What my clients think about my work and their experience for their wedding, elopement, or photoshoot in Paris. These are the reviews from my pro Google page as Paris photographer.
what they said about me:
18:24 26 Jun 19
Top,top,top prezadovoljni,prelepe slicice,saradnja fenomenalna....hvalaaa punoooooo Jacque!!🍾🥂
20:27 21 Jun 19
I usually hate being photographed - have nightmare flashbacks to wedding 20yrs ago and being ordered and directed around for hours on end. For vow renewal wanted lovely photos, but to still be able to enjoy the moment with husband. Also dislike very formal photos, as I always look tense and anxious in them and they are just boring. Jacques was recommended and after doing my own research on his work I was certain he was the right photographer for us. I was absolutely right. Jacques was friendly, relaxing and provided only the minimum of direction. This meant Chris and I were still able to talk and enjoy our special day and even though the weather was poor, Jacques reassured us that everything would be fine. He was right. The photos are lovely, elegant and informal, and we look happy and the best versions of us - no small feat. We hoped for a few good photos, but in truth there are so many. So happy - lovely memories. Merci beaucoup Jacques, Julie
06:33 05 Jun 19
* In few words: It was the best decision to book him! *Like everybody else I was going through all these photographers, trying to decide who will fit my plan (and budget) of a surprise proposal...From the moment I’ve contacted Jacques, he had the most genuine and kind attitude, alongside stunning portfolio, I knew he's the guy for the job. Even though I have messaged him quite a lot, he was always there to reply quickly and to answer all of my concerns.When the day has arrived, everything was as planned; sunrise, at Trocadero, with Jacques who was super professional and with such a great vibe!Every single person who saw the photos was just amazed, with a reaction which can't be faked, and most importantly we absolutely love them!We would like to thank Jacque once again from the bottom of our hearts for capturing our most special day, in the most brilliant way, providing us photos which will accompany us forever.Reut & David
13:21 20 Apr 19
Jacques was our photographer for our elopement in Paris and he far far far exceeded any expectations we had and I couldn't recommend him more. Easy to work with, gave us any silly requests we had and have so many stunning pictures to capture every moment. If I could give him 10 our of 5 stars I would.
02:25 19 Apr 19
Absolutely incredible & one of a kind!Where do we begin? My husband and I are from California. We decided to have a wedding destination in Paris. We were afraid of our photographer, but we couldn't have gotten more lucky with Jacque. Jacque captured not only our wedding day, but our love story! Our wedding day unfortunately was the nightmare that every bride dreads; to have rain on your wedding day. Jacque took amazing pictures of us despite the awful weather. It was very evident that photography is so much more than a job for Jacque. His talent & passion for photography is truly admirable! It’s so evident that he genuinely cares about each and every couple that he works with. He has a gift for seeing things differently than everyone else and for taking the most incredible pictures! Jacque is a true artist that will capture the traditional wedding photos that you ask for but he’ll also capture so many memorable moments that you didn’t even notice! His pictures will leave you speechless and wanting more! The pictures that he took on our wedding day left us absolutely awestruck!! Jacque made Mike and I feel so comfortable in front of the camera. He even coached us when we asked for advice on how to pose or where to look! Jacque was very professional and so down to earth! He made us feel super comfortable and so optimistic about the weather. He kept telling us that the pictures were going to be still beautiful. I find it hard to put into words just how much we love our pictures. Jack has given us some of the most incredible pictures that so many of our family, friends and others have fallen in love with. These pictures are simply one of a kind and we will treasure these pictures forever!! He speaks perfect english and he knows Paris sooo much and all the beautiful places to take amazing shots. Dream shots. If you have you're an ideas he will make them come truth. We 100% recommend him.
18:39 23 Feb 19
We recently had the pleasure of traveling to Paris to renew our vows. We hired Jacques to capture our special day; and we are so glad we did. Our photo session with him is one our favorite memories of the day and the images are phenomenal. He gave great direction, had creative ideas, was friendly and made the photo shoot so much fun. We highly recommend him.
18:35 26 Oct 18
This Man is Awsome! What an extraordinary Experience! His photo work was impeccable!
14:12 09 Oct 18
Ce commentaire est la moindre des choses qu'on puisse faire pour exprimer notre gratitude à Jacques – un photographe magnifique - pour son cadeau merveilleux..…notre séance photo!! Cette séance était notre première séance. Au début, on était un peu nerveux et on pensait que le partage de nos moments intimes serait un peu difficile, mais dès les premières minutes on se sentait complètement à l’aise. Jacques nous a guidé pendant tout au long du shooting et en parallèle il nous a fait réagir d’une façon naturelle, avec de la spontanéité. Quant aux photos, nous sommes vraiment ravis du résultat. Toutes les photos racontent une histoire d’amour, enregistrée sous la forme de ses images merveilleuses. Nos figures, nos gestes, nos regards, tout sont parfaites. La communication avec Jacques était excellente, grâce au professionnalisme et évidement à l’expérience qu’il apporte. Notre milieu familial et nos amis étaient impressionnées et quelques d’eux un peu émus. Un grand merci du fond du cœur de notre part. Nos chemins vont sans doute se croiser dans l'avenir proche, pour avoir la chance de vivre cette expérience de nouveau!
13:41 09 Oct 18
Ο Jacques είναι ένας υπέροχος φωτογράφος! Μας κατεύθυνε καθ΄όλη τη διάρκεια της seance και παράλληλα μας βοήθησε να κινούμαστε με φυσικό τρόπο, χωρίς να παίρνουμε “στυλιζαρισμένες” πόζες. Από τα πρώτα κιόλας λεπτά σου μεταδίδει μία σιγουριά. Η επικοινωνία που είχαμε μαζί του ήταν άψογη, χάριν στον επαγγελματισμό του και την εμπειρία που διαθέτει. Όσον αφορά στις φωτογραφίες, είμαστε πραγματικά ενθουσιαμένοι με το αποτέλεσμα (οι φωτισμοί, η ένταση των χρωμάτων, οι απαλές σκιάσεις, η κίνηση στις φωτογραφίες, τα εφέ, η επαγγελματική του παρέμβαση και ματιά). Ανυπομονούμε στο μέλλον να μας φωτογραφήσει σε καποιά άλλη ιδιαίτερη περίσταση!
Tierra S. Hodge
13:19 25 May 18
A true artist. Jacques exceeded our expectations and has an incredible talent--his humor and patience with our children was touching and the results were wonderful. I don't usually enjoy pictures of myself and Jacques took many I actually enjoy looking at. He knows the city and sites well and was very helpful with tips and details to make our trip smoother. The photos came out so well it makes us want to take another 12 hour flight just to have him do our professional headshots for work. I have never met a better portrait photographer in all my years in the art scene. THANK YOU to Pierre and the love-gracefully team for recommending Jacques and My Paris Photographer.
11:46 03 May 18
I had the pleasure of working with Jacques for my elopement ceremony. He made the whole process so easy and fun! He is incredibly professional yet fun and funny to be around. He kept us laughing and gave us so many incredible photos of our special day. I would recommend him highly!!!
21:44 21 Mar 18
Jacques was wonderful to work with. He was flexible based on our preferences and the weather. He was able to juggle the different personalities, ages, and moods of the kids. In the end, he took beautiful and artistic pictures of our family with breathtaking Paris views in the background. I definitely recommend a family photo shoot with Jacques for a fun Paris experience and keepsake.
17:53 21 Mar 18
Jacques is awesome! We had a great time working with him. He captured all the special moments at our ceremony and took beautiful photos for us in Florence. We will enjoy the memories of our special day in these beautiful photos.
11:00 30 Jan 18
I was blown away when we saw our wedding photos. We love that we own our prints and we have enlarged several photos and framed them around our house. We also used one of the photos on our christmas card and people have kept them the card because they love the photo we used so much! We had several Indian elements in our wedding and Jacques captured them beautifully. I cannot thank him enough!
10:51 30 Jan 18
Thanks to Jacques, we have the most breathtaking photos from our Paris wedding. I scoured the internet, reading photography blogs and websites for the perfect photographer to capture our special day. Seriously, hundreds and hundreds of websites until I found the perfect photographer. Look no further, Jacques is amazing and and we will cherish our photos forever. I even forgot my veil and Jacques brought it to me at our hotel, without me asking. Thank you Jacques! -Sheila
17:24 11 Jan 18
Jacques did a phenomenal job of capturing my New Years Eve sunrise engagement proposal on the Trocadero. He was a pleasure to work with the entire time throughout the process. He even helped me with the logistics of planning the location prior to our photo shoot. His turnaround time is also very quick with delivering our photos. I would highly recommend Jacques if you are in Paris. He knows the city very well and is a delight to be around!
02:54 08 Nov 17
Jacques did an amazing job with our pictures! He was very responsive to emails and we sent him some ideas before the day of the shoot. He took a lot of photos with different poses and backgrounds and worked quickly and efficiently to ensure we had time to get everything we wanted. We would definitely hire him again!
22:41 02 Nov 17
When I decided to plan a proposal to my girlfriend in Paris, I knew finding a good photographer would be essential to capturing the memories we would share with our friends and family for the rest of our lives. Well, I didn't find a good one, but instead, a GREAT one! I reached out to Jacques to coordinate the logistics of the big day. Given certain timing dynamics of our arrival trip from San Antonio, Texas (USA), Jacques suggested a specific site that would provide the best lighting to shoot the event in real time and then also helped arrange a second, more formal engagement photo session the following morning. Jacques was very familiar with Paris and knew all of the areas he could use to capture stunning views of key monuments around the city. The process was painless and his pricing was very reasonable, especially considering the quality of product, his personal willingness to help in coordinating all of the nuances and his timeliness with producing the finalized photos. For those considering a big event of any kind, I would highly recommend reaching out to Jacques and his team regarding any photography needs!
02:17 01 Nov 17
Wonderful, flexible and super talented! Jacques and his counterpart were really great to work with. They gave us amazing photos that truly captured such a special day in our lives. They will be forever treasured!
17:31 22 Oct 17
Working with Jacque was a complete pleasure! He Shot our elopement in Rome. He helped with poses, hey gave us tips on how to stand and what to do with our hands. He is amazing at what he does. He picks the perfect lighting. We are from California I wish I could hire him for every occasion!
14:33 02 Sep 17
Very professional photographer, friendly, nice and careful of you like your family.
15:15 12 Jun 17
Easy to work with. He answered his emails very quickly. He came early for the shoot and gave ideas for the place so there weren't many people and still could see the Eiffel Tower well. He navigated us on the poses and focused on important details. He sends the pictures in a few days in high resolution. And, of course, the pictures are beautiful.
04:21 30 May 17
Jacques did an amazing job on our trip to Paris and surprise engagement in front of the Eiffel Tower. He was very professional during our communications and organising the session. The photo session itself was lots of fun and we have some wonderful photos to always cherish our trip and engagement.
13:33 25 May 17
Jaques did a fantastic job for our engagement photoshoot. Life long memories captured with his talent.
23:41 10 May 17
We really enjoyed our time with Jacques! We booked our session for 2 hours so that we could get allot of variety in scenery. I particularly wanted to get pictures for our engagement photos with the Eiffel Tower in the background from Trocadero and the Louvre so that seemed like the best way to go. Jacques arranged to speak with us prior to our arrival via skype to talk about what we wanted which was very helpful. Unfortunately the day we were set to have the photos Trocadero was closed unexpectedly for a movie shoot. Jacques showed us an alternative place to get pictures with the Eiffel Tower in the background but also gave us the option of rescheduling. The weather was beautiful that day so we chose to go ahead. we can't wait to see how our pictures turned out! He seemed to really know his way around Paris showing us great spots for photos and spent his time with us patiently making sure the details were right and that tourists weren't encroaching on the photos. My fiancée isn't much of a dancer but Jacques managed to send us one photo in advance that made us both look like we were dancing very well together! That photo alone makes me think the rest will probably be great too!
19:41 27 Apr 17
Jacques' photography skills are superb! He photographed my daughter in her quinceañera gown in Paris and included our two babies in some shots-not easy to do. He was very patient and very professional. Jacques exceeded our vision's expectations. He was also very responsive in his emails and even took time to talk over the phone. I highly recommend Jacques for your photography needs!
18:47 07 Apr 17
High quality and very professional.
13:20 09 Feb 17
AWESOME experience with Jacques! We couldn't have asked for anything better. Jacques was very professional, creative, talented, and charming to work with from start to finish. We enjoyed our time during the photo shoot and were pleased to see the photos back to us so quickly. Exceeded all expectations!
20:28 30 Jan 17
I would strongly recommend Jacques as your photographer! The pictures are very professional and are looking amazing. Jacques is great photographer and it is a pleasure working with him.Once again thanks for a unforgettable day in Paris.
12:15 29 Jan 17
Very good photographer, we have met 5 years ago with my pre-wedding photo shooting, definitely come back now with my family shooting!
06:29 27 Jan 17
Wonderful to work with and takes Beautiful pictures!!
21:18 13 Jan 17
Jacques has been incredible to work with!!! His ability to capture the moment without having us pose and executing our vision was nothing less than perfect.
19:55 10 Jan 17
Jacques is great photographer with a good sense of photography, knows a lot of good location in Paris, and knows very good lighting techniques. Pleasant to work with and highly recommended, thanks for capturing our moment together Jacques
20:42 29 Dec 16
I reached out to Jacques a few months ago when I had decided that I wanted to propose to my now fiancé in Paris. Trying to find a photographer from another country made me apprehensive initially because it added a degree of difficulty. But Jacques made the whole process easy and reassuring. He was incredibly insightful with where and when to propose to have the best shots. And he did and incredible job with helping me keep the proposal photoshoot a secret during the process. My fiancé had no clue he was photographing us during the proposal. He took excellent photos for us and the engagement photosshoot afterward was awesome. He did a great job of capturing the scenes and sites we wanted for our engagement shots. I would highly recommend Jacques and his photo services to anyone!!
19:51 08 Dec 16
It is my pleasure to recommend Jacques for your photoshoot. Jacques took wedding pictures and they are absolutely amazing! We are so happy with them. It was a pleasure working with Jacques, he made us feel comfortable and guided throughout the photoshoot. Very professional, reliable and just great!
00:38 08 Dec 16
Hands down the best photographer I had the pleasure to work with made me and my wife dreams come true.. Very professional. Has a great eye and will capture every beautiful moment. Can't wait to go back to Paris and get more photos. Our wedding was the talk of the town.
20:16 30 Nov 16
I hired and trusted Jacques to capture my proposal to my now fiance in Paris. As part of my research, I connected with multiple photographers in Paris and chose to work with Jacques given his responsiveness, English proficiency, transparency, and honesty. I exchanged 40+ emails with Jacques and spoke on the phone with him several times in the months leading up to my proposal. He was always super responsive and gave great advice on the various details of my proposal. In speaking with Jacques, I actually changed my proposal spot and am super pleased with the outcome. He gave great advice regarding aspects of photography I had not considered, such as when sunset would be on that specific date, the angle of the photo, direction of the wind, lighting available, and timing to get to each destination of the photo shoot.During the shoot itself, my fiance made several remarks about how nice and easy it was to work with Jacques and how it was cute how he laughed each time he liked one of the photos. We even talked about doing another shoot with him one day with our future family.The day after, Jacques provided us with 5 photos we could share with our friends and family. Our full set of photos came within a week of the photoshoot. The photos all look absolutely great, and we are overall super pleased that Jacques helped capture this once in a lifetime moment for us. Would definitely recommend Jacques to anyone looking to hire and work with an experienced photographer!
23:53 21 Nov 16
Jacques is very professional and pictures are pretty! highly recommend!
01:06 27 Oct 16
My wife and I had a great photo shoot near the Eiffel Tower with Jaques! Pictures were great. I strongly recommend him!
01:59 05 Oct 16
It has been a pleasant journey to have a photo session with Jacques. We really enjoyed the relaxing feeling as well as the natural way that photos are captured. Definitely recommended!
Brittany Gidley Photography
15:37 27 Sep 16
Being a professional photographer myself, I am very specific when choosing who will capture my memories. We chose Jaques initially because of his talent and knowledge of photography. But he really is so much more than that- we completely fell in love with our experience and who he is as a person. If you want memories that will last a lifetime- you have found the one to make them for you!!!
04:33 24 Aug 16
I came across Jacques' website when I was planning to have a mother-daughter trip to celebrate my daughter's upcoming debut (Turning 18 years old). It's every mom's dream to give the best for her children and giving a photoshoot in Paris would clearly fit the bill. Jacques was very responsive to my queries and easy to converse with. He was very professional, prompt and very engaging. We felt as if we have known him for years. He's very friendly,accommodating and so down to earth that we felt so comfortable and at ease with him. Photos are just perfect! We are proud owners of the most gorgeous, artistic and memorable photos that will last for years. He was natural and we had the best of our times while shooting with him. Thank you Jacques from the bottom of our hearts. We will be back with the whole family for a photoshoot with you 🙂 God willing!
06:23 22 Jan 16
My wife and me visit Paris in the Summer of 2015 and ask Jacques for a pre-wedding photography section. Jacques was very nice and professional. We have a great time with him and the photos he took are really great. Highly recommend !
04:51 24 Dec 15
21:24 07 Aug 15
My boyfriend and I got engaged in Paris in September 2014. I planned in advance to have a photoshoot with Jacques a few days after the proposal and was incredibly glad I did. The photos were perfect for what we desired: shots that captured the feel of Paris without the touristy landmarks. Jacques was incredibly gracious; he knew just the right spots to take us, made us feel comfortable, and gave us ideas, while still responding to our specific requests. It was a better photo session than I could have imagined, and definitely one of the highlights of our trip.
21:13 05 Aug 15
Jacque Mateos is truly a remarkable photographer. Not only is he a personable and professional man, he is a man with a true talent for capturing beauty in everything he sees. My husband and I couldn't be happier with our pictures! From the moment we met him, we knew it was a perfect match. Jacque is very outgoing, witty, and makes you feel so comfortable AND feel like a "natural" (even if your not) in front of the camera- (the proof is in the pictures!)He's open to your ideas and not afraid to express his. The most important thing is that he asks what you want, and works according to your wishes as well as adding in his special touches. Working with Jacque made our wedding day feel like a dream; the locations were enchanting and the process so smooth. Thank you Jacque for capturing our beautiful wedding day! It was such a pleasure meeting you and being able to work with you. Your friends, Anna and Bill
19:02 04 Aug 15
My husband and I were in France celebrating our 1st Anniversary... We wanted a photo session. We got more than we expected... Excellent work! Jaques is a wonderful person and a great photographer! We highly recommend him!
03:57 04 Aug 15
Our morning was a very early start and we had just been in Paris 24hours. Jacques kindly picked us up from the hotel and took us to our first site. We asked for pictures that took in the Paris we know and the Paris we would never know. Jacques did that exceptionally well. Our time was relaxed and entertaining. On looking at the pictures which we received easily as a down load, we were amazed with some of the scenes that had been created. Not only do we have the Paris the world know but also the Paris only Parisians know. There is a stunning contrast in so many of the different shots.Thank you very much Jacques you helped us take back great memories of our trip
16:13 28 Jul 15
My girlfriends and I were on an epic trip together in Paris. Jacque captured our time together perfectly and gave us beautiful, artistic memories that he captured with his camera. I can not thank you enough for exceeding our expectations. You are amazing! With lot of love, the 4 Bs.
08:34 27 Jul 15
Jacques is a charming professional photographer. He is nice and easy going. I love his capture style. Everything goes smoothly during the photo shooting, even which is our first time to meet. Thank you for capture the greatest moment in my life. Hope I will meet you in our anniversary.
05:13 25 Jul 15
My wife and I are so pleased with Jacques' photography skills. We're so comfortable when we had our photos taken and the results are simply tremendous. He has great knowledge of the hidden and special locations to take photos at. We really recommend him and hope one day we can have more photo shoot sessions with him. Jacques - thanks for everything, we really enjoyed it and we loved the end result!
20:29 24 Jul 15
Jacques is a fantastic photographer! We were helping arrange our granddaughters surprise engagement in Paris from our home in Hawaii. After looking at the websites of every photographer in Paris (there are a lot), we narrowed it down to just a few. We wanted someone who was extremely creative, friendly and flexible. Jacques was our absolute favorite and he quickly helped with all the details. He arranged the time (early morning) and sent detailed maps so her fiancé would know exactly where to meet him for the surprise as they were not arriving in Paris until the night before the photo session. Everything worked perfectly and the photos are priceless. Because it was a rainy day, Jacques arranged to meet them for more photos on another day to complete the photo session. He drove them to a variety of interesting sites and also took photos at sites that we requested where she had photos taken as a little girl. Communication was excellent and he was incredibly responsive. Because of the time difference between Paris and Hawaii, I thought it would be difficult to communicate but Jacques responded quickly to every email.So many people have asked us how we managed to have such amazing photos of a surprise engagement! It is a bit of a miracle that everything went so smoothly but we were excited to share this once in a lifetime moment with all their friends and family. It is worth the time and planning to have these memories forever. You will not find a more talented, personable, helpful photographer. The quality of the work is exceptional and he can obviously do very formal photos as well as very casual, candid photos. So many of the photographers we looked at had very stiff, formal work that did not capture the mood that we were looking for. Many thanks for the beautiful photographs!
02:21 24 Jul 15
My husband and I were engaged in Paris so naturally we wanted amazing professional photographs to hang in our home as a couple in Paris. Accordingly, we retained Jacques services for an engagement shoot and a honeymoon shoot in Paris. Jacques' professionalism and finished work product exceeded our expectations. Jacques transported us from our apartment to a number of different locations to shoot and then transported us back to our apartment at the conclusion of the shoot. Jacques was very friendly, prompt, spoke very good English, and delivered amazing photographs promptly after the shoot. Our photographs are proudly displayed throughout our home and in our offices, to which we receive compliments routinely. Thank you Jacques for capturing our love for each other as well as the beauty of Paris with your artistic eye, making our vision for our home complete!!!
20:21 23 Jul 15
Wow! What am amazing time my fiance' (now wife) had with Jacque in paris! As both of us are lawyers in the U.S., you know we researched diligently to find the "right" photographer in another country. (We knew that if we made the wrong choice, trying to get our money back wouldn't be worth the hassle and would be a total loss). After many hours of searching, we put our trust in Jacque for an engagement shoot. When I tell you we were more than pleasantly surprised, trust me on this one....it was above and beyond our expectations! Although we have been to Paris many times, we didn't know what would look good in photo's or where that perfect place to shoot would be. Jacque met us at our apartment we rented, drove us to each location in his car (quite the tour guide too...no extra charge ;-), and took so much pride in his work it seemed like the photo's he was taking was going to be displayed in his own home or something! We had a morning AND evening shoot to catch the correct lighting.But here's the best part. After we got the photo's, they were so professionally done we came back to Paris so that Jacque could do another shoot with us after our wedding!Jacque speaks English very well, he is very personable and will bend over backwards to help. Very few people take pride in their work anymore, but Jacque is the clear exception. Add on that he has years of experience, tons of photography equipment (took up the back of his van), and his work product looked like it came out of a magazine and you are left with no other choice.A BIG thank you Jacque! We will come back again for more!