Joe Gaudet Photo & Video

Pinellas Park, FL

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

There are many talented photographers and filmmakers, but what I'm told what sets me apart are my people skills. It's not enough to deliver great photographs and videos - it's all about creating an environment for a wonderful shared experience. And I believe that's why people love to work with me. I will always go the extra mile to provide extraordinary customer service from beginning to end, to the couples that hire me. The demands for creative excellence that I place upon myself is probably more than anyone else would expect. It's the ways that I show how much I care about people, always respectful of their needs and those of their families, while doing all that I can to make sure they're having fun on their special day.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I really enjoy creating images - period. But the biggest reason I love that I do is because I get to work with wonderful people all the time, and I feel so very fortunate to be doing what I love.
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Location

Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Background check

Complete

Years in business

17

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

202

Reviews

114 Reviews
  • Chelsea H. Jul 12, 2017
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Joe is great, and really cares about his projects!
  • Melissa K. Jul 10, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Joe was recently our photographer for our wedding. Throughout the whole process he was easy to communicate with, responded quickly and was very professional. The day of the wedding he was on time, very organized and efficient, making what could have been chaos go very smoothly. And the photos? They are absolutely beautiful!! He captured so many special moments. We are so pleased. If I ever need to hire a photographer in the future, I'm calling Joe!
  • Kaichi I. Jun 19, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Joe did a fantastic job at our wedding! He was veery professional and his experience showed! We are so glad we chose him and would suggest his services to anyone!
  • Erica S. May 18, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Joe, I can't thank you enough for capturing my day so beautifully. I feel like I am reliving my wedding day every time I look at the photos. Your experience was refreshing and your photos breathtaking. Joe was a pleasure to work with from the very start. He is attentive to his craft and his customer. We spoke in email, and by phone to get prepared for the type of photos I wanted to get in return. I actually let him know I like candid and artistic photos with some posed shots. These photos could literally become a flip book, recounting nearly every minute of the day. Joe was professional and excited to be at our event. I absolutely loved seeing him light up when he knew he got the perfect shot. The edits of my photos came back very quickly and everyone I have shared them with has commented on what a great photographer I must have had.
  • Ohilda B. May 13, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    We hired Joe Gaudet, through Thumbtack, to photograph our daughter's wedding. It was the best decision when it came to vendors! He spoke to me for almost an hour before hiring, explaining every step of the process with him and answering every question, and I had many! His contract is thorough and detailed, making sure to cover and protect both parties. He traveled over two hours and showed up at the hotel for pre-ceremony pictures, right on time and immediately got to work. He took as many pictures as we requested and then some. Best of all, his pictures were beautiful and the quality was excellent. We HIGHLY recommend Joe Gaudet and will certainly use his services again for any events we have! Thank you again, Joe!!
  • Laurie D. May 3, 2017
    Joseph Gaudet did a wonderful job photographing my wedding. He is creative, meticulous, fun, and very professional. He had a lot to offer, all at a reasonable price. You would be a fool not to choose him. We were very impressed. You will not be disappointed. Also, we received all of our photos in less than a week!
  • Melissa F. Apr 18, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Pick Joe!
    Joe had great ideas for our engagement and family photos. He was very patient with us and our kids. The pictures are amazing and we are happy to say that Joe will also be our photographer for our wedding in Feb. We can't wait! THANK YOU JOE!
  • Alicia G. Apr 14, 2017
    Great Photos!
    Joe did an awesome job shooting our wedding! He listened to my requests, while providing creative ideas for different pictures with the bridal party. He didn't miss a thing and captured everyone's emotions in the photos. He gave us our final photos in less than a week and provided an easy way to access everything. I highly recommend Joe for any wedding!
  • Janna F. Apr 10, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Wedding Photograpger
    Joe was my photographer for my wedding. He was kind, professional, and went above and beyond my expectations. He captures so many unique and beautiful pics and many in the moment pics, I was beyond happy with my results. Many guests complimented him without his knowledge, everyone was aware of the great job he was doing. He had my photos ready before I got back from my honeymoon. The only mistake to be made is not choosing him for your special day.
  • Lura L. Apr 5, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Talented Wedding Photographer
    Joe is excellent. Prior to my big day, he was very easy to work with and responsive. He was unobtrusive while taking photos during the wedding ceremony, quick with photos after the ceremony, and great at the reception. The results are phenomenal. I would hire him again in an instant!
  • Richard A. Apr 4, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Awesome Photographer!
    Joe Gaudet was professional, accommodating and did a fantastic job. We received our photos in a timely manner and the finished photos were spectacular. I would recommend Joe Gaudet Photo & Video to anyone and everyone. He captured the "required" wedding photos and then so much more. He captured the essence of our special day. Thanks so much!
  • Rebecca R. Mar 29, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Phenomenal!
    If I could give 10 stars I would! Joe was absolutely amazing. Patient, professional, artistic, pleasant, the list goes on and on. My wedding DJ destroyed my wedding and I did a lot of crying. But Joe saved it! My photos came out AMAZING! I couldn't be happier if I tried with my photography! EVERYONE and I mean everyone was talking about our photos the next day! Thank you, Joe for everything you did to make our day so memorable and beautiful in these photos! You were wonderful!
  • Melinda F. Mar 25, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Couldn't be more pleased!
    We couldn't be more pleased with the beautiful, beautiful pictures from my daughter's wedding. Before they were even back from their honeymoon, we had digital files of over 600 photos. There were many where my daughter and I both said--"Where was he? We never even saw him taking that shot!" The digital link allowed all of our friends and family to see them and order pictures of themselves. I'm pretty sure he captured every couple/family that was there! Having a destination wedding is hard when you are relying on strangers to give you feedback---we hit a homerun with Joe Gaudet!
  • Claire D. Mar 23, 2017
    Joseph Gaudet - Phenomenal Photograher!!
    "Friends of mine recommended Joe for my wedding day and I have to say, our experience was nothing short of phenomenal! Extremely responsive from the day I asked about his services, until the day of the wedding - professional, courteous, and honestly feel so privileged to have had him taking the pictures for our special day. He took so much time and care with each photo, and they came out spectacular!! I would recommend him for anyone getting married or any other occasion where a photographer is needed, he was the best to work with and our pictures are amazing!!”
  • Maggie M. Mar 13, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Amazing experience
    Joseph really made the experience wonderful. He was so great and made sure each and every shot was meaningful. He took the time to listen to my requests but also had some great ideas that I know will make for some amazing photos!! Can't wait to see them.
  • Nicole S. Mar 8, 2017
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    If you're looking for quality, he's the one
    Joe provided exceptional photography services for our daughter's Quincenera. The portraits he took several weeks before the event surpassed our already high expectations! The day of the event Joe work extremely hard and his dedication did not go unnoticed. Many of the 400 guests, as well as ourselves, commented on his dedication to "capturing the day"and his remarkable attention to detail. Not a moment was missed despite the language barrier between himself and many of our Spanish speaking guests as well as our dj. I could not have asked for more professionalism! The pictures were back in no time, the price was very fair, and he is very easy to work with. The only negative is that he did such great work it made it hard to decide which pictures to frame, I want them all on my wall but only have so much space!
  • Tiffany R. Jan 1, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    HIRE HIM !!!!! Amazing
    Joe was awesome! He was so helpful, he took charge and made sure to get all the right shots, he didn't skip a beat and captured everything! While making sure we were smiling and happy! Truly a great experience and so glad I chose Joe!! Thank you Joe!!!!
  • Mark M. Nov 21, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Excellent Photographer
    He was amazing. His attention to detail was excellent and the amount of shots he took was incredible. Would suggest him to anyone who is getting married. He was perfect for us and knew our wedding venue very well, Paridise Cove. Thanks Joe!
  • Marie P. Nov 20, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Excellent photographer, very friendly and through, loved our wedding photos and the wait time to get them back was very fast. We had our photos back within a few days after the wedding and he captured everything in the photos.
  • Mary B. Nov 16, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Hire him!!!!
    Joe was a real pro! We received many compliments from our guests telling us what a great guy he was and we couldn't agree more. He is so creative and we can't wait to see the pictures he took capturing our celebration.
  • Amy J. Oct 20, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Gorgeous photos!!
    Joe did an amazing job capturing our wedding! we were very pleased with the shots he took and capturing our special day. HIGHLY recommended!!
  • Eric W. Oct 15, 2016
    BEST Wedding Photographer ever!
    Joe Gaudet is brilliant and a true ARTIST! He did a fantastic job with our engagement shoot as well as our wedding photos. He is very talented with capturing the right light and colors in order to deliver the most stunning photos! His passion for his career is quite evident and is reflected in the quality of his work. Joe took the time to listen to our wants/objectives for our wedding photos and tailored his approach accordingly. We received compliments on our photos from all our family and friends. In addition, he was VERY fast with revising/editing of our photos and had them ready for us in no time! We couldn't be more satisfied! We recommend Joe Gaudet to anyone looking for a professional photographer and we will definitely use him again in the future!
  • Stephanie S. Oct 3, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Awesome photographs!
    Joe did an outstanding job! Our photos turned out so beautiful and he was very friendly and professional. We are so glad that we went with Joe for our wedding photography.
  • Bianka B. Sep 28, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    SIMPLY THE BEST!!! TRUST ME!!!!
    Wow!!!!! It's so amazing when you find an honest and tremendous photographer that exemplifies genuine and sincere love for making sure that you have amazing wedding photos. Joe is simply one of a kind. He has shown and expressed so much generosity towards my wife and I. He is exceptional to work with and ideally the best in the business hands down. My wife and I got married at the Powell Crosley Estate this past week and we had a vision of how we wanted our pictures to turn out and Joe, not only brought that into fruiton, but also surpassed our wildest imaginations. He brought extraordinary creativity and structure into each and every photo that he took that we're in awe every time we look at them before bed.  He captured every moment you thought was minor and brought so much life into it. Not only, did Joe guide us in the right direction, but also granted us the wedding of our dreams that are epitomized throughout our wedding photos. I mean 1300 photos tell a wonderful and beautiful journey any day. We can't express how much gratitude and genuine appreciation that we have for him. Pictures that tell so many stories that will last a lifetime. One of top highlights of the entire process was feeling secure with having Joe as our wedding photographer. All in all, PLEASE, trust in this review that there is "NO PHOTOGRAPHER" better than Joe Gaudet Photography & Video. Absolutely NO complaints on our end whatsoever. Please chose wisely when it comes to your special day. Chose Joe Gaudet.
  • Jennifer B. Aug 11, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    My husband (it is still so funny to say that :) ) and I absolutely LOVE Joe! We are so happy we found him for our wedding. He is so great to work with and takes the most beautiful photos! He will go above and beyond to get the perfect shot. When I was looking for a photographer I knew I wanted someone with experience, who listened and who cared. Joe was 110% that person. If you ever have any questions or if you have any ideas Joe responds immediately and listens to you. When we were first picking a photographer Joe spoke with me on the phone for a good hour just going over everything and answering any questions or concerns I had. You can tell he loves what he does and it shows in his work. All of our guests just loved him! We would highly recommend him!! :)
  • Lindsay B. Aug 8, 2016
    We could not have been more happy with ALL of the pictures Joe took! We have bragged about him to everyone because we have truly never seen better pictures then the ones he took!! So much better than we could have ever imagined! SO SO happy with our experience with Joe Gaudet Photography!!!! :)
  • William B. Jul 24, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Joe was great in every respect.
  • Lisa P. Jul 13, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Joe photographed our wedding on 6/25/16. He was very professional, organized, and came up with terrific ideas for our photos. He knew that I really wanted to have some pics taken outdoors but my husband and I couldn't find a good spot where we were married. While we were inside speaking to guests, Joe went outside and found a spot for an outdoor photo. He went above and beyond for us and I am very thankful!! We received our photos in under two weeks and we are thrilled!! The photos that he took outside look as if we are in the middle of nowhere. You would never be able to tell that we were by a main roadway. He was so very easy to work with, very personable. I would highly recommend him for your upcoming event.
  • Heather G. Jul 10, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Joe was amazing!!! His contract is super detailed which is nice because almost all questions could be answered with that. He called me 2 days before the wedding and went over details and he took care of the rest! He was on time & professional, and took a TON of photos!!! They came out beautiful!!! My sunset photos look like they were taken in a studio with a back drop. Thank you Joe for capturing our special day!!!
  • Kanisha R. Jul 4, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Joe was very professional, and took awesome shots of our wedding party as well as all of our guest. People are still talking about how many shots he got in. Our pictures got back to us in a timely fashion, EVERY one of them were beautiful!
  • Sheila W. Jun 14, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Joe arrived to my wedding venue right on time, and although I still wasn't prepared for him he began photographing family and friends while I kept him waiting. He was so efficient and organized that we still had some extra time after my first look and before the ceremony. Because of that we were able to get most of our family shots done as well. I cannot describe how creative Joe is when it came to poses and camera angles, I was truly impressed. He was such a pleasure to work with. Even my friends and family commented on how much they liked the photographer. And I received our photos within 48 hours after the wedding. You can't beat that!!! Joe is now my go-to guy for any future events we need a photographer for.
  • Alicia D. Jun 2, 2016
    Below is the email I sent to Joe, the photographer, after receiving the photos! "Joe!!!!!! Oh my goodness!!!! You are seriously so amazing. We will write as many reviews as you need with the best ratings on everything!!! After the wedding we were all raving about how phenomenal you were even without even seeing the photos. We didn’t have a videographer and your photos literally brought our beautiful day to life!!! We are thrilled beyond anything we could have dreamed of!!! You are so talented and passionate. It truly shows. In the words of my new husband “He’s like a ninja!” How you were able to get so many shots from different angles was just incredible. You might here this time again but I want to personally say that you have made a difference in our lives and we are grateful to have had you capture this special day. Warmest Regards, Lorenzo and Alicia Diaz"
  • Maria A. May 29, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    I hired Joe based on seeing his work on his website and other peoples reviews. And he was absolutely amazing! He went above and beyond my expectations. I had two separate locations for the ceremony and the reception and that was not a problem for him. He was great at directing people where to stand and where to look, making it easy and enjoyable for everyone. And the photos came out fantastic! You can not ask for a better photographer than Joe. It was the best decision I made.
  • Jose J. May 14, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Joe was great at communicating and keeping in touch- very professional and responsive. He takes direction and is flexible to do exactly what you want. We could not have had a better photographer! Prior to the wedding I gave him some samples of photos at our wedding venue that I liked, as soon as he arrived he was on it making sure to get the shots we wanted. He also took many pictures of the guests which usually you don't see as much at a wedding, for us we enjoyed seeing the pictures since the wedding goes by so fast. Many of our guests complimented us about how nice our photographer was and how he was all over the place getting pictures of everything. We received our pictures faster than the contracted time and they all came out beautiful! Joe has an eye for getting awesome pictures! Joe is also great at being patient- we have a huge family and sometimes all don't pay attention so I know it takes a lot of energy to get us all focused and to pay attention! Joe is reliable and his photography is beautiful!
  • Kristin S. May 1, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Joe did my wedding on the beach and the results were amazing! Very professional and very attentive to details! Received the final pictures exactly when he said I would! Could not have asked for a better photographer, even my guests were raving about him! So glad I found and hired him!
  • Kathleen B. Apr 25, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    I cannot say enough about how excellent of a photographer Joe is! I highly highly recommend him. He was so helpful on our wedding day and even offered to drive me (the bride) to the wedding when things started to get chaotic. He reminded me over and over that it was my day and that he was there for whatever was needed. Joe is such a calming presence in the chaos that can come with weddings. Although he is calm- he also knows how to get things done. He was able to knock out all of the group shots very quickly- moving family along to the reception within 10-15 minutes of the ceremony ending. The photo quality is amazing. Photography was one of the main things I was worried about as so many couples look back at that special day and wish that they had really captured what it was like. Joe did just that- the pictures mirror the joy and love of that special day. I can't thank Joe enough for the excellent work he did.
  • Leslie R. Apr 22, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Joe was timely and professional. I had my photos in less than 2 weeks and they are great. He went above and beyond to include all guests and especially made the children feel special.
  • Gabriela L. Apr 14, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    We had such a great time with Joe!! He made me and my family feel comfortable during the photoshoots. He was kind and open to do whatever kind of photo we wanted. A funny story is that after the ceremony at the church I had the idea to take pictures next to a beautiful tree. He was kind enough to work with that in spite of all of the challenges that nature can provide such us setting up the equipment on a slight hill and hurrying up since we felt rain coming! However we ended up with amazing photos!! He captured beautiful moments all through the day. We are happy to recommend Joe 100%!!!
  • Ryan F. Apr 10, 2016
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Joe did a fantastic job making my large family comfortable when he arrived. He took great photos, especially on the beach during sunset. He delivered the photos within just a few days, all retouched. They were spectacular!
  • Toshi K. Apr 9, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Joe is a wonderful photographer and we were very pleased with his work. Every picture he takes is a piece of art. He pays attention to details and is very professional in his approach. Joe was very flexible and patient and went out of the way to accommodate our needs. His turn around time is exceptional. We would highly recommend him to any one looking for a wedding photographer.
  • Lisa R. Mar 28, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    We are so pleased with our wedding photos!! We got so many compliments on not only the photos, but our guests have commented on how hard Joe was working to capture every moment possible! I've heard so many horror stories of weddings where the photographer was in the way during the vows, or missed special moments, it was a concern of mine that these things did not happen for us. Joe arrived as scheduled and stayed through the very end. Once I saw our pictures, I realized just how hard he was working! He coordinated timing with our officiant prior to the ceremony to ensure he captured ideal shots. There was only one time I even remember seeing him during the ceremony, but our photos show...he was everywhere! Joe was extremely hard-working, professional, and competitively priced. We couldn't have asked for more.
  • Val B. Mar 21, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Joe did a great job for us and I hope to be able to have him at future events.
  • Britney K. Mar 21, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    From beginning to end, Joe was absolutely incredible. What I love most about him is his passion. From the first time I spoke to him I could tell how much he loves what he does, and this showed on our wedding day. His impeccable eye and talent when it comes to photography made our Wedding day even more spectacular. He was able to get the all of the important moments of our day and more. We could not have asked for a better person to photograph the day for us. Also, the quality and timeliness of our finished photos were better than we could have ever imagined. He retouched every single photo he took that day and was able to send them all to us within a week and a half. He is also such a personable individual. It would be so unfortunate for anyone to not hire him for any of your events in the future!! We had nothing but a great experience!!
  • Diana G. Mar 19, 2016
    Upon our meet date he was punctual and highly charismatic in meeting us! He listened to our demands (throughout emails and in person) and exceeded our expectations. He gave us a couple of neat spots to shoot at and even though the place was packed, he made us feel as if we where the center of the universe and the photos definitely reflected it. He would provide tips on our poses and stares to capture that perfect shot. He was always complimenting us and he would cheer in excitement when he captured the perfect shot, which was plenty of times throughout our shoot. Throughout the takes he would show us a preview of the shots. He would also tell us when to fix our hair and when to not blink by counting down. After the session, literally the next day all of our photos (200+) had been sent to us to perfection despite him having another event the next day. Joe is definitely the go-to person for professional photography!
  • Richard K. Mar 18, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    He did an absolutely amazing job on our pictures!! Took well over 1000 pictures. And captured our day in every way.Would highly recommend to anyone!
  • Asia W. Mar 18, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
  • Jade N. Mar 14, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Joe was great, very professional. He stayed the entire wedding and reception. Pictures turned out great and had them back to us within a timely manor! His price is reasonable and affordable for some great memories! I would definitely hire him again for any other photos to be taken!!
  • Asia W. Feb 29, 2016
    Joe was absolutely amazing! From our initial meeting Joe sat an explained his style of photography and answered all of my questions in detail. He was very timely with email responses and very flexible with changes made to locations. Our pictures came out absolutely gorgeous! Joe was very interactive with friends and family and he told the story of our wedding through photography.
  • Amanda C. Feb 15, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Joe recently shot our wedding and reception on Saturday, January 9th. Having an out of state wedding, we were not able to meet him before hand. Although I was a little concerned about this before finding Joe, I was immediately comfortable with him! Communication from the very beginning was prompt, friendly, and professional. He arrived as scheduled for the wedding. Our wedding was outside/under a open air pavilion. Unfortunately, it rained. However, Joe was extremely accommodating and was able to shoot AMAZING photos that exceeded our expectations! We wanted some amazing sunset photos, but got the most amazing stormy beach photos. They were truly gorgeous. He was great with all of our family and friends, who can be a bit crazy :) After the wedding, he had the photos to us in record time. I highly recommend using Joe for any event and will use him again in a heartbeat. Amazing photos and great service. Thank you so much, Joe!
  • Janet N. Feb 6, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Joe Gaudet is an amazing photographer. I would highly recommend his services, and our guests were extremely impressed too.
  • Allison N. Jan 24, 2016
    Would recommend Joe Gaudet to anyone! He is an awesome photographer. Very open to suggestions and very catering to the bride and groom wants. Nothing but great feedbacks from our guests about his photography for our wedding. Two thumbs up!
  • Jessica S. Jan 10, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Joe was patient with my children and family. He was flexible to schedule an appointment with. Joe was able to get everyone to enjoy the session. He's really got a gift with people and his photos are absolutely gorgeous! I have had many people inquire about who photographed my family! I would recommend him to EVERYONE! Thank you Joe for capturing our memories!
  • Hailey B. Jan 3, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Joe did an outstanding job capturing my wedding. He went above and beyond, to make sure each image was perfectly captured. Not only did Joe do an impeccable job with the photos, but he even jumped in to help with a last minute crisis when a bridesmaid dress wouldn't zip. I got my pictures back extremely fast and they were all gorgeous! I have gotten a flood of compliments on his work! Thank you Joe!
  • Latoya S. Dec 17, 2015
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Wonderful to work with and I highly recommend him!!!
  • Annette M. Dec 14, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Joe was fantastic! He was on point with our wedding pics, liked his professionalism and eye to detail. He made me feel very at ease before and after my wedding . Would highly recommend using Joe for any of occasion. Thanks Joe ;-)
  • Sarah L. Dec 9, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    My new husband and I are very pleased with the great job that Joe did on our wedding photos! When I was looking for a photographer I was a little overwhelmed. I knew how important it was to have a great photographer to capture our special day. With so many choices out there, I thought it was going to be a lot harder to decide on who to hire. However, when I found Joe on Thumbtack, I knew that he was the man for the job. I was very excited when I looked at his work and started to email him. He was affordable and was an amazing photographer. He made me feel very comfortable with the whole process. He was a pleasure to work with during the wedding and he got our pictures to us in a very timely manner. I highly recommend hiring Joe!
  • Laurie M. Dec 6, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Joe was outstanding! Very professional and communicative from start to finish! He came to our house and took family pictures of a 10 person group, ranging from 14 to 80 and did a phenomenal job. He took his time, was creative, and had good humor the entire time, making everyone laugh and feel comfortable. He uploaded the photos to his website within 24 hours, and sent a flash drive with all photos. The photographs were phenomenal! I plan to use him again and again. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
  • BARBIE N. Dec 3, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Hands down, one of the best photographers I have EVER worked with!! A former model, I knew exactly what I needed in a photographer and makeup artist/stylist. Currently a Flight Attendant, I needed several looks for a headshot in addition to on location. I requested the best of the best for a stylist and sure enough he delivered! Working with Janis Parlaman was such a delight!! I told her my vision and she knew exactly what I needed. They both have the best eye when it comes to attention to detail during a shoot! We did several different looks....The makeup... the hair...everything ...OUTSTANDING!! Not to mention they both are some of the kindest people I have ever met!! I received numerous bids through "Thumbtack" for other photographers but let me just say that from the very beginning, Joe stood out. His rapid response to my questions, needs, concerns went far above the others. And his true professionalism simply stood out. His constant follow up, along with the final schedule for the shoot was so detailed and professional. Shooting in a studio to on location at the Tampa Jet Center...well...he captured the true essence of aviation and the photos are simply outstanding!!!! HANDS DOWN I would recommend Joe (and Janis) and I truly hope to work with him again!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for a great experience Joe!!!!
  • Danielle B. Nov 22, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Joe Gaudet did a phenomenal job at out wedding. He was so accomodating and easy going. He uploaded the pictures to his website immediately and send the thumb drive with in a few days after the wedding! I would highly recommend him!!
  • Amanda B. Nov 20, 2015
    Joe was absolutely amazing!!!!!!!!! Neither I or my [now husband] had many specific requirements for what we wanted or even how we wanted our photos to be. We had a very vague idea about posed pictures and basically just said "show up and take some pictures". Joe absolutely exceeded any expectations we had. The pictures are a combination of stunning posed pictures as well as amazing candid shots that truly showed our personality and illustrated that everyone was having a great time! He was amazing with the kids as well...he caught the most beautiful shots of kids who can be a challenge to wrangle. Also, the building our wedding and reception were in is very old, so the lighting wasn't great, but each and every picture turned out looking like we were on a professional set. The pictures were available within a week! Even though the time frame was short, each picture captured the splashes of color that we had (our colors were red, black, and white) and truly made each photo pop. Our guest are so enamored with our photos that I have already recommended him to friends who are getting married and anyone who needs photography done. We are definitely going to look to him for portraits if we get them in the future. I felt during the entire process he kept our needs in mind and truly wanted us to have the most amazing day we could! SERIOUSLY. HE'S AMAZING!!!!
  • Tim K. Nov 19, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Very Satisfied with Joe, best photographer I have ever worked with and I have a DSLR camera myself, very reasonable price and outstanding service, was on time and works fast in the hectic wedding environment, calmed the bride down and made her feel relaxed and comfortable. Stayed extra time to make sure that we are satisfied with the photos, very proactive with staging the photos and capturing the important moments, dressed very professional. When it comes to photography, more money do not buy you better quality, look at the photos of the wedding he did and you will know that he the BEST!!! We got out photos back within 10 days, all beautiful edited. If I would ever need photos taken again, I would ONLY call Joe.
  • Brittany M. Nov 3, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Joe was absolutely amazing on our wedding day, he did a great job of catching the moment and seemed to be every where at once. I am generally a very insecure person but I love the way her manipulated angles and lighting to make it more flattering! I have already begun to recommend him to friends!
  • Blair J. Oct 27, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    Joe did an excellent job with our engagement photos! He arrived early and stayed late and helped coach us to get the best photos possible. He had very good ideas for backgrounds and poses. Joe was super quick to get our photos edited, with him sending them the very next day. Joe also went back by request and took additional time to edit some of the photos to my liking. We are very pleased with our engagement photos and look forward to our future wedding photos.
  • Andy P. Oct 19, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    Joe is the professional we all need We are from England and the moment we started to deal with Joe over our Wedding in the US we knew we had hired the right guy. Joe made everything really easy and put any doubts we had to rest. His photos of our wedding day have made us and our family so very happy, most people shy away from the camera, Joe was able to capture some great hidden moments and you did not know he was even photographing. we knew we had a lovely location but the pictures that flowed from Joe's camera were exceptional. Joe was friendly and accommodating the whole time and some of the pictures he got of our younger guests are a pure delight. Many Thanks Joe for a truely superb job Andy & Amanda
  • Bill M. Oct 16, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    By the end of our engagement shoot and wedding day, we felt like Joe was a part of our family. He made us feel so comfortable and was 100% professional throughout every interaction. It’s hard to pick someone to photograph the biggest day of your lives, even when you get the opportunity to see their past work, but you won’t have to worry if you pick Joe to be your photographer. He captured every part of our wedding perfectly, from getting ready to ceremony to reception dancing. He caught things we never would have seen had it not been for his gorgeous pictures. He placed himself in the perfect position to get the best shots of every moment. We are absolutely thrilled with Joe’s work and we are so in love with our wedding pictures. Thanks for everything Joe!
  • Elizabeth O. Oct 16, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    Joe worked within our budget and was in contact with us about what we expected in a photographer. (We wanted just a few hours of mostly family and friends shots and the ceremony, our wedding was a laid-back beach affair so we thought this was fitting.) He delivered amazing photos of us and our family and friends. He gave me the website link within 5 days (which I wasn't expecting) and I get a flash drive in the mail to keep with ALL of the photos. He had great ideas and let us be ourselves which is what we wanted in a photographer. He also stayed late free of charge because he wanted to capture more shots of us at sunset. My family is raving about the pictures and I loved looking at them with my husband. They are truly wonderful and I can't wait to frame many!--It will be so hard to choose, they were all great! Thanks again Joe!
  • Joshua A. Sep 23, 2015
    Event Photography
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  • Sygale D. Sep 21, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    I just want to take the time out to say a huge Thank you to Joe for being my photographer on my wedding day! Joe was very professional, interactive, experienced and very helpful. He made us feel comfortable and ensured that he got great shots. He also gave us ideas on how to pose and all. My bridal party and guests loved him! I highly recommend Joe Gaudet and would have him as my photographer for future events. Thanks for helping to make my day beautiful, Joe.
  • Elizabella B. Sep 1, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    very professional, went the extra mile from a time and effort standpoint. final pics were delivered extremely quickly. pics were for a wedding.
  • Michele R. Aug 13, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    Joe photographed my wedding from the makeup application to the last dance at the reception. He exceeded all of our expectations. The photographs turned out beautifully! I am having trouble choosing the best 100 or so shots to make an album because there are so many we love. I didn't have any creative shots in mind, but I told Joe to have fun with it and his creative ideas turned out to be some of our favorite pictures. He was great at gathering the huge group of people in our family for photos at the church and made sure to get lots of shots even though we were limited in our time to take photos after the ceremony. Perhaps most important, it wasn't weird to have him around- even as us girls were getting ready before the wedding- because he fit right in with our friends and family. Thanks Joe!
  • Naiomi S. Aug 9, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    Where to begin?! Joe is brilliant ! We loved his enthusiasm , his love for his work and people . We can't express enough how grateful we are to him for our wedding day and pictures! Thank you so much ! Would use him again and recommend to others . -the Tweneboa-Kodua family
  • Jozelle J. Aug 2, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    Joe was awesome! He fell right in sync with the vision for the event. Thanks Joe!
  • Kelly W. Jul 25, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    Joe photographed my wedding in July 2015 and did an amazing job!! He was very professional and very helpful. I booked him from out of the area based on his experience with beach photography as I was planning my beach wedding. Joe has a great eye for photo opts! He captured the most perfect sunset in our photos, so perfect it almost looks artificial. In addition, I was able to view all of my photos in less than an week and had a digital copy in my hands in 10 days!! Incredible!! I would highly recommend Joe to anyone and I hope to work with him again one day!
  • Cathy B. Jul 16, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    Joe was great, very accommodating with time and schelude. Thank you for helping out and being understanding. Can't wait to see the wedding pictures.
  • Jessica K. Jul 13, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    Joe was great. Very professional and nice. He was also pretty funny. The pictures look fantastic. However, I felt he was a bit too bossy with the children. I also felt like I didn't get to ask for all the pictures I wanted. Overall, a good experience, though.
    Joseph G. Aug 24, 2015

    Jessica states that I was, "a bit too bossy with the children." I contacted Jessica to try to find out exactly what she meant, since there were only 5 children at her wedding, and they were under the direct supervision of their parents at all times. Three little boys, all of which were brothers, and two girls, one of which was the flower girl, and the other was about 11-12 years old. I really wanted to know what I could have done to give her this impression, but unfortunately she never responded. Since everyone was having so much fun during the reception, and the children were with their parents out on the dance floor most of the time, or sitting coloring in coloring books while sitting with a table full of adults, I can only imagine that she is talking about when I was shooting the family group photos. And at that time as well, the children were being supervised by their parents whom then were standing beside. So, I am at a total loss as to what she is referring to. But as someone that genuinely loves people, and especially children, I take comments like this to heart, since I dearly love children.

  • David B. Jul 13, 2015
    Portrait Photography
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    Joe was great to meet us at a rental property and spend over 2 hrs with my family. He endured the heat and humidity and the unpredictable moods of a 4 year old and 18 months old. Only glitch was getting the photos to us by mailing the thumb drive to the rental rather than our home. He immediately arranged a download from the internet and we had our photos to do with as we pleased. Reasonable pricing.
  • Melody M. Jul 2, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    The reviews my fiance and I read before we hired Joe did not fully express how great he was/is at his job to us. As a photographer, he is attentive, capable, and flexible. As an attender of your event, he is discreet and encouraging. If you know what you want, Joe is happy to oblige and give his opinions on how to make it the best it can be. If you are uncertain on how you want to capture your special occasion, he can direct you to create an amazing end product. Joe photographed our wedding about a month ago and he did an amazing job. We are very pleased with our pictures (Over 500 of them!). Joe is a professional you can trust to capture your special day, no matter the occasion.
  • Victor R. Jul 1, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    We were very impressed with Joe from the mometn he got on the phone. His professionalism and the quality of his work was incredible. I can't believe the quality of the photos!! Joe was very easy to talk to and he listens to what your vision is and brings it to fruition. So happy we went with him. He is the best that is out there without a doubt.
  • Sofia L. Jul 1, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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  • Jill P. Jun 14, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    Joe is an amazing photographer. He captured our wedding exactly the way we wanted. He was professional, timely and creative. He took the time make sure he got just the right shots. A day or two after the wedding Joe had the photos edited and uploaded to his website so we could enjoy as soon as possible. We were so happy with the end result. Each photo turned out perfect and there is noting we would change. We highly recommended Joe Gaudet!
  • Alexia M. Jun 12, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    Joe was extremely professional and I absolutely love his work! Can't wait to get married!!!
  • David A. May 24, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    Excellent! Very professional... outstanding photos. Joe was the photographer for our wedding on May 3rd and we liked him so well that we plan on having Joe come to our resort on the beach for a photo shoot.
  • Heather D. May 21, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    Joe was an excellent Wedding photographer. All of our friends were blown away by our engagement photos and we couldn't have been happier about our wedding photos. Joe is also very calming the day of the wedding and very professional. I highly recommend him.
  • Lulu E. May 13, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    Joe and London did an amazing job. They took tons of pics and I got all the digital prints in a did in one week. I can't wait to get the video!! He was very professional and even straighten out my husband's joker groomsman to get me back on schedule. I was a little scared because I hired him over the phone and my budget was limited but I'm glad I did it and I do not regret hiring. I am telling all my family and friends.
  • Amanda A. Apr 27, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    Joe Gaudet is Amazing to say the least. He is very professional and delivers amazing photos in a timely manner for an unbelievable price. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone for their photography needs!
  • Natasha S. Apr 21, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    Very professional, friendly, and my pictures were beautiful. I was very impressed with how attentive he was to the photos that I wanted and was willing to do what it takes to get the good shot.
  • Dan R. Apr 20, 2015
    Event Photography
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    Joe was hired for a family reunion over the Christmas holidays. He was prompt, professional and most importantly a great photographer. We would surely hire Joe again. A real pleasure to do business with.
  • Jennifer L. Apr 13, 2015
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  • Nicole H. Mar 30, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    Joe was very professional from the beginning. He made us feel at ease immediately with his extensive knowledge and great ideas. He was very creative in his group shots and they wound up being our favorites. He processed our pictures quickly and even gave us a few preview pictures 2 days after our wedding! We would not hesitate to recommend him.
  • Emma Y. Mar 8, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    Joe was amazing!! He got every single shot we wanted! He definitely caught the essence of our wedding. I can't wait to see the pictures! He made sure we got everything we needed! I am so glad we decided to have Joe as our wedding photographer!
  • Paul C. Mar 8, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    Joe was awesome! He worked very well with our family and everyone really enjoyed having him at the wedding and working with him. Pics were gorgeous and he delivered very quickly (within 2 weeks). You will be glad you hired him for yours!
  • Jennifer H. Mar 6, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    Amazing photographer! He has such great ideas and was really fun to work with! Very prompt and professional, just a great and talented guy to have shoot a wedding. I can't wait to see all the great pictures!
  • Kathy F. Feb 23, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    Our wedding was very quaint only 10 people at the Lakewood Ranch Ctry Club. Jo was wonderful and not only did he capture beautiful wedding photos, but many candid moments that we will treasure. He did a fantastic job and I would highly recommend him the quality of his work was great!
  • Dana B. Feb 16, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    Joseph was the photographer for our wedding on 2/7/15 and we were very impressed with his work. Our ceremony was on the beach and reception was indoors. He was very professional and took some great photos! We would highly recommend him to others looking for a professional photographer.
  • Troy M. Feb 8, 2015
    Event Photography
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    Joe was an outstanding, not only did he do a great job photographing my event he was patient and helped me through it. Would recommend to anyone.
  • April R. Feb 3, 2015
    Portrait Photography
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    It was such a pleasure working with Joe. He was so professional and came up we so many great ideas to make my mothers Birthday truly special.
  • Erin V. Jan 27, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    I'm working with Joe for my wedding in May but we recently just did our engagement photos and they turned out fantastic! Joe is a pleasure to work with and very professional. I could not have chosen a better photographer and I look forward to working with him on my big day and in the future!
  • Heather D. Jan 23, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    We really loved working with Joe! He knew exactly what we wanted, even when we didnt. He was timely with delivering our edited photos which we really appreciated. Definitly reccomend!!
  • John C. Jan 15, 2015
    Event Photography
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    We recently had a wedding and Joe Gaudet went beyond the call of duty for this one. Some of the events lasted longer than anticipated and he stayed to take pictures of each event without question. He also helped a lot with each of the events by explaining how to stand and pose and cut the cake and how each of event was best performed. He then spent many hours on brushing up the pictures and making sure they each looked great. He sent two DVDs containing hundreds of pictures and a DVD of the wedding video which turned out great. I really appreciate Joseph Gaudet's hard work and all his help. The pictures turned out amazing.
  • Kathy G. Jan 12, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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  • Robert F. Dec 28, 2014
    Wedding Photography
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    Jo was and is amazing! Our wedding was on Sat and already at 4 in the morning he was emailing us pictures! They were there for us when we woke up! Outstanding! He was great with his ideas for beautiful shots. He told us exactly where to stand. You won't find a better photographer! We have family and guests that were also raving about his professionalism and courtesy. He was showing my family members and guests pictures. They loved that! I highly recommend Jo! I give him the highest rating possible. My husband and I were both impressed. My family and guests were as well.
  • Kelli M. Dec 28, 2014
    Wedding Photography
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    Joe did a great job keeping in contact with me between the time we hired him and the date of the actual wedding. He quickly responded to any inquiries or requests I had; he was also very knowledgeable and professional. He took wonderful pictures and made sure to utilize our entire time with him effectively. He has awesome ideas for pictures and he had us try a few new shots that we ended up loving. I will highly recommend him in the future to any I know looking for a photographer.
  • Mark A. Dec 22, 2014
    Portrait Photography
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    I've had very limited experience with photographers, but I could not have envisioned working with a more professional, enthusiastic and passionate individual. He literally made my dream come true with a photo I wanted to make for my wife! A true RockStar!
  • Jill B. Dec 4, 2014
    Portrait Photography
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    I was extremely pleased with Joe's work with our family portraits and would highly recommend him. He was professional, organized and very creative. We did the session while on vacation and Joe was very specific on best location to get beach and sunset photos. He also worked well with our large group, ages ranging from one to 90. The quality and quantity of photos received exceeded my expectations.
  • Elinor E. Dec 1, 2014
    Wedding Photography
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    We were extremely pleased with Joe Gaudet. He was so personable. He was able to get everyone's cooperation so photos could be taken timely & efficiently. So many of the family members & friends mentioned how they really liked the photographer. I saw a preview of the photos taken. Loved, loved them. Can't wait to get them & work on making lots of albums for our family. Thanks Joe! We will definitely recommend you to our family, friends, & neighbors.
  • Courtney F. Nov 24, 2014
    Wedding Photography
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    He was absolutely fantastic. I would recommend him to anyone that needed a photographer. He was kind and very attentive.
  • Chris K. Nov 19, 2014
    Wedding Photography
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    All I can say is OMG!! Joe was awesome and the photographs he took at our wedding were amazing! I found Joe on Thumbtack and after looking at photos on his website/pinterest page & facebook page, I was impressed enough to hire him for our wedding. Communicating with him was easy and painless! We had an evening ceremony and Joe arrived on time as planned to take photos prior to the ceremony. He stayed well into the evening and got photos of the entire reception also. He was very easy to work with and very professional. I would hire him again in a heartbeat. As far as the photographs go, I have no words to describe them. They are absolutely amazing. I don't know how he did it, but every photograph he took was a piece of art! He truly loves what he does and it shows in his work. Also, as promised, we had a link to all the photographs within 2 weeks of the wedding and the cd's arrived a few days later. Working with Joe was an Outstanding experience! Thank You Joe!!
  • Linda D. Nov 17, 2014
    Wedding Photography
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    Joe Gaudet was the photograher for our wedding on Nov. 2, 2014 at the Brooksville Country Club. Joe was so wonderful and professional !!! He took over 800 photos during the day and didn't leave until the very end of our reception. We didn't even know he was around. His candid photos were beautiful ! Within 2 weeks our discs were in the mail ! The quality of the pictures are excellent and although I am 50 years old and it's my second wedding , Joe's photos made me look so much younger!!! Having our favorite photo enlarged to hang in our living room. I am so so happy we hired this photographer. You will not be disappointed if you hire him. Oh , and his price was excellent for all he did !!!!!!!! Linda
  • Diana B. Nov 5, 2014
    Wedding Photography
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    Joesph was our photographer at our wedding on 10/18/14 and he was amazing! I received all 800 pictures within 2 weeks as promised and loved them all! Thank you so much for capturing these beautiful memories for us on our special day!
  • Susan O. Nov 3, 2014
    Wedding Photography
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    My wedding photographer Joe Gaudet was awesome! He contacted us immediately and worked with us to make our wedding perfect! Joe is a highly skilled professional who was available whenever we needed him leading up to our big day. At the event, he seemed to be everywhere, but he was so skilled that most of the time we didn't even notice his presence. We had complete confidence in him. I would highly recommend that you look no further and immediately hire Joe Gaudet as your event photographer! Thank you so much Joe for helping to make our dream become a reality! Susan W.
  • Cindy M. Jun 25, 2014
    Wedding Photography
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    We haven't had the wedding yet so I can't review the actual photography,(however his pictures online are stunning), but. I can post a review on his professionalism. I have spent the last two months trying to contact different vendors, photographers, DJ's, etc. Getting a response by e-mail or even just finding someone to answer the phone is exasperating. Mr. Joe Gaudet on the other hand, responded immediately, how refreshing. He also sent the quotes and other pertinent info as fast as I gave him the type of package I needed. On top of his upbeat, friendly, yet professional manner, he has continued to stay in touch daily to make us feel secure in our choice. Considering how busy his schedule is I find it amazing the level of attention and respect we have received from Joe. He is highly recommended from our family already.
  • Skyy S. Jun 16, 2014
    Wedding Photography
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    CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOUR WORK ON MY WEDDING..WOW!! VERY COOL PICS YOU HAVE DONE. EXCITING!!!
  • Lorrene A. Jun 6, 2014
    Wedding Photography
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    such warmth and compassion for a most special time in a couples life.. thanks joe looking forward to preserving this day with your help warmly lorrene and howard
  • Aaron C. Dec 30, 2011
    Event Videography
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    Great company! Very knowledgeable staff! Easy to work with.

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
BA in Photography and Film Production
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have the very first photo I ever took. It's of my Mom and Dad sitting together on the beach in Hawaii. From that moment on, it's all I've ever really wanted to do.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
It's not enough that someone in my profession states that they can provide the production and post-production editing services needed to complete the assignment, for there are many people that can drive a car, but many of those will at some point in time end up having an accident. So, it's important to find those video production specialists that are at the top of their game.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I wish my customers could see how much extra work I put in to make their photos and/or videos, the very best that they can be. I put in extra time on nearly every assignment that comes my way, because I want my work to be the best, and because my professional reputation means everything to me. Once I accept an assignment, the financial aspect is forgotten. All I consider is the quality of the end result for the clients that hire me and put their faith in me.