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After the Flash

MD
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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, Prints
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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Wedding:
8/21/2010
0.3/5.0
Shannon, I'm feeling panicky reading your post. 10 months on and Brien has not delivered our album. Of course he cashed the check and has now gone silent. Does not respond to emails or calls. Did you ever get your photos??
Shannon, I'm feeling panicky reading your post. 10 months on and Brien has not delivered our album. Of course he cashed Read more...
Shannon, I'm feeling panicky reading your post. 10 months on and Brien has not delivered our album. Of course he cashed the check and has now gone silent. Does not respond to emails or calls. Did you ever get your photos?? Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
6/28/2009
1.5/5.0
Brien photographed my wedding on June 28, 2009. Today is March 30, 2010. 9 months later.
The wedding went well. He was great.
I placed my photo order with him on Sept 29, 2009 for an album, a print, and a cd of the photos taken. I received the CD. In December. Nothing else. Best part- he's not responding to my emails.

I would delete this if he'd respond. Unprofessional.
Brien photographed my wedding on June 28, 2009. Today is March 30, 2010. 9 months later.
The wedding went well. He Read more...
Brien photographed my wedding on June 28, 2009. Today is March 30, 2010. 9 months later.
The wedding went well. He was great.
I placed my photo order with him on Sept 29, 2009 for an album, a print, and a cd of the photos taken. I received the CD. In December. Nothing else. Best part- he's not responding to my emails.

I would delete this if he'd respond. Unprofessional. Read less
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Lori
Wedding:
6/23/2009
0.0/5.0
Brien took wonderful pictures for my daughter's wedding, yet five years later we still do no have the photo albums. I wish he would contact us as to why he can't provide our goods or give us a release to let another photographer print the albums. I do feel we have waited enough and will now go to the legal system to get our money back or our albums. This is the last chance.
Brien took wonderful pictures for my daughter's wedding, yet five years later we still do no have the photo albums. I wish Read more...
Brien took wonderful pictures for my daughter's wedding, yet five years later we still do no have the photo albums. I wish he would contact us as to why he can't provide our goods or give us a release to let another photographer print the albums. I do feel we have waited enough and will now go to the legal system to get our money back or our albums. This is the last chance. Read less
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chrisVP101
Wedding:
11/15/2008
5.0/5.0
Brien worked wonderfully for the both of us. He provides an excellent priced structure that allows flexibility in creating packages that will last a lifetime. Through our interactions with him and working with him during our engagement session and ceremony/reception, he, along with his wife who acts as his second photographer, puts together something extremely unique which would really fit into someone's vision of how they want to be perceived in photography.

Brien took the time to explain some of the techniques in photography to us, neither of whom really know anything about photography itself. In addition, people who have been married before us have complimented on the pictures that he and his wife have taken. The composition of the pictures was fantastic.

In addition, Brien and his wife really disappear into the background when taking pictures of us or our guests during the reception. As my best man said, they're really stealthy with picture taking. We saw pictures in there that we would never have guessed were taken, and that was fantastic. They really blend in with the crowd and do a great job in taking pictures that will last a lifetime!
Brien worked wonderfully for the both of us. He provides an excellent priced structure that allows flexibility in creating Read more...
Brien worked wonderfully for the both of us. He provides an excellent priced structure that allows flexibility in creating packages that will last a lifetime. Through our interactions with him and working with him during our engagement session and ceremony/reception, he, along with his wife who acts as his second photographer, puts together something extremely unique which would really fit into someone's vision of how they want to be perceived in photography.

Brien took the time to explain some of the techniques in photography to us, neither of whom really know anything about photography itself. In addition, people who have been married before us have complimented on the pictures that he and his wife have taken. The composition of the pictures was fantastic.

In addition, Brien and his wife really disappear into the background when taking pictures of us or our guests during the reception. As my best man said, they're really stealthy with picture taking. We saw pictures in there that we would never have guessed were taken, and that was fantastic. They really blend in with the crowd and do a great job in taking pictures that will last a lifetime! Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
9/29/2007
4.6/5.0
Brian and his wife were fabulous. They really helped us capture what we wanted from our wedding day. There packages are great...you're not confined to certain pictures, you have the flexibility to get what you want. And all the packages include an engagement session. We could not have been happier with After the Flash!
Brian and his wife were fabulous. They really helped us capture what we wanted from our wedding day. There packages are Read more...
Brian and his wife were fabulous. They really helped us capture what we wanted from our wedding day. There packages are great...you're not confined to certain pictures, you have the flexibility to get what you want. And all the packages include an engagement session. We could not have been happier with After the Flash! Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
5/12/2007
4.7/5.0
Brien and his wife were amazing. They were everything we had hoped for and more. From the first time we met him we had a pretty good idea he would be our photographer. He wasn't pushy about selling us, he showed us real albums he had created so we knew exactly what to expect (and a real price list so we knew exactly how much our expectations would run), and the best part is he spent the time to get to know us and what we wanted.

After we signed our contract, Brien set up our engagement photographing, and had those up on his website for us to view within a week. I don't know if you realize it, but that is a HUGE benefit; not having to go out and see Brien everytime we wanted to see the photographs.

As for the wedding. Brien and his wife, again, were amazing. When my wife's bridesmaids were out getting their hair done (which they decided to schedule a half an hour before Brien's wife showed up) she was able and willing to step in for a few minutes to help her with her makeup. (sorry for the pronouns) The pictires they got were beautiful. Every detial was crisp and clean (or soft and subtle depending on the context of the photo) and for having that many pictures to get up on his website, he did it all pretty quickly. It took maybe three weeks. We got two photographers. Brien and his wife. It will always be Brien, but you might not get his wife. Either way you WILL get two photographers. And they will not get in eachother's photographs (at least not intrusively).

The reason for the 4 stars on Value is because if you are going to purchase pictures after your wedding package, they are fairly expensive. Notice it is still fairly. But for what we spent, on the package, we got a lot. Brien's packages themselves are built for flexibility. You get the time (we had them for 8 hours (and they stayed a few minutes extra, they didn't just disappear), you get a profile on his website where he posts your photos for everyone to view them (given they have the profile name and password), you get your choice of loose 1st ed. prints or a portfolio of proofs, you get a DVD slideshow, and then you get an amount of credits to purchase your albums, individual prints and more time. And if you ask me, that's what sold me. For my wife it was how much After the Flash was willing to work with us to get us the perfect package for US, not for him.

Some of the other photographers (and don't ask, because I won't tell) weren't as accomodating. One of them spent half an hour telling us nothing about her services, and instead told us the finer details of chosing the type of binding that would work best. So after wasting a half hour of our time she spent ten minutes trying to tell us why we needed to go with her that day because she had someone waiting in the wings to snatch her up. We said she could have her. We didn't want that kind of pressure. And we didn't get that with Brien. He worked with our budget, he told us that WE would be the ones people would be waiting for. We were the first ones to request the date, and Brien knew it was a very big decission, so he made sure we got the appropriate time to consider it. He even recommended we go and talk to a few other photographers and he'd help us make our decission if we decided to NOT go with him. That's like a Chevy dealership telling you they would help you buy a Ford from a Ford dealership if that's what you wanted. That's the kind of respect you need to show a customer if you want to win them. You don't have the money until a contract is signed, so the most customer service should come before that. And after the contract is signed, it never stopped.

AMAZING! Top Notch! And if you ask for my recommendation? Unless you are on a very strict budget (read: you need to ask one of your friends to be the photographer as his/her wedding gift to you), go with After The Flash! And if there's any doubt about what I'm saying, it's this: I'm very frugal. Not cheap, but I know when and how to get my money's worth. I went with After The Flash, and I'd do it again. I won't ever have to again, but I would. You should go with Them too.

Kudos to After The Flash!
Brien and his wife were amazing. They were everything we had hoped for and more. From the first time we met him we had a Read more...
Brien and his wife were amazing. They were everything we had hoped for and more. From the first time we met him we had a pretty good idea he would be our photographer. He wasn't pushy about selling us, he showed us real albums he had created so we knew exactly what to expect (and a real price list so we knew exactly how much our expectations would run), and the best part is he spent the time to get to know us and what we wanted.

After we signed our contract, Brien set up our engagement photographing, and had those up on his website for us to view within a week. I don't know if you realize it, but that is a HUGE benefit; not having to go out and see Brien everytime we wanted to see the photographs.

As for the wedding. Brien and his wife, again, were amazing. When my wife's bridesmaids were out getting their hair done (which they decided to schedule a half an hour before Brien's wife showed up) she was able and willing to step in for a few minutes to help her with her makeup. (sorry for the pronouns) The pictires they got were beautiful. Every detial was crisp and clean (or soft and subtle depending on the context of the photo) and for having that many pictures to get up on his website, he did it all pretty quickly. It took maybe three weeks. We got two photographers. Brien and his wife. It will always be Brien, but you might not get his wife. Either way you WILL get two photographers. And they will not get in eachother's photographs (at least not intrusively).

The reason for the 4 stars on Value is because if you are going to purchase pictures after your wedding package, they are fairly expensive. Notice it is still fairly. But for what we spent, on the package, we got a lot. Brien's packages themselves are built for flexibility. You get the time (we had them for 8 hours (and they stayed a few minutes extra, they didn't just disappear), you get a profile on his website where he posts your photos for everyone to view them (given they have the profile name and password), you get your choice of loose 1st ed. prints or a portfolio of proofs, you get a DVD slideshow, and then you get an amount of credits to purchase your albums, individual prints and more time. And if you ask me, that's what sold me. For my wife it was how much After the Flash was willing to work with us to get us the perfect package for US, not for him.

Some of the other photographers (and don't ask, because I won't tell) weren't as accomodating. One of them spent half an hour telling us nothing about her services, and instead told us the finer details of chosing the type of binding that would work best. So after wasting a half hour of our time she spent ten minutes trying to tell us why we needed to go with her that day because she had someone waiting in the wings to snatch her up. We said she could have her. We didn't want that kind of pressure. And we didn't get that with Brien. He worked with our budget, he told us that WE would be the ones people would be waiting for. We were the first ones to request the date, and Brien knew it was a very big decission, so he made sure we got the appropriate time to consider it. He even recommended we go and talk to a few other photographers and he'd help us make our decission if we decided to NOT go with him. That's like a Chevy dealership telling you they would help you buy a Ford from a Ford dealership if that's what you wanted. That's the kind of respect you need to show a customer if you want to win them. You don't have the money until a contract is signed, so the most customer service should come before that. And after the contract is signed, it never stopped.

AMAZING! Top Notch! And if you ask for my recommendation? Unless you are on a very strict budget (read: you need to ask one of your friends to be the photographer as his/her wedding gift to you), go with After The Flash! And if there's any doubt about what I'm saying, it's this: I'm very frugal. Not cheap, but I know when and how to get my money's worth. I went with After The Flash, and I'd do it again. I won't ever have to again, but I would. You should go with Them too.

Kudos to After The Flash! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/12/2007
5.0/5.0
They provided a great service for our wedding. We have absolutely beautiful pictures. They went above and beyond the call of duty when it came to making our day special. Brien's wife even stepped in to help me do my make-up, even though she didn't need to do that. They were completely unintrusive to our special day.
They provided a great service for our wedding. We have absolutely beautiful pictures. They went above and beyond the call Read more...
They provided a great service for our wedding. We have absolutely beautiful pictures. They went above and beyond the call of duty when it came to making our day special. Brien's wife even stepped in to help me do my make-up, even though she didn't need to do that. They were completely unintrusive to our special day. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
3/10/2007
5.0/5.0
Brien and Cathy were the best. They took great photographs without being too intrusive. My niece lost a tooth that day, and Cathy took her in the bathroom to help her, which was extremely gracious and way beyond the job itself!
Brien and Cathy were the best. They took great photographs without being too intrusive. My niece lost a tooth that day, Read more...
Brien and Cathy were the best. They took great photographs without being too intrusive. My niece lost a tooth that day, and Cathy took her in the bathroom to help her, which was extremely gracious and way beyond the job itself! Read less
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