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Spindle Photography

Birmingham , AL
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LOCATION

Birmingham, AL US 35209 (map)

PHONE

205-356-2061

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

I’m Kelly Cummings, the Don Quixote* behind Spindle Photography. I’m drawn to photographing people, their lives, pretend lives, pretty things. I am passionate about lots of things, all... Read more
I’m Kelly Cummings, the Don Quixote* behind Spindle Photography. I’m drawn to photographing people, their lives, pretend lives, pretty things. I am passionate about lots of things, all at once, and fortunately photography is greatly aided by that. I’ve had the privilege of shooting weddings, portraits, maternity sessions, commercial products and places, musicians, models and aspiring models, friends, food, events, and details. I’ve learned from teachers, darkrooms, magazines, friends, mentors, experience, and now I’m making things happen.

I’m a Francophile, most especially in the Kelly-American ideal world where they all wear stripes and eat pain au chocolat for breakfast, and every outdoor cafe experience (especially those at a place called Cafe Amelie in New Orleans) makes me feel even more like a Frenchwoman than when I finally really went last year and realized I didn’t speak French. I don’t wear a watch so to figure out what time it is I take photos of my feet and see what time my camera says. Which means I have a lot of pictures of my feet (one day you may be so lucky to see them and all my comfy wedding shoes), and that I should be better at military time.

*The thesaurus suggested that Don Quixote and visionary are synonyms and I’m not one to argue with reference books.

Wedding day coverage begins at $3000 with collections ranging from $3500-5000. To inquire about a date, you can fill out the contact form on my website! Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
yes
Is your media preference film or digital?
digital
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
yes
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
yes
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Nikon d700 and d300, light stands and umbrellas, and a wide range of professional Nikkor lenses.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
yes
Do you charge hourly or full day?
full day
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes, if you would like an additional event photographed, such as a rehearsal dinner or day after shoot, the cost will be $300. Another full day of coverage (for multi-day weddings) would be $800.
Do you charge for travel?
Yes, travel fees include transportation and accomodations if the event is more than an hour from Birmingham, AL or Raleigh, NC (accomodations only if necessary)
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
The proofs are guaranteed to be ready within a month for a standard, one day event.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
digitally, either online or by cd.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
yes, a high resolution cd is included in the packages.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes, included in all packages is online hosting of your images for 3 months.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Flushmount, hardbound 10x10 Bride and Groom albums with 80-90 images. 8x8 Parent albums and 8x8 Engagement Guestbooks are always available.
When will the client get the final album?
My goal is to get the client an album within three months, but is dependent on approval and revisions of the design by the client.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Spindle is the best! Kelly is so professional and friendly, and makes you feel at ease in a naturally anxious time. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer!
Spindle is the best! Kelly is so professional and friendly, and makes you feel at ease in a naturally anxious time. We Read more...
Spindle is the best! Kelly is so professional and friendly, and makes you feel at ease in a naturally anxious time. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Kelly was such a joy to work with and led us through the process seamlessly. She made us feel comfortable and guided us to make pictures that would capture our day perfectly! Highly recommended and you get the rights to all of the photos she takes of you!
Kelly was such a joy to work with and led us through the process seamlessly. She made us feel comfortable and guided us to Read more...
Kelly was such a joy to work with and led us through the process seamlessly. She made us feel comfortable and guided us to make pictures that would capture our day perfectly! Highly recommended and you get the rights to all of the photos she takes of you! Read less
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Stefanie
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Kelly was amazing! Besides the photography being beautiful, she is so laid back and calm and easy to get along with. We enjoyed spending time with her during our engagement pictures and our wedding day! Also the way she delivers her products is phenomenal, I will even treasure the envelopes she sent to us in her gorgeous hand lettering! So much love for Spindle Photography and Kelly!
Kelly was amazing! Besides the photography being beautiful, she is so laid back and calm and easy to get along with. We Read more...
Kelly was amazing! Besides the photography being beautiful, she is so laid back and calm and easy to get along with. We enjoyed spending time with her during our engagement pictures and our wedding day! Also the way she delivers her products is phenomenal, I will even treasure the envelopes she sent to us in her gorgeous hand lettering! So much love for Spindle Photography and Kelly! Read less
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Whitney
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Loved having her- she took fabulous pictures and I never even knew she was taking them most of the time. I've referred her many times already
Loved having her- she took fabulous pictures and I never even knew she was taking them most of the time. I've referred her Read more...
Loved having her- she took fabulous pictures and I never even knew she was taking them most of the time. I've referred her many times already Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Kelly is absolutely amazing and listens to exactly what you want!
Kelly is absolutely amazing and listens to exactly what you want!
Kelly is absolutely amazing and listens to exactly what you want! Read less
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Starr
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Kelly was amazing and is not only a great photographer, but an incredibly personable and sweet individual who will make sure you're having a great time so she can capture your genuine happiness. We ended up with thousands of amazing photographs of our wedding and rehearsal dinner.
Kelly was amazing and is not only a great photographer, but an incredibly personable and sweet individual who will make Read more...
Kelly was amazing and is not only a great photographer, but an incredibly personable and sweet individual who will make sure you're having a great time so she can capture your genuine happiness. We ended up with thousands of amazing photographs of our wedding and rehearsal dinner. Read less
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Alexandria
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Spindle photography was amazing!! Kelly was so friendly, laid back, and easy to work with! And the pictures were great!
Spindle photography was amazing!! Kelly was so friendly, laid back, and easy to work with! And the pictures were great!
Spindle photography was amazing!! Kelly was so friendly, laid back, and easy to work with! And the pictures were great! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved working with Kelly at Spindle Photography. She is so sweet and she is an amazing photographer. I am not very good at having my pictures taken but she made me feel so comfortable and she knew exactly how to tell me and my husband to pose. Our pictures were stunning. I would absolutely recommend Kelly to everyone!
I absolutely loved working with Kelly at Spindle Photography. She is so sweet and she is an amazing photographer. I am not Read more...
I absolutely loved working with Kelly at Spindle Photography. She is so sweet and she is an amazing photographer. I am not very good at having my pictures taken but she made me feel so comfortable and she knew exactly how to tell me and my husband to pose. Our pictures were stunning. I would absolutely recommend Kelly to everyone! Read less
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Haviland
Wedding:
1/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Kelly is simply lovely to work with and I could not have been any more blown away by the pictures she captured from my wedding day, in fact, I am pretty obsessed with them :) My friends and family have also raved about how beautiful my pictures turned out, and especially loved all the amazing candid photos from the reception taken on the dance floor! I have had MANY future brides ask me who my photographer was. I would recommend Kelly to anyone who wants to relive their wedding day just as it happened: lots of candids and not so posed.
Kelly is simply lovely to work with and I could not have been any more blown away by the pictures she captured from my Read more...
Kelly is simply lovely to work with and I could not have been any more blown away by the pictures she captured from my wedding day, in fact, I am pretty obsessed with them :) My friends and family have also raved about how beautiful my pictures turned out, and especially loved all the amazing candid photos from the reception taken on the dance floor! I have had MANY future brides ask me who my photographer was. I would recommend Kelly to anyone who wants to relive their wedding day just as it happened: lots of candids and not so posed. Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
As the MOB let me say how confident I am in the unique skill and creativity of Kelly Cummings! From the engagement pictures to the way she snapped at the wedding and reception - I know that we will have a difficult time selecting photos! Kelly started with us at 9am on the big day and continued until the Bride and Groom left the reception at 10pm. I kept hearing people making comments about the extensive coverage provided by Kelly and her colleague and friend, Morgan Trinker. Kelly was there snapping without being intrusive yet I know she captured intimate and special moments throughout the 2 days of rehearsal and wedding celebrating. I highly recommend Spindle Photography... and now she's hand letting. Check out her sites. Kelly is the best!
As the MOB let me say how confident I am in the unique skill and creativity of Kelly Cummings! From the engagement Read more...
As the MOB let me say how confident I am in the unique skill and creativity of Kelly Cummings! From the engagement pictures to the way she snapped at the wedding and reception - I know that we will have a difficult time selecting photos! Kelly started with us at 9am on the big day and continued until the Bride and Groom left the reception at 10pm. I kept hearing people making comments about the extensive coverage provided by Kelly and her colleague and friend, Morgan Trinker. Kelly was there snapping without being intrusive yet I know she captured intimate and special moments throughout the 2 days of rehearsal and wedding celebrating. I highly recommend Spindle Photography... and now she's hand letting. Check out her sites. Kelly is the best! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Kelly Cummings of Spindle Photography added so much to not only our wedding but to our entire weekend and our whole planning process. She was so encouraging and helpful that I would quickly call her a friend and not just a vendor. She took special care in getting to know me and my groom so that she could perfectly capture our weekend. We couldn't possibly be more pleased. I'm convinced she works harder and more efficiently than any other photographer on the market. She focuses on the quality of her work and all the while captures every emotion of the event. She made every part of the bridal session fun and special. She also captured the rehearsal dinner in addition to the wedding day, and we were so happy to have all of those memories recorded as well. Not only did we fall in love with her sweet demeanor and sincere personality, but so did our whole wedding party and our families. She is such a pleasure to work with and genuinely invests in each couple she meets. We love her so much, as do all the couples who are lucky enough to work with her. She is already making waves as one of the best photographers in the business and will only continue to skyrocket to the top. Don't miss out on her incredible talent. Spindle Photography is an easy decision to make in the planning process. Kelly will exponentially add to the experience.
Kelly Cummings of Spindle Photography added so much to not only our wedding but to our entire weekend and our whole Read more...
Kelly Cummings of Spindle Photography added so much to not only our wedding but to our entire weekend and our whole planning process. She was so encouraging and helpful that I would quickly call her a friend and not just a vendor. She took special care in getting to know me and my groom so that she could perfectly capture our weekend. We couldn't possibly be more pleased. I'm convinced she works harder and more efficiently than any other photographer on the market. She focuses on the quality of her work and all the while captures every emotion of the event. She made every part of the bridal session fun and special. She also captured the rehearsal dinner in addition to the wedding day, and we were so happy to have all of those memories recorded as well. Not only did we fall in love with her sweet demeanor and sincere personality, but so did our whole wedding party and our families. She is such a pleasure to work with and genuinely invests in each couple she meets. We love her so much, as do all the couples who are lucky enough to work with her. She is already making waves as one of the best photographers in the business and will only continue to skyrocket to the top. Don't miss out on her incredible talent. Spindle Photography is an easy decision to make in the planning process. Kelly will exponentially add to the experience. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Kelly is a wonderful, wonderful photographer! She is not only great at capturing the moments you want to remember the most, she is also a fun loving person who makes it so easy and comfortable. She did my engagement photos, as well as my wedding day and I could not have asked for a better photographer or better pictures! I would recommend her most definitely to anyone!
Kelly is a wonderful, wonderful photographer! She is not only great at capturing the moments you want to remember the Read more...
Kelly is a wonderful, wonderful photographer! She is not only great at capturing the moments you want to remember the most, she is also a fun loving person who makes it so easy and comfortable. She did my engagement photos, as well as my wedding day and I could not have asked for a better photographer or better pictures! I would recommend her most definitely to anyone! Read less
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Callie
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Kelly was so great! I knew her work would be amazing and after seeing the pictures from our wedding, I would definitely say that she delivered! She's the sweetest thing ever and super flexible and understanding! I felt like I was working with my best friend all day!
Kelly was so great! I knew her work would be amazing and after seeing the pictures from our wedding, I would definitely Read more...
Kelly was so great! I knew her work would be amazing and after seeing the pictures from our wedding, I would definitely say that she delivered! She's the sweetest thing ever and super flexible and understanding! I felt like I was working with my best friend all day! Read less
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Sarah Grey
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about Kelly from Spindle Photography. First of all, her prices are great compared to other photographers we looked at. More importantly, she was absolutely wonderful to work with. She communicated with me throughout my planning process and was always willing to offer vendor recommendations and advice about anything wedding related. She worked with me and my day-of coordinator to make a photo schedule, which was important for keeping the wedding day stress-free. On the day of, she was also able to be flexible and think on her feet, which is important because inevitably, something won't go quite as planned. I really respect that she was able to wrangle my huge family and the large wedding party for all the formal photos, and they all loved her as much as my husband and I did. She is just a lovely person and played a major role in keeping me calm on my wedding day. She was there for the entire day, and captured every little moment. We could not be happier with the beautiful images that she gave us. Working with Kelly you can tell that she truly cares not only about the quality of the photos but also about the quality of your experience.
I can't say enough good things about Kelly from Spindle Photography. First of all, her prices are great compared to other Read more...
I can't say enough good things about Kelly from Spindle Photography. First of all, her prices are great compared to other photographers we looked at. More importantly, she was absolutely wonderful to work with. She communicated with me throughout my planning process and was always willing to offer vendor recommendations and advice about anything wedding related. She worked with me and my day-of coordinator to make a photo schedule, which was important for keeping the wedding day stress-free. On the day of, she was also able to be flexible and think on her feet, which is important because inevitably, something won't go quite as planned. I really respect that she was able to wrangle my huge family and the large wedding party for all the formal photos, and they all loved her as much as my husband and I did. She is just a lovely person and played a major role in keeping me calm on my wedding day. She was there for the entire day, and captured every little moment. We could not be happier with the beautiful images that she gave us. Working with Kelly you can tell that she truly cares not only about the quality of the photos but also about the quality of your experience. Read less
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Whitney
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Kelly with Spindle Photography was the best vendor I worked with during my wedding and I would consider all the vendors I worked with to be excellent! She made everything easy, beginning with traveling to my hometown for our engagement shoot. I was in love with my engagement pictures and had no clue how the wedding photography experience could top it... but of course it did. Kelly made sure everything for the wedding day flowed very smoothly and was very open to ideas that popped in my head as we went along. I would HIGHLY recommend Kelly to anyone! Absolutely outstanding!
Kelly with Spindle Photography was the best vendor I worked with during my wedding and I would consider all the vendors I Read more...
Kelly with Spindle Photography was the best vendor I worked with during my wedding and I would consider all the vendors I worked with to be excellent! She made everything easy, beginning with traveling to my hometown for our engagement shoot. I was in love with my engagement pictures and had no clue how the wedding photography experience could top it... but of course it did. Kelly made sure everything for the wedding day flowed very smoothly and was very open to ideas that popped in my head as we went along. I would HIGHLY recommend Kelly to anyone! Absolutely outstanding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Kelly was absolutely wonderful to work with and her pictures are amazing! I just got married 3 weeks ago and she recently sent me a preview and I LOVED the photos! I am so excited to see the rest! My husband and I each had 8 groomsmen and bridesmaid. All of the groomsmen had been in each other weddings and they all said that Kelly was the easiest and best photographer to work with. (Let's face it, groomsmen love to have fun and goof off and she worked wonderful with them) My sister is engaged and she also is going to use Kelly for her wedding next year.

I hired Kelly based on 3 reasons. 1. I loved her photos on her blog. 2. I loved her prices with her packages 3. She had an unlimited time for day of wedding.

Kelly responds quickly to your emails. She has great ideas or suggestions if you need any help. She also takes photos extremely fast and with an artistic style and vision. She works with you on a wedding timeline for day of wedding for photos, so you don't have to worry about anything. I was able to be stress free on my wedding day and know that Kelly and her assistant would capture every moment we wanted. I would highly recommend Spindle Photography for anyone!!
Kelly was absolutely wonderful to work with and her pictures are amazing! I just got married 3 weeks ago and she recently Read more...
Kelly was absolutely wonderful to work with and her pictures are amazing! I just got married 3 weeks ago and she recently sent me a preview and I LOVED the photos! I am so excited to see the rest! My husband and I each had 8 groomsmen and bridesmaid. All of the groomsmen had been in each other weddings and they all said that Kelly was the easiest and best photographer to work with. (Let's face it, groomsmen love to have fun and goof off and she worked wonderful with them) My sister is engaged and she also is going to use Kelly for her wedding next year.

I hired Kelly based on 3 reasons. 1. I loved her photos on her blog. 2. I loved her prices with her packages 3. She had an unlimited time for day of wedding.

Kelly responds quickly to your emails. She has great ideas or suggestions if you need any help. She also takes photos extremely fast and with an artistic style and vision. She works with you on a wedding timeline for day of wedding for photos, so you don't have to worry about anything. I was able to be stress free on my wedding day and know that Kelly and her assistant would capture every moment we wanted. I would highly recommend Spindle Photography for anyone!! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Kelly of Spindle Photography was so wonderful. Her pictures are a wonderful balance of artsy and traditional. Kelly was very kind and easy to work with. I never once worried about pictures being taken. I knew that she had it all under control and that my day was being captured in all of its beauty. Kelly truly has a gift for capturing special moments. I would highly recommend her to any person who is looking for ease and beauty on their wedding day.
Kelly of Spindle Photography was so wonderful. Her pictures are a wonderful balance of artsy and traditional. Kelly was Read more...
Kelly of Spindle Photography was so wonderful. Her pictures are a wonderful balance of artsy and traditional. Kelly was very kind and easy to work with. I never once worried about pictures being taken. I knew that she had it all under control and that my day was being captured in all of its beauty. Kelly truly has a gift for capturing special moments. I would highly recommend her to any person who is looking for ease and beauty on their wedding day. Read less
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ChristyAllinder
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Kelly was absolutely amazing! Looking back on all of the decisions I made planning my wedding, the best one was choosing Spindle Photography. The pictures are the detail that you will have the rest of your life and I am absolutely in love with every one of the 1,000 + pictures from our day. Kelly was a joy to work with and felt like an old friend by the time our wedding day arrived. She has such a great style and eye that every picture turns out amazing. She truly captured our day completely and told the story perfectly. She was never in the way or obtrusive but always there to capture every moment. She gave just the right ammount of direction to get great pictures but always let our personalities shine. She was always easy to contact and very organized. I am so happy with my pictures and can't say enough good things about Kelly!
Kelly was absolutely amazing! Looking back on all of the decisions I made planning my wedding, the best one was choosing Read more...
Kelly was absolutely amazing! Looking back on all of the decisions I made planning my wedding, the best one was choosing Spindle Photography. The pictures are the detail that you will have the rest of your life and I am absolutely in love with every one of the 1,000 + pictures from our day. Kelly was a joy to work with and felt like an old friend by the time our wedding day arrived. She has such a great style and eye that every picture turns out amazing. She truly captured our day completely and told the story perfectly. She was never in the way or obtrusive but always there to capture every moment. She gave just the right ammount of direction to get great pictures but always let our personalities shine. She was always easy to contact and very organized. I am so happy with my pictures and can't say enough good things about Kelly! Read less
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brushje
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Kelly did an absolute amazing job! She is such a pleasure to work with and extremely talented. She provides excellant packages and very reasonable with her services. Kelly is super flexible and I would highly recommend her!
Kelly did an absolute amazing job! She is such a pleasure to work with and extremely talented. She provides excellant Read more...
Kelly did an absolute amazing job! She is such a pleasure to work with and extremely talented. She provides excellant packages and very reasonable with her services. Kelly is super flexible and I would highly recommend her! Read less
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Ann B. Gallegly
Wedding:
2/25/2012
4.9/5.0
Kelly is a 5 star photographer! She was recommended by our wedding planner and she did an excellent job! She is very talented, organized, she manages time well during the sessions and is very prompt. She is also very creative which adds to the value and the awesome quality you already get with her shots. She is fun to work and is very professional. We were cracking up at some if the shots because the ideas turned out to be so funny. The other more serious photos look classic and timeless. As far as the turnaround time on proofs goes, we actually got our edited proofs back weeks before they were due and they looked amazing. Check out her site, look at her work, and know that you are investing in a photographer who will be an asset to the best day of your life.
Kelly is a 5 star photographer! She was recommended by our wedding planner and she did an excellent job! She is very Read more...
Kelly is a 5 star photographer! She was recommended by our wedding planner and she did an excellent job! She is very talented, organized, she manages time well during the sessions and is very prompt. She is also very creative which adds to the value and the awesome quality you already get with her shots. She is fun to work and is very professional. We were cracking up at some if the shots because the ideas turned out to be so funny. The other more serious photos look classic and timeless. As far as the turnaround time on proofs goes, we actually got our edited proofs back weeks before they were due and they looked amazing. Check out her site, look at her work, and know that you are investing in a photographer who will be an asset to the best day of your life. Read less
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Tomo
Wedding:
11/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Kelly is the best! From the initial contact via email to this date (3 weeks after the wedding), she has been simply amazing.

Photography was the most important aspect of the wedding for me, and I searched days and days for a perfect photographer. When I came across her work, I knew that the search was over. I fell in love with her soft and romantic style instantly and contacted her immediately. Her response was very quick, professional, and friendly. I knew right then that she was the one!

I worked with Kelly mostly via emails since I live in South Carolina. And she made the process of planning a wedding from miles away so much easier! She was always responsive. I never had to wait longer than 3 business days to hear back from her. Whenever I asked her a question, I felt that she really cared and that she took the time to communicate with full details and information.

Kelly is also very resourceful and experienced. She recommended some great vendors. I actually got my hair done by the hair salon she recommended.

On the wedding day, she made everyone feel comfortable. My 17-month-old niece is not always comfortable in front of a professional camera, but she was smiling the entire day! My husband and I had a lot of fun getting pictures taken.

I just received a preview of our wedding photos yesterday, and they literally took my breath away! They are so romantic and beautiful. We are so proud of our pictures, and we can't wait to share them with friends and family and with our children and grandchildren in the future. We love looking at our photos, and we would definitely love to work with her again.
Kelly is the best! From the initial contact via email to this date (3 weeks after the wedding), she has been simply Read more...
Kelly is the best! From the initial contact via email to this date (3 weeks after the wedding), she has been simply amazing.

Photography was the most important aspect of the wedding for me, and I searched days and days for a perfect photographer. When I came across her work, I knew that the search was over. I fell in love with her soft and romantic style instantly and contacted her immediately. Her response was very quick, professional, and friendly. I knew right then that she was the one!

I worked with Kelly mostly via emails since I live in South Carolina. And she made the process of planning a wedding from miles away so much easier! She was always responsive. I never had to wait longer than 3 business days to hear back from her. Whenever I asked her a question, I felt that she really cared and that she took the time to communicate with full details and information.

Kelly is also very resourceful and experienced. She recommended some great vendors. I actually got my hair done by the hair salon she recommended.

On the wedding day, she made everyone feel comfortable. My 17-month-old niece is not always comfortable in front of a professional camera, but she was smiling the entire day! My husband and I had a lot of fun getting pictures taken.

I just received a preview of our wedding photos yesterday, and they literally took my breath away! They are so romantic and beautiful. We are so proud of our pictures, and we can't wait to share them with friends and family and with our children and grandchildren in the future. We love looking at our photos, and we would definitely love to work with her again. Read less
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Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
I love Kelly.
First she has the most amazing photographs. She is so creative and so sweet. Her price is so reasonable and she is willing to travel ANYWHERE.

She was so helpful at calming me down. She is just amazing. Just take one look at the pictures and you will be SOLD.

The only thing is Kelly is super busy so book early.
I love Kelly.
First she has the most amazing photographs. She is so creative and so sweet. Her price is so reasonable Read more...
I love Kelly.
First she has the most amazing photographs. She is so creative and so sweet. Her price is so reasonable and she is willing to travel ANYWHERE.

She was so helpful at calming me down. She is just amazing. Just take one look at the pictures and you will be SOLD.

The only thing is Kelly is super busy so book early. Read less
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Molly
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Kelly is the sweetest person, and when it comes to photography I couldn't say enough wonderful things about her. She is so flexible, and has a lot of experience. She made sure to get every picture that we wanted, and everyone was where they needed to be. Family pictures went very smoothly, and she made us feel comfortable the entire day. Now that the wedding is over, she is more of a friend than a vendor to my husband and I. I plan on calling her any time I need a photographer!
Kelly is the sweetest person, and when it comes to photography I couldn't say enough wonderful things about her. She is so Read more...
Kelly is the sweetest person, and when it comes to photography I couldn't say enough wonderful things about her. She is so flexible, and has a lot of experience. She made sure to get every picture that we wanted, and everyone was where they needed to be. Family pictures went very smoothly, and she made us feel comfortable the entire day. Now that the wedding is over, she is more of a friend than a vendor to my husband and I. I plan on calling her any time I need a photographer! Read less
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AnneTrabue
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.9/5.0
Loved the pictures from the preview! I can't wait to see the rest of them!
Loved the pictures from the preview! I can't wait to see the rest of them!
Loved the pictures from the preview! I can't wait to see the rest of them! Read less
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C King
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Kelly from Spindle Photography is amazing! She took the most beautiful engagement photos and was so easy to work with on our wedding day. She really cares about making your vision come alive, and she is so creative with the photos she takes. Actually, I had fun just hanging out with her on our wedding day! I would definitely recommend her!
Kelly from Spindle Photography is amazing! She took the most beautiful engagement photos and was so easy to work with on Read more...
Kelly from Spindle Photography is amazing! She took the most beautiful engagement photos and was so easy to work with on our wedding day. She really cares about making your vision come alive, and she is so creative with the photos she takes. Actually, I had fun just hanging out with her on our wedding day! I would definitely recommend her! Read less
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AnnaClare
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Kelly is an excellent photographer, but also an excellent person in and out to work with. She really connected with myself and my husband, to work with us on what we envisioned and make it a reality. We had a hard time before finding her of finding someone who wouldn't just put us in the similar stances that most wedding photos are in. We didn't want the cliche everyone joking and laughing and "fake" photos, we wanted real moments captured in the best way possible, so we could look back at the photos and say, we had the best time of our lives with our loved ones and never held back! Kelly did that! The end result is absolutely stunning and something I know we will look back on with lots of joy, every time, without asking ourselves why didn't we do this or that, it is all there!
Kelly is an excellent photographer, but also an excellent person in and out to work with. She really connected with myself Read more...
Kelly is an excellent photographer, but also an excellent person in and out to work with. She really connected with myself and my husband, to work with us on what we envisioned and make it a reality. We had a hard time before finding her of finding someone who wouldn't just put us in the similar stances that most wedding photos are in. We didn't want the cliche everyone joking and laughing and "fake" photos, we wanted real moments captured in the best way possible, so we could look back at the photos and say, we had the best time of our lives with our loved ones and never held back! Kelly did that! The end result is absolutely stunning and something I know we will look back on with lots of joy, every time, without asking ourselves why didn't we do this or that, it is all there! Read less
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annhuskey
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Kelly was wonderful from our first meeting and continues to be so now even months after my wedding. She is a professional first, but her kindness and confidence made me feel at ease even as a self-conscious subject of photographs. I can't recall ever waiting for an email response from Kelly--actually, she was so one top of things, she was usually the one to contact me with gentle reminders or follow up questions I had left to answer. When all is said and done, however, the pictures are the most important element. I will say that I was thrilled with the images Kelly captured from our wedding. Even with challenges placed on her by church rules, a tardy bride, etc., I was given a beautiful story in pictures of the most important day of my life. Kelly was a joy to work with, and I would recommend her without an ounce of reservation.
Kelly was wonderful from our first meeting and continues to be so now even months after my wedding. She is a professional Read more...
Kelly was wonderful from our first meeting and continues to be so now even months after my wedding. She is a professional first, but her kindness and confidence made me feel at ease even as a self-conscious subject of photographs. I can't recall ever waiting for an email response from Kelly--actually, she was so one top of things, she was usually the one to contact me with gentle reminders or follow up questions I had left to answer. When all is said and done, however, the pictures are the most important element. I will say that I was thrilled with the images Kelly captured from our wedding. Even with challenges placed on her by church rules, a tardy bride, etc., I was given a beautiful story in pictures of the most important day of my life. Kelly was a joy to work with, and I would recommend her without an ounce of reservation. Read less
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Erica Thebarge
Wedding:
11/12/2009
5.0/5.0
I am a huge review person, so this is a little long for those of you who want to get a really good look at Spindle Photography � you won�t be disappointed!

Kelly Cummings recently shot my Destination Wedding in the Dominican Republic. I came across Kelly's work online after searching for several months for the right photographer. I was immediately drawn to her photojournalistic style of shooting. As soon as I went to her website and blog spot, I was able to see a nice collection of her work, and also enjoyed having direct links to many great wedding and party planning websites and blog spots. I could tell immediately from these resources and the way that Kelly presented herself that she was exactly what I was looking for. Her clean, simple style joined with whimsical charm was the perfect fit for the wedding that I was trying to create!

Because of the distance factor (I am in New England!) I worked with Kelly over the phone and through emails to put together a plan for my wedding. I immediately felt a connection with Kelly�s warm and efficient personality. I felt confident after each conversation that she was taking my input, and combining it with her expertise. I really felt that we made a great connection, and couldn�t wait to book her for the wedding trip!

Kelly flew to our destination (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic) to meet up with us a little way into our trip. We went over the final details, and she immediately fit into our large group of family and friends. They were all very impressed with her warm personality and southern charm! She spent much of the day prior to the wedding acquainting herself with the very large resort, scoping out ideal spots for pictures, and carefully going over the details of timing, lighting, etc. We were dealing with some difficult and unknown light conditions. I had planned our ceremony on the beach not realizing that in the exact half hour that it was to take place (6-6:30pm) the sky goes from beautiful dusk to complete darkness! No lingering sunsets in Punta Cana! So we were dealing with a huge time crunch! I was a little worried about how this would affect the pictures, but Kelly calmly assured me that she would be able to get the shots that we wanted regardless of the light conditions! Once again, her confidence transferred to all of us, knowing that she would make it work!

The day of the wedding, Kelly arranged to meet up with me at the resort�s spa and captured some great images of me and my bridesmaids getting ready! She fit right into the mix, and we didn�t even know she was there taking pictures. One of the things that most impressed me was Kelly�s ability to be in the moment with me throughout the entire wedding day. A perfect example of this (and her incredible attention to detail) involved her making sure that my mom got to place my wedding veil on me, and also that we got some priceless shots of such a special moment. Moments like these often get rushed through in the craziness of getting to the ceremony, but Kelly was so amazing at slowing everyone down even for a brief amount of time in order to document these special moments on camera! She calmly accompanied me all the way through the resort to the ceremony, and somehow got herself in place to get the most beautiful ceremony shots ever! Kelly got great shots from so many angles, and made sure to get shots of our entire wedding group. After the ceremony, she got more wonderful group photos, and both classic and unique shots of us as a couple, the setting, the decorations, etc. Throughout the entire night, everyone kept commenting on how calm and collected Kelly was, despite moving to and from several different areas of the resort, dealing with a very humid night, and as mentioned before, constantly changing light conditions�enough to stress any wedding professional out!

After our wedding, we were so excited to see the pictures! We were able to see edited photos the VERY NEXT WEEK on the Spindle Photography blog spot, and our friends and family were able to access them very easily. We knew the photos would be good � but they were absolutely perfect. Kelly could not have done a better job capturing our wedding day on film. She made sure to get all of the little details, but paid just as much attention to all of the classic wedding shots that you need to get � couple shots, wedding party, family, setting, etc. And most important to me: she captured the whole day in a photojournalistic, simple, artistic, flattering, and whimsical style that is all her own! I would recommend Kelly Cummings and Spindle Photography 100% for your wedding. When people start asking who the photographer was as soon as they see the pictures, you know they are good! Check out our pictures on her website www.spindlephotography.com We are under �Featured � Yorgos and Erica� Enjoy! And thank you Kelly for giving us the most beautiful wedding pictures ever!
I am a huge review person, so this is a little long for those of you who want to get a really good look at Spindle Read more...
I am a huge review person, so this is a little long for those of you who want to get a really good look at Spindle Photography � you won�t be disappointed!

Kelly Cummings recently shot my Destination Wedding in the Dominican Republic. I came across Kelly's work online after searching for several months for the right photographer. I was immediately drawn to her photojournalistic style of shooting. As soon as I went to her website and blog spot, I was able to see a nice collection of her work, and also enjoyed having direct links to many great wedding and party planning websites and blog spots. I could tell immediately from these resources and the way that Kelly presented herself that she was exactly what I was looking for. Her clean, simple style joined with whimsical charm was the perfect fit for the wedding that I was trying to create!

Because of the distance factor (I am in New England!) I worked with Kelly over the phone and through emails to put together a plan for my wedding. I immediately felt a connection with Kelly�s warm and efficient personality. I felt confident after each conversation that she was taking my input, and combining it with her expertise. I really felt that we made a great connection, and couldn�t wait to book her for the wedding trip!

Kelly flew to our destination (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic) to meet up with us a little way into our trip. We went over the final details, and she immediately fit into our large group of family and friends. They were all very impressed with her warm personality and southern charm! She spent much of the day prior to the wedding acquainting herself with the very large resort, scoping out ideal spots for pictures, and carefully going over the details of timing, lighting, etc. We were dealing with some difficult and unknown light conditions. I had planned our ceremony on the beach not realizing that in the exact half hour that it was to take place (6-6:30pm) the sky goes from beautiful dusk to complete darkness! No lingering sunsets in Punta Cana! So we were dealing with a huge time crunch! I was a little worried about how this would affect the pictures, but Kelly calmly assured me that she would be able to get the shots that we wanted regardless of the light conditions! Once again, her confidence transferred to all of us, knowing that she would make it work!

The day of the wedding, Kelly arranged to meet up with me at the resort�s spa and captured some great images of me and my bridesmaids getting ready! She fit right into the mix, and we didn�t even know she was there taking pictures. One of the things that most impressed me was Kelly�s ability to be in the moment with me throughout the entire wedding day. A perfect example of this (and her incredible attention to detail) involved her making sure that my mom got to place my wedding veil on me, and also that we got some priceless shots of such a special moment. Moments like these often get rushed through in the craziness of getting to the ceremony, but Kelly was so amazing at slowing everyone down even for a brief amount of time in order to document these special moments on camera! She calmly accompanied me all the way through the resort to the ceremony, and somehow got herself in place to get the most beautiful ceremony shots ever! Kelly got great shots from so many angles, and made sure to get shots of our entire wedding group. After the ceremony, she got more wonderful group photos, and both classic and unique shots of us as a couple, the setting, the decorations, etc. Throughout the entire night, everyone kept commenting on how calm and collected Kelly was, despite moving to and from several different areas of the resort, dealing with a very humid night, and as mentioned before, constantly changing light conditions�enough to stress any wedding professional out!

After our wedding, we were so excited to see the pictures! We were able to see edited photos the VERY NEXT WEEK on the Spindle Photography blog spot, and our friends and family were able to access them very easily. We knew the photos would be good � but they were absolutely perfect. Kelly could not have done a better job capturing our wedding day on film. She made sure to get all of the little details, but paid just as much attention to all of the classic wedding shots that you need to get � couple shots, wedding party, family, setting, etc. And most important to me: she captured the whole day in a photojournalistic, simple, artistic, flattering, and whimsical style that is all her own! I would recommend Kelly Cummings and Spindle Photography 100% for your wedding. When people start asking who the photographer was as soon as they see the pictures, you know they are good! Check out our pictures on her website www.spindlephotography.com We are under �Featured � Yorgos and Erica� Enjoy! And thank you Kelly for giving us the most beautiful wedding pictures ever! Read less
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