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Photography Shoppe Austin

Austin , TX
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106 East Sixth Street, Suite 900
Austin, TX 78701 US (map)

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337-581-3242

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Photography Shoppe is a wedding media company specializing in photography, videography, and DJ services. We have studios servicing Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette, San Antonio,... Read more
Photography Shoppe is a wedding media company specializing in photography, videography, and DJ services. We have studios servicing Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, St. Louis, and Columbia. Photography packages starting at $1095. Videography packages starting at $995. DJ packages starting at $475. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
0.0/5.0
They are bankrupt and not shooting any of the weddings of brides who PAID past August and now apparently not giving any of the money back. Completely screwed over over 100 of us. I heard there is a photographer who heard about this story and is offering to travel down to do weddings basically for free if you are one of the brides but not sure - her facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/hannahwilliamsphotography
They are bankrupt and not shooting any of the weddings of brides who PAID past August and now apparently not giving any of Read more...
They are bankrupt and not shooting any of the weddings of brides who PAID past August and now apparently not giving any of the money back. Completely screwed over over 100 of us. I heard there is a photographer who heard about this story and is offering to travel down to do weddings basically for free if you are one of the brides but not sure - her facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/hannahwilliamsphotography Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
10/15/2015
0.0/5.0
Apparently they filed for bankruptcy, I did not know this until I got a letter from a lawyer stating "as you are aware"....no I wasn't aware and actually made a payment last month that I wouldn't have. They made not attempt to contact me, knowing I was set up on automatic notifications, this is criminal...unfortunately the lawyer's letter claimed that no money could be refunded. I contacted my bank and stated that it was all fraudulent charges and I am going to try to get back some of my money, I guess this is why you get wedding insurance. I hope Chris Howard goes to jail and rots in hell.
Apparently they filed for bankruptcy, I did not know this until I got a letter from a lawyer stating "as you are Read more...
Apparently they filed for bankruptcy, I did not know this until I got a letter from a lawyer stating "as you are aware"....no I wasn't aware and actually made a payment last month that I wouldn't have. They made not attempt to contact me, knowing I was set up on automatic notifications, this is criminal...unfortunately the lawyer's letter claimed that no money could be refunded. I contacted my bank and stated that it was all fraudulent charges and I am going to try to get back some of my money, I guess this is why you get wedding insurance. I hope Chris Howard goes to jail and rots in hell. Read less
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Rhonda
Wedding:
5/23/2014
4.3/5.0
Great photographers Luigee and Romeo.
Great photographers Luigee and Romeo.
Great photographers Luigee and Romeo. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.5/5.0
I was absolutely horrified with my wedding photos. I had friends who took better pictures with iPhones. They were not edited. There were shadows and glares all over all of the photos. There were so many shots they missed. When I confronted the photography shoppe they told me that they thought the photos were fine and the shadows and glares, etc were things they had no control over and could not avoid having them in the pictures. HELLO!! THAT IS WHAT PHOTO SHOP/EDITING is for and what I am paying you for. Words cannot explain how disappointed I am with my wedding photos. Pictures are teh one thing from you wedding that last forever. Please do not make a mistake when choosing a photographer. They are cheaper than most wedding photographers out there but, you get the low quality you are paying the lower price for. However, they are very professional and gave me many free prints because I was so unsatisfied. Nothing can make up for priceless photos lost. I DO NOT recommend using this company for wedding photography.
If you are looking for a videographer, they are FANTASTIC! I loved my video! He got so many special moments and put it together in sucha a great way. I would choose this videographer again if I could. I totally recommend them for videography but DO NOT RECOMMEND FOR PHOTOGRAPHY.
I was absolutely horrified with my wedding photos. I had friends who took better pictures with iPhones. They were not Read more...
I was absolutely horrified with my wedding photos. I had friends who took better pictures with iPhones. They were not edited. There were shadows and glares all over all of the photos. There were so many shots they missed. When I confronted the photography shoppe they told me that they thought the photos were fine and the shadows and glares, etc were things they had no control over and could not avoid having them in the pictures. HELLO!! THAT IS WHAT PHOTO SHOP/EDITING is for and what I am paying you for. Words cannot explain how disappointed I am with my wedding photos. Pictures are teh one thing from you wedding that last forever. Please do not make a mistake when choosing a photographer. They are cheaper than most wedding photographers out there but, you get the low quality you are paying the lower price for. However, they are very professional and gave me many free prints because I was so unsatisfied. Nothing can make up for priceless photos lost. I DO NOT recommend using this company for wedding photography.
If you are looking for a videographer, they are FANTASTIC! I loved my video! He got so many special moments and put it together in sucha a great way. I would choose this videographer again if I could. I totally recommend them for videography but DO NOT RECOMMEND FOR PHOTOGRAPHY. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/21/2012
4.4/5.0
Chris Howard at the Photography Shoppe was my photographer for my engagement pictures, bridals, and wedding. He was great! The Photography Shoppe is a great value also. They have great packages that you can customize and keep their prices low since they have many photographers working for one company. I liked that I could change my mind about my photographer if I feel that we did not mesh well, but I did not need to do that with Chris. Chris did a great job with following my vision and also following my very detailed and long shot list for the wedding! He made me feel comfortable in all my sessions and I had a fun time.
Chris Howard at the Photography Shoppe was my photographer for my engagement pictures, bridals, and wedding. He was great! Read more...
Chris Howard at the Photography Shoppe was my photographer for my engagement pictures, bridals, and wedding. He was great! The Photography Shoppe is a great value also. They have great packages that you can customize and keep their prices low since they have many photographers working for one company. I liked that I could change my mind about my photographer if I feel that we did not mesh well, but I did not need to do that with Chris. Chris did a great job with following my vision and also following my very detailed and long shot list for the wedding! He made me feel comfortable in all my sessions and I had a fun time. Read less
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Stefanie
Wedding:
6/9/2012
1.8/5.0
If you relish your sanity during/after wedding planning, DO NOT use the Photgraphy Shoppe, particularly Chris Howard. My husband and I got married June of this year and picked Chris as our photographer. We chose him last fall based on the good deal and his promises that "he would be our photographer for all photo shoots" because we were concerned about it being a bigger business and didn't want to be pushed off on photographers that we had never even seen their work or talked to before. He lied.

For our engagement session, we got a random photographer instead of Chris. My husband and I had both already taken off work and I had driven the 2 hours to Austin before we were told that we would have someone different...and that's only because I called to confirm our photo shoot! Luckily, the pictures turned out fine but we didn't think that photographer would be good at directing the wedding so we met with Chris to discuss our expectations again so that he wouldn't stray from them. He promised to be on board with us again so we booked my bridal session with him. The day of the session, I called to confirm and they say that I'm booked with a different photographer. After freaking out a little bit, I get a call saying it must have been a mistake and Chris will be there. The session went fine and Chris was very nice, but everything went downhill after that.

Our contract says we will receive all pictures within 30 days of the session. It's been over 3 months since I have taken my bridal pictures...and we still DO NOT have them back. They have sent us four disks so far...the first had their logo watermark across every picture, the second had few in color and the rest idouble black and whites, the third had pictures with the watermark across them, and the fourth had the watermark across all of the pictures AGAIN! After every wrong disk, we have talked to the business, told them what's wrong, and asked them to replace it. Every time we receive a new disk, it's wrong. So 90 days after our session, we still don't have the pictures promised to us.

Two weeks before the wedding was the deadline to send in the pictures that we would like for the prints (6 total) included in our wedding package. I sent the pictures that we would like to Chris and asked him when I should plan on my bridal party being there...5 days before the wedding we still hadn't heard a word from him. 4 days before, my husband called to speak with him about wedding day schedule but he wasn't there and the receptionist told my husband that Chris wasn't even scheduled for our wedding. They told my wedding coordinator the same thing. What bride wants to hear that her photographer isn't coming 4 days before the wedding? 3 days before the wedding, my husband finally got to talk to Chris after threatening to go up to their business. Chris said they had a scheduling mistake and he would be at our wedding so we got the timeline and called it good.

The day of the wedding, Chris shows up and I ask him if he has the prints that we had paid for in our package...the prints that I had sent him two weeks prior...the prints that I had spent over $100 buying frames for the wedding. He simply said "No. I spoke to Joe (my husband) and he said y'all didn't need them for the wedding" First, who doesn't want prints for the wedding? That's the whole point of getting pictures! Second, my husband said that all he told Chris was that he didn't know and that he would have to talk to me...he never tried to contact me at all. Third, why would you not contact the bride about this? Especially when the bride is the one who has been contacting you about the prints in the first place? Not smart. So I had a ton of frames and nothing to put in them. I think he might have gotten shaken up about me being upset because he showed a very subtle rudeness to me and my bridal party for the remainder of my wedding day. My husband and I wanted a "door" picture before the wedding where we couldn't see each other. After walking around for literally a minute, Chris said there just wasn't a good place to take that picture at my whole wedding venue. Really?! I paid you almost $2,000...this is your job. After looking for a minute, my matron of honor (sister) found the perfect spot for it. It was NOT her job to do it, but she had to because Chris wasn't going to go out of his way to do anything for us.

We got the wedding pictures back and although they turned out pretty, we are missing several important pictures. There are no pictures of my sign in table, my wedding favors, some of my home-made centerpieces, etc. A lot of hard work and no pictures of any of it. I've e-mailed Chris several times about my bridal pictures in the past 3 weeks with zero responses. He's been disrespectful and unresponsive so my parents (who paid him) are now taking care of things and will hire a lawyer if needed. He takes great pictures, but if you want to be respected and remain sane, I DO NOT recommend Chris Howard!!
If you relish your sanity during/after wedding planning, DO NOT use the Photgraphy Shoppe, particularly Chris Howard. My Read more...
If you relish your sanity during/after wedding planning, DO NOT use the Photgraphy Shoppe, particularly Chris Howard. My husband and I got married June of this year and picked Chris as our photographer. We chose him last fall based on the good deal and his promises that "he would be our photographer for all photo shoots" because we were concerned about it being a bigger business and didn't want to be pushed off on photographers that we had never even seen their work or talked to before. He lied.

For our engagement session, we got a random photographer instead of Chris. My husband and I had both already taken off work and I had driven the 2 hours to Austin before we were told that we would have someone different...and that's only because I called to confirm our photo shoot! Luckily, the pictures turned out fine but we didn't think that photographer would be good at directing the wedding so we met with Chris to discuss our expectations again so that he wouldn't stray from them. He promised to be on board with us again so we booked my bridal session with him. The day of the session, I called to confirm and they say that I'm booked with a different photographer. After freaking out a little bit, I get a call saying it must have been a mistake and Chris will be there. The session went fine and Chris was very nice, but everything went downhill after that.

Our contract says we will receive all pictures within 30 days of the session. It's been over 3 months since I have taken my bridal pictures...and we still DO NOT have them back. They have sent us four disks so far...the first had their logo watermark across every picture, the second had few in color and the rest idouble black and whites, the third had pictures with the watermark across them, and the fourth had the watermark across all of the pictures AGAIN! After every wrong disk, we have talked to the business, told them what's wrong, and asked them to replace it. Every time we receive a new disk, it's wrong. So 90 days after our session, we still don't have the pictures promised to us.

Two weeks before the wedding was the deadline to send in the pictures that we would like for the prints (6 total) included in our wedding package. I sent the pictures that we would like to Chris and asked him when I should plan on my bridal party being there...5 days before the wedding we still hadn't heard a word from him. 4 days before, my husband called to speak with him about wedding day schedule but he wasn't there and the receptionist told my husband that Chris wasn't even scheduled for our wedding. They told my wedding coordinator the same thing. What bride wants to hear that her photographer isn't coming 4 days before the wedding? 3 days before the wedding, my husband finally got to talk to Chris after threatening to go up to their business. Chris said they had a scheduling mistake and he would be at our wedding so we got the timeline and called it good.

The day of the wedding, Chris shows up and I ask him if he has the prints that we had paid for in our package...the prints that I had sent him two weeks prior...the prints that I had spent over $100 buying frames for the wedding. He simply said "No. I spoke to Joe (my husband) and he said y'all didn't need them for the wedding" First, who doesn't want prints for the wedding? That's the whole point of getting pictures! Second, my husband said that all he told Chris was that he didn't know and that he would have to talk to me...he never tried to contact me at all. Third, why would you not contact the bride about this? Especially when the bride is the one who has been contacting you about the prints in the first place? Not smart. So I had a ton of frames and nothing to put in them. I think he might have gotten shaken up about me being upset because he showed a very subtle rudeness to me and my bridal party for the remainder of my wedding day. My husband and I wanted a "door" picture before the wedding where we couldn't see each other. After walking around for literally a minute, Chris said there just wasn't a good place to take that picture at my whole wedding venue. Really?! I paid you almost $2,000...this is your job. After looking for a minute, my matron of honor (sister) found the perfect spot for it. It was NOT her job to do it, but she had to because Chris wasn't going to go out of his way to do anything for us.

We got the wedding pictures back and although they turned out pretty, we are missing several important pictures. There are no pictures of my sign in table, my wedding favors, some of my home-made centerpieces, etc. A lot of hard work and no pictures of any of it. I've e-mailed Chris several times about my bridal pictures in the past 3 weeks with zero responses. He's been disrespectful and unresponsive so my parents (who paid him) are now taking care of things and will hire a lawyer if needed. He takes great pictures, but if you want to be respected and remain sane, I DO NOT recommend Chris Howard!! Read less
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steph_spencer12
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
They did a fabulous job at the wedding and reception! The photographers were nice and did a great job! They are very helpful through the process and email you reminders on payments and deadlines. They also email you asking to fill out some questionares to help them better prepare for your wedding so they can come prepared. The photographers are very experienced and know where to shoot the pictures, and the perfect settings! They are very reasonable for all you get as well. I would definitely recommend them to a bride looking for an awesome photographer!!
They did a fabulous job at the wedding and reception! The photographers were nice and did a great job! They are very Read more...
They did a fabulous job at the wedding and reception! The photographers were nice and did a great job! They are very helpful through the process and email you reminders on payments and deadlines. They also email you asking to fill out some questionares to help them better prepare for your wedding so they can come prepared. The photographers are very experienced and know where to shoot the pictures, and the perfect settings! They are very reasonable for all you get as well. I would definitely recommend them to a bride looking for an awesome photographer!! Read less
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Lopezd
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Travis and his assistant we friendly and very talented. We love that we will have amazing pictures for the rest of our lives.
Travis and his assistant we friendly and very talented. We love that we will have amazing pictures for the rest of our Read more...
Travis and his assistant we friendly and very talented. We love that we will have amazing pictures for the rest of our lives. Read less
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Terri
Wedding:
10/29/2011
3.5/5.0
Pictures came out nice but took a while to get back to me.
Pictures came out nice but took a while to get back to me.
Pictures came out nice but took a while to get back to me. Read less
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Natalia
Wedding:
9/25/2011
5.0/5.0
I had a great experience with the Photography Shoppe both on my engagement pictures and on my wedding. I recommend to anyone looking for a great deal. Travis took the time to talk to us and figure out what we really wanted for our special day and the pics came out amazing...
I had a great experience with the Photography Shoppe both on my engagement pictures and on my wedding. I recommend to Read more...
I had a great experience with the Photography Shoppe both on my engagement pictures and on my wedding. I recommend to anyone looking for a great deal. Travis took the time to talk to us and figure out what we really wanted for our special day and the pics came out amazing... Read less
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