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Shooting Star Photography

Anna Maria Island , FL
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Anna Maria Island, FL US (map)

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941-776-8870

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ABOUT US

We are Shooting Star Photography. A husband and wife team. We have been in business 11 years .We cover Anna Maria Island , Bradenton Beach , Lido Beach , Longboat Key , Siesta Key ,... Read more
We are Shooting Star Photography. A husband and wife team. We have been in business 11 years .We cover Anna Maria Island , Bradenton Beach , Lido Beach , Longboat Key , Siesta Key , Venice Beach , St. Pete to Tampa . We are available for travel. We will cover every angle of your wedding . Always close by , never in your way. You will get a blend of Photo Journalistic style photography with a traditional approach. We recognize the uniqueness of each couple and strive to create images that reflect their personal vision. We are truly honored that our couples have entrusted us with their special day. Your wedding only lasts one day , Don't let the memories fade away. Shooting Star Photography will capture time as it stands still. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

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

REVIEWS

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Beth
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Alek was great! We were married at the BeachHouse Restaurant in Bradenton Beach, FL. Very professional and made sure we got all the pictures we needed without missing the reception. He took pictures of my friends and family during the sunset too. I would definitely recommend him.
Alek was great! We were married at the BeachHouse Restaurant in Bradenton Beach, FL. Very professional and made sure we Read more...
Alek was great! We were married at the BeachHouse Restaurant in Bradenton Beach, FL. Very professional and made sure we got all the pictures we needed without missing the reception. He took pictures of my friends and family during the sunset too. I would definitely recommend him. Read less
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Stacy
Wedding:
3/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Alek and Sally were outstanding! Not only did they take the most beautiful photo's of our wedding, they captured us. They were a blast to work with and really listened to what we wanted. Love them
Alek and Sally were outstanding! Not only did they take the most beautiful photo's of our wedding, they captured us. They Read more...
Alek and Sally were outstanding! Not only did they take the most beautiful photo's of our wedding, they captured us. They were a blast to work with and really listened to what we wanted. Love them Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
3/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Alek was so prompt at getting back to my emails and following up! He was flexible with our photography package which helped us capture the things that mattered the most! I was more confident with his services when I met him at the Anna Maria wedding show and saw he was recommend by the sandbar. Overall Alek felt like a guest at my wedding who thought I looked really good and took the most romantic photos of my husband and i. what more could a bride ask for!
Alek was so prompt at getting back to my emails and following up! He was flexible with our photography package which Read more...
Alek was so prompt at getting back to my emails and following up! He was flexible with our photography package which helped us capture the things that mattered the most! I was more confident with his services when I met him at the Anna Maria wedding show and saw he was recommend by the sandbar. Overall Alek felt like a guest at my wedding who thought I looked really good and took the most romantic photos of my husband and i. what more could a bride ask for! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were so very impressed by Alek at Shooting Star Photography. While we haven't received our disc yet (as we were just married one week ago), our photos were online for viewing THE NEXT DAY. When my husband and I looked, we were so very pleased. The photographs came out amazing. Apart from the beautiful photos, what really pleased my husband and I the most was Alek's professionalism, flexibility, and personality. He was able to get all the posed shots we wanted QUICKLY, which was very important to us. We were not the couple who wanted to spend an hour taking photos--and we didn't nor did we have to to have the same result. Alek was quick at directing us and patient (wrangling our families can be a challenge). He was also very creative and got some great shots of us at our reception venue on the water. At the reception, Alek also followed us around, while not getting in our way and got pictures of me with my guests. That was really special as our wedding was on the smaller side (60 or so guests), everyone who was there was very important to us. Alek was also very patient and understanding of our guests and relatives who were taking pictures. Even though several other people were taking photos of us at important moments, Alek respected their space and still got amazing shots. Beyond the quality and professionalism, Shooting Star Photography is an amazing value. Our budget was on the smaller side and I was searching for an affordable, but quality photographer. When a friend recommended Shooting Star to me and sent me to their website, I could not believe the prices. I had researched several other photographers, not only were their quotes exponentially higher than Shooting Star's, but their websites did not list prices, which frustrated me as I planned my wedding from out of state.

You will be missing out big time if you don't hire Shooting Star Photography. They exceed expectations!
My husband and I were so very impressed by Alek at Shooting Star Photography. While we haven't received our disc yet (as Read more...
My husband and I were so very impressed by Alek at Shooting Star Photography. While we haven't received our disc yet (as we were just married one week ago), our photos were online for viewing THE NEXT DAY. When my husband and I looked, we were so very pleased. The photographs came out amazing. Apart from the beautiful photos, what really pleased my husband and I the most was Alek's professionalism, flexibility, and personality. He was able to get all the posed shots we wanted QUICKLY, which was very important to us. We were not the couple who wanted to spend an hour taking photos--and we didn't nor did we have to to have the same result. Alek was quick at directing us and patient (wrangling our families can be a challenge). He was also very creative and got some great shots of us at our reception venue on the water. At the reception, Alek also followed us around, while not getting in our way and got pictures of me with my guests. That was really special as our wedding was on the smaller side (60 or so guests), everyone who was there was very important to us. Alek was also very patient and understanding of our guests and relatives who were taking pictures. Even though several other people were taking photos of us at important moments, Alek respected their space and still got amazing shots. Beyond the quality and professionalism, Shooting Star Photography is an amazing value. Our budget was on the smaller side and I was searching for an affordable, but quality photographer. When a friend recommended Shooting Star to me and sent me to their website, I could not believe the prices. I had researched several other photographers, not only were their quotes exponentially higher than Shooting Star's, but their websites did not list prices, which frustrated me as I planned my wedding from out of state.

You will be missing out big time if you don't hire Shooting Star Photography. They exceed expectations! Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
9/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Shooting Star Photography was absolutely fantastic! Our wedding pictures are beautiful and we couldn't be more pleased with how wonderful they turned out. Not only did the photographer patiently wait for the rain to stop to have our wedding on the beach, he captured the ceremony and sunset in such a special way that we will always treasure these photos and the memories they bring to mind every time we look at them. We proudly have many of them displayed throughout our home. (You will be able to get as many copies made as you want from the disc they give you.) The comments we received about the photos from friends and family have all been glowing. I highly recommend their services if you are getting married in the Sarasota area.
Shooting Star Photography was absolutely fantastic! Our wedding pictures are beautiful and we couldn't be more pleased Read more...
Shooting Star Photography was absolutely fantastic! Our wedding pictures are beautiful and we couldn't be more pleased with how wonderful they turned out. Not only did the photographer patiently wait for the rain to stop to have our wedding on the beach, he captured the ceremony and sunset in such a special way that we will always treasure these photos and the memories they bring to mind every time we look at them. We proudly have many of them displayed throughout our home. (You will be able to get as many copies made as you want from the disc they give you.) The comments we received about the photos from friends and family have all been glowing. I highly recommend their services if you are getting married in the Sarasota area. Read less
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Tatiana
Wedding:
4/28/2013
4.9/5.0
Alek did a great job on our wedding, especially under the time constraints. He kept everyone in line when it came to picture time, which was no simple task. The only thing I would change is the photo editing. I was hoping to recieve some pictures with great editing, but none looked very edited. Other then that, everything was great! I would hire Shooting Star again
Alek did a great job on our wedding, especially under the time constraints. He kept everyone in line when it came to Read more...
Alek did a great job on our wedding, especially under the time constraints. He kept everyone in line when it came to picture time, which was no simple task. The only thing I would change is the photo editing. I was hoping to recieve some pictures with great editing, but none looked very edited. Other then that, everything was great! I would hire Shooting Star again Read less
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Stacy
Wedding:
4/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Alek photographed our 20 year vow renewal on the beach on Anna Maria Island. He was amazing and our pictures are unbelievable! Things we loved about Alek... 1. He was on time. 2. His prices are very reasonable. 3. He was dressed appropriately and professionally. 4. He didn't intrude on our ceremony but got amazing pictures of the whole thing. 5. He had great ideas for pictures and he was more than willing to do poses and things we wanted to do as well. 6. He sends us a CD of the pix so we can do what we want with them. 7. He was super friendly to us, our family and guests. 8. Even though we weren't getting married for the first time, he made me feel like a bride. I would highly recommend Shooting Star photography. Alek was the best!
Alek photographed our 20 year vow renewal on the beach on Anna Maria Island. He was amazing and our pictures are Read more...
Alek photographed our 20 year vow renewal on the beach on Anna Maria Island. He was amazing and our pictures are unbelievable! Things we loved about Alek... 1. He was on time. 2. His prices are very reasonable. 3. He was dressed appropriately and professionally. 4. He didn't intrude on our ceremony but got amazing pictures of the whole thing. 5. He had great ideas for pictures and he was more than willing to do poses and things we wanted to do as well. 6. He sends us a CD of the pix so we can do what we want with them. 7. He was super friendly to us, our family and guests. 8. Even though we weren't getting married for the first time, he made me feel like a bride. I would highly recommend Shooting Star photography. Alek was the best! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Sally and Alex were wonderful to work with.
Sally and Alex were wonderful to work with.
Sally and Alex were wonderful to work with. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
12/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Alek and Sally are amazing people with amazing talent. If you want all of your beautiful moments captured call them. They are worth it!!!!
Alek and Sally are amazing people with amazing talent. If you want all of your beautiful moments captured call them. They Read more...
Alek and Sally are amazing people with amazing talent. If you want all of your beautiful moments captured call them. They are worth it!!!! Read less
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Marimily
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding photos were of excellent quality. We really liked all the candid photos (as we requested). We felt very comfortable around Alek - he is very approachable and flexible. Overall we were very pleased to have worked with him.
Our wedding photos were of excellent quality. We really liked all the candid photos (as we requested). We felt very Read more...
Our wedding photos were of excellent quality. We really liked all the candid photos (as we requested). We felt very comfortable around Alek - he is very approachable and flexible. Overall we were very pleased to have worked with him. Read less
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Wendy
Wedding:
8/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Super professional and amazing people. Thank you
Super professional and amazing people. Thank you
Super professional and amazing people. Thank you Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
3/31/2012
2.4/5.0
They were great before the wedding answering questions always very good about emailing back very quickly. The pictures were ok. I felt like anyone I knew could have done it. My main problem was after the wedding they forgot to order the photos and album my wedding was over 7 months ago and I still do t have my wedding album with corrections since they didn't do a great with photo shop.
They were great before the wedding answering questions always very good about emailing back very quickly. The pictures Read more...
They were great before the wedding answering questions always very good about emailing back very quickly. The pictures were ok. I felt like anyone I knew could have done it. My main problem was after the wedding they forgot to order the photos and album my wedding was over 7 months ago and I still do t have my wedding album with corrections since they didn't do a great with photo shop. Read less
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Shooting Star Photography responded with the following comments:

We thanked Ms. W. for her comments.

She is correct, her order was misplaced and not processed timely. Upon finding out our oversight, her order was processed and her album was completed it and sent to her. Ms W. did not like the Spot Coloring done. I asked her to send the album back for it to be redone at no cost with the changes she wanted. She failed to mention on her review done today 12/3/12, that earlier today she was told her new album will be done this Friday 12/7/12.

As of the quality of our photography, let the 22 reviews done before Ms. W speak for us.

We do our best to provide a great photography service to all our customers. In this case we are doing all possible to make Ms. W. happy. Out of 23 Reviews on this site, Ms. W. is the only one not giving us a 5. We understand that even our best will not suffice to make some customers happy however we will continue our efforts towards 100% customer satisfaction and getting better at what we do. Thanks Alek
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Michelle
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Great flexibility with me not being local. Delivered the dvd with photos straight away so we could take them home with us.
Thanks!
Great flexibility with me not being local. Delivered the dvd with photos straight away so we could take them home with Read more...
Great flexibility with me not being local. Delivered the dvd with photos straight away so we could take them home with us.
Thanks! Read less
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h20mellon86
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Alek provided a great service at a great price. Planning a wedding on a small budget doesn't mean you have to sacrifice good quality photos. We are extremely happy with the photos we have from our Anna Maria Island wedding and I highly recommend using Shooting Star Photography to any bride.
Alek provided a great service at a great price. Planning a wedding on a small budget doesn't mean you have to sacrifice Read more...
Alek provided a great service at a great price. Planning a wedding on a small budget doesn't mean you have to sacrifice good quality photos. We are extremely happy with the photos we have from our Anna Maria Island wedding and I highly recommend using Shooting Star Photography to any bride. Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
9/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Alek and Sally are a wonderful couple and great photographers! They were very accomodating and had great ideas for photos. It was great to have the two of them at different spots to get really good different views for photos. I would recommend them to anyone looking to have a great time taking pictures and a lot of fun candids.. Those were my favorite!
Alek and Sally are a wonderful couple and great photographers! They were very accomodating and had great ideas for photos. Read more...
Alek and Sally are a wonderful couple and great photographers! They were very accomodating and had great ideas for photos. It was great to have the two of them at different spots to get really good different views for photos. I would recommend them to anyone looking to have a great time taking pictures and a lot of fun candids.. Those were my favorite! Read less
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JudyT
Wedding:
11/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Our daughter was trying to keep photo costs low. She asked if they could come for 2 and 1/2 hours; enough time for the dressing part, the ceremony, pictures after on the beach, family pics and about 1/2 hour of random shots of the group. He was terrific and so unobtrusive!! I never even knew he was there, but he captured everything! He even had them do a "fake" cake cutting (which took place after he left) so that it would be a part of the pictures. THEN...we had the proofs two days later!! And they are beautiful! Talk about professional. They are a terrific husband and wife team who worked hard to meet our requirements, not theirs. I recommend them highly!
Our daughter was trying to keep photo costs low. She asked if they could come for 2 and 1/2 hours; enough time for the Read more...
Our daughter was trying to keep photo costs low. She asked if they could come for 2 and 1/2 hours; enough time for the dressing part, the ceremony, pictures after on the beach, family pics and about 1/2 hour of random shots of the group. He was terrific and so unobtrusive!! I never even knew he was there, but he captured everything! He even had them do a "fake" cake cutting (which took place after he left) so that it would be a part of the pictures. THEN...we had the proofs two days later!! And they are beautiful! Talk about professional. They are a terrific husband and wife team who worked hard to meet our requirements, not theirs. I recommend them highly! Read less
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WOW
Wedding:
11/7/2010
5.0/5.0
They were so amazing...on the day of our wedding I let Alek know of certain things that we were going to do and certain pictures that I would like him to take and he had no problem with that. We live in Lakeland, FL so I could not talk to him face to face so we did all our communicating by email and phone. He and his wife were always very professional and extremely nice and did everything they could to make sure we were 100% satisfied. Oh and the wedding album..WOW I have never seen anything like this it was better than I imagined it being...I knew it would be good but I never expected this!!! The next time I need a photographer I am definitely going to call them and if I know of anyone getting married I will definitely tell them to call Shooting Star!! They are amazing and I couldn't have asked for better people to work with or a better album!! THANK YOU!!!
They were so amazing...on the day of our wedding I let Alek know of certain things that we were going to do and certain Read more...
They were so amazing...on the day of our wedding I let Alek know of certain things that we were going to do and certain pictures that I would like him to take and he had no problem with that. We live in Lakeland, FL so I could not talk to him face to face so we did all our communicating by email and phone. He and his wife were always very professional and extremely nice and did everything they could to make sure we were 100% satisfied. Oh and the wedding album..WOW I have never seen anything like this it was better than I imagined it being...I knew it would be good but I never expected this!!! The next time I need a photographer I am definitely going to call them and if I know of anyone getting married I will definitely tell them to call Shooting Star!! They are amazing and I couldn't have asked for better people to work with or a better album!! THANK YOU!!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I used shooting star photography this past october. They were amazing! They dealt with our family trying to jump in their way when they were trying to take pictures and yet they still got amazing ones of us. I would recommend them to anyone! Thank you guys for such an amazing job!
My husband and I used shooting star photography this past october. They were amazing! They dealt with our family trying to Read more...
My husband and I used shooting star photography this past october. They were amazing! They dealt with our family trying to jump in their way when they were trying to take pictures and yet they still got amazing ones of us. I would recommend them to anyone! Thank you guys for such an amazing job! Read less
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Constanze
Wedding:
7/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Alek of Shooting Star Photography was amazing! We haven't even seen all of the pictures yet; we have seen a couple of facebook though and we are thrilled. Alek was professional and warm at the same time. My guests loved him and we are seriously considering using him for our annual family photograph next year.
Alek of Shooting Star Photography was amazing! We haven't even seen all of the pictures yet; we have seen a couple of Read more...
Alek of Shooting Star Photography was amazing! We haven't even seen all of the pictures yet; we have seen a couple of facebook though and we are thrilled. Alek was professional and warm at the same time. My guests loved him and we are seriously considering using him for our annual family photograph next year. Read less
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jbwolfe
Wedding:
5/2/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I used Shooting Star Photography for our wedding this past May in Anna Maria, Island. We were on our way to check out the venue, when we called Alek to see if we could meet with him, not realizing we should have set-up an appointment. Alek actually came to our venue and met us THAT day! He was very professional the entire time. We never really noticed him taking photos and he got some beautiful shots! We love the album he made for us! He took so many good ones, it was very hard to decide which ones we would use for our album :) I would recommend Alek for any type of occasion. He really does an amazing job!! Thanks so much! You made our day last forever! Jennie & Bill Wolfe
My husband and I used Shooting Star Photography for our wedding this past May in Anna Maria, Island. We were on our way to Read more...
My husband and I used Shooting Star Photography for our wedding this past May in Anna Maria, Island. We were on our way to check out the venue, when we called Alek to see if we could meet with him, not realizing we should have set-up an appointment. Alek actually came to our venue and met us THAT day! He was very professional the entire time. We never really noticed him taking photos and he got some beautiful shots! We love the album he made for us! He took so many good ones, it was very hard to decide which ones we would use for our album :) I would recommend Alek for any type of occasion. He really does an amazing job!! Thanks so much! You made our day last forever! Jennie & Bill Wolfe Read less
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April
Wedding:
3/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Alek was wonderful, and thank you so much for doing our wedding. I have'nt seen all my pics yet, but the ones on facebook look awsome. alek was very nice to everyone at the wedding and took some wonderful pics of the guest and family.
Alek was wonderful, and thank you so much for doing our wedding. I have'nt seen all my pics yet, but the ones on facebook Read more...
Alek was wonderful, and thank you so much for doing our wedding. I have'nt seen all my pics yet, but the ones on facebook look awsome. alek was very nice to everyone at the wedding and took some wonderful pics of the guest and family. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
3/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Can not tell you how pleased we were with this vendor- EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT!!! We LOVED everyone of the images and had such a difficult time choosing which ones we wanted for our final album! I would recommend this vendor to anyone looking for a great photographer- the fact that the husband/wife team was a complete bonus for us because both had some very unique shots and could be with both sides of the bridal party prior to the wedding!! =)
Can not tell you how pleased we were with this vendor- EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT!!! We LOVED everyone of the images and had Read more...
Can not tell you how pleased we were with this vendor- EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT!!! We LOVED everyone of the images and had such a difficult time choosing which ones we wanted for our final album! I would recommend this vendor to anyone looking for a great photographer- the fact that the husband/wife team was a complete bonus for us because both had some very unique shots and could be with both sides of the bridal party prior to the wedding!! =) Read less
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seitzv22
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
We loved Stooting Star Photography. My husband and I couldn't find anyone who would offer a package that we wanted. Basically, we wanted the photographer to be there for the duration of our wedding/reception (6 hrs), we wanted FULL printing rights to all of the pictures, and we wanted a coffee table book that we could show to guests; the kicker is we needed all this for under our budget of $1000. Alec was able to provide everything for us. The other thing that was important for us was for the photographer to capture ever moment, but not be distracting and in the way. Alec really captured all of our special moments and we hardly even knew he was there! Our coffe table book was so professionally and artfully done. Seeing his sample coffee/magazine style books is actually what sold us to Shooting Star in the first place. The picture printing is of excellent quality and the color enhancements were a great touch! I would highly recommend Shooting Star if you are on a budget, but want excellent photography.
We loved Stooting Star Photography. My husband and I couldn't find anyone who would offer a package that we wanted. Read more...
We loved Stooting Star Photography. My husband and I couldn't find anyone who would offer a package that we wanted. Basically, we wanted the photographer to be there for the duration of our wedding/reception (6 hrs), we wanted FULL printing rights to all of the pictures, and we wanted a coffee table book that we could show to guests; the kicker is we needed all this for under our budget of $1000. Alec was able to provide everything for us. The other thing that was important for us was for the photographer to capture ever moment, but not be distracting and in the way. Alec really captured all of our special moments and we hardly even knew he was there! Our coffe table book was so professionally and artfully done. Seeing his sample coffee/magazine style books is actually what sold us to Shooting Star in the first place. The picture printing is of excellent quality and the color enhancements were a great touch! I would highly recommend Shooting Star if you are on a budget, but want excellent photography. Read less
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alliuf
Wedding:
5/30/2009
4.2/5.0
Sally was great.. we have wonderful pictures from our wedding day that we will treasure forever. Looking back, there are a few pictures that I wish she would have suggested doing and I would have liked for her to take pictures of each table of guests. I didn't request that, so it's partially my fault. But that's my only complaint. Otherwise, she was great to work with!
Sally was great.. we have wonderful pictures from our wedding day that we will treasure forever. Looking back, there are a Read more...
Sally was great.. we have wonderful pictures from our wedding day that we will treasure forever. Looking back, there are a few pictures that I wish she would have suggested doing and I would have liked for her to take pictures of each table of guests. I didn't request that, so it's partially my fault. But that's my only complaint. Otherwise, she was great to work with! Read less
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K E
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
Alek & Sally, I would like to say thank you so much for helping us make Heather & Chris' wedding day at the Beachhouse so memorable!!! We're so glad you guys were able to stay for dinner, too....we truly enjoyed your company. You both are so very professional, but very down to earth at the same time. From the moment we met you, we felt like you were friends coming to take pictures as a favor for us! It actually felt like you were part of the wedding the entire evening! Even though we haven't seen any photographs yet, we know they will be absolutely gorgeous and very creative. We were extremely lucky to have you both at the same time. Thank you so much.
WOW....the photos are absolutely GORGEOUS! You've managed to capture all of the
love and happiness between Heather & Chris along with the love and laughter of
family and friends that surrounded them throughout the evening. Every emotion of
the day was seen in every photo. You both have such a gift for seeing the
artistic and creative side of photography and we're so grateful you were there
to memorialize it for all of us. Many thanks for making the day much more fun,
just by being you!
Alek & Sally, I would like to say thank you so much for helping us make Heather & Chris' wedding day at the Beachhouse so Read more...
Alek & Sally, I would like to say thank you so much for helping us make Heather & Chris' wedding day at the Beachhouse so memorable!!! We're so glad you guys were able to stay for dinner, too....we truly enjoyed your company. You both are so very professional, but very down to earth at the same time. From the moment we met you, we felt like you were friends coming to take pictures as a favor for us! It actually felt like you were part of the wedding the entire evening! Even though we haven't seen any photographs yet, we know they will be absolutely gorgeous and very creative. We were extremely lucky to have you both at the same time. Thank you so much.
WOW....the photos are absolutely GORGEOUS! You've managed to capture all of the
love and happiness between Heather & Chris along with the love and laughter of
family and friends that surrounded them throughout the evening. Every emotion of
the day was seen in every photo. You both have such a gift for seeing the
artistic and creative side of photography and we're so grateful you were there
to memorialize it for all of us. Many thanks for making the day much more fun,
just by being you! Read less
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dognamedkitty
Wedding:
5/29/2009
5.0/5.0
Alek was fantastic. I have been to other weddings where the photographers were pushy & demanding, but he was extremely pleasant. He coordinated the timeframe for pictures with the DJ, so we had little to do but sit back & enjoy our guests. The pictures are amazing. The prices of the package changed between when we signed the contract & the wedding day, & Alek was good enough to honor the new price & upgrade us to a beautiful magazine style book for no additional cost. I would highly recommend this photographer!
Alek was fantastic. I have been to other weddings where the photographers were pushy & demanding, but he was extremely Read more...
Alek was fantastic. I have been to other weddings where the photographers were pushy & demanding, but he was extremely pleasant. He coordinated the timeframe for pictures with the DJ, so we had little to do but sit back & enjoy our guests. The pictures are amazing. The prices of the package changed between when we signed the contract & the wedding day, & Alek was good enough to honor the new price & upgrade us to a beautiful magazine style book for no additional cost. I would highly recommend this photographer! Read less
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hawksgirl
Wedding:
5/8/2009
5.0/5.0
We could not have asked for a better photographer! Alek took beautiful pictures of our wedding and was easy to work with. We only had the service for an hour, but had hundreds of photos to choose from. I highly recommend Shooting Star Photography, great service & prices!
We could not have asked for a better photographer! Alek took beautiful pictures of our wedding and was easy to work with. Read more...
We could not have asked for a better photographer! Alek took beautiful pictures of our wedding and was easy to work with. We only had the service for an hour, but had hundreds of photos to choose from. I highly recommend Shooting Star Photography, great service & prices! Read less
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Indus79
Wedding:
5/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Sally and Alec are amazing photographers with an eye for the unique shot! I could not be more pleased with the response that I have received from people that have seen our weding photos! Ask about their wedding story books..so amazing and personalized! highly recommend!
Go to www.shootingstarphotography.com and look at some of the samples of their very professional and VERY romantic photos.

Thanks again, Sally!
Sally and Alec are amazing photographers with an eye for the unique shot! I could not be more pleased with the response Read more...
Sally and Alec are amazing photographers with an eye for the unique shot! I could not be more pleased with the response that I have received from people that have seen our weding photos! Ask about their wedding story books..so amazing and personalized! highly recommend!
Go to www.shootingstarphotography.com and look at some of the samples of their very professional and VERY romantic photos.

Thanks again, Sally! Read less
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Erin&Ted
Wedding:
4/2/2009
5.0/5.0
Alek and Sally were great. The pictures that Sally took at sunset were beautiful. They are both very professional and helpful. Our wedding storybook is amazing, it is highly recommended. We could not have asked for a better photographer on our wedding day. Great prices and service. Would highly recommend them!
Alek and Sally were great. The pictures that Sally took at sunset were beautiful. They are both very professional and Read more...
Alek and Sally were great. The pictures that Sally took at sunset were beautiful. They are both very professional and helpful. Our wedding storybook is amazing, it is highly recommended. We could not have asked for a better photographer on our wedding day. Great prices and service. Would highly recommend them! Read less
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Star
Wedding:
3/29/2009
5.0/5.0
Sally and Alex were wonderful!! They captured every angle of our wedding and made us feel special in the process!! The pictures all came out so great that I am having a hard time deciding which ones to use for the album. They are very professional and caring!!
Sally and Alex were wonderful!! They captured every angle of our wedding and made us feel special in the process!! The Read more...
Sally and Alex were wonderful!! They captured every angle of our wedding and made us feel special in the process!! The pictures all came out so great that I am having a hard time deciding which ones to use for the album. They are very professional and caring!! Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
2/28/2009
5.0/5.0
I live in Boston and planned a destination wedding on Anna Maria Island without having the opportunity to meet my vendors face-to-face. I searched several websites and did my homework because I knew what I wanted: photographers who knew how to capture the unique essence of a beach wedding; who were caring, professional, attentive and responsible; and who would provide me with wedding pictures that would just blow us away without us having to worry and stress that we would get the shots we wanted. Shooting Star Photography really did all this and more - I cannot say enough how pleased I was with their service, their pictures, and the most amazing storybook album: people are just amazed by it when they see it.

When I found Alek and Sally's website, I liked how they were a husband-and-wife team who shoot weddings together. This meant I got Sally alone to take pictures while I was getting ready, my husband got Alek, and we got them both for the ceremony and reception. This means you get a million different angles - by this, I mean MOMENTS - from which to choose. In fact, because we received all our shots on CD, we really got every single shot. I joke that I could wallpaper my house with them all! They immediately made us both feel comfortable and they were as excited about our day as us. In fact, by the end of the evening, they felt like guests at our event and we still keep in touch.

For all you brides-to-be, let a bride whose been through it give you some advice: after your gown, the most important thing about your wedding day is the pictures. Over time, some people might forget your delicious food, your open bar, and your amazing band. Your photos are forever. Shooting Star Photography brings art, vision, and a fervent desire to personalize packages with meticulous detail to the client experience. We were unable to choose the pictures for our album so we trusted them to do it for us. It came out even better than I could have ever imagined.

One thing I would recommend is because they focus on these incredible candid shots most of the time, if you have a set posed shots you want to check off your list (more traditional family shots, etc.), make a list and give it to them. We forgot about these types of photos and had some family members looking for the more traditional wedding pictures. Just a suggestion!

If you are getting married anywhere near the beach, I cannot imagine a better photographer than Shooting Star! =)
I live in Boston and planned a destination wedding on Anna Maria Island without having the opportunity to meet my vendors Read more...
I live in Boston and planned a destination wedding on Anna Maria Island without having the opportunity to meet my vendors face-to-face. I searched several websites and did my homework because I knew what I wanted: photographers who knew how to capture the unique essence of a beach wedding; who were caring, professional, attentive and responsible; and who would provide me with wedding pictures that would just blow us away without us having to worry and stress that we would get the shots we wanted. Shooting Star Photography really did all this and more - I cannot say enough how pleased I was with their service, their pictures, and the most amazing storybook album: people are just amazed by it when they see it.

When I found Alek and Sally's website, I liked how they were a husband-and-wife team who shoot weddings together. This meant I got Sally alone to take pictures while I was getting ready, my husband got Alek, and we got them both for the ceremony and reception. This means you get a million different angles - by this, I mean MOMENTS - from which to choose. In fact, because we received all our shots on CD, we really got every single shot. I joke that I could wallpaper my house with them all! They immediately made us both feel comfortable and they were as excited about our day as us. In fact, by the end of the evening, they felt like guests at our event and we still keep in touch.

For all you brides-to-be, let a bride whose been through it give you some advice: after your gown, the most important thing about your wedding day is the pictures. Over time, some people might forget your delicious food, your open bar, and your amazing band. Your photos are forever. Shooting Star Photography brings art, vision, and a fervent desire to personalize packages with meticulous detail to the client experience. We were unable to choose the pictures for our album so we trusted them to do it for us. It came out even better than I could have ever imagined.

One thing I would recommend is because they focus on these incredible candid shots most of the time, if you have a set posed shots you want to check off your list (more traditional family shots, etc.), make a list and give it to them. We forgot about these types of photos and had some family members looking for the more traditional wedding pictures. Just a suggestion!

If you are getting married anywhere near the beach, I cannot imagine a better photographer than Shooting Star! =) Read less
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jencooper
Wedding:
5/18/2008
5.0/5.0
Excellent photographers. On time--professional. Took a million pictures of the wedding and are working on our portraits now. Highly recommended!
Excellent photographers. On time--professional. Took a million pictures of the wedding and are working on our portraits Read more...
Excellent photographers. On time--professional. Took a million pictures of the wedding and are working on our portraits now. Highly recommended! Read less
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Dymond427
Wedding:
3/30/2008
5.0/5.0
Haven't seen the pictures yet, but we had 2 photographers for 5 1/2 hours and it was quite a deal! They were fun to work with and willing to try new shots! Loved them!
Haven't seen the pictures yet, but we had 2 photographers for 5 1/2 hours and it was quite a deal! They were fun to work Read more...
Haven't seen the pictures yet, but we had 2 photographers for 5 1/2 hours and it was quite a deal! They were fun to work with and willing to try new shots! Loved them! Read less
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