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SoftBox Media

Reston , VA

LOCATION

12095 Trumbull Way
Reston, VA US 20190 (map)

PHONE

703-727-5744

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Welcome to SoftBox! You've found your way to one of the D.C. area's premier photography companies that prides themselves on award winning photography & world class customer service.... Read more
Welcome to SoftBox! You've found your way to one of the D.C. area's premier photography companies that prides themselves on award winning photography & world class customer service. SoftBox is the husband & wife team of Lisa & Ian Robinson. They have a passion for photography, people, & (of course) love! Combined with their breezy & fun personalities, they're the perfect choice for your wedding day. E-mail them to set up your consultation today! 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, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
We offer all types of image editing. Black and white, hand-coloring, selective color, sepia, cropping, & retouching. We will preliminarily treat all images, but are open to any requests.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
All lighting conditions can be accommodated; however notice is appreciated for candle light. It requires a different approach and equipment.
How many photographers do you work with?
We are a husband and wife team.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Absolutely.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
We never book more than one wedding in a day.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Always!
Do you charge hourly or full day?
We offer "Complete Packages" that include varying hours of coverage. You can also "A La Carte" hours for the whole day or as an "Add On" to a package.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Absolutely. We can even add extra hours on the spot with our mobile credit card processing if we reach your "end time" but you still want us to stay and photograph more! Extra hours are $300.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Other than a quick minute to grab a sip of water here and there, we only take a break during your dinner being served. We do require a meal when weddings are booked for 5 hours or longer. Whether you would like to give us a plate of what you're serving, let us go through the buffet line, or have your caterer provide us a vendor meal, is your decision!
Do you charge for travel?
A 60 mile round trip from Reston, VA is included in every wedding. Additional miles are $0.50/mile.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
No later than 3 weeks after the wedding.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Online and In Studio for a Client Review Session.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
We "hybrid" our copyright. We grant you permission to reproduce in any form for personal use up through size 5x7. We ask that anything larger than that come through us. This gives you the freedom you want with your images but also guarantees the quality and longevity of your "showcase" pieces from your wedding.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes. Although, living in DC we occasionally run into special circumstances and will honor any necessary adjustments to this policy on a case by case basis.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
If you order a CD or USB you will get all photos with the rights to reproduce for personal use up through (and including) size 5x7.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
From contemporary lay flat books to flush mount to 100% custom creations there's one for every budget.
When will the client get the final album?
Our clients choose their images first. Once the images are chosen, there is a 2-3 week custom design period. Once our clients approve the design, most albums are ready for pick up in 3-5 weeks.

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Jessica
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Lisa and Ian are the best!!! They were so helpful and informative and I could not be happier with my pictures. I felt like my husband and I really became friends with them, and they helped us capture our day exactly how we wanted it. They are very professional, fun, and personable. They provide a really great value and really work with you to give you exactly what you want. I would recommend them without hesitation, and look forward to using them for big events in our future!
Lisa and Ian are the best!!! They were so helpful and informative and I could not be happier with my pictures. I felt like Read more...
Lisa and Ian are the best!!! They were so helpful and informative and I could not be happier with my pictures. I felt like my husband and I really became friends with them, and they helped us capture our day exactly how we wanted it. They are very professional, fun, and personable. They provide a really great value and really work with you to give you exactly what you want. I would recommend them without hesitation, and look forward to using them for big events in our future! Read less
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Patricia
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Words cannot describe how amazing our wedding photos turned out. From the first meeting with Lisa and Ian we knew we were in good hands. Lisa listened to our ideas and saw our vision instantly. Our e-session was an amazing photo shoot in downtown DC. On our wedding day Lisa and Ian were on time and dressed ready for a wedding (our guests were very impressed with this)! During the entire day both Lisa and Ian were one step ahead of us and captured our day beautifully. There is not a bad photo that I have seen. We cannot wait to see our albums. We will be using SoftBox Media for all our future photography needs!

Mr and Mrs Tolbert
Words cannot describe how amazing our wedding photos turned out. From the first meeting with Lisa and Ian we knew we were Read more...
Words cannot describe how amazing our wedding photos turned out. From the first meeting with Lisa and Ian we knew we were in good hands. Lisa listened to our ideas and saw our vision instantly. Our e-session was an amazing photo shoot in downtown DC. On our wedding day Lisa and Ian were on time and dressed ready for a wedding (our guests were very impressed with this)! During the entire day both Lisa and Ian were one step ahead of us and captured our day beautifully. There is not a bad photo that I have seen. We cannot wait to see our albums. We will be using SoftBox Media for all our future photography needs!

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Maria
Wedding:
7/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Lisa and Ian were FABULOUS!!! From the first meeting to the wedding day, they were personable and wonderful every step of the process! They were open to trying something new when I expressed how I wanted to do our engagement session on a winter evening with Christmas lights, since it is special to me and my husband. The pictures turned out FANTASTIC and couldn't wait to work with Lisa and Ian for our July wedding also!

The day of the wedding was just as fantastic! Lisa and Ian worked together to capture all of the special moments we wanted. We also had videographers provided by SoftBox Media and the videos are such a wonderful bonus to all the amazing pictures!

We can't wait to see our completed wedding album!
We will definitely be contacting Lisa and Ian for any future events!
Lisa and Ian were FABULOUS!!! From the first meeting to the wedding day, they were personable and wonderful every step of Read more...
Lisa and Ian were FABULOUS!!! From the first meeting to the wedding day, they were personable and wonderful every step of the process! They were open to trying something new when I expressed how I wanted to do our engagement session on a winter evening with Christmas lights, since it is special to me and my husband. The pictures turned out FANTASTIC and couldn't wait to work with Lisa and Ian for our July wedding also!

The day of the wedding was just as fantastic! Lisa and Ian worked together to capture all of the special moments we wanted. We also had videographers provided by SoftBox Media and the videos are such a wonderful bonus to all the amazing pictures!

We can't wait to see our completed wedding album!
We will definitely be contacting Lisa and Ian for any future events! Read less
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Robyn
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Lisa and her husband were the photographers for our engagement photos as well as our wedding. I could not be happier with how our photos turned out. Not only were Lisa and her husband AMAZING but they also were in tune with our needs as a couple. We met prior to our engagement session to talk more about our needs for our wedding day and as the bride, I met individually with Lisa before our wedding to discuss more details concerning our ceremony and reception, both of which required multiple family portraits because we had 5 sides to our new family. Additionally, as an interfaith couple they respectfully inquired about the important aspects of our faiths and how they would be included in our ceremony so that they did not miss them when taking photos on our day. Together, they captured all of the small moments that were important to us. On top of that, we received our photos to us within a month and are looking forward to planning our wedding album together. Everyone who attended our wedding and who has seen their beautiful photos have been commenting on how great they turned out. Another important note to mention is that they knew we are HUGE Washington Capitals fans and they even put us in contact with the official Slapshot Mascot for the team. Our rehearsal dinner was Capitals themed and their connection with the team led to a fantastic surprise that my husband will never forget! Since our wedding, my husband (who hates having his picture taken) has even talked about having them do our first family portrait once we have children in the future. Now that is saying something! This photography duo is too good to pass up. I am sure glad that I had them for my wedding! I will always be grateful to them for providing us with such beautiful photos. THANK YOU!!!
Lisa and her husband were the photographers for our engagement photos as well as our wedding. I could not be happier with Read more...
Lisa and her husband were the photographers for our engagement photos as well as our wedding. I could not be happier with how our photos turned out. Not only were Lisa and her husband AMAZING but they also were in tune with our needs as a couple. We met prior to our engagement session to talk more about our needs for our wedding day and as the bride, I met individually with Lisa before our wedding to discuss more details concerning our ceremony and reception, both of which required multiple family portraits because we had 5 sides to our new family. Additionally, as an interfaith couple they respectfully inquired about the important aspects of our faiths and how they would be included in our ceremony so that they did not miss them when taking photos on our day. Together, they captured all of the small moments that were important to us. On top of that, we received our photos to us within a month and are looking forward to planning our wedding album together. Everyone who attended our wedding and who has seen their beautiful photos have been commenting on how great they turned out. Another important note to mention is that they knew we are HUGE Washington Capitals fans and they even put us in contact with the official Slapshot Mascot for the team. Our rehearsal dinner was Capitals themed and their connection with the team led to a fantastic surprise that my husband will never forget! Since our wedding, my husband (who hates having his picture taken) has even talked about having them do our first family portrait once we have children in the future. Now that is saying something! This photography duo is too good to pass up. I am sure glad that I had them for my wedding! I will always be grateful to them for providing us with such beautiful photos. THANK YOU!!! Read less
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Robyn
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Lisa and her husband, Ian, were the photographers for our engagement photos as well as our wedding. I could not be happier with how our photos turned out. Not only were Lisa and Ian AMAZING but they also were in tune with our needs as a couple. We met prior to our engagement session to talk more about our needs for our wedding day and as the bride, I met individually with Lisa before our wedding to discuss more details concerning our ceremony and reception, both of which required multiple family portraits because we had 5 sides to our new family. Additionally, as an interfaith couple they respectfully inquired about the important aspects of our faiths and how they would be included in our ceremony so that they did not miss them when taking photos on our day. Together, they captured all of the small moments that were important to us. On top of that, we received our photos to us within a month and are looking forward to planning our wedding album together. Everyone who attended our wedding and who has seen their beautiful photos have been commenting on how great they turned out. Another important note to mention is that they knew we are HUGE Washington Capitals fans and they even put us in contact with the official Slapshot Mascot for the team. Our rehearsal dinner was Capitals themed and their connection with the team led to a fantastic surprise that my husband will never forget! Since our wedding, my husband (who hates having his picture taken) has even talked about having them do our first family portrait once we have children in the future. Now that is saying something! This photography duo is too good to pass up. I am sure glad that I had them for my wedding! I will always be grateful to them for providing us with such beautiful photos. THANK YOU!!!
Lisa and her husband, Ian, were the photographers for our engagement photos as well as our wedding. I could not be happier Read more...
Lisa and her husband, Ian, were the photographers for our engagement photos as well as our wedding. I could not be happier with how our photos turned out. Not only were Lisa and Ian AMAZING but they also were in tune with our needs as a couple. We met prior to our engagement session to talk more about our needs for our wedding day and as the bride, I met individually with Lisa before our wedding to discuss more details concerning our ceremony and reception, both of which required multiple family portraits because we had 5 sides to our new family. Additionally, as an interfaith couple they respectfully inquired about the important aspects of our faiths and how they would be included in our ceremony so that they did not miss them when taking photos on our day. Together, they captured all of the small moments that were important to us. On top of that, we received our photos to us within a month and are looking forward to planning our wedding album together. Everyone who attended our wedding and who has seen their beautiful photos have been commenting on how great they turned out. Another important note to mention is that they knew we are HUGE Washington Capitals fans and they even put us in contact with the official Slapshot Mascot for the team. Our rehearsal dinner was Capitals themed and their connection with the team led to a fantastic surprise that my husband will never forget! Since our wedding, my husband (who hates having his picture taken) has even talked about having them do our first family portrait once we have children in the future. Now that is saying something! This photography duo is too good to pass up. I am sure glad that I had them for my wedding! I will always be grateful to them for providing us with such beautiful photos. THANK YOU!!! Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Lisa and Ian are by far the most talented and fun photographers EVER! Every time we met with them we had so much fun! In fact, we are still working with them today. We had our engagement session with them in October 2012 and let them choose the venue and it was perfect. Actually, we left everything up to their judgment and we were never disappointed. They blew us away! They took a lot of time to get to know us as a couple, and as individuals. We met with them on several occasions at restaurants and their office. Even when we couldn't put into words what we liked they knew exactly what we wanted because they knew us so well. The engagement shoot was so much fun. We weren't worried at all if we were getting good shots because Lisa and Ian's work speaks for itself. We had our engagement pictures printed into a bound book that was incredible. We used this book as the signature book for our guests at our wedding. This book is sitting on our coffee table and every time someone visits they comment on how great the pictures look.

Lisa and Ian also photographed our wedding and they literally got every second on film. Everyone that sees our pictures remarks at how perfect and creative they are. The guests at the wedding spoke so highly of them because they were not only professional, but fun! We also used their photo corner at the wedding reception and all of our guests raved about it. It was so entertaining and I highly recommend it. SoftBox Media's packages even allowed us to get every picture taken in the photo corner printed in a bound book. They have a very fast turn around time on reviewing and providing us with the pictures - we even get access to every single shot.

Lisa and Ian were by far our favorite vendor for our wedding. We cannot speak highly enough of their skills and professionalism. We have recommended SoftBox Media to several of our friends and we will continue to do so. You would do your wedding a service by hiring them - they are hands down THE BEST!
Lisa and Ian are by far the most talented and fun photographers EVER! Every time we met with them we had so much fun! In Read more...
Lisa and Ian are by far the most talented and fun photographers EVER! Every time we met with them we had so much fun! In fact, we are still working with them today. We had our engagement session with them in October 2012 and let them choose the venue and it was perfect. Actually, we left everything up to their judgment and we were never disappointed. They blew us away! They took a lot of time to get to know us as a couple, and as individuals. We met with them on several occasions at restaurants and their office. Even when we couldn't put into words what we liked they knew exactly what we wanted because they knew us so well. The engagement shoot was so much fun. We weren't worried at all if we were getting good shots because Lisa and Ian's work speaks for itself. We had our engagement pictures printed into a bound book that was incredible. We used this book as the signature book for our guests at our wedding. This book is sitting on our coffee table and every time someone visits they comment on how great the pictures look.

Lisa and Ian also photographed our wedding and they literally got every second on film. Everyone that sees our pictures remarks at how perfect and creative they are. The guests at the wedding spoke so highly of them because they were not only professional, but fun! We also used their photo corner at the wedding reception and all of our guests raved about it. It was so entertaining and I highly recommend it. SoftBox Media's packages even allowed us to get every picture taken in the photo corner printed in a bound book. They have a very fast turn around time on reviewing and providing us with the pictures - we even get access to every single shot.

Lisa and Ian were by far our favorite vendor for our wedding. We cannot speak highly enough of their skills and professionalism. We have recommended SoftBox Media to several of our friends and we will continue to do so. You would do your wedding a service by hiring them - they are hands down THE BEST! Read less
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Philip
Wedding:
5/17/2013
5.0/5.0
We were a little late in getting our photography plans for our wedding booked and were so excited when Lisa and Ian had our day available. They were this photographer's first choice to shoot his wedding! Perfect images, elegent composition and stunning colors, Lisa made our pictures look alive! Professional through the end, and we put these two through the ringer.

Ian and Lisa do their homework.
They walked the beach with us the day before to find that perfect location for our formal shots.

The Duo is dedicated!
Day of, Lisa even scrambled up the errosion control boulders with her brand new gear to get the most epic shot I've seen!

Not only are they both masters at their craft, they are very friendly. Never once did the atmosphere feel stale or cold. Long sessions can be tiring. Lisa and Ian kept us engaged in the mood and the 2+ hour formals shoot flew by. (I have a big demanding family) Very well organized.

These two have the complete package and I would recomend them time over. Hopfully one day they will do our family shots.
We were a little late in getting our photography plans for our wedding booked and were so excited when Lisa and Ian had Read more...
We were a little late in getting our photography plans for our wedding booked and were so excited when Lisa and Ian had our day available. They were this photographer's first choice to shoot his wedding! Perfect images, elegent composition and stunning colors, Lisa made our pictures look alive! Professional through the end, and we put these two through the ringer.

Ian and Lisa do their homework.
They walked the beach with us the day before to find that perfect location for our formal shots.

The Duo is dedicated!
Day of, Lisa even scrambled up the errosion control boulders with her brand new gear to get the most epic shot I've seen!

Not only are they both masters at their craft, they are very friendly. Never once did the atmosphere feel stale or cold. Long sessions can be tiring. Lisa and Ian kept us engaged in the mood and the 2+ hour formals shoot flew by. (I have a big demanding family) Very well organized.

These two have the complete package and I would recomend them time over. Hopfully one day they will do our family shots. Read less
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Cynthia
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
We can’t say enough good things about our experience with Lisa and Ian.



We met with them mostly because their clients personalities and joy really shone through in their sample photos online.

We wanted professional, beautiful pictures that showed who we really were and celebrated the fun and goofiness that what makes us unique as a couple.

Lisa and Ian truly made that dream a reality. We have great photos of us hiding behind bushes like we’re on a jungle safari and photos of us romantically looking into each others eyes. They really captured the essence of who we are.

From the start working with them was fun and relaxed. They really took the time to get to know what we were looking for.

The engagement session was amazing, they are dog lovers and encouraged us to take some of our engagement photos with Riley. He has since passed away and we could not be more thankful that they encouraged us to do that those photos are some of our most prized possessions.

On the wedding day itself they were relaxed and professional, our formal portraits were done efficiently, and through the rest of the day they were so unobtrusive you barely realized they were there. We were free to truly enjoy the day.

One thing Lisa and Ian pride themselves on is being able to capture moments you might not realize are happening. You can’t be everywhere on your wedding day and there are some moments you are bound to miss.

This was totally true for us as well. I remember looking at the photos for the first time and seeing my husband doing a toast with my brother and some of my relatives that I didn’t even know had happened.

They also managed to capture some amazingly small slivers of time. One of the straps on my dress broke during the wedding. They managed to capture an amazing shot of my back as the strap as it flew up into the air.

I highly recommend SoftBox media to everyone and to my friends. You’ll be happy you worked with them.
We can’t say enough good things about our experience with Lisa and Ian.



We met with them mostly Read more...
We can’t say enough good things about our experience with Lisa and Ian.



We met with them mostly because their clients personalities and joy really shone through in their sample photos online.

We wanted professional, beautiful pictures that showed who we really were and celebrated the fun and goofiness that what makes us unique as a couple.

Lisa and Ian truly made that dream a reality. We have great photos of us hiding behind bushes like we’re on a jungle safari and photos of us romantically looking into each others eyes. They really captured the essence of who we are.

From the start working with them was fun and relaxed. They really took the time to get to know what we were looking for.

The engagement session was amazing, they are dog lovers and encouraged us to take some of our engagement photos with Riley. He has since passed away and we could not be more thankful that they encouraged us to do that those photos are some of our most prized possessions.

On the wedding day itself they were relaxed and professional, our formal portraits were done efficiently, and through the rest of the day they were so unobtrusive you barely realized they were there. We were free to truly enjoy the day.

One thing Lisa and Ian pride themselves on is being able to capture moments you might not realize are happening. You can’t be everywhere on your wedding day and there are some moments you are bound to miss.

This was totally true for us as well. I remember looking at the photos for the first time and seeing my husband doing a toast with my brother and some of my relatives that I didn’t even know had happened.

They also managed to capture some amazingly small slivers of time. One of the straps on my dress broke during the wedding. They managed to capture an amazing shot of my back as the strap as it flew up into the air.

I highly recommend SoftBox media to everyone and to my friends. You’ll be happy you worked with them. Read less
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Alana
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Lisa and Ian were amazing. There were so understanding to our needs and delivered everything we could have wanted. They captured moments that we didn't even know existed until we got the pictures back. We couldn't have asked for a better team!
Lisa and Ian were amazing. There were so understanding to our needs and delivered everything we could have wanted. They Read more...
Lisa and Ian were amazing. There were so understanding to our needs and delivered everything we could have wanted. They captured moments that we didn't even know existed until we got the pictures back. We couldn't have asked for a better team! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
When my fiancé and I met with Lisa and Ian, they were the first of 3 photographers we planned to review. But we knew within minutes that we would hire them. It's not only that their work is fantastic, but they make you feel completely at ease and the whole process becomes very simple. They worked with us to build a package that really matched what we were looking for, and were also helpful in suggestions for our engagement shoot. During both the engagement and the wedding they were efficient and we actually never noticed them "in the way" at all. AND they are fast! Back from our honeymoon and our photos are already there for our review! We hope to work with them in the future, definitely.
When my fiancé and I met with Lisa and Ian, they were the first of 3 photographers we planned to review. But we knew Read more...
When my fiancé and I met with Lisa and Ian, they were the first of 3 photographers we planned to review. But we knew within minutes that we would hire them. It's not only that their work is fantastic, but they make you feel completely at ease and the whole process becomes very simple. They worked with us to build a package that really matched what we were looking for, and were also helpful in suggestions for our engagement shoot. During both the engagement and the wedding they were efficient and we actually never noticed them "in the way" at all. AND they are fast! Back from our honeymoon and our photos are already there for our review! We hope to work with them in the future, definitely. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
If forced to choose one word to describe Lisa & Ian and their work it would have to be flawless.
From the moment my husband and I met Lisa & Ian at the showcase, we both knew after seeing their work and meeting with them at their studio that they would be the perfect match for our wedding day. From the get go they wanted to know what we envisioned for our day & how they could fit in to that vision. They did just that! Starting with our engagement shoot. They listened to our ideas for photos as well as suggested lots of their own creative ideas. Our pictures captured images that we will cherish forever. Our wedding day came and they were there on time, ready to go, with cameras in hand! They both took their time to do the individual portraits of my bridal party and the groomsmen ahead of time before the ceremony, while both communicating to ensure my wish of not seeing my husband beforehand was met. Lisa and Ian made everything stress free and made it flow so easily! After the formal posed pictures, I hardly felt like I saw them during the reception. This was not because they weren’t there, but because they blended in. Not once did my husband and I feel like we had a photographer following us around all night. Lisa and Ian somehow found a way to just blend in to the crowd all while capturing every single smile, tear, and laugh! When we got our photos back I was excited as I opened the first category of pictures on the site. Instant tears! I laughed and cried through all the photos. I was left feeling like I didn’t have enough words to even begin thanking them enough for capturing our day SO beautifully. We are still left in awe as we continue to look at our pictures and reflect back on our special day.

As if anyone couldn’t tell by now, YES I would highly recommend these two. They are the most genuine, creative, hardworking, and dedicated professionals anyone could ever hope to work with. And more importantly they deliver absolutely flawless work!
If forced to choose one word to describe Lisa & Ian and their work it would have to be flawless.
From the moment my Read more...
If forced to choose one word to describe Lisa & Ian and their work it would have to be flawless.
From the moment my husband and I met Lisa & Ian at the showcase, we both knew after seeing their work and meeting with them at their studio that they would be the perfect match for our wedding day. From the get go they wanted to know what we envisioned for our day & how they could fit in to that vision. They did just that! Starting with our engagement shoot. They listened to our ideas for photos as well as suggested lots of their own creative ideas. Our pictures captured images that we will cherish forever. Our wedding day came and they were there on time, ready to go, with cameras in hand! They both took their time to do the individual portraits of my bridal party and the groomsmen ahead of time before the ceremony, while both communicating to ensure my wish of not seeing my husband beforehand was met. Lisa and Ian made everything stress free and made it flow so easily! After the formal posed pictures, I hardly felt like I saw them during the reception. This was not because they weren’t there, but because they blended in. Not once did my husband and I feel like we had a photographer following us around all night. Lisa and Ian somehow found a way to just blend in to the crowd all while capturing every single smile, tear, and laugh! When we got our photos back I was excited as I opened the first category of pictures on the site. Instant tears! I laughed and cried through all the photos. I was left feeling like I didn’t have enough words to even begin thanking them enough for capturing our day SO beautifully. We are still left in awe as we continue to look at our pictures and reflect back on our special day.

As if anyone couldn’t tell by now, YES I would highly recommend these two. They are the most genuine, creative, hardworking, and dedicated professionals anyone could ever hope to work with. And more importantly they deliver absolutely flawless work! Read less
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SoftBox Media responded with the following comments:

Katie! You and Hans are some of the most gracious and kind people we've ever met. Photographing for you at Raspberry Plain was a dream! I'm so glad you appreciate what we were able to do for you. I can't wait to make your album!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Lisa and Ian are amazing and fantastically talented photographers! They are very pleasant, very patient, and very easy to work with. Our engagement photos were so beautiful that they were featured on a couple wedding websites. And when they did our actual day, the photos were stunning! They captured every little detail (and we were a DIY wedding so there was a lot!) and did a wonderful job at showing the atmosphere of the day. Ian and Lisa are absolutely wonderful photographers and I would absolutely recommend them to any bride any day!
Lisa and Ian are amazing and fantastically talented photographers! They are very pleasant, very patient, and very easy to Read more...
Lisa and Ian are amazing and fantastically talented photographers! They are very pleasant, very patient, and very easy to work with. Our engagement photos were so beautiful that they were featured on a couple wedding websites. And when they did our actual day, the photos were stunning! They captured every little detail (and we were a DIY wedding so there was a lot!) and did a wonderful job at showing the atmosphere of the day. Ian and Lisa are absolutely wonderful photographers and I would absolutely recommend them to any bride any day! Read less
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SoftBox Media responded with the following comments:

Your wedding was breathtaking! So unique at every turn!! The paper stars hovering over the ceremony site were so magical. I absolutely loved everything you did. It was such an honor to photograph for you both!
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Lisa and Ian are absolutely fantastic!! They were always responsive and flexible, which is very helpful when you're planning a wedding from a few states away! We also couldn't have been more thrilled with their demeanor and presence throughout our wedding day. Our Wedding Mass ran long, so we only had 15 minutes for formal church pictures which would be tight no matter how small the wedding party and families are - but we had a ring bearer, a (feisty) flower girl, six bridesmaids, six groomsmen and large immediate families! They were structured and timely throughout the informal wedding party shots at the reception site, and were very creative, patient and fun during the shots of just me and my husband!

An extremely positive experience...We would definitely recommend SoftBox (and already have)!
Lisa and Ian are absolutely fantastic!! They were always responsive and flexible, which is very helpful when you're Read more...
Lisa and Ian are absolutely fantastic!! They were always responsive and flexible, which is very helpful when you're planning a wedding from a few states away! We also couldn't have been more thrilled with their demeanor and presence throughout our wedding day. Our Wedding Mass ran long, so we only had 15 minutes for formal church pictures which would be tight no matter how small the wedding party and families are - but we had a ring bearer, a (feisty) flower girl, six bridesmaids, six groomsmen and large immediate families! They were structured and timely throughout the informal wedding party shots at the reception site, and were very creative, patient and fun during the shots of just me and my husband!

An extremely positive experience...We would definitely recommend SoftBox (and already have)! Read less
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SoftBox Media responded with the following comments:

Yay! We LOVED working with you guys...and can't wait to see you both again. Your wedding was filled with love and awesome family and friends. Thanks for letting us be a part of it!
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Erin
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Lisa and Ian are awesome! We used them for our engagement pictures and wedding pictures and their work is beautiful. We can't wait to get our wedding pictures back! They are very accessible and responsive and took so much stress out of the whole wedding planning process. They are both very laid back and we had a great time with them. We would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for spectacular pictures and we will definitely be using them again!
Lisa and Ian are awesome! We used them for our engagement pictures and wedding pictures and their work is beautiful. We Read more...
Lisa and Ian are awesome! We used them for our engagement pictures and wedding pictures and their work is beautiful. We can't wait to get our wedding pictures back! They are very accessible and responsive and took so much stress out of the whole wedding planning process. They are both very laid back and we had a great time with them. We would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for spectacular pictures and we will definitely be using them again! Read less
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SoftBox Media responded with the following comments:

Erin! Working with you and Erik was wonderful! I loved your outdoor ceremony site overlooking the water and under the trees. So pretty! I'm looking forward to storytelling your day with your album. :-)
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Rachel
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Softbox Media is 100% fantastic. I highly recommend them! We found Softbox Media on this site, and were drawn to their artistic, natural style. We knew that we wanted two shooters, and that we wanted more candid shots than formal-- also, we were looking for an artistry that looked more special than the snapshots that our friends were taking. Softbox media definitely met all of our expectations-- they delivered on the quality of the photos, and also were a friendly, professional team.

They recommended engagement shots to get to know us better, and to get ideas for the wedding, which was a great suggestion. We loved that shoot (in Harper's Ferry, WVA-- so pretty), and also gained that level of comfort with Lisa and Ian, so on the day of the wedding they felt more like friends!

We couldn't have been happier with every aspect of our interaction with Lisa and Ian-- Lisa always has her Iphone, so she is quick to respond to any question-- and they make the process easy and fun.
Softbox Media is 100% fantastic. I highly recommend them! We found Softbox Media on this site, and were drawn to their Read more...
Softbox Media is 100% fantastic. I highly recommend them! We found Softbox Media on this site, and were drawn to their artistic, natural style. We knew that we wanted two shooters, and that we wanted more candid shots than formal-- also, we were looking for an artistry that looked more special than the snapshots that our friends were taking. Softbox media definitely met all of our expectations-- they delivered on the quality of the photos, and also were a friendly, professional team.

They recommended engagement shots to get to know us better, and to get ideas for the wedding, which was a great suggestion. We loved that shoot (in Harper's Ferry, WVA-- so pretty), and also gained that level of comfort with Lisa and Ian, so on the day of the wedding they felt more like friends!

We couldn't have been happier with every aspect of our interaction with Lisa and Ian-- Lisa always has her Iphone, so she is quick to respond to any question-- and they make the process easy and fun. Read less
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SoftBox Media responded with the following comments:

Thanks guys! Between the Harpers Ferry engagement and the bayside wedding, we were in photo heaven with you both! Your album is almost ready--yay! Can't wait to show you.
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suzannafox
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Lisa and Ian are amazing people to work with. We had to postpone our wedding due to an accident in the family and they were incredibly flexible and supportive. They had wonderful ideas for shots and are both intuitive and creative. Before the wedding, Ian went with my husband to take pictures of him and his groomsmen while Lisa stayed with me. Prior to the wedding, my bridesmaids and I were running around and I was incredibly stressed out. Lisa was instrumental in calming me down and insuring me that everything was going to be fine. Since the wedding, my husband and I have been dragging our feet about the final product we want. Lisa and Ian have been amazingly patient. They delivered us a beautiful product in a timely manner. They were able to discern what would be an important memory for us to capture on film. With SoftBox Media not only did we find talented photographers, we also found two good friends.
Lisa and Ian are amazing people to work with. We had to postpone our wedding due to an accident in the family and they Read more...
Lisa and Ian are amazing people to work with. We had to postpone our wedding due to an accident in the family and they were incredibly flexible and supportive. They had wonderful ideas for shots and are both intuitive and creative. Before the wedding, Ian went with my husband to take pictures of him and his groomsmen while Lisa stayed with me. Prior to the wedding, my bridesmaids and I were running around and I was incredibly stressed out. Lisa was instrumental in calming me down and insuring me that everything was going to be fine. Since the wedding, my husband and I have been dragging our feet about the final product we want. Lisa and Ian have been amazingly patient. They delivered us a beautiful product in a timely manner. They were able to discern what would be an important memory for us to capture on film. With SoftBox Media not only did we find talented photographers, we also found two good friends. Read less
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SoftBox Media responded with the following comments:

Awwwwwwww!!!! Thank you Suzanna! **hugs** We've been so lucky to get to know you guys throughout your whole wedding process. You and Dwight are AMAZING people. We can't wait to see you guys again!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Working with Lisa & Ian was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day! They are true professionals with amazing talent, we connected with them right away and felt they truly captured the atmosphere of our big day! Almost a year later and our wedding pictures still get compliments & are still our favorite!! We love their work so much we just booked an anniversary shoot with them and CANT wait to work with them again!!
Working with Lisa & Ian was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day! They are true professionals with Read more...
Working with Lisa & Ian was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day! They are true professionals with amazing talent, we connected with them right away and felt they truly captured the atmosphere of our big day! Almost a year later and our wedding pictures still get compliments & are still our favorite!! We love their work so much we just booked an anniversary shoot with them and CANT wait to work with them again!! Read less
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SoftBox Media responded with the following comments:

Aww, thanks Laura! You and Heath are two amazing people and we're so happy we've gotten to know you guys in your wedding process. Shooting your anniversary photos is going to be a blast!
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kerrybear63
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Lisa and Ian were excellent photographers. We decided to meet with them and look at their work several months before the wedding. They brought examples of their work which looked amazing. I loved their pictures on their website as well. Lisa and Ian offered extremely fair prices. We also got a videographer from Soft Box. Prior to the wedding, Lisa and Ian emailed me a sheet with suggestions of pictures as well as asking what pictures were most important to us. This was an excellent idea, so that they could get a feel for exactly what we wanted. On our wedding day, Lisa took pictures of me and the bridesmaids, while Ian took pictures with my husband and his groomsmen. This worked out beautifully. This way each moment was captured without wasting time. (Their packages are hourly). The videographer began at my house and then went to the men after about an hour or so. At the church, he gave my husband a tiny microphone, so that he can hear our voices at the altar. This ensured a video with excellent quality!!! We had a large wedding party so before the big day, Lisa drove over to where the reception was located and chose places for the pictures! I thought this was above and beyond! She knew that I wanted to have pictures on the train tracks and near the river, so she went and found the perfect places. They were very accommodating and not at all frustrated organizing our incredibly large wedding party. Both Lisa and Ian organized beautiful pictures without being pushy or rude to any of us. They suggested several poses and took our suggestions as well. Lisa and Ian even incorporated my husband’s dream of having pictures of us in the mustang. (Yes my husband loves his car!) The pictures turned out perfect! I ordered Thank You cards from them and I got TONS of complements. We used our professional pictures in an accordion style card. Lisa helped suggest what generic message to write and everyone loved them!!!! We see the Thank You cards sitting on counters at several family member’s houses. I also ordered 2 wedding photo albums and several pictures to put around the house. I would recommend them to anyone! They were perfect!!!
Lisa and Ian were excellent photographers. We decided to meet with them and look at their work several months before the Read more...
Lisa and Ian were excellent photographers. We decided to meet with them and look at their work several months before the wedding. They brought examples of their work which looked amazing. I loved their pictures on their website as well. Lisa and Ian offered extremely fair prices. We also got a videographer from Soft Box. Prior to the wedding, Lisa and Ian emailed me a sheet with suggestions of pictures as well as asking what pictures were most important to us. This was an excellent idea, so that they could get a feel for exactly what we wanted. On our wedding day, Lisa took pictures of me and the bridesmaids, while Ian took pictures with my husband and his groomsmen. This worked out beautifully. This way each moment was captured without wasting time. (Their packages are hourly). The videographer began at my house and then went to the men after about an hour or so. At the church, he gave my husband a tiny microphone, so that he can hear our voices at the altar. This ensured a video with excellent quality!!! We had a large wedding party so before the big day, Lisa drove over to where the reception was located and chose places for the pictures! I thought this was above and beyond! She knew that I wanted to have pictures on the train tracks and near the river, so she went and found the perfect places. They were very accommodating and not at all frustrated organizing our incredibly large wedding party. Both Lisa and Ian organized beautiful pictures without being pushy or rude to any of us. They suggested several poses and took our suggestions as well. Lisa and Ian even incorporated my husband’s dream of having pictures of us in the mustang. (Yes my husband loves his car!) The pictures turned out perfect! I ordered Thank You cards from them and I got TONS of complements. We used our professional pictures in an accordion style card. Lisa helped suggest what generic message to write and everyone loved them!!!! We see the Thank You cards sitting on counters at several family member’s houses. I also ordered 2 wedding photo albums and several pictures to put around the house. I would recommend them to anyone! They were perfect!!! Read less
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Christie
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Lisa and Ian are absolutely AMAZING and I am SO happy that we used them as our wedding photographers. From the day we first met with them, it was clear that they were going to do a phenomenal job. Their sample albums were just gorgeous, and they were extremely professional about everything. They are VERY responsive, and we communicated via email a lot, to make sure everything with the contract worked out exactly right. When we met again closer to the wedding, we worked together to finalize all the timing for the day, and Lisa even made some great suggestions that ended up working out perfectly.

On the day of the wedding, Lisa came to the girls and Ian went to the guys for getting-ready pictures, which was perfect, so that everything could be documented beautifully. Once we all came together, they worked together to make sure that EVERY moment was captured, and it was so great to have 2 photographers there to be sure that nothing was missed. Not only that, but they are so professional and inconspicuous that is was almost impossible to tell that photographers were even there (especially in our church), which was very important to us.

After the ceremony, we did some bridal party pictures and couples pictures, which I cannot wait to see because I am sure they are going to be incredible. They know exactly what light to use, and how to place people so as to get the best photo possible. They worked with us to make sure we got all the shots we wanted, which was not always easy, especially with our huge families. Throughout the reception, it seemed like they were always there to capture every moment of the night, and I am sure there are some amazing, creative, and beautiful pictures to come.

I don't think we could have picked better people for the job- Lisa & Ian made everything go perfectly, and I am confident that they documented the entire day beautifully. We cannot wait to see how all the photos turned out!!! My husband and I, as well as my parents and friends, all highly recommend Softbox Media- they are amazing people who do amazing work!
Lisa and Ian are absolutely AMAZING and I am SO happy that we used them as our wedding photographers. From the day we Read more...
Lisa and Ian are absolutely AMAZING and I am SO happy that we used them as our wedding photographers. From the day we first met with them, it was clear that they were going to do a phenomenal job. Their sample albums were just gorgeous, and they were extremely professional about everything. They are VERY responsive, and we communicated via email a lot, to make sure everything with the contract worked out exactly right. When we met again closer to the wedding, we worked together to finalize all the timing for the day, and Lisa even made some great suggestions that ended up working out perfectly.

On the day of the wedding, Lisa came to the girls and Ian went to the guys for getting-ready pictures, which was perfect, so that everything could be documented beautifully. Once we all came together, they worked together to make sure that EVERY moment was captured, and it was so great to have 2 photographers there to be sure that nothing was missed. Not only that, but they are so professional and inconspicuous that is was almost impossible to tell that photographers were even there (especially in our church), which was very important to us.

After the ceremony, we did some bridal party pictures and couples pictures, which I cannot wait to see because I am sure they are going to be incredible. They know exactly what light to use, and how to place people so as to get the best photo possible. They worked with us to make sure we got all the shots we wanted, which was not always easy, especially with our huge families. Throughout the reception, it seemed like they were always there to capture every moment of the night, and I am sure there are some amazing, creative, and beautiful pictures to come.

I don't think we could have picked better people for the job- Lisa & Ian made everything go perfectly, and I am confident that they documented the entire day beautifully. We cannot wait to see how all the photos turned out!!! My husband and I, as well as my parents and friends, all highly recommend Softbox Media- they are amazing people who do amazing work! Read less
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Mallory
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Lisa and Ian did a wonderful job with our photos! It was so nice to have 2 photographers so that they could capture both my husband and I getting ready. The photos turned out beautifully and they edited any photo we asked for (black and white, editing out things, etc.). Our wedding album is gorgeous and was designed by them, but they also allow you to design the album if you prefer. The past year has been extremely busy for us and Lisa and Ian were very flexible in when we picked up ordered products from them. They even offered to drop them off at our house. Thank you Lisa and Ian for capturing our special day! Wedding pictures are all over our house!
Lisa and Ian did a wonderful job with our photos! It was so nice to have 2 photographers so that they could capture both Read more...
Lisa and Ian did a wonderful job with our photos! It was so nice to have 2 photographers so that they could capture both my husband and I getting ready. The photos turned out beautifully and they edited any photo we asked for (black and white, editing out things, etc.). Our wedding album is gorgeous and was designed by them, but they also allow you to design the album if you prefer. The past year has been extremely busy for us and Lisa and Ian were very flexible in when we picked up ordered products from them. They even offered to drop them off at our house. Thank you Lisa and Ian for capturing our special day! Wedding pictures are all over our house! Read less
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SoftBox Media responded with the following comments:

We had a blast with you guys, too! I think the shoe photo of Jon's colorful socks and your rockin' heels will forever be one of our favorites! :-)
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Kelley
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
When we first found Lisa and Ian it was under great duress…we had unfortunately given a down payment to a photographer that was recommended by our venue who completely went MIA after receiving our money…My husband and I stumbled across Softbox Media while looking at wedding website reviews and after seeing their portfolio (and prices) we knew these were the photographers for us! I emailed Lisa on a Sunday morning and went out to run errands, not expecting to hear from her until at least the next day. By the time I got home from running errands not only did I know that they were available for our wedding date but we were penciled in, AND had an appointment scheduled that week to meet with them (thank goodness for smart phones!).

Our hour long meeting scheduled for our consultation lasted for 3 hours! Lisa and Ian sat down and took the time to go through their portfolio, all of their products and packages; went through our wedding schedule, likes/dislikes – just really took the time to get to know us as a couple. We left there knowing when to expect a contract, what the next steps were and had our pre-wedding consultation appointment scheduled. Lisa and Ian stayed in touch with us until the wedding just to check in or seeing if we needed help with anything.

By the time it was our wedding day not only were we comfortable with them we considered Ian and Lisa friends and were just excited to have them there – and it really showed in our pictures. Our pictures turned out AMAZING; I couldn’t have wanted anything more. All of my friends and family not only rave over the pictures but rave over Ian and Lisa. All my bridesmaids and groomsmen commented on how much they enjoyed Lisa and Ian and ask when we will all get together again. I already have one friend that has booked them for her wedding this summer and my MOH is vowing to use them for her wedding as well.

I can’t say enough about Ian and Lisa, my husband and I are truly luck to have found them. They are unbelievable photographers who genuinely care about their clients. If you are looking for wonderful pictures AND photographers you can trust and enjoy being around on you big day you will be nothing but grateful for finding them too!
When we first found Lisa and Ian it was under great duress…we had unfortunately given a down payment to a photographer Read more...
When we first found Lisa and Ian it was under great duress…we had unfortunately given a down payment to a photographer that was recommended by our venue who completely went MIA after receiving our money…My husband and I stumbled across Softbox Media while looking at wedding website reviews and after seeing their portfolio (and prices) we knew these were the photographers for us! I emailed Lisa on a Sunday morning and went out to run errands, not expecting to hear from her until at least the next day. By the time I got home from running errands not only did I know that they were available for our wedding date but we were penciled in, AND had an appointment scheduled that week to meet with them (thank goodness for smart phones!).

Our hour long meeting scheduled for our consultation lasted for 3 hours! Lisa and Ian sat down and took the time to go through their portfolio, all of their products and packages; went through our wedding schedule, likes/dislikes – just really took the time to get to know us as a couple. We left there knowing when to expect a contract, what the next steps were and had our pre-wedding consultation appointment scheduled. Lisa and Ian stayed in touch with us until the wedding just to check in or seeing if we needed help with anything.

By the time it was our wedding day not only were we comfortable with them we considered Ian and Lisa friends and were just excited to have them there – and it really showed in our pictures. Our pictures turned out AMAZING; I couldn’t have wanted anything more. All of my friends and family not only rave over the pictures but rave over Ian and Lisa. All my bridesmaids and groomsmen commented on how much they enjoyed Lisa and Ian and ask when we will all get together again. I already have one friend that has booked them for her wedding this summer and my MOH is vowing to use them for her wedding as well.

I can’t say enough about Ian and Lisa, my husband and I are truly luck to have found them. They are unbelievable photographers who genuinely care about their clients. If you are looking for wonderful pictures AND photographers you can trust and enjoy being around on you big day you will be nothing but grateful for finding them too! Read less
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SoftBox Media responded with the following comments:

You guys rule. We're so glad you chose us for your wedding. You and your bridal party were an absolute dream to work with, especially during all the fun photos on the golf course!
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MaryHeather
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
I was so pleased with Lisa and Ian the entire time we worked with them!! Before, during, and after my wedding they were always there to answer any questions we had. The photographs turned out AMAZING!!!! All of our family and friends loves the way the photos looked. And many people told me they weren't even aware that Lisa and Ian were there!!! They captured so many great moments without being intrusive at all. I would recommend them to anyone looking for great photos and wonderful people to work with!!!!!!!!!!!
I was so pleased with Lisa and Ian the entire time we worked with them!! Before, during, and after my wedding they were Read more...
I was so pleased with Lisa and Ian the entire time we worked with them!! Before, during, and after my wedding they were always there to answer any questions we had. The photographs turned out AMAZING!!!! All of our family and friends loves the way the photos looked. And many people told me they weren't even aware that Lisa and Ian were there!!! They captured so many great moments without being intrusive at all. I would recommend them to anyone looking for great photos and wonderful people to work with!!!!!!!!!!! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Lisa and Ian were an absolute pleasure to work with! They were very professional and made us feel very comfortable in both our engagement and wedding sessions. Both sets of pictures came out BEAUTIFULLY. We would definitely work with them in the future!
Lisa and Ian were an absolute pleasure to work with! They were very professional and made us feel very comfortable in both Read more...
Lisa and Ian were an absolute pleasure to work with! They were very professional and made us feel very comfortable in both our engagement and wedding sessions. Both sets of pictures came out BEAUTIFULLY. We would definitely work with them in the future! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Lisa and Ian of Softbox Media are beyond phenomenal!! They are very friendly, laid back and VERY CREATIVE. They listen to what you want in photos but have great ideas. We did our engagement photos and wedding photos with them and couldn't be happier. Everyone loved the pictures, we even had newlyweds look at our photos and comment how "magazine like" they are and wish they used Softbox Media. They are very responsive; any time I e-mailed them I heard right back, even if they were out of the area. At our wedding they got every shot I wanted and then some! Looking at the wedding photos they caught things with their cameras I wouldn't even have known happened if it weren't for them. I could not be happier with how the photography turned out. They are very affordable for what you get. I would without a doubt recommend Softbox Media as they made the photography aspect of the wedding stress free. I honestly could not say anything negative about them. Leave it to the professionals- Lisa & Ian!
Lisa and Ian of Softbox Media are beyond phenomenal!! They are very friendly, laid back and VERY CREATIVE. They listen to Read more...
Lisa and Ian of Softbox Media are beyond phenomenal!! They are very friendly, laid back and VERY CREATIVE. They listen to what you want in photos but have great ideas. We did our engagement photos and wedding photos with them and couldn't be happier. Everyone loved the pictures, we even had newlyweds look at our photos and comment how "magazine like" they are and wish they used Softbox Media. They are very responsive; any time I e-mailed them I heard right back, even if they were out of the area. At our wedding they got every shot I wanted and then some! Looking at the wedding photos they caught things with their cameras I wouldn't even have known happened if it weren't for them. I could not be happier with how the photography turned out. They are very affordable for what you get. I would without a doubt recommend Softbox Media as they made the photography aspect of the wedding stress free. I honestly could not say anything negative about them. Leave it to the professionals- Lisa & Ian! Read less
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CaseyK
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
Lisa and Ian were amazing. We got married on July 31st and had photos to view by August 18th - super fast turn around. They handled all the planning flawlessly, fit right in with the rest of the wedding party when going around taking photos and hanging out on the party bus from the chapel to the reception site, and took simply beautiful photos. They handled all of our requests with grace and just made our wedding that much easier. While we never plan on getting married again, I'm definitely planning on using SoftBoxMedia for future big events. They're amazing.
Lisa and Ian were amazing. We got married on July 31st and had photos to view by August 18th - super fast turn around. Read more...
Lisa and Ian were amazing. We got married on July 31st and had photos to view by August 18th - super fast turn around. They handled all the planning flawlessly, fit right in with the rest of the wedding party when going around taking photos and hanging out on the party bus from the chapel to the reception site, and took simply beautiful photos. They handled all of our requests with grace and just made our wedding that much easier. While we never plan on getting married again, I'm definitely planning on using SoftBoxMedia for future big events. They're amazing. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
You are crazy if you go with anyone else! We just got married June 26th and Lisa and Ian with Softbox Media were our photographers. From the very beginning they were quick to respond to emails and phone calls as I tried to plan my DC wedding from SC. They were also professional and yet it felt like you were planning your wedding with a friend. They are great!

We had our engagement photo session down by the Jefferson Memorial during Cherry Blossom Season. It was a mess of people and Lisa and Ian agreed to meet us at the crack of dawn practically to ensure we got some great shots. There were hundreds of people walking around and yet in our photos she managed to take them at unique angles where you barely see anyone else. The pictures are fabulous!

They also photographed our wedding at a Baptist Church in Alexandria and our reception at Old Hickory in Woodbridge. We took the standard wedding pictures but before the reception we had a chance to be a little more creative. The took some great shots of us in front of a barn door and walking along the ridge on the golf course that look like they came right out of a bridal magazine. I couldn't believe it was me in the picture. They also did some neat things with color and I love this picture of my and my husband in black and white and my bouquet is the only thing in color. Even my dad commented on that picture!

I can't say enough about Softbox and Lisa and Ian. They are VERY reasonably priced for the DC area and you won't be disappointed. Their attention to detail and just fun personalities absolutely made our wedding! We couldn't be happier with our choice. I would highly recommend them to anyone getting married in the DC area.
You are crazy if you go with anyone else! We just got married June 26th and Lisa and Ian with Softbox Media were our Read more...
You are crazy if you go with anyone else! We just got married June 26th and Lisa and Ian with Softbox Media were our photographers. From the very beginning they were quick to respond to emails and phone calls as I tried to plan my DC wedding from SC. They were also professional and yet it felt like you were planning your wedding with a friend. They are great!

We had our engagement photo session down by the Jefferson Memorial during Cherry Blossom Season. It was a mess of people and Lisa and Ian agreed to meet us at the crack of dawn practically to ensure we got some great shots. There were hundreds of people walking around and yet in our photos she managed to take them at unique angles where you barely see anyone else. The pictures are fabulous!

They also photographed our wedding at a Baptist Church in Alexandria and our reception at Old Hickory in Woodbridge. We took the standard wedding pictures but before the reception we had a chance to be a little more creative. The took some great shots of us in front of a barn door and walking along the ridge on the golf course that look like they came right out of a bridal magazine. I couldn't believe it was me in the picture. They also did some neat things with color and I love this picture of my and my husband in black and white and my bouquet is the only thing in color. Even my dad commented on that picture!

I can't say enough about Softbox and Lisa and Ian. They are VERY reasonably priced for the DC area and you won't be disappointed. Their attention to detail and just fun personalities absolutely made our wedding! We couldn't be happier with our choice. I would highly recommend them to anyone getting married in the DC area. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
LOVED Lisa and Ian! They made our day complete! They went above and beyond anything we could have imagined. Our photos are amazing.
LOVED Lisa and Ian! They made our day complete! They went above and beyond anything we could have imagined. Our photos are Read more...
LOVED Lisa and Ian! They made our day complete! They went above and beyond anything we could have imagined. Our photos are amazing. Read less
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Goodberger
Wedding:
3/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Lisa and Ian were so much fun to work with! I met them at a bridal show, stumbled upon their booth as I was begining to feel like I was drowning in photographers and not sure how I would ever pick on. I spoke with them for a brief time and loved their enthusiasm. Lisa was always quick to respond to emails and was very flexible.

I got married 2 hours away and their travel fee was minimal. Befor our ceremony we had decided to do pictures on the campus of James Madison Uniersity (where I attended college). Photos were one of my favorite parts of the day. Lisa and Ian took the time to go visit JMU a week before the wedding to get photo ideas and the morning of the wedding they visited the campus book store to buy spirit apperal (beads, foam fingers, etc) that they thought we might have fun with in some of the pictures. We had some very nice picture and a lot of fun pictures thanks to this extra thoughtful touch! Lisa had even found a little place on campus I would have never thought about to take some pictures of my husband and I that were perfect. Lisa and Ian were such a great team and didnt miss a thing... in fact they took over 3,000 pictures.

After the wedding we were anxious to see our pictures, but were suprised to get an email from lisa that we could scedule our viewing just under 3 weeks after our wedding. Knowing the number of pictues Lisa had to go through and touch up I was not expecting to see them before at least a months time. The viewing was a phenomenal touch on it's own. We had the opportunity to view our pictures on a large screen and they even had munchies out for us to enjoy.

Overall it was an amazing experiance and I hope to use the couple again for our future photography needs!
Lisa and Ian were so much fun to work with! I met them at a bridal show, stumbled upon their booth as I was begining to Read more...
Lisa and Ian were so much fun to work with! I met them at a bridal show, stumbled upon their booth as I was begining to feel like I was drowning in photographers and not sure how I would ever pick on. I spoke with them for a brief time and loved their enthusiasm. Lisa was always quick to respond to emails and was very flexible.

I got married 2 hours away and their travel fee was minimal. Befor our ceremony we had decided to do pictures on the campus of James Madison Uniersity (where I attended college). Photos were one of my favorite parts of the day. Lisa and Ian took the time to go visit JMU a week before the wedding to get photo ideas and the morning of the wedding they visited the campus book store to buy spirit apperal (beads, foam fingers, etc) that they thought we might have fun with in some of the pictures. We had some very nice picture and a lot of fun pictures thanks to this extra thoughtful touch! Lisa had even found a little place on campus I would have never thought about to take some pictures of my husband and I that were perfect. Lisa and Ian were such a great team and didnt miss a thing... in fact they took over 3,000 pictures.

After the wedding we were anxious to see our pictures, but were suprised to get an email from lisa that we could scedule our viewing just under 3 weeks after our wedding. Knowing the number of pictues Lisa had to go through and touch up I was not expecting to see them before at least a months time. The viewing was a phenomenal touch on it's own. We had the opportunity to view our pictures on a large screen and they even had munchies out for us to enjoy.

Overall it was an amazing experiance and I hope to use the couple again for our future photography needs! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Angela
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
SoftBox Media delivered! We were thrilled with their professionalism and talent from our first meeting. Our expereience working with them before, during, and after our wedding day has been extrememly positive. Both our families and ourselves were thrilled with the results of our wedding photographs.
SoftBox Media delivered! We were thrilled with their professionalism and talent from our first meeting. Our expereience Read more...
SoftBox Media delivered! We were thrilled with their professionalism and talent from our first meeting. Our expereience working with them before, during, and after our wedding day has been extrememly positive. Both our families and ourselves were thrilled with the results of our wedding photographs. Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
Lisa and Ian did an absolutely fantastic job with our wedding. From the time we booked them, we didn't have to worry about a thing. We met once when we decided to book SoftBox and then another time when the wedding was about a month away. Lisa was in contact with us during our entire engagement process which was such a treat because I did not have to remember everything! We were able to tell Lisa and Ian what types of pictures we wanted and who we wanted them with. They were able to give us fun ideas and made sure we had everything covered before the big day arrived. The paperwork that we filled out with everyones names and what pictures we wanted was well organized and very user friendly.

On the actual wedding day, Lisa and Ian were amazing! Lisa met my bridal party at the hair salon and Ian met the boys for a straight razor shave. They both were able to capture the special time you have with your friends and family before the wedding. From that point on, they were both involved in every aspect of the wedding. They were able to catch all different types of pictures including fun, candid, and formal ones. They were personable, friendly, and patient with our huge wedding party of 22 and the rest of our crazy families. They took care of every pictures we asked for, so we didn't have to remember and ask for them. They were able to capture the most special pictures without us even noticing they were there. It's amazing to look back and see the pictures they got and not remember them right there.

When our pictures came back, we LOVED them! They were able to capture everything we wanted! I highly recommend SoftBox media and appreciate the personal touch they added to our wedding!
Lisa and Ian did an absolutely fantastic job with our wedding. From the time we booked them, we didn't have to worry about Read more...
Lisa and Ian did an absolutely fantastic job with our wedding. From the time we booked them, we didn't have to worry about a thing. We met once when we decided to book SoftBox and then another time when the wedding was about a month away. Lisa was in contact with us during our entire engagement process which was such a treat because I did not have to remember everything! We were able to tell Lisa and Ian what types of pictures we wanted and who we wanted them with. They were able to give us fun ideas and made sure we had everything covered before the big day arrived. The paperwork that we filled out with everyones names and what pictures we wanted was well organized and very user friendly.

On the actual wedding day, Lisa and Ian were amazing! Lisa met my bridal party at the hair salon and Ian met the boys for a straight razor shave. They both were able to capture the special time you have with your friends and family before the wedding. From that point on, they were both involved in every aspect of the wedding. They were able to catch all different types of pictures including fun, candid, and formal ones. They were personable, friendly, and patient with our huge wedding party of 22 and the rest of our crazy families. They took care of every pictures we asked for, so we didn't have to remember and ask for them. They were able to capture the most special pictures without us even noticing they were there. It's amazing to look back and see the pictures they got and not remember them right there.

When our pictures came back, we LOVED them! They were able to capture everything we wanted! I highly recommend SoftBox media and appreciate the personal touch they added to our wedding! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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winde16
Wedding:
11/9/2008
5.0/5.0
I could not have asked for more. I loved working with Lisa, all through the planning, and the day of, she & Ian seemed to be everywhere but still unobtrusive. Many of my guests commented on how unobtrusive they were, but they still got wonderful shots. My package was priced very reasonably for one photographer, yet this was for two. I was pleasantly suprised seeing some of the shots they took when I was elsewhere in the reception, lots of nice pictures of our guests. They were both so nice to work with; I think the groomsmen would have happily adopted Ian into their party. For me it was nice that Lisa had been a bride just a couple of months before my wedding, she had just been through it. Everyone I have shown my pictures to has been as awed by them as I am. I would highly highly recommend Softbox Media.
I could not have asked for more. I loved working with Lisa, all through the planning, and the day of, she & Ian seemed to Read more...
I could not have asked for more. I loved working with Lisa, all through the planning, and the day of, she & Ian seemed to be everywhere but still unobtrusive. Many of my guests commented on how unobtrusive they were, but they still got wonderful shots. My package was priced very reasonably for one photographer, yet this was for two. I was pleasantly suprised seeing some of the shots they took when I was elsewhere in the reception, lots of nice pictures of our guests. They were both so nice to work with; I think the groomsmen would have happily adopted Ian into their party. For me it was nice that Lisa had been a bride just a couple of months before my wedding, she had just been through it. Everyone I have shown my pictures to has been as awed by them as I am. I would highly highly recommend Softbox Media. Read less
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Christy
Wedding:
9/6/2008
5.0/5.0
Lisa Parkinson was phenomenal! She is an up and coming photographer with a fresh outlook on photography. She went above and beyond the call of duty, stayed at a hotel in the area when we found out Hurricane Hannah would be visiting us on our wedding day and could potential mess up traffic, and she and her fiance, Ian, were fabulous. Our pictures turned out beautifully and I cannot thank her enough! I would recommend her to anyone!
Lisa Parkinson was phenomenal! She is an up and coming photographer with a fresh outlook on photography. She went above Read more...
Lisa Parkinson was phenomenal! She is an up and coming photographer with a fresh outlook on photography. She went above and beyond the call of duty, stayed at a hotel in the area when we found out Hurricane Hannah would be visiting us on our wedding day and could potential mess up traffic, and she and her fiance, Ian, were fabulous. Our pictures turned out beautifully and I cannot thank her enough! I would recommend her to anyone! Read less
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AB
Wedding:
8/9/2008
5.0/5.0
Lisa and Ian are fantastic to work with, and they take beautiful photos. They are newlyweds themselves, and so they know what it's like to plan a wedding. They are willing to split up to cover the bride and groom getting ready separately, they took shots from two different angles during the ceremony, and they both covered the big moments at the reception. They also came downtown to DC with us and took pictures of our bridal party in front of the monuments, and Lisa came to our rehearsal dinner to take a few photos of that. We love all of our pictures. Lock them in fast, because their business is booming and their prices are going up.
Lisa and Ian are fantastic to work with, and they take beautiful photos. They are newlyweds themselves, and so they know Read more...
Lisa and Ian are fantastic to work with, and they take beautiful photos. They are newlyweds themselves, and so they know what it's like to plan a wedding. They are willing to split up to cover the bride and groom getting ready separately, they took shots from two different angles during the ceremony, and they both covered the big moments at the reception. They also came downtown to DC with us and took pictures of our bridal party in front of the monuments, and Lisa came to our rehearsal dinner to take a few photos of that. We love all of our pictures. Lock them in fast, because their business is booming and their prices are going up. Read less
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SoftBox Media responded with the following comments:

We are thrilled to be providing photography that makes our client's happy! We're passionate about what we do and are looking forward to many wonderful years ahead.
In order to stay competitive and up to date with our services and our products, we typically review our practices annually and make adjustments as necessary. So rest assured, we're all set for '09 and are looking forward to the many weddings ahead.

Thank you!

Lisa & Ian
SoftBox Media LLC
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kayla809
Wedding:
5/29/2010
4.9/5.0
Loved these guys! They were first and foremost VERY professional and actively listened to what we wanted for our big day. Our guests said that they didn't even notice that they were there at times. Hard to believe because they did an outstanding job capturing all of the wedding moments. Coming from our friends and family...."Your wedding pictures look like they have come straight out of a magaizine!" "Lots of creative and unique shots!" "I could not stop looking at your wedding photos...absolutely gorgeous!" "Breathtaking...picture-perfect wedding!" I think that in itself says it all. Thanks Lisa and Ian!
Loved these guys! They were first and foremost VERY professional and actively listened to what we wanted for our big day. Read more...
Loved these guys! They were first and foremost VERY professional and actively listened to what we wanted for our big day. Our guests said that they didn't even notice that they were there at times. Hard to believe because they did an outstanding job capturing all of the wedding moments. Coming from our friends and family...."Your wedding pictures look like they have come straight out of a magaizine!" "Lots of creative and unique shots!" "I could not stop looking at your wedding photos...absolutely gorgeous!" "Breathtaking...picture-perfect wedding!" I think that in itself says it all. Thanks Lisa and Ian! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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cindydawson
Wedding:
1/10/2009
4.8/5.0
We were very happy with the quality of our pictures. They were easy to work with, responsive, flexible and nice to have around.
We were very happy with the quality of our pictures. They were easy to work with, responsive, flexible and nice to have Read more...
We were very happy with the quality of our pictures. They were easy to work with, responsive, flexible and nice to have around. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
6/27/2008
4.8/5.0
I loved my photographer and her work. I have already recommended her to several others that have also used her services. I cannot wait until I have another reason to use her service.
I loved my photographer and her work. I have already recommended her to several others that have also used her services. I Read more...
I loved my photographer and her work. I have already recommended her to several others that have also used her services. I cannot wait until I have another reason to use her service. Read less
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terpjaime
Wedding:
5/2/2009
4.7/5.0
Lisa and Ian were great to work with leading up to the wedding and were amazing on the day of! I just got my proof books back and they look incredible. Since I live so far from them, it was great that they were flexible to meet me at various places around DC. Their packages were also very flexible to fit my budget and what I was looking for! I highly recommend them!
Lisa and Ian were great to work with leading up to the wedding and were amazing on the day of! I just got my proof books Read more...
Lisa and Ian were great to work with leading up to the wedding and were amazing on the day of! I just got my proof books back and they look incredible. Since I live so far from them, it was great that they were flexible to meet me at various places around DC. Their packages were also very flexible to fit my budget and what I was looking for! I highly recommend them! Read less
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