Hired Chris to do the video and photography for our summer wedding. HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED. We finally got our photos, video and album six months after the wedding date and that was with much follow up on our part. In eight hours, only 400 images were taken. So many photo opportunities were missed such as a picture of the groom as the bride walks in, our rings, images of our guests (there are NONE), our mc's, one was my brother. It's like no one else other than the wedding party existed or attended our wedding. If that's all your going to take pictures of, then you need to take a lot more usable and creative photos. There were only two images of me walking down the aisle with my father and two of my husband and I walking down the aisle. This alone is unacceptable considering the size of the aisle and the images that were taken were nothing special. I've been tagged in facebook photographs that look 100x better than the ones Chris took. We don't even have any photos of our reception venue indicating where the reception took place.
Although we hired a photographer and videographer, we received a photographer and an incompetent assistant. The other photographer-videographer that went to take pictures and video of the groom and groomsmen before the wedding was useless. There is no video footage from this time and no good images of the groom getting ready with his groomsmen. What a huge waste of money. The end products were not at all creative or original. There are no images that we absolutely love.
When I saw the video for the first time, I had to say, are you kidding me?! In our wedding video Chris thought it would be a good idea to put in, me saying during the service ""If I sit, you sit too"" when I was not feeling well. He also decided to include one of the priests asking if I needed water... WTH? There is even a part where I am rolling my eyes in our wedding video. Unbelievable.
We thought we were hiring the best. What a joke. It's so sad that there are so many images missing that we thought our wedding photographer of 10+ years would take. Of all the wedding vendors we had to communicate with, Chris is the absolute worst. He never returns calls or emails. I had to write on his facebook wall to email me back multiple times. It was the only way I would get a response from him. I would never recommend Chris to anyone, not even my worst enemy. I would never want someone else to be as disappointed as I was with a photographer not being able to capture our once in a lifetime moments. Moments we can never get back or do over and which we have no photos or video of.