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Custom Photography

Virginia Beach , VA
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LOCATION

2432 Eastchester Drive
Virginia Beach, VA US 23454 (map)

PHONE

757-498-0205

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ABOUT US

YOU’LL STILL LIKE US AFTER
THE WEDDING ALBUM IS DELIVERED!

……Brides, grooms, and their families tell Marian & Mike – you should add this one important line to your... Read more
YOU’LL STILL LIKE US AFTER
THE WEDDING ALBUM IS DELIVERED!

……Brides, grooms, and their families tell Marian & Mike – you should add this one important line to your advertising

Licensed in Virginia and North Carolina for over two decades, more than 2500 couples have entrusted Custom Photography with the privilege of capturing the photographic memories of their special celebrations. From a humble beginning as a weekend business in 1984, today they are still a mom & pop simple formula business…photographing over one hundred weddings each year full time…but one at a time with a high degree of quality and service. Look back in an old Hampton Roads phone book from the 80’s or 90’s, and you’ll see the same listing for Marian & Mike that exists today. The quality has grown - the service has remained constant.

Recently in a national media survey, Hampton Roads was rated near the bottom for customer service. In this “fast food” world we live in, isn’t it refreshing that the Linetts can often be found at ten o’clock in the evening working with a bride on the layout of her wedding album. Marian & Mike have been told by others in the wedding industry that they work way too hard.

It is quite understandable why the Linetts photograph more sisters, brothers, and close friends of previous brides and grooms. When others in the wedding industry need a wedding photographer, it is Marian & Mike who they call upon to capture the memories of their special day.

While 2500 weddings have given them the experience, practice and education to get the job done right, they’re fun to work with. In Virginia, North Carolina, and National photographic competitions, the Linetts’ images have earned top awards and set the standard others have tried to duplicate.

Marian & Mike have mentored and instructed at over 120 regional, state and national photographic seminars in 38 states in the past two decades. Both have earned their Photographic Craftsman Degrees through Professional Photographers of America. Marian is one of the only women in Virginia and North Carolina earning her livelihood in the wedding field who has earned Masters Degrees from both Professional Photographers of America and Wedding Portrait Photographers International. In 2001, Marian was awarded the PPA National Award. The Linetts have also earned their Fellowship of Photography Degrees in both North Carolina and Virginia. After earning their degrees, Marian and Mike have continued to attend photographic conventions both in the role of speaker/instructor and also as students remembering there is always something new to learn in the photographic industry.

Remember to include the Linetts on the invitation list for your celebration …THEY WANT TO BE A PART OF YOUR WEDDING

Custom Photography Ltd.

757.498.0205

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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, Prints
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Both Marian and Michael have earned degrees through Professional Photographers of America. Marian - Masters Degree & Mastercraftsman Degree, Michael - Craftsman Degree. Both have earned their Fellowship Degrees in two states - VA Professional Photographers Association and Professional Photographers of North Carolina.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital
How many photographers do you work with?
Custom Photography has a staff of four
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Each photographer does one wedding per day
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?
Canon
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
At least 3 cameras at each wedding
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Custom Photography books each event "by the wedding" - not by the hour. As mentioned in all brochures, we stay until the birdseed is thrown or until you run through the sparkers!
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Most of our clients are gracious enough to include Custom Photography in their "meal count" since we are with you from "getting readies" until "the end". Being included is greatly appreciated!
Do you charge for travel?
No travel charge for local weddings
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
All images are delivered as high resolution files on DVD.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Our couples have up to six months to make their final album decisions.
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?
Since we include a DVD, on-line viewing is not offered.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Multiple styles of digital composite albums - both hardbound and pressbook style.
When will the client get the final album?
Custom Photography allows our brides and grooms up to six (6) months to make their final choices for their wedding album. Each couple receives layout forms with their DVD images for designing their own album. We would never make these decisions and expect a couple to be happy - you decide which family, friends and events are to be the cherished memories. 
 
 Our digital composite albums are individually and personally designed by Custom Photography, since we do not use "drop and drag programs". Once the design work is done, brides and grooms are invited to our studio for approval of the final product before the images are sent to the bookbinder. All albums are produced by one of the top three bookbinders in the United States that turn out the quality product that we feel best represents Custom Photography. Production time at the bookbinder depends on the style album which has been selected. Hardbound digital composite albums take longer in production than pressbook style albums which are very popular with today's couples. 
 
 Most important - your wedding was not planned on the basis of the "cookie cutter" or "fast food industry". Custom Photography promises your final album to be a quality product that you will cherish for many years to come.

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Coretta
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved working with this vendor. Would HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend anyone to use Custom Photography as their number 1 choice in photographers!!!
I absolutely loved working with this vendor. Would HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend anyone to use Custom Photography as their Read more...
I absolutely loved working with this vendor. Would HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend anyone to use Custom Photography as their number 1 choice in photographers!!! Read less
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Lori
Wedding:
9/26/2014
5.0/5.0
I found Mike Linett and Custom Photography through Thumbtack.com and was so glad I did! His price quote, openness and understanding of what I wanted was the best. He made this one aspect of a stress-full plan easy.Not only was he wiling to travel, and brave the beach, he came dressed to match the theme of the wedding. He blended in so well some of the family thought he was a guest : ). I received my photos within two weeks and when my husband and I reviewed them we spent a lot of time smiling and reliving the event. A great job! Hands down would hire Mike again.
I found Mike Linett and Custom Photography through Thumbtack.com and was so glad I did! His price quote, openness and Read more...
I found Mike Linett and Custom Photography through Thumbtack.com and was so glad I did! His price quote, openness and understanding of what I wanted was the best. He made this one aspect of a stress-full plan easy.Not only was he wiling to travel, and brave the beach, he came dressed to match the theme of the wedding. He blended in so well some of the family thought he was a guest : ). I received my photos within two weeks and when my husband and I reviewed them we spent a lot of time smiling and reliving the event. A great job! Hands down would hire Mike again. Read less
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DeShaun and Dee
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Custom Photography provides amazing service and are the most knowledgeable, understanding, detailed, and sweetest individuals we have ever met. The Linnett's were the 1st vendor we went to and from them we set our high standards with our upcoming vendors. They were the only photography vendor we went to and I fell in love with their work. As a Graphic Arts major I was able to pick apart each picture to see if they had any mistakes and I could not find one. Also, I love the unique pictures they take, they don't just photograph the traditional ones. Mike also told us that he will be there from the preparing of the day to the end of the reception and, HE WAS (just tell him where to go and he's there)!!! And if you want him to take a specific shot, just give him his queue before hand and he will do it. THEY HAVE PROOF (I believe this is also why I didn't want us to leave before we earned their business)!!! They will even setup another later date if the weather does not work in your favor on your wedding day (YOU CAN'T BEAT THAT!!!). The Linnett's worked with our budget until we paid them off. We are also happy to state that they are very punctual and have an excellent response time. We are already pleased with their work and know that we will be even happier when we receive our wedding day photos. Thank you, Linnett's…. LOVE YOU
Custom Photography provides amazing service and are the most knowledgeable, understanding, detailed, and sweetest Read more...
Custom Photography provides amazing service and are the most knowledgeable, understanding, detailed, and sweetest individuals we have ever met. The Linnett's were the 1st vendor we went to and from them we set our high standards with our upcoming vendors. They were the only photography vendor we went to and I fell in love with their work. As a Graphic Arts major I was able to pick apart each picture to see if they had any mistakes and I could not find one. Also, I love the unique pictures they take, they don't just photograph the traditional ones. Mike also told us that he will be there from the preparing of the day to the end of the reception and, HE WAS (just tell him where to go and he's there)!!! And if you want him to take a specific shot, just give him his queue before hand and he will do it. THEY HAVE PROOF (I believe this is also why I didn't want us to leave before we earned their business)!!! They will even setup another later date if the weather does not work in your favor on your wedding day (YOU CAN'T BEAT THAT!!!). The Linnett's worked with our budget until we paid them off. We are also happy to state that they are very punctual and have an excellent response time. We are already pleased with their work and know that we will be even happier when we receive our wedding day photos. Thank you, Linnett's…. LOVE YOU Read less
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David
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
The Linett's were awesome. They provided top notch service. Mrs. Linett was our photographer for the day of the wedding and she arrived early. She was able to get a lot of photo's of the set up and when it came time for the ceremony/reception she was all over the place taking photos. She was great!

From the first meeting with them, me and my fiance knew this was the couple to do our photography. They give you a family feeling. Very reasonable on pricing. Well worth the price.

If you are looking for a photographer, look no further. You will get top notch service coupled with family friendly people. Me and my wife couldn't recommend better photographers, these two were the BEST!
The Linett's were awesome. They provided top notch service. Mrs. Linett was our photographer for the day of the wedding Read more...
The Linett's were awesome. They provided top notch service. Mrs. Linett was our photographer for the day of the wedding and she arrived early. She was able to get a lot of photo's of the set up and when it came time for the ceremony/reception she was all over the place taking photos. She was great!

From the first meeting with them, me and my fiance knew this was the couple to do our photography. They give you a family feeling. Very reasonable on pricing. Well worth the price.

If you are looking for a photographer, look no further. You will get top notch service coupled with family friendly people. Me and my wife couldn't recommend better photographers, these two were the BEST! Read less
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Reka
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
If you are seeking the "Top of the Line" in customer service, quality of work and total satisfaction then look no more. Mike & Marion Linett of Custom Photography is a class act. You will not find a better, more qualified, award winning, joy of people to work with than these two. One of the many praises I have about them making our special day one we will cherish for life is the fact that they were able to work with our limited budget. Since we booked them a year out, we were able to make payments up to just weeks before the wedding. Which was a major help for us because we paid for our wedding ourselves and were able to do so with no credit card debt or loans. Best of all, we did not have to sacrifice on quality of work. Mike & Marion treated us like royalty and catered to all of our request and needs. Even down to our engagement and wedding dress photo shoot were Marian helped my bride Enriqua with her wedding dress fitting and even put on her shoes! You can't find better customer service than that if you tried. They have 30 plus years in this industry and it shows. Any one of your photos could easily be featured on the coverer of the best wedding magazines in this country. So if you are Blessed enough to book them early enough to do your wedding; you are in the best possible hands you could hope to be in. If the unfortunate chance arrives and they are NOT available to do your wedding on the day you want.-SWITCH YOUR DATE! They are that good.
Hope this was helpful,
Lance and Enriqua McKinney
If you are seeking the "Top of the Line" in customer service, quality of work and total satisfaction then look no more. Read more...
If you are seeking the "Top of the Line" in customer service, quality of work and total satisfaction then look no more. Mike & Marion Linett of Custom Photography is a class act. You will not find a better, more qualified, award winning, joy of people to work with than these two. One of the many praises I have about them making our special day one we will cherish for life is the fact that they were able to work with our limited budget. Since we booked them a year out, we were able to make payments up to just weeks before the wedding. Which was a major help for us because we paid for our wedding ourselves and were able to do so with no credit card debt or loans. Best of all, we did not have to sacrifice on quality of work. Mike & Marion treated us like royalty and catered to all of our request and needs. Even down to our engagement and wedding dress photo shoot were Marian helped my bride Enriqua with her wedding dress fitting and even put on her shoes! You can't find better customer service than that if you tried. They have 30 plus years in this industry and it shows. Any one of your photos could easily be featured on the coverer of the best wedding magazines in this country. So if you are Blessed enough to book them early enough to do your wedding; you are in the best possible hands you could hope to be in. If the unfortunate chance arrives and they are NOT available to do your wedding on the day you want.-SWITCH YOUR DATE! They are that good.
Hope this was helpful,
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5.0/5.0
Excellent service. Very professional. Pictures of ceremony, reception were awesome. Bridal portraits were amazing.
Excellent service. Very professional. Pictures of ceremony, reception were awesome. Bridal portraits were amazing.
Excellent service. Very professional. Pictures of ceremony, reception were awesome. Bridal portraits were amazing. Read less
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Herman and Avis
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Herman and I ( Avis, the bride) met Mike and Marion at the Norfolk wedding expo in December of 2013. Wow... Such nice people! We were impressed with them from the moment that we met. The booth display was set up with beautiful portraits and a variety of wedding albums. His work looked amazing! We had our engagement photos taken in May of 2014 on the Portsmouth waterfront. Those pictures appeared as if he captured the very essence of our love! Oh my, right then and there, I just knew the wedding photos would be fantastic! We viewed our wedding photos last night and I felt as if I was caught up in the moments of the ceremony. I can not fully express my many emotions as I watched the slideshow of our Unity Sand Ceremony. It was amazing!! The photos at both of our receptions were on point! All of our special moments were captured. The photos of our guest were outstanding. Mike was with us from the time of my makeup application until the end of our second reception. He was admired by all the quests. He has excellent communication skills and a lovely personality! He is definitely a people person!!! Thank you Mike. I am so glad that we chose Custom Photography for our wedding day! We will cherish these wonderful photos forever.
Herman and Avis Jones
Herman and I ( Avis, the bride) met Mike and Marion at the Norfolk wedding expo in December of 2013. Wow... Such nice Read more...
Herman and I ( Avis, the bride) met Mike and Marion at the Norfolk wedding expo in December of 2013. Wow... Such nice people! We were impressed with them from the moment that we met. The booth display was set up with beautiful portraits and a variety of wedding albums. His work looked amazing! We had our engagement photos taken in May of 2014 on the Portsmouth waterfront. Those pictures appeared as if he captured the very essence of our love! Oh my, right then and there, I just knew the wedding photos would be fantastic! We viewed our wedding photos last night and I felt as if I was caught up in the moments of the ceremony. I can not fully express my many emotions as I watched the slideshow of our Unity Sand Ceremony. It was amazing!! The photos at both of our receptions were on point! All of our special moments were captured. The photos of our guest were outstanding. Mike was with us from the time of my makeup application until the end of our second reception. He was admired by all the quests. He has excellent communication skills and a lovely personality! He is definitely a people person!!! Thank you Mike. I am so glad that we chose Custom Photography for our wedding day! We will cherish these wonderful photos forever.
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John
Wedding:
6/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Mike was our photographer. Professional. Went out of his way to make sure our family was included in all portraits. My grandmother is in a wheelchair and was made comfortable and posed in a way that we couldn't really see her incapacity. Would highly recommend he or his wife for any wedding with older family members. Thank you Custom Photography. You are the very best on service and delivery as well.
Mike was our photographer. Professional. Went out of his way to make sure our family was included in all portraits. My Read more...
Mike was our photographer. Professional. Went out of his way to make sure our family was included in all portraits. My grandmother is in a wheelchair and was made comfortable and posed in a way that we couldn't really see her incapacity. Would highly recommend he or his wife for any wedding with older family members. Thank you Custom Photography. You are the very best on service and delivery as well. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Mike and Marian Linett are wonderful! They are incredibly nice and personal, and very professional! We first met them at a bridal show, and we are so glad we booked Custom Photography for our wedding!

Our first session was our engagement pictures with Mike. I had a list of poses that I really wanted, and he made sure that he got all of the shots I wanted, and took lots of other shots as well! We did them in a really beautiful park. They all turned out to be really cute and we are so happy with them!

The next thing was my bridal portraits. Mike was taking the pictures, and since my dress was very large, Marian helped situate my dress and train for many of the shots. They really took the time to make sure that everything looked perfect. The pictures were beautiful!

Lastly was our wedding and reception. Mike got to the church just before I did, and was taking pictures from the moment I arrived. He captured every special moment of the day from me getting ready to the grand exit at the end of the reception. All of the pictures are beautiful. I can not imagine better pictures.

I highly recommend Custom Photography. They are wonderful! I cannot wait to get my photo album made!
Mike and Marian Linett are wonderful! They are incredibly nice and personal, and very professional! We first met them at a Read more...
Mike and Marian Linett are wonderful! They are incredibly nice and personal, and very professional! We first met them at a bridal show, and we are so glad we booked Custom Photography for our wedding!

Our first session was our engagement pictures with Mike. I had a list of poses that I really wanted, and he made sure that he got all of the shots I wanted, and took lots of other shots as well! We did them in a really beautiful park. They all turned out to be really cute and we are so happy with them!

The next thing was my bridal portraits. Mike was taking the pictures, and since my dress was very large, Marian helped situate my dress and train for many of the shots. They really took the time to make sure that everything looked perfect. The pictures were beautiful!

Lastly was our wedding and reception. Mike got to the church just before I did, and was taking pictures from the moment I arrived. He captured every special moment of the day from me getting ready to the grand exit at the end of the reception. All of the pictures are beautiful. I can not imagine better pictures.

I highly recommend Custom Photography. They are wonderful! I cannot wait to get my photo album made! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot say this enough: Mike & Marion Linett (the co-owners of Custom Photography) are amazing. My husband and I hired Custom for our engagement and wedding photos. Our engagement photos were amazing and I can't wait to see the wedding photos. Our guests loved Mike's upbeat attitude and sense of humor. If you need a photographer, this is the man for you.
I cannot say this enough: Mike & Marion Linett (the co-owners of Custom Photography) are amazing. My husband and I hired Read more...
I cannot say this enough: Mike & Marion Linett (the co-owners of Custom Photography) are amazing. My husband and I hired Custom for our engagement and wedding photos. Our engagement photos were amazing and I can't wait to see the wedding photos. Our guests loved Mike's upbeat attitude and sense of humor. If you need a photographer, this is the man for you. Read less
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Genell
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Mike and Marion are so friendly and accommodating. I had a great time working with them.
Mike and Marion are so friendly and accommodating. I had a great time working with them.
Mike and Marion are so friendly and accommodating. I had a great time working with them. Read less
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Lance
Wedding:
5/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Very pleased. Thank you for your exceptional service provided to my bride, our families and myself.
Very pleased. Thank you for your exceptional service provided to my bride, our families and myself.
Very pleased. Thank you for your exceptional service provided to my bride, our families and myself. Read less
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Bob
Wedding:
4/27/2014
5.0/5.0
the best service and excellent results
the best service and excellent results
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Jamie
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Custom Photography photographed my future in-laws 50th Wedding Anniversary party. They were professional and ensured to capture all of the special moments. They also ensured to capture the guests so the couple could share with them. I was really impressed with their flexibility as they traveled over an hour to the site. There were no time constraints and they stayed as long as we wanted them to and captured all the fun moments and memories of an AMAZING celebration of 50 years of marriage. Plus we were even able to have family photos taken which have never been done!

The original purpose of inquiring about their services was for my wedding, and the anniversary party topic came up. They were enthusiastic about both events and put a package together to include both! Too easy and awesome! The price was incredibly reasonable too for all that was included!

I never had any problems contacting them or scheduling to meet with them. Mike and Marian are professional and a fun couple to work with! They are the ones you want to capture any special day! I can't wait for them to capture my special day!
Custom Photography photographed my future in-laws 50th Wedding Anniversary party. They were professional and ensured to Read more...
Custom Photography photographed my future in-laws 50th Wedding Anniversary party. They were professional and ensured to capture all of the special moments. They also ensured to capture the guests so the couple could share with them. I was really impressed with their flexibility as they traveled over an hour to the site. There were no time constraints and they stayed as long as we wanted them to and captured all the fun moments and memories of an AMAZING celebration of 50 years of marriage. Plus we were even able to have family photos taken which have never been done!

The original purpose of inquiring about their services was for my wedding, and the anniversary party topic came up. They were enthusiastic about both events and put a package together to include both! Too easy and awesome! The price was incredibly reasonable too for all that was included!

I never had any problems contacting them or scheduling to meet with them. Mike and Marian are professional and a fun couple to work with! They are the ones you want to capture any special day! I can't wait for them to capture my special day! Read less
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Janet
Wedding:
2/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Our photographer went out of her way to make sure everything for our wedding was perfect. Starting with pinning flowers, rearranging place settings for "perfection" and treating everyone as family. We were very pleased with Mrs. Linett as our photographer. The wedding album is beautiful and the wall hanging has the look of a classic painting. a mere thank you is an understatement. There are people who pass your way during life's journey that you never forget. Marian Linett is one of those people
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Our photographer went out of her way to make sure everything for our wedding was perfect. Starting with pinning flowers, rearranging place settings for "perfection" and treating everyone as family. We were very pleased with Mrs. Linett as our photographer. The wedding album is beautiful and the wall hanging has the look of a classic painting. a mere thank you is an understatement. There are people who pass your way during life's journey that you never forget. Marian Linett is one of those people Read less
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scott
Wedding:
2/14/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired Mike and Marian to come out to Vegas for our destination wedding. What a wonderful decision it was like having best friends capture all our memories. The photographs are fantastic and we all had a glorious time. If you plan a destination wedding, take the Linetts with you. You will be more than pleased.
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We hired Mike and Marian to come out to Vegas for our destination wedding. What a wonderful decision it was like having best friends capture all our memories. The photographs are fantastic and we all had a glorious time. If you plan a destination wedding, take the Linetts with you. You will be more than pleased. Read less
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Lei
Wedding:
1/31/2014
5.0/5.0
There could have been no other choice for my wedding photographers. The Linetts have been customers of my parents' restaurant in Virginia Beach for over 25 years bringing both families together for all occasions in our lives. My siblings and I grew up as friends with their boys. Our wedding took place on a Friday in January at a venue that Mike and Marian assisted in locating. At some points during our reception, a family member was handed the camera and the Linetts are in our pictures. Along with our families, we are thrilled with all the memories of our wedding.
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There could have been no other choice for my wedding photographers. The Linetts have been customers of my parents' restaurant in Virginia Beach for over 25 years bringing both families together for all occasions in our lives. My siblings and I grew up as friends with their boys. Our wedding took place on a Friday in January at a venue that Mike and Marian assisted in locating. At some points during our reception, a family member was handed the camera and the Linetts are in our pictures. Along with our families, we are thrilled with all the memories of our wedding. Read less
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Chelsea
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Wow ! I can only say that you can't go wrong choosing Mike and Marian to capture one of the most important days of your life! They are such wonderful folks to work with. I first met them at a bridal show. And immediately I felt their passion for bridal/wedding photography and their commitment to giving you the best. So needless to say, I hired them on the spot. They are prompt and professional. But the great thing about them, besides the awesome photos, is the way they mingle with the guests and participants. They make everyone feel special and certainly provide more than enough photos to capture the entire wedding and reception. Although I only met them a few months prior to the wedding, I feel like I've know them forever. I highly recommend Custom Photography (Mike and Marian) to anyone who wants great memories of your special day.
Wow ! I can only say that you can't go wrong choosing Mike and Marian to capture one of the most important days of your Read more...
Wow ! I can only say that you can't go wrong choosing Mike and Marian to capture one of the most important days of your life! They are such wonderful folks to work with. I first met them at a bridal show. And immediately I felt their passion for bridal/wedding photography and their commitment to giving you the best. So needless to say, I hired them on the spot. They are prompt and professional. But the great thing about them, besides the awesome photos, is the way they mingle with the guests and participants. They make everyone feel special and certainly provide more than enough photos to capture the entire wedding and reception. Although I only met them a few months prior to the wedding, I feel like I've know them forever. I highly recommend Custom Photography (Mike and Marian) to anyone who wants great memories of your special day. Read less
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mel
Wedding:
12/1/2013
5.0/5.0
a perfect wedding experience. fit our needs and budget.
a perfect wedding experience. fit our needs and budget.
a perfect wedding experience. fit our needs and budget. Read less
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Sue
Wedding:
11/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Thanks go out to Mike and Marian at Custom Photography for wonderful wedding photographs. Our Sunday wedding was planned at the last minute to accomodate deployments (yes plural because we are both military). They were also instrumental in assisting in locating an officiant as well as a venue for our wedding day. We are extremely pleased with everything and would highly recommend to any couple looking for the best in wedding photography.
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Thanks go out to Mike and Marian at Custom Photography for wonderful wedding photographs. Our Sunday wedding was planned at the last minute to accomodate deployments (yes plural because we are both military). They were also instrumental in assisting in locating an officiant as well as a venue for our wedding day. We are extremely pleased with everything and would highly recommend to any couple looking for the best in wedding photography. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
There are no words to describe how happy I am with the photography for our engagement and our wedding. It was November 2 at the Wyndham Hotel in Virginia Beach Virginia. My husband and I had the pleasure of working with both Mike and Marian for our special days of photography. They were so responsive the entire time and always extremely accessible if we ever needed anything. Not to mention they make you feel just like family. AND they are incredibly friendly and have the biggest hearts. Could you ask for anything better?Your wedding day is such a special moment, you want to make sure to capture every single moment (that you probably won't be remember!) And Mike did just that. He got every angle, and took several pictures of the same shot, to ensure options! There were several shots either me or my mother wanted to make sure we got, so I printed them out from online and showed him, and he made sure to get those specific family pictures. He became part of our party, but you never felt like he was too invasive. We were married in a Church, and he was so respectful, also getting every picture we could have dreamed of. Both Mike and Marian are incredibly creative. I honestly could not have asked for better, and would recommend Custom Photography 1000 times to anyone searching. I want to get married again just so I can have the experience of working with them all over again!
There are no words to describe how happy I am with the photography for our engagement and our wedding. It was November 2 Read more...
There are no words to describe how happy I am with the photography for our engagement and our wedding. It was November 2 at the Wyndham Hotel in Virginia Beach Virginia. My husband and I had the pleasure of working with both Mike and Marian for our special days of photography. They were so responsive the entire time and always extremely accessible if we ever needed anything. Not to mention they make you feel just like family. AND they are incredibly friendly and have the biggest hearts. Could you ask for anything better?Your wedding day is such a special moment, you want to make sure to capture every single moment (that you probably won't be remember!) And Mike did just that. He got every angle, and took several pictures of the same shot, to ensure options! There were several shots either me or my mother wanted to make sure we got, so I printed them out from online and showed him, and he made sure to get those specific family pictures. He became part of our party, but you never felt like he was too invasive. We were married in a Church, and he was so respectful, also getting every picture we could have dreamed of. Both Mike and Marian are incredibly creative. I honestly could not have asked for better, and would recommend Custom Photography 1000 times to anyone searching. I want to get married again just so I can have the experience of working with them all over again! Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired Custom Photography to take pictures of our wedding ceremony and reception. We went into it thinking he'd take pictures and we'd worry about books or prints later. We were so extremely pleased with their work. Mike was our photographer, and where the action was Mike was sure to be there. The photos impressed us so much we had to order photo books from them as well. If we could have giving them 10s we would. They were very personable, attentive, and energetic. We would recommend them to everyone. Thank you again, Lee & Courtney
We hired Custom Photography to take pictures of our wedding ceremony and reception. We went into it thinking he'd take Read more...
We hired Custom Photography to take pictures of our wedding ceremony and reception. We went into it thinking he'd take pictures and we'd worry about books or prints later. We were so extremely pleased with their work. Mike was our photographer, and where the action was Mike was sure to be there. The photos impressed us so much we had to order photo books from them as well. If we could have giving them 10s we would. They were very personable, attentive, and energetic. We would recommend them to everyone. Thank you again, Lee & Courtney Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We found Mike at a do it yourself wedding show and everything was up hill from there. He has a great personality and is very friendly and accommodating. He does not make you feel pressured to make any decisions. On our wedding day Mike was there the entire day which was great. He was able to capture all the moments we wanted. He was great with the kids and everyone commented on how great of a personality he had and how friendly he was. Mike was able to get all of the great wedding photos we wanted, and had great ideas of different poses to use in photos. The turn around to get our images back was also super fast, which made my wife and I very happy. The photos came out great and were exactly what we wanted. Mike was even nice enough to offer his assistance in choosing specific photos to build a book for out parents. We were both very glad we found, and chose Mike and his wife to be the photographer at our wedding. With all of the stress that comes with a wedding we did not have to worry about the photographer or how the pictures were going to come out, which was a huge relief. I would highly recommend Mike to anyone who wants a photographer with a great personality, experienced and professional mannerisms.
We found Mike at a do it yourself wedding show and everything was up hill from there. He has a great personality and is Read more...
We found Mike at a do it yourself wedding show and everything was up hill from there. He has a great personality and is very friendly and accommodating. He does not make you feel pressured to make any decisions. On our wedding day Mike was there the entire day which was great. He was able to capture all the moments we wanted. He was great with the kids and everyone commented on how great of a personality he had and how friendly he was. Mike was able to get all of the great wedding photos we wanted, and had great ideas of different poses to use in photos. The turn around to get our images back was also super fast, which made my wife and I very happy. The photos came out great and were exactly what we wanted. Mike was even nice enough to offer his assistance in choosing specific photos to build a book for out parents. We were both very glad we found, and chose Mike and his wife to be the photographer at our wedding. With all of the stress that comes with a wedding we did not have to worry about the photographer or how the pictures were going to come out, which was a huge relief. I would highly recommend Mike to anyone who wants a photographer with a great personality, experienced and professional mannerisms. Read less
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James
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding took place on Friday, October 11, 2013, and last night we picked up our DVD's with all the wedding photographs and paperwork to plan our wedding album. When we started planning our Outer Banks wedding, my future wife looked at me in puzzlement when I told her that my choice for photographers was actually a customer that came into my restaurant quite often. Mike and Marian would always stop by after beach and family sessions and were always so up-beat that it was my idea to ask them to be our photographers. When my wife met them and saw all their wedding samples, she was quite pleased and agreed with everything I had been telling her.

Since our wedding was on a Friday, Mike and Marian were both there. When my tux came out of the bag, it was discovered that I had no cuff links, and it was too late to contact the tux store. Mike said no problem and gave me the ones from his own shirt
to wear for our ceremony. All this happens while Marian was photographing the girls getting ready.

I was amazed that the priest at our church already knew both Mike and Marian from weddings in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. It was like long lost friends with all the hugging between the three of them.

Our wedding pictures capture everything that happened at our wedding and some things that we did not even realize were going on. We are very happy with the quality that Mike and Marian have delivered to us and can't wait to plan our wedding album. The album that we selected has 50 pages so hopefully it will hold all the love and excitement from our wedding.

Forgot to mention at the end of the night after church, beach and reception, when we all said our good-byes, Mike just said "Hey need my cuff links for tomorrow's wedding."
We love both of these guys and so happy they were our photographers.
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Our wedding took place on Friday, October 11, 2013, and last night we picked up our DVD's with all the wedding photographs and paperwork to plan our wedding album. When we started planning our Outer Banks wedding, my future wife looked at me in puzzlement when I told her that my choice for photographers was actually a customer that came into my restaurant quite often. Mike and Marian would always stop by after beach and family sessions and were always so up-beat that it was my idea to ask them to be our photographers. When my wife met them and saw all their wedding samples, she was quite pleased and agreed with everything I had been telling her.

Since our wedding was on a Friday, Mike and Marian were both there. When my tux came out of the bag, it was discovered that I had no cuff links, and it was too late to contact the tux store. Mike said no problem and gave me the ones from his own shirt
to wear for our ceremony. All this happens while Marian was photographing the girls getting ready.

I was amazed that the priest at our church already knew both Mike and Marian from weddings in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. It was like long lost friends with all the hugging between the three of them.

Our wedding pictures capture everything that happened at our wedding and some things that we did not even realize were going on. We are very happy with the quality that Mike and Marian have delivered to us and can't wait to plan our wedding album. The album that we selected has 50 pages so hopefully it will hold all the love and excitement from our wedding.

Forgot to mention at the end of the night after church, beach and reception, when we all said our good-byes, Mike just said "Hey need my cuff links for tomorrow's wedding."
We love both of these guys and so happy they were our photographers. Read less
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Victoria& Ray
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
All I can say is WOOOOOOWWWW!!!! Just A+++++ service from our Engagement Pictures to Bridal Portraits. Mike and Marian are very humorous and delightful couple's that want to make every bit of your Special day spectacular and gorgeous. Me and My Husband are newly weds and did not know what to expect from the first encounter when we met mike; whether or not if the pictures were going to come out right and if they really understood what we wanted but, we saw something special in them when we were at the Virginia Beach Bridal show. JUST FANTASTIC mike had an SHOW-SPECIAL package including Engagements, Bridal, and Wedding day photos. The Engagements photos were just beautiful; Marian even had us on the ground taking photos; she was very creative of different pose's which I like. Numerous photo shots at my wedding. Can not think of anything that they did not think of or do to make my wedding day beautiful!! 20 years from now these pictures will be in our memories and we will have something special to show our children.
All I can say is WOOOOOOWWWW!!!! Just A+++++ service from our Engagement Pictures to Bridal Portraits. Mike and Marian are Read more...
All I can say is WOOOOOOWWWW!!!! Just A+++++ service from our Engagement Pictures to Bridal Portraits. Mike and Marian are very humorous and delightful couple's that want to make every bit of your Special day spectacular and gorgeous. Me and My Husband are newly weds and did not know what to expect from the first encounter when we met mike; whether or not if the pictures were going to come out right and if they really understood what we wanted but, we saw something special in them when we were at the Virginia Beach Bridal show. JUST FANTASTIC mike had an SHOW-SPECIAL package including Engagements, Bridal, and Wedding day photos. The Engagements photos were just beautiful; Marian even had us on the ground taking photos; she was very creative of different pose's which I like. Numerous photo shots at my wedding. Can not think of anything that they did not think of or do to make my wedding day beautiful!! 20 years from now these pictures will be in our memories and we will have something special to show our children. Read less
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Hosannah
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Custom Photography is an awesome vendor... they provided exceptional pictures for my wedding. We had a great time during our engagement and bridal photo shoots as well.

I had an evening wedding at The Founders Inn. I was worried that the pictures will come out dark and blurred but I was proven wrong when I received my DVDs. They came out dramatic and very elegant. Marian Linett captured every monumental moment that night. I cannot ask for anything more.

Thank you Marian and Mike for everything.
Custom Photography is an awesome vendor... they provided exceptional pictures for my wedding. We had a great time during Read more...
Custom Photography is an awesome vendor... they provided exceptional pictures for my wedding. We had a great time during our engagement and bridal photo shoots as well.

I had an evening wedding at The Founders Inn. I was worried that the pictures will come out dark and blurred but I was proven wrong when I received my DVDs. They came out dramatic and very elegant. Marian Linett captured every monumental moment that night. I cannot ask for anything more.

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Matt
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
My wife & I walked into the Chesapeake Convention Center for a bridal show that she had drug me out to. I was fully expecting to be bored out of my mind. We had no expectations of booking any service that day we were just there to "look". Mike & Marian had us from hello. Their booth was professional, they were both dressed with pride (Mike in a tux) & they were eager to to hear our story. They weren't pushy, trying to over sell or force a contract. They want to hear your story and get to know YOU before anything else.
We were BLOWN AWAY by their work. We told Mike when our wedding was & as he pulled out his pocket calendar and flipped through the pages we noticed just how popular he was. He was booked SOLID. That is, he was booked every weekend EXCEPT our date. My wife & I walked away in awe. We went back less than 30 min later and booked Mike for our special day.
Working with Mike was that fun time that we needed every now and then with constant contact, guidance and words of wisdom. He was more than a photographer he became a friend. As we told are friends who we had chosen we learned very quickly that there were several friends of ours that had used Mike & Marian in the past.
On the wedding day Mike arrived on time & ready to go. He was full of energy, worked with both my wife & I to meet our wishes & took AMAZING shots. We were once again blown away. They are the best of the best & we will forever recommend them as our top choice for wedding photography. Don't let Mikes ladders scare you either, he gets some of his best shots from the upper level. They have become our friends. Do yourself a favor, stop looking and call Mike and Marian Linett of Custom Photography. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
My wife & I walked into the Chesapeake Convention Center for a bridal show that she had drug me out to. I was fully Read more...
My wife & I walked into the Chesapeake Convention Center for a bridal show that she had drug me out to. I was fully expecting to be bored out of my mind. We had no expectations of booking any service that day we were just there to "look". Mike & Marian had us from hello. Their booth was professional, they were both dressed with pride (Mike in a tux) & they were eager to to hear our story. They weren't pushy, trying to over sell or force a contract. They want to hear your story and get to know YOU before anything else.
We were BLOWN AWAY by their work. We told Mike when our wedding was & as he pulled out his pocket calendar and flipped through the pages we noticed just how popular he was. He was booked SOLID. That is, he was booked every weekend EXCEPT our date. My wife & I walked away in awe. We went back less than 30 min later and booked Mike for our special day.
Working with Mike was that fun time that we needed every now and then with constant contact, guidance and words of wisdom. He was more than a photographer he became a friend. As we told are friends who we had chosen we learned very quickly that there were several friends of ours that had used Mike & Marian in the past.
On the wedding day Mike arrived on time & ready to go. He was full of energy, worked with both my wife & I to meet our wishes & took AMAZING shots. We were once again blown away. They are the best of the best & we will forever recommend them as our top choice for wedding photography. Don't let Mikes ladders scare you either, he gets some of his best shots from the upper level. They have become our friends. Do yourself a favor, stop looking and call Mike and Marian Linett of Custom Photography. I guarantee you will not be disappointed. Read less
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Anthony
Wedding:
9/9/2013
5.0/5.0
I, Anthony, and my wife, Michelle, were recommened to Mike and Marian for our wedding photographers. I have to say, I wish they did more then just weddings and engagements.

When we first met with the linetts, we were treated like their own kids, and not a paycheck/payday. We had our 3 year old son Alex with us, and boy, my son who is usually shy, felt right at home. Mike played with alex like it was his own grandchild and that was really great. He even bounced the super ball with alex right off the table. Marian was awesome, she told us stories that had us laughing for almost 3hours. They exceeded everything we hoped for.

They will be on location, before you even get there. They photograph from the time the DJs arrive, while youre setting up decorations, ceremony, reception an even as people were leaving. I cant begin to say how much WE love Mike and Marian. Hopefully we can work out a portrait session with the two of them, just wishful thinking.

They delievered. 120%. I wouldnt recommend anyone else for wedding occassions. They are 100% devoted to the couple, more so the bride,(right mike?) and making sure we have a story in pictures for the rest of our lives.

Anyone can take a picture, but these two wonderful people, write stories, beginning to end, with their photographs. We are absolutly thrilled with how our pictures turned out. Thank you Mike and Marian.

FYI To Future Brides; It doesnt matter which of these two wonderful people photograph your wedding and engagements, Mike was our photographer, and he lightened the mood being able to beautiful shots, even in the dark. They are truly devoted to you and your ceremony on that day. If you get mike, you might even catch him doing the cha cha slide and cupid shuffle while hes taking pictures. They are without a doubt, Best For Buiness. Remember, they will work with you, they will go out of their way, and you will be pleased.

Anthony and Michelle Butera.
I, Anthony, and my wife, Michelle, were recommened to Mike and Marian for our wedding photographers. I have to say, I wish Read more...
I, Anthony, and my wife, Michelle, were recommened to Mike and Marian for our wedding photographers. I have to say, I wish they did more then just weddings and engagements.

When we first met with the linetts, we were treated like their own kids, and not a paycheck/payday. We had our 3 year old son Alex with us, and boy, my son who is usually shy, felt right at home. Mike played with alex like it was his own grandchild and that was really great. He even bounced the super ball with alex right off the table. Marian was awesome, she told us stories that had us laughing for almost 3hours. They exceeded everything we hoped for.

They will be on location, before you even get there. They photograph from the time the DJs arrive, while youre setting up decorations, ceremony, reception an even as people were leaving. I cant begin to say how much WE love Mike and Marian. Hopefully we can work out a portrait session with the two of them, just wishful thinking.

They delievered. 120%. I wouldnt recommend anyone else for wedding occassions. They are 100% devoted to the couple, more so the bride,(right mike?) and making sure we have a story in pictures for the rest of our lives.

Anyone can take a picture, but these two wonderful people, write stories, beginning to end, with their photographs. We are absolutly thrilled with how our pictures turned out. Thank you Mike and Marian.

FYI To Future Brides; It doesnt matter which of these two wonderful people photograph your wedding and engagements, Mike was our photographer, and he lightened the mood being able to beautiful shots, even in the dark. They are truly devoted to you and your ceremony on that day. If you get mike, you might even catch him doing the cha cha slide and cupid shuffle while hes taking pictures. They are without a doubt, Best For Buiness. Remember, they will work with you, they will go out of their way, and you will be pleased.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Custom Photograhy is a great and professional company. I would definitely recommend them to friends and family. Our pictures both the casual and wedding came out beautiful it left me breathless. I can't wait to do our family portrait with them.
Custom Photograhy is a great and professional company. I would definitely recommend them to friends and family. Our Read more...
Custom Photograhy is a great and professional company. I would definitely recommend them to friends and family. Our pictures both the casual and wedding came out beautiful it left me breathless. I can't wait to do our family portrait with them. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Mike and Marian Linett were an absolute pleasure to work with. They shot my bridal portraits and our entire wedding day, and we are so pleased with the results!

Mike and Marian both came to my bridal portrait, and they were fabulous. Mike did the photography and Marian did much of the staging, arranging the pleats of my dress before each individual shot! Mike and Marian think of little things when staging a portrait that I just never would have considered. For example, we were on a staircase, but before Mike took the shot, he moved me so it didn't look like I was being impaled by the rear railing! We were so pleased with the portraits, and the framed portrait on display at the wedding got so many compliments!

On the day of the wedding, Mike arrived at the church before anyone else. He took so many beautiful pictures of details in the church (stained glass, flowers, etc.) that I'm so grateful to have because the day was such a blur! Mike took great pictures of me and my girls as well as my husband and his groomsmen, and we were fortunate to get a few photos done before the ceremony. I couldn't be happier with the shots of my wedding ceremony. Mike took photos from the rear of the church as well as the balcony, and they are perfect! Mike moved silently through the rear of the church, and blended in perfectly - I forgot he was there during the ceremony!

We had so much fun at our reception, and Mike was there to capture every minute of it, from the introduction to the last dance. Mike and Marian helped us preserve the most important day in our lives, and we are so pleased with the service they provide!

We highly recommend Mike and Marian Linett of Custom Photography to anyone looking for seasoned professionals to capture their special day!
Mike and Marian Linett were an absolute pleasure to work with. They shot my bridal portraits and our entire wedding day, Read more...
Mike and Marian Linett were an absolute pleasure to work with. They shot my bridal portraits and our entire wedding day, and we are so pleased with the results!

Mike and Marian both came to my bridal portrait, and they were fabulous. Mike did the photography and Marian did much of the staging, arranging the pleats of my dress before each individual shot! Mike and Marian think of little things when staging a portrait that I just never would have considered. For example, we were on a staircase, but before Mike took the shot, he moved me so it didn't look like I was being impaled by the rear railing! We were so pleased with the portraits, and the framed portrait on display at the wedding got so many compliments!

On the day of the wedding, Mike arrived at the church before anyone else. He took so many beautiful pictures of details in the church (stained glass, flowers, etc.) that I'm so grateful to have because the day was such a blur! Mike took great pictures of me and my girls as well as my husband and his groomsmen, and we were fortunate to get a few photos done before the ceremony. I couldn't be happier with the shots of my wedding ceremony. Mike took photos from the rear of the church as well as the balcony, and they are perfect! Mike moved silently through the rear of the church, and blended in perfectly - I forgot he was there during the ceremony!

We had so much fun at our reception, and Mike was there to capture every minute of it, from the introduction to the last dance. Mike and Marian helped us preserve the most important day in our lives, and we are so pleased with the service they provide!

We highly recommend Mike and Marian Linett of Custom Photography to anyone looking for seasoned professionals to capture their special day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
In addition to offering high-quality photography, the Linets contributed to our wedding on a personal level as great people.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Had a great experience with Mike and Marian!! Met with them in Oct 2012 for 2 hours, felt like we had always known them. Had our engagement photos done at a rest area on Rt 17 in NC (Mike a little apprensive about a rest area but my future husband know what he was talking about) photos turned out beautiful on that fall day!! I chose to have my bridals done in their in home studio, great!! The wedding day and reception photos captured everything I could have wanted and more. Their years of experience shows in your finished product! No worries at all and isn't that what we all want on that day. Would highly recommend.
Had a great experience with Mike and Marian!! Met with them in Oct 2012 for 2 hours, felt like we had always known them. Read more...
Had a great experience with Mike and Marian!! Met with them in Oct 2012 for 2 hours, felt like we had always known them. Had our engagement photos done at a rest area on Rt 17 in NC (Mike a little apprensive about a rest area but my future husband know what he was talking about) photos turned out beautiful on that fall day!! I chose to have my bridals done in their in home studio, great!! The wedding day and reception photos captured everything I could have wanted and more. Their years of experience shows in your finished product! No worries at all and isn't that what we all want on that day. Would highly recommend. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Wow...where to begin. Custom photography not only was the perfect comfort food for this bride to be to begin her journey but they recommended other vendors that made the wedding experience a perfect weekend for Matt and myself.

Kudos to the Linetts and their staff. Marian and Mike have the experience that any novice bride can benefit from. Matt was my knight in shining armor but the Linetts were heroes on several fronts during our dream wedding weekend.
Wow...where to begin. Custom photography not only was the perfect comfort food for this bride to be to begin her journey Read more...
Wow...where to begin. Custom photography not only was the perfect comfort food for this bride to be to begin her journey but they recommended other vendors that made the wedding experience a perfect weekend for Matt and myself.

Kudos to the Linetts and their staff. Marian and Mike have the experience that any novice bride can benefit from. Matt was my knight in shining armor but the Linetts were heroes on several fronts during our dream wedding weekend. Read less
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Lucy
Wedding:
6/5/2013
5.0/5.0
If rain means good luck on your wedding day, we should have the most wonderful marriage. A tropical storm came up the coast on the day of our beach wedding. As the Weather Channel made predictions, we called Custom Photography and asked if it would be a problem to move our wedding up by 3 or 4 hours in attempt to beat the arrival of the storm. The answer was a simple "no problem - what time works for you".

The threat of a tropical storm put no damper on the images that were captured. During the day, our photographer kept showing us images saying "see how great you look"!

While we are in love with each other, we are definitely in love with Custom Photography. They handle any situation and turn it in a lasting memory.
If rain means good luck on your wedding day, we should have the most wonderful marriage. A tropical storm came up the Read more...
If rain means good luck on your wedding day, we should have the most wonderful marriage. A tropical storm came up the coast on the day of our beach wedding. As the Weather Channel made predictions, we called Custom Photography and asked if it would be a problem to move our wedding up by 3 or 4 hours in attempt to beat the arrival of the storm. The answer was a simple "no problem - what time works for you".

The threat of a tropical storm put no damper on the images that were captured. During the day, our photographer kept showing us images saying "see how great you look"!

While we are in love with each other, we are definitely in love with Custom Photography. They handle any situation and turn it in a lasting memory. Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
We were lucky enough to have BOTH Mike and Marian photograph our Sunday wedding! We wound up with a Sunday wedding because our Saturday reception venue cancelled on short notice. Mike and Marian actually stepped in and helped us find another location for our reception. That is certainly going above and beyond for a customer. Mike was so much fun at the reception, my relatives just fell in love. He was atop tables to capture all of our special memories. Marian helped make certain every shot was exactly what I had hope to capture. I had many elderly relatives that I wanted to be photographed with! Our album was delivered and it was perfect. The service was above and beyond what we could have hoped for and our album is full of precious photos that will forever mean the world to both me and my husband. I highly recommend this wedding duo for their personal attention, their caring ways and their true professionalism.
We were lucky enough to have BOTH Mike and Marian photograph our Sunday wedding! We wound up with a Sunday wedding because Read more...
We were lucky enough to have BOTH Mike and Marian photograph our Sunday wedding! We wound up with a Sunday wedding because our Saturday reception venue cancelled on short notice. Mike and Marian actually stepped in and helped us find another location for our reception. That is certainly going above and beyond for a customer. Mike was so much fun at the reception, my relatives just fell in love. He was atop tables to capture all of our special memories. Marian helped make certain every shot was exactly what I had hope to capture. I had many elderly relatives that I wanted to be photographed with! Our album was delivered and it was perfect. The service was above and beyond what we could have hoped for and our album is full of precious photos that will forever mean the world to both me and my husband. I highly recommend this wedding duo for their personal attention, their caring ways and their true professionalism. Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
This review is long overdue -- my wife and I got married four months ago -- but it is no less sincere.

Marian and Michael provided phenomenal wedding photography and both of them were some of the most pleasant, and professional, people I've ever worked with. You can tell they really love what they do and it shows in the pictures they take.

Admittedly, being a little older and with both my wife and I having been married before, I did not want to have a traditional wedding and I didn't want to spend a lot on anything connected to it. However, I did remember being told, years ago, by a professional photographer, "After everything is done, the only memories you will have left will be the pictures." That is so true.

I don't remember the details of the package we got but I do remember how wonderful it was to work with Mike and Marian. We felt at ease from the very start of the process all the way through the wedding and reception.

Marian worked by herself for our wedding because Michael had another wedding to shoot. She was utterly amazing! As my mother commented, "Your photographer was all over that church and the reception area." She was spot on because when we went to the home studio to view the proofs and pick up the DVD, we were astounded with the sheer volume of pictures and the vast variety of shots.

What was even more surprising was how excited both Marian and Michael were to show us our wedding and reception pictures. Again, they really, really love what they do.

Follow every instruction they give you for the poses before, during, and after, the wedding and reception (if you contracted for all three) and you will be blown away with the pictures you see, later.

I emphatically recommend Customer Photography!
This review is long overdue -- my wife and I got married four months ago -- but it is no less sincere.

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This review is long overdue -- my wife and I got married four months ago -- but it is no less sincere.

Marian and Michael provided phenomenal wedding photography and both of them were some of the most pleasant, and professional, people I've ever worked with. You can tell they really love what they do and it shows in the pictures they take.

Admittedly, being a little older and with both my wife and I having been married before, I did not want to have a traditional wedding and I didn't want to spend a lot on anything connected to it. However, I did remember being told, years ago, by a professional photographer, "After everything is done, the only memories you will have left will be the pictures." That is so true.

I don't remember the details of the package we got but I do remember how wonderful it was to work with Mike and Marian. We felt at ease from the very start of the process all the way through the wedding and reception.

Marian worked by herself for our wedding because Michael had another wedding to shoot. She was utterly amazing! As my mother commented, "Your photographer was all over that church and the reception area." She was spot on because when we went to the home studio to view the proofs and pick up the DVD, we were astounded with the sheer volume of pictures and the vast variety of shots.

What was even more surprising was how excited both Marian and Michael were to show us our wedding and reception pictures. Again, they really, really love what they do.

Follow every instruction they give you for the poses before, during, and after, the wedding and reception (if you contracted for all three) and you will be blown away with the pictures you see, later.

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Clif
Wedding:
5/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Monday, May 13, 2013, was a very, very special celebration. Special in so many ways because my wife and I were married for the second time as we renewed our wedding vows in Rodanthe, NC. It was a surprise wedding taking place while all of our children and grandchildren were together for our annual OBX vacation as a group of twenty-one with ages from the youngest at 3 months all the way up to the two of us getting married again for our 50th Anniversary. Our family is spread all across the country so an annual vacation is a time of pleasure and enjoyment.

When we called Mike and Marian, our request was it had to be early in the day because our gang of five children, their spouses and many little ones had no attention span after about 10 am in the morning. With that in mind, our surprise ceremony took place promptly at 9 am. The Linetts even helped locate an officiate willing to do a ceremony on an early Monday morning.

It was amazing how these two could capture twenty-one people all moving in different directions and still produce beautiful photographs. It's exciting to have these vivid memories instilled in our minds but so special to have the expressions of our children's faces when Mom & Dad had a surprise wedding.

Mike and Marian's enthusiasm was almost contagious. We would quickly add them as numbers 22 and 23 of the Labbe family.
Monday, May 13, 2013, was a very, very special celebration. Special in so many ways because my wife and I were married for Read more...
Monday, May 13, 2013, was a very, very special celebration. Special in so many ways because my wife and I were married for the second time as we renewed our wedding vows in Rodanthe, NC. It was a surprise wedding taking place while all of our children and grandchildren were together for our annual OBX vacation as a group of twenty-one with ages from the youngest at 3 months all the way up to the two of us getting married again for our 50th Anniversary. Our family is spread all across the country so an annual vacation is a time of pleasure and enjoyment.

When we called Mike and Marian, our request was it had to be early in the day because our gang of five children, their spouses and many little ones had no attention span after about 10 am in the morning. With that in mind, our surprise ceremony took place promptly at 9 am. The Linetts even helped locate an officiate willing to do a ceremony on an early Monday morning.

It was amazing how these two could capture twenty-one people all moving in different directions and still produce beautiful photographs. It's exciting to have these vivid memories instilled in our minds but so special to have the expressions of our children's faces when Mom & Dad had a surprise wedding.

Mike and Marian's enthusiasm was almost contagious. We would quickly add them as numbers 22 and 23 of the Labbe family. Read less
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Gail
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Being engaged to a man who is practically Mike and Marian's adopted son only meant that I was in for the time of my life. This couple is truly amazing, showing me what it truly means to have a passion - not only for photography, but for capturing the love between two people. Trying to pick a favorite picture out of a session is practically impossible. My fiance Bryan and I received top-quality customer service, always receiving a return call or email within a short time, considering their extremely busy schedule. While they were providing the same service to so many other people, they always managed to make me feel like I was the only bride they were catering to. During the wedding, I received so many compliments on Marian's professionalism and friendliness. Everyone complimented how she managed to blend in with the party and never once made anyone feel uncomfortable. Our engagement session with Mike was flawless and fun, yet super time efficient. This couple knows exactly what they're doing, and never once did I doubt our pictures turnout. I honestly have gained two more family members in my life, who have touched my life in a way I could never possibly put into words. I cannot wait to work with them in the future. I LOVE Custom Photography, and would recommend them to anyone!
Being engaged to a man who is practically Mike and Marian's adopted son only meant that I was in for the time of my life. Read more...
Being engaged to a man who is practically Mike and Marian's adopted son only meant that I was in for the time of my life. This couple is truly amazing, showing me what it truly means to have a passion - not only for photography, but for capturing the love between two people. Trying to pick a favorite picture out of a session is practically impossible. My fiance Bryan and I received top-quality customer service, always receiving a return call or email within a short time, considering their extremely busy schedule. While they were providing the same service to so many other people, they always managed to make me feel like I was the only bride they were catering to. During the wedding, I received so many compliments on Marian's professionalism and friendliness. Everyone complimented how she managed to blend in with the party and never once made anyone feel uncomfortable. Our engagement session with Mike was flawless and fun, yet super time efficient. This couple knows exactly what they're doing, and never once did I doubt our pictures turnout. I honestly have gained two more family members in my life, who have touched my life in a way I could never possibly put into words. I cannot wait to work with them in the future. I LOVE Custom Photography, and would recommend them to anyone! Read less
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Leslie
Wedding:
5/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Custom photography provided us with extremely professional, courteous, and patient service. Mike shot our wedding and he made our day so special. He captured every moment we wanted and so much more! He was willing to take whatever pictures we wanted and worked cool, calm, and collected the whole time. He had a way of taking pictures of all the important moments, without even being noticed. I have been to weddings before where the photographer gets more attention than the bride and groom! Mike blended in with the guests and still managed to get everything we hoped for. His experience showed when we were taking the pictures during the cocktail hour. He knew exactly which ones to take and made the process smooth, meaningful, and entertaining! Once we received our pictures from him, we were able to relive every moment of our wedding, and were even reminded of things that happened that we forgot about in the whirlwind of the reception! We were extremely pleased with Mike and Marian. We enthusiastically recommend Custom Photography to anyone who wants to leave the photography worries to the professionals! I know you will be as happy with them as we were. Thank you Mike and Marian!
Custom photography provided us with extremely professional, courteous, and patient service. Mike shot our wedding and he Read more...
Custom photography provided us with extremely professional, courteous, and patient service. Mike shot our wedding and he made our day so special. He captured every moment we wanted and so much more! He was willing to take whatever pictures we wanted and worked cool, calm, and collected the whole time. He had a way of taking pictures of all the important moments, without even being noticed. I have been to weddings before where the photographer gets more attention than the bride and groom! Mike blended in with the guests and still managed to get everything we hoped for. His experience showed when we were taking the pictures during the cocktail hour. He knew exactly which ones to take and made the process smooth, meaningful, and entertaining! Once we received our pictures from him, we were able to relive every moment of our wedding, and were even reminded of things that happened that we forgot about in the whirlwind of the reception! We were extremely pleased with Mike and Marian. We enthusiastically recommend Custom Photography to anyone who wants to leave the photography worries to the professionals! I know you will be as happy with them as we were. Thank you Mike and Marian! Read less
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sonya
Wedding:
5/2/2013
5.0/5.0
May 2nd was our anniversary. On our wedding day, so many events were a quick blur, but now four years later, the importance of Mike and Marian's photographs and our wedding album bring back all the precious memories. Since that time, many family and guests are no longer with us, but our wedding album lets us remember the smiles and happiness of a joyous day in both our lives and all of our families.

We met Mike and Marian at a bridal show quickly discovering the number of friends usingtheir photography services. Living several states away, it was important that we stay in contact with by phone and email. Working in the health care industry, we travel at odd times, and this actually worked best because Mike and Marian met with us some nights as late as 10 pm after our long drive.

Engagement and bridal sessions were a combination of Mike and Marian and we loved the attentiveness to detail. They even drove six hours for our engagement session saying it gave them a chance to head up to NJ and NY for a mid-week trip.

On the day of our wedding, Mike and Steve, captured our memories from early afternoon until almost midnight. As we look back, not a single thing was missed from our special day.

Shortly after our wedding, we discovered the true professionalnism of Mike and Marian. Late into our reception which went much longer than planned, Mike came over and asked if there were any other requested photographs that might not have been captured, and said that Steve would be finishing the last 30 minutes or so of our reception. Little did we know, that Mike had received a phone call from Marian advising that his Mother had passed away that evening. Both of Mike and Marian were at weddings when this happened.

When we look at our wedding album, we are reminded that photographs capture the happy times and create our memories.
May 2nd was our anniversary. On our wedding day, so many events were a quick blur, but now four years later, the Read more...
May 2nd was our anniversary. On our wedding day, so many events were a quick blur, but now four years later, the importance of Mike and Marian's photographs and our wedding album bring back all the precious memories. Since that time, many family and guests are no longer with us, but our wedding album lets us remember the smiles and happiness of a joyous day in both our lives and all of our families.

We met Mike and Marian at a bridal show quickly discovering the number of friends usingtheir photography services. Living several states away, it was important that we stay in contact with by phone and email. Working in the health care industry, we travel at odd times, and this actually worked best because Mike and Marian met with us some nights as late as 10 pm after our long drive.

Engagement and bridal sessions were a combination of Mike and Marian and we loved the attentiveness to detail. They even drove six hours for our engagement session saying it gave them a chance to head up to NJ and NY for a mid-week trip.

On the day of our wedding, Mike and Steve, captured our memories from early afternoon until almost midnight. As we look back, not a single thing was missed from our special day.

Shortly after our wedding, we discovered the true professionalnism of Mike and Marian. Late into our reception which went much longer than planned, Mike came over and asked if there were any other requested photographs that might not have been captured, and said that Steve would be finishing the last 30 minutes or so of our reception. Little did we know, that Mike had received a phone call from Marian advising that his Mother had passed away that evening. Both of Mike and Marian were at weddings when this happened.

When we look at our wedding album, we are reminded that photographs capture the happy times and create our memories. Read less
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Becca
Wedding:
4/14/2013
5.0/5.0
my husband was in charge of hiring and found Marian Linett from Custom Photography. she was the best. we highly recommend her.
my husband was in charge of hiring and found Marian Linett from Custom Photography. she was the best. we highly recommend Read more...
my husband was in charge of hiring and found Marian Linett from Custom Photography. she was the best. we highly recommend her. Read less
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Gary
Wedding:
3/24/2013
5.0/5.0
I had the pleasure of Mike Linnette doing the photography last month at my daughter's wedding. Of course a wedding is all about family and friends and so it was only natural for Mike to be the photographer. He took such a personal interest in everything going smoothly, it was like having a family member as the photographer, and at the same time having a top notch professional. Then again, we have trusted Mike to do previous important family occasions. We first met Mike almost 20 years ago when he was the photographer for our son's Bar Mitzvah, then our daughter's Bat Mitzvah, and again for our youngest son's Bar Mitzvah. It meant a lot to us when Mike was available for another family occasion, our daughter's wedding. We would not have entrusted anyone else with this job. Mike has a knack for interacting with guests in a warm , friendly manner, while still being professional. The pictures just came in and they are incredible. I would recommend Custom Photography for any important occasion.
I had the pleasure of Mike Linnette doing the photography last month at my daughter's wedding. Of course a wedding is all Read more...
I had the pleasure of Mike Linnette doing the photography last month at my daughter's wedding. Of course a wedding is all about family and friends and so it was only natural for Mike to be the photographer. He took such a personal interest in everything going smoothly, it was like having a family member as the photographer, and at the same time having a top notch professional. Then again, we have trusted Mike to do previous important family occasions. We first met Mike almost 20 years ago when he was the photographer for our son's Bar Mitzvah, then our daughter's Bat Mitzvah, and again for our youngest son's Bar Mitzvah. It meant a lot to us when Mike was available for another family occasion, our daughter's wedding. We would not have entrusted anyone else with this job. Mike has a knack for interacting with guests in a warm , friendly manner, while still being professional. The pictures just came in and they are incredible. I would recommend Custom Photography for any important occasion. Read less
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xtraolives
Wedding:
3/17/2013
5.0/5.0
I met Mike and Marian 5 years ago when I was previously engaged. I had loved the way they captured their brides in the moment and decided to sign a contract with them. Unfortunately (or thankfully, depending on how you look at it), the wedding was called off. I placed the contract in my lock box and completely forgot about it. 5 years later and I am engaged again. I dig out my contract with Mike and Marian and call them hoping that they would honor it. They did! They even agreed to come to Puerto Rico for my wedding. It made me cry--I was so happy to have familiar faces and amazing talent at my wedding.

Mike and Marian arrived a day early to shoot my rehearsal and they stayed through the rehearsal dinner. They got wonderful shots of the entire family, including all of the impromptu speeches that were made. For the wedding, they came early and stayed late. Mike was so quiet and respectful that I didn't even notice that he was there during my ceremony! I did not know what poses I wanted, but I didn't have to worry--Mike posed my husband, my family and me in creative and natural ways that allowed me to focus on other things. Mike and Marian made me beautiful! The pictures are simply breath-taking!

I am so grateful that I had Mike and Marian there to capture my wedding. I was able to enjoy the wedding and focus on my family and husband knowing I was in such good hands!
I met Mike and Marian 5 years ago when I was previously engaged. I had loved the way they captured their brides in the Read more...
I met Mike and Marian 5 years ago when I was previously engaged. I had loved the way they captured their brides in the moment and decided to sign a contract with them. Unfortunately (or thankfully, depending on how you look at it), the wedding was called off. I placed the contract in my lock box and completely forgot about it. 5 years later and I am engaged again. I dig out my contract with Mike and Marian and call them hoping that they would honor it. They did! They even agreed to come to Puerto Rico for my wedding. It made me cry--I was so happy to have familiar faces and amazing talent at my wedding.

Mike and Marian arrived a day early to shoot my rehearsal and they stayed through the rehearsal dinner. They got wonderful shots of the entire family, including all of the impromptu speeches that were made. For the wedding, they came early and stayed late. Mike was so quiet and respectful that I didn't even notice that he was there during my ceremony! I did not know what poses I wanted, but I didn't have to worry--Mike posed my husband, my family and me in creative and natural ways that allowed me to focus on other things. Mike and Marian made me beautiful! The pictures are simply breath-taking!

I am so grateful that I had Mike and Marian there to capture my wedding. I was able to enjoy the wedding and focus on my family and husband knowing I was in such good hands! Read less
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Deric and Cathy
Wedding:
3/3/2013
5.0/5.0
If you want good quality pictures that capture the moment. We highly recommend Mike and Mirian Linnett.
If you want good quality pictures that capture the moment. We highly recommend Mike and Mirian Linnett.
If you want good quality pictures that capture the moment. We highly recommend Mike and Mirian Linnett. Read less
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Deric and Cathy
Wedding:
3/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Deric and I cannot express our gratitude to you deeply enough. You gave us the ultimate gift by capturing the essence of our wedding day better than we could have ever imagined. Its almost as if you knew exactly how we wanted our day to go. People only get one wedding day and that is why what you did was so special. Each time that we look at the photos, not only do all the emotions rush back into us,but we are transported back to our wedding. But you brought it to our wedding, went beyond your photography. I would heartily recommend you to everyone. You are a gem. Deric and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Thank You, Deric and Cathy McDonald
Deric and I cannot express our gratitude to you deeply enough. You gave us the ultimate gift by capturing the essence of Read more...
Deric and I cannot express our gratitude to you deeply enough. You gave us the ultimate gift by capturing the essence of our wedding day better than we could have ever imagined. Its almost as if you knew exactly how we wanted our day to go. People only get one wedding day and that is why what you did was so special. Each time that we look at the photos, not only do all the emotions rush back into us,but we are transported back to our wedding. But you brought it to our wedding, went beyond your photography. I would heartily recommend you to everyone. You are a gem. Deric and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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George
Wedding:
2/10/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful experiance using Custom Photography for our son's wedding. Mike and Marion were easy to work with. Everything went without a hitch. The Portraits were even more beautiful than we anticipated. On the day of the wedding, the photographer, Steve, did an excellent job of creating an environment of relaxation that enabled us to enjoy the wedding without any concern about capturing our precious moments. He made the day go very smoothly. The overall experiance with Custom Photography was very positive and special.
We had a wonderful experiance using Custom Photography for our son's wedding. Mike and Marion were easy to work with. Read more...
We had a wonderful experiance using Custom Photography for our son's wedding. Mike and Marion were easy to work with. Everything went without a hitch. The Portraits were even more beautiful than we anticipated. On the day of the wedding, the photographer, Steve, did an excellent job of creating an environment of relaxation that enabled us to enjoy the wedding without any concern about capturing our precious moments. He made the day go very smoothly. The overall experiance with Custom Photography was very positive and special. Read less
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Shanae
Wedding:
2/10/2013
5.0/5.0
When I met the Linetts at a fall bridal faire I felt comfortable. Upon arriving at their home for a studio consult Thanksgiving Weekend i knew we were a match. My mom and stepdad liked them equally as well so it was a done deal.
Now that the photo album has been assembled i can truly brag on my choice for a photo company. Marian Linett is the perfect blend on traditional and cutting edge photography.
Hindsite is not possible. 20-20 vision they say is perfect. Had I had the privilage of a do over I would not change a thing. Thank you Marian.
I have recommended you to couples I work with and i am comfortable doing so. You are a professional and a very nice person as well.
When I met the Linetts at a fall bridal faire I felt comfortable. Upon arriving at their home for a studio consult Read more...
When I met the Linetts at a fall bridal faire I felt comfortable. Upon arriving at their home for a studio consult Thanksgiving Weekend i knew we were a match. My mom and stepdad liked them equally as well so it was a done deal.
Now that the photo album has been assembled i can truly brag on my choice for a photo company. Marian Linett is the perfect blend on traditional and cutting edge photography.
Hindsite is not possible. 20-20 vision they say is perfect. Had I had the privilage of a do over I would not change a thing. Thank you Marian.
I have recommended you to couples I work with and i am comfortable doing so. You are a professional and a very nice person as well. Read less
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Jess
Wedding:
1/11/2013
5.0/5.0
We just saw our finished wedding album and can say that Marion & Michael were the best. The Linettes catered to us on the big day and made things fall into place that we never thought would happen what with our family situation. Cannot believe that it came together like it did but it did and we have the memories in the book to prove it. Thank you! Thank You! Thank You!
We just saw our finished wedding album and can say that Marion & Michael were the best. The Linettes catered to us on the Read more...
We just saw our finished wedding album and can say that Marion & Michael were the best. The Linettes catered to us on the big day and made things fall into place that we never thought would happen what with our family situation. Cannot believe that it came together like it did but it did and we have the memories in the book to prove it. Thank you! Thank You! Thank You! Read less
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Cynthia
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
OMG!!!! Mike and Marian were awesome. When I called they called back without delay. We needed a photographer ASAP. My daughter asked her Dad for a wedding in November and wanted it for December the next month.
I was so busy I missed meetings with them a few times. They just continued to call which I appreciated.
Soooo professional but still like family. Even though they took pictures I just thought that were part of the family. I continue to thank them every chance I get. Always pleasant. I will use them for all photograghs wedding or not.
Our hats are off to you. Even the price was great even though they go above and beyond. We love you guys for giving us the greatest gift ever!!!!!

Cynthia Colvin and the Smith's
OMG!!!! Mike and Marian were awesome. When I called they called back without delay. We needed a photographer ASAP. My Read more...
OMG!!!! Mike and Marian were awesome. When I called they called back without delay. We needed a photographer ASAP. My daughter asked her Dad for a wedding in November and wanted it for December the next month.
I was so busy I missed meetings with them a few times. They just continued to call which I appreciated.
Soooo professional but still like family. Even though they took pictures I just thought that were part of the family. I continue to thank them every chance I get. Always pleasant. I will use them for all photograghs wedding or not.
Our hats are off to you. Even the price was great even though they go above and beyond. We love you guys for giving us the greatest gift ever!!!!!

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Amaris
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike and Marian were AMAZING to work with. I was desperate for a photographer, but didn't want to choose just anyone. I meet Mike at a bridal show and instantly knew he was the one! He was funny, nice and kind right off the bat. He offered great packages and was willing to work with in my budget. I met with Mike shortly after and we created a very detailed plan of how the wedding day would go so that no important moment was missed. During my first visit with him they were also able to refer me to one of the only bilingual DJs in the area and the funniest and most jolly officiant I have ever met. Both of their references made my wedding a day I will never forget and now I have gorgeous photos to remember every day. I always felt like the two places you don't want to cheap at during a wedding are the photographer and the DJ (which they recommended Astro's and they were great) and I truly felt like I could not have made a better choice. Very professional and reliable couple. Thank you!!!
Mike and Marian were AMAZING to work with. I was desperate for a photographer, but didn't want to choose just anyone. I Read more...
Mike and Marian were AMAZING to work with. I was desperate for a photographer, but didn't want to choose just anyone. I meet Mike at a bridal show and instantly knew he was the one! He was funny, nice and kind right off the bat. He offered great packages and was willing to work with in my budget. I met with Mike shortly after and we created a very detailed plan of how the wedding day would go so that no important moment was missed. During my first visit with him they were also able to refer me to one of the only bilingual DJs in the area and the funniest and most jolly officiant I have ever met. Both of their references made my wedding a day I will never forget and now I have gorgeous photos to remember every day. I always felt like the two places you don't want to cheap at during a wedding are the photographer and the DJ (which they recommended Astro's and they were great) and I truly felt like I could not have made a better choice. Very professional and reliable couple. Thank you!!! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike and Marian are wonderful to work with. They are always very professional and you get a great package for your money. Our wedding pictures turned out amazing. Mike did our engagement photos and Marian did our wedding photos and they were both wonderful and very professional. Even though they are very busy they are always able to fit you in.
Mike and Marian are wonderful to work with. They are always very professional and you get a great package for your money. Read more...
Mike and Marian are wonderful to work with. They are always very professional and you get a great package for your money. Our wedding pictures turned out amazing. Mike did our engagement photos and Marian did our wedding photos and they were both wonderful and very professional. Even though they are very busy they are always able to fit you in. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Mike and Marian are such an amazing couple. Mike was very discreet at the wedding, a quality that was very important to me. As a wedding guest, I have always been turned off by overbearing photographers elbowing me out of the way to get the shot. Mike was able to capture amazing photos without disrupting the integrity of the event or imposing on my guests. He will be photographing my sister's wedding in March and my best friend's wedding in June.
Mike and Marian are such an amazing couple. Mike was very discreet at the wedding, a quality that was very important to Read more...
Mike and Marian are such an amazing couple. Mike was very discreet at the wedding, a quality that was very important to me. As a wedding guest, I have always been turned off by overbearing photographers elbowing me out of the way to get the shot. Mike was able to capture amazing photos without disrupting the integrity of the event or imposing on my guests. He will be photographing my sister's wedding in March and my best friend's wedding in June. Read less
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john
Wedding:
10/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Father Of The Bride - the title of a movie several times over and an honor shared by Spencer Tracey and Steve Martin. It is now over a year since my daughter's wedding and life is back to normal. For a period of 18 to 24 months, every conversation in our lives started and ended with planning the big "W". I am pleased to announce that everyone survived. The bride and groom are now a happily married couple, all four parents are best friends, and this year at Thanksgiving, we will have the pleasure of enjoying the memories of the wedding. Our kids picked up their finished wedding album from Marian and Mike this week, and we are delighted. Money well spent, and best of all, good people to deal with. Along with the wedding album, Custom Photography recommended Astro DJ's that entertained and also a pleasure to work with. After all is said and done, our kids' wedding brought about a friendship that will be shared for many years to come.
Father Of The Bride - the title of a movie several times over and an honor shared by Spencer Tracey and Steve Martin. It Read more...
Father Of The Bride - the title of a movie several times over and an honor shared by Spencer Tracey and Steve Martin. It is now over a year since my daughter's wedding and life is back to normal. For a period of 18 to 24 months, every conversation in our lives started and ended with planning the big "W". I am pleased to announce that everyone survived. The bride and groom are now a happily married couple, all four parents are best friends, and this year at Thanksgiving, we will have the pleasure of enjoying the memories of the wedding. Our kids picked up their finished wedding album from Marian and Mike this week, and we are delighted. Money well spent, and best of all, good people to deal with. Along with the wedding album, Custom Photography recommended Astro DJ's that entertained and also a pleasure to work with. After all is said and done, our kids' wedding brought about a friendship that will be shared for many years to come. Read less
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Mr and Mrs
Wedding:
9/24/2012
5.0/5.0
We had the best experience ever with the Linett's. They are so professional and very easy to work with. Our pictures came out flawless and the prices were outstanding. Mr. Linett has great energy and is such a free spirit, so genuine and has an outstanding personality. Pleasure to have done business with the Linett's. XOXOXOXOX
We had the best experience ever with the Linett's. They are so professional and very easy to work with. Our pictures came Read more...
We had the best experience ever with the Linett's. They are so professional and very easy to work with. Our pictures came out flawless and the prices were outstanding. Mr. Linett has great energy and is such a free spirit, so genuine and has an outstanding personality. Pleasure to have done business with the Linett's. XOXOXOXOX Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/21/2012
5.0/5.0
My wedding was one year ago this Saturday. I just had to make some comments on our experience with the Linett's. They were mostly responsible for this being the wedding of my dreams. They made everything look so easy and uncomplicated. They put everyone at ease and we got some great candid shots of everyone.
My wedding was one year ago this Saturday. I just had to make some comments on our experience with the Linett's. They were Read more...
My wedding was one year ago this Saturday. I just had to make some comments on our experience with the Linett's. They were mostly responsible for this being the wedding of my dreams. They made everything look so easy and uncomplicated. They put everyone at ease and we got some great candid shots of everyone. Read less
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c
Wedding:
9/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Wedding photography was my Grandpa's gift. Although a gentleman of 87 years, he is one intuitive sharp fella. After spending many years in the Coast Guard, there are boxes and boxes of photographs documenting his career and travels. When we planned our Outer Banks wedding, he played a big part helping with our decisions since this was the area where he chose to retire.

Having known the Linetts both as photographers and neighbors for over 25 years, he was determined that Mike or Marian would be the only ones to photograph our wedding.

Now almost two months after the wedding, we are so happy that we respected my Grandpa's wishes and decided on the Linetts. As a man of few words, he constantly commented "Good Photographs - Good Folks To Deal With".

Thanks again to both Marian and Mike but most of all to my Grandpa.
Wedding photography was my Grandpa's gift. Although a gentleman of 87 years, he is one intuitive sharp fella. After Read more...
Wedding photography was my Grandpa's gift. Although a gentleman of 87 years, he is one intuitive sharp fella. After spending many years in the Coast Guard, there are boxes and boxes of photographs documenting his career and travels. When we planned our Outer Banks wedding, he played a big part helping with our decisions since this was the area where he chose to retire.

Having known the Linetts both as photographers and neighbors for over 25 years, he was determined that Mike or Marian would be the only ones to photograph our wedding.

Now almost two months after the wedding, we are so happy that we respected my Grandpa's wishes and decided on the Linetts. As a man of few words, he constantly commented "Good Photographs - Good Folks To Deal With".

Thanks again to both Marian and Mike but most of all to my Grandpa. Read less
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D
Wedding:
9/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Every Mom dreams of that special day when her son or daughter gets married. As Mom of the groom, I always knew that photography would be the wedding gift for my son and his bride. Knowing that posing might not be an easy job since my son is wheelchair bound and unable to either stand or walk, I knew just the people for the job.

For many years, my employment was bartender at military clubs and that is where my friendship with the Linetts started well over ten years before my son's wedding. The Linetts were constantly on the "preferred vendor list" with good reason. Our relationship was built when Mike always requested Coke with no ice and Marian Diet Coke with ice. Whenever I saw them walk into a reception, we always shared "the going's-on" in our lives and built a wonderful relationship.

When my son met that "special someone" in his life and fell in love announcing their engagement, Mike and Mike were some of the first to be called. A consultation was scheduled, and Mike even helped to lift my son's wheelchair into their home/studio. First agenda was their engagement session, which unless you really look closely, the wheelchair has very little to do with the photographs. Their poses really show the love between my son and his bride.

On the day of the wedding, photographs were arranged so that you only see my son and his bride surrounded by the love of family and friends. At the reception, there are pictures of my son doing the wobble wobble, cubic shuffle, and even leading the congo line with all the guests. There has to be a picture of every guest doing something at the wedding.

Mike and Marian were delightful to work and will long be considered family in my heart. At the reception, we also wanted photographs of the two of them which were chosen for my parent album.

The memories of my son's wedding show what every Mom wants - ONLY THE BEST FOR HER SON!
Every Mom dreams of that special day when her son or daughter gets married. As Mom of the groom, I always knew that Read more...
Every Mom dreams of that special day when her son or daughter gets married. As Mom of the groom, I always knew that photography would be the wedding gift for my son and his bride. Knowing that posing might not be an easy job since my son is wheelchair bound and unable to either stand or walk, I knew just the people for the job.

For many years, my employment was bartender at military clubs and that is where my friendship with the Linetts started well over ten years before my son's wedding. The Linetts were constantly on the "preferred vendor list" with good reason. Our relationship was built when Mike always requested Coke with no ice and Marian Diet Coke with ice. Whenever I saw them walk into a reception, we always shared "the going's-on" in our lives and built a wonderful relationship.

When my son met that "special someone" in his life and fell in love announcing their engagement, Mike and Mike were some of the first to be called. A consultation was scheduled, and Mike even helped to lift my son's wheelchair into their home/studio. First agenda was their engagement session, which unless you really look closely, the wheelchair has very little to do with the photographs. Their poses really show the love between my son and his bride.

On the day of the wedding, photographs were arranged so that you only see my son and his bride surrounded by the love of family and friends. At the reception, there are pictures of my son doing the wobble wobble, cubic shuffle, and even leading the congo line with all the guests. There has to be a picture of every guest doing something at the wedding.

Mike and Marian were delightful to work and will long be considered family in my heart. At the reception, we also wanted photographs of the two of them which were chosen for my parent album.

The memories of my son's wedding show what every Mom wants - ONLY THE BEST FOR HER SON! Read less
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MRS PORTIS 2 U
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike and Marian are the Best!!!

*TRUST

Truthful
Respectable
Utilize there experience
Smiles
Trust worthy

I am so in love with my wedding pictures, I felt like I was reliving the moment all over again. Mike captured my special day from the beginning till the end.
I was speechless when I saw my wedding pictures.
Mike was my photographer and he was awesome, my guest and parents feel in love with Mike. I first meet Mike and Marian at a Bridal Show in early April and there display was breath taking. I was so speechless to see beautiful art captured by a company with many years of experience. I would recommend Custom Photography t any bride.
The Customer Service was outstanding, if I called Mike I received a call back by the end of the business day, if I email I was replied to in a timely manner.
Custom Photography was very professional, Mike and Mariam answered all our questions and concerns, we even had a built package made for us because I love pictures so Much. The payment plans were very helpful, and Mike worked with us as we all know every Bride is on a budget.
The value: Was wonderful, my pictures are breath taking and Mike did a great job covering every detail of our wedding.

To any bride that is looking for a photographer: LOOK NO FURTHER you have found the Best!!!!! Custom Photography!
Mike and Marian are the Best!!!

*TRUST

Truthful
Respectable
Utilize there experience
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Mike and Marian are the Best!!!

*TRUST

Truthful
Respectable
Utilize there experience
Smiles
Trust worthy

I am so in love with my wedding pictures, I felt like I was reliving the moment all over again. Mike captured my special day from the beginning till the end.
I was speechless when I saw my wedding pictures.
Mike was my photographer and he was awesome, my guest and parents feel in love with Mike. I first meet Mike and Marian at a Bridal Show in early April and there display was breath taking. I was so speechless to see beautiful art captured by a company with many years of experience. I would recommend Custom Photography t any bride.
The Customer Service was outstanding, if I called Mike I received a call back by the end of the business day, if I email I was replied to in a timely manner.
Custom Photography was very professional, Mike and Mariam answered all our questions and concerns, we even had a built package made for us because I love pictures so Much. The payment plans were very helpful, and Mike worked with us as we all know every Bride is on a budget.
The value: Was wonderful, my pictures are breath taking and Mike did a great job covering every detail of our wedding.

To any bride that is looking for a photographer: LOOK NO FURTHER you have found the Best!!!!! Custom Photography! Read less
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R. E.
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
In the wedding spectrum Mike And Marian were by far the most user friendly of all the services we utilized. We had a great time, light, easy and very well orgainized and direcrted during all the poses and siittings. Friendly, easily and fully explained, one stop shopping, for the protraits and albums. For me this was the way to go for your photography! Excellent!
In the wedding spectrum Mike And Marian were by far the most user friendly of all the services we utilized. We had a great Read more...
In the wedding spectrum Mike And Marian were by far the most user friendly of all the services we utilized. We had a great time, light, easy and very well orgainized and direcrted during all the poses and siittings. Friendly, easily and fully explained, one stop shopping, for the protraits and albums. For me this was the way to go for your photography! Excellent! Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
I love Custom Photography that really take care of you, they are a husband and wife team and they don't try to hit you over the head with prices. Mike (husband) stayed the entire time of the wedding and reception until it was all over. I really like that because I don't like photographers that put a time limit on the pictures, because you never know when something good is going to happen and they maybe gone. I would recommend Custom Photography. They are awesome!!!!!
I love Custom Photography that really take care of you, they are a husband and wife team and they don't try to hit you Read more...
I love Custom Photography that really take care of you, they are a husband and wife team and they don't try to hit you over the head with prices. Mike (husband) stayed the entire time of the wedding and reception until it was all over. I really like that because I don't like photographers that put a time limit on the pictures, because you never know when something good is going to happen and they maybe gone. I would recommend Custom Photography. They are awesome!!!!! Read less
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Cecelia
Wedding:
8/5/2012
5.0/5.0
The Linettes were the best to work with. Our wedding was like a fairytale and Marian captured it as if she were a member of the family. Marian and Mike and my husband and I formed a bond instantly when we met late last year. They are extremely dedicated and their quality can not be exceeded in the entire area. I recommend them highly. I would tell any bride to be to go out of her way to make the Linettes a part of the wedding.
The Linettes were the best to work with. Our wedding was like a fairytale and Marian captured it as if she were a member Read more...
The Linettes were the best to work with. Our wedding was like a fairytale and Marian captured it as if she were a member of the family. Marian and Mike and my husband and I formed a bond instantly when we met late last year. They are extremely dedicated and their quality can not be exceeded in the entire area. I recommend them highly. I would tell any bride to be to go out of her way to make the Linettes a part of the wedding. Read less
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Vonnie
Wedding:
7/29/2012
5.0/5.0
personable and professional, the best
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K.C
Wedding:
7/15/2012
5.0/5.0
FANTASTIC PHOTOGRAPHERS!! THE BEST IN THE AREA!!
FANTASTIC PHOTOGRAPHERS!! THE BEST IN THE AREA!!
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Lianne
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
I first heard about Custom Photography at a bridal show, where I met Mike and Marian and was so impressed by how friendly and enthusiastic they were about their business. They were obviously proud of their work and had been in the business for a long time, so they knew the drill when it came to weddings.

We got Mike as our photographer, and he was so responsive to any concern I had before the wedding. I even emailed late at night and got a response back in 5 minutes. I really appreciated that when the real stress started to hit in the weeks before the wedding!

Mike was friendly and fun, and caught all the important moments of our day. It was ridiculously hot and humid that day, but I never heard a complaint and his energy never wavered, even when the tornado touched down nearby (not joking...crazy)! We loved our pics and we were so grateful for the great value and quality we got!
I first heard about Custom Photography at a bridal show, where I met Mike and Marian and was so impressed by how friendly Read more...
I first heard about Custom Photography at a bridal show, where I met Mike and Marian and was so impressed by how friendly and enthusiastic they were about their business. They were obviously proud of their work and had been in the business for a long time, so they knew the drill when it came to weddings.

We got Mike as our photographer, and he was so responsive to any concern I had before the wedding. I even emailed late at night and got a response back in 5 minutes. I really appreciated that when the real stress started to hit in the weeks before the wedding!

Mike was friendly and fun, and caught all the important moments of our day. It was ridiculously hot and humid that day, but I never heard a complaint and his energy never wavered, even when the tornado touched down nearby (not joking...crazy)! We loved our pics and we were so grateful for the great value and quality we got! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Custom Photography is fantastic, hands down. My husband and I met Mike and Marian at a bridal show and we loved their work on display. They had gorgeous photos and we knew instantly they were the ones for us! They seemed to be pricey, but after telling them our budget, they were able to work with us on a price that all of us could agree on. They shot wonderful photos and were very timely and professional about getting us all of the things we purchased. Mike was great with dealing with difficult family members, ensuring he got shots of all the important things, etc. I absolutely would recommend them to anyone! I am very satisfied with our photos and I'm thankful we spent the money for such a wonderful photographer!
Custom Photography is fantastic, hands down. My husband and I met Mike and Marian at a bridal show and we loved their work Read more...
Custom Photography is fantastic, hands down. My husband and I met Mike and Marian at a bridal show and we loved their work on display. They had gorgeous photos and we knew instantly they were the ones for us! They seemed to be pricey, but after telling them our budget, they were able to work with us on a price that all of us could agree on. They shot wonderful photos and were very timely and professional about getting us all of the things we purchased. Mike was great with dealing with difficult family members, ensuring he got shots of all the important things, etc. I absolutely would recommend them to anyone! I am very satisfied with our photos and I'm thankful we spent the money for such a wonderful photographer! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike was very professional, our pictures came out wonderful. He is also a kind, helpful person. My husband loved his enthusiasm. We found Mike Linett at our friend's wedding, and we happily recommended him to another friend who will be getting married soon.
Mike was very professional, our pictures came out wonderful. He is also a kind, helpful person. My husband loved his Read more...
Mike was very professional, our pictures came out wonderful. He is also a kind, helpful person. My husband loved his enthusiasm. We found Mike Linett at our friend's wedding, and we happily recommended him to another friend who will be getting married soon. Read less
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Kim and Bob
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
We can't say enough about how pleased Bob and I were with Mike Linette and Custom Photography. He came highly recommended from a business partner. The pictures for both the Save the Date and the wedding were awesome. He spent so much time and energy making sure the pictures were fun. You can tell he loves his job. We can't say enough about how pleased we are with Custom Photography.
We can't say enough about how pleased Bob and I were with Mike Linette and Custom Photography. He came highly recommended Read more...
We can't say enough about how pleased Bob and I were with Mike Linette and Custom Photography. He came highly recommended from a business partner. The pictures for both the Save the Date and the wedding were awesome. He spent so much time and energy making sure the pictures were fun. You can tell he loves his job. We can't say enough about how pleased we are with Custom Photography. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike Linett was an absolute joy to work with. He came highly recommended by several people I knew, and so I had high expectations. Needless to say, Mike exceeded them beyond my wildest dreams. His personality made me feel right at home with him, almost like I had known him for years. He promised us a lot as far as personalized attention, and he lived up to every one of those promises.
The engagement photos were done at Great Neck Park. He spent lots of time with us, and took posed and spontaneous photos, all of which were gorgeous. We wanted to include our dog in some of the photos, and he was more than willing to oblige. The bridal portrait was done in his studio, and he never rushed me at all when I was getting my make-up and wedding gown on. He knew how important this was to me.
The wedding pictures turned out wonderfully. Mike got to the church two hours early, and took many pre-wedding photos. He stayed for the entire service and reception, taking photo after photo, many of them from a ladder which gave a 3-D effect, adding lots of depth and texture to the photos. With his personality, even the guests had a great time with him.
Would I recommend Mike to a friend? ABSOLUTELY!
Mike Linett was an absolute joy to work with. He came highly recommended by several people I knew, and so I had high Read more...
Mike Linett was an absolute joy to work with. He came highly recommended by several people I knew, and so I had high expectations. Needless to say, Mike exceeded them beyond my wildest dreams. His personality made me feel right at home with him, almost like I had known him for years. He promised us a lot as far as personalized attention, and he lived up to every one of those promises.
The engagement photos were done at Great Neck Park. He spent lots of time with us, and took posed and spontaneous photos, all of which were gorgeous. We wanted to include our dog in some of the photos, and he was more than willing to oblige. The bridal portrait was done in his studio, and he never rushed me at all when I was getting my make-up and wedding gown on. He knew how important this was to me.
The wedding pictures turned out wonderfully. Mike got to the church two hours early, and took many pre-wedding photos. He stayed for the entire service and reception, taking photo after photo, many of them from a ladder which gave a 3-D effect, adding lots of depth and texture to the photos. With his personality, even the guests had a great time with him.
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ashleylawrence01
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
They were amazing!! Would reccommend them to any bride. Very professional. When I went to pick up my pictures they had my wedding pictures displayed on the tv slideshow and we sat and watched them. Awesome job!!!
They were amazing!! Would reccommend them to any bride. Very professional. When I went to pick up my pictures they had my Read more...
They were amazing!! Would reccommend them to any bride. Very professional. When I went to pick up my pictures they had my wedding pictures displayed on the tv slideshow and we sat and watched them. Awesome job!!! Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
2/10/2012
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved our pictures! Mike was great to work with and I would highly recommend him to anyone!!
We absolutely loved our pictures! Mike was great to work with and I would highly recommend him to anyone!!
We absolutely loved our pictures! Mike was great to work with and I would highly recommend him to anyone!! Read less
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Meredith
Wedding:
2/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Rather than leave a review immediately following my February 2012 wedding, we waited until the delivery of our finished wedding album which we picked up yesterday. When we first met Mike and Marion at a fall 2011 bridal show, the comfort factor was a major attraction. A consultation was scheduled for a Friday evening when both sets of parents could be with us. They opened their home and studio to us at 9 pm because the Hampton Roads tunnel had detained my parents in travel.

Our family's unique bond was that both sets of parents living in different parts of the country had the same anniversary (not the same year) so we figured why not get married on February 4 and let our marriage be the third lucky charm. The odd part of our family would be that my parents are Irish from New Jersey and my husband's parents are Latino from Mexico. Mike's immediate comment was "you are including both cultures in the ceremony aren't you?" The one thing we did have in common was that both families are Catholic.

We felt so comfortable when we met them and loved them when Mike photographed our wedding. Back last March when we picked up our DVD of over 500 images, we sat in the Linetts' living room completely dazzled with the quality and every moment that had been captured.

Planning our digital album was the hardest task we have ever undertaken. When we turned in our layouts, which were a big mess, Mike and Marion just said "no problem we'll take care of it".

During the album design process, Mike emailed us many versions of digital composites for our approval. We came back to their studio and viewed the final version on wide screen monitor for final approval. It
was fabulous and almost made us cry.

When the album was delivered to the Linetts, they must have called the minute the UPS truck left their door and we were there that evening to pick-up.

Just can't say enough, we love the Linetts of Custom Photography!
Rather than leave a review immediately following my February 2012 wedding, we waited until the delivery of our finished Read more...
Rather than leave a review immediately following my February 2012 wedding, we waited until the delivery of our finished wedding album which we picked up yesterday. When we first met Mike and Marion at a fall 2011 bridal show, the comfort factor was a major attraction. A consultation was scheduled for a Friday evening when both sets of parents could be with us. They opened their home and studio to us at 9 pm because the Hampton Roads tunnel had detained my parents in travel.

Our family's unique bond was that both sets of parents living in different parts of the country had the same anniversary (not the same year) so we figured why not get married on February 4 and let our marriage be the third lucky charm. The odd part of our family would be that my parents are Irish from New Jersey and my husband's parents are Latino from Mexico. Mike's immediate comment was "you are including both cultures in the ceremony aren't you?" The one thing we did have in common was that both families are Catholic.

We felt so comfortable when we met them and loved them when Mike photographed our wedding. Back last March when we picked up our DVD of over 500 images, we sat in the Linetts' living room completely dazzled with the quality and every moment that had been captured.

Planning our digital album was the hardest task we have ever undertaken. When we turned in our layouts, which were a big mess, Mike and Marion just said "no problem we'll take care of it".

During the album design process, Mike emailed us many versions of digital composites for our approval. We came back to their studio and viewed the final version on wide screen monitor for final approval. It
was fabulous and almost made us cry.

When the album was delivered to the Linetts, they must have called the minute the UPS truck left their door and we were there that evening to pick-up.

Just can't say enough, we love the Linetts of Custom Photography! Read less
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RyanSarahRussell
Wedding:
1/7/2012
5.0/5.0
They helped us so much along the way! They had great ideas for poses for the wedding day, and for our engagement pictures!
They helped us so much along the way! They had great ideas for poses for the wedding day, and for our engagement pictures! Read more...
They helped us so much along the way! They had great ideas for poses for the wedding day, and for our engagement pictures! Read less
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Jana
Wedding:
12/23/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Mike and Marian. A Christmas wedding can be a challenge to execute with all the holiday activities, but the Linetts were the most professional people my wife and I dealt with. They spent the entire day with us taking photos of the entire wedding party getting ready and were the last to leave the reception well after midnight. I must admit we didn't feel the need to "look elsewhere" for a photographer. My sister-in-law was married the year before us and after seeing the attention to detail and the amazing photos taken at the wedding and reception they were our only choice.
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I cannot say enough good things about Mike and Marian. A Christmas wedding can be a challenge to execute with all the holiday activities, but the Linetts were the most professional people my wife and I dealt with. They spent the entire day with us taking photos of the entire wedding party getting ready and were the last to leave the reception well after midnight. I must admit we didn't feel the need to "look elsewhere" for a photographer. My sister-in-law was married the year before us and after seeing the attention to detail and the amazing photos taken at the wedding and reception they were our only choice. Read less
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aejones1210
Wedding:
12/10/2011
5.0/5.0
I would recommend Mike and Marian Linett for wedding photography, but I will never have to. All people need to do is look at the wonderful and magical pictures of our engagement, bridal portraits and wedding.

I got engaged on Christmas eve in 2009, and my mother and I began planning my wedding immediately. We knew we wanted to handle the 'big' things first. We started attending every local bridal show available. There were so many vendors that promised so many things, but one particular vendor stuck out to me. Mike and Marian Linett have a display like no other, and I would see them at EVERY bridal show. Every time, I would notice more and more that I liked about them. Their personality, their friendliness, professionalism and works of art were like no other photographers around.

I hired them and I was very excited to work with professionals who knew exactly what they were doing, and knew exactly what I wanted. They welcomed us into their home/studio where I felt important, comfortable and at ease. They were so flexible with options, pricing and requests; I knew I was going to get what I had always dreamed.

We started with our engagement session in Downtown Portsmouth. I had chosen this location and Mike shared that he loved it as well and knew exactly what would work for us and our personality. My fiance and I had no idea what to expect, and I was a little anxious because I was worried my fiance doesn't always enjoy his picture being taken. Mike was prompt and professional the entire time. He had a vision, yet still executed every vision that we had as well. The session was enjoyable and just long enough for everyone. Mike got every beautiful picture completed in a timely manner and my fiance was in a good mood and enjoyed himself! We got proofs and our cd within 2 weeks from the pictures and we loved them all! I knew immediately that we had made the right choice when hiring Mike and Marian and I couldn't wait to work with them again.

The next event was my bridal portrait session. The session took place at the Chrysler Museum of Art and Mike and Marian both attended and were amazing. Mike was set up with all of his equipment and ready to go as soon as I was dressed. Marian was there and fixed my dress, veil and stance at Mike's every request. This made the session go smoothly and stress free. The two even brought two flower bouquets incase I forgot mine, and a towel to help keep my dress clean. They think of everything! The bridal portraits brought tears to my eyes. The results were better than I could have ever expected and there were so many to choose from. Selecting one picture for the enlarged bridal portrait to be displayed at the wedding reception was the most difficult thing to do! And at the wedding, EVERY guest greeted me and told me how beautiful my bridal portrait was, it was a wonderful feeling.

And finally, the wedding! Mike was there from the beginning. He captured all of the moments that I couldn't witness myself, like the guys getting ready or the quiet, peaceful, pre-wedding moments in the sanctuary. He also was there in my room with all of the ladies as we were getting ready and capturing those moments that will live forever in his pictures. Mike called us exactly 10 days after the wedding to tell us that the cd was ready! My new husband and I immediately went to Mike and Marian's where we found our entire wedding day and night being displayed on their tv. We sat and talked and reminisced about the most amazing day of our lives. Mike enjoyed the wedding as much as we did and we felt like we were the most important wedding they have ever done. They were so professional and personable and the pictures were absolutely amazing. I now have these wonderful treasures that I am able to share with my family and friends this Christmas season. I will never regret the decision to hire such wonderful, professional and fantastic photographers to capture this past year of my life and all of these memories!
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I would recommend Mike and Marian Linett for wedding photography, but I will never have to. All people need to do is look at the wonderful and magical pictures of our engagement, bridal portraits and wedding.

I got engaged on Christmas eve in 2009, and my mother and I began planning my wedding immediately. We knew we wanted to handle the 'big' things first. We started attending every local bridal show available. There were so many vendors that promised so many things, but one particular vendor stuck out to me. Mike and Marian Linett have a display like no other, and I would see them at EVERY bridal show. Every time, I would notice more and more that I liked about them. Their personality, their friendliness, professionalism and works of art were like no other photographers around.

I hired them and I was very excited to work with professionals who knew exactly what they were doing, and knew exactly what I wanted. They welcomed us into their home/studio where I felt important, comfortable and at ease. They were so flexible with options, pricing and requests; I knew I was going to get what I had always dreamed.

We started with our engagement session in Downtown Portsmouth. I had chosen this location and Mike shared that he loved it as well and knew exactly what would work for us and our personality. My fiance and I had no idea what to expect, and I was a little anxious because I was worried my fiance doesn't always enjoy his picture being taken. Mike was prompt and professional the entire time. He had a vision, yet still executed every vision that we had as well. The session was enjoyable and just long enough for everyone. Mike got every beautiful picture completed in a timely manner and my fiance was in a good mood and enjoyed himself! We got proofs and our cd within 2 weeks from the pictures and we loved them all! I knew immediately that we had made the right choice when hiring Mike and Marian and I couldn't wait to work with them again.

The next event was my bridal portrait session. The session took place at the Chrysler Museum of Art and Mike and Marian both attended and were amazing. Mike was set up with all of his equipment and ready to go as soon as I was dressed. Marian was there and fixed my dress, veil and stance at Mike's every request. This made the session go smoothly and stress free. The two even brought two flower bouquets incase I forgot mine, and a towel to help keep my dress clean. They think of everything! The bridal portraits brought tears to my eyes. The results were better than I could have ever expected and there were so many to choose from. Selecting one picture for the enlarged bridal portrait to be displayed at the wedding reception was the most difficult thing to do! And at the wedding, EVERY guest greeted me and told me how beautiful my bridal portrait was, it was a wonderful feeling.

And finally, the wedding! Mike was there from the beginning. He captured all of the moments that I couldn't witness myself, like the guys getting ready or the quiet, peaceful, pre-wedding moments in the sanctuary. He also was there in my room with all of the ladies as we were getting ready and capturing those moments that will live forever in his pictures. Mike called us exactly 10 days after the wedding to tell us that the cd was ready! My new husband and I immediately went to Mike and Marian's where we found our entire wedding day and night being displayed on their tv. We sat and talked and reminisced about the most amazing day of our lives. Mike enjoyed the wedding as much as we did and we felt like we were the most important wedding they have ever done. They were so professional and personable and the pictures were absolutely amazing. I now have these wonderful treasures that I am able to share with my family and friends this Christmas season. I will never regret the decision to hire such wonderful, professional and fantastic photographers to capture this past year of my life and all of these memories! Read less
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Mountain Mom
Wedding:
11/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Marion and Michael Linett, what can I say...what a beautiful setting in the mountains of Skyline Drive on a wonderful November Sunday late afternoon as the sun was about to set. Wow!! Custom Photography went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure that the special day went well for my daughter and new son- in -law. This is a day that The Linetts have made so special to our family. They fit right in the all of the guest. My thank you can't be big enough for Custom Photography for their fine work that they did. I am so looking forward to my second daughter to have her big day because Custom Photography will be in it from the start to finish.......Thanks Again
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Marion and Michael Linett, what can I say...what a beautiful setting in the mountains of Skyline Drive on a wonderful November Sunday late afternoon as the sun was about to set. Wow!! Custom Photography went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure that the special day went well for my daughter and new son- in -law. This is a day that The Linetts have made so special to our family. They fit right in the all of the guest. My thank you can't be big enough for Custom Photography for their fine work that they did. I am so looking forward to my second daughter to have her big day because Custom Photography will be in it from the start to finish.......Thanks Again Read less
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paula whitehurst
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
I have know the Linnetts for a long time and know what great work they do! That's why I choose them to do my wedding (1996), my son's Bar Mitzvah (2005) and just recently, my daughter's Bat Mitzvah (2011). They really capture those special moments, you know, the ones you don't pose for! Although, the posed picture are great, too! They really know how to take pictures with the perfect lighting so that all the colors look so crisp and vibrant. I always give them a great reference for any event that needs photographed.
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I have know the Linnetts for a long time and know what great work they do! That's why I choose them to do my wedding (1996), my son's Bar Mitzvah (2005) and just recently, my daughter's Bat Mitzvah (2011). They really capture those special moments, you know, the ones you don't pose for! Although, the posed picture are great, too! They really know how to take pictures with the perfect lighting so that all the colors look so crisp and vibrant. I always give them a great reference for any event that needs photographed. Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Custom photography was in the family. my sister in law had them 10 years ago and still had the best pictures ever. Mike did a awesome job. I am saying this is the main part of our wedding will stay with us forever and money was well worth it.
Custom photography was in the family. my sister in law had them 10 years ago and still had the best pictures ever. Mike Read more...
Custom photography was in the family. my sister in law had them 10 years ago and still had the best pictures ever. Mike did a awesome job. I am saying this is the main part of our wedding will stay with us forever and money was well worth it. Read less
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Rachel n Dan
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Mike and Marion are some of the most personable, easy to work with and fun people we have ever met! They actually shot my sisters wedding in 1996 and I was so excited to find out that they were still in business when I got engaged! They made every part of the photos simple and enjoyable from the engagement shot to the bridal portrait to the ceremony! They were very accommodating when it came to scheduling the shoots and viewing the prints!
Mike did our engagement photos and had us laughing the entire time! The location was beautiful and he knew the perfect places to have us pose! They both did the bridal shots and worked as the perfect team! Mike took the pics and Marion directed the setup! Marion came to the wedding itself! She was so accommodating with ALL our requests for group shots! She also took some great shots of the reception that I never even got to see! She fit right into the family and didn't feel like a photographer. She took a ton of photos and captured everything perfectly!
Your wedding photos are the one item that you will cherish forever and Custom Photography is the best choice to capture those memories!
Mike and Marion are some of the most personable, easy to work with and fun people we have ever met! They actually shot my Read more...
Mike and Marion are some of the most personable, easy to work with and fun people we have ever met! They actually shot my sisters wedding in 1996 and I was so excited to find out that they were still in business when I got engaged! They made every part of the photos simple and enjoyable from the engagement shot to the bridal portrait to the ceremony! They were very accommodating when it came to scheduling the shoots and viewing the prints!
Mike did our engagement photos and had us laughing the entire time! The location was beautiful and he knew the perfect places to have us pose! They both did the bridal shots and worked as the perfect team! Mike took the pics and Marion directed the setup! Marion came to the wedding itself! She was so accommodating with ALL our requests for group shots! She also took some great shots of the reception that I never even got to see! She fit right into the family and didn't feel like a photographer. She took a ton of photos and captured everything perfectly!
Your wedding photos are the one item that you will cherish forever and Custom Photography is the best choice to capture those memories! Read less
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Happy Mother of the Bride in VA
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Marian and Mike are the best!
They are kind, caring, and very professional. Due to occupational relocations, my daughter and son-in-law had to change their wedding plans several times. Mike and Marian were so accommodating. They reassured us that the changes would not affect the joy of that day. The images are absolutely beautiful. We can’t wait to share them with our family and friends. We highly recommend Custom Photography. Thank you Marian and Mike for everything!
Marian and Mike are the best!
They are kind, caring, and very professional. Due to occupational relocations, my Read more...
Marian and Mike are the best!
They are kind, caring, and very professional. Due to occupational relocations, my daughter and son-in-law had to change their wedding plans several times. Mike and Marian were so accommodating. They reassured us that the changes would not affect the joy of that day. The images are absolutely beautiful. We can’t wait to share them with our family and friends. We highly recommend Custom Photography. Thank you Marian and Mike for everything! Read less
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groom's mom
Wedding:
9/23/2011
5.0/5.0
The Linetts of Custom Photography meet any challenge.

During spring and summer, our couple planned what was to be the most picture perfect Outer Banks soundside wedding...a pier extending out with a gazebo at the end...hoping for sunset shots which would long be remembered.

After Hurricane Irene, our "wedding site" was a mass of rubbish with whatever had washed up. The real estate company and property owners did their best - we also assisted in the clean-up. With many logged hours, there was still the hope of the "sunset wedding". but The Weather Channel again predicted extensive rain and all plans shifted to a rental tent.

On the day of the wedding, the "R" word (rain) was not in our vocabulary and we proceeded with expectations for the best. No matter what the weather man dealt, the property and the house were still intact with beautiful backgrounds for portraits.

In pouring rain and water squishing around our ankles, we wondered what wedding pictures would look like. The weather might have dampened our spirits...but happiness will shine in the wedding album.

Marian's pictures tell the story of a wonderful wedding with smiles and a most festive celebration. Compliments to the Linetts...photographically our soggy day was a indeed a ray of sunshine!
The Linetts of Custom Photography meet any challenge.

During spring and summer, our couple planned what was to be Read more...
The Linetts of Custom Photography meet any challenge.

During spring and summer, our couple planned what was to be the most picture perfect Outer Banks soundside wedding...a pier extending out with a gazebo at the end...hoping for sunset shots which would long be remembered.

After Hurricane Irene, our "wedding site" was a mass of rubbish with whatever had washed up. The real estate company and property owners did their best - we also assisted in the clean-up. With many logged hours, there was still the hope of the "sunset wedding". but The Weather Channel again predicted extensive rain and all plans shifted to a rental tent.

On the day of the wedding, the "R" word (rain) was not in our vocabulary and we proceeded with expectations for the best. No matter what the weather man dealt, the property and the house were still intact with beautiful backgrounds for portraits.

In pouring rain and water squishing around our ankles, we wondered what wedding pictures would look like. The weather might have dampened our spirits...but happiness will shine in the wedding album.

Marian's pictures tell the story of a wonderful wedding with smiles and a most festive celebration. Compliments to the Linetts...photographically our soggy day was a indeed a ray of sunshine! Read less
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Gillian
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Mike did our wedding on August 20th, 2011, it was wonderful. He was so great and had everything planned and ready to go.
Mike did our wedding on August 20th, 2011, it was wonderful. He was so great and had everything planned and ready to go.
Mike did our wedding on August 20th, 2011, it was wonderful. He was so great and had everything planned and ready to go. Read less
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marcia
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Mike and Marian are the most amazing people. My daughter had given us some photographers to call. Their name had been first on the list. We were blessed to find them. They work right out from their home. They are both very professional. Our wedding took place on Aug. 20th 2011. Marian was already there and everything was set up. Our wedding was outside and it had started raining but, that did not stop Marian. The rain stopped and the sun came out and Marian was still on the go. Our reception took place on the Spirit Of Norfolk. For the next 4hrs Marian was faster than a streak of lightning. No matter were we went Marian was there. Every picture that she took was like a master piece. Thank you Marian and Mike for being wonderful people and having our best interest at heart.
Mike and Marian are the most amazing people. My daughter had given us some photographers to call. Their name had been Read more...
Mike and Marian are the most amazing people. My daughter had given us some photographers to call. Their name had been first on the list. We were blessed to find them. They work right out from their home. They are both very professional. Our wedding took place on Aug. 20th 2011. Marian was already there and everything was set up. Our wedding was outside and it had started raining but, that did not stop Marian. The rain stopped and the sun came out and Marian was still on the go. Our reception took place on the Spirit Of Norfolk. For the next 4hrs Marian was faster than a streak of lightning. No matter were we went Marian was there. Every picture that she took was like a master piece. Thank you Marian and Mike for being wonderful people and having our best interest at heart. Read less
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satisfied groom
Wedding:
8/5/2011
5.0/5.0
As the groom that took care of all the wedding plans since my bride was working out of state, the Linetts were my right hand. Whatever the problem (no matter how small), all it took was a phone call and my questions were always answered - sometimes related to photography, but most of the time - just wedding decisions that a groom has a hard time making by himself.

Our wedding took place on one of the hottest and most humid days in August, but in our wedding photographs, everyone looks so happy and enjoying every second of our celebration.

Thank you is not enough for the beautiful wedding photographs and the excellent service that we received from the Linetts. This was my one and only wedding, but I would recommend Custom Photography to any bride and groom. Not only is their photography great - great people to work with.
As the groom that took care of all the wedding plans since my bride was working out of state, the Linetts were my right Read more...
As the groom that took care of all the wedding plans since my bride was working out of state, the Linetts were my right hand. Whatever the problem (no matter how small), all it took was a phone call and my questions were always answered - sometimes related to photography, but most of the time - just wedding decisions that a groom has a hard time making by himself.

Our wedding took place on one of the hottest and most humid days in August, but in our wedding photographs, everyone looks so happy and enjoying every second of our celebration.

Thank you is not enough for the beautiful wedding photographs and the excellent service that we received from the Linetts. This was my one and only wedding, but I would recommend Custom Photography to any bride and groom. Not only is their photography great - great people to work with. Read less
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TomandDebbie
Wedding:
7/26/2011
5.0/5.0
We had the most beautiful beach wedding, and Mike captured the ecstatic moments perfectly! We can't thank him enough for the awesome photos which will remind us always of this special day! If you want someone who will do a fantastic job on your wedding day, contact Mike so that he can continue to make many, many people blissfully happy. I think that is his mission in life, and he fulfills it so well.
Thank you, Mike and Marian!
Love,
Tom and Debbie
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We had the most beautiful beach wedding, and Mike captured the ecstatic moments perfectly! We can't thank him enough for the awesome photos which will remind us always of this special day! If you want someone who will do a fantastic job on your wedding day, contact Mike so that he can continue to make many, many people blissfully happy. I think that is his mission in life, and he fulfills it so well.
Thank you, Mike and Marian!
Love,
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FritzandSandy
Wedding:
7/19/2011
5.0/5.0
We were very satisfied with the pictures taken of Sanduy and I on the beach, with the pictures taken of our daughter's wedding and of the pictures of our 50th wedding Anniversary party.
We were very satisfied with the pictures taken of Sanduy and I on the beach, with the pictures taken of our daughter's Read more...
We were very satisfied with the pictures taken of Sanduy and I on the beach, with the pictures taken of our daughter's wedding and of the pictures of our 50th wedding Anniversary party. Read less
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Terese
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Custom Photography... I am not sure where to begin. My mother and I went to one of the local bridal shows and we were getting real tired of being there because every time we turned around a photographer was trying to make us sit down with them and pushing prices on us. We were about to leave but we met Mike Linett and he was different than the others. We were first in awe by the display of pictures that Custom Photography had, but also by Mike's approach to us. He was very kind and not pushy at all. He showed us what Custom Photography had to offer and gave us some information to take home.
Long story short, we chose Custom Photography to capture my wedding day and my husband and I could not be happier with that decision. Custom Photography has so much to offer and at reasonable prices. Mike and Marian are two of the most fun people to work with. They genuinely have a passion for photography and they cater to the customers needs. Mike and Marian were very flexible and we loved the fact that we received an engagement photo shoot, the bridal portraits, and the wedding photography. The best part about working with Custom Photography was that every time I called them, they knew exactly who I was. They take great pride in what they do.
To future brides: I am sure you have heard this before, but your wedding day flies by and when its over you can't believe how quick it went by. My husband and I are so grateful for the work that Custom Photography has done for us, because with all the fabulous pictures we feel as though we can relive our wedding day at any time in slow motion.
Custom Photography... I am not sure where to begin. My mother and I went to one of the local bridal shows and we were Read more...
Custom Photography... I am not sure where to begin. My mother and I went to one of the local bridal shows and we were getting real tired of being there because every time we turned around a photographer was trying to make us sit down with them and pushing prices on us. We were about to leave but we met Mike Linett and he was different than the others. We were first in awe by the display of pictures that Custom Photography had, but also by Mike's approach to us. He was very kind and not pushy at all. He showed us what Custom Photography had to offer and gave us some information to take home.
Long story short, we chose Custom Photography to capture my wedding day and my husband and I could not be happier with that decision. Custom Photography has so much to offer and at reasonable prices. Mike and Marian are two of the most fun people to work with. They genuinely have a passion for photography and they cater to the customers needs. Mike and Marian were very flexible and we loved the fact that we received an engagement photo shoot, the bridal portraits, and the wedding photography. The best part about working with Custom Photography was that every time I called them, they knew exactly who I was. They take great pride in what they do.
To future brides: I am sure you have heard this before, but your wedding day flies by and when its over you can't believe how quick it went by. My husband and I are so grateful for the work that Custom Photography has done for us, because with all the fabulous pictures we feel as though we can relive our wedding day at any time in slow motion. Read less
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Rose
Wedding:
7/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Mike and Marian have been absolutely wonderful from the first time we met! They took one of the most important parts of planning my wedding and made it effortless and comfortable. I am not one of thos people that love to have their picture taken, but Mike made it so much fun for my fiance and myself. We actually enjoyed it and our engagement pictures turned out wonderful. Mike always knows where to put us and what angle to use to make sure we will love our pictures. He is so professional and talented. I can't wait for my bridal portraits in September! Thank you Mike and Marian!!!!
Mike and Marian have been absolutely wonderful from the first time we met! They took one of the most important parts of Read more...
Mike and Marian have been absolutely wonderful from the first time we met! They took one of the most important parts of planning my wedding and made it effortless and comfortable. I am not one of thos people that love to have their picture taken, but Mike made it so much fun for my fiance and myself. We actually enjoyed it and our engagement pictures turned out wonderful. Mike always knows where to put us and what angle to use to make sure we will love our pictures. He is so professional and talented. I can't wait for my bridal portraits in September! Thank you Mike and Marian!!!! Read less
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Ice Princess
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Mike and Marian are a joy to work with. The day we first met they were so friendly and pleasant. They made me feel very comfortable and it was like we knew each other all our lives. Their work is beautiful!! I've had people tell me how beautiful the pictures turn out. Mike photographed my wedding and he had people laughing and even got my mother-in-law to smile. That was a task all on it's own. (smile) They both were wonderful and full of energy!!! I would use them over and over. GREAT WORK!!!!
Mike and Marian are a joy to work with. The day we first met they were so friendly and pleasant. They made me feel very Read more...
Mike and Marian are a joy to work with. The day we first met they were so friendly and pleasant. They made me feel very comfortable and it was like we knew each other all our lives. Their work is beautiful!! I've had people tell me how beautiful the pictures turn out. Mike photographed my wedding and he had people laughing and even got my mother-in-law to smile. That was a task all on it's own. (smile) They both were wonderful and full of energy!!! I would use them over and over. GREAT WORK!!!! Read less
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Clara
Wedding:
5/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Marian and Mike Linett of Custom Photography are the absolute best! My daughter's wedding was on the Outer Banks of NC and they knew the most wonderful places to go for the best sunset shots and beach shots. They are energetic, produce the best in photography and offer an air of total professionalism that cannot be surpassed. Her wedding was documented by a lbeautiful leather bound album that she can treasure forever. You cannot go wrong if you have the Linetts capture your most important event!
Marian and Mike Linett of Custom Photography are the absolute best! My daughter's wedding was on the Outer Banks of NC and Read more...
Marian and Mike Linett of Custom Photography are the absolute best! My daughter's wedding was on the Outer Banks of NC and they knew the most wonderful places to go for the best sunset shots and beach shots. They are energetic, produce the best in photography and offer an air of total professionalism that cannot be surpassed. Her wedding was documented by a lbeautiful leather bound album that she can treasure forever. You cannot go wrong if you have the Linetts capture your most important event! Read less
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Tuesday Bride
Wedding:
5/17/2011
5.0/5.0
David and I met the Linetts at a bridal show in Norfolk and were impressed from the very beginning with their quality of work. Since we were having our wedding at Duck, NC, we were impressed that they were responsive to making our small intimate affair a top priority, particularly since we were getting married on a Tuesday, a day usually not chosen for weddings, but great for our close friends and out of town family. Mike and Marian both assisted us greatly with contacts in that area to make our day so special. Not only are they great at photography, but they are like "long-time" friends you've known forever. Mike's eye for perfection makes every photo you view feel like you are re-living the moment. Marian is so easy and willing to accomodate your every wish, even when you are so nervous, yet so excited. Our families loved them and the afternoon was so great and the photos and portraits they produced for us are outstanding. They don't rush the moment and don't work on a time-factor like so many photographers do. They are "with you to the end" to quote Mike. All I can do is applaud them for their outstanding work, their kindness, and for making our wedding day so special. They are the best!!

Catlin
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David and I met the Linetts at a bridal show in Norfolk and were impressed from the very beginning with their quality of work. Since we were having our wedding at Duck, NC, we were impressed that they were responsive to making our small intimate affair a top priority, particularly since we were getting married on a Tuesday, a day usually not chosen for weddings, but great for our close friends and out of town family. Mike and Marian both assisted us greatly with contacts in that area to make our day so special. Not only are they great at photography, but they are like "long-time" friends you've known forever. Mike's eye for perfection makes every photo you view feel like you are re-living the moment. Marian is so easy and willing to accomodate your every wish, even when you are so nervous, yet so excited. Our families loved them and the afternoon was so great and the photos and portraits they produced for us are outstanding. They don't rush the moment and don't work on a time-factor like so many photographers do. They are "with you to the end" to quote Mike. All I can do is applaud them for their outstanding work, their kindness, and for making our wedding day so special. They are the best!!

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I'm A Model Bride
Wedding:
4/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding, Friday, April 15, 2011, will long be remembered. Who would get married on tax return day! Mike photographed our ceremony and had more patience than anyone could imagine. My bridesmaids all ran late due to hairstyles which we should have never chosen. The groomsmen were late because they did not listen when everyone told them to thoroughly check what was in their tux bags before leaving the store. Mike's suggestion was to just lay out all the tux and everybody try on each piece until they found something that actually fit - that was the solution.

We have wedding and reception pictures that we don't even remember. Mike is just a little over 5 foot tall and the amazing part is that his party pictures cover the entire dance floor. That is because he brings a ladder and works with multiple lights - his pictures look like what you see in a bridal magazine.

For this one day in our lives, we felt like models because Mike made us all feel so comfortable and photographed us at angles that make us all look slender
(and I am not a single digit size) !

From the time, we first met Mike and Marian at the January bridal shows, I knew we were meant to be together. They open their home studio and make you feel comfortable from the time you secure their services all the way through the wedding, and the best part, was being able to view all our wedding images on the wide screen computer in their living room.

Thanks for being a part of our wedding.
Our wedding, Friday, April 15, 2011, will long be remembered. Who would get married on tax return day! Mike photographed Read more...
Our wedding, Friday, April 15, 2011, will long be remembered. Who would get married on tax return day! Mike photographed our ceremony and had more patience than anyone could imagine. My bridesmaids all ran late due to hairstyles which we should have never chosen. The groomsmen were late because they did not listen when everyone told them to thoroughly check what was in their tux bags before leaving the store. Mike's suggestion was to just lay out all the tux and everybody try on each piece until they found something that actually fit - that was the solution.

We have wedding and reception pictures that we don't even remember. Mike is just a little over 5 foot tall and the amazing part is that his party pictures cover the entire dance floor. That is because he brings a ladder and works with multiple lights - his pictures look like what you see in a bridal magazine.

For this one day in our lives, we felt like models because Mike made us all feel so comfortable and photographed us at angles that make us all look slender
(and I am not a single digit size) !

From the time, we first met Mike and Marian at the January bridal shows, I knew we were meant to be together. They open their home studio and make you feel comfortable from the time you secure their services all the way through the wedding, and the best part, was being able to view all our wedding images on the wide screen computer in their living room.

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michonatkinson
Wedding:
4/3/2011
5.0/5.0
In 20 milliion words, how would the Coopers describe the services received from Mike and Marian Linnett? Just let me explain, 20 million words can't describe this duo!!!! They understand, they listen, and they DELIVER!!! What we say to this date is simply PERFECTION. Mike and Marian took me and my now spouses relationship extremely seriously from engagement to the finish line! They respected our wishes, they considered our desires, and they gave their sincerest advice when as a couple, we were not making the best decisions concerning photography. Most importantly, Mike and Marian, they got to know us, understand us, and built a relationship with us. We built a two-fold trusting relationship, full of forthrightness. They worked within our constraints and budget. Our family and friends are still raving about how this duo really worked the ballroom at our wedding event to capture some of the most memorable moments of our lives. When it came to final deliverables, Mike and Marian planned and executed right on schedule. With their due diligence, me and my husband would select them as photographers without pause!! I enjoy their inviting personalities and accommodations. This great couple even went so far as to visit to our home to deliver our albums, and the final product was far beyond our expectations. Both Mike and Marian made sure I was all glamerous and my husband was as handsome as "brush up" can make one. This happened during engagement, bridal, and wedding photo shoots. This duo even went so far as to offer recommendations on how to get extra albums produced in a costly fashion for our extended families. Mike and Marian also captured the most terrific photos of my wedding party and wedding guests. If we could do this over again, hands down, Mike and Marian are our photographers, FIRST, LAST, and ALWAYS.....and from now until eternity. Best to them both!
Michon and Derrick Cooper We sincerely love, appreciate, and are sincerely planning on Mike and Marian for our 2 year anniversary photo shoots. We highly recommend Mike and Marian. And the single most thing that stood out for us as an engaged couple, THEY ANSWER PHONE CALLS AND EMAILS IMMEDIATELY AND PROMPTLY, they understood us, they worked with us, they met our budget and timelines. They made us look beautiful in all of our scenerios (engagement, bridal, and wedding) photos.
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In 20 milliion words, how would the Coopers describe the services received from Mike and Marian Linnett? Just let me explain, 20 million words can't describe this duo!!!! They understand, they listen, and they DELIVER!!! What we say to this date is simply PERFECTION. Mike and Marian took me and my now spouses relationship extremely seriously from engagement to the finish line! They respected our wishes, they considered our desires, and they gave their sincerest advice when as a couple, we were not making the best decisions concerning photography. Most importantly, Mike and Marian, they got to know us, understand us, and built a relationship with us. We built a two-fold trusting relationship, full of forthrightness. They worked within our constraints and budget. Our family and friends are still raving about how this duo really worked the ballroom at our wedding event to capture some of the most memorable moments of our lives. When it came to final deliverables, Mike and Marian planned and executed right on schedule. With their due diligence, me and my husband would select them as photographers without pause!! I enjoy their inviting personalities and accommodations. This great couple even went so far as to visit to our home to deliver our albums, and the final product was far beyond our expectations. Both Mike and Marian made sure I was all glamerous and my husband was as handsome as "brush up" can make one. This happened during engagement, bridal, and wedding photo shoots. This duo even went so far as to offer recommendations on how to get extra albums produced in a costly fashion for our extended families. Mike and Marian also captured the most terrific photos of my wedding party and wedding guests. If we could do this over again, hands down, Mike and Marian are our photographers, FIRST, LAST, and ALWAYS.....and from now until eternity. Best to them both!
Michon and Derrick Cooper We sincerely love, appreciate, and are sincerely planning on Mike and Marian for our 2 year anniversary photo shoots. We highly recommend Mike and Marian. And the single most thing that stood out for us as an engaged couple, THEY ANSWER PHONE CALLS AND EMAILS IMMEDIATELY AND PROMPTLY, they understood us, they worked with us, they met our budget and timelines. They made us look beautiful in all of our scenerios (engagement, bridal, and wedding) photos. Read less
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charmed twice
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
The Linetts are not only great photographers, but most important they are great people to work with. We first met in the mid 90's and Marian was my photographer. Their services were later needed for another wedding, and this time, Mike captured the memories. A 20x24 canvas beach portrait of our blended family now hangs in our home and will be a cherished keepsake for many years to come.

Without the photographs from both these special times, we would not have the smiles and happy faces of parents who enjoyed being a part of these celebrations.

Best description of Marian and Mike would be not just friends, but part of our family!
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The Linetts are not only great photographers, but most important they are great people to work with. We first met in the mid 90's and Marian was my photographer. Their services were later needed for another wedding, and this time, Mike captured the memories. A 20x24 canvas beach portrait of our blended family now hangs in our home and will be a cherished keepsake for many years to come.

Without the photographs from both these special times, we would not have the smiles and happy faces of parents who enjoyed being a part of these celebrations.

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Oscardog
Wedding:
3/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Wanted to give a big thank you to Mike & Marian!! March 5, 2011 was the greatest day of my life and now I have the greatest pictures to remember that day always. Mike & Marian are very friendly and outgoing. Made my family comfortable getting pictures taken! My husband hates getting pictures taken and I was always worried our wedding pictures wouldnt turn out but they are awesome! I would recommend them to anyone for any occasion!! It will take alot of the "wedding planning stress" away knowing you will get a reliable, professional and very kind photographer taking care of your memories!


Thank you for being part of our special day!!
Wanted to give a big thank you to Mike & Marian!! March 5, 2011 was the greatest day of my life and now I have the Read more...
Wanted to give a big thank you to Mike & Marian!! March 5, 2011 was the greatest day of my life and now I have the greatest pictures to remember that day always. Mike & Marian are very friendly and outgoing. Made my family comfortable getting pictures taken! My husband hates getting pictures taken and I was always worried our wedding pictures wouldnt turn out but they are awesome! I would recommend them to anyone for any occasion!! It will take alot of the "wedding planning stress" away knowing you will get a reliable, professional and very kind photographer taking care of your memories!


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Dave's Partner for Life
Wedding:
1/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Marian & Mike offer every couple that they photograph not only the finest wedding photography but themselves too. It's hard for this married couple to separate their personal lives from the work they do. Thank you so much. We found that we could reach them by phone days and nights. Mike even returned a 1:45 am email on a weekend within two minutes. (He said he just got in from photographing a wedding!)

David and I will forever remember Marian's beautiful smile as she worked hard to capture our wedding day.

We not only found the perfect photographers but friends I am sure we will have for life.

Karen
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Marian & Mike offer every couple that they photograph not only the finest wedding photography but themselves too. It's hard for this married couple to separate their personal lives from the work they do. Thank you so much. We found that we could reach them by phone days and nights. Mike even returned a 1:45 am email on a weekend within two minutes. (He said he just got in from photographing a wedding!)

David and I will forever remember Marian's beautiful smile as she worked hard to capture our wedding day.

We not only found the perfect photographers but friends I am sure we will have for life.

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Stevetx2002
Wedding:
1/8/2011
5.0/5.0
We observed Mike Linette photographing our friend's wedding in 2009 and new that when Betty and I were ready, we would have to have him photograph our wedding. Both Mike and Marion made us feel at home in their home/studio and helped us create a package that worked within our budget. They were easy to work with throughout the process and the end result was spactular. On the wedding day, Mike was able to put everyone in our fractured and sometimes contentious families at ease. Our album is a testiment to this, filled with wonderful pictures and memories. We have been very pleased with the entire photographic experiance and will recommend Custom Photography to everyone.
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We observed Mike Linette photographing our friend's wedding in 2009 and new that when Betty and I were ready, we would have to have him photograph our wedding. Both Mike and Marion made us feel at home in their home/studio and helped us create a package that worked within our budget. They were easy to work with throughout the process and the end result was spactular. On the wedding day, Mike was able to put everyone in our fractured and sometimes contentious families at ease. Our album is a testiment to this, filled with wonderful pictures and memories. We have been very pleased with the entire photographic experiance and will recommend Custom Photography to everyone. Read less
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Krista
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
We were very pleased with Custom Photography as our wedding photographer. Mike arrived early the day of our wedding and was able to take all of the outdoor pictures we wanted and very responsive to our ideas for pictures. He was very professional, the price was great,and he was very personable with our guests. We found him to be very unintrusive and did not realize how many different moments he was able to capture without us noticing that we were being photographed.

Yan and Krista
We were very pleased with Custom Photography as our wedding photographer. Mike arrived early the day of our wedding and Read more...
We were very pleased with Custom Photography as our wedding photographer. Mike arrived early the day of our wedding and was able to take all of the outdoor pictures we wanted and very responsive to our ideas for pictures. He was very professional, the price was great,and he was very personable with our guests. We found him to be very unintrusive and did not realize how many different moments he was able to capture without us noticing that we were being photographed.

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Patrick & Launa
Wedding:
11/7/2010
5.0/5.0
What can we say about Mike and Marian!!! They are the best!!! We got very lucky that they were both in attendance to take care of us on our wedding day in November!!! They are wonderful people professionally and personally. Their studio is in their home, so when you meet them, you are invited into their home to see all of the beautiful work they have accomplished.

We were prepared to wait for our photos until after the new year, since it is the holiday season, but, somehow they were able to get them to us right before our big trip out of town to see family!! Everyone was FLOORED by how beautiful the photos were! How could we possibly "narrow down" our choices, when all of them were soooooo good!! Mike was great about getting all of the shots he could get of us outside that we wanted. You have to understand, it was VERY cold that day, but you'd never know it by looking at the photos. He's such a PRO!! Marian, (Mike's wife, and professional photographer) was his right hand gal that day. She made sure she got the photos of the ladies getting ready before the ceremony. During other photos, she made sure my gown, flowers, jewelry, hair, veil, etc. were all in place before the photo was taken, so each shot was perfect. They got EVERY important moment we wanted captured on film that day. It was like having a family member taking the photos, someone who knew you and knew exactly what shots would mean a lot to you!
They're AWESOME!!

Mike also shot our "Engagement Photos" before the wedding. He knew the perfect spot to take us to, so we would have beautiful casual photos that were professionally done. He knew just where to have us stand and sit, so that the sunlight would be in just the right place for the shot. We loved ALL of them! And so did our families!!

We highly recommend them to any and all couples looking for someone who will take care of them on their very special day!! If you want to have Custom Photogaraphy do your photos, BOOK EARLY!!! They are a "HOT Commodity" in the photography business!!! If you'd like to see some of their work, check out our profile photos!!! :)

Thank you sooo much Mike and Marian!! We love you both, and appreciate your hard work in helping us capture our special moments forever!!!!!
XOXO PATRICK & LAUNA BYRD
What can we say about Mike and Marian!!! They are the best!!! We got very lucky that they were both in attendance to take Read more...
What can we say about Mike and Marian!!! They are the best!!! We got very lucky that they were both in attendance to take care of us on our wedding day in November!!! They are wonderful people professionally and personally. Their studio is in their home, so when you meet them, you are invited into their home to see all of the beautiful work they have accomplished.

We were prepared to wait for our photos until after the new year, since it is the holiday season, but, somehow they were able to get them to us right before our big trip out of town to see family!! Everyone was FLOORED by how beautiful the photos were! How could we possibly "narrow down" our choices, when all of them were soooooo good!! Mike was great about getting all of the shots he could get of us outside that we wanted. You have to understand, it was VERY cold that day, but you'd never know it by looking at the photos. He's such a PRO!! Marian, (Mike's wife, and professional photographer) was his right hand gal that day. She made sure she got the photos of the ladies getting ready before the ceremony. During other photos, she made sure my gown, flowers, jewelry, hair, veil, etc. were all in place before the photo was taken, so each shot was perfect. They got EVERY important moment we wanted captured on film that day. It was like having a family member taking the photos, someone who knew you and knew exactly what shots would mean a lot to you!
They're AWESOME!!

Mike also shot our "Engagement Photos" before the wedding. He knew the perfect spot to take us to, so we would have beautiful casual photos that were professionally done. He knew just where to have us stand and sit, so that the sunlight would be in just the right place for the shot. We loved ALL of them! And so did our families!!

We highly recommend them to any and all couples looking for someone who will take care of them on their very special day!! If you want to have Custom Photogaraphy do your photos, BOOK EARLY!!! They are a "HOT Commodity" in the photography business!!! If you'd like to see some of their work, check out our profile photos!!! :)

Thank you sooo much Mike and Marian!! We love you both, and appreciate your hard work in helping us capture our special moments forever!!!!!
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AnnaK
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Dear Marian and Mike,



Stephen and I want to thank you for the absolutely wonderful job you did photographing our wedding, for all the help and the wonderful memories you have captured. We feel so fortunate that you were able to be there. I wanted to let you know that we absolutely loved the pictures, they are really beautiful! There are so many to choose from and I can not wait to show them to my family overseas.



Not only did the pictures come out wonderful, but the warmth and professionalism that you maintained throughout the day helped make everything go smoothly and you really made it a joyful experience for everyone. Thank you for being such a wonderful person and photographer, Marian! Also, please thank Mike for everything that he did, as well. You were a pleasure to work with, and you both make an awesome team!



Sincerely,



Stephen and Anna
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Stephen and I want to thank you for the absolutely wonderful job you did Read more...
Dear Marian and Mike,



Stephen and I want to thank you for the absolutely wonderful job you did photographing our wedding, for all the help and the wonderful memories you have captured. We feel so fortunate that you were able to be there. I wanted to let you know that we absolutely loved the pictures, they are really beautiful! There are so many to choose from and I can not wait to show them to my family overseas.



Not only did the pictures come out wonderful, but the warmth and professionalism that you maintained throughout the day helped make everything go smoothly and you really made it a joyful experience for everyone. Thank you for being such a wonderful person and photographer, Marian! Also, please thank Mike for everything that he did, as well. You were a pleasure to work with, and you both make an awesome team!



Sincerely,



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Jean
Wedding:
9/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Dear Marion & Mike,

It's the middle of January ( 2 1/2 months after Jeannie & I received the preliminary album from you guys). We just finished with it the other day and we're ready to send it back to you.We can't believe how difficult it was for us to decide how we wanted our album arranged! ( We sat down 3 different times! LOL) What is even more amazing for us is how on such short notice (1 1/2 days) you guys made our wedding day a day we'll never forget! We reached out to you on Monday Sept. 20th after we discovered the photographer we planned to use on the 23rd wasn't going to work out. And, since we were not from the area and had only arrived a few days earlier we were in a state of panic! The hotel where we were staying gave us your names and we met with the two of you, at your home, the following day Tuesday Sept. 21st.

We are both firm believers in the theory that "everything happens for a reason" ...and the reason we were having trouble with the photographer we originally booked was because we were supposed to meet you!

After speaking with the two of you and seeing your studio, it was clear to us that not only were you true professionals and very passionate about your craft.....you truly care about fulfilling your clients hopes and dreams for their big day. As we sat together, you asked us what we wanted for our special day, we explained what we wanted and how much trouble we were having and you told us not to worry...that everything would work out just the way we wanted it. We left your home that day knowing that everything would work out.Two days later, on Sept. 23rd, we were married...and the day could not have been better! It was just as you said it would be. We told you how we wanted our day to unfold and the two of you made it happen - just like we hoped it would! It's really amazing to us that you were able to bring everything together for us in such a short amount of time!

The only explanation we can think of is... the two of you are angels sent to us from Heaven to make sure our day was perfect!
Thank you both so much for making our wedding day one we will never, ever forget!

All our love,
Dan & Jean
(a.k.a.)
"Bonnie and Clyde"

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It's the middle of January ( 2 1/2 months after Jeannie & I received the preliminary album Read more...
Dear Marion & Mike,

It's the middle of January ( 2 1/2 months after Jeannie & I received the preliminary album from you guys). We just finished with it the other day and we're ready to send it back to you.We can't believe how difficult it was for us to decide how we wanted our album arranged! ( We sat down 3 different times! LOL) What is even more amazing for us is how on such short notice (1 1/2 days) you guys made our wedding day a day we'll never forget! We reached out to you on Monday Sept. 20th after we discovered the photographer we planned to use on the 23rd wasn't going to work out. And, since we were not from the area and had only arrived a few days earlier we were in a state of panic! The hotel where we were staying gave us your names and we met with the two of you, at your home, the following day Tuesday Sept. 21st.

We are both firm believers in the theory that "everything happens for a reason" ...and the reason we were having trouble with the photographer we originally booked was because we were supposed to meet you!

After speaking with the two of you and seeing your studio, it was clear to us that not only were you true professionals and very passionate about your craft.....you truly care about fulfilling your clients hopes and dreams for their big day. As we sat together, you asked us what we wanted for our special day, we explained what we wanted and how much trouble we were having and you told us not to worry...that everything would work out just the way we wanted it. We left your home that day knowing that everything would work out.Two days later, on Sept. 23rd, we were married...and the day could not have been better! It was just as you said it would be. We told you how we wanted our day to unfold and the two of you made it happen - just like we hoped it would! It's really amazing to us that you were able to bring everything together for us in such a short amount of time!

The only explanation we can think of is... the two of you are angels sent to us from Heaven to make sure our day was perfect!
Thank you both so much for making our wedding day one we will never, ever forget!

All our love,
Dan & Jean
(a.k.a.)
"Bonnie and Clyde"

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aunt and uncle of bride
Wedding:
9/8/2010
5.0/5.0
My hat is tipped to Custom Photography. As aunt and uncle of the bride (who covered many of the wedding expenses) we witnessed an event in our blended families which had not been accompanished in many, many years.

On an evening last fall in almost 90 degree heat, complete with humidity and bugs, Marian mastered a task at an Outer Banks destination wedding which was not to be envied. A combined wedding family portrait with over 40 persons ranging in age from 6 months to mid 80's is now one of our cherished possessions. This photograph has relatives who had argued and not spoken for oyears, some divorced and remarried with their new spouses for the first time in a very long time.

By the end of the evening, the heat and humidity turned to thunderstorms with heavy downpours. Inspite of a half mile walk from ceremony to reception, a leaking tent and water on the dance floor, my niece and her husband have a beautiful wedding album.

The Linetts, whether it be Marian or Mike, can handle anything no matter what the condition may be. Thanks for the beautiful wedding album.
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My hat is tipped to Custom Photography. As aunt and uncle of the bride (who covered many of the wedding expenses) we witnessed an event in our blended families which had not been accompanished in many, many years.

On an evening last fall in almost 90 degree heat, complete with humidity and bugs, Marian mastered a task at an Outer Banks destination wedding which was not to be envied. A combined wedding family portrait with over 40 persons ranging in age from 6 months to mid 80's is now one of our cherished possessions. This photograph has relatives who had argued and not spoken for oyears, some divorced and remarried with their new spouses for the first time in a very long time.

By the end of the evening, the heat and humidity turned to thunderstorms with heavy downpours. Inspite of a half mile walk from ceremony to reception, a leaking tent and water on the dance floor, my niece and her husband have a beautiful wedding album.

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Patricia
Wedding:
8/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Custom Photography far exceeded my expectations of a wedding planner. Being a young bride doing everything on my own, the process of finding the right businesses to help me on my big day was a huge task. The second I met Mike and Marian they radiated with positivity. Instead of telling me anything and everything just to make a sale they took the time to get to know me and my fiance and what we were looking for on our wedding day. I immediately knew I wanted them a part of my day. Every step of the way from engagement photos, arriving at the ceremony, and the wee hours of the night dancing at the reception they were there. And yes Mike even handled a few tearful stressed phone conversations as if he were my father, supporting me and guiding me the whole time. I simply can not say enough good things about Custom Photography and the impact they had on my big day.
Custom Photography far exceeded my expectations of a wedding planner. Being a young bride doing everything on my own, the Read more...
Custom Photography far exceeded my expectations of a wedding planner. Being a young bride doing everything on my own, the process of finding the right businesses to help me on my big day was a huge task. The second I met Mike and Marian they radiated with positivity. Instead of telling me anything and everything just to make a sale they took the time to get to know me and my fiance and what we were looking for on our wedding day. I immediately knew I wanted them a part of my day. Every step of the way from engagement photos, arriving at the ceremony, and the wee hours of the night dancing at the reception they were there. And yes Mike even handled a few tearful stressed phone conversations as if he were my father, supporting me and guiding me the whole time. I simply can not say enough good things about Custom Photography and the impact they had on my big day. Read less
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Father of the groom
Wedding:
7/8/2010
5.0/5.0
Looking back Custom Photography falls into the category of lessons learned and money well-spent!

Mike and Marian, the words Thank You simply can not express our satisfaction with the photography of our son and daughter-in-law’s wedding. Almost eighteen months after the event, your fifty page wedding album holds the only memories of this “happy time in our lives”. Since the wedding, several of our elder relatives have gone to be with the Lord. Although going through major illnesses before the wedding, each of these family members had a smile on their face showing their utter enjoyment of just living to see this blessed event. The photographs are beautiful, but your patience in dealing with the elderly won our hearts. You built the family images leaving space for the grandparents and then quickly slid them into place removing my mother’s cane so she had the honor of standing on her own. My father’s wheelchair is hardly noticeable because all the grandchildren are gathered beside him and kneeling at his knee.

When our hearts tug for the memories of parents and grandparents, we pull out the wedding album and relive the day through your photographic skills.

Our only regret is that all the other vendors did not have your business ethics. Now eighteen months down the road, we still have not seen the final production of our children’s video or received the preserved wedding gown from the bridal shop. Even the reception location no longer exists.

We thank the Lord our children found each other to spend their lives together. As Father of the groom who paid many of the wedding expenses, we also thank the Lord for helping our children find the two of you. Whenever a wedding problem surfaced, you always took the time to listen trying to help in any way that you could.

Aside from cherished photographic memories, we also developed a friendship that will be cherished forever.

Proud Father Of My Son And A Wonderful Daughter
Looking back Custom Photography falls into the category of lessons learned and money well-spent!

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Looking back Custom Photography falls into the category of lessons learned and money well-spent!

Mike and Marian, the words Thank You simply can not express our satisfaction with the photography of our son and daughter-in-law’s wedding. Almost eighteen months after the event, your fifty page wedding album holds the only memories of this “happy time in our lives”. Since the wedding, several of our elder relatives have gone to be with the Lord. Although going through major illnesses before the wedding, each of these family members had a smile on their face showing their utter enjoyment of just living to see this blessed event. The photographs are beautiful, but your patience in dealing with the elderly won our hearts. You built the family images leaving space for the grandparents and then quickly slid them into place removing my mother’s cane so she had the honor of standing on her own. My father’s wheelchair is hardly noticeable because all the grandchildren are gathered beside him and kneeling at his knee.

When our hearts tug for the memories of parents and grandparents, we pull out the wedding album and relive the day through your photographic skills.

Our only regret is that all the other vendors did not have your business ethics. Now eighteen months down the road, we still have not seen the final production of our children’s video or received the preserved wedding gown from the bridal shop. Even the reception location no longer exists.

We thank the Lord our children found each other to spend their lives together. As Father of the groom who paid many of the wedding expenses, we also thank the Lord for helping our children find the two of you. Whenever a wedding problem surfaced, you always took the time to listen trying to help in any way that you could.

Aside from cherished photographic memories, we also developed a friendship that will be cherished forever.

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Very Happy Bride!
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
I am so happy and extremely pleased with the results of my purchase. I discovered pictures of moments I didn't even know existed! The worst part of this...was trying to pick from all of the fabulous options!
I am so happy and extremely pleased with the results of my purchase. I discovered pictures of moments I didn't even know Read more...
I am so happy and extremely pleased with the results of my purchase. I discovered pictures of moments I didn't even know existed! The worst part of this...was trying to pick from all of the fabulous options! Read less
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happily married
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Custom Photography did an outstanding job capturing my special day. Jeffery took pictures of us, our guests and all of the different aspect of our wedding(i.e. candy table, special lighting, ice sculpture, live band, harpist, etc.) that I can view over and over again. I did not remember some things and it was refreshing to know that he took in consideration that as a nervous bride there would be things needed to be captured on film so that I could long appreciate all of the hard work and labor of love that my parents put into making this day extra special for me and my new husband. I highly recommend Jeffery/Custom Photography to anyone wanting to have special memories of any event. He pays close attention to details and knows pictures and poses that will make any album award winning.
Custom Photography did an outstanding job capturing my special day. Jeffery took pictures of us, our guests and all of the Read more...
Custom Photography did an outstanding job capturing my special day. Jeffery took pictures of us, our guests and all of the different aspect of our wedding(i.e. candy table, special lighting, ice sculpture, live band, harpist, etc.) that I can view over and over again. I did not remember some things and it was refreshing to know that he took in consideration that as a nervous bride there would be things needed to be captured on film so that I could long appreciate all of the hard work and labor of love that my parents put into making this day extra special for me and my new husband. I highly recommend Jeffery/Custom Photography to anyone wanting to have special memories of any event. He pays close attention to details and knows pictures and poses that will make any album award winning. Read less
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Christopher
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
From the very start of our wedding he got right to work. He was never just standing around and was always shooting photos. Very polite and very talented. The photographs turn out AMAZING!! Would recommend to any couple looking to have a true professional covering their wedding.
From the very start of our wedding he got right to work. He was never just standing around and was always shooting photos. Read more...
From the very start of our wedding he got right to work. He was never just standing around and was always shooting photos. Very polite and very talented. The photographs turn out AMAZING!! Would recommend to any couple looking to have a true professional covering their wedding. Read less
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lauren
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
The Linett's from Custom Photography are fabulous! Not only are they amazing and friendly people who lighten the mood on a stressful day, but the photographs of our wedding ceremony on the sands of Virginia Beach turned out to be beautiful! The day of the wedding was very warm with clear blue skies however just as the ceremony was about to begin a "wind storm" began and nearly swept us all away. We made it through the ceremony but I was scared that our photos were going to be ruined. But Mr. Linett was a miracle worker! He defied the laws of nature and tamed the weather! The wind seems nonexistent in our photos and I could absolutely not have been more pleased with the way things turned out!
The Linett's from Custom Photography are fabulous! Not only are they amazing and friendly people who lighten the mood on a Read more...
The Linett's from Custom Photography are fabulous! Not only are they amazing and friendly people who lighten the mood on a stressful day, but the photographs of our wedding ceremony on the sands of Virginia Beach turned out to be beautiful! The day of the wedding was very warm with clear blue skies however just as the ceremony was about to begin a "wind storm" began and nearly swept us all away. We made it through the ceremony but I was scared that our photos were going to be ruined. But Mr. Linett was a miracle worker! He defied the laws of nature and tamed the weather! The wind seems nonexistent in our photos and I could absolutely not have been more pleased with the way things turned out! Read less
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HeatherC
Wedding:
5/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Mike and Marian were wonderful to work with! Their personalities made everyone want to smile and laugh! They weren't just the photographers, they were a piece of the party! My husband and I are extremely happy with the photos, not only from the wedding and reception, but from our engagement session and my bridal portraits. They truly have an eye for the best shots and know how to work with the crowd to make everyone enjoy the event!! They come into the wedding already knowing what shots to take and how to make the most of the bride and groom's time so they aren't spending the entire time taking photos. We were able to take all of the posed shots quickly so we could get to the party and share the memories with our family and friends. If we ever decide to renew our vows I would love to work with Custom Photography again because I know they will make our day even more memorable!
Mike and Marian were wonderful to work with! Their personalities made everyone want to smile and laugh! They weren't just Read more...
Mike and Marian were wonderful to work with! Their personalities made everyone want to smile and laugh! They weren't just the photographers, they were a piece of the party! My husband and I are extremely happy with the photos, not only from the wedding and reception, but from our engagement session and my bridal portraits. They truly have an eye for the best shots and know how to work with the crowd to make everyone enjoy the event!! They come into the wedding already knowing what shots to take and how to make the most of the bride and groom's time so they aren't spending the entire time taking photos. We were able to take all of the posed shots quickly so we could get to the party and share the memories with our family and friends. If we ever decide to renew our vows I would love to work with Custom Photography again because I know they will make our day even more memorable! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Marian did such a wonderful job at our beach wedding in Sandbridge. She captured so many wonderful moments that we didn't even know about until we saw the pictures. All the pictures were absolutely breathtaking. Mike and Marian both made our experience very memorable. Thank you so much for being part of our big day!!
Marian did such a wonderful job at our beach wedding in Sandbridge. She captured so many wonderful moments that we didn't Read more...
Marian did such a wonderful job at our beach wedding in Sandbridge. She captured so many wonderful moments that we didn't even know about until we saw the pictures. All the pictures were absolutely breathtaking. Mike and Marian both made our experience very memorable. Thank you so much for being part of our big day!! Read less
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vneblitt
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Worked around the brides crazy travel schedule. Great value and price. Had experience with our wedding location and reception location. Respectful of our church's rules on photography. Really friendly and personable. Gave our LEGO wedding cake as much attention as the edible wedding cake. Took photos of all the guests at the tables. Beautiful photos that create a wonderful memory of our special day.
Worked around the brides crazy travel schedule. Great value and price. Had experience with our wedding location and Read more...
Worked around the brides crazy travel schedule. Great value and price. Had experience with our wedding location and reception location. Respectful of our church's rules on photography. Really friendly and personable. Gave our LEGO wedding cake as much attention as the edible wedding cake. Took photos of all the guests at the tables. Beautiful photos that create a wonderful memory of our special day. Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Photographers are very professional and work is great!
Photographers are very professional and work is great!
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Nicole and Ryan
Wedding:
4/3/2010
5.0/5.0
We were referred a couple of different photographers through our minister and after meeting them the one we decided on was Custom Photography. After meeting Marian and Michael for the first time we knew they were the ones for us. They brought us into their house studio and showed us a lot of their work that they had previously done and we were amazed at all the beautiful photos they had taken from all the weddings that they had worked in the last 26 years. Marian and Michael were busy the weekend of our wedding and we wanted them to do our wedding to so they flew their son Jeffrey in from L.A. who is also a well known photographer here and more so on the West Coast. Jeffrey was amazing at our wedding and I really cant put into words how good of a job he did. Our wedding and party was about four hours long and in that time frame he captured almost 900 photos of our special day. I don't think I saw him take a break once, he was constantly on the move to get those special shots of our special moments on this special day. After the wedding was over we came back to their studio a couple weeks later and they showed us all 900 photos and helped us on making our wedding album.

Thank you so much! Our wedding was wonderful because of you!
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We were referred a couple of different photographers through our minister and after meeting them the one we decided on was Custom Photography. After meeting Marian and Michael for the first time we knew they were the ones for us. They brought us into their house studio and showed us a lot of their work that they had previously done and we were amazed at all the beautiful photos they had taken from all the weddings that they had worked in the last 26 years. Marian and Michael were busy the weekend of our wedding and we wanted them to do our wedding to so they flew their son Jeffrey in from L.A. who is also a well known photographer here and more so on the West Coast. Jeffrey was amazing at our wedding and I really cant put into words how good of a job he did. Our wedding and party was about four hours long and in that time frame he captured almost 900 photos of our special day. I don't think I saw him take a break once, he was constantly on the move to get those special shots of our special moments on this special day. After the wedding was over we came back to their studio a couple weeks later and they showed us all 900 photos and helped us on making our wedding album.

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kcoolbear432010
Wedding:
4/3/2010
5.0/5.0
From the moment we met Mike and Marion at a bridal show we fell in love. They are so warm and personable. Anything we needed or any questions we had they were right on top of it. Always available to call or email. Pictures, whether they were engagement/bridal/or the wedding, were always amazing! Mike and Marion are always professional and dependable. Couldn't have asked for anyone else!
From the moment we met Mike and Marion at a bridal show we fell in love. They are so warm and personable. Anything we Read more...
From the moment we met Mike and Marion at a bridal show we fell in love. They are so warm and personable. Anything we needed or any questions we had they were right on top of it. Always available to call or email. Pictures, whether they were engagement/bridal/or the wedding, were always amazing! Mike and Marion are always professional and dependable. Couldn't have asked for anyone else! Read less
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paige
Wedding:
3/27/2010
5.0/5.0
The Linettes were AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love these guys! I just recieved my pictures today! they look beautiful! I also wanted to say how they made the pictures tell a story! they caught every detail! Absolutely great! I just love Mike and Miriam! I could not have ask for a better pair! I just love there work, AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Linettes were AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love these guys! I just recieved my pictures today! they look beautiful! I Read more...
The Linettes were AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love these guys! I just recieved my pictures today! they look beautiful! I also wanted to say how they made the pictures tell a story! they caught every detail! Absolutely great! I just love Mike and Miriam! I could not have ask for a better pair! I just love there work, AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
1/16/2010
5.0/5.0
We found Mike and Marion in the phone book. What a lucky day for us. They did such an amazing job photographing our wedding. From the engagement session on the beach, to the church, to the reception after; Mike did an exceptional job. He was fun to work with. He put his photo "subjects"at ease. He was also creative in the way he posed everyone. We absolutely loved all of the pictures that he took. He took beautiful posed photos at the church, and some really fun candids as well. I will certainly use Custom Photography in the future, and give them my highest stamp of approval!
We found Mike and Marion in the phone book. What a lucky day for us. They did such an amazing job photographing our Read more...
We found Mike and Marion in the phone book. What a lucky day for us. They did such an amazing job photographing our wedding. From the engagement session on the beach, to the church, to the reception after; Mike did an exceptional job. He was fun to work with. He put his photo "subjects"at ease. He was also creative in the way he posed everyone. We absolutely loved all of the pictures that he took. He took beautiful posed photos at the church, and some really fun candids as well. I will certainly use Custom Photography in the future, and give them my highest stamp of approval! Read less
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WedInSnow121809
Wedding:
12/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Mike and Marian are amazing! We first saw their work at a local bridal show and we were sold the minute we met them! When you meet them you feel like you have know them for years. They went above and beyond than what I could have ever imagined. Our wedding was the 18th of December and it actually snowed. Even with such an exspensive camera Mike was still willing to take a picture of us in the snow! We are so pleased with all of our pictures and ended up having no regrets what so ever with the pictures they had taken. All of them were just perfect! We can't wait till we get see our finished album. I even had a hard time being able to make my Bridal portrait due to my very busy schedule, but they made it happen. My portrait was taken NOV 20th and it was ready way before our wedding DEC 18th, not to mention it was beautiful! Mike and Marian are amazing photographers and people. If you decide to pick them you will be way beyond pleased! In fact, I think you'd be silly not to pick them! : )
Mike and Marian are amazing! We first saw their work at a local bridal show and we were sold the minute we met them! When Read more...
Mike and Marian are amazing! We first saw their work at a local bridal show and we were sold the minute we met them! When you meet them you feel like you have know them for years. They went above and beyond than what I could have ever imagined. Our wedding was the 18th of December and it actually snowed. Even with such an exspensive camera Mike was still willing to take a picture of us in the snow! We are so pleased with all of our pictures and ended up having no regrets what so ever with the pictures they had taken. All of them were just perfect! We can't wait till we get see our finished album. I even had a hard time being able to make my Bridal portrait due to my very busy schedule, but they made it happen. My portrait was taken NOV 20th and it was ready way before our wedding DEC 18th, not to mention it was beautiful! Mike and Marian are amazing photographers and people. If you decide to pick them you will be way beyond pleased! In fact, I think you'd be silly not to pick them! : ) Read less
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angieandvinnie
Wedding:
11/21/2009
5.0/5.0
My mother and I met Mike and Marian at a bridal show at The Founders Inn, and of all the photographers there - they are who we remembered the most. They were extremely lively and personable. Their samples were beautiful, as well. Very shortly after the bridal show, Mike called us and we arranged for a meeting to see what he could do for us. We spent nearly 2 hours at their home, looking through their photographs and listening to Mike's stories. We knew right away that we wanted Mike and Marian to shoot our wedding. They have tons of experience, were very familiar with our location, and they just seem like such a pleasure to work with! Another thing that we found interesting about Custom Photography is that they use real film and the wedding albums are real, developed photographs. This is so unusual anymore, because it seems that anyone with a digital camera and Photoshop considers themselves a photographer.

A few weeks before the wedding, we had our engagement pictures done at a scenic place by the water. Mike was willing to meet us wherever we decided to take them. Once we were there, he was so good at capturing the natural beauty of whatever happened to be in the background. Even on a cloudy day, the pictures turned out amazing. During the wedding itself, every important moment was caught perfectly on film. He was never in the way. It almost seemed as if he disappeared, yet he was up on a ladder or hanging off of a balcony shooting fantastic shots.
Today we came to look at our pictures and design our albums. They are so awesome! The pictures turned out fantastic - and Mike really put a lot of thought into the shots that he took. He gave us recommendations on how our final product should be laid out in order to tell the perfect story. So now, we'll have to spend some time and decide which of these photos will end up in the album. Maybe our cat Don Vito can help us decide. He'll probably pick the ones with the most food in them! In other words, we would highly recommend Mike and Marian of Custom Photography for your wedding. You will definitely not be disappointed.
My mother and I met Mike and Marian at a bridal show at The Founders Inn, and of all the photographers there - they are Read more...
My mother and I met Mike and Marian at a bridal show at The Founders Inn, and of all the photographers there - they are who we remembered the most. They were extremely lively and personable. Their samples were beautiful, as well. Very shortly after the bridal show, Mike called us and we arranged for a meeting to see what he could do for us. We spent nearly 2 hours at their home, looking through their photographs and listening to Mike's stories. We knew right away that we wanted Mike and Marian to shoot our wedding. They have tons of experience, were very familiar with our location, and they just seem like such a pleasure to work with! Another thing that we found interesting about Custom Photography is that they use real film and the wedding albums are real, developed photographs. This is so unusual anymore, because it seems that anyone with a digital camera and Photoshop considers themselves a photographer.

A few weeks before the wedding, we had our engagement pictures done at a scenic place by the water. Mike was willing to meet us wherever we decided to take them. Once we were there, he was so good at capturing the natural beauty of whatever happened to be in the background. Even on a cloudy day, the pictures turned out amazing. During the wedding itself, every important moment was caught perfectly on film. He was never in the way. It almost seemed as if he disappeared, yet he was up on a ladder or hanging off of a balcony shooting fantastic shots.
Today we came to look at our pictures and design our albums. They are so awesome! The pictures turned out fantastic - and Mike really put a lot of thought into the shots that he took. He gave us recommendations on how our final product should be laid out in order to tell the perfect story. So now, we'll have to spend some time and decide which of these photos will end up in the album. Maybe our cat Don Vito can help us decide. He'll probably pick the ones with the most food in them! In other words, we would highly recommend Mike and Marian of Custom Photography for your wedding. You will definitely not be disappointed. Read less
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keelingab
Wedding:
11/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Custom Photography made our wedding day truly memorable! Michael put everyone at ease and everyone had a smile; he caught some moments that will be lifelong memories. The pictures were clear, concise and plentiful; we are so pleased that we made the decision to use Custom Photography and will definitely recommend them to others.
Custom Photography made our wedding day truly memorable! Michael put everyone at ease and everyone had a smile; he caught Read more...
Custom Photography made our wedding day truly memorable! Michael put everyone at ease and everyone had a smile; he caught some moments that will be lifelong memories. The pictures were clear, concise and plentiful; we are so pleased that we made the decision to use Custom Photography and will definitely recommend them to others. Read less
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mrsT4ever
Wedding:
11/14/2009
5.0/5.0
They were great! Originally we had a family friend lined up to be our photographer, but had to cancel last minute due to illness and they came through for us! The pictures were beautiful and we didn't have to wait very long at all for them to be developed. I will definitely hire them again in the future for any other events!
They were great! Originally we had a family friend lined up to be our photographer, but had to cancel last minute due to Read more...
They were great! Originally we had a family friend lined up to be our photographer, but had to cancel last minute due to illness and they came through for us! The pictures were beautiful and we didn't have to wait very long at all for them to be developed. I will definitely hire them again in the future for any other events! Read less
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John and Charlene
Wedding:
11/7/2009
5.0/5.0
My wife met Mike through Grand Affairs and then they set up a meeting to discuss the wedding.We then arrived at his house which doubles as his studio and were highly impressed with his positive attitude and his outgoing personality. Mike went out of his way to ensure our every need was met, he also accomplished everything exactly as we requested. While we were at his house to meet his wife and set the finals plans in motion for the wedding. On the Day of the wedding Mike met us in the lobby of Grand Affairs where he met the our family members for the first time and he treated them like they were the best of friends our family and friends were highly impressed with him. His professionalism and willingness to go the extra mile speaks highly his Character.
After the wedding Mike set everything up for pictures in the chapel and then made everything run smoothly throughout the night getting all the very special moments captured on film. Mike even out of his way to ensure everything done down to the Final dance which he captured on film.He had till Jan 7th but he was done early with the proofs and arranging to get final delivery done as quick as possible. I would Highly recommend Custom Photography to anyone looking for a photographer who will capture their special day and moments for them.
My wife met Mike through Grand Affairs and then they set up a meeting to discuss the wedding.We then arrived at his house Read more...
My wife met Mike through Grand Affairs and then they set up a meeting to discuss the wedding.We then arrived at his house which doubles as his studio and were highly impressed with his positive attitude and his outgoing personality. Mike went out of his way to ensure our every need was met, he also accomplished everything exactly as we requested. While we were at his house to meet his wife and set the finals plans in motion for the wedding. On the Day of the wedding Mike met us in the lobby of Grand Affairs where he met the our family members for the first time and he treated them like they were the best of friends our family and friends were highly impressed with him. His professionalism and willingness to go the extra mile speaks highly his Character.
After the wedding Mike set everything up for pictures in the chapel and then made everything run smoothly throughout the night getting all the very special moments captured on film. Mike even out of his way to ensure everything done down to the Final dance which he captured on film.He had till Jan 7th but he was done early with the proofs and arranging to get final delivery done as quick as possible. I would Highly recommend Custom Photography to anyone looking for a photographer who will capture their special day and moments for them. Read less
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jessanddan
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
The service was top notch. Mike and Marian were as nice as could be. I will not be getting married again but if I do I would use them again.
The service was top notch. Mike and Marian were as nice as could be. I will not be getting married again but if I do I Read more...
The service was top notch. Mike and Marian were as nice as could be. I will not be getting married again but if I do I would use them again. Read less
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ashleyann3571@hotmail.com
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
If i could rate to a million i would! They went so far out of their to make my special day wonderful they ended up in upstate NY. I couldn't have asked for a better photographer. They have made every step of the process as easy, stress free and as wonderful as possible. They were so wonderful that my mother in law's family were begging to take Mike home with them. I think the hardest part was for mike to decide who to sit and eat dinner with! I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful and joyful experience. There is no doubt in my mind that anyone could have done as great a job as the Linett's. They surpassed all my expectations and made my day wonderful.
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If i could rate to a million i would! They went so far out of their to make my special day wonderful they ended up in upstate NY. I couldn't have asked for a better photographer. They have made every step of the process as easy, stress free and as wonderful as possible. They were so wonderful that my mother in law's family were begging to take Mike home with them. I think the hardest part was for mike to decide who to sit and eat dinner with! I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful and joyful experience. There is no doubt in my mind that anyone could have done as great a job as the Linett's. They surpassed all my expectations and made my day wonderful. Read less
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Rob and Tracie's wedding
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Custom Photography's work was very professional and delightful to work with. We enjoyed working with both Mike and Marian.
Custom Photography's work was very professional and delightful to work with. We enjoyed working with both Mike and Marian. Read more...
Custom Photography's work was very professional and delightful to work with. We enjoyed working with both Mike and Marian. Read less
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ashgriffin86
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
Mike and Marian were wonderful! I have referred them to my dad and his fiance' to use them. They were flexible and the most reasonable price wise. The pictures we received were awesome. We had to move our wedding inside and you couldn't tell it wasn't meant to be or that there were any extra people in the room. Fabulous!
Mike and Marian were wonderful! I have referred them to my dad and his fiance' to use them. They were flexible and the Read more...
Mike and Marian were wonderful! I have referred them to my dad and his fiance' to use them. They were flexible and the most reasonable price wise. The pictures we received were awesome. We had to move our wedding inside and you couldn't tell it wasn't meant to be or that there were any extra people in the room. Fabulous! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Mike and Marion did a great job with our wedding! They were both super friendly and helpful to us throughout the process and we had a great time having Mike as our photographer. I highly recommend working with them for your wedding pictures!
Mike and Marion did a great job with our wedding! They were both super friendly and helpful to us throughout the process Read more...
Mike and Marion did a great job with our wedding! They were both super friendly and helpful to us throughout the process and we had a great time having Mike as our photographer. I highly recommend working with them for your wedding pictures! Read less
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jdecker3935
Wedding:
10/9/2009
5.0/5.0
We are grateful to have had Custom Photography (Steve) at our wedding. Steve made our reception go very smoothly and we don't know what we would have done without him. The pictures were amazing!!!
We are grateful to have had Custom Photography (Steve) at our wedding. Steve made our reception go very smoothly and we Read more...
We are grateful to have had Custom Photography (Steve) at our wedding. Steve made our reception go very smoothly and we don't know what we would have done without him. The pictures were amazing!!! Read less
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October Bride
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Everything is wonderful. Married life is better than we ever imagined. I look at the pictures almost everyday. They are so beautiful. Thank you so much for being there and making our special day a wonderful memory we can share with our family and friends. God Bless
Everything is wonderful. Married life is better than we ever imagined. I look at the pictures almost everyday. They are so Read more...
Everything is wonderful. Married life is better than we ever imagined. I look at the pictures almost everyday. They are so beautiful. Thank you so much for being there and making our special day a wonderful memory we can share with our family and friends. God Bless Read less
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em_mitchell
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Mike and Marian provided us with the best memories we will ever have for our wedding day! Every step in the photo process was easy and they were so accommodating. The pictures turned out magical--we truly could not have picked a better company to use for our photos. If you are looking for a professional team with the ability to capture your wedding day with class and experience, Custom Photography is the way to go!
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Mike and Marian provided us with the best memories we will ever have for our wedding day! Every step in the photo process was easy and they were so accommodating. The pictures turned out magical--we truly could not have picked a better company to use for our photos. If you are looking for a professional team with the ability to capture your wedding day with class and experience, Custom Photography is the way to go! Read less
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soccerfan77
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Custom Photography. They have been so nice and so helpful. The photos turned out absolutely beautiful. I researched several photographers before choosing Custom Photography and found them to be the best priced. You won't be disappointed choosing Custom Photography.
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I would highly recommend Custom Photography. They have been so nice and so helpful. The photos turned out absolutely beautiful. I researched several photographers before choosing Custom Photography and found them to be the best priced. You won't be disappointed choosing Custom Photography. Read less
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jacknali
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
The photo service of Mike and Marian Linett was awesome. They were very helpful with not only the photos, but also finding the other needed vendors for our wedding. Super Happy with the services.
Loved the photos.
The photo service of Mike and Marian Linett was awesome. They were very helpful with not only the photos, but also finding Read more...
The photo service of Mike and Marian Linett was awesome. They were very helpful with not only the photos, but also finding the other needed vendors for our wedding. Super Happy with the services.
Loved the photos. Read less
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Jeffrey Midgett
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Make sure you book them way in advance in order to ensure the best photography services. Truly the best value for the money. Entrust no one else for the best memories on your special day.
Make sure you book them way in advance in order to ensure the best photography services. Truly the best value for the Read more...
Make sure you book them way in advance in order to ensure the best photography services. Truly the best value for the money. Entrust no one else for the best memories on your special day. Read less
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gee0116
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Mike and Marion are fantastic. When searching for a wedding photographer I was looking for perfection and I found more than what I even expected. My husband and I found there services to be outstanding and we would recommend then to anyone.

Giovanni and Charles Sneed, Jr
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Mike and Marion are fantastic. When searching for a wedding photographer I was looking for perfection and I found more than what I even expected. My husband and I found there services to be outstanding and we would recommend then to anyone.

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lyn.langman
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Mike and Marian are so wonderful to work with- you will have a great time and gain a friend, not just a photographer. We just looked at our proofs and they are amazing. The Linetts are great people who produce beautiful pictures to capture your special wedding moments.
Mike and Marian are so wonderful to work with- you will have a great time and gain a friend, not just a photographer. We Read more...
Mike and Marian are so wonderful to work with- you will have a great time and gain a friend, not just a photographer. We just looked at our proofs and they are amazing. The Linetts are great people who produce beautiful pictures to capture your special wedding moments. Read less
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loveUSN
Wedding:
8/29/2009
5.0/5.0
Absolutely fabulous!!!! They were very quick in getting in touch with us and making appointments. Our first appointment was conveinently the same day we called which was a late afternoon on the weekend. The engagement pictures took about 5 minutes to take; however, the end results were exceptionally wonderful. The ceremony/reception pictures were just as wonderful. We got several outdoor pictures that my husband and I completely forgot about, and LOVED ALL THE PICTURES!!!! All of them. Mike did an excellent job blending in with the crowd and took far more pictures than excepted. He went above and beyond on everything and truly captured the greatest moments.

After picking up our pictures, we showed them to a couple marrying in a few years and is considering Custom Photography as their photographer for their big day. We highly recommend Custom Photography to anyone and everyone. Mike and Marian are the friendliest couple ever and are great at what they do. Thank you Custom Photography for capturing one of the best days of our life!!!!
Absolutely fabulous!!!! They were very quick in getting in touch with us and making appointments. Our first appointment Read more...
Absolutely fabulous!!!! They were very quick in getting in touch with us and making appointments. Our first appointment was conveinently the same day we called which was a late afternoon on the weekend. The engagement pictures took about 5 minutes to take; however, the end results were exceptionally wonderful. The ceremony/reception pictures were just as wonderful. We got several outdoor pictures that my husband and I completely forgot about, and LOVED ALL THE PICTURES!!!! All of them. Mike did an excellent job blending in with the crowd and took far more pictures than excepted. He went above and beyond on everything and truly captured the greatest moments.

After picking up our pictures, we showed them to a couple marrying in a few years and is considering Custom Photography as their photographer for their big day. We highly recommend Custom Photography to anyone and everyone. Mike and Marian are the friendliest couple ever and are great at what they do. Thank you Custom Photography for capturing one of the best days of our life!!!! Read less
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Melissa&Chris0815
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
We are SO pleased with all of our wedding photography by Custom Photography. They did such a BEAUTIFUL job capturing all of the memories of our special day. Mike and Marian are awesome people to work with too--they are just like family! The photographs are all you'll have left after your special day is over and you can't go wrong with Custom Photography. Their work is absolutely incredible!! Thanks SO much Mike and Marian!!
We are SO pleased with all of our wedding photography by Custom Photography. They did such a BEAUTIFUL job capturing all Read more...
We are SO pleased with all of our wedding photography by Custom Photography. They did such a BEAUTIFUL job capturing all of the memories of our special day. Mike and Marian are awesome people to work with too--they are just like family! The photographs are all you'll have left after your special day is over and you can't go wrong with Custom Photography. Their work is absolutely incredible!! Thanks SO much Mike and Marian!! Read less
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hhoffman
Wedding:
8/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Custom Photography is the BEST!!! They are extremely easy to work with and accommodating. I could not have asked for better wedding photos. They know how to get the job done right! The photos from my bridal shoot were everything I wanted and more. I highly recommend Custom Photography to any and all brides who want pictures that capture the moments they never want to forget.
Custom Photography is the BEST!!! They are extremely easy to work with and accommodating. I could not have asked for Read more...
Custom Photography is the BEST!!! They are extremely easy to work with and accommodating. I could not have asked for better wedding photos. They know how to get the job done right! The photos from my bridal shoot were everything I wanted and more. I highly recommend Custom Photography to any and all brides who want pictures that capture the moments they never want to forget. Read less
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srfnangel6
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
Custom Photography was absolutely amazing!!! The pictures were more than I could ever have expected (even as a perfectionist bride!). The photography is so professional and every picture is a keeper. Its going to be so difficult to choose specific pictures for the album..

Also, they were extremely flexible-from working the packages like wanted, to where we wanted the Engagement pictures. I would not recommend anyone else! And the best part... they are absolutely the nicest people!
Custom Photography was absolutely amazing!!! The pictures were more than I could ever have expected (even as a Read more...
Custom Photography was absolutely amazing!!! The pictures were more than I could ever have expected (even as a perfectionist bride!). The photography is so professional and every picture is a keeper. Its going to be so difficult to choose specific pictures for the album..

Also, they were extremely flexible-from working the packages like wanted, to where we wanted the Engagement pictures. I would not recommend anyone else! And the best part... they are absolutely the nicest people! Read less
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Cyn and Marc
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Custom Photography has been a pleasure to work with AGAIN! 10 years ago, they worked with my family. I was so impressed with their quality that I was happy to choose them to capture the memories for my wedding. They are easy to work with, very energetic during the preparations and a joy to be with during the event. And, to see the final products is so rewarding. They have an eye for the most memorable opportunities that will make me and my family smile for a lifetime. I would highly recommend them to anyone that wants to enjoy their event and not worry about having the best photographic memories to treasure.
Custom Photography has been a pleasure to work with AGAIN! 10 years ago, they worked with my family. I was so impressed Read more...
Custom Photography has been a pleasure to work with AGAIN! 10 years ago, they worked with my family. I was so impressed with their quality that I was happy to choose them to capture the memories for my wedding. They are easy to work with, very energetic during the preparations and a joy to be with during the event. And, to see the final products is so rewarding. They have an eye for the most memorable opportunities that will make me and my family smile for a lifetime. I would highly recommend them to anyone that wants to enjoy their event and not worry about having the best photographic memories to treasure. Read less
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devilishgrl
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Mike and Marion were wonderful. Our wedding pictures turned out beautifully. We would recommend these two in a heartbeat!
Mike and Marion were wonderful. Our wedding pictures turned out beautifully. We would recommend these two in a heartbeat!
Mike and Marion were wonderful. Our wedding pictures turned out beautifully. We would recommend these two in a heartbeat! Read less
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kerstin
Wedding:
5/23/2009
5.0/5.0
Mike and Marian were both fantastic! Marian did our engagement pictures and Mike did the wedding reception and ceremony... The pictures turned out amazing, and at the wedding everyone was impressed with Mike's techniques for taking pictures. At the time of my wedding i was working really crazy hours and my schedule was very tight, Mike and Marian were able to accomodate to my schedule to get our engagement pictures. Marian did such an amazing job, it had rain the night before and our engagement pictures were at a park. She came with big clear plastic bags so we wouldn't get dirty and still be able to get the shots we wanted. Needless to say, in the pictures you can't even tell we were sitting on plastic bags :) ... Mike did the cutest poses after the ceremony with our parents and family. At the reception, he was able to capture as Eric and I were entering the dance floor in a way that when i look at the picture i relive the moment. He also did great in capturing moving shots. There was a lot of dancing at my wedding and all the pictures turned out fabulous! The best part of our wedding package was the picture Mike and Marian put in a canvas, my husband fell in love with it. The picture looks like a painting ... i would definitely recommend getting that and of course hiring Mike and Marian. One thing to keep in mind is that this pictures are done with film not digital in order to capture as much detail as possible (really good thing they still do this), that being said, it takes time to develop, can't rush perfection :) However, the wait is worth it!
Mike and Marian were both fantastic! Marian did our engagement pictures and Mike did the wedding reception and ceremony... Read more...
Mike and Marian were both fantastic! Marian did our engagement pictures and Mike did the wedding reception and ceremony... The pictures turned out amazing, and at the wedding everyone was impressed with Mike's techniques for taking pictures. At the time of my wedding i was working really crazy hours and my schedule was very tight, Mike and Marian were able to accomodate to my schedule to get our engagement pictures. Marian did such an amazing job, it had rain the night before and our engagement pictures were at a park. She came with big clear plastic bags so we wouldn't get dirty and still be able to get the shots we wanted. Needless to say, in the pictures you can't even tell we were sitting on plastic bags :) ... Mike did the cutest poses after the ceremony with our parents and family. At the reception, he was able to capture as Eric and I were entering the dance floor in a way that when i look at the picture i relive the moment. He also did great in capturing moving shots. There was a lot of dancing at my wedding and all the pictures turned out fabulous! The best part of our wedding package was the picture Mike and Marian put in a canvas, my husband fell in love with it. The picture looks like a painting ... i would definitely recommend getting that and of course hiring Mike and Marian. One thing to keep in mind is that this pictures are done with film not digital in order to capture as much detail as possible (really good thing they still do this), that being said, it takes time to develop, can't rush perfection :) However, the wait is worth it! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/2/2009
5.0/5.0
Mike and Marian were fantastic, very professional and my pictures are absolutely beautiful. It was truly a pleasure working with them!!
Mike and Marian were fantastic, very professional and my pictures are absolutely beautiful. It was truly a pleasure Read more...
Mike and Marian were fantastic, very professional and my pictures are absolutely beautiful. It was truly a pleasure working with them!! Read less
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Parents of the bride
Wedding:
4/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Dear Marian & Mike,

Thank you for all you have done to make the one in a lifetime event of Beth and Paul's wedding that much more spectacular. The memories that you have captured are wonderful and will last a lifetime for the Harzold and Teixeira families. From the engagement pictures taken in San Diego, to the wedding day, to your care and concern for all the services you provided after the wedding...everything was wonderful.

The professional quality of your photography is only surpassed by your ability to become "part of the family" from the first meeting onward. This is truly a testimony to you both because it really shows that participating in such a special event with our families was so much more than just a business relationship. Your sincere and personal desire to make our wedding event as important as if it were your own family was evident every step of the way.

Again our heartfelt thanks to you for all you have done. If you should ever be in need of any future reference (I know that your work and reputation already speaks untold volumes on it's our merit), please feel free to have anyone contact us.

Sincerely,

Hank & Evie Harzold
Dear Marian & Mike,

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Dear Marian & Mike,

Thank you for all you have done to make the one in a lifetime event of Beth and Paul's wedding that much more spectacular. The memories that you have captured are wonderful and will last a lifetime for the Harzold and Teixeira families. From the engagement pictures taken in San Diego, to the wedding day, to your care and concern for all the services you provided after the wedding...everything was wonderful.

The professional quality of your photography is only surpassed by your ability to become "part of the family" from the first meeting onward. This is truly a testimony to you both because it really shows that participating in such a special event with our families was so much more than just a business relationship. Your sincere and personal desire to make our wedding event as important as if it were your own family was evident every step of the way.

Again our heartfelt thanks to you for all you have done. If you should ever be in need of any future reference (I know that your work and reputation already speaks untold volumes on it's our merit), please feel free to have anyone contact us.

Sincerely,

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goldie
Wedding:
1/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Stephanie and Joseph Balsamo's Wedding- January 24, 2009

I am the Mother of the Bride. Mike and Marion are absolutely wonderful. The service, cost and their professionalism can not be beat. Mike did my daughter's portrait, pictures were outstanding. Marion happened to be the photographer that photographed her wedding. What can I say, she was truly marvelous. I believe she captured every possible part of her wedding. I can actually look at her pictures and can replay every part of her fabulous day. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I must say that every one of her pictures are worth way much more.
Stephanie and Joseph Balsamo's Wedding- January 24, 2009

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Stephanie and Joseph Balsamo's Wedding- January 24, 2009

I am the Mother of the Bride. Mike and Marion are absolutely wonderful. The service, cost and their professionalism can not be beat. Mike did my daughter's portrait, pictures were outstanding. Marion happened to be the photographer that photographed her wedding. What can I say, she was truly marvelous. I believe she captured every possible part of her wedding. I can actually look at her pictures and can replay every part of her fabulous day. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I must say that every one of her pictures are worth way much more. Read less
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atarra
Wedding:
1/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Marian and Mike Linett were great beyond measure.They exceeded our expectations for our wedding.My husband felt so comfortable with Mike being our photographer. My whole wedding party worked the camera for Mike.He made our wedding have an extra party attached to it.If you don't use Marian and Mike Linett you are truly missing out!
Marian and Mike Linett were great beyond measure.They exceeded our expectations for our wedding.My husband felt so Read more...
Marian and Mike Linett were great beyond measure.They exceeded our expectations for our wedding.My husband felt so comfortable with Mike being our photographer. My whole wedding party worked the camera for Mike.He made our wedding have an extra party attached to it.If you don't use Marian and Mike Linett you are truly missing out! Read less
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ChipnAsh
Wedding:
1/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Mike and Marion were a pleasure to work with. They made our wedding experience so happy and in the end were like family to us. We would tell all of our family and friends to use Custom Photography!

-Ashley & Chip Schnabel
Mike and Marion were a pleasure to work with. They made our wedding experience so happy and in the end were like family to Read more...
Mike and Marion were a pleasure to work with. They made our wedding experience so happy and in the end were like family to us. We would tell all of our family and friends to use Custom Photography!

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sfkg21
Wedding:
12/4/2008
5.0/5.0
Custom Photography was so pleasant to work with. They made my wedding day a wonderful day. I recommend them to anyone who is looking for a amazing photographer who definitely goes the extra mile!
Custom Photography was so pleasant to work with. They made my wedding day a wonderful day. I recommend them to anyone who Read more...
Custom Photography was so pleasant to work with. They made my wedding day a wonderful day. I recommend them to anyone who is looking for a amazing photographer who definitely goes the extra mile! Read less
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Cindy
Wedding:
11/29/2008
5.0/5.0
The photos were excellent quality. Absolutely beautiful photos and we had a great time having the photos taken.
The photos were excellent quality. Absolutely beautiful photos and we had a great time having the photos taken.
The photos were excellent quality. Absolutely beautiful photos and we had a great time having the photos taken. Read less
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melissa
Wedding:
11/22/2008
5.0/5.0
Pictures are very nice. Glad I went with them to do our pictures. Pictures were done in a nice time and they are very nice people to work with :)
Pictures are very nice. Glad I went with them to do our pictures. Pictures were done in a nice time and they are very nice Read more...
Pictures are very nice. Glad I went with them to do our pictures. Pictures were done in a nice time and they are very nice people to work with :) Read less
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cathyb413
Wedding:
11/8/2008
5.0/5.0
Very Beautiful Wedding Pictures!!! I would Highly recommend Custom Photography for any of your photography needs!
Very Beautiful Wedding Pictures!!! I would Highly recommend Custom Photography for any of your photography needs!
Very Beautiful Wedding Pictures!!! I would Highly recommend Custom Photography for any of your photography needs! Read less
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jacki mother of the bride
Wedding:
10/25/2008
5.0/5.0
Mike and Marian Linett were so accommodating . They drove 4 hours to take the engagement pictures at an apple orchard that had significant meaning to the engaged couple. As for the wedding, even though the day was wet and rainy the pictures turned out bright and sunny with lots smiles. They are a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend them.
Mike and Marian Linett were so accommodating . They drove 4 hours to take the engagement pictures at an apple orchard that Read more...
Mike and Marian Linett were so accommodating . They drove 4 hours to take the engagement pictures at an apple orchard that had significant meaning to the engaged couple. As for the wedding, even though the day was wet and rainy the pictures turned out bright and sunny with lots smiles. They are a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend them. Read less
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SarahHall
Wedding:
10/11/2008
5.0/5.0
Mike and Marian's fun-filled attitude caught my eye at a bridal show, and I knew I'd found our photographers. From the first meeting, they were up-front, informative, and professional. They were genuinely interested in getting to know us and in capturing our personalities in the photos. Truly, a class act.
Mike and Marian's fun-filled attitude caught my eye at a bridal show, and I knew I'd found our photographers. From the Read more...
Mike and Marian's fun-filled attitude caught my eye at a bridal show, and I knew I'd found our photographers. From the first meeting, they were up-front, informative, and professional. They were genuinely interested in getting to know us and in capturing our personalities in the photos. Truly, a class act. Read less
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rejoice247
Wedding:
10/10/2008
5.0/5.0
Custom Photography did an amazing job on our wedding photographs. Their name says it all. They were more than willing to work with me on my schedule. Since my husband was deployed and across the country for most of the time, they worked with me on my time table. I really appreciate their flexibility and professionalism. Note to future brides...it's ok to get your bridal portraits after the wedding, and it keeps you from worrying about the dress before the wedding. Beautiful work! Thank you for helping my day be all the more memorable.
Custom Photography did an amazing job on our wedding photographs. Their name says it all. They were more than willing to Read more...
Custom Photography did an amazing job on our wedding photographs. Their name says it all. They were more than willing to work with me on my schedule. Since my husband was deployed and across the country for most of the time, they worked with me on my time table. I really appreciate their flexibility and professionalism. Note to future brides...it's ok to get your bridal portraits after the wedding, and it keeps you from worrying about the dress before the wedding. Beautiful work! Thank you for helping my day be all the more memorable. Read less
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notart
Wedding:
9/13/2008
5.0/5.0
Mike and Marian at Custom Photography were absolutely wonderful to work with! They are very personable and friendly and really made our wedding experience a very easy and enjoyable one. They are so easy to work with and you cant beat their pricing. I am extremely pleased with the quality of our pictures they turned out beautifully! I couldnt be more pleased with them being a part of our wedding day!
Mike and Marian at Custom Photography were absolutely wonderful to work with! They are very personable and friendly and Read more...
Mike and Marian at Custom Photography were absolutely wonderful to work with! They are very personable and friendly and really made our wedding experience a very easy and enjoyable one. They are so easy to work with and you cant beat their pricing. I am extremely pleased with the quality of our pictures they turned out beautifully! I couldnt be more pleased with them being a part of our wedding day! Read less
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Mother of the Bride
Wedding:
8/31/2008
5.0/5.0
Fun photographers! Always laughing and making the event fun. Crisp and clear photos. Bridal portrait experience was lots of fun and they took their time and made you feel special.
Fun photographers! Always laughing and making the event fun. Crisp and clear photos. Bridal portrait experience was lots Read more...
Fun photographers! Always laughing and making the event fun. Crisp and clear photos. Bridal portrait experience was lots of fun and they took their time and made you feel special. Read less
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Melissa Owen
Wedding:
8/16/2008
5.0/5.0
We really enjoyed working with the Linnett's!! They are fun and professional, and the photos are amazing!! :)
We really enjoyed working with the Linnett's!! They are fun and professional, and the photos are amazing!! :)
We really enjoyed working with the Linnett's!! They are fun and professional, and the photos are amazing!! :) Read less
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Adam
Wedding:
8/2/2008
5.0/5.0
Mike & Marion are excellent photographers! I would highly recommend them for any bride who wants an exceptional photo album that they will cherish for many years to come. Mike photographed our wedding and he was extremely professional yet lots of fun to help make our wedding day the most enjoyable day of our lives. Both Mike & Marion will hold a special place in our hearts for years to come!
Mike & Marion are excellent photographers! I would highly recommend them for any bride who wants an exceptional photo Read more...
Mike & Marion are excellent photographers! I would highly recommend them for any bride who wants an exceptional photo album that they will cherish for many years to come. Mike photographed our wedding and he was extremely professional yet lots of fun to help make our wedding day the most enjoyable day of our lives. Both Mike & Marion will hold a special place in our hearts for years to come! Read less
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countrysmartie
Wedding:
8/2/2008
5.0/5.0
The Linnets did an excellent job on our wedding pictures. We could not have been happier. The albums were what really sold us. They were the perfect gift for our parents. I would recommend them to anyone who was looking for a wedding photographer!
The Linnets did an excellent job on our wedding pictures. We could not have been happier. The albums were what really sold Read more...
The Linnets did an excellent job on our wedding pictures. We could not have been happier. The albums were what really sold us. They were the perfect gift for our parents. I would recommend them to anyone who was looking for a wedding photographer! Read less
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Chiquita
Wedding:
7/12/2008
5.0/5.0
Custom Photography had very good quality in pictures, friendly, and very flexible. I would definitely recommend them to other brides.
Custom Photography had very good quality in pictures, friendly, and very flexible. I would definitely recommend them to Read more...
Custom Photography had very good quality in pictures, friendly, and very flexible. I would definitely recommend them to other brides. Read less
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LindsayLord
Wedding:
6/14/2008
5.0/5.0
I thoroughly enjoyed working with the Linetts. They were professional, friendly, and were always a phone call away if I ever had any questions or concerns. I've already recommended them to several friends and they, too, were extremely happy.

The final products exceeded my expectations! I hope to work with them again, hoping to get some wonderful shots of my baby boy-to-be.
I thoroughly enjoyed working with the Linetts. They were professional, friendly, and were always a phone call away if I Read more...
I thoroughly enjoyed working with the Linetts. They were professional, friendly, and were always a phone call away if I ever had any questions or concerns. I've already recommended them to several friends and they, too, were extremely happy.

The final products exceeded my expectations! I hope to work with them again, hoping to get some wonderful shots of my baby boy-to-be. Read less
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skysebring
Wedding:
6/7/2008
5.0/5.0
Mike and Marian were amazing! From 2 hours before the service until the last person left from the reception, they were there! The photos are amazing! Wonderful, professional shots that are worth every cent we paid! An unfortunate event happened a few months after our wedding (before we picked our final shots for our albums) and Marian was such a sweetheart and allowed us to choose several shots of my husband's grandmother (she passed away) to have at her memorial service. Thank you Mike and Marian Linett for being so friendly, caring and professional!

Donna & Bill Burgoon
Mike and Marian were amazing! From 2 hours before the service until the last person left from the reception, they were Read more...
Mike and Marian were amazing! From 2 hours before the service until the last person left from the reception, they were there! The photos are amazing! Wonderful, professional shots that are worth every cent we paid! An unfortunate event happened a few months after our wedding (before we picked our final shots for our albums) and Marian was such a sweetheart and allowed us to choose several shots of my husband's grandmother (she passed away) to have at her memorial service. Thank you Mike and Marian Linett for being so friendly, caring and professional!

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Jeremy
Wedding:
5/29/2008
5.0/5.0
We were terrified to spend any money on a photographer but after the Linette's helped us we felt comfortable with our purchase. They walked us through what would happen and how things would work. The pictures turned out amazing and our products (book, box, proofs, etc) were all professional. The quality of service and level of attention felt like we were the only people they were helping. Definitely choose Custom Photography for all of your needs.
We were terrified to spend any money on a photographer but after the Linette's helped us we felt comfortable with our Read more...
We were terrified to spend any money on a photographer but after the Linette's helped us we felt comfortable with our purchase. They walked us through what would happen and how things would work. The pictures turned out amazing and our products (book, box, proofs, etc) were all professional. The quality of service and level of attention felt like we were the only people they were helping. Definitely choose Custom Photography for all of your needs. Read less
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AliciaV
Wedding:
5/10/2008
5.0/5.0
Very pleased with professionalism and cost of packages. Anyone looking for the best wedding photographers will not go wrong with choosing Custom Photography. Thank you for providing us with the best service and albums that will last a lifetime.
Very pleased with professionalism and cost of packages. Anyone looking for the best wedding photographers will not go Read more...
Very pleased with professionalism and cost of packages. Anyone looking for the best wedding photographers will not go wrong with choosing Custom Photography. Thank you for providing us with the best service and albums that will last a lifetime. Read less
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Irene
Wedding:
4/28/2007
5.0/5.0
The Linetts were awesome and we loved the pictures!!!!
The Linetts were awesome and we loved the pictures!!!!
The Linetts were awesome and we loved the pictures!!!! Read less
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hokiegirl
Wedding:
9/9/2006
5.0/5.0
Mike and Marian were so great to work with. From the first meeting to the delivery of our wedding album, they made the whole process fun. I knew my memories were going to be captured by people who truly cared about what they did. Having them there was like having a member of my family there having fun along side me.
Mike and Marian were so great to work with. From the first meeting to the delivery of our wedding album, they made the Read more...
Mike and Marian were so great to work with. From the first meeting to the delivery of our wedding album, they made the whole process fun. I knew my memories were going to be captured by people who truly cared about what they did. Having them there was like having a member of my family there having fun along side me. Read less
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parents of the bride
Wedding:
9/9/2006
5.0/5.0
Marian & Mike,

The wedding is over and everything special about Ansley and Matthew's wedding is in our memory. Until we look at your pictures, and the whole day comes back to us as though we are doing the day all over again.

Marcia and I can not express enough our appreciation to both of you for all of your hard work that will always keep that special day alive for us. Your professionalism was only exceeded by your desire to do your best to make our special day memorable for years to come.

We have shown your photos to many people from Virginia to Florida and everyone was amazed at the quality and personal touch of your photos. Marcia and I smiled and took their compliments for you. But our response was always the same - "We had the best photographers".

Both of you are truly a credit to your professional and you made this whole process warm, friendly and a wonderful experience.

Thank you so much for everything.

Marcia & Leo (parents of the bride)
Marian & Mike,

The wedding is over and everything special about Ansley and Matthew's wedding is in our memory. Read more...
Marian & Mike,

The wedding is over and everything special about Ansley and Matthew's wedding is in our memory. Until we look at your pictures, and the whole day comes back to us as though we are doing the day all over again.

Marcia and I can not express enough our appreciation to both of you for all of your hard work that will always keep that special day alive for us. Your professionalism was only exceeded by your desire to do your best to make our special day memorable for years to come.

We have shown your photos to many people from Virginia to Florida and everyone was amazed at the quality and personal touch of your photos. Marcia and I smiled and took their compliments for you. But our response was always the same - "We had the best photographers".

Both of you are truly a credit to your professional and you made this whole process warm, friendly and a wonderful experience.

Thank you so much for everything.

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happily married
Wedding:
8/5/2005
5.0/5.0
We were not aware that Wedding Wire even existed until a friend of ours was looking for a wedding photographer. Mike & Marian of Custom Photography captured the memories of our wedding back in 2005, and we are delighted our wedding album so much in 2010 because it gives us the opportunity to re-live the special memories of wedding and reception.

From past experience, The Linett's do a great job and will probably be the best investment that you make with your wedding funds! Photographs help you remember the good times and wonderful family and friends who are no longer with us.

We will never get married again - this one is for keeps - but if we did - Mike and Marian would be the first names on our invitation list.

Heidi & Scott
We were not aware that Wedding Wire even existed until a friend of ours was looking for a wedding photographer. Mike & Read more...
We were not aware that Wedding Wire even existed until a friend of ours was looking for a wedding photographer. Mike & Marian of Custom Photography captured the memories of our wedding back in 2005, and we are delighted our wedding album so much in 2010 because it gives us the opportunity to re-live the special memories of wedding and reception.

From past experience, The Linett's do a great job and will probably be the best investment that you make with your wedding funds! Photographs help you remember the good times and wonderful family and friends who are no longer with us.

We will never get married again - this one is for keeps - but if we did - Mike and Marian would be the first names on our invitation list.

Heidi & Scott Read less
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angelfire771cat
Wedding:
2/6/2005
5.0/5.0
They are excellent photographers and did a great job taking pictures at my wedding. They are my Aunt and Uncle so they flew with me to Florida when I got married. They are very reliable and you could choose noone else who will make you feel special on your wedding day.
They are excellent photographers and did a great job taking pictures at my wedding. They are my Aunt and Uncle so they Read more...
They are excellent photographers and did a great job taking pictures at my wedding. They are my Aunt and Uncle so they flew with me to Florida when I got married. They are very reliable and you could choose noone else who will make you feel special on your wedding day. Read less
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yellowswan
Wedding:
10/4/2008
4.8/5.0
Very fantastic! Amazing amount of photos of everything we could have wanted, very flexible to meet what we wanted in the photos, and were able to provide very valuable suggestions for poses and areas for shoots. Communication was great, not just making sure to call when everything was ready, but also talking with them was like talking with old friends. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a "family feel" from everything in the wedding. Great people overall!
Very fantastic! Amazing amount of photos of everything we could have wanted, very flexible to meet what we wanted in the Read more...
Very fantastic! Amazing amount of photos of everything we could have wanted, very flexible to meet what we wanted in the photos, and were able to provide very valuable suggestions for poses and areas for shoots. Communication was great, not just making sure to call when everything was ready, but also talking with them was like talking with old friends. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a "family feel" from everything in the wedding. Great people overall! Read less
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juliette
Wedding:
10/27/2007
4.8/5.0
We absolutely loved our wedding photographs! Mike and Marianne Linett are great! We actually had Steve (the only other photographer for this company) shoot our wedding, and he did a great job!! One great aspect of Custom Photography is Mike and Marianne run the company out of their home, and when you deal with them, you go to their house. They are both very welcoming and will work very hard to fit your schedule. They are VERY experienced, and have all kinds of great tips to help your pictures look great. Just a note: Custom Photography uses film, not digital, so all of your wedding pictures will be in hard prints, and are not available for viewing online. Some of our family members were disappointed by this, but we knew that going into wedding, so we didn't really care.

Custom Photography is a little pricey, but if you're looking for unique and fun wedding photos- I highly recommend!
We absolutely loved our wedding photographs! Mike and Marianne Linett are great! We actually had Steve (the only other Read more...
We absolutely loved our wedding photographs! Mike and Marianne Linett are great! We actually had Steve (the only other photographer for this company) shoot our wedding, and he did a great job!! One great aspect of Custom Photography is Mike and Marianne run the company out of their home, and when you deal with them, you go to their house. They are both very welcoming and will work very hard to fit your schedule. They are VERY experienced, and have all kinds of great tips to help your pictures look great. Just a note: Custom Photography uses film, not digital, so all of your wedding pictures will be in hard prints, and are not available for viewing online. Some of our family members were disappointed by this, but we knew that going into wedding, so we didn't really care.

Custom Photography is a little pricey, but if you're looking for unique and fun wedding photos- I highly recommend! Read less
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Kirsten
Wedding:
6/9/2007
4.8/5.0
We LOVE our wedding photos SO much! Custom Photography did a fine job, in fact, my bridesmaids all noticed how quickly we were able to get our photographs done so we didn't spend half our day waiting around. We are able to enjoy the day and not feel overwhelmed but still have a terrific album to chronicle our big day. Thank you so much!
We LOVE our wedding photos SO much! Custom Photography did a fine job, in fact, my bridesmaids all noticed how quickly we Read more...
We LOVE our wedding photos SO much! Custom Photography did a fine job, in fact, my bridesmaids all noticed how quickly we were able to get our photographs done so we didn't spend half our day waiting around. We are able to enjoy the day and not feel overwhelmed but still have a terrific album to chronicle our big day. Thank you so much! Read less
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ChrisandTasha
Wedding:
5/30/2009
4.7/5.0
We didnt work with Marian, we only had Mike.

We met him many months before the wedding and knew we loved him, so we booked him early. He said he would give us a discount (i dont remember how much) and do our engagement pictures for free if we paid in full up front, so we did that. Our engagement pictures were awesome. It took him about 10 minutes to take almost 30 pictures in all different poses and we were done. They came out beautifully, too.

We didnt speak with him for a while, but he called a few weeks before the wedding to make some final arrangements. We had him show up a few hours early (you book Mike for the whole day - he doesn't just come for a few hours, which was very nice) and he took some pics of the bridal party around the hotel. He didnt seem to have too many ideas about picture ideas, it was mostly us asking (telling) him about poses.
We dont have the pictures back yet (its only been a week or two) but we are excited to see his angles after seeing his work with our engagement pictures.

During the reception, we didnt see too much of him (which may be a good thing or a bad thing, since i havent seen the pictures yet). Maybe he took a ton of pics without being noticed.
We didnt work with Marian, we only had Mike.

We met him many months before the wedding and knew we loved him, so Read more...
We didnt work with Marian, we only had Mike.

We met him many months before the wedding and knew we loved him, so we booked him early. He said he would give us a discount (i dont remember how much) and do our engagement pictures for free if we paid in full up front, so we did that. Our engagement pictures were awesome. It took him about 10 minutes to take almost 30 pictures in all different poses and we were done. They came out beautifully, too.

We didnt speak with him for a while, but he called a few weeks before the wedding to make some final arrangements. We had him show up a few hours early (you book Mike for the whole day - he doesn't just come for a few hours, which was very nice) and he took some pics of the bridal party around the hotel. He didnt seem to have too many ideas about picture ideas, it was mostly us asking (telling) him about poses.
We dont have the pictures back yet (its only been a week or two) but we are excited to see his angles after seeing his work with our engagement pictures.

During the reception, we didnt see too much of him (which may be a good thing or a bad thing, since i havent seen the pictures yet). Maybe he took a ton of pics without being noticed. Read less
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cnupunknerd09
Wedding:
5/17/2008
4.5/5.0
This photographer was so much fun. He listened to all request and his work is beautiful. He is very flexible and willing to work with the couple as needed. The price was high but he uses real film versus digital which makes the difference. His work is more of the typical posed sort rather than photojournalism but it is very well done.
This photographer was so much fun. He listened to all request and his work is beautiful. He is very flexible and willing Read more...
This photographer was so much fun. He listened to all request and his work is beautiful. He is very flexible and willing to work with the couple as needed. The price was high but he uses real film versus digital which makes the difference. His work is more of the typical posed sort rather than photojournalism but it is very well done. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.4/5.0
Custom Photography provides comprehensive photography services for weddings, including engagement photos, bridal portraits, day of services, and wedding albums. We found a lot of photographers didn't include all of these options and we really wanted the albums and the portraits as well as digital copies of all the photos. What lacked with Custom Photography was the customer service - we had to do all the initiating on the conversations - we didn't hear from them unless we emailed or called, and it has been a month since my wedding and I'm not sure where the official photos are in the process. The quality is good, but the communication is lacking. Also, there were several awkward moments during the ceremony and reception - I recall an incident where the photographer needed a new battery pack and we had to wait around for 10 to 15 minutes during the cake cutting for that to be retrieved. Overall, a good experience with a few hiccups along the way...Amendment to initial review: I have received my photos and directions for creating the albums. The pictures are wonderful, a lot of beautiful shots, and plenty to choose from (over 600). The contract clearly stated they had 8 weeks to deliver the DVDs and they more than met that deadline. I was premature in wondering where my photos were earlier.
Custom Photography provides comprehensive photography services for weddings, including engagement photos, bridal Read more...
Custom Photography provides comprehensive photography services for weddings, including engagement photos, bridal portraits, day of services, and wedding albums. We found a lot of photographers didn't include all of these options and we really wanted the albums and the portraits as well as digital copies of all the photos. What lacked with Custom Photography was the customer service - we had to do all the initiating on the conversations - we didn't hear from them unless we emailed or called, and it has been a month since my wedding and I'm not sure where the official photos are in the process. The quality is good, but the communication is lacking. Also, there were several awkward moments during the ceremony and reception - I recall an incident where the photographer needed a new battery pack and we had to wait around for 10 to 15 minutes during the cake cutting for that to be retrieved. Overall, a good experience with a few hiccups along the way...Amendment to initial review: I have received my photos and directions for creating the albums. The pictures are wonderful, a lot of beautiful shots, and plenty to choose from (over 600). The contract clearly stated they had 8 weeks to deliver the DVDs and they more than met that deadline. I was premature in wondering where my photos were earlier. Read less
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amslandry
Wedding:
10/13/2007
4.0/5.0
very proud of their work!
very proud of their work!
very proud of their work! Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
9/8/2012
2.7/5.0
Not sure where all these positive comments are coming from because after we paid and signed our contract we were told by MANY friends and co workers that we were making a big mistake! Not only were my husbands eyes closed in 90 percent of our engagement pics but also in our wedding pictures!! And if they are so professional then why did they put pictures in my wedding album and the parents album with some peoples eyes closed!! Very disappointed and it's sad that my family and friends had to point out all the pictures with eyes close when they could of used the same picture with all our eyes open because they took multiples. And I will be sure to spread the word and not recommend them!! They didn't even care that our engagements were like that. They are all about money or should I say HE is!! I gave them instructions on certain pictures I wanted with my bridesmaids and none of them got done! I shouldn't have to keep track of how my photographer is doing at my own wedding!! Not to mention I JUST received my wedding album! I had to call him and ask or else he would of forgotten to even do it!
Not sure where all these positive comments are coming from because after we paid and signed our contract we were told by Read more...
Not sure where all these positive comments are coming from because after we paid and signed our contract we were told by MANY friends and co workers that we were making a big mistake! Not only were my husbands eyes closed in 90 percent of our engagement pics but also in our wedding pictures!! And if they are so professional then why did they put pictures in my wedding album and the parents album with some peoples eyes closed!! Very disappointed and it's sad that my family and friends had to point out all the pictures with eyes close when they could of used the same picture with all our eyes open because they took multiples. And I will be sure to spread the word and not recommend them!! They didn't even care that our engagements were like that. They are all about money or should I say HE is!! I gave them instructions on certain pictures I wanted with my bridesmaids and none of them got done! I shouldn't have to keep track of how my photographer is doing at my own wedding!! Not to mention I JUST received my wedding album! I had to call him and ask or else he would of forgotten to even do it! Read less
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Custom Photography responded with the following comments:

In 2014, we enter our 30th year capturing weddings and less than favorable reviews are not something we usually face. After contacting Wedding Wire Support Group, at their suggestion, response is offered.

Our groom did experience difficulty keeping his eyes open from the sun’s reflection onto the sand, but insisted beach was what his bride wanted. An alternate shaded location was offered, but not their choice.

Between casuals, bridals, and wedding, a total of 425 images were delivered. Knowing the groom had difficulty with flash, by mutual agreement each image was captured multiple times to assure open eyes.

Delivery of images was within the promised time as stated on the written agreement along with documentation explaining their album layout. When completed layout forms were returned, instructions had not been followed. Rather than “re-do”, chosing to pay the small amount and have all digital composites. Our bride said she did not read the directions. Album was designed using only their selected images.

Both the bride and groom approved digital composite layouts in our studio viewed on computer (required before uploading for printing). Option was offered of single 20 image Mom’s album or cloned 8x8 exact copy of couple’s album. The bride said do Mom’s exactly as written. Approved albums were uploaded to our album binder. Phone and email messages were left advising wedding album was ready for pick-up. Couple’s album, one parent album, and framed enlargements were delivered within expected time span with their signature.

One week later, a negative review appears voicing dissatisfaction. We really wish that if there was a problem with their chosen images, it would have been noticed and voiced at time of approval before uploading for final assembly. Images could have been gladly switched.

We sincerely make every effort and hope that our photographs will meet expectations and satisfaction!
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Daphne
Wedding:
6/23/2007
2.0/5.0
Although the photos weren't awful they certainly weren't great, and I am very disappointed. The first problem arose when I attempted to schedule my bridal portraits which I had been told they would do almost anywhere in the state when I booked them. I was then told that they could only be done during a few specific hours during the week only and that they only traveled for brides who booked "the most expensive packages". This comment was later rescinded, but I was upset by that point and just agreed to do them in studio. I took the entire day off work (since it HAD to be a weekday and they only had a couple of times it would work) paid to get my trial hair and makeup done and had my dress ready. Well 10 days later I received a call from them telling me that the studio they use to develop their film (they use real film not digital) had turned in the light on in the dark room and ruined all of my photos! So I had to re-do my bridal portraits which meant more time off work, another hair and makeup run (they paid for thank God) and I had to get my dress back from the tailor. At that point I wanted to fire them but I had signed a contract. So I kept them, I HATED the bridal pics, they were AWFUL. The engagement pictures turned out good though so I was hoping it would work out. Well the wedding pics aren't awful but they aren't great either, and they missed several shots that I wanted, there were no pictures of the table centerpieces or really any of the decorations, the "getting ready" pictures were bad and the pictures of the bridal party came out almost too dark to see. So I would not recommend them, and I would say to be wary of any photographer that uses only real film as these pictures can be ruined as my bridals were.
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Although the photos weren't awful they certainly weren't great, and I am very disappointed. The first problem arose when I attempted to schedule my bridal portraits which I had been told they would do almost anywhere in the state when I booked them. I was then told that they could only be done during a few specific hours during the week only and that they only traveled for brides who booked "the most expensive packages". This comment was later rescinded, but I was upset by that point and just agreed to do them in studio. I took the entire day off work (since it HAD to be a weekday and they only had a couple of times it would work) paid to get my trial hair and makeup done and had my dress ready. Well 10 days later I received a call from them telling me that the studio they use to develop their film (they use real film not digital) had turned in the light on in the dark room and ruined all of my photos! So I had to re-do my bridal portraits which meant more time off work, another hair and makeup run (they paid for thank God) and I had to get my dress back from the tailor. At that point I wanted to fire them but I had signed a contract. So I kept them, I HATED the bridal pics, they were AWFUL. The engagement pictures turned out good though so I was hoping it would work out. Well the wedding pics aren't awful but they aren't great either, and they missed several shots that I wanted, there were no pictures of the table centerpieces or really any of the decorations, the "getting ready" pictures were bad and the pictures of the bridal party came out almost too dark to see. So I would not recommend them, and I would say to be wary of any photographer that uses only real film as these pictures can be ruined as my bridals were. Read less
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Custom Photography responded with the following comments:

This response is being written by Marian & Michael Linett, owners of Custom Photography. We are proud to have satisfied brides/grooms and their families in the Hampton Roads area of VA for over 25 years.On September 13, 2006, the bride & groom (along with their families) signed our Wedding Photography Agreement for their June 23, 2007, outside garden wedding which would take place at 7:30 pm. We include in all our wedding collections two portrait sessions - one casual engagement session and one studio or on-location bridal. Our agreement clearly states that these portrait sessions are available Monday-Friday (weekends are reserved for weddings). When this young lady called to schedule her bridal session, she requested that the photography take place on the grounds of the college she had attended in the Raleigh NC area. The requested time was also on a weekend - which would have been in the middle of another couple's wedding. Even though we explained that it had to be Monday-Friday (referencing as stated in our written agreement), she was not happy. On-location bridal sessions are no problem during the week - but another couple's wedding can not be given away - no more than we would have scheduled a bridal session on her June 23, 2007, date. An in-studio bridal session was photographed, along with images of her younger sister which was also in the wedding party. We can not dispute that an employee in the lab we use did expose the images to light - which destroyed them. This was the first and only experience such as this in our 25 year history of capturing images for our wedding couples. The owners of the lab asked that we contact the bride and her family advising that they would like to cover the expense of hair, makeup and having the dress pressed (if required) for a second bridal session. The second bridal session was photographed in our studio along with the images of her little sister and some "fun shots" with Mom and Dad. At their beach engagement session, we normally promise 24 images - 48 were photographed and delivered. A complimentary framed 11x14 of any image of their choice was on display at their reception with their guest book.

On June 23, 2007, Marian Linett met the bride and her girls early afternoon for casual images of getting their hair and make-up before the wedding. On location photography of the event started at 6:00 pm for the 7:30 pm outside garden wedding. The four groomsmen were dressed and ready - the four ladies were getting ready in the small dressing area provided by the event site with all the clutter of what it takes to make a bride!

By the time the ceremony was over and family images captured, it was close to 8:30 pm - which by Act of God - backgrounds will fall off dark because the sun has already begun to set in a area with trees. Every requested family grouping was captured (which entailed about a 3 page list). At no point was the word NO ever uttered to any request. Rather than the promised 150 images, 350 day-of wedding images were delivered (in addition to all detail shots - proof is on the CD maintained by our studio showing table decorations, personalized wine bottles-we even supplied the jpg image of a beach engagement photo). This couple's reception was one of the most festive of 2007. Their first dance was perfect and captured from every angle (many of these images appear on our website). It was an event which would be any photographer's delight - just point the camera and something exciting was happening. The DJ and I both commented what a great party. There were multiple sets of parents (by marriage) all who were captured equally in my photography. Every aspect of this wedding was covered - no stone unturned. When the couple picked up their preview album, there were no photography complaints.

Several months later, the bride's step-mother called to advise the groom's mother had passed away quite suddenly. Photographs were needed for display at the memorial service several states away. Several images were selected, and we had our lab print multiple enlargements (at no charge) which were shipped one day UPS to them to meet the time restraints. The bride's step mother was most appreciative. When the couple brought back their wedding album order later in the year, we offered our condolences about the passing of the groom's mother - but there was not even a thank-you for the photographs sent for display at the memorial service.

To sum things up, a thirty (30) page 10x10 leather wedding album was delivered along with four (4) twenty (20) photograph 5x5 parent albums and two framed 16x20's of their choice (one was complimentary). All remaining photographs not chosen for their wedding album were also given to them. Since it was typical June Hampton Roads weather, we had our lab tone down all facial shine to keep them from looking HOT and SWEATY. To my knowledge they were happy with the finished albums and all the extras - it was not until the negative review appearing on Wedding Wire was brought to my attention did we find out their discontent.

Needless to say, Custom Photography has been licensed in VA Beach now going into our 26th year of pleasing couples with the images we have captured of their celebrations. Someone once told us that if you please every single client - you must not be dealing with enough people ! As a studio, we do over 100 weddings each year, and to my knowledge, this is the first negative written review we have been made aware of.

It is now almost the end of 2009, and it still concerns me. I contacted the Support Group at Wedding Wire, and they suggested that I write this response to accompany the bride's negative review.

Check out our website - we must be doing something right - all of these people are smiling throughout their weddings and receptions -and sending us referrals because they were pleased with Marian & Michael Linett of Custom Photography. Please view our website www. linettfoto.com

We are sure you will be pleased !

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