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f8 Photo Studios

Raleigh , NC
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LOCATION

3801 Hillsborough street, 143
Raleigh, NC US 27607 (map)

PHONE

919-835-0999

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ABOUT US

F8, pronounced "Fate," is a product of two photographers coming together to share the same vision, passion and adoration for photography under one roof.

F8 Photo Studios... Read more
F8, pronounced "Fate," is a product of two photographers coming together to share the same vision, passion and adoration for photography under one roof.

F8 Photo Studios takes pride in the relationships that they build with their clients. It truly shows in the artistic imagery that they capture on your wedding day. Cara and Jonathan's sense of style, creativity and easy going attitudes pave the way for creating remarkable images, so "experience fate." Read less
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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, Proof CD of All Images, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Cara was absolutely amazing. She made me feel completely comfortable in front of the camera. She's funny and so easy to get a long with. I highly recommend her and her assistant Lindsay.
Cara was absolutely amazing. She made me feel completely comfortable in front of the camera. She's funny and so easy to Read more...
Cara was absolutely amazing. She made me feel completely comfortable in front of the camera. She's funny and so easy to get a long with. I highly recommend her and her assistant Lindsay. Read less
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Laci
Wedding:
2/22/2014
5.0/5.0
I am so happy I chose the team at F8 for all of our photography needs! From our engagement pictures to my bridal portraits and finally the moments captured on our wedding day, we couldn't be happier with our photographs! Cara was truly amazing. She has such a beautiful spirit and was an absolute joy to work with! Thank you Cara and your talented team for being a part of our Dream Team of vendors! We totally appreciate your kindness and look forward to our family pictures in the near future!

Kindest Regards,
T+L Walker
I am so happy I chose the team at F8 for all of our photography needs! From our engagement pictures to my bridal portraits Read more...
I am so happy I chose the team at F8 for all of our photography needs! From our engagement pictures to my bridal portraits and finally the moments captured on our wedding day, we couldn't be happier with our photographs! Cara was truly amazing. She has such a beautiful spirit and was an absolute joy to work with! Thank you Cara and your talented team for being a part of our Dream Team of vendors! We totally appreciate your kindness and look forward to our family pictures in the near future!

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Darren
Wedding:
1/19/2014
5.0/5.0
F8 is the best out there. A lot of people around us have been getting married and have had horror stories about photographers. After our friends attended our wedding and seeing the photographer/videographer quality of work, they became very impressed. Most important thing was the interaction and great customer service from F8. Cara is a very fun person and can make magic happen with so little resources. When shopping around, my wife was impressed with F8 work and noticed it was out of the budget but wanted to reach out to them anyway. I didn't know what to expect but once Cara and her husband decided to do it for our budget price I knew these were good people who love what they do and love to see couples happy. Once I met them it felt like we knew them forever. The other important thing was that she was helpful with other aspects of wedding planning such as knowing others that are good people just like them. You usually do not meet people that have a big heart and just do things for the money but these people had a very big heart and made my wife dreams come true having them do the photography and videography. Let's not forget about Cara husband. He was such a nice guy. He gave my wife a sneak peak of what her video would look like a week after the wedding that has her so excited to see the final product. If you are looking for photography/videography then F8 is the place. You will love them and they will give you greatness. I wish them the best and appreciate all they did for us!
F8 is the best out there. A lot of people around us have been getting married and have had horror stories about Read more...
F8 is the best out there. A lot of people around us have been getting married and have had horror stories about photographers. After our friends attended our wedding and seeing the photographer/videographer quality of work, they became very impressed. Most important thing was the interaction and great customer service from F8. Cara is a very fun person and can make magic happen with so little resources. When shopping around, my wife was impressed with F8 work and noticed it was out of the budget but wanted to reach out to them anyway. I didn't know what to expect but once Cara and her husband decided to do it for our budget price I knew these were good people who love what they do and love to see couples happy. Once I met them it felt like we knew them forever. The other important thing was that she was helpful with other aspects of wedding planning such as knowing others that are good people just like them. You usually do not meet people that have a big heart and just do things for the money but these people had a very big heart and made my wife dreams come true having them do the photography and videography. Let's not forget about Cara husband. He was such a nice guy. He gave my wife a sneak peak of what her video would look like a week after the wedding that has her so excited to see the final product. If you are looking for photography/videography then F8 is the place. You will love them and they will give you greatness. I wish them the best and appreciate all they did for us! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
One of the best decisions we made during our wedding planning process was choosing F8 as our photographer. Cara is such a sweet person and she was so pleasant to work with from the very beginning. She was always available to answer any questions we had along the way. We felt so comfortable with her as soon as we met and that is so important in a wedding photographer. We got our wedding photos so quickly and they truly are beautiful! I am so impressed by her work and I'm incredibly thankful that she captured our special day. Her photos are amazing and the quality is top notch. We have gotten so much positive feedback about Cara and I wish we could get married again just so we could work with her again! I highly recommend F8 Photo Studios for your wedding day!
One of the best decisions we made during our wedding planning process was choosing F8 as our photographer. Cara is such a Read more...
One of the best decisions we made during our wedding planning process was choosing F8 as our photographer. Cara is such a sweet person and she was so pleasant to work with from the very beginning. She was always available to answer any questions we had along the way. We felt so comfortable with her as soon as we met and that is so important in a wedding photographer. We got our wedding photos so quickly and they truly are beautiful! I am so impressed by her work and I'm incredibly thankful that she captured our special day. Her photos are amazing and the quality is top notch. We have gotten so much positive feedback about Cara and I wish we could get married again just so we could work with her again! I highly recommend F8 Photo Studios for your wedding day! Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Ok, Cara is awesome! So much fun to work with and lots of creative ideas. We fortunately did a first-look before the wedding, so had lots of extra time to do a photo shoot without any guests to distract us. That was the best suggestion ever from Cara. She was really easy to spend 7 hours with, too...any my parents enjoyed her as well. You definitely want someone that can work with your personality for all those hours, and I'm pretty sure Cara could work with anyone.
Ok, Cara is awesome! So much fun to work with and lots of creative ideas. We fortunately did a first-look before the Read more...
Ok, Cara is awesome! So much fun to work with and lots of creative ideas. We fortunately did a first-look before the wedding, so had lots of extra time to do a photo shoot without any guests to distract us. That was the best suggestion ever from Cara. She was really easy to spend 7 hours with, too...any my parents enjoyed her as well. You definitely want someone that can work with your personality for all those hours, and I'm pretty sure Cara could work with anyone. Read less
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Rob
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
F8 did a marvelous job capturing our wedding day. Adrienne was our photographer for the day. She was just wonderful. Professional, not intrusive, funny, and best of all took some amazing photos. We worked with Cara for the initial planning and then ordering/post-processing after the wedding had finished. Cara was very friendly and personal and made us feel immediately like we were making the right choice by choosing F8. We're glad we did.

Highly recommended.
F8 did a marvelous job capturing our wedding day. Adrienne was our photographer for the day. She was just wonderful. Read more...
F8 did a marvelous job capturing our wedding day. Adrienne was our photographer for the day. She was just wonderful. Professional, not intrusive, funny, and best of all took some amazing photos. We worked with Cara for the initial planning and then ordering/post-processing after the wedding had finished. Cara was very friendly and personal and made us feel immediately like we were making the right choice by choosing F8. We're glad we did.

Highly recommended. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Cara was just amazing! From our first phone convo until the end of the wedding night she went over and beyond our expectations! She first did our engagement session and the result was just beautiful! She was so easy going and our pictures came out wonderful....everyone in both our families was raving about them. She always answered my emails and was very helpful in planning out the sequence of events before the wedding day. I would say the best thing about Cara is how she is able to handle any situation. During our wedding reception the wedding coordinator actually left without telling us! Cara came in and took over making sure that everything for the rest of the night ran smoothly!! Like I said, absolutely amazing and we wouldn't have had the wedding we did without her! We can't wait to see our pictures soon!
Cara was just amazing! From our first phone convo until the end of the wedding night she went over and beyond our Read more...
Cara was just amazing! From our first phone convo until the end of the wedding night she went over and beyond our expectations! She first did our engagement session and the result was just beautiful! She was so easy going and our pictures came out wonderful....everyone in both our families was raving about them. She always answered my emails and was very helpful in planning out the sequence of events before the wedding day. I would say the best thing about Cara is how she is able to handle any situation. During our wedding reception the wedding coordinator actually left without telling us! Cara came in and took over making sure that everything for the rest of the night ran smoothly!! Like I said, absolutely amazing and we wouldn't have had the wedding we did without her! We can't wait to see our pictures soon! Read less
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Veronica
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Cara Galati at f8 Photo Studios is wonderful! After using her to do head shots at my office, I knew she would be perfect to shoot our wedding photos. Cara was essential in the planning process as she referred us to several of our other vendors.
From day 1, Cara really took into account the vision that my husband and I wanted for our engagement photos, bridal portrait, and the wedding day itself.
I am so happy that we chose f8 Photo Studios! They're photo booth was a huge hit at our reception.
Cara Galati at f8 Photo Studios is wonderful! After using her to do head shots at my office, I knew she would be perfect Read more...
Cara Galati at f8 Photo Studios is wonderful! After using her to do head shots at my office, I knew she would be perfect to shoot our wedding photos. Cara was essential in the planning process as she referred us to several of our other vendors.
From day 1, Cara really took into account the vision that my husband and I wanted for our engagement photos, bridal portrait, and the wedding day itself.
I am so happy that we chose f8 Photo Studios! They're photo booth was a huge hit at our reception. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I would recommend Cara, the photographer @ F8 Photo Studios, to be your photographer for your wedding! She did an absolutely amazing job with our photography for my wedding! The pictures were incredible...literally looked like they were straight from a magazine! She was able to shoot our Engagement Pictures @ Duke Gardens, my Bridal Portraits @ Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, NC, and of course our Wedding @ Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, NC! Her work is not only incredible, she has an awesome personality and is so wonderful to work with! Of course, any and every bride would want the absolute best pictures taken on their wedding day, so I would suggest you choose the best photographer in the area/region, who is Cara!
I would recommend Cara, the photographer @ F8 Photo Studios, to be your photographer for your wedding! She did an Read more...
I would recommend Cara, the photographer @ F8 Photo Studios, to be your photographer for your wedding! She did an absolutely amazing job with our photography for my wedding! The pictures were incredible...literally looked like they were straight from a magazine! She was able to shoot our Engagement Pictures @ Duke Gardens, my Bridal Portraits @ Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, NC, and of course our Wedding @ Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, NC! Her work is not only incredible, she has an awesome personality and is so wonderful to work with! Of course, any and every bride would want the absolute best pictures taken on their wedding day, so I would suggest you choose the best photographer in the area/region, who is Cara! Read less
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f8 Photo Studios responded with the following comments:

That was such a sweet and heartfelt review. I truly loved getting to know you and your families so very much. Thank you for sharing your day with me!!
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Hannah
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Firstly, I have to say that Cara is the most wonderful photographer I have had the privilege to meet. The first time she photographed me was for my bridal portraits--and they were stunning. They were not your typical portraits--they were artistic and creative...and the way she captured the lighting was beautiful! She also photographed my wedding...I was stressed out about the pictures because 1) I have a huge family, 8 siblings! Also, my bridal party consisted of 8 girls, 8 groomsmen, 4 ushers, flower girl and ring bearer. 2) myself and the bridal party were running late getting ready etc. 3) I nearly had a panic attack while getting photos done with the bridal party. Cara was very professional and she calmed my nerves and stayed focused on getting the pictures I wanted. But all of these worries were not necessary, as the pictures turned out better than I could have ever hoped for!! She captured so many wonderful moments! I mean, the pictures took my breath away. Stunning. I cannot thank Cara and F8 Studios enough! They are the best out there!!! Thank you Cara!!! <3
Firstly, I have to say that Cara is the most wonderful photographer I have had the privilege to meet. The first time she Read more...
Firstly, I have to say that Cara is the most wonderful photographer I have had the privilege to meet. The first time she photographed me was for my bridal portraits--and they were stunning. They were not your typical portraits--they were artistic and creative...and the way she captured the lighting was beautiful! She also photographed my wedding...I was stressed out about the pictures because 1) I have a huge family, 8 siblings! Also, my bridal party consisted of 8 girls, 8 groomsmen, 4 ushers, flower girl and ring bearer. 2) myself and the bridal party were running late getting ready etc. 3) I nearly had a panic attack while getting photos done with the bridal party. Cara was very professional and she calmed my nerves and stayed focused on getting the pictures I wanted. But all of these worries were not necessary, as the pictures turned out better than I could have ever hoped for!! She captured so many wonderful moments! I mean, the pictures took my breath away. Stunning. I cannot thank Cara and F8 Studios enough! They are the best out there!!! Thank you Cara!!! <3 Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
It is with sincere enthusiasm that I recommend Adrienne Fox of f8 Studios to capture your special day – or any occasion. At my preliminary meeting with Adrienne, she asked what all vendors do – “Does your wedding have a theme?” I gave her the answer all vendors dread – “Not really.” As we talked, and giggled, I described how all of our weekend events would be downtown and I really wanted to capture the downtown Raleigh atmosphere. I shared a few “must have” shots that I had in mind. As a bride who found herself all too busy up until the weekend of the wedding, I did not give Adrienne much direction beyond getting to know my personality. Essentially, I put my trust in the professionals I hired to capture the memories I would share with friends and family.

Luckily for me, Adrienne did not just capture our memories – she helped make them. Our wedding day was wonderfully hectic. Adrienne was well prepared, funny and put everyone at ease. She was able to stay “in the background” to shoot our reverent moments but also took charge to shoot the unexpected photos which turned out to be the most special. Because she was so well prepared, we were able to shoot at a variety of locations (all of her selection) in a very short time period. Mindful, but not shaken, by the time constraints due to a longer than expected ceremony, Adrienne was committed to getting both the shots I wanted and the shots she had in mind. As we were tired, cheeks sore from smiling and anxious to get to our reception, Adrienne would say, “This will be worth it. Trust me –“ and I’m so glad I did.

Jenny Watson
It is with sincere enthusiasm that I recommend Adrienne Fox of f8 Studios to capture your special day – or any occasion. Read more...
It is with sincere enthusiasm that I recommend Adrienne Fox of f8 Studios to capture your special day – or any occasion. At my preliminary meeting with Adrienne, she asked what all vendors do – “Does your wedding have a theme?” I gave her the answer all vendors dread – “Not really.” As we talked, and giggled, I described how all of our weekend events would be downtown and I really wanted to capture the downtown Raleigh atmosphere. I shared a few “must have” shots that I had in mind. As a bride who found herself all too busy up until the weekend of the wedding, I did not give Adrienne much direction beyond getting to know my personality. Essentially, I put my trust in the professionals I hired to capture the memories I would share with friends and family.

Luckily for me, Adrienne did not just capture our memories – she helped make them. Our wedding day was wonderfully hectic. Adrienne was well prepared, funny and put everyone at ease. She was able to stay “in the background” to shoot our reverent moments but also took charge to shoot the unexpected photos which turned out to be the most special. Because she was so well prepared, we were able to shoot at a variety of locations (all of her selection) in a very short time period. Mindful, but not shaken, by the time constraints due to a longer than expected ceremony, Adrienne was committed to getting both the shots I wanted and the shots she had in mind. As we were tired, cheeks sore from smiling and anxious to get to our reception, Adrienne would say, “This will be worth it. Trust me –“ and I’m so glad I did.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
What a fantastic experience! Cara is warm, funny, down-to-earth, and best of all a fantastic photographer. She made us feel comfortable, she made us laugh, she got great shots. She had creative ideas for the engagement shoot and the wedding day. Absolutely amazing!
What a fantastic experience! Cara is warm, funny, down-to-earth, and best of all a fantastic photographer. She made us Read more...
What a fantastic experience! Cara is warm, funny, down-to-earth, and best of all a fantastic photographer. She made us feel comfortable, she made us laugh, she got great shots. She had creative ideas for the engagement shoot and the wedding day. Absolutely amazing! Read less
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Bailey
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Cara from f8 Photo Studios photograph my engagement session, bridal portrait, and wedding. She is absolutely amazing. Not only is she is great and one of the best photographers, but she truly cares for her clients. On my wedding day I wanted pictures of extended family and even though it took a large amount of time Cara was still able to get it done. These are photos that I will cherish for a lifetime. As a recent bride, I know that your wedding day goes by so fast and it is really hard to take everything in. Cara was able to capture every special moment plus many others through her photos. When my husband and I are celebrating our 50th anniversary we will be able to look back at our wedding album and replay our wedding over through all the wonderful pictures. We absolutely love our photos and have only heard raves from family and friends about how good the pictures look. If you are looking for a superb photographer who is passionate about her work then check out Cara from f8 Photo Studios. Cara is definitely someone that we will call to photograph our family’s future milestones.
Cara from f8 Photo Studios photograph my engagement session, bridal portrait, and wedding. She is absolutely amazing. Not Read more...
Cara from f8 Photo Studios photograph my engagement session, bridal portrait, and wedding. She is absolutely amazing. Not only is she is great and one of the best photographers, but she truly cares for her clients. On my wedding day I wanted pictures of extended family and even though it took a large amount of time Cara was still able to get it done. These are photos that I will cherish for a lifetime. As a recent bride, I know that your wedding day goes by so fast and it is really hard to take everything in. Cara was able to capture every special moment plus many others through her photos. When my husband and I are celebrating our 50th anniversary we will be able to look back at our wedding album and replay our wedding over through all the wonderful pictures. We absolutely love our photos and have only heard raves from family and friends about how good the pictures look. If you are looking for a superb photographer who is passionate about her work then check out Cara from f8 Photo Studios. Cara is definitely someone that we will call to photograph our family’s future milestones. Read less
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janelleny
Wedding:
2/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Cara was amazing to work with! Her professionalism was outstanding and she knew how to have a good time with us. We didn't want one of those photographers that dictated your every move and needed a list of every persons name that you may or may not have a picture with. We wanted more candid shots and not so many formal ones, and Cara was our man :) She would let us know what time it was so we could get to the places we needed to be and kept everybody in a light and easy going mood. I would totally recommend her to anyone for any occasion!
Cara was amazing to work with! Her professionalism was outstanding and she knew how to have a good time with us. We didn't Read more...
Cara was amazing to work with! Her professionalism was outstanding and she knew how to have a good time with us. We didn't want one of those photographers that dictated your every move and needed a list of every persons name that you may or may not have a picture with. We wanted more candid shots and not so many formal ones, and Cara was our man :) She would let us know what time it was so we could get to the places we needed to be and kept everybody in a light and easy going mood. I would totally recommend her to anyone for any occasion! Read less
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mhprince21
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband loves photography and was very interested in taking time to choose our photographer. I had seen Cara's work from one of my friend's wedding and knew immediately that was who I wanted to work with. Adam and I met with Cara first and that ended up being our only appointment to interview photorgrahers. Cara took the time to talk with both of us about our special day and her photography. She suggested ideas for our engagement session that fit our very unique personalities and was so great to work with over our 15 month engagement.

On the wedding day, Cara, Jonathan and Amber were amazing. We have very large families with lots of personalities and they were able to capture all our special moments. We have had four shoots with F8 so far (engagement, wedding, bridal, boudior) and they were worth every penny. We can't wait to share other live events with Cara and the team!
My husband loves photography and was very interested in taking time to choose our photographer. I had seen Cara's work Read more...
My husband loves photography and was very interested in taking time to choose our photographer. I had seen Cara's work from one of my friend's wedding and knew immediately that was who I wanted to work with. Adam and I met with Cara first and that ended up being our only appointment to interview photorgrahers. Cara took the time to talk with both of us about our special day and her photography. She suggested ideas for our engagement session that fit our very unique personalities and was so great to work with over our 15 month engagement.

On the wedding day, Cara, Jonathan and Amber were amazing. We have very large families with lots of personalities and they were able to capture all our special moments. We have had four shoots with F8 so far (engagement, wedding, bridal, boudior) and they were worth every penny. We can't wait to share other live events with Cara and the team! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Cara and Jonathan were so wonderful to work with. After interviewing multiple photographers, Cara had me at "hey girl!" She has a truly amazing talent and is just so sweet and personal. On top of taking amazing pictures, she and Jonathan helped save the day. While taking pictures of me getting into my wedding dress, the zipper of my dress broke (the zipper teeth broke!!) 45 minutes before I was supposed to walk down the isle. She whipped out some tool and helped my very crafty bridesmaid fix my dress. She was so flexible the rest of the day since our before wedding shots were kinds interrupted. I'm so thankful she and Jonathan were there. Also, she did a write up about our wedding that was the kindest and sweetest thing someone could ever say about my husband and I and our families. I have only kind words for F8. To have unique talent as well as a kind spirit and fun personality is such a rare find. I'm glad I found them :)
Cara and Jonathan were so wonderful to work with. After interviewing multiple photographers, Cara had me at "hey girl!" Read more...
Cara and Jonathan were so wonderful to work with. After interviewing multiple photographers, Cara had me at "hey girl!" She has a truly amazing talent and is just so sweet and personal. On top of taking amazing pictures, she and Jonathan helped save the day. While taking pictures of me getting into my wedding dress, the zipper of my dress broke (the zipper teeth broke!!) 45 minutes before I was supposed to walk down the isle. She whipped out some tool and helped my very crafty bridesmaid fix my dress. She was so flexible the rest of the day since our before wedding shots were kinds interrupted. I'm so thankful she and Jonathan were there. Also, she did a write up about our wedding that was the kindest and sweetest thing someone could ever say about my husband and I and our families. I have only kind words for F8. To have unique talent as well as a kind spirit and fun personality is such a rare find. I'm glad I found them :) Read less
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Shelly
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
You will not be disappointed by choosing F8 Photo StuAs a bride choosing a photographer was probably the most difficult task I had at stake. After meeting with Cara she understood exactly what I wanted and was very organized and amazing throughout the whole process. Cara has a gift at making people laugh and allowing them to relax which enables her to capture the most beautiful pictures. Cara's photography is unique, modern and truly breathtaking. What sets F8 Photo Studios apart from other vendors is Cara's heart and compassion for the art of photography, you can see this in her work and in her relationships with her clients. She truly cares for her clients and takes the time to ensure you are satisfied with her work. You will not be disappointed by choosing F8 Photo Studios!
You will not be disappointed by choosing F8 Photo StuAs a bride choosing a photographer was probably the most difficult Read more...
You will not be disappointed by choosing F8 Photo StuAs a bride choosing a photographer was probably the most difficult task I had at stake. After meeting with Cara she understood exactly what I wanted and was very organized and amazing throughout the whole process. Cara has a gift at making people laugh and allowing them to relax which enables her to capture the most beautiful pictures. Cara's photography is unique, modern and truly breathtaking. What sets F8 Photo Studios apart from other vendors is Cara's heart and compassion for the art of photography, you can see this in her work and in her relationships with her clients. She truly cares for her clients and takes the time to ensure you are satisfied with her work. You will not be disappointed by choosing F8 Photo Studios! Read less
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Alec and Jessica
Wedding:
6/3/2011
5.0/5.0
We went to great lengths in the selection of vendors for our wedding. In the area of photography, we took especially great care to make sure that we picked the right company and ended up looking through some 500 different wedding photographers’ websites and attending several wedding vendor fairs. Needless to say, after all the numerous hours of research, we had a good idea about what we were looking for and could rightly judge among photographers. We were looking for something that stood out from the rest, so when we say that F8 Photo Studios was the best of the best, it has weight to it.

Cara, who is the principal photographer and owner of F8 Photo Studios, showed consistent excellence in her online portfolio and when we finally met her face to face, she effortlessly balanced being very open, courteous and professional while keeping herself fun and putting us at ease. When you entrust the photography of your wedding day to someone, it is truly an important and sometimes difficult decision. You want to know that the one piece of the wedding that you actually get to keep is going to be properly taken care of, and that your memories will be properly preserved in those pictures. Cara made us feel at ease right away with her confident and determined personality. She is the kind of person that will stop at nothing to deliver her best work on each and every project that she undertakes. As we looked at portfolio after portfolio of her work, and saw her consistent excellence, it became ever more apparent that we were making the right decision.

As for the actual wedding day, Cara was perfect. Before the ceremony she captured excellent bridal portraits and bridal party shots and then was quickly able to turn around and capture excellent pictures of me and my groomsmen that really showed how close we were. During the majority of the ceremony, we didn’t even know she was there. She was effortlessly and unobtrusively capturing our wedding day and we will cherish the photographs that she took forever.

After the ceremony, she was easily able to balance capturing great photographs with directing family and friends where to properly stand and go for great posed shots. Then she captured amazingly artistic shots of Jessica and I that really showcased our love for one another and our personalities.

At the reception she captured all the details we wanted and all the important moments. We enjoyed talking, joking, and laughing with her and were saddened when it was time for her to leave because we wanted to party with her at the reception!

All in all, Cara showcased F8 Photo Studios to be a consistently excellent venue for capturing important life moments with a style that has proven to be, and will continue to be, vivid, vibrant, and current for many years to come. If you are looking for a great photographer for your wedding, please consider F8 Photo Studios. You will not be disappointed.
We went to great lengths in the selection of vendors for our wedding. In the area of photography, we took especially great Read more...
We went to great lengths in the selection of vendors for our wedding. In the area of photography, we took especially great care to make sure that we picked the right company and ended up looking through some 500 different wedding photographers’ websites and attending several wedding vendor fairs. Needless to say, after all the numerous hours of research, we had a good idea about what we were looking for and could rightly judge among photographers. We were looking for something that stood out from the rest, so when we say that F8 Photo Studios was the best of the best, it has weight to it.

Cara, who is the principal photographer and owner of F8 Photo Studios, showed consistent excellence in her online portfolio and when we finally met her face to face, she effortlessly balanced being very open, courteous and professional while keeping herself fun and putting us at ease. When you entrust the photography of your wedding day to someone, it is truly an important and sometimes difficult decision. You want to know that the one piece of the wedding that you actually get to keep is going to be properly taken care of, and that your memories will be properly preserved in those pictures. Cara made us feel at ease right away with her confident and determined personality. She is the kind of person that will stop at nothing to deliver her best work on each and every project that she undertakes. As we looked at portfolio after portfolio of her work, and saw her consistent excellence, it became ever more apparent that we were making the right decision.

As for the actual wedding day, Cara was perfect. Before the ceremony she captured excellent bridal portraits and bridal party shots and then was quickly able to turn around and capture excellent pictures of me and my groomsmen that really showed how close we were. During the majority of the ceremony, we didn’t even know she was there. She was effortlessly and unobtrusively capturing our wedding day and we will cherish the photographs that she took forever.

After the ceremony, she was easily able to balance capturing great photographs with directing family and friends where to properly stand and go for great posed shots. Then she captured amazingly artistic shots of Jessica and I that really showcased our love for one another and our personalities.

At the reception she captured all the details we wanted and all the important moments. We enjoyed talking, joking, and laughing with her and were saddened when it was time for her to leave because we wanted to party with her at the reception!

All in all, Cara showcased F8 Photo Studios to be a consistently excellent venue for capturing important life moments with a style that has proven to be, and will continue to be, vivid, vibrant, and current for many years to come. If you are looking for a great photographer for your wedding, please consider F8 Photo Studios. You will not be disappointed. Read less
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Pat
Wedding:
11/7/2009
5.0/5.0
We have had Cara and Jonathan do two weddings for us and just love working with them. I would not consider anyone else!
We have had Cara and Jonathan do two weddings for us and just love working with them. I would not consider anyone else!
We have had Cara and Jonathan do two weddings for us and just love working with them. I would not consider anyone else! Read less
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fleurboync
Wedding:
2/16/2009
5.0/5.0
Jon and Cara do amazing work...book with them now!!!
Jon and Cara do amazing work...book with them now!!!
Jon and Cara do amazing work...book with them now!!! Read less
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Alyssa
Wedding:
9/14/2013
4.9/5.0
Cara was AMAZING!! She was a blast to work with and our pictures are gorgeous! We had a great time planning for the day and she captured our wedding day beautifully. I couldn't have asked for a better experience!
Cara was AMAZING!! She was a blast to work with and our pictures are gorgeous! We had a great time planning for the day Read more...
Cara was AMAZING!! She was a blast to work with and our pictures are gorgeous! We had a great time planning for the day and she captured our wedding day beautifully. I couldn't have asked for a better experience! Read less
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gloflo
Wedding:
10/9/2010
4.9/5.0
F8 Photos are amazing and creative photographers. I am happy I chose them. They are on the pricey side but they are worth it. My engagement photos look amazing. In one photograph sitting, my husband and I had so many different settings and poses that it looks like we were photographed on different days. They also have an amazing photo booth that was the hit of my reception. Jonathan and Kara are awesome and take amazing, creative pics.
F8 Photos are amazing and creative photographers. I am happy I chose them. They are on the pricey side but they are worth Read more...
F8 Photos are amazing and creative photographers. I am happy I chose them. They are on the pricey side but they are worth it. My engagement photos look amazing. In one photograph sitting, my husband and I had so many different settings and poses that it looks like we were photographed on different days. They also have an amazing photo booth that was the hit of my reception. Jonathan and Kara are awesome and take amazing, creative pics. Read less
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Jenn
Wedding:
9/19/2009
4.9/5.0
Fantastic!
Fantastic!
Fantastic! Read less
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Tamara
Wedding:
8/7/2010
4.8/5.0
I so love Cara & Jonathan oh and Amber too, they are amazing photographers. They really captured the look I wanted for my bridal portraits! I'm super-excited to see our wedding photos but we have seen the photobooth pics and they are awesome! I highly recommend!
I so love Cara & Jonathan oh and Amber too, they are amazing photographers. They really captured the look I wanted for my Read more...
I so love Cara & Jonathan oh and Amber too, they are amazing photographers. They really captured the look I wanted for my bridal portraits! I'm super-excited to see our wedding photos but we have seen the photobooth pics and they are awesome! I highly recommend! Read less
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Liz and Steve
Wedding:
10/10/2009
4.8/5.0
Cara and Amber shot both our engagement photos and our wedding. They were both fabulous and incredibly fun and friendly to work with. F8 creates amazing images that capture memories of your special occasion. Cara is such a pleasure to work with and has amazing energy. She can make anyone laugh and is passionate about her work. It took a while to get our proofs back, but the wait was definitely worth it. I would wholeheartedly recommend Cara and F8 Photo studios to anyone looking for beautiful pictures and a pleasant photography experience! I would hire them again in a heartbeat!
Cara and Amber shot both our engagement photos and our wedding. They were both fabulous and incredibly fun and friendly to Read more...
Cara and Amber shot both our engagement photos and our wedding. They were both fabulous and incredibly fun and friendly to work with. F8 creates amazing images that capture memories of your special occasion. Cara is such a pleasure to work with and has amazing energy. She can make anyone laugh and is passionate about her work. It took a while to get our proofs back, but the wait was definitely worth it. I would wholeheartedly recommend Cara and F8 Photo studios to anyone looking for beautiful pictures and a pleasant photography experience! I would hire them again in a heartbeat! Read less
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Ariel
Wedding:
1/9/2010
4.7/5.0
The pictures came out great, and we were both impressed. Was well worth the money we put in, great service and quality.
The pictures came out great, and we were both impressed. Was well worth the money we put in, great service and quality.
The pictures came out great, and we were both impressed. Was well worth the money we put in, great service and quality. Read less
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Bevsblu1
Wedding:
11/19/2011
4.5/5.0
My daughter and new son-in-law's photos were absolutely beautiful! Cara captured every moment of the day. She was with us a long time that day and was very accomodating to our wants and needs. She took many candids the bridal couple wanted and we hardly kknew she and her partner were there. Great, Gorgeous pictures we have.
My daughter and new son-in-law's photos were absolutely beautiful! Cara captured every moment of the day. She was with us Read more...
My daughter and new son-in-law's photos were absolutely beautiful! Cara captured every moment of the day. She was with us a long time that day and was very accomodating to our wants and needs. She took many candids the bridal couple wanted and we hardly kknew she and her partner were there. Great, Gorgeous pictures we have. Read less
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Jana
Wedding:
5/14/2011
4.4/5.0
f8 provided great images for our engagement session as well as our wedding. cara is friendly and easy to get along with - very important for the person you will be with the entire day of your wedding. her images are not traditional - which is what we liked. we didn't want our photos to look like everyone else's! we will cherish the pictures she took forever! they captured our emotions and the spirit of the day perfectly! several people who have seen our images have said that they looked like something out of a bride magazine or fashion catalog!! made me happy with my decision to use this photographer. :)
f8 provided great images for our engagement session as well as our wedding. cara is friendly and easy to get along with - Read more...
f8 provided great images for our engagement session as well as our wedding. cara is friendly and easy to get along with - very important for the person you will be with the entire day of your wedding. her images are not traditional - which is what we liked. we didn't want our photos to look like everyone else's! we will cherish the pictures she took forever! they captured our emotions and the spirit of the day perfectly! several people who have seen our images have said that they looked like something out of a bride magazine or fashion catalog!! made me happy with my decision to use this photographer. :) Read less
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Wendy
Wedding:
9/6/2009
4.4/5.0
The quality of photography is unfathomable. Cara and Jonathan are exceptionally creative photographers. I would highly recommend them to anyone - getting married, in need of a family photograph, head shots, etc... Their turn time is above average, but once you get your photos, you will be pleased.
The quality of photography is unfathomable. Cara and Jonathan are exceptionally creative photographers. I would highly Read more...
The quality of photography is unfathomable. Cara and Jonathan are exceptionally creative photographers. I would highly recommend them to anyone - getting married, in need of a family photograph, head shots, etc... Their turn time is above average, but once you get your photos, you will be pleased. Read less
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pg
Wedding:
5/2/2009
4.4/5.0
I would recommend them for sure--very different from any other photographer in the area. Their quality of work and final product really stand out.
I would recommend them for sure--very different from any other photographer in the area. Their quality of work and final Read more...
I would recommend them for sure--very different from any other photographer in the area. Their quality of work and final product really stand out. Read less
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Annie
Wedding:
8/21/2010
1.4/5.0
Let me preface by saying that we had Jonathan as our wedding photographer. This review does not apply to Cara, who in our opinion now as we see other couples' pictures, does better work, is better with customer service, responds more readily and quickly and generally, carries the studio. The weeks leading into our wedding, I emailed, called and left messages for Jonathan. He is really bad about answering, and even worse at returning calls. On my wedding day, he tells me that the reason he did not respond to my messages (from more than a week ago) is because he was in the woods and had poor reception. I had a list of (maximum) 15 images I had requested to be captured. Jonathan did not acknowledge my requests, and he failed to capture very simple images I requested - of my musician, our rings, etc. His assistant, Amber, told me at the reception that she had seen the list but I still didn't see images I had requested. Those are just the tip of the iceberg. Jonathan severely under-delivered on his videography, the very reason we even signed with them. We had parts of the video that were shaky, with zooming in and out, black out scenes, and just generally lacking creativity. The score was the best part, the only part we truly loved. When we asked for adjustments, he complained that he put in HOURS to edit the video. I won't question that; but I can guarantee if I paid someone else to put in HOURS to edit a video, we'd get something better. He contended that the final product was really good, according to "everyone else". Well, who are you making the video for - everyone else or the customers who pay you? Then, to top it all off, he sends two very unprofessional emails to my husband and while emails can be interpreted several different ways, suffice it to say that at best, he was unprofessional and at worst, just plain rude. Jonathan finally begrudgingly alters the video, and were we wrong to not hold our breaths? No, because he deliberately left a piece of the video completely silent. No music, no live talking, just utter silence. I guess it was his way of showing us he can get even. :)

Honestly, we wish things were different. After all, we'd be much happier with our choices and our products. It seems we are the outliers in these reviews, but take a closer look at who is leaving these reviews. Most of them are likely left by Cara's customers, or other businesses who - lets be honest - have a vested interest in recommending friends "in the business". You have ONE chance to make the right choice, and you're stuck with the results for the rest of your life. Do NOT get sold on the initial sales pitch. Be sure to review and vet experience levels. Be prepared to deal with the fact that the service you receive at the START may be the best it's going to get. Those are things we wish we knew.

Or, just save yourself the heartache and choose Cara.
Let me preface by saying that we had Jonathan as our wedding photographer. This review does not apply to Cara, who in our Read more...
Let me preface by saying that we had Jonathan as our wedding photographer. This review does not apply to Cara, who in our opinion now as we see other couples' pictures, does better work, is better with customer service, responds more readily and quickly and generally, carries the studio. The weeks leading into our wedding, I emailed, called and left messages for Jonathan. He is really bad about answering, and even worse at returning calls. On my wedding day, he tells me that the reason he did not respond to my messages (from more than a week ago) is because he was in the woods and had poor reception. I had a list of (maximum) 15 images I had requested to be captured. Jonathan did not acknowledge my requests, and he failed to capture very simple images I requested - of my musician, our rings, etc. His assistant, Amber, told me at the reception that she had seen the list but I still didn't see images I had requested. Those are just the tip of the iceberg. Jonathan severely under-delivered on his videography, the very reason we even signed with them. We had parts of the video that were shaky, with zooming in and out, black out scenes, and just generally lacking creativity. The score was the best part, the only part we truly loved. When we asked for adjustments, he complained that he put in HOURS to edit the video. I won't question that; but I can guarantee if I paid someone else to put in HOURS to edit a video, we'd get something better. He contended that the final product was really good, according to "everyone else". Well, who are you making the video for - everyone else or the customers who pay you? Then, to top it all off, he sends two very unprofessional emails to my husband and while emails can be interpreted several different ways, suffice it to say that at best, he was unprofessional and at worst, just plain rude. Jonathan finally begrudgingly alters the video, and were we wrong to not hold our breaths? No, because he deliberately left a piece of the video completely silent. No music, no live talking, just utter silence. I guess it was his way of showing us he can get even. :)

Honestly, we wish things were different. After all, we'd be much happier with our choices and our products. It seems we are the outliers in these reviews, but take a closer look at who is leaving these reviews. Most of them are likely left by Cara's customers, or other businesses who - lets be honest - have a vested interest in recommending friends "in the business". You have ONE chance to make the right choice, and you're stuck with the results for the rest of your life. Do NOT get sold on the initial sales pitch. Be sure to review and vet experience levels. Be prepared to deal with the fact that the service you receive at the START may be the best it's going to get. Those are things we wish we knew.

Or, just save yourself the heartache and choose Cara. Read less
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