Aureola Spectrum Photography

Monroe, NC

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Hi there! We're Abby & Ryan, a husband-wife professional wedding photography team. Through our creativity, talent, experience, professionalism, care, and 100% commitment to your wedding day, we will craft beautiful images of your wedding memories. Seasoned Professionals As seasoned wedding professionals, we've photographed weddings across the Carolinas from Lake Lure's famous 1927 Lake Lure Inn to the elegant Starmount Forest Country Club in Greensboro, NC to St. Peters Catholic Church in Columbia, SC. We are well-versed and experienced photographing in different lighting environments and situations. Our Approach We believe you should have a fun, relaxed, and enjoyable wedding day and we're here to lend a hand! Our easygoing, fun-loving personality will have you and your wedding guests at ease. We take an unobtrusive approach as we capture your in-the-moment candid photos. For formal portraits, we craft poses suited to fit you. Together with you, we will create your wedding photography itinerary specific to your needs and all your wedding details. This way you can focus on enjoying your wedding day. :)

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

We enjoy working with our couples, finding out their likes (and dislikes), learning about their wedding plans, and capturing their beautiful love story. Your wedding memories are important to us! We value your wedding day and your ideas while striving to keep our prices affordable for you. We are always available to answer your questions and give expert advice. Our passion is creating gorgeous wedding photography you can pass down to your future generations and we can't imagine doing anything else.
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Location

Monroe, NC 28110

Background check

Complete

Years in business

6

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

34

Reviews

28 Reviews
  • Susan M. Aug 7, 2017
    Abby and Ryan are awesome!!! I searched for a photographer, and they had the best ratings and reviews. I am so glad I found them! Abby and Ryan took the time to get to know us, talk about our wedding plans, and they were just as excited as we were! I was impressed with the amount of time they spent with us! They wanted to make sure my husband and I were pleased. I could not be pleased more! They are the 5/5! Highly recommend them to any couple getting married! You can't be the quality or the price!
  • Lindsay H. Feb 8, 2017
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Wonderful Photographers!
    We would highly recommend Aureola Spectrum Photography! Abby and Ryan are great at what they do and so easy to work with. We used them for our engagement pictures and to photograph our wedding and we were beyond happy with the pictures they took. My main request for our engagement pictures was that I wanted our dog in them so I wanted someone comfortable photographing dogs , they were so great with her and I was blown away by the pictures they got of her! I am also in love with all of our wedding pictures and couldn't have asked for better ones. They were very dependable and are also very prompt at responding back to e-mails and questions which I really appreciated. I loved the fact that they are a husband-wife team so Ryan was able to be with the groomsmen while getting ready and Abby was able to be with the bridesmaids. They are super flexible,patient, and helpful. They came up with great ideas for poses as well as capturing any that we came up with. They also always got our pictures back to us way faster than I was expecting. Their prices are very reasonable as well. I could not recommend them enough! We couldn't be more happy with our choice in choosing them to photograph our special day!
  • Dana S. Nov 25, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Fantastic wedding photographers!
    We are SO HAPPY that we chose Aureola Spectrum for our wedding photography. Abby and Ryan were truly a pleasure to work with - always prompt with communications, super creative and professional, fun to be around, and their photography package was most definitely the best value of any photographer we checked into (and we looked through a lot). They made us feel so comfortable throughout our photo shoots, and captured so many great moments on our wedding day. All of the photos turned out GORGEOUS! We will definitely be recommending them to any and all of our friends and family for upcoming weddings!
  • Justine T. Oct 22, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    3 exceptional cameras for the price of less than one! Abby and Ryan were incredible!
    Abby and Ryan were absolutely incredible! We hired them for our engagement shoot and wedding photography and could not be more pleased with their professionalism, dependability, and attention to detail. From the moment I put out a request on Thumbtack, Abby was extremely responsive to each of my inquiries and questions. They offered to shoot our engagement shoot anywhere within four hours of their hometown. If you live in North Carolina, this means you have the luxury of shooting practically anywhere from the mountains to almost the coast! They also offered to go to multiple locations, which we did. I should also mention that we had to reschedule our engagement shoot 4 times because it literally rained every time we tried to shoot. But they didn't mind and were happy to keep rescheduling until we had good weather! As for the wedding, Abby and Ryan were there early and did a great job of directing our family for all the group photos. They also did a great job shooting during the ceremony and reception without ever being "in the way." We both had family members travel from very far for our wedding and Abby and Ryan gladly took extra photos of different family groups. We essentially got a family reunion photoshoot out of the package! When I was searching for a wedding photographer, I was *ideally* hoping to have 2 photographers to be able to capture our day from 2 different angles. Usually, this means a significant increase in price since the primary photographer usually has to hire a partner. However, Abby and Ryan are a husband and wife duo so they come as a package deal and work well together. They also have a 3rd camera, remote controlled by Ryan's camera, which offered shots from a 3rd angle. Their prices are incredible for the work and value they offer. Most importantly, they were DEPENDABLE. I cannot stress that part enough. When you're planning a wedding, you are juggling multiple vendors - your ceremony site, reception site (if they're different), caterer, flowers, DJ, and any number of other moving parts that you hope go "according to plan," not to mention the stress of all your extended family from both sides all in the same place on your wedding day. It is a true gift when you know you don't have to stress about your photographers showing up. Thank you to Abby and Ryan for a SPECTACULAR experience! We would hire them again in a heartbeat! ...Except we don't plan to get married again anytime soon. ;)
  • Jessica G. Aug 10, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    I am so glad we chose Ryan and Abby to capture the moments of our special day! They were amazing to work with and completely exceeded our expectations. They love what they do and it shows! Abby was generous enough to let me take pictures with her beautiful horse, which was an absolute dream come true for me! I would recommend them to anyone that is looking for photographers, they will do whatever it takes to make you happy and the results are amazing!
  • Sandra M. Jul 13, 2016
    Abby and Ryan made our entire photography experience a breeze! They worked so well with us in figuring out dates, to organizing the wedding timeline for photos, and when we had to meet up to discuss plans! I honestly don't know what we would have done with different photographers. They put their all into each couple and they try their hardest to meet our wants and they truly go above and beyond. I can't wait to work with them again and I would definitely recommend them to anyone!!!!
  • Barbara E. Oct 30, 2015
    They did our engagement photos and our wedding photos. I was floored with how happy I was. Not only did they stick by our side in times of fear, but they took unbelievable photos. They were always easy to contact, extremely helpful. And whenever we froze up, they had great tactics to ease us up! I never realized I would be stiff in photos - but I got nervous! This couple made sure I was at ease. My father used to be an international photographer - and even he was amazed at the results! They captured moments I never got a chance to see! Precious moments that I will never lose now. Definitely worth 5 stars.
  • Brittany M. Oct 2, 2015
    I could have never imagined that I would have photographers that put their EVERYTHING on the table for beautiful photos. It rained both on our wedding day and the day of our engagement shoot and Abby + Ryan were right there in it taking the most beautiful photos imaginable. After my experience I would never use another photographer for ANYTHING! Abby and Ryan were so personable and really saw that our needs and wants were exceeded!
  • Stephanie O. Aug 24, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Ryan and Abby were very pleasant, friendly, and easy to work with. They were willing to go above and beyond (literally - they climbed a steep trail up a mountain to take some great pictures for us). They got the pictures to us in a timely manner, and the photos turned out great!
  • Stefanie W. Aug 15, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Aureola spectrum photography was amazing to work with. I used them for my engagement pictures and wedding as well. Abby and ryan are a great team and extremely talented photographers. I was able to get the shots I wanted and they both had great ideas for pictures that were taken. When taking the pictures try made me feel at ease and my husband and I ha such a good time working with them. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for photographers for their wedding! You won't be disappointed!
  • Elaine H. Jul 12, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Abby and Ryan did an amazing job! I would hire them again in a heart beat! They weren't just our photographers, they became our friends.
  • Danielle M. May 12, 2015
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    I absolutely love the work that Ryan and Abby did for us! They are so creative and fun to work with and did excellent with our kids! We had a change in our original wedding plans and had to move the date up, but thankfully their schedule was open on our new date and they were able to accommodate our new plans flawlessly! Thank you so much!
  • Jennifer R. Nov 14, 2014
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Ryan and Abby work so well together! They photographed my wedding in lancaster SC.. It was an all day event and they took so many wonderful pictures! It took them about 4-5 weeks to get my pictures up on their website which is amazing being that the wedding was in October and that is peak wedding season! They took pictures of everything and it really helped to capture the day! :) they are worth every penny! :)
  • Rebecca H. Oct 20, 2014
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Working with Abby and Ryan was an absolutely amazing experience! After our original photographer found out they were due to have a baby around the time of our wedding, we quickly went into panic mode trying to find a equally exception photography team to capture our wedding. I never imagined finding such a perfect pair online - and that's exactly what we found in Abby & Ryan. We wouldn't have wanted anyone else to share our day and preserve our memories. Abby and Ryan were accommodating, flexible, creative, patient and understanding. They seemed to capture all the action without being in the way or a helicopter hovering over. They were incredible, made sure to capture everything we wanted and even threw in their own creative ideas to the mix to make for a complete and wonderful experience. Have no doubts if you are considering hiring them for your event... they will not let you down... they will beat your expectations!
  • Sara I. Aug 16, 2014
    My husband and I were in need of a wedding photographer and we lucked out because not only did we have one great photographer, but two! For a very reasonable price we received engagement and wedding photographs from Abby and Ryan, who own Aureola Spectrum Photography. They made us feel very at ease and comfortable with them. They were very easy to get in contact with and quick to respond to any questions or concerns that we may have had. They were professional, had some wonderful ideas, and even worked with ideas we had for our two sessions. We loved our pictures and we loved working with the two of them. They were a great choice or us and will be for you! :)
  • Nicole L. Jul 31, 2014
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Ryan and Abby are the BOMB! They did my engagement and wedding photos. They are very creative and fun. They were on time for both sessions. I difinately would recommend them to my family and friends. And they will be doing my family photos in the future.
  • Sheila F. May 26, 2014
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
  • Nicole H. Jan 4, 2014
    Photography
    Verified Review
    Ryan and Abby were absolutely the best photographers I could have ever asked for. They really got to know me and my (now) husband, and made sure that they got all the different shots we asked for, and even came up with some photos that ended up being my absolute favorite! They went above and beyond what they promised, and they genuinely cared about us and our wedding. I would 100% recommend them to anyone!
  • Catherine F. Oct 10, 2013
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    My fiancé and I planned for a short engagement, so it was important to find a photographer quickly. Almost immediately after requesting a photographer on Thumbtack, Aureola Spectrum responded with their information. I was looking for a specific kind of photography, and they seemed like a good fit, so after a few days, I decided to hire them. Despite living about 3 hours away, they came here to Raleigh to meet with me and do a bridal shoot (as well as for the wedding itself). I hadn't been considering one beforehand, but it was included in their service and I'm so glad we did it! It was nice to have a "trial run" in my dress, and as I found out later, the extra time saved on the day of the wedding was a godsend. The bridal shoot took about 3 hours, and the wedding + reception lasted about 6 hours, but they arrived 2 hours early on the wedding day (as we had arranged) and were on hand the entire time. Abby and Ryan were such great people to work with and were open to whatever I wanted to get out of both shoots. I'm not a very creative person when it comes to photos, but they were very helpful in planning poses and other pictures which all turned out to be incredibly lovely.
  • Rita T. Sep 28, 2013
    Ryan & Abby are such a pleasure to work with. We hired them for my daughters wedding in August. They were so flexible working around our schedules for the engagement shoot and wedding prep photos. Always quick to respond to every request that I threw out at them. The photos they took were amazing capturing everyone's personalities. We are so blessed to have found them for the wedding and highly recommend them for weddings or any event and look forward to working with them again in the future. Thank you Abby & Ryan for making such beautiful lasting memories of a wonderful day!
  • Hillary S. Apr 1, 2013
    Photography
    Verified Review
    Awesome Awesome Awesome job! They were perfect! I will most def. use them again for future events! They showed up early and stayed late. I will recomend them to everyone I know! Thank you so very much For everything!!!!
  • Jessica P. Mar 17, 2013
    Photography
    Verified Review
    Ryan and Abby were so amazing! They were more than reasonably priced, and did an absolutely beautiful job on my wedding photography. I would absolutely recommend them to everyone! They were not only photographers, but they took care of my husband and I by helping us get breathing breaks from our guests! At the end of the night, a few of our friends had had a bit too much from the open bar, and Ryan and Abby drove them back to their hotel. They are not only amazing photographers, but they are amazing people who went out of their way to make my wedding be perfect!
  • Amanda K. Nov 5, 2012
    Photography
    Verified Review
    I hired Abby and Ryan to photograph my wedding, and I made the right choice! They are great people to work with, and the finished products were amazing. I love my wedding pictures! Their price is fantastic and you get a lot for your money. They also include a bridal photo shoot with the package, which is something I would not have considered otherwise, and I was glad I did it! I'm one of those people who always ends up making a silly face when you point a camera at me, but they were able to get all kinds of good pictures. They had a lot of fun ideas for shots, and were willing to go along with some unusual shot ideas I had as well. At the wedding and reception, they went above and beyond, staying long past the time in the contract. I was completely satisfied with Abby and Ryan's work, and I highly recommend them.
  • Tracy S. Oct 28, 2012
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    I cannot say enough great things about Ryan and Abby (Aureola Spectrum Photography). From the moment I hired them to photograph my daughter's bridal shoot and wedding, I knew I made the right choice. They were very organized, detail oriented, inquired about our likes and dislikes, and stayed in contact with us constantly. They scheduled all of the photo shoots and sent calendar requests so I did not have to worry about these details. They chose Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens for the bridal shoot. It rained all day, but they were very calm, stayed late, came up with great ideas, and the photos were amazing. My daughter was a very anxious bride, but Ryan knew just how to calm her nerves prior to the wedding. They are very professional, yet very personable. They produce high quality photos for an affordable price and provide you with a full copyright release for unlmited prints. You get two creative photographers for less than the price of one. I highly recommend this couple for all of your photography needs! Thanks so much Ryan and Abby for providing us with beautiful photographs and lasting memories of such a special day! I can't wait to work with you again.
  • Danielle G. Aug 30, 2012
    I absolute loved Aureola they were very professional, and they take the best photos ever... They took our wedding pictures and they turned out amazing we are having a post reception in Nov and they will be our photographers for that as well. I have referred everyone I know you will be pleased, and it's very cost efficient... They are awesome you will be happy and pleased that's a promise....
  • Puneet K. Aug 22, 2012
    Verified Review
    On a scale of 1-10, I would rate the services Provided by Aureola Spectrum (Ryan and Abby) as 10. As a Letter grade, I would rate them as A+. They are a Great Asset to the Thumbtack community. 1. They went above the call of duty, came early and stayed late. 2. High Quality work at very reasonable cost to the client. 3. All the pictures and videos were delivered earlier than scheduled. 4. Great Attitude and flexibility in working with the client. I would highly recommend Aureola Spectrum Photography for their excellent work and flawless delivery. Puneet Charlotte, NC
  • Sheila S. Jun 4, 2012
    Photography
    Verified Review
    It was a great experience for the band! Ryan stayed in contact reguarding all aspects of the appt. He and Abby arrived early and stayed longer than contracted for. There were two cameras taking shots instead of the expected one camera. He had the pictures up on his website the next day! Great pics with so many to pick from for our promo. Don't hesitate to call Aureola Spectrum Photography! Ryan and Abby are super great people!
  • Ginger H. Apr 25, 2012
    I did my engagement pictures with Aureola Spectrum Photography, and I could not have had a better experience with anyone else. The fact that there were two photographers gave us twice the amazing photos, and they were very natural. I warned them before the photography session that my fiance is not very good at taking pictures. He is kind of scared of the camera, and I have not seen many good photos of him. But when we did the photo shoot, my fiance was the one getting the good pictures, and he was coming up with great photo ideas and poses. He felt very comfortable with them, and he was more relaxed than I have ever seen him. I highly recommend Aureola Spectrum to all of my friends and family, and anyone who is looking for an outstanding and relaxing photography experience.

Q&A

Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Every year, we volunteer with Camp Luck, a camp designed to educate and support children with CHD (Congenital Heart Defect); Camp Luck is sponsored by Levine Cardiac Hospital. We provide all photography services for the camp free of charge. We are looking forward to photographing this year's camp!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
When looking for a wedding photographer, you want to ensure that you are comfortable being around him or her since this person will be with you constantly on your wedding day. We recommend setting up an in-person meeting to see if the service provider is the right fit for you. Also, look for a provider who is open to your ideas and wants to get to know you, your likes and dislikes. Getting to know our couples is super important in creating photographs that are totally you!