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Expressive Photographics

Santa Cruz , CA
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LOCATION

303 Potrero St., Suite 47-102
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 US

PHONE

831-687-9069
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ABOUT US

Expressive Photographics is a full-service studio, specializing in weddings and portraits. Established in 1983. Based in the Monterey Bay Area, CA, and available anywhere in the US.... Read more
Expressive Photographics is a full-service studio, specializing in weddings and portraits. Established in 1983. Based in the Monterey Bay Area, CA, and available anywhere in the US. 831-687-9069 Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Custom Graphics, Engagement Shoot, Hand-Coloring, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day, Toning, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Prints, Save the Date, Thank You Cards

REVIEWS

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Samantha
Wedding:
6/23/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married on June 23, 2016, and we had our engagement session on May 26, 2015. We used Mark for both and could not be happier. Our engagement session was fun and creative and Mark did a really great job at making us comfortable in front of the camera. Mark was quick on the turn around for the engagement photos and we even had one put on a canvas to show off at our wedding. On our wedding day Mark was more than on time, he showed up an hour before so that he could look around the venue because he had never shot there before. He was very quick to get though all the photos we wanted before the ceremony. During the ceremony he was everywhere, he got so many pictures from different angles I have no idea how he did it. He was like that the whole day. He got every picture I wanted and I rarely noticed he was there. That really showed his experience. My husband and I love the photos and would recommend him to anyone!
My husband and I got married on June 23, 2016, and we had our engagement session on May 26, 2015. We used Mark for both Read more...
My husband and I got married on June 23, 2016, and we had our engagement session on May 26, 2015. We used Mark for both and could not be happier. Our engagement session was fun and creative and Mark did a really great job at making us comfortable in front of the camera. Mark was quick on the turn around for the engagement photos and we even had one put on a canvas to show off at our wedding. On our wedding day Mark was more than on time, he showed up an hour before so that he could look around the venue because he had never shot there before. He was very quick to get though all the photos we wanted before the ceremony. During the ceremony he was everywhere, he got so many pictures from different angles I have no idea how he did it. He was like that the whole day. He got every picture I wanted and I rarely noticed he was there. That really showed his experience. My husband and I love the photos and would recommend him to anyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Mark was great. We did not have him shoot a wedding - but an elopement session in Big Sur. He was professional, took in mind what we wanted, and got lots of great shots. I liked almost every picture that he took - and he touched up the pictures so they looked incredible. I would recommend him for your wedding or engagement portraits.
Mark was great. We did not have him shoot a wedding - but an elopement session in Big Sur. He was professional, took in Read more...
Mark was great. We did not have him shoot a wedding - but an elopement session in Big Sur. He was professional, took in mind what we wanted, and got lots of great shots. I liked almost every picture that he took - and he touched up the pictures so they looked incredible. I would recommend him for your wedding or engagement portraits. Read less
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Expressive Photographics responded with the following comments:

Excellent! Thanks so much for taking time to review us!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
I cant say enough good things about Mark from Expressive Photographics. Starting with our engagement photo shoot, he had the best locations in the area, we did some at the beach and some at the park, he was so creative and made us feel so comfortable. I was amazed with the photos. He just did my wedding recently and was so pleased with the amount of photos he was able to capture. He is reliable, punctual, professional, kind, and just overall a great person and photographer. He worked well with me in putting together my wedding album, which turned out amazing! Highly highly recommend him, he has tons of experience and yet still comes up with new ideas all the time, he is truely the best at what he does! You get what you pay for, and it was definetly money well spent. Memories to last a life time. Thanks again for everything!
I cant say enough good things about Mark from Expressive Photographics. Starting with our engagement photo shoot, he had Read more...
I cant say enough good things about Mark from Expressive Photographics. Starting with our engagement photo shoot, he had the best locations in the area, we did some at the beach and some at the park, he was so creative and made us feel so comfortable. I was amazed with the photos. He just did my wedding recently and was so pleased with the amount of photos he was able to capture. He is reliable, punctual, professional, kind, and just overall a great person and photographer. He worked well with me in putting together my wedding album, which turned out amazing! Highly highly recommend him, he has tons of experience and yet still comes up with new ideas all the time, he is truely the best at what he does! You get what you pay for, and it was definetly money well spent. Memories to last a life time. Thanks again for everything! Read less
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Expressive Photographics responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words, and taking time to share your views on working creatively with Expressive Photographics. The two of you were fantastic to work with. Thanks also for inspiring me with your amazing love and joy of being a engaged and now married couple!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had Mark as our wedding photographer in Santa Cruz and had the most positive experience with him. He was great to work with starting with the engagement photos all the way through to our wedding photo album. He was always very responsive to my emails and never hard to get ahold of. His work is truly creative and talented and I recommend him to everyone. He is great with capturing the outdoors and really captures special moments. I hope to work with Mark again in the future!
My husband and I had Mark as our wedding photographer in Santa Cruz and had the most positive experience with him. He was Read more...
My husband and I had Mark as our wedding photographer in Santa Cruz and had the most positive experience with him. He was great to work with starting with the engagement photos all the way through to our wedding photo album. He was always very responsive to my emails and never hard to get ahold of. His work is truly creative and talented and I recommend him to everyone. He is great with capturing the outdoors and really captures special moments. I hope to work with Mark again in the future! Read less
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Expressive Photographics responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for sharing your experience of working with Expressive Photographics. It was a blast creating all those creative "eye candy" arty shots with the two of you!
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Joe
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Mark is an amazing photographer. Very professional and great prices. He works with you to make sure you get the best job possible. I would highly recommend him.
Mark is an amazing photographer. Very professional and great prices. He works with you to make sure you get the best job Read more...
Mark is an amazing photographer. Very professional and great prices. He works with you to make sure you get the best job possible. I would highly recommend him. Read less
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Expressive Photographics responded with the following comments:

Thank you for taking time to share your review Joe. You and Emelina's wedding was quite an inspiration - overflowing with love and joy! Wishing you many years of happiness!
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Jennifer Marie Davis
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Mark Stover is a wonderful Photographer, he has captured some of the most important memories in my life and I am so grateful for his work! He is very understanding of your view on a day and takes the extra time to make it perfect. I love his online website after your pictures are ready for viewing; makes it super easy to share with friends and family. I would definitely recommend Expressive Photographics!
Mark Stover is a wonderful Photographer, he has captured some of the most important memories in my life and I am so Read more...
Mark Stover is a wonderful Photographer, he has captured some of the most important memories in my life and I am so grateful for his work! He is very understanding of your view on a day and takes the extra time to make it perfect. I love his online website after your pictures are ready for viewing; makes it super easy to share with friends and family. I would definitely recommend Expressive Photographics! Read less
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Expressive Photographics responded with the following comments:

Jennifer, thank you for being one truly AWESOME client, and for all the quality referrals you've sent my way. It is always our goal to please and impress our clients more, with every photo-project, whether it's the wedding, family reunion or baby portraits!
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Sarah
Wedding:
4/25/2009
4.9/5.0
Another year, another session! Since the last review we had another baby and of course that meant another family photo session with Mark.

We drove down to Santa Cruz again because Mark is truly in his environment in his town. With two small kids (2.5 yr and 1yr) we requested that Mark pick something outside and somewhat secluded to prevent the kids from being distracted. Mark took us to Four Mile Beach with blew us away. It was amazing with both a bluff and beach to shoot photos on he kept the kids moving and happy. We spent almost 3 hours taking photos which is amazing given we were up against nap time and Mark made it fly by. Once he noticed our kids needed a break and he suggest we simply let them play in the sand for a bit. To my surprise he kept taking photos and when we received the images some of the best shots are of our girls just playing.

Mark is incredibly professional, friendly and easygoing with an innate ability to select amazing locations and capture the amazing everyday life shots. He has become part of our family from our engagement through 2 children and I can look forward to knowing he will be there to capture our memories for many years to come.
Another year, another session! Since the last review we had another baby and of course that meant another family photo Read more...
Another year, another session! Since the last review we had another baby and of course that meant another family photo session with Mark.

We drove down to Santa Cruz again because Mark is truly in his environment in his town. With two small kids (2.5 yr and 1yr) we requested that Mark pick something outside and somewhat secluded to prevent the kids from being distracted. Mark took us to Four Mile Beach with blew us away. It was amazing with both a bluff and beach to shoot photos on he kept the kids moving and happy. We spent almost 3 hours taking photos which is amazing given we were up against nap time and Mark made it fly by. Once he noticed our kids needed a break and he suggest we simply let them play in the sand for a bit. To my surprise he kept taking photos and when we received the images some of the best shots are of our girls just playing.

Mark is incredibly professional, friendly and easygoing with an innate ability to select amazing locations and capture the amazing everyday life shots. He has become part of our family from our engagement through 2 children and I can look forward to knowing he will be there to capture our memories for many years to come. Read less
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Expressive Photographics responded with the following comments:

Sarah, thanks so much for taking time to share this detailed review of my services. I'll be forever grateful for the amazing loyalty you and Ben have for Expressive Photographics - driving almost two hours, with baby & toddler, so we can create beautiful portraits of your family! Of course, it all started with your incredible wedding, but I believe our creative working relationship will last for many years to come!
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Crystal Marconett
Wedding:
6/19/2005
4.5/5.0
He was a great photographer. We got an excellent discount. He offers free engagement photos with his packages, but we already had these done so he converted it to wedding photos- so we were able to send a photo with every thank-you note, it was wonderful. He was the best deal available.
He was a great photographer. We got an excellent discount. He offers free engagement photos with his packages, but we Read more...
He was a great photographer. We got an excellent discount. He offers free engagement photos with his packages, but we already had these done so he converted it to wedding photos- so we were able to send a photo with every thank-you note, it was wonderful. He was the best deal available. Read less
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Expressive Photographics responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind review about Expressive Photographics.
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