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J Wiley Photography

Los Angeles , CA
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Los Angeles, CA 90038 US (map)

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424-272-5360
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ABOUT US

Hi, I’m Jen! I specialize in small and mid-sized weddings, and click ridiculously well with couples who are offbeat romantics with a touch of irreverence, and who dig all things... Read more
Hi, I’m Jen! I specialize in small and mid-sized weddings, and click ridiculously well with couples who are offbeat romantics with a touch of irreverence, and who dig all things non-traditional.

I love raw emotion, photojournalism, and imperfection. Reality isn’t perfect, and that’s what makes each wedding unique and so much fun. My passion for wedding photography is fueled by the excitement of being surrounded by beautiful, real, emotional moments on a wedding day.

My style is very much personality-driven. I strive to get to know my couples on a personal level because it's my goal to intuitively understand you and the people you love so that I can document the unique connection you share. I can't help but bring my infectious enthusiasm to the work that I do, and I know from experience that having a great relationship with your photographer makes for the very best photos.

You can find me on Instagram to connect with me & check out my most recent work! https://www.instagram.com/jwileyphotography/

And feel free to contact me directly at photos{at}jwileyphotography{dot}com Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Prints, Proofs, Save the Date, Thank You Cards

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Levin
Wedding:
11/12/2016
5.0/5.0
Jen is a wonderful human being who also happens to be really great at photography! During our wedding, she hit that sweet spot between being professional and easy going. The photographs she took for us are beautiful, candid, intimate and not at all like 90 percent of wedding photography online that makes people look like Tommy Hilfiger models and not, you know... people!

So, yeah, I would recommend Jen wholeheartedly and without reservation for anyone who wants to have good looking, sweet photographs of their wedding!
Jen is a wonderful human being who also happens to be really great at photography! During our wedding, she hit that sweet Read more...
Jen is a wonderful human being who also happens to be really great at photography! During our wedding, she hit that sweet spot between being professional and easy going. The photographs she took for us are beautiful, candid, intimate and not at all like 90 percent of wedding photography online that makes people look like Tommy Hilfiger models and not, you know... people!

So, yeah, I would recommend Jen wholeheartedly and without reservation for anyone who wants to have good looking, sweet photographs of their wedding! Read less
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Naz
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
Jen Wiley photographed our wedding in October, and we are SO grateful to have found her! Jen's ability to capture the emotion behind every moment is absolute perfection! She has a talent for telling stories through her photos and they trigger you to feel something. We were completely blown away at how she captured so many amazing candid photos with the perfect lighting, focus and composition. She undoubtedly knows what she's doing and gives great insight, but also super intentional in hearing and executing your vision.

Jen and her partner James are not only talented, but also a blast to work with! They have an amazing spirit that is magnetic. They are so easy going and have the ability to add so much good energy into the space. My husband and I fell in love with them as people! They have the perfect combination of relaxed and calm, but also passionate, professional, and well organized. I thought it was a testament to Jen's professionalism when our wedding coordinator also raved about her work ethic. She has an incredible commitment and love for photography and people!

We cannot recommend Jen Wiley enough! If you have the opportunity to work with Jen Wiley, take it!
Jen Wiley photographed our wedding in October, and we are SO grateful to have found her! Jen's ability to capture the Read more...
Jen Wiley photographed our wedding in October, and we are SO grateful to have found her! Jen's ability to capture the emotion behind every moment is absolute perfection! She has a talent for telling stories through her photos and they trigger you to feel something. We were completely blown away at how she captured so many amazing candid photos with the perfect lighting, focus and composition. She undoubtedly knows what she's doing and gives great insight, but also super intentional in hearing and executing your vision.

Jen and her partner James are not only talented, but also a blast to work with! They have an amazing spirit that is magnetic. They are so easy going and have the ability to add so much good energy into the space. My husband and I fell in love with them as people! They have the perfect combination of relaxed and calm, but also passionate, professional, and well organized. I thought it was a testament to Jen's professionalism when our wedding coordinator also raved about her work ethic. She has an incredible commitment and love for photography and people!

We cannot recommend Jen Wiley enough! If you have the opportunity to work with Jen Wiley, take it! Read less
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L
Wedding:
6/30/2016
5.0/5.0
"This wedding photographer is good, but she's not Jen Wiley!". Jen has become the standard by which I compare all other wedding photographers to. This is a really high standard. I originally only planned to have Jen do our engagement photos in LA since I thought her specialty was LA engagement photography. However, she was so good that I knew I had to fly her up to SF for our wedding too. Turns out that her specialty is just overall amazing photography that captures the moments - laughter, fun, crying, and excitement. And even though Jen never photographed at our location before, she scoped out the place ahead of time and found hidden places to photograph that I never saw during my online location research.

She didn't do that many posed photos (and I knew that ahead of time) but the posed family photos she did have were perfect (quality vs. quantity). The majority of the rest of the pictures were candid and showed off Jen's expertise in her photojournalistic style. My friends and family could not stop raving about the photos!

Jen listens ahead of time, gets excited about the little things (which gets your excited too), is very responsive via email and phone, and has great ideas of where to go and what places have the best lighting.

Lastly, don't forget your engagement photos with her. Her LA engagement photos are so unique and don't look like cliche engagement photos. You HAVE to get a "J Wiley" mural photo whenever you are able to. Look at her blog and you'll see what I'm talking about.
"This wedding photographer is good, but she's not Jen Wiley!". Jen has become the standard by which I compare all other Read more...
"This wedding photographer is good, but she's not Jen Wiley!". Jen has become the standard by which I compare all other wedding photographers to. This is a really high standard. I originally only planned to have Jen do our engagement photos in LA since I thought her specialty was LA engagement photography. However, she was so good that I knew I had to fly her up to SF for our wedding too. Turns out that her specialty is just overall amazing photography that captures the moments - laughter, fun, crying, and excitement. And even though Jen never photographed at our location before, she scoped out the place ahead of time and found hidden places to photograph that I never saw during my online location research.

She didn't do that many posed photos (and I knew that ahead of time) but the posed family photos she did have were perfect (quality vs. quantity). The majority of the rest of the pictures were candid and showed off Jen's expertise in her photojournalistic style. My friends and family could not stop raving about the photos!

Jen listens ahead of time, gets excited about the little things (which gets your excited too), is very responsive via email and phone, and has great ideas of where to go and what places have the best lighting.

Lastly, don't forget your engagement photos with her. Her LA engagement photos are so unique and don't look like cliche engagement photos. You HAVE to get a "J Wiley" mural photo whenever you are able to. Look at her blog and you'll see what I'm talking about. Read less
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Karren
Wedding:
4/26/2015
5.0/5.0
The search is over! I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend Jen Wiley!! My husband and I got married on April 26 2015. Choosing a photographer was one of the most difficult things during the wedding planning process. I was especially picky with style and lighting. Our wedding was at Carondelet House which is an indoor venue with several rooms and a couple courtyards, so logistically it is challenging. After countless searches of photographers, especially ones that have worked at Carondelet House, Jen's photographs (which my husband found on Pinterest) were the ONLY ones that mesmerized me and left an indelible mark in my brain! She captures a couple's story so well with candid emotions, beautiful lighting, and perspectives no other photographers would have captured! I had to track her down!

I knew she was the one when I met with her for coffee at a very short notice. Our personalities meshed so well and she has such a positive energy that I knew my husband and I would be very at ease in front of her camera. She has such an outgoing and lovely personality but at the same time very professional and punctual when it comes to emails and meetings. She was also willing to work within our budget which was a huge plus for us. Come wedding time, Jen and her second photographer Haley were very cool, courteous, and so unobtrusive that you forget they were there.

It's been 6 months since my husband and I got married and we just LOVE LOVE LOVE looking back at our photographs. Jen did an awesome job with taking us to our HAPPY PLACE.....SIGH!! The pictures were vibrant, flowed like a story, and captured our blush and gold Old World vintage theme so well. The pictures came out more beautiful than I had imagined! So much so that recently we found out that Wedding Chicks, a popular wedding website, will be featuring our wedding. We are sooo stoked!!!!
The search is over! I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend Jen Wiley!! My husband and I got married on April 26 2015. Choosing a Read more...
The search is over! I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend Jen Wiley!! My husband and I got married on April 26 2015. Choosing a photographer was one of the most difficult things during the wedding planning process. I was especially picky with style and lighting. Our wedding was at Carondelet House which is an indoor venue with several rooms and a couple courtyards, so logistically it is challenging. After countless searches of photographers, especially ones that have worked at Carondelet House, Jen's photographs (which my husband found on Pinterest) were the ONLY ones that mesmerized me and left an indelible mark in my brain! She captures a couple's story so well with candid emotions, beautiful lighting, and perspectives no other photographers would have captured! I had to track her down!

I knew she was the one when I met with her for coffee at a very short notice. Our personalities meshed so well and she has such a positive energy that I knew my husband and I would be very at ease in front of her camera. She has such an outgoing and lovely personality but at the same time very professional and punctual when it comes to emails and meetings. She was also willing to work within our budget which was a huge plus for us. Come wedding time, Jen and her second photographer Haley were very cool, courteous, and so unobtrusive that you forget they were there.

It's been 6 months since my husband and I got married and we just LOVE LOVE LOVE looking back at our photographs. Jen did an awesome job with taking us to our HAPPY PLACE.....SIGH!! The pictures were vibrant, flowed like a story, and captured our blush and gold Old World vintage theme so well. The pictures came out more beautiful than I had imagined! So much so that recently we found out that Wedding Chicks, a popular wedding website, will be featuring our wedding. We are sooo stoked!!!! Read less
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Allie
Wedding:
10/26/2014
5.0/5.0
When I first saw some of Jen's work online, I wasn't even looking for a photographer. I was still searching for a wedding venue, combing through countless articles recapping peoples' big day. I was trying to decipher where all these happy people got hitched when I was distracted - and quickly mesmerized - by Jen's work. She told a story of love through her photographs. She captured personalities, not poses. Her photos showed people, not things. I knew then that Jen would play a big role in our wedding, and in our lives.

Jen's contributions to my wedding were remarkable. She was more than a photographer; she was my friend, confidant, advocate and story teller. Her work ethic is beyond compare. Jen made me feel comfortable & at ease with the camera, offering words of encouragement and gentle direction. Most importantly, Jen kept me calm and focused during the whirlwind that was my wedding day. She was a great judge of any photo op - when needed, she was a ninja and snapped photos discreetly. Conversely, when she required someone for a memorable pic, Jen got their attention with grace and respect.
All in all, Jen's professionalism is only matched by her kind personality & lovely demeanor. I can't emphasize that enough. She filled the air with fun and joy.

Thanks to Jen I have absolutely stunning reminders of my favorite day. I scroll through her photos often and each time I'm filled with love and happiness and gratitude.

Jen was able to depict the spirit of our love on film. She magically illustrated the joy that oozed from our pores, while encapsulating our unique and fun personalities. I literally could not have asked for a better photographer.

I'm thankful every day that Jen will forever be a part of my most cherished memories. CALL JEN NOW!
When I first saw some of Jen's work online, I wasn't even looking for a photographer. I was still searching for a wedding Read more...
When I first saw some of Jen's work online, I wasn't even looking for a photographer. I was still searching for a wedding venue, combing through countless articles recapping peoples' big day. I was trying to decipher where all these happy people got hitched when I was distracted - and quickly mesmerized - by Jen's work. She told a story of love through her photographs. She captured personalities, not poses. Her photos showed people, not things. I knew then that Jen would play a big role in our wedding, and in our lives.

Jen's contributions to my wedding were remarkable. She was more than a photographer; she was my friend, confidant, advocate and story teller. Her work ethic is beyond compare. Jen made me feel comfortable & at ease with the camera, offering words of encouragement and gentle direction. Most importantly, Jen kept me calm and focused during the whirlwind that was my wedding day. She was a great judge of any photo op - when needed, she was a ninja and snapped photos discreetly. Conversely, when she required someone for a memorable pic, Jen got their attention with grace and respect.
All in all, Jen's professionalism is only matched by her kind personality & lovely demeanor. I can't emphasize that enough. She filled the air with fun and joy.

Thanks to Jen I have absolutely stunning reminders of my favorite day. I scroll through her photos often and each time I'm filled with love and happiness and gratitude.

Jen was able to depict the spirit of our love on film. She magically illustrated the joy that oozed from our pores, while encapsulating our unique and fun personalities. I literally could not have asked for a better photographer.

I'm thankful every day that Jen will forever be a part of my most cherished memories. CALL JEN NOW! Read less
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Krista
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
My fiance and I asked Jen to photograph our engagement session, and we were so incredibly happy with this decision.

Right from the get-go when we contacted her, Jen was friendly, excited, and supportive of our hopes and vision for the shoot. She gave us helpful tips on what to wear and was 100% in for including our little dog in part of the shoot- a must for us!

We instantly clicked with Jen, and she really put us at ease in front of the camera. We had so much fun exploring our neighborhood with her and heading down to the beach. Jen captured our relationship in a special, organic way- she gave us just enough direction to get great shots, but my favorites were the shots she captured of us in the "in-between" moments.

Not only did we have a blast hanging out with Jen, but our pictures are so incredibly special to us and turned out better than we could have imagined. THANK YOU, Jen- you are so talented and a true gem!
My fiance and I asked Jen to photograph our engagement session, and we were so incredibly happy with this decision.
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My fiance and I asked Jen to photograph our engagement session, and we were so incredibly happy with this decision.

Right from the get-go when we contacted her, Jen was friendly, excited, and supportive of our hopes and vision for the shoot. She gave us helpful tips on what to wear and was 100% in for including our little dog in part of the shoot- a must for us!

We instantly clicked with Jen, and she really put us at ease in front of the camera. We had so much fun exploring our neighborhood with her and heading down to the beach. Jen captured our relationship in a special, organic way- she gave us just enough direction to get great shots, but my favorites were the shots she captured of us in the "in-between" moments.

Not only did we have a blast hanging out with Jen, but our pictures are so incredibly special to us and turned out better than we could have imagined. THANK YOU, Jen- you are so talented and a true gem! Read less
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Pooja
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Jen (and her incredible assistant, Mary) photographed our wedding in June. There are literally thousands of photographers out there and a web search will easily lead you to many of them. Right from the first search, Jen's photos stood out to us because they felt "real". The moments were natural, raw, and immensely genuine. She captures a mood, tells a story, and always makes you laugh - really laugh! We barely noticed her at all during the actual wedding, but when looking at the pictures it seems like she didn't miss a beat. We cannot recommend Jen highly enough
Jen (and her incredible assistant, Mary) photographed our wedding in June. There are literally thousands of photographers Read more...
Jen (and her incredible assistant, Mary) photographed our wedding in June. There are literally thousands of photographers out there and a web search will easily lead you to many of them. Right from the first search, Jen's photos stood out to us because they felt "real". The moments were natural, raw, and immensely genuine. She captures a mood, tells a story, and always makes you laugh - really laugh! We barely noticed her at all during the actual wedding, but when looking at the pictures it seems like she didn't miss a beat. We cannot recommend Jen highly enough Read less
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Aline
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Jen photographed our wedding day in June 2013. We can't begin to say how much we loved working with Jen. First of all, her personality is wonderful. She is so positive and is such fun to hang out with. She made us feel right at ease during our engagement session and we knew our wedding day would be so fun knowing that she would allow us to be our silly selves without too many "posed" pictures.

The photographs themselves are absolutely stunning and very much unique, which make her photos stand out. We searched high and low for our perfect photographer (after all, when we are old and grey, the photos are what we will most likely cherish) and Jen was our perfect match!

All the photos are natural and capture the fun, love and laughter of the day. Our reception was at a vineyard and those shots at sunset are just spectacular! She was able to capture shots of our family and friends that show such emotion and happiness. We know that we made the right decision in hiring Jen for our special day and we can't wait for our next photo shoot with her (baby shoot is next!!!!).
Jen photographed our wedding day in June 2013. We can't begin to say how much we loved working with Jen. First of all, her Read more...
Jen photographed our wedding day in June 2013. We can't begin to say how much we loved working with Jen. First of all, her personality is wonderful. She is so positive and is such fun to hang out with. She made us feel right at ease during our engagement session and we knew our wedding day would be so fun knowing that she would allow us to be our silly selves without too many "posed" pictures.

The photographs themselves are absolutely stunning and very much unique, which make her photos stand out. We searched high and low for our perfect photographer (after all, when we are old and grey, the photos are what we will most likely cherish) and Jen was our perfect match!

All the photos are natural and capture the fun, love and laughter of the day. Our reception was at a vineyard and those shots at sunset are just spectacular! She was able to capture shots of our family and friends that show such emotion and happiness. We know that we made the right decision in hiring Jen for our special day and we can't wait for our next photo shoot with her (baby shoot is next!!!!). Read less
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Mackenzie
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about Jen and her ability to take phenomenal pictures. Not only is she extremely talented with a camera, but she is warm and funny and instantly put myself and my husband at ease. I did a lot of research to find the perfect photographer for our engagement and wedding pictures and it certainly paid off. We were thrilled with the finished product and have received endless compliments on how great our engagement and wedding photos turned out.

Jen was easily the best investment of our wedding day - I look at these photos every day and am always in awe of how accurately she captured the love, excitement, and happiness of our wedding day. I cannot say enough positive things - you will not regret the decision the have her capture the most important moments!
I cannot say enough about Jen and her ability to take phenomenal pictures. Not only is she extremely talented with a Read more...
I cannot say enough about Jen and her ability to take phenomenal pictures. Not only is she extremely talented with a camera, but she is warm and funny and instantly put myself and my husband at ease. I did a lot of research to find the perfect photographer for our engagement and wedding pictures and it certainly paid off. We were thrilled with the finished product and have received endless compliments on how great our engagement and wedding photos turned out.

Jen was easily the best investment of our wedding day - I look at these photos every day and am always in awe of how accurately she captured the love, excitement, and happiness of our wedding day. I cannot say enough positive things - you will not regret the decision the have her capture the most important moments! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Jen is amazing!! She photographed our engagement session and wedding in Chicago in July, and we couldn't have made a better choice. We were initially drawn to her photojournalistic style and after our first meeting, we were sold by her warm, outgoing, and cheerful personality. It was important for me to not only love the photo style (none of those posey boring shots here) but also to connect with the photographer.

During our engagement session and beyond, Jen remained incredibly positive, in a genuine way, which made us newbies to the camera lens as comfortable as can be. Apart from her awesome personality, she delivers a quality product. Her passion for photography and her ability to put her emotions into her work sets her pictures apart from others. I also cannot tell you how many compliments we have received on our wedding pictures (and engagement photos which we used for the save the date). Please check out her photoblog on her website!

Bonus is that her price point is comparable if not better than the other photographers we looked into making her totally worth it and a complete package! I recommend JWiley without reservation :)
Jen is amazing!! She photographed our engagement session and wedding in Chicago in July, and we couldn't have made a Read more...
Jen is amazing!! She photographed our engagement session and wedding in Chicago in July, and we couldn't have made a better choice. We were initially drawn to her photojournalistic style and after our first meeting, we were sold by her warm, outgoing, and cheerful personality. It was important for me to not only love the photo style (none of those posey boring shots here) but also to connect with the photographer.

During our engagement session and beyond, Jen remained incredibly positive, in a genuine way, which made us newbies to the camera lens as comfortable as can be. Apart from her awesome personality, she delivers a quality product. Her passion for photography and her ability to put her emotions into her work sets her pictures apart from others. I also cannot tell you how many compliments we have received on our wedding pictures (and engagement photos which we used for the save the date). Please check out her photoblog on her website!

Bonus is that her price point is comparable if not better than the other photographers we looked into making her totally worth it and a complete package! I recommend JWiley without reservation :) Read less
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