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We had a large family group...my husband and I plus our three children and their families (12 total). It is rare that we are all in the same place at the same time. Irene came to our home the day after Thanksgiving to accomodate our scheduling challenges. She selected three different areas that would work for the pictures. Two were in the house and one outside. We shot the indoor pictures first. She took pictures of the whole group and then the smaller family groups. It was great to be able to look at the pictures as she took them because adjustments lighting and position could be made on the fly. We were done in two hours...exactly as she predicted. Needless to say, we had many great pictures to choose from. I made a list of our favorites and Irene edited them. We put all 200+ images on our computers. This is quite different from other photographers who 'own' your pictures after they take them! Thank you Irene! We will absolutely have you back next time we want to have pictures taken. Brenda and Newell RamseyDec 5, 2016Verified
Irene was perfect! Kind, professional, unobtrusive but thorough. From the moment we met, she felt almost like part of the family, and by the end of the reception, she absolutely felt like part of the family. Her photos were beautiful and captured the feelings of the entire event perfectly. I absolutely recommend her services 100%, no matter what the occasion. Thank you so much Irene! Danya ps. I was unable to download any photos, all I can say is that they were perfectOct 19, 2016VerifiedIrene F.'s reply
My, what wonderful thoughts and words about me....thank you so very much Danya....
She showed up early and did exactly what I asked her to do, she was a photo journalist telling our story. Not every shot was flattering to everyone, some shots were a little blurry but that is life so it was perfect! She gave us all of the photos for us to do with what we want for one rate. I highly recommend Irene to catch those moments you thought only happened in movies or were set up shots, they aren't. She catches every look, laugh, tear, and childs' smile. I recommend her for smaller weddings less than 150 guests because it is just her and larger weddings people may get between her and the shot without realizing it.Jul 23, 2016Verified
Robert H.May 10, 2016Verified
As the former editor of USC's faculty/staff weekly I worked closely with our photographer, Irene Fertik. Whether the assignment was to capture the essence of a researcher's work through a single image, to shoot a campus event, or to provide a portrait of a top administrator, Irene always came through with imaginative photographs that brought out the best in people, places, and even works of art. In addition, as a freelancer, she did a great job photographing my niece's wedding in San Diego!Apr 12, 2016
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- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?40 years as a professional photographer for newspapers, non-profit organizations, and free-lance everything...