“Jamaal photographed our November 2017 wedding and let me tell you, he absolutely nailed it! I booked Jamaal over a year before our wedding date. I started searching all DC, Maryland and even Philadelphia wedding photographers at that time and within seconds of viewing Jamaal's online portfolio I knew he was the guy for us. He has an effortless, timeless, natural style that is so beautiful. We only met in person with Jamaal once before our wedding day and he was still able to tap into who we are and captured our wedding day perfectly for us. That is something truly special. He was very professional and a pleasure to work with from the beginning to the end. There are numerous pictures that my husband and I look at and comment how the expressions on our faces are exactly what we see of each other on a daily basis. Very us. Very natural. High recommendations from these newlyweds. Huge thanks to you, Jamaal!”
“Oh my goodness...where do I start? From the initial email I knew that Jamaal was someone that I needed to speak with. It was something about him that only my spirit could identify with, and God is NEVER WRONG. We spoke briefly that same day and my spirit confirmed that HE WAS THE PERSON I WAS SUPPOSED TO WORK WITH. We met prior to the 1st photo shoot and he and my boyfriend hit it off immediately. We're both led by our spirit, and that was another confirmation for me that Jamaal was God sent. Everything thing from planning, my being late due to traffic, and even taking a tad longer than we anticipated for the 1st shoot was handled with professionalism, but more importantly with understanding. His personality is awesome and his skills with his camera is magnificent. I literally started crying when I saw my photos. He captured emotions that I didn't even know I was exhibiting. The photos are absolutely breathtaking and more than I could have ever imagined. Jamaal is a great business person as well. He's not pushy. He's careful yet pleasant. He's fair, honest, and has a work ethic that you only hear about from back in the 60s and 70s. I am HONORED to be working with him and am looking forward to forging a long term business relationship and friendship”
“Jamaal was not only a joy and a pleasure to work with, his pictures were amazing. He was everywhere the night of the event and gave us so many wonderful shots to choose from. He was everything we could have asked for in a photographer: professional, unobtrusive, agreeable and most importantly extremely skilled. He is a talented photographer who worked the room to make sure he got a photo of all the guests and plenty of the guest(s) of honor. Because of Jamaal we have photos that we will look back on in years to come that will remind us of just how special our evening was.”
“Jamaal, is absolutely wonderful!! He was extremely professional, on time, and such a pleasure to work with. Jamaal knew exactly what I wanted and he understood exactly how momentous this occasion was for me. My photos are absolutely gorgeous and will last for a lifetime. He even had additional photos available that were so unexpected and beautiful. Jamaal gets the assignment, and captured moments. Everyone keeps asking me who was the photographer???He is insightful, considerate, smart, and sharp. He gets the energy in the room and everything needed for a wonderful photo shoot. You won't regret hiring Jamaal. I'm hoping to use Jamaal for most of my work if he is available, and he will definitely be the photographer at my future wedding!! Whenever that happens! LOL”
-Dr. LaToria W
“One of the best Photographers the DMV has to offer! We actually came across Jamaal while he was covering my Soror's Wedding in Baltimore this past year! We had been looking for a photographer for the longest time and we were farmiliar with is work, but watching him while he worked is what sealed the deal for us. He floated around the room effortlessly leaving so many smiling faces in his wake, including ours. We didn't even need to see the final photographs, we were already sold(The Photographs were pretty darn awesome too!). We immediately reached out to Jamaal to schedule our engagement shoot and he didn't disappoint! My partner and I were brought to tears by the images. His turnaround is unmatched! (1-2 days). If you're on the fence about booking Jamaal, consider this the push that gets you over the fence. Book him. Now! You will not regret it, we didn't! Not one bit!”
“Jamaal did a phenomenal job covering our event on Capitol Hill this past week. He navigated the chamber with ease, capturing photos of the speakers as well as the various VIP's in attendance. He kept a very low profile and I almost forgot he was there. He was very punctual, professional and very easy to work with. I've received several request from attendee's for this information for their own use. He provided the images earlier than he promised and they were spectacular. Very pleased with the quality of his work and his services and we have booked him for our end of the year summit in Florida.”
“Jamaal Mckenzie is an incredibly skilled and masterful photographer and I cannot recommend him enough for whatever job or position he will be seeking in the future.
Our video team hired Jamaal from July 15th to July 18th to photograph the inaugural FIRST Global Challenge, an international robotics competition that brought teams of high school-aged students from more than 160 countries to Washington, D.C. for the ability to compete against one another and foster meaningful international relationships.
After seeing Jamaal’s online portfolio, we were convinced that he would make a most welcome addition to the team and be able to capture the most important moments of this event with precision and professionalism.
Our work with Jamaal began before the event even started, as he was eager to speak about tactics and our personal photo requests in phone conversations leading up to the event. During the competition, Jamaal took to the tasks with ease, needing little guidance in order to capture the best shots and be as productive as possible. During the times where we needed a photographer to be somewhere quickly and with short notice, Jamaal was always available to be wherever we told him to be.
We were even more impressed upon viewing the photographs of the event. Jamaal expertly captured the young competitors in their best moments on and off the playing field, showing their determined and focused sides, as well as their excited and fun ones.
Jamaal is a most wonderful photographer who is ready and willing to take on any challenge. He is adaptive, quick on his feet, and a skilled artist. I offer you my highest recommendations and hope that this letter will do him well in his endeavors.”
-Joe Sestak; F1RST Global
“Customer service was exceptional!! While taking my son’s senior pictures we ran into a bit of a problem (outside of Jamaal’s control). We proceeded to take the pictures and hoped for the best. I spoke to Jamaal a couple days later about being disheartened with not getting some of the shots we hoped for. Before I could finish my thought Jamaal asked if we could get together again and take more pictures. He spent the time to make sure we were happy! We met again and took pictures that were simply INCREDIBLE! We thank you Jamaal for making these very important pictures even better than we imagined!”
“Top notch professional!! We had such a fun time working with Jamaal during our maternity shoot and look forward to working with him in the future!”
“AMAZING! That is how we would describe Jamaal's work! From the first consultation, he was very flexible and responsive to putting together a package that fit our needs. His sense of professionalism, yet amicable personality made it very comfortable to work with Jamaal. While taking the pics, he allowed us to just be ourselves, catching many candid shots so the photoshoot felt natural. He made us feel very comfortable throughout all the shoots we did. His finished products are stunning, not to mention he turns it around super fast!! From the 1st consultation all the way to the wedding day, he was always quick to respond and punctual to everything (true story: he showed up like 3hrs before so he could scope spots for our engagement shoot). We will surely use Visuals by J. McKenzie for any other future photography needs!! Thanks Jamaal!!!”
-Damany & Ruth
“Jamaal photographed NABA’s Easterm Region Student Confermece in Notfolk, VA. He was very professional and offered prompt communication throughout the pre-planning and onsite process. The photos really captured the spirit of the conference and we hope to work with him again!”
- LaTanya C; National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
“I can't say enough about how pleased we are with Jamaal's work! He was kind, personable, and easy to work with. The photos he took are STUNNING. They are just simply amazing. We had a small intimate wedding and he was just perfect through every step. He has an eye for putting together an amazing photo. I HIGHLY recommend hiring Jamaal to capture your special moment.”
-Shayla & Oliver