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Studio Vitae

Frisco , TX
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Frisco, TX US (map)

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214-233-0586

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ABOUT US

What is vitae?

It’s the anticipation of things to come. The perfect shoes you took months and months to find. That first glance before you walk down the aisle. The first kiss... Read more
What is vitae?

It’s the anticipation of things to come. The perfect shoes you took months and months to find. That first glance before you walk down the aisle. The first kiss after you say “I do,” and the huge smile on your face as you walk out of the church.

It’s the moment you steal away together before making your entrance at the reception. The roaring laughter from the embarrassing story your best friend just told about you. And the tears that run down your face, as that same best friend tells you how much they love you and how happy they are for you.

So what is vitae?

It’s a style that documents everything, from the monumental moments clear down to the minute details.

It’s life, actually.

Crystal Wedel, owner and lead photographer, founded Studio Vitae on the premise that “all of life’s moments deserve to be recorded for posterity.”
“Even the little things that may seem to have no meaning at the time. Someday, you will look back on these ‘little things’ and they will spark a memory and elicit an emotion.”

With a lifetime of experience behind the camera, and over ten years of experience in the wedding and portrait industry, Crystal strives to not only document your story, but to enable you to relive it all through your photographs.

Offering highly customized and personalized service, and only the finest products available to showcase your memories.
Based in Dallas, Texas, but available for national and international travel.
Studio Vitae is a member of the esteemed Wedding Photojournalist Association. Read less
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Foxchasers
Wedding:
7/27/2007
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We are very sad to read the other two reviews as we are in the same boat. We entered the photography contest that Crystal was holding and we won. Supposedly we won a free album. We ended up flying Crystal to our wedding on July 27th, 2008 and actually bought 2 round trip tickets. One for her and one for someone she was bringing. That person backed out so we ate up the cost of that ticket. We have endured about $1200. 00 in expenses with nothing to show for it. It is heartbreaking that our wedding pictures are in the hands of someone we can't get a hold of. I am heartbroken that she has precious pictures of my parents that I would love to have as a memory forever. Someday they won't be around and I don't even have a picture to have as a memory for the rest of my life. This makes me sad that such a beautiful day that was captured in so many beautiful photos is just out of reach. We have tried so many times to contact Crystal. At the very least at this point if we can't get the album from Crystal, we would at least like to get the proofs. Crystal did send us the dvd slideshow that we paid extra for and some prints that we ordered. She showed us the album on a pdf file and it appeared so close to completion. We last were in touch with Crystal in May of 2008. On the occassions we have spoke to Crystal she has been very receptive, forth coming, and accountable, but we always did have a hard time getting a hold of her. In the past she has come through eventually, we are hoping this will be another occassion where she goes out of touch and than resurfaces and comes through. Crystal if you read this please please contact us and do what you know is right in your heart. You hold in your hands precious memories that mean the world to us. My heart bleeds that I may not have in my hands some very important photos. Crystal if you are reading this please get in touch with us. You know how to reach us. If at this point all you can do is give us is the proofs that is better than nothing at all.
Hope and Jeff
We are very sad to read the other two reviews as we are in the same boat. We entered the photography contest that Crystal Read more...
We are very sad to read the other two reviews as we are in the same boat. We entered the photography contest that Crystal was holding and we won. Supposedly we won a free album. We ended up flying Crystal to our wedding on July 27th, 2008 and actually bought 2 round trip tickets. One for her and one for someone she was bringing. That person backed out so we ate up the cost of that ticket. We have endured about $1200. 00 in expenses with nothing to show for it. It is heartbreaking that our wedding pictures are in the hands of someone we can't get a hold of. I am heartbroken that she has precious pictures of my parents that I would love to have as a memory forever. Someday they won't be around and I don't even have a picture to have as a memory for the rest of my life. This makes me sad that such a beautiful day that was captured in so many beautiful photos is just out of reach. We have tried so many times to contact Crystal. At the very least at this point if we can't get the album from Crystal, we would at least like to get the proofs. Crystal did send us the dvd slideshow that we paid extra for and some prints that we ordered. She showed us the album on a pdf file and it appeared so close to completion. We last were in touch with Crystal in May of 2008. On the occassions we have spoke to Crystal she has been very receptive, forth coming, and accountable, but we always did have a hard time getting a hold of her. In the past she has come through eventually, we are hoping this will be another occassion where she goes out of touch and than resurfaces and comes through. Crystal if you read this please please contact us and do what you know is right in your heart. You hold in your hands precious memories that mean the world to us. My heart bleeds that I may not have in my hands some very important photos. Crystal if you are reading this please get in touch with us. You know how to reach us. If at this point all you can do is give us is the proofs that is better than nothing at all.
Hope and Jeff Read less
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MrsWellwood
Wedding:
7/7/2007
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I am re-writing the review for the second time. I don't know what to say or do at this point. After reading the other review, I have to bite my tongue and be nice on this review. To put it in a nutshell: Crystal and her husband did a fantastic job with the pictures, but I have nothing to show for it. I don't have the pictures she took, and I can't get ahold of her. It's been over 15 months. I also have a PDF file (like the other couple in the same boat) with what looks like a near-completed album. I just pray Crystal at least gives me the pictures if not the album. This is so disheartening and I pray that she will come through. I am out almost $4,000 and have NOTHING to show for it.

As Hope and Jeff said, Crystal, if you are reading this, PLEASE PLEASE *PLEASE* get ahold of me and just LET ME KNOW what you are doing. I think about this constantly. You know that I worked and worked to do everything for that wedding (sew my own veil, make the bouquets) so I could afford to pay you. These are such precious memories you hold just out of my grasp.

I don't know what it will take to get that album, or at least the pictures so I can make my own album. Whatever it will take, get ahold of me and let me know...please. I do believe you are going through a hard time right now (I saw your website was pulled off the internet and your e-mail address is inactive). Just get this over with and it will be behind you.

Crystal did a phenomenal job with pictures, went above and beyond during my wedding day, and really impressed everyone. It's just unfortunate what is going on. I pray it will all work out-I'm just waiting at this point.
I am re-writing the review for the second time. I don't know what to say or do at this point. After reading the other Read more...
I am re-writing the review for the second time. I don't know what to say or do at this point. After reading the other review, I have to bite my tongue and be nice on this review. To put it in a nutshell: Crystal and her husband did a fantastic job with the pictures, but I have nothing to show for it. I don't have the pictures she took, and I can't get ahold of her. It's been over 15 months. I also have a PDF file (like the other couple in the same boat) with what looks like a near-completed album. I just pray Crystal at least gives me the pictures if not the album. This is so disheartening and I pray that she will come through. I am out almost $4,000 and have NOTHING to show for it.

As Hope and Jeff said, Crystal, if you are reading this, PLEASE PLEASE *PLEASE* get ahold of me and just LET ME KNOW what you are doing. I think about this constantly. You know that I worked and worked to do everything for that wedding (sew my own veil, make the bouquets) so I could afford to pay you. These are such precious memories you hold just out of my grasp.

I don't know what it will take to get that album, or at least the pictures so I can make my own album. Whatever it will take, get ahold of me and let me know...please. I do believe you are going through a hard time right now (I saw your website was pulled off the internet and your e-mail address is inactive). Just get this over with and it will be behind you.

Crystal did a phenomenal job with pictures, went above and beyond during my wedding day, and really impressed everyone. It's just unfortunate what is going on. I pray it will all work out-I'm just waiting at this point. Read less
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Justus
Wedding:
8/12/2006
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WORST EXPERIENCE EVER!!! We hired StudioVitae to photograph our wedding. We paid the initial deposit of $1902.49 in June and another payment of $1902.50 in July. We ended up spending another $1150.00 for album upgrades because the standard album was not worth it. She was supposed to have the album delivered to us by August 2007, but made an excuse and said she'd have it to us by December 2007. We've been calling, emailing and mailing letters to Crystal Wedel at StudioVitae and there is no response from her. She ignores our call and hasn't delivered anything to us. We paid and she didn't deliver. I am trying to pursue this by any means possible as we spent a lot of money and we're out every penny. We don't want anyone to go through this.

One other couple is in the same boat we're in. They spent over $5000 and haven't recieved an album. You pay for memories and end up not receiving anything.

I've filed a compliant with the Better Business Bureau (BBB CASE#: 91086471) and I'm going to have to handle this matter legally.

Don't put yourself through the trouble we are having!
WORST EXPERIENCE EVER!!! We hired StudioVitae to photograph our wedding. We paid the initial deposit of $1902.49 in June Read more...
WORST EXPERIENCE EVER!!! We hired StudioVitae to photograph our wedding. We paid the initial deposit of $1902.49 in June and another payment of $1902.50 in July. We ended up spending another $1150.00 for album upgrades because the standard album was not worth it. She was supposed to have the album delivered to us by August 2007, but made an excuse and said she'd have it to us by December 2007. We've been calling, emailing and mailing letters to Crystal Wedel at StudioVitae and there is no response from her. She ignores our call and hasn't delivered anything to us. We paid and she didn't deliver. I am trying to pursue this by any means possible as we spent a lot of money and we're out every penny. We don't want anyone to go through this.

One other couple is in the same boat we're in. They spent over $5000 and haven't recieved an album. You pay for memories and end up not receiving anything.

I've filed a compliant with the Better Business Bureau (BBB CASE#: 91086471) and I'm going to have to handle this matter legally.

Don't put yourself through the trouble we are having! Read less
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SUNI
Wedding:
8/12/2006
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11/19/08

It has been 2 years 3 months and 7 days since we got married. We still DO NOT have our wedding album. Studio Vitae (Crystal Wedel, Owner) was referred to us by one of our family member who got married 2 months after us. They still have NOT received their wedding album either. This Photographer took our money, betrayed our trust and taken away our "special day" memories from us! Crystal was very persistent in calling us to get the remaining balance we owed the week before our wedding. But now she will not pick up calls, does not reply to our e-mails, this has been absolutely a DISASTER!!

There is only one advice I have for all Wedding Vendors and Couples who are looking for Photographers for their wedding. If you choose Studio Vitae, this will be the BIGGEST mistake you would ever make.
We have filed case againist Studio Vitae, which is now taking up our time.
11/19/08

It has been 2 years 3 months and 7 days since we got married. We still DO NOT have our wedding album. Read more...
11/19/08

It has been 2 years 3 months and 7 days since we got married. We still DO NOT have our wedding album. Studio Vitae (Crystal Wedel, Owner) was referred to us by one of our family member who got married 2 months after us. They still have NOT received their wedding album either. This Photographer took our money, betrayed our trust and taken away our "special day" memories from us! Crystal was very persistent in calling us to get the remaining balance we owed the week before our wedding. But now she will not pick up calls, does not reply to our e-mails, this has been absolutely a DISASTER!!

There is only one advice I have for all Wedding Vendors and Couples who are looking for Photographers for their wedding. If you choose Studio Vitae, this will be the BIGGEST mistake you would ever make.
We have filed case againist Studio Vitae, which is now taking up our time. Read less
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