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As a new mom there are so many moments of pure amazement. While pregnant, I was constantly in awe of how my body adapted and grew to nurture and protect my son. And now that I am holding him in my arms, I'm hypnotized by him and spend hours just staring at every part of his little body. The phrase "time flies" truly resonated when you become a parent and I wanted to make sure we had the right images to remind us of how awesome this time in our lives was. And along came Jamie. She doesn't just take photos- she captures moments. Her energy is contagious and her creativity is endless. Ten minutes in her presence I not only knew I found the perfect photographer but I was also adding a friend. During the session at times I forgot she I was there, she moved so delicately around me and my new son. Her work is powerful, spontaneous and genuine- never posed or textbook. Time may be flying by, but I will always have these very personal and beautiful images to look back on and remember this very special time in our lives.

Tonya Poldorff

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(8-5-05 Jen and Eric's wedding)

Dear Jamie,

I cant begin to thank you for the amazing job you did with our wedding pictures. I cant stop laughing, crying, smiling, or even blushing. I can feel every emotion of that day through your pictures. You were my favorite vendor from the beginning! The first time I met with you I felt like we were old friends. Your style was exactly what I wanted, unique but beautiful. You were able to draw things out of Eric (as shy as he is) that I never thought I would see. You balanced the artsy look that we wanted with the beautiful traditional images that greatly please our parents. Which they are now recommending people to. Your assistant was perfect also! We couldn't believe all the moments you captured because at times we didn't even know you were there. I could keep writing, but like I said words aren't enough.

See you again when we have our first baby!

Love
Jen

---(same client, now a mom of 3 kids)---

Jamie-
Okay now here we are in 2012 - 3 kids later and lots of sessions, and we love you even more. Thank you so much for being so patient, and wow sometimes when all my kids are crying you hold it together make me laugh and you get great images. Not sure how, but that's why I love you!

Thanks and looking forward to many more years of awesome sessions with you and lots of laughs!

Jen and Eric

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March 28, 2012

Hi Jamie,
Oh we are so glad we chose you to photograph Rachel and Curt's wedding! Having "the best" photography was our top priority, and we searched very carefully to find you. We looked extensively at web sites, and we sought the advice of many neighbors and co-workers. As it turned out, it was the friend of an acquaintance who heartily endorsed your name. She commented-- her daughter and son in-law loved the job you did for their friends, and they really wished they found you for their own wedding...Not only did we search for absolute excellence in photography, but we also looked for someone with a "wedding day personality" which be comfortable for both of us. On both counts, we are so happy we chose you!

From those very first wedding day pictures at our home, your presence was just what anyone would welcome. You put everyone at ease, as you did your job calmly, kindly and professionally. It was easy to see why you've been "the chosen photographer" for very many weddings!

Your "first glance" pictures of the bride and groom were such a fabulous and complete job! That section of the wedding day which was prior to the ceremony, was so comfortable and enjoyable for them. The photos are exceedingly wonderful, amazing and creative-- in both artsy and traditional techniques. Set at Yale, you incorporated many aspects of the scenery in clever and beautiful ways. And for all of the grandeur of the university campus, your gorgeous pictures are so personal and warm. Then on to the ceremony and the reception, including the entire bridal party strolling across the campus in between- there are all sorts of special "little things" and special " big things" in your superb photography. Unobtrusively, you captured everything- with obvious expertise and amazing artistry! You have such "a good eye" for your subjects- and for spontaneous settings and moments. Clearly, your hard work and genuine artistic talent come through in such stunning results!

Thank you, thank you for documenting the wedding day so completely and so beautifully. You created an exquisitely joyful, tender, and fun portrait of our beloved daughter and her husband. Your breath-taking photos are just so, so precious- we will be cherishing them always! In fact, we have commented to one another-- if we were to choose one "favorite picture" each day for the next 3 years, truly we would still have more "favorites" to select!

So gratefully,

Carol and John Jamison

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Dear DeDe,

I want to thank you so much for all you are doing for our family. We are so happy to have your talents and your whole vibe as part of our celebration. The pics from the photo shoot are incredible! They totally make the montage.

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"Originally my house was decorated by a Madison Avenue decorator. After ten years it needed updating and we called on DeDe Designs. We couldn't be happier with her eye for style and all the choices she has made--our house looks fabulous.  And anyone who has been over to the house can't believe how amazing her work is!"

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Hi Jamie,
I am enjoying the photos from my daughters wedding, I just finished looking at all of them! Everyone of them is unique in itself and creates a precious memory or reflection. You and your team are true professionals with an extra edge... you love and care about what you do for people..it shows... it is reflected in your work. It also shows how much you love what you do as you seem to be having so much fun. You are such a pleasure to have with us on such a special day
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I also want to thank you for having such a calming influence on Cheryl, Karin and I the morning of the wedding...it was nice to have a PRO with lots of wedding experience. You just did a friends of ours wedding and its so nice to hear them saying the same about you as we are. I can assure you we are thrilled with our choice of photographer and will make every attempt to let others have this same experience. I only hope we have another opportunity to have you photograph a special occasion for us. You captured every wonderful moment and we will cherish the images forever!

Thank you
Linda Seitles

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Dear Jamie-
Thank you so much for making our day so memorable! The photos you took of us are absolutely fabulous! You managed to capture the day as it was suppose to be, and I relive many of those moments looking at these images!

Your work is magnificent. I knew from the beginning, the first time I saw your photos I wanted you to photograph our wedding. Thank you again for your guidance and for being such a help tome throughout the day. Also Thanks for making the experience so much FUN!

Love always,
Cheryl and Nico

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DeDe,

We thank you and are so grateful for giving us everlasting memories through the beautiful pictures you captured on one of the most special days in our lives!  You are so incredibly talented!

Many thanks,
Amy 

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Dear Jamie-
This is a little something and a note to Thank you for all your help on the wedding day- you did a great job of making sure things ran smoothly, and you kept us organized (and provided a bit of fashion advice along the way!) I know its the day after, but I wanted to say Thank you!

We haven't seen the images yet, but we know they will be fantastic- your creativity and talent are obvious from your portfolio. What perhaps is less obvious from your resume is your genuine warmth and kindness- your ability to make us feel at ease is what drew us to you after meeting you, and it has made working with you so delightful. You actually managed to get Josh to smile in a number of our engagement pictures, and that's quite a feat. We will give you the highest possible recommendation to our friends and family, not only for wedding photography but for all other kinds of family portraits as well.

All the Best
Josh and Meredith

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DeDe,

Finally watched the video of the photos you took…cried the whole way thru!  Thank you so much! It is AMAZING!

xoxo

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Dear Jamie,
Thank you so much for your wonderful work at our wedding. We love the photographs and I swear Wendy has looked through the album over a hundred times. Your gifted eye is a wonderful gift and we will treasure it forever.

Wendy and Justin

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Hi Dede:

I just have to tell you how wonderful the video is and how much Charlie and I are enjoying it.  You did a fabulous job.  I had no idea you did this professionally, and after seeing it, I suggested to Melanie that you do it professionally!  We will certainly be sharing it with our friends and family and hopefully, it will lead to more work for you.  The pictures captures the essence of the day and all the wonderful feelings we shared.  We will forever have it to look back on and to enable us to relive the day.  I cannot thank you enough for such a thoughtful and generous gift. 

xxx Myrna

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Hi-
I got the images today! Wow so fast Thank you! They are amazing! Each time I look at them, I love them more and more. I haven't even looked through everything yet, there are sooo many. Its very hard to pick out favorites!
Your the best!

Irene

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Hi Jamie!
Wow- You and your assistant did an amazing job at our wedding! A couple of my bridesmaids that are already married said that they wished you had been their photographer. I feel so lucky to have found you.
Thank you so much!!!

Monica

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DeDe,

Thank you so much for doing the video. Everything about the video, the music, the editing, photos we unbelievable!
You are going to turn this into such an incredible business!

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Jamie-
Oh my ....these are sooooooooo amazing! Your awesome! I had to take a sneak peak without Dan and, they are just unbelievable! Wow, I had no idea. You were so discrete and and they pics are so...just wow! I already have a favorite, where Dan is holding me from behind on the beach and the sunset... amazing! There are so many others but I don't want to ruin the surprise so I had better wait til he gets home from work.

Just wanted to let you know I got the pics.... and you rock!

Thanks!!!!
Trish

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Jamie-
We were so excited to see images while away on our honeymoon! The pictures came out more amazing than we even imagined! You truly captured our day in such a special way! It was such a pleasure to work with you. You made us feel so at ease and comfortable. We will forever be thankful to have these beautiful images. They not only capture the day but all of the emotions that we experienced as well.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


Alexis and Jake

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DeDe,

This is FABULOUS!  I can't stop watching it.  What a wonderful gift this is-- we can just re-live the Bris and all the good feelings again and again. DeDe, we are enjoying it and what a beautiful job you did with it.   I'm so thrilled to have this.  There are some magnificent shots of all the children!

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Hello Jamie!
The married woman is back! Aruba was wonderful! We had a great time. Now back to reality. I have to tell you- Everyone at the wedding thought you were great! I received so many compliments on your personality, your photographic style- the wedding party loved the ideas and how fast you took the image so they could enjoy cocktail hour! All around I am so happy you photographed our wedding. You made each of us feel so pretty that day. I cant wait to see your beautiful work! I cant wait to see you again and have a fun time chatting about life- weddings-whatever... you will be part of our lives forever!

Thanks again
Mitzi

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Dear Jamie,

How do I even begin to thank you for the totally amazing job you did capturing our wedding through your photographs? With your unbelievable talent you have created our love story in the most beautiful, photojournalistic unique way! We met with 8 photographers and once we found you we knew you were the right person for us! We were so impressed with your professionalism, and how genuinely interested you were in our wedding. Once we did our engagement session we were more excited than ever. If you weren't our photographer and we had met some time prior I would have you at my wedding even in our party, you are just that amazing.
Thank you!

Your kindness is second to none! You have the ability to calm a room, which is essential and definitely on our day! Your quality and quantity of images is outstanding!!! We were stunned and blown away you exceeded our expectations! Jamie, you can see the beauty of the day, the feeling in the air and the fun had by all. Again, everyone who sees our pictures comments on how creative, elegant, and artistic they are!

I cannot stress the importance of your job is and I can assure you that we couldn't have had a better photographer than you!
Your truly the best!


Andrea and Darrin

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Hi Jamie,
Love them! Yes I do!!!! Wow all I can say is WOW! The pictures came out fantastic! They by far exceeded all our expectations ten fold! I don't think I could have imagined they would be this incredible! They brought back all of the memories of the day so much that I started crying on the first page of the album!

Fran and I are so pleased with everything, but this album is superb!
I just wanted to say thank you for all your help over this past year, and you are truly a great person and a phenomenal photographer.

Love,
Heather
ps lets stay in touch!

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DeDe,

I love how you captured the moment, just the way I was feeling!  You are also such a pleasure to work with!

 

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