I told Philicia that I was going to tell this story over and over again so when she asked me for a review, I couldn't pass up the chance to tell it again!
I made the mistake of hiring a different photographer when I had the opportunity to hire Philicia for my son's birthday party back in March. When talking to her, Philicia was sweet, understanding, and worked within my budget, but honestly I was still on the fence because I had gotten other really good offers. Basically, I took too long to get back to Philicia (also because my husband took forever to decide) and by the time I finally said yes, she was already booked for my date! The other photographer I hired (whose name I won't mention here though I'd really like to) was late, pushy, had a negative attitude, did not listen to what I wanted to capture for my son's party, and out of 400 pictures, there were only about 40 pics I could actually use. The rest were TERRIBLE! Blurry, unflattering, or just plain bad. That photographer missed key moments of the party because she kept disappearing and it was obvious that she didn't really care to be there. After I received those pictures (which took 2 weeks to come), I was so upset I wanted to scream. I will never work with that photographer again!
After that nightmare, I made sure to book Philicia two months in advance for my sister's baby shower in May. I was not gonna hesitate again. We laugh about it now but she was so patient with me when she arrived because I was a mess setting everything up and running everywhere. Everything and everyone else was late and when she had time, she even helped out. I couldn't have been happier with her upbeat attitude. She was bubbly, really listened to what I wanted, and talked to everyone at the party. She was great at taking the posed group pictures with everyone smiling and she was just fantastic at the off-guard pictures of my sister greeting guests and hugging family. She perfectly captured all of the intimate moments of my sister's shower and every little detail for those four hours. The pictures were incredible. Looking at the photos was like reliving every special minute of my sister's shower. She is now the only photographer I work with for any event I'm planning and I can't believe I didn't hire her the first time. I HIGHLY recommend Philicia !