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Kym Ventola Photography

Phoenix , AZ
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Phoenix, AZ US 85003 (map)

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Kym Ventola Photography
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Of course.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital
How many photographers do you work with?
Two
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
We may have two weddings in a weekend, but never on the same day.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Absolutely...in case of an emergency, a backup photographer will capture your event using the same timeline and plan that the bride and I have created.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Two cameras, two flashes, 46 GB of memory, 4 lenses (zoom and fixed), reflectors and diffusers, light stand and umbrella for the reception
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Absolutely!
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Contact us for more details.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Contact us for more details.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Approximately two weeks
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Online Gallery
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes, unless a DVD Archive is purchased
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes. Images are used for promotional materials, including my website, blog and advertising.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes, at an additional fee.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes. On www.Pictage.com
What kind of albums do you offer?
Check out our website for samples :)
When will the client get the final album?
Time can vary

REVIEWS

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Wendy
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough kind words about Kym Ventola. She was amazing! She is an outstanding photographer and artist but also a business professional. She is on time, organized and ready to work. She also has the most incredible attitude and makes everyone feel extremely comfortable while also getting gorgeous shots. She has a way of getting everyone organized and staying on task amidst all of the wedding day excitement. Many of my friends and family commented on how great she and her assistant Amy were. My husband who in the beginning couldn't believe that wedding photographs cost more than a hundred bucks said "Kym was awesome-it was so worth it". Seriously, one of the best choices we made for our wedding day!
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Holly
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Kym exceeded our expectations in every area! My husband and I eloped to Phoenix and made all our arrangements over the phone or via email. From our first conversation, I felt Kym's warmth and genuine desire to provide us with unique and lasting memories of our special day. The quality of her photos speak for themselves.....we were so lucky to have her as our photographer! Talented, Professional, Genuine, Caring, Warm = Kym Ventola!!!!!
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Jenny
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
When researching for photographers it wasn't the easiest thing...I was having a destination wedding and looking for someone in AZ when not living there wasn't difficult. When I reached out to some friends to see if they happened to know anyone in the AZ area my good girlfriend mention that her goo friend had a clothing shop and Kym did the photos for the website. She gave my Kym's name I immediately feel in love with her work. Her photos weren't like anything I have seen before...they were so unique and I just knew I wanted to chat with her.
My fiancé at the time actually contacted Kym first, and told me "Yep...she is the one". Once I chatted with Kym for the first I instantly knew this was a match!
Throughout the planning of our wedding I can honestly say Kym was the easiest to work with and her personality was awesome! We visited AZ to get some wedding things done and met with Kym at a cute little coffee shop. It was so great sitting and chatting...I could have sat there for hours cause her energy is just so amazing.
On the day of our wedding I was a little nervous and couldn't wait to get the show on the road. When Kym walked in with her big smile I instantly felt relieved. I can't really explain it, but like I said she just has this amazing presence about her. The day of the wedding Kym was amazing! She was energetic, upbeat and fun! It made the picture taking so easy!
After the wedding was and the things started to settle we received our first batch of wedding photos. Needless to say I was absolutely speechless cause the pictures came out so unbelievably gorgeous! Looking through the pictures we instantly got to relive the happiest day of our lives. We cried, laughed and smiled seeing them all, and our family couldn't stop saying how amazing they turned out.
I could keep going on and on about how fantastic Kym was!
We are so incredibly lucky Kym was there to capture the most amazing day, and its so fun to relive it as much as we want.
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Dana
Wedding:
4/7/2013
4.9/5.0
AMAZING! Look no further for your wedding photographer. Kym came highly recommended, and we couldn't have been happier with her work. She's a true artist, who magically captured the emotion and happiness of our wedding day. We were in awe when we saw our wedding portfolio. It far exceeded our expectations. From the first look, to tender ceremony moments, to the fun candids of our family and friends enjoying the day, we can relive it all again and again thanks to Kym.
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Elly
Wedding:
3/8/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about Kym at Ventola Photography! She was one of the best humans I've ever met and she gave us photographs that are so stunning, I can only call them art. We hired her for our tiny wedding last month and even though we dedicated more than half of our budget to photography--it was the BEST decision we could have made. Kym is a joy to work with and the pictures are perfection. Book Ventola Photography for any of your photography needs--you will be so glad you did!
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Tess&Alex
Wedding:
11/4/2012
5.0/5.0
We don't even know how to express our overwhelming gratitude for what Kym did for us, the pictures are beyond amazing! So many of them made us tear up because they so perfectly captured that day. We totally relived all of those dreamy moments because Kym was able to capture them with such amazing skill, passion, love for people and what it means to marry your best friend. We love her to death and couldn't have asked for a better photagrapher / friend, she truly is the best! We are so excited to to get them printed and hang them around our house as well as share them with our families. If you're looking for a photographer, you can stop now-you won't find anyone more creative and professional than Kym Ventola. She may start off as someone you hire but she will end up a part of your family. We love you Kym!
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Sarah
Wedding:
1/14/2012
5.0/5.0
There are not enough positive adjectives in the English language to express how much I loved working with Kym (the photographer) and her staff. I was drawn to her work as I was looking for a photographer and the photos I've received from my wedding blew away my expectations. Kym and her office manager Taylor are helpful, timely and so very much fun to work with. I couldn't have asked - and wouldn't have know that I could get - such beautiful photos to remember my wedding day. I would recommend Ventola Photography a million times over!
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Tracey
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Kym was tons of fun to work with! She has such a wonderful, positive attitude. And her photography skills are top notch. She is very creative and artistic so you get unique wedding photos, not just the standard. Although we live out of state, we will make the trip to have her do any upcoming photography needs that we may have -she is that good!
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StephnBritt
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Energetic. Fun. Spunky. Innovative. Awesome! These are just a few of the words that describe Ventola Photography! I could go on but I think you would prefer I get to the point.

If you are seeking a photographer who is constantly looking for new and fabulous ways to capture your moments, after all, we did name their table at our wedding reception "Moment Catchers," you have found them right here! Kym and her second photographer, Mackenzie, really know how to blend into the background and put you at ease. There are those out there who enjoy having their picture taken and then there are the rest of us. These gals are truly patient and enthusiastic about YOU. They take the time to learn about who you are and what makes you, well, you. In doing so, they are able to see those moments you may have not even realized and capture them for you. The photojournalistic style tells a story with each photo. Instead of a posed picture for a frame, you have a piece of art for your wall.

If you are thinking about contacting Ventola Photography, do it. Word is spreading and they are worth every syllable.
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South_Bound
Wedding:
7/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Ventola Photography is the BEST photography you can get! Every picture looks perfect. I am continually complimented on how great the photography was at my wedding. She is so awesome to work with and does not make you feel awkward when she is working with you. Mackenzie is really fun and gets all of the perfect shots of the candid things happening during the wedding. I could not have asked for a better way to capture our wedding! Look no further....this is the photographer you want!
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MeganMays
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Kym and her team are amazing! Just from looking at her website I could tell that I wanted to work with her for our wedding. This feeling was confirmed at our first meeting. Both me and my mom fell in love with her and her work. Kym has amazing skill and is able to create the most amazing photography from an ordinary setting. I knew I didn't want the basic wedding photos and poses that many wedding photographers use and I was definitely not disappointed by Kym and her team. Kym is also so easy to work with, has a great sense of humor and personality. After working with her I was already planning my next need for photography just so we could hang out again :o) I will definitely use her in the future for maternity and family photos in the future!
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Amy
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
An amazing team to work with who consistently produces amazing photographs.
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Aacobs
Wedding:
5/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Working with Kym and Ventola Photography was an absolutely wonderful experience. Kym was able to work with me to make a package that fit what I was looking for and the budget that I was working with. And that was just the beginning!

Our engagement session was nearly rained out, in Phoenix, go figure?! There were thunderstorms all day long, but Kym was super patient and we played it by ear all day. I think she knew I was really excited for the shoot, and at the last minute she told me to head to our location. We met and the weather still wasn't very cooperative. But Kym stayed calm and flexible and did an amazing job considering the brutal winds and rain she had to deal with! And our pictures turned out great! My husband tends to be a little clumsy in front of the camera, and she managed to get great pictures of him. =) We were both so relaxed and had fun just being around Kym.. and it really showed in our photos.

Then the wedding came! Kym had a great timeline figured out for us and her/her team was very communicative with questions and logistics leading up to our wedding day. Kym and McKenzie were on time and excited, cheerful and truly happy to be there and do a great job. Everyone who interacted with Kym CONTINUES to compliment me on the photographer that I chose. Her and McKenzie have a contagious energy and you can't help but to have a GREAT time in front of their cameras!

Also, they do a great job of 'behind the scenes', if you will. I've been to so many weddings with only ONE photographer, and I've always noticed how 'in your face' they can be, which I don't personally care for.

NOT with Kym and McKenzie. After the wedding, I even mentioned to a friend that I really hoped they got a lot of great shots, because I hardly even remembered seeing them take any pictures??! ... I was TOTALLY mistaken!!! They were EVERYWHERE they were supposed to be and captured some really great moments and nobody never even noticed! Our pictures were all very natural, candid, rather than awkwardly staged, posed photos . . .

Kym and her team really take pride in the work they do, but more than that - they want their clients to be as happy as possible. Kym always made me feel that she was happy to hear from me and excited to be a part of our day. I'm just looking for more excuses to hire her again and again!! You will NOT be disappointed!!
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Kym Ventola Photography responded with the following comments:

David and Abigail (and Rico)!
Thank you for this amazing review. You guys are wonderful and we are so grateful that we got to photograph your fantastically-awesome wedding.
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Lindsey
Wedding:
5/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Working with Kym and her team was wonderful. All the shoots were easy and comfortable and I loved the results. My pictures are beautiful and I will treasure them forever. Thank you Kym!
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natalieaz9
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Kym and Mackenzie did a great job!! We LOVE LOVE both our engagement and wedding photos. Kym is such a fun and nice person, which is so important because you spend HOURS with them the day of your wedding and she was like a breath of fresh air that day. We got our engagement pictures in plenty of time and were able to use them as our table numbers and in our slideshow the day of the wedding.

Kym was so on top of things. We met with her beforehand and worked out a timeline so that we all could be on the same page the day of the wedding. She and her staff were always there to answer any questions before and after the wedding. There were a lot of things I worried about leading up to our wedding, but our photographer was absolutely not one of them...I knew we were in excellent hands.

Thanks again for everything! Natalie and Brian
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Kym Ventola Photography responded with the following comments:

We just adore you guys!! You had such a fun & beautiful wedding and we loved every minute of it! Congrats Brian and Natalie!
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bcmeyer
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Kym has been so great to work with. The pictures turned out fantastic and we had such a good time working with her for our engagement photos and the wedding. We get so many great comments on how much people love the pictures and my wife and I couldn't be happier. Thanks again!!

-Brian
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
1.2/5.0
I would not recommend ventola photography at all. She was nice and everything but if your wedding pictures are important to you I would find someone else. First of all she lost my engagement pictures. I had planned for my now husband and I to take our e-pics at the Arizona State fair the day of our birthday (we have the same birthday) we had to fly out from San Diego that day and had to rush to meet with her at the State fair. Not only did she complain about us being late but she totally rushed us and complained the whole time about her car being parked at an unsafe area. She gave us a crappy second engagement shoot. Later I found out she lost another brides WEDDING photos. She also won’t give you the engagement pictures until after the wedding which is totally pointless. You won’t be able to use them for a guest book of anything unless you purchase a ridiculously expansive one from her. She was so unreliable I ended up canceling my contract with her and didn’t even care about losing the money. I was not going to leave the most important day of my life in her hands. At first I doubted if I should write this review or not since I’m not a mean person. But I found out people commented under the crappy engagement pictures she took of us on her blog. All the comments are 1 minute after the other which is so funny. It seems like instead of removing the pictures she called people asking them to comment positive things even if they were all lies since she knew I was unhappy with the photos. I just thought that was so ridiculous of her to do. Now I can write this review and not feel bad about it.
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laheywedding
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Kym Ventola is absolutely amazing! I just got my pictures back today, only 3 weeks after the wedding!! Her vision is amazing and she captured so many more aspects of the wedding that I wouldn't have thought of. Her assistant Mackenzie is a great photographer as well, we got so many great candids from her as Kym was shooting the family portraits.
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Kym Ventola Photography responded with the following comments:

You guys are the best! We loved being a part of your wedding! Hope everything is going great.....please keep in touch! :)
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Tiffany
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Kym & MacKenzie are amazing. The photos turned out great. I could not have been happier. They got the greatest spur of the moment shots and candid shots. At the end of the night was nice to hear as well was that half of our guests thought that they had left hours before because they didn't even notice they were there. It was perfect. Ventola Photography is worth everything to me as the photos are what I have to remember my dream day.
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Slee
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Amazing, amazing, amazing! Kym is so much fun to work with, we had a blast with her. She is professional, always on time, prepared, and made my entire wedding party feel comfortable. You can always reach her through phone or email the same day you call and when you are stressing out she calms you down. Our photographs are SO beautiful. They are edgy, contemporary, and take your breath away. Thank you SO much Kym for documenting our entire wedding day in a unique/fashionable way. We love our photos!!--The Lee's
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leahbreeze
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Kym Ventola and the entire team did such an amazing job on all counts - they were completely passionate about what they were doing, didn't miss a beat on keeping creativity flowing throughout the whole process, and most importantly - were completely professional but made me feel so comfortable I felt like we had all been friends for years and years. Getting our pictures taken was probably one of the most relaxing parts of our day - the quiet time really let the whole experience soak in. We never felt pressured, and because of the schedule, we were never running behind or stressed - everything went right on task! My day went even better than I could've ever imagined and I think that one of the hugest reasons for this was the thought, care, and sincerity that Kym and the rest of her team put into this day for us. (This all sounds so over dramatic, but it's seriously 100% true.) I couldn't imagine having chosen any other photographer to share our day with us.
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Linda
Wedding:
4/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Words cannot express my deep appreciation to Kym Ventola for all she did. We're so happy we chose her to capture our memorable day. Kym has a very contagious attitude and I couldn't be any happier with our choice. Kym and Mackenzie saved my life!! We had a bit of chaos at the venue and they completely took control for me. I was so stressed out and she and Mackenzie made sure to let me know that everything was beautiful. Looking back at the pictures, I got emotional, because she truly captured those moments of happiness. Please take a moment to look at her site as she has truly amazing photographs.
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Kym Ventola Photography responded with the following comments:

Christian and Linda....congratulations! Your wedding was so beautiful and we loved being a part of your day.
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Tena
Wedding:
3/28/2010
5.0/5.0
She may have been more excited than me on my wedding day, ha!! Fan-freakin-tastic photographer. She worked with our budget and size of our wedding (TINY) to create the perfect package & price for us. Extremely laid back in her approach, which made an otherwise very awkward thing for me (being in front of the camera) very comfortable for me. What really got me is when she made it perfectly clear during our first meeting, “One thing I do not do is black and white photos where the flowers are the only thing in color.” HAHA, I knew I found the one! And after the engagement session, there was no doubt in my mind that we had made the best choice in the world for a photographer. Love her! She is not your average photographer...cause she's the BEST!
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Kym Ventola Photography responded with the following comments:

Tena,
Thank you for this awesome review! You and Robert are wonderful.
I loved how creative your wedding was and how laid back you guys were.
You were such a beautiful bride!

Congratulations!
Kym
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Jacque
Wedding:
3/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Being in the wedding industry myself,... I am sure I am harder to please than the average person. Kym Ventola is one of the best!! Kym has shared some really special moments in my life behind that lens and I am never disappointed in what she sees. She has taken some of my favorite pictures. I would and do recommend her to anyone and everyone!
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danandtayler
Wedding:
3/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Our experience with Kym is beyond words. Her talent, skill, professionalism, humor, and friendship made for an all around wonderful wedding. If you're looking for a photographer, go with Ventola Photography. Don't hesitate, just do it!
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IamWAN
Wedding:
2/27/2010
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Kym and her team. From the engagement session through to the end of the wedding, she was amazing and supportive. She caught every possible detail that I could have wanted and her pictures are totally breathtaking. I'm not much of a portrait person, but I can't wait to hang her pictures in my home because they are truly works of art!
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JoniUptain
Wedding:
2/25/2010
5.0/5.0
What first pulled me in to Ventola Photography was going to Kym's website and viewing her pictures. But what got me to make the decision, was speaking with Kym on the phone. You can tell right away how much she loves and is enthusiastic about what she does, and that shows in her work. She was both professional, and comfortable to talk to. And on the day of my wedding, Kym and her assistant were there for it all, but weren't in the way at all-- which is how it should be. Going with Ventola Photography was one of the smartest decisions I made regarding my wedding. If I did it all over again, no doubt would I go with Ventola Photography.
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tmcooke
Wedding:
2/14/2010
5.0/5.0
By far the best photographer I have ever met. Kym was VERY easy going, and even helped me to relax too. My family loved her and she took absolutely breathtaking pictures. PLEASE BOOK KYM! You will not be disappointed!
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esther
Wedding:
11/6/2009
5.0/5.0
honestly ventola photography could not get any more amazing!! fabulous fabulous fabulous. I usually am a stress ball, on my wedding day the ceremony started on time which i am always late and seriously i credit that to kym and mackenzie!!!! she set up the most convenient times for pictures and the both made it so josh and i just had fun and eased up when we took the pictures oh and the pictures are absolutely beautiful. Everything was captured just the way i always hoped. Thank you Kym and Mackenzie!
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Julie
Wedding:
4/20/1996
5.0/5.0
This is the third time that I have had pictures done by Kym. I love her perspective, very fun and fresh!!!! Her personality is amazing and my family and I will continue to use her in the future. Very professional, courteous and she always gets the photos up on her sight quick!!!!! :)
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