Jake and Stephanie did an amazing job with our wedding photos! My husband and I were very happy with them. We received our proofs about three weeks after our wedding! Jake and Stephanie are very professional, as well as, very calm and laid back. We would definitely recommend them to others.
I really enjoyed working with Ashcraft Photgrapher and my husband and I are very happy with everything so far.
Ashcraft Photography was overall great. The main advice I would give to future brides is to make sure you specify to your photographer exactly what you want photographed. Example: more pictures with your family, rings photographed, etc. Be very specific and take a variety of different pictures with different backgrounds. Also, make sure to give yourself enough time to take pictures so that you are not rushed.
And also make sure you have a good wedding coordinator, that can make or break your wedding
Vendor response to review
At Ashcraft Photography, we make every effort to get as many photos as we can with the allotted time, including details, group shots, family, etc. We shoot all detail shots as soon as we arrive, given the items are available to shoot. Sometimes when the bride is getting ready at a separate location as the wedding venue, some details might not be available. So in this instance, both rings weren't available during the getting ready and detail shots. The first time the rings would have been available was 40 minutes prior to the ceremony, at which point we were tasked to do first sight photos.
We also make it a point in our consultations to let brides know that any family they would like to be included in photos, should be notified prior to the wedding and instructed to be available after the ceremony for photos. To my knowledge, all family was available for photos after the ceremony.
As indicated by the bride, a coordinator would have been beneficial. As the timeline stood, the ceremony started at 6:00PM and ended at 6:30. We started photos at 6:40 which only left us 30 minutes to do family, bridal party, and bride and groom shots before dark. The last bride and groom shot we took was at 7:12 and which the sun was over the hill. Unfortunately this particular winery is located at the base of a hill so the sun sets much sooner there.
After we were done, the bride and groom were driven in a golf cart down to the ceremony site to get lined up for grand entrance at 7:30.
Unfortunately timing is an issue and if there isn't enough time set aside for photos, it's hard to get everything. In face, we put a clause in our contract that states that we can't gurantee any photos due to scheduling or anything of that nature.
However, I believe that in the time that we were given, we were able to get some amazing shots as you can see in their blog post: http://blog.ashcraftphoto.net/blog/2010/6/24/jake-crystal-wedding-at-leonesse-cellars-in-temecula-valley.html
Hands Down the best ever!
I met Jake through my florist. I set up a meeting and began talking with him about our wedding. He had so many amazing pictures in his studio and he has such a creative mind. Most importantly, he shared the same views on the Photography as I did. They are the most lasting thing from your wedding. Everything else fades, but the photos capture it all, so why not get the best? On top of that, he was way within our budget and we got so many cool extras in our package, that others charge more for. Every moment working with him was great. We even hired him again for some family shots! Jake is passionate about photography. You definitely will get the best, most interesting photos to look back on. He will keep you up to date on everything, work within your time line and truly does his best to give you lasting memories. Besides marrying my husband, using Ashcraft Photography was the best decision I made when it came to my wedding!
Jake and Tobie did an awesome job at our wedding. Even though it was 113 degrees they worked extremely hard to capture every moment. They both arrived early to capture all the pre-wedding moments and stayed until the end of the night. The pictures turned out great and we have so many great pictures that we can't pick just one favorite because there are so many! The pictures that Jake and Tobie take are unique and different than other wedding photos that we have seen. The pictures that they take are candid, artistic, and capture the spirit of the moment. We have already recommended them our friends who have booked them for November. If you are looking for photographers who are easy to work with, flexible, and talented, we feel that Ashcraft Photography is one of the best out there and highly recommend that you contact them before booking anyone else.
We HIGHLY recommend Jake and Tobie. They were amazing to work with and their finished product is unbelievable. They spent over four hours with us for our engagement session at the beach and from 12 noon to 10:30 p.m. on the day of our wedding. They captured EVERYTHING from our special day, and I may have not even needed my videographer! We are definately using them in the future!!
Jake and Tobie are AMAZING! We knew right away that we wanted to hire them and we made the right decision. They really took the time to get to know us. Jake is an amazing artist and we are always impressed by his work. They both are very creative and capture beautiful moments. I highly recommend to anyone that is looking for that perfect photographer who really cares about what you want and what is important to you. We did not have any problems; they were professional, courteous, talented and punctual. We were able to view our engagement pictures within days of taking them and our wedding picture within a few weeks. We love Jake and Tobie- they really are the perfect photographers!
The best photographer ever!!! Jake was not only professional but awesome to work with. He is creative and very experienced in weddings. He catches the most important and special moments of the day. He considers every aspect of the wedding. We could not have chosen a better photographer!
Jake and Tobie did an outstanding job at our May wedding in Temecula. We were extremely pleased with their professionalism, work ethic and creativity. They arrived before 2 pm and did not stop all day and night. We have so many pictures to choose from, each with its own uniqueness. Many of our pictures are not the "typical" wedding shots. We highly recommend them for your wedding.
The Marry Me Lounge
Wow, what a great photographer. The Ashcraft Team is edgy and different than the same old run of the mill photographer. Reliable and dependable, great pricing and great service.
If you are looking for more than the norm, call the Ashcraft Team.
Member of the Marry Me Lounge!
Working with Jake is the smoothest and the most pleasant. Extremely professional and friendly. They have a great services that will work with anyone's budget. THE BEST!
Ashcraft Photography is a fun and energetic, wedding photography team based out of Temecula Valley, Southern California Wine Country. With a keen eye for style and fashion, Ashcraft Photography has proven to be more than just another wedding photography team. Years of experience has given us an unique eye, enabling the Ashcraft Photography team to capture some of the most beautiful, edgy and unique photographs of our brides and grooms.
Our images are valuable treasures that need to last a lifetime, which is why we provide our couples the highest quality products on the market. From Handmade Leather Albums and custom designed Coffee Table Books to beautiful Canvas Gallery Wraps and Prints.