"Jess was incredibly creative and committed from the moment she arrived at the winery to the very last shot she captured through her artistic lens. We felt our engagement pictures weren't just taken with with a scenic backdrop--but instead captured a moment--forever reminding us of this special time in our lives. As someone who isn't thrilled about getting their picture taken, her lightheartedness paired with her unwavering professionalism made our experience thoroughly enjoyable."
- Megan Flood & Grant Long
"Jess captured the most important day of our lives perfectly. Although neither of us are accustomed to having thousands of pictures snapped of us over the course of a few hours, Jess put us at ease and brought creative and classy posing ideas to us. Jess literally coached us through the portraits and kept us laughing which produced lovely and natural photos. Each segment of the day, getting ready, the ceremony, portraits, dinner, and the reception where beautifully documented. We would highly recommend Hazel Brown Photography to anyone looking to document a special occasion or needing some professional portraits done."
- Asta & Luke Garmon
"Hazel Brown's ability to capture a moment, feeling and memory all in one is invaluable. Her talent and love for her work shines through in each picture effortlessly. We are in love with her work, and most of all, her easy going, understanding and 'fly on the wall' approach. After photographing our wedding and an engagement party for us, we look forward to continuing our relationship and friendship with Hazel Brown for many events and years to come!."
- Jaime and Andrew Lorey
"When I look at the photographs that Hazel Brown captured I am instantly taken to that moment in our wedding. Hazel Brown's exquisite wedding photography is magical and we feel so fortunate to have these stories of our day captured with such beauty and honesty."
- Becca and Gijs de Boer
"Working with Hazel Brown was an absolute blast!. When we first got engaged, the idea of having engagement photos taken was a bit intimidating and uncomfortable. Many of the photos we had seen in the past were cheesy, forced, cookie-cutter poses that did not feel like 'us'. However, meeting with Hazel Brown completely changed our minds and made us excited about our session.
Hazel Brown's approach was relaxed and fun yet very professional. She was really great at combining our vision with her own creative eye to produce beautiful, natural images that managed to capture even the tiniest details of our love. We look forward to working with Jess again in the future and have no doubt that she will continue to impress us with her passion and talent."
- Megan Peters and Kyle Ball
"Getting my photos taken by Hazel Brown was an experience Ill never forget. I was seven months pregnant and not necessarily feeling the most beautiful, and Hazel Brown made me feel completely at ease as she found ways to make me look wonderful (in lingerie!) while adding her own artistic touch to the images she captured.
Not only did she make the experience a fun and relaxed one, but she created photos that reached beyond what the stereotypical photographer would think to produce. She took the time to find sites with interesting colors or flowers before the shoot, and thought about which time of day would compliment those sites the best. She didnt just have me pose for her; she found different angles and backgrounds that created art, rather than simply photographs.
My personality shines through the images, as does Hazel Brown's artistic flair. She gave suggestions about things she thought would look unique or beautiful, and let me give her input as well. The final package feels like a project that we completed together, though she put in all of the work.
I would recommend Hazel Brown to anyone who hopes for images of their lives that arent just pictures, but captured moments in time that could be framed and placed on the wall as artistic creations."
- Meghan Wesley
"I am so glad that I had Hazel Brown photograph my wedding. The day went by so quickly but now I have the perfect pictures to look back on. Hazel Brown ]was so great to work with the day of the wedding. They did a great job putting me at ease and it shows in our pictures because they look very care-free and “feel like us”. There are so many shots that capture us as a couple and the personalities of our families and friends. I also appreciated the range of ability shown in the photographs we got back; we have the classic professional pictures that we wanted, and also some very artistic shots that are just beautiful. I had such a great experience that would recommend Hazel Brown [ ] not only for weddings, but any other event that you want great photographs to remember."
- Evelyn and Mike Furey
"Hazel Brown Photography was highly recommended by my sister and her photography spoke for itself. Jess was easy to work with--she is friendly, relaxed, and able to capture individual personalities on camera. While working with the wedding party she was able to smoothly transition people into poses and I barely knew she was there. And we love all the candids--she captured so many priceless memories. Her pictures are lovely!"
- Lynn and Ben Huizenga