4902 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
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05/02/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I'd known forever that Hal Jaffe's Studio had the most revered photography reputation in the entire area, but I'd never personally used his services...now that I have, I'm wondering what took me so long!!! Not only is he wonderfully friendly and so much fun to work with, his expertise with the camera shows in every shot he takes of you and your loved ones. No matter what age the subject happens to be, Hal has the magic ability to put them in their best pose for amazing and beautiful portraits that you will treasure forever. The studio can beautifully create any type of portraiture you might desire...be it of babies, children, adults, pets, or any combinations thereof. The photography can be shot in beautiful outdoor settings, on your own property, or in their well-designed studio. The settings are endless and are only limited by the imagination. I hope I've piqued your curiosity enough for you to want to give Jaffe Studio the opportunity to make some of the same magic they made for me, for you and yours...I can guarantee that you'll never regret that you did!!! Instead, you will be just like me and wonder what took you so long to do it...
Diane Solomon and Family
01/02/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I have been meaning to write, but with the holidays, time got away from me. Your new studio is beautilful. I was PLEASANTLY suprised with your new prices when I called to make my appointment in November. You are so easy to work with and always get my kids to listen (sometimes better than I can) and look great in the pics. Love the new ""viewing room"" and the new packages helped me get all the pics I wanted. Are you doing any specials for Valentine's Day? Hubby deserves a new pic. Thanks for making it painless to have family portraits done.
06/26/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I'm not sure what studio Mercedes called for information, but it wasn't Jaffe Studio. Our senior packages start at $299. Unless you're giving everybody in the family a 16x20 portrait, there is no way you could spend $5,000 on senior portraits here!
For seniors, we charge a $300 deposit (which ALL goes toward your purchase). Mr. Jaffe photographs seniors in the studio (multiple changes of clothes), different backgrounds, B&W and on location of your choice.(downtown, Brooks Museum, Memorial Park, or even somewhere specific to you) Senior sessions last 2 to 3 hours (one on one with Mr. Jaffe).
I do not understand what Mercedes’ agenda is. I emailed her and asked her to call me to discuss any problem she had about our studio and senior prices, SHE IGNORED MY REQUEST.
I also see she has slammed another local studio on city search regarding senior portraits.
P.S.- as for the “typical cookie cutter” poses, you can go to our website and see OUR senior portraits are unlike anyone else’s in the city.
04/30/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Due to the quantity of photos we needed to purchase, the locations I wanted for the shoot, and the $5,000 the staff at Jaffe's studio estimated I would ultimately invest; the choice came down to either finding someone I could sell my liver to or search for a photographer as talented as Jaffe without the price tag.
Fortunately, a friend referred us to Seavers Photography in Collierville. They spent just under 3 hours taking photos at various locations in Collierville for me and were incredible! The sitting fee for that time, which also included 2 free 8x10's.....$45.00! There were no requirements to purchase additional photos; I could have taken the 8x10's and been done.
Jaffe's price was only for an hour, 1 location off site with the option of the studio if any time was left. His fee was higher, did not include any photos but would be used to discount a package if I chose to purchase one. If not, I would've been out the sitting fee I paid them.
We purchased a lot more than the 2 free 8x10's we received and I was able to keep my kidney! Mr. Seavers is extremely talented. Not only with the shots and locations I requested but also finding great locations I didn't even consider. Anyone who can get a 17 year old boy to stay patient and continue to keep a good attitude during a 3 hour session when he'd rather be playing basketball with his friends is at the top of my list!
Jaffe has taken photos of my niece and all of them have looked great but all were the typical studio poses most photographers use with small children. I think Mr. Seavers would be just as creative with a smaill child as he was with my teenager which is what I was looking for. I don't want the same old studio shot that everyone seems to end up with.
I still think Jaffe is extremely talented and one of the best photographers in our area; he's just dropped to my second favorite now. I went to the studio when I first inquired about his services and the staff was wonderful. For us, Seavers Photography has earned our loyalty but if your looking for the cookie cutter pose everyone seems to have on their walls and you don't care how much it costs.......Jaffe is the right one for you.
02/19/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I have been taking my children to Jaffe Studio for over 5 years now, and have never been anything but pleased. I'll admit, we've tried other photographers through the years but nothing compared to the top-notch photography we've received from Jaffe's, and the customer service is amazing. I was shocked to see the review someone wrote about Jaffe Studio's customer service, they must have Jaffe mixed up with another studio! The staff treats us more like family than customers, always willing to go the extra mile to work with us. I would highly recommend Jaffe Studio to anyone!
04/11/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Although Hal is a talented photographer, his staff is rude and uncooperative. I have endured unreturned calls, bad attitudes, and vulgar tones in order to receive quality portraits. The studio is extremely pricey but treats its customers as if they are doing the client a favor by taking their picture. I'm happy to pay for quality work but am finally fed up with their horrible customer service. Thus, overall the studio is sadly overrated!