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Captured by Izabela

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At this time I would like to thank all of you so very much for your patience and understanding. I was really given a challenge as far as my health and because of it also my... Read more
At this time I would like to thank all of you so very much for your patience and understanding. I was really given a challenge as far as my health and because of it also my business.
Thank you for believing in me and all your support. Especially Mona and Joe and Rosa and Nuno (guys I love you!) Your good thoughts carried me through and brought me back to do what I love the most: photography.
There is a few of you that still are waiting for your things and they are given now a priority to be finished. Current clients are now being under a proper care of my stuff.
I am super exited to soon announce an opening of the NEW PLACE! We are working very heard to finish it shortly. We are now in full speed in New York City as well.
There is also a new concept being worked on for 2011 Weddings.
I will keep you updated.
Thank you
Izabela
PS. I am sorry for some of you that somehow thought I took your money and disappear or I closed the studio. Don’t know who told you that. I hope none of you will ever experience any of what I went through but if you will I wish you all the great friends that I have. Most of you posted here anonymously. Please call the studio at the number provided so I can follow up on the status of the unfinished jobs.
Looking forward to the upcoming year.
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Matt
Wedding:
4/24/2010
2.2/5.0
...review under consideration
...review under consideration
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Services Used: Photography
Captured by Izabela responded with the following comments:

Hi Matt, could you send me a list of pictures so we can start working on your album? Thanks. Izabela
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Nuno
Wedding:
11/7/2009
5.0/5.0
This woman is a saint. I have nothing but sweet things to saw about her. I see her as more of a friend than just someone we hired to do a job. She's awesome inside and out. She's creative, funny and willing to go out of her way to make your pictures awesome. People need to understand that everyone is human and everyone goes through ups and downs in their lives. Be patient, half of you idiots surely don't need your albums in a year, nonetheless if you went with another photographer they usually tell you up front that your waiting time on your albums will be 1-2 years. Lets not mention what you get for your money. Had you gone with another photographer you would most likely wait the same time, get half of what she's giving you and pay nearly double. Be realistic, don't bash people especially if you don't know what they've been through or what they're going through. You don't go on a site and bash someones livelyhood and life work. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. Karma is a b*tch.
This woman is a saint. I have nothing but sweet things to saw about her. I see her as more of a friend than just someone Read more...
This woman is a saint. I have nothing but sweet things to saw about her. I see her as more of a friend than just someone we hired to do a job. She's awesome inside and out. She's creative, funny and willing to go out of her way to make your pictures awesome. People need to understand that everyone is human and everyone goes through ups and downs in their lives. Be patient, half of you idiots surely don't need your albums in a year, nonetheless if you went with another photographer they usually tell you up front that your waiting time on your albums will be 1-2 years. Lets not mention what you get for your money. Had you gone with another photographer you would most likely wait the same time, get half of what she's giving you and pay nearly double. Be realistic, don't bash people especially if you don't know what they've been through or what they're going through. You don't go on a site and bash someones livelyhood and life work. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. Karma is a b*tch. Read less
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nothappy
Wedding:
10/17/2009
0.6/5.0
Took nice pictures, but since then, has been nothing but problems. Over 15 months and still no album. What is worse is that she is not responding to phone calls and emails. Considering legal action at this point.
Took nice pictures, but since then, has been nothing but problems. Over 15 months and still no album. What is worse is Read more...
Took nice pictures, but since then, has been nothing but problems. Over 15 months and still no album. What is worse is that she is not responding to phone calls and emails. Considering legal action at this point. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/17/2009
0.4/5.0
Izabela did my wedding photography on 10/17/09 at the Castle at Skylands Manor in Ringwood, and we got our proof books with final payment, but we still have not received our 2nd or 3rd wedding album proof revision, let alone the actual album; nor have we received any of our prints. I also did a Trash the Dress session with her on Memorial Day in 2010 and I never received my disc with the images, which really burns me up considering I gave up a holiday and also purchased a different wedding gown for that purpose since I could not bring myself to trash my actual wedding dress. The contract states that all the images were going to be hi-res, too, but when I got the wedding disc they were at a 72 ppi and not 300 ppi. In the first wedding album proof I saw almost a year ago she didn't do any of the Photoshop touch-ups I requested either. I have made repeated attempts to call her on 2 phone numbers and send her multiple emails. She gave me excuses in the beginning and has completely stopped responding to my emails at this point. I think I've been very accomodating and understanding, but I am fed up right now, and rightfully so. I filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau today, only to see that they gave her BBB rating an "F" with little hope of any resolution. If the BBB is unable to resolve this issue, my husband and I are going to seek legal action to recoop some of our money we paid this theif. I can't believe she is still accepting new clients/jobs--this just goes to show how low she really is--keep on taking others' money when she can't even fulfill contracts that are over a year old. I have told everyone how horrible this experience has been with her, including another Northern NJ photographer and a separate Event Planner.
Izabela did my wedding photography on 10/17/09 at the Castle at Skylands Manor in Ringwood, and we got our proof books Read more...
Izabela did my wedding photography on 10/17/09 at the Castle at Skylands Manor in Ringwood, and we got our proof books with final payment, but we still have not received our 2nd or 3rd wedding album proof revision, let alone the actual album; nor have we received any of our prints. I also did a Trash the Dress session with her on Memorial Day in 2010 and I never received my disc with the images, which really burns me up considering I gave up a holiday and also purchased a different wedding gown for that purpose since I could not bring myself to trash my actual wedding dress. The contract states that all the images were going to be hi-res, too, but when I got the wedding disc they were at a 72 ppi and not 300 ppi. In the first wedding album proof I saw almost a year ago she didn't do any of the Photoshop touch-ups I requested either. I have made repeated attempts to call her on 2 phone numbers and send her multiple emails. She gave me excuses in the beginning and has completely stopped responding to my emails at this point. I think I've been very accomodating and understanding, but I am fed up right now, and rightfully so. I filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau today, only to see that they gave her BBB rating an "F" with little hope of any resolution. If the BBB is unable to resolve this issue, my husband and I are going to seek legal action to recoop some of our money we paid this theif. I can't believe she is still accepting new clients/jobs--this just goes to show how low she really is--keep on taking others' money when she can't even fulfill contracts that are over a year old. I have told everyone how horrible this experience has been with her, including another Northern NJ photographer and a separate Event Planner. Read less
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steve
Wedding:
9/5/2009
0.0/5.0
Izabela has joined lightroom studios and does not return phone calls. She takes your money and moves from studio to studio. DO NOT USE!!!
Izabela has joined lightroom studios and does not return phone calls. She takes your money and moves from studio to Read more...
Izabela has joined lightroom studios and does not return phone calls. She takes your money and moves from studio to studio. DO NOT USE!!! Read less
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Captured by Izabela responded with the following comments:

Who are you? I don’t move from studio to studio. I am still very much Captured by Izabela. I have been going through some bad experiences with my health and business as well. Apparently it does not take much to fall in this business. I hope you will never have to go through any misfortune in your life especially if you have to respond to other people. It was basically impossible for me to run the studio but I could never admit to any problems because people would think I will disappear.
At this point I AM NOT booking new weddings. I need to get well first and finish what I owe my past clients. I am hard at work as much as I can to get things done.I was known for giving my clients a lot for their money and now I am as good as dirt.Many of my friends are declaring bankruptcies. I am not going to. All of my clients that are waiting will get everything that was in the contract and knowing me they already got more. If I would have bad intensions I would not expose myself like I am doing it here.
I have many happy customers. I just don’t go asking them to please write a good review here so I can get 5.0
Thank you. Izabela
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A
Wedding:
7/11/2009
1.8/5.0
Does beautiful work! However, dont hold our breath waiting for your finished products. Paid up completely and still do not have final products! Takes forever to return phonecalls, however, would call you the day you owed her money. I would reccommend her for the quality of work she does, but not for her responsiveness! She is very unprofessional in that manner!
Does beautiful work! However, dont hold our breath waiting for your finished products. Paid up completely and still do not Read more...
Does beautiful work! However, dont hold our breath waiting for your finished products. Paid up completely and still do not have final products! Takes forever to return phonecalls, however, would call you the day you owed her money. I would reccommend her for the quality of work she does, but not for her responsiveness! She is very unprofessional in that manner! Read less
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Captured by Izabela responded with the following comments:

Please let me know who are you, because I did not have a wedding on that date.
Thanks
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MetsFan
Wedding:
6/26/2009
0.0/5.0
It has been eleven months and we have still not received our wedding album. After the wedding, she stopped returning phone calls completely! It takes her weeks to respond to e-mails and she only has excuses. We have not heard from her for a while and are nervous we might never see our album now that her studio closed down. Be very careful before giving her your money!
It has been eleven months and we have still not received our wedding album. After the wedding, she stopped returning phone Read more...
It has been eleven months and we have still not received our wedding album. After the wedding, she stopped returning phone calls completely! It takes her weeks to respond to e-mails and she only has excuses. We have not heard from her for a while and are nervous we might never see our album now that her studio closed down. Be very careful before giving her your money! Read less
Services Used: Photography
Captured by Izabela responded with the following comments:

Hi Ashley
Don't worry. Album is on its way from the printer. Lets make an appointment to pick it up.
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mruccio612
Wedding:
6/12/2009
1.4/5.0
I got married on June 12, 2009 and have yet to receive my album from Izabela. I have been calling & emailing her for EIGHT MONTHS with no response. I am very disheartened that I dont have this yet. She isnt responding to me whatsoever and now I found out her studio is closed as well. Beautiful proof book and all, but I want my albums!
UPDATE- 1/27/2011---STILL HAVE NEVER HEARD FROM IZABELA AND NO BOOKS STILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BRIDES, PLEASE NEVER USE HER, THIS IS A NIGHTMARE FOR ME! IZABELA:INSTEAD OF WORRYING ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE DOING FOR 2011, HOW ABOUT YOU TAKE CARE OF PAST CLIENTS WHOSE MONEY YOU HAVE STOLEN!!!!
I got married on June 12, 2009 and have yet to receive my album from Izabela. I have been calling & emailing her for EIGHT Read more...
I got married on June 12, 2009 and have yet to receive my album from Izabela. I have been calling & emailing her for EIGHT MONTHS with no response. I am very disheartened that I dont have this yet. She isnt responding to me whatsoever and now I found out her studio is closed as well. Beautiful proof book and all, but I want my albums!
UPDATE- 1/27/2011---STILL HAVE NEVER HEARD FROM IZABELA AND NO BOOKS STILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BRIDES, PLEASE NEVER USE HER, THIS IS A NIGHTMARE FOR ME! IZABELA:INSTEAD OF WORRYING ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE DOING FOR 2011, HOW ABOUT YOU TAKE CARE OF PAST CLIENTS WHOSE MONEY YOU HAVE STOLEN!!!! Read less
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Captured by Izabela responded with the following comments:

Mellisa I do have your albums. Please call new office number provided here.
I did go through several months of constant problems. I am working as fast as I can now to get back on track despite my health issues. Nobody will go empty handed. I am not closing, I am trying to do what I am supposed to with brides from last year. This year is OK. There will be also a new announcement soon.
Please call. Thanks. Thank you for your kind words about the proofs.
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/5/2009
4.7/5.0
Izabela takes her time on the work she does and you can tell because her work is beyond gorgeous. Yes it takes a long time to get your album, however it would take a long time no matter what wedding photographer you went with.
I received a lot for my money--engagement album, all my proofs, dvd's, 3 wedding videos--hand delivered on my 1 year wedding anniversary--very thoughtful, bridal album, 2 parent albums, trash the dress proofs/dvd--the wait was WELL worth it!!!!
Izabela--continue to do what you do best. Your time and effort shows in the work you do!!!!!!!
Izabela takes her time on the work she does and you can tell because her work is beyond gorgeous. Yes it takes a long time Read more...
Izabela takes her time on the work she does and you can tell because her work is beyond gorgeous. Yes it takes a long time to get your album, however it would take a long time no matter what wedding photographer you went with.
I received a lot for my money--engagement album, all my proofs, dvd's, 3 wedding videos--hand delivered on my 1 year wedding anniversary--very thoughtful, bridal album, 2 parent albums, trash the dress proofs/dvd--the wait was WELL worth it!!!!
Izabela--continue to do what you do best. Your time and effort shows in the work you do!!!!!!! Read less
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Lmc
Wedding:
5/30/2009
1.9/5.0
I was married on May 30, 2009 and have yet to receive my albums from Izabela. On my Wedding Day she showed up with out her Camera Equipment and they cried to me. I was so upset and still dont know how I held it together!!! Now, after countless phone calls & emails to her I still have no response after months and months. Some of you who posted before me are lucky that you got married after I did, and looks like she is working on your work, but not mine! I am very disheartened that I dont have my albums yet. She isnt responding to me whatsoever and now I found out her studio is closed as well. The really sad part is that I picked the photos back in June 2009!!!!!!! I don't understand why she cannot produce the albums since she uses a 3rd party to produce them so her excuses just dont make sense to me. If she is unable to keep on top of things the she should have the 3rd party book binders contact us directly.DO NOT USE THIS PHOTOGRAPHER!!!! Even if she shows up prepare for your wedding, you will NEVER get your product!
I was married on May 30, 2009 and have yet to receive my albums from Izabela. On my Wedding Day she showed up with out her Read more...
I was married on May 30, 2009 and have yet to receive my albums from Izabela. On my Wedding Day she showed up with out her Camera Equipment and they cried to me. I was so upset and still dont know how I held it together!!! Now, after countless phone calls & emails to her I still have no response after months and months. Some of you who posted before me are lucky that you got married after I did, and looks like she is working on your work, but not mine! I am very disheartened that I dont have my albums yet. She isnt responding to me whatsoever and now I found out her studio is closed as well. The really sad part is that I picked the photos back in June 2009!!!!!!! I don't understand why she cannot produce the albums since she uses a 3rd party to produce them so her excuses just dont make sense to me. If she is unable to keep on top of things the she should have the 3rd party book binders contact us directly.DO NOT USE THIS PHOTOGRAPHER!!!! Even if she shows up prepare for your wedding, you will NEVER get your product! Read less
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