Rachel + Ben (Auburn, NY – Emerson Park)
Jen is a 5+ star photographer. She was easy to work, professional and went the extra effort for us (including a lot of boat dock time with her expensive photographer equipment). I am in love with the pictures she took and cannot recommend her enough!
Jenna + Chad (Greene, NY Wedding)
Jen takes the time to get to know you as a couple and your wedding vision. She will work with you to determine what’s important to you both on your wedding day. The first thing that drew me in when I saw her photos was the light-airy, romantic glow they had! I loved how her wedding packages included a complimentary engagement shoot as well. Her energetic, positive, laid-back vibe gave us the help we needed to feel more comfortable being in front of the camera. She has a great eye for selecting scenic spots to capture your special day! After your wedding day is over, it’s amazing how looking at your photos can bring you right back to that moment! When you hire Jen to capture those specials memories for you-you can feel confident that you will get high-quality, professional photos to treasure for a lifetime.
Kaitlyn + Zach (Stonewall Estate Wedding)
Where to start?! – I can’t even come up with the words to describe the kind of photographer that Jen is. She is absolutely amazing and most important – REAL. She made our wedding day fun, from the time I was getting ready with my girls to the end of the night at the reception. She is truly talented and knows every moment to capture during the entire, long beautiful day that was our wedding. She’s approachable, funny, and makes you super comfortable while getting photographed, and doesn’t let anything or anybody get in the way of you getting those must-have shots. Not to mention her assistant, who was super sweet and helpful while gathering people for our group photos after reception. Jen took stunning photos that I can not wait to hang all over my home for the years to come. If you’re thinking about contacting her, DO IT! I spent hours searching for a photographer for my wedding and after looking at Jen’s website and having one conversation with her, I knew I wanted her at our wedding. So grateful. Thanks so much Jen!!! XO
Hannah + Dan (West Branch Angler Resort)
Jen was an absolutely amazing photographer! We originally booked her for August 2020 wedding and when we had to reschedule due to the pandemic she was incredibly accommodating. We loved being able to meet her beforehand for the complimentary engagement shoot and on the day-of she was the perfect mix of assertive enough to get the shots she needed without being too pushy or forcing people into awkward staged shots, and her action shots were incredible! We cannot recommend her highly enough!
Kate + Matthew (Starlight Lake, PA Wedding)
Jen is so friendly, inviting, and professional! We had a tiny wedding and she captured so many lovely moments. I’m pretty awkward during phot shoots, so it meant a lot to me that she took the time to help me feel comfortable. She’s a delight! And our pictures are awesome!
Nicole + David (Albany, NY Wedding)
If I had to say one thing and one thing only, it would be that Jen is incredible. Fortunately, I can say more than that, but that encompasses everything I want to say. Jen photographed the day my husband proposed to me, she photographed our engagement pictures, and she photographed our wedding. Truly, I wish there were more wedding-related events going on that she could photograph more for us because she is AMAZING. She made us feel comfortable from day one. She is punctual, she offers ideas of beautiful places to shoot, she helps “prop you” if you need it, but most of all, she listens to what you want or what you’re vision is, and she goes above and beyond to make it happen. She’s easily reached, quick to respond, and is so fun to talk to. On my wedding day she was one of the people calming me down and telling me it’ll all be okay. I really, really cannot recommend Jen enough. Her work is perfect. Her editing is perfect. She’s perfect. Highly recommend! We LOVE her!
Kristina + Mike (Windsor Wedding)
After seeing Jen’s work, I was so excited to find out that she was available for our wedding date. She lived up and beyond any expectations! Jen was very professional, yet fun to work with! She made me and my (now) husband very comfortable and got the most wonderful natural & candid photos for our engagement photos and wedding photos! I would recommend her to anyone!
Nicole + Lonny (Deposit, NY Rustic Wedding)
Jen was great to work with. She worked really hard to accommodate us during both our engagement and wedding photo sessions (which were both very windy days). She was very professional and responded quickly whenever we had questions or concerns. She was very patient with our 6 and 8 year olds, who kept wanting to look at the pictures she was taking. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer for their next event
Tenley + Ben (Windsor, NY Wedding)
Jen Pecka (and Kristy) did such a wonderful job on our wedding photos this past fall. She was very communicative and easy to work with, which was much appreciated during the pandemic era. Our engagement session was a good intro and helped us to get to know Jen. On our wedding day, Jen went to work and really nailed every little detail of the day. I highly recommend Jen Pecka Photography! You will have fun and have some great photos to relive the moment.
Theresa + Ian (Ithaca, NY Engagement Session)
Ian & I were referred to Jen. She wowed us with her amazing portfolio…then she agreed to shoot on-site with us for our ‘enchanted library’ dream location engagement photos. INCREDIBLE. We’re in love and he’s handsome, so I never worried how the pics would develop.
Then, our wedding was postponed (and we’ve decided to go-virtual) due to Covid. Jen was understanding and totally flexible. In the meantime, she shot my professional photos (I’m a local lawyer for entrepreneurs & small businesses.) Somehow, despite my anxiety, Jen spotlighted me looking relaxed and natural, laughing & approachable. She even commented at one point that I looked like I was posed for an album cover – prompting gales of laughter. — I don’t love being spotlighted (despite the job requirement), so Jen’s talents are remarkable to me.
In fact, both Ian and I have public-facing jobs and we are picky about photos that go up. We can’t wait for our wedding-day. A virtual wedding wasn’t what we planned, but we’ll have Jen there – Jen’s talents are in her nature – she can bring anyone to easy and capture moments in pictures, gifting memories of beautiful, often hidden micro-expressions. Jen’s a remarkably talented photographer & a caring human.
Carli + Mike (Geneva, NY Fingerlakes wedding)
Jen did an incredible job with our wedding shoot. I first reached out to Jen after seeing how beautiful my friend’s wedding photos had come out. Jen was able to create a comfortable and fun environment during our wedding, and she was completely flexible in taking mutiple trips down to a lakeside dock to make sure we got the perfect sunset shots. The photographs that Jen took were absolutely gorgeous; she was able to capture our personalities while incorporating beautiful elements of nature into the shots. It was a pleasure working with Jen and we couldn’t be happier with the photographs and the overall experience.
Jenelle + Steven (Owego, NY Wedding)
Jen was so professional, responsive, flexible, and easy to work with. You can tell that she really loves what she does. Her style appealed to me mostly because it was very natural but still elegant at the same time. I feel like she really captured the vibe I was going for at my wedding which was a very relaxed, outdoorsy, family event, that was so full of love. I actually hate getting my photo taken, but she made it a fun experience and worked with my awkwardness (and a super busy toddler) to capture some truly beautiful moments. I would highly recommend her to anyone, especially those with outdoor weddings!
Nina + Chris (Gilbertsville Farmhouse)
Jen was absolutely amazing on our wedding day! She rallied a group of rowdy groomsmen and sassy bridesmaids in the most amazing way possible. We got so lucky with a beautiful day in October and Jen did an awesome job working with the sun (I’m sure it was not easy). Our pictures came out incredible and I could not be happier! She made us feel super comfortable and I just can’t get over how stunning our pics are. Thank you so much Jen for capturing our special day.
Varsha + John (Cornerstone at W & W)
A wonderful and very talented photographer! Jen is not only a fantastic photographer, but she is very down to earth and easy to work with. We were very pleased with our wedding and engagement photos! Highly recommended! Thanks, Jen!
Ivy + Booker (Hope Lake Lodge, Cortland NY)
She captured our wedding day so beautifully…I can’t stop looking at the pictures! I highly recommend Jen for any of your photo needs!
Rachel + Cody (Windham Wedding)
Jen is AMAZING! She did both our engagement photos and wedding photos and they’re amazing! We had so many great engagement photos and we already have a handful of great wedding photos. I cannot wait to see the rest! She and her assistant Brittany captured our wedding on 9/21/19 in Windham, NY and they went above and beyond to get the perfect shots including kicking down a tree and taking a chair lift and facing some fears! She’s a rock star photographer and she worked so well with our other vendors – if you need a photographer in the area use Jen!
Melissa + Pete (Ithaca, NY Wedding)
Jen did both our engagement and wedding photos last year and they were incredible!! Jen was easy to work with and made us feel very at ease while taking pictures. From hiking up Buttermilk Falls for our engagement photos to freezing in the Cornell Botanical Gardens for our wedding photos, Jen (and Brittni) were up for it all! She has a great eye for landscape backdrops, lighting and editing that blew us away when we saw final photos. We would highly recommend Jen for your next special event!
Hilary + Michael (Binghamton, NY wedding)
I was very nervous about getting photos done. You think about your wedding day and experience and you want everything to be perfect and it is really tough when you don’t have the perfect look or body type. When I first met Jen, she blew me away with her charisma and fun character. She is so sweet and will do anything you ask of her. We started with her for our engagement photos and really blew us away with making us feel comfortable in our own skin. Then, her and Britney did our wedding photos. Their professionalism with working with the other vendors and not freaking out on our families for taking photos over her shoulder was no short of stellar. They were able to capture every memorable moment from the beginning of our love story until the end. Thank you for such a wonderful experience and I would recommend Jen and Britney highly if you want your wedding photos to be perfect!
Rachel + Cody (Vestal, NY engagement)
Out of all our vendors, Jen is the easiest to work with! She is so accommodating with scheduling and email questions. Jen did an amazing job with our engagement session and I cannot wait to see the pictures she captures at the wedding. If you need a photographer for a wedding, look no further!
Megan + Jon (Binghamton, NY wedding)
My husband and I booked Jen for our wedding. She was super easy to get in touch with and responded quickly to any questions we had. You can tell from her contract that she’s super detailed which is exactly what you want for such a huge day. She was so easy to work with and we were so happy with our photos! If we had to do it all over again we would definitely
Maria + Sam (Binghamton, NY wedding)
We love Jen so much we had to give an update from our wedding on January 19, 2018 in Binghamton, New York! Jen’s talent is clearly evident from all of photos posted on this page, and we knew our wedding photos taken by her would be beautiful, but today she posted a sneak peak photo and our jaws literally dropped. Family members and friends who saw it told us it looked something from the cover of a magazine. Her work is truly art.
Beyond her talent, Jen is a professional who is clearly super passionate about capturing life’s most important moments. Her assistant Brittany was lovely and very easy to work with. They both worked SO hard all day for us and it did not go unnoticed.
Future Brides and Grooms: do yourselves a HUGE favor and hire Jen before she is whisked off to a big city to shoot editorials and movie stars!
Esther + Jake (Gilbertsville Farmhouse Wedding Venue)
Jen Pecka is talented, easy going and extremely thoughtful. Jen photographed my wedding at Gilbertsville Farm House and she created an environment that was supportive and natural (far from awkward which we were afraid of). Some of my favorite wedding memories are ones when my husband and I were taken away from the party and spent some time together with Jen doing her thing. Aside from the picture taking, Jen took time before our wedding to get to know us and our families. She made an effort yo truly understand the unique traditions and schedule of the day. She made sure she knew exactly where to be when and didn’t miss a beat. We love Jen and our wedding photos. I think she loves them too because we are featured as her background photo
Gina + Ben (Binghamton, NY)
Morgan + Derek (Towanda and Sayre Pennsylvania)
Jen did my wedding 09/10/16. She was amazing!! My pictures were more then I could ever ask for. She made me feel comfortable and laugh the entire day. She became part of the family that day. I couldn’t imagine my day without her. The moments she captured I will cherish for a life time. You will never regret hiring her for any event. She has really found her calling! Everyone I have showed my pictures to loved every single one! Jen thank you for being you! Much love your spirit animal!
Zhaleh + Bill (Ithaca and Lodi, NY)
We had three wonderful experiences with Jen Pecka during our engagement shoot, wedding shoot, and later style shoot. I first reached out to Jen after coming across her photography online and was impressed by how detailed, professional and quick to respond she was. Jen is incredibly talented and during during each of our sessions, she was able to create a comfortable and fun environment. The photographs that Jen took were absolutely GORGEOUS; she was able to capture our personalities while incorporating in beautiful elements of nature into the shots. It was an absolute pleasure working with Jen and we couldn’t be happier with the photographs and the overall experience.
Melissa + Angelo (Syracuse, NY)
I absolutely loved every picture from our wedding day!! Everyone’s personality in our family was captured perfectly throughout the day. She was so patient and caring of all of our guests and wedding party but took charge when she had to and I LOVED that! She really has a wonderful gift! Thank you so much Jen. We hope to use your services soon!!! Xoxo #yasqueenyas
Annie + Bill (Gilbertsville Farmhouse and Wedding Venue)
We found Jen Pecka online through her website and Facebook page and reached out as soon as we saw her work. She answered us immediately and arranged a phone call to discuss our questions and ideas. As soon as we talked to her we knew that Jen absolutely understood what we were looking for and shared the vision that we had for our wedding day. I cannot express enough how much we LOVED working with Jen – from that first call all the way to our wedding day. Jen captured our day even more beautifully than I remember it and she maneuvered us through all of the photos we requested fluidly while still making sure everyone was having a blast. Now having our pictures in hand I again cannot express enough how much I love Jen’s work and how she has captured our day. We will treasure these photographs for the rest of our lives. It is clear that Jen loves the work that she does and is an extremely talented photographer as well as all around awesome person! One last note – trust Jen when she suggests a certain pose or location – she knows what she is doing!!
Lynsay + Will (Binghamton, NY)
We found Jen Pecka online, browsing through the endless list of photographers in the Binghamton area. She was the first photographer that we met with and we fell in love! She is kind, creative, inviting and warm. We both agreed quickly that this was the person we wanted to work with. So far, she has only photographed our engagment pictures, which are BEAUTIFUL.
Jen kept telling me to stop fake smiling and in return I laughed because I knew exactly what she was talking about. The first thing that my best friend/maid of honor said about the photos was that I was not fake smiling in ANY of them.
I highly recommend her for anyone looking for someone down to earth, easy going, adventurous and professional to be their photographer!
Thank you Jen for making us both feel so comfortable in front of a camera. I can’t wait for the wedding. I am so glad you will be there to share one of the most special days of our lives with us!
Ida + Nicholas Engagement (Binghamton, NY)
I reached out to Jen to take some engagement photos of my fiancé and I. I know I wanted to do a beach themed session because we are getting married on the beach in Jamaica, but I had no idea where to take these photos because we are still fairly new to the Binghamton area. Once I gave her that information, she automatically suggested locations for us. We took amazing photos on the beach at Chenango Valley State Park. I thought we were just going to take a few snap shots on the beach and call it a day because we only had a 30 minute session but Jen went above and beyond to make sure to get more snap shots of us in different locations in the park. I’m in love with all of the photos that we’ve taken.
Holly + Dan’s Engagement (Ithaca, NY)
We found Jen Pecka Photography online looking for a photographer for our upcoming wedding. Jen’s photos stood out from the competition as fresh and fun. We’re having an outdoor wedding, and we loved how she incorporated natural landscapes into her shots. And bonus, engagement photos are included in the wedding package price!
Jen went above and beyond for us during our engagement shoot, braving sub-freezing temps and snow with no mittens to capture the perfect shot. Having never had professional photos taken, we didn’t know what to expect, but Jen and her partner were fun to work with and made us laugh and relax. The pictures turned out great! Jen did a wonderful job of editing and making the colors and scenery really pop. Our friends and family can’t stop talking about how beautiful and unique they are. We can’t wait to have Jen at our wedding in June! We highly recommend Jen Pecka Photography!
Brittni + Greg (Syracuse, NY)
We worked with Jen for our wedding and she couldn’t have done a better job!
She became more than our photographer-she became a great friend. From the beginning, she worked with us to make us feel at ease with the whole wedding. From the complementary engagement shoot to the pre-planned wedding timeline, she really knows how to start taking care of you before your special day even begins.
She was very accommodating and worked with us throughout the wedding day timeline in order to capture the special moments. She was able to get all the special photos from our list even though the day was hectic and stressful. Her focus was on us and our needs the entire day.
Jen has such an outgoing personality and was kind and cooperative with all the other vendors. It made the day go smoothly. When we received the photos, they were more than what we could imagine. She captured the special moments which we will cherish for a lifetime. From the smallest details to the major events during the day, everything was captured perfectly. We highly recommend Jen Pecka Photography. It was such a pleasure to work with her and we would love to work with her again in the future!
The Starr Family (Vestal, NY) Family Portraits
My husband and I hired Jen for a mini shoot with our one year old son. We were looking to do an outdoor photoshoot in the snow and when it came to thinking about who we would like to work with, Jen instantly came to mind. I love her style and was impressed with her outdoor photos so I contacted her to see what her availability was. Working with Jen was easy. She was very flexible and accommodating, which helped when it came to rescheduling due to the extremely cold weather we had (not just once, but twice!). When it came to the actual shoot, Jen did a great job working with our son. Photographing a one year old is no easy task, and Jen nailed it. Our son was a little hesitant and not his normal cheerful self so I wasn’t sure what to expect with the final product. Once I received the sneak peeks and saw the blog post, I knew that the photos would be exactly what I was hoping for. After receiving all of the final photos, I can say that I would definitely recommend Jen to anyone looking to do a mini family shoot and will keep her in mind for any future needs!
Thanks, Jen – We will treasure these photos for years to come!
Kathryn + Dominic (Binghamton, NY)
Jen takes amazing photos and is great to work with! Through her lens she captured our wedding day just as it felt. We love that our photos look and feel so natural! In our wedding album you can feel the anticipation of the day, the perfect weather, and our happiness!
Sarah + Ryan (Binghamton, NY)
Jen is absolutely amazing! She knew just how to capture our personalities and make the pictures reflect our love for each other perfectly. She works very well with her surroundings, making every background look stunning! She’s very professional but also so friendly and relate-able! There’s never an awkward moment, she coaches you so patiently! I would highly recommend her to anyone, I really have no complaints!
Maria + Sam (Vestal, NY)
We hired Jen last year to be our photographer for our upcoming wedding in January 2018. We hadn’t met her in person before that but were so impressed with the photos on her website we knew immediately we wanted her to photograph our wedding.
Due to our crazy work schedules, we didn’t get around to taking our engagement photos until about 3 months before our wedding. Jen was super flexible with us even when we had to change the date multiple times. Admittedly, we were very nervous for our engagement pictures. We had never had professional pictures taken together before and were so worried about feeling awkward or uncomfortable or worse, hating how we looked in them! However, Jen was so lovely and made us feel comfortable the whole time. She gave direction, but also let us do what felt natural. We recently got our photos back from her and we love them! It was a very cold (and sometimes rainy) day, but the photos turned out so beautiful – we could not be happier with choosing Jen to capture our big day for us!
Shannon + Christopher (Cazenovia, NY wedding)
We are so glad that we chose Jen to work with for our wedding! She was fun, easy, and made us and our guests feel very comfortable throughout the entire day! Jen and her team took beautiful photos that will help us remember our wedding day for years to come. We highly recommend her as a wedding photographer! Thanks, Jen!
Patty + Tom (Auburn, NY – Springside Inn)
Oh Jen Pecka is absolutely wonderful to work with! She was very responsive and we loved that she captured our engagement photos too because she was able to get to know us a little better! She went to high school with my husband as well so that was very special to have someone he already knew! Giving the business to people around you is always such a wonderful experience! Traffic got the best of her as she came to our wedding but she was very very professional and completely made it a prefect day for us! Our wedding was an absolutely beautiful day but VERY hot!
Jessica + Frank (Binghamton, NY – The Doubletree)
Such a pleasure to work with Jen. She has done an amazing job with our engagement photos and our wedding photos. She came early to take some pre-ceremony shots, which turned out to make for some very fun, but beautiful photos. Very fun and easy to work with and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer. I definitely plan on using her services in the future for other special occasions.
Valerie + Anthony (Binghamton, NY) Engagement session
We just did our engagement session with Jen, and she did an absolute amazing job!! She brought us to the perfect spot to have a beautiful winter engagement shoot. Jen was great to work with and extremely accommodating to our requests to the pictures we wanted and also had an amazing eye to capture some gorgeous and artistic shots. We are thrilled to have Jen as our wedding photographer and cannot wait for her to shoot our big day.
Katrina + Kyle (Binghamton, NY)
Jen was amazing to work with honestly. So easy going, no pressure, and just fun!
After seeing the photos, the quality of her work is outstanding. She doesn’t capture just the boring poses and fake smiles. She captures the silly faces, the laughs, the emotion of who she’s photographing. I’ll definitely be using her again. Destination wedding perhaps??
Laura + Matt (Binghamton, NY – Roberson Museum wedding)
Jen was fantastic to work with. We were planning our wedding from a distance but she made everything super easy and convenient for us right up and through our wedding day. She captured all the moments we wanted and so much more and our pictures turned out great. We 100% recommend Jen!
Jennifer + Justin (Pumpelly House, Owego NY)
I met Jen Pecka at a wedding expo and was instantly drawn to her warm personality and gorgeous photography featuring natural lighting. She was fun to work with and got along so well with our other vendors. I highly recommend her for your special day!
The Dunthorns (Binghamton, NY) Family Portraits
It isn’t easy taking photographs of six people ranging in age from 77 years old to 7 months old and add into that mix a teenager and a dog that was a bit too interested in the camera equipment, but the outcome of Jen’s skills and ability to make everyone comfortable resulted in photographs that are beyond anything we’d hoped for. We can’t thank Jen enough, and we look forward to her photographing our next family get together!!
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