Prior to my wedding, my husband and I were overwhelmed with all of the researching and planning that went into our special day. Let me help you by saving you lots of time when it comes to finding the PERFECT wedding photographer and wedding videographer who do not make you break the bank! Jeff, Ryan and the rest of the team are just the best-in every way-am I am super picky and meticulous.
Take if from me. I am brutally honest about my personal experiences.
They can provide for you their previous work which speaks for their talent and craft on its own. They are very versatile and can produce really whatever style/genre/look you are looking for. They spend as much time as is needed understanding what your wants and visions are. They are communicative, fun, sweet, professional and have great work ethic.
They helped make my wedding day run as seamlessly and as wonderfully as possible. I saw some sneak peaks of their work and am not disappointed. I cannot wait for the rest!
Folks, I am always compelled to share my positive experiences with others. I adore Vertex and plan on using them for future milestones in my life. Do yourself and a favor and let them capture your special day. If you value photos and videos as much as I do, use Vertex: You will not regret it!
– Allison Shankman
This review is long overdue since my wedding was in March 2015!
We had Jeff and Ryan shoot videography for our wedding, and my husband and I are so happy with the wedding highlight video and trailer! Friends and family who were able to attend the wedding, and those who were not able to attend, were extremely impressed with the videos! I’m not going to lie, I’m absolutely in love with the two minute trailer! Jeff was very responsive to emails and phone calls for both before and after the wedding! On my husbands and I wedding day, not only did Jeff and Ryan do an amazing job capturing our day, but they were wonderful to work with–they were respectful, professional and fun.
I definitely recommend Vertex for wedding videography!
– Heather & Harrison
I’m so glad we had Vertex at our wedding. Ryan and Jeff were incredibly professional!
My mom and I met with Ryan and worked with him throughout. From our first meeting, he got our theme and was excited about our ideas. After seeing the final product, he has got to be psychic because it’s everything we were hoping for.
Unfortunately, our photographer (separate company) dropped the ball and turned out to be difficult to work with, but not only was Ryan incredibly easy to work with and professional in dealing with the other guy, the final product was so fantastic and high quality, that we’re actually going to be pulling a lot of our photos straight from the videos.
Vertex and Ryan literally saved our memories and showcase them in a way that reflected all of the work and effort we put into doing a themed wedding. I had no idea videography could be such a huge part of this experience, but from someone who wasn’t sure, it’s worth it x100000!
Could not have had a better experience!
Jeff Thomas and Ryan Borrell are the best of the best! They perfectly captured every important detail of our special day and watching our wedding video felt as close as it gets to actually reliving the day. They are experts in their craft and make you feel like you are their only client throughout the process. We love our wedding video so much and will forever be thankful for the amazing work that Vertex Photography did! I would recommend them to anyone and everyone!
– Robyn Post
We have to start this by saying that we don’t live in the state. We planned our entire wedding from Ohio, and got married in Carlsbad. With that being said, Jeff Thomas made the ENTIRE process, from our first conversation to receiving our photos a couple of weeks ago incredibly awesome. I knew from talking with Jeff at first that his style and personality fit what we were looking for. He’s very very laid back, he will do whatever you want, but also will give any input when asked. We had most of our conversations via email, which he was always very prompt at getting back to us.
We chose a package with him that included our engagement photos. As soon as we got those back we were so happy we decided to go with him. We were in LOVE with our photos. When it came to the day-of, he was at the venue early to get the photo booth set up and to take a look around the grounds to familiarize himself and see where to get the best shots. During the girls’ getting-ready process, he was there taking lots of candid photos, and capturing all the fun. He really makes you feel comfortable, and eventually you don’t even notice he’s taking photos.
I have to say the ceremony photos turned out amazing. Two photographers and I didn’t notice either one during the ceremony! They are stealth (lol), and come out with amazing shots! I really can’t say enough good things about Jeff. If there’s definitely something not to skimp on for your wedding, it’s the photographer, and Jeff is definitely one of the best out there! He even sent us a USB drive with all of our photos (which was A LOT) out to Ohio for us. He’s worth every single penny!
– Annie Seaman
My husband and I got married on 8/1/15. We hired Jeff & Ryan to be our videographer and to provide/run the photo booth for our wedding. We could not be happier! I would recommend Vertex to anyone.
Our highlight reel is incredible. Not only were the best parts of the day captured, but they were put together in such a beautifully artistic way. The video captured the essence of our day perfectly. Jeff clearly understood what was important to us and our video is a perfect representation of who we are as a couple.
I’m also so happy we decided to go with the photo booth from Vertex. They had amazing props and the booth printed multiple copies for guests and we were provided with digital copies of all the photos. Those were fun to look at! The photo booth was a huge hit for guests, it was never empty!
Lastly, I’d like to say that not only are we beyond happy with their services, but also, Jeff and his partner Ryan were amazing wedding guests! We had so much fun with them and they made sure everyone felt comfortable while they were taping. Couldn’t be happier!!!!
– Megan Ayala
Jeff and Vertex Photography went above and beyond capturing our wedding at the Martin Johnson House in La Jolla this past August. What I loved about working with Vertex is that they incorporated the unique aspects of our wedding venue while still capturing every special moment and detail of the day. He has a talent for working with people to create very natural photos that bring out a couples relationship. Honestly, the photos speak for themselves and we couldn’t be happier with the final outcome!
– Nicole Burt
Jeff is the most down to earth, easy going, get the job done kind of guy! His work explains itself. Everything that went into our special day, was no problem for Jeff. He is one of those guys that truly cares about his product, his clients, and making your day the best it can be!
In the back of my mind I knew he was at my wedding but, he is a ninja and I rarely saw him! Jeff sent the pictures shortly after our wedding and I couldn’t have asked for a better job. The photos were edited and not just edited in color, but in black and white and they were broken down from prep of the bride and groom, ceremony, and reception!
Jeff keep up the good work! Thank you again!
My fiance and I met Jeff and Ryan at a friend’s wedding, as they were videographers for the event. They made such an impression that my fiance and I knew that there was no doubt that we wanted them to film our big day, as well. Jeff does such an incredible job of making everyone in the wedding party and family members feel comfortable, at ease, and yet he seems to capture every single perfect moment without people knowing he is there. He truly has such a gift and his videos are pieces of art. Our video was so very unique and creative and we both felt that our love story was truly captured by Jeff and Ryan.
Words can’t even begin to describe how fortunate we were to have Jeff and Ryan on our wedding team! We are guilty of watching our wedding videos over and over again and I think that’s a true testament to their talent and abilities. We are forever grateful for Jeff and Ryan filming the most important day of our lives and doing it in such chill, relaxed, and friendly manner. THANK YOU!!!!
I don’t know how I will ever top any of these other reviews because they are all true to Jeff Thomas and Vertex. I knew as I was planning my wedding that the two most important parts of it would be the video and that photography, because those are the parts that will last forever, other than the love that my husband and I have for one another of course. I knew that I needed to make these things the best that they could be, and by hiring Jeff Thomas as our videographer, I couldn’t be happier. He delivered above and beyond all expectation.
Starting with prior to the wedding, Jeff was helpful and engaging on my wants and needs when it came to important pieces that I hoped to preserve of our wedding. He was patient with me when I started to feel as though I might be asking a little too much; and he was just an all around great guy, settling my nerves as they began to kick in.
On the day of Jeff was funny, professional, “invisible”, easily directing, and actually added to the awesomeness that was our wedding day. I was completely blown away by how easy he made it for us to relax and not focus on the fact that we were being filmed and photographed, and a little stressed, lol.
And then the final product . . . Jeff took our wedding and turned it into a work of art that we will be able to cherish forever. I already watch it multiple times a day and will probably continue to. Jeff asked me to send him music that I would like to be in the video and the way that he molded those songs to the scenes of our wedding was just amazing. I will be recommending Jeff and Vertex as soon as I get the chance; and if ever I am in need of a videographer, there is no one else that I will go to.
Thank you so much Jeff, for the wonderful gift of precious moments.
I wish I could give more stars!!!! Jeff is the most wonderful, down-to-earth, artistic, dedicated videographer and person you will meet! I absolutely cannot recommend him enough! If you want to capture your wedding day or another big event in your life so perfectly and completely, hire Jeff.
I interviewed quite a few photographers and videography teams before my wedding this past February, but Jeff came recommended by a friend who’s wedding video I loved. Jeff was very flexible in finding a time and place to meet with me and discuss my desires for a videographer. His prices were very reasonable (for two videographers all day!!), and he had some great ideas. It was months before the wedding, but I booked him right away and felt confident that he would produce a great highlight reel of our wedding for us.
The day of the wedding, Jeff arrived early to film me and my girls getting ready. He respected our privacy yet still captured all of the special little moments and the excited/nervous energy of the morning so perfectly. He stayed until the very end of the night, and he and his assistant were like ninjas! They seemed to be there for absolutely every moment all around the venue!
The highlight reel came quickly after the wedding, as promised, and, because they worked so hard, they got so much great footage, so the reel was longer than originally planned, and he didn’t charge us a cent more!! He also sent us footage of our wedding ceremony AND all of the speeches of the night, and they were so beautifully put together!! Thanks to Jeff and his amazing team, my husband and I are able to hear our vows and our dear family and friend’s speeches for years to come, and we can share and relive our perfect day!! Jeff is so easy to communicate with and is undoubtedly THE BEST out there… don’t miss out on this one!!!
Lauren & John
Jeff filmed our wedding in November 2014 and we can’t say enough great things about his work. He was professional and prompt from the first email we ever sent him to the last. He went above and beyond in the editing portion of our wedding video and really made the day come to life. We highly recommend Vertex for any of your media needs!
Diane & Garett
We used Jeff for our wedding in October as our videographer. He has an awesome style, is easy to communicate with, was on time…the list could go on. Most importantly he did an AMAZING job on our video and exceeded our expectations. He went above and beyond for us and captured every special moment. His work speaks for itself on his Vimeo watching the videos. We can’t say enough great things about working with Jeff and couldn’t have picked someone better to work with. HIGHLY recommend him and thank you Jeff!!
Vertex Photgraphy is AMAZING! Me and my husband picked Jeff as our photographer for our wedding, because I’ve been friends with him since high school and I saw all the amazing work he’s done through Facebook for years now with our friends weddings and the promotional things he does too! Jeff really knows how to take a beautiful photo, plain and simple.
Me and my husband are so happy we went with Jeff after we received our photos of the big day, every picture is perfect! I also regret not getting the videography done as well ow that I see the amazing things he and his assistant could do! Every aspect of my wedding Jeff captured; all the feelings, details, preparations, and party of the big day, Jeff was able to get in every photo! We also went with the photo booth that Jeff has at our wedding and it couldn’t have been a bigger hit!
And I also have to mention that Jeff gave us every photo of the wedding day to print where we wanted, not forcing us to go with him for every print of every photo like most photographers will do. He also gave us very copy of the photo booth photos and printed as many copies as our guests wanted of their phot. Things like this are why I will recommend Jeff for anyone I meet who needs a photographer. He is a stand up guy who knows how to really run a business and has an amazing talent of taking pictures of people, things, places, or anything else that means a lot to you and you want to remember with a picture! Jeff will not disappoint!
Everything you’ve read about Jeff and Vertex photography is absolutely true. Jeff was the videographer and photo booth renter for our March wedding. We met at a Starbucks in Temecula and discussed all the details.
If I had an adjective to describe him, it would be “one-speed.” By that I mean he’s professional, personable, and FOCUSED. He’s not excitable, unorganized, or the kind of person you doubt.
Needless to say, he delivered come the day of the wedding. We got the highlight reel and the interviews along with all the pics from from photo booth and were mesmerized. It’s funny because although everything on your wedding day is a blur… I couldn’t recall seeing the videographers at all. They were so inconspicuous but caught so many wonderful moments and tied it with the music we chose.
My wife asked for one revision that he was quick to attempt to accommodate. We now have a highlight reel that we can email or write to a DVD to send to those who couldn’t make it. They will be sorry they weren’t there. Highly recommended and already have given him a referral to two of our friends getting married next year.
When you are planning your DREAM wedding one thing that everyone always say is to “make sure you get a good videographer and photographer!” Well, I can confidently say that Omar and I didn’t just get a “good” videographer we got a “top-notch outstanding, off the wall amazing, videographer!!!” We were blown away with the quality of the video and how he captured every detail with such a critical eye.
Jeff is such a creative guy and we were so fortunate to work with him on our big day!!! I was one of those brides that waited to the last minute to book a videographer but Jeff went above and beyond to capture our wedding. He noted the small details and really listened to what we wanted as a couple.
We also decided to do the photo booth that he offers! You can see some of the action in our video. I have to say that was hands down one of the biggest hits at our wedding. Jeff had the photo booth photos back to us within 24 hours of our wedding! It was fun to scroll through them and see what our guests were up to during the wedding! Jeff’s delivery on our wedding video was quick as well!!!
I was able to reveal the video to my family during the holidays and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house! He so seamlessly weaved the music to our special day. The transitions were flawless! Jeff let us pick some of our favorite songs from the wedding and he chose the three that represented the video the best.
Jeff was recommended by both our wedding photographer and venue, both loved to work with Jeff because of his professionalism. He is such a great and talented artist and I am looking forward to working with him again for some family portraits in the near future. Thank you so much Jeff you went above and beyond!!!
Sarah & Omar
Jeff is our go-to guy for everything photo/graphics/events/video related. He creates an amazing “one-stop-shop” experience and continues to develop creative and custom services catered to each client. My husband and I first reached out to Jeff for engagement photos December 2012. We were so impressed by Jeff and so pleased with his quality of work. We used his photos for our save the dates, and one photo in particular was so iconic for us that we implemented it in our wedding.
We booked Jeff for our wedding in September 2013, and once again Jeff delivered. He knows how to capture the moments and also keep a steady and efficient flow of the wedding. He is extremely organized and respectful.
We also booked Jeff’s photo booth services. The key to a fun and successful wedding is to have an awesome photo-booth. Jeff’s photo booth is High-class and high-quality. He was able to customize the photo strips with the “iconic” engagement photo he took of us which just made it PERFECT. In addition to each guest receiving a copy of their photo strip in a matter of 6 seconds, my guests were also able to email their photos to themselves and also post directly to Facebook. They were also able to record videos!
I could rave about Jeff all day long! I am so thankful and grateful to Jeff for all of the wonderful work and positive experiences. Jeff is our lifetime photographer and artist.
My husband had worked with Jeff in the past for various photo shoots so when we needed a photographer for our wedding, he suggested Jeff. I’m pretty skeptical and picky so I was a bit nervous, but I’m so happy because we ended up with some amaaaazing photos!
He really specializes in capturing those “frameable” moments. I’m making a shutterfly book of our photos and it’s impossible to narrow down my faves. In fact, I’ll upload some to Yelp in the next few days.
He’s also very reasonably priced and accommodating. He traveled all the way from Temecula to our wedding in Lake View Terrace – probably a 2 hour drive – at no added cost or anything. Very professional.
In all, he’s a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend him. =)
Working with Jeff was amazing. Not only does he take amazing photos, he was very passionate about getting my wife and I what we wanted. Our photos were incredible, I’ve never seen work like his; he is a true artist. But, what really made the wedding itself a blast was the photobooth, which was a huge hit amongst our guests! We almost didn’t get it, but we are so glad we did. The photos are hilarious! Thank you Jeff for making our experience so great!
Imagine talent, creativity, innovation and intelligence and times that by a thousand and you still don’t even come close to Jeff’s work! When we were considering photographers for our engagement photographs we took our time, interviewed a few people and researched portfolios. Then we came across Jeff’s eclectic portfolio and there was no question. He was the one.
My Fiancee and I we’re looking for anything but the typical cliche engagement photos… We wanted something unique, something memorable, something that you would have to double-take. We put our complete trust and confidence in Jeff, and he honestly produced magic. With Jeff, you’re not just getting a photographer; you’re getting a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a pure talent, and a mastermind in the art of photography.
We are so happy with the quality and time Jeff took with us, and no one can honestly compare.
If I were to describe Jeff and his work, the words visionary and unknown come to mind. Jeff’s passion for his work fuels his creative mind and provides him with a vision that no one has ever seen before. His work is unknown. I have seen photographers use the same pose and background photo after photo, but never with Jeff: he possesses a wide variety of photos in his portfolio. These are just some of the many reasons as to why my brother and I chose Jeff to take our photos.
I came to Jeff looking for something simple yet refined to give to my family for Christmas. When my brother and I shared our ideas, Jeff immediately sent me his own spunk for the shoot. It was wonderful working with someone who allowed input, gave feedback, and provided new brilliant ideas. I am, personally, extremely picky about photos. I remember telling Jeff we may need to take a lot of photos to find that perfect one. Without hesitation, he responded with, “I don’t stop shooting until I get that one shot.” He kept his word, and that is exactly what we got. His dedication to this project was unreal and we couldn’t be happier with the results. As our family opened their gifts, nothing but gleaming smiles and tears of joy.
Thank you for your brilliant work, Jeff. We will never forget the beautiful moments you captured.
Jeff Thomas did an amazing job on my senior pictures for my high school graduation announcements! He shot my pictures at various unique spots around Temecula, most of which I had never come across before, and he left me with a HUGE selection of wonderful pictures to choose from. Jeff was very professional, but also very easy going and able to make me feel comfortable to take my best pictures. He had my favorites edited and back to me in a timely manner. His work is of very high quality and I absolutely love each of my pictures. I would highly recommend Jeff Thomas for all your photography and videography needs.
Had a chance to work with Jeff from Vertex at a wedding last month and he was awesome! A pro from start to finish. As the event DJ, Jeff was on top of all the formalities and always in the right place to capture his shots. Great attitude, super friendly and an all around great person to know in the wedding industry. Hope to work together again!
Jeff shot my brother’s wedding and did such an amazing job and was so friendly, we had to hire him for our wedding. We really could not be happier with what we received!
His images are incredibly beautiful, and aren’t the typical wedding photos. He gave us plenty of traditional wedding photos to please our family, but what we really enjoyed was when Jeff gave us his own signature style on the images that really matter to us.
With Jeff your not only getting a passionate photographer, your getting an artist! Jeff followed through with everything he promised us and much more. Not only that, but he provided a photobooth at our wedding and the guest went wild for it! We still laugh at the photos, they are hilarious!
We loved working with Jeff and hope others get the same experience we had. Thank you and best of luck Jeff!
I still tear up every time I watch the video that Jeff at Vertex photography filmed for us! We were debating getting a videographer at first because we didn’t think it was a necessity, but we are so glad that we decided to go for it! Jeff has a natural gift for capturing your special day and I can’t imagine our video turning out any better. He captured so many wonderful moments. I found myself laughing, smiling, and even tearing up along with the footage.
I love how the music goes wonderfully with our memories and the melody matches us perfectly. We have received so many compliments from family, friends, and even friends of friends.
We had no idea what we wanted for our video, so Jeff had to quiz us a bit and ultimately we just let him know that as long as he captured all of the big moments and got as many of the guests in the footage as possible, we would be happy. I know we didn’t give him much to work with, but despite our lack of specifics, he more than delivered! Jeff sent us an email while we were on our honeymoon with the video link and I think we watched it about ten times within the first two days!
Our photographer and our coordinator also commented on how professional Jeff was and how easy he was to work with. This is such an added bonus when trying to have all of your vendors coordinate and work together! It makes one less stress on the big day.
We couldn’t be happier with the video we received from Vertex photography!
Here is a link to our video:
Jeremy and I were lucky enough to have Jeff shoot our wedding portraits. Jeff received a phone call from me two days prior to our wedding, in a panic I asked him if he was able to drive 60 miles to San Diego.
Jeff being so kind he agreed and arrived at our location with a huge smile. My husband and I bonded with Jeff the whole day. Jeff’s work was amazing! Jeremy and I couldn’t of been happier with his work and ability to make every photo look so beautiful and natural. He was patient and open to all of our ideas. Since our wedding Jeff has shot for several events for our family.
Jeremy and I are confident that Jeff will soar very far in his career and in any event he photographs. Thank you so much for all you have done Jeff.
Jeremy and Brittany Lester
My husband and I love Jeff’s work! He is very talented and easy to work with. Our experience with Jeff came after our wedding when we realized the photos we had taken during our ceremony needed some editing/work. That’s when we found Jeff. He understood our plight and was happy to help. He has an eye for taking a plain photo and turning it into something artistic and beautiful. He really listened to what we wanted enhanced and fixed in the photos and that was important to us. However, he also added his own touch to the photos which made them turn out even better. We only wish we would have found him sooner! Wedding photos are so important and Jeff truly understands that. He aims at making the experience a positive one. We hope to work with him again!
– Kerah C.
Jeff at Vertex photography is absolutely amazing and was born with a great artistic gift! We were referred to Jeff through my sister who also used Jeff as her wedding videographer. We weren’t too sure that we needed to have a video of our wedding day until we saw her wedding video! Right after I viewed her video, I called Jeff and booked him to capture our Big Day!!
Jeff was great at answering all of my questions during the planning process. My husband and I wanted to make sure that Jeff knew our vision for our day so that he could portray those in the ever lasting video! Jeff did everything he said he would do and more!
When I first viewed our wedding video, my jaw was hanging loathe entire time because of everything Jeff and his team were able to capture. That day flew by fast and there were many aspects of the wedding that we didn’t notice until we watched our video. Jeff does an amazing job at timing key events during the ceremony and reception with the music to give it more vivid emotion!
My husband and I are more than pleased with Vertex photography and everything they did for us! Here is the link if you would like to watch our wedding video, VP’s talented work!!
Here is a link to our video:
Jeff was so awesome and easy to work with. Our original photos with Jeff were traditional family photos for Christmas. Throughout taking photos,Jeff mentioned some really unique ideas for future photos to really capture our personal and sometimes crazy personalities! Since then we have hired Jeff to take an array of photos for us. Jeff is so multi-talented, fun and reliable… I couldn’t ask for a more creative and professional photographer!
We are soooooooo happy that we had Vertex Photography capture our big day! We could not be happier with the final product! Jeff was an absolute pleasure to work with! He was very professional and courteous to guests, event staff, and our wedding party.
He made sure that the video reflected our styles and our love for one another. He asked the right questions to make sure he was going to be able to capture every moment from the day.
I would 100% recommend using Jeff to film your wedding day.
Here is a link to our video:
I have worked with Jeff before on a few random projects when he first began to really pursue photography. I have been following his work for the past several years since then and I have been watching as he has gotten better and better at what he does.
His photography skills were good to begin with and are even better now…his work is amazing! So when it came time for me to get professional photos done for my upcoming graduation, Jeff was naturally my first choice!
He is super easy to work with and is great at capturing that special moment. He makes your photography session fun and caters to what you are looking for in a photo. He is a very versatile photographer that can perfect any style and idea you throw at him. I would definitely recommend Jeff and Vertex Photography for all of your photography needs!
Jeff was kind enough to photograph my wedding last November and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Jeff’s talent and passion for photography will no doubt take him to a level that many strive to reach but never do. Jeff’s knowledge and passion are instantly evident when you talk to him. He is always pushing his creativity to the next level and is not satisfied with anything less than perfection. Thanks for everything Jeff!
I got married last month and the Monday before my wedding I decided to add a videographer because my new sister-in-law showed me her video and I knew I couldn’t not have one. I called Jeff and he was so helpful and able to schedule me in on short notice and shoot my wedding. Such a good decision I made, I would be so sad if I didn’t have this video.
He did a great job on the day of. He has a pretty laid back personality and so made me and my bridal party feel very at ease.
He did a great job and the finished product of my wedding video is amazing! The wedding videos he does are more “music video” style just about 6 minutes long, not long boring footage that I have seen of so many other wedding videos.
I am so glad that I was able to get Jeff and made the decision to have this keepsake of my special day! Here is a link to the video he made so that you can see how great it is and how special the footage is of your big day!!
I would highly recommend him and his services to all other brides!!
Here is a link to our video:
Jeff at Vertex Photography is awesome! He shot pictures of my girlfriend and I for Christmas/our new apartment and we love them!
He picked a great spot here in Temecula, and had our pictures edited and everything to us within a few days…
If you’re looking for wedding photography or wedding videography in Temecula or in a nearby area, definitely give Jeff a call! We already have him lined up as our wedding guy too :)
I had Jeff shoot my wedding pictures and he was wonderful! Not only did he take great pictures but his personality is awesome which I find a critical when hiring someone. Jeff was fast, reliable, affordable, and very accommodating! I would and will definitely hire him again when I need more pictures!
He also shot my sisters wedding video…and it was the most romantic, beautiful and just perfect video I’ve ever seen. He really is talented. ..so hire him :)
Thanks again Jeff!