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Lightyear Studio | photography + cinema

Greater Philadelphia Area , PA
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Greater Philadelphia Area, PA US

PHONE

215-279-9041

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ABOUT US

THIS IS OUR STORY . . .
FUN. PASSIONATE. REAL . . . these are not just words but who we are.

The philosophy behind the brand is simple; we believe if your not having... Read more
THIS IS OUR STORY . . .
FUN. PASSIONATE. REAL . . . these are not just words but who we are.

The philosophy behind the brand is simple; we believe if your not having fun, then we’re not doing it right. Our Passion for photography drives us to seize the moments of your wedding day and capture them candidly and creatively as they unfold. Real, is our down to earth philosophy that connects us to you. We want to be right there with you every step of the way to capture the fun, passionate, and real you.
That is who we are and that is our story. Read less
Photography

PHOTOS

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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, Negatives, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We chose Lightyear Studio to capture our special day at the sweetest place on earth, Hershey, PA. I've never seen anyone so passionate about what they do. Because of this passion, I knew the pictures would turn out great. I could not be anymore happier. I've received so many compliments on how beautiful my wedding pictures are. These photos are not just any wedding photos but there is a creative/artistic element to them that just makes you go, "wow!" Nathan, Thanh, and the rest of the Lightyear Team did an outstanding job and I would highly recommend them for your wedding; you won't be disappointed. We used them for both their photography and cinematography services. We've only seen the pictures and are so excited to see the video!
We chose Lightyear Studio to capture our special day at the sweetest place on earth, Hershey, PA. I've never seen anyone Read more...
We chose Lightyear Studio to capture our special day at the sweetest place on earth, Hershey, PA. I've never seen anyone so passionate about what they do. Because of this passion, I knew the pictures would turn out great. I could not be anymore happier. I've received so many compliments on how beautiful my wedding pictures are. These photos are not just any wedding photos but there is a creative/artistic element to them that just makes you go, "wow!" Nathan, Thanh, and the rest of the Lightyear Team did an outstanding job and I would highly recommend them for your wedding; you won't be disappointed. We used them for both their photography and cinematography services. We've only seen the pictures and are so excited to see the video! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Shumona
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Lightyear Studio shot our wedding in Jersey City in May and we can't praise them enough. Communication and promptness are super important to couples planning a wedding and Thanh and Nathan were always available prior to the wedding and gave us really helpful advice when it came to the timing of our first look and family/ bridal party pictures. We've only seen the sneak peak pictures so far, but our photographer Vlad got beautiful shots of things where I didn't even realize he was there! He was also really deft at making sure he got the pictures he needed while letting us enjoy the night which we really appreciated. Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures!
Lightyear Studio shot our wedding in Jersey City in May and we can't praise them enough. Communication and promptness are Read more...
Lightyear Studio shot our wedding in Jersey City in May and we can't praise them enough. Communication and promptness are super important to couples planning a wedding and Thanh and Nathan were always available prior to the wedding and gave us really helpful advice when it came to the timing of our first look and family/ bridal party pictures. We've only seen the sneak peak pictures so far, but our photographer Vlad got beautiful shots of things where I didn't even realize he was there! He was also really deft at making sure he got the pictures he needed while letting us enjoy the night which we really appreciated. Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
We just recent got married. We were lucky to have Light Year studio to take charge of our wedding videography for our big day. Their service and expertise in what they do is definitely top notch.
Nathan was a pleasure to work with and very flexible.
Light Year Studio worked out great! Nathan and company was on time and had an easy-going personality. The team made it easy and fun. The quality is great.
Thank You Light Year. You are talented at what you do. We will recommend you guys to our family and friends.
We just recent got married. We were lucky to have Light Year studio to take charge of our wedding videography for our big Read more...
We just recent got married. We were lucky to have Light Year studio to take charge of our wedding videography for our big day. Their service and expertise in what they do is definitely top notch.
Nathan was a pleasure to work with and very flexible.
Light Year Studio worked out great! Nathan and company was on time and had an easy-going personality. The team made it easy and fun. The quality is great.
Thank You Light Year. You are talented at what you do. We will recommend you guys to our family and friends. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Leah
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
We were so honored to have the opportunity to work with such a compassionate & fun team as Lightyear Studio! I, personally have been following & have always been such a huge fan of their work since the beginning so we were ecstatic they were available to capture our special day for us. We ultimately felt like movie stars on our wedding day! Nathan & Thanh made us feel so comfortable and we just loved their photographic eye and attention to detail. Their enthusiasm & spontaneity really made it so fun and very easy to work with them. You can truly witness that they love what they do. We honestly could not have asked for a better team to help us capture and fulfill our special day. We just saw our proofs and needless to say, were not surprised with the outcome! Their photos are truly nothing less than perfection. They are not just photographers, they are true artist's. You will not be disappointed w/Lightyear, I can promise you that! Highly recommended.
We were so honored to have the opportunity to work with such a compassionate & fun team as Lightyear Studio! I, personally Read more...
We were so honored to have the opportunity to work with such a compassionate & fun team as Lightyear Studio! I, personally have been following & have always been such a huge fan of their work since the beginning so we were ecstatic they were available to capture our special day for us. We ultimately felt like movie stars on our wedding day! Nathan & Thanh made us feel so comfortable and we just loved their photographic eye and attention to detail. Their enthusiasm & spontaneity really made it so fun and very easy to work with them. You can truly witness that they love what they do. We honestly could not have asked for a better team to help us capture and fulfill our special day. We just saw our proofs and needless to say, were not surprised with the outcome! Their photos are truly nothing less than perfection. They are not just photographers, they are true artist's. You will not be disappointed w/Lightyear, I can promise you that! Highly recommended. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Dustin
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough great things about the entire Lightyear Studio team! They were incredibly easy and a lot of fun to work with from the first time we met with them. The entire team is incredibly professional and passionate about what they do. They know what they are doing and they do it well! They wanted our pictures and video to capture "our story" and they truly did just that. My husband and I were absolutely blown away when we saw our photos. They are simply stunning. They captured all of the special moments of our wedding day in a way that was so genuine and beautiful. The pictures are breathtaking and I am so thrilled with how the entire day went! It is obvious to see through their work and what they deliver that they are the best at what they do and that they truly enjoy it. I would absolutely recommend Lightyear for any event. The price is right and you get WAY MORE than you pay for! I couldn't have asked for more. Thank you again Lightyear team! It was truly an honor to have you there to document our story on our wedding day.
I can't say enough great things about the entire Lightyear Studio team! They were incredibly easy and a lot of fun to work Read more...
I can't say enough great things about the entire Lightyear Studio team! They were incredibly easy and a lot of fun to work with from the first time we met with them. The entire team is incredibly professional and passionate about what they do. They know what they are doing and they do it well! They wanted our pictures and video to capture "our story" and they truly did just that. My husband and I were absolutely blown away when we saw our photos. They are simply stunning. They captured all of the special moments of our wedding day in a way that was so genuine and beautiful. The pictures are breathtaking and I am so thrilled with how the entire day went! It is obvious to see through their work and what they deliver that they are the best at what they do and that they truly enjoy it. I would absolutely recommend Lightyear for any event. The price is right and you get WAY MORE than you pay for! I couldn't have asked for more. Thank you again Lightyear team! It was truly an honor to have you there to document our story on our wedding day. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Susie
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Lightyear Studio:

Matt and I finally got home and picked up our photo albums and DVD, and everything was absolutely stunning! You guys did an amazing job, bearing the rain storm, and delivering such beautiful pictures and video. From the first Skype call to the very last picture, you guys were so fun and professional.

We just wanted to thank you for capturing the entire experience - not just the beautiful pictures, but the emotion, the laughs, and the energy of our wedding day! Thank you so much - we couldn't be happier with Lightyear Studio!

Susie and Matt
Lightyear Studio:

Matt and I finally got home and picked up our photo albums and DVD, and everything was Read more...
Lightyear Studio:

Matt and I finally got home and picked up our photo albums and DVD, and everything was absolutely stunning! You guys did an amazing job, bearing the rain storm, and delivering such beautiful pictures and video. From the first Skype call to the very last picture, you guys were so fun and professional.

We just wanted to thank you for capturing the entire experience - not just the beautiful pictures, but the emotion, the laughs, and the energy of our wedding day! Thank you so much - we couldn't be happier with Lightyear Studio!

Susie and Matt Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Mackenzie
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Nathan and his team were absolutely amazing on our wedding day. I am a wedding vendor and have worked with Brides that used Lightyear productions and I was amazed with their work. So it was a very easy decision to pick them for my big day.

I encourage you to get video to remember all the amazing highlights on your big day. The day went by so fast and I am so happy that we will have a video for years to come to .

Thank you Nathan for being a part of our wedding. I will definitely refer you to all of my brides in 2014 !
Nathan and his team were absolutely amazing on our wedding day. I am a wedding vendor and have worked with Brides that Read more...
Nathan and his team were absolutely amazing on our wedding day. I am a wedding vendor and have worked with Brides that used Lightyear productions and I was amazed with their work. So it was a very easy decision to pick them for my big day.

I encourage you to get video to remember all the amazing highlights on your big day. The day went by so fast and I am so happy that we will have a video for years to come to .

Thank you Nathan for being a part of our wedding. I will definitely refer you to all of my brides in 2014 ! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Liz
Wedding:
9/21/2013
4.9/5.0
If you are looking for high quality photos for your special day, look no further than Lightyear Studio! My fiancé and I looked into 3 photographers for our wedding and pictures were our most important investment. After meeting with Nathan & seeing his work, there was no question in our mind of who we would choose to capture our special day!

Nathan and his crew arrived early the day of the wedding, which made for a relaxing and laid back start to my day! Both he and his staff were respectful and quick to meet all of our needs! We got so many compliments from our guests after the wedding on how nice the photographers were!

We will highly recommend Lightyear Studio to all of our family, friends & friends of friends who are looking for a wonderful photographer to remember their special day!
If you are looking for high quality photos for your special day, look no further than Lightyear Studio! My fiancé and I Read more...
If you are looking for high quality photos for your special day, look no further than Lightyear Studio! My fiancé and I looked into 3 photographers for our wedding and pictures were our most important investment. After meeting with Nathan & seeing his work, there was no question in our mind of who we would choose to capture our special day!

Nathan and his crew arrived early the day of the wedding, which made for a relaxing and laid back start to my day! Both he and his staff were respectful and quick to meet all of our needs! We got so many compliments from our guests after the wedding on how nice the photographers were!

We will highly recommend Lightyear Studio to all of our family, friends & friends of friends who are looking for a wonderful photographer to remember their special day! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I heard of Lightyear Studio from my mother in laws co worker who knew someone that used them. After seeing their cinema films and photography I knew I absolutely had to use them! They were wonderful to work with and the quality of their work is outstanding! I would recommend Lightyear Studio to anyone interested in amazing professional photos or film. I am so glad I chose Nathan and Thanh to capture our special day for us to look back on for the rest of our lives!
I heard of Lightyear Studio from my mother in laws co worker who knew someone that used them. After seeing their cinema Read more...
I heard of Lightyear Studio from my mother in laws co worker who knew someone that used them. After seeing their cinema films and photography I knew I absolutely had to use them! They were wonderful to work with and the quality of their work is outstanding! I would recommend Lightyear Studio to anyone interested in amazing professional photos or film. I am so glad I chose Nathan and Thanh to capture our special day for us to look back on for the rest of our lives! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Harry
Wedding:
8/16/2013
2.1/5.0
Unprofessional and overrated. Only hire LightYear if you're willing to put up with Nathan's
effeminate and prima donnaish antics. But if you anticipate your wedding will be a stressful day and
you think the photographer should help relieve stress, rather than create more, look elsewhere.

It's pretty telling when 200 guests aren't talking about the bride and groom,
they are all talking about the photographer--not in a positive way. For all
Nathan's personal congratulations that he will capture "the right moments," he asked us several times to "do that again" because he missed it the first time.
This definitely makes the wedding day less fun and it shows that he is not as good as he thinks he is and he only cares about is getting a good picture to
show on his website.

Nathan was extremely rude to our out-of-COUNTRY guests (several guests flew from
China and would fly back immediately after the wedding). For some reason, he
felt that these people shouldn't be allowed to take pictures and also felt
the right to yell at them "because they are Asian and I know how Asians are."
This is indicative of Nathan's insulting attitude through the entire process.

We fed all four photographers with a hot meal, but that did not stop Nathan
from eating hors d'oeuvres off the bride's plate without asking.
He also stopped taking pictures after 9 hours (the contract promised 10) to
eat dessert. When I asked him about this, he said "I think we got enough
pictures." Actually, the pictures he took were very stock and uncreative.

From start to finish it was a bad experience. In the end, the pictures came out nice, but the book and video were not very creative.
Despite his antics, we chose LightYear because of a friend's recommendation. I don't hold it
against my friend, but if you would like good pictures and a professional
photographer who will make you want to smile on your wedding day, look elsewhere.
Unprofessional and overrated. Only hire LightYear if you're willing to put up with Nathan's
effeminate and prima Read more...
Unprofessional and overrated. Only hire LightYear if you're willing to put up with Nathan's
effeminate and prima donnaish antics. But if you anticipate your wedding will be a stressful day and
you think the photographer should help relieve stress, rather than create more, look elsewhere.

It's pretty telling when 200 guests aren't talking about the bride and groom,
they are all talking about the photographer--not in a positive way. For all
Nathan's personal congratulations that he will capture "the right moments," he asked us several times to "do that again" because he missed it the first time.
This definitely makes the wedding day less fun and it shows that he is not as good as he thinks he is and he only cares about is getting a good picture to
show on his website.

Nathan was extremely rude to our out-of-COUNTRY guests (several guests flew from
China and would fly back immediately after the wedding). For some reason, he
felt that these people shouldn't be allowed to take pictures and also felt
the right to yell at them "because they are Asian and I know how Asians are."
This is indicative of Nathan's insulting attitude through the entire process.

We fed all four photographers with a hot meal, but that did not stop Nathan
from eating hors d'oeuvres off the bride's plate without asking.
He also stopped taking pictures after 9 hours (the contract promised 10) to
eat dessert. When I asked him about this, he said "I think we got enough
pictures." Actually, the pictures he took were very stock and uncreative.

From start to finish it was a bad experience. In the end, the pictures came out nice, but the book and video were not very creative.
Despite his antics, we chose LightYear because of a friend's recommendation. I don't hold it
against my friend, but if you would like good pictures and a professional
photographer who will make you want to smile on your wedding day, look elsewhere. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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