Hello, I’m Meg, Jake’s wife and best friend. I get to write this because Jake is an amazing, passionate photographer, but isn’t quite as passionate about writing! So I have the pleasure of writing a thing or two about my favourite person. The first thing I have to say about Jake is that he is a family man. He’s a wonderful, devoted husband and father of our two beautiful children, Liliana and Thomas. He’s a fiery, passionate red-head with a rich Italian heritage – you wouldn’t know from looking at him but the hand gestures while he’s talking would give you half an idea! His straight-forward, no beating around the bush, Aussie approach is refreshing – he won’t say yes when he’s thinking no!
Jake has been so passionate about photography since he first picked up a proper camera. I know I’ve used the word ‘passionate’ a few times, but it really does describe Jake! I can honestly say there have been times I’ve wished he would just tone it down a bit (like when I’m waiting for him to finish a shoot and he’s late AGAIN because he just couldn’t stop taking photos and ‘they were just a really cool couple and I lost track of time’, or when I’ve had to stand by and politely wait for him to finish what he thinks is an enthralling conversation about some aspect of photography). However, in saying that, I am so grateful that he comes home from shooting feeling excited and energised, as most people cannot say that about their work.
One of the things I really admire about Jake’s attitude towards his work is that he really understands how important a wedding day is. I know he approaches everything he does on the big day in a way that will help make it a special and memorable time. And I also know that he works really hard to hand over photos that you will love.
At the end of the day, if you decide to have Jake as a photographer you will not only have incredible, beautiful photos, but you will have someone that will enjoy participating in the whole experience with you, will treat you like someone that is important and not just a number, and will work with honesty and integrity. He is by no means perfect, but I think he’s tops and I’m pretty sure you will too.