Stephanie is amazing. She is a wonderful photographer and a very sweet person. She was fantastic to work with for engagement and wedding photos. My husband and I are blown away by our photos. She captured so many moments that I didn't even realize she was shooting. We have said multiple times that we feel hired stephanie to photograph our wedding, but at the end of the day she truly gave us a gift with the moments and memories we have photographed. I would 100% recommend her. Thank you so much Stephanie!
2165 Park StJacksonville, FL 32204
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My husband and I were in a bind because we rented a house for our wedding and the owner sold the house three weeks before. We looked everywhere for a venue that would allow us to set up on Friday and take down on Sunday. We found Le Jardin on Park two weeks before the wedding date. We were soooo excited! Michael was willing to work with our situation. She agreed to let us set up on Friday and have our rehearsal there and agreed to letting us do hair and makeup there and break everything down on Sunday. Our situation was different than most because we built all of our own tables and bought antique couches, we already rented chairs and any extras from a rental company. We didn't need Michael to do anything except let us use her space. Easy right? We had no idea what we were in for. The day we went to sign the contract she acted like she had never said we could do our hair and makeup there. After arguing for 20 minutes because I had already contacted the hair and makeup people and all of my bridesmaids she finally agreed to let us, but acted like it was the biggest inconvenience EVER! The day before the rehearsal dinner she text my husband that we needed to be done at 7, when she had already agreed to letting us go until 7:30, only to find out that she wanted to have drink with her friends for cinco de mayo. When we signed the contract Michael said the band had to be done at 10pm because of the noise ordinance. The day of the wedding she was 20 minutes late letting us in for hair and makeup. Also, she told all of my guests it was last call at 9:45 and told my band it was their last song at 9:45. A band can play three songs in 15 minutes. She could have let me know that it was almost 10, but the band knew to stop at ten anyway. To top it off she kept our 300 dollar deposit and lied about damages that were not there. My husband and I would not change a thing, because our wedding was absolutely perfect in spite of Michael.
We did my daughter's wedding reception at Le Jardin in Oct. of this year. The site is lovely, clean; the garden pretty with lights in the evening, and it was exactly what my daughter and her groom wanted.Unfortunately, the owner, Michael is very difficult to work with. She was very stressed out on the day of the wedding and treated our vendors and volunteers/friends very badly. I was disappointed and surprised that she was not flexible on certain issues and basically she was about promoting herself and her business. Unfortunately she has lost my future business.
Stephanie is amazing. We started with the engagement photo shoot and instantly knew we had made the perfect choice. We built instant rapport and felt like fast friends. That sort of rapport made us very comfortable and helped us to bring out our chemistry.Then at the wedding, she was phenomenal. She was more than a photographer. Every wedding has some sort of "mishap." Ours caused the reception to be evacuated! (It was thought the building was collapsing.)She helped comfort people. She helped evacuate people. She helped move things. She helped, she helped, she helped. And in that moment it was clear: Stephanie is family. And that's what you want: a photographer who won't stick out as an annoying vendor. You want someone that fits in like family. Because when they fit in, everyone is comfortable and free. When your photographer fits in, the pictures are SO MUCH BETTER, because people are free...people are themselves - EVEN for those staged shots, let alone the candids. And, Stephanie took some amazing shots - absolutely phenomenal. And she took them - even very personal shots - in unobtrusive ways. She was in and out. She knew what she wanted, and got it out of you without hassle. She is truly an artist, and we are quite pleased with the masterpiece of photos she amassed. We strongly and unequivocally recommend Stephanie W. Photography. I personally guarantee your satisfaction!
When it came to choosing a photographer for my wedding, I was EXTREMELY picky. In this day and age where just about anyone who buys a Canon DSLR camera and a couple of lenses thinks he/she's a photographer, I knew the search would be quite difficult.So, the search began! It was easy to eliminate those people who over-edited their photos and those who only had pictures in the daylight (which indicated they were inexperienced in shooting in low-light settings). When I finally narrowed the search down to about a handful of photographers whose talent was evident in every one of their pictures, it was time to figure out which photographer offered the best and most for the price they charged. I was very frustrated at the photographers who put a time limit or photo limit on their packages. The more I encountered those photographers, the more I began to appreciate and admire Stephanie W's unlimited time and unlimited photos deal-- not to mention her option for a 3rd photographer which I noticed was quite rare in my photographer search. After much thought (because no one drops $3,000 on anything without thinking long and hard!), I decided to hire Stephanie.When I first met her, she was all smiles and super sweet. The engagement session went by super smoothly and she had some of the best (but natural) posing ideas. When it came to the wedding, her and her team brought the same calming joy to the whole day. Throughout all the chaos of the day, they know just how to "go with the flow." The entire photography process was very relaxed and laid-back. She has the ability to capture some of the most amazing shots without you even realizing it. Every single photo she sent me (about 1000 or more) looks absolutely stunning, and I am absolutely BLOWN AWAY at all that she did. I have absolutely NO REGRETS WHATSOEVER about my decision to hire her for my wedding. It was about a 5 month process to finally decide on her, so please take my word for it when I say that she is TOP NOTCH!
We had the good fortune of coming across Stephanie W's website early on in our search for a wedding photographer. Upon meeting her, Stephanie's energy combined with a clear technical expertise set us at ease. We knew she was the photographer for us! Stephanie is a delight, and her website photos are really very indicative of her talents and skills as a photographer. She maintained continual contact with us throughout the planning. Part of her package also included engagement pictures. This was a great investment of time (no additional money) as it allowed us to get to know Stephanie, and allowed her to get to know us. Stephanie is a techie! All contracts were handled electronically through a secure website. A planning organizer was conducted through an online survey format. This made the destination planning portion of our wedding especially easy. As for the wedding day, things could not have been easier. Her "go with the flow", yet clearly organized attitude helped to keep everyone relaxed and ensured that everyone completely enjoyed the day! There were no intrusive photographer moments. She kept us laughing and calm, while still making sure to do just enough directing to make sure she got all of the perfect shots. And of course, the product... The pictures are amazing. They are a beautiful chronicle of our day that we will treasure for a lifetime. We can't speak highly enough of our experience with Stephanie. Her prices were very fair as compared with area competitors, making her a great value. Not only are we walking away with beautiful photos and a chronicle of our day, but we also gained a new friend! You will not regret your decision to work with Stephanie!
Well, I emailed this place to setup an appointment. I saw the pictures online and it looked beautiful. I also saw some bad reviews on some websites and mentioned that in my email, hoping for reassurance. Instead, the person who emailed me named Michael, just told me all their clients were happy and that it wasn't the venue for me. I think that everyone has doubts that they are choosing the right place or right dj or whatever but never have I been so quickly put in my place. I hope everyone else has better luck than me. They obviously don't want my money.
*** DO NOT RENT FROM THIS COMPANY - totally BOGUS ****I was contacted by their rep: Liz Bradenton on 06/19/12 to advise that they can rent me their bamboo arch for my wedding on 08/24/12 - I gave her mine and my fiancee's cell and the wedding location. She stated that I need to pay the deposit to reserve it, which I did. I paid the $112.00 deposit required to reserve it thru paypal on 06/21/12. She advised me that it was all set. THEN, I get an email on August 21, 2012 (3 DAYS BEFORE MY WEDDING) that they have been trying to reach me ( I or my Fiancee did not get a call) to let me know that the previous people that rented the arch completely destroyed. At this time, I am panicking. I must have called her about 20 times with no return calls. She finally EMAILS me on my wedding day that she would refund my deposit and she apologizes for the "inconvenience" this has caused me. Well that was about 17 days ago. I have emailed her twice since, and still no response. I would hate for this to happen to anyone else. As of today, they have yet to respond to me via email or phone call. Basically, they took my money and no wedding arch showed up on my wedding day. Atleast, a refund I was promised, would be a consolation. Just goes to show you how shady this company is.DO NOT RENT FROM THIS COMPANY, they are SCAMMERS!!!