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Lynds Photography

Lafayette , CA
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LOCATION

3483 Golden Gate Way, suite #3
Lafayette, CA 94549 US (map)

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925-962-0180
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ABOUT US

We put the fun back in wedding photography!

Relax–and enjoy your wedding day. With over 45 years of specialized wedding photography experience, we can help you lower the... Read more
We put the fun back in wedding photography!

Relax–and enjoy your wedding day. With over 45 years of specialized wedding photography experience, we can help you lower the stress and maximize the fun. Our team of skilled planners and photographers know how to mix the right balance of tradition and fun.

Similarly, our video service is low-key, unobtrusive and value priced. Adding to the fun, our SmileBox photo booth will provide endless fun for your guests.

Contact us today for more information. Say that you saw us on Wedding Wire and receive a complimentary set of 3 wave albums with your package. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Traditional
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Boudoir Shoot, Custom Graphics, Engagement Shoot, Hand-Coloring, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day, Slideshow/Montage, Toning, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Prints, Proofs, Save the Date, Thank You Cards

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Lynds Photography was exceptional in both working with my budget and quality! Despite being an hour and a half drive away, Keith was able to walk me through the process of wedding photography and help me pad my day-of-wedding schedule to ensure enough time for photos and family. Steve was our photographer, and he was absolutely amazing. Not being creative in photography, I had no idea what I really wanted. I knew I wanted posed shots and candids, but words like “photojournalism style” or “boudoir style” were foreign to me. After my fiancée and I talked to Keith, Steve was able to hone in on our style and produced amazing and unforgettable shots. He even caught a moment where we were holding hands after lighting the unity candle. I don’t know how he did it, but he was able to capture emotional and touching moments without us ever feeling like we had the paparazzi right behind us. If anything, we took way more photos than we had planned, but we were early in our scheduling! It was perfect!
Lynds Photography was exceptional in both working with my budget and quality! Despite being an hour and a half drive away, Read more...
Lynds Photography was exceptional in both working with my budget and quality! Despite being an hour and a half drive away, Keith was able to walk me through the process of wedding photography and help me pad my day-of-wedding schedule to ensure enough time for photos and family. Steve was our photographer, and he was absolutely amazing. Not being creative in photography, I had no idea what I really wanted. I knew I wanted posed shots and candids, but words like “photojournalism style” or “boudoir style” were foreign to me. After my fiancée and I talked to Keith, Steve was able to hone in on our style and produced amazing and unforgettable shots. He even caught a moment where we were holding hands after lighting the unity candle. I don’t know how he did it, but he was able to capture emotional and touching moments without us ever feeling like we had the paparazzi right behind us. If anything, we took way more photos than we had planned, but we were early in our scheduling! It was perfect! Read less
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Leni
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
I found Lynds Photography by chance -- through another website -- and it turned out to be one of the best finds. Why? Because we got top rate service for a reasonable price. We initially met with Keith Lynds, the owner, and after a few meetings and emails, we were assigned Steve as our photographer for our March 23, 2013 wedding in Santa Clara, CA. When we met Steve for the first time to go over our preliminary schedule, his expertise and prior experience at our venue helped us out tremendously in figuring out our wedding day itinerary.

My new husband and I LOVE Steve. He was prompt, professional, calm, and just great to work with on our wedding day. He was open to suggestions, but really, you may want defer to him with certain shots because the guy knows how to spot good locations and backgrounds for wedding pictures. He's promised us that we'll get our pictures on CDs in 2-3 weeks -- and I have no doubt that he'll do that.

If you want great and personalized service at a very reasonable price, go with Lynds Photography.
I found Lynds Photography by chance -- through another website -- and it turned out to be one of the best finds. Why? Read more...
I found Lynds Photography by chance -- through another website -- and it turned out to be one of the best finds. Why? Because we got top rate service for a reasonable price. We initially met with Keith Lynds, the owner, and after a few meetings and emails, we were assigned Steve as our photographer for our March 23, 2013 wedding in Santa Clara, CA. When we met Steve for the first time to go over our preliminary schedule, his expertise and prior experience at our venue helped us out tremendously in figuring out our wedding day itinerary.

My new husband and I LOVE Steve. He was prompt, professional, calm, and just great to work with on our wedding day. He was open to suggestions, but really, you may want defer to him with certain shots because the guy knows how to spot good locations and backgrounds for wedding pictures. He's promised us that we'll get our pictures on CDs in 2-3 weeks -- and I have no doubt that he'll do that.

If you want great and personalized service at a very reasonable price, go with Lynds Photography. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
I used Lynds photography for my engagement and wedding pictures. I haven't recieved my wedding pictures yet, but after recieving my engagement pictures I have no doubt they will look amazing. From beginning to end, Lynds photograpy was professional and accomodating. Any time I called or e-mailed, they either answered immediately or got back to me right away. My husband and I used Steve Arnett as our photographer for both our engagement shoot and wedding. He is a laid back guy, but knows what he's doing! He gave us exactly what we wanted and more. For a professional and reasonably priced photographer, I hands down reccommend Lynds Photography!
I used Lynds photography for my engagement and wedding pictures. I haven't recieved my wedding pictures yet, but after Read more...
I used Lynds photography for my engagement and wedding pictures. I haven't recieved my wedding pictures yet, but after recieving my engagement pictures I have no doubt they will look amazing. From beginning to end, Lynds photograpy was professional and accomodating. Any time I called or e-mailed, they either answered immediately or got back to me right away. My husband and I used Steve Arnett as our photographer for both our engagement shoot and wedding. He is a laid back guy, but knows what he's doing! He gave us exactly what we wanted and more. For a professional and reasonably priced photographer, I hands down reccommend Lynds Photography! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Keith and Steve were so great; I was planning my wedding in a short timeframe, and came to them about 2 months before my wedding. Since I live down on the Penninsula and they're up in Lafayette, they were always willing to talk via phone or email instead of in-person since it was such a drive for me. I haven't received my photos yet (wedding was only 2 days ago) but Steve was great about showing me photos on his camera after he took them so I have full confidence they'll be as beautiful as all of the others they showed me.
Since our venue was a new one for Steve, he showed up early, and on his own time to scout some locations which I really appreciated. He was very easy to work with, and quite accommodating of our wackiness. He had a lot of suggestions (because I had no idea what I was doing!) and was also an expert at arranging my train.
The value couldn't be beat. Definitely recommend!
Keith and Steve were so great; I was planning my wedding in a short timeframe, and came to them about 2 months before my Read more...
Keith and Steve were so great; I was planning my wedding in a short timeframe, and came to them about 2 months before my wedding. Since I live down on the Penninsula and they're up in Lafayette, they were always willing to talk via phone or email instead of in-person since it was such a drive for me. I haven't received my photos yet (wedding was only 2 days ago) but Steve was great about showing me photos on his camera after he took them so I have full confidence they'll be as beautiful as all of the others they showed me.
Since our venue was a new one for Steve, he showed up early, and on his own time to scout some locations which I really appreciated. He was very easy to work with, and quite accommodating of our wackiness. He had a lot of suggestions (because I had no idea what I was doing!) and was also an expert at arranging my train.
The value couldn't be beat. Definitely recommend! Read less
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Brett
Wedding:
9/23/2011
3.9/5.0
We met with the owner who made us very excited about our wedding day and was very professional and honest about expectations. The day of the wedding, we met with the photographer (thinking there would be two people as we were told) and she was nice, but a little pushy, which can be understood due to time restraints. She did produce quite a few good quality photos, but seemed to miss the timing and "perfect moment" in many others. We are thankful for their services, but would probably recommend trying someone else.
We met with the owner who made us very excited about our wedding day and was very professional and honest about Read more...
We met with the owner who made us very excited about our wedding day and was very professional and honest about expectations. The day of the wedding, we met with the photographer (thinking there would be two people as we were told) and she was nice, but a little pushy, which can be understood due to time restraints. She did produce quite a few good quality photos, but seemed to miss the timing and "perfect moment" in many others. We are thankful for their services, but would probably recommend trying someone else. Read less
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Lynds Photography responded with the following comments:

Perhaps you didn’t get my voicemail or email asking to discuss your concerns in person or over the phone. I am mystified as to how you came to expect two photographers at your wedding, as this arrangement is not part of our standard wedding coverage. A second photographer is available as an option, at an additional fee, and I do not have any record of even discussing this option with you.

Also, realize that our photographers care about whether you get the photos you request, which is why they may take steps to try to keep to the agreed upon schedule. It is for your benefit--so you get the photos--and not because they want to be controlling. Even so, your photographer made sure she got every last one of the photo requests on your handwritten request list, consisting of 17 requests, from photos of Brett when he first saw you down the aisle to silhouettes of both of you at sunset.

She also got totally candid photos, such as close ups of the bee that got into your sand glass, and you shaking the glass. When I reviewed your photos, I also saw many showing genuine emotion,tears and smiles, throughout the day and into the reception. From what I could see, timing and capture of perfect moments could not have been much improved. This is a link to a short slideshow of images from the wedding: http://blog.lyndsphoto.com/slideshows/8383
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Nina
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Lynd's photography is affordable and professional. We met with Keith (the owner) twice, first to discuss packages/options and second to discuss time-line/day-of issues. We were given a questionnaire about ourselves, what kind of pictures we wanted and family members' names. Our photographer Steve was there so we were able to meet him. If it's important for you to meet the photographer before hand you will have to set up a time, it's not something they just do.

Steve came on time and started shooting pictures right away. He was a real pleasure to work with. He gave us good direction but also got a lot of candid shots. He was very non-invasive and stayed out of sight/thought but captured every moment. Steve was great!
Lynd's photography is affordable and professional. We met with Keith (the owner) twice, first to discuss packages/options Read more...
Lynd's photography is affordable and professional. We met with Keith (the owner) twice, first to discuss packages/options and second to discuss time-line/day-of issues. We were given a questionnaire about ourselves, what kind of pictures we wanted and family members' names. Our photographer Steve was there so we were able to meet him. If it's important for you to meet the photographer before hand you will have to set up a time, it's not something they just do.

Steve came on time and started shooting pictures right away. He was a real pleasure to work with. He gave us good direction but also got a lot of candid shots. He was very non-invasive and stayed out of sight/thought but captured every moment. Steve was great! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/27/2011
0.0/5.0
Vey flexible and seems very professional, however, the mistake I made was trying to save money on one of the most important parts of my wedding day, now I know photography is everything! I am glad I only let Lynds do our engagement photos, and not our actual wedding day photos. Let me just say, when you meet with Keith he will show you all these great/creative pictures but beware, these are a collection from MULTIPLE photographers at Lynds. I already worked with 2 of the Lynds photographers and let me just say, being an amateur photographer myself, I have taken more "creative" shots than both of them. Do yourself a favor and invest in something that will last a lifetime, quality, creative photography on the day of our wedding other wise you will regret it, I almost did! I look back on my engagement photos and regret choosing Lynds in the beginning. :( I wouldn't reccomend Lynds to anyone no matter how little they could budget for a photographer, I spent 5k on my entire wedding and I wish I could have afforded to budget more on my wedding photgraphy!! I was fortunate enough to have great pictures captured by a family friend, that right I chose a family friend to photograph my wedding over Lynds and LOVE all my photos!!!

I must edit my review and remove any points given for professionalism since Lynds is so quick to post any of their client's pictures the moment anyone gives their honest opinion about the company. But I do want to thank Lynds for attaching a link so you can see the horrible poses and lighting of his so called "photographer"
Vey flexible and seems very professional, however, the mistake I made was trying to save money on one of the most Read more...
Vey flexible and seems very professional, however, the mistake I made was trying to save money on one of the most important parts of my wedding day, now I know photography is everything! I am glad I only let Lynds do our engagement photos, and not our actual wedding day photos. Let me just say, when you meet with Keith he will show you all these great/creative pictures but beware, these are a collection from MULTIPLE photographers at Lynds. I already worked with 2 of the Lynds photographers and let me just say, being an amateur photographer myself, I have taken more "creative" shots than both of them. Do yourself a favor and invest in something that will last a lifetime, quality, creative photography on the day of our wedding other wise you will regret it, I almost did! I look back on my engagement photos and regret choosing Lynds in the beginning. :( I wouldn't reccomend Lynds to anyone no matter how little they could budget for a photographer, I spent 5k on my entire wedding and I wish I could have afforded to budget more on my wedding photgraphy!! I was fortunate enough to have great pictures captured by a family friend, that right I chose a family friend to photograph my wedding over Lynds and LOVE all my photos!!!

I must edit my review and remove any points given for professionalism since Lynds is so quick to post any of their client's pictures the moment anyone gives their honest opinion about the company. But I do want to thank Lynds for attaching a link so you can see the horrible poses and lighting of his so called "photographer" Read less
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Lynds Photography responded with the following comments:

I am very sorry you feel the way you do, Jennifer. Looking at both sessions, I would say that our photographers did an outstanding job. In fact, should anyone want to decide for themselves, here is a link to some of the images: http://blog.lyndsphoto.com/slideshows/8445

Since you chose to publically make negative comments, Jennifer, it is only fair that people be able to judge the photos for themselves. I don't think these photos are "horrible" by any means. We care about our clients, so if you'd like to discuss this further, feel free to contact me at any time.
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Mary Jane
Wedding:
8/26/2011
4.9/5.0
As the bride I was somewhat late to arrive at my destination, but no worries, the photographer was there ready and waiting! Patiently, I might add, as I started to talk with others, on what needed to be done [minor stuff], he followed along and even asked to assist me in carrying my bridal gown. I haven't seen the pictures, but believe they will turn out great and candid!
As the bride I was somewhat late to arrive at my destination, but no worries, the photographer was there ready and Read more...
As the bride I was somewhat late to arrive at my destination, but no worries, the photographer was there ready and waiting! Patiently, I might add, as I started to talk with others, on what needed to be done [minor stuff], he followed along and even asked to assist me in carrying my bridal gown. I haven't seen the pictures, but believe they will turn out great and candid! Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
6/26/2011
4.9/5.0
Lynds photography is an awesome deal. They charge very competitive rates and give you all the high quality digital images to keep! A lot of photographers keep the digital files and only give you prints. In addition to the good price, they had great service. Keith met with us for an hour privately twice to make sure we were happy with everything. They go out of their way to make you feel like you are important. Naomi was our photographer. She was very calming and very creative. Neither my husband nor I like being photographed, but she made the experience simple and fun. She chose shots that reflected our personalities and love for each other. We’re really happy with the way the photos turned out.
Lynds photography is an awesome deal. They charge very competitive rates and give you all the high quality digital images Read more...
Lynds photography is an awesome deal. They charge very competitive rates and give you all the high quality digital images to keep! A lot of photographers keep the digital files and only give you prints. In addition to the good price, they had great service. Keith met with us for an hour privately twice to make sure we were happy with everything. They go out of their way to make you feel like you are important. Naomi was our photographer. She was very calming and very creative. Neither my husband nor I like being photographed, but she made the experience simple and fun. She chose shots that reflected our personalities and love for each other. We’re really happy with the way the photos turned out. Read less
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dvogele
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
5 stars all the way! Keith and Mark shot photo and video for my wedding this year. They were absolutely GREAT! - they were extremely flexible and easy to work with the whole way through, from the planning/preparation that we had to do all over the phone, to the actual wedding day. If they were flustered or stressed, they never showed it, even when we got WAY behind schedule, and were getting unexpectedly rained on at our outdoor wedding! They were all smiles and got a lot of really wonderful pictures. They were also open to working with us to stay within our budget. We could not be more satisfied with their work and would definitely recommend them!
5 stars all the way! Keith and Mark shot photo and video for my wedding this year. They were absolutely GREAT! - they were Read more...
5 stars all the way! Keith and Mark shot photo and video for my wedding this year. They were absolutely GREAT! - they were extremely flexible and easy to work with the whole way through, from the planning/preparation that we had to do all over the phone, to the actual wedding day. If they were flustered or stressed, they never showed it, even when we got WAY behind schedule, and were getting unexpectedly rained on at our outdoor wedding! They were all smiles and got a lot of really wonderful pictures. They were also open to working with us to stay within our budget. We could not be more satisfied with their work and would definitely recommend them! Read less
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