Ed Jay is an outstanding photographer who engages his subjects with a warm and dignified manner, obtaining superior results. As a company representative, Edís urbane and professional style rewards the public Ė
and us Ė at every interface. We are extremely pleased to recommend the talented Mr. Jay
-Christopher Weills,Publisher,Ultimate Sports Guide (2013)
Your hard work and dedication behind the camera and on the track have captured our hearts and souls, our pain and laughter, our defeats and triumphs. We love you for you, for what you bring to our team. You bring something unexplainable yet worth more than a thousand words; it has left us speechless. Thank you for the love and support you have given us. -The Distance Team, 2008
Ed Jay's sports photos are an intimate photographic journey into the athlete's psyche -- capturing the grit, grace, determination, agony, elation and camaraderie of the athletes.
-Julie Hamilton, President, Luna Packaging, LLC
Your photos are magnificent. And they are only matched by your kindness and enthusiasm. Thank you so much for all of the joy you have brought to us. -Elizabeth Milnes
Ed Jay has been a tireless volunteer and supporter of Alameda High athletics and the principal contributing photographer for the school's athletic programs for years. Whether team photos or action shots, Ed's high-quality photographs are always highly anticipated by our fans, parents and especially the athletes. Ed is a pleasure to work with and always seems to bring out the best in his subjects.
Director of Communications, Alameda High Boosters
It was a real pleasure working with Ed Jay for a recent event that I sponsored at UCSF Weill Neuroscience Institute. Ed was indeed professional . He has excellent equipment and is a great photographer. He was able to capture the most memorable images of the event in a discretionary manner. He engaged marvellously with all the attendees and made each and everyone of them feel at ease which resulted in genuine expressions. He knew how to cover the event with minimal guidance and went out of his way to accommodate special requests. Ed was most efficient in hosting the images on his website for guests to view. Should you have a special upcoming important event I would not hesitate to refer him to my family members , friends, or business associates. His turnaround time for the final production was very prompt . Overall we were most happy with his work and enjoyed working with him. - Margaret Liu Collins, April 2022
It was a pleasure working with Ed at our last fashion show event. He is professional and efficient, has a positive attitude, and was great at problem solving on the fly to take advantage of both natural and artificial lighting to create great event photography. Ed's images from the event were beautiful and promptly uploaded online for our guests to view and download. I highly recommend him and look forward to our next event working together! -
Evaro Italia, fashion designer, April 2022
Thank you for Ed Jay's incredible photos from the BASHOF Class of 2021 Enshrinement at Oracle. Number 97, the great Bryant Young, looks game-ready! Great pix of all the classy people in their sartorial splendor who donated their time and energy to present a terrific event and who have helped make the Bay Area The World-Class Center for Sports which it has become. And of course, la creme de la creme of our Athletes. BASHOF - keep rockin' it! - Jerry Monkman South San Francisco, October 2021
Iíve known Ed Jay for awhile now since my time working at Harbor Bay Club. I was looking for a photographer who was local to Alameda since I was getting married at the Alameda Elks Lodge. I had always loved looking through Edís photos of the Raiders and fans. That is why is I knew I was choosing the right photographer for our wedding. He took the candid shots of my family and friends. The shots really showed how much I love my husband and family. I loved all the photos he took but the best one was of my mom, dad and I together. - Jennifer Kennedy, Sept. 2021
Ed Jay was the photographer for our 3-day high school 50th Reunion in September, 2021. I have never worked with any photographer who was so professional and created such outstanding photos!
From first contact through the very last detail Ed was pleasant, knowledgeable, timely, and a complete team player. His fee schedule was reasonable and worth every cent. Several attendees have told me that his ability to capture the essence of people and events was outstanding. I cannot recommend Ed Jay enough!
It is always a pleasure to work with Ed Jay Photography. His team is great with communication, punctuality and professionalism! Whether you are booking him as a runway fashion photgrapher or as a wedding photographer, Ed Jay always provides outstanding photos! - Jessy Fisher, April 2021
Ed Jay was just magnificent to work with! He was our wedding photographer for our "Covid wedding". We were lucky enough he was free, considering we planned this in a matter of three weeks.
Since it was a super small wedding, he managed all the photos by himself and had so many excellent suggestions for great pictures. Whether it was pictures from our home to the venue, his creativity just came alive as soon as he area. We let him be creative and do his own thing. And when we looked at the photos afterwards, we were surprised with how many and the quality of the photos. Would definitely use Ed for future events, along with suggesting him for others. - Nathalie and Adam, Sept. 2020
All the years I have been in show business I've not seen myself in such an action moving way. I love your clever camera work. I admire you! - Coby Yee, legendary exotic dancer (1940s-present)
Your photographs on the web site were nothing short of amazing. You captured the spirit of that entire event, start to finish, with great skill, artistry and grace. - Steve Rubenstein, San Francisco Chronicle
These photos are wonderful! Thank you so much for all of your work. You really did capture the night! - Jackie Jenks, Executive Director Central City Hospitality House
The photographs you gave me are perfect!!! Thank you so much!!! You captured all the moments. I will always treasure the images of everyone there, the gallery exhibits and the models. Very very happy!!! Thank You. Love to you- Colleen Quen, June 2014
Ed has been photographing amazing images at Churchill Club events since 2010. Ed is a major talent, a pleasure to work with, and we value our partnership with him.Ė Karen Tucker, CEO, Churchill Club
Ed ,THANK YOU SO MUCH for taking pictures at Flo's Closet!!!!...YOU added so much FUN and GLAMOUR to the event!....i really can't thank you enough......i hope that you could sense the true gift that you gave the guests and the true GIFT THAT YOU ARE!!! xoxoxo!! flo-2012
Ed has succeeded in the near-impossible: capturing flattering images of a rock band made up of middle-aged men.
He has a great shooter's eye and you won't find a nicer guy with whom to trust your images.
Stan Bunger, Morning Anchor, KCBS Radio
Ed's live shots of my concerts have been such a treasure in capturing the spirit of the performances. They're crisp and clean and I'm so grateful to have them to use on my web site and marketing materials! -Natasha Miller, Jazz Vocalist
Someone told me that the family group shot that Ed took of me and my ten brothers and sisters should be bronzed and hung in the Smithsonian. This is true. The picture is epic. Major themes of our family shine through, such as tradition, strength, pride and a story on every face. Ed is phenomenal at capturing the color of mood and shape of emotion. - Vida Felsenfeld
Ed is the headshot whisperer. I look professional, not plastic! His shots are eye catching & intriguing and isn't that what you want in a good photo? - Holly Quan, Sept. 2021.
Ed not only does great with sports photography and model portfolio, he can handle the toughest assignments--4 year olds! Ed's versatility can handle any shoot and does the most fabulous job doing so! Every photo Ed took of Juliette was excellent and Juliette had the most fun time with Ed. Willa Leong May 2021
It was so great spending time in Chinatown with old friends and new.
I'm happy these pictures came out great. You are the pro !!!
-Irene Tsu, actress and model since 1960. December 2020
We have worked with various photographers for our headshot needs and we can honestly say that Ed Jay knows how to bring the best out of people. We were so happy with the photos he took for our marketing materials as he captured our personalities. It was hard to pick our final on es =) We will definitely ask Ed to take our photos again!! - The Police Credit Union August 2020
Ed and Karen were so professional and fun. He created a draft of the different poses and scenes we would use and, made sure everything was perfect!! There was fun, laughter and most of all memorable and precious moments. My family and I are very pleased with the outcome! I will use Ed for our future special occasions because his energy, patience, knowledge, and kindness made our day more special than what we had expected. - Mona Love July 2020.
I absolutely love my images!! Ed far exceeded my expectations. I only wish I found him years ago! Ed helped me overcome my usual photoshoot discomfort to capture my best relaxed images.- Beth Darnall, PhD, January 2020.
I just want to say thank you to Ed! Being a field photographer at the Raiders, heís taken numerous pictures of my husband in his Raider gear, so I reached out to him to take pictures for our newborn. Ed was professional, and patient, as itís not easy to shoot a newborn. The timing has to be right, as there is lots of crying and moving involved. Ed traveled to our home, equipment and all. Spent hours making sure we got the perfect shot, something I value immensely. I would recommend Ed for all of your photography needs! Heís our go to person now! Thanks Ed!-Erica Ortiz, November 2018
Thank you Ed!! You played a huge part in my success and my journey thank you so much for making time for me.- Eva Castillo, June 2014
Ed Jay shoots pictures with state of the art equipment, and with his heart. From action photography to portraits...Ed has captured my family. Want proof? Our house is a gallery of framed Ed Jay photos.-Mary Windishar Nickell, Windishar Communications.
Ed has given so much to the community. His gift is the lasting record of the joys, friendships, achievements and experiences of our lives.-Dana Bailey
You've been an enormous part of my past four years, and more supportive than you could ever imagine. You're one of my greatest heroes and a wonderful friend.-Ellie Suderman-Talco
It is a well deserved recognition for an outstanding photographer and more importantly a wonderful person. You are such a caring person who genuinely makes everyone feel special and shares in their successes.-Janice Lindstedt