Thank you for visiting my website! I'm a photographer who is based in South Florida. (561) 737-5561
I'm passionate about photography. (Scroll down to see more pictures)
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I'm also highly skilled in many different types of photography including, Weddings, Commercial photography, Special Event photography, Food photography and Bat / Bar Mitzvah photography. Please feel free to view my different galleries and enjoy my images. Also visit my Blog which is filled with more photographs along with helpful information about South Florida weddings, corporate events, Food Photography, Mitzvahs, and other special event photography.
In addition to creating beautiful images, we also create happy clients! If you scroll to the bottom of this gallery you can read a few of the e-mails we have received from our very happy clients.
Often these different photographic disciplines will blend together, for example during a wedding your photographer will find that they are shooting family portraits one moment and photo-journalistic photos the next. Or during the cocktail hour they need to take some time to shoot beautiful ballroom decor photos. We also always make sure to create interesting close up wedding ring photos. Since I'm skilled in all these different areas of photography the end result is a better final product. During a commercial event I'm often required to not only cover the event but also provide corporate headshots of some product photography. Being able to produce these different types of images means a client doesn't need to find a separate headshot photographer and a separate event photographer.
Please feel free to browse my website and enjoy my photography. Also, feel free to visit my Blog page which is filled with all kinds of photography related tips and information. If you are planning a photo-shoot, or looking for a photographer, I would love to chat. I have been a photographer for over 25 years and have both extensive experience and education in photography.
I started taking pictures at the age of 16 and have been shooting photos my entire life. I have my BA in photography and film production and have worked all over the world. Having lived and worked in Los Angeles for over 20 years I learned photography from the best of the best.
If you are looking for a photographer to photograph your wedding, special event or product / advertising photos I'm your guy. I'm based in South Florida but I also travel around the world of the assignment requires travel.
I've photographed events and assignments all over South Florida I'm familiar with the entire South Florida area including, Palm Beach, Broward and Dade counties. If you are in Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Gables, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, The Florida keys, or other south Florida community I'm happy to help.
If you are looking for advise on planning a wedding or event, I can also help you with your planning. As a South Florida photographer, I often find myself working with the best event planners in town. I'm happy to share my skills and knowledge with you.
I can me reached at (561) 737-5561.
Hope you had a great weekend and that your week is off to a good start as well. I just had to say THANK YOU again!!! I am so in love with the engagement shoot photos I can't stop looking at them. Absolutely impossible to choose a favorite! I am even more excited for my wedding now just knowing how beautifully it will be captured :).
Thank you so so so so much! In all honesty, I typically hate pictures other people take of me and I am very pleasantly stunned at how you managed to capture both of us so beautifully! You even got a perfect shot of the dip in the street as we were seemingly fumbling around the entire time attempting it haha you are AMAZING!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
From Jeff, I must say I never get tired of receiving wonderful thank you notes like this. Today, when someone scours the web, either in Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or by just doing a search, they will find a wide range of amazing pictures. Working as a South Florida photographer, I know how many great photographers there are just in my area. However, to receive a thank you note such as this means that I produced more than just nice pictures. One of the most important parts of photography is the client experience. 95% of my clients are not models and have no experience posing. In addition they have never been in front of a camera with a real photographer before. Even in Jennifers note you can read, she typically hates pictures of her that other people have taken.The reason why most people feel this way has to do with the confidence the person being photographed has in the photographer. When the photographer, isn't sure how to person being photographed should stand, pose, shift their weight, position their arms, legs, the feel awkward, and it shows on their face. Breaking through this required years of experience on the part of the photographer. I don't give my clients the time of feel awkward. From the second start shooting, I'm posing, smiling, explaining what works and teaching my brides, grooms, family members, Bat and Bar Mitzvah kids how to look great in front of the camera. You know, as a South Florida wedding photographer, I see lots of "after the wedding" honeymoon pictures posted online. Looking that these pictures I can clearly see that through the experiences and instruction given during the photography, some of my instruction was absorbed by the couple. I see in the pictures, the now wife has shifted her weight in the right way, pushed her hips as to accent or hide certain body parts. I see heads tipped correctly.
In her thank you she also talks about looking forward to the wedding day. This is the perfect reason why a couple should do an engagement session. Now she knows what to expert. As someone who likes to think of myself as the best South Florida photographer, letters like with always make my day!!
On behalf or Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida, I would like to thank you for providing such amazing beach pictures from or family in need. We truly appreciate your kindness that helped create an unforgettable experience for our wish family. As you know, the mission of Make-A-Wish is to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. It is our hope that by fulfilling their one most heartfelt wish we can offer them life affirming experiences and provide wish families with special memories of hope, strength and joy.
These photographs are amazing!! You are beyond talented. The pictures and video are better than we could have even imagined! I definitely would like to order an album and based upon the number of pictures we like probably the 12x12.
No rush on Matt we are just super excited after seeing all these great photos! Lol
Nailed it Jeff! Couldn't have been happier and we have the best pictures to show for it!
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The Jewel of Lake Worth Beach
My pictures are Beautiful!
Thank you so much! I thought I had no good pictures because between church and the floral not being what I expected, and all the people that aggravated me during a very stressful day. To be honest i wasn’t even thinking of pictures and I was not in the mood. But you did such an amazing job making sure you captured everything and everyone. I must say, I’m very very pleased. Thank you so much
You were awesome and worth every penny!
Also thank you for coming to get me to take that picture of my little family. I love it!
Anyone that asks me for pictures U know who I will recommend you.
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The note I received below came from a bride several months after her wedding. At the bottom I explain the situation.
About the above thank you note, I received.
When this couple hired me as their South Florida wedding photographer, I first spoke with the bride, "Katie" when we spoke she told be that she was referred to me by the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa. During our discussion we talked about the style of photography we wanted, her family, and other wedding details. Then we moved on to talk about her fiancé. "He is going to be a problem." she said. Number one, he doesn't like having his picture taken, Number two, he won't smile, Number three, he works very hard long hours and isn't as thin as he would like to be. (I don't think anyone is.). When I spoke to him, he told me, I just don't want to look alike a dork, epically after paying thousands of dollars for wedding photography. All this, I could totally understand, as a photographer, I prefer to be behind the camera, and not in front of the lens, I myself don't like my smile, and as far as the weight thing, Yea, I'm at the gym every day, and it's not easy to drop the weight. However, as a wedding photographer, I am skilled at making people look great.
The groom basically asked me, How are you going to make be look great? At first I gave him the answer I would expect every South Florida wedding photographer gives, "I use the best gear, I will find the best angles, bla, bla, bla, then my ego kicked in and I mentioned that I went to college for this, lived in LA, photographed ugly famous people, and had to make them look awesome, fast. Finally, I suggested doing an engagement shoot. I went on to ask him to give me a chance and let me prove to him, I can make him look great.
The first time we met was at our engagement session in Palm Beach, Worth Avenue actually. As for the grooms looks, he look good, good face, sure a bit heavy, but not too heavy. However, I could tell he hated the thought of being photographed. From experience, and training, I know that the attitude of the photographer is critical to getting good people pictures. The photographer, needs to convey confidence, and take control of the situation. This is best done by directing the photo session. Most of my wedding clients are not models, they are doctors, lawyers, engineers, accountants, very few are models and most don't have modeling experience. It's up to the photographer, to pose, and also teach people how to look their best in front of the camera. Even if the photographer, takes a bad picture, the photographer, should not say anything, I anything, say, great and move on to the next pose. Lucky for me, I know how to pose all different body types, and posing the groom was not a problem at all. Getting him to smile was tougher. However, I think after the first 1/2 hour of photography he started to trust me and loosened up. I must admit, the shoot was a challenge, not because of how he looked, but the smiling thing, or lack of smiling thing. After the photo session, I processed the pictures, did some photoshop, light body contouring. Turnout, he loved the pictures! I got the sense that once the fiancé saw himself looking great, he felt confident that his wedding pictures would look fantastic.
On the wedding day, the couple looked great, Katie, was a beautiful bride, and the groom looked great, smiled, posed, and had a great attitude. We shot pictures out on the beach, and all around the hotel. I did some creative poses with the groom and the guy, the bride and the girls. It was a fun, wedding day.
“Hi Jeff it's Bee oh my gosh I just wanted to really really really really thank you for the beautiful beautiful beautiful pictures that you took of me and my daughter you really really really made me so happy! The pictures are so beautiful and I just wanted to call you and talk to you!
It was so great to meet you and work with you, Jeff. It was really a pleasure. Thank you for being so generous and flexible with your time, being able to accommodate our cancellation. It means a lot to have had one less thing to worry about through all of this. We really appreciate everything.
Thank you again! Faye
1-10-2021 - As a result of covid-19 it's been a very difficult time. Last year was filled with canceled and rescheduled weddings. Photographing weddings and events while wearing a mask or being forced to stay at least six feet apart from the people being photographed. As a photographer in South Florida there is no option but to press forward and photograph the jobs that come your way. Faye, says flexible because her daughter tested positive for Covid-19 the day before her Bat Mitzvah. It's one thing to have your Bat Mitzvah guest list cut from 150 to 6. It's even more stressful to learn the day prior that you have tested positive and your Bat Mitzvah will need to be canceled and rescheduled for another day. As their photographer, I'm glad that I was able to cover their Bat Mitzvah on the rescheduled date.
Stefanie & Bryan: Hi Robin & Jeff I was just sitting down at the computer to write a great big thanks for the fabulous package we received last night. As an exhausted teacher, I usually pass out early on Friday nights; however, I stayed up to watch the entire video and relive the day through all the pictures on the computer as well. I know you and Jeff must hear it often, but the work product, work ethic, helpfulness, and genuine care for you clients really stands above all else. After many emails and phone calls with Jeff over the past year it's no wonder as a team, you both really are the best. Many of my family members have already contacted me regarding his work. I look forward to many events in the future to hopefully have a chance to work together again. The blog is awesome, and now I'll send out my blast email so everyone can see :) I'll be in touch about the albums and all that other good stuff! Thanks again, Stefanie (Sep 19, 09, 09:53am)
Thank you Stefanie and Bryan -Check out this picture of Stefanie & Bryan taking a ride! on a luggage cart at the Opal Grand hotel in Delray Beach. Working as a South Florida wedding photographer, I strive to produce images that are as creative as possible. In addition to being creative, I want everyone to have fun. Doing fun pictures like the one linked here are always a crowed pleaser. Many couples who sees this shot tells me, I want to do this picture.
Beth: If pictures say a thousand words... I wish I had a way to photograph my gratitide for Jeff and Robin. They have been so wonderful to work with. Jeff is a state-of-the art professional, easy to be around, and I never once felt annoyed by the daunting task of taking pictures the day of the wedding. In fact, he made it fun! He was efficient, inobtrusive, and his years of experience were evident throughout the entire planning process and actual event. Jeff's photography is stellar and nothing shy of pure art. One of the best decisions we made in planning our wedding was picking Jeff as our photographer. I recommend him for everyone.
The albums look amazing! So happy with them. I'm sending one to Missy, I know she will love it. Thanks and again they look great.
One of the things I love so much about South Florida wedding photography is making wedding albums from my images. Wedding albums represent a tangible item that is a reflection of a very special day. While fantastic pictures are awesome to look at, a solid album that you can touch, hold and smell is beyond just special pictures. Creating albums from wedding pictures requires skills beyond taking pictures. By using my design skills, along with my photoshop and image retouch skills, I could turn wedding pictures in a family harloom.
For more about my wedding albums, check out this article. Wedding Albums
First I cannot tell you how pleased we all were with the magnificent photographs you and your staff captured at our daughter Caitlyn’s and Alex wedding. You and your team took the most unforgettable photos! We tell everyone about you and your wonderful photography Thank you again for all you have done. Kathy Click the link to see Caitlyn's and Alex's wedding.
Kate: All these photos were completely unique and beautiful, as always. I love every inch of every pictures. The emotions of the people involved in here were perfectly reflected through these photographs. The love and excitement can be clearly seen. Plus, the captivating view stands out from within. I was pretty impressed by the effort in captioning each photo that will truly touch anyones heart. Everything is just too good to be true. Keep it up. And Im also looking forward to many brilliant photos from you. Happy Holidays.
I just wanted to let you know we just received our wedding album and we absolutely love it!!! It came out amazing and we are so happy with it!! Thank you SO much!! Sincerely, The Osborns
Jeff. My name is Kevin, I just wanted to let you know that Logan and I got married this past weekend. It was such a pleasure working with your team, everyone on your staff was fantastic! I love to take pictures myself, and I am so looking forward to seeing the wedding photos. They certainly have an eye, I wanted to let you know that. We have one question and wanted to make it known that we would like this featured in the video and album. One of the performers was a celebrity singer. His name is Edwin McCain, and he sang our first dance. He also sang during Logan walking down the aisle, as well as the father-daughter, mother-son, and some other dances as well. I just want to make sure these pictures and video are featured in my album and video as well. Thanks so much again. Bye-bye.
Beautifully done photos & video highlight. Really spectacular. Kudos to you. Pleasure to see a man who knows how to do his work and craft in the way you do yours. thanks again. Robert
Jeff , your work gives me chills every time I see a my photos. How lucky we were to have your talent with us as we look back on this most special day forever. We thank you so much!! Jessica
Josh and I absolutely love the engagement pictures! We can’t wait to use them for our save the dates for the wedding. We are looking forward to you photographing our wedding pictures! Have a great day. Ariana and Josh
Hi Jeff! Thank you the highlight video is very nice! So yes...let's move forward with it. Also, the wedding photos are beautiful..thank you so much! I want to do a few more photos with you hopefully around Feb time..I want to talk to Brian a little more. We were also wondering, can we still submit our engagement photos and any others for publishing with our story? Thank You, Leigh
Your wedding video made me cry, definitely perfect... it’s beautiful!!!!! I’ve watched it 4 times now!!! Thank you!!!!
Thank you so much! I am crying watching the memory of my wedding. All your pictures are amazing! We will call you for more pictures when we start our family!
I just wanted to send a quick note to thank you for everything you did yesterday! You guys were awesome. Being flexible with the last minute changes helped everything flow seamlessly. Best, Amanda
Bravo! The wedding video was fantastic, and caught the true essence of the entire night. Thank you again and again. I also looked through the photos, and I feel the same there as well. Thank you Jeff.:)
Hello Jeff, We are still viewing photos. Never realized how many shots were taken that day. Love the video! Your whole team did an amazing job. They were so “not in our face” but just so comfortable to work with. I definitely know why everyone said you were the best! We made the right choice using you and your team. Thank you! Carol
Thanks so much for all of the photos. You captured everything so amazingly! We opted not to have a video but you sure have a photo of everything that was part of our amazing day. Your professionalism was outstanding and your great personality made everything so smooth. Wishing you continued success and Happy Holidays! Best, Frank and Lucy
We just finished watching, the video ! it's PERFECT! thank you :) :) :) Yay!!! Thank you so much!!!!! I’m absolutely loving it! So fun to relive the day :) I’ve already cried twice! Hahah. Thank you again! Michelle
Jeff, The pictures and video are great! Great workmanship great editing. First class all the way.
Linzi Etzion: I CANNOT STOP LOOKING AT THE PICS - THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALLOWING ME TO RELIVE THIS WONDERFUL EVENT THROUGH YOUR CAMERA
Cathy: Hi Jeff I just wanted to drop you a note thanking you for the wonderful photos of my daughter's wedding! You and your staff worked very earnestly during the entire wedding and the photos show the time and attention spent. Additionally, thank you for getting us the the proofs and USB the day before Christmas, so we could share them with family and friends was wonderful. A great holiday gift! We appreciated your quick turnaround. If any prospective clients would like to speak to me regarding Jeff Kolodny Photography please do not hesitate to call. Thank you again for your professionalism and creativity in making my daughter's wedding day memories a joyous one. Have a Great New Year! Regards to Robin. Cathy
Kerline Docteur - Joie De Vie Weddings & Event:
Jeff- I did not expect anything less from you! This was the first time I had the pleasure of working with you and I would gladly recommend you to ANY and EVERY client I have. From the first appointment with my client, I could see the passion you have for your craft and your willingness to ensure that their every need would be met. They knew you were the one to capture their important day. As an Event Consultant my goal is to bring together the best set of vendors for my clients -- you are one of S. Florida's best kept secrets. Thank you for your professionalism and for helping to capture the details of Jessica & Asia's wedding.
Angela Moses: Wow! Great images, it's going to be a lot of work picking the album pictures. Especially when the subjects are is so pretty! It freaks me out how fast our kids are growing up! LOL
Fiona: You are truly an amazing photographer to have for our wedding. Not only were you and your other photographer professional but everyone was fun and brought the best in the pictures. I'm happy that you researched the whole hotel prior to ever meeting us.The fact that you had shot mapped out all the shots and knew exactly what shots were needed in order to produce the best product for us. Your staff worked with everyone individually and as a group and perfectly calibrated the mood of the crowd and what images would truly capture those moments. From the ceremony to the reception, I was happy to see you and Albert taking all the perfect shots but were so unobtrusive you were not even aware pictures were being taken. After all the festivities are over, the pictures and memories are the best way to relive those feelings of happiness. Your photos and body of work captured those feelings perfectly, and we are so overjoyed with the outcome. Thank you, Fiona & Aaron
Amy Palma: How Beautiful! Your photos are not only stunning but you capture the emotions and feelings of the bride and groom. I feel like I am there looking at the pictures. You're the bomb! XO Amy Palma www.sobemakeupstudio.com - Jeff: Thank you Amy. You when it comes to makeup artists, you are the bomb!!!
Molly: Jeff and Robin I just wanted to let you know that I received my album today and it is absolutely gorgeous. VERY impressed. High quality and SOOOOO beautiful. It captures my day just perfectly. THANK YOU!! Molly
Tricia Taylor: Uwe and I had such an incredibly great time at the wedding. These photos really do justice to this very special and beautiful event. They are amazing! Jump around!!!
Julie Davis: We LOVE our photos from the candid shots to the beautifully coordinated ones. You are such a talented photographer, and I'm so glad you were able to capture ALL of the special moments from our wedding. Can we do it again?!
Yocasta & Jason: Jeff the wedding was out of this world and you were silently there capturing it all!! What an amazing gift you have. So many are my favorites but I love the ring shot the most! Thank you…
Amy: Jeff, You have honestly captured all of our wedding in these incredible photos. You completely delivered on our vision and we couldn't be happier with the outcome. Thank you for being such an amazing photographer and for being so easy to work with. -Amy and Jeremy
We have been looking at your photos and selecting the ones we want to include in our album. Selecting our pictures has proven to be even more difficult than we expected. The pictures are simply phenomenal; you managed to capture so many incredible emotions in them that made it possible for us to re-live in detail how we felt through our magical day. We are very glad that we had the pleasure of having you photograph our wedding, because those captured feelings will most certainly be a great treasure for all of us for the rest of our lives. We have to admit that because our first photo shoot was before the church ceremony, we were afraid it was going to add even more stress to an already stressful day, however, you made it so relaxed and enjoyable that the magic started not when we entered the church, but when we saw each other for the first time during your photo shoot. We had so many great recommendations about your work, hence us contacting you before we even had a definite date or venue, and we are very glad we did so. We look forward to using you again in the future. Your patience, professionalism, creativity, and charisma, make your work a definite must for anyone looking for the best photography.
Mariela and Patrick
P.S. Thank you Robin for all your help as well, and we are in the process of choosing the photos, will let u know as soon as we are able to decide :) and look forward to meeting you when we go to pick up the prints.
Neha: Hi Jeff, These are fabulous! We LOVE them! You really did a fantastic job - I can honestly say that there isn't one picture among them that I do not like! Thank you so much! And I can't wait to have you photograph our wedding!!! ~Neha
Tom Trainor: Jeff, Your work is AMAZING!!! I really enjoyed working with you for Leyla and Hossein's wedding last weekend. I can't wait to see the photographs. If you need anything at all from me don't hesitate to ask.
Jamie Lipman: Jeff- you captured every single moment and your pictures tell the full story. Trust me I know. I spent a full morning sifting through the stacks of them! I love Alyssa and Josh!
Suzette Slippoy: Hey Jeff & Robin, It's Suzette Slippoy from New York! Hope all is well. Matt and I love the wedding album. It came out beautiful, the cover, the pictures, everything. We love what you guys did on each page. I have never seen a wedding album like this before. Thank you so much. We really appreciate everything that you guys have done. I would also like to thank Albert for taking such beautiful pictures at the wedding. It was such a pleasure working with all of you. Best regards, Suzette
Amanda: Thank you so much Jeff, your creativity and skill are superb!!! You are truly in a class all of your own and because of you we can carry with us the beautiful memories of our wedding.
Bacio Bacio Bridal: Jeff, It's hard to find the words to describe your work - stunninng! Each time I see a shoot, you show something different. Your photos show emotion, you SEE love. Not easy to do! Lenyce B
Lisa Benedict: The pictures our great!!! We love them and we loved working with Jeff....his creativity is unmatched. He really captured all of the moments perfectly from the service all the way through to the party. Nothing was missed!!!Thanks again!!!
Tracy: Your work is absolutely delightful! I Love the texture of the palms above the bride and groom in the B&W photograph. Best, Tracy
Shawndell (the bride): Jeff, I can't even express in words how thankful we are that you were our photographer at our wedding. The photos are beautiful. You were a pleasure to work with. John and I were blessed to have worked with the A-team! Yourself, Guerdy, Inessa, Tiffany, Amy and Rev. Kralik are truly top notch. Many thanks to you for capturing our excitement and our happiness. I hope you had a great vacation! Big hug - Shawndell
Angela Nuran: Love these, Jeff! The framing, the way you capture your subjects and surround them with with architectural, natural or other elements that make the images so much more than photographs. I'm particularly fond of the arches with the fountain in the background. Gorgeous as always!
WE LOVE OUR ALBUM! Robin , we LOVE our album! We were so excited to receive it in the mail today and we are very impressed with the quality. We can't wait to share it with family and friends.
Please let Jeff know how grateful we are for all the hard work and talent put into this.
Many thanks to you both!
Dawn & Albert
OH MY GOSH! I absolutely LOVE the pictures!!! Oh my gosh, there are so many, you’ve captured EVERY single moment, Jeff! It’s amazing. They’re beyond beautiful!!!
It’s difficult to express how “over the top “grateful (and ecstatic!) I am with the work you’ve done!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
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Hope you’re doing well. Our beach portrait pictures came out beautiful! Such a great way to commemorate my 65th birthday!
Thanks you for being out family photographer.
Barbara, P.S. please say hello to your wife!