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Celebration Photography

Fullerton , CA
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Fullerton, CA 92835 US (map)

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714-525-9900

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What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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Jennifer
Wedding:
12/18/2010
0.0/5.0
Celebration Photography is the most horrible photography company I have ever met. My Husband and I booked them on an impulse buy.We had no idea what we were in for. First of all they don't tell you up front that you will not meet the photographer who will be shooting for your engagment or wedding until the day of. They couldn't even gurantee us that we would have the same photographers for e-pictures as for the wedding. The reason we booked with them was because they had some great deals and show cased some nice photographs. But I read all the bad reviews after I had already signed the contract. Once I read the reviews and realized I wouldn't meet my photographer until the day of I tried to get out of the contract. This was a huge mistake on our part because we did not realize that once you sign the contract with them you are responsible for the entire amount regardless if they deliver the service or not. I tried to give them the benefit of the doubt but the reviews were true. They have awful customer service. Shamika was so rude, she didn't return our phone calls or e-mails the week of our wedding.. so we were stressed out wondering if the photographers would show on time. This was unnecessary stress. No bride or groom should stress out as much as we did regarding their photography. Thankfully, My husband and I decided to book another photographer the month before our wedding.. If it wasn't for her I would of gone crazy. I am so glad I followed my instinct because I was notified today that the company is going bankrupt. I am sad because I ordered an album for myself, for our parents, prints, cd with pictures and I am not even sure if they will follow thru and fulfill the contract. Please Please read reviews before you book with any photography company. I do not wish what we have gone through with this company on anyone else.
Celebration Photography is the most horrible photography company I have ever met. My Husband and I booked them on an Read more...
Celebration Photography is the most horrible photography company I have ever met. My Husband and I booked them on an impulse buy.We had no idea what we were in for. First of all they don't tell you up front that you will not meet the photographer who will be shooting for your engagment or wedding until the day of. They couldn't even gurantee us that we would have the same photographers for e-pictures as for the wedding. The reason we booked with them was because they had some great deals and show cased some nice photographs. But I read all the bad reviews after I had already signed the contract. Once I read the reviews and realized I wouldn't meet my photographer until the day of I tried to get out of the contract. This was a huge mistake on our part because we did not realize that once you sign the contract with them you are responsible for the entire amount regardless if they deliver the service or not. I tried to give them the benefit of the doubt but the reviews were true. They have awful customer service. Shamika was so rude, she didn't return our phone calls or e-mails the week of our wedding.. so we were stressed out wondering if the photographers would show on time. This was unnecessary stress. No bride or groom should stress out as much as we did regarding their photography. Thankfully, My husband and I decided to book another photographer the month before our wedding.. If it wasn't for her I would of gone crazy. I am so glad I followed my instinct because I was notified today that the company is going bankrupt. I am sad because I ordered an album for myself, for our parents, prints, cd with pictures and I am not even sure if they will follow thru and fulfill the contract. Please Please read reviews before you book with any photography company. I do not wish what we have gone through with this company on anyone else. Read less
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Chrystina
Wedding:
10/2/2010
0.0/5.0
Anyone reading this- Just go else where! I've wasted so much time today on this horrible company...They stole so much money from so many brides don't even think about contacting this company for anything other then to sue!
Anyone reading this- Just go else where! I've wasted so much time today on this horrible company...They stole so much Read more...
Anyone reading this- Just go else where! I've wasted so much time today on this horrible company...They stole so much money from so many brides don't even think about contacting this company for anything other then to sue! Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
5/30/2010
1.4/5.0
This company is aweful! The actual photographer was great but the company is run like a fly by night. It is impossible to contact anyone to set up appointments for photos or to find out any information. It took 7 months to finally get my album and prints. Once you've paid in full they really don't care about customer service and make all sorts of promices they can't keep. My suggestion is if you do decide to ues them pay half up front and tell them you'll pat the rest when you receive your album and prints.
This company is aweful! The actual photographer was great but the company is run like a fly by night. It is impossible to Read more...
This company is aweful! The actual photographer was great but the company is run like a fly by night. It is impossible to contact anyone to set up appointments for photos or to find out any information. It took 7 months to finally get my album and prints. Once you've paid in full they really don't care about customer service and make all sorts of promices they can't keep. My suggestion is if you do decide to ues them pay half up front and tell them you'll pat the rest when you receive your album and prints. Read less
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Lupita
Wedding:
4/24/2010
0.0/5.0
My husband and I were sold on their sweet talk and paper promises. However, once we signed the contract and paid the ridiculous non-refundable deposit the nightmares Of dealing with these people began... Please. Ladies and gents save yourselves from unnecessary headaches and try to stay away from vendors like this one who are only in the business to rip u off... - This is literary not even the tip of the iceberg ...we are suing ...so you be the judge ...
My husband and I were sold on their sweet talk and paper promises. However, once we signed the contract and paid the Read more...
My husband and I were sold on their sweet talk and paper promises. However, once we signed the contract and paid the ridiculous non-refundable deposit the nightmares Of dealing with these people began... Please. Ladies and gents save yourselves from unnecessary headaches and try to stay away from vendors like this one who are only in the business to rip u off... - This is literary not even the tip of the iceberg ...we are suing ...so you be the judge ... Read less
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cuteangelfan
Wedding:
4/10/2010
0.6/5.0
They are EXTREMELY rude and they take forever to return phone calls and of course they never answer the phone. The photographer I worked with was great, but you're not dealing with them, you deal with the company. ariel was never willing to work with me as far as a payment plan after I stopped working. The album that was free wasnt even nice and it only holds 20 pages, so to get my entire day, I had to get another 6 pages at 40 dollars each.
They are EXTREMELY rude and they take forever to return phone calls and of course they never answer the phone. The Read more...
They are EXTREMELY rude and they take forever to return phone calls and of course they never answer the phone. The photographer I worked with was great, but you're not dealing with them, you deal with the company. ariel was never willing to work with me as far as a payment plan after I stopped working. The album that was free wasnt even nice and it only holds 20 pages, so to get my entire day, I had to get another 6 pages at 40 dollars each. Read less
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Bridal Advocate
Wedding:
3/20/2010
0.6/5.0
PLEASE choose another photographer for your own good! I first heard of Celebration Photography when attending a LA Bridal Show. They handed out a flyer of questions to ask other photographers to help me choose the right photographer. When decision time came, I asked them all of the questions that were on their flyer and after seeing their digital photo albums, we decided on them. BIG MISTAKE! BEWARE - They are super nice until they receive your final payment. Once the final payment was received the only contact I had with them was initiated by me and they were always incredibly rude and seemed bothered by my questions and follow-up. The issue began when I had no idea who my photographer was until the day of the wedding - turns out they outsource their photographers and don’t necessarily know who your photographer actually will be until the day of an event. The photographer they chose to cover our wedding did not follow the list of photos requested, disappeared for 30 minutes during the reception, lost several key family and bride w/groom pictures, and many of the remaining pictures had lighting issues. Upon notifying Celebration Photography of these issues, not only were they unwilling to take responsibility for the lack of quality but did not apologize for any inconvenience. And recall one of the main reasons I booked them was for their album digital designs? If you decide on this photography studio be very careful and make them spell out exactly what you are looking for in the contract regarding the album design = bait & switch. They showed us one album, we negotiated the price, and now they want more money (a couple hundred more) for the digital design because they forgot to write digital design on the contract. They are saying we only negotiated 20 pages with 20 pictures – 1 picture per page… The worst part? We also paid for a CD of all the negatives… 9 months have passed and we still do not have any negatives or an album. The timeline they give you is separate from the contract so they are not bound by it. Another thing to consider, the employees who drafted our contract no longer work there, and despite the fact that their initials are all over our contract w/ modifications – their current office manager Shameka (VERY RUDE) will not honor their changes. When I shared my frustration of how we still do not have photos her response was that she has couples from 2008 that still haven’t received their photos. Was that supposed to make me feel better? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE choose someone else! There are so many other talented and more professional photographers out there…
PLEASE choose another photographer for your own good! I first heard of Celebration Photography when attending a LA Bridal Read more...
PLEASE choose another photographer for your own good! I first heard of Celebration Photography when attending a LA Bridal Show. They handed out a flyer of questions to ask other photographers to help me choose the right photographer. When decision time came, I asked them all of the questions that were on their flyer and after seeing their digital photo albums, we decided on them. BIG MISTAKE! BEWARE - They are super nice until they receive your final payment. Once the final payment was received the only contact I had with them was initiated by me and they were always incredibly rude and seemed bothered by my questions and follow-up. The issue began when I had no idea who my photographer was until the day of the wedding - turns out they outsource their photographers and don’t necessarily know who your photographer actually will be until the day of an event. The photographer they chose to cover our wedding did not follow the list of photos requested, disappeared for 30 minutes during the reception, lost several key family and bride w/groom pictures, and many of the remaining pictures had lighting issues. Upon notifying Celebration Photography of these issues, not only were they unwilling to take responsibility for the lack of quality but did not apologize for any inconvenience. And recall one of the main reasons I booked them was for their album digital designs? If you decide on this photography studio be very careful and make them spell out exactly what you are looking for in the contract regarding the album design = bait & switch. They showed us one album, we negotiated the price, and now they want more money (a couple hundred more) for the digital design because they forgot to write digital design on the contract. They are saying we only negotiated 20 pages with 20 pictures – 1 picture per page… The worst part? We also paid for a CD of all the negatives… 9 months have passed and we still do not have any negatives or an album. The timeline they give you is separate from the contract so they are not bound by it. Another thing to consider, the employees who drafted our contract no longer work there, and despite the fact that their initials are all over our contract w/ modifications – their current office manager Shameka (VERY RUDE) will not honor their changes. When I shared my frustration of how we still do not have photos her response was that she has couples from 2008 that still haven’t received their photos. Was that supposed to make me feel better? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE choose someone else! There are so many other talented and more professional photographers out there… Read less
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Nancy
Wedding:
11/23/2009
0.0/5.0
Brides Beware. This company worked hard to get our business but after our initial deposit, I never spoke to the same person twice. They asked us to fill out a questionairre to include the important people that should be photographed at the wedding and they never used it. They took pictures of the wrong family....We never received photos of our parents. They basically ruined our wedding!! We don't have memories of us with our parents! We complained to Ariel Kahn, Chief of Staff, who pretty much told us that the pictures were fine and we should just be happy with them. Our package included an album and she designed it for us. We did not get the design we wanted, all of our requests were ignored from day one. Ariel did not care if we were satisifed with them, in fact, it appears as if she doesn't even like her job. We received our pictures 6 months after the wedding and we only received half of the pictures. I had to call back and rudely was sent the second half. There were over 1000 pictures taken and only 7 of those were good pictures. I still had to take them to another photography studio to have them fixed. We had soooo many issues with this company. Brides...please save yourself alot of grief and don't fall for this company based on price like we did. Celebration was not the highest nor the cheapest so we thought we were doing good. We are very disappointed. This is one of the most important days of your life....don't let them ruin it!
Brides Beware. This company worked hard to get our business but after our initial deposit, I never spoke to the same Read more...
Brides Beware. This company worked hard to get our business but after our initial deposit, I never spoke to the same person twice. They asked us to fill out a questionairre to include the important people that should be photographed at the wedding and they never used it. They took pictures of the wrong family....We never received photos of our parents. They basically ruined our wedding!! We don't have memories of us with our parents! We complained to Ariel Kahn, Chief of Staff, who pretty much told us that the pictures were fine and we should just be happy with them. Our package included an album and she designed it for us. We did not get the design we wanted, all of our requests were ignored from day one. Ariel did not care if we were satisifed with them, in fact, it appears as if she doesn't even like her job. We received our pictures 6 months after the wedding and we only received half of the pictures. I had to call back and rudely was sent the second half. There were over 1000 pictures taken and only 7 of those were good pictures. I still had to take them to another photography studio to have them fixed. We had soooo many issues with this company. Brides...please save yourself alot of grief and don't fall for this company based on price like we did. Celebration was not the highest nor the cheapest so we thought we were doing good. We are very disappointed. This is one of the most important days of your life....don't let them ruin it! Read less
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Stacy
Wedding:
10/24/2009
4.8/5.0
I have to say I met with 4 other photographers and hands down Celebration was the best choice. I did my research and informed myself for months. After careful consideration, I booked them and don't regret it one bit. My wedding was amazing. The photo's I just got back are gorgeous. Thanks so much for my perfect day!
I have to say I met with 4 other photographers and hands down Celebration was the best choice. I did my research and Read more...
I have to say I met with 4 other photographers and hands down Celebration was the best choice. I did my research and informed myself for months. After careful consideration, I booked them and don't regret it one bit. My wedding was amazing. The photo's I just got back are gorgeous. Thanks so much for my perfect day! Read less
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titans72956
Wedding:
9/5/2009
0.0/5.0
If anyone is owed money or products/goods of thier contract that they signed with Celebration Photography Inc. and are looking to take legal action in regards to recover their losses please contact these two emails as we are looking for couples/people join and take legal action in regards of Jon Lee Kern and Celebration Photography Inc. closes their doors.
blmartinez714@yahoo.com
aleidarivera2003@yahoo.com
If anyone is owed money or products/goods of thier contract that they signed with Celebration Photography Inc. and are Read more...
If anyone is owed money or products/goods of thier contract that they signed with Celebration Photography Inc. and are looking to take legal action in regards to recover their losses please contact these two emails as we are looking for couples/people join and take legal action in regards of Jon Lee Kern and Celebration Photography Inc. closes their doors.
blmartinez714@yahoo.com
aleidarivera2003@yahoo.com Read less
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JasonG
Wedding:
6/20/2009
1.4/5.0
I agree with the other reviews, the photographer was great but dealing with Celebration workers is a nightmare. They don't call you back, don't answer the phone, require that the final payment be made by cash or cashiers check so we had to drive 45 minutes to drop it off when the initial payment was able to be made by paypal. Waiting to see the photos but we really liked the actual photographer...
I agree with the other reviews, the photographer was great but dealing with Celebration workers is a nightmare. They don't Read more...
I agree with the other reviews, the photographer was great but dealing with Celebration workers is a nightmare. They don't call you back, don't answer the phone, require that the final payment be made by cash or cashiers check so we had to drive 45 minutes to drop it off when the initial payment was able to be made by paypal. Waiting to see the photos but we really liked the actual photographer... Read less
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