130x130_sq_1368129973046-14

HiLite Studios

Commack , NY

LOCATION

324 Post Avenue
Westbury, NY US 11590 (map)
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.

ABOUT US

HiLite Studios is well known for amazing personal service! We make sure to focus on the important details of your day, keeping your special requests in mind above all else. We offer... Read more
HiLite Studios is well known for amazing personal service! We make sure to focus on the important details of your day, keeping your special requests in mind above all else. We offer Excellent Quality Professional Photography and DVD Video at Reasonable Rates, Family owned and Operated with Storefront Locations in Nassau and Suffolk Counties for over 30 years; 206 Commack Road Commack NY 11725 and 324 Post Avenue Westbury NY 11590 with wonderful personal service and highly recommended!

For more info please call 516-334-4455 or visit http://www.hilitestudios.com/

also available by email: mike@hilitestudios.com Read less
Photography , Videography

PHOTOS

130x130_sq_1368129270198-14
130x130_sq_1368129124030-7a
130x130_sq_1368129193370-10
130x130_sq_1368129488209-21
130x130_sq_1368129345991-14a
130x130_sq_1368129424543-18
130x130_sq_1368129542640-cover
130x130_sq_1302016815145-2
130x130_sq_1302017207364-11
130x130_sq_1302017287270-13
130x130_sq_1302017454473-6
130x130_sq_1302017536864-4
130x130_sq_1333031086301-10f
130x130_sq_1333031147648-11
130x130_sq_1333031214626-12
130x130_sq_1333032029465-14f
130x130_sq_1333032144206-16f
130x130_sq_1333032171776-2
130x130_sq_1333035608327-3
130x130_sq_1333035639867-4
130x130_sq_1333035697168-5
130x130_sq_1333035799069-6
130x130_sq_1333035858096-7
130x130_sq_1333035893808-8
130x130_sq_1333036265913-1copy
130x130_sq_1333036332211-4copy
130x130_sq_1333036498551-9copy
130x130_sq_1302018996223-p3
130x130_sq_1302019073364-p6
130x130_sq_1302019187832-p16
130x130_sq_1302019268942-p18
130x130_sq_1302019546348-p4

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, Matted Prints, Prints, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Documentary, Storytelling, Traditional
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, Edited Video, High Definition Video, Invitation DVD, Montage - Childhood / Dating, Montage - Music Dubbed Over, Montage - Wedding Highlights, Multiple Cameras, Multiple Videographers, Online Highlight Films, Pre-Ceremony, Reception
What formats can the final video be in?
Blu-Ray, DVD, VHS
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Are you a commercial studio or a home-based business?
Storefront Locations in Commack and Westbury
Do you offer demo DVDs for potential clients to look at?
of course
What types, such as unedited footage or special effects, of videography do you offer?
all types
Describe any special editing services you offer:
motion menus, special titles, highlight segment, special music, special requests
Do you have lighting equipment to accommodate a more dimly-lit event?
we can light beautifully in any situation
How many videographers do you work with?
5 here on staff
Does the client get to meet the videographers before the event?
possibly if they like, sure
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
sure, depending on requests
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
sometimes, depending on the times and locations
Do you have a replacement videographer in case you become unavailable on the event day?
always
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
everything from soup to nuts!
Do you bring backup equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
always
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
if the event is 7 hours or longer, it's appreciated
Do you charge overtime?
depending on the length of the event but not usually needed
Do you give access to your raw footage?
if needed sure
Do you reserve the right to use the video in the future for deals, contents, etc.?
yes
Is the client involved in the editing process? If so, how much input does the client have in editing?
we like to get input if possible
How long does it take for the client to get the final video?
usually a month to 3 months, possibly sooner
Do you require a minimum number of hours to book?
no

REVIEWS

4.7
out of 5.0
4.8/5.0
4.8/5.0
4.7/5.0
4.8/5.0
4.7/5.0
Sort by
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Elaine
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Thank you Allen for the special care that you gave me and my husband. You showed my guest the up most professionalism.
Thank you Allen for the special care that you gave me and my husband. You showed my guest the up most professionalism.
Thank you Allen for the special care that you gave me and my husband. You showed my guest the up most professionalism. Read less
Services Used: Photography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Thank you to Hilite studios for outstanding job on our special day. Photographer showed up on time and really went to work making sure we got all the photos we needed throughout the day, from start to finish. We already got our proofs back and they came out excellent, and all at a very reasonable price when other photographers were quoting us so much more. This studio is a great bargain!Thank you Mike and staff!
Thank you to Hilite studios for outstanding job on our special day. Photographer showed up on time and really went to work Read more...
Thank you to Hilite studios for outstanding job on our special day. Photographer showed up on time and really went to work making sure we got all the photos we needed throughout the day, from start to finish. We already got our proofs back and they came out excellent, and all at a very reasonable price when other photographers were quoting us so much more. This studio is a great bargain!Thank you Mike and staff! Read less
Services Used: Photography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Magdala
Wedding:
9/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Best service ever and professionalism was key.
Best service ever and professionalism was key.
Best service ever and professionalism was key. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
i dont know where to start , my experience with hi lite studios was amazing from star to finish!!!, it began by speaking to mike . he was very pleasant and easy going !, he answered all my questions and concerns . we had diane as our photographer she was just absolutely amazing !!! she listened to every detail i had asked for . hi lite studio made my wedding day, a day to remember ! thank you hi lite studios!! :)
i dont know where to start , my experience with hi lite studios was amazing from star to finish!!!, it began by speaking Read more...
i dont know where to start , my experience with hi lite studios was amazing from star to finish!!!, it began by speaking to mike . he was very pleasant and easy going !, he answered all my questions and concerns . we had diane as our photographer she was just absolutely amazing !!! she listened to every detail i had asked for . hi lite studio made my wedding day, a day to remember ! thank you hi lite studios!! :) Read less
Services Used: Photography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Christine
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Jim who was our photographer on our wedding was absolutely amazing. He was so patient every step of the way. He was not pushy and made taking pictures so relaxing. Last minute I wanted to take pictures on the beach and he allowed us to take that time. Everyone raved about how professional they were and the pictures came out great.
Christine and Gavin
Jim who was our photographer on our wedding was absolutely amazing. He was so patient every step of the way. He was not Read more...
Jim who was our photographer on our wedding was absolutely amazing. He was so patient every step of the way. He was not pushy and made taking pictures so relaxing. Last minute I wanted to take pictures on the beach and he allowed us to take that time. Everyone raved about how professional they were and the pictures came out great.
Christine and Gavin Read less
Services Used: Photography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Jacquelyn
Wedding:
7/4/2013
5.0/5.0
HiLite studios was a great choice for my wedding. We had Mike for our special day and I could not have been happier. He new how to calm me down keep me at ease. He was also very patient with my family and friends (which can be hard at times). He always had a smile on his face and kept saying how excited he was to be there. It is 3 weeks later and he called saying he rushed my proofs because he was so excited to see the outcome and wants me to see them. I highly recommend using HiLite for your photography. They also supply many packages to make it easy. There prices are great!!!!
HiLite studios was a great choice for my wedding. We had Mike for our special day and I could not have been happier. He Read more...
HiLite studios was a great choice for my wedding. We had Mike for our special day and I could not have been happier. He new how to calm me down keep me at ease. He was also very patient with my family and friends (which can be hard at times). He always had a smile on his face and kept saying how excited he was to be there. It is 3 weeks later and he called saying he rushed my proofs because he was so excited to see the outcome and wants me to see them. I highly recommend using HiLite for your photography. They also supply many packages to make it easy. There prices are great!!!! Read less
Services Used: Photography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Marie
Wedding:
2/22/2013
5.0/5.0
I used hilite studios for my wedding photography and videography and they were amazing! Starting almost a year before my wedding I met with mike and he was fantastic every step of the way. Answering all my questions addressing all my concerns and making me feel comfortable with every detail. I couldn't have asked for anything better
I used hilite studios for my wedding photography and videography and they were amazing! Starting almost a year before my Read more...
I used hilite studios for my wedding photography and videography and they were amazing! Starting almost a year before my wedding I met with mike and he was fantastic every step of the way. Answering all my questions addressing all my concerns and making me feel comfortable with every detail. I couldn't have asked for anything better Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Jessica
Wedding:
11/24/2012
5.0/5.0
I am absolutely amazed by the professionalism of the staff and the quality of the photos! Mike was amazing! We got our pictures SUPER fast! My friend has been married for 5 years and used another company (Velvet Studios) for their photos and she STILL hasn't received them! If you want a really great experience and beautiful pictures of your day I would go with HiLite Studios!!
I am absolutely amazed by the professionalism of the staff and the quality of the photos! Mike was amazing! We got our Read more...
I am absolutely amazed by the professionalism of the staff and the quality of the photos! Mike was amazing! We got our pictures SUPER fast! My friend has been married for 5 years and used another company (Velvet Studios) for their photos and she STILL hasn't received them! If you want a really great experience and beautiful pictures of your day I would go with HiLite Studios!! Read less
Services Used: Photography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Lillian
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
HiLite Studios provided the photographer for my wedding this past weekend and I could not be happier with the service. We hit a few bumps in the road trying to obtain permits for a difficult location in Long Island City. Mike worked tirelessly to prepare the necessary paper work and make my wedding dream come true. We were able to obtain the permits just in the nick of time and I was already ecstatic. Fast forward to the actual wedding day...my photographer DON was a godsend. He was simply incredible. The morning of the wedding, the groomsmen and groom were scattered around the hotel dillydallying and I was very concerned that we were going to be late. Don basically rounded up all of them and helped them get ready!! He rode with my in the limo and helped prep me for the day. i felt like he was my very own wedding coordinator as well as photographer. When our best man forgot the rings and had to go back to the hotel, Don kept my tiger mother under control and kept the whole bridal party calm.
He was everywhere and captured every moment. I cannot express how pleased I was with Don. When Mike said that he was giving us one of the best, I thought that maybe he said that about all of the photographers, but it is so true, Don truly is the best.

Thank you hilite for making my wedding so incredibly memorable!!!
HiLite Studios provided the photographer for my wedding this past weekend and I could not be happier with the service. We Read more...
HiLite Studios provided the photographer for my wedding this past weekend and I could not be happier with the service. We hit a few bumps in the road trying to obtain permits for a difficult location in Long Island City. Mike worked tirelessly to prepare the necessary paper work and make my wedding dream come true. We were able to obtain the permits just in the nick of time and I was already ecstatic. Fast forward to the actual wedding day...my photographer DON was a godsend. He was simply incredible. The morning of the wedding, the groomsmen and groom were scattered around the hotel dillydallying and I was very concerned that we were going to be late. Don basically rounded up all of them and helped them get ready!! He rode with my in the limo and helped prep me for the day. i felt like he was my very own wedding coordinator as well as photographer. When our best man forgot the rings and had to go back to the hotel, Don kept my tiger mother under control and kept the whole bridal party calm.
He was everywhere and captured every moment. I cannot express how pleased I was with Don. When Mike said that he was giving us one of the best, I thought that maybe he said that about all of the photographers, but it is so true, Don truly is the best.

Thank you hilite for making my wedding so incredibly memorable!!! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
130x130_sq_1294539155796-thepriceisright
Alison
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Very easy to work with. Friendly staff, especially Mike and very professional. Beautiful pictures - so lifelike. Reasonably priced and accommodating to our needs!!

Thank you so much!!

Alison and Joe Puntino
Very easy to work with. Friendly staff, especially Mike and very professional. Beautiful pictures - so lifelike. Read more...
Very easy to work with. Friendly staff, especially Mike and very professional. Beautiful pictures - so lifelike. Reasonably priced and accommodating to our needs!!

Thank you so much!!

Alison and Joe Puntino Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Dan
Wedding:
10/6/2011
5.0/5.0
My wife and I were shopping around for wedding photogs, came across HiLite Studios. After speaking with Mike we knew we found our photographers. Jim was our photgrapher & a true professional, we are looking at our proofs & are more than pleased with their work. HiLite was more than willing to listen to our suggestions(beach shots). They offer good package deals. We have no regrets on choosing them, I would highly recommend them to my friends and family. Mike & Jim, Thank You.
Dan & Eds married 10/06/11
My wife and I were shopping around for wedding photogs, came across HiLite Studios. After speaking with Mike we knew we Read more...
My wife and I were shopping around for wedding photogs, came across HiLite Studios. After speaking with Mike we knew we found our photographers. Jim was our photgrapher & a true professional, we are looking at our proofs & are more than pleased with their work. HiLite was more than willing to listen to our suggestions(beach shots). They offer good package deals. We have no regrets on choosing them, I would highly recommend them to my friends and family. Mike & Jim, Thank You.
Dan & Eds married 10/06/11 Read less
Services Used: Photography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
ranzeb
Wedding:
7/31/2011
5.0/5.0
Mike at hilite studios was the absolute soul of courtesy throughout the entire planning process. The photographer and videographer at the wedding were absolutely splendid. They were able to capture the entire essence of the day without getting in the way at all. Courteous and respectful from start to finish, the folks at Hilite Studios are definitely worth a visit. And the pictures and video came out great too.
Mike at hilite studios was the absolute soul of courtesy throughout the entire planning process. The photographer and Read more...
Mike at hilite studios was the absolute soul of courtesy throughout the entire planning process. The photographer and videographer at the wedding were absolutely splendid. They were able to capture the entire essence of the day without getting in the way at all. Courteous and respectful from start to finish, the folks at Hilite Studios are definitely worth a visit. And the pictures and video came out great too. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Stephanie
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married on June 18, 2011. We found Mike through a friend of mine who was married last year. I saw her pics and was like yeah they are nice and the price is reasonable I will give him a call. SO GLAD THAT I DID! I do photography and I know what I want and let me tell you when I saw my proofs I cried. They were so beautiful. Every picture was better that the next. If your getting married and live on long island definitely check out Hi-Lite Studios. Mike and Allen are awesome. They are friendly and make you feel so comfortable. We had so many laughs and so much fun. I have passed out so many business cards and told all my friends. These guys are amazing and I love the work they did. Hi-Lite, thanks for the beautiful memories and the perfect pictures... God Bless!!!!!
My husband and I were married on June 18, 2011. We found Mike through a friend of mine who was married last year. I saw Read more...
My husband and I were married on June 18, 2011. We found Mike through a friend of mine who was married last year. I saw her pics and was like yeah they are nice and the price is reasonable I will give him a call. SO GLAD THAT I DID! I do photography and I know what I want and let me tell you when I saw my proofs I cried. They were so beautiful. Every picture was better that the next. If your getting married and live on long island definitely check out Hi-Lite Studios. Mike and Allen are awesome. They are friendly and make you feel so comfortable. We had so many laughs and so much fun. I have passed out so many business cards and told all my friends. These guys are amazing and I love the work they did. Hi-Lite, thanks for the beautiful memories and the perfect pictures... God Bless!!!!! Read less
Services Used: Photography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
MELISSAH
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
OMG THE BEST PHOTOS AROUND!!! BELIEVE IT, IT'S TRUE GREAT PRICES FOR HIGH QUALITY PHOTOS. PROFESSIONAL, RESPONSIBLE, FRIENDLY..... FABULOUS PICTURES. MY HUSBAND AND I WERE EXTREMELY PLEASED AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM. JIM AND MIKE ARE AWESOME. THANKS FOR MAKING MY WEDDING DAY EXTRA SPECIAL...
OMG THE BEST PHOTOS AROUND!!! BELIEVE IT, IT'S TRUE GREAT PRICES FOR HIGH QUALITY PHOTOS. PROFESSIONAL, RESPONSIBLE, Read more...
OMG THE BEST PHOTOS AROUND!!! BELIEVE IT, IT'S TRUE GREAT PRICES FOR HIGH QUALITY PHOTOS. PROFESSIONAL, RESPONSIBLE, FRIENDLY..... FABULOUS PICTURES. MY HUSBAND AND I WERE EXTREMELY PLEASED AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM. JIM AND MIKE ARE AWESOME. THANKS FOR MAKING MY WEDDING DAY EXTRA SPECIAL... Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
endlesmiles
Wedding:
4/2/2011
5.0/5.0
They were so professional and took such beautiful pictures at our wedding when we went to see the proofs i was blown away ... WOW .. awesome . They captivated our day that we will forever remember as beautiful .. I recommend them and rate them A+++

Peter & Suzanne Calicchio
Commack Studio
They were so professional and took such beautiful pictures at our wedding when we went to see the proofs i was blown away Read more...
They were so professional and took such beautiful pictures at our wedding when we went to see the proofs i was blown away ... WOW .. awesome . They captivated our day that we will forever remember as beautiful .. I recommend them and rate them A+++

Peter & Suzanne Calicchio
Commack Studio Read less
Services Used: Photography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
AnitaEve
Wedding:
10/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Mike takes amazing pictures - yet appears invisible during the occasion unlike some photographers who can be extremely intrusive and 'in the way' while you're trying to have FUN! Very creative, with a GREAT eye for detail and color! Super personality. A person whom you will call 'friend'. HIGHLY recommended!!
Mike takes amazing pictures - yet appears invisible during the occasion unlike some photographers who can be extremely Read more...
Mike takes amazing pictures - yet appears invisible during the occasion unlike some photographers who can be extremely intrusive and 'in the way' while you're trying to have FUN! Very creative, with a GREAT eye for detail and color! Super personality. A person whom you will call 'friend'. HIGHLY recommended!! Read less
Services Used: Photography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Kristen and Justin
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
After shopping around for weeks (literally) for a photographer, my husband and I finally found a business that was beyond “ideal”. We knew what we wanted, which was definitely a video and two photographers for our wedding day. We figured it was going to be the best day of our lives and we wanted pictures and a video to remember it by. (If you’re a girl as cheesy as me, I plan to watch that video every anniversary and take out that photo album every year) After all you do only get married once! Our wedding date was 10-10-10  . Happened to be the “coolest” date at the time and a perfect weekend/month to get married, but for everyone else getting married that day it was difficult to find a lot of vendors in general to be available. Our photographer was the last thing we had to book.
I can not tell you how comfortable Mike and Jim at Hi-Lite Studios made us feel when we walked into their Commack studio. They sat us down and basically asked us what we wanted, and worked with us so that they knew what was to be done on our wedding day. Not once did they push us on adding on “extras” like everyone else did. They were kind enough though to tell us what features were available, and what they were capable of doing. They explained to us what certain things meant, if we had questions they answered us, and both of them were just laid back and relaxing. They made our stressful shopping time much easier.
The price they gave us to have a combo of two photographers and a video to be taken was phenomenal! They even gave us complimentary “extras” just because. Not only did I receive a copy of my wedding day video, but both sets of parents as well. All my proofs were given back to me, and they were kind enough to even make a DVD of them, so that we could email them to family and friends. What we liked best about Hi-Lite studios was that they were some what “old fashioned”. Yes they have the technology of other photographers, but they keep the traditions of an older style wedding in tack. My husband and I are not older either; we are in our mid 20’s.
Our wedding day could have not been more complete without Hi-Lite studios being our photographer. They were on time, came earlier then planned originally as requested by the bride, who actually ended up making them wait! Haha sorry guys. They were properly dressed for the occasion, took multiple pictures, and different shots and poses. Not once did I have a complaint from family or friends that they were rude, in the way, or anything.
Looking at our wedding proofs a few months after was absolutely breath-taking. It was so hard to choose just 100 photos for our albums because out of 300 or so pictures each one was fantastic! Not only did they capture things that I was not able to see that day, but my proofs told a story of how well my day went. Our video we were able to take home sooner to enjoy. Watching the ceremony and the reception on DVD for over an hour, with added in clips of us throughout the years of how our relationship unfolded was just so significant. After reviewing the page layouts of my album, I couldn’t wait to receive it! I sat in the studio and was asking for a box of tissues because I was crying over how well my album came out. The amount of time and craftsmanship that they had put into my album was truly able to show its colors.
I can not thank Hi-Lite studios enough for the wonderful memories it has given me for the rest of my life. I would hope that for you future brides out there, this review will at least get you to visit them. I’m telling you, you will not be disappointed. I remember shopping around for all these vendors and all I did was read these reviews online, and find out from family and friends who was good or not. Looked to see if they have worked at the reception hall before hand, and considered is it because the price is so high that they will be better? Mike and Jim just happen to be two really nice guys, who are honest, personable, VERY talented, and who I would consider to be great family friends. Thanks again Hi-Lite studios!
Sincerely, Kristen and Justin
P.s. We made it onto their wall in there studio too! Talk about us being famous now! haha
After shopping around for weeks (literally) for a photographer, my husband and I finally found a business that was beyond Read more...
After shopping around for weeks (literally) for a photographer, my husband and I finally found a business that was beyond “ideal”. We knew what we wanted, which was definitely a video and two photographers for our wedding day. We figured it was going to be the best day of our lives and we wanted pictures and a video to remember it by. (If you’re a girl as cheesy as me, I plan to watch that video every anniversary and take out that photo album every year) After all you do only get married once! Our wedding date was 10-10-10  . Happened to be the “coolest” date at the time and a perfect weekend/month to get married, but for everyone else getting married that day it was difficult to find a lot of vendors in general to be available. Our photographer was the last thing we had to book.
I can not tell you how comfortable Mike and Jim at Hi-Lite Studios made us feel when we walked into their Commack studio. They sat us down and basically asked us what we wanted, and worked with us so that they knew what was to be done on our wedding day. Not once did they push us on adding on “extras” like everyone else did. They were kind enough though to tell us what features were available, and what they were capable of doing. They explained to us what certain things meant, if we had questions they answered us, and both of them were just laid back and relaxing. They made our stressful shopping time much easier.
The price they gave us to have a combo of two photographers and a video to be taken was phenomenal! They even gave us complimentary “extras” just because. Not only did I receive a copy of my wedding day video, but both sets of parents as well. All my proofs were given back to me, and they were kind enough to even make a DVD of them, so that we could email them to family and friends. What we liked best about Hi-Lite studios was that they were some what “old fashioned”. Yes they have the technology of other photographers, but they keep the traditions of an older style wedding in tack. My husband and I are not older either; we are in our mid 20’s.
Our wedding day could have not been more complete without Hi-Lite studios being our photographer. They were on time, came earlier then planned originally as requested by the bride, who actually ended up making them wait! Haha sorry guys. They were properly dressed for the occasion, took multiple pictures, and different shots and poses. Not once did I have a complaint from family or friends that they were rude, in the way, or anything.
Looking at our wedding proofs a few months after was absolutely breath-taking. It was so hard to choose just 100 photos for our albums because out of 300 or so pictures each one was fantastic! Not only did they capture things that I was not able to see that day, but my proofs told a story of how well my day went. Our video we were able to take home sooner to enjoy. Watching the ceremony and the reception on DVD for over an hour, with added in clips of us throughout the years of how our relationship unfolded was just so significant. After reviewing the page layouts of my album, I couldn’t wait to receive it! I sat in the studio and was asking for a box of tissues because I was crying over how well my album came out. The amount of time and craftsmanship that they had put into my album was truly able to show its colors.
I can not thank Hi-Lite studios enough for the wonderful memories it has given me for the rest of my life. I would hope that for you future brides out there, this review will at least get you to visit them. I’m telling you, you will not be disappointed. I remember shopping around for all these vendors and all I did was read these reviews online, and find out from family and friends who was good or not. Looked to see if they have worked at the reception hall before hand, and considered is it because the price is so high that they will be better? Mike and Jim just happen to be two really nice guys, who are honest, personable, VERY talented, and who I would consider to be great family friends. Thanks again Hi-Lite studios!
Sincerely, Kristen and Justin
P.s. We made it onto their wall in there studio too! Talk about us being famous now! haha Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
merri
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
our wedding was 10/16/10 in oneonta ny upstate....our photographer was Diane and she was amazing! she made me feel so special and beautiful and calmed my crazy nerves that day.........i would definately recomend her to any bride.....she came to my parents house about 15 minutes early and my parents live 4 hours away !!!!!!! her expected arrival time was 11:30 and she was early. she took the time to chat with us and get to know my family as well. mike at hilite has been awesome too from day 1....they respond in a timely manner to my emails and calls! Diane even took wedding pix with my great dane Elvira, knowing that my dog couldnt be at the wedding!
Hilite rocks!
our wedding was 10/16/10 in oneonta ny upstate....our photographer was Diane and she was amazing! she made me feel so Read more...
our wedding was 10/16/10 in oneonta ny upstate....our photographer was Diane and she was amazing! she made me feel so special and beautiful and calmed my crazy nerves that day.........i would definately recomend her to any bride.....she came to my parents house about 15 minutes early and my parents live 4 hours away !!!!!!! her expected arrival time was 11:30 and she was early. she took the time to chat with us and get to know my family as well. mike at hilite has been awesome too from day 1....they respond in a timely manner to my emails and calls! Diane even took wedding pix with my great dane Elvira, knowing that my dog couldnt be at the wedding!
Hilite rocks! Read less
Services Used: Photography
130x130_sq_1254798964652-372
Raiza
Wedding:
8/20/2010
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for the best prices, quality, professionalism and trustworthy company in photograpghy and videography then HiLite Studios is your place. They are very good at what they do and make your pictures come to reality. I used HiLite Studios for my wedding and I am happy i did. We also shopped around and visited bridal shows and heard of HiLite Studios. We wanted a vendor that we could trust. We visited their studio in Commack and when we saw their work it was beautiful. Honestly noboby beat HiLite Studio rates. When I received my pictures and video i fell in love with them. The pictures came to life and brought back all the memories that we would treasure for the rest of our lives. We love HiLite Studios work so much that we have booked two events with them. We also used Hi Lite Studios for my daughter Sweet 16 in January 2012. When we received my daugther video and pictures once again we fell in love with the work and quality we received. We highy recommend anyone getting married to go visit Hilite Studios. They have two locations in Commack and Westbury. Trust me you won't regret it. They are the best in Long Island. Ask for Mike
If you are looking for the best prices, quality, professionalism and trustworthy company in photograpghy and videography Read more...
If you are looking for the best prices, quality, professionalism and trustworthy company in photograpghy and videography then HiLite Studios is your place. They are very good at what they do and make your pictures come to reality. I used HiLite Studios for my wedding and I am happy i did. We also shopped around and visited bridal shows and heard of HiLite Studios. We wanted a vendor that we could trust. We visited their studio in Commack and when we saw their work it was beautiful. Honestly noboby beat HiLite Studio rates. When I received my pictures and video i fell in love with them. The pictures came to life and brought back all the memories that we would treasure for the rest of our lives. We love HiLite Studios work so much that we have booked two events with them. We also used Hi Lite Studios for my daughter Sweet 16 in January 2012. When we received my daugther video and pictures once again we fell in love with the work and quality we received. We highy recommend anyone getting married to go visit Hilite Studios. They have two locations in Commack and Westbury. Trust me you won't regret it. They are the best in Long Island. Ask for Mike Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
danigirl627
Wedding:
6/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Excellent! Had to book them 30 days before our wedding due to a failure of a photographer we originally had... Mike was great and accomodating!!! Would highly reccomend to everyone!
Excellent! Had to book them 30 days before our wedding due to a failure of a photographer we originally had... Mike was Read more...
Excellent! Had to book them 30 days before our wedding due to a failure of a photographer we originally had... Mike was great and accomodating!!! Would highly reccomend to everyone! Read less
Services Used: Photography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
LadyLeo
Wedding:
5/21/2010
5.0/5.0
My wedding was May 21, 2010. I booked with Mike 10 months prior to our wedding. He was awesome. He tailored an affordable package to suit our needs. Total bang for your buck. Mike kept in touch, during the ten months, and met with myself and my husband for our portrait session. That session, was a great opportunity to get to know Mike. He even coached we through my eye blinking dilemma. On my wedding day, he arrive at the venue before I did (and I was running on time). He got pictures of the venue, that I didn't even know about until I saw the video and the proofs. As the bride, you miss so much because people are coming at you from all directions, but Mike didn't miss a thing. Our parent albums are awesome, and our video is amazing. Our jaws dropped when we saw the quality of our video (all four copies for the price of one), a gift from Mike; in addition to framed proofs from our portrait session. Mike and Jim met with us several times, so that we could see the progress of your album. It's beautiful. I whole heartedly reccommend HiLite Studios. Make an appointment, check out what they've got to offer.
My wedding was May 21, 2010. I booked with Mike 10 months prior to our wedding. He was awesome. He tailored an affordable Read more...
My wedding was May 21, 2010. I booked with Mike 10 months prior to our wedding. He was awesome. He tailored an affordable package to suit our needs. Total bang for your buck. Mike kept in touch, during the ten months, and met with myself and my husband for our portrait session. That session, was a great opportunity to get to know Mike. He even coached we through my eye blinking dilemma. On my wedding day, he arrive at the venue before I did (and I was running on time). He got pictures of the venue, that I didn't even know about until I saw the video and the proofs. As the bride, you miss so much because people are coming at you from all directions, but Mike didn't miss a thing. Our parent albums are awesome, and our video is amazing. Our jaws dropped when we saw the quality of our video (all four copies for the price of one), a gift from Mike; in addition to framed proofs from our portrait session. Mike and Jim met with us several times, so that we could see the progress of your album. It's beautiful. I whole heartedly reccommend HiLite Studios. Make an appointment, check out what they've got to offer. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
DanielleluvsFabian
Wedding:
6/13/2009
5.0/5.0
MY PHOTOGRAPHER WAS EXCELLENT. HE WAS CHARMING, FUNNY AND EVEN SPOKE SPANISH THAT FIT RIGHT IN WITH MY GUEST. MY WHOLE FAMILY COMMENTED ON HOW LOVELY HE WAS. I HAVENT RECIEVED THE PICTURES YET BUT I AM CONFIDENT THEY WILL TURN OUT BEAUTIFUL.
MY PHOTOGRAPHER WAS EXCELLENT. HE WAS CHARMING, FUNNY AND EVEN SPOKE SPANISH THAT FIT RIGHT IN WITH MY GUEST. MY WHOLE Read more...
MY PHOTOGRAPHER WAS EXCELLENT. HE WAS CHARMING, FUNNY AND EVEN SPOKE SPANISH THAT FIT RIGHT IN WITH MY GUEST. MY WHOLE FAMILY COMMENTED ON HOW LOVELY HE WAS. I HAVENT RECIEVED THE PICTURES YET BUT I AM CONFIDENT THEY WILL TURN OUT BEAUTIFUL. Read less
Services Used: Photography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My wife made a surprise birthday party for me and had HiLite Studios photograph the event. The photographs taken captured my surprise the moment I walked into the party and provide professional quality lasting memories of the entire celebration. The photographer, Jim, was conscientious, unobtrusive, cooperative and a pleasure to work with. He was creative in the poses he arranged and gladly accommodated our special requests. Our family and friends were truly able to be guests and enjoy the party because the photography was taken care of by the expertise of HiLite Studios. I would like to thank Mike and Jim for their photographs that provide cherished memories of my special day. Allan
My wife made a surprise birthday party for me and had HiLite Studios photograph the event. The photographs taken captured Read more...
My wife made a surprise birthday party for me and had HiLite Studios photograph the event. The photographs taken captured my surprise the moment I walked into the party and provide professional quality lasting memories of the entire celebration. The photographer, Jim, was conscientious, unobtrusive, cooperative and a pleasure to work with. He was creative in the poses he arranged and gladly accommodated our special requests. Our family and friends were truly able to be guests and enjoy the party because the photography was taken care of by the expertise of HiLite Studios. I would like to thank Mike and Jim for their photographs that provide cherished memories of my special day. Allan Read less
Services Used: Photography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
peterson52
Wedding:
10/20/2007
5.0/5.0
I booked this company for my photography because - They do amazing photography work. My sister used them back in 2002 along with my cousin about 10 years agao. and still to this day they are great. Done in a timely matter and really not expensive at all I got my proofs thank you's parent albums and my album all fro 1800 and you can go cheaper if you want. the work is amazing. there photographers are pleasant to work with. they have great people skills and I would use them for all my parties and special ocassions.. The best company I have been to...
I booked this company for my photography because - They do amazing photography work. My sister used them back in 2002 Read more...
I booked this company for my photography because - They do amazing photography work. My sister used them back in 2002 along with my cousin about 10 years agao. and still to this day they are great. Done in a timely matter and really not expensive at all I got my proofs thank you's parent albums and my album all fro 1800 and you can go cheaper if you want. the work is amazing. there photographers are pleasant to work with. they have great people skills and I would use them for all my parties and special ocassions.. The best company I have been to... Read less
Services Used: Photography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Brittany
Wedding:
11/3/2006
5.0/5.0
Absolutely fabulous...the best pictures I've seen.
Absolutely fabulous...the best pictures I've seen.
Absolutely fabulous...the best pictures I've seen. Read less
Services Used: Photography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Sean
Wedding:
3/2/2013
4.9/5.0
Excellent in all areas! Thanks Jim!!!!!!
Excellent in all areas! Thanks Jim!!!!!!
Excellent in all areas! Thanks Jim!!!!!! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Hilite Studios were great,took most of the pictures before so we coiuld enjoy our wedding. Pricing was very
good and Mike was very professional-we highly suggest you use them for your event
Thanks E&O wedding 6/22/13
Hilite Studios were great,took most of the pictures before so we coiuld enjoy our wedding. Pricing was very
good and Read more...
Hilite Studios were great,took most of the pictures before so we coiuld enjoy our wedding. Pricing was very
good and Mike was very professional-we highly suggest you use them for your event
Thanks E&O wedding 6/22/13 Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
My husband and I got married on July 7,2012 and we loved HiLite Photography. They were very resonably priced, friendly, flexible and great to work with. We got our proofs in less than a month after the wedding and they are amazing!!! Having a hard time picking the ones that we want in the album. One of the many great things about HiLites is that you can get all of your proofs printed and they give them to you already in an album. I would highly recommend them to everyone.
My husband and I got married on July 7,2012 and we loved HiLite Photography. They were very resonably priced, friendly, Read more...
My husband and I got married on July 7,2012 and we loved HiLite Photography. They were very resonably priced, friendly, flexible and great to work with. We got our proofs in less than a month after the wedding and they are amazing!!! Having a hard time picking the ones that we want in the album. One of the many great things about HiLites is that you can get all of your proofs printed and they give them to you already in an album. I would highly recommend them to everyone. Read less
Services Used: Photography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
Gorgeous photos, and videography. Very kind, polite professionals. I only gave them a 3/5 in professionalism because both my mother and I were quoted on certain prices for different things and they tried to go back on it. I had to really fight for them to stick to some of the prices they originally gave me. It was worth it though because my pictures came out beautifully.
Gorgeous photos, and videography. Very kind, polite professionals. I only gave them a 3/5 in professionalism because both Read more...
Gorgeous photos, and videography. Very kind, polite professionals. I only gave them a 3/5 in professionalism because both my mother and I were quoted on certain prices for different things and they tried to go back on it. I had to really fight for them to stick to some of the prices they originally gave me. It was worth it though because my pictures came out beautifully. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Tania
Wedding:
6/11/2011
3.9/5.0
Dianne, was very professional... But a little too tough and rude to me...
I understand that they need a break thats why there is food for all vendors working, but they didnt even accept a glass of water from us!
Pictures and work very professional though, i would have rather have a person that was a little more fresh and relaxed.
Dianne, was very professional... But a little too tough and rude to me...
I understand that they need a break thats Read more...
Dianne, was very professional... But a little too tough and rude to me...
I understand that they need a break thats why there is food for all vendors working, but they didnt even accept a glass of water from us!
Pictures and work very professional though, i would have rather have a person that was a little more fresh and relaxed. Read less
Services Used: Photography
Bg12
Valencia
Wedding:
9/3/2011
3.0/5.0
Our photographer was all right. There were places in the venue she wasn't willing to go. If one of our groomsmen wasn't a photographer, We wouldn't have professional photos of the guys. The videographer stopped recording part of my bridal party coming down the isle. There is a lot of wasted tape during the reception which could have been edited out. I am still waiting to hear back from HiLite Studios since December 2011 ; I asked for the unedited version of our wedding video and some pictures, but I haven't heard anything from them yet. The photos we do have are nice.
Our photographer was all right. There were places in the venue she wasn't willing to go. If one of our groomsmen wasn't a Read more...
Our photographer was all right. There were places in the venue she wasn't willing to go. If one of our groomsmen wasn't a photographer, We wouldn't have professional photos of the guys. The videographer stopped recording part of my bridal party coming down the isle. There is a lot of wasted tape during the reception which could have been edited out. I am still waiting to hear back from HiLite Studios since December 2011 ; I asked for the unedited version of our wedding video and some pictures, but I haven't heard anything from them yet. The photos we do have are nice. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.6/5.0
I would NEVER recommend this company to anyone. My photographer was Diane and she was soooo clueless. I really received the impression that she filled in last minute, and wasn't a "professional" photographer. She took pictures of my wedding with people having eyes closed, mouths open, and these were the "finished" pictures I was given in the end. She also took pictures of me in my backyard, and had our shed in the background of the wedding pictures, so of course those photos weren't able to be used in an album. She took pictures at the church, with dead brown flowers in the background. She did not take one complete photo of our cake. In every picture with us near the cake, the cake is cut off, so there wasn't a complete picture of our cake. I am in law enforcement, and I could have done a better job than this clown. Also, other pictures she took were not centered. My husband and I were in pictures, and once we framed them, we were off to one side in the photo, almost cut off. She never took pictures with me and my husband and his parents. I guess that is my fault for not telling her how to do her job. My niece sang at the church, and when my family went to watch the dvd, my niece was edited out, by this company's videographer. This photo studio ruined my wedding pictures. I received better pictures from family and friends which I used to send my "Thank Yous". I have seen other negative reviews made about this company, and the owner of the company, will post a memo about the bad review, stating he does not recall this person. He can lie all he wants. Do not use this company....they ruined my wedding pictures.
I would NEVER recommend this company to anyone. My photographer was Diane and she was soooo clueless. I really received Read more...
I would NEVER recommend this company to anyone. My photographer was Diane and she was soooo clueless. I really received the impression that she filled in last minute, and wasn't a "professional" photographer. She took pictures of my wedding with people having eyes closed, mouths open, and these were the "finished" pictures I was given in the end. She also took pictures of me in my backyard, and had our shed in the background of the wedding pictures, so of course those photos weren't able to be used in an album. She took pictures at the church, with dead brown flowers in the background. She did not take one complete photo of our cake. In every picture with us near the cake, the cake is cut off, so there wasn't a complete picture of our cake. I am in law enforcement, and I could have done a better job than this clown. Also, other pictures she took were not centered. My husband and I were in pictures, and once we framed them, we were off to one side in the photo, almost cut off. She never took pictures with me and my husband and his parents. I guess that is my fault for not telling her how to do her job. My niece sang at the church, and when my family went to watch the dvd, my niece was edited out, by this company's videographer. This photo studio ruined my wedding pictures. I received better pictures from family and friends which I used to send my "Thank Yous". I have seen other negative reviews made about this company, and the owner of the company, will post a memo about the bad review, stating he does not recall this person. He can lie all he wants. Do not use this company....they ruined my wedding pictures. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography

DEALS

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO PACKAGE SPECIAL!
Print Deal
Redeem In-Store  
LIMITED TIME OFFER- COMPLETE COVERAGE OF YOUR WEDDING DAY ALL 4x6 PHOTOS IN PREVIEW ALBUM, ONLY $695.~ OR WITH BOTH PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO ONLY $1595!!~ PLEASE NOTE THIS OFFER IS A PROMOTIONAL PRICE AND MAY BE WITHDRAWN AS OTHER PROMOTIONS ARE ADDED.
Deal #WWd9d7acad7e28a2be
220x220_1368129973046-14

MAP

 
206 Commack Road, Commack, NY 11725 See On Map
 
324 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590 See On Map
Thanks for visiting the vendor listing for HiLite Studios
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.
Ww_logo
 
220x220_1368129973046-14