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Life Long Studios

Tampa , FL
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LOCATION

Tampa, FL US 33609 (map)

PHONE

727-491-3872

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ABOUT US

“Life is full of events that bring forth emotions and expression. For us, photography is a way to bring you back to the emotion you felt at that one moment forever.”

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“Life is full of events that bring forth emotions and expression. For us, photography is a way to bring you back to the emotion you felt at that one moment forever.”

Simply put... our style can be described as candid and energetic. Our goal is to document each wedding in a unique and personal way that is romantic, fun, and unobtrusive.

Photography allows us to document love and we are able to do it together.

Established in 2001
Lead Photographers: Buffy, Amy and Jorge
Two photography teams - averaging 150 events per year.


Features:

* Every package includes an engagement session & the disc of high resolution images.
* Clients are provided with an online account to view their contracts, forms, album process, etc... Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Kimberly N
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Buffy and her team at Life Long Studios are fabulous to work with! From answering questions before booking to scheduling engagement sessions and discussing details the week of the wedding, she and her team were professional, quick to respond, and just awesome. We decided to pay to rush the editing of our wedding photos and got them back in less than 2 weeks. Our photos have gotten RAVE reviews from everyone who has seen them. I've been told our photos look like they came from a magazine more times than I can count on my hands. Buffy makes sure she gets all of the shots you want and is excellent at corralling large families. She guides poses that come out looking very natural. I truly can't put into words how happy we are with our wedding photos, and the overwhelmingly positive response we've gotten from everyone who has seen them. To top it off, Life Long Studios is one of the more affordable wedding photographers (that I spoke with) in the area but their quality is top notch!
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Julie
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
We just got our wedding photos back and they are absolutely beautiful!! Buffy and her team did such a good job capturing our wedding, guests, reception and details. We received around 800 photos and we could not be more pleased. Buffy did a great job on our engagement photos as well and was able to provide us with a lot of direction on how to pose. Buffy was very patient with our bridal party as they did not always listen right away. Thank you so much to Buffy and her awesome team!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Buffy was our wedding photographer and I couldn't have hoped for anything more. She was a dream to work with right from the beginning and her pictures are magical.
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Tanya
Wedding:
5/4/2014
5.0/5.0
My name is Tanya and Buffy was our photographer and she was absolutely wonderful. Buffy is really fun and sweet, she makes it easy to take pictures even if you don't normally like to. Buffy put us at ease from the beginning and we had a great time working with her. She was very flexible and any questions that we had were answered quickly. Pricing for our package was very reasonable especially in comparison with other photographers and we also own the rights to our photos. I would definitely recommend Lifelong to anyone, they really get to know what your vision is and they make it happen. You don't have to worry or stress about anything they do which is great especially on your big day. I am very grateful that Buffy was our photographer it was one of the best decisions we made! Our pictures look great and we're happy :)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I was impressed how great my engagement pics came out. I know I didn't have to worry about how my wedding day pics would come. I am still waiting for the results but Buffy my photographer did let me peek at some on her camera and I absolutely loved them. Her ideas and my wish list she made sure she covered everything. Can't wait to see the rest but you won't be disappointed. She made me feel very comfortable and had great ideas and picture options.
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Ashley
Wedding:
4/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Buffy was absolutely awesome!!!! She goes above and beyond to get her shots. She was like a ninja lol. Highly recommended!!!! She is also a pleasure to work with and very flexible.
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Victoria
Wedding:
4/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Buffy did an amazing job of photographing our wedding. She captured every detail and knew exactly what she was doing. She was super creative and we feel that she went above and beyond to get amazing shots. I'm so glad we chose her and I can't wait to get our pictures back!
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Lisa
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Buffy is the Best!!! Working with Buffy and her staff made the process extremely easy. Life Long Studios and its staff were extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. The wedding was March 8th so we haven't received our proofs yet… but, if the engagement pictures that Buffy took of the bride and groom are any indication of the quality of her work I know we're going to have a very difficult time selecting photos because I know they're ALL going to be amazing.

Buffy is a pleasure to work with… friendly, out going, very reassuring, and smiling the entire time. She put everyone at ease and made the whole process a lot of fun for everyone.

We're so happy we selected Buffy and Life Long Studios to photograph our daughter and son-in-law's wedding. Thank you Buffy for everything… we can't wait to see the pictures!
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Private User
Wedding:
1/25/2014
5.0/5.0
We worked with both Buffy and Amy for our engagement and wedding pictures and couldn't be happier. Every picture is gorgeous. We already have the pictures back from our wedding (just 2 weeks later!!!). Every interaction I have had with Life Long has been above and beyond! We will be using them for any and all professional photography sessions in the future! I highly recommend Life Long Studios.
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Katy
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Life Long Studios did a fantastic job with my wedding. After meeting with a few photographers, I chose Life Long based on Buffy's professionalism. We were really thrilled with our engagement photos and knew that our wedding photos would be great, too. Well - they are perfect!

Buffy and Jorge did a fabulous job of capturing every important moment of our big day. We hired them for 8 hours including a first look and are so glad that we decided to spring for the whole day of photography. They were both very "go with the flow" and didn't miss a shot! Thank you to Life Long studios for doing such a great job of capturing our wedding day!
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Katherine
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Jorge was the photographer for our wedding on December 7,2013. He was fantastic. He was very professional and stayed late to catch our exit. We could not have asked for a better photographer. He was enthusiastic and helped us get the perfect pictures.
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Jeannine
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Jorge was so much fun and he did an amazing job on our engagement and wedding photos! I love all of our pics. It's so hard to pick a favorite. He and his assistant worked so hard the night of our wedding. We have close to 2000 pictures from getting ready to the reception. Thank you again to the Life Long Studios team for capturing our day with beautiful pics!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Amy was amazing!! Loved working with them. Very professional!!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Buffy was so amazing! Our wedding was at Lange Farm, and we felt so comfortable that she knew the venue so well. Her personality was so perfect for a wedding photographer--everyone felt so comfortable the entire time, and we were able to get all of our shots done in a timely fashion so we were able to enjoy a couple minutes of cocktail hour before starting the reception. Thanks so much for all our beautiful pictures!
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Ashley
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
We were so pleased with our photographers from Life Long Studios! Jorge photographed our engagement session, rehearsal dinner, and wedding day all in one weekend. We are from Georgia, so we had to really trust our vendors to make our Clearwater Beach wedding perfect. Prior to the wedding, I sent Jorge a Pinterest page of wedding photos I wanted. Jorge and Garrison took great care to get all of the shots I wanted. We loved all of the photos we saw and cannot wait to get our edited photos back! We would definitely recommend them!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Photography is important when it comes to a wedding and probably one of the most important vendors you choose. Life Long Studios takes amazing photos! Buffy has an eye for detail and doesn't miss a thing. We got married on the beach and she was not afraid to ask people to move out of a few shots (there was a couple standing behind us intentionally) or move things out of the way to create the perfect setting. My husband and I loved this about her, she was on top of everything to be sure she got the perfect picture! She was also very directive on how to pose for pictures and what to do, which was very helpful! Buffy was friendly, fun, and professional. We really enjoyed working with Life Long Studios and I would highly recommend them!
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Kim
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Buffy and her team are the absolute best! Our engagement pictures were wonderful! I haven't seen the final product from our wedding photos yet, but we saw a sneak peek and it was just beautiful! Buffy did a wonderful job on the day of, she made sure that we got all of the pictures that we wanted and she knew the best places to take photos at our venue. She was very professional and even helped with some of the non photography related things that happened on the wedding day (for example the bustle on my gown). We could not have asked for a better and more talented photographer to work with!
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Jaime
Wedding:
4/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Chris was our photographer for our engagement session as well as our wedding, he did a great job! Anything we needed he was there and that is very important. I highly recommend Chris with Life Long Studios. You will NOT be disappointed!!
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Izabela
Wedding:
4/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Words cannot describe now amazing Buffy and her team is! If there were 10 starts, I would give it to Life Long without hesitation! Buffy and Amy were such a pleasure to work with, they made us feel so comfortable that eventually we forgot they were even there. They captured our wedding day with so many breathtaking shots, ones only a truly talented photographer can take. We had the hardest time picking our favorites, because there were so many of them. The fisheye lens made the pictures look like they belonged in a wedding magazine. We continue to get compliments on our pictures every day. We recently started working on our wedding album with them as well and have no doubt that it will turn out just as great. Pictures are such an important part of the wedding planning because ultimately they capture your special day (which flies by so quickly) so that you can relive it once it is all over. If you want breathtaking shots to last you a lifetime, Life Long Studios is the way to go!
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Heather
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
There really are no words to describe how amazing our wedding photographer was from Life Long Studios. From the moment we met Jorge Flores at our engagement shoot I knew I made the right decision by choosing Lifelong to photograph one of the biggest moments of our life. I have never met anyone so passionate about their work. He made us feel so completely comfortable and it was easy to see he really cared about making sure we had the best pictures possible. He meshed so well with our families, friends and wedding party by the time the wedding was over it felt like he was actually a part of the family. I am so very thankful to have such beautiful photos that make me smile as I see them in my home every day.
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jessica
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
I have only good things to say about our photographers! He came to the hotel right near the end of all the girls getting ready and it started from there. he was very professional about all of his pictures. he had an eye for capturing amazing moments. at one point all the girls were waiting for me to get done with something so they were sitting in some chairs and as i walked by them he stopped me randomly in front of all of them to take a pic. that picture turned out to be one of my favorite! it was so random but came out so perfect. the after ceremony pictures came out beautiful! during the reception he was right there on the dance floor with us snapping off as many shots as he could. my dad was telling me how impressed he was the next day because the photographer seemed to be in so many places at one time! they were also very fast at getting my pictures back to me. every bride wants to see pictures from their wedding fast. that is the next big thing you look forward to after your wedding, is reliving that fun you had. well my sample photos were back to me in my email 2 days after my wedding. if you are looking for amazing photographs to cherish for the rest of your life this is your guy! i loved every minute of working with him!
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Michelle
Wedding:
3/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Buffy and her team were awesome! Not only was she my photographer, but she helped me bustle my dress and held my garter. She was amazing. She also did my engagement session and it turned out beautiful :) I am so glad I found her and would recommend her to everyone!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2/23/2013
5.0/5.0
I love Life Long Studios!! They were absolutely amazing and captured our wedding day beautifully and perfectly! We have Life Long Studios to thank for tons of beautiful pictures to help remind us of our amazing wedding day in the years to come!! Life Long Studios are a group of creative, talented and reliable photographers that truly LOVE what they do! It is evident by the way you see their eyes light up when they get the “perfect shot”.

Buffy (who had already previously done a wonderful job on our engagement session as part of the package we purchased) and Jorge were our superb photographers for our wedding day on 2/23/13 at Pebble Creek Golf Course. I really can’t say enough good things about the both of them! They were truly amazing and went above and beyond to make sure our wedding day was captured perfectly and thoroughly!

Life Long Studios did a great job of capturing ALL the details of our big day, from the emotions leading up to and throughout our ceremony and reception, the laughs, and the even some very special moments with our guests that my husband and I did not even remember happening until we looked at our wedding pictures when they arrived!

We will treasure these pictures that will preserve our memories as we grow old and grey together! =)

Prior to our wedding day, Buffy thoroughly discussed with me the style/kinds of photographs we wanted for our wedding day (we loved how open to suggestions for poses, etc. Buffy was, especially with how I do not consider myself the most “photogenic” person), the day of time line, our family photo shot request list (which they made sure we all got all of these pictures we wanted!), arrive times/places, etc.

In addition, they both arrived on time on our wedding day and were extremely professional yet fun/laid back at the same time (which greatly helped ease my nerves pre-ceremony)!!

I recommend you use them if you want absolutely stunning photographs & memories at a cost that wont break the bank!
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Brittany
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
First of all, I shopped around for good pricing and lifelong studios had the best package I found for competitive & reasonable pricing. Now after it's said and done, they are worth every single penny spent!!! I used lifelong studios for my engagement and wedding photographer. I could write forever about how much I loved them. We had Buffy for our engagement and Amy & Jorge for our wedding. They were extremely professional, helpful and knowledgable about everything weddings. They are always on time and keep track of the time during your shoot so don't worry that you'll be late getting anywhere. Buffy helped me with my timeline and the flow on our big day was perfect. I keep getting compliments on our photos! They are just so gorgeous!!! Everyone was helpful with directing you how to stand and sometimes I thought I must look silly here but in pictures the angles are awesome! My husband is a little shy but he even loved & felt comfortable with all our photographers and actually liked getting his picture taken by them. They were willing to listen to all our ideas and tried to do anything I asked. Amy is so incredible nice and Jorge is super funny, they were the perfect mix. They made it fun to get our photos taken. I just honestly can't get over how great the photos look. My husband said they made us look like models (which we definitely are not lol). Your wedding day is such amazing experience, but it flys by and for that reason I'm SO HAPPY I went with lifelong studios they captured everything from my shoes to the candles to first kisses to the cute expressions on our friends faces. It was hands down the best money spent at our wedding now we can remember every detail! I recommend them to everyone I hear that is getting married. There is not one thing I could complain about with them from meeting the photographers the first time to getting our final images, they are flawless each step of the way. Thank you so much, each one of you for capturing our day beautifully!
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Marie-Noelle
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough wonderful stuff about LLS. Amy was so helpful and patience with us at our engagement session to the wedding day. She even offered a second shooter at a discounted price because of a previous cancelled appt. It was fantastic to have them both at the wedding! I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a photographer.
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Nancy
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Buffy and the team at Life Long Studios were wonderful to work with. We wanted our two dogs in our engagement and wedding photos, no easy task for a hot Florida wedding in September! Buffy immediately made our dogs feel very comfortable and got some truly amazing shots! I loved the variety of photos we received and the expert quality of prints. I would highly recommend Life Long Studios for your next big event.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved our experience with Life Long Studios! Jorge and Jen were amazing and felt our wedding party and family members feel special on our wedding day! We haven't seen our wedding photos yet but know they will be amazing, just like our engagement photos!
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Katie
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Life Long Studios is awesome! I always received prompt responses from them in the months leading up to my wedding and loved that it was easy to do everything on their website! They also modified their packages to meet my specific needs, so I didn't have to pay for things I didn't want. They made the process easy and I get all the rights to my photos!

Now for the photographer: Chris Giordano is the best! He was easy to get in touch with before the event and talked to me several times on the phone about what we wanted. He went to the Dali Museum, where we got married, beforehand to scope out the best places to shoot, and made lots of notes for us to make sure that we took advantage of the FANTASTIC venue! He was prompt, punctuel, courteous, easy to talk to, professional, and got every shot we wanted fast! The Dali is an amazing place and I can't wait to see my pics. I know that Chris' pictures will turn out great. I can't recommend them highly enough!
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Amber
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
LLS had shot our engagement and wedding photos and we where more than happy with them! Amy shot our wedding and we get so many compliments on our photos. I love that we have such amazing images to look back on our day that flew by so quickly. She is very kind and creative. We just recently had Buffy shoot our maternity pictures and we can not wait to see them! Buffy is genuinely great to be around and the whole experience was a pleasure. Minus the fl summer and Mosquitos;) I look forward to using LLS for baby and family pictures.
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Hannah
Wedding:
4/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Great work. Our engagement pictures were amazing and I am excited to see our wedding pictures. Mike, our photographer, was very understanding when "wedding" things happened, worked well with everyone, and made getting pictures taken comfortable (we're a bit camera shy). I would highly recommend Life Long Studios to anyone. :)
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
4/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike is fantastic at what he does! No nonsense, great pictures and tons of fun! Dont miss out on the best pictures you could want!
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Cristy
Wedding:
3/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike Giordano and Amy Bowman shot our wedding and did an amazing job! They are so fun, easy to work with and produce amazing images that perfectly reflect how much fun we we had and how special the day was. Mike also did our engagement session. The staff is on-time, responsive to e-mails and phone calls and produce amazing quality and an incredible value. I would recommend Life Long Studios to all brides and plan to use them in teh future for other events!
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DREWYSTYLE
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Amazing Service and amazing people. Buffy and Mike were awesome. Great company, thank you for the great service guys!
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Jessica
Wedding:
3/4/2012
5.0/5.0
We hired Life Long studios for the big day and are so happy we did. Mike and Buffy did our wedding day photos and were prompt, organized, and creative. They even showed us some of the photos throughtout the night on their cameras. We havent got the final prints back but if they look anything like our engagement photos then I know we will love them
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brandigurl012
Wedding:
12/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Buffy was my photographer and her assistant. They caught all the details at my wedding. They also did our engagement photos. Their pictures came out great and we recieved our wedding photos in a timely manner.
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Amanda
Wedding:
11/26/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married in Tampa in November 2011 (delayed review, I know!) and we looked around for a photographer that was fun, professional and not too expensive. We stumbled upon Life Long Studios and I set up a meeting. They were extremely responsive and helpful. I was able to coordinate my wedding planning from overseas (we live in Holland) and they were so great to deal with. I came over in July for a trip to coordinate some of the wedding plans and got to meet Mike. I set up a meeting with him and decided I really liked him and his company. I was set to arrive 3 weeks before the wedding and we were able to do the engagement shoot the week before the wedding. I was skeptical about doing it, but Buffy (my AWESOME photographer) descirbed the necessity for her to know how we photograph etc so she doesn't have to figure it out the day of the wedding - plus it was already covered in the cost, so why not. I am SOOO glad we did it because the engagement photos are some of my absolute favorites. They are so amazing and it was so much fun. After seeing Buffy in action I realized how much fun our wedding day woud be and knew our photos would be amazing so it was just one more thing to tick off my list.
November 26, 2011 was our wedding date. It was perfect weather, cool breeze and sunny. Buffy arrived at the house we were getting ready at and went about her thing. She was like a photo-ninja. I looked at the photos after they were done and she caught some amazing candid shots and I didn't even know she was there. All of our photos were done quickly and effortlessly by her. I uploaded most of the photos onto my Facebook and everyone loves them and wants to know who did them. So many of our photos look like they belong in a magazine and for once I don't mind staring dreamily at photos of myself :P
I highly recommend using Life Long Photography to anyone who is thinking of getting married in the Tampa, Fl area.
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Cat0216
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Buffy and her team were wonderful. Thanks to them, my husband and I have amazing photos that capture all of the special moments/details of our wedding day. We were blown away by how many great shots we received! Buffy is so nice and such a pleasure to work with. I would definitely recommend Buffy and Life Long Studios!
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Shannon
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
They are great at what they do! Talented, organized, and down-to-earth. If I had to do it all over again I would have chosen them again, without question.
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November Bride
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Life Long Studios. Our photographer, Jorge, was very professional and made us feel comfortable/at ease during one of the most stressful days you can have! He captured all the highlights of our wedding and took all the portrait shots I wanted, and we still had plenty of time to enjoy our wedding and spend time with our guests. The pictures came out fabulous and there are many, many to choose. The photography packages offered are extremely competitive in pricing and well worth it.
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Alisha
Wedding:
11/1/2011
5.0/5.0
When we were looking for a photographer, we made a couple of calls from a list we were given. We didn't feel positive about either call. Then our DJ Jody from Grant Hemond recommended Life Long. From our first phone call with Buffy, we knew they were perfect for us. Although we're confident that anyone at Life Long would have done an incredible job, we were thrilled to have Buffy. She made us feel comfortable and relaxed. Buffy is energetic, fun and one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. We loved every aspect of working with her. Buffy has amazing talent and her artistic ability is endless. We absolutely love our photos! Our family and friends do too. They are beyond anything we ever dreamed of. Buffy captured all the fun and the emotion of our wedding leaving us with memories to last a life time. We highly recommend Life Long. They are professional and willing to go above and beyond to take care of their customers. The photographers at Life Long love what they do and it shows in their work. Whatever photo needs we have in the future, they will always be our first choice.
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Dawsn
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Mike and George were very professional. They arrived on time and took gorgeous pictures throughout the entire wedding. They did a great job of getting guests engaged, smiling and posing for perfect pictures. I ended up with over 600 awesome shots.
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
I loved working with Mike he is great, hes so fun and laid back and open to whatever you want. He takes amazing pictures. We had an engagement shoot and that really helped to get to know him and prepare for the wedding. He is great about getting back to you on any questions and willing to meet with you whenever to go over details. I was very happy to have him as our photographer. We've had so many compliments on our photos.
Services Used: Photography
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DBWitte
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
We absolutely LOVE our engagement and our wedding pictures! We have had so many amazing comments on them and will cherish them for the rest of our lives. I HIGHLY recommend Life Long Studios and we loved working with Buffy! We plan to continue to work with them in the future for all of our photography needs!
Services Used: Photography
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Alexis
Wedding:
10/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Love Love love working with Buffy!!!!! She is amazing as well as her work!!!!!
Services Used: Photography
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Belz2
Wedding:
2/26/2011
5.0/5.0
We've had the opportunity to work with Life Long Studios for professional headshots, our engagement photo shoot, as well as our wedding day! In every experience, we were blown away and absolutely in love with the final product. The Photographers are always extremely friendly, professional, talented and organized. We felt like we got every photo possible to tell the story of our wedding day. If you are looking for a photographer that will capture every memorable moment of your wedding day in the most incredible way possible, we definitely recommend Life Long Studios!!
Services Used: Photography
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Rachel
Wedding:
2/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Mike was a blast to work with, affordable, no hidden costs or silly tricks to get you to spend more money. The digital copies were included right off the bat which was very nice. The best part was that the photos were amazing. Would highly recommend. Thanks Mike!!!
Services Used: Photography
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Laisha44
Wedding:
2/18/2011
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved working with Mike & Buffy at Life Long Studios. They are SO good at what they do, and you can totally tell that they truly love their work. They provide such a high quality of service for a very reasonable price. They have such a great eye for taking what looks like an ordinary setting and turning it into a beautiful, extraordinary scene. I was able to see one photo that was taken on our wedding day from Mike's camera and it just blew me away. We can't wait to see how the rest of our wedding photos turned out!

I also worked with Buffy for a separate photo session and boy did we girls have a lot of fun with that!

Mike also was a great help in recommending certain vendors to us (e.g., caterer, florist, cake, invitation designer). This was very helpful for us!

Overall, I highly recommend Life Long Studios and can't wait to work with them in the future!
Services Used: Photography
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Amy Firestone
Wedding:
11/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Amy was absolutely wonderful! She got every shot/photo I asked for and more. She was very courteous and professional. I have received many, many comments on how beautiful my photos were. I love that I will have such beautiful photos to remember my special day. I was very pleased with the quality and the price!!
Services Used: Photography
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Patty483
Wedding:
11/14/2010
5.0/5.0
I had one of the hardest time planning my wedding. My husband is in the military. I had to change my wedding date three times. Life Long Studios was extremely flexibile for me. I was not able to make it to the engagement session because the only day that my husband was in town it was very nasty out. However Life Long Studios made it up during my wedding. During my wedding I don't think I ever felt more like a princess. They took every picture that I wanted. They were always trying to help me. Wanting to carry my flowers, make sure I looked perfect, and making sure I always had a smile on my face. Because I had to change my wedding date 3 times I was not able to get sunset time. After dinner they took my husband and I outside to make sure I got sunset pictures. Once the pictures arrived I started to cry. I honestly I felt like I was reliving my wedding date all over again. I felt like I was there saying my I do's and getting the cake shoved into my face again. They captured everything in the way I wanted my wedding captured. My dad feel in love with pictures of just us two. He hates pictures but he loved everyone of Life Long Studios pictures. I love this company. They are the best in everything!
Services Used: Photography
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Florida Bride
Wedding:
11/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Mike was wonderful to work with! We absolutely loved our wedding photos! Mike has a great eye and the pictures came out better than we could have ever wished for. He captured some very unique moments. Mike and his team were very responsive to any questions we had through out the process. He provides top notch service and quality for a very reasonable price. His second photographer, George, was also fantastic. Very eager to capture all the right shots. Life Long Studios was highly recommended and I'm glad that they were a part of our special day!
Services Used: Photography
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Brandi
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
We just got back our photographs and we couldn't be happier with them. They are pricy but the qualty of work is worth it. Michael and George have a real eye for your non-traditional pictures. They were also very layed back and not up tight. My sister is planning on using them for her wedding which is out of state.
Services Used: Photography
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Jpass
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Life Long Studios did an amazing job with our engagement and wedding photos! Our friends and family have LOVED all the photos we have shown them. I would definitely refer them to any one interested in having thier moments captured by great photographers. My wedding went by so fast and so much was going on that you tend to forget the beautiful moments. Life Long Studios did a great job in capturing those moments on our beautiful and amazing day!
Services Used: Photography
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Stephanie
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Mike and Buffy are awesome! They are very easy to work with and definitely know what they are doing. I have some of the best pictures that I could of ever asked for.
Services Used: Photography
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Bride
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Lifelong Studios is the absolute best photography studio I have ever worked with! Quality and Excellence service and wonderful people!
Services Used: Photography
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MHerrington
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Weddings require a lot of trust in vendors that you most of the time only chat with once or twice before the big day. When my husband and I sat down with Mike to interview him for our July 2010 wedding we knew at that moment that we wanted to hire him. We looked over the albums, and the website as well as asked him a ton of questions. (Literally a ton- my husband was a photographer in the past) Mike and Buffy are not only photographers, they are artists. The pictures exceeded our expectations and because of this I feel like am having difficulty giving them a proper review. I can sum this up by saying that Life Long Studios will blow you away with their expertise, precision, and artistic ability. Mike and Buffy are so down to earth and personable we had a great time with them. I would highly recommend them. You will not be disappointed.
Services Used: Photography
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Mrs. Berner
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Stunning and breathtaking! The photos that Mike and Buffy shot on our wedding day and engagement session are out of this world. I have been told several times already by friends that the photos are magazine worthy. Not only are there photography skills beyond phenomenal, but their personalities make you feel like a natural in front of the lens. I have already recommended them to several future brides. I would not suggest anyone else to capture such a momentous occasion. Marshall and I are beyond thrilled and will be using Life Long Studios for all future picture worthy moments. Thanks Buffy and Mike!
Services Used: Photography
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klhopkins
Wedding:
5/7/2010
5.0/5.0
They are wonderful people to work with and my pictures came out awesome! I can't even count the amount of times people have told me the pictures belong in a magazine. Absolutely wonderful quality. My husband has already said that we will definitely use them for any future family portraits. Thank you!
Services Used: Photography
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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
It is hard to know where to begin with thanks for this most wonderful company. Life Long Studios provided us with the most professional, fun, flexible and personal experience for our wedding photography. They were accomodating in every aspect, truly captured who we are as a couple in our photos, and enhanced who we are as well. We could not be happier with our engagment session pictures and can not wait to see the wedding photos. We would absolutely recommend Life Long to everyone, not just in Tampa, because they travel all over. Their style is so unique and they have an amazing talent for capturing those priceless candid moments when you think no one is looking, and they are always beautiful. Life Long tells a story with their photography and you feel like you can read the emotions just by looking at their pictures. Thank you Life Long for making our wedding day so special and for making it really easy on us as a very busy bride and groom. You made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera, so we not only felt like we had a photographer, but we had a friend as well.
Services Used: Photography
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mrsreiser10
Wedding:
4/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Yesterday, I received the images of my Bridal Shower from Amy. WOW! She has an amazing talent. She captured every joyful memory and was so creative! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your company is so lucky to have a jewel like her!
Services Used: Photography
Life Long Studios responded with the following comments:

Amy is an asset to our company and we are blessed to have her on board. I had an opportunity to look over the images and it looked like you had such a fun time! Amy captured the moments perfectly. I have learned to expect nothing less. Thank you for your kind words.
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Stacey
Wedding:
3/13/2010
5.0/5.0
I loved my pictures and my album is JUST beautiful
Services Used: Photography
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ae_ryczek
Wedding:
2/11/2010
5.0/5.0
We just received our engagement picture in the mail (a week earlier then expected) and they were fabulous! We absolutely LOVED them! We had our shoot in Downtown Tampa and we really enjoyed working with Buffy and Amy. They are nice and funny; they made the experience very enjoyable. Can't wait to work with Buffy again on May 15th!! I would recommend them to anyone looking for quality photos for their big day!
Services Used: Photography
Life Long Studios responded with the following comments:

You were both amazing to work with and I can honestly say Amy and I had a blast shooting you. Thank you for being up for anything even if that entailed playing in traffic in downtown Tampa. I can’t wait for the wedding!
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Jessica.B.Henry
Wedding:
1/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Where do we begin?! LifeLongStudios (LLS) was absolutely amazing for both our engagement shoot & wedding. They are exceptional at taking all styles of pictures and know the perfect angles to get stunning shots. You don’t need to give them a “photo list” like people may say, they knew all the right pictures to take without us even asking. They were attentive to every detail and were able to catch moments that we truly we cherish- some we didn’t even see firsthand, which make the photos even more important to us. Mike & Buffy were great throughout our wedding day and they blend seamlessly into your surroundings, you will forget they are even there. They are extremely professional and the team at LLS is the photographer to go with if you want top notch pictures and a team with great personalities.
Services Used: Photography
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Libby
Wedding:
1/2/2010
5.0/5.0
The pictures from our wedding were beautiful and even better than we imagined! We really cannot thank Buffy and Jen enough for the fabulous job they did! They were so professional and really had a good eye for what would look best. They knew exactly how to have us pose and look at each other, and while some of the poses may have seemed silly at the time...they looked amazing in the pictures! They definitely knew what they were doing!
Planning our wedding in less than two months was pretty crazy, to say the least, but Life Long Studios really made the "picking a photographer part" easy! Thank you guys so much! :)
Services Used: Photography
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Mr & Mrs Espinel
Wedding:
11/7/2009
5.0/5.0
From the beginning we knew that we wanted Life Long Studios for our wedding. We have so many photos from our special day that I cannot pick any favorites because I love them all! The staff is professional, fun and very creative! Buffy and Jen made sure to capture every special moment on our wedding day. From the smallest detail that no one would ever notice (but them of course) to the obvious ones. My husband and I both can honestly say that we have really made some great friends at Life Long Studios.
Services Used: Photography
Life Long Studios responded with the following comments:

We feel that we also have made some amazing friends! I am so honored that we were able to be there and thank you for your overwhelming hospitality.
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Nereida
Wedding:
11/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Life Long Studios provided extraordinary service and artistry. It was a pleasure and an honor to be photographed by Mike and Buffy. They both are outstanding people. They made us feel totally comfortable behind the camera. Their photography skills are breathtaking and inspirational. They captured our wedding beautifully that we will cherish for a lifetime.
Services Used: Photography
Life Long Studios responded with the following comments:

It was a pleasure to be there! You both are amazing!
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GatorFreak
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
They were very thorough with every aspect of our wedding!
Services Used: Photography
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misstang222
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Can you say AMAZING? The people at Life Long Studios are fabulous. My pictures are awesome! Worth every penny. I have gotten so many compliments on my pictures. I highly suggest using these guys for your wedding if you want great pitures!
Services Used: Photography
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Candace
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Mike & Buffy,

Anthony and I can not even describe how much we LOVE our photos. Beyond the photos how we were treated by the both of you. It is easy to be stress free when the vendors hired have AMAZING personalities! We truly feel having you there and making us laugh helped (made) the pictures. These are the photos we have for the rest of our lives and we couldn�t be more proud of them! We are so very grateful to have had both of you shoot our wedding. Everyone commented on how good our photograhers were. We have been in 3 weddings so far and not one photograher was more dedicated, prepared, and personable. Not to mention; no other had nearly the pure talent and passion. Thank you so much for caring more than we did on how amazing the photos would be; which is hard because we cared A LOT! We are more then excited to do the back and the dress. We can�t wait! much love and thanks..

Candace and Anthony!!!
Services Used: Photography
Life Long Studios responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for being attentive hosts! We had fun and the images speak for themselves. Thank you for your kind words.
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SatisfiedBride
Wedding:
8/30/2009
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for quality photography, Life Long Studios is the place to book. Mike and Buffy were an amazing team at my wedding and they made everything perfect! I didn't even know they were there. My pictures came out absolutely PERFECT! I do not have one complaint. They were so pleasant, funny, enjoyable and extremely helpful the entire time. They went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and taken care of. Their views for taking photos are amazing.
I HIGHLY recommend Life Long Studios for any and ALL events that you need photographed.
Services Used: Photography
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NicoleCNO
Wedding:
8/30/2009
5.0/5.0
Highly recommended. My photos came out wonderful! Thank you!
Services Used: Photography
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Melissa
Wedding:
8/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Life Long Studios provide the professionalism and services that go above and beyond any other photography company. The photos are exceptional and their dedication for quality is unmatched. I couldn't be happier with my engagement & wedding pictures. For an event that is the most important in my life, I wouldn't choose anyone else! Mike and Buffy are such a fun couple who genuinely love their jobs and their clients. They will go the extra mile and they make pictures fun; bringing each one back to the moment they were taken and putting a smile on my face as I re-live the experience. Thank you, Life Long Studios for providing Life Long Memories :)
Services Used: Photography
Life Long Studios responded with the following comments:

Your review speaks volumes! It is only because we have amazing clients like you that we are able to have such a passion for our profession. Thank you and it makes me happy to know that you are happy.
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sonia
Wedding:
8/3/2009
5.0/5.0
I would Highly Highly Recommend Life Long Studios Mike ansd Buffy are the upmost professionals. Wonderful people to work with. I asked Buffy to see the wedding through her eyes and boy did she deliever. I absolutely would recommend them for your most important day. They were always available to talk ask questions too. We have our pictures and are over the moon with them. We were an international couple from ireland and england and to deal with people from america and organize a wedding these are the people to work with. If you want the best Mike and Buffy will deliever.
Services Used: Photography
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Allison
Wedding:
5/15/2009
5.0/5.0
This photographer team was great! They were a young team that could relate to young couples. Received lots of complements on how creative our pictures were. Would highly recommend them.
Services Used: Photography
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MayWedding
Wedding:
5/9/2009
5.0/5.0
I was so incredibly happy with our photographers from the day we met them to the final pictures. With the very reasonable price, we got an engagement session (with our dog, by the way), beautiful wedding photos, including details, pre-ceremony, ceremony, and reception, and an amazing back-in-the-dress session. We also got a sign-in book made out of our engagement photos, we used some of the engagement photos also as table numbers, and they made cards to go into our thank-you cards out of one of our wedding pictures so that I could send everyone the link to see our pictures online. There were TONS of photos taken and they were all awesome. We didn't want to spend a lot of time during our wedding posing for pictures, so Mike took control, made sure we got the necessary posed pictures in, and then he and Amy were pretty much out of sight, but got some really great shots. I truly was so very pleased with our photographers and would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone. They are so professional and so very talented.
Services Used: Photography
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dcanoro
Wedding:
11/2/2008
5.0/5.0
Very professional and the pictures were AMAZING! The Wedding Album is Beautiful!!!
Services Used: Photography
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Katie
Wedding:
4/27/2008
5.0/5.0
They were great! Amazing photos and fun to work with!
Services Used: Photography
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ashco0808
Wedding:
1/19/2008
5.0/5.0
This company has provided me with several photography services including engagement session, wedding day/reception and a "Back in the Dress" session, and I plan on using them again in the future. I could not have been happier with any other company. Lifelong Studios is very professional and detail-oriented, but they never forget how to make me feel comfortable and just enjoy myself. They pay attention to personal preferences and really take time to get to know the personality and taste of each client. I would highly recommend them to any bride!
Services Used: Photography
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PapaDerock
Wedding:
10/1/2005
5.0/5.0
I have had the pleasure of working with Life Long Studios for the past 6 years capturing memorable events like my engagement and wedding as well as family portraits. The quality of the images and the experience itself has been incredible! They really made my wife and I feel like family. Life Long Studios has earned an 11 out of 10! Highly recommended!
Services Used: Photography
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Kelly
Wedding:
10/1/2005
5.0/5.0
From beginning to end I was overwhelmingly happy with the quality of photography and professionalism of our Life Long Photos. My extended family still talks about how amazing our photographers were at our wedding. We will continue to have our family photographed for the years to come by this great company.
Services Used: Photography
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/22/2013
4.9/5.0
Photography was one of the most important parts of a wedding so we really put a lot of work in to finding the best person to capture our big day. We’re so happy we found Life Long Studios because they truly are the best. Buffy was so amazing to work with throughout the entire process, always keeping us relaxed and comfortable and went above and beyond to make sure our day was captured perfectly, right down to the smallest details. She shot both our engagement photos and wedding and all of the pictures she took turned out gorgeous. We are so thankful to have been able to work with Buffy and Life Long Studios. Our photos are incredible and will always be the perfect reminder of our wedding.
Services Used: Photography
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jenniferecoff
Wedding:
7/23/2010
4.9/5.0
Engagement photos were great but we haven't gotten our wedding photos yet. Wedding was just last week. Mike does a great job!!
Services Used: Photography
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Brooke
Wedding:
4/14/2012
4.8/5.0
Life Long Studios did a great job! We haven't received our pictures yet but we had a very good experience with them. They were fun and comfortable to work with. Buffy was great!
Services Used: Photography
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katelyn
Wedding:
12/15/2012
4.7/5.0
Jorge Flores from Life Long Studios photographed my wedding this past weekend. He was professional, punctual, and very nice.

I would highly reccomend Life Long Studios to anyone looking for great quality photography at an affordable price.

They do run specials so make sure you ask! I booked during a special and got a great rate!
Services Used: Photography
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HappyBride
Wedding:
7/9/2011
4.7/5.0
These guys are AMAZING! We could not have been more pleased. I got my wedding pictures back in two weeks and was thrilled. Buffy was our photographer and she had a magic way of being in the middle of the action without getting in the way. She captured so much of our personality in our photos. You will not find a higher quality photographer at their prices. They are very reasonably priced for the value and quality work you get from them.
Services Used: Photography
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SZ
Wedding:
10/9/2010
4.7/5.0
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Engagement photos were wonderful, but the wedding pictures blew us away! They were all over, even on a ladder! Michael knows what he is doing and he was fun to be around. We had Andy too and lets just say you will get your own persoanl Paparazzi! We have photos for a lifetime!
Services Used: Photography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.4/5.0
The overall quality of pictures was outstanding, as was their flexibility and scheduling. The problems we ran into were lack of communication to the point there often was none. Due to their lack of communication, we felt they may not have even showed up for our wedding day. It has almost been 8 weeks since our wedding and there has been absolutely no communication concerning the wedding photos. We were originally told 4-6 weeks we would receive the photos, however; we have yet to receive any updates regarding the status of the photos. This scenario was the same for our engagement photos, as well. Why is it our responsibility to call numerous times to find out the status of the photos, isn't that part of customer service which you think you have paid for?
Services Used: Photography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.3/5.0
Good: Our photos came out looking amazing. Both our charm session and the actual day of photos came out looking amazing. Jorge was good to work with and very nice. He was flexible with doing a unique idea for our charm session. The online interface was helpful as well.

Bad:
1) The morning of, the focus was on getting photos of everyone getting ready. Jorge made sure to get photos of my details: shoes, earrings, dress, etc. But he spent far too much time on that. I have 15 photos of my shoes and only 5 of my husband getting ready. There isn't even a photo of him with my father from that day. I have 10 photos of my dress from the front and 0 from the back, which is where all of the detail was. I wouldn't mind having all of these photos if they had actually captured the details and hadn't cut into photos of the groom.

2) We paid for 6.5 hours. We had an afternoon wedding with the reception ending at 4pm. In the week leading up to the wedding I was in contact with Jorge twice, once to talk over the details and timeline, I confirmed 9:30am-4pm and again the day before the wedding to confirm a 9:30am start. When I arrived on the wedding day Jorge arrived at 9am. I didn't think to say anything about an extended timeline since it was clear that the reception would end at 4pm. It wasn't until 3pm when I was on the dance floor with my guests that he approached me and said they would be leaving in 30 minutes unless I wanted to pay extra. I simply said "no" that we wouldn't pay for "extra" time. The photographer left at 3:30 after months of planning and communication that the event would go to 4pm. He chose to arrive early, then wanted extra money to stay until the end of the event. All of our communications clearly stated 9:30am-4pm. Had he said "I don't think that will be enough time" prior to that day and discussed the options with us we might have agreed to extra time and paid the amount but approaching me on the dance floor with a last minute change was shady.
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