meet your featured photographer
Destination Key Largo Magazine
Your First Key In Paradise Captured by the one and only NKJ. 3rd Year. See us all year here in 2022-2023 Chosen to represent the Florida Keys. Again. For a new year our photography and drone work has been featured by Destination Key Largo magazine. A printed publication by the Key Largo Chamber Of Commerce.
Nada Khalaf - Jones Photo, Film Drone, Skybornvisual Films, Florida Keys Drone Pros.
South Florida & Europe (from whence I hail) based in Key Largo. We offer professional film and photography as well as all the skills of a full scale wedding film, event film and promotional production company.
My modus operandi, or MO, is a bit mountain peakish, a bit jump on any train going anywhere-ish, a bit lost down an alley in Cairo-ish, stuck on a dhow in Oman, flying too fast down a black diamond ski run, sky diving to cure a broken heart, scuba diving to avoid social interaction & talking, world traveling to loose myself so I can find myself. And for the last few decades this wild one becalmed herself and became a Special Needs advocating, mother of four. I am love. I am anger. I am sadness. I am joy. I am like you. I wash dishes and cook food, clean up after other people and pay bills.
I love to make sumptuous romantic crowd pleasing wedding stories, I love to hide in my studio and make perfectly lit product photographs, I love to challenge the lenses with family or business and corporate portraits, run the gamut and keep track of everyone on stage during performances, air shows, intimate private events and stunning Florida Keys and European real estate.
FLORIDA KEYS ELECTRIC COOP - WEBSITE HEADER
LOCAL POWER SUPPORTS LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS.
EM-POWER-MENT AT IT'S BEST.
It's great for the community when the utility company asks a local small business to produce their video & photographic content.
Then they feature this local woman's film, photo, drone on the company website header.
Seen by thousands. It is a sure thing, a community em-power-ment play. Pun intended.
WEDDING VIDEO - IT'S EPIC
photographer. journalist. film maker. poet.
Featured Photographer Nada Khalaf-Jones
'Your First Key In Paradise'
2022 - 2023 Chosen to represent the Florida Keys. Again. For a new year our photography and drone work has been featured by Destination Key Largo magazine. A printed publication by the Key Largo Chamber Of Commerce.
Featured Photographer Nada Khalaf-Jones
'Your First Key In Paradise'
2019 - 2022 Chosen to represent the Florida Keys. For an astounding 3 years our photography and drone work has been featured by Destination Key Largo magazine. A printed publication by the Key Largo Chamber Of Commerce.
The best wedding film I've ever seen
Jenny & Jimmy Sample
We are so grateful to have had you in our lives on the day of our wedding at the Historic Walton House
Rachel & Raphael
These are the most well behaved 'Howl O Ween' Dog stars of this amazing Halloween birthday, dogs, ghoulish cakes photography shoot and film by the talented Nada Khalaf-Jones
The Daily Dog tag
We loved all our vendors, particularly though, we loved the setting at Key largo Lighthouse Beach, and the film? Thanks for making it work last minute. Nada!
Brent & Nicholas
Not only was this a production with complexity at every turn, it was a successfully executed plan, with the results being fabulous. We have watched the film multiple times and we just love it The photographs are fabulous...can;t wait to see you again in a year to film our progress with renovations"
Gerald & Francesca
Kona Kai - Nada Jones Photographer - we loved Nada. She brought it all together for us with a film and photography. And we now gaze upon this photograph printed to fit an entire living room wall at home. A reminder of one of the most precious moments in our lives. Thanks Nada
Kayon Stokes Birthday
where do you work?
Based in Key Largo, we travel to Homestead, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, North Carolina, Vermont, Chicago, London. We add a little into the price for travel.
do you do small weddings?
Yes! We love small weddings. We charge a minimum rate for our services, typically 3 hours. But we are negotiable based on the season. If we are NOT booked there is a chance we can do a discount.
can I have drone?
Yes! we offer drone photo and drone video. We must stress it has to be within the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) licensing and insurance regulations. We can discuss it. But pretty much anything before sunset is great, but over the heads of people flying is not permitted. If they are all in a tent or all wearing hard hats, we are good!!
do you do preparations & the bridesmaid party?
Of course! Who would not do that!! Yes. We do love the prep. We enjoy the transformation of you and your brides maids, groomsmen, family members from pre wedding to fully made up and ready.
what is your style?
Documentary: we can shoot every thing posed and planned. So we don't miss the memory you have in mind. Or any of the shots you hope to see. Journalistic: we can just follow you around and stop you when we know it is going to be a perfect memory. (This is where you may have to trust us a bit) we don't miss a lot. We tend to get the big picture. We feel like we are 360.
how many photos do I get?
You will get 300 to 800 shots depending on the length of your event. Elopements would be shorter so we would send you about 300 shots.
We shoot thousands...but we don't feel like you want to see that many. So we sift through the best ones and keep the rest on a hard drive - if you feel you want to see more of something odds are we have more...
will I get a refund
We don't offer refunds. We would book you, and turn another client away in order to keep your scheduled booking. If there is ever a time where we are able to refund you, we will, but we have never been asked to refund a wedding.
During COVID-19 we postponed them. But we are back on track. So, no refunds.
do you know my wedding venue?
Simply too many locations to list. from the Historic Walton House in Homestead to Schnebly's Winery to Sombrero Beach in Marathon and everywhere in between.
Ask us if we have been to your chosen spot. We've shot wedding video, elopement video, engagement video and real estate video all over this beautiful paradise.
does your work get published?
yes. A big part of our focus after your wedding, elopement, engagement is submitting the photos and video to the online and in print magazines. We love to do this. We always do it, unless you expressly tell us not to.
do you do large weddings?
Yes! We love large weddings. We charge a little more for more than 50 people, but we are happy to quote you based on an hourly rate which is the same no matter what size the wedding is. If it goes over 50 we charge a little extra.
how many photographers?
For small weddings - up t 50 it would be just one of us. We always bring a couple of cameras and sometimes set them up for automatic shots, which captures a lot more. We get the most important angles, on or two...we are professionals.
When the group gets bigger than 50 people, we would bring in a second photographer. And make more magic. And charge more too.
We offer 360 cameras too. It would be stationary and capture everything in timed intervals. Cool to see.
what do you capture??
We capture large guest groups, and in small groups, family, wedding party, the emotion and the joy.
We get the dancing and the cake cutting and the bouquet tossing and the first dances and the honeymooning..we get everything. Unless you prefer we miss something.
how long until I get to see them?
We process fast. We would send you a gallery within 48 hours. Sometimes sooner. It would be a sneak peek. The full gallery would come a few days later. Via download link. You have private access, you can print or not, you get full copyright certificate to print.
will you edit them to look pretty?
Yes! Colour, tone, sharpness, blemishes that CAN be removed with a couple of clicks will be removed if you so desire.
Our biggest love is to take that not quite well lit or not quite straight shot and make it perfection. We love to edit. We DO NOT DO PHOTOSHOP. It is a service we offer. We would go elsewhere to get someone to do the work a graphic artist would do on your photos. We get it. But no swapping heads here. Sorry!
We offer one full edit of the whole gallery. That is what we send you. If you find some you want edited we discuss how long it will take and if there is a further charge.
We charge $75 an hour for editing.
what are your memberships & accolades?
Wedding Chicks Vendor & Certified Wedding Resource since 2018.
2020 - 2021 Featured Photographer on Key Largo Chamber of Commerce's Destination Key Largo Magazine front cover featured photograph, bio, p50
What If We Elope Vendor since 2020
Member of Professional Photographers of America, since 2018.
Key Largo Chamber of Commerce Member since 1999.
Florida Keys Board of Realtors Affiliate Member since 2018.
FAA Part 107 Licensed and Insured Drone Pilot.
The Hartford General & Professional Liability Insurance.
PADI Scuba Instructor sine 1993.
Montessori Diploma in 3-6 & 6-9 Curriculum since 2007.
Ba Degree Honors in Modern Studies in the Humanities from Ulster University in 1992.