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Dutcher Photography

Madison , WI

LOCATION

3626 Dryden Drive
Madison , WI US 53704 (map)
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ABOUT US

We are Rob and Samantha Dutcher. We're personable and friendly. Quirky and colorful. Good listeners with a great eye for detail. We photograph weddings, portraits and other joyful events... Read more
We are Rob and Samantha Dutcher. We're personable and friendly. Quirky and colorful. Good listeners with a great eye for detail. We photograph weddings, portraits and other joyful events in Madison, Wisconsin and the world at large and we can't wait to share life's awesome moments with you, both big and small! Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, High Resolution Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
We do offer special post-processing techniques, determined by client preferences.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
We have successfully photographed weddings in even the most challenging lighting conditions, and purchase equipment specifically for it's versatile low-light capability.
Is your media preference film or digital?
We shoot all digital.
How many photographers do you work with?
We use two photographers (Samantha and Rob) for every event, unless a client specifically requests only one.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes. Couples will always be working with Samantha and Rob.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Occasionally we may book more than one event in a weekend, but never more than one in a day.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
We do have a network of professionals as emergency backup, but in 12 years, we've never had to utilize their services.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
We each shoot on a Canon 7D (fantastic low-light capability!) with a variety of lenses. Samantha's favorite wedding lens is Canon's 24-70mm 2.8f lens, and Rob's favorite wedding lens is Canon's 28mm 1.8f lens, or the 85mm 1.8f lens.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
A resounding yes! We have backups for just such an emergency and we always test both our front-line equipment and our backups the day of to make sure they're all in good working order.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
We have an hourly rate and full day packages are simply a multiple of the hourly rate. This allows us to be flexible for couples that are on a budget, and may not need a full 8 hours of photography.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes, we are always available to shoot extra hours, and we simply charge the same hourly rate for the additional time.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We don't take any official breaks during the wedding day, though given that most weddings are 8 hours (plus travel in a lot of cases), we always appreciate a meal, and tend to take turns eating so that the other person can be up and about, capturing fun things happening during the dinner time period. Again, not required at all, just appreciated!
Do you charge for travel?
We do charge for travel outside of the Greater Madison Area. The cost of travel depends heavily on whether lodging will be necessary.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Images are available no later than 4 weeks after the wedding date. Since the images are digital, they aren't proofs, but the actual online gallery that is ready to share with friends and family as soon as the couple have had a chance to view it!
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
We work entirely with digital images.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Once we share the online gallery of images, the client has access to this essentially forever. We don't take galleries down, unless at the request of the client so that they're always available to friends and family.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes.
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! We provide not only an online gallery for viewing and ordering images, we also provide a flash drive containing all of the high resolution images to the couple.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
With 8 hour wedding packages, we offer a gorgeous 13x11 hardbound, image-wrapped book of 50+ images as a part of the wedding package, and for all other packages, this size book (or others) can be purchased a la carte.
When will the client get the final album?
The finished online gallery will be available no later than 4 weeks after the wedding, and the delivery of the wedding album book will depend on when the client approves the design, but would generally not be more than 8 weeks after the wedding.

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jennifer
Wedding:
7/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Sam and Rob are absolutely amazing photographers! They truly captured the emotion in our wedding. You can see the joy, love, and excitement in each and every picture they took! While looking through our pictures, there were many photos that I didn't even know they were there to take. They were where they needed to be the entire day in order to capture absolutely every special moment. I cannot say enough positive things about Dutcher's photography! They did a truly amazing job and I would recommend their photography services to anyone! I can't wait to work with them for our next major life event!
Sam and Rob are absolutely amazing photographers! They truly captured the emotion in our wedding. You can see the joy, Read more...
Sam and Rob are absolutely amazing photographers! They truly captured the emotion in our wedding. You can see the joy, love, and excitement in each and every picture they took! While looking through our pictures, there were many photos that I didn't even know they were there to take. They were where they needed to be the entire day in order to capture absolutely every special moment. I cannot say enough positive things about Dutcher's photography! They did a truly amazing job and I would recommend their photography services to anyone! I can't wait to work with them for our next major life event! Read less
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chelsie
Wedding:
6/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Sam and Rob were wonderful! Very personable, I was a little nervous have photographers up in our businesses, but they were great and very relaxed, made everyone feel at ease. And od course our photos are amazing. They did not miss a beat, looking at photos was like reliving the day!
Sam and Rob were wonderful! Very personable, I was a little nervous have photographers up in our businesses, but they were Read more...
Sam and Rob were wonderful! Very personable, I was a little nervous have photographers up in our businesses, but they were great and very relaxed, made everyone feel at ease. And od course our photos are amazing. They did not miss a beat, looking at photos was like reliving the day! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Rob and Sam for our wedding. We had engagement photos taken by Sam that were beautiful and couldn't wait to have them capture our wedding day. Sam was very on top of getting all the little details down before the wedding for what we wanted and what our time line was so that on the day we didn't even really have to think about it. On the wedding day everything went wonderfully and I got so many compliments on Rob and Sam, everyone loved having them around and thought they were great to work with for the wedding.
We got our photos back in two weeks, which is amazing and they look amazing. The photos are stunning and so many of them capture the emotion of the person/people in them so beautifully. Wonderful photos of family and friends at the wedding made a perfect thank you gift for them and are wonderful memories for us to keep.
I continue to keep getting compliments about our photos all the time and would definitely recommend Rob and Sam to anyone planning their wedding!
We loved working with Rob and Sam for our wedding. We had engagement photos taken by Sam that were beautiful and couldn't Read more...
We loved working with Rob and Sam for our wedding. We had engagement photos taken by Sam that were beautiful and couldn't wait to have them capture our wedding day. Sam was very on top of getting all the little details down before the wedding for what we wanted and what our time line was so that on the day we didn't even really have to think about it. On the wedding day everything went wonderfully and I got so many compliments on Rob and Sam, everyone loved having them around and thought they were great to work with for the wedding.
We got our photos back in two weeks, which is amazing and they look amazing. The photos are stunning and so many of them capture the emotion of the person/people in them so beautifully. Wonderful photos of family and friends at the wedding made a perfect thank you gift for them and are wonderful memories for us to keep.
I continue to keep getting compliments about our photos all the time and would definitely recommend Rob and Sam to anyone planning their wedding! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
I don't even have words for how amazing Sam and Rob are. First of all, they were so helpful when I had questions about the day-of schedule. I know photographers are the best people to ask about wedding scheduling because they are there for the entire day. Sam got back to me within hours with a detailed list of how long certain things take and reassuring words to go along with it! Secondly, they definitely understood our style and our aversion to posed photos. We wanted our photos to show how much love our family and friends have for each other, and we didn't want to sort through dozens of photos of people lined up, looking miserable. Thirdly, as many others have said, THEY ARE NINJAS. I have no idea how they got half the photos they did, because I was standing right there and don't have any recollection of a camera going off in my face. They never once interrupted a conversation to take a photo or pulled me away from my friends to line me up. There are even photos taken from ground-level as I was walking down the aisle, but I don't remember them snaking along the floor. I swear they have Invisibility Cloaks. It's great seeing photos of you and your new husband being totally natural with each other. I cried a few times (okay, many times) while looking at our photos. Lastly, Sam and Rob got our photos back to us in two weeks. TWO. WEEKS. This is highly unusual in wedding world. I have friends who didn't get their photos for almost a year! Sam kept sending me teaser photos while she was editing them, which was super fun.

All in all, if you want your wedding to look like a cool magazine shoot, or an amazing star-studded premiere, and you don't want to hate your photographer by the end of the night because they keep bugging you, hire Dutcher Photography. I could not love my photos more. Honestly, they are the best wedding photos I've ever seen (but I'm biased). I have a few friends who've also used Dutcher Photography, and their photos are just as gorgeous.
I don't even have words for how amazing Sam and Rob are. First of all, they were so helpful when I had questions about the Read more...
I don't even have words for how amazing Sam and Rob are. First of all, they were so helpful when I had questions about the day-of schedule. I know photographers are the best people to ask about wedding scheduling because they are there for the entire day. Sam got back to me within hours with a detailed list of how long certain things take and reassuring words to go along with it! Secondly, they definitely understood our style and our aversion to posed photos. We wanted our photos to show how much love our family and friends have for each other, and we didn't want to sort through dozens of photos of people lined up, looking miserable. Thirdly, as many others have said, THEY ARE NINJAS. I have no idea how they got half the photos they did, because I was standing right there and don't have any recollection of a camera going off in my face. They never once interrupted a conversation to take a photo or pulled me away from my friends to line me up. There are even photos taken from ground-level as I was walking down the aisle, but I don't remember them snaking along the floor. I swear they have Invisibility Cloaks. It's great seeing photos of you and your new husband being totally natural with each other. I cried a few times (okay, many times) while looking at our photos. Lastly, Sam and Rob got our photos back to us in two weeks. TWO. WEEKS. This is highly unusual in wedding world. I have friends who didn't get their photos for almost a year! Sam kept sending me teaser photos while she was editing them, which was super fun.

All in all, if you want your wedding to look like a cool magazine shoot, or an amazing star-studded premiere, and you don't want to hate your photographer by the end of the night because they keep bugging you, hire Dutcher Photography. I could not love my photos more. Honestly, they are the best wedding photos I've ever seen (but I'm biased). I have a few friends who've also used Dutcher Photography, and their photos are just as gorgeous. Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
We went with Sam and Rob for our wedding photography because a few friends had used them in the past year or so and their wedding photographs turned out beautiful. We had the groomsmen get ready at a different location than the bride and bridesmaids, and having two photographers allowed us to get getting ready shots at both locations, which was very cool. We got our photos back very quickly and couldn't be happier with how well they captured expressions and the emotions of the day. I had to have a photobook made because there are so many good shots that I wanted to be able to go back and look at again and again. I would highly recommend Dutcher Photography.
We went with Sam and Rob for our wedding photography because a few friends had used them in the past year or so and their Read more...
We went with Sam and Rob for our wedding photography because a few friends had used them in the past year or so and their wedding photographs turned out beautiful. We had the groomsmen get ready at a different location than the bride and bridesmaids, and having two photographers allowed us to get getting ready shots at both locations, which was very cool. We got our photos back very quickly and couldn't be happier with how well they captured expressions and the emotions of the day. I had to have a photobook made because there are so many good shots that I wanted to be able to go back and look at again and again. I would highly recommend Dutcher Photography. Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
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Sam was absolutely amazing! My husband and I looked at several photography studios, and they were all so expensive and only let you choose from high prices package deals. Since we already got married overseas, we only needed a few photos of our small ceremony in the states. I originally wanted a single hour of photography, but Sam suggested 2 hours just to make sure we had all the photos we needed/wanted. I'm glad we went with the two hours as we had several family photos to get through. We ended up with 200+ photos from the two hour session, and they all looked amazing. We really enjoyed the candid shots! Highly recommend!
Sam was absolutely amazing! My husband and I looked at several photography studios, and they were all so expensive and Read more...
Sam was absolutely amazing! My husband and I looked at several photography studios, and they were all so expensive and only let you choose from high prices package deals. Since we already got married overseas, we only needed a few photos of our small ceremony in the states. I originally wanted a single hour of photography, but Sam suggested 2 hours just to make sure we had all the photos we needed/wanted. I'm glad we went with the two hours as we had several family photos to get through. We ended up with 200+ photos from the two hour session, and they all looked amazing. We really enjoyed the candid shots! Highly recommend! Read less
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Andrew
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Sam and Rob were super friendly and made us feel very comfortable. We had both our wedding and engagement pictures done by Dutcher Photography and each set was wonderful. Sam and Rob were great at keeping our group organized for wonderful compositions. They were also upfront with costs and early to every location.
Sam and Rob were super friendly and made us feel very comfortable. We had both our wedding and engagement pictures done by Read more...
Sam and Rob were super friendly and made us feel very comfortable. We had both our wedding and engagement pictures done by Dutcher Photography and each set was wonderful. Sam and Rob were great at keeping our group organized for wonderful compositions. They were also upfront with costs and early to every location. Read less
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Naomi and Josh
Wedding:
8/4/2013
5.0/5.0
It can be nerve wracking when you are trying to decide on a wedding photographer, but if you pick Dutcher you can rest easy because they are AMAZING.

Dutcher Photography was way more than just a photography vendor. Not only did they provide hundreds of breathtaking photos, they also really helped us think about the timeline and logistics of our big day. Sam was very professional at our first meeting, and she made us feel confident that we would be highly satisfied. The day of the wedding Sam and Rob were really fun to work with, and I think we really meshed well.

The photos speak for themselves. People made comments like "I thought that was an ad at first, and then I realized it was you!" We have a lot of pristine, intimate images that really highlighted and captured moments of the day.

On top of all this, they were very flexible and were willing to work with our budget.


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It can be nerve wracking when you are trying to decide on a wedding photographer, but if you pick Dutcher you can rest Read more...
It can be nerve wracking when you are trying to decide on a wedding photographer, but if you pick Dutcher you can rest easy because they are AMAZING.

Dutcher Photography was way more than just a photography vendor. Not only did they provide hundreds of breathtaking photos, they also really helped us think about the timeline and logistics of our big day. Sam was very professional at our first meeting, and she made us feel confident that we would be highly satisfied. The day of the wedding Sam and Rob were really fun to work with, and I think we really meshed well.

The photos speak for themselves. People made comments like "I thought that was an ad at first, and then I realized it was you!" We have a lot of pristine, intimate images that really highlighted and captured moments of the day.

On top of all this, they were very flexible and were willing to work with our budget.


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Erin
Wedding:
5/12/2013
5.0/5.0
I think after the craziness of a wedding ceremony is over, the testament of a highly skilled photographer is someone who captured all the moments that your bridal brain was too overwhelmed to fully take in, in a way that preserves the authentic, ethereal nature of the day, and leaves you smiling and laughing at everything that occurred.

When the photos came back I was blown away at how many intimate moments Samantha captured of myself and my husband, as well as the rest of our wedding party. We had a small 50 person reception, and while we had a few posed photos taken, some of my most favourite from the day are the candid, reportage style photos that really captured beautiful authentic moments that I was frankly too tired to focus on or remember in their full glory. Samantha was present and moved through the reception deftly, and yet half the photos I simply don't remember her taking, which means the images she captured are full of emotion and love and lacking the self-consciousness I was worried would come across on camera with myself and some of my extremely photo shy guests.

During the ceremony she gracefully and intelligently handled our beautiful but less than ideally shaped venue, and the photos of the vows and ceremony are some of the most touching and elegant pictures I have ever seen of my husband and myself.

After sharing the photography with friends and family, everyone we spoke with was amazed at how fantastic the images were and they all commented on the fact that the pictures truly did capture the essence of the day and all the little details that make a wedding so ethereal and special.
I think after the craziness of a wedding ceremony is over, the testament of a highly skilled photographer is someone who Read more...
I think after the craziness of a wedding ceremony is over, the testament of a highly skilled photographer is someone who captured all the moments that your bridal brain was too overwhelmed to fully take in, in a way that preserves the authentic, ethereal nature of the day, and leaves you smiling and laughing at everything that occurred.

When the photos came back I was blown away at how many intimate moments Samantha captured of myself and my husband, as well as the rest of our wedding party. We had a small 50 person reception, and while we had a few posed photos taken, some of my most favourite from the day are the candid, reportage style photos that really captured beautiful authentic moments that I was frankly too tired to focus on or remember in their full glory. Samantha was present and moved through the reception deftly, and yet half the photos I simply don't remember her taking, which means the images she captured are full of emotion and love and lacking the self-consciousness I was worried would come across on camera with myself and some of my extremely photo shy guests.

During the ceremony she gracefully and intelligently handled our beautiful but less than ideally shaped venue, and the photos of the vows and ceremony are some of the most touching and elegant pictures I have ever seen of my husband and myself.

After sharing the photography with friends and family, everyone we spoke with was amazed at how fantastic the images were and they all commented on the fact that the pictures truly did capture the essence of the day and all the little details that make a wedding so ethereal and special. Read less
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marie
Wedding:
4/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Samantha takes away the anxiety of getting your photo taken. She captures the joy and light in every moment. Dutcher Photography is who you choose when you want to freeze love in space.
Samantha takes away the anxiety of getting your photo taken. She captures the joy and light in every moment. Dutcher Read more...
Samantha takes away the anxiety of getting your photo taken. She captures the joy and light in every moment. Dutcher Photography is who you choose when you want to freeze love in space. Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
We are so glad that we hired Dutcher Photography to take our wedding photos. We had high expectations based on seeing their work, but they far exceeded them. When you look at portfolios online, you can get a sense of a photographer’s best work, but you don’t know how consistently well they will capture all of the moments that occur throughout the event. Rob and Sam provided us with hundreds of shockingly good shots, all of which were carefully post processed. Getting the photos felt like Christmas, and it took us a couple of hours just to look through them all. They took some of the best pictures I’ve ever seen of some of my family and friends, and there are now lots of new Facebook profile picture changes in my family as a result.

Rob and Sam were very professional to deal with, and very upbeat and cheerful. (I’ve been to weddings where the photographers look like the only two unhappy people in the place). They’ve clearly done this many times, and they work with you to make sure they get all the shots you want. At the same time, they never stop the “show.” There are dozens of amazing pictures that they had taken where I have no memory of seeing them and no idea how they got them. And we presented them with some challenging lighting conditions too. Rob and Sam frame posed shots wonderfully, but where they really excel and really distinguish themselves are the candid pictures. I like to think I do enough amateur photography that it makes me appreciate how good they are.

I can’t recommend them highly enough. You will be dealing with professionals. Rob and Sam will help to diffuse the stress of your wedding day (not add to it), and you will get stellar photos that perfectly complement the sweet memories.
We are so glad that we hired Dutcher Photography to take our wedding photos. We had high expectations based on seeing Read more...
We are so glad that we hired Dutcher Photography to take our wedding photos. We had high expectations based on seeing their work, but they far exceeded them. When you look at portfolios online, you can get a sense of a photographer’s best work, but you don’t know how consistently well they will capture all of the moments that occur throughout the event. Rob and Sam provided us with hundreds of shockingly good shots, all of which were carefully post processed. Getting the photos felt like Christmas, and it took us a couple of hours just to look through them all. They took some of the best pictures I’ve ever seen of some of my family and friends, and there are now lots of new Facebook profile picture changes in my family as a result.

Rob and Sam were very professional to deal with, and very upbeat and cheerful. (I’ve been to weddings where the photographers look like the only two unhappy people in the place). They’ve clearly done this many times, and they work with you to make sure they get all the shots you want. At the same time, they never stop the “show.” There are dozens of amazing pictures that they had taken where I have no memory of seeing them and no idea how they got them. And we presented them with some challenging lighting conditions too. Rob and Sam frame posed shots wonderfully, but where they really excel and really distinguish themselves are the candid pictures. I like to think I do enough amateur photography that it makes me appreciate how good they are.

I can’t recommend them highly enough. You will be dealing with professionals. Rob and Sam will help to diffuse the stress of your wedding day (not add to it), and you will get stellar photos that perfectly complement the sweet memories. Read less
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madisonwedding512
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Sam took the photos for our small wedding (~40 guests), and the results are fantastic. We were expecting great pictures of our marriage, but these photos go beyond capturing the event; they capture expressions, mood, and little details that we had missed. They're clearly the work of a very talented artist.

Not only that, but Sam was on top of things, happy to listen to our suggestions, and also had suggestions for a couple like us who hadn't planned our photos out much in advance. She was never bossy or in the way, but genuinely pleasant to have around. Our guests commented too on how friendly she was.

All in all, exactly what we were looking for and highly recommended.
Sam took the photos for our small wedding (~40 guests), and the results are fantastic. We were expecting great pictures of Read more...
Sam took the photos for our small wedding (~40 guests), and the results are fantastic. We were expecting great pictures of our marriage, but these photos go beyond capturing the event; they capture expressions, mood, and little details that we had missed. They're clearly the work of a very talented artist.

Not only that, but Sam was on top of things, happy to listen to our suggestions, and also had suggestions for a couple like us who hadn't planned our photos out much in advance. She was never bossy or in the way, but genuinely pleasant to have around. Our guests commented too on how friendly she was.

All in all, exactly what we were looking for and highly recommended. Read less
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jenmcling
Wedding:
9/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Dutcher Photography absolutely blew us away!! Not only were they the definition of professional, but they consistently went above and beyond any expectations we had. Our wedding day was certainly memorable, however, Rob and Sam took it to another level with the images they captured throughout the event. We are so blessed to be able to extend the memories of our special day through the priceless and artistic prints that Dutcher Photography has given us. Without a doubt, we reccommend their business to anyone and everyone. By choosing Dutcher Photography you are sure to experience a valuable and rare connection that will only enhance your memorable day.....not to mention the finished product, which will always speak louder than any words. Go see for yourself!! www.robandsamphoto.com
Dutcher Photography absolutely blew us away!! Not only were they the definition of professional, but they consistently Read more...
Dutcher Photography absolutely blew us away!! Not only were they the definition of professional, but they consistently went above and beyond any expectations we had. Our wedding day was certainly memorable, however, Rob and Sam took it to another level with the images they captured throughout the event. We are so blessed to be able to extend the memories of our special day through the priceless and artistic prints that Dutcher Photography has given us. Without a doubt, we reccommend their business to anyone and everyone. By choosing Dutcher Photography you are sure to experience a valuable and rare connection that will only enhance your memorable day.....not to mention the finished product, which will always speak louder than any words. Go see for yourself!! www.robandsamphoto.com Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
We absolutely LOVED working with Rob and Sam and we definitely loved their work! The pictures are all gorgeous, they were fun and easy to work with. They were extremely helpful along the way and also had creative ideas at the wedding for awesome pictures. I couldn't be more happy with how the pictures turned out!
We absolutely LOVED working with Rob and Sam and we definitely loved their work! The pictures are all gorgeous, they were Read more...
We absolutely LOVED working with Rob and Sam and we definitely loved their work! The pictures are all gorgeous, they were fun and easy to work with. They were extremely helpful along the way and also had creative ideas at the wedding for awesome pictures. I couldn't be more happy with how the pictures turned out! Read less
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Virginia
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Dutcher photography did an amazing job with our wedding. They captured wonderful candid shots that are absolutely priceless! They also did amazing still lifes of little details of our wedding. Their personalities made them a joy to work with. They were very patient with my nieces and even let the them take a few pictures using their equipment!
Dutcher photography did an amazing job with our wedding. They captured wonderful candid shots that are absolutely Read more...
Dutcher photography did an amazing job with our wedding. They captured wonderful candid shots that are absolutely priceless! They also did amazing still lifes of little details of our wedding. Their personalities made them a joy to work with. They were very patient with my nieces and even let the them take a few pictures using their equipment! Read less
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pks
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
We were definitely happy with our experience overall. Rob and Sam were easy to work with, professional, willing to work with us on minor changes to the contract, and very fast. We had our photos much sooner than we ever would have guessed.

If anything was a weakness it was their portrait style work. Those shots came out well, but not great. In some ways you can only do so much with that type of shot. However, there were some shots where we wish they would have noticed a crooked tie/inconsistent pose/etc. Nothing major, just details that we wish had been caught.

On the other hand, many of the more candid shots are excellent. They caught lots of moments that would have been easy to miss, including lots that we might never have known about because we were so busy getting married. Those shots may not be the ones we print for a "grandma's wall" type use, but they are the ones we enjoy ourselves.
We were definitely happy with our experience overall. Rob and Sam were easy to work with, professional, willing to work Read more...
We were definitely happy with our experience overall. Rob and Sam were easy to work with, professional, willing to work with us on minor changes to the contract, and very fast. We had our photos much sooner than we ever would have guessed.

If anything was a weakness it was their portrait style work. Those shots came out well, but not great. In some ways you can only do so much with that type of shot. However, there were some shots where we wish they would have noticed a crooked tie/inconsistent pose/etc. Nothing major, just details that we wish had been caught.

On the other hand, many of the more candid shots are excellent. They caught lots of moments that would have been easy to miss, including lots that we might never have known about because we were so busy getting married. Those shots may not be the ones we print for a "grandma's wall" type use, but they are the ones we enjoy ourselves. Read less
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Dyl&Suz
Wedding:
8/13/2010
5.0/5.0
We may have been married on Friday the 13th, but we couldn't have been more lucky with our choice of photographers! Rob and Sam were recommended to us by friends, and we have since recommended them to other friends. The Dutcher's are very professional, but also very creative with their work. It was great to have two photographers with us on our wedding day because they were able to capture so many small details that we may have otherwise missed. We received our finished photos very quickly and are so delighted every time we look at our album.
We may have been married on Friday the 13th, but we couldn't have been more lucky with our choice of photographers! Rob Read more...
We may have been married on Friday the 13th, but we couldn't have been more lucky with our choice of photographers! Rob and Sam were recommended to us by friends, and we have since recommended them to other friends. The Dutcher's are very professional, but also very creative with their work. It was great to have two photographers with us on our wedding day because they were able to capture so many small details that we may have otherwise missed. We received our finished photos very quickly and are so delighted every time we look at our album. Read less
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Keith
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
Rob and Sam were perfect. They were really easy to work with, they were subtle as they worked, their vision is professional and artistic, and they were flexible with style and arrangements. Ultimately, it all comes down to whether the photos are worth it: we have an amazing album that captures the people, the emotions, the jokes, and all of the little details that made our wedding what it was. I can't offer a more whole-hearted and satisfied recommendation .
Rob and Sam were perfect. They were really easy to work with, they were subtle as they worked, their vision is Read more...
Rob and Sam were perfect. They were really easy to work with, they were subtle as they worked, their vision is professional and artistic, and they were flexible with style and arrangements. Ultimately, it all comes down to whether the photos are worth it: we have an amazing album that captures the people, the emotions, the jokes, and all of the little details that made our wedding what it was. I can't offer a more whole-hearted and satisfied recommendation . Read less
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Elisa
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
We could not be more pleased with the Sam and Rob's photography of our wedding! They were incredibly warm and professional, paying attention to important details during the planning stages that we had not even thought about. They were very flexible and helpful setting up times to get together to go over a contract and make plans. Because they didn't know our venue, they even came to our rehearsal to get a layout of the stage and the lighting!

On our wedding day, they knew what to do, and moved purposefully and subtly to get excellent shots without distraction. We LOVED how our pictures turned out-lots of great editing and some fun effects, while still having classic shots too. Sam is almost giddy about how much she enjoys editing and making the photos perfect. You can really tell that they both love what they do, and love doing it at their best. Their price is unbeatable-for the amount of time they are there, the number of shots they get in, the quality of the shots, and the fact that there are 2 of them.

A very experienced and talented pair, they both bring different strengths to the table to make a great team. And, they are just really fun people to relate with and be around! We've recommended them to all our friends.
We could not be more pleased with the Sam and Rob's photography of our wedding! They were incredibly warm and Read more...
We could not be more pleased with the Sam and Rob's photography of our wedding! They were incredibly warm and professional, paying attention to important details during the planning stages that we had not even thought about. They were very flexible and helpful setting up times to get together to go over a contract and make plans. Because they didn't know our venue, they even came to our rehearsal to get a layout of the stage and the lighting!

On our wedding day, they knew what to do, and moved purposefully and subtly to get excellent shots without distraction. We LOVED how our pictures turned out-lots of great editing and some fun effects, while still having classic shots too. Sam is almost giddy about how much she enjoys editing and making the photos perfect. You can really tell that they both love what they do, and love doing it at their best. Their price is unbeatable-for the amount of time they are there, the number of shots they get in, the quality of the shots, and the fact that there are 2 of them.

A very experienced and talented pair, they both bring different strengths to the table to make a great team. And, they are just really fun people to relate with and be around! We've recommended them to all our friends. Read less
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Jodie
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Sam and Rob are the Dynamic Duo! The fact that there are two of them ensures that nothing is missed. It was really great to have a photographer with both the bride and the groom while they're getting ready.

The quality of the photographs is superb. They have a beautiful and unique way of capturing the events of the day. Each of them has their own photography style which leads to more variety in the final shots.

They offer their services at a great price. First of all, you get two for one, and that means double the photos for the same price. They also give you a DVD of the photos. There are no hidden costs. You don't have to buy the DVD or pay for the prints you want. Aside from selling the prints, you are basically the owner of them.

I'm so glad that I had Sam and Rob there to capture my/our wedding day! Thanks to those who recommended them to us!!
Sam and Rob are the Dynamic Duo! The fact that there are two of them ensures that nothing is missed. It was really great Read more...
Sam and Rob are the Dynamic Duo! The fact that there are two of them ensures that nothing is missed. It was really great to have a photographer with both the bride and the groom while they're getting ready.

The quality of the photographs is superb. They have a beautiful and unique way of capturing the events of the day. Each of them has their own photography style which leads to more variety in the final shots.

They offer their services at a great price. First of all, you get two for one, and that means double the photos for the same price. They also give you a DVD of the photos. There are no hidden costs. You don't have to buy the DVD or pay for the prints you want. Aside from selling the prints, you are basically the owner of them.

I'm so glad that I had Sam and Rob there to capture my/our wedding day! Thanks to those who recommended them to us!! Read less
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Catherine
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
I was super impressed with everything these guys did!!!
I was super impressed with everything these guys did!!!
I was super impressed with everything these guys did!!! Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
7/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Sam and Rob are excellent! The photos are of exceptional quality. Photography was what I spent most of the budget for my wedding on and I do not regret it. Thanks to Sam and Rob I have great photos which will last me a lifetime. They were great working with my husband and I and our wedding party as well as our guests. I would highly recommend them to anyone planning a wedding. They are highly professional and very willing to work with you to ensure you get the photos of your dreams.
Sam and Rob are excellent! The photos are of exceptional quality. Photography was what I spent most of the budget for my Read more...
Sam and Rob are excellent! The photos are of exceptional quality. Photography was what I spent most of the budget for my wedding on and I do not regret it. Thanks to Sam and Rob I have great photos which will last me a lifetime. They were great working with my husband and I and our wedding party as well as our guests. I would highly recommend them to anyone planning a wedding. They are highly professional and very willing to work with you to ensure you get the photos of your dreams. Read less
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Susannah
Wedding:
10/11/2008
5.0/5.0
(Note: I was a guest, and therefore I'm not sure how much their services cost. But I'll take the bride's word for it.)

As a guest at a friend's wedding, I was really impressed with Rob and Sam. Especially in such a small wedding (~30 people), there's a risk of the photographer getting in the way. Not only did they not get in the way, they were so friendly that I welcomed their presence as fellow guests. And the photos... stunning. Whether the posed or candid, Rob and Sam's photos capture the essence of who James and Kristin really are. There were even some photos that made me wonder how they timed them so perfectly. I could never capture the spark of a sunset not only at the perfect moment but as a bright light at the spot of a kiss. It would be cheesy if it weren't for how genuine the moment really was.

There's nothing fake, set-up or posed about the photos that Rob and Sam do, but they're some of the most beautiful I've ever seen. Isn't that what you want on your wedding day? No worries; just something unexpectedly perfect.
(Note: I was a guest, and therefore I'm not sure how much their services cost. But I'll take the bride's word for Read more...
(Note: I was a guest, and therefore I'm not sure how much their services cost. But I'll take the bride's word for it.)

As a guest at a friend's wedding, I was really impressed with Rob and Sam. Especially in such a small wedding (~30 people), there's a risk of the photographer getting in the way. Not only did they not get in the way, they were so friendly that I welcomed their presence as fellow guests. And the photos... stunning. Whether the posed or candid, Rob and Sam's photos capture the essence of who James and Kristin really are. There were even some photos that made me wonder how they timed them so perfectly. I could never capture the spark of a sunset not only at the perfect moment but as a bright light at the spot of a kiss. It would be cheesy if it weren't for how genuine the moment really was.

There's nothing fake, set-up or posed about the photos that Rob and Sam do, but they're some of the most beautiful I've ever seen. Isn't that what you want on your wedding day? No worries; just something unexpectedly perfect. Read less
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KM83
Wedding:
10/11/2008
5.0/5.0
Rob and Sam had our pictures ready to show us when we returned from our Honeymoon. Reliving the wedding through their photographs was an amazing experience. They captured so many little things that allowed us both be a part of everything again.

I would recommend Dutcher Photography to anyone that wants amazing candid shots that capture the magic of the event and two professionals who have an astounding attention to detail. For example- I made individual cards for each of our guests that featured an original drawing of them. I didn't get to see anyone's initial reaction, but as my husband and I waited to enter the reception I could hear the laughter of our guests as they opened the cards. Rob and Sam got a photo of every single person with their card, and it made for a fantastic photo set of every guest at our wedding.

I recommend Dutcher Photography to all my friends. I will definitely call them up when we need another portrait session in the future!
Rob and Sam had our pictures ready to show us when we returned from our Honeymoon. Reliving the wedding through their Read more...
Rob and Sam had our pictures ready to show us when we returned from our Honeymoon. Reliving the wedding through their photographs was an amazing experience. They captured so many little things that allowed us both be a part of everything again.

I would recommend Dutcher Photography to anyone that wants amazing candid shots that capture the magic of the event and two professionals who have an astounding attention to detail. For example- I made individual cards for each of our guests that featured an original drawing of them. I didn't get to see anyone's initial reaction, but as my husband and I waited to enter the reception I could hear the laughter of our guests as they opened the cards. Rob and Sam got a photo of every single person with their card, and it made for a fantastic photo set of every guest at our wedding.

I recommend Dutcher Photography to all my friends. I will definitely call them up when we need another portrait session in the future! Read less
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Lynney520
Wedding:
9/20/2008
5.0/5.0
Sam & Rob did an excellent job! The pictures were beautiful. They were both behind the camera, so nothing was missed. Two is definitely better than one! I would recommend them without a doubt.
Sam & Rob did an excellent job! The pictures were beautiful. They were both behind the camera, so nothing was missed. Two Read more...
Sam & Rob did an excellent job! The pictures were beautiful. They were both behind the camera, so nothing was missed. Two is definitely better than one! I would recommend them without a doubt. Read less
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Johanna
Wedding:
6/9/2007
5.0/5.0
I find their artistry and viewpoint to be uniquely revealing of their subjects. It is a husband and wife team which enables them to empathize with both the bride and groom. Their wedding photography is very special and extremely reasonable because they make all the photographs available through Kodak. They charge only for their time spent traveling and photographing the wedding.
I find their artistry and viewpoint to be uniquely revealing of their subjects. It is a husband and wife team which Read more...
I find their artistry and viewpoint to be uniquely revealing of their subjects. It is a husband and wife team which enables them to empathize with both the bride and groom. Their wedding photography is very special and extremely reasonable because they make all the photographs available through Kodak. They charge only for their time spent traveling and photographing the wedding. Read less
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Eleni
Wedding:
6/1/2007
5.0/5.0
Rob and Sam Dutcher are great people to work with! My husband and I love the job they did. We still look at our wedding pictures :-) The price is great considering the outstanding quality of pictures - much better than going with "professional photographers" who care more about their fees and only what pictures they want, instead of what you want. Rob and Sam tell your story of your wedding the way you want it told. They are very professional, flexible, and able to blend in with guests and get the smallest details to complete your wedding story. We recommend Dutcher Photography to anyone. Hire Rob and Sam, you won't regret it!
Rob and Sam Dutcher are great people to work with! My husband and I love the job they did. We still look at our wedding Read more...
Rob and Sam Dutcher are great people to work with! My husband and I love the job they did. We still look at our wedding pictures :-) The price is great considering the outstanding quality of pictures - much better than going with "professional photographers" who care more about their fees and only what pictures they want, instead of what you want. Rob and Sam tell your story of your wedding the way you want it told. They are very professional, flexible, and able to blend in with guests and get the smallest details to complete your wedding story. We recommend Dutcher Photography to anyone. Hire Rob and Sam, you won't regret it! Read less
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james.brubaker
Wedding:
7/21/2006
5.0/5.0
The Dutcher's were fantastic wedding photographers. Heck, our wedding was 3 years ago, and I'm taking the time to do post this review, now, if that is any indication how strongly I feel about their work. They were professional in dealings with us leading up to the wedding, professional and courteous to us and our guests during the wedding, and the photos they took were gorgeous. I've seen plenty of nice wedding pictures from other peoples' weddings that do a nice job of showing everyone who was at the event, but the pictures Sam and Rob took for our wedding captured the atmosphere and spirit of the event better than I could have ever imagined. All in all, they're great to work with--nice, friendly, and professional--and their work was gorgeous. I highly recommend Dutcher Photography.
The Dutcher's were fantastic wedding photographers. Heck, our wedding was 3 years ago, and I'm taking the time to do post Read more...
The Dutcher's were fantastic wedding photographers. Heck, our wedding was 3 years ago, and I'm taking the time to do post this review, now, if that is any indication how strongly I feel about their work. They were professional in dealings with us leading up to the wedding, professional and courteous to us and our guests during the wedding, and the photos they took were gorgeous. I've seen plenty of nice wedding pictures from other peoples' weddings that do a nice job of showing everyone who was at the event, but the pictures Sam and Rob took for our wedding captured the atmosphere and spirit of the event better than I could have ever imagined. All in all, they're great to work with--nice, friendly, and professional--and their work was gorgeous. I highly recommend Dutcher Photography. Read less
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westenmuntain
Wedding:
12/29/2003
5.0/5.0
Rob and Sam were great! Much more flexibility, willing to work with me; they don't just provide a set package. They listened to what I wanted and gave me exactly that. They also have a great eye for those tiny, beautiful moments that made my wedding unique. I'd recommend them to anyone!
Rob and Sam were great! Much more flexibility, willing to work with me; they don't just provide a set package. They Read more...
Rob and Sam were great! Much more flexibility, willing to work with me; they don't just provide a set package. They listened to what I wanted and gave me exactly that. They also have a great eye for those tiny, beautiful moments that made my wedding unique. I'd recommend them to anyone! Read less
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