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Larry was great. He produced a very touching video of past photos which was played at our event to great effect. The photography of the event itself was excellent, as well.Apr 9, 2015
Impressed! Impressed! Impressed! I hired Larry Hacken, the Owner of Absolute Elegance to take care of my Photography, Videography and Aerial Drone Cinematography for my Wedding on June 29, 2019. From my 1st contact with Larry, he made me feel very comfortable and informed me of my options and what to expect on my Wedding Day. He was spot on. I received my Photography Images and my Video on a Thumb Drive about 3 weeks after my wedding day.. I was easily able to view my pics on my computer and they looked amazing. I’m going to have Larry make an album for me in the next few months. The Video was soooo clear, it is so much clearer than my cable tv. I could see the bubbles rising to the top of my champagne glass. The slow motion in my Highlight Video was breathtaking. I can’t wait to have my extended family over to watch my Wedding Video on my 75 inch TV. I actually bought it as a wedding gift and my Video is so clear and amazing in it. The audio is great too and it feels like I’m still celebrating my wedding day. I highly recommended Larry Hacken and his fantastic crew from Absolute Elegance. I’m so happy I found Larry. I will be contacting him for my future events and I’ve already recommended him for my sisters wedding and one of my closest friends wedding coming up next year. Christine D.Aug 6, 2019
I have had the benefit of seeing Larry Hacken in action on a couple of occasions as a guest at events he handled. He did a fantastic job on my cousin's wedding. The pictures were beautiful and the montage came out fantastic. And, his engagement photos of the couple were great as well. He's incredibly personable and makes you feel at ease in front of the camera. I just recently attended another event that he handled. He did a great job. The montage he created brought guests to tears and got a resounding applause. There were a lot of little kids at this event too and he worked magic getting them to do adorable and silly things and captured them beautifully. I highly recommend Larry Hacken. He will take great care of you at your event.Apr 22, 2015
Wedding and Event Photography
If I could give zero stars, I would. I spoke with Larry and he agreed to do my wedding. 4 weeks has passed and I haven’t heard from him. I am appalled by the lack of follow up. Perhaps he decided not to be my photographer because I have too much melanin in my skin! A simple follow up is the professional way to conduct business.May 15, 2019VerifiedAbsolute Elegance's reply
I want to thank all my incredible clients for posting their appreciation for my hard work and my crew of 6 Photographers and 7 Videographers hard work as well. My love for the wedding industry makes the long days and many long nights for post production worth it every day! Unfortunately, sometimes this Thumbtack forum for customers to post reviews gets abused by people who mistreat this forum with false and very hurtful and harmful lies. This review forum is for clients who’ve experienced companies services and take the time to share their opinion of the quality and the great experience they’ve had with the service. Then there’s Portia! She never hired my services for Photography or Videography, but wrote very mean and hurtful lies. It’s a shame some people try to damage businesses because they’re having a bad day. The good news is most clients and potential clients realize this and ignore the nonsense! Thanks again to all my clients who’ve made my business very successful and gave me the opportunity to share your memories! Thank you!!! Larry Hacken As always, I’m always available to take your call, Larry
Wedding and Event Videography
I asked for a videographer but got so much more. Larry came to do videography of my friend’s 95th birthday; he gave us tons of photos and a wonderful video of a man who had so many people who loved him and traveled from many, many miles to celebrate his special birthday. His family traveled from Vancouver, British Columbia to be there for this special day. We have a wonderful choreographed video set to beautiful music to remember the day as well as his life. Unfortunately, my friend’s life ended on Easter Sunday, 2019. We have the video and the photos to remember both the wonderful day and the man who was so important and wonderful to us all.Jun 15, 2019Verified
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I went to Edward Murrow High School. This school had special programs for Photography & Video Production.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?When I was a teenager, I was in several commercials and bit parts in movies. I wanted to be more comfortable in front of the camera so a went to school for Photography and Videography. When I turned 21, I wanted this to be my career.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Weddings, Sweet 16's, Bar/Bat - Mitzvahs, Installation Dinners, all Corporate Events.