We met with Jake months before our wedding and decided after a half hour chat that we didn’t need to meet with anyone else. He was attentive, interested in us and our day, excited to be involved and made us feel like we were in great hands – and indeed we were.
We based our wedding vendors on the vibe they gave us and how we felt with them, Jake set our standard. He is a super tall red headed legend and we had the best fun with him.
We got married on a 500 acre property belonging to my parents. We had him drive up and down valleys, over rocks, through a creek, climb fences and handle a bridal party of 10 – and he loved it! He came and did two inspections of the property before the day, the second just to make sure he hadn’t overlooked any spots that were too good to miss out on! He is thorough and determined to do an amazing job because he honestly loves what he does.
We realised at the end of our night that Jake was having nearly as much fun as us on the dance floor and our amazing action shots are proof of that. We also have an incredible album full of beautiful memories to cherish that Jake designed for us. I honestly don’t think our wedding would have been half as amazing if we hadn’t decided on him so early on. Our photos are incredible but our experience with Jake is what made having him on board so worth it!
There’s just not a chance you’ll need to look anywhere else once you involve Jake in your plans!
Em + Jesse
So you and your loved one are going to get married somewhere epic, and you’ll both look the best you ever have – surely anyone with an iphone 4 could snap some decent pics for you on the day…
As I now know, your wedding photographer does so much more than just get some great photos of you and your loved ones. They spend as much time with you throughout the day as your new husband or wife, so they need to be ok to hang around on the best day of your life. They also need to fade into the background so you can be your uninhibited, natural self. Jake fulfils both criteria sensationally. Having him with us was just like having one of our friends who we’ve known forever hanging around, and for a tall, ginger lad he does remarkably well at fading into the crowd- he captured moments that I didn’t know he was anywhere in the vicinity of.
Our photos are natural, blissful and raw, and capture the love that embodied our day. There isn’t a photo in there that I wouldn’t be happy to have hanging on my wall.
One of the things that drew us to Jake was his style- I would best describe it as raw, natural, spontaneous and honest. He isn’t about every photo being perfectly posed or styled, he shows the imperfections and flaws of the day (such as us constantly referring to the weather app on our wedding day)
Looking at our photos immediately takes me back to all the feelings I had on the day.
Even though we had spent dozens of hours at our wedding venue, Jake was able to scout new photo locations that we had previously overlooked, and are now some of our favourite photos.
Spending money on a good photographer was some of the best money we spent for the day, and now that the day has passed, I’m so glad we invested in making our memories tangible
Laura + Mark
Not much else to say about Jake.
He is incredibly professional, amazing at his craft and went far beyond what we were hoping for in a photographer.
Jake made the day relaxed, fun and was so easy to work with.
It was a pleasure having him involved in our day as he blended in seamlessly and did not interrupt any natural moments or vibes of the day.
Our families, friends and entire wedding party felt comfortable and supported by his professionalism.
No need to read any more reviews- Jake is your man. Promise.
Sian + Mark
We could not recommend Jake enough to capture your special day. He was an absolute dream to have on our wedding day and the months leading into the wedding, with his super fun and calm vibe. Nothing was ever too much, plenty of jokes going around to help crack a smile if needed. We absolutely love all of our photos and could not be happier that Jake captured the best day ever for us. Absolute legend. We thank you so much, we knew you would be brilliant.
Sarah + Kaden
Jake, it’s hard to find the words to describe just how fantastic you are. Alex and I can’t thank you enough for shooting our day – the photos you’ve given us are so special, each photo is a memory captured in a perfectly unique way. Not only are you an all-round genuinely great bloke, you have an immeasurable talent for seeing something no-one else can and getting your camera to see it too. You made us feel comfortable, no stiff poses or awkward direction, just some gentle guidance and a few laughs meant our portraits were natural and relaxed. I’m so grateful to you for giving us these photos that we’ll have for a lifetime. Have a look through Jake’s work and you’ll see for yourself how talented he really is – Jake was the one vendor that was a non-negotiable for us, its obvious he loves what he does, he was worth every cent. Thanks again, big love ❤️
Alex + Karryn
From the first time we met Jake we knew he was the perfect fit for us. We didn’t need to meet with any other Photographer. From that day on whenever someone in the Wedding Industry in the Geelong/Great Ocean Road area asked who our Photographer was and we told them, each one of them would tell us how lucky we are to have him shoot our wedding. They were not lying. Jake was always professional but also always our friend. He had the task first up of shooting 4 tradies who had never worn a suit let alone taken professional photos before. He made everyone feel comfortable and made the whole process fun and easy. The portraits that were taken of us were unbelievably beautiful and it was as though we weren’t posing for portraits at all. We were having to much fun! Jake was a vital part of our Wedding Day and we couldn’t have imagined him not being apart of it! Receiving our photos blew us away. He has an amazing talent of capturing the real you but also creating breathtaking images. We then received our album which is even more beautiful than we could have imagined. Having the images in a printed form makes them appear even more special. So many of our guests not only have complimented how amazing our images are, but also what a great guy Jake was on the day. Could not recommend him enough!
Nat + Jarryd
Jake was more than just a photographer to us and our bridal party. He was our chauffeur so we could drink throughout the portraits, he scouted out great locations for said photos, and most of all, he was a mate to us all. He made everyone feel comfortable in all situations and provided insight to areas we had no idea about – especially pinning on buttonholes! Jake was there when we needed him but otherwise he blended into the crowd, snapping hundreds of photos without us realising. It’s thanks to Jake that we got to not only reflect on such a magical day, but see all the small moments we missed. We could never fully express our gratitude and highly recommend Jake!
Maddy + Tom
Jake we can’t thank you enough! You captured our wedding day so perfectly and made the whole process a breeze. Tim and I are so glad we got to duck out to watch the sunset – it was one of the best moments of our day!
Thank you so much for everything, you are a truly talented photographer. Our images really do speak a thousand words and bring the memories back to life every time we look at them.
Thank you again,
Meg + Tim
We booked Jake well in advance for our wedding in February and the minute we saw his work, we knew we wanted him to capture our day. He was seriously so easy to deal with, we let him do his thing and the photos are simply stunning. Super professional and talented photographer. We are so happy with the photos and couldn’t recommend him highly enough. Thanks Jake for being a legend.
Kat + Mick
Jake captured beyond exceptional photos of our wedding day and we were absolutely stoked! He blew us away with how organised he was on the lead up to the day and on the wedding day, he took away all stress.
The quality of the photos plus his professionalism along the way was such great value for money! He has such a funny, bright personality which made taking photos so much fun on the day.
The photos he took we will look back on forever, we just love them. We couldn’t recommend Jake any more!
Han + Sam
Ash and I are so thrilled that we chose you to be the guy who captured our special day.
The photos you provided have captured the whole event and shows how much fun our guests had, as well as capturing all the little details, and very special moments that will allow Ash and I, and our families to look back on that day for the rest of our lives.
We also really appreciated the effort and time you placed into scouting for photo opportunities, and the photos you took at our casual friends and family coffee session the day before.
You should be proud of the service you have provided us, and we’ll be recommending you to everyone we can. Our guests were also thrilled at your ability to blend in, and they have said you easily could have been a fellow guest.
For those considering Jake, dont give it 2 thoughts, book him you wont regret it.
Ash + Ben
Could not recommend Jake more if you want a photographer that is not only professional but down to have a laugh and join in on the fun throughout the day. From the booking stage to the wedding day, Jake was always willing to answer questions and be flexible to ideas. We are so grateful to him.
Liv + Jordy
We used Jake Hogan Photography for our wedding. We really didn’t want to have too many staged shots, more candid and relaxed. Jake captured the vibe of our day beautifully. He was extremely professional and a really nice bloke to work with. He even ensured that he captured some weird and wonderful things around my home that I didn’t he even know he found and this allowed us to have even more memories of our day. He is so easy to work with, funny and makes, what could be an awkward experience actually fun and special! Thank you! The photos have come out amazingly and we are so happy with them.
Nicole + Daniel