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Making the Moment Photography

Westlake , OH

LOCATION

1650 Crossings Parkway, Suite D
Westlake, OH US 44145 (map)

PHONE

440-835-5000

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Making the Moment is a creative photography company specializing in lifestyle photography for couples wanting something different. Couples who are tired of the same old same old... Read more
Making the Moment is a creative photography company specializing in lifestyle photography for couples wanting something different. Couples who are tired of the same old same old photography. Couples who want something unique and special. Couples who are looking for the very best in their visual story and legacy.



Our unique brand of photography is a highly innovative blend of candid creativity and momentary inspiration. We provide artistic, modern, photojournalistic based photography all across the great state of Ohio – and are available for travel worldwide..

Our photographers are highly trained experienced photographic artists, that love to work and create.



The Making the Moment Story

Like many photography companies, our roots are planted in serving our friends and families while honing our skills. Founder & Chief Photographer Brett Yacovella started the business in 2005, officially incorporating the business in 2006. With much work, dedication & Passion, we’ve been fortunate enough to serve and photograph many wonderful events and people. We currently staff 6 phenomenal photographers, all of whose writings and imagery you’ll see in our blog, or across the site.



Supported and Supportive

Believing in the need for professional accountability and growth, we are an upstanding member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Referrals and Recommendations are on hand, and can be provided upon request.

Making the Moment Photography is an active advocate of good photography practice and a deep supporter of the arts and art education. To help further the photographic community in the greater Cleveland area, we offer internships and assistantships to students and young photographers alike. Read less
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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, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Yes - because every wedding photo we artistically create is hand-toned in Adobe Lightroom & Adobe Photoshop, our unique style is custom and intensive.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Absolutely - from low light, to intense out door lighting - we specialize in creatively using available light.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital, although you'll find a few of us will still bring along a polaroid camera or two just for fun. :)
How many photographers do you work with?
We are a custom studio with 5 full time photographers - everyone on this team works day to day in our office.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes! Relationshiops are everything - we are a small group of dedicated folks, and you will meet and work with your photographer from day one. We do not send random people to photograph our work, it's all about the friendship and connection you have with your photographer. The photographer you choose for your day will be with you for the entire day of your event.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No individual photographer is ever booked for more than one event in a day - we want to give you our 100% attention on your wedding day.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Although we've never missed a wedding or event to date, it's always good to know that any professional photographer you are considering has a back-up plan. With 4 full time photographers on the team, we're pretty well covered. In addition, we are upstanding members of our local photographic community and are able to draw from a network of high-end colleagues should the worst happen.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Multiple camera bodies, multiple lenses, flash units, other cool gizmo's and gadgets. We shoot with professional grade bodies and lenses - high end equipment. To see a list, please see the equipment list on our website;
 
 http://www.makingthemoment.com/blog/2008/what-type-of-camera-do-you-shoot-with
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes, always - every piece of equipment we shoot with has a back-up.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Full day - we believe in holistically telling the story of your day.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Because we already include full day bookings in all packages - extra hours are unnecessary.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
The only break we look for is during the dinner meal. This isn't just for us - but it's for your guests, as most guests aren't comfortable with photos of them eating.
Do you charge for travel?
If the events are within a considerate distance of our home office usually not. We can custom quote any travel - but most situations with us do not require travel fees.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
We have an extensive post-production process for your imagery - because we retouch and creatively produce EVERY image we deliver in your set, a typical turn-around ranges from 8-10 weeks. All delivery dates from us are written into and guaranteed in our booking agreements.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
We'll invite you into our creative offices for your "premier" night. We'll lavish you with some fun snacks, wine & hot chocolate while we enjoy your images & laugh over the memories. Additionally, you'll have access to your proofing/final website in a secure custom area.
 
 Best yet? They come on a USB drive for you to have for life :)
How long can the client keep the proofs?
We leave on our site for 3 months time - but because we package the image DVD with full resolution, print-licensed images, our clients have their images for life.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Printing rights are licensed to our clients for in home and personal use printing.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
All clients receive a fully restored and hand retouched set of digital files from their event on disk.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes
What kind of albums do you offer?
We specialize in custom made StoryBooks - hardbound, library quality books. Our coffee-table like hand crafted books are custom designed. To see images of our Wedding StoryBooks - please visit the following page on our website;
 
 http://www.makingthemoment.com/weddings/wedding-storybooks
When will the client get the final album?
After the client has had the ability to select images from their set to go into the final design, we produce custom lay-outs and handle all the press printing processes. Approximately 2-3 months afterwards, our StoryBooks are delivered!

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Jill
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Where do I even begin with this review, all the while doing Brett (and Marcus), and the team of Making the Moment justice?! It is almost impossible. There is a reason they have a perfect rating, almost across the board!

Picking Brett was the BEST wedding decision we made. He was chosen, first and foremost, for the comfort and ease he offered my FI (now husband) and myself at the time of our first meeting. The personality, and friendliness was very uplifting. An added benefit was the 'all or nothing' package they offer. When he says he will spend as much time with us as we need him too, and will travel back and forth to get all the pictures we want, he means it!

In between booking him, and our wedding date, communication was quick, their online tools were easy to navigate, the engagement pictures were flawless, and Brett always seemed excited for May 3rd to come!

The day of, with Brett and Marcus, exceeded the excitement, and anticipation we had in choosing this photographer. They were fun, they were comfortable (because it CAN be difficult having a camera in your face for hours :)), they were professional, and I know they created art in our photos that will have us remembering the happiest days of our lives. Not to mention, they also got to know all bridal party members by name (15 of us total), and made them instantly comfortable as well.

As the Bride, I never would have guessed that a photographer would calm my anxiety, and yet, they did by their compliments, and their laid back personalities. We cannot wait to see the final product, but I can safely write this perfect review without seeing the pictures.

Making the Moment will be recommended by me for many, many years to come!!
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Where do I even begin with this review, all the while doing Brett (and Marcus), and the team of Making the Moment justice?! It is almost impossible. There is a reason they have a perfect rating, almost across the board!

Picking Brett was the BEST wedding decision we made. He was chosen, first and foremost, for the comfort and ease he offered my FI (now husband) and myself at the time of our first meeting. The personality, and friendliness was very uplifting. An added benefit was the 'all or nothing' package they offer. When he says he will spend as much time with us as we need him too, and will travel back and forth to get all the pictures we want, he means it!

In between booking him, and our wedding date, communication was quick, their online tools were easy to navigate, the engagement pictures were flawless, and Brett always seemed excited for May 3rd to come!

The day of, with Brett and Marcus, exceeded the excitement, and anticipation we had in choosing this photographer. They were fun, they were comfortable (because it CAN be difficult having a camera in your face for hours :)), they were professional, and I know they created art in our photos that will have us remembering the happiest days of our lives. Not to mention, they also got to know all bridal party members by name (15 of us total), and made them instantly comfortable as well.

As the Bride, I never would have guessed that a photographer would calm my anxiety, and yet, they did by their compliments, and their laid back personalities. We cannot wait to see the final product, but I can safely write this perfect review without seeing the pictures.

Making the Moment will be recommended by me for many, many years to come!! Read less
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Making the Moment Photography responded with the following comments:

Jill!!! I love you guys - it was so much fun! We had a blast at your wedding day. I remember when you asked me to be your photographer - I think you and Jake had just left the office and you told me that right after he walked out the door he looked at you and said "that's the guy". I have always loved that - it stuck in my head and made me feel valued and known from day one with you two.

I loved the emotion and comfort of your day. It felt like we were all old buddies - your sister Shanna made me laugh so hard with her photo-bombing, and Nicole and I became buddies throughout the night. Seriously - everyone in your bridal party was amazing - but I know you two surround yourself with good peeps.

I'm freaking dying for you two to come in for your image premier - you're going to FLIP over the city scape image - and the one with the mirrors we pulled off? GAAAHHH! Awesome.

Can't wait - I miss you guys already!
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Stephen
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
I believe God has blessed us by bringing Brett and his team at Making the Moment. I hope any couple who has chosen them or considering going with Brett and his crew would feel the way we do.....it's more than a feeling of thanks, it's more than a fleeting moment of happiness and leaving a comment the next day. It is a divine feeling where the words "Thank You" can not convey the comfort, trust, joy and love we have for them.

We had the pleasure of meeting with Brett and probably after 2 hours of talking and just getting to know each other we knew we found "THE ONE" we also had the pleasure of meeting his lovely wife and baby Pearl! So just like when I knew Stephen was "The One"...and only It was the same feeling with Making the Moment!

I know everyone wishes the best for the bride and groom and happy marriage, but our wishes are for Making the Moment. May your company grow, and your family, and for baby Pearl may she never have any worries because her Dad is true artist and dedicated to his craft!

When Team SKate considers you family, you're FAMILY! You know how we Ninjas do it!

One of the hardest moments, for me, was when Brett came back with our rings and said he had to go. I was feeling selfish and I think I even asked "do you really have to go, please stay?" Then I came to my senses and realized after spending all day with our family he had to go to home to his own as well.

So with that said we want to thank Ben for keeping our spirits up with his humor and helping Brett get the best shots for us. It was great having you there. Finally, a HUGE thank you to the real Bosses :).....Colleen and Pearl for sacrificing your entire Saturdays so Making the Moment, could give us an entire day of priceless art!!

Man I wish this rating system allowed me to chose 6! Thank you all!

Love, Team SKate..."Go Fighting"
I believe God has blessed us by bringing Brett and his team at Making the Moment. I hope any couple who has chosen them or Read more...
I believe God has blessed us by bringing Brett and his team at Making the Moment. I hope any couple who has chosen them or considering going with Brett and his crew would feel the way we do.....it's more than a feeling of thanks, it's more than a fleeting moment of happiness and leaving a comment the next day. It is a divine feeling where the words "Thank You" can not convey the comfort, trust, joy and love we have for them.

We had the pleasure of meeting with Brett and probably after 2 hours of talking and just getting to know each other we knew we found "THE ONE" we also had the pleasure of meeting his lovely wife and baby Pearl! So just like when I knew Stephen was "The One"...and only It was the same feeling with Making the Moment!

I know everyone wishes the best for the bride and groom and happy marriage, but our wishes are for Making the Moment. May your company grow, and your family, and for baby Pearl may she never have any worries because her Dad is true artist and dedicated to his craft!

When Team SKate considers you family, you're FAMILY! You know how we Ninjas do it!

One of the hardest moments, for me, was when Brett came back with our rings and said he had to go. I was feeling selfish and I think I even asked "do you really have to go, please stay?" Then I came to my senses and realized after spending all day with our family he had to go to home to his own as well.

So with that said we want to thank Ben for keeping our spirits up with his humor and helping Brett get the best shots for us. It was great having you there. Finally, a HUGE thank you to the real Bosses :).....Colleen and Pearl for sacrificing your entire Saturdays so Making the Moment, could give us an entire day of priceless art!!

Man I wish this rating system allowed me to chose 6! Thank you all!

Love, Team SKate..."Go Fighting" Read less
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Making the Moment Photography responded with the following comments:

Stephen & Kate;

You two - for real - the day you two walked through my door I knew you were both fun and sweet people, but I really had no idea how seriously sweet and enjoyable you both are.

I'm so happy you had such a good feeling from day one with me, I totally knew we had a connection and am so thankful you trusted me with your images.

Thank you SO much for your kind words to my daughter and wife in this review too - you're so awesome!

I enjoy you both plenty, and have LOVED creatively serving you. More than that, I've loved building our friendship :)
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
We had the pleasure of working with Luke for both our engagement and wedding photos. He made us, our family, and friends very comfortable throughout the entire wedding day. Making the Moment even hosted a premier night to show us and our families our wedding images. We couldn't be happier with the photographs - they not only captured all of the special moments of the day but were also beautiful pieces of art. Luke also asked for the names of our family members before the wedding and made sure to capture images of them as well. We really appreciated Luke and Making the Moment's dedication, flexibility, and professionalism. We couldn't be happier with our choice!
We had the pleasure of working with Luke for both our engagement and wedding photos. He made us, our family, and friends Read more...
We had the pleasure of working with Luke for both our engagement and wedding photos. He made us, our family, and friends very comfortable throughout the entire wedding day. Making the Moment even hosted a premier night to show us and our families our wedding images. We couldn't be happier with the photographs - they not only captured all of the special moments of the day but were also beautiful pieces of art. Luke also asked for the names of our family members before the wedding and made sure to capture images of them as well. We really appreciated Luke and Making the Moment's dedication, flexibility, and professionalism. We couldn't be happier with our choice! Read less
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Making the Moment Photography responded with the following comments:

Lauren & Colin,

I can't thank you enough for your review. Seriously, so kind. I truly enjoyed photographing the two of you during the biggest day of your lives and am thankful I got to be apart of it. You were surrounded by amazing friends and family and it was great to see how much love you all have for each other. It was pretty special.

I'm glad I was able to make you feel comfortable throughout your day…you had a really great schedule that worked in our advantage creatively.

It was a blast having you in for your premier. I'm amazed your families made it…and even during a blizzard! So fun to pile in and relive your big day.

Keep in touch friends!

Luke
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We were first referred to MTM by our DJ/entertainment vendor, and at every stage, everything about MTM was top-notch. At the "pitch" stage, we were drawn in immediately to their creative, non-traditional pictures. Their work really seemed to capture each couples' wedding and their personalities, as opposed to just being standard wedding photos. Their wedding storybooks also were very impressive. It was also clear right off the bat that they would be very easy to work with, as Brett was extremely professional, yet very laid back at the same time. We still shopped around and saw a few more photographers, but MTM creativeness and professionalism definitely stood out, and we decided to go with them.

MTM was equally great atthe "planning" stage. Again, they were very responsive, easy to work with, and great at suggesting little things to help enhance the wedding/make things run smoother.

The day of the wedding was fantastic. Luke was our photographer and he was great!!! We had an early ceremony, and an after-party that went late, but Luke was around for the whole day. We were able to take at 4-5 different locations, and we were blown away at Luke's creativity. Luke gave us a sneak peek of a few of the creative pictures he took, and they looked incredible. Also, Luke was great at taking the lead when he needed to, but was totally open to suggestions. Again, very friendly, and easy to work with. A++++

Overall, can not recommend MTM enough. They were extremely friendly, easy to work with, and their photographs truly are works of art. You won't be disappointed!
We were first referred to MTM by our DJ/entertainment vendor, and at every stage, everything about MTM was top-notch. At Read more...
We were first referred to MTM by our DJ/entertainment vendor, and at every stage, everything about MTM was top-notch. At the "pitch" stage, we were drawn in immediately to their creative, non-traditional pictures. Their work really seemed to capture each couples' wedding and their personalities, as opposed to just being standard wedding photos. Their wedding storybooks also were very impressive. It was also clear right off the bat that they would be very easy to work with, as Brett was extremely professional, yet very laid back at the same time. We still shopped around and saw a few more photographers, but MTM creativeness and professionalism definitely stood out, and we decided to go with them.

MTM was equally great atthe "planning" stage. Again, they were very responsive, easy to work with, and great at suggesting little things to help enhance the wedding/make things run smoother.

The day of the wedding was fantastic. Luke was our photographer and he was great!!! We had an early ceremony, and an after-party that went late, but Luke was around for the whole day. We were able to take at 4-5 different locations, and we were blown away at Luke's creativity. Luke gave us a sneak peek of a few of the creative pictures he took, and they looked incredible. Also, Luke was great at taking the lead when he needed to, but was totally open to suggestions. Again, very friendly, and easy to work with. A++++

Overall, can not recommend MTM enough. They were extremely friendly, easy to work with, and their photographs truly are works of art. You won't be disappointed! Read less
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Making the Moment Photography responded with the following comments:

Erin! You rock! I LOVE reading the sum-up of your experience - how awesome. I had no idea what your first impressions were of us early on so that's really cool to see.

We have loved planning and working with you from day one - for real. You two are so kind, and just plain out fun to be around.

I'm so thankful that you took the time to do this of your own accord - I love it. Thank you for the kindness!!
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Holly
Wedding:
8/2/2013
5.0/5.0
For a lot of people, photography is one of the top things on the priority list for weddings. This was definitely the case for my wedding, we really wanted an awesome photographer, and Making the Moment is really the best company I could find!! Not only are their photographs ridiculously cool, but everyone who works there is really enthusiastic and easy to work with. This is the only company I could find that has no time limit to your wedding day (with no extra costs). They are here for the the whole day and capture everything from pre-make up through party time!

I live in Chicago, but my wedding was in Ohio, so I spent a LOT of time looking at photographers websites, checking out their galleries. Making the Moment was the first website that caught my eye, because they were really one of the site that had artsy images. While most other sites had my most hated thing, cheesy-looking couples fake smiling as they stare into each other's eyes, making the Moment had a lot more cool shots and candids that you can tell were real. I continued to look at other photographers and interviewed a few, but they just weren't as good. The first time we met the owner, Brett, we talked about old school Nintendo, Christmas Ale, and his cat almost attacked us, so we knew we liked him!

Luke was our photographer and is very good, but anyone who works there would also do an awesome job, because I know Brett wouldn't hire anyone who is bad. He really helped put us at ease, because let's keep it real, brides and grooms are nervous! (Especially this bride!) It isn't always super fun to get your pictures taken, but Luke made it fun!

I'm not exaggerating when I say, that everyone who sees my wedding Photos says they are the best they've ever seen.
For a lot of people, photography is one of the top things on the priority list for weddings. This was definitely the case Read more...
For a lot of people, photography is one of the top things on the priority list for weddings. This was definitely the case for my wedding, we really wanted an awesome photographer, and Making the Moment is really the best company I could find!! Not only are their photographs ridiculously cool, but everyone who works there is really enthusiastic and easy to work with. This is the only company I could find that has no time limit to your wedding day (with no extra costs). They are here for the the whole day and capture everything from pre-make up through party time!

I live in Chicago, but my wedding was in Ohio, so I spent a LOT of time looking at photographers websites, checking out their galleries. Making the Moment was the first website that caught my eye, because they were really one of the site that had artsy images. While most other sites had my most hated thing, cheesy-looking couples fake smiling as they stare into each other's eyes, making the Moment had a lot more cool shots and candids that you can tell were real. I continued to look at other photographers and interviewed a few, but they just weren't as good. The first time we met the owner, Brett, we talked about old school Nintendo, Christmas Ale, and his cat almost attacked us, so we knew we liked him!

Luke was our photographer and is very good, but anyone who works there would also do an awesome job, because I know Brett wouldn't hire anyone who is bad. He really helped put us at ease, because let's keep it real, brides and grooms are nervous! (Especially this bride!) It isn't always super fun to get your pictures taken, but Luke made it fun!

I'm not exaggerating when I say, that everyone who sees my wedding Photos says they are the best they've ever seen. Read less
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Making the Moment Photography responded with the following comments:

Wow. Holly - thanks so much for the kind words. It really means a lot to us! You and Mikey were a blast to work with and I thoroughly enjoyed your wedding day. I’m really thankful I was able to be apart of it and celebrate along side of you two. I’m glad I was there the entire day! It’s the only way to shoot a wedding…There are so many small moments happening throughout the day - we find it incredibly important to not miss out on a single moment.

I’m glad you were able to find us - even from afar. And I’m glad you enjoy the images as much as we do. They are authentic and fun. No cheesiness involved :) You guys were super laid back and fun…I’m happy you were able to relax and stay calm on your wedding day. We strive to keep our brides calm. So glad to have met you both. Thanks for having me for investing in your wedding images!
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Christina
Wedding:
7/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Ben was amazing!!!! Not only did he take gorgeous photos, he had such an upbeat and personable attitude. People noticed how fun he was. Also, he was really good at taking candids without being in the way. I am so happy I asked for Ben! Absolutely loved my service from the moment I booked. Professional service :)
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Ben was amazing!!!! Not only did he take gorgeous photos, he had such an upbeat and personable attitude. People noticed how fun he was. Also, he was really good at taking candids without being in the way. I am so happy I asked for Ben! Absolutely loved my service from the moment I booked. Professional service :) Read less
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Making the Moment Photography responded with the following comments:

Christina - you're so kind - thank you so much for the awesome words - we had a pleasure serving you on your big day! Thank you for taking the time to write some kind words - you are so sweet!!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired Making the Moment for our engagement pictures and for our wedding day, and working with Brett was wonderful! From the first time I met him for our consultation, he was interested in getting to know us as individuals and as a couple so that he could tailor his work to meet our needs. His style of photography is like beautiful artwork, we were so impressed with his images! Our engagement photos were beautiful and we can't wait to see the wedding photos! Brett is so creative and non-traditional with our photos - exactly what we wanted! The day of our wedding, he kept us all cool, calm, and collected. He has a great personality and sense of humor, and our bridal party was instantly comfortable with him. Our guests at the ceremony and reception were also very impressed because he never missed a thing! Brett was all over the place taking so many pictures of every aspect of our day, I know we will have beautiful memories documented in his images. If we had to do it over again, we would absolutely go with Making the Moment. We had such a wonderful experience from start to finish! Thanks Brett!!!
We hired Making the Moment for our engagement pictures and for our wedding day, and working with Brett was wonderful! From Read more...
We hired Making the Moment for our engagement pictures and for our wedding day, and working with Brett was wonderful! From the first time I met him for our consultation, he was interested in getting to know us as individuals and as a couple so that he could tailor his work to meet our needs. His style of photography is like beautiful artwork, we were so impressed with his images! Our engagement photos were beautiful and we can't wait to see the wedding photos! Brett is so creative and non-traditional with our photos - exactly what we wanted! The day of our wedding, he kept us all cool, calm, and collected. He has a great personality and sense of humor, and our bridal party was instantly comfortable with him. Our guests at the ceremony and reception were also very impressed because he never missed a thing! Brett was all over the place taking so many pictures of every aspect of our day, I know we will have beautiful memories documented in his images. If we had to do it over again, we would absolutely go with Making the Moment. We had such a wonderful experience from start to finish! Thanks Brett!!! Read less
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Making the Moment Photography responded with the following comments:

Holy Geez! Jen, you are awesome!! Honestly, I'm so touched when couples leave us unsolicited feedback - so awesome of you to come on here and do this!

I LOVED being your photographer - through and through. During our session, I realized fully how sweet and loving you two were, and I came to realize I was so lucky and blessed you had chosen me to work with you two! I loved that Mitchell stuck through the Pink-Eye too :)

Your wedding day was a blast, Ben and I are still telling people about how much fun we had around the streets of willoughby. I cannot WAIT to see your reaction to the images we made by the green wall too - ugh! So awesome!

Can't wait to see you two again in a few weeks - I miss you two already!!
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Jenny
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
We are sooooo happy that we chose Making the Moment for our wedding photography! We wanted something a bit different and unique, not awkwardly posed, and just cool artistic images. We checked out their website and blog posts and just had to have them! All of their photographers do super cool amazing work. From the start, we met Brett the owner and immediately felt comfortable and excited choosing Making the Moment. We then had a few Skype chat sessions with Holly, our photographer leading up to the wedding day and she also made us feel super comfortable and even more pumped! They have a great organizational system in place to help you with planning for the day and give great tips. When the big day finally arrived, Holly and her husband Ryan who assisted, were so great and easy going throughout the day! I can't say enough great things about them. We absolutely loved them and our photos turned out to be everything that we wanted! We were so impressed and got emotional all over again looking through them. The whole day was truly captured with all the little details. We would recommend Making the Moment in a heartbeat! Great people, amazing talent :)
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We are sooooo happy that we chose Making the Moment for our wedding photography! We wanted something a bit different and unique, not awkwardly posed, and just cool artistic images. We checked out their website and blog posts and just had to have them! All of their photographers do super cool amazing work. From the start, we met Brett the owner and immediately felt comfortable and excited choosing Making the Moment. We then had a few Skype chat sessions with Holly, our photographer leading up to the wedding day and she also made us feel super comfortable and even more pumped! They have a great organizational system in place to help you with planning for the day and give great tips. When the big day finally arrived, Holly and her husband Ryan who assisted, were so great and easy going throughout the day! I can't say enough great things about them. We absolutely loved them and our photos turned out to be everything that we wanted! We were so impressed and got emotional all over again looking through them. The whole day was truly captured with all the little details. We would recommend Making the Moment in a heartbeat! Great people, amazing talent :) Read less
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Making the Moment Photography responded with the following comments:

Jenny. Joe. :)

I'm so happy you two chose us. I remember having dinner with you guys a few weeks after you booked out at founders - Colleen and I loved hanging with you two and I knew then and there how awesome and fun your wedding would be.

Holly came back raving about you two - I know how close she felt to you and how much she (and myself and Ryan) see you two as not just clients but friends. Your premier was so much fun - it felt like old friends hanging out.

I hope we get to hang again soon! You and Joe are still 100% invited over my home - I really want to hang again. Thank you for being so awesome!

For those reading this who want to see - check out Jenny & Joe's wedding images yourself on our blog!

http://www.makingthemoment.com/blog/2013/jenny-joe-house-of-blues-cleveland-wedding
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Julia
Wedding:
5/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Making the Moment did an amazing job with capturing our wedding! Brett and Renee are so organized, professional, and fun....perfect for a busy bride! We were so happy to have them as a part of our day! I was completely teary-eyed as they revealed our wedding photos. They were absolutely stunning! I was overwhelmed with how well they captured our wedding day!
Making the Moment did an amazing job with capturing our wedding! Brett and Renee are so organized, professional, and Read more...
Making the Moment did an amazing job with capturing our wedding! Brett and Renee are so organized, professional, and fun....perfect for a busy bride! We were so happy to have them as a part of our day! I was completely teary-eyed as they revealed our wedding photos. They were absolutely stunning! I was overwhelmed with how well they captured our wedding day! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
4/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Words cannot begin to express how thankful I am to have found Brett and his team for our wedding. Not only are they phenomenal photographers, they are extremely enthusiastic organized, responsive, flexible and professional. They love what they do and it shows in their work. Photography was on my list of important items for the wedding and the reason why we chose Making the Moment was we didn't want our photos to look like everyone elses. I wanted a creative photographer and Brett exceeded every expectation. He does so much to take the stress out of the day for you, while making the entire process a blast for the entire wedding party. When you get tired of smiling towards the end of the day, somehow Brett knows how to get it out of you to for yet another amazing shot. I wish we could do our wedding all over again to get to work with Making the Moment!
Words cannot begin to express how thankful I am to have found Brett and his team for our wedding. Not only are they Read more...
Words cannot begin to express how thankful I am to have found Brett and his team for our wedding. Not only are they phenomenal photographers, they are extremely enthusiastic organized, responsive, flexible and professional. They love what they do and it shows in their work. Photography was on my list of important items for the wedding and the reason why we chose Making the Moment was we didn't want our photos to look like everyone elses. I wanted a creative photographer and Brett exceeded every expectation. He does so much to take the stress out of the day for you, while making the entire process a blast for the entire wedding party. When you get tired of smiling towards the end of the day, somehow Brett knows how to get it out of you to for yet another amazing shot. I wish we could do our wedding all over again to get to work with Making the Moment! Read less
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Making the Moment Photography responded with the following comments:

Kelly!! Oh my gosh - you're so sweet! Thank you so much for sharing this - you are so awesome!

I LOVED traveling to Hilton Head for your wedidng - it's always an honor when a couple asks me to travel for their weddings (it says so much about how important your imagery is to you!) and being down with you, Todd, your families and friends was a sincere joy. I laughed so much and am SO proud of the images and memories we crafted.

Your images are timeless, full of story, and full of your and Todd's love. I am so thankful you asked me to be a part of your day. I can't wait to see you two soon for your premier - yay!!
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Meghan
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
BEST DECISION EVER. Period.

Photography has always been important to me, capturing life's moments on film so that they can always be cherished is simply a necessity. When it came to my wedding, I knew I wouldn't settle. I first learned of Making the Moment about 5 years ago when they photographed a friends wedding. I was amazed with their work and felt drawn to their staff who were so friendly, personable, relatable.

I searched many Cincinnati area photographers but nothing compared to work I'd seen from Making the Moment firsthand, and through there amazing website and blog. So it was easy decisions to make the investment in their wedding day services. I can't tell you enough how much we loved our photographer, Benjamin. From the moment he nestled into the corner of the hotel room to capture a close-up and said "don't mind me I'm a tree" he stole my heart, and became an integral part of some of my favorite memories of the day.

It's the amazing people behind Making the Moment that set them apart from everyone else. They are passionate for their work, and deliver the highest quality results. Aside from that, they aren't just there to take pictures. Brett and his staff helped up draft a detailed timeline of our wedding day, assuring that no important details were missed. They got us thinking ahead of time about what we wanted in our wedding photography, and assured that we got that and so much more.

We have seen a few of our wedding images, a special sneak peak, and although I knew the quality I would be getting I was floored by the actual result. We cannot wait for the final reveal our wedding day images and we hope that every future bride and groom gets to experience something like this.

I would highly recommend Making the Moment to all future brides, Ohio and afar - it was the best decision we ever made!
BEST DECISION EVER. Period.

Photography has always been important to me, capturing life's moments on film so that Read more...
BEST DECISION EVER. Period.

Photography has always been important to me, capturing life's moments on film so that they can always be cherished is simply a necessity. When it came to my wedding, I knew I wouldn't settle. I first learned of Making the Moment about 5 years ago when they photographed a friends wedding. I was amazed with their work and felt drawn to their staff who were so friendly, personable, relatable.

I searched many Cincinnati area photographers but nothing compared to work I'd seen from Making the Moment firsthand, and through there amazing website and blog. So it was easy decisions to make the investment in their wedding day services. I can't tell you enough how much we loved our photographer, Benjamin. From the moment he nestled into the corner of the hotel room to capture a close-up and said "don't mind me I'm a tree" he stole my heart, and became an integral part of some of my favorite memories of the day.

It's the amazing people behind Making the Moment that set them apart from everyone else. They are passionate for their work, and deliver the highest quality results. Aside from that, they aren't just there to take pictures. Brett and his staff helped up draft a detailed timeline of our wedding day, assuring that no important details were missed. They got us thinking ahead of time about what we wanted in our wedding photography, and assured that we got that and so much more.

We have seen a few of our wedding images, a special sneak peak, and although I knew the quality I would be getting I was floored by the actual result. We cannot wait for the final reveal our wedding day images and we hope that every future bride and groom gets to experience something like this.

I would highly recommend Making the Moment to all future brides, Ohio and afar - it was the best decision we ever made! Read less
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Haley
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
In my mind, Making the Moment Photography was the only option for a photographer for my big day-and thankfully my now husband agreed! Brett had done my cousins wedding a few years before and I had decided then that I wanted him to shoot my wedding someday. Brett was wonderful! We got our engagement photos through him as well as our wedding. He was accommodating and made us feel comfortable and we had a great time! I wouldn't trade the photos that he was able to capture for anything! The second we got our disk with the photos on it, I had our pictures on the walls! We love the pictures, and so does our family! I would highly recommend Making the Moment to everyone!!!
In my mind, Making the Moment Photography was the only option for a photographer for my big day-and thankfully my now Read more...
In my mind, Making the Moment Photography was the only option for a photographer for my big day-and thankfully my now husband agreed! Brett had done my cousins wedding a few years before and I had decided then that I wanted him to shoot my wedding someday. Brett was wonderful! We got our engagement photos through him as well as our wedding. He was accommodating and made us feel comfortable and we had a great time! I wouldn't trade the photos that he was able to capture for anything! The second we got our disk with the photos on it, I had our pictures on the walls! We love the pictures, and so does our family! I would highly recommend Making the Moment to everyone!!! Read less
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Making the Moment Photography responded with the following comments:

Haley - where do I start???? You and Matt. Geez. So happy this happened.

And I got to fly in a helicopter on your wedding day with you?!?!?!

Any photographer would die for the chance to not only work with people like you;

• Kind, Genuine, Caring
• Ferociously Good-Looking
• Easy-going and love to Laugh
• Played a Villain on an ABC tv episode
• Made a helicopter photo-session happen on your wedding day

Although you started off as one of my favorite bridesmaids of all time, you've graduated into being one of my very favorite brides of all time. I enjoy you and Matt immensely. Thank you SO much for this great honor!
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Sara
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Vince was our photographer through Making the Moment. He was absolutely amazing!! We gave him a general idea of what we like and he ran with it... He brought some sweet props and incorporated props that we brought as well. I actually forgot he was there during the ceremony and reception and yet he had some amazing shots. He and Brett (owner) go through every picture to ensure artistic quality.
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Vince was our photographer through Making the Moment. He was absolutely amazing!! We gave him a general idea of what we like and he ran with it... He brought some sweet props and incorporated props that we brought as well. I actually forgot he was there during the ceremony and reception and yet he had some amazing shots. He and Brett (owner) go through every picture to ensure artistic quality. Read less
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Making the Moment Photography responded with the following comments:

Sara! You are awesome - thank you SO much for the kind words :) We loved serving you both so much. It was so awesome having you two in for your premier a few weeks back, I loved it. I miss you guys already - you two are super sweet and I wish you the best for the years to come!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Brett and Renne provided my wife and I with superior service from the moment that we met. As a result of there committment and dedication to making our day as special as possible we now have a photos that will provide a lifetime of memories. We highly recommend Making the Moment Photography. Brett and Renee rock!!
Brett and Renne provided my wife and I with superior service from the moment that we met. As a result of there committment Read more...
Brett and Renne provided my wife and I with superior service from the moment that we met. As a result of there committment and dedication to making our day as special as possible we now have a photos that will provide a lifetime of memories. We highly recommend Making the Moment Photography. Brett and Renee rock!! Read less
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Making the Moment Photography responded with the following comments:

David & Laura (pretty sure this is you two??) You are awesome. Thank you SO much for these kind words!

Loved being a part of your wedding day, getting to know your families, and loved crafting your imagery. I'll never forget the "oohs" and "ahhs" at your image premier - you two are some of the most fun filled and loving people ever.

Bonus points for you two - one of your images in our showroom wall as a humongous print (the running one from our engagement session!). Love you two!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We loved our photographer, his associates, and the pictures! Well worth the money! We have received an incredible amount of compliments on our pictures. I would recommend them to anyone. My only suggestion...make sure you have plenty of time for the pictures!
We loved our photographer, his associates, and the pictures! Well worth the money! We have received an incredible amount Read more...
We loved our photographer, his associates, and the pictures! Well worth the money! We have received an incredible amount of compliments on our pictures. I would recommend them to anyone. My only suggestion...make sure you have plenty of time for the pictures! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/4/2012
5.0/5.0
I don't even know where to begin with Making the Moment. Everything from the initial meeting to after-wedding correspondence was phenominal! From the first phone call I made to Brett, our photographer and also owner, to schedule a meeting, he had me completely relaxed and laughing. He brought a wide-range of images with him, and I immediate fell in love with his work. Admittedly, the cost was more than initially budgeted, but you truly get what you pay for...and more! We were so confident in Making the Moment and Brett, that we couldn't pass up the opportunity to work with him! Brett was not only our photographer, but he was a key element in the planning process. Every email and phone call was responded to immediately, even within minutes. Planning a wedding can be stressful, but with Making the Moment, I was put completely at ease. My husband and I tend to be very camera-shyand within the first 5 minutes of our engagement session, Brett had us relaxed and laughing and forgetting the camera was even there. Our photos turned out better than I could have imagined. The day of the wedding, Brett and his assistant, Renee, came to the hotel early to photograph myself and the bridesmaids getting ready. He then also made sure that he went to my husbands hotel room to get pictures of him and his guys getting ready as well. From the moment Brett walked into our room, everyone's engery lifted and he had us laughing immediately. Any nerves I was feeling were completely gone and I was focused on enjoying what the day was all about. During our "first look" creative session, Brett took risks with location and made my husband and I want to take those risks with him. He made our bridal party feel at ease and even became friends with them. He is one of the hardest-working photographers I've seen and we feel so lucky to have worked with him. One of my guests actually told me that she thought we had two photographers, since everytime she turned around there were moments being captured and he didn't miss a shot. My husband and I truly feel as though we've found a great friend in Brett and we could not imagine our wedding day being as perfect as it was without him. BRETT - YOU GUYS ROCK!
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I don't even know where to begin with Making the Moment. Everything from the initial meeting to after-wedding correspondence was phenominal! From the first phone call I made to Brett, our photographer and also owner, to schedule a meeting, he had me completely relaxed and laughing. He brought a wide-range of images with him, and I immediate fell in love with his work. Admittedly, the cost was more than initially budgeted, but you truly get what you pay for...and more! We were so confident in Making the Moment and Brett, that we couldn't pass up the opportunity to work with him! Brett was not only our photographer, but he was a key element in the planning process. Every email and phone call was responded to immediately, even within minutes. Planning a wedding can be stressful, but with Making the Moment, I was put completely at ease. My husband and I tend to be very camera-shyand within the first 5 minutes of our engagement session, Brett had us relaxed and laughing and forgetting the camera was even there. Our photos turned out better than I could have imagined. The day of the wedding, Brett and his assistant, Renee, came to the hotel early to photograph myself and the bridesmaids getting ready. He then also made sure that he went to my husbands hotel room to get pictures of him and his guys getting ready as well. From the moment Brett walked into our room, everyone's engery lifted and he had us laughing immediately. Any nerves I was feeling were completely gone and I was focused on enjoying what the day was all about. During our "first look" creative session, Brett took risks with location and made my husband and I want to take those risks with him. He made our bridal party feel at ease and even became friends with them. He is one of the hardest-working photographers I've seen and we feel so lucky to have worked with him. One of my guests actually told me that she thought we had two photographers, since everytime she turned around there were moments being captured and he didn't miss a shot. My husband and I truly feel as though we've found a great friend in Brett and we could not imagine our wedding day being as perfect as it was without him. BRETT - YOU GUYS ROCK! Read less
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Making the Moment Photography responded with the following comments:

Wow. That's all I can say. Wow.

Ok, I can say more :)

Ashley - you are amazing. I LOVED spending the entire day with you and your family. You are such an awesome and gifted person, the way you make people feel comfy and cared for everyone around on the wedding day was so cool. I was super impressed with you and Adam and how you two treated and flexed with all the fun and stress of a wedding day. You two were so great to be around and photograph.

And speaking of photographs... how cool is it that you have given me this review and haven't even seen your images yet??? That is awesome - that is the definition of trusting an artist. thank you so much for that. I cannot wait for you two to come in for your image premier this summer... you are going to flip out.

I really really enjoy you guys, and am so pleased that I get to work with couples like you. Thanks for stopping by the other day and saying hi with Adam too -what a treat during the day!
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Jillian
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I moved to the Cleveland area about four years ago, and
fell in love with the city. When we got engaged, we knew we wanted our
engagement pictures to be in downtown Cleveland. I called Brett and we
were able to meet him in his studio and after meeting him in person
and seeing his work- we knew we HAD to have him as our photographer
for both our engagement pictures AND our wedding. This was one of the
BEST decisions we made for our wedding! We are SO happy with our
wedding images and cannot say enough about Brett as a person and a
photographer!! Brett was able to travel with us to our hometown in NJ
for the wedding and got there a couple days early to scope out the
town- he was able to find locations that even my parents and I were
not aware of- that were absolutely stunning! He learned everyone's
name for the weekend which made things so personal and so easy! Some
of our groomsmen were a little bit crazy at times- but Brett handled
it like a pro and was able to get AMAZING images of them! The day of
the wedding was such a blur for me and my husband and getting our
pictures taken by Brett was the BEST decision because we were able to
piece our day together and remember all of the amazing moments we had
that day! Without such incredible pictures, Im not sure the experience
of the whole thing would be the same for us. All of our parents are so
grateful too and so happy with our pictures, which was also so
important to us! You will NOT regret choosing making the moment - they
are simply the BEST!!
My husband and I moved to the Cleveland area about four years ago, and
fell in love with the city. When we got Read more...
My husband and I moved to the Cleveland area about four years ago, and
fell in love with the city. When we got engaged, we knew we wanted our
engagement pictures to be in downtown Cleveland. I called Brett and we
were able to meet him in his studio and after meeting him in person
and seeing his work- we knew we HAD to have him as our photographer
for both our engagement pictures AND our wedding. This was one of the
BEST decisions we made for our wedding! We are SO happy with our
wedding images and cannot say enough about Brett as a person and a
photographer!! Brett was able to travel with us to our hometown in NJ
for the wedding and got there a couple days early to scope out the
town- he was able to find locations that even my parents and I were
not aware of- that were absolutely stunning! He learned everyone's
name for the weekend which made things so personal and so easy! Some
of our groomsmen were a little bit crazy at times- but Brett handled
it like a pro and was able to get AMAZING images of them! The day of
the wedding was such a blur for me and my husband and getting our
pictures taken by Brett was the BEST decision because we were able to
piece our day together and remember all of the amazing moments we had
that day! Without such incredible pictures, Im not sure the experience
of the whole thing would be the same for us. All of our parents are so
grateful too and so happy with our pictures, which was also so
important to us! You will NOT regret choosing making the moment - they
are simply the BEST!! Read less
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Making the Moment Photography responded with the following comments:

Jillian... you are super awesome. Renee and I were just reading this review and commenting about how sweet it all was, and what a joy it has been to serve you two. I absolutely loved you coming in last week and seeing your images in person - your joy and excitement over the art we created made my day. My week actually! I just love it, and really think you two are awesome people.

For the random bride/groom reading this review - please check our blog entry on Jillian and Nick's wedding to see all the fun we got to craft together, it really was an awesome trip out there - made possible by an amazing couple. Here's the link;

http://www.makingthemoment.com/blog/2012/the-garden-state
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Lacey
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Making the Moment was the best investment we made for our wedding day! Brett is awesome to work with. He is always there to help you with any questions you have, or if you just need a little reassurance...

My photographer for my wedding day was Benjamin. He seriously exceeded every expectation we had for our wedding pictures and he was a blast to hang out with that day. I have received so many comments from guests talking about how much they liked him! Lol

You cannot go wrong hiring Making the Moment! They are for real True Artists and not just "photographers!" Absolutely Love them!!
Making the Moment was the best investment we made for our wedding day! Brett is awesome to work with. He is always there Read more...
Making the Moment was the best investment we made for our wedding day! Brett is awesome to work with. He is always there to help you with any questions you have, or if you just need a little reassurance...

My photographer for my wedding day was Benjamin. He seriously exceeded every expectation we had for our wedding pictures and he was a blast to hang out with that day. I have received so many comments from guests talking about how much they liked him! Lol

You cannot go wrong hiring Making the Moment! They are for real True Artists and not just "photographers!" Absolutely Love them!! Read less
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Making the Moment Photography responded with the following comments:

Lacey - you and Nic are just super cool. I mean really -how awesome was your purple dress in the morning? Your images are constantly being talked about by brides and grooms who stop in - they are that impacting. We wish you and Nic the best for the years ahead, and can't wait for the day we get to serve you again.
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jackieb1022
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding pictures are amazing! We love the creativity that is behind each picture. Working with everyone at Making the Moment was a great experience. They were timely and flexible in there responses during prewedding discussions. On the big day they spent the entire day with us making sure to capture us getting ready. I would highly recommend Making the Moment Photography!
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Our wedding pictures are amazing! We love the creativity that is behind each picture. Working with everyone at Making the Moment was a great experience. They were timely and flexible in there responses during prewedding discussions. On the big day they spent the entire day with us making sure to capture us getting ready. I would highly recommend Making the Moment Photography! Read less
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Making the Moment Photography responded with the following comments:

Jackie!! How awesome are you? For real - I'm so touched that already reviewed us - without us even asking. Just wait until you get your custom made Wedding StoryBooks!

Seriously, I LOVE your images, and we are so proud of them. Congrats on getting second place in the Image of the Year competition on that image of you near the barn - you are simply striking!
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bhoward
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Amazing photographer and company!! We had our wedding October 1 and recieved the most beautiful pictures of our entire day. From the planned family pictures to the small moments Brett captured, we have our entire day recorded in print. The pictures are excellent quality! Throughout the entire process, Brett and his team have bee extremely organized, courteous, professional, and prompt. Planning a wedding is stressful but Brett was so helpful throughout the whole process; he almost became a wedding planner with us! Not only did we receive unparalleled service and products, we have formed friendships throughout the process. You could not possibly regret using Making the Moment!
Amazing photographer and company!! We had our wedding October 1 and recieved the most beautiful pictures of our entire Read more...
Amazing photographer and company!! We had our wedding October 1 and recieved the most beautiful pictures of our entire day. From the planned family pictures to the small moments Brett captured, we have our entire day recorded in print. The pictures are excellent quality! Throughout the entire process, Brett and his team have bee extremely organized, courteous, professional, and prompt. Planning a wedding is stressful but Brett was so helpful throughout the whole process; he almost became a wedding planner with us! Not only did we receive unparalleled service and products, we have formed friendships throughout the process. You could not possibly regret using Making the Moment! Read less
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Making the Moment Photography responded with the following comments:

Brittani - thank you!!! I'm so thankful I've met you and Scottie - you both have been such a sweet couple to serve. I'm even more happy that we've become friends... seriously - my fav client relationships are the ones that turn into friendships after - woohoo!

FYI - I have about 4-5 photos of your day in my permanent portfolio - there are some seriously epic images, and they will always be shown off. Thank you for having me craft these images for you - so happy!
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Megan
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Making The Moment not only conducts their business with creativity and innovation, but with a heart of integrity and care for their clients. You will NEVER be disappointed with any aspect of this company. From their friendly staff, highly experienced and professional photographers and fresh eye to create the MOST unique, sentimental and natural looking photographs to treasure for a lifetime. MTM will be a company we will continue to choose for all of our big life events from here on out. I cannot begin to describe how blown away we still are by our amazing photographs and these amazing people...there was not one disappointment throughout our time working with them, and I guarantee you won't have one either!
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Making The Moment not only conducts their business with creativity and innovation, but with a heart of integrity and care for their clients. You will NEVER be disappointed with any aspect of this company. From their friendly staff, highly experienced and professional photographers and fresh eye to create the MOST unique, sentimental and natural looking photographs to treasure for a lifetime. MTM will be a company we will continue to choose for all of our big life events from here on out. I cannot begin to describe how blown away we still are by our amazing photographs and these amazing people...there was not one disappointment throughout our time working with them, and I guarantee you won't have one either! Read less
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betty
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
The 5 stars I gave on everything says it all. Choosing Making the Moment for your wedding photography is definitely the right decision! Not only were Brett and Vince incredibly fun and easy to work with, their level of organization, communication and coordination made the whole process smooth and effortless. Our photos and storybook came out beautifully, as promised, and we love sharing the unique images captured from our big day with everyone we know!
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The 5 stars I gave on everything says it all. Choosing Making the Moment for your wedding photography is definitely the right decision! Not only were Brett and Vince incredibly fun and easy to work with, their level of organization, communication and coordination made the whole process smooth and effortless. Our photos and storybook came out beautifully, as promised, and we love sharing the unique images captured from our big day with everyone we know! Read less
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Making the Moment Photography responded with the following comments:

Yay!! I'm super sad though - I hate that you two live so far away!!! We really enjoyed serving you both - your day was GEORGEOUS! And to date, I think you both had the most fun & talked about LiveBooth we've ever done.

Thank you for being sweet and awesome clients and people!
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rhartzler88
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
We highly recommend Making the Moment Photography to any future Bride & Groom! We booked Making the Moment with Brett last March after we got engaged. He invited us over to his place and showed us some highlights of MTM's previous wedding work, openly and honestly discussed different packages and pricing with us, and gave us chocolate! :) Brett is one of the most welcoming, honest, and friendly people we've ever met! From the day our contract with MTM started, the company has been professional in dealing with our wedding details, flexible in dealing with our crazy schedules, and they displayed excellent quality in our final image results. We also ordered float wraps, a canvas, and wedding StoryBook (that they created the awesome lay out for) from MTM and we couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome!
On our wedding day, and leading up to it, our photographer, Vince, was an absolute blast to work with. We skyped with him a few months before discussing details of our wedding day and once we did that he just sat and talked with us about who we were, what we were interested in, etc. Vince is one of the most talented and creative people we have ever met. We had our wedding pictures taken on Jace's family farm and Vince went crazy with creative ideas! We enjoyed spending the day with him and felt completely comfortable with the direction he took us with his photography.
These are only a few examples of why we would recommend MTM to anyone and everyone. Our friendships with both Brett and Vince have only begun and our belief and support for MTM will continue to grow deeper! Choose Making the Moment Photography... you definitely will NOT be sorry!

-Jace and Rachael Hartzler
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We highly recommend Making the Moment Photography to any future Bride & Groom! We booked Making the Moment with Brett last March after we got engaged. He invited us over to his place and showed us some highlights of MTM's previous wedding work, openly and honestly discussed different packages and pricing with us, and gave us chocolate! :) Brett is one of the most welcoming, honest, and friendly people we've ever met! From the day our contract with MTM started, the company has been professional in dealing with our wedding details, flexible in dealing with our crazy schedules, and they displayed excellent quality in our final image results. We also ordered float wraps, a canvas, and wedding StoryBook (that they created the awesome lay out for) from MTM and we couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome!
On our wedding day, and leading up to it, our photographer, Vince, was an absolute blast to work with. We skyped with him a few months before discussing details of our wedding day and once we did that he just sat and talked with us about who we were, what we were interested in, etc. Vince is one of the most talented and creative people we have ever met. We had our wedding pictures taken on Jace's family farm and Vince went crazy with creative ideas! We enjoyed spending the day with him and felt completely comfortable with the direction he took us with his photography.
These are only a few examples of why we would recommend MTM to anyone and everyone. Our friendships with both Brett and Vince have only begun and our belief and support for MTM will continue to grow deeper! Choose Making the Moment Photography... you definitely will NOT be sorry!

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Making the Moment Photography responded with the following comments:

Wow - seriously- thank you so much Rachael (& Jace!!!). I love that you took the time to write this up on us - thank you so much!

You two are so sweet, all of us here think the world of you, and are so happy you two are together and that we got to serve you. Your boot image is iconic - so full of story and charm... probably why it got a few thousand votes on it for image of the year :)

Thanks too for sharing those pictures of how the float wraps and the canvas look on your wall at home - awesome set up.

Much love and joy to you my friends - so excited for the next time we see you!
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Nikki
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
As soon as we got engaged, the first thing I did was look into wedding photography, as it was the most important thing to me. I soon found Brett at Making the Moment and knew that there was no feasible other option for our big day, as nothing else could even compare. His portfolio speaks volumes and the images he produces are absolutely breathtaking. I am a pretty picky person when it comes to photography, and I didn't think the style that I was looking for was even out there, until I found Making the Moment. The professionalism coupled with the creativity and incredibly high skill level of Brett was even more than I could have ever asked for in terms of a wedding photographer. Communication before our wedding, during, and after was great. The images we received from our wedding were beyond our expectations and were not only well-taken, they were beyond perfect. Post-wedding, we received our Story Books that we included in our package and they were absolutely stunning. The time and effort that went into them made for an incredible keepsake of our wedding day. Overall, I would ABSOLUTELY recommend Making the Moment to anyone out there who truly cares about their wedding images and getting service and photos that are exceptional beyond comparison.
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As soon as we got engaged, the first thing I did was look into wedding photography, as it was the most important thing to me. I soon found Brett at Making the Moment and knew that there was no feasible other option for our big day, as nothing else could even compare. His portfolio speaks volumes and the images he produces are absolutely breathtaking. I am a pretty picky person when it comes to photography, and I didn't think the style that I was looking for was even out there, until I found Making the Moment. The professionalism coupled with the creativity and incredibly high skill level of Brett was even more than I could have ever asked for in terms of a wedding photographer. Communication before our wedding, during, and after was great. The images we received from our wedding were beyond our expectations and were not only well-taken, they were beyond perfect. Post-wedding, we received our Story Books that we included in our package and they were absolutely stunning. The time and effort that went into them made for an incredible keepsake of our wedding day. Overall, I would ABSOLUTELY recommend Making the Moment to anyone out there who truly cares about their wedding images and getting service and photos that are exceptional beyond comparison. Read less
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Making the Moment Photography responded with the following comments:

Seriously Nikki - what I can say to you and Jim? You two are becoming good friends of ours, and our already dear to my heart! Thank you SO much for being such a rockstar couple.

I wish I could leave reviews on brides and grooms somewhere... I would seriously give you 5/5 stars :) Top 5 things I enjoy about you two (in completely random order)

• The super-awesome connection we all had from the get-go
• How amazing your save the dates are (Our most trafficed blog entry to date - (http://www.makingthemoment.com/blog/2010/saving-the-date-with-style for anyone interested)
• The fact that your hubby brought me one of my fav beers in the world
• How awesome you and Jim are for eachother - you two just "work". I love that you two share life together so well!
• My wife still laughs over your "Nobody likes you" comment you made to Jim the night we played cards at our home.

Thank you times a billion for choosing me!
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Amber
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
I fell in love with Making the Moment when I first saw their website. They have a wonderful site with portfolios of the photographers as well as a blog not only showing their work but also giving little tips to help you understand several things about photography. Some of their blogs talk about how to plan your day (as far as photos) others talk about what you should look for in a photographer, I found it all very helpful before I even decided to hire them.

Their image quality is amazing and their approach is awesome if you love candid shots. If you're looking for a traditional photographer that will pose you for every shot and is no fun then go elsewhere. There are so many things that I loved about this company, but most of all is Brett. He's the owner and a photographer (an awesome one) and he is so friendly! After meeting him I knew that I wanted to go with them, he just makes you so comfortable! It's like you're instantly friends and he will do anything to help capture the moments dearest to you. We haven't received our wedding photos yet, since we just got married two weeks ago, but our engagement photos came out great!

A few things I really liked are:
*You get them for the entire day at one flat rate
*You get the rights to all of your photos (they give you a disk)
*They personally go through your photos and do any retouching necessary
*You can order a hand-bound book which they graphically design themselves.
*They back everything up several times to make sure your images are safe!

Also, they are wonderful about getting back to you if you have any questions. Brett is very responsive to emails and they have a neat client site to help keep everything organized. Honestly I don't think I have any complaints! Everything was great and I'm sure our images will come out wonderful!

********I wrote the above shortly after the wedding as a review for weddingchannel.com

I just wanted to add that since then, we have received our photos and albums and they are fantastic!! We are very please with the quality of their products. We even got entered into their Image of the Year contest and won 3rd place! :) Our parents LOVE their albums and everyone we have shown have been totally impressed.

My only complaint would be that a few images that we would have like to have had were not captured. This is more due to me not wanting to be pushy, so I probably did not stress some of the things that I wanted. I read so much about bridezillas that I was afraid to say much and sound controlling. Other than that, we had a great day, received an awesome product, and worked with an amazing photographer (who is also just a great guy in general). We definitely recommend them.
I fell in love with Making the Moment when I first saw their website. They have a wonderful site with portfolios of the Read more...
I fell in love with Making the Moment when I first saw their website. They have a wonderful site with portfolios of the photographers as well as a blog not only showing their work but also giving little tips to help you understand several things about photography. Some of their blogs talk about how to plan your day (as far as photos) others talk about what you should look for in a photographer, I found it all very helpful before I even decided to hire them.

Their image quality is amazing and their approach is awesome if you love candid shots. If you're looking for a traditional photographer that will pose you for every shot and is no fun then go elsewhere. There are so many things that I loved about this company, but most of all is Brett. He's the owner and a photographer (an awesome one) and he is so friendly! After meeting him I knew that I wanted to go with them, he just makes you so comfortable! It's like you're instantly friends and he will do anything to help capture the moments dearest to you. We haven't received our wedding photos yet, since we just got married two weeks ago, but our engagement photos came out great!

A few things I really liked are:
*You get them for the entire day at one flat rate
*You get the rights to all of your photos (they give you a disk)
*They personally go through your photos and do any retouching necessary
*You can order a hand-bound book which they graphically design themselves.
*They back everything up several times to make sure your images are safe!

Also, they are wonderful about getting back to you if you have any questions. Brett is very responsive to emails and they have a neat client site to help keep everything organized. Honestly I don't think I have any complaints! Everything was great and I'm sure our images will come out wonderful!

********I wrote the above shortly after the wedding as a review for weddingchannel.com

I just wanted to add that since then, we have received our photos and albums and they are fantastic!! We are very please with the quality of their products. We even got entered into their Image of the Year contest and won 3rd place! :) Our parents LOVE their albums and everyone we have shown have been totally impressed.

My only complaint would be that a few images that we would have like to have had were not captured. This is more due to me not wanting to be pushy, so I probably did not stress some of the things that I wanted. I read so much about bridezillas that I was afraid to say much and sound controlling. Other than that, we had a great day, received an awesome product, and worked with an amazing photographer (who is also just a great guy in general). We definitely recommend them. Read less
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Making the Moment Photography responded with the following comments:

Amber - you and Dale are so frickin' cool - I'm so happy I got to spend the day with you two. I'll never forget waiting in the field with Dale before your private introduction. He was just so nervous / excited. And a bit hot too - it was close to 90 out :)

I so enjoyed every minute of working with you two, and loved the story your images tell. I'm also so proud of the your image that got 3rd place in the Image of the year Competition - woohoo!
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MichelleSlawinski
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
Making the Moment Photography was exceptional to work with for our wedding. Brett was kind, professional, and accommodating when my husband first called him. Through the whole wedding process, we found Making the Moment organized, thorough, and reliable. We were more than pleased, with our final canvas prints, storybook, and best of all- fusion video!

Making the Moment's Above & Beyond ways included:
-Fusion Video (hybrid of pics, audio & video to songs)
-We ran in a 5k the morning of our wedding...Brett was there!
-Knowing the names of our 20 person bridal party- made things go so much more smooth!
-Unobstructed way of taking pictures during church ceremony (something my mom noticed & appreciated)
-Through pictures, incorporated time in the busy wedding day where my husband and I got to enjoy each other
-Reviewing pictures in comfortable home setting
-Chance to re-live wedding excitement with Image of the Year Contest

...all of this is in addition to capturing timeless, special, classic & unique, wedding moments :)

THANK YOU BRETT, RENEE, & MAKING THE MOMENT!
Making the Moment Photography was exceptional to work with for our wedding. Brett was kind, professional, and Read more...
Making the Moment Photography was exceptional to work with for our wedding. Brett was kind, professional, and accommodating when my husband first called him. Through the whole wedding process, we found Making the Moment organized, thorough, and reliable. We were more than pleased, with our final canvas prints, storybook, and best of all- fusion video!

Making the Moment's Above & Beyond ways included:
-Fusion Video (hybrid of pics, audio & video to songs)
-We ran in a 5k the morning of our wedding...Brett was there!
-Knowing the names of our 20 person bridal party- made things go so much more smooth!
-Unobstructed way of taking pictures during church ceremony (something my mom noticed & appreciated)
-Through pictures, incorporated time in the busy wedding day where my husband and I got to enjoy each other
-Reviewing pictures in comfortable home setting
-Chance to re-live wedding excitement with Image of the Year Contest

...all of this is in addition to capturing timeless, special, classic & unique, wedding moments :)

THANK YOU BRETT, RENEE, & MAKING THE MOMENT! Read less
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Making the Moment Photography responded with the following comments:

Seriously? You are the bomb Michelle. Thank you for your kind words. I have SO loved serving you and Rick. I wish there was a review site for brides and grooms - I'd give you all a 5/5 any day of the week!!

I loved being htere all day for you, and am SO proud of you two finishing and winning the race together - how cool is that? Myself and Renee have loved every time you two stopped over - whether it was for your image premier night, to pick up your awesome canvas, or to snag your StoryBooks, it's been such a joy.

Can you two PLEASE get married to eachother again?? I really want to relive that day with you. Thank you so much again!!
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Kate
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
Choosing Making the Moment to do our photos for our wedding day was one of the best decisions I made in the whole wedding planning process. Brett was great to deal with in the planning stages (both for the general photograph and the LiveBooth). He was awesome about calling and e-mailing right back and answering all of the questions I had as we figured things out. He is genuinely excited about your day and providing the best pictures possible. And our photographer, Benjamin, was awesome to deal with as well. He was great to talk to when we figured out the details of the day (and was as excited as Brett was about everything we had planned) and when the day finally arrived, he was amazing in person. He had an awesome personality and got along great with the wedding party. He was joking around with us (and rolling with the punches from my bridal party) pretty quickly after arriving at the salon to meet us. He was great at keeping us upbeat, but also finding a way to sneak in to take pictures when I least expected it (which I’m sure will result in the type of pictures I loved on their website). He was really good at keeping things moving along during the formal session at the church after the ceremony and then came up with some awesome set ups and ideas during the more creative session before the reception. Based on the general ideas he was relaying and the couple shots he showed us on the LCD on the back of his camera, I know that we’re going to get some amazing shots.

We also did the LiveBooth, which goes above and beyond any photobooth you might consider using. It was something we added on only a couple weeks before the big day, but it was worth every penny and I’m so glad we did it. Not only did everyone have a great time using the props (and being inspired/directed by the photographer Anna – who was such a blast – she even ended up joining a couple pictures since people liked her so much!), the pictures were up online on Monday morning after our wedding. It was awesome getting to see all the fun at the airport on our way out of town on our honeymoon – and also to get e-mails and texts from everyone telling us which ones they loved.

I can’t speak any more highly of everyone at Making the Moment and recommend them to everyone who might be getting married (or need any kind of professional photography) in the future.
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Choosing Making the Moment to do our photos for our wedding day was one of the best decisions I made in the whole wedding planning process. Brett was great to deal with in the planning stages (both for the general photograph and the LiveBooth). He was awesome about calling and e-mailing right back and answering all of the questions I had as we figured things out. He is genuinely excited about your day and providing the best pictures possible. And our photographer, Benjamin, was awesome to deal with as well. He was great to talk to when we figured out the details of the day (and was as excited as Brett was about everything we had planned) and when the day finally arrived, he was amazing in person. He had an awesome personality and got along great with the wedding party. He was joking around with us (and rolling with the punches from my bridal party) pretty quickly after arriving at the salon to meet us. He was great at keeping us upbeat, but also finding a way to sneak in to take pictures when I least expected it (which I’m sure will result in the type of pictures I loved on their website). He was really good at keeping things moving along during the formal session at the church after the ceremony and then came up with some awesome set ups and ideas during the more creative session before the reception. Based on the general ideas he was relaying and the couple shots he showed us on the LCD on the back of his camera, I know that we’re going to get some amazing shots.

We also did the LiveBooth, which goes above and beyond any photobooth you might consider using. It was something we added on only a couple weeks before the big day, but it was worth every penny and I’m so glad we did it. Not only did everyone have a great time using the props (and being inspired/directed by the photographer Anna – who was such a blast – she even ended up joining a couple pictures since people liked her so much!), the pictures were up online on Monday morning after our wedding. It was awesome getting to see all the fun at the airport on our way out of town on our honeymoon – and also to get e-mails and texts from everyone telling us which ones they loved.

I can’t speak any more highly of everyone at Making the Moment and recommend them to everyone who might be getting married (or need any kind of professional photography) in the future. Read less
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teb14127
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
We could not have been happier with the service and final product! We would 100% recommend Making the Moment to anyone!
We could not have been happier with the service and final product! We would 100% recommend Making the Moment to anyone!
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Carli
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Making the Moment was by far second to none! The service, professionalism and the work that they put out is really irreplaceable. Our images were absolutely breathtaking! Plus they were a blast to work with! On the day of our wedding our photographer was right on time, had everything planned out to the places where we were going to the timing of everything; I literally had zero worries or thought about the pictures. The locations of our pictures were creative, innovative and just plain fun! I would HIGHLY recommend Making the Moment to any Bride and Groom who want awesome, creative, fun, unique photos that will forever be the best memories of your wedding!
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Making the Moment was by far second to none! The service, professionalism and the work that they put out is really irreplaceable. Our images were absolutely breathtaking! Plus they were a blast to work with! On the day of our wedding our photographer was right on time, had everything planned out to the places where we were going to the timing of everything; I literally had zero worries or thought about the pictures. The locations of our pictures were creative, innovative and just plain fun! I would HIGHLY recommend Making the Moment to any Bride and Groom who want awesome, creative, fun, unique photos that will forever be the best memories of your wedding! Read less
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jessicah
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Working with Brett & Making the Moment (MM) was one of the best experiences during the planning process of our wedding. Brett is an amazing individual, and MM was such a pleasure to work with (esp. day of!)... they are extremely professional, charismatic, communicative, friendly and their "bed side manner" is unparallelled. Oh and the pictures! The pictures! I can't gush enough about how amazing they turned out. I still, to this day, get compliments on my images. Brett captured the essence of Jon and I... which is really really hard to do! I can't express enough what a joy this ride has been. If you are a new bride, please please please contact MM. They will blow you away with their imagination, creativity, and professionalism (not to mention the kindest people in the industry). MM surpassed my expectations. I can't thank them enough!
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Working with Brett & Making the Moment (MM) was one of the best experiences during the planning process of our wedding. Brett is an amazing individual, and MM was such a pleasure to work with (esp. day of!)... they are extremely professional, charismatic, communicative, friendly and their "bed side manner" is unparallelled. Oh and the pictures! The pictures! I can't gush enough about how amazing they turned out. I still, to this day, get compliments on my images. Brett captured the essence of Jon and I... which is really really hard to do! I can't express enough what a joy this ride has been. If you are a new bride, please please please contact MM. They will blow you away with their imagination, creativity, and professionalism (not to mention the kindest people in the industry). MM surpassed my expectations. I can't thank them enough! Read less
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Shirin
Wedding:
6/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Brett is amazing. Talk about going above and beyond the call of duty at work. Great photographer, high quality work and professionalism, and he's a pretty cool dude. I highly recommend Making the Moment for your photo needs.
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Brett is amazing. Talk about going above and beyond the call of duty at work. Great photographer, high quality work and professionalism, and he's a pretty cool dude. I highly recommend Making the Moment for your photo needs. Read less
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Making the Moment Photography responded with the following comments:

Shirin - you and Pete are the bee's knees. Thank you for being such a sweet couple, I have loved spending time with you both.

Your day was so intimate, easy going and full of story. I felt such an honor to be there documenting it. Thank you thank you thank (thank you!) for trusting me to be your wedding photographer.

I can't wait to have you and Pete back in in the days when you two start a family, you two are such a joy to serve!
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Mike G.
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Brett made the experience fun and painless. His artistic vision and skill resulted in photos greatly exceeding what we could have imagined. He is courteous, friendly, and easy going, but focused and very professional. We were also thankful for his flexibility in traveling with us to do the shoot. His staff shared the same proactive, professional, but friendly and fun demeanor. We love the services Making the Moment delivered!
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Brett made the experience fun and painless. His artistic vision and skill resulted in photos greatly exceeding what we could have imagined. He is courteous, friendly, and easy going, but focused and very professional. We were also thankful for his flexibility in traveling with us to do the shoot. His staff shared the same proactive, professional, but friendly and fun demeanor. We love the services Making the Moment delivered! Read less
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Toni
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Where can I begin? Brett at Making the Moment was the second photographer we met with and fifth or sixth wedding vendor we spoke with. From the very beginning, Brett treated us like old friends instead of clients. Our initial meeting was at a coffee shop (I distinctly remember Brett being VERY excited about a certain Pumpkin Spice Latte...) and it lasted close to two hours. Brett didn't even bring up the sales pitch until he spent a good amount of time getting to know us: how we met, where we lived, our families, etc. When Brett finally did bring up packages and pricing, he also covered the "what ifs?" and really reassured us. After we left, my husband and I decided in the parking lot that this was our guy. He was fun, personable and had an amazing portfolio of work. But the best part about hiring Brett and Making the Moment? The "old friend" treatment didn't stop once we signed the contract. Brett was there every step of the way, keeping in touch, sending updates and planning our pictures. On our wedding day, he started at my house, taking candids and interacting with my bridesmaids, then running to my husband's location and doing the same. He even ran an errand for us so my sister wouldn't have to. We received our StoryBook a few weeks ago and it was absolutely amazing. I will and do recommend Making the Moment to every newly engaged person I meet. Photos of your wedding are priceless and I can't think of a better person I could have trusted them to than Brett.
Where can I begin? Brett at Making the Moment was the second photographer we met with and fifth or sixth wedding vendor we Read more...
Where can I begin? Brett at Making the Moment was the second photographer we met with and fifth or sixth wedding vendor we spoke with. From the very beginning, Brett treated us like old friends instead of clients. Our initial meeting was at a coffee shop (I distinctly remember Brett being VERY excited about a certain Pumpkin Spice Latte...) and it lasted close to two hours. Brett didn't even bring up the sales pitch until he spent a good amount of time getting to know us: how we met, where we lived, our families, etc. When Brett finally did bring up packages and pricing, he also covered the "what ifs?" and really reassured us. After we left, my husband and I decided in the parking lot that this was our guy. He was fun, personable and had an amazing portfolio of work. But the best part about hiring Brett and Making the Moment? The "old friend" treatment didn't stop once we signed the contract. Brett was there every step of the way, keeping in touch, sending updates and planning our pictures. On our wedding day, he started at my house, taking candids and interacting with my bridesmaids, then running to my husband's location and doing the same. He even ran an errand for us so my sister wouldn't have to. We received our StoryBook a few weeks ago and it was absolutely amazing. I will and do recommend Making the Moment to every newly engaged person I meet. Photos of your wedding are priceless and I can't think of a better person I could have trusted them to than Brett. Read less
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Kayleen
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
MakingtheMoment really does "Make the moments" last a life time. With only one day to celebrate so many months of planning, these photographs will help us celebrate for many generations to come. The talent, creativity, attitude of service, professionalism and genuine quality attention they provide to each couple is an authenticity you cannot find easily these days. If you want the care and attention you deserve on your special day, pick MakingtheMoment. You won’t be disappointed.
MakingtheMoment really does "Make the moments" last a life time. With only one day to celebrate so many months of Read more...
MakingtheMoment really does "Make the moments" last a life time. With only one day to celebrate so many months of planning, these photographs will help us celebrate for many generations to come. The talent, creativity, attitude of service, professionalism and genuine quality attention they provide to each couple is an authenticity you cannot find easily these days. If you want the care and attention you deserve on your special day, pick MakingtheMoment. You won’t be disappointed. Read less
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Adkins
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
I am still amazed at the quality of our wedding photos. Not only that, but we didn't have to walk around with an awkward photographer all day....Brett was hilarious and was constantly thinking of innovative things to do. It was actually FUN! Our business really couldn't have gone to better people. They go above and beyond in every aspect. Best decision I made concerning our wedding.
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I am still amazed at the quality of our wedding photos. Not only that, but we didn't have to walk around with an awkward photographer all day....Brett was hilarious and was constantly thinking of innovative things to do. It was actually FUN! Our business really couldn't have gone to better people. They go above and beyond in every aspect. Best decision I made concerning our wedding. Read less
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DontCallMeSAG
Wedding:
4/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Vince from Making the Moment was our photographer. He had a lot of really creative ideas and we ended up with some phenomenal shots. The comment we keep hearing over and over is "Your wedding photos/photographer are amazing!"
Vince from Making the Moment was our photographer. He had a lot of really creative ideas and we ended up with some Read more...
Vince from Making the Moment was our photographer. He had a lot of really creative ideas and we ended up with some phenomenal shots. The comment we keep hearing over and over is "Your wedding photos/photographer are amazing!" Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Truly one of the best decisions of my wedding! I actually rearranged my wedding date to make certain that they could shoot the day for us! Brett was amazing and was always super easy to get a hold of for questions, etc. Vince was perfect! He actually drove into town the day before our wedding to scope out places to take killer pictures. That's above and beyond! I can't tell you how many people are raving about our pictures. And yes, even though it's nice to hear that from others, I can honestly say that I love EVERY picture (all 663 of them!)
Truly one of the best decisions of my wedding! I actually rearranged my wedding date to make certain that they could shoot Read more...
Truly one of the best decisions of my wedding! I actually rearranged my wedding date to make certain that they could shoot the day for us! Brett was amazing and was always super easy to get a hold of for questions, etc. Vince was perfect! He actually drove into town the day before our wedding to scope out places to take killer pictures. That's above and beyond! I can't tell you how many people are raving about our pictures. And yes, even though it's nice to hear that from others, I can honestly say that I love EVERY picture (all 663 of them!) Read less
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sarahsz
Wedding:
10/24/2010
5.0/5.0
What a dream come true Making the Moment was for us! Brett brought it all to the table: professionalism, dependability, flexibility, a fun and disarming attitude, and honest-to-God raw talent. On our wedding day, there were times when the sun was going down or the dining room was dark and I thought, "oh no, he'll never get these shots!" -Not only did he get them, but he captured beauty in every single one. For any couple looking for a unique yet elegant approach to wedding photography, these are they guys to work with.

My husband and I searched all over the country for the perfect photographer, and finding Making the Moment was a home run. We hope to work with Brett and his team in the future. Thanks so much Brett; your work means the world to us!

Much love,

Sarah and Dave Szczypinski
What a dream come true Making the Moment was for us! Brett brought it all to the table: professionalism, dependability, Read more...
What a dream come true Making the Moment was for us! Brett brought it all to the table: professionalism, dependability, flexibility, a fun and disarming attitude, and honest-to-God raw talent. On our wedding day, there were times when the sun was going down or the dining room was dark and I thought, "oh no, he'll never get these shots!" -Not only did he get them, but he captured beauty in every single one. For any couple looking for a unique yet elegant approach to wedding photography, these are they guys to work with.

My husband and I searched all over the country for the perfect photographer, and finding Making the Moment was a home run. We hope to work with Brett and his team in the future. Thanks so much Brett; your work means the world to us!

Much love,

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nickspi
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
AWESOMENESS in every sense of the word! Brett was amazing and answered everything we threw at him all the way through the process and Benjamin was our photographer for the day and he was so much fun and we were very comfortable with him! Couldnt ask for anything more!
AWESOMENESS in every sense of the word! Brett was amazing and answered everything we threw at him all the way through the Read more...
AWESOMENESS in every sense of the word! Brett was amazing and answered everything we threw at him all the way through the process and Benjamin was our photographer for the day and he was so much fun and we were very comfortable with him! Couldnt ask for anything more! Read less
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lucky.in.love
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Making the Moment Photography and its wonderful founder, Brett, are absolutely AMAZING. Truly the best decision we made in planning our wedding day. We had the pleasure of working with Brett for nearly 2 years from start to finish. From our initial meeting at Starbucks, to our fun-filled engagement session in the park, to the festivities on our big day and finally to receiving our beautiful storybook- every step of the journey has been so enjoyable and I couldn't think of anyone better to work with than Brett. He is such a genuine person and his energy and enthusiasm is so contagious, you can't help but be happy around him. Give Brett a call, mark photographer off your list of wedding to-dos and breathe easy knowing you will have BEAUTIFUL pictures of your wedding day to cherish forever :)

With Love, The Dawsons
Making the Moment Photography and its wonderful founder, Brett, are absolutely AMAZING. Truly the best decision we made in Read more...
Making the Moment Photography and its wonderful founder, Brett, are absolutely AMAZING. Truly the best decision we made in planning our wedding day. We had the pleasure of working with Brett for nearly 2 years from start to finish. From our initial meeting at Starbucks, to our fun-filled engagement session in the park, to the festivities on our big day and finally to receiving our beautiful storybook- every step of the journey has been so enjoyable and I couldn't think of anyone better to work with than Brett. He is such a genuine person and his energy and enthusiasm is so contagious, you can't help but be happy around him. Give Brett a call, mark photographer off your list of wedding to-dos and breathe easy knowing you will have BEAUTIFUL pictures of your wedding day to cherish forever :)

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rrz072285
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved every aspect of working with Making The Moment Photography! From beginning to the very end! Can't say enough great things about them and have told other friends who are wedding planning about them! Hopefully we will work with them in the future for family photos, etc!
We absolutely loved every aspect of working with Making The Moment Photography! From beginning to the very end! Can't say Read more...
We absolutely loved every aspect of working with Making The Moment Photography! From beginning to the very end! Can't say enough great things about them and have told other friends who are wedding planning about them! Hopefully we will work with them in the future for family photos, etc! Read less
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Theresa
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
We used Making the Moment photography for our Sept 2010 wedding. We wanted something fun & unique for our pictures. Photo's are something that lasts a lifetime, they link you into the memories of the day. We were so lucky to be able to book them for our engagement pictures from Brett & then our wedding with Jeff. These guys were open to thoughts ideas that we had. & they came up with some surprise's of their own. The pictures that we had seen from their previous weddings were just so different & unique. We wanted that! We got Fun & different, they captured so much of the wedding & personalities. We didn't want the traditional pictures. The service, the respect, the fun, you name it - Comparing prices & pkg's what photographers give you & what they don't... Making the Moment gave us everything & more of what we wanted. For the prices of the pkgs we right in line with other photographers- BUT, When you weigh the options the time the service the promptness, the quality there shouldn't be a question on who to work with. We want to do this experience all over again because we had so much fun with them!
Amazing, simply Amazing!
We used Making the Moment photography for our Sept 2010 wedding. We wanted something fun & unique for our pictures. Read more...
We used Making the Moment photography for our Sept 2010 wedding. We wanted something fun & unique for our pictures. Photo's are something that lasts a lifetime, they link you into the memories of the day. We were so lucky to be able to book them for our engagement pictures from Brett & then our wedding with Jeff. These guys were open to thoughts ideas that we had. & they came up with some surprise's of their own. The pictures that we had seen from their previous weddings were just so different & unique. We wanted that! We got Fun & different, they captured so much of the wedding & personalities. We didn't want the traditional pictures. The service, the respect, the fun, you name it - Comparing prices & pkg's what photographers give you & what they don't... Making the Moment gave us everything & more of what we wanted. For the prices of the pkgs we right in line with other photographers- BUT, When you weigh the options the time the service the promptness, the quality there shouldn't be a question on who to work with. We want to do this experience all over again because we had so much fun with them!
Amazing, simply Amazing! Read less
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julesmagurk02
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Making the Moment is amazing! My husband and I were married in September 2010. We booked Making the Moment in December 2009. The initial meeting with the owner Brett was great. He was extremely enthusiastic and made it clear how Making the Moment would capture our special day. He put us as ease immediately and the photo books he brought to show examples of their work were gorgeous.

My husband and I were not interested in a traditional wedding photographer. We wanted photojournalistic, moment capturing, spontaneous images from our wedding day. Making the Moment absolutely exceeded these expectations. Our photographer spent the entire day with us. The photos that resulted are amazing! We were blown away by the final product.

We also ordered a photobook from Making the Moment and while we have not seen the finished product yet, we are confident it will be amazing.

I would also like to say that their customer service is amazing. Emails and phone calls are answered almost immediately. Any problem or concern addressed and fixed.

You were not be disappointed if you chose Making the Moment!!! Book now!
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Making the Moment is amazing! My husband and I were married in September 2010. We booked Making the Moment in December 2009. The initial meeting with the owner Brett was great. He was extremely enthusiastic and made it clear how Making the Moment would capture our special day. He put us as ease immediately and the photo books he brought to show examples of their work were gorgeous.

My husband and I were not interested in a traditional wedding photographer. We wanted photojournalistic, moment capturing, spontaneous images from our wedding day. Making the Moment absolutely exceeded these expectations. Our photographer spent the entire day with us. The photos that resulted are amazing! We were blown away by the final product.

We also ordered a photobook from Making the Moment and while we have not seen the finished product yet, we are confident it will be amazing.

I would also like to say that their customer service is amazing. Emails and phone calls are answered almost immediately. Any problem or concern addressed and fixed.

You were not be disappointed if you chose Making the Moment!!! Book now! Read less
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mrsKC1
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Words can't even begin to describe how impressed my husband and I were with Making the Moment. We had Brett for our wedding day and we felt truly blessed! He was such a great personality to add to our special day. And the pictures... wow. Words can't even begin to describe how happy we are. We'll treasure these memories forever. Thanks again Brett!
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Words can't even begin to describe how impressed my husband and I were with Making the Moment. We had Brett for our wedding day and we felt truly blessed! He was such a great personality to add to our special day. And the pictures... wow. Words can't even begin to describe how happy we are. We'll treasure these memories forever. Thanks again Brett! Read less
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Making the Moment Photography responded with the following comments:

Kathy - you and Matt are the bestestestestest :) I so enjoy you two - and it was such a blast having you two over this weekend to premier your wedding images! You two are an awesome couple, and it has been such an honor to serve you! Just wait - your Wedding StoryBook is going to rock your socks off even more :) Thank you so much for the kind words!!
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Carleen
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Brett,

Your company is amazing and would recommend to all couples. Our photograpers from Making the Moment were Kyle and Christina. They were absolutely fantastic to work with - very professional and made us laugh.

The photos my husband and I received were exactly what we wanted - some traditional but a lot of the others were the photojouralistic style - really capturing the moment. The Storybooks were wonderful - they are modern with a warm feel. Every photo tells a great story and we can relive that moment again. Our family and friends were in awe of the Story Books and just thought they were priceless. My husband and I couldn't be happier with the whole experience.

Again I thank you and your team for making our day so special and recreating it with these photos.

Warmest regards ~ Carleen
Brett,

Your company is amazing and would recommend to all couples. Our photograpers from Making the Moment were Read more...
Brett,

Your company is amazing and would recommend to all couples. Our photograpers from Making the Moment were Kyle and Christina. They were absolutely fantastic to work with - very professional and made us laugh.

The photos my husband and I received were exactly what we wanted - some traditional but a lot of the others were the photojouralistic style - really capturing the moment. The Storybooks were wonderful - they are modern with a warm feel. Every photo tells a great story and we can relive that moment again. Our family and friends were in awe of the Story Books and just thought they were priceless. My husband and I couldn't be happier with the whole experience.

Again I thank you and your team for making our day so special and recreating it with these photos.

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shawnda619
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Great Service , Great quality, For not the same old wedding photography i would really recommend them. They give you wonderful unique photography. I love how they are with you all day to catch the moments between the big ones and that you get rights to all your photos so you can easily print what you want. Everyone that I've showed my photos to have loved them.
Great Service , Great quality, For not the same old wedding photography i would really recommend them. They give you Read more...
Great Service , Great quality, For not the same old wedding photography i would really recommend them. They give you wonderful unique photography. I love how they are with you all day to catch the moments between the big ones and that you get rights to all your photos so you can easily print what you want. Everyone that I've showed my photos to have loved them. Read less
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cabean
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Making the Moment did the photography for our wedding in May. I could not have been more pleased with the contact regarding the wedding preparations, the actual photographer/wedding party interactions on the Big Day and our beautiful wedding photos we received. Everyone I show the photos to raves about what a beautiful job was done. Making the Moment gives every second of a bride's (and groom's!) day special thought and it was a pleasure working with them - I would hire them again in a second!
Making the Moment did the photography for our wedding in May. I could not have been more pleased with the contact Read more...
Making the Moment did the photography for our wedding in May. I could not have been more pleased with the contact regarding the wedding preparations, the actual photographer/wedding party interactions on the Big Day and our beautiful wedding photos we received. Everyone I show the photos to raves about what a beautiful job was done. Making the Moment gives every second of a bride's (and groom's!) day special thought and it was a pleasure working with them - I would hire them again in a second! Read less
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mcat1
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Brett photographed our engagement session, and Benjamin photgraphed our wedding. They are creative and passionate about what they do. I would recommend them to anyone who's looking for modern and unique photos!
Brett photographed our engagement session, and Benjamin photgraphed our wedding. They are creative and passionate about Read more...
Brett photographed our engagement session, and Benjamin photgraphed our wedding. They are creative and passionate about what they do. I would recommend them to anyone who's looking for modern and unique photos! Read less
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webb
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
You can not go wrong with using Making the Moment Photography for any of your needs. If you want the regular run of the mill stuff, look elsewhere, because Brett and everyone at Making the Moment will only deliver the innovative and creative stuff only the photos of your dreams are made of.
You can not go wrong with using Making the Moment Photography for any of your needs. If you want the regular run of the Read more...
You can not go wrong with using Making the Moment Photography for any of your needs. If you want the regular run of the mill stuff, look elsewhere, because Brett and everyone at Making the Moment will only deliver the innovative and creative stuff only the photos of your dreams are made of. Read less
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Making the Moment Photography responded with the following comments:

Uni - you ROCK - I had SO much fun at your wedding... thank you SO much for the reviews. You two were dreams to work with - thank you so much for the trust and investment in your photography, I'm more than honored to have served you two. PS - I've been sharing with other brides your great vision for your bridesmaids dresses - I simply loved the variety!!
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Olivia
Wedding:
12/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Making the Moment provided me with a better quality product than I could have hoped for on my wedding day! Photography that starts the moment you start getting ready that continues through the reception is unheard of for the amazing price that Making the Moment offers! My storybook is now proudly displayed in my house and friends contantly comment on how they wish they could have something similar. Of all the things I would change with my wedding, working with this company does not make the list. I would reuse them again and again! Making the Moment is truly an outstanding company with amazing photographers and a beautiful finished product!
Making the Moment provided me with a better quality product than I could have hoped for on my wedding day! Photography Read more...
Making the Moment provided me with a better quality product than I could have hoped for on my wedding day! Photography that starts the moment you start getting ready that continues through the reception is unheard of for the amazing price that Making the Moment offers! My storybook is now proudly displayed in my house and friends contantly comment on how they wish they could have something similar. Of all the things I would change with my wedding, working with this company does not make the list. I would reuse them again and again! Making the Moment is truly an outstanding company with amazing photographers and a beautiful finished product! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
10/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Brett and his photographers from Making the Moment were the best decision we made planning our wedding. They made me feel like a superstar on our wedding day, left nothing for me to worry/think about before/during/after the wedding. My family and wedding party STILL talk about how great Brett and his photogs were, and how amazing the quality of pictures are. He is a well known name all around now! If you want a photog that is a perfect 5, with the most AMAZING pictures ever, book Making the Moment WITHOUT hesitation. You will NOT regret it!!
Brett and his photographers from Making the Moment were the best decision we made planning our wedding. They made me feel Read more...
Brett and his photographers from Making the Moment were the best decision we made planning our wedding. They made me feel like a superstar on our wedding day, left nothing for me to worry/think about before/during/after the wedding. My family and wedding party STILL talk about how great Brett and his photogs were, and how amazing the quality of pictures are. He is a well known name all around now! If you want a photog that is a perfect 5, with the most AMAZING pictures ever, book Making the Moment WITHOUT hesitation. You will NOT regret it!! Read less
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Making the Moment Photography responded with the following comments:

Lisa - seriously - thank you SO much. I'm so very proud of the images we created together - you two are definitely featured in my portfolio - as your image set rocked the house! Thanks so much for being so kind and sweet!
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Erin
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
The unique style of Making the Moment photography is what initially drew me in, but after the initial meeting, we knew there was no other choice because of how genuine, easy-going, and caring they are!

We had Brett as our photographer and he did an excellent job of making us feel relaxed and at ease in front of the camera.It was perfect, especially since my husband is not one who enjoys getting his picture taken. Brett kept us laughing throughout our sessions with him, with his witty sense of humor and fun ideas for shots! Making the moment was the one thing I know we got right for our wedding because now we have storybook photos that captured memories forever.
Such a great company to use for your wedding!
The unique style of Making the Moment photography is what initially drew me in, but after the initial meeting, we knew Read more...
The unique style of Making the Moment photography is what initially drew me in, but after the initial meeting, we knew there was no other choice because of how genuine, easy-going, and caring they are!

We had Brett as our photographer and he did an excellent job of making us feel relaxed and at ease in front of the camera.It was perfect, especially since my husband is not one who enjoys getting his picture taken. Brett kept us laughing throughout our sessions with him, with his witty sense of humor and fun ideas for shots! Making the moment was the one thing I know we got right for our wedding because now we have storybook photos that captured memories forever.
Such a great company to use for your wedding! Read less
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mlgordon02
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
High quality and creative photography, couldn't have asked for more! Professional and helpful during the whole process, even helping out with non-photography related bumps in the road that occurred during the wedding day. Highly recommend!!
High quality and creative photography, couldn't have asked for more! Professional and helpful during the whole process, Read more...
High quality and creative photography, couldn't have asked for more! Professional and helpful during the whole process, even helping out with non-photography related bumps in the road that occurred during the wedding day. Highly recommend!! Read less
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Making the Moment Photography responded with the following comments:

Thanks Michelle - you're so kind! I'm so happy we got to serve you and Matt - I hope you two are doing great - thank you again!!
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Shauna
Wedding:
7/31/2009
5.0/5.0
From the moment I saw the portfolios online I was floored by the creativity and detail that was put into every picture. I immediately contacted the company to meet with someone and talk details. I got a response right away. We easily set up a day and time that was convenient for me, which is exactly how each meeting went (easy and flexible). Even though I knew going into the meeting that I wanted to book a specific photographer with Making the Moment, what really sold me was the professionalism, positive attitude and excitement for my day. Every time I met with them after that I really felt liked the center of the universe. I had such a fantastic experience working with them and such amazing photos to commemorate my day that several of my friends have booked/are planning to book with them in the future. I cannot recommend them more highly. There is no way that you will be disappointed with the service and attention you receive. I cannot wait for the opportunity to use their services again!!
From the moment I saw the portfolios online I was floored by the creativity and detail that was put into every picture. I Read more...
From the moment I saw the portfolios online I was floored by the creativity and detail that was put into every picture. I immediately contacted the company to meet with someone and talk details. I got a response right away. We easily set up a day and time that was convenient for me, which is exactly how each meeting went (easy and flexible). Even though I knew going into the meeting that I wanted to book a specific photographer with Making the Moment, what really sold me was the professionalism, positive attitude and excitement for my day. Every time I met with them after that I really felt liked the center of the universe. I had such a fantastic experience working with them and such amazing photos to commemorate my day that several of my friends have booked/are planning to book with them in the future. I cannot recommend them more highly. There is no way that you will be disappointed with the service and attention you receive. I cannot wait for the opportunity to use their services again!! Read less
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Making the Moment Photography responded with the following comments:

Shauna - thank you thank you thank you thank you :) I so loved you two - what a fun wedding day to be a part of! I'm so happy you felt so cared for by us - that's always what I strive for, and brides like you deserve all the care and attention in the world. Your dress shot is talked about often (an absolute FAV because your dress is simply gorgeous!) and every groom I meet with loves Jason's groomsmen images :) :) I enjoyed so much that you and your fam came by to pick up your StoryBooks - and I'll never ever forget your uber-kind gift - so fitting - and so appreciated. :)
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MisstoMrs26
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Making the Moment Photography was the best decision we made for our wedding!
1) ALL DAY coverage! No fees for extra hours and all events are photographed- including the hair salon.
2) Easy to understand and easy to choose packages at very reasonable prices! No estimating how many "pages" you'll want in your photobook.
3) GORGEOUS, High Quality Photobooks! We love looking at our book and sharing it with friends.
4) AMAZING photos that you will cherish forever! All events and emotions from your big day will be captured in a beautiful, creative way. Each photo is HAND TOUCHED- that means you get the best, incredible images!
5) Easy to work with, Professional, Friendly Photographers! With professional, yet personal photographers, you'll feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera to create one-of-a-kind memories of your special day.

If you are looking for amazing, creative, beautiful photos- Making the Moment Photography is for you!
Making the Moment Photography was the best decision we made for our wedding!
1) ALL DAY coverage! No fees for extra Read more...
Making the Moment Photography was the best decision we made for our wedding!
1) ALL DAY coverage! No fees for extra hours and all events are photographed- including the hair salon.
2) Easy to understand and easy to choose packages at very reasonable prices! No estimating how many "pages" you'll want in your photobook.
3) GORGEOUS, High Quality Photobooks! We love looking at our book and sharing it with friends.
4) AMAZING photos that you will cherish forever! All events and emotions from your big day will be captured in a beautiful, creative way. Each photo is HAND TOUCHED- that means you get the best, incredible images!
5) Easy to work with, Professional, Friendly Photographers! With professional, yet personal photographers, you'll feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera to create one-of-a-kind memories of your special day.

If you are looking for amazing, creative, beautiful photos- Making the Moment Photography is for you! Read less
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nikkishea27
Wedding:
6/18/2011
4.8/5.0
What a great company to work with! Making The Moment is professional, personable, and wonderfully creative!
What a great company to work with! Making The Moment is professional, personable, and wonderfully creative!
What a great company to work with! Making The Moment is professional, personable, and wonderfully creative! Read less
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Sar
Wedding:
8/29/2009
4.8/5.0
Brett made everyone in the wedding party VERY comfortable. Our pictures are beautiful, we couldn’t have asked for better pictures. Brett was able to make our Lake Erie wedding look like a tropical destination. Everyone that sees the pictures always ask where we were and are shocked when I say good old Lorain Ohio. I would absolutely recommend Making the Moment!
Brett made everyone in the wedding party VERY comfortable. Our pictures are beautiful, we couldn’t have asked for better Read more...
Brett made everyone in the wedding party VERY comfortable. Our pictures are beautiful, we couldn’t have asked for better pictures. Brett was able to make our Lake Erie wedding look like a tropical destination. Everyone that sees the pictures always ask where we were and are shocked when I say good old Lorain Ohio. I would absolutely recommend Making the Moment! Read less
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Making the Moment Photography responded with the following comments:

Sarah - I adored serving you both, you have no clue. From the first time we met at Caribou to your wedding day, you were so much fun to be around. Natural life-givers like you and Nate are the best of the best, and I'm so happy you got the photography you deserve. And you're right - your shots look so tropical - I've booked a destination wedding or two thanks to them :) I can't ever thank you enough for working with us! :)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
Absolutely great to work with! Was extremely helpful and creative with our wedding creative sessions. Vince was so sweet and easy going. Would recommend him to everyone!
Absolutely great to work with! Was extremely helpful and creative with our wedding creative sessions. Vince was so sweet Read more...
Absolutely great to work with! Was extremely helpful and creative with our wedding creative sessions. Vince was so sweet and easy going. Would recommend him to everyone! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
10/16/2010
1.4/5.0
If you are wondering why I waited a year before leaving my review, it is because it took a long time before we finally got a somewhat acceptable product and because still every time I look at my wedding pictures I find something else that disappoints me. In addition we are now sharing our pictures from Making the Moment Photography with others, and we yet to find somebody who was overly impressed with the photography.
My father recommended Brett Yacovella to me as a wedding photographer because he had done non-wedding related business with Brett in the past.
I met with Brett at a local Starbucks, and he brought one or two finished Storybooks for me to look at. But he referred me primarily to his website to see his work. Brett was very convincing, and after liking what I saw on his sight, I chose him to be my wedding photographer.
He was paid approximately $3480.00. We got 40 engagement images, which we really liked. In addition we got a full day with one photographer and a partial day with one equipment assistant. We got one large Storybook, 2 smaller ones for the parents, and 417 print quality edited digital images with copyright release.

As per contract it took over 3 months to get the images, I then had a little over one week to pick out the 300 that I wanted printed in our books. Our contract stated that we would be getting 300-700 images, I was a little surprised to only have gotten 417 images, since Brett had spent such a long day with us, and that 300-700 was such a wide range. Among the 417 images, 51 were of me and my bridesmaids at the hair salon, 2 were self portraits of Brett and only 13 of the actually ceremony, which was well over 30 minutes long. There is exactly 1 formal portrait of the entire bridal party of 13, and it’s not that great. The pastor only allowed the photographers in the back 4 pews during the processional and recessional, and in the balcony for the ceremony. Brett was made aware of this well before our wedding.
I had made thank you signs and was going to have a relative take some photos so that I could send out our cards promptly. At the church Brett told us he would be more than happy to take the thank you shots and get them to us within a week. When I got the early release images, Brett wanted me to order grossly overpriced thank you cards through him. Since I did not want to do that, I had to pay an additional total of $90.00 for 2 images. I thought it was quite disingenuous of him not to mention the charge when we discussed this at the church.
One of our photography sights was at a local college that most of the bridal party had attended. My husband asked Brett to take a picture of entire bridal party, but he refused.

I had a couple of requests/questions when I first got the digital images and based on Brett’s responses I did not feel comfortable bringing up any other issues, as he had been paid in full and I felt that pressing for a resolution would impact the quality of the final product.

Some of the issues we had, were 2 different pictures of groomsman with their eyes closed, family portraits with hidden faces and dark faces. Many pictures were taken directly against the sun or bright lights. Also we had told Brett in advance that we would be smashing cake in the maid of honor and best man’s faces. He captured that event, but failed to capture a single image of when they in turn smashed the cake in our faces.
He seemed to have also missed some other important moments. There are no pictures of; my bridesmaids and myself, groomsmen and my husband, me by myself, especially since I had a very interesting and unusual train. Brett got photos of my husband and his bridesmaid sister, but none of my groomsman brother and myself. His website showed many lovely images like the ones that I did not get.
BUT most unacceptable of all, were our Storybooks. First and foremost, the numbering of the pages was completely random. Some numbers were repeated, others were skipped, and they were printed in 2 completely different fonts. Colors were off and some pictures printed very dark. In order to fit some images into the book, heads were cut off. On another page with numerous pictures, one of the pictures only printed half way. To me it felt like the images were simply dumped into a template and printed randomly. Some pages were crammed full pictures and others had 1 or 2 plus a large white area. I could not believe that a business owner would release this as a final product.

I authorized my parents to follow up regarding these issues. 83 photos were re-edited, the 3 Storybooks were reprinted, and we were given a free large canvas of a family portrait. My 89 grandfather loved it, but others cringe when they look at it.

In the end, neither the photos nor the books were anything like what we expected, but we do have some nice images to remember the day - that said, in the future we would never use Making the Moment Photography for another event, or recommend Making the Moment Photography to others.
If you are wondering why I waited a year before leaving my review, it is because it took a long time before we finally got Read more...
If you are wondering why I waited a year before leaving my review, it is because it took a long time before we finally got a somewhat acceptable product and because still every time I look at my wedding pictures I find something else that disappoints me. In addition we are now sharing our pictures from Making the Moment Photography with others, and we yet to find somebody who was overly impressed with the photography.
My father recommended Brett Yacovella to me as a wedding photographer because he had done non-wedding related business with Brett in the past.
I met with Brett at a local Starbucks, and he brought one or two finished Storybooks for me to look at. But he referred me primarily to his website to see his work. Brett was very convincing, and after liking what I saw on his sight, I chose him to be my wedding photographer.
He was paid approximately $3480.00. We got 40 engagement images, which we really liked. In addition we got a full day with one photographer and a partial day with one equipment assistant. We got one large Storybook, 2 smaller ones for the parents, and 417 print quality edited digital images with copyright release.

As per contract it took over 3 months to get the images, I then had a little over one week to pick out the 300 that I wanted printed in our books. Our contract stated that we would be getting 300-700 images, I was a little surprised to only have gotten 417 images, since Brett had spent such a long day with us, and that 300-700 was such a wide range. Among the 417 images, 51 were of me and my bridesmaids at the hair salon, 2 were self portraits of Brett and only 13 of the actually ceremony, which was well over 30 minutes long. There is exactly 1 formal portrait of the entire bridal party of 13, and it’s not that great. The pastor only allowed the photographers in the back 4 pews during the processional and recessional, and in the balcony for the ceremony. Brett was made aware of this well before our wedding.
I had made thank you signs and was going to have a relative take some photos so that I could send out our cards promptly. At the church Brett told us he would be more than happy to take the thank you shots and get them to us within a week. When I got the early release images, Brett wanted me to order grossly overpriced thank you cards through him. Since I did not want to do that, I had to pay an additional total of $90.00 for 2 images. I thought it was quite disingenuous of him not to mention the charge when we discussed this at the church.
One of our photography sights was at a local college that most of the bridal party had attended. My husband asked Brett to take a picture of entire bridal party, but he refused.

I had a couple of requests/questions when I first got the digital images and based on Brett’s responses I did not feel comfortable bringing up any other issues, as he had been paid in full and I felt that pressing for a resolution would impact the quality of the final product.

Some of the issues we had, were 2 different pictures of groomsman with their eyes closed, family portraits with hidden faces and dark faces. Many pictures were taken directly against the sun or bright lights. Also we had told Brett in advance that we would be smashing cake in the maid of honor and best man’s faces. He captured that event, but failed to capture a single image of when they in turn smashed the cake in our faces.
He seemed to have also missed some other important moments. There are no pictures of; my bridesmaids and myself, groomsmen and my husband, me by myself, especially since I had a very interesting and unusual train. Brett got photos of my husband and his bridesmaid sister, but none of my groomsman brother and myself. His website showed many lovely images like the ones that I did not get.
BUT most unacceptable of all, were our Storybooks. First and foremost, the numbering of the pages was completely random. Some numbers were repeated, others were skipped, and they were printed in 2 completely different fonts. Colors were off and some pictures printed very dark. In order to fit some images into the book, heads were cut off. On another page with numerous pictures, one of the pictures only printed half way. To me it felt like the images were simply dumped into a template and printed randomly. Some pages were crammed full pictures and others had 1 or 2 plus a large white area. I could not believe that a business owner would release this as a final product.

I authorized my parents to follow up regarding these issues. 83 photos were re-edited, the 3 Storybooks were reprinted, and we were given a free large canvas of a family portrait. My 89 grandfather loved it, but others cringe when they look at it.

In the end, neither the photos nor the books were anything like what we expected, but we do have some nice images to remember the day - that said, in the future we would never use Making the Moment Photography for another event, or recommend Making the Moment Photography to others. Read less
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