Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry
Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry is an award-winning Seattle wedding photographer specializing in candid, heartfelt wedding photography and portraits. Established in magical PNW, we are known for our uncanny ability to make authentic, moment-driven, fun-love-laugh-tears-filled photographs even with the most self-proclaimed awkward subjects. Jenn and her associates are accomplished storytellers, problem-solvers, boom-shakalaka-shakers and “memerry-makers". In short, we #bringit.
#1: Robert & Wilson
If there was functionality for 100 stars in Yelp -- I would put that many down for Jenn! We found Jenn through the Weddings in Woodinville website and loved her portfolio. We hit it off on our first meeting and knew she would be our photographer after hearing her talk about her work and why she loves doing weddings. We could sense her immense passion for her craft. We got along with her great and felt that she 'got' us. Our engagement photos were low-key and organic, just what we wanted. She totally worked her magic too on our wedding day. She was clear in her instructions during portraits and family photos and was like a stealth ninja photographer throughout the ceremony, cocktail, and reception. We were pleasantly surprised by how many heartfelt, fun, and authentic photos she captured of our special day. We HIGHLY recommend working with Jenn! She understands and respects how powerful a wedding day can be and truly works to capture that essence in each photo she takes. Can't wait to work with her in the future!
#2 Robin & Jon
Jenn photographed our wedding, and we could not be happier with our choice! I knew Jenn was our girl the first time we met her. She was kind, professional, goofy and really listened to what we wanted. Given that my husband and I both don't like posing for photos, we were nervous about being in front of the camera for an entire day; she made us feel completely at ease. We also felt that she was very well-priced, given her incredible talent.
On the day of, Jenn (with help from her very capable assistant) was fantastic. When it was time for getting ready shots and two of my bridesmaids were nowhere to be found, she rolled with it; she took shots of my husband and came back in time to get pictures of the girls. We told her we hated being distracted by photographers during weddings, and she was like a ninja during our ceremony. At the reception, one of our overly-zealous dancing guests kicked a really tall speaker over and Jenn CAUGHT IT WITH ONE HAND while holding on to the camera with another. It could have been a disaster, but she was so calm about it I don't think anyone even noticed. She was a fabulous part of our wedding, and I was sad to see her go at the end of the night!
The most important thing is the photos, and they are breathtaking. I really never knew I could look so beautiful. She made us look good, but also captured the spirit of the day. Her pictures covered every important little moment and will serve as a reminder of our wedding for years to come. We have already had some shots printed for ourselves and family members. We have also gotten tons of compliments and requests from friends for her info!
Photos are such a huge part of any wedding, and I can't tell you how good it felt to know we were in good hands. We highly, highly, highly recommend Jenn!
#3 Carolyn & Howard
Sometimes a photographer will get the job done, but for those really special life moments you really need more than that. This is where Jennifer comes in...
We spent countless nights, and hours upon hours researching wedding photographers before finding Jenn. Right away, we all got along so effortlessly and just clicked. Oh, and her work looked amazing, as if the pictures were out of a magazine... but nicer. Like a cliche love story, we both knew that we had found 'the one' after our first meeting.
Jenn was not just our photographer, but more like an old friend who helped us navigate through our long and chaotic day full of Chinese and American ceremonies. She patiently advised us with posing, timing, etc and was a calming and positive presence throughout the ceremony, family portraits, and the reception. We had 200+ guests, and it didn't faze her one bit; she was an expert 'herder of cats' and made us laugh even when we were exhausted.
We could not have done it without her.
Her work is beautiful and artistry really is the best description for it. The portraits and documentary shots were perfectly natural and not overly altered/touched up like many we have seen. We especially enjoyed all of the candid pictures because they really gave us a view into the events of the day (that we were too busy to see or remember). We had pretty high expectations and she exceeded them all.
We both follow her blog, Facebook and Instagram pages because we enjoy her work so much (check out her family and baby photoshoots). If you are looking for a wedding photographer, you can't go wrong with Jenn. She's a remarkable photographer and an even better person. She only does a limited number of weddings each year though, so make sure to book her before her schedule fills up.
#4 Nicole & David
My husband hired Jennifer for our small intimate wedding. We get so many compliments on our photos people have told us they look like the photos are from a bridal magazine. The day of the wedding she made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and she captured the most beautiful pictures. Jennifer was professional but she felt like she's been a friend of ours for years, and made us so comfortable overall. Her skills are absolutely amazing. She's truly a talented photographer and knows how to capture our wedding perfectly. Looking at the pictures she told a story of the whole wedding day with our pictures. We recommend her to anyone and we will be using her in the future with picture with family pictures. Thank You Jenn for amazing pictures we can look back on 20years from now that as so beautiful.
#5: Vanessa & Lucas
This review is long overdue as Jennifer gave us something from our special day that we can celebrate and share with others for the rest of our lives.
When I searched for a wedding photographer I had something specific in mind. I wanted our real moments captured, our story told, our unique family honored. I wasn't just looking for glowing lighting, magazine worthy beauty, or professional level composition. I expected those and wanted more. Jennifer delivered.
Her art is authentic and intimate. I could go on and on about how she captured very personal and unique to us moments that really celebrated who our family is, but I imagine that those moments are different for everyone who is lucky enough to work with her. With all my heart, I give Jennifer my highest recommendation.