About me

I am an artist at heart. I have painted, designed exclusive garments and as a natural extension of my gift I started expressing myself through photography - many say it is painting with light. I have been photographing for many years now and am delighted to have had my work judged and recognised as high-quality by the photographic community.
I am passionate about photographing weddings. I will capture the complete day for you; the emotions, dresses, flowers, tables, family, friends and decorations.
My style is both creative and illustrative - placing you in settings of interesting composition while making use of unique, unusual lighting and angles, produces a fashionable and artistic image - standing out from the ordinary.
My flair and work ethics has allowed me to continue working with the most fantastic couples, who have come to trust me in providing unique images as well as building a relationship exemplifying the finest teamwork on your wedding day.
I take your wedding very seriously and am truly honoured and privileged to be invited to photograph it for you.
Jean

Testimonials

We were very fortunate to have both Jean and Geoff Garrett photographing our big day. As Photographers they are world class, as people they are just lovely…they made us feel so comfortable in front of the lens. It was a pleasure to have them capture our big day. The end result is wonderful, the photos are fabulous. They have a flair for capturing the mood of the day and all the goings on. Our photos were the perfect companions to our happy memories. We will cherish them for the rest of our lives.
So we are back from our wonderful trip now and back to work all too soon, but the wonderful part of it all is that we now have so many fantastic memories that you have captured of our day, that will stay with us forever. Jean we can't thank you enough for making our day even more special than we could have imagined. Your warmth, your attention to detail and your professionalism allowed us to enjoy every minute of the day with our family and friends and we could not be happier with the result. Some of our family enjoyed the day so much, one couple are thinking of getting married there next year, so rest assured you'll b the first person's details I give them should they go ahead with it!
Your wedding day is supposed to be like a dream come true. Well ours was like a beautiful dream and that dream was captured by the most lovely and talented photographer Jean!! Her husband also took pictures and both of them were kind, gracious, professional and they made our experience even more amazing!! They don't impose on your intimate experience and yet they grace your day with their presence. The pictures were amazing and breath-taking, documenting our experience from the preparation (hair and makeup) to the actual wedding and later some beautiful places on the beach, photographs of the sunset and of the hotel setting. Everyone who saw the pictures also saw the powerful emotions that were captured and it gave them a feeling that they were there with us. None of the photographs were staged, just natural and beautiful. We didn't pose for the pictures, we were just enjoying our heavenly day. The wedding day went by so fast and we felt like we were walking on air, that is why the pictures were even more valuable, as we noticed the details that we didn't even see before. I cannot imagine having anyone else taking pictures on our special day and I am very thankful that we found you! The memories will be with us forever and I wish you and your husband all the best and I sincerely hope that we will meet again in the future!
Just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU for our gorgeous wedding album. We were very impressed with it, even the smallest details like the nice little bag you gave it to us in. Thanks for all your hard word and your attention to details. I am going to use one of your lovely montages for our thank you cards.
Thank you again for making our special day even more special. We are very proud of our pictures and everybody wants to know who has taken them.
We just wanted to say a "huge" thankyou once again firstly for fitting in our wedding and also for taking some of the most wonderful pictures of our special day. You really did a fantastic job. We love the albums very much and the the CD is great. We really do appreciate all of your efforts and we will certainly be recommending you to anyone we can in the future. I plan to go onto "trip advisor.com" and do a write up on our wedding which will therefore include your services of course.
We just want to thank you for the most beautiful wedding photos ever. We know you must have struggled to get the perfect shots but you did. You and your husband are true professionals. I forgot to inform you that we were difficult to photograph…..very shy people. The one photo is prettier than the next. You won’t believe this but we gave in the cd, to have every single one printed, absolutely worth it. Thank you for the photo’s with my dad they are absolutely stunning and just in time. My dad is very sick and is on his way to Hospital with his heart, blocked veins, luckily they realized it in time and we believe he is going to be okay. Sometimes it doesn’t even help to be fit and to live healthy. Thank you so much for everything. We wish you and your husband to have lots of happiness, good health and wealth. God bless. Till we meet again.
We are very happy with the pictures & have been getting rave reviews. Just to let you know Sigita will be putting a few of them on her photography website but we will be sure to credit you on those pictures & add your website address to those pics so that people who are interested will be able to find you.
Jean was a pleasure to deal with - she produced some fantastic photography and was totally unobtrusive on our day, we barely noticed her there. We were pleased with her more 'reportage' style and she managed to capture the true spirit of day.
The photo album that you gave us is absolutely fantastic. We were blown away by it I have to say. Everyone who has seen it has been astounded and lots of them have said that it is the BEST wedding album that they have EVER seen :) Well done you :)
How can we possibly express our sincere gratitude to you and Geoff? We have been totally blown away by your warmth and absolute professionalism.
I knew on the day that we had made the right choice because you were so warm yet unobtrusive and you did your bit so effortlessly! Still, nothing could ever have prepeared us for the end product. I could not have dreamed that anyone could tell the story of our special day in series of photographs. You managed to create som much more than a collection of pictures - you have been blessed with a talent which almost magically allowed you to capture the mood, the feelings and the joy which we will now be able to treasure for many years to come. Everyone (without exception!) has commented that ours is the most beautiful collection of wedding photos that they have ever seen. And the fact that you could deliver it in a few days in unprecedented. if work is love made visible, then you clearly must love what you do.
We are eternally grateful to you both and wish you every success in the future.

Warmest regards,
Maurice & Gabi.
I hope you are well and not working too hard, Ross and I made it home safe and well to a freezing cold Scotland... althought it was the best couple of hours on a flight ever looking through the most beautiful album you put together for us.
This is part of the reason I am sending you an e-mail. Ross and I cannot put into words how grateful and thankful we are, not only of our amazing album but also for all the pictures on the disks, we can not stop looking at them and we know they will be enjoyed for generations to come. I remember reading on your website all those months ago about how you like to capture the emotions of the day and when we look through our album we both get lumps in our throat as you tell the story in pictures, poor wee Karen starts sobbing all over again!!!
We can hardly remember any of the pictures being taken on the day which is part of the reason we love them all so much, you are a true professional at what you do and an unbelievably talented photographer and artist. Our family and friends have been stunned by the quality of our album and how it has been put together and there have been too many "oh and ah's" over the pictures to even remember, my best friend even said she liked it better than her own wedding album!?!
We have not even shared all your work with anyone, our friends and family have only seen our album as our coffee table books are a surprise gift for our parents so we don't want to ruin the surprise although we are looking forward to seeing your work on these as I can only imagine how good they will be based on our album:-)
Thanks again for everything Jean, you MUST continue to capture wedding days and bring the same joy to other couples that you did to Ross and I, you truly have a very special talent.

Love
Ross and Julie x
We received the Coffee Table Book yesterday. It isn't a Coffee Book but a piece of ART.
You made us so beautiful, thanks thanks thanks. Our pictures in the painting, amazing!
Thank you very much!
Big kiss from
Bart & Claudia
Oh My God !!!!!! I JUST LOVE THEM !!!!!! YOU ARE SO TALENTED !!!! As you can probably work out already that our books have arrived, they came yesterday but I was away for the night with work and would not let poor Ross open them until I got home !!! Thank you so much Jean, they are even better than I could ever have imagined, the pictures and the effects you have used are totally amazing and they really do tell you the whole story of our day. I don't know how you could have possibly known but the picture you used on the box and the cover is my favourite, we have even had this one turned into a canvas for our sitting room wall, so you can imagine my face when I opened the box ! We really do just love everything about them, you really are so talented the way you are able to put them all together. We can't wait to give them to our parents at the weekend and share them with our friends and family, wee Karen is on her way to our house just now as she just can't wait to see them. I know I have said it before but we feel so blessed that you were able to capture our big day ! The end results of our album and now our books are so much more than we could ever have hoped for and in the future when the memories start to fade a little, Ross and I will always be able to look at your work and remember just how special our Big Day was - We will forever be grateful to you for that ! Take care & please stay in touch, and keep uploading your amazing pictures onto FB x Take Care

Ross & Julie x
Today Sebastiaan and I celebrate our two week aniversary! :) It still seems like a dream, but when we look at the photo's we know that the wedding was real. Everybody loves the photobook, some people say that they have never seen such beautiful pictures before and my grandparents think we are moviestars! We are so proud and want to thank you and your husband very very much!! You have done a fantastic job! Thank you.
With kind regards,
Sebastiaan and Kelly
Ross & Julie x
At first we would like to thank you for the key chain with the wedding pictures - we look at it every day. Everybody at home were really amazed with the pictures you took. Our friends were so impressed with Mauritius and your work that they are all interested to get married there. If so, they said it will be our job to contact you :)
Thank you again for everything... it was a special day for us, and you only made it better and more memorable...
With Love
Saša & Domen
Just wanted to send another big thankyou your way for the photo's, they are amazing and so very special to us. You were exceptional on the day, so easy to be around and capturing such special and fine moments. The response we have had to the pictures from family and friends has been overwhelming! Many saying that they are the nicest wedding photo's they have ever seen. We really can't thank you enough, it was lovely to meet you. Thank you.
Love
Zoe, Mark & Emma
Tanny and I would like to say a huge THANK YOU once again. We only had a sneaky peak at a couple of the pictures when we met with Geoff and I must say, we were so excited and it was very had to have to wait to see the rest later on - Jean, we are so so pleased with the album and the CD pictures! You captured everything in the day that we wanted and you have done an awesome job putting together the album, they really are just lovely! Some family and friends have seen the pictures and they were speachless... especially my sister who just sat there with her mouth open lol...
It was nice meeting both you and Geoff and it truly was a pleasure having you photograph our wedding day. You are a gifted woman and appreciate you taking the time to look after us and prepare our final product.
God Bless You,
Love Mr & Mrs Fernandesz
Hi Jean
I hope you are well !
We just want to thank you again for our amazing photos.! We arrived home on Wednesday and celebrated with over 100 of our friends and family at our party at a local hotel on Friday night where we showed your photos on a large screen. Everyone thought they were amazing and some were even in tears (happy tears !) as you have captured so much emotion in each and every photograph.
I have lost count of the number of times I've looked at our album !
We have such wonderful memories of our amazing holiday and wedding that will stay with us forever and we will definitely be returning to this beautiful island !
Wishing you all the best
Our kindest regards
Cathy and Rob xx
My husband and I just got back from beautiful Mauritius where jean shared in our wonderful day by being our wedding photographer.....what can i say about this lady other than AMAZING! I did a lot of research before choosing who we would would like to produce fantastic memories of our big day & i'm so glad we chose jean, she was like one of the family. She was friendly, polite, professional & allowed each romantic moment to flow naturally whilst capturing it all on lens without us even knowing she was there! We spoke to another wedding couple who got married the day before us, who had used the hotels own photographer ( we married at Shandrani - so you can work out who that was without us pointing fingers)and they were left most upset by his behaviour, interrupting their magic moments in order to stage pictures,the brides mother even ended up telling him to leave! However I cannot express how wonderful jean helped make our day, by not only due to her beautiful soul but also through the beautiful pictures she helped create. The album itself was lovely & the attention to detail second to none.
Thank you again Jean for helping us relive our memories each time we view our pictures but also thank you for being you! xxx

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