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Bret Cole Photography

Tahoe City , CA
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LOCATION

Tahoe City, CA US 96145 (map)

PHONE

805-610-1440

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Bret Cole is a lifestyle film photographer. Her passionate images beautifully chronicle the human spirit. Her aesthetic lives, and so grows and changes with her person. Born in... Read more
Bret Cole is a lifestyle film photographer. Her passionate images beautifully chronicle the human spirit. Her aesthetic lives, and so grows and changes with her person. Born in Switzerland, raised on California's lovely Central Coast, and educated eclectically, she brings a rich and unusual life experience into her photography. Bret reveres people and skillfully reveals them in authentic and nontraditional settings. Her ability to multi-task, cope with chaos, and be flexible and patient, enables her to work well at weddings. Her work consists of both directed and undirected photographs and her love for different cultures inspired her to find a career in which she could combine travel with art. She is available to photograph weddings worldwide. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes
Is your media preference film or digital?
film
How many photographers do you work with?
Always Bret + 1 assistant
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
yes
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
no
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
yes
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
4-5 film cameras. Both medium & 35mm format + top quality lenses.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
yes
Do you charge hourly or full day?
either
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
yes, $500/hr.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
yes, 1 meal break for Bret & assistant
Do you charge for travel?
yes, veries on distance
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
6 weeks
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
proof album, online gallery, CD
How long can the client keep the proofs?
forever
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
no
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
yes
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
yes
Will images be available for viewing online?
yes
What kind of albums do you offer?
all custom designed and handmade. Matte and flush bound

REVIEWS

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Carissa
Wedding:
11/9/2013
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Do not miss this opportunity! Trust me you'll live to regret your mistake if you don't try Bret!
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Colleen
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Bret did an amazing job on our wedding, we were very happy with our photos. Her work is simple, classic, and clean... exactly what we were looking for. We recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. We will continue to use Bret in the future to document our kids and other big milestones throughout our life together.
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Dan and Bonnie
Wedding:
7/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Bret Cole is a top notch photographer. She is incredibly talented and professional. She provided us everything and more than we asked for. I have to hand it to her....originally I didn't want any additional time spent away from the group for pictures after the ceremony, but she took my husband and I for a few moments for a private photo shoot. We didn't realize how special these moments would be. We needed the down time and those minutes to hold, hug and relax in our love together. The photos turned out incredible. They are priceless as well as our memories of that beautiful day.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
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I loved the pictures Bret took for our wedding. She was responsive and professional. Would definitely recommend her!
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Darja
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Very attentive, creative in staging a shot. It was the state of celebration and comfort, I could think about nothing as the photographer did all the things. Very beautiful photos.
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Winecountryweddingsite.com
Wedding:
4/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Bret Cole is fabulous and treated my clients with the utmost professionalism and care. I was pleased on every level of service.

Thank you Bret for all you do to care those who place their most precious day in your hands.
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Courtney
Wedding:
10/9/2010
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Bret was such a delight to work with. She completely captured the essence of our wedding. She made us feel comfortable and relaxed. She's got a great spunk and a ton of personality. We highly recommend her.
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lindsay
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
bret is absolutely amazing. from the moment we met her she made us feel like we had been friends for years and we were instantly comfortable around her (so important considering we aren't terribly fond of taking photos!) she was so sweet and knew exactly the style of photographs we wished for. also, on our big day she was so professional and simply wonderful to be around.. everything went without a hitch -- and we couldn't be happier with our photos!! they are simply gorgeous and completely exceeded our expectations. we are so thankful we picked her to document the most important day in our lives. our wedding photos mean the world to us and we're thrilled we have ones we absolutely LOVE. i can not recommend her enough!! :)
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Brittany
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Bret is a wonderful and creative photographer! She is down to earth and very open to listen. She gives you what you want, while still getting creative and designing beautiful images. She worked with her husband (also a photographer) and they made a great team!
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Myriah
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Bret Cole was amazing! I cannot rave about her services enough! She and her assistant were fabulous to work with, immediately put my family and I at ease, she captured every moment, without ever intruding or posing us. Your wedding goes by so fast, and as a bride, you are so busy it's hard to stop and remember every moment and detail, but looking though Bret's pictures, I get to relive the day over and over, there is not a moment she misses. During our dinner, she was able to capture some incredible black and white candids of several of the guests and family members. Without even knowing any of the people, she was somehow able to capture their personalities and expressions so beautifully, it is truly something I will treasure. My wedding was incredibly beautiful, but somehow Bret made it even more so in her pictures, through her lighting and angles. I cannot recommend Bret Cole Photography enough!
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Robyn
Wedding:
2/28/2009
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Bret and her hubby James are awesome. We took engagement photos with Bret prior to our wedding and felt comfortable from the start. They flew out to NYC from CA to be a part of our wedding and were totally accommodating and flexible. The quality of their photographs speak for themselves--absolutely gorgeous!
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