REVIEWS

Lisa L.  We are so glad we hired Jim Barbere to photograph our wedding. Jim’s mix of professionalism with a down-to-earth sense of humor made him a perfect fit for us. We wanted both formal pictures of our family and candid pictures that captured the fun of the day, and Jim and his partner Shauna delivered.

In our first phone conversation, he asked detailed questions to get to know us and our families, and also to get us thinking about the vision for our wedding photos. He also met me for coffee so I could get to know him, which I very much appreciated.

Jim was flexible with shooting locations, arranging to shoot me and the girls getting ready at the venue (The Harbor Room in Gloucester), my husband and the guys getting ready at his mom’s house around the corner, first-look shots near the water, family photos back at his mom’s house, the ceremony, and the reception. Jim and Shauna drove us from place to place and kept us entertained and calm the entire time.

The part of our day that encapsulates Jim best is when he noticed my 8-year-old niece (our flower girl) was getting antsy to get the show on the road and was about to have a mini meltdown. He handed her his flash and put her straight to work, coaching her with both respect and humor. She was delighted and so were we!

Jim gave us a sneak preview of at least 100 shots within days of our wedding. We got the full set of photos exactly two months later, on Thanksgiving morning. It was great to be able to show our family the pictures when we were all together for the holiday, and everybody loved them.

I would highly recommend Jim Barbere and would be happy to talk with anyone considering hiring him.

Kristina J.  Jim was A M A Z I N G ! My husband and I eloped to Boston from the U.K and wanted to capture the moments to share with our family on our return. After a long search I stumbled across Jim’s website and Instagram @jbarbere and his style was exactly what we wanted. As we are in the U.K we mainly communicated via email and having that constant contact before hand as a bride to be was extremely comforting! On the big day Jim met us in the Lobby of our hotel and straight away helped our nerves dissolve making us feel at ease. Considering Jim was a ‘stranger’ and our only guest, to be able to manage that so quickly was mind blowing! We are not a couple who enjoy photos or being the center or attention (hence the elopement) and Jim had us walking through Quincy market, down Acorn Street and through the beautiful Boston Park Gardens not caring that every 2 seconds someone was congratulating/staring!!

Jim’s passion for his work is infectious and you can see the love he has for it as he works, this made us trust him and his suggestions.

We are soo excited to see the final edits after our sneak peek he has already sent 2 days after the big day!

We would most certainly recommend him to any one and everyone!!!!

Cheri D.  Jim- You have a way of capturing every sentimental moment, you are truly talented. You also fit right in with our family! You’ve captured every aspect of what we wanted and more. You made taking pictures fun and that is exactly what our crowd needed. We look forward to having you take all our family photos as we begin to grow our own. The quality of your work is second to none, and is only surpassed by your infectiously fun presence on our special day. Thank you so much for everything! -The Daley’s

Kim D.  We were very happy to find Jim and have him shoot our wedding! When we first spoke with Jim, we didn’t think we wanted an engagement shoot. Jim did not push us on this which was great but did explain that it could be nice for us to all take some photos together before the wedding, and man are we glad we listened to him! We had an amazing shoot in our local library and even caught the attention of the town and made the paper!
The wedding was even more amazing. Jim and his team did a great job being organized and also giving us the decision on what we wanted to do. After the ceremony I was hot and didn’t feel that I wanted to go back outside. He was great and not pushing me and letting that be my choice but also reminded me about some of the photos I told him I wanted in the first place. Again, I am so glad I listened to him. We went outside and got some photos I would have regretted not having.
The best part about working with Jim was that he was very kind and understanding but also that he was great at giving us his professional opinion but also letting us make the choice ourselves. I always trusted his decisions but it never felt that he was making calls at my own wedding. I would recommend Jim in a heartbeat and already have! – Kim and Dave

Molly T.  Jim was incredible on our wedding day. He was fun, professional and took amazing photos throughout both our engagement shoot and our wedding day. Couldn’t be happier with the photos and our experience with Jim!

Atinuke A.  Great experience! Jim is a great professional, on time and he’s extremely fun. He went above and beyond to capture beautiful moments and came up with many of his own ideas that made lovely pictures. I would definitely recommend him to relatives and friends.

Hilary S.  Jim was exactly what we were hoping for in a photographer for our wedding…and more! My husband was originally not very comfortable with the idea of having an engagement photoshoot or just romantic poses taken in general, but Jim made us both feel so comfortable, and we ended up having a blast with him. Being able to meet up in a brewery and get to know each other beforehand was the perfect way for it to feel like we were all just friends hanging out. The photos that Jim took captured so many beautiful moments that I will now be able to visibly look back on and cherish forever. When we fell behind our planned schedule on our wedding day, Jim and his assistant were flexible and understanding, and they made me feel calm instead of more stressed. I had a wedding party of 11 bridesmaids and 9 groomsmen, so it was a huge group, and Jim was able to manage the group and get all of our most desired shots in, and more. He even made my 4 year old niece, who is initially very shy, feel comfortable, and he captured some of the most beautiful photographs we have of her to date. Jim has been a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend him. As far as wedding photographers go, you couldn’t do better!

Katie B.  We hired Jim to do our engagement photo shoot in Boston and I am SO GLAD that we found him! Our photos came out absolutely amazing and I knew that I had to have him as our wedding photographer too. His work leaves us speechless and allows us to relive the best day of our lives over and over again. Jim has an incredible talent and amazing personality and makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera. My husband and I cannot wait to start a family and do another shoot with him. We can’t say enough good things about him!!!

Jake and Kaley C.  Jim worked with my wife and I throughout our engagement and wedding. He is a skilled photographer with zero awkwardness. He wants to meet up several times to get to know the people he is working with. During his work sessions he treats the women how they should be , and is “one of the guys” when with the boys. My wife and I have decided that any photography we want done , will be done nowhere else other than Jim. Don’t settle for less , you’ll end up with great photos and a friend after everything’s said and done.

Jim is absolutely amazing to work with! He did our engagement photo shoot and our wedding which was exactly one week ago! The pictures are incredible. He makes everyone feel so warm and welcomed. There is no awkwardness, just laughs and lots of fun with Jim around! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to have some fun while taking amazing quality pictures. I will never go to anyone else for my photography needs. He is such a great guy and really cares about his work! We can’t wait to work with him again in the future!!

Mike B.  Love Handle (my band) hired Jim Barbere to come out and take some photos. I told him – based on experience – that the venue is a horrible place to take photographs. I’ve known professionals who have had shoots there and its extremely difficult since the lighting is so poor. Jim blew us away … his photos were awesome, the best I have ever seen in that venue. All the members of the band had the same sentiments. He was seemless didnt have to ask us a thing – just went about his gig like he wasnt even there and still managed to capture the raw energy, emotion and the connection we had with the audience that night. We now consider him the 6th member of Love Handle.
Thank you Jim Barbere for a true professional job. You are a rock star!

Bridget L.  Jim did our son’s senior photos and they are amazing! He was great to work with and accommodated our crazy schedule. Highly recommend him.

Liann D.  Jim shoots all my short term rental properties. The pictures are amazing, rich colors, sparkling lighting, excellent framing and positions.

Leah S.   “There really isn’t a bad thing that can be said about Jim! Aside from his super friendly personality and his attention to detail, he makes every experience fun and relaxing, which is HUGELY important during wedding planning and the actual wedding day! After our first meeting with Jim over cocktails and many platters of oysters (many platters…like 3 hours later platters) we knew he was going to be our wedding photographer. He has a confident yet approachable and down-to-earth demeanor and his work just speaks for itself. After our engagement session with him we felt like we really became friends, and couldn’t wait for him to shoot our big day. As we predicted, he was personable, timely, professional, funny, creative, and easygoing. Our friends and family loved Jim as much as we do and we honestly can’t imagine anyone else taking our photos that day. We couldn’t recommend him highly enough for any photography needs, especially wedding photography. Thank you Jim for making the entire process magical!!!”

Robyn A.   “Jim was absolutely wonderful! He photographed both my engagement and wedding pictures. He was a joy to work with! Very attentive, fun and his pictures are gorgeous! I’m so happy to have found him and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer with incredible talent and a fantastic personal demeanor!”

Katie D. “My fiancé and I chose Jim for our engagement photo session and I am so happy that we found him!!! He is so creative with crowds and spaces and has a great eye for detail. Extremely responsive, professional, and punctual! Our photos came out amazing and I am so obsessed that we booked him for our wedding too.”

Patrick S “Upmost professional attitude and product. Jim was a pleasure to work with for our corporate shoot. Great man behind the lens! Thank you Jim!”

Rayna G.  “Jim was an exceptional wedding photographer. He brought joy to our day and was there to capture every moment. His work is incredible, we are thrilled with our photos. His team was a pleasure to work with and have nearby on our special day. I cannot say enough positive things about working with Jim! He was an excellent choice.”

Kate G.  “AMAZING! Jim was great to to work with right from the start! We did our engagement photos with him last year and they came out great. He made it fun and comfortable for us. In preparation for our big day, Jim took the time to walk through the whole day with us, and go over every detail which was great! We knew we were in good hands with Jim. On our wedding day, Jim seriously blew us away! We had so much fun taking pictures around downtown Portsmouth, NH with our wedding party. Our family and friends are still talking about how great he was! I HIGHLY recommend Jim for an engagement and wedding photographer. He also works great with kids and will be calling him when it is time for us to grow our family! Thanks Jim!”

Kate P.  “I couldn’t asked for a better photographer!! Simply amazing! I’m very shy being the center of attention and having my picture taken but he put me completely at ease and his attention to deatail is great!”

Dara M.  “Jim did a fabulous job photographing my house for the listing website. He took his time and make sure every shot looked perfect. The pictures came out beautifully!”


Roger C.  “Working with Jim was a true pleasure! He’s a talented photographer, but also an extremely nice guy who’s very easy to work with. He took lots of time in advance of the wedding to talk with us and meet with us in person and get to know us and our families, and the night of the event he and the second shooter arrived early and worked hard all night. The effort shows, and at an extremely reasonable price, especially compared to what many wedding photographers are charging these days. Would highly recommend!”

Tressa S.  “We had a great time with Jim taking our engagement photos in Boston! He was very enthusiastic and was open to all of the ideas that we had. We got a great deal for the price and our photos turned out very well.”

Georgieanna B.  I, HATE, HATE, HATE having my picture taken….I have a toothy smile, my hair is always doing the wrong thing and between my skin tone and my onset of wrinkles, …..well, did I mention I hate having my photo taken? Jim put me at ease, made me laugh, put on some music to aid in the comfort, Jim brought out the inner smile that looks good on me….that doesn’t ever show in a “selfie”.
It really is priceless to get a photo of your true smile……Just priceless!”

Kara T  “We had an engagement session with Jim. He is fun, makes you feel comfortable and, while we have only had a “sneak peek” of the shots, so far they are amazing!”

Jeanna G.  “From the second we met Jim, he felt like family…he just has that personality! Amazing with my son and easy going. We will be calling him again!”

Lisa T  “Jim Barbere is an amazing and talented photographer! He has the ability to capture so many creative angles in a room and every picture has vibrant color! Also his outdoor photography is extra special with natural light. We are thrilled with the most beautiful pictures and grateful to Jim!”

Leah G “Jim Barbere is not only an incredibly talented, patient, and creative photographer, he is also friendly, inspiring, and fun! My fiance and I met with Jim back in February over cocktails and oysters (lots of oysters) and after a couple hours we just knew he was going to photograph our wedding. We decided to do an engagement session a couple weeks ago to get to know eachother better and feel more comfortable in front of the camera, and to prepare for wedding photos. Jim made the entire experience SO fun and SO memorable. The three of us get along so well and it did not feel at all like we were posing for photos with someone we just recently met for the first time. I honestly can say I think we created a lifelong friendship with Jim, and will most definitely be contacting him for any photography needs in the future. Hire this man if you want someone with a passion and dedication to their craft to capture the special moments in your life. Thank you Jim! Can’t wait for the wedding!!!”

Olivia A, “I had headshots taken for an upcoming audition and everything turned out beautifully! The picture quality was gorgeous, the experience was fun and enjoyable, and scheduling was super easy! Will definitely be coming back!”

Anna K. “My husband and I had a wonderful experience with Jim Barbere Photography. We started with a snowy engagement photo shoot – we had such a great time.   Jim is very creative and willing to take as many pictures as needed. He also just photographed our wedding and we can’t wait to see the pictures!  We highly recommend him to anyone interested in an accommodative, friendly, and very talented photographer.”

Porter “I had just had my baby girl when I reached out to Jim to have him do her newborn photos, as well as update our family photos to include our newest addition. It was December and as busy as everyone was with the holidays, Jim responded quickly to my inquiry and up until our session with the utmost attention. His assessment of what I saw as my vision was thorough and on point in his delivery. He arrived on time, and most importantly did not rush the session. I have three year old twins (and a dog) and he was extremely patient with them, and worked with their attention spans well. My husband and I are impressed and cannot say enough about the quality of the photos. I also love the idea of paying for the digital images and being able to do what I want with them, and he didn’t pressure us to buy frames and print packages like the chain photography stores we have been to in the past. Jim is a true artist and a pleasure to work with! We have found our family photographer for here on out, and are already planning to have him photograph the Christening.”

Sharyn P “Stop the search, you have found your photographer! Jim is skilled, focused, and creative. He has a manner that immediately puts one at ease, as I’d you have known him forever. He was able to capture beautiful and poignant images of my family with nothing but a camera- no props, no decorations, and in very little space. We had a very impromptu photo session in which we packed up kids and puppies and went to my daughter’ college apartment to take photos. Without backgrounds or props, Jim was able to capture the magic of my family, our personalities, and our love of each have other. We had family pajama pics done, and Jim even showed up in his own pjs!!! I highly recommend Jim Barbere Photography. Look no further.”

Laura LoPreste  “Jim Barbere was our wedding photographer in August, 2016, and he was fantastic!!! We highly recommend him!
From day one, he was responsive and engaged in our event. We first met to review the contract and to discuss our vision for our wedding… he was enthusiastic and brought creative ideas, but also listened to us and learned about who we were. He also suggested an engagement shoot, which was really helpful to serve as a great “get to know you” session and helped us get comfortable with being in front of the camera. We had so much fun! Then, in discussing our wishes for our wedding photos and learning about the size of our event, he recommended a second shooter, which was a terrific idea! Together, he and the second shooter were able to capture our wedding so beautifully in their photos.
Overall, he was fantastic; he listened to us, executed as we wished, and brought enthusiasm and creativity… which resulted in the delivery of beautiful pictures that help us remember the day (which to us was a blur!) and perfectly capture the love we felt that day from our friends and family.”

Casey E. David Kaufman  “Aaron and I had already spent hours over the past weekends looking at photographer websites. We weren’t excited about any of them until we stumbled upon Jim. It was the first time we were both enthusiastic about any of the photographers we had found online. We immediately decided to contact Jim. He gave us a great quote for the wedding photography, and it included a special engagement shoot to get to know each other and get some shots taken before the big day. Jim was so flexible in helping us find a place to hold the engagement shoot. We ultimately decided to meet in Portsmouth for a sunset brewery tour and photo shoot. It was amazing! We had such a great time at the shoot, and Jim was so personable. He made what many would consider a stressful occasion such a fun experience. He did a great job at balancing the brewery stops with getting the important shots taken. After the engagement shoot, we were even more confident that we had chosen the right guy for the job. And even more so when he sent the edited photos only a week or so after the shoot. Fast forward to the week of the wedding. Jim was extremely proactive in making sure everything was set for the big day. We were so excited when he told us that he would have a second shooter helping him at the wedding. At the wedding, Jim made sure we captured all of the moments that we hoped for, and so many special moments that we never would have thought of ourselves. He made sure to send us a sampling of the night while we were on our honeymoon, and then delivered the complete set of photos only a few weeks later. It is an understatement to say how happy we were with the photos!! Finally, Jim’s website is very convenient to use, and we are able to access and download our photos anytime, in single and bulk downloads. The images are high quality, high resolution jpegs that are large enough that you don’t have to worry about pixelation when printing large photos for your friends and family. I can’t think of anything else to add except that Jim is amazing and he will take great care in documenting your special day!”

Leigh Chisholm Murphy  “Highly recommend Jim! Hired him for cross generation family photo shoot. He got some really unique shots and coordinated extended family well. Got great family portraits and panoramic group shots highlighting natural scenery in Ogunquit ME.”

Nancy Wimberg  “Jim was great. Wanted something a little different and Jim delivered. He took time to talk to us and incorporate our interests in the photos. My husband says he is worth every penny. Couldn’t agree more! Jim traveled to three different locations including tromping through the woods to get a wonderful set of memories.”

Katie Desmond My parents wanted to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary in a memorable way and Jim captured the essence of the day. He patiently photographed all 3 families, and spent time to connect with the 5 children. We love the photographs and this proved to be a great gift to celebrate such a milestone. Thanks Jim!”

Dale Chant Jim did a photo shoot of my Uncle and his new spouse as a wedding gift from the “NJ relatives”. Dennis and Patrick could not have been happier with the entire event. Jim took wonderful photos, truly reflecting their personalities and love for one another. Jim kept in touch with me throughout the entire process and delivered on everything agreed upon. He comes with the highest recommendation!!

Nicole Roux “My husband and I met Jim through a mutual friend. We hired him for our wedding and engagement photos. To say he is amazing is an understatement! He made us feel extremely comfortable in what can be uncomfortable naturally. We had our engagement photos done in Ogunquit where my husband and I first met and our wedding was in NH on a lake at a place called Lake Shore Village Resort. Jim has an amazing talent for capturing moments. We absolutely LOVE our photos!!!”

Tucker C  “Jim has crazy good energy, a fun eye, and a nice ability to capture candid moments. He definitely made our wedding day one to remember, and we were happy with the quality of the photos and service we received.”

Andre G “Jim was awesome! He is very friendly and has a very positive attitude. I had a trip planned to Boston with my girlfriend for a long weekend on October 2016. I wanted to propose to my girlfriend during this trip and thought it would be a neat idea to capture the moments before and during the proposal secretly without her knowing. We also ended up doing a mini engagement shoot after. I am so glad I found Jim as he not only did an amazing job with the pictures but he was huge help for me in making the proposal happen as planned. Jim really takes the time to get to know his clients’ wants and needs in order to put together a plan geared specific to a client. I didn’t really know anyone in the Boston area so I relied on Jim to make a few things happen for me in preparation for the proposal day. Not every photographer is willing to do that! This was such a special day that my fiance and I will cherish forever and Jim was a big part of it!

Jim is also extremely professional with his work and knows his stuff when it comes to photography. I HIGHLY recommend Jim to anyone looking for any sort of photography services!

Anna Stark “Jim was amazing to work with, easy going and fun. We booked him for our engagement photo shoot, in Gloucester at a lighthouse and a movie theater. He has a great eye, and came up with some amazing ideas for our photos. He will be my go photographer in the Boston area from now.”

Eve M  “Jim was so friendly and eager to take as many pictures as he could. He had wonderful ideas and helped make the visions we also had come to life. It was such a pleasure to work with him and he made the experience wonderful!

Jackie R.  “Awesome experience. Positive. Very outgoing. Extremely pleasant. Will continue to work with him for our yearly family photo shoot❤❤❤❤❤ so happy with the whole experience!!!!


Stephanie Palmer
  “I originally hired Jim based off the blurb on his personality and passion for photography. Working with him was more fun and relaxing than I could have hoped for. My fiance and I are typically photo shy, but with Jim all those nerves disappeared. Jim focused on making us feel and look natural. His sense of humor and photography skills left us smiling till the end. If you are looking for a photographer, for any occasion, that will make you feel comfortable, experimental, beautiful, all while having fun, Jim is your man! Also, the photo edits came out phenomenal, what more could one ask for?! Thank you again Jim!”

Mike P. “Working with Jim at Jim Barbere Photography was absolutely the right choice. I contacted him to help capture my ‘suprise’ proposal and it went flawlessly. Jim was available anytime I needed him leading up to the day which helped to calm any nerves I had. On the day of the proposal, he arrived early and actually found his way over to where my girlfriend and I were eating brunch on Newbury St. This allowed him to follow us and take some wonderful in the moment shots on our casual stroll to Charles River Park. Once there he did an excellent job capturing when I dropped down on one knee with a perfect backdrop. All the while, my girlfriend had absolutely no idea. Afterwards he was in no hurry to call it a day as he took pictures of us all throughout Boston for a couple hours so we would have all the memories needed on the special day.

Quality of service, friendliness and professional standards of photography were all off the charts. I highly recommend Jim Barbere Photography for anyone considering he or other photographers as he knocked it out of the park on a very special day for my fiancé and myself.

Thanks again Jim! The day and the photos all turned out to be perfect.

Molly Ramsay “Jimmy photographed my daughter who was 7 months old. He did such an amazing job!! He really is a talented artist! He made it fun and exciting! And the pictures came out amazing!”

Alexandra Conigiliaro “Jim was phenomenal. My fiancé booked him for a surprise proposal shoot and he was the perfect person for the job. He was fun to be around the whole time and the pictures turned out incredible. I would definitely recommend booking Jim if you are looking for a fun, talented guy to document a special day!”

Angela Gonthier “Thank you Jim Barbere for the amazing photos!! We had the pleasure of working with Jim recently for our small business, we were blow away with the quality of the work and how incredibly easy it was to work with Jim. We did an early morning shoot at our bakery and cafe and he was able to adapt quickly to our hectic schedule. The end result was amazing photos that we can use to help promote our business. We would definitely recommend and use again in the future!!”

Melissa Scorzoni “Jim Barbere is a great photographer!!! He had the challenge of getting all three of my young children to cooperate for photos and he NAILED IT! Jim was fun and easy going with the kids and got every shot I had hoped for! I will be going back for more family shoots in the future!”

Lindsay Figueiredo “Jim photographed my wedding in Cambridge, Ma. Not only was he fun to be around our whole day but he made us feel very comfortable! He is professional, reliable, and super creative! Our photos were amazing..we were beyond thrilled with how they came out!! If you are looking for the best Boston wedding photographer…look no further..Jim is it!”

Kelliann Paknik “We had our first professional family photos done last Summer at a sunflower field. Jim was so much fun to work with. Having never done this before we weren’t sure what to expect or what Jim expected of us. We had so much fun with the photo shoot. We felt completely relaxed and it totally showed in the photos. Looking forward to booking our next photo shoot!!”

Christian Scorzoni “Jim has an amazing talent with the camera. He is an absolute professional and our family has used him on many occasions for holiday photos. He’s a funny guy with an easygoing demeanor, so he’ll be sure make to make your shoot an an enjoyable experience!”

Karen Arthur “Our family had a super fun photo session with Jim last weekend! He took us to two separate venue’s with great back drops. Our 9 year old loved being a ‘model’ for Jim. She had many ideas and poses that she thought would work well. Jim enlightened her and took every picture that she asked for. We spent more time laughing than posing. We highly recommend Jim Barbere Photography for a family photo shoot!”

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