"I seriously can't say enough good things, Irene. She was wonderful to work with every step of the way. I was nervous about booking a wedding photographer because having beautiful wedding photos was so important to me. Her work is gorgeous and she was highly recommended by a friend, so we took the plunge. About 15 minutes into our engagement session, I knew we had made the right call. She is seriously one of the best people you will ever meet - she is talented as well as kind and treats you like a friend while still being incredibly dependable and professional. All the things you want in the person you are entrusting to capture your once-in-a-lifetime day. We could not be more pleased with our wedding photos - they are STUNNING! The only problem is now we can't decide which of her amazing pictures we're going to hang on our walls. Thank you, Irene, for your amazing work! We are so grateful." - Betsy Starr: Married on 8/26/18 at Jardin Del Sol
You Should Hire Irene
"So happy we went with Irene for our photos. She was super professional and easy to work with, always super prompt to respond to any questions I had along the way. Our photos turned out better than we ever could’ve imagined and would most definitely recommend her for anyone looking for great, not overly edited, timeless wedding photos!" - Rebecca Fenster: Married 8/25/19 at the Woodmark Hotel and Still Spa
Phenomenal Wedding Photographer!
"If you are still looking for a wedding photographer, look no further! IJ Photo is phenomenal! We met Irene at the Seattle Wedding Show. It was a brief encounter among the many other vendors, but once we were home, we pulled out information on every photographer and checked out their website. We were quickly able to determine what we wanted: well lit and exposed photos with editing that wasn’t overdone and didn’t look like it had Instagram-like filters applied to it. IJ Photo stole the show! Irene’s photo quality is excellent. We had an initial meeting with her to go over what we were wanting for during our big day, and she completely understood what we were looking for. We met with her one more time at our venue a few weeks before the wedding to get a feel for the property. She asked us all kinds of questions to get to know our schedule for the day and helped us plan out when/where we would be taking pictures. When the wedding day was here, she and her second shooter, Lydia (who is also amazing!), arrived early to get set up and they stuck right to the schedule. Irene wasn’t afraid to move things around in order to get the best shot. She had a vision in her head and would do anything to make it happen. She knows how to make you feel super comfortable and has many tricks to get you laughing! Her time management skills were phenomenal. She was able to take all of our photos and we were on schedule for the other activities we planned. A week after the wedding, we got a first look picture. A couple of weeks after the wedding, we got a cute little app with some more pictures. It was about a month later when our pictures were ready and we went to her house to view a video slideshow of our finished pictures. Oh my, prepare to feel all of the emotions again while you watch! We got thumb drives and a website to share all of our pictures with family and friends. On the website, you can order images and canvases that ship directly to your house, which is super convenient! IJ Photo is an incredible photographer and we are so thankful that she was able to capture our wedding day!" - Nina Wang: Married 7/7/19 at Craven Farms
I can't recommend Irene highly enough. She is incredible. Professional Personna: You have to be comfortable with your photographer, because they will see everything! I am super awkward meeting people, so when I first met Irene I was my normal anxious self that doesn't always gel with people. But what set her apart from every other photographer I spoke with was that she listened to everything I said I wanted. Our initial meeting was not filled with "look how good I am," it was Irene responding to what I said I was looking for and then showing us examples. She prompted us to ask questions, and she gave us information that we just didn't know enough to ask about. She wasn't pushy at all, just the kindest person and very open: she wants you to know exactly what you're getting. Once we did our engagement shoot with her, I was completely in love with her- she knows how to make you feel comfortable, and she is very patient. She probably fielded a dozen or more questions from me the week of our engagement shoot, and she always answered with grace. She is really good with people, and her second photographer that was at our wedding was just as personable as she was. Photography: Irene has an amazing eye for light. This was crucial for us because we had a winter wedding. What if it was dark? What if it rained? She has experience with every sort of weather and suggestions for your pictures that fall within what you're comfortable with. For example, she asked if we would still be willing to take pictures outside if it was raining. I told her I didn't like the industrial look, and she found beautiful alternatives for our outdoor shots. What I learned is never say no- if she wants to try something, do it, because it will look amazing! After our engagement shoot, I would walk off a cliff if she told me to because that is how much I trusted her eye. I often don't like pictures of myself but I loved every single picture she took. She made me feel beautiful, and she perfectly captured how happy we were on our wedding day. Nuts and Bolts: I had Irene come to our final meeting with our venue so I could get her suggestions on some final touches. It was also really helpful to be able to go over our plans with her just so she had an idea of what she was shooting. She takes notes on everything you tell her. She is early to every meeting- very reliable. And she is prepared for anything. Her camera actually broke during our reception but she had a spare and recovered so quickly, there were no gaps in our reception pictures. She is also flexible. We booked her for a certain amount of time, but when it came time for her to leave, she asked if we wanted her to go, giving us the option to keep her on until the end of the reception and bill us later. Which of course we did. And those were some of our best shots! - Amy Kneeland: Married 12/22/18 at The Monte Cristo Ballroom
ij Photo is Amazing!
"The one unique piece of advice I read when choosing a photographer was: choose someone that you can feel comfortable around because you will be spending most of the wedding day with them. I am so glad I chose IJ Photo, I truly enjoyed working with them, she made everything feel so natural and easy. Not to mention the pictures were amazing and captured every moment and emotion throughout the whole day. I could not have asked for a better experience!" -Kathryn Schuback: Married 9/23/17 at Shooting Star Gardens