"We met Jennie and instantly knew she was "the one". The girl is just full of life, laughter, and creativeness! We hired GBI for both our rehearsal and wedding day ... and we're so happy we did! She did such an amazing job at shooting EVERYONE and EVERYTHING, but in such a clever way... she really knows her craft. I look at the pictures and feel like I am re-living our perfect day! "
-Erica B., Boca Raton, FL- Wedding
"Jennie is FANTASTIC! We first met Jennie in May when we had our engagement photo shoot! My then fiance was NOT into taking photos, and Jennie made him feel so comfortable.
For the wedding, she was SO easily tuned in to what my husband and I wanted. She NEVER missed a beat, but I swear I never even noticed her there for the really sentimental moments (like during the ceremony). In fact, the times I did notice Jennie, it was because she was literally having as much fun as me! The following day, so many guests told me they kept wondering how someone could be working so hard, and at the same time having SO much fun. She was dancing along with us and having a blast!
I never got nervous before my wedding until 5 minutes before my first look, and let me tell you, it hit me like a ton of bricks. Jennie just looks over, grabs my arms, looks me right in the eyes, tells me to take a deep breath, and then encourages me to visualize how fun my special day it going to be. So....I did just that, and then it was like, "Ok, let's do this!" That moment, on top of Jennie literally having to tie my father's bow-tie and teach my husband and I how to cut our cake (the little things you forget to research), is what makes me think that Jennie is awesome. She goes above and beyond just being a photographer. She becomes a friend. :)"
-Laura W., San Diego, CA-Wedding
"Jennie was incredible!! She was such a joy to have around! Her upbeat personality and winning smile just brought new life and energy to every moment of our wedding! From the engagement photos to the actual wedding day - she was thoughtful, responsive, and above all creative!! She captured the emotions of every part of our day! It was like having another family member there - but one with a ton of experience and knowledge on how to get the right shot - or create it! I would certaily hire Jennie again for ANY EVENT! Her skill is far beyond just taking pictures! She becomes an integral part of each moment and records it forever in her pictures! Thank you so much Jennie!"
-Stephen T., San Diego, CA-Wedding
"Thank you so much for photographing our wedding. We love the pics and will cherish them forever. You captured our personalities perfectly and we love how you fit in with our crazy friends and family."
-Katie Z., Las Vegas, NV- Wedding
"Jennie shot our wedding and she did a fantastic job. The photos were beautiful, and Jennie was a true pleasure to work with. Everyone involved with the wedding commented on her energy, creativity, and her great personality. A all the way!"
-Nate B., San Diego, CA- Wedding
"Jennie is a great person to work with. I do not like to get my picture taken and Jennie made me feel at ease through the process. It was an adventure as well as we went to Balboa Park and walked around to Jennie's favorite spots for pictures. It was a great time to see the park without so many people and I felt kind of like a celebrity as Jennie was taking my shots. If you need unique or even the boring background headshot, Jennie will make you look awesome."
-Lisa W., San Diego, CA- Headshot Photography
"Jennie is an outstanding photographer: exceptionally creative and she comes up with ideas for images I've not seen anywhere else. She is efficient, friendly, fun to work with and gets outstanding results."
-Nick V., London - Unique Photo Adventure/headshot photos
"What an amazing day; highly recommended! It's so nice not to have to remember my camera and then forget to use it! Thanks, Jennie, we had a great time and great fun!"
-Nikki H., London - Unique Photo Adventure
"An awesome day in London! Thanks, Jennie, for making the day so special. It was such fun that you made us feel so relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. I so recommend getting your own Unique Photo Adventure to others!"
-Sas H., London - Unique Photo Adventure
"Oh sweet Jennie! Thank you for everything! The pictures are amazing and a lovely memory of a beautiful day..."
-Jennifer N. - San Diego bride
"As the song goes, "You Get What You Give", and that is the best description for the photographic experience I had with Jennie. I just looked at the proofs last week (only one week after my photoshoot!), and they are more than what I expected. The pictures show a beautiful, vivacious, and completely comfortable woman (yes me! The girl who is not generally comfortable in front of a camera!), because Jennie collaborated with me prior to the photoshoot and while she was photographing produced an environment completely freeing (it helps that she modeled in her past, and could give me tips for photography posture), fun, and full of creativity. She wants a beautiful shot just as much as I do, so she does everything to make it happen, (including fixing my hair, when it's not quite right.)
As an adult there are far fewer reasons to schedule time to have your picture taken. I had decided my parents were due for a new proper photograph to hang on their wall, and while I was planning this endeavor with Jennie realized I deserved a day to embrace myself and where I am today. So even though I intended to only order 'a picture' for my parents. I now find myself so happy with the portfolio that Jennie provided and cannot resist ordering some for myself... I mean, if Heidi Klum can hang amazing pictures of herself in her bedroom, I can hang one too!
And now, if I can just convince my family to take a vacation to California, we could have a new family photograph at the beach, or the park, or Sea World, or the San Diego Zoo... Oh there I go again, imagination running wild! At least I know I have found a photographer who can keep up with me, and make sure I still look good!"
-Emily S. - Columbus, Ohio, Celebration of Beauty session
"Jennie is an amazing photographer. She makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera, ensures you're having a great time, and maintains a level of professionalism not commonly found. I would recommend Jennie for any type of photography, whether it is bridal, business, holiday, fashion, or just a special event with your loved ones that you want to capture, you'll be very happy with Jennie's work! "
-Erin F. - San Diego, Celebration of Beauty session
"Guided By Imagination has completely changed what I know is possible through headshots. While I expected my typical hollywood headshot, Jennie provided a unique environment that allowed me the opportunity to express far more of what I do best. I recommend a UPA for anyone who wants a natural glow in their photography."
-Ryan Stock, Public Speaker and owner of Influence Intelligence, The World Leader In Influence Technology.
San Diego, Headshot photo session
“For those of you looking for a photographer in the San Diego area, I would highly recommend Guided by Imagination. Jennie Edwards has a style all her own. She is fun to work with and takes gorgeous pictures. I was amazed at how easy it was to sit with her and go on the photo excursions alone and with my family. I never thought I’d be so comfortable in front of the camera.”
-Beth W. - San Diego, Celebration of Beauty session
"When it came time to hire a photographer for a new portrait I selected Jennie because of the ease of working with her and her professionalism. Normally I hate having my photograph taken, but with Jennie I was not only relaxed, but enjoyed the entire experience as though I was on an outing with a very dear friend. We even talked our way into a restaurant to capture the exact light and background I wanted. The result speaks for itself. I recommend Jennie unreservedly and would hire her again -- if she wants to travel East!"
-Michele E., Headshot photo session
"I met Jennifer at a networking event earlier this year. I immediately liked her energy and enjoyed watching her photograph the different guests at the event. I had been thinking of having a head shot taken for a while for my business card and my website. Great timing.
Jennie suggested that we go to Balboa park for the shots. She told me what to wear what to bring and sugested the best time of day to take pictures. She has a way of making people feel relaxed and bringing out the best in them.
I am very impressed on my photo's and have had many compliments on my business cards. Thank you Jennie!"
-Laurie Parker, Arbonne International
Headshot photo session