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My girlfriend hinted (like beating me over the head with a 2x4) that she hoped a photographer would be around to capture our impending proposal. So I did what any 21st century guy would do and hit the internet. I emailed several photographers in the tri-state area, all getting back to me with varying fees and availability. I found Neil Blake on Thumbtack. His personal website showed his experience, so I explained to him that I would like for him to secretly photograph my proposal. I detailed that I had hired a caricaturist (if youre reading this and also are in the market for a caricaturist, look no further than Jessica du Preez) that would be drawing me on one knee proposing to my girlfriend though we would be sitting next to each other on a park bench. He agreed, and we were set. The big day was a beautiful October Sunday in Hoboken. So perfect, in fact, that there were literally dozens of people taking pictures (with what looked to me like high-end cameras). My girlfriend and I walked around the general area that I had laid out for the caricaturist to set up and for Neil to be ready to find us. I literally had no idea what Neil (or my caricaturist looked like), and so I wasnt sure if people were taking pictures of us or of the scenery (and it turned out that it was Neil taking a few of those pictures, he really did a wonderful job at being so discreet). Once I found my caricaturist and the drawing was in progress, he would walk by non-chalantly (pretending to be one of these everyday photographers enjoying the beautiful day) and marvel at how well the drawing was coming along and ask my caricaturist if it would be alright if he could take a picture while she sketched and ask us if he could take our picture (of course it was okay! But my girlfriend was still not entirely in the know. It was all for her, and it was perfect. Neil was fantastic. I cant believe how they went above and beyond to really play the parts that I asked them to play). He walked away and took some other discreetly long-distance shots, shots from behind, everything. You can really tell the entire story from the pictures leading up to the caricature, during the caricature, after she said yes. And I think thats more than I could have hoped for when I hired him to be our photographer. After the gig was up, he brought us around for 30 minutes or so posing us against the skyline and taking literally hundreds of pictures. I really feel like I got a lot for my money, and I dont see how I would do it any differently (and that goes for not only Neil, but also Jessica). I am still blown away by how flawless the day turned out for me and my now fiancée partly due to the fact that I did not know what Neil (nor my caricaturist, Jessica du Preez, for that matter (whom I also highly recommend, but that is for another review)) looked like, partly because I was hoping for true perfection, and partly due to the stress of getting several pieces (timing, two people (caricaturist and photographer) working together that have never even met, etc) into place without my girlfriend knowing (okay, so she knew it was coming. But she did not know how and what I had planned, so she was still very much in the dark). At the onset of this review, I had hoped that it would be more about the professionalism and expertise of Neil and less about me and the proposal, but let my excitement and joy be a testament to him. For any function at all, consider hiring Neil Blake to capture the story. He will do a superb job.
Joe was extremely professional and responsive. I have worked with many photographers before and Joe was definitely the most "on-top-of-it"! Besides being easy to work with, the work product was amazing. Very clear and professional head shots. The subjects of his photos said he made them feel comfortable.
Working with Denise at Penguinmoonstudios was a pleasure. She had the best pricing of over 30 photographers I had asked for a quotation for a 2 hour photo shoot at our Veterinary Hospital. She arrived on time and with all of her camera equipment. Denise was patient, and instructed all staff and customers present for the photoshoot on where and how to stand for the best photo quality. Denise promptly send me medium resolution photos for review and request photoshopping of photos if I thought necessary. Of the 200+ photos she took, only 3 or 4 needed some light retouching! She then mailed me a DVD containing all the high-resolution photos! If I ever get married or have another photo session, Denise would absolutely be re-hired!
Maria was beyond a pleasure to work with! She is a seasoned photographer with years of professional experience as well as top of the line equipment and resources. Maria made me feel super comfortable and took her time to walk me through all aspects of the shoot explicitly which made the whole experience an amazing one. I have worked with many photographers for various reasons, and Maria is hands down one of my favorites. I would recommend her services to any and anyone looking to get professional photos taken for any occasion!
We have started using Alex for all our jewelry photography. He is consistently professional and and gets our photos done in a timely manner. The photography process was fast, and the photos turned out excellently. I will definitely be back. Highly recommend.
Blackhill photography is one of the best photographers out there that capture every special moment. He has done my daughter's communion photos plus all her birthday photos. Every experience is professional and exceptional.
Emily is an amazing photographer - her pictures developed beautifully. She captured candid and formal photos for our launch event -- lighting and quality of her photos were exceptional. I would definitely hire her again for events!
Lizzie was great for our daughter's 1st birthday. She was on time, even stayed a little extra and goes over the top with responsiveness and feedback. There are a lot of amateur photographers competing for your business, I found Lizzie goes over the top for her clients and delivers some incredible shots. Pose, natural, journalistic, all types were covered in her photos. Would recommend and use again in the future.
I was in need of a videographer and photographer in New York. The venue we happened to be getting married at recommended Corey & Faymus Media. So I contacted Corey. He was very down to earth and comfortable to talk to about my big day. His experience really shows as he helped me better understand my day and how formal photos and the timeline would fit. On the day of the wedding Corey & one of his photographers made my whole day go perfectly. We got all the photos we wanted and they were so relaxed and professional. They interacted with our guests which made them feel more comfortable for photos and video. The amount of professional equipment Corey has is unreal. He has very high end movie equipment. My son is an aspiring videographer and was asking a ton of questions and Corey still made time to show him everything while working. I thought that was really kind of him as it made my sons day! Once we recieved our final edited video I was so impressed. I cried as It was beautiful. We were provided 4k which the definition is incredible as we have a 4k TV. I totally recommend Corey & Faymus Media for any Photography or Videography you may need. Truly blessed to have found them. I will be looking to book with them for my sisters wedding next summer. Thanks so much Corey & Jim! - Melissa Createro
I have shot with Tom on several occasions, all of which have produced high quality images. The environment he creates is relaxed and comfortable, all while being very professional. He is a photographer that is very diligent, professional and personable. I would highly recommend Tom to anyone looking for refined images.
It was real pleasure to get the images from this company. Hassan is a brilliant photographer and the photos that he took for us in our wedding ceremony came out so vivid and beautiful that I couldn't believe; truly the photos were beyond my expectation. This kind of sincere work and dedication is very rare these days; I honestly recommend this company and Hassan to anyone who are looking for some talented and brilliant photographers for any occasion.
An excellent photographer who understands that details are an element that is important in our business. I always hire Mr Bennström whenever we are doing events in NYC. To reiterate, I HIGHLY recommend Mr Bennström to anyone needing an event or portrait photographer....
We hired Andrea for our wedding on 10/22/2017, and are so happy we did! Our venue let us in late, and even with all the craziness Andrea ran with it, taking pictures of everything and calming me down along the way! She is beyond professional and fun to work with! My wife and I couldn't be happier that we chose her to capture our memories! Thank you Andrea!
Alex is a talented and professional photographer and great person to work with. Always punctual, helpful and responsive, it's been an absolute pleasure to work with him on our company portfolio, he has captured our projects perfectly and the end results are fabulous! His skills in both shooting and editing are rare and top class and therefore I'm delighted to recommend him!
He was quick in the photo shoot and uploading the edited pictures. He also responded very quickly and was able to get me in ASAP. This was really helpful because I needed the photos for a work deadline. He was personable and easy to work with. I would use him again the next time I want to hire a photographer. The pictures came out well.
David Warner stands for True Professional!!! I wanted to have the perfect headshot photo and David had gone above and beyond of making sure I was satisfied with the photo he had taken. This guy is very accomodating, hardworking, patient, and very friendly. Very satisfied with his work, would highly recommended him as your photographer 10+++Rating!!!
Kate is a consummate professional. Punctual, fast, and friendly, not only did she provide great photos, she proposed slight staging tips and worked with what I had to make my apartment look even better. I scoured many other photographers' portfolios prior to working with Kate and I feel I made the right choice given her keen eye and extensive experience with real estate in particular.
Jovana is an amazing photographer! A real professional, with so much technical skill and creativity. She has the best eye for spotting the perfect composition and lighting. She is also very personable and patient, so it was easy to feel comfortable shooting with her. The photos she took are all stunning. I very highly recommend her! Jovana is one of the best!
We hired Travis as a photographer to shoot our clothing line for our retail website/marketing materials. His talents went above and beyond just taking a picture. He took charge in capturing the right angle and working with the model to create the perfect shot. Aside from his photography skills, he is open minded, flexible, and easy to communicate with. I have found this is a challenge with other photographers and so necessary when it comes to creating your vision. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional photographer and hope to work with him again in the future.
I have worked with several photographers in the past but have decided to keep going back to Justin. I have done two photoshoots with Justin and was very pleased with the way both sets of pictures came out. He definitely has a good eye for photography - he sees the big picture but also pays attention to the details. He is also a great guy and easy to work with....flexible and responds quickly. I look forward to working with him again.
Briana was a very humble and professional photographer! She took my fiancée and I’s engagement photo near the Empire State and the turn around time was super quick! Would def consider her for future work.