Wedding Photographer Reviews and Testimonials
One way to get a feel for a photographer is to read reviews, you can browse our wedding photographer reviews just below. After looking through uncountable photographer websites and looking at hundreds of wedding images how does one start to narrow the search down? We’ve listed some ways to help you, from our view! We have been in the wedding business for over a decade now, so we try to impart as much wedding knowledge to our potential and existing clients as possible to make their wedding planning as successful as possible! After 10 years in weddings we definitely have some insight as to what works & what doesn’t, and extremely valuable tips and suggestions that most couples don’t fully understand until after their wedding day.
1. View Full Wedding Galleries!
While looking thru websites and blogs you have seen lots of images and probably thought to yourself, wow! If my wedding was over and done and those were my wedding images I would be a happy camper. Especially if you have been stalking the popular national blogs that feature the cutting edge work of the nation’s best. You’ve also dug deeper into a handful of favorites that you have already selected from an initial search in your area, checked out their portfolios and a few pages of their blogs. Some may have featured weddings. They ALL look good, now what? Help!
The next step is to dig a little deeper into their work, and the perfect way to do this is to ask for a couple of full wedding galleries. Why? This will let you see the entire wedding day and how they shot it. It will give you a better feel of their eye & angles, their favorite lenses and looks. Why is this important? It’s important because the handful of images on the home page of a photographer’s website are no doubt highly retouched. Even their 50-100 images from a selected wedding on a blog have had “work done”. You need to see what your other 1400 shots will look like. Are they a “blend” of styles like the photographer advertised style? Are they mostly unique shots or sets of 30/50/70 of the exact same “pose”? Viewing a full wedding just smart. I have always joked to friends and wedding professionals that my grandma can take great candid shots, and it’s true!! But what about the rest of the wedding?
2. The Consultation!
This may also sound like common sense, but you absolutely must have some face time with your photog. Even if it’s on Skype. Phone consultations are great for an initial round of questions… budget, availability. But there’s just something about connecting a voice and a face, getting a feel for a couple. We try to get to know couples as much as possible before the wedding day, to the point where we show up to the wedding and it feels like a family bbq! Anyone can photograph people. A great photographer is also a people person.. personable, approachable. If you read reviews about someone who they say feels like an old friend after 10 minutes, chances are you have someone who is going to mesh well with not only you, but your family and guests. For photographers claiming a “candid/photojournalistic” style this is key!! If they are the elephant in the room you are going to have a lot of pictures of backs of heads. Did you have a weird vibe or any moments of awkward silence on the initial phone call? Run away!!!!
Speaking of reviews, the name of this page, another must! Our social networking world has made it very easy to read up and find out what to expect. After receiving a wedding inquiry, our very first step is to have clients visit our blog to see what we do, view a full wedding gallery from the venue if we have shot there before, and read our reviews. Wedding photography reviews can often be one-sided, what I mean by that is… they are all extremely positive. So what are you looking for? You are looking to extract the little tidbits, the gems in between the lines that will only come from a past client. “She helped fix my dress”. “He walked us through how to cut our cake”. “She came early and stayed late just to get shots for the album!” There’s always good info in there, you just have to read through them! Reading out loud is a great trick for digesting information better.
For more wedding photographer info please visit our FAQ page(under construction still), and if you are considering me or Something New Wedding Cinema for your wedding, please continue on below for just a small handful of our reviews! You can also read extensive reviews from past clients HERE!
We had Ron shoot our wedding this past week. We are very pleased with his service. From the first time we contacted him he was nothing short of excellent! After the ceremony we wanted some cool shots around the city but really didn't know where to go, so we had him direct our driver to some really cool places. After that he came and took some photos during dinner. I would recommend Ron to anyone looking for an amazingly talented photographer.
Blended in so well people asked if he was family!
Ron is an amazing photographer. My husband and I are not so great at having our photos taken, but Ron put us both at ease and made us feel so comfortable and made it so much fun. The photos we have seen so far are just beautiful, we can’t wait to see the rest. Ron is so creative, and EVERYONE at the wedding loved him. I would not hesitate to recommend Ron to anyone looking for the most beautiful wedding photos they have ever seen.
Ron was amazing! Extremely receptive and had an awesome eye for great photo ops! Definitely recommend!
Ron is absolutely fantastic. Not only did our engagement and wedding photos turn out gorgeous, but he was a pleasure to work with. He was our most responsive vendor (always emailing back within hours) and he made us really comfortable in front of the camera. I would recommend him to any couple!
Thank You for the Vendor Referrals!
Great guy, great photos, great service! We are very satisfied with Ron and love our wedding pictures. He is very caring and has great style. He was with us from the planning stages until now when we are working on our album. Also has great contacts, we used the lighting guy and videographers he recommended and everything turned out perfectly.
Ron, you are hands down the absolute best person we could have ever had be a part of our wedding day. We cannot thank you enough for completely capturing our personalities, our love, and our joy. You are awesome and thank you for being such a great guy and a lot of fun to hang out with! Hope we get to party with you again soon!
Love, The Bunings
Ron was very nice. Very easy to work with. Ron was on top of it and got right to work from the time he got to our hotel room as the bridesmaids and myself were getting ready. Very easy to work with. Thanks Ron
Captured Who We Are
If I could score him more than 5 stars I absolutely would! Hands down....Ron Miller is the best! I can't even express how happy I am that the responsibility of capturing the beauty of this experience and immortalizing it for us was left in his very capable hands. He was a true pleasure to work with and managed to bring the essence of who we are as a couple to the prints. Having worked with many photographers throughout my professional life, I can honestly say he is the best!
Flexible & Creative
Ron's work is amazing. If you are looking for unique pictures, Ron is the person to go to. He is very professional and is willing to work around your schedule. Not only did we have a good time during the photoshoot, but we also ended up with some beautiful one of a kind shots. Thank you so much Ron. You are a true artist.
Captured Our Entire Family
From the engagement session to our big day- Ron was AMAZING!!! I love his work and he captured such wonderful moments of our wedding. Our e-session was a lot of fun! Our wedding provided a great backdrop for beautiful outdoor shots. He was even great with our nieces and nephews that were hamming it up for the camera and wanted to become photographers for the event too. Thank you Ron for all of your hard work- we have great photos of very happy memories to last a lifetime!