'This is a long overdue review, but here it is! We absolutely LOVE Jana and Jamie! We met them through my brother and sister-in-law who booked them for an engagement shoot in the Bay Area. We loved how their photos turned out, so we too booked them for our engagement shoot in San Diego and wedding in San Luis Obispo. It was seriously the best and easiest decision we made throughout the planning process. Upon meeting them at the engagement shoot, we were instantly greeted with hugs and knew right away that this felt good. They are so cool and down to earth, it made taking photos so comfortable and easy. Wedding day was perfect with them! They got all the shots we wanted and more. We were also so impressed and surprised with the clear umbrellas they provided us when it started raining unexpectedly! It made such fun shots! We can’t thank them enough for capturing our special day and letting us relive the moments through their photos! We highly recommend Jana and Jamie! They are so talented and will exceed your expectations! Can’t wait to use them in the future!'
- Maria M.
It was an absolute privilege and joy having Jana and Jamie with us for both our engagement photos and on the day of our wedding. They far exceeded our expectations on both occasions and hold a very special place in our hearts. The final products were amazing and words cannot express how thankful we are to have these moments captured and with us for the rest of our lives. The energy Jana and Jamie bring is authentic and pure. They are artists that get the most out of every shot. We highly recommend them and would be willing to talk to anyone considering them in the future. You guys rock and we hope to see you again in the future for our next shoot...
- Ben & Shir
'We had Jana and Jamie photograph our wedding weekend in France and it was the best decision we've made. Their professionalism, patience (answering my endless questions!) and approachable nature meant we could really relax and enjoy our event and not have to think too hard about posing for shots. Having followed us on our journey, we felt they were more like friends. And the results are stunning too, every photo is thoughtful and well composed, capturing the mood perfectly and many looked like something straight out of a film set! We're so grateful to them for helping making our special day even more memorable.'
- Tanya G.
'If I could give 100 stars I would. Jana and Jamie are absolutely AMAZING! Working with them was so pleasant and easy. You'd think it might be a bit odd to have a stranger hang out with you for 11 hours AND on one of the biggest days of your life, but they're both so sweet and easy going they fit right in. Not only was our day with them comfortable BUT THE PHOTOS!!! EVERY SINGLE person who has seen them will not stop talking about how well they captured our day. Our planner who has seen MANY wedding albums said ours is one of the best captured weddings she's worked on.
The photos were also picked to be featured on Inside Weddings website, which we are so excited about! Thank You for capturing our day perfectly!'
- Jaymi M.
'I feel so lucky that Jana and Jamie agreed to shoot my engagement photos. This duo knows how to make every shot just a little more magical. They have an innate sense of what works and captures even the smallest of moments beautifully. My fiance and I have never had professional photos taken, so naturally we were nervous and worried about looking awkward in front of the camera. But within 5 minutes of meeting Jana and Jamie, all of that worry melted away. They are so relaxed, easy to talk to, and give amazing direction. We were blown away when we received our photos back. I would recommend River Medlock 10000000 times over!'
- Tessa S.
'Okay, I'm going to try not to cry happy tears while I write this. Jamie and Jana are phenomenal. From the moment I met Jana on Skype she was there to answer any question I had and was always prompt to do so. I fell in love their their photos and just knew I had to work with them. The day before my wedding they went out to the winery and looked around to plan out where the best lighting and background would be, without me asking them to do so. After they showed up, Jamie was with the boys and Jana was with the girl. (We didn't want a first look so we had to stay completely separate the whole day!) Jana felt like part of the family. She was so professional and just teeming with joy. There are a few candid photos that my mom took and you can just see her smiling at her camera in the background. It felt like I had a friend in the room with her there. She was so sweet, constantly showering me and my friends in compliments all while being so professional and making sure to communicate my vision and hers. It was a blast having her photograph my bridal prep. When I met Jamie he was just the same; an absolute professional and joy. And let me tell you, this couple works in glorious tandem. Jana would take close up photos, make sure we all still looked good, directed us to stay as we were and then Jamie would take a larger photo. We had a large bridal party of 15 people so it was a challenge and they made it seem like a piece of cake. They also made sure we stayed on time and captured all the moments we wanted. They also coordinated our large bridal groups so that Carson wouldn't see me before the ceremony. The entire night they worked tireless to capture every single moment. Thank you so much Jana and Jamie for being a part of the new start of an amazing chapter in our life. It was an honor and a joy to have you guys there. If anyone is looking for quality service from people who are passionate and extremely good at their job, please please, book River Medlock Photography... you will be taken care of from start to finish. Thank you. Thank you thank you!! We feel as though you're both part of our extended family now. God bless!'
- Jackie B.
'Jana and Jamie went above and beyond expectations for our photoshoot. We were hesitant at first to do an engagement session because we were so far out and close to the wedding already but were very glad we ended up doing photos.
1. Jana and Jamie reached out to the venue to schedule for us
2. They were extremely professional, easy to work with and the two of them work so well together
3. We also had our dog with us for our photos. Not only did they work seamlessly with us, they were able to work so well with our pup.
4. The poses and shots they took felt quite unique and were not the standard cliche engagement photos. I love all of our action shots
5. If i could rate 10 stars I would, Facebook only lets us do 5.
6. My only regret is that we didn’t find them sooner before booking our wedding photographer.'
- AJ B.
'Jana and Jamie are delightful. They shot our wedding on 10/06 in Carlsbad and it was a dream. They're communicative, they come with a game plan, they're calm and their work is incredible. 10/10 would recommend!!'
- Maggie K.
'Hired them for my wedding and I am so happy with my pictures! I highly recommend them. Jana and Jamie go above and beyond to get great shots and are such a pleasure to work with.'
- Kimberly R.
'Because my husband and I chose to have a very small wedding, it was important to us that we had a professional photographer there to capture the day not only for us in years to come but also to share with our friends and family (especially our grandmothers) who weren't present. However, with only 8 guests we needed someone who could find the balance between getting great shots and fitting in to the party. Jana was excellent at all stages of the process, from first contact to sending us the edited photographs...On the day itself I felt she found a good balance between reportage shooting and getting us to pose so there were shots of everyone together. The images themselves are absolutely stunning, and I really enjoyed reliving the fun of the day when I went through to chose my favourites for a photobook album.'
- Ruth L.
'Jana did a family photo session for us last Autumn (so sorry for the late review Jana - little ones!!) and we were SO thrilled with the results, the pictures were so much lovelier than we could have hoped for and the rate for the session so reasonable. She captured some really beautiful moments and we now have several large prints around the house which people always comment on! So pleased we did this, very highly recommended.'
- Emma H.
'Last year Jana did a photo shoot with my family at The Whitworth Gallery. As a result we received a huge selection of beautiful pictures we will cherish forever. Jana was able to capture wonderful moments with our little boy, she was very warm and able to create a relaxed atmosphere. After the photo shoot her service remained prompt and professional with good communication up to and after we received our pictures. We could not be happier with River Medlock Photography.'
- Jason D.
'Jana knew exactly what we wanted and the photographs were brilliant. She was really good with the children too. We were amazed at how many wonderful pictures we had to choose from with such a quick turn around too. Will definitely be returning for future family shoots.'
- Jennie M.
Jana and Jamie delivered absolutely above and beyond our expectations. I cannot imagine our wedding day without them there! From the smallest details to being patient and understanding with us throughout the day, they were loved by everyone and I am so grateful for their skillful eye. We were married at SF City Hall and held the reception at Stable Cafe. The communication in advance was extremely helpful and they made sure to capture all of our requests. As two people who don't like being photographed it felt very natural to work with them. I highly recommend their services for any occasion!
- Lidia V.
'There should be a 10 star rating for Jana and Jamie, they are THAT amazing! They shot our wedding on June 16th so effortlessly. Looking through the photos I was surprised at how often I didn't even know pictures were being taken. They both made us feel so comfortable and guided us through our shots. If you want someone to capture raw moments that you get to hold onto forever and love then they are the perfect match for you. I can FINALLY say we have our photographers for life to capture all major moments. Love love love their work and skill set!!!'
- Tanuja B.
'From beginning to end, Jana and Jamie were more like friends than photographers, making the whole family feel relaxed. The photos were natural and even the vicar was amazed at how unobtrusive they both were which allowed them to capture the entire ceremony from various view points within the church. We received stunning pictures of the venue, both bride's and groom's preparations and all of our guests arriving at the church as well as all the expected posed photographs. They made the photography aspect of the wedding stress free and we would thoroughly recommend them to all our friends and family.'
- Abigail B.
They were both so great at helping find the best shots for us and making us feel comfortable and enjoy the experience. We actually had fun! And the photos! They turned out so beautiful, better than I ever could have imagined!! I’m so happy we found them!
- Rachel G.
'Jana and Jamie did a photo shoot with my husband, our daughter and I last week and it was great! They made us comfortable when I usually feel awkward posing and trying to smile naturally. Both were amazing with our 15 month old daughter helping to make her smile and keep her interested. We love the pictures, they are the best of our little family that we have gotten! It is nice how some are posed and some natural. Thank you very much!'
- Kristin H.
'Jana was absolutely wonderful during our engagement shoot - my fiancé and I were both very nervous in front of the camera but we were quickly put at ease. Very professional but also very friendly and comfortable. We would highly recommend! Thank you for our wonderful photographs - they will be treasured.'
- Lizzie A.
'We've just looked at the photos and we love them! They're a great reminder of the day and you've got some really beautiful shots of our friends and family. Friends have said that you were very unobtrusive and I'm sure that helped you to get some fab and really natural shots of people (especially the children!). We particularly like the ones of the two of us.'
- Gwen O.
'Thanks so much Jana and Jamie for being amazing. We had fun and were so relaxed! Looking forward to the summer :) xx'
- Kanyin A.
'Jana is such a lovely and friendly photographer! Her work is very natural and the result is just beautifully captured moments! She's also so patient and kind to my children. We had a lovely day and experience! Thank you again! Xx'
- Sally L.
'Fantastic photos - natural but striking. We have had wonderful feedback from friends and family. Jana made the session both fun and relaxing and our girls really enjoyed the photo shoot, as did we! Communication both before and after was easy and very efficient. We would thoroughly recommend Jana if you are looking for some great family shots.'
- Hannah M.
'We're really pleased with our wedding photos! Jana and Jamie were also very attentive and a pleasure to have around at the wedding. Would definitely recommend them.'
- Anton S.
'I booked a photo session with Jana as a surprise birthday present for my mother. It was a gorgeous spring day and Jana captured such a lot of beautiful moments with me, my mum and my little boy. Despite my mum not liking her picture being taken Jana put her at ease and I am so pleased with the results. There are so many great pictures of us all that we will be able to treasure. The whole session was relaxed and informal and the images exactly what I wanted. I can't recommend highly enough.'
- Sofia P.
'Jana was brilliant, just felt like we were walking around the park with a friend, she really had us at ease. As a result we have some beautiful shots of the kids and us a a family. They will be photos I will cherish my whole life.'
- Katherine D.
'We love our photos and Jana was amazing, managed to capture everything without us feeling uncomfortable or awkward. The quality of the photos we got are amazing too.'
- Jordanne S.
'Jana made us feel instantly comfortable (and we're not normally good in front of a camera!) and created the perfect atmosphere for us to have a relaxed, natural session. The photos were beautiful, she captured my kids in their element and the setting was spot on. Thanks again, we really love the photos - when the kids grow up we hope you'll come back and take some more xx'
- Sophie B.
'Very happy with the photo's Jana took very natural exactly what we were looking for! Considering we both don't like our photos being taken we both really enjoyed it. Thank you for the lovely photos!'
- Katie G.
'Thank you Jana for the beautiful pictures you've taken. Myself and my daughter met Jana at the local park one sunny autumn afternoon. Jana is a delight to get on with and she was great with my daughter too, the afternoon produced a lot of fantastic pictures of us both, the hard part is choosing out of them, great memories made, thanks Jana!'
- Sarah C.
'Jana did a fabulous job on a photo shoot with ten children ages 2-16 and their parents, the resulting photographs were far beyond my my expectations and I cannot recommend her highly enough.'
- Pamela-Jeanette C.
'Jana was so easy to work with and really great with our kids. We absolutely love the final result and they will take pride of place in our house for a long time.'
- Katie T.
'A fabulous relaxed session with Jana. Jana even managed the impossible (got my husband to smile in a photograph). The end results are as professional as they are amazing. Cannot fault.'
- Fiona G.
'My husband and I arranged a family photoshoot with Jana to celebrate the arrival of our baby daughter. We liked the sound of a natural, relaxed, outdoor shoot and despite neither of us being great fans of having our picture taken we both really enjoyed ourselves. Jana is an absolute pleasure to work with - we felt totally relaxed throughout the session and this shows in the beautiful photos she took. We were even more impressed by how many lovely shots Jana got of our daughter, who was either asleep or crying for a fair bit of the afternoon! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend River Medlock Photography, and are already planning another shoot for when our daughter is a bit older!'
- Lisa R.
'Just wanted to say how amazing the photos were and thank you for such an amazing set, we all really appreciate it and most of my family were in tears viewing them.'
- Chris S.
'I cannot recommend Jana highly enough. We had a family photoshoot in what turned out to be Baltic conditions. Despite a very grumpy toddler, Jana captured so many beautiful shots, which we will treasure.'
- Kat G.
'Thank you Jana for our fantastic pictures! We wanted some great pictures of our daughter and you gave us that and more! You made us feel really relaxed and we can't quite believe how many great pictures we've got! We would absolutely recommend you and I'm sure we'll be contacting you again in the future for some more.'
- Alison H.
'Jana is an amazing photographer! She was very patient with me as I was really self-concious but she put me at ease straight away. I'm so pleased with the results and I've had endless compliments on the pictures as I use them for my business website. I would definetly recommend River Medlock Photograpy and when I need photos again, they will be my first port of call.'
- Michelle G.