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Aaron Blumenshine Photography

Mountain View , CA
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tmick22
Wedding:
4/15/2011
5.0/5.0
We had the pleasure of working with Aaron for both our engagement photos and wedding photos. Initially, we found Aaron on http://craigslist.com when he happened to be visiting Baltimore and we visited his website...we were really impressed. We were lucky enough to snag him for our photo shoot in Patterson Park and loved the photos so much, we booked him for our wedding in Tulum, Mexico. Not only did we love our wedding pictures and trash-the-dress photos, but we had a chance to really get to know Aaron and Ashley during the trip. They are a fantastic couple and we are so thankful we came across their http://craigslist.com ad. The only complaint we have is that Aaron is located in CA and not closer to Baltimore :-)
We had the pleasure of working with Aaron for both our engagement photos and wedding photos. Initially, we found Aaron on Read more...
We had the pleasure of working with Aaron for both our engagement photos and wedding photos. Initially, we found Aaron on http://craigslist.com when he happened to be visiting Baltimore and we visited his website...we were really impressed. We were lucky enough to snag him for our photo shoot in Patterson Park and loved the photos so much, we booked him for our wedding in Tulum, Mexico. Not only did we love our wedding pictures and trash-the-dress photos, but we had a chance to really get to know Aaron and Ashley during the trip. They are a fantastic couple and we are so thankful we came across their http://craigslist.com ad. The only complaint we have is that Aaron is located in CA and not closer to Baltimore :-) Read less
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Tina
Wedding:
10/2/2010
4.6/5.0
My husband and I wanted to find a young photographer with an eye for beautiful shots and great candid moments and we found that in Aaron! He answered all of my crazy questions and was super flexible with everything. Aaron does a lot of weddings so he knows what he's doing, but he doesn't have a set way. He'll stick to your plan and schedule and get you the shots you want. However, if you need someone to yell at a group of rowdy groomsmen, he's not that best for that. Aaron is just too nice. But hey, if the only negative thing I can say is that "he's too nice" - I think that's ok. And most importantly, we have a ton of gorgeous shots of our wedding that we will enjoy for many years!
My husband and I wanted to find a young photographer with an eye for beautiful shots and great candid moments and we found Read more...
My husband and I wanted to find a young photographer with an eye for beautiful shots and great candid moments and we found that in Aaron! He answered all of my crazy questions and was super flexible with everything. Aaron does a lot of weddings so he knows what he's doing, but he doesn't have a set way. He'll stick to your plan and schedule and get you the shots you want. However, if you need someone to yell at a group of rowdy groomsmen, he's not that best for that. Aaron is just too nice. But hey, if the only negative thing I can say is that "he's too nice" - I think that's ok. And most importantly, we have a ton of gorgeous shots of our wedding that we will enjoy for many years! Read less
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donna
Wedding:
9/21/2010
4.8/5.0
we found aaron's site by happenstance and luckily for us..he agreed to do our wedding photos! we wanted to include our pets and he was more than happy to accomodate us..he responded in a timely manner and met us on location even though that meant him driving all the way from san francisco area to laguna beach. he arrived on time and he and his assistant were so easy going and followed us from one location to the other no problems. he has a calmness about him and this being our first real photo session, he and his assistant made it all about what we wanted. he delivered. our only suggest for him .. we had some snags in our communication afterwards regarding edits and selections..we were communicating via email and he was receiving them on his smart phone and I do not think the emails I sent from my pc were displaying as I wrote them on his smart phone so we had some mis communications as a result.. but our pictures are beautiful and timeless. we treasure them. thank you aaron.
we found aaron's site by happenstance and luckily for us..he agreed to do our wedding photos! we wanted to include our Read more...
we found aaron's site by happenstance and luckily for us..he agreed to do our wedding photos! we wanted to include our pets and he was more than happy to accomodate us..he responded in a timely manner and met us on location even though that meant him driving all the way from san francisco area to laguna beach. he arrived on time and he and his assistant were so easy going and followed us from one location to the other no problems. he has a calmness about him and this being our first real photo session, he and his assistant made it all about what we wanted. he delivered. our only suggest for him .. we had some snags in our communication afterwards regarding edits and selections..we were communicating via email and he was receiving them on his smart phone and I do not think the emails I sent from my pc were displaying as I wrote them on his smart phone so we had some mis communications as a result.. but our pictures are beautiful and timeless. we treasure them. thank you aaron. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
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Aaron Blumenshine photographed our wedding September of 2010. We had an outdoor wedding, with varying lighting conditions that I feel Aaron was not able to adjust well to. Several of the images are too bright or too dark. I know that with partly cloudy conditions, the aperture can be difficult to adjust but I feel as though an experienced photographer should have no problem with that. All of our pictures from our ceremony were from a rear angle and at a distance. Aaron did not position himself in a way where he could photograph our ceremony adequately. Again, I know that this is something that is tricky, but any professional photographer should be able to adequately do. This was my largest complaint, as my husband and I do not have any decent pictures of our ceremony, which is the most important part of the wedding.

Our family pictures were taken against the sun, and the lighting was too yellow, too dark or too white in the majority of them. These required heavy editing and came out looking unnatural. A simpler fix would have been to position us more appropriately or use different lighting techniques. There are very few images of our family that came out usable.

Couples such as ourselves who are not models sometimes require some position coaching when taking shots together. Aaron did not really take an initiate to instruct us how to position ourselves, resulting in very few images (2) of the two us that are frame worthy.

When viewing Aaron's portfolio, I did see several great in-studio pictures. I have been told by a photographer friend that lighting is very easy to control indoors and much more complicated outdoors. Also, it is very easy to showcase one great picture out of thousands, but this does not indicate all the pictures are quality. I should have requested to see an entire image gallery from an outdoor wedding to get a better feel for Aaron's technique and experience.

My husband and I don't have any quality images from our wedding ceremony, which is something that makes me very sad and we can't undo. I highly advise anyone seeking a photographer to view entire image galleries of weddings to view a photographers capabilities in a setting/venue similar to your own.
Aaron Blumenshine photographed our wedding September of 2010. We had an outdoor wedding, with varying lighting conditions Read more...
Aaron Blumenshine photographed our wedding September of 2010. We had an outdoor wedding, with varying lighting conditions that I feel Aaron was not able to adjust well to. Several of the images are too bright or too dark. I know that with partly cloudy conditions, the aperture can be difficult to adjust but I feel as though an experienced photographer should have no problem with that. All of our pictures from our ceremony were from a rear angle and at a distance. Aaron did not position himself in a way where he could photograph our ceremony adequately. Again, I know that this is something that is tricky, but any professional photographer should be able to adequately do. This was my largest complaint, as my husband and I do not have any decent pictures of our ceremony, which is the most important part of the wedding.

Our family pictures were taken against the sun, and the lighting was too yellow, too dark or too white in the majority of them. These required heavy editing and came out looking unnatural. A simpler fix would have been to position us more appropriately or use different lighting techniques. There are very few images of our family that came out usable.

Couples such as ourselves who are not models sometimes require some position coaching when taking shots together. Aaron did not really take an initiate to instruct us how to position ourselves, resulting in very few images (2) of the two us that are frame worthy.

When viewing Aaron's portfolio, I did see several great in-studio pictures. I have been told by a photographer friend that lighting is very easy to control indoors and much more complicated outdoors. Also, it is very easy to showcase one great picture out of thousands, but this does not indicate all the pictures are quality. I should have requested to see an entire image gallery from an outdoor wedding to get a better feel for Aaron's technique and experience.

My husband and I don't have any quality images from our wedding ceremony, which is something that makes me very sad and we can't undo. I highly advise anyone seeking a photographer to view entire image galleries of weddings to view a photographers capabilities in a setting/venue similar to your own. Read less
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Aaron Blumenshine Photography responded with the following comments:

Paula,
I'm sorry that you cannot find any pictures that you like. I agree with what you are saying, anyone searching for a photographer should check out an album, or finished product. I've actually realized the hardest part of wedding photography is explaining the process, and being very clear about what certain packages actually come with. At the time I photographed this wedding, my process was to make a web site with almost all the images from the day and let the client choose which ones they really liked. I do this quite often, even today. My philosophy behind this is that I can't read minds, and more than 98% of the time the client is happy that I left the outtakes.

I wanted to show you a portion of the final product from this event.

http://www.adb-studios.net/clients/pb

I also wanted to demonstrate what a full album might look like please follow the link below.

"Also, it is very easy to showcase one great picture out of thousands, but this does not indicate all the pictures are quality. I should have requested to see an entire image gallery from an outdoor wedding to get a better feel for Aaron's technique and experience."

http://www.adb-studios.net/clients/album

" When viewing Aaron's portfolio, I did see several great in-studio pictures. I have been told by a photographer friend that lighting is very easy to control indoors and much more complicated outdoors"

I actually specialize in outdoor lighting... I'm hoping that's apparent! haha. I try to avoid the studio at all costs, and almost everything in my portfolio was photographed outside. In fact a studio settling is a lot more technical.

Please view my blog and/or portfolio where you can see hundreds of outdoor pictures taken.

http://www.aaronblumenshine.wordpress.com

http://www.aaronblumenshine.com


"Our family pictures were taken against the sun, and the lighting was too yellow, too dark or too white in the majority of them. These required heavy editing and came out looking unnatural. A simpler fix would have been to position us more appropriately or use different lighting techniques. "

Again please review a few of the final images

http://www.adb-studios.net/clients/pb
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jmcbeth
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
When my fiancee and I were looking for a wedding photographer , we of course looked at cost , but mostly we wanted our photography to be unique and different.We came across Aaron's website and we were immediately intrigued! His use of color , and how creative he is was exactly what we were looking for , and that is exactly what he delivered. Both Aaron and his assistant were easy and fun to work with , and the pictures are wonderful! It never gets old hearing people say our pictures look "Amazing"!
When my fiancee and I were looking for a wedding photographer , we of course looked at cost , but mostly we wanted our Read more...
When my fiancee and I were looking for a wedding photographer , we of course looked at cost , but mostly we wanted our photography to be unique and different.We came across Aaron's website and we were immediately intrigued! His use of color , and how creative he is was exactly what we were looking for , and that is exactly what he delivered. Both Aaron and his assistant were easy and fun to work with , and the pictures are wonderful! It never gets old hearing people say our pictures look "Amazing"! Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
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enrique.puerto.rico
Wedding:
6/1/2010
4.8/5.0
Had a great time at the shoot, and the photos came out fantastic!
Had a great time at the shoot, and the photos came out fantastic!
Had a great time at the shoot, and the photos came out fantastic! Read less
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hdijulio
Wedding:
5/29/2010
4.5/5.0
Aaron really worked with us and accommodated our schedule the day of the our wedding. Things were running a little late everywhere, and he did everything he could to work with the sunlight as it quickly disappeared! He was everywhere all at once throughout the night, yet never in the way. We're so excited to see the pictures, and we would recommend Aaron to everyone we know!
Aaron really worked with us and accommodated our schedule the day of the our wedding. Things were running a little late Read more...
Aaron really worked with us and accommodated our schedule the day of the our wedding. Things were running a little late everywhere, and he did everything he could to work with the sunlight as it quickly disappeared! He was everywhere all at once throughout the night, yet never in the way. We're so excited to see the pictures, and we would recommend Aaron to everyone we know! Read less
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JamieL
Wedding:
3/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Best Photographer we have ever worked with. he made my husband relax (and look great too) and taking photos are extremely difficult for him.
Best Photographer we have ever worked with. he made my husband relax (and look great too) and taking photos are extremely Read more...
Best Photographer we have ever worked with. he made my husband relax (and look great too) and taking photos are extremely difficult for him. Read less
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HeatherJ
Wedding:
2/25/2010
5.0/5.0
I had Aaron Blumenshine photograph my wedding and I was more than pleased with my photos. His work is always 100% and his photos are always a beautiful work of art. The time and effort he puts into his photos are obvious in the outcome of his work. You will not be disappointed I promise!! <3
I had Aaron Blumenshine photograph my wedding and I was more than pleased with my photos. His work is always 100% and his Read more...
I had Aaron Blumenshine photograph my wedding and I was more than pleased with my photos. His work is always 100% and his photos are always a beautiful work of art. The time and effort he puts into his photos are obvious in the outcome of his work. You will not be disappointed I promise!! <3 Read less
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