very creative and the results are in the most amazing pictures! Most other wedding photographers just do alot of posing of people, but his pictures tell the story and let you "feel" the moment and the day! Not only were his pictures the best but so was his price! We are so happy and highly recommend Jabez Photography!
Jabez Wedding Photography worked out PERFECT for our wedding day. As we shopped for a photographer for the biggest day in our life, we were very skeptical. We had asked other couples that were just married about their photographers. Most of them did not recommend theirs. So, I went to a wedding website and came across Jabez Wedding Photography. We decided to go with Jabez because of his work he showed us & because he was local to us. He guided us the whole day and our pictures came out GREAT. He was there during the getting ready process and all the way through to the end of the reception. We were so happy with our pictures, I ended up buying all of them. We just received our albums that came with our package and couldn't be happier. Our family and friends just LOVE the album...not to mention, my husband and I. Looking at our beautiful album, takes us back to the greatest day in our lives...and we love living it over and over again!
Josh & Tera
John Ung owner of Jabez Photography, is a first class wedding photographer who is fun creative, and has a vision of making the memories for your wedding perfect .
He is the BEST wedding photographer, who is reasonably priced and willing to work with the Bride and Groom's budget.
He made our wedding the memorable time of our lives.
HE will make your affair, an affair to remember.
Sophea and I would like to thank you for taking the time to take our pictures for our wedding. When looking at the pictures Sophea and I were amazed at how well they came out. You did such a great job and once again we thank you for being our photographer at our wedding. Thank you and God Bless!!!