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Authentic Sound Mobile DJs & Photography Services

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Authentic Sound Mobile DJs is a family operated wedding & event DJ & Photography service providing personable, reliable, professional & affordable services in Southern California. Our... Read more
Authentic Sound Mobile DJs is a family operated wedding & event DJ & Photography service providing personable, reliable, professional & affordable services in Southern California. Our goal is to customize each and every event to the clients wishes and to have the guests talking about how much fun they had at the event for months afterward. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/10/2009
0.0/5.0
DO NOT HIRE THIS COMPANY~ I hired this company to dj my wedding. They hired a different dj to play at my wedding which was not on the contract for the company to do this. All the infomation (the playlist) I gave them never got to the Dj that came to the wedding. The DJ they hired was terrible! Currently, I am suing this company because nobody will call me back!

Brides- If you want a great wedding, do not get involed with this company!
DO NOT HIRE THIS COMPANY~ I hired this company to dj my wedding. They hired a different dj to play at my wedding which was Read more...
DO NOT HIRE THIS COMPANY~ I hired this company to dj my wedding. They hired a different dj to play at my wedding which was not on the contract for the company to do this. All the infomation (the playlist) I gave them never got to the Dj that came to the wedding. The DJ they hired was terrible! Currently, I am suing this company because nobody will call me back!

Brides- If you want a great wedding, do not get involed with this company! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Stacie
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Aaron is the best DJ! He keeps the dance floor moving all night long! Our guest had a blast!! I highly recommend this company if you are looking to have a long fun night with your guest!!
Aaron is the best DJ! He keeps the dance floor moving all night long! Our guest had a blast!! I highly recommend this Read more...
Aaron is the best DJ! He keeps the dance floor moving all night long! Our guest had a blast!! I highly recommend this company if you are looking to have a long fun night with your guest!! Read less
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Nicole M.
Wedding:
10/3/2009
0.0/5.0
I got married October 3, 2008 and experienced the same issues as Yvette. I notice all the reviews at the bottom are mainly for the DJ services. Which I completely agree with. Aaron was fantastic. It was Kristie who was the problem. We were supposed to received our photo package at 6-8 weeks and we finally got something at 10. And it wasn't the complete package, only the CD on photos with some missing. We were supposed to receive a CD slide show that was accompanied to music as well as enlarged prints and nothing came. After months of excuses and constant phone calls we received the enlargements that were of horrible quality, completely dull colors and a little fuzzy. She then stopped answering my phone calls and my husband finally had to call her from his work to get her to answer and we received another package of enlargements that looked the same. We never received our slide show. We live in Maryland and went home to California to get married. When we went for another visit to California in May of 2009, we paid her a little visit and FINALLY received our slide show... mind you this is 7 1/2 months later. It only took her an hour to do it. As Yvette said said in her comments it wasn't about the money, I am lucky my family took hundreds of pictures that made up for the disappointment that was Kristie.

It's a shame that she turned out this way in the end. She was amazing throughout the whole planning process, and was fine at the wedding itself. Aaron was great. It's terrible that she's bringing the business down.

When I spoke to her at her home I told her I hope she never put anyone through this again. So good luck to anyone who chooses to work with her and for anyone who already has.
I got married October 3, 2008 and experienced the same issues as Yvette. I notice all the reviews at the bottom are mainly Read more...
I got married October 3, 2008 and experienced the same issues as Yvette. I notice all the reviews at the bottom are mainly for the DJ services. Which I completely agree with. Aaron was fantastic. It was Kristie who was the problem. We were supposed to received our photo package at 6-8 weeks and we finally got something at 10. And it wasn't the complete package, only the CD on photos with some missing. We were supposed to receive a CD slide show that was accompanied to music as well as enlarged prints and nothing came. After months of excuses and constant phone calls we received the enlargements that were of horrible quality, completely dull colors and a little fuzzy. She then stopped answering my phone calls and my husband finally had to call her from his work to get her to answer and we received another package of enlargements that looked the same. We never received our slide show. We live in Maryland and went home to California to get married. When we went for another visit to California in May of 2009, we paid her a little visit and FINALLY received our slide show... mind you this is 7 1/2 months later. It only took her an hour to do it. As Yvette said said in her comments it wasn't about the money, I am lucky my family took hundreds of pictures that made up for the disappointment that was Kristie.

It's a shame that she turned out this way in the end. She was amazing throughout the whole planning process, and was fine at the wedding itself. Aaron was great. It's terrible that she's bringing the business down.

When I spoke to her at her home I told her I hope she never put anyone through this again. So good luck to anyone who chooses to work with her and for anyone who already has. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Photography
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Yvette
Wedding:
3/14/2009
0.0/5.0
***DO NOT HIRE THIS VENDOR****

As an update to my experience below - We filed with the courts and we finally did receive a call from Kristi when they were served with the court papers to appear. With Aaron in the background Kristi was saying she sent us a second disk and seemed surprised that we had not received it - Our question to her, "Why would we be taking you to court IF we had received a 2nd disk".

Kristi sent us 1 disk with 322 photos for 8 hours (we were told 900-1000 photos) my husbands head is cut off on most of the photos - we did not receive a single photo of our 1st hour at the hotel prior to the wedding. These are photos of my father and I along with posed photos of myself. Kristi promised that we would receive another disk of photos and we would agree not to persue the court. We also let them know that it was not the money we wanted - we just want our wedding photos. As you can expect, we NEVER received our photos and THEY NEVER SHOWED UP TO COURT - we have won our judgement, which means nothing. How sad to take advantage of people on their special day and to hold their photos back from them.



It is very unfortunate that I can not recommend Kristi as a photographer as it is now 7 weeks from our wedding day and we still have not received our photos, after trying to get in touch with Kristi we were told it would take her 3-4 weeks to process our digital photos. Kristi showed up to the wedding not dressed appropriately. Kristi really is too new at this and seemed uncomfortable and appeared not to know what she was doing at times. There was several times both us and our wedding party had to tell her what poses to do. She left a lot of good shots out (never took a photo of our rings)- Kristi is well aware of a photo that was taken specific for our Thank you notes for our guest and we still have not been able to send these out. We have sent an email to our guests in hopes to get copies of photos they may have taken so we can have something of our special day - This is why I paid for a photographer to do this, so I would not need to.

I am sorry to say we can not give a quality or value of this vendor since we have not seen our photos and she is currently MIA. This is very sad since her husband was our DJ and did a fantastic job and I would love to work with Aaron again for several events I have coming up but that would mean I would need to book with Kristi. Kristi called/emailed 3-4 times a day until we booked our wedding and payed (we chose to pay everything up front to get the discount) we did not hear from her after that. We also had to track her down to get a copy of our contracted agreement prior to the wedding.

I really wish this feedback could be better -
***DO NOT HIRE THIS VENDOR****

As an update to my experience below - We filed with the courts and we finally did Read more...
***DO NOT HIRE THIS VENDOR****

As an update to my experience below - We filed with the courts and we finally did receive a call from Kristi when they were served with the court papers to appear. With Aaron in the background Kristi was saying she sent us a second disk and seemed surprised that we had not received it - Our question to her, "Why would we be taking you to court IF we had received a 2nd disk".

Kristi sent us 1 disk with 322 photos for 8 hours (we were told 900-1000 photos) my husbands head is cut off on most of the photos - we did not receive a single photo of our 1st hour at the hotel prior to the wedding. These are photos of my father and I along with posed photos of myself. Kristi promised that we would receive another disk of photos and we would agree not to persue the court. We also let them know that it was not the money we wanted - we just want our wedding photos. As you can expect, we NEVER received our photos and THEY NEVER SHOWED UP TO COURT - we have won our judgement, which means nothing. How sad to take advantage of people on their special day and to hold their photos back from them.



It is very unfortunate that I can not recommend Kristi as a photographer as it is now 7 weeks from our wedding day and we still have not received our photos, after trying to get in touch with Kristi we were told it would take her 3-4 weeks to process our digital photos. Kristi showed up to the wedding not dressed appropriately. Kristi really is too new at this and seemed uncomfortable and appeared not to know what she was doing at times. There was several times both us and our wedding party had to tell her what poses to do. She left a lot of good shots out (never took a photo of our rings)- Kristi is well aware of a photo that was taken specific for our Thank you notes for our guest and we still have not been able to send these out. We have sent an email to our guests in hopes to get copies of photos they may have taken so we can have something of our special day - This is why I paid for a photographer to do this, so I would not need to.

I am sorry to say we can not give a quality or value of this vendor since we have not seen our photos and she is currently MIA. This is very sad since her husband was our DJ and did a fantastic job and I would love to work with Aaron again for several events I have coming up but that would mean I would need to book with Kristi. Kristi called/emailed 3-4 times a day until we booked our wedding and payed (we chose to pay everything up front to get the discount) we did not hear from her after that. We also had to track her down to get a copy of our contracted agreement prior to the wedding.

I really wish this feedback could be better - Read less
Services Used: DJ, Photography
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Nancy
Wedding:
3/9/2009
0.6/5.0
The DJ, Aaron, was excellent. The problem is with his wife, the "photographer," Kristi. She said we'd have our photographs on disk by 3 weeks after the wedding. Kristi has not returned our phone calls or emails. Kristi isn't making any prints or photo books, all she simply needs to do is download the photos onto a disk and mail that to us. I would never recommend Authentic Sound Mobile DJ again due to the lack of communication and total lack of professionalism by Kristi. There seems no way to contact Aaron directly as everything goes through Kristi...who does not answer. I wonder if Aaron is aware of how poor his wife's business practice is.

I'm curious if the others who wrote reviews, it looks like you wrote your reviews shortly after your wedding. Did you experience a lack of communication with Kristi after your wedding and a long delay receiving your photographs? And once you received the photographs, were you impressed with the quality of the photography?

Kristi showed up dressed in sloppy attire that one would wear to clean out a garage. Aaron was dressed very nice. Kristi did show up on time and was nice enough the day of the wedding but we have yet to hear from her or get our photographs. This is very disappointing.
The DJ, Aaron, was excellent. The problem is with his wife, the "photographer," Kristi. She said we'd have our photographs Read more...
The DJ, Aaron, was excellent. The problem is with his wife, the "photographer," Kristi. She said we'd have our photographs on disk by 3 weeks after the wedding. Kristi has not returned our phone calls or emails. Kristi isn't making any prints or photo books, all she simply needs to do is download the photos onto a disk and mail that to us. I would never recommend Authentic Sound Mobile DJ again due to the lack of communication and total lack of professionalism by Kristi. There seems no way to contact Aaron directly as everything goes through Kristi...who does not answer. I wonder if Aaron is aware of how poor his wife's business practice is.

I'm curious if the others who wrote reviews, it looks like you wrote your reviews shortly after your wedding. Did you experience a lack of communication with Kristi after your wedding and a long delay receiving your photographs? And once you received the photographs, were you impressed with the quality of the photography?

Kristi showed up dressed in sloppy attire that one would wear to clean out a garage. Aaron was dressed very nice. Kristi did show up on time and was nice enough the day of the wedding but we have yet to hear from her or get our photographs. This is very disappointing. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Photography
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Rosa
Wedding:
2/14/2009
4.8/5.0
Both of them were great to work with. They have a great personality and are also good on what they do! We were very happy in chosing them for our wedding.
Both of them were great to work with. They have a great personality and are also good on what they do! We were very happy Read more...
Both of them were great to work with. They have a great personality and are also good on what they do! We were very happy in chosing them for our wedding. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Photography, Wedding Venue
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Ellie
Wedding:
11/1/2008
4.4/5.0
I enjoyed working with Kristie and Aaron very much. I liked them right away because Aaron was willing to come to my home to meet me. Working full time, as the majority of brides do, it can be hard to arrange vendor appointments. Though Aaron is based out of the Murrieta/Temecula area he came up to Upland, approx. 30-45 minutes to meet me in the evening.

Like most brides my groom was not involoved in much of the planning process. So, my mom did my DJ vendor appointments with me. Both her and I liked him off the bat because we felt like we could be very honest and open with him. I only met with two DJ's before hiring Aaron and since my now husband was not present at those meetings I asked if they would be open to meeting him assuming I hired them. The other DJ basically said no, that assuming I hire him this is the only in person meeting we would have. When I asked Aaron that question he was very open to the idea and was willing to travel to Upland again! I think that speaks volumes as to he wanting to get to know you as a couple and not treat your wedding like it is just another gig!

I also appreciated the fact that he was the DJ I met with and the DJ that showed up. Even though I only met with 2 DJ's I contacted and talked to many of them by email. Often it seemed the DJ I hired is not who they assured would be the one to show up. Which left me feeling very unsure. It was nice to walk into the reception and recognize the person that was behind the DJ stand. Aaron assured me from the beginning that he would be MY DJ!

Kristie was also very patient with me as music was the one thing neither my husband or I did much about. Krisite called me the week of the wedding and we discussed what still needed to be done. I did the part I could take care of and she worked with my day of coordinator on the rest. I really appreciated her flexibility in letting my DOC communicate the timeline and a few other important details to her.

Having hired a DOC and having an onsite coordinator I didn't have to worry the day of about any of my vendors. All I know is when I walked into my reception Aaron was there playing the correct entrace song, and played the correct song selections for all of the other important dances.

He also made sure that we kept on track with the timeline. Our table visits were running long and even though we wanted to finish them Aaron knew the party had to keep going so that our guests wouldn't get bored! I really appreciated that because I didn't want my guests to feel that the reception was dragging on.

I hired Aaron to make sure the dance floor was full at all times, and the reception was a blast! I hired Aaron because I felt like he could read a crowd and know what would get them going. I actually think that the little to no guidance I provided turned out to be a good thing because he was able to do what he is good at, read a crowd and get them on the dance floor!

I would hire Aaron again!
I enjoyed working with Kristie and Aaron very much. I liked them right away because Aaron was willing to come to my home Read more...
I enjoyed working with Kristie and Aaron very much. I liked them right away because Aaron was willing to come to my home to meet me. Working full time, as the majority of brides do, it can be hard to arrange vendor appointments. Though Aaron is based out of the Murrieta/Temecula area he came up to Upland, approx. 30-45 minutes to meet me in the evening.

Like most brides my groom was not involoved in much of the planning process. So, my mom did my DJ vendor appointments with me. Both her and I liked him off the bat because we felt like we could be very honest and open with him. I only met with two DJ's before hiring Aaron and since my now husband was not present at those meetings I asked if they would be open to meeting him assuming I hired them. The other DJ basically said no, that assuming I hire him this is the only in person meeting we would have. When I asked Aaron that question he was very open to the idea and was willing to travel to Upland again! I think that speaks volumes as to he wanting to get to know you as a couple and not treat your wedding like it is just another gig!

I also appreciated the fact that he was the DJ I met with and the DJ that showed up. Even though I only met with 2 DJ's I contacted and talked to many of them by email. Often it seemed the DJ I hired is not who they assured would be the one to show up. Which left me feeling very unsure. It was nice to walk into the reception and recognize the person that was behind the DJ stand. Aaron assured me from the beginning that he would be MY DJ!

Kristie was also very patient with me as music was the one thing neither my husband or I did much about. Krisite called me the week of the wedding and we discussed what still needed to be done. I did the part I could take care of and she worked with my day of coordinator on the rest. I really appreciated her flexibility in letting my DOC communicate the timeline and a few other important details to her.

Having hired a DOC and having an onsite coordinator I didn't have to worry the day of about any of my vendors. All I know is when I walked into my reception Aaron was there playing the correct entrace song, and played the correct song selections for all of the other important dances.

He also made sure that we kept on track with the timeline. Our table visits were running long and even though we wanted to finish them Aaron knew the party had to keep going so that our guests wouldn't get bored! I really appreciated that because I didn't want my guests to feel that the reception was dragging on.

I hired Aaron to make sure the dance floor was full at all times, and the reception was a blast! I hired Aaron because I felt like he could read a crowd and know what would get them going. I actually think that the little to no guidance I provided turned out to be a good thing because he was able to do what he is good at, read a crowd and get them on the dance floor!

I would hire Aaron again! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Mandy
Wedding:
10/18/2008
4.7/5.0
Two words to describe Aaron's DJ skills - absolutely fabulous! He did my sister's wedding earlier in the year, so I already knew he was going to be great. Not only does he work in all of your pre-planned requests, he uses your selections to create a playlist for the whole night that you'll definitely love. The price charged for the number of hours spent at the wedding is more than worth it! I've already recommended Authentic Sound to several friends who are getting married and will continue to do so for years to come.
Two words to describe Aaron's DJ skills - absolutely fabulous! He did my sister's wedding earlier in the year, so I Read more...
Two words to describe Aaron's DJ skills - absolutely fabulous! He did my sister's wedding earlier in the year, so I already knew he was going to be great. Not only does he work in all of your pre-planned requests, he uses your selections to create a playlist for the whole night that you'll definitely love. The price charged for the number of hours spent at the wedding is more than worth it! I've already recommended Authentic Sound to several friends who are getting married and will continue to do so for years to come. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Kylie
Wedding:
10/11/2008
5.0/5.0
Both Aaron and Kristie were a dream! I can't say enough about them to truly convey how much we loved working with them. Kristie was awesome at all the details and answered all my questions in a quick manner. Aaron was, hands down, the best DJ I have ever seen/heard. I received so many compliments at the wedding. Even my wedding coordinator, who has seen countless DJs in action told me that he was the best she'd seen. Aaron knew exactly what to play and exactly when to play it. His choices kept both the young and older crowd dancing and singing along. It was the perfect blend of timeless classics that everyone wants to dance to with the newer songs that gets all ages on their feet. Aaron is just a nice man that knows what he's doing! He played all the songs we requested and added his own flavor. He sure knows how to work the crowd and definitely made my wedding the best day of my life. Thank you so much!
Both Aaron and Kristie were a dream! I can't say enough about them to truly convey how much we loved working with them. Read more...
Both Aaron and Kristie were a dream! I can't say enough about them to truly convey how much we loved working with them. Kristie was awesome at all the details and answered all my questions in a quick manner. Aaron was, hands down, the best DJ I have ever seen/heard. I received so many compliments at the wedding. Even my wedding coordinator, who has seen countless DJs in action told me that he was the best she'd seen. Aaron knew exactly what to play and exactly when to play it. His choices kept both the young and older crowd dancing and singing along. It was the perfect blend of timeless classics that everyone wants to dance to with the newer songs that gets all ages on their feet. Aaron is just a nice man that knows what he's doing! He played all the songs we requested and added his own flavor. He sure knows how to work the crowd and definitely made my wedding the best day of my life. Thank you so much! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Christine
Wedding:
8/16/2008
5.0/5.0
Kristie and Aaron are a fantastic company. So friendly, and super easy to work with. Kristie is on top of her game when booking and coordinating the event! Aaron is so fun to have DJ! He gets the crowd involved when needed and knows how to play the correct music!!! I could not have asked for a better DJ team for my wedding!!!

THANKS SO MUCH =)
Kristie and Aaron are a fantastic company. So friendly, and super easy to work with. Kristie is on top of her game when Read more...
Kristie and Aaron are a fantastic company. So friendly, and super easy to work with. Kristie is on top of her game when booking and coordinating the event! Aaron is so fun to have DJ! He gets the crowd involved when needed and knows how to play the correct music!!! I could not have asked for a better DJ team for my wedding!!!

THANKS SO MUCH =) Read less
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