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A. O'Brien Photography

Pasadena , CA

LOCATION

Pasadena, CA US 91103 (map)
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ABOUT US

I love what I do, I love people, and I love the team I work with! We are extemely passionate about creatively capturing individual style, uniqueness, beauty, love, fun, quirkiness,... Read more
I love what I do, I love people, and I love the team I work with! We are extemely passionate about creatively capturing individual style, uniqueness, beauty, love, fun, quirkiness, laughter, craziness, moments, and stories.

I originally learned on film and I feel this has truly shaped me as a photographer and has given me a deeper understanding of light and composition.

My goal is to create a photography experience for you that will add a whole new element to your day as well as to provide you with beautiful and creative images that will encompass your memories. We like to make each experience tons of fun too!

Other random facts:

I am extremely happily married to my best friend, we have two awesome Ewok's at home (Shih Tzu's), I take WAY too many pictures of our them, I once shot Jell-O out my nose from laughing too hard, and kale might be my favorite food. Weird, I know.

In addition to weddings & engagements I also love photographing:

Families - Babies - Furry Friends - Fashion - Art - ETC.

Be sure to check out our blog for recent pics, news, and other goodies:

http://www.aobrienphotography.com/blog/ Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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Melissa
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Austin shot our wedding last week and we totally LOVED him!! It took me and my husband a while to find a photographer with a style we both liked and just an all around good guy. We both HATE being in front of the camera, so we really needed to make sure that if we had to have a camera in our face, at least we could like the guy :)

He made us feel totally comfortable and was really good at keeping us in the moment and just reminding us of how special our wedding day really was. On top of that, he put up with our CRAZY bridal party, whom by the end of the night, were all also enamored with him.

I can sing his praises all day, but in short, Austin was very professional and fun. We could not have asked for a better photographer to have captured our special day. Should we ever feel the need to subject ourselves to a full day of pictures, we will definitely be going with him.
Austin shot our wedding last week and we totally LOVED him!! It took me and my husband a while to find a photographer with Read more...
Austin shot our wedding last week and we totally LOVED him!! It took me and my husband a while to find a photographer with a style we both liked and just an all around good guy. We both HATE being in front of the camera, so we really needed to make sure that if we had to have a camera in our face, at least we could like the guy :)

He made us feel totally comfortable and was really good at keeping us in the moment and just reminding us of how special our wedding day really was. On top of that, he put up with our CRAZY bridal party, whom by the end of the night, were all also enamored with him.

I can sing his praises all day, but in short, Austin was very professional and fun. We could not have asked for a better photographer to have captured our special day. Should we ever feel the need to subject ourselves to a full day of pictures, we will definitely be going with him. Read less
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Donna
Wedding:
3/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Extremely pleased with Austin...would highly recommend!!!
Extremely pleased with Austin...would highly recommend!!!
Extremely pleased with Austin...would highly recommend!!! Read less
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April
Wedding:
8/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding will not be taking place for another 11 months ( I had to put 8/23/13 or else I could not post this review) but I wanted to take engagement photos before summer was fully over because I knew I wanted to include my horses and their fuzzy winter coats will be growing in soon. Several things were not in our favor the day of our shoot. My fiance is not a fan of having pictures taken and that day he was sick with a cold. Needless to say he was not looking forward to the session. By the time the photographer (Austin) arrived it was close to 4pm and a whopping 98 degrees with hot and dry wind blowing my hair all over the place. Despite these circumstances, we ended up having a great time! Austin is a genuinely nice person who kept us laughing and shocked me with his ability to get my fiance to actually enjoy having pictures taken. He did an excellent job finding ways to include my horses in the shoot, and also knew exactly how to utilize the scenic beauty of Vasquez Rocks in our pictures after we changed locations. He was highly receptive to all of my ideas and provided great insight. To top it off our pictures look absolutely amazing and I am certain that nobody could have done a better job! I would not hesitate to recommend him to anybody looking for a talented photographer for their wedding or any other event. I am also absolutely ecstatic to use him for our wedding next year!
Our wedding will not be taking place for another 11 months ( I had to put 8/23/13 or else I could not post this review) Read more...
Our wedding will not be taking place for another 11 months ( I had to put 8/23/13 or else I could not post this review) but I wanted to take engagement photos before summer was fully over because I knew I wanted to include my horses and their fuzzy winter coats will be growing in soon. Several things were not in our favor the day of our shoot. My fiance is not a fan of having pictures taken and that day he was sick with a cold. Needless to say he was not looking forward to the session. By the time the photographer (Austin) arrived it was close to 4pm and a whopping 98 degrees with hot and dry wind blowing my hair all over the place. Despite these circumstances, we ended up having a great time! Austin is a genuinely nice person who kept us laughing and shocked me with his ability to get my fiance to actually enjoy having pictures taken. He did an excellent job finding ways to include my horses in the shoot, and also knew exactly how to utilize the scenic beauty of Vasquez Rocks in our pictures after we changed locations. He was highly receptive to all of my ideas and provided great insight. To top it off our pictures look absolutely amazing and I am certain that nobody could have done a better job! I would not hesitate to recommend him to anybody looking for a talented photographer for their wedding or any other event. I am also absolutely ecstatic to use him for our wedding next year! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Simply the best!!!! We loved working with Austin, he professional but yet very easy going person and that is one of the reasons why we choose him. Just by looking at his work online i knew i wanted to use him. The day of he came with a 2nd photographer and his assistant and they made sure they took details of everything. Austin spent the most time with us,which i liked. We have only seen a handfull of photos and I am amazed already. Our friends are asking for his contact info so they can use the for their wedding. We loved working with Austin and if we ever need a professional photographer, I will definitely use Austin again
Simply the best!!!! We loved working with Austin, he professional but yet very easy going person and that is one of the Read more...
Simply the best!!!! We loved working with Austin, he professional but yet very easy going person and that is one of the reasons why we choose him. Just by looking at his work online i knew i wanted to use him. The day of he came with a 2nd photographer and his assistant and they made sure they took details of everything. Austin spent the most time with us,which i liked. We have only seen a handfull of photos and I am amazed already. Our friends are asking for his contact info so they can use the for their wedding. We loved working with Austin and if we ever need a professional photographer, I will definitely use Austin again Read less
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R
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
There's an old saying- "You get what you pay for" and it couldn't be truer!
If you are looking for a wedding photographer, your search should end with A. O'Brien Photography. His attention to details that we never even thought of, and his eye for setting up each shot, made our wedding photos more beautiful than we ever imagined. I knew from the first time we looked at his portfolio that we had our guy. He did our engagement photos as well and they were fantastic! We get sooooo many compliments on all of our photos and couldn't be happier with Austin.
You only get one chance to have beautiful wedding photos, so don't blow it. Book him fast! You won't be disappointed.

Rich & Nicole
There's an old saying- "You get what you pay for" and it couldn't be truer!
If you are looking for a wedding Read more...
There's an old saying- "You get what you pay for" and it couldn't be truer!
If you are looking for a wedding photographer, your search should end with A. O'Brien Photography. His attention to details that we never even thought of, and his eye for setting up each shot, made our wedding photos more beautiful than we ever imagined. I knew from the first time we looked at his portfolio that we had our guy. He did our engagement photos as well and they were fantastic! We get sooooo many compliments on all of our photos and couldn't be happier with Austin.
You only get one chance to have beautiful wedding photos, so don't blow it. Book him fast! You won't be disappointed.

Rich & Nicole Read less
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Alexandra
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
I met Austin via Skype while living abroad, but planning my wedding in Southern California. He was immediately warm and attentive to what we wanted our photos to look and feel like. On the day of the wedding, I left everything in his hands (where we were going to have our first look, all the detail shots, organizing the wedding party) and he was incredible. Our photos really capture my husband and my personality, as well as the moments and the emotions of the event. On top of that, Austin was completely professional, humorous and adaptable when a particular guest was being a handful - I was so impressed and would highly recommend Austin's work to anyone.
I met Austin via Skype while living abroad, but planning my wedding in Southern California. He was immediately warm and Read more...
I met Austin via Skype while living abroad, but planning my wedding in Southern California. He was immediately warm and attentive to what we wanted our photos to look and feel like. On the day of the wedding, I left everything in his hands (where we were going to have our first look, all the detail shots, organizing the wedding party) and he was incredible. Our photos really capture my husband and my personality, as well as the moments and the emotions of the event. On top of that, Austin was completely professional, humorous and adaptable when a particular guest was being a handful - I was so impressed and would highly recommend Austin's work to anyone. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Austin is truly an amazing photographer and is extremely professional with a great sense of humor. He is up for anything and will get down and dirty just to get that perfect shot of you. You can see he is very passionate about his love for photography and that being a photographer isn't just a job for him.

Austin is also very thorough and will do his research before any shoot. He was actually the one who offered to meet with us at prior to our big day to go over photo locations at our reveal and wedding venue. He also came up with back up ideas in case some areas were off limits.

Austin is an excellent communicator and responds to your questions and requests immediately so you never feel like you're hanging. You even will see teaser pics from your shoot within a few days.

We couldn't be more happier having Austin and the AOP team be a part of our big day and we're truly fortunate to have met him. We highly recommend AOP to anyone getting married or for capturing any of life's special moments.
Austin is truly an amazing photographer and is extremely professional with a great sense of humor. He is up for anything Read more...
Austin is truly an amazing photographer and is extremely professional with a great sense of humor. He is up for anything and will get down and dirty just to get that perfect shot of you. You can see he is very passionate about his love for photography and that being a photographer isn't just a job for him.

Austin is also very thorough and will do his research before any shoot. He was actually the one who offered to meet with us at prior to our big day to go over photo locations at our reveal and wedding venue. He also came up with back up ideas in case some areas were off limits.

Austin is an excellent communicator and responds to your questions and requests immediately so you never feel like you're hanging. You even will see teaser pics from your shoot within a few days.

We couldn't be more happier having Austin and the AOP team be a part of our big day and we're truly fortunate to have met him. We highly recommend AOP to anyone getting married or for capturing any of life's special moments. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Austin is amazing!!! He is funny and fun to work with. He was quick to respond to my every question and always had a positive and easy going response. He was very flexible with me throughout the process. He has gerat ideas, took my ideas and improved on them, and my pictures look fabulous!!! I highly recommend Austin to anyone in California!!!
Austin is amazing!!! He is funny and fun to work with. He was quick to respond to my every question and always had a Read more...
Austin is amazing!!! He is funny and fun to work with. He was quick to respond to my every question and always had a positive and easy going response. He was very flexible with me throughout the process. He has gerat ideas, took my ideas and improved on them, and my pictures look fabulous!!! I highly recommend Austin to anyone in California!!! Read less
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A. O'Brien Photography responded with the following comments:

Jessica! I am so happy that you enjoyed the experience! I absolutely loved working with you guys. Thanks for making it such an awesome day! I loved how much the wedding reflected your personalities and style. Truly amazing. :)
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Matthew
Wedding:
8/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Holy Moly! Austin was amazing! Before our session we talked about what my fiancee are like and our interests and he came up with the coolest most creative ideas! Seriously we've gotten so many comments about how great our photos are I couldn't be happier! THANK YOU AUSTIN!!
Holy Moly! Austin was amazing! Before our session we talked about what my fiancee are like and our interests and he came Read more...
Holy Moly! Austin was amazing! Before our session we talked about what my fiancee are like and our interests and he came up with the coolest most creative ideas! Seriously we've gotten so many comments about how great our photos are I couldn't be happier! THANK YOU AUSTIN!! Read less
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A. O'Brien Photography responded with the following comments:

Matthew, you guys are so welcome! I had a blast working with you guys and I am super excited for your wedding. Gonna be epic! ;)
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Celeste
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were extremely impressed with Austin's professionalism and his artistic eye. Right from the first day we met, we knew we were working with someone who we could trust and that followed through to the day we received our prints. Having him around is like having another wedding coordinator by your side. We appreciated that while he was professional, he wasn't too stiff - in other words, he made us feel comfortable and he stayed flexible. The photos were beyond our expectations. His eye for composition and lighting is terrific. He is also a very talented photo editor, taking some of his originals to a whole other level.
My husband and I were extremely impressed with Austin's professionalism and his artistic eye. Right from the first day we Read more...
My husband and I were extremely impressed with Austin's professionalism and his artistic eye. Right from the first day we met, we knew we were working with someone who we could trust and that followed through to the day we received our prints. Having him around is like having another wedding coordinator by your side. We appreciated that while he was professional, he wasn't too stiff - in other words, he made us feel comfortable and he stayed flexible. The photos were beyond our expectations. His eye for composition and lighting is terrific. He is also a very talented photo editor, taking some of his originals to a whole other level. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Austin gave us the best wedding experience we could possibly imagine and more. You simply will not be disappointed choosing him! Austin is incredibly talented and has an amazing eye when it comes to getting the right shot. Without having ever been to our wedding venue, he seemed to instantly have found the most beautiful locations with the right light and background. I didn’t think we could get such great backdrops out of our venue, but he found them! We received glowing compliments from our guests about how professional he and his assistants were. His equipment is top-notch and his creativity and talent are beyond words. He captured such great emotions and personalities in our photos that I can re-live the whole night scrolling through our photos.

When we first met Austin, we loved how genuinely nice and easy going he was. You could tell that he really loves his work and really cared about our entire wedding experience. He made everything so easy and stress free, and this is coming from a girl who stressed about every detail in our wedding! Really, being stress-free about a vendor is a priceless experience, but Austin gave us this fantastic experience at a competitive price! Photography rates can be a killer, but his rates compared to the great quality and experience you get is very hard to find.

We first worked with Austin during our engagement photos. He was so accommodating and cool about going to 2 very different locations, and spent so much time with us to get photos that matched our personalities perfectly. My husband was so nervous, thinking it would be “awkward” pretending to kiss and pose, but it so wasn’t like that. We had a blast and it was a uniquely romantic experience. Austin even caught us stealing some extra kisses in there for some wonderfully spontaneous photos. My husband was shocked about how much fun he had, and it’s because Austin is so easy to get along with.

We can’t thank Austin enough for everything and he’ll definitely be our go to photographer for any future family photos!
Austin gave us the best wedding experience we could possibly imagine and more. You simply will not be disappointed Read more...
Austin gave us the best wedding experience we could possibly imagine and more. You simply will not be disappointed choosing him! Austin is incredibly talented and has an amazing eye when it comes to getting the right shot. Without having ever been to our wedding venue, he seemed to instantly have found the most beautiful locations with the right light and background. I didn’t think we could get such great backdrops out of our venue, but he found them! We received glowing compliments from our guests about how professional he and his assistants were. His equipment is top-notch and his creativity and talent are beyond words. He captured such great emotions and personalities in our photos that I can re-live the whole night scrolling through our photos.

When we first met Austin, we loved how genuinely nice and easy going he was. You could tell that he really loves his work and really cared about our entire wedding experience. He made everything so easy and stress free, and this is coming from a girl who stressed about every detail in our wedding! Really, being stress-free about a vendor is a priceless experience, but Austin gave us this fantastic experience at a competitive price! Photography rates can be a killer, but his rates compared to the great quality and experience you get is very hard to find.

We first worked with Austin during our engagement photos. He was so accommodating and cool about going to 2 very different locations, and spent so much time with us to get photos that matched our personalities perfectly. My husband was so nervous, thinking it would be “awkward” pretending to kiss and pose, but it so wasn’t like that. We had a blast and it was a uniquely romantic experience. Austin even caught us stealing some extra kisses in there for some wonderfully spontaneous photos. My husband was shocked about how much fun he had, and it’s because Austin is so easy to get along with.

We can’t thank Austin enough for everything and he’ll definitely be our go to photographer for any future family photos! Read less
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Tracee
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Austin is absolutely amazing in every way! We first had him do out engagement session, in which we were BLOWN away with his work! He took us to an incredible area in Laguna Beach with a variety of different settings, which made for awesome pictures. The feedback we received from our family and friends about how much they loved the photos was overwhelming. Not only does he do great work, he's extremely nice and so much fun to work with.

His talent shines through his photos and we couldn't be happier with not only the work he did for our engagement photos, but the wedding as well. He was so organized and professional which really takes the pressure off the bride and groom. You can rest assured that he will take care of every detail. His team was also a pleasure to work with.

We HIGHLY recommend Austin for any occasion and we can't wait to work with him again!
Austin is absolutely amazing in every way! We first had him do out engagement session, in which we were BLOWN away with Read more...
Austin is absolutely amazing in every way! We first had him do out engagement session, in which we were BLOWN away with his work! He took us to an incredible area in Laguna Beach with a variety of different settings, which made for awesome pictures. The feedback we received from our family and friends about how much they loved the photos was overwhelming. Not only does he do great work, he's extremely nice and so much fun to work with.

His talent shines through his photos and we couldn't be happier with not only the work he did for our engagement photos, but the wedding as well. He was so organized and professional which really takes the pressure off the bride and groom. You can rest assured that he will take care of every detail. His team was also a pleasure to work with.

We HIGHLY recommend Austin for any occasion and we can't wait to work with him again! Read less
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Kate D
Wedding:
1/21/2011
5.0/5.0
My fiance & I just had an engagement shoot with Austin. The pictures turned out perfectly! Austin was very friendly & made us feel comfortable posing. He also suggested all of the locations to take pictures since we went to Pasadena. He gave us pretty garden shots & more urban shots too. He was also very open to hearing any feedback or ideas we had & really wanted to give us pictures that we loved. I would highly recommend Austin for anyone looking for a photographer.
My fiance & I just had an engagement shoot with Austin. The pictures turned out perfectly! Austin was very friendly & made Read more...
My fiance & I just had an engagement shoot with Austin. The pictures turned out perfectly! Austin was very friendly & made us feel comfortable posing. He also suggested all of the locations to take pictures since we went to Pasadena. He gave us pretty garden shots & more urban shots too. He was also very open to hearing any feedback or ideas we had & really wanted to give us pictures that we loved. I would highly recommend Austin for anyone looking for a photographer. Read less
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Sophia Rath
Wedding:
8/22/2009
5.0/5.0
Austin is one amazing wedding photographer! Planning a wedding while being in grad school was so fun but at times extremely stress-provoking - working with Austin was definitely part of the fun! I was really, really nitpicky when it came down to finding someone to take my wedding photos. I searched for a long time and interviewed multiple photographers before finding and choosing Austin.

He was an absolute pleasure to work with from the start and I am definitely looking forward to using his services again for other photo projects. He is really great in making me feel like my wedding was just as important to him as it was to me and always goes the extra mile to provide that personal attention. For example, he not only helped me to research locations for my preceremony photos, but also took the time to travel and check out some spots with me. He even made the necessary phone calls to arrange for permits and such. Austin was always really patient with any questions and concerns I had. The day of the wedding, he was so great with me, my husband, and our wedding party. We had a complete blast doing our own photo shoot before the ceremony. He also worked really well with my videographer.

After the wedding, Austin kept constant contact with me to keep me posted on the progress of the photos in terms of the editing, online proofs, and delivery of my negatives. He gave us a "teaser" view of our photos on his blog as he was working on them and I was in literal tears when I finally saw how wonderful they were. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my photos!! I wanted a photojournalistic feel to my pictures, although I did need some more traditional shots with family and such. Austin was very cool with understanding and being accommodating to those needs. He has a super fun, engaging yet professional personality that makes you so excited about the whole process. It was so nice to get off the phone with him and always have a smile on my face knowing that I could trust such an important part of the biggest day of our lives in his capable hands. Thanks so much, Austin!
Austin is one amazing wedding photographer! Planning a wedding while being in grad school was so fun but at times Read more...
Austin is one amazing wedding photographer! Planning a wedding while being in grad school was so fun but at times extremely stress-provoking - working with Austin was definitely part of the fun! I was really, really nitpicky when it came down to finding someone to take my wedding photos. I searched for a long time and interviewed multiple photographers before finding and choosing Austin.

He was an absolute pleasure to work with from the start and I am definitely looking forward to using his services again for other photo projects. He is really great in making me feel like my wedding was just as important to him as it was to me and always goes the extra mile to provide that personal attention. For example, he not only helped me to research locations for my preceremony photos, but also took the time to travel and check out some spots with me. He even made the necessary phone calls to arrange for permits and such. Austin was always really patient with any questions and concerns I had. The day of the wedding, he was so great with me, my husband, and our wedding party. We had a complete blast doing our own photo shoot before the ceremony. He also worked really well with my videographer.

After the wedding, Austin kept constant contact with me to keep me posted on the progress of the photos in terms of the editing, online proofs, and delivery of my negatives. He gave us a "teaser" view of our photos on his blog as he was working on them and I was in literal tears when I finally saw how wonderful they were. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my photos!! I wanted a photojournalistic feel to my pictures, although I did need some more traditional shots with family and such. Austin was very cool with understanding and being accommodating to those needs. He has a super fun, engaging yet professional personality that makes you so excited about the whole process. It was so nice to get off the phone with him and always have a smile on my face knowing that I could trust such an important part of the biggest day of our lives in his capable hands. Thanks so much, Austin! Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
A. O'brien Photography was absolutely instrumental in the success of our wedding and we feel tremendously fortunate to have found them. Austin is kind, courteous, professional, hard working and accommodating almost beyond belief. From our first meeting with him to discuss our engagement session we knew we had found a great team player. We’ll be the first to admit that we were very demanding, and particular with what we were looking for as far as our engagement and wedding package and through all this, Austin was flexible, very positive, and worked with every idea we had. He was always early to our appointments, extremely professional yet personal, and made everyone at our event, including us, feel very comfortable and relaxed. Most importantly his work is incredible and we have recommended him to everyone we meet. It's extremely hard to find his level of hard work, professionalism and personality in one package these days. Thank you Austin!
A. O'brien Photography was absolutely instrumental in the success of our wedding and we feel tremendously fortunate to Read more...
A. O'brien Photography was absolutely instrumental in the success of our wedding and we feel tremendously fortunate to have found them. Austin is kind, courteous, professional, hard working and accommodating almost beyond belief. From our first meeting with him to discuss our engagement session we knew we had found a great team player. We’ll be the first to admit that we were very demanding, and particular with what we were looking for as far as our engagement and wedding package and through all this, Austin was flexible, very positive, and worked with every idea we had. He was always early to our appointments, extremely professional yet personal, and made everyone at our event, including us, feel very comfortable and relaxed. Most importantly his work is incredible and we have recommended him to everyone we meet. It's extremely hard to find his level of hard work, professionalism and personality in one package these days. Thank you Austin! Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
A.O'brien Photography was delightful. Austin made us feel comfortable and relaxed. We have received so many compliments on both our engagement and wedding photos. Austin and his team delivered more than we could have imagined or expected.
A.O'brien Photography was delightful. Austin made us feel comfortable and relaxed. We have received so many compliments on Read more...
A.O'brien Photography was delightful. Austin made us feel comfortable and relaxed. We have received so many compliments on both our engagement and wedding photos. Austin and his team delivered more than we could have imagined or expected. Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
Austin was more than we could have ever hoped for in a photographer for our wedding. He was incredibly professional and personal as well. From the first time we met with him, I could tell he really cared about us as a couple and was going to do whatever he could to help gives us the memories and look we wanted to remember our day. He was kind and made us feel really comfortable, letting us be ourselves as well as offering really fun and ideas. He has a real eye and gut sense of those moments that you will really want to remember and captured them so well :) I love looking at my wedding pictures, because they bring me back to the day and how I felt in those moments. I am actually even considering booking him for a "trash the dress" session because my husband enjoyed our original experience so much.
Austin was more than we could have ever hoped for in a photographer for our wedding. He was incredibly professional and Read more...
Austin was more than we could have ever hoped for in a photographer for our wedding. He was incredibly professional and personal as well. From the first time we met with him, I could tell he really cared about us as a couple and was going to do whatever he could to help gives us the memories and look we wanted to remember our day. He was kind and made us feel really comfortable, letting us be ourselves as well as offering really fun and ideas. He has a real eye and gut sense of those moments that you will really want to remember and captured them so well :) I love looking at my wedding pictures, because they bring me back to the day and how I felt in those moments. I am actually even considering booking him for a "trash the dress" session because my husband enjoyed our original experience so much. Read less
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deb3star
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Austin was every bride's dream for a vendor. From the first time we met him where he made the effort to come visit us so that we could meet him and share our ideas for our wedding, to doing a walk-through of our venue to ensure he could prepare some great shots, to the wedding day where he was incredibly helpful and easy to work with. I'm a very picky person when it comes to photograhpy and getting the "perfect" shot and Austin was not hasty in taking so many pictures so that we could have many priceless shots to remember our day by. Of all my vendors, Autsin was the only where that left me with no doubts about how the outcome would turn out. I am throughly pleased with the quality of his service and his degree of professionalism and talent! So much so, that I have recommened him to be the photographer for my sister's wedding next year and plan on reffering him to my friends and family for all their special occassions. Thank you again Austin for being so wonderful to work with and helping make our wedding the dream that we can relive everytime we look at your pictures. You are brilliant!
Austin was every bride's dream for a vendor. From the first time we met him where he made the effort to come visit us so Read more...
Austin was every bride's dream for a vendor. From the first time we met him where he made the effort to come visit us so that we could meet him and share our ideas for our wedding, to doing a walk-through of our venue to ensure he could prepare some great shots, to the wedding day where he was incredibly helpful and easy to work with. I'm a very picky person when it comes to photograhpy and getting the "perfect" shot and Austin was not hasty in taking so many pictures so that we could have many priceless shots to remember our day by. Of all my vendors, Autsin was the only where that left me with no doubts about how the outcome would turn out. I am throughly pleased with the quality of his service and his degree of professionalism and talent! So much so, that I have recommened him to be the photographer for my sister's wedding next year and plan on reffering him to my friends and family for all their special occassions. Thank you again Austin for being so wonderful to work with and helping make our wedding the dream that we can relive everytime we look at your pictures. You are brilliant! Read less
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maripoza
Wedding:
6/30/2010
5.0/5.0
My wife and I looked over several photographers- their websites, prices, rates - and we met with a few in person. Austin really stood out from the crowd from the very beginning- his website is well put together; his pricing is transparent (package prices are clearly outlined) and reasonable for the quality of his work. What really caught our attention was his eye for photography and images. Working with him was pure joy for the rest of our wedding planning - we met at a Pasadena Starbucks and were pleased by his easy-going manner. We asked him to take engagement pictures of us at our wedding venue (in Temecula, CA - a 2 hour drive one way, and he didn't ask for any additional gas money or anything!) and they turned out beautifully. We were especially pleased by how Austin carefully reviewed out wedding site for good picture settings with our suggestions, and then we went wild and hiked across the road to an orange grove and took pictures there. For the wedding, Austin gave us his own shot list, then asked us to modify it and when we sent back an almost entirely different list, he asked some more questions about the schedule for the day and then we were good to go. I noticed that Austin had the shot list in-hand on the wedding day, which impressed me a great deal since I spent some time writing that list. On the day of our wedding, Austin and his assistant, Mark, were completely professional. They arrived on time, and used just the perfect amount of being directive ("could you stand here, ok look this way, etc.") balanced with blending into the background. Aside from posed photos, we never really knew they were there unless we needed them. My wife was very comfortable having Austin and his assistant in the bridal cottage taking pictures. Every one of the 900 wedding photos were high quality and he really captured all the special moments in the way that only photography can. We are a couple featured on his website (at Ponte Family Estates Winery with the big doors behind us). We loved his work and wish him the best in his career. You will be happy working with Austin. We highly recommend him to all future brides. He is based out of Pasadena but he is very flexible and told us that he has traveled as far as Las Vegas for weddings.
My wife and I looked over several photographers- their websites, prices, rates - and we met with a few in person. Austin Read more...
My wife and I looked over several photographers- their websites, prices, rates - and we met with a few in person. Austin really stood out from the crowd from the very beginning- his website is well put together; his pricing is transparent (package prices are clearly outlined) and reasonable for the quality of his work. What really caught our attention was his eye for photography and images. Working with him was pure joy for the rest of our wedding planning - we met at a Pasadena Starbucks and were pleased by his easy-going manner. We asked him to take engagement pictures of us at our wedding venue (in Temecula, CA - a 2 hour drive one way, and he didn't ask for any additional gas money or anything!) and they turned out beautifully. We were especially pleased by how Austin carefully reviewed out wedding site for good picture settings with our suggestions, and then we went wild and hiked across the road to an orange grove and took pictures there. For the wedding, Austin gave us his own shot list, then asked us to modify it and when we sent back an almost entirely different list, he asked some more questions about the schedule for the day and then we were good to go. I noticed that Austin had the shot list in-hand on the wedding day, which impressed me a great deal since I spent some time writing that list. On the day of our wedding, Austin and his assistant, Mark, were completely professional. They arrived on time, and used just the perfect amount of being directive ("could you stand here, ok look this way, etc.") balanced with blending into the background. Aside from posed photos, we never really knew they were there unless we needed them. My wife was very comfortable having Austin and his assistant in the bridal cottage taking pictures. Every one of the 900 wedding photos were high quality and he really captured all the special moments in the way that only photography can. We are a couple featured on his website (at Ponte Family Estates Winery with the big doors behind us). We loved his work and wish him the best in his career. You will be happy working with Austin. We highly recommend him to all future brides. He is based out of Pasadena but he is very flexible and told us that he has traveled as far as Las Vegas for weddings. Read less
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melissajean3
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
From the time I first met Austin, I loved the way he was so easy to talk to and down to earth. I had met with a few other photographers and they rubbed me the wrong way for reasons of being late to being overly confident and other reasons. Austin is so down to earth and truly passionate about what he does.

I had done research and wanted to tweak my options for photography and Austin worked with me and let me know that he would do whatever it took to get me exactly what I wanted.

He took my engagement photos and that was the first time working with him. I knew then that my wedding pictures were going to be amazing. He went the extra mile to make sure our photos were amazing and always allowed me to contact him whenever possible via email and phone.

I feel so honored to have been able to work with Austin and you really cannot go wrong with him! He is incredible!! :)
From the time I first met Austin, I loved the way he was so easy to talk to and down to earth. I had met with a few other Read more...
From the time I first met Austin, I loved the way he was so easy to talk to and down to earth. I had met with a few other photographers and they rubbed me the wrong way for reasons of being late to being overly confident and other reasons. Austin is so down to earth and truly passionate about what he does.

I had done research and wanted to tweak my options for photography and Austin worked with me and let me know that he would do whatever it took to get me exactly what I wanted.

He took my engagement photos and that was the first time working with him. I knew then that my wedding pictures were going to be amazing. He went the extra mile to make sure our photos were amazing and always allowed me to contact him whenever possible via email and phone.

I feel so honored to have been able to work with Austin and you really cannot go wrong with him! He is incredible!! :) Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Austin O' Brien photography was a dream come true. Austin is everything you hope for in a photographer. Austin is 1) Professional 2) mastered and skilled in his work 3) Avant-Garde and knows how to capture those 'Kodak moments'. 4)Punctual 5) Easy to communicate with 6)Presentable & Poised 7)Most of all, this one is for the ladies: HE'S VERY COMFORTABLE TO BE AROUND. He has a very calming way about him and the last thing you want on your wedding day is a frantic, pushy and curt photographer. Austin was one of the few people I spent quiet time with (he was the only one allowed in my room when I was getting ready--I refused to have my nervous mom, talkative bridesmaids and random people in & out of my room. He was very respectful and took such high-quality photos. He sure has an eye for detail. He took photos of things and arranged them in ways that I would have never thought of! He is truly an artist. I can assure you, he is the best photographer out there. He is afforable too! My goodness; all I know is that Austin is going to be in our lives for a long, long time. I will happily work with him again for personal portraits, baby pictures, family photos, and so much more! I can't wait. He's the best out there! Cheers to Austin!
Austin O' Brien photography was a dream come true. Austin is everything you hope for in a photographer. Austin is 1) Read more...
Austin O' Brien photography was a dream come true. Austin is everything you hope for in a photographer. Austin is 1) Professional 2) mastered and skilled in his work 3) Avant-Garde and knows how to capture those 'Kodak moments'. 4)Punctual 5) Easy to communicate with 6)Presentable & Poised 7)Most of all, this one is for the ladies: HE'S VERY COMFORTABLE TO BE AROUND. He has a very calming way about him and the last thing you want on your wedding day is a frantic, pushy and curt photographer. Austin was one of the few people I spent quiet time with (he was the only one allowed in my room when I was getting ready--I refused to have my nervous mom, talkative bridesmaids and random people in & out of my room. He was very respectful and took such high-quality photos. He sure has an eye for detail. He took photos of things and arranged them in ways that I would have never thought of! He is truly an artist. I can assure you, he is the best photographer out there. He is afforable too! My goodness; all I know is that Austin is going to be in our lives for a long, long time. I will happily work with him again for personal portraits, baby pictures, family photos, and so much more! I can't wait. He's the best out there! Cheers to Austin! Read less
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Mrs.Green
Wedding:
1/17/2010
5.0/5.0
I don't just hand out perfect scores, I have to really mean it. Austin is such an amazing photographer, I can do nothing but highly recommend him. He responds to emails and phone calls practically immediately, no matter how often you're doing it. His turn-around time with the photos is super fast, plus he puts up a preview on his blog before they're all finished so you can get a taste of what's in store. He shot our engagement session and our wedding and I almost wish I was doing it again just so I could work with him some more. Any photography I need in the future, I know he'll be my first choice.
I don't just hand out perfect scores, I have to really mean it. Austin is such an amazing photographer, I can do nothing Read more...
I don't just hand out perfect scores, I have to really mean it. Austin is such an amazing photographer, I can do nothing but highly recommend him. He responds to emails and phone calls practically immediately, no matter how often you're doing it. His turn-around time with the photos is super fast, plus he puts up a preview on his blog before they're all finished so you can get a taste of what's in store. He shot our engagement session and our wedding and I almost wish I was doing it again just so I could work with him some more. Any photography I need in the future, I know he'll be my first choice. Read less
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alyda
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Austin is amazing, but not only did we feel that way but so did all of our guests. One of the things we heard from everyone was how great our photographer was and how he was everywhere. We highly recommend him!
Austin is amazing, but not only did we feel that way but so did all of our guests. One of the things we heard from Read more...
Austin is amazing, but not only did we feel that way but so did all of our guests. One of the things we heard from everyone was how great our photographer was and how he was everywhere. We highly recommend him! Read less
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filmgirl
Wedding:
9/9/2009
5.0/5.0
My pictures are above and beyond what I had imagined, I am so pleased! Austin knew how to listen and understand what I wanted and then he made sure I got what I wanted out of my pictures. He is wonderful and truly service oriented.
My pictures are above and beyond what I had imagined, I am so pleased! Austin knew how to listen and understand what I Read more...
My pictures are above and beyond what I had imagined, I am so pleased! Austin knew how to listen and understand what I wanted and then he made sure I got what I wanted out of my pictures. He is wonderful and truly service oriented. Read less
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bengis02
Wedding:
11/27/2010
5.0/5.0
What can I say about Austin? He was the best plain & simple. He was amazing, we were very lucky to find him after searching and searching for the right photographer. Many photographers don't give you a lot for your buck, but Austin over exceeds. Very pleasant, accommodating and hard working. From the moment he arrived on location he started snapping shots non stop. Everyone who has seen our pix loves them as do we. Can not recommend any one better than Austin. He is our family photographer who we have on speed dial now.lol Monica & Bengi 11/27/2010
What can I say about Austin? He was the best plain & simple. He was amazing, we were very lucky to find him after Read more...
What can I say about Austin? He was the best plain & simple. He was amazing, we were very lucky to find him after searching and searching for the right photographer. Many photographers don't give you a lot for your buck, but Austin over exceeds. Very pleasant, accommodating and hard working. From the moment he arrived on location he started snapping shots non stop. Everyone who has seen our pix loves them as do we. Can not recommend any one better than Austin. He is our family photographer who we have on speed dial now.lol Monica & Bengi 11/27/2010 Read less
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fish711
Wedding:
7/11/2009
4.9/5.0
We feel very lucky to have found Austin and to have hired him to photograph our wedding. We live in northern ca but were planning our wedding in orange county, so we had our work cut out for us. Austin made it very easy and he was quick to respond to all e-mails and phone calls. He answered all question honestly and sincerely, which calmed our nerves. Austin's greatest quality is his eye for detail. We walked the grounds of our wedding/reception venue with him a week before the big day and he shared with us some great ideas that we would have never thought of on our own. Lastly, Austin's final touches and photo editing make the finished products unbelievable. My suggestion to any bride would be to have a clear outline of the pictures/portraits you want done, and make sure all people (family) you need in the photos are present at that time and Austin is aware of which photos you will be shooting next.
We feel very lucky to have found Austin and to have hired him to photograph our wedding. We live in northern ca but were Read more...
We feel very lucky to have found Austin and to have hired him to photograph our wedding. We live in northern ca but were planning our wedding in orange county, so we had our work cut out for us. Austin made it very easy and he was quick to respond to all e-mails and phone calls. He answered all question honestly and sincerely, which calmed our nerves. Austin's greatest quality is his eye for detail. We walked the grounds of our wedding/reception venue with him a week before the big day and he shared with us some great ideas that we would have never thought of on our own. Lastly, Austin's final touches and photo editing make the finished products unbelievable. My suggestion to any bride would be to have a clear outline of the pictures/portraits you want done, and make sure all people (family) you need in the photos are present at that time and Austin is aware of which photos you will be shooting next. Read less
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