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Steve Rouch Photography
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58 Reviews
Address:
2184 Marshall Ave
Saint Paul, MN US 55104
Phone:
651-644-2184
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
 
3.0 out of 5.0
*Disclaimer: I am the brother of the bride.*

First off, I am writing this review because my parents charged me with the task of creating a family Christmas card that involved my sister's wedding this past May, and I could not find one suitable family picture to use.

Steve chose to use a blue (one of my sister's wedding colors) canvas backdrop to photograph intimate portraits of the bride & groom and their families. While the groom's side turned out pretty good, my family's photos looked awkward and incorrectly positioned. Also I thought the lighting was way too harsh and cast residual shadows and highlighted some unflattering portrait features.

There were some great shots Steve captured at the Church, and this Church in my opinion, was very hard to photograph with a very awkward layout and lighting angles. Also the Church was very pedestrian in aesthetic and design and didn't offer many great "wow" shots. Also it was very windy that day so shooting outside wasn't an option.

The reception shots were ok. The Vadnais Heights Commons was beautiful and decked out to the nines, but somehow, the facility and the guests didn't translate to film. The sunset was gorgeous but I found the choice of shots looked ordinary.

His candid shots I thought were lacking as well. I've seen a bunch on his website that look just awesome. However again, they didn't translate to my sister's wedding. Fortunately a lot of the wedding party and guests were able to grab a bunch for us.

Lastly, I have seen Steve's accolades and know from other couples who have used him in the past and he does very good work and is professional. Steve did grab some amazing shots. However, based on the price and his entire body of work, it felt unsatisfying. Maybe he had an "off" day.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
 
0.6 out of 5.0
Steve Rouch Photography completely deceived my husband and I. We paid a great deal of money (Steve is much more expensive than most photographers that we had met with while planning our wedding but we thought we would get what we paid for - were we wrong). The biggest reason we picked Steve was because a video was included. On our wedding day, the wind knocked over his camera and damaged our video. The worst part about it was that they avoided the subject via email for over a month and, after several inquiries from me, finally told me that it was damaged. Then they even tried to come back and blame it on one of our guests for supposedly knocking it over after they had already acknowledged that the wind knocked it over! I understand that wind is natural and misakes happen but he is a "professional photographer" and they completely disregarded our feelings in this situation because they had their money and were done with us. They never considered how it would affect us losing those memories from our day and refused to try to make it right. I will never forget the way that we were treated by these people and am sad I will have to look back on this as something I truly regret from what was supposed to be the happiest day of our lives. Please do yourself a favor and research work ethic and contracts when booking your photographer.
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Danelle
Wedding:
10/13/2013
 
5.0 out of 5.0
The MOST AMAZING photographer and Man I have ever had the pleasure to work with. He makes everything about you and your personalities It is amazing how he can paint a story with such great images. Fun to work with and fabulous staff. I would not choose anyone else!
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Private User
Wedding:
8/31/2013
 
5.0 out of 5.0
Steve was amazing! He was on time, set up a mini studio inside, had very creative ideas and allowed us to get the shots we wanted as well! He asked us several times throughout the day if we were happy with what he was doing! He also told me I had an hour-glass figure which definitely put a smile on my face! :) He also had two assistants which allowed us to get different lighting techniques in our photos! We have over 800 photos from the wedding! Each one is fabulous! We absolutely loved working with him and are excited to put together our wedding albums with him!
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JenniferJo
Wedding:
6/8/2013
 
5.0 out of 5.0
steve was great and willing to do whatever we wanted

however he did miss a few important shots

we had a short kiss as husband and wife

he ddnt get good enough photos of each bridesmaid coming up or down the aisle, he picked a bad spot to be at the ceremony to take pictures, however i dont think there was much he could do

one of the only pictures i have of the groom and bridesmaid, one of the bridesmaids eyes were closed
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Pete
Wedding:
11/17/2012
 
5.0 out of 5.0
Steve was the photographer at the recent wedding of my daughter. The pictures were fabulous. I highly recommend him.
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Rachael
Wedding:
11/3/2012
 
5.0 out of 5.0
This past Saturday (11/3/12) I had the pleasure of working with Steve for my engagement photos. He worked with my fiance for over three hours and shot over 200 pictures. We ended us just buying the entire disk of photos because there was too many favorites to pick from. He gave us a wide variety so none of our pictures looked like the last and pictures we can use for more then this occasion. Steve made us feel so comfortable and his eye for lighting and scenery made our experiences the highlight of our engagement. Steve did a fantastic job and I am so happy that we will be doing our wedding! Thanks Steve for going above and beyond for not only shooting pictures of a life time but for the time we spent with you my fiance was even raving to his friends about how much he enjoyed his time with him.
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Liz
Wedding:
10/13/2012
 
4.8 out of 5.0
Steve Rouch was definitely the right choice for our wedding photographer. He listened to our suggestions which really helped put a personal spin on our photos. We ended up with 100s of great photos to choose from. Steve was prompt, particular, and took the time to get to know us which all resulted in many fabulous pictures. If we had it all to do over again, we would choose Steve Rouch.
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Nikkol
Wedding:
10/12/2012
 
5.0 out of 5.0
We had both our engagement photos and wedding day photos done by Steve. Steve made both days very fun and non-stressful. We absolutely enjoyed working with Steve! Steve's professionalism and expertise caught our personalities in every photo that he took. We had a wonderful experience and are VERY pleased with our photos. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
 
4.5 out of 5.0
steve did a wonderful job at my daughters wedding. He continually asked us how we liked his photos and if there was anything different we would like to do. he was very creative with the lighting and photos that were took. I liked the fack that we were able to see the pictures as they were being taken. I was very pleased with the quality of work that steve did and couldnt be happier that my daughter picked him. Thank you so very much Steve Rouch
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