Olya and Craig’s JFP review

Posted in Jeff Foley Photography, Weddings on April 28th, 2015 by admin

I went to bed with a smile last night, partly because I got a notification that Olya and Craig left me a 5-star review on Wedding Wire. Yay! Thank you, guys! Here’s what the newlyweds had to say about their JFP experience:

“I met Jeff years before I was even engaged when we were both vendors at a bridal show. I have seen many photographers in my years as a wedding hairstylist and makeup artist and believe me when I say Jeff stood out from them all! I knew after looking at his work and 5 minutes of talking to him that if I were to ever get married that he was the one to photograph that day.

“Once I did get engaged Jeff was one of the first people I told. Once we booked the venue and set a date I made sure we booked Jeff right away. His eye for detail and ability to capture the true emotions in the moment is what sets him apart from all the rest. He also has a talent of bringing out the best of everyone he photographs. My husband hates having his picture taken and you would never be able to tell in the photos. We and everyone we know are in love with the photos we have seen so far.. Can’t wait to see more!

“There aren’t enough kind words for how awesome, kind, talented and professional Jeff is. He is also a true friend, when my makeup artist canceled on me days before my wedding he reached out to his contacts find a replacement for me. I am eternally grateful for everything he has done for me. We look forward to looking at the beautiful photos he created for years to come.”

I love the connections and friends I make through my work. Clearly, life is good.

To see JFP’s WeddingWire reviews, go here.


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Editorial shoot at Beekman 1802

Posted in Jeff Foley Photography on April 27th, 2015 by admin

I photographed Josh and Brent of Beekman 1802 for Feast Mag today. Here’s a sneak peek at what the day looked like.

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Congrats to Meghan and Tony!

Posted in Jeff Foley Photography, Weddings on April 25th, 2015 by admin

Congratulations to Meghan and Tony, who got married today! Thanks for sharing your wedding with JFP, guys! With The Old Daley Inn on Crooked LakeMetro MusicBlooms Weddings and EventsMake Me FabulousAngela’s Bridal and Keese Photobooths and Videography. Thanks to Alan for second shooting.

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A JFP review from Angela and Miles

Posted in Jeff Foley Photography, Weddings on April 25th, 2015 by admin

Thank you to Angela and Miles for leaving a wonderful JFP review on Wedding Wire (that’s a great way to sneak an extra teaser out of me — ha ha!).

Here’s what the newlyweds had to say:

“Jeff Foley – there really are no words. His work speaks for itself – unbelievable. Not only is Jeff incredibly talented, he is an absolute pleasure to work with. I had the privilege of seeing Jeff in action at my best friend’s wedding a few years ago. Before I was even engaged I knew I had to have Jeff as my photographer and we planned our wedding date/venue around his schedule. My (now) husband can get somewhat annoyed after taking too many photos – he couldn’t believe how painless the entire photo taking process was on our wedding day (and engagement session)! Jeff made taking pictures fun and we barely knew he was there half the time once the action started. My husband enjoyed every second making beautiful photos with Jeff (and Alan)! Not only do my husband and I love working with Jeff – all of our family and guests did not have enough great things to say about working with him and of course the photos. We had the wedding of our dreams and will be able to re-live the day for the rest of our lives because of the gorgeous photos Jeff captured. Hands down, Jeff will be our go-to photographer for the rest of our lives and we can’t wait to spend more time with him. I truly believe a great photographer is one of the most important aspects of a wedding – do yourself a favor if you’re engaged, book Jeff Foley Photography!”

Those words mean so much to me, guys. Obviously, my goal is to land clients (and friends) for life, not just for a wedding day. Sounds like I succeeded. Thanks again for sharing such a wonderful day with me. Can’t wait to make more pictures together down the road.

To see JFP’s WeddingWire reviews, go here.

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Meghan and Tony are getting married tomorrow!

Posted in Jeff Foley Photography, Weddings on April 24th, 2015 by admin

Tomorrow is the big day for Meghan and Tony! I can’t wait to document their wedding. And I’m looking forward to working with The Old Daley Inn on Crooked LakeMetro MusicBlooms Weddings and Events,Make Me FabulousAngela’s Bridal and Keese Photobooths and Videography.

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Today’s bridal/model shoot

Posted in Jeff Foley Photography, Models, Weddings on April 22nd, 2015 by admin

Here’s a pair of teasers from today’s bridal shoot (in the bridal suite at Changes Salon) with model Elke Farinacci. Hair and concept by Cassondra Schauble (Cassondra – Stylist at Changes Salon) and makeup by Tina Hanselman. Flowers by Flowers By Pesha.


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Angela and Miles are getting married!

Posted in Jeff Foley Photography, Weddings on April 16th, 2015 by admin

Hey, Angela and Miles, can you believe the big day is almost here? I can’t wait to see you guys on Saturday! And I’m looking forward to working with The Old Daley Inn on Crooked LakeScott E. Hemming EntertainmentCoccadotts Cake ShopPoppytree Floral DesignsAngela’s BridalBeauty with Julie and Erika’s hair designs.

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A Virginia Beach model shoot

Posted in Jeff Foley Photography, Models, Uncategorized on April 15th, 2015 by admin

The photo above is one of my favorite model images I’ve ever made. And not just because it’s of my fiance Jeanette.

I love the posing, the mood, the light … I’m proud that we made this photo together.

Portrait photography is a common topic of conversation among us. As a photographer and a model, we enjoy talking about what makes a good portrait. We discuss where hips and chins should go. We debate silly versus sexy. And we talk about the benefits of teamwork. If a photographer and a subject are on the same page — if they’re both working toward making  the same type of image — the chances for success are much higher.

Typically, my car is loaded up with gear for a portrait session. Among the equipment that makes its way into my Subaru: multiple cameras and lenses; a flash and a lightstand; a softbox; a stepladder and an apple crate; a reflector; and a diffuser. However, since the car was already filled with vacation stuff (we were in Virginia Beach for a little getaway), there was no room for all of that. I had just a camera (a Canon 5D Mark III), one lens (my 24-70mm, which is not my go-to portrait lens) and a reflector. There’s also typically hair and makeup professionals involved. However, Jeanette quickly did her own hair and makeup.

The wind was whipping on the beach. Sand was flying into our eyes. Jeanette had to hold the reflector with her hands for shots like this:

At one point, the wind blew so hard that the reflector lifted and banged Jeanette in the nose. Once we both knew she was OK, we laughed quite hard at the ridiculousness of it. I can only imagine what the other people milling around on the beach thought, especially when they saw Jeanette holding the reflector in place with her feet (that’s how we made the top photo).

We only shot for about 15 minutes. That’s all it took to get what we wanted, including the following photo (which is Jeanette’s favorite from the session):

Thanks to Jeanette for reminding what you can do with teamwork. It doesn’t always take a lot of gear or time to make nice photos. Sometimes, it just takes a common vision and trust. (OK, and a beautiful fiance!)


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It’s almost Olya’s turn!

Posted in Jeff Foley Photography, Weddings on April 14th, 2015 by admin

My friend Olya is getting married on Friday! I can’t wait to see her and Craig, and to document their big day. Olya and I met through the wedding industry (she does hair and makeup – Olya Paskovaty Hairstylist/ Makeup Artist), and she’s a fun, kind human being. She and Craig are lucky to have each other. I can’t wait to work with Franklin Plaza BallroomFranklin HospitalityPiano Man’s DJ ProductionsAngela’s BridalMaya Landi and Lovecraft Productions.

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The Marziani family

Posted in Jeff Foley Photography, Portraits on April 12th, 2015 by admin

I had the chance to catch up with 2012 wedding clients Tamara and Nick today (as well as their daughter Meilyn) and their extended family for a portrait session. Even though The Crossings was ridiculously crowded with people enjoying the gorgeous weather, we found a quiet spot and enjoyed some smiles together. Thanks to my buddy Anthony for assisting.

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