Testimonials - JAM SHOOTS

      Mere & Will

      You know when you book a wedding photographer, and then you find out they’re basically one of soundest people ever, and on the wedding day ‘shoot’ you laugh till the point of crying even though you thought you would feel weird, and you know the photos will be epic and then they absolutely blow your mind with how much better they are than you could ever imagine...

      ......You don’t? #shouldhavebookedjamshoots

      There really aren’t words, so check out the instagram (the stories are hillar), and the blogs. Honestly one of the soundest people I have ever met. Totally got us, understood the stresses of the day and proper, proper made us laugh.
      And he has wonderful hair. Legend


      Catherine & James

      Where do I start? Can I give 6 stars?

      When we started looking for a photographer for our wedding John's photos caught our attention straight away. Then we met John.... And instantly knew this was the guy we wanted. He just put us at ease straight away.

      Coming up to the wedding we had a couple of chats about the shots we would like, what we didn't want, and how we wanted to have fun with them! John was perfect for this. He advised on good shots and places for shots in the Millhouse. He was keen to try anything we suggested and to try some different shots than would usually happen there.

      On the day of the wedding, John was incredible! His ability to get everyone to pay attention and at the right time was great. Especially for those group shots and getting everyone to look the same way! At one point John chased down an AA van to get a shot of a car being towed from the venue, this probably doesn't sound that funny but his dedication to the shot is insane!

      So many of our most memorable parts of the day were when the two of us went for photos with John because he made us feel so relaxed. At one point he noticed the light was dropping and getting really nice so he grabbed us for 5 minutes to get some amazing photos.

      I could go on and on about how great John was on the day and in the build-up and how we will genuinely miss our interactions with him but his photos speak for themselves. They are world class. Every photo is so perfect and captures the mood and tone of the day in an unbelievable way. Really cannot recommend John highly enough!!


      Andrea & Gary

      Finding a wedding photographer in Dublin when you live over in England and have no recommendations wasn't as challenging as I thought it would be. I found JAMSHOOTS right away and I knew immediately that John was the one for us, his work speaks for itself, he was reliable, hilarious, a little bit quirky and just brilliant to be with. We had the best day ever and I'm sure having John around added to our day. I wouldn't hesitate to book him you won't regret it!


      Tess & Ian

      John's work speaks for itself, his composition and use of light is incredible. What you don't see from the images is what he is like to work with on your big day. John is incredibly professional and put our minds at ease the entire day. He captured our day with a great enthusiasm and energy, capturing moments that we didn't even notice ourselves as we were caught up in the excitement of the day. We would recommend doing an engagement shoot with John also, you'll cherish the images but also you'll be reaffirmed that you made the right decision on your photographer. Hiring john is not only guaranteeing images of your day that will last a lifetime, it is a guarantee of having one less thing to worry about on your big day.


      Siobhain & Geoff

      John is an artist and a master of his craft. Like all good artists, John sees things us mere mortals do not, be it lighting, an angle or an unusual backdrop. He senses moments and emotion before they even happen and catches shots without his subjects noticing or knowing he was even in the room.

      John shot our small low key no fuss wedding in June this year. We were probably the worst kind of clients a photographer can get…. we had no brief to give him and had no clue really, we didn’t have any fancy props, no bridal party and we’re not into ‘posing’!! All we wanted were shots with our family and most of all shots of our four kids. What John gave us are priceless works of art that no money could buy. We will treasure them forever!

      And on top of all that he’s absolutely sound with excellent taste in music!

      My only complaint is I now require a bigger house with more wall space to hang so many of his shots!! Thanks John, we are forever grateful x


      Rima & Paul

      We highly recommend John!! We were planning our wedding from London and started researching photographers based near Dublin. I eventually started following John on instagram and loved his images and hilarious stories! Our wedding planning was on a tight schedule so I immediately made contact stating how I adored his images and kept fingers and toes crossed he would be available for our date. Luck was on our side and he was! He immediately put us at ease via our skype 'meetings' and most importantly was funny, relaxed and organised.

      John's general awesomeness continued on the day. During my prep time John took on the role of DJ by playing the best 80's tunes ever, helping to kick off the days celebrations. He put up with my ongoing attempts to get into his top 10 wedding shoots and my hilarious jokes (last bit is possibly only true in my version of events)! John did an amazing job capturing the beauty of Powerscourt and the essence of the day. John's hair had it's own fan club too.....it was on point till the last shot of the night!

      Not only will you have a blast with John but you will be treated to beautiful previews of a few key shots from your day within the week. The photo gallery never fails to make us smile. Thank you John!


      Jennifer & Scott

      John was literally the most AMAZING photographer ever! My husband and I eloped in Ireland this past December and John was there every step of the way. We Skyped with John initially all the way from Colorado and within the first meeting we knew he was going to be absolutely perfect (I mean seriously if you don’t believe me, just check out his work it’s outstanding!), John was warm, kind, friendly, courteous, caring, and absolutely hilarious! He was an absolute joy to be around on our special day! Not only was Johns presence alone a great time, he captured every special moment you could imagine of my husband and I. John has amazing ideas of his own, but is also awesome and flexible to anyone’s style. I can’t say enough great things about him! I highly HIGHLY recommend Jamshoots for your special day. We not only met a phenomenal photographer on our special day, but we also made a great friend. All the way from Colorado...don’t even give it a second thought, hire him! Thanks so much John for everything!


      Jenn & Damien

      John is a legend and a pure gent.
      He put us at ease the first time we met him.
      He photographed our wedding on 15/9/17 in Kildare.
      I love photographs but wouldn't be too keen being the other side of the camera but I honestly have so many gorgeous pictures I will be happy to hang on the wall for a very long time to come.
      Nothing was too much hassle from day one. He answered every silly question without delay.
      He is very laid back and his work is amazing what else can you ask for.
      I would have no hesitation is recommending him- you will not be disappointed.
      Thank you so so much John.


      Gill & Steph

      Limiting John’s talents to 5 stars is an injustice, there aren’t enough stars in the universe to speak to how highly I recommend John and Jamshoots Photography.
      I started looking for a photographer for my wedding almost as soon as I got engaged. For me, it was the most stressful part of wedding planning because I knew how important it was to get a quality photographer that could capture all the emotions and special moments of the day. We had a few meetings planned with various photographers but we knew after meeting John that he would be perfect, and he didn’t disappoint. We’re absolutely delighted with the photos we received and I can’t find enough space on our walls to show them all off.

      John is not only extremely talented but he is such a nice guy. He helped out with general wedding day issues that would have caused us some problems if he wasn’t there, he made sure to get pictures of all the people that we wanted pictures with and made everyone feel comfortable and at ease with him around. We actually received multiple compliments from our guests about how friendly and talented John is and my sister in law was so impressed she booked him for her wedding too.

      If you’re on the fence about picking Jamshoots Photography for your wedding, don’t be. You won’t regret it.

      Thanks again John!


      Sharon & Rory

      So I will add to all these glowing reviews and say that John is a phenomenal photographer and just a really great guy. Myself and my husband are not much for photographs and were a little nervous about being under the lens for the day, or posing for shots, but there was none of that with John. He blended seamlessly into the day and got the most amazing natural shots of us and our family and friends. He has a knack for putting people at ease and just an amazing eye for a brilliant shot. Cannot recommend him enough. And I can't tell you how many of our guests made it a point to tell us how great he was! Thanks so much John, we love the shots!



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      Andrea & Paul

      We looked at a lot of photographers and I mean A LOT. We ended up meeting with two excellent photographers, one a high fashion photographer and the other a very interesting wedding style and we were mulling over who to go with. They were both great but then I was recommended John and I texted my husband-to-be that we should check him out. I went onto the Jam Shoots website myself and two minutes later, I texted himself again to say that, THIS was the photographer we were going with! No question!

      John’s style is so personal and he has an amazing way of revealing emotion and connection – all of the most important parts of the wedding day. That’s what I loved when I saw the shots on his website and I was utterly bowled over when we received our own. They were so beautiful and captured the essence of the day. I truly believe that no one else could have captured our day so accurately and with such sensitivity (John is both lovely too have around and has the qualities of a spectre, giving you the impression that he’s even not there and allowing him to capture the most intimate of shots comfortably).

      John was an amazing part of our day; we have the most wonderful memories coupled with the most fantastic photographs to match! I could not recommend him highly enough; if you are considering having a wedding photographer (quite likely!), he is the only photographer to have. If you have to change your date to get him, then do – you’ll be happy you did!

      I cannot thank you enough, John.

      Jenn & Damien

      John is a legend and a pure gent.
      He put us at ease the first time we met him.
      He photographed our wedding on 15/9/17 in Kildare.
      I love photographs but wouldn’t be too keen being the other side of the camera but I honestly have so many gorgeous pictures I will be happy to hang on the wall for a very long time to come.
      Nothing was too much hassle from day one. He answered every silly question without delay. 
      He is very laid back and his work is amazing what else can you ask for.
      I would have no hesitation is recommending him- you will not be disappointed.
      Thank you so so much John.
      Jen and Damien Xx

      Anne & Cathal

      Finally getting around to leaving a review and it’s a very easy one to write – honestly cannot recommendation John highly enough. Not only is he absolutely amazing at what he does but he is also an absolute gent. Went above and beyond on the day and made everyone feel so comfortable, people are still commenting on how nice he was. Have also had so many lovely comments on our photos which we just love and will treasure for years to come. John, thank you so much for capturing our special day so perfectly. Anne & Cathal x

      Denise & John

      Thank you so so much John for capturing our wedding day so perfectly, from start to finish it’s amazing and exactly what we wanted. Our biggest thing was we didn’t want to spend hours getting pics and miss our reception drinks so it was perfect, quickest photo shoot ever. Every time I look through my gallery I relive the day, people that weren’t even at my wedding have said after looking at the gallery they felt like they were at the wedding. We are over the moon but don’t know how we’re gonna choose our favourites. I’m sure you’ll have lots of enquiries coming your way because I’ve already had to give your details to friends & family. Would highly recommended Jamshoots. Thanks again John from Denise & John Flavin

      Ellen & Niall

      John did an amazing job with our wedding photography and has given us such a beautiful set of photographs. They have captured so many wonderful moments and really tell the story of the day – we just love looking at them. They are artistic and beautiful and make great use of light and space. As well as all that (if I still haven’t convinced you!), he’s lots of fun to have around. Many of my friends and family commented on how great he was – in the midst of chaos, he was discreetly snapping away, not a bother, with fantastic results! I’m so glad we booked JAMshoots and have no hesitation at all in recommending him.

      Sheenagh & Chris

      We couldn’t be happier with our wedding photographs – they’ve gone above and beyond all our expectations! The photos bring you right back to the moment and you feel all the emotions you had on the big day! John captured our day so perfectly – I haven’t stopped looking at our pictures since we got them back last week! I couldn’t recommend Jam Shoots enough – Amazing photographer and an all around sound guy to have around you on your wedding day! Thanks so much! Shee and Chris x

      Erica & Liam

      Thank you John from the bottom of our hearts for such an amazing insight to our wedding day… From start to finish you captured all the magical moments in a fun way! We truly love every shot!!
      We are only married two months and have all our photos edited and back to us, and can’t wait to create our album.
      Thank you for being so prompt and professional.

      Laura & Stephen

      We couldn’t have been happier with our wedding photos from John. The photos surpassed all our expectations and captured the day exactly as we remember it, filled with love, fun and lots of colour 🎉 John was a true professional and such a lovely guy. We couldn’t recommend JAM SHOOTS enough

      Emily & Niall

      John is a true professional and such a great guy to have around on your wedding day – we had the absolute craic with him and he summed our day up perfectly through his photos! His style of photography is absolutely stunning – we never once felt that we were posing for the day!! I would highly recommend him to everyone…. thanks so much John! Emily & Niall😊😊😊

      Audrey & Ciaran

      Everything we wanted and more! When choosing our wedding photographer we knew we wanted something different to the traditional posed family photos. We wanted unique and impactful images that genuinely captured our day and how we felt and that is exactly what we got with JAM Shoots. Johns images really stand out from the crowd. We are so happy with the images our biggest problem now is to decide which ones to frame!

      Louise & Daragh

      John and Ann-Marie’s work tells the story of our day in the most beautiful and lively way, the photographs capture treasured memories and bring us right back to the day itself. They were a lovely calm pair in a sea of madness and fun, and a joy to have around on the day. Their artistic vision and skill resulted in some treasured images, which we will enjoy for years to come. John’s professionalism and friendly nature make working with JAM Shoots a breeze from booking to end result. We could not recommend JAM Shoots highly enough and wish you both every success with your business because you truly deserve it!

      Yvonne & Ben

      We were so happy with our photos – JAM Shoots are INCREDIBLE, I can hardly remember noticing them on the day but they really captured the essence of it.



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