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Capture the Love

San Jose , CA

LOCATION

2333 Lindaire Ave
San Jose, CA US 95128 (map)

PHONE

408-666-8455

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Capture The Love

Your wedding marks the beginning. Chapter 1 of your family story. The CaptureTheLove team employs the extensive storytelling experience to weave a magnifique... Read more
Capture The Love

Your wedding marks the beginning. Chapter 1 of your family story. The CaptureTheLove team employs the extensive storytelling experience to weave a magnifique portfolio of celebrative images of your momentous day.

The team will strike a fine equilibrium. At times, directing, but mostly; and discreetly previsualize and allowing events to naturally unfold throughout the day. Somewhat precognitive to the flow of emotions, the images transcend to an art-form, stitching the timeline of the day into a continuous painting of light.

The plethora of amazing imagery from the day will lay the foundation of your family legacy. Remember how it was when your mother opened her wedding albums before you. These albums age like fine wine. Anchored to your very essence and identity; their value, priceless.

As your future generations turn the pages, they will experience l’impression of the mothers’ love as she shed tears dancing with her son; the father’s proud, joyous sorrow walking down the aisle with her daughter, remembering how he held her in the whole palm of his hands.

They will experience what you experience. 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, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Part of our album design includes award winning retouching. Hand coloring and toning are a part of that.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Absolutely! Our claim to fame is our ability to capture at least 20-30 stunning imagery during the most challenging 3 minutes, the first dance where the light is low, movement and changing lighting condition makes a photographer freak. Ask us about our first dance photos!
Is your media preference film or digital?
We can do either but digital is preferred.
How many photographers do you work with?
There are currently 5 photographers in our team.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I do not book more than one wedding a weekend. This is so that I can focus on getting amazing work for you and your family.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Absolutely since we are a team of 5 photographers
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Multiple high end cameras (capable of 25 megapixels and higher), multiple lighting equipment, even HD projector, screen and laptop.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
We have backups to our backups!!!
Do you charge hourly or full day?
We can do either.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes, we can customize our packages to suit your needs
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We do not require the clients to provide meals but most of our clients have become friends that they invite us as guests to their weddings.
Do you charge for travel?
For destination weddings, we can even do a split for travel to locations that we love to go to. That makes it a win-win for everyone!
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Typically in a few days. We also have the capability to project images directly from our camera upon capture, into the HD projector !!! Ask us about it!
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes, in accordance to US government laws, photographs are automatically copyrighted to the photographer who captured the image.
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, and they can be shared with friends and families within a few days of the wedding!
What kind of albums do you offer?
We provide a range of wedding albums for every budget from the high end Queensberry that are hand-crafted in New Zealand, to silk boxes that can fit beautiful prints, made by a talented artist in San Francisco.
When will the client get the final album?
We typically provide a design showcase within 2-3 weeks of the wedding!!!!! No vendor does that. The album can then be ordered and made within a month or so after the approval of the design!

REVIEWS

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Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
My now wife and i had the pleasure of engaging with Michael and his team (Dominic and Tiffany) for our back yard wedding pictures and i must say that the whole experience, and the resulting photo portfolio, are a cut above everyone else. We had researched different photographers and although felt the chemistry with a few, did not really "feel it" when it came to looking at their photos. When we saw Michael's pictures, both of us knew that this is a different style of photography, which combined the intimate, the glamorous, the artsy, the artistic, the polished, the beautiful and the touching. It was art. It did capture the moment and elevate it to be a highlight, not just an event.
Not suprisingly, when we saw our own wedding photos, they were right in line with what was promised. Michael and the team overdelivered! The pictures are beautiful and authenitc at the same time. I look at them and say: " This is us and we are beautiful!"
In addition, the whole process of working with Michael, from the initial email and call to inquire, to his discovery process, to the first meeting, to the lead to the event, the wedding presence and execution, the package options and explanations, and the post production execution, were impeccable. We could not have been more pleased with his work and will engage him in the future.
My now wife and i had the pleasure of engaging with Michael and his team (Dominic and Tiffany) for our back yard wedding Read more...
My now wife and i had the pleasure of engaging with Michael and his team (Dominic and Tiffany) for our back yard wedding pictures and i must say that the whole experience, and the resulting photo portfolio, are a cut above everyone else. We had researched different photographers and although felt the chemistry with a few, did not really "feel it" when it came to looking at their photos. When we saw Michael's pictures, both of us knew that this is a different style of photography, which combined the intimate, the glamorous, the artsy, the artistic, the polished, the beautiful and the touching. It was art. It did capture the moment and elevate it to be a highlight, not just an event.
Not suprisingly, when we saw our own wedding photos, they were right in line with what was promised. Michael and the team overdelivered! The pictures are beautiful and authenitc at the same time. I look at them and say: " This is us and we are beautiful!"
In addition, the whole process of working with Michael, from the initial email and call to inquire, to his discovery process, to the first meeting, to the lead to the event, the wedding presence and execution, the package options and explanations, and the post production execution, were impeccable. We could not have been more pleased with his work and will engage him in the future. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Diana
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
I recently used Michael Soo and Tiffany Chiang for my wedding photography and make up and it was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding. I had the misfortune of rain on my wedding day (even though it was September and the ONLY day it rained in the entire month *grrr*) and Michael Soo did a spectacular job arranging photography shots so I was still able to get a few outdoor photo's without getting wet. Tiffany was also very nice about having to reapply my make up when I noticed the rain and started crying. She was very sweet and she moved heaven and earth to get my makeup done in time even though I had pushed up the time by 3 hours. I would definitely recommend getting both Michael and Tiffany together because they both complement each other perfectly. Michael takes awesome shots and Tiffany gave excellent suggestions on particular poses throughout the engagement session that turned out BEAUTIFUL. If you chose them for photos and make up, I assure you that you won't regret it!
I recently used Michael Soo and Tiffany Chiang for my wedding photography and make up and it was one of the best decisions Read more...
I recently used Michael Soo and Tiffany Chiang for my wedding photography and make up and it was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding. I had the misfortune of rain on my wedding day (even though it was September and the ONLY day it rained in the entire month *grrr*) and Michael Soo did a spectacular job arranging photography shots so I was still able to get a few outdoor photo's without getting wet. Tiffany was also very nice about having to reapply my make up when I noticed the rain and started crying. She was very sweet and she moved heaven and earth to get my makeup done in time even though I had pushed up the time by 3 hours. I would definitely recommend getting both Michael and Tiffany together because they both complement each other perfectly. Michael takes awesome shots and Tiffany gave excellent suggestions on particular poses throughout the engagement session that turned out BEAUTIFUL. If you chose them for photos and make up, I assure you that you won't regret it! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.7/5.0
My husband and I made the wrong choice of Michael Soo as our photographer. He is greedy (demands cash only) and provided unprofessional photos. In posed group photos, he failed to pose people so that people in the back were not covered by people in the front. In addition, he cut off people when taking posed group photos during the reception, made our beautiful venue into a distasteful scene by distorting our lights to make it look like a rave during dancing. He did not bring a zoom to our outdoor wedding, resulting in poor captures. When we asked him if we would scout out our venue, he refused and said it would only take 5 minutes when the venue was a large garden (took us >30 to walk around it). As a result, his photos were unprofessional. When we complained, we was rude and did not offer an apology or any compensation for failing to capture our day professionally. We've also received complaint about him from one of our guests and my mother at the wedding as well. He was, "lazy and uncaring"
My husband and I made the wrong choice of Michael Soo as our photographer. He is greedy (demands cash only) and provided Read more...
My husband and I made the wrong choice of Michael Soo as our photographer. He is greedy (demands cash only) and provided unprofessional photos. In posed group photos, he failed to pose people so that people in the back were not covered by people in the front. In addition, he cut off people when taking posed group photos during the reception, made our beautiful venue into a distasteful scene by distorting our lights to make it look like a rave during dancing. He did not bring a zoom to our outdoor wedding, resulting in poor captures. When we asked him if we would scout out our venue, he refused and said it would only take 5 minutes when the venue was a large garden (took us >30 to walk around it). As a result, his photos were unprofessional. When we complained, we was rude and did not offer an apology or any compensation for failing to capture our day professionally. We've also received complaint about him from one of our guests and my mother at the wedding as well. He was, "lazy and uncaring" Read less
Services Used: Photography
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rp2002mr
Wedding:
9/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Michael "SOO COOL" Soo

This is your guy for any photography need!! My hubby to be and myself are so happy to have meet Michael. He just took our engagement pictures with Paul who was also GREAT!!! He is a true artist and unique with his way and angle with shots. Michael was very efficient with getting me the prints. I look forward to all the creativity the day of our wedding!! I recommend Soo Photography to EVERYONE!!
Michael "SOO COOL" Soo

This is your guy for any photography need!! My hubby to be and myself are so happy to have Read more...
Michael "SOO COOL" Soo

This is your guy for any photography need!! My hubby to be and myself are so happy to have meet Michael. He just took our engagement pictures with Paul who was also GREAT!!! He is a true artist and unique with his way and angle with shots. Michael was very efficient with getting me the prints. I look forward to all the creativity the day of our wedding!! I recommend Soo Photography to EVERYONE!! Read less
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Reynold
Wedding:
6/19/2007
5.0/5.0
Michael Soo made Photographer of the year in 2005 and I can see why; his work is stunning. For him, photography is not just being there on time and taking the photos, he's an individual that really cares about you and it shows in the end product. I have seen so many wedding photographers work in the past few years and I have always felt underwhelmed. With Michael, I can not describe how wonderful and amazing everything was. My wife and I have let Michael use our wedding album shoot as an example for anyone to look at when they visit him. He has an eye for tasteful humor, beautiful romance, candid moments, and stunning settings. This, coupled with the ability to put everything together in a stunning album with so many choices makes for a worry free part of your wedding planning. I know that is something we all need.

Michael really takes care of you. We had to plan our wedding in three weeks (I know, crazy, and I wouldn't recommend it) because my wife was accepted in to the Air Force to be a doctor. I have never seen anyone as flexible as Michael. I can't think of a time where we weren't able to get a hold of him. He also was open to traveling to quite a few out of the way places for our shoots. As anyone who's planning a wedding knows that at some point or another they will have to face the price of everything from the marriage certificate all the way to the venue. Some of you may decide to skimp on things. I would say look at the cake, the reception and other places you can cut before you cut the Photographer, especially Michael. We did just that. Remember, the cake will be eaten, the food will be gone, but you will always have such an amazing set of photos and memories that will last forever. If you were to ask my wife and myself about the cost, we would both agree we got more then we payed for. We even got a DVD chock full of our photos so that we can print out and send to family. I want to make something clear, the price we paid includes the album (price can vary), the shoots, and tax. If you have any questions you can always email me 31337.wright@gmail.com
Michael Soo made Photographer of the year in 2005 and I can see why; his work is stunning. For him, photography is not Read more...
Michael Soo made Photographer of the year in 2005 and I can see why; his work is stunning. For him, photography is not just being there on time and taking the photos, he's an individual that really cares about you and it shows in the end product. I have seen so many wedding photographers work in the past few years and I have always felt underwhelmed. With Michael, I can not describe how wonderful and amazing everything was. My wife and I have let Michael use our wedding album shoot as an example for anyone to look at when they visit him. He has an eye for tasteful humor, beautiful romance, candid moments, and stunning settings. This, coupled with the ability to put everything together in a stunning album with so many choices makes for a worry free part of your wedding planning. I know that is something we all need.

Michael really takes care of you. We had to plan our wedding in three weeks (I know, crazy, and I wouldn't recommend it) because my wife was accepted in to the Air Force to be a doctor. I have never seen anyone as flexible as Michael. I can't think of a time where we weren't able to get a hold of him. He also was open to traveling to quite a few out of the way places for our shoots. As anyone who's planning a wedding knows that at some point or another they will have to face the price of everything from the marriage certificate all the way to the venue. Some of you may decide to skimp on things. I would say look at the cake, the reception and other places you can cut before you cut the Photographer, especially Michael. We did just that. Remember, the cake will be eaten, the food will be gone, but you will always have such an amazing set of photos and memories that will last forever. If you were to ask my wife and myself about the cost, we would both agree we got more then we payed for. We even got a DVD chock full of our photos so that we can print out and send to family. I want to make something clear, the price we paid includes the album (price can vary), the shoots, and tax. If you have any questions you can always email me 31337.wright@gmail.com Read less
Services Used: Photography

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