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We hired Mark East for a corporate Grand Opening event and he when above and beyond. We needed the photos immediately after the event for PR needs and he accommodated. He was extremely responsive which was must appreciated with our short lead time. He also catered to our unique requests, including uploading the photos right after he takes them and uploading to two different links. Not only was he accommodating but his photos were beautiful, professional and exactly what our client needed. We had him booked for four hours but he finished early, capturing everything on the shot list and then some. I do have to say that he didn't take and upload TOO many photos either. We have hired photographers in the past that take so many photos it takes hours too look through them all, Mark's were the perfect quantity. I recommend hiring him for your photographer needs.
This talented and gracious lady and her son are about to get very, very busy; that is, if they are both not already so. In today's world, it seems so very rare to find gems like these people whose talent, service, and professionalism is so profound that it is literally impossible not to stand up and take notice. In the world of photography, there are those that own an expensive camera and some nice equipment who take pictures for money, and then there are experienced, talented, professional photographers. Digital camera technology has become so advanced and so affordable that just about anyone can buy a fancy looking camera kit at the local discount store or online and start advertising "professional photography services" to anyone who will search for and read their post. Many think it is simple, and that they can provide such services for half price or less than true professionals must charge; the reality is that those folks are seriously and sadly mistaken. While state of the art equipment is most certainly helpful in capturing excellent images, it is not the camera and lens that capture the "moments"; only talented, experienced, professional photographers can do that. The equipment does only what the operator instructs it to do; no more, no less. It's the individual's personal traits, talent, and collective experience that qualify them to do this job well; that is what it takes to produce "Oh my gosh!" photographs that captivate the onlooker. These things are neither easily nor as readily accessible as the hardware has become. In fact, they are extremely rare and quite difficult to find, even at overpriced levels. It takes someone with a keen eye, a total devotion to their craft, and years of trial and error, to hone the skills necessary to truly capture not just images, but "moments" filled with human emotion, human reaction, the essence of true love, the substance of that thing we call "life". Those traits combined with a nimble finger and quick shutter release will produce nothing less than what we perceive as pure magic; and Melissa Batman from Melissa Batman Photography is such a person. Melissa was not the most expensive professional photographer we interviewed and she certainly was not the least expensive. But rest assured that she is absolutely a true professional in every sense of the word; she has extensive experience capturing things most others simply are unable to see. Her expertise with local venues, proper lighting, correct exposure, stunning backgrounds, delicate poses, and an absolute knack for perfect timing are what you are going to receive if you choose to hire her as your wedding photographer. Simply put, Melissa's services are the best value I have ever found in the world of contract photography; she will capture memories and moments that you and your family will treasure for a lifetime. She is the photographer that, after you view her work, say to yourself, "I bet she is REALLY expensive; I wish I could afford her." The good news is that you can afford her, and you definitely should hire her. Believe me, after she is done, you will be very, very, very glad you did. The only thing I have left to say is to Melissa directly: Thank You, Thank You, Thank You Melissa, for capturing not only the beauty and essence of Lauran and Shane's wedding moments, but the very essence of who Lauran and Shane are as two people so deeply in love and so committed to a forever marriage; a union that will surely inspire others to seek the same. And to top it all off, you managed to get it all done while following our crazy and hectic timetable! You are not only an amazing professional wedding photographer, but you were focused (pun intended), patient, and persistent, keeping everyone on schedule in order to make certain you could get every picture and video moment captured for our forever memories. It truly was a pleasure and an honor to work with you and Ben and to watch you both exercising your craft in order to fulfill the dreams of others. You are both truly A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !! God Bless you!
Sarah worked with us for both our engagement and wedding/reception photography. She made the engagement session comfortable and fun! The pictures were amazing. And when it came to the wedding day, she and her partner took the most wonderful pictures that we are still in awe over until this day. It truly seemed like they were EVERYWHERE at once to take pictures during the reception...their skill in doing so was awesome. We truly appreciate the flexibility and easy-going nature that Sarah had as she captured these very special moments in our lives. Thank you! - Tia and Maurice
Sandy was my photographer at my wedding. She did an amazing job. She was there on time. She helped out with other things that we were trying to hurry and get finished.She helped me find our location. She kept everything moving along. We all had a great time and I have lots of beautiful pictures. Sandy has also done other pictures for me aswell.My son plays baseball and she did an awesome job taking his pictures!!! Thanks Sandy for youre awesome work!!!!!
I have worked with Jeff on a couple other occasions for portfolio work. The most important project here recently were my engagement photos! I thought of Jeff the moment "photographer" was said for my wedding. He is very professional and timely, fun and comfortable to work with, and really takes time to work with the client to put together the vision they have for that particular project. My engagement photos turned out AMAZING as expected. I have always thought highly of his work because he is an all around cool guy and it as always been a wonderful time working together.
Suzanne managed to work me and my puppies into her busy schedule before Christmas. I needed to have a picture to send to my Mom for Christmas . She took many pictures of me and my puppies and actually had some printed and left on my door step in time for me to get one to my Mom before Christmas. It all worked out perfectly. I had contacted 4 other recommended photographers before finding Suzanne on Thumbtack. None of the other photographers called me back. All of the photographers from Thumbtack actually contacted me. I appreciate the response from all of the photographers. Suzanne was pleasant to work with and did a great job. She worked so well with my puppies. I appreciate her taking the time to meet my schedule and request.
Queen of a King Photography did our wedding photos and our reception. She did a fantastic job and knew what she was doing. Without a doubt I would highly recommend her to anyone needing any kind of pictures taken.
Alyson did such a great job photographing my wedding. Everyone at my wedding was soooo impressed with Alyson's professionalism, skills and vision. Pictures means so much to me because they remind me of my most special memories. I am sooo happy I choose Alyson to capture the special moments of my wedding day!
Mary was fantastic, very professional and covered the wedding 8 hours. Mary is still working on finalizing our photo package, but I have no doubt her final product will meet or exceed our expectations. You'd be a fool if you don't hire this photographer!
My husband and I recently got married at Silver Hearth Lodge on Bent Mountain, VA. Kitty Gainer of Filmhaus contacted me through Thumbtack and offered us a deal on photography and videography for our wedding that we couldn't refuse! We met with Kitty and one of her photographers, Tran Lee, and were instantly warmed by their personal professionalism and great attitude. Through the planning phase Filmhaus was very accommodating to our schedules and prompt with replies and communication. During the wedding, the photo/video team appeared to melt into the crowd, and seemed to be present for everything without being in our faces. Kitty was nice enough to post a handful of photos onto Facebook for us immediately after the wedding so we could get a taste for what's to come - and we're so excited to see the rest of the photos and the video!
Ran and Linda are nothing but the best for wedding pictures! They were part of our special day taking all those candid and espectacular photos, we were more than happy to have them at our wedding. We have to also mention they were amazing with our guest and family capturing all the great moments of our day. Thanks again for your professionalism, wishes and amazing service!l Gabby & Eric
Jake was excellent!! He produced, edited, filmed a short business video for me and had the final product available in 24hrs! The man is a genius. I highly recommend his services for any video production (wish I used him for my wedding) Progressional
Michael is absolutely wonderful to work with. He's very creative and enthusiastic, and you can tell he loves what he does. His finished products are amazing, and he made sure to capture everything that I wanted. We spoke on multiple occasions prior to the wedding, so he made sure he knew exactly what type of shots I was looking for. He was very helpful in the wedding planning process as well. He gave us many suggestions on vendors and some of the best locations to get the most amazing photographs. Michael not only shot our wedding for us, but made sure he was there for the wedding rehearsal as well. The fact that he made the effort to be there and to meet all of the wedding party beforehand made everyone feel more at ease on the actual wedding day. He showed up bright and early on the morning of our wedding to capture all of the wedding party getting ready, and stayed until our sparkler exit late that evening. Michael not only gave us a complete set of files to make copies from, but he made a set for the parents as well. He also already had prints made for us when we went to pick up our jump drive, and a few prints for each of our parents. He goes above and beyond to make sure you have exactly what you've always wanted for your wedding day. I recommend him to everyone no matter what type of event you're planning. Thank you Michael!
My husband and I had a great experience working with Blake! He is well priced and takes excellent pictures! He did our engagement and wedding pictures as well as my bridal portraits and we loved all of them! He is very creative and has great ideas! Highly recommended!
A close friend called Christi up literally the day of my wedding when I had found out that morning that my scheduled photographer wrote me down for the wrong day. Christi was a miracle come true and ultimately saved my wedding. I met her minutes before my wedding, and she did a fantastic job, even though I didn't have anytime to brief her on what I had wanted from my ex-photographer. She was very professional and was willing to do anything I asked. She worked with us through the storm that same day and made the best of it. If it was not for her, I would have not one single picture to look back on.
He is very good with my kids doing there pics and our family prtraits!! Were using him for wedding this spring!! Very professional!!Wont use anyone else!!
We contacted Amiee to photograph our elopement two days prior to arriving at Smith Mountain Lake. She was very helpful and even provided some planning to make our day special. She met us at the state park, took beautiful pictures, and provided us the CD on the spot. I highly recommend Amiee of Diamonds on the Lake Photography for your wedding, she is fantastic!
I've known Tina for many years as a photographer who became a dear friend. She has done photography for my business. She has photographed my children, my daughter's wedding and now my grandchildren. Her care for knowing her subject is unending. Extremely personal and professional, all wrapped up together.
Her eye for detail was amazing. She is definitely a perfectionist in her work. She is detail oriented and was always patient with my concerns. Rachel was a pleasure to work with. My wedding photographs were exceptional and her pricing cannot be beat! I highly recommend Rachel for your photography needs...for any occasion.
Chris did an excellent job photographing our wedding. He did marvelous work and sent us the finished photos promptly. I highly recommend Chris for any photographic need.
Working with Brad was great! He photographed my engagement pictures, bridal shower, and wedding!
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I am a wedding and family photographer servicing Franklin County, Smith Mountain Lake, and the Greater Roanoke Valley in the beautiful state of Virginia. I specialize in a photojournalistic style for weddings, and aim to capture the true essence of your beautiful day. Please check out my website for a sample of some of my work.
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