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IRIS Photography and Videography

Santa Ana , CA
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LOCATION

204 N. Bush St.
Santa Ana, CA US 92701 (map)

PHONE

714-376-3146

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Quality - Creativity - Innovation

My wedding day is one of my most cherished memories. It was the day I stood in front of family and friends and declared my love to my best... Read more
Quality - Creativity - Innovation

My wedding day is one of my most cherished memories. It was the day I stood in front of family and friends and declared my love to my best friend. We laughed, we cried, we danced our butts off. Now, 7 years later that was they day I loved my wife the least. Today, through the magic of photos and video, my wife and I, along with our 2 beautiful children, can look back on that day which marked the beginning of our legacy for our future generations.

I wish to create those same memories that you yourself will treasure in the years to come. Please take a moment to check out my website and if you have any questions please feel free to email or call me directly. I look forward to hearing from you and hope to work with you on your wedding day.

Tommy Shimanek
Iris Media Group, LLC


714-376-3146

irismediagroupllc@gmail.com

www.irisphotovideo.com







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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, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
With 13 years of experience in over 700 events, I've shot in all types of lighting situations from natural light to various interior lighting schemes and extreme low light.
Is your media preference film or digital?
I shoot exclusively in digital. This allows me to take as many photos and poses as I want and to deliver them all to you in digital form, which allows for hundreds of possibilities from albums to prints to almost anything you can think of to display your photos, including posting on Facebook.
How many photographers do you work with?
Iris Media Group has one primary photographer, Ryan, in addition to myself. Both of us are included in samples on our website and our Wedding Wire page.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
We cannot guarantee a specific photographer. But we can guarantee you quality and experience.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
As Iris offers full day coverage, one photographer would not be double booked in the same day. They could have more than one event in a weekend, but never more than two days in a row.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes, the benefit of having multiple photographers is that we can be backup for each other in case of an emergency. In addition to myself and Ryan who typically are sent out on shoots, we have other experienced colleagues that we work with that will step in during emergencies if needed.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Each photographer will have two state of the art digital SLR camera bodies, along with a variety of professional lenses, from wide angle to fixed to telephoto. They will also carry at least one high quality flash with diffuser for use in a variety of lighting situations.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
We have two cameras and a variety of lenses so that if the primary camera or any of the lenses malfunction, we have a backup.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Iris provides full day coverage to capture all the important events on your day without worrying about hours.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Photographers will take short breaks as needed, but have no set break times, and will only leave in between events. Typically, a meal is required to be served at the same time as your other guests. It is requested that the photographer(s) get to eat first so that they can eat quickly and prepare for the next events on your day.
Do you charge for travel?
Travel fees may apply outside Orange or LA Counties.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Digital online proofing is available approximately 4-6 weeks after the wedding day.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
The digital proofs are offered in an online gallery where you can review your photos, order prints, and share with family and friends.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
The online gallery will remain up for at least a year.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
We retain the rights to the photos, but you may use them for any personal, non-profit use, including printing. We can provide this permission in writing if you would like, and it is also stated in our contract.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes, all digital files are given to you on USB drive. This includes all the edited photos, as well as every other photo taken on the day.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes, all edited photos are posted in an online gallery where you can review your photos, order prints, and share with family and friends.
What kind of albums do you offer?
We offer several album types, including flush mount and matted albums. Please contact us or see our website for more details.
When will the client get the final album?
The album will be sent to you via an online proofing system approximately 8-10 weeks after your wedding where you can review each page and request changes.

INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Documentary, Short Form, Storytelling, Traditional
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, DVD of Raw Footage, 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, Rehearsal Dinner, Same Day Edit Video
What formats can the final video be in?
Blu-Ray, DVD
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Are you a commercial studio or a home-based business?
I run a studio out of my home.
Do you offer demo DVDs for potential clients to look at?
We have several completed weddings you can look at when you come to our office. Additionally, you can view complete highlight videos on our website.
Do you have lighting equipment to accommodate a more dimly-lit event?
Yes, we do carry adjustable lights that can be mounted on our cameras (similar to a flash) to capture dimly lit events. The lights are adjustable so we don't blind your guests and only use as much light as needed.
How many videographers do you work with?
Iris Media Group has one primary videographer, Kayvon, in addition to myself. Both of us are included in samples on our website and our Wedding Wire page.
Does the client get to meet the videographers before the event?
Absolutely. I work closely with my couples from start to finish.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
We cannot guarantee a specific videographer. But we can guarantee you quality and experience.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
As Iris offers full day coverage, one videographer would not be double booked in the same day. They could have more than one event in a weekend, but never more than two days in a row.
Do you have a replacement videographer in case you become unavailable on the event day?
Yes, the benefit of having multiple videographers is that we can be backup for each other in case of an emergency. In addition to myself and Kayvon who typically are sent out on shoots, we have other experienced colleagues that we work with that will step in during emergencies if needed.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Each videographer carries two state of the art digital SLR camera bodies, along with a variety of professional lenses, from wide angle to fixed to telephoto. Additionally, they carry lighting equipment, sound recording equipment (including wireless mics for the ceremony), and tripods.
Do you bring backup equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
We have two cameras and a variety of lenses so that if the primary camera or any of the lenses malfunction, we have a backup.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Videographers will take short breaks as needed, but have no set break times, and will only leave in between events. Typically, a meal is required to be served at the same time as your other guests. It is requested that the videographer(s) get to eat first so that they can eat quickly and prepare for the next events on your day.
Do you charge overtime?
No. Iris provides full day coverage to capture all the important events on your day without worrying about hours.
Do you give access to your raw footage?
Our DVDs include all of the important footage from your wedding day. The footage not included in the highlight video in its entirety will be broken up throughout the DVD in the "Special Features" section. There you can watch the full version of the ceremony, additional reception footage, toasts, interviews, and anything else that was not included in the Highlight Video. The only things cut out are wild camera movements, setting shots, and duplicate footage.
Do you reserve the right to use the video in the future for deals, contents, etc.?
We retain the rights to the video, but you may use your video for any personal nonprofit use.
Is the client involved in the editing process? If so, how much input does the client have in editing?
The most important influence you have on your final wedding video is your music selections. The music sets the tone for the editor and helps communicate your style. Additionally, any comments or suggestions you have for your video can be communicated beforehand.
How long does it take for the client to get the final video?
The video will be completed approximately 8-10 weeks after the wedding day if music selections and all other editing information is completed by client by the wedding day.

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John
Wedding:
8/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Tommy was wonderful to work with on our wedding day. On a day where our original DJ no showed and we had to get a last minute replacement, it was nice to have Tommy arrive an hour early. He was also wonderful in attaching all the boutonnieres on myself and each groomsmen. He was very professional, but also friendly and knew how to ease the nerves on a day like that. The photos he took came out perfectly, and are a great reminder of how perfect a day it was. I wholeheartedly recommend IRIS Photography and Videography for any service you need. If you are lucky enough to have Tommy work your event, then you're in safe hands.
Tommy was wonderful to work with on our wedding day. On a day where our original DJ no showed and we had to get a last Read more...
Tommy was wonderful to work with on our wedding day. On a day where our original DJ no showed and we had to get a last minute replacement, it was nice to have Tommy arrive an hour early. He was also wonderful in attaching all the boutonnieres on myself and each groomsmen. He was very professional, but also friendly and knew how to ease the nerves on a day like that. The photos he took came out perfectly, and are a great reminder of how perfect a day it was. I wholeheartedly recommend IRIS Photography and Videography for any service you need. If you are lucky enough to have Tommy work your event, then you're in safe hands. Read less
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Tony
Wedding:
4/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Everything was awesome! couldn't of asked for a better/easier person to work with. All the videos and photos turned out amazing! Totally recommend them for anyones wedding if you want a professional job done. I'll definitely be recommending them for any of our friends weddings as well.
Everything was awesome! couldn't of asked for a better/easier person to work with. All the videos and photos turned out Read more...
Everything was awesome! couldn't of asked for a better/easier person to work with. All the videos and photos turned out amazing! Totally recommend them for anyones wedding if you want a professional job done. I'll definitely be recommending them for any of our friends weddings as well. Read less
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Zaida
Wedding:
3/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Do not hesitate and contact Tommy ASAP. His eye for detail is amazing and his service is incredible. Everyone who has seen my album and video is very impressed. Also, it is such a great packaged deal. Tommy really enjoys what he does and he made the process so comfortable for us. Choosing your photographer and videographer will be the most important decision you will make during the wedding planning; since afterall, this is what you will treasure the most after the wedding day is over.
Do not hesitate and contact Tommy ASAP. His eye for detail is amazing and his service is incredible. Everyone who has seen Read more...
Do not hesitate and contact Tommy ASAP. His eye for detail is amazing and his service is incredible. Everyone who has seen my album and video is very impressed. Also, it is such a great packaged deal. Tommy really enjoys what he does and he made the process so comfortable for us. Choosing your photographer and videographer will be the most important decision you will make during the wedding planning; since afterall, this is what you will treasure the most after the wedding day is over. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Tommy was excellent. He worked very well with our DJ to coordinate the timing and capture all the great moments. The quality of the pictures are great and his turn around time was excellent.
Tommy was excellent. He worked very well with our DJ to coordinate the timing and capture all the great moments. The Read more...
Tommy was excellent. He worked very well with our DJ to coordinate the timing and capture all the great moments. The quality of the pictures are great and his turn around time was excellent. Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Thomas provided us with the most amazing video from our wedding. We LOVED everything he did and couldn't be happier with his services. Thank you so much for allowing us to relive our special day anytime we want.
Thomas provided us with the most amazing video from our wedding. We LOVED everything he did and couldn't be happier with Read more...
Thomas provided us with the most amazing video from our wedding. We LOVED everything he did and couldn't be happier with his services. Thank you so much for allowing us to relive our special day anytime we want. Read less
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Alina
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Wedding Videography can get really expensive. When my now husband and I starting looking for a videographer for our wedding day we needed it someone that was affordable but with good quality. We made an appointment with Tommy and he show us samples of videos that his company had shot in the past. We liked their work and we decided it that they would be the ones to capture one of the greatest moments in our life. We are very pleased with the results. They have an easy payment system and the results are great. We just got our short video and we loved it. We cannot wait to see the entire video!!!! We recommend Tommy and his team for your event.
Wedding Videography can get really expensive. When my now husband and I starting looking for a videographer for our Read more...
Wedding Videography can get really expensive. When my now husband and I starting looking for a videographer for our wedding day we needed it someone that was affordable but with good quality. We made an appointment with Tommy and he show us samples of videos that his company had shot in the past. We liked their work and we decided it that they would be the ones to capture one of the greatest moments in our life. We are very pleased with the results. They have an easy payment system and the results are great. We just got our short video and we loved it. We cannot wait to see the entire video!!!! We recommend Tommy and his team for your event. Read less
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Ivana
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Tommy is by far the best photographer and videographer in OC!

He was so friendly and excited to hear about the initial engagement and wedding plans. In talking to Tommy, he really got to know myself and my husband Trevor. He got a feel for what our personalities were like and that came to life in the pictures and video.

Tommy is very affordable and the quality of his work is genius! No one else can compare.

When Tommy was at the wedding, he was so friendly and he knew which moments to capture. He didn't miss anything. He is so flexible.

I will never forget our intimate photo session after the ceremony. Tommy made my husband and I feel so comfortable and natural. Heck, we even forgot he was there from time to time, because we would get so lost in the moment. It shows in our photos. That's the kind of photographer he is.

When my husband and I finally received our pictures, we both cried. Our families and friends could not stop raving about them. My wedding day was a blur, but the moment i saw the pictures, i started making connections :)

and when Tommy sent us our highlight video, OMG, we cried even more. I must have watched it 20 times in one day because each time there was something new! The music, the moments he selected, everything about the video just made me feel like we had the best wedding in the world. The video felt like us. My husband and I would not do anything differently, and it's all because of Tommy.

I could go on and on about Tommy and his team.

Tommy if you're reading this, I just want to let you know that you have a gift. Thank you for creating the most magical moments for us in still and motion pictures. Without you, I don't think I would be feeling this excited and proud of everything my husband I put into the wedding planning to make sure that our guests would have fun and that our wedding would be remembered forever.

Trevor and I are forever in your debt.
Our wedding was in the perfect hands.
Tommy is by far the best photographer and videographer in OC!

He was so friendly and excited to hear about the Read more...
Tommy is by far the best photographer and videographer in OC!

He was so friendly and excited to hear about the initial engagement and wedding plans. In talking to Tommy, he really got to know myself and my husband Trevor. He got a feel for what our personalities were like and that came to life in the pictures and video.

Tommy is very affordable and the quality of his work is genius! No one else can compare.

When Tommy was at the wedding, he was so friendly and he knew which moments to capture. He didn't miss anything. He is so flexible.

I will never forget our intimate photo session after the ceremony. Tommy made my husband and I feel so comfortable and natural. Heck, we even forgot he was there from time to time, because we would get so lost in the moment. It shows in our photos. That's the kind of photographer he is.

When my husband and I finally received our pictures, we both cried. Our families and friends could not stop raving about them. My wedding day was a blur, but the moment i saw the pictures, i started making connections :)

and when Tommy sent us our highlight video, OMG, we cried even more. I must have watched it 20 times in one day because each time there was something new! The music, the moments he selected, everything about the video just made me feel like we had the best wedding in the world. The video felt like us. My husband and I would not do anything differently, and it's all because of Tommy.

I could go on and on about Tommy and his team.

Tommy if you're reading this, I just want to let you know that you have a gift. Thank you for creating the most magical moments for us in still and motion pictures. Without you, I don't think I would be feeling this excited and proud of everything my husband I put into the wedding planning to make sure that our guests would have fun and that our wedding would be remembered forever.

Trevor and I are forever in your debt.
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Christopher
Wedding:
7/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Awesome work and great to work with! Price was outstanding, would defintely recommend to anyone looking, captured our wedding perfectly, Thanks Tommy!
Awesome work and great to work with! Price was outstanding, would defintely recommend to anyone looking, captured our Read more...
Awesome work and great to work with! Price was outstanding, would defintely recommend to anyone looking, captured our wedding perfectly, Thanks Tommy! Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Tommy is a great photographer. He was so helpful and made sure all the moments during my wedding were captured. Everyone who has seen my pictures loves them. He was very fast about returning emails and he finished my pictures with all the great edits quickly. The best thing to me, a bride on a budget, was he was very affordable while still maintaining quality work. I would definitely recommend him to others.
Tommy is a great photographer. He was so helpful and made sure all the moments during my wedding were captured. Everyone Read more...
Tommy is a great photographer. He was so helpful and made sure all the moments during my wedding were captured. Everyone who has seen my pictures loves them. He was very fast about returning emails and he finished my pictures with all the great edits quickly. The best thing to me, a bride on a budget, was he was very affordable while still maintaining quality work. I would definitely recommend him to others. Read less
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Marlene
Wedding:
6/28/2013
5.0/5.0
We are so happy with our wedding pictures. Tommy is a fantastic photographer. He was able to get everybody to smile, including our volatile ring bearers! I would highly recommend his services.
We are so happy with our wedding pictures. Tommy is a fantastic photographer. He was able to get everybody to smile, Read more...
We are so happy with our wedding pictures. Tommy is a fantastic photographer. He was able to get everybody to smile, including our volatile ring bearers! I would highly recommend his services. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Finding and booking a photographer solely online can be a scary thing. I am from Canada and we did not have a chance to meet prior but they have a great online system to accommodate that. Our photographer Ryan was very professional and the photos were absolutely amazing!!!!!
Finding and booking a photographer solely online can be a scary thing. I am from Canada and we did not have a chance to Read more...
Finding and booking a photographer solely online can be a scary thing. I am from Canada and we did not have a chance to meet prior but they have a great online system to accommodate that. Our photographer Ryan was very professional and the photos were absolutely amazing!!!!! Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Tommy is amazing at answering my calls, answering my questions, and letting me know if he will be able to work my wedding or not. He was not able to because his child was born around my wedding. He had someone else who filmed my wedding and it was Sam. Sam was great! he didn't say much, but he got everything at my wedding. My husband and I can re-live our wedding over and over again thanks to Tommy and Sam.
Tommy is amazing at answering my calls, answering my questions, and letting me know if he will be able to work my wedding Read more...
Tommy is amazing at answering my calls, answering my questions, and letting me know if he will be able to work my wedding or not. He was not able to because his child was born around my wedding. He had someone else who filmed my wedding and it was Sam. Sam was great! he didn't say much, but he got everything at my wedding. My husband and I can re-live our wedding over and over again thanks to Tommy and Sam. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Erika
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Tommy was fantastic !! Our pictures were amazing ! They were so creative, clear, and fun ! Thank you so much we would definitely consider you for our next big event !
Tommy was fantastic !! Our pictures were amazing ! They were so creative, clear, and fun ! Thank you so much we would Read more...
Tommy was fantastic !! Our pictures were amazing ! They were so creative, clear, and fun ! Thank you so much we would definitely consider you for our next big event ! Read less
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Diego
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Tom is very professional and absolutely great at his craft. I'm beyond satisfied with the wedding pictures and look forward to having him at future events. I will definitely recommend him to family and friends.
Tom is very professional and absolutely great at his craft. I'm beyond satisfied with the wedding pictures and look Read more...
Tom is very professional and absolutely great at his craft. I'm beyond satisfied with the wedding pictures and look forward to having him at future events. I will definitely recommend him to family and friends. Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
We didn't really know what to expect with a wedding photographer but we more then pleasantly surprised. Our photographer was a perfect combination of personal and professional. He made the picture taking process fun, quick, and efficient . He got so many unique and beautiful pictures.
We didn't really know what to expect with a wedding photographer but we more then pleasantly surprised. Our photographer Read more...
We didn't really know what to expect with a wedding photographer but we more then pleasantly surprised. Our photographer was a perfect combination of personal and professional. He made the picture taking process fun, quick, and efficient . He got so many unique and beautiful pictures. Read less
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Shamera
Wedding:
2/23/2013
5.0/5.0
I originally had a photographer for my wedding but two days prior had to go on a search for a new one. I called eight different photographers before I came across Tommy at IMG. He was prompted, courteous and professional. He understood and was very empathetic to my situation. His partner Ryan changed his schedule to take my booking because I he wanted to make sure I had a wonderful day. I loved the way the pictures came out and am grateful for the job they did. I would recommend them to any bride who is looking for a great photographer at a wonderful price.
I originally had a photographer for my wedding but two days prior had to go on a search for a new one. I called eight Read more...
I originally had a photographer for my wedding but two days prior had to go on a search for a new one. I called eight different photographers before I came across Tommy at IMG. He was prompted, courteous and professional. He understood and was very empathetic to my situation. His partner Ryan changed his schedule to take my booking because I he wanted to make sure I had a wonderful day. I loved the way the pictures came out and am grateful for the job they did. I would recommend them to any bride who is looking for a great photographer at a wonderful price. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
They did a great job! We love our pictures, couldn't be happier!
They did a great job! We love our pictures, couldn't be happier!
They did a great job! We love our pictures, couldn't be happier! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Sandra
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Affordable Video & Photography was one of the best vendor choices we made for my daughter's wedding in La Jolla. Tommy was realiable, easy to deal with and produced a wonderful video recap of the big day. We had interviewed several video providers and some were outrageously expensive. Tommy had a price structure that provided terrific flexibility for us. The day of the event, he required little direction but caught every big and little moment, had great interviews/comments from guests, and produced a wonderful video that our family and the happy couple will treasure for years and years to come. I highly recommend Tommy....to anyone looking for an exceptional video and pricing options that provide great value.

Thank you Tommy!
Affordable Video & Photography was one of the best vendor choices we made for my daughter's wedding in La Jolla. Tommy was Read more...
Affordable Video & Photography was one of the best vendor choices we made for my daughter's wedding in La Jolla. Tommy was realiable, easy to deal with and produced a wonderful video recap of the big day. We had interviewed several video providers and some were outrageously expensive. Tommy had a price structure that provided terrific flexibility for us. The day of the event, he required little direction but caught every big and little moment, had great interviews/comments from guests, and produced a wonderful video that our family and the happy couple will treasure for years and years to come. I highly recommend Tommy....to anyone looking for an exceptional video and pricing options that provide great value.

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Barbara
Wedding:
10/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Working with Tom made the day a pleasure. Having the wedding in CA and living in NJ, I thought it would be hard to find a videographer but searching web I found Affordable Video. The web site gave us an idea of the product Affordable produces. Tom was on time took a lot of video of the vineyard at the venue were wedding was held. Tom worked with the photographer we hired in a very professional manor and they fed off one another. Affordable produced a very nice CD of the wedding. It was done to great music, captured the most important parts of the day and came in at a affordable price. The video was perfect in that Tom set it up as individual scene selections along with approx. 15 minutes of video of the entire event. Thank you for a wonderful video one we will treasure for a long time. Best regards, mother of bride Barbara Eletto
Working with Tom made the day a pleasure. Having the wedding in CA and living in NJ, I thought it would be hard to find a Read more...
Working with Tom made the day a pleasure. Having the wedding in CA and living in NJ, I thought it would be hard to find a videographer but searching web I found Affordable Video. The web site gave us an idea of the product Affordable produces. Tom was on time took a lot of video of the vineyard at the venue were wedding was held. Tom worked with the photographer we hired in a very professional manor and they fed off one another. Affordable produced a very nice CD of the wedding. It was done to great music, captured the most important parts of the day and came in at a affordable price. The video was perfect in that Tom set it up as individual scene selections along with approx. 15 minutes of video of the entire event. Thank you for a wonderful video one we will treasure for a long time. Best regards, mother of bride Barbara Eletto Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
8/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Initially my husband and I were going to skip on videography but decided with the advice of our relative that it was worth the investment.

In the end we are so thankful and happy with our decision as there are indeed so many things the day of you miss as the bride and groom that photography alone cannot capture. Tommy was so easy to work with and went above and beyond to make sure we were happy with the final product. He captured our personalities so well in the style of filming and suggestions on music and that is truly a testimony to his talent and artistic capabilities.

The only thing I do regret which is something my husband and I take fault on is not requesting more guest comments and making it a point during the reception to encourage your guests to give them :). However, Tommy was able to get the key people -parents, bridal party which we are so thankful he did!.

Thank you Iris Media Group for capturing our special day. It will never come back and we are so thrilled that we will be able to relive it in the years to come. Thank you again for making that possible! You are truly a gem in the wedding industry.
Initially my husband and I were going to skip on videography but decided with the advice of our relative that it was worth Read more...
Initially my husband and I were going to skip on videography but decided with the advice of our relative that it was worth the investment.

In the end we are so thankful and happy with our decision as there are indeed so many things the day of you miss as the bride and groom that photography alone cannot capture. Tommy was so easy to work with and went above and beyond to make sure we were happy with the final product. He captured our personalities so well in the style of filming and suggestions on music and that is truly a testimony to his talent and artistic capabilities.

The only thing I do regret which is something my husband and I take fault on is not requesting more guest comments and making it a point during the reception to encourage your guests to give them :). However, Tommy was able to get the key people -parents, bridal party which we are so thankful he did!.

Thank you Iris Media Group for capturing our special day. It will never come back and we are so thrilled that we will be able to relive it in the years to come. Thank you again for making that possible! You are truly a gem in the wedding industry. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Tj
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Tommy is a wonderful! We would recommend him to anyone who is seeking a affordable but great quality video for any event. Would recommend him to anyone.

Tj and Autumn
Tommy is a wonderful! We would recommend him to anyone who is seeking a affordable but great quality video for any event. Read more...
Tommy is a wonderful! We would recommend him to anyone who is seeking a affordable but great quality video for any event. Would recommend him to anyone.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
If you are debating whether to hire a videographer or not, DEFINITELY do it! It was the best decision I made for the wedding and I really couldn't be happier with the product. If I had looked Tommy up before I had hired my photographer, I would have hired him for both my photographer and videographer. Tommy has a great vision and is extremely creative. He is accommodating and responds to calls/emails very quickly. He is also very likeable and easy to get along with. The DVD that he made for me and my husband is of great quality and the DVD box itself is unique. Tommy is definitely the way to go.
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If you are debating whether to hire a videographer or not, DEFINITELY do it! It was the best decision I made for the wedding and I really couldn't be happier with the product. If I had looked Tommy up before I had hired my photographer, I would have hired him for both my photographer and videographer. Tommy has a great vision and is extremely creative. He is accommodating and responds to calls/emails very quickly. He is also very likeable and easy to get along with. The DVD that he made for me and my husband is of great quality and the DVD box itself is unique. Tommy is definitely the way to go. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Deena
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
I searched the Internet for weeks Looking for the best deal I could get for a Photographer I found Affordableevent.com and Liked what I saw and the Price called Tommy he responded right away with my questions and was avaliable for my Daughters wedding Date. I also Had a Meeting with Tommy to meet him and to discuss some specific photo shots that I wanted done. He was excited to try them out. The wedding Day came he was on time and he Worked his butt off all Day and Night. everything went smoothly and the photos came out AWESOME! He has my Daughter's photos on his website Shaya & Reid's Wedding if you would like to see them I would recommend Tommy's services to anyone or friend or Family. Thanks Tommy for all your Hard work Your the Best!
I searched the Internet for weeks Looking for the best deal I could get for a Photographer I found Affordableevent.com and Read more...
I searched the Internet for weeks Looking for the best deal I could get for a Photographer I found Affordableevent.com and Liked what I saw and the Price called Tommy he responded right away with my questions and was avaliable for my Daughters wedding Date. I also Had a Meeting with Tommy to meet him and to discuss some specific photo shots that I wanted done. He was excited to try them out. The wedding Day came he was on time and he Worked his butt off all Day and Night. everything went smoothly and the photos came out AWESOME! He has my Daughter's photos on his website Shaya & Reid's Wedding if you would like to see them I would recommend Tommy's services to anyone or friend or Family. Thanks Tommy for all your Hard work Your the Best! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Andrea
Wedding:
12/20/2011
5.0/5.0
I am very happy with my choice to have Iris do my wedding video. Tommy was really friendly and did a superb job on catching the footage and editing the final video. This is a very high quality wedding videographer for an affordable price. Tommy and the second shooter were both prompt, and were easy to deal with. Tommy was also very flexible with the timing of payment. I highly recommend getting you wedding video taped to begin with, and this company is a great choice.
I am very happy with my choice to have Iris do my wedding video. Tommy was really friendly and did a superb job on Read more...
I am very happy with my choice to have Iris do my wedding video. Tommy was really friendly and did a superb job on catching the footage and editing the final video. This is a very high quality wedding videographer for an affordable price. Tommy and the second shooter were both prompt, and were easy to deal with. Tommy was also very flexible with the timing of payment. I highly recommend getting you wedding video taped to begin with, and this company is a great choice. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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leslie
Wedding:
9/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Tommy was wonderful to work with. He was so professional and really listened to us. The final product captured everything we wanted. He did not miss a thing! We would recommend him to anyone.
Tommy was wonderful to work with. He was so professional and really listened to us. The final product captured everything Read more...
Tommy was wonderful to work with. He was so professional and really listened to us. The final product captured everything we wanted. He did not miss a thing! We would recommend him to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Tommy was great, the video was perfect, and everytime I see it I am so glad we ended up going with him.
Tommy was great, the video was perfect, and everytime I see it I am so glad we ended up going with him.
Tommy was great, the video was perfect, and everytime I see it I am so glad we ended up going with him. Read less
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Sol
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
There were a few things that people kept telling us that we needed to have at our wedding and a videographer was one of them. We were not sure about getting one but i wanted to talk to a few people and see how their videos were. After looking through Tommy's website and saw a few of his videos I had to set up an appointment with him, i was very impressed by the work that was displayed on his website that i had to find out if this was for real!

After talking with Tommy, i was convinced that he was the person to do our wedding, all i had to do was talk my husband (then fiance) into wanting a videographer as much as I did- especially after talking with Tommy, he was so calm and spoke in detail about the whole process and what we should expect the day and the night of the wedding.

As we got closer to the day we kept in contact with Tommy, I will tell you because I was in San Diego and always busy we never actually met until the morning of the wedding but i was confident that Tommy would do a great job. He was the one that ended up with the girls as we were getting ready- I never felt like he was demanding- telling us to do things over and over again and i never felt like he was not there to capture all the moments, he knew exactly what he was doing and the different shots he was taking.

When we finally received the video- we felt that we got more that what we paid for, between the florist and the video these were two of the best vendors we could have asked for but the video was the best way to capture the days moments especially because we had Tommy and Iris Photography there. If you are on the fence about a videographer for your wedding- just do it but make sure to get Tommy to shoot your wedding, you will not regret it!

I actually find myself watching that video at least once a month, and all the people that have seen it always mention what a great job Tommy did on the videography.

Thanks Tommy!
There were a few things that people kept telling us that we needed to have at our wedding and a videographer was one of Read more...
There were a few things that people kept telling us that we needed to have at our wedding and a videographer was one of them. We were not sure about getting one but i wanted to talk to a few people and see how their videos were. After looking through Tommy's website and saw a few of his videos I had to set up an appointment with him, i was very impressed by the work that was displayed on his website that i had to find out if this was for real!

After talking with Tommy, i was convinced that he was the person to do our wedding, all i had to do was talk my husband (then fiance) into wanting a videographer as much as I did- especially after talking with Tommy, he was so calm and spoke in detail about the whole process and what we should expect the day and the night of the wedding.

As we got closer to the day we kept in contact with Tommy, I will tell you because I was in San Diego and always busy we never actually met until the morning of the wedding but i was confident that Tommy would do a great job. He was the one that ended up with the girls as we were getting ready- I never felt like he was demanding- telling us to do things over and over again and i never felt like he was not there to capture all the moments, he knew exactly what he was doing and the different shots he was taking.

When we finally received the video- we felt that we got more that what we paid for, between the florist and the video these were two of the best vendors we could have asked for but the video was the best way to capture the days moments especially because we had Tommy and Iris Photography there. If you are on the fence about a videographer for your wedding- just do it but make sure to get Tommy to shoot your wedding, you will not regret it!

I actually find myself watching that video at least once a month, and all the people that have seen it always mention what a great job Tommy did on the videography.

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Caroline
Wedding:
8/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding video was outstanding and services were great. Our ceremony and 5 hr reception was condensed into a 25 minute video but captured all the important moments for our big day. The blu-ray video gives viewers the option of watching the condensed version of our wedding or watch the extended versions of each facet of our wedding. I am just regretful that i didnt contract with Iris for our photograhy. I would totally recommend Iris to future bridesmaids. Iris exceeded our needs.
Our wedding video was outstanding and services were great. Our ceremony and 5 hr reception was condensed into a 25 minute Read more...
Our wedding video was outstanding and services were great. Our ceremony and 5 hr reception was condensed into a 25 minute video but captured all the important moments for our big day. The blu-ray video gives viewers the option of watching the condensed version of our wedding or watch the extended versions of each facet of our wedding. I am just regretful that i didnt contract with Iris for our photograhy. I would totally recommend Iris to future bridesmaids. Iris exceeded our needs. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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DDParker
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
I would recommend Affordable Video & Photography to others. Our videographer Tommy was personable, professional, flexible, and responded to all of my questions (before and after the wedding) quickly. He captured all of the moments that we wanted to remember. In the end, we were completely satisfied with the finished product!
I would recommend Affordable Video & Photography to others. Our videographer Tommy was personable, professional, flexible, Read more...
I would recommend Affordable Video & Photography to others. Our videographer Tommy was personable, professional, flexible, and responded to all of my questions (before and after the wedding) quickly. He captured all of the moments that we wanted to remember. In the end, we were completely satisfied with the finished product! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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beezy
Wedding:
11/20/2010
5.0/5.0
At first we were not going to hire a videographer because of our budget and we honestly didn't think we needed one. (Boy, that would have been a mistake). After a lot of pushing from my mom we hired AVP pretty late in the planning process. They were professional, easy to work with and very flexible with our short timeline.

We recently received our DVD and the video captures so much more than any photograph taken that day.

My husband and I highly recommend AVP and LOVE our wedding DVD! Thanks Tommy!
At first we were not going to hire a videographer because of our budget and we honestly didn't think we needed one. (Boy, Read more...
At first we were not going to hire a videographer because of our budget and we honestly didn't think we needed one. (Boy, that would have been a mistake). After a lot of pushing from my mom we hired AVP pretty late in the planning process. They were professional, easy to work with and very flexible with our short timeline.

We recently received our DVD and the video captures so much more than any photograph taken that day.

My husband and I highly recommend AVP and LOVE our wedding DVD! Thanks Tommy! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
I originally chose Affordable Event after doing a lot of research on photographers/videographers. My final decision was based on their great prices, but also the fact that they seemed very professional. I was a bit nervous though, because I chose them without any prior recommendation, so I felt it was a bit of a gamble. The gamble turned out to pay off, the company was great to work with as well as the photographer and videographer I had. If you are looking for a photo shoot that makes you look like a celebrity bride in a magazine, you will not get this from them, you'll have to go somewhere else and pay thousand and thousands more. For me, I wanted a professional documentation of my wedding day and that is exactly what I got. Great posed portraits as well as candid shots throughout the whole ceremony. Would highly recommend them to someone who is looking for great quality as well as awesome price!
I originally chose Affordable Event after doing a lot of research on photographers/videographers. My final decision was Read more...
I originally chose Affordable Event after doing a lot of research on photographers/videographers. My final decision was based on their great prices, but also the fact that they seemed very professional. I was a bit nervous though, because I chose them without any prior recommendation, so I felt it was a bit of a gamble. The gamble turned out to pay off, the company was great to work with as well as the photographer and videographer I had. If you are looking for a photo shoot that makes you look like a celebrity bride in a magazine, you will not get this from them, you'll have to go somewhere else and pay thousand and thousands more. For me, I wanted a professional documentation of my wedding day and that is exactly what I got. Great posed portraits as well as candid shots throughout the whole ceremony. Would highly recommend them to someone who is looking for great quality as well as awesome price! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Laura
Wedding:
11/8/2008
5.0/5.0
About three weeks before our wedding, we decided to hire a videographer instead of entrusting our video to a friend or relative. We were having a second wedding reception on the East Coast a few weeks after the wedding, and we wanted to be able to show our ceremony to those guests. Our wedding planner, Beth Helmstetter, had worked with AVP before and recommended them. We only wanted a basic package, with minimal editing, and Tommy from AVP worked with us to create a plan that worked for us. In a short amount of time, we booked his affordable services.

On the wedding day, our videographer arrived on time and got some great footage. Even better, he got us our lightly edited video in no time at all so that we had it in time for our trip East. He gets extra points for packaging our DVD in a case that echoed our handmade wedding program. This little bit of attention to detail was really nice!
About three weeks before our wedding, we decided to hire a videographer instead of entrusting our video to a friend or Read more...
About three weeks before our wedding, we decided to hire a videographer instead of entrusting our video to a friend or relative. We were having a second wedding reception on the East Coast a few weeks after the wedding, and we wanted to be able to show our ceremony to those guests. Our wedding planner, Beth Helmstetter, had worked with AVP before and recommended them. We only wanted a basic package, with minimal editing, and Tommy from AVP worked with us to create a plan that worked for us. In a short amount of time, we booked his affordable services.

On the wedding day, our videographer arrived on time and got some great footage. Even better, he got us our lightly edited video in no time at all so that we had it in time for our trip East. He gets extra points for packaging our DVD in a case that echoed our handmade wedding program. This little bit of attention to detail was really nice! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Khine
Wedding:
11/25/2012
4.9/5.0
Thomas was our wedding videographer and he was really nice to work with. He did really nice shots and we were happy that we had affordable as our videographer. He was on time, pleasant to work with, it was within our budget and the shots were good.
Thomas was our wedding videographer and he was really nice to work with. He did really nice shots and we were happy that Read more...
Thomas was our wedding videographer and he was really nice to work with. He did really nice shots and we were happy that we had affordable as our videographer. He was on time, pleasant to work with, it was within our budget and the shots were good. Read less
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Tender
Wedding:
5/13/2011
4.9/5.0
Affordable Video & Photography provided my wife and I a top notch performance. The photo's on their website used as demo portfolio are the same quality that you will see on your photos. If you need anything you are given their personal cellphone for immediate response. The only reason I am not giving a five on the 'Professionalism' is not that I was disappointed, but you might be. When you choose AV&P you are getting an artist more so than a photographer, which I assure you has its advantages. However if you are looking for that old man from Owen Mills with the" yes sir, yes mam' " attitude; you are barking up the wrong tree. Did I mention you have all the digital rites for your pictures?
Affordable Video & Photography provided my wife and I a top notch performance. The photo's on their website used as demo Read more...
Affordable Video & Photography provided my wife and I a top notch performance. The photo's on their website used as demo portfolio are the same quality that you will see on your photos. If you need anything you are given their personal cellphone for immediate response. The only reason I am not giving a five on the 'Professionalism' is not that I was disappointed, but you might be. When you choose AV&P you are getting an artist more so than a photographer, which I assure you has its advantages. However if you are looking for that old man from Owen Mills with the" yes sir, yes mam' " attitude; you are barking up the wrong tree. Did I mention you have all the digital rites for your pictures? Read less
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Alissa
Wedding:
6/12/2007
4.9/5.0
I really enjoyed working with AVP on the day of our wedding. Both the groom and myself had a camera person following us around starting three hours before the wedding and they were very pleasant to deal with. AVP was familiar with the site we were getting married at, which they used to their advantage (and ours) by filming very beautiful shots of the location which they incorporated into our wedding video. They also created a photo montage (and provided a viewing screen of this) for during the reception. They created a memorable wedding DVD that had several features including the toasts, the whole ceremony, the photo montage, as well as a 30-45 minute wedding highlight video. Additionally we selected the music that was used, which made the whole video that much more personal. I would definitely work with AVP again. Finally, I found it to be very helpful that our videographer and photographer had worked together before, which helped the whole process run smoothly in getting shots of all aspects of our wedding from the ceremony to the bouquet toss, to the cutting of the cake and the first dance.
I really enjoyed working with AVP on the day of our wedding. Both the groom and myself had a camera person following us Read more...
I really enjoyed working with AVP on the day of our wedding. Both the groom and myself had a camera person following us around starting three hours before the wedding and they were very pleasant to deal with. AVP was familiar with the site we were getting married at, which they used to their advantage (and ours) by filming very beautiful shots of the location which they incorporated into our wedding video. They also created a photo montage (and provided a viewing screen of this) for during the reception. They created a memorable wedding DVD that had several features including the toasts, the whole ceremony, the photo montage, as well as a 30-45 minute wedding highlight video. Additionally we selected the music that was used, which made the whole video that much more personal. I would definitely work with AVP again. Finally, I found it to be very helpful that our videographer and photographer had worked together before, which helped the whole process run smoothly in getting shots of all aspects of our wedding from the ceremony to the bouquet toss, to the cutting of the cake and the first dance. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Sheila Page
Wedding:
8/21/2011
4.8/5.0
What a fantastic way to capture an event. My mothers 80th Birthday party will never be forgotten thanks to you.

When watching the video it was as if we RE-LIVED the entire day...

Thank you so much... Sheila
What a fantastic way to capture an event. My mothers 80th Birthday party will never be forgotten thanks to you.

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What a fantastic way to capture an event. My mothers 80th Birthday party will never be forgotten thanks to you.

When watching the video it was as if we RE-LIVED the entire day...

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Lisa
Wedding:
4/30/2011
4.8/5.0
I was very happy to see he interviewed all of our guests, and that made our video special.
I was very happy to see he interviewed all of our guests, and that made our video special.
I was very happy to see he interviewed all of our guests, and that made our video special. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Parisa
Wedding:
2/18/2011
4.8/5.0
It was a pleasure working with Tommy.

The quality of service was great for the price he charges. I was in a time crunch and hired him based on his reviews here. After hiring him I wanted to see his work and he invited me to go down to his studio. He was a professional all around. At the wedding, he was on time, stayed in the background while capturing all the important moments. He is a great guy and a great videographer.
It was a pleasure working with Tommy.

The quality of service was great for the price he charges. I was in a time Read more...
It was a pleasure working with Tommy.

The quality of service was great for the price he charges. I was in a time crunch and hired him based on his reviews here. After hiring him I wanted to see his work and he invited me to go down to his studio. He was a professional all around. At the wedding, he was on time, stayed in the background while capturing all the important moments. He is a great guy and a great videographer. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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cowgrl83
Wedding:
5/1/2010
4.8/5.0
I decided at the last moment that I wanted a videographer for my wedding. A week before the wedding I contacted Tommy and he got right back with me and was able to be the videographer for my wedding. I couldn't be happier with the quality of the video, plus the case is beautiful.
I decided at the last moment that I wanted a videographer for my wedding. A week before the wedding I contacted Tommy and Read more...
I decided at the last moment that I wanted a videographer for my wedding. A week before the wedding I contacted Tommy and he got right back with me and was able to be the videographer for my wedding. I couldn't be happier with the quality of the video, plus the case is beautiful. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
12/2/2012
4.6/5.0
I worked with Thomas and I am in LOVE with my wedding video. Before selecting Iris, I met with a few other videographers, but I am very picky when it comes to videography and photography. I remember meeting with videographers and in my head thinking, "this shot is strange, the sound is terrible, the bride isn't even in focus." They had so many mistakes. When I met with Thomas, I went with my mom and my sister, and we watched video after video just so entertained--and we didn't even know these people, and yet we weren't focusing on the cinematography itself, we were taken into the stories of each of these couples! He is such an artist-not only with filming, but editing as well. His talent is beyond what I had expected I could get with a wedding videographer.

I didn't have a huge budget, but he was willing to work with me in getting the package I needed for the budget I had. He was also very flexible with providing materials-he has been so helpful to us even long after we paid the bill. He never tried to convince me into getting a bigger package than what I needed-in fact, when I asked his honest opinion, he told me because my wedding was smaller, I didn't need 2 videographers all day. I would recommend this company to ANY bride. He truly takes his job seriously, and provides only the best for each couple. I will always be happy with the decision I made to hire Iris Videography, and each time I watch the video, I can relive the joy of that beautiful day for years to come. I can't wait to show this video to our kids someday. :)
I worked with Thomas and I am in LOVE with my wedding video. Before selecting Iris, I met with a few other videographers, Read more...
I worked with Thomas and I am in LOVE with my wedding video. Before selecting Iris, I met with a few other videographers, but I am very picky when it comes to videography and photography. I remember meeting with videographers and in my head thinking, "this shot is strange, the sound is terrible, the bride isn't even in focus." They had so many mistakes. When I met with Thomas, I went with my mom and my sister, and we watched video after video just so entertained--and we didn't even know these people, and yet we weren't focusing on the cinematography itself, we were taken into the stories of each of these couples! He is such an artist-not only with filming, but editing as well. His talent is beyond what I had expected I could get with a wedding videographer.

I didn't have a huge budget, but he was willing to work with me in getting the package I needed for the budget I had. He was also very flexible with providing materials-he has been so helpful to us even long after we paid the bill. He never tried to convince me into getting a bigger package than what I needed-in fact, when I asked his honest opinion, he told me because my wedding was smaller, I didn't need 2 videographers all day. I would recommend this company to ANY bride. He truly takes his job seriously, and provides only the best for each couple. I will always be happy with the decision I made to hire Iris Videography, and each time I watch the video, I can relive the joy of that beautiful day for years to come. I can't wait to show this video to our kids someday. :) Read less
Services Used: Videography
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mayragonzalez21
Wedding:
3/21/2009
4.6/5.0
My husband and I were very pleased with Tommy's work. He even recorded our "Day After" session, and the footage was beautiful. We would love to work with him again.
My husband and I were very pleased with Tommy's work. He even recorded our "Day After" session, and the footage was Read more...
My husband and I were very pleased with Tommy's work. He even recorded our "Day After" session, and the footage was beautiful. We would love to work with him again. Read less
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Sana
Wedding:
12/28/2012
4.5/5.0
Tommy was great! He edited the pictures just right, not overdone but to the point that they looked professional. He was punctual at all three events that he was photographing for our wedding. Looking at the pictures was a delight, angles, lighting, editing...everything was just on point. I will be definitely recommending him to others.
Tommy was great! He edited the pictures just right, not overdone but to the point that they looked professional. He was Read more...
Tommy was great! He edited the pictures just right, not overdone but to the point that they looked professional. He was punctual at all three events that he was photographing for our wedding. Looking at the pictures was a delight, angles, lighting, editing...everything was just on point. I will be definitely recommending him to others. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.3/5.0
I am so glad to have found a videographer at a really inexpensive price that was able to give me and my husband and family what we were looking for.

They were fortunately available on our date (even though they had to charge us extra because it was a holiday weekend), and then were flexible to give us just the straight video without editing. The quality of the video is great, even though we were not able to get the Bluray version. I like that we could always ask for it on Bluray later if we get a capable device.

The videography itself is decent. It captured the event and is all I could ask for the price. A few "beginnings" are cut off and there are some rough transitions. I thought I gave a good layout and timeline of the wedding and reception so that the videographer would be more prepared. I didn't get to talk to the actual videographer himself nor did he get to see any run-throughs or anything, so for having to do it "blind" he did a pretty good job. Overall it captured our wedding beautifully and they met our needs, and the video they provided us with is going to be great material to edit down. They took special care to get shots of the location, which will provide us with greater options. I especially enjoyed footage of the guests.

My slight disappointment is that he was too close to my husband and I for our first dance and so most of it is shown from the waist up, which is a bummer for a samba - you want to see the feet! I'm not sure if that was unpreparedness or inexperience or just something that he didn't realize (until too late?) but despite that, great videography for a great price! Recommend to anyone looking for a great wedding film without being too pricey.
I am so glad to have found a videographer at a really inexpensive price that was able to give me and my husband and family Read more...
I am so glad to have found a videographer at a really inexpensive price that was able to give me and my husband and family what we were looking for.

They were fortunately available on our date (even though they had to charge us extra because it was a holiday weekend), and then were flexible to give us just the straight video without editing. The quality of the video is great, even though we were not able to get the Bluray version. I like that we could always ask for it on Bluray later if we get a capable device.

The videography itself is decent. It captured the event and is all I could ask for the price. A few "beginnings" are cut off and there are some rough transitions. I thought I gave a good layout and timeline of the wedding and reception so that the videographer would be more prepared. I didn't get to talk to the actual videographer himself nor did he get to see any run-throughs or anything, so for having to do it "blind" he did a pretty good job. Overall it captured our wedding beautifully and they met our needs, and the video they provided us with is going to be great material to edit down. They took special care to get shots of the location, which will provide us with greater options. I especially enjoyed footage of the guests.

My slight disappointment is that he was too close to my husband and I for our first dance and so most of it is shown from the waist up, which is a bummer for a samba - you want to see the feet! I'm not sure if that was unpreparedness or inexperience or just something that he didn't realize (until too late?) but despite that, great videography for a great price! Recommend to anyone looking for a great wedding film without being too pricey. Read less
Services Used: Videography
IRIS Photography and Videography responded with the following comments:

Thank you very much for your valuable feedback. Every comment helps us better tailor our services to our clients' needs in the future. I would like to take this opportunity to address some of your concerns.

If we had known you wanted to speak with your videographer beforehand, we would gladly have let you speak with him in advance. We currently provide this upon request, but will consider making that routine in the future so future brides will know it is an option. Additionally, we typically do not film rehearsals, but we are in touch with you before the wedding to get any important details and we also get a run down of the ceremony on the day of when we learn were the bridal party will stand, flower arrangements and more. Unfortunately, being at the rehearsal would significantly add to the cost.

I'm saddened to hear your disappointment of your first dance. The most difficult part of only having a single videographer is having to make those stylistic choices (wide shots vs. close, etc...), and unfortunately, using state-of-the-art DSLR cameras makes it difficult to change lenses in the middle of the dance without missing something.

I'm thrilled that overall you enjoyed your wedding video and view it as something you will treasure. I understand you will be doing all the editing yourself therefore only looked to us to provide an unedited video. Unedited videos will have rough transitions and cuts simple due to the nature of being raw video. Please let us know if we can assist you with the post production in the future. We also keep master copies of every event.

Again, thank you very much for your feedback.

Tommy Shimanek - owner
Affordable Video & Photography

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