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Photography in Soquel, CA,
(831) 600-7276
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  • 16 Reviews


    Michelle Toy

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  • My husband and I are SO happy that we found Jeff and Dori Hammond to photograph our wedding. They are incredible photographers AND people! Their work is amazing and they have been the absolute best to work with from the initial call to the day of the wedding and communication after the wedding. I’ll start with their work – we loved the way they captured our engagement and wedding day. They took the perfect mix of shots – portraits and candid, a lot of variety and all very clean, natural, and artistic! The other big reason that we are so happy to have found Jeff and Dori is because they are so easy to work with. Neither of us really have any experience being professionally photographed (I suppose this is common!) or have a lot of photogenic confidence. We were nervous to be photographed and look as amazing as their portfolios, but they made the whole experience so comfortable and natural. They provided the perfect amount of direction and validation throughout our engagement photos... Read more

    Tia P

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  • We have had the pleasure of working with Jeff and Dori for our engagement shoot and mini wedding ceremony, and will eventually work with them for our bigger postponed wedding celebration. I was very picky while reviewing photography vendors for our wedding - it was important for us to find someone who would truly capture US, naturally and organically (and we also steered clear of the overexposed wedding photography style). The second you meet them, you know you'll enjoy working with them. They make you feel super comfortable in front of the camera, they are fun to be around, and they do exceptional work. We love all the photos we've received back from this amazing duo and can't wait for wedding round 2! 

    Justine Pawliuk

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  • I simply cannot say enough good things about Jeff and Dori. I knew I wanted to book them for our wedding the first time I saw their work. There is something about their photographs that comes across as so peaceful and joyful! They were amazing to work with leading up to the wedding, helping us plan our timeline and walking us through what we could expect. I worked closely with Dori on our wedding day and she did a wonderful job of gently keeping us on track with timing, bringing the perfect amount of humor to nervous moments, and reminding me to breath and smile. They breezed through our family portraits in such a methodical and organized way and got all of the shots that we wanted. Hire them. They’re amazing human beings, incredible photographers, and worth every darn penny!

    Shannon Hawkins

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  • Jeff and Dori were an absolute dream to work with. We did our engagement photos and our wedding day with them. They are so down to earth, and made my husband and I feel so comfortable and supported. Our wedding happened to land on an extremely hot day in September, and they helped keep us sane during some very warm photo ops. It was so easy to vibe with them and I honestly miss them. Our wedding was so damn fun, and they were able to capture all of our weird ideas and supply the moody yet beautiful feel we were looking for. I would without a doubt reccomend them as your photographer. Having a husband and wife team with so much talent and passion for photography and love was so special. We loved working with you guys. I am so glad I booked you. Thank you so much for being such an important part of our day. We are so grateful. -(Wedding 9.13.2019)

    Kate

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  • Words can not explain how incredible Jeff is as a photographer. From the very beginning I could tell how amazing he would be, simply because of how patient and kind he was when answering all of my thousands of questions without batting an eye. I picked him because I loved his style - how he captured the natural beauty of a wedding in an artistic way, putting the perfect spin on traditional photos. He clearly had an eye for angles, lighting, scenery, etc. My fiance and I decided to meet Jeff for engagement photos, knowing we'd be more comfortable on our wedding day if we got to know him beforehand, and were SO glad we did. He immediately put us at ease, and had such an easy going, relaxed but confident nature. We were immediately huge fans and even more excited for our wedding day when we saw the wonderful pictures he captured on that shoot! On our wedding day and after, we received SO many compliments about how great Jeff was from our guests - and this was before anyone even saw ... Read more

    Jessica

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  • I am absolutely IN LOVE with our wedding photos. I don't think I have to say much because their photos speak for themselves, but I do want to compliment Jeff and his team on their professionalism and artistic eye. Jeff and his co-photographer, Molly did an amazing job capturing our special day. They were so easy to work with and provided cues on how to pose and where to look. They definitely have an incredible eye for finding the best spots and capturing the perfect moment. We're so happy that they caught all the big and little moments throughout our day. We barely noticed that they were there capturing all these precious moments. It doesn't matter if they have or haven't been to the venue before, they do a fantastic job regardless! They did such a wonderful job highlighting all the gorgeous colors and details in each photo. We cannot stop staring at our photos, they are stunning! Thanks for capturing our wedding so perfectly!

    Mika

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  • We are obsessed with our pictures from Sun+Life! Jeff is amazing to work with! He captured the most amazing pictures at our engagement shoot and at our wedding. Had me feeling like a model when that is not my regular He honestly made me and my husband so comfortable in front of the camera and was professional, but incredibly friendly. He gave great directions for poses. He was so patient during family pictures after the ceremony, when he definitely could have gotten frustrated. And he worked so well with the videographer, there was no power struggle or anything. And to put the icing on the cake, Jeff and his team sent us some beautiful highlight pictures from our wedding way quicker than we had expected. I could go on and on about their work, but in a nutshell I highly recommend working with them. It's worth every penny and you won't be disappointed.

    Susan

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  • We are so happy that we found Sun + Life Photography. Jeff and Doriana are absolutely wonderful to work with. We fell in love with their photos but the second we met them we knew they were right for us. It's incredibly important that your photographers are people you enjoy spending time with because they are there for some of the most intimate moments for your day. Jeff and Doriana know the venue we chose really well because they have shot several weddings there (Sequoia Retreat Center) and since it's a huge property, this meant they were really prepared with where everything would be. Working with Doriana in the months before the wedding were fantastic- she made everything so easy and she was really helpful with some of the logistical questions we had about since she knows the space so well. Jeff photographed our day and he did such an incredible job. He was somehow everywhere at once and not at all intrusive. Every single moment he captured was beautiful. He also has such a nice calm... Read more

    Caroline

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  • Doriana and Jeff did a fabulous job at our wedding. While we haven't seen our full gallery yet (we just got married last weekend), the photos we have seen from them of our wedding and of our engagement session were beautifully done. They capture some really terrific images and have an excellent eye for spotting and anticipating scenes. Also-- very important!-- they're really nice people! The role of wedding photographer is actually really intimate, but their easy-going personalities made it seem totally normal to have someone up in your business taking photos while you're getting dressed or crying tears of joy or drunkenly dancing. They seriously blended into social situations like pros. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Thank you Doriana and Jeff!

    Jeramee

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  • As a wedding planner for You're Welcome Events, it's important for me to work with people I can rely on. I had the pleasure of working with Doriana and Jeff for a client's wedding last weekend. They are pros with an eye for creative and unique imagery. Doriana is so sweet and personable. I will definitely recommend for all your photography needs.

    User4940788

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  • Awesome duo. Jeff and Doriana are delightful to work with and their talent shows in their work.

    Leora

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  • I cannot thank Doriana and Jeff enough for their good humor, skill and general wonderfulness on our wedding day. The entire process -- from meeting them the first time to responsive email manner and enthusiastic phone check-ins -- was easy and great. We felt totally at ease in their extremely professional and thoughtful hands -- not only because we trust their gorgeous photography work, but because they are both incredibly easy to work with, kind and personally skillful on what can be an emotionally charged and logistically challenging day. The fact that we got to work with such trustworthy and amazing people made it possible for my husband and I to completely drop in to the wedding, be deeply present and take in the unbelievable community, love and joy of that day.

    Alexia

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  • Unreal - the best you could imagine or ever hope for! Jeff & Dorianna are the dynamic duo - so great to be around and made us feel so comfortable. Our photos and album are FANTASTIC - we are so grateful! 5 stars are not enough...

    Zach

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  • Dori and Jeff are absolutely incredible. My wife and I met them at a wedding expo in Santa Cruz and liked them and their work so much that we asked them to shoot our engagement photo session. I personally had never been professionally photographed before, and it can be a little nerve racking. Dori and Jeff made us both feel comfortable from the start and were very receptive to our requests and made sure that the whole day was about us and capturing the types of photos that we wanted. The engagement session went so well, we immediately asked them if they could photograph our wedding too. The catch was that we were getting married in a place that was a 7 1/2 hour drive away. They didn't even hesitate when they said yes. Our wedding was an amazing event and it was such a relief to know and trust that our photographers were going to do a phenomenal job capturing our special day, and that is exactly what they did. Dori and Jeff are amazing people and they are amazing at what they do... Read more

    Alex

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  • I can't begin to explain how lucky we feel to have stumbled upon Sun and Life Photography! We were actually considering a different (and much more expensive) photographer and had a difficult time deciding. But Jeff and Dori were just such a great team (and couple) and had such a unique style, we ended up going with them. It was the BEST decision in the world! They far surpassed our expectations in ever way!

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