Testimonials

Craig + Lydia | Karikari Peninsular January 2013– From the moment we found Jess’s website we knew that she was the one for us. Her style seemed effortless and casual, which was exactly what we were after.She captured such amazing moments throughout the day.  It made us so happy to see all the things that went on during a day. As the bride and groom, you simply can’t be everywhere.Her knowledge of the Far North really helped with choosing our locations, she definitely knows what works and what doesn’t. Above all, we had so much fun hanging out with Jess on the day, she put all of us at ease.

“When planning my wedding, one of the most important things for me was to find to fantastic photographer who could capture the essence of our big day and produce beautiful, professional photographs with creative flair – Jess did this and more!It was such a pleasure to have Jess involved in our wedding – her calm, professional, warm and friendly nature meant that we had heaps of fun both pre and post ceremony posing for all of the snaps. With little input from myself and now husband, Jess managed to capture so many components of the day, creating a collection of amazing memories that we will forever enjoy reflecting on.  I would recommend Jess in a heartbeat! Thank you so much for our treasured memories!”

Donna + Damian |  Russell Wedding March 2012- “When we came across your website when we were browsing for wedding photographers, your images stood out from all of the rest and we knew we just had to have you as our photographer! We were very lucky to book you when we did as your wedding season had filled up so quickly.  Even before meeting you, we could tell that you truly love what you do as your images show your creativity and really inspired us to come up with some of our own ideas that we thought we could try out.  On the day, you reminded us to relax and take our time because the day does truly fly by!  We were very impressed with your professionalism especially when it did start to rain, and the photos under the wharf turned out amazing; again, just another example of your talent!  We are so very thrilled with the final images as you have captured all the meaningful moments of the day.  I also just wanted to say that I just absolutely love the wedding slideshow DVD with our wedding songs playing in the background; it is such a nice touch that makes it even more special.”

Miranda & Barnaby – Bay Of Islands Wedding “I am so thankful for stumbling onto your website…because from the moment I saw your portfolio, I KNEW you were the only photographer for us!! Little did I know that you would add soo much more to our day than simply stunning photos.  You went above and beyond our expectations in soo many ways. The whole day was so special to us and we have so many great memories, but some of my favorites were of our time spent with you on the other side of the bay.  I enjoyed our photo-shoot so much – playing around in the grass, the trees, the beach… you made it soo fun!!   I don’t normally enjoy having my photo taken, mainly because im ridiculously un-photogenic and fear the results…but you were so patient with me! Helping us get the right photo without making me feel uncomfortable about all my dorkyness!  I returned to the reception on such a huge high!!!! – which, thanks to you,  set me up perfectly for enjoying the rest of the evening!…. And then there are the photos. Ahhh..  (happy sigh)….   What can I say…? We LOVE THEM!!  Everyone loves them! My photographer friends in Canada LOVE them!!   We buzz out over them a lot. We went and got a few crappy quality ones printed from one of those kiosks just so we could stick them around the show before we pick our favorites and start on albums.  YOU are a creative genius… your editing skills…wowee! And the time and effort you put into our online album and photo preview was a generous gift in itself. I have a wee chuckle every time I look at the tiny clay people you gave us (they sit smiling at me amidst the basil and chives on my windowsill herb garden)….. AS IF our favorite and greatest gift of all – THE MEMORIES YOU CAPTURED IN OUR EXTRAORDINARY PHOTOS wasn’t enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  From the bottom of a very happy bride’s heart, THANK YOU SOO MUCH JESS!!!!”

Karl + Nikki | Paihia Wedding,  March 2012- “We were all a bit apprehensive as none of us felt that at home in front of the camera……Until we met Jess Burges! What a talented lady she is, Jess made us not only feel comfortable in front of the camera but she made us enjoy it. Jess captured every moment and every emotion with style and grace, she was professional and friendly and we felt like we had known her for years. Jess definitely exceeded our expectations on the day and a thousand times over once we saw the prints.” 

Troy + Sophien | April 2012 – “When I first looked through the Exposure Photographics portfolio on the website I instantly fell in love with the photographs. Jess has an amazing ability to transform what might be a standard setting with an average bride and groom into the most beautiful piece of art and that’s exactly what we wanted to take away from our day. Her ability to think outside of the box and challenge our normally stiff approach to ‘posing’ was exceptional. Her advice, direction and nature on the day can probably be put down to experience but the magic that she delivered in our wedding photos has to be pure talent. As a bride, all you really want is a photo of yourself and your new husband looking the best that you ever had whilst capturing the mood of the day – and man did she deliver. My utter excitement and joy at seeing our photos for the first time was like reliving the day. The compliments, enquiries and gushing feedback that I have received from friends and family is in itself a compliment to the beautiful work that Jess does. I actually cannot praise or recommend her enough !We loved how you suggested different settings – we were up for anything but didn’t know how to portray this and then you suggested a couple of spots that you had seen which was awesome. Craziest thing was that we had previously commented about how the old shack would make a different location for some wedding pics. Loved it.Also, your direction was brilliant. We are not the most photographic couple normally so really appreciated the advice you gave (ie, hand down a bit, chin up, looser fingers etc) and Troy’s stepdad, who was with us at the field location, actually commented the next day how much of a difference your direction made to the look of the ‘pose’.

Tracey + Wayne | 16th April  2011 – “Jess, you did a spectacular job on our photos and captured all the emotion, fun, creativity and love all around that day – words cant really describe how overwhelmingly beautiful our day was to us and your photos are proof that it wasnt just a dream! I really enjoyed your artistic vision, style and passion that you bring and was excited that you were keen to push the limits to what we could do – even in the rain and mist! I love how you caught all the detail of our day, not just in the usual things but also in the expressions on peoples faces and small intimate moments that happen (it bought us both to tears when we got the photos back) Your sincerity is also something that I really admire and this is reflected in your photos. We both loved all our photoshoots, especially the one up on the cliff and it was great how you involved my brother as well, it was tonnes of fun and we came back to the reception buzzing. Your open, friendly and personal approach made us both feel like we were being photographed by a super talented and creative friend! You made us – as well as other guests (who have told us this) very relaxed. Your professionalism and knowledge though was also invaluable and I appreciate the quick turn around and lovely (but also firm) way you managed and organised the family pics after our ceremony (given the short time frame). The online album is absolutely amazing, it far exceeded our expectations. All our friends that have seen the photo’s have commented on how amazing they are (and some of them are professional photographers and artists) – we cant wait to see the physical album!! I will certainly be recommending you to friends and family and would say that anyone who is looking for a talented, artistic photographer with a critical eye for detail and style should nab you in a heart beat! Huge heart felt thanks from us two Christies”

Sue + Rob | 19th March 2011 – “Organising a wedding from London is never an easy task, let alone decideing on a photographer who you have never met to capture your special day perfectly.  Jess exceeded all our expectations and we had the most memorable, fun and relaxed day.   From the first time we met Jess, she was very professional and made us feel at ease.  She really listened to what we wanted and the end result was amazing – problem now is trying to decide which photos to have in our album!  Jess because of your wonderful pictures, we now can look back at our special day and be able to remember all the intimate details and how great the day was.  Thank you!’

Steve + Stephanie  | 25th Feb 2011- “Working with Jess was amazing. She made two camera shy people feel instantly comfortable. She was lighthearted, she was fun and she had wonderful suggestions. Our pictures are incredible!! They blew us away. She caught so many special moments that when we look at our pictures, it really takes us back to that wonderful day. We couldn’t imagine anyone else doing our photos and feel eternally grateful. Thanks Jess!”

Jo + Tom | February 12th 2011 We came across Jess’s website early on in our search and were very impressed by her exceptional touch-up digital skills and creative compositional ideas – beautiful photography! So it was a very easy decision to make having Jess as our wedding photographer. We had already booked in with her before meeting up – so it was great to be warmly welcomed into her studio and made to feel at ease straight away. Both Jess and I were on the same wavelength throughout the whole wedding process, which just made everything simple and easy – which is exactly what you want on your wedding day!
Thank you so much Jess for the amazing photographs and slideshow!

Emma + Mark |  March 2010- “You don’t truly realise how much is going to happen on your wedding day. How much you have to fit in and how fast the time goes. So I will always be astounded at how Jess at Exposure got around so much and didn’t miss a single detail. Jess captured the most magical scenes and moments with such delicate guidance, but at the same time fulfilling all my requests.
Now we have these exciting memories together in a magnificent album we will treasure for a life time.
Mark and I would sincerely recommend Jess at Exposure for any photographic experiences!
You truly are a great photographer love.” 

Jemma + Logan | March 2010- When trying to find a photographer for our wedding I searched through websites & magazines looking for the perfect one. I stumbled across “Exposure Photographics” and was amazed and excited at Jess’s work, need less to say our search was over. Jess made the whole experience so much easier & had so many great idea’s she definetly knew what she was doing.
Jess took our idea’s and super sized them into something magic.
Our wedding only lasted one day but we will always have the amazing photos Jess took for a life time. I would highly reccomend Jess to anyone out there without hesitation.

Thank you so much

Sue + Tony | 17th May 2011- “A thing of beauty is a joy forever” – and the beautiful, magical images Jess created during of our wedding are something that we will always treasure and enjoy.
Jess has a wonderful talent of creating both works of art and a detailed documentary at the same time.  Our day was one happy blur, but looking at all our photos brings back the smallest details, memories and emotions.
We looked at quite a few photographers’ sites, but as soon as I saw Jess’s images, there was only one photographer I wanted. Jess was tireless in her efforts to get the perfect shot, which is why her work is so good. The “photoshoot” was fantastic fun, we were made to feel very much at ease, and we loved every minute of it.  Jess was a pleasure to deal with, couldn’t have been more helpful, and even gave me a lift to the ceremony! 

Kelly + Blake | 22nd January 2011 “Got our album Jess & it’s amazing!! Thanks so much for all the time & effort you have put into presenting our memories so beautifully. Blake & I want to say thanks so much for everything, you have been great! and we are looking forward to getting you to complete photography in the future for us!”

Chris + Eve- “Jess was excellent, from the start of the planning process she put us at ease with her friendly and professional manner.  On the day, she went out of her way to ensure we got some great shots.  She was flexible and happy to seek out the best locations/lighting for our photos.  Our online album was perfect and we have had lots of comments about how great the photos are.  Thankyou Jess!    We would highly recommend Jess to those looking for a wedding photographer.”
Chris and Eve

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