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A les Howard Production

Monroe , NY

LOCATION

3 briarwood ave
Monroe, NY US 10950 (map)
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ABOUT US

Our decades of experience, personal attention to your specific needs, and unobtrusive manner.......
PERMIT us to play a valuable part in your wedding. Doing photography and DVD... Read more
Our decades of experience, personal attention to your specific needs, and unobtrusive manner.......
PERMIT us to play a valuable part in your wedding. Doing photography and DVD Video as a team makes our involvement seamless.
Advance planning will help you have the most fun possible while we discreetly illustrate the STORY OF YOUR WEDDING.
Our second photographer provides different views and photo styles that give you real choices in choosing your photos.
Albums can be flush mounted digital design or diital matted styles.
Our DVD Video production has interactive chapters and can be done in documentary or fully edited style.
Story telling is a specialty. Doing it at your wedding is an honor that we don't take lightly.
See our testimonials , portfolios , digital design albums, rates and more by visiting www.leshoward.com , www.westpointweddings.com , www.rocklandcountyyweddings.com , or www.bergencountyweddings.com.
Our unsurpassed reputation has made us the number one brand in the industry.
Recommended by all who know us. Read less
Photography , Videography

PHOTOS

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Black and white sepia, select color, subtle digital effects that are very creative and artistic ( maybe one or 2 will make the album)
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
I lecture on photography to professional photography groups.
 The knowledge of to handle each and every situation that may arise is mandatory. I am a graduate of the Rochester Inst. of Technolog 4 year program in Graphic Arts and photography. A distinction sheared by an extremely small percentage of professional photographers.
Is your media preference film or digital?
digital. for all of it's capabilities
How many photographers do you work with?
there are always two photographers so that different views;
 lenses and styles are offered from the same event
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes , in writing.
 This is a policy from which I never stray.
 Not once !! If I am booked I am there. Without fail.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Never in a day
 never more than 2 per weekend ( Fridays included)
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Several highly qualified, experienced, professional photographers are available in the remote chance of an emergency happening.
 The policy is that we back each other up in case of accident or sickness.
 It is the professional's CODE!
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
3 Professional Canon digital SLRs.
 lenses capable of low light coverage, extreme wide angle an telephoto views.
 Multiple electronic flashes and wireless triggers and receivers.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Always;
 We are "good Boy Scouts" and are always prepared.
 You never know what may occur at an assignment!
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Full day 98% of the time
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
This rarely comes up. $175 per hour for photographer and assistant is standard
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
A break between formals and the reception is needed to photograph the set and setting of the reception and cocktail areas. Close ups of details etc.
 Setting up auxiliary lighting so that the images look like the actual lighting of the event. A meal provided by the clients is customary.
Do you charge for travel?
not up to 40 miles
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
we take the time to carefully edit our images so that out customers do not have to.
 We also believe that an unflattering image mereley 'Waters Down" the quality of the assignment. 3 weeks is average.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
A web site is included in all assignments
 paper prints if desired
How long can the client keep the proofs?
they belong to the client,
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
shared copy rights are available,
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
with consent of the client
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
YES
Will images be available for viewing online?
YES
What kind of albums do you offer?
State of the art digital design albums, tweaked by the client through a PDF .
 Nothing is printed and bound without final approval.
When will the client get the final album?
Once the book design has been approved . app. 4 weeks.
 Quality control concerns are most important. 
 Accuracy is always better than speed.
 WE are the final stage of quality control . Not he clients.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
1.0/5.0
If we had to summarize our experience with Les Howard Productions, I can only say that we were extremely disappointed with the services we received. Les lacks any kind of customer service in his service delivery. Several of the wedding attendees stated that he was rude and it noted that Les appeared inconvenienced when others wanted to take personal pictures during our wedding events. He lacked a desire or willingness to communicate proactively with us throughout the process and only responded to us when prodded. At times, his responses were very short and rude. Once we reviewed the photographs, it became apparent that the majority of the quality pictures had actually come from the assistant he used during the wedding as opposed to Les Howard himself. Les tried to make use of various filters and fish eye lenses that produced some very inferior images. He also used some mosaic techniques to create additional images. This made us feel like he was reusing images to make up the 500+ images we were promised contractually. Despite all the delays, Les never took any personal responsibility for the significant delays in getting our wedding album delivered. Instead, he noted that his contract does not include a specific schedule of milestones because he does not control many of the actions in the album development process. If we had to do this all over again, we would not recommend using Les Howard Productions for any photography needs. Instead, we would opt for some of the higher priced options we explored initially in our wedding planning process.
If we had to summarize our experience with Les Howard Productions, I can only say that we were extremely disappointed with Read more...
If we had to summarize our experience with Les Howard Productions, I can only say that we were extremely disappointed with the services we received. Les lacks any kind of customer service in his service delivery. Several of the wedding attendees stated that he was rude and it noted that Les appeared inconvenienced when others wanted to take personal pictures during our wedding events. He lacked a desire or willingness to communicate proactively with us throughout the process and only responded to us when prodded. At times, his responses were very short and rude. Once we reviewed the photographs, it became apparent that the majority of the quality pictures had actually come from the assistant he used during the wedding as opposed to Les Howard himself. Les tried to make use of various filters and fish eye lenses that produced some very inferior images. He also used some mosaic techniques to create additional images. This made us feel like he was reusing images to make up the 500+ images we were promised contractually. Despite all the delays, Les never took any personal responsibility for the significant delays in getting our wedding album delivered. Instead, he noted that his contract does not include a specific schedule of milestones because he does not control many of the actions in the album development process. If we had to do this all over again, we would not recommend using Les Howard Productions for any photography needs. Instead, we would opt for some of the higher priced options we explored initially in our wedding planning process. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.9/5.0
I would seriously caution anyone from hiring this photographer. I have no complaints regarding the pictures he and his assistant took, however, it has been over 2 years since our wedding and we still do not have the products we paid for in full. I can't even begin to describe the personal issues he complained of having which kept pushing our project back each time. Some of the excuses we have heard over the past two years include computer crashing, personal issues, moving, divorce, stroke, 3 different surgeries, a new graphic design artist who left town without notifying him. When you own a business it is your job to make sure you deliver the product that was paid for. I am still waiting for that. I finally received our parent albums after a year and 7 months. Needless to say I was extremely disappointed. They were not what we were shown when we met with him. It is a cheap book that makes Shutterfly look high end. The images don't even fill the pages. There are large white gaps and it looks horrible. I have forbidden our parents from showing anyone. I keep requesting my money back so I can pay someone capable of making my wedding album. Of course he hasn't delivered the product and won't refund my money. I won't even comment on his lack of people skills during the wedding or the fact that he kept interrupting me during my wedding reception because he hadn't received his food yet. I would never choose him again as a photographer. He will take your money and run.
I would seriously caution anyone from hiring this photographer. I have no complaints regarding the pictures he and his Read more...
I would seriously caution anyone from hiring this photographer. I have no complaints regarding the pictures he and his assistant took, however, it has been over 2 years since our wedding and we still do not have the products we paid for in full. I can't even begin to describe the personal issues he complained of having which kept pushing our project back each time. Some of the excuses we have heard over the past two years include computer crashing, personal issues, moving, divorce, stroke, 3 different surgeries, a new graphic design artist who left town without notifying him. When you own a business it is your job to make sure you deliver the product that was paid for. I am still waiting for that. I finally received our parent albums after a year and 7 months. Needless to say I was extremely disappointed. They were not what we were shown when we met with him. It is a cheap book that makes Shutterfly look high end. The images don't even fill the pages. There are large white gaps and it looks horrible. I have forbidden our parents from showing anyone. I keep requesting my money back so I can pay someone capable of making my wedding album. Of course he hasn't delivered the product and won't refund my money. I won't even comment on his lack of people skills during the wedding or the fact that he kept interrupting me during my wedding reception because he hadn't received his food yet. I would never choose him again as a photographer. He will take your money and run. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Minndee
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Absolutely amazing job on our wedding photos!
Absolutely amazing job on our wedding photos!
Absolutely amazing job on our wedding photos! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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LisaZaro
Wedding:
10/18/2008
5.0/5.0
Les and his team of professionals provided us with a spectacular album, wedding DVD and with an experience to be cherished. Les' focus is on the couple to be wed, which is so refreshing. He really tunes into the needs and desires of the couple and doesn't let others distract him from producing the product promised. Our wedding album is beautiful, as are the prints that he made for us. Our wedding dvd is unique and captured so many unforgettable moments that we can now treasure for years to come.
Les and his team of professionals provided us with a spectacular album, wedding DVD and with an experience to be Read more...
Les and his team of professionals provided us with a spectacular album, wedding DVD and with an experience to be cherished. Les' focus is on the couple to be wed, which is so refreshing. He really tunes into the needs and desires of the couple and doesn't let others distract him from producing the product promised. Our wedding album is beautiful, as are the prints that he made for us. Our wedding dvd is unique and captured so many unforgettable moments that we can now treasure for years to come. Read less
Services Used: Photography

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