"Words cannot express how impresed we are with your photography. Not a day goes by without someone raving about our pictures on your website. Your creativity and artisitc ability cannot be found anywhere else and we will be sure to recommend you to our friends and family."

- Lauren & Michael

"Thank you so much for making our day so beautiful. We have so many beautiful photographs that we will cherish for a lifetime. Every photo has captured a memory that is unforgettable and it's all thanks to you, Jim, and your amazing staff! We are so pleased with you, all of the photos & your professionalism. You made us so comfortable & we could tell right from the get-go you were a perfect fit for us! Your love for downtown Buffalo & your work shows through your pictures! Thank you so much & hope to work together again in the future!"

- Kristin & Brian

"We wanted to thank you again for taking absolutely beautiful photos at our wedding. We couldn't be happier! Not only are you a great photographer, but you were great to work with as well. We both felt very relaxed and comfortable with you and we think the photos reflect that. We're still working on our 'favorites' - there are so many wonderful ones to choose from! Thank you again for capturing our special day - and for bringing to life the moments we forgot about or didn't even know happened!"

- Leanne & Brian

"We can't begin to thank you enough for capturing so many perfect moments from our perfect day. You were more than a pleasure to work with & provided us with ways to keep those moments fresh forever. Hope to see you again in the future & wish you the best professionally & personally. You're awesome!"

- Matt & Pam

“Artistic, Professional, a New Friend …the words that come to mind when working with Jim. Our experience with Jim from beginning to end was nothing but the best! Our son’s Bar Mitzvah was a very important day for the Strauss family and we wanted to capture every special moment of the day. We were nervous for Jake since it is a day with much responsibility…Jim put us all at ease. We are thrilled with the photographs and used our family photograph for our holiday card…we had so many compliments! Jim is a true professional and sees beauty and photography opportunities in ways most of us never will. We highly recommend Jim Cookfair and look forward to him working with us for our daughter’s Bat Mitzvah and in the future!”

- Christine Strauss

“We couldn't have been more pleased with Jim Cookfair as our wedding photographer! He was referred to us by friends of ours who also used him for their wedding and highly recommended him. It's such a big decision picking out a photographer, someone that will basically be your memory maker for one of the most (hopefully) magical days of your life. Jim was so friendly, we immediately felt a connection to him the first time we met. After looking over some of his work, we decided that day that he was the photographer for us. He also did our engagement photos, which turned out fantastic. We would recommend Jim/New York West Photography to anyone. He was extremely professional and you hardly even knew he was at the event, yet he somehow captured every moment we could have asked for. All of our family and friends at the wedding commented on what a great job he did. We will continue to use New York West Photography and can't speak highly enough of Jim and the amazing memories he created for us to keep forever!”

- Cathy and Chris

“Jim was our wedding photographer, and I could not give him a better recommendation! He did a great job. He got so many great shots without needing to interrupt or get in the way of the wedding proceedings at all. Highest praise for Jim, a great wedding photographer and a fun guy you’d want to have at your special event to boot!”

- Adrienne & Matt

“We are writing this note in order to highly recommend the services of Jim Cookfair for wedding photography. My husband and I were married on June 21, 2008 and hired Jim for a full day of services. We were extremely selective with whom we chose to document this very important day. To us, as a couple, we knew that the experience of the whole day would pass by so quickly and unfortunately our window to the day's events would be through a narrow window. We wanted someone who could not only document our joy of this amazing day, but also allow us to see those special moments that occurred when we weren't looking. Jim did such a fantastic job of this. It was not at all in an invasive manner and felt totally natural to my husband and I and more importantly all of our guests. Jim's work is impeccable and he is such a wonderful person to work with as his positive attitude and love for what he does becomes infective to those around him.

Not only were we thoroughly impressed with the ease at which shot our wedding day, and his amazing attention to detail, but working with Jim leading up to and after our wedding has been a pleasure. You receive amazing photographs and absolutely no pressure. There are so many people that come with "strings attached" and this was not the case at all with Jim. What you see is not in fact what you get because you get so much more than what you could wish for. He did not apply any pressure to us in the selection process of our album and has a wonderful vision on who we are and what we were looking for. I am the first of three sisters to get married, and I will be sure that when it is time for the rest of my family to make some choices for their own wedding I would insist on them using Jim. He will forever be an important part of that special day and could not be any better at what he does.

You would be able to consider yourself lucky to choose Jim for your wedding as you will get so much more that you could have ever hoped for...ease, focus, dedication, perfection and joy. He has been a pleasure to work with and I look forward to having the opportunity to do it again some day.”

- Allison and Neill