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Torre Photography

Woodbridge , VA
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Woodbridge, VA US 22192 (map)

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703-618-8897

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ABOUT US

Torre Photography has been providing timeless, elegant photographs of enduring quality since 1969. Our customers love our exciting photojournalism and classic portraits. We specialize in... Read more
Torre Photography has been providing timeless, elegant photographs of enduring quality since 1969. Our customers love our exciting photojournalism and classic portraits. We specialize in event photography and will be there for you whether you’re planning a wedding, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, anniversary, Quinceañera, a Sweet-Sixteen. Call Torre Photography to photograph your next corporate holiday event or dinner dance.

Since each event that we photograph is unique we approach each one with a fresh perspective. We are dedicated to capturing the special personality of your event and constantly strive to give you the personal service that you deserve. Most of the weddings and events we cover are located in Virginia, DC and Maryland. Our coverage area includes the extended Washington DC Metropolitan area and extends to Annapolis, Baltimore, Leesburg, Winchester and Richmond.

Are you planning a destination wedding or a wedding on the Outer Banks of North Carolina? Please ask us about our special travel packages for your destination wedding.

Contact us today to schedule a relaxed, no-pressure consultation by calling (703)618-8897 or via email at info@torrephotography.com . Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes. I've been doing this for 40+ years. I have encountered virtually every kind of lighting situation imaginable including doing photos of a bride & groom in water filled underground cavern in Mexico.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
During peak season it is not unusual for me to cover a wedding on Friday night, another on Saturday and occasionally one on Sunday.
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?
I bring multiple cameras, lenses and flash equipment to make sure there is no disruption of your coverage as a result of an equipment failure.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
I bring multiple cameras, lenses and flash equipment to make sure there is no disruption of your coverage as a result of an equipment failure.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Overtime is available at a rate of $100.00 or $50.00 for half an hour.
Do you charge for travel?
I cover a very large area without charging for travel. Those areas include Front Royal/Winchester, Frederick MD, Baltimore MD, Annapolis MD and south to Spotsylvania.
 
 Travel to the Outer Banks or destination weddings is negotiated on a individual basis.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Generally 3-4 weeks. During the busier times of the year it may take a little longer but usually no longer than 4 weeks from the date of your wedding/event.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
The majority of my clients are not interested in individual proofs. A few will request a digital proof book. Most are very happy and content to see their images online with the knowledge that they'll also receive a copy of the high resolution images on CD.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
I provide one copy of the high resolution digital images on CD. The images you receive are not watermarked and are suitable for making large prints.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes
What kind of albums do you offer?
Flushmount coffee table albums

REVIEWS

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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Me and my husband were blown away when we saw our wedding photos done by Mr. Torre. They were fantastic! He was very professional , showed up a half an hour early and was a joy to work with! I would recommend him to anyone seeking a great photographer for an upcoming event!
Me and my husband were blown away when we saw our wedding photos done by Mr. Torre. They were fantastic! He was very Read more...
Me and my husband were blown away when we saw our wedding photos done by Mr. Torre. They were fantastic! He was very professional , showed up a half an hour early and was a joy to work with! I would recommend him to anyone seeking a great photographer for an upcoming event! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
8/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Martin was a wonderful choice for us. He was calm and flexible when things weren't going as scheduled. He charmed our flower girl into taking pictures, which was great because her mother was unable to attend causing her to be a little shy. Our photos for our engagement session and wedding came back very quickly and the quality was great. We would definitely use him again in the future!
Martin was a wonderful choice for us. He was calm and flexible when things weren't going as scheduled. He charmed our Read more...
Martin was a wonderful choice for us. He was calm and flexible when things weren't going as scheduled. He charmed our flower girl into taking pictures, which was great because her mother was unable to attend causing her to be a little shy. Our photos for our engagement session and wedding came back very quickly and the quality was great. We would definitely use him again in the future! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Absolutely wonderful to work with. . Very flexible and will go whereever you want to take pics. We were pretty laid back so we let him do his thing. Pictures came out great and we were very pleased. Highly recommend him and he's very reasonable in price as well.
Absolutely wonderful to work with. . Very flexible and will go whereever you want to take pics. We were pretty laid back Read more...
Absolutely wonderful to work with. . Very flexible and will go whereever you want to take pics. We were pretty laid back so we let him do his thing. Pictures came out great and we were very pleased. Highly recommend him and he's very reasonable in price as well. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our experience with Torre Photography was wonderful! We planned our wedding in the Outer Banks from Indiana and did not have an opportunity to meet with Martin until the day of the wedding. Martin was very easy to work with, always responding promptly to any call or email. We couldn't be happier with the way the pictures turned out or with how quickly he had them back to us (within 2 weeks!). Martin also did an excellent job blending in with the crowd and no one really even knew he was there. My sister is actually using him for her upcoming September wedding in Maryland and we all couldn't be happier!
Our experience with Torre Photography was wonderful! We planned our wedding in the Outer Banks from Indiana and did not Read more...
Our experience with Torre Photography was wonderful! We planned our wedding in the Outer Banks from Indiana and did not have an opportunity to meet with Martin until the day of the wedding. Martin was very easy to work with, always responding promptly to any call or email. We couldn't be happier with the way the pictures turned out or with how quickly he had them back to us (within 2 weeks!). Martin also did an excellent job blending in with the crowd and no one really even knew he was there. My sister is actually using him for her upcoming September wedding in Maryland and we all couldn't be happier! Read less
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LAURIE
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Mr Torre was AMAZING! He was so much fun to work with and was very creative with his picture taking. Words cannot tell just how pleased everyone was with him. I will definately go back for any upcoming events I have in the future.
Mr Torre was AMAZING! He was so much fun to work with and was very creative with his picture taking. Words cannot tell Read more...
Mr Torre was AMAZING! He was so much fun to work with and was very creative with his picture taking. Words cannot tell just how pleased everyone was with him. I will definately go back for any upcoming events I have in the future. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Torre Photography is very professional and detailed from the start after we signed the contract for Martin to photograph our wedding. He came very highly recommended and did an excellent job gathering information prior to the wedding, from schedule, locations and timing for lighting information, where everyone will be and when during the wedding day and much, much more. He is a pleasure to work with and provided beautiful photos from our wedding and captured memories we will always cherish. I highly recommend Torre Photography to anyone in need of a highly skilled professional photographer that doesn't need to be managed and provides outstanding results. I attribute this to his attention to detail, great personality, and many years of experience. All of these combined made him easy to work with.
Torre Photography is very professional and detailed from the start after we signed the contract for Martin to photograph Read more...
Torre Photography is very professional and detailed from the start after we signed the contract for Martin to photograph our wedding. He came very highly recommended and did an excellent job gathering information prior to the wedding, from schedule, locations and timing for lighting information, where everyone will be and when during the wedding day and much, much more. He is a pleasure to work with and provided beautiful photos from our wedding and captured memories we will always cherish. I highly recommend Torre Photography to anyone in need of a highly skilled professional photographer that doesn't need to be managed and provides outstanding results. I attribute this to his attention to detail, great personality, and many years of experience. All of these combined made him easy to work with. Read less
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Claire
Wedding:
5/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Martin was so much fun to be with during our engagement session and during our wedding. He has a great sense of humor that put us at ease. Our photos captured us in such a beautiful light, and his use of nature at our venue was amazing. He is also very budget friendly, was flexible with photos we wanted and was able to provide advice on photo angles/settings that turned out beautiful. Definitely recommend him!

Michelle Hoffman
Martin was so much fun to be with during our engagement session and during our wedding. He has a great sense of humor that Read more...
Martin was so much fun to be with during our engagement session and during our wedding. He has a great sense of humor that put us at ease. Our photos captured us in such a beautiful light, and his use of nature at our venue was amazing. He is also very budget friendly, was flexible with photos we wanted and was able to provide advice on photo angles/settings that turned out beautiful. Definitely recommend him!

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Martin Torre, of Torre Photography, is a true expert at his craft!  It was no surprise to learn that Marty has been photographing weddings and events for over 40 years.  His work definitely speaks to his experience and expertise.  He is incredibly creative with his poses and always listens to you when you have ideas for your photographs.  Marty photographed our wedding in October 2013 and when we received our photographs we were amazed.  Some of them look like they could be in the next edition of the Knot!  
Martin Torre, of Torre Photography, is a true expert at his craft! It was no surprise to learn that Marty has been Read more...
Martin Torre, of Torre Photography, is a true expert at his craft!  It was no surprise to learn that Marty has been photographing weddings and events for over 40 years.  His work definitely speaks to his experience and expertise.  He is incredibly creative with his poses and always listens to you when you have ideas for your photographs.  Marty photographed our wedding in October 2013 and when we received our photographs we were amazed.  Some of them look like they could be in the next edition of the Knot!   Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Marty was fabulous on my wedding day. He advised me that he would be late for my wedding but had a backup in place to take over for him until he arrived. His back up Amanda Godlove called me and my venue to confirm she would be there and to go over all the little details. Well she arrived early and ready to go, Marty also arrived on time and lucky me got two photographers for the first 4 hours! They both did a great job getting all the details for years of memories. I cannot wait to see the pictures!
Marty was fabulous on my wedding day. He advised me that he would be late for my wedding but had a backup in place to take Read more...
Marty was fabulous on my wedding day. He advised me that he would be late for my wedding but had a backup in place to take over for him until he arrived. His back up Amanda Godlove called me and my venue to confirm she would be there and to go over all the little details. Well she arrived early and ready to go, Marty also arrived on time and lucky me got two photographers for the first 4 hours! They both did a great job getting all the details for years of memories. I cannot wait to see the pictures! Read less
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Aniesha
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
We are so thankful that we found Martin Torre!! Before selecting a photographer, we inquired about the packages of several regional photographers. Martin's packages were the most reasonably priced and after meeting with him and seeing the images he's taken in the past, we knew this was the right choice. Our engagement pictures were absolutely beautiful and the wedding pictures were even more amazing. We were able to see proofs of our pictures online and received all of the images on a CD less than 6 weeks after they were taken, as expected. In addition, Martin is extremely friendly and prompt!! He arrived at the wedding venue early and didn't waste any time capturing images of the day. I would definitely recommend Martin to anyone in need of a photographer and we hope to continue using his services to capture all of our important future events!!
We are so thankful that we found Martin Torre!! Before selecting a photographer, we inquired about the packages of several Read more...
We are so thankful that we found Martin Torre!! Before selecting a photographer, we inquired about the packages of several regional photographers. Martin's packages were the most reasonably priced and after meeting with him and seeing the images he's taken in the past, we knew this was the right choice. Our engagement pictures were absolutely beautiful and the wedding pictures were even more amazing. We were able to see proofs of our pictures online and received all of the images on a CD less than 6 weeks after they were taken, as expected. In addition, Martin is extremely friendly and prompt!! He arrived at the wedding venue early and didn't waste any time capturing images of the day. I would definitely recommend Martin to anyone in need of a photographer and we hope to continue using his services to capture all of our important future events!! Read less
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Torre Photography responded with the following comments:

Hi Aniesha

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day. I'm so glad to hear that you are pleased with your photos.

Please say "Hello" to your familes for me.

Martin
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Ray
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
After you see Martin's work, you'll be shocked at his reasonable rates. Amazing pictures. A true professional. Martin captured every picture that we could have asked for. He got all of the important shots and then all of the extras. Bridesmaids, family shots and then creative shots. He took beautiful pictures of our wedding rings and my wife's wedding shoes! As an amateur photographer, I'm humbled by this man's skills.

Also worth mentioning is that Martin is a very warm, classy and personable gentleman. (This is the individual that is walking around and mingling with your guests!) Amazing photographer and a truly wonderful person. Please check out Martin's photos. http://www.torrephotography.com/gallery_w.html
After you see Martin's work, you'll be shocked at his reasonable rates. Amazing pictures. A true professional. Martin Read more...
After you see Martin's work, you'll be shocked at his reasonable rates. Amazing pictures. A true professional. Martin captured every picture that we could have asked for. He got all of the important shots and then all of the extras. Bridesmaids, family shots and then creative shots. He took beautiful pictures of our wedding rings and my wife's wedding shoes! As an amateur photographer, I'm humbled by this man's skills.

Also worth mentioning is that Martin is a very warm, classy and personable gentleman. (This is the individual that is walking around and mingling with your guests!) Amazing photographer and a truly wonderful person. Please check out Martin's photos. http://www.torrephotography.com/gallery_w.html Read less
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Torre Photography responded with the following comments:

Hi Ray

Thank you for the wonderful review. It is very much appreciated and your compliments are truly humbling.

It was a real joy being a part of your wedding day.

Please stay in touch. I'd love to hear how you, Jen and your families are doing.

Regards

Martin
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camelia
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely wonderful! Martin did our gorgeous engagement photos and our wedding & we couldn't be more pleased. Excellent service, very professional yet friendly and experienced, love the photos !! Thank you!!
Absolutely wonderful! Martin did our gorgeous engagement photos and our wedding & we couldn't be more pleased. Excellent Read more...
Absolutely wonderful! Martin did our gorgeous engagement photos and our wedding & we couldn't be more pleased. Excellent service, very professional yet friendly and experienced, love the photos !! Thank you!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Martin made our wedding day memorable and very special.
Martin made our wedding day memorable and very special.
Martin made our wedding day memorable and very special. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Amazing! My daughter was in CA while we were helping her to plan the wedding here in VA. Because of the distance they were not able to physically meet with the photographer, Desire, until the day of the wedding. Desire was at the venue early and was so amazing to work with. She stayed later to make sure she got enough photos for the bride and groom. She was everywhere and we were hardly aware of her presence during the reception.
Torre Photography offers many photo packages to meet the needs of any budget. I would highly recommend them to anyone planning a special event.
Amazing! My daughter was in CA while we were helping her to plan the wedding here in VA. Because of the distance they were Read more...
Amazing! My daughter was in CA while we were helping her to plan the wedding here in VA. Because of the distance they were not able to physically meet with the photographer, Desire, until the day of the wedding. Desire was at the venue early and was so amazing to work with. She stayed later to make sure she got enough photos for the bride and groom. She was everywhere and we were hardly aware of her presence during the reception.
Torre Photography offers many photo packages to meet the needs of any budget. I would highly recommend them to anyone planning a special event. Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
9/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Martin was a pleasure to work with. He made taking pictures fun and stress-free. He fit right in with the guests. I can't wait to see the pictures!! He did everything and more to make sure my day was captured. It is wonderful to have someone who is perfect at what he does. Thanks Martin!
Martin was a pleasure to work with. He made taking pictures fun and stress-free. He fit right in with the guests. I can't Read more...
Martin was a pleasure to work with. He made taking pictures fun and stress-free. He fit right in with the guests. I can't wait to see the pictures!! He did everything and more to make sure my day was captured. It is wonderful to have someone who is perfect at what he does. Thanks Martin! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Mr. Marty is very nice and professional. He was there on time. He made me feel very confortable and I would definetly recommend him to any one who needs a photographer.
Mr. Marty is very nice and professional. He was there on time. He made me feel very confortable and I would definetly Read more...
Mr. Marty is very nice and professional. He was there on time. He made me feel very confortable and I would definetly recommend him to any one who needs a photographer. Read less
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Mikala
Wedding:
6/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Martin was great to work with! He had great ideas for both our engagement and wedding photos and his work definitely shows he puts in a lot of effort. At our wedding and reception Martin was able to capture so many moments with the many pictures he took, that we didn't feel like we missed a single aspect of our big day. We were able to receive our proofs very quickly and we couldn't have gotten a better value.
Martin was great to work with! He had great ideas for both our engagement and wedding photos and his work definitely shows Read more...
Martin was great to work with! He had great ideas for both our engagement and wedding photos and his work definitely shows he puts in a lot of effort. At our wedding and reception Martin was able to capture so many moments with the many pictures he took, that we didn't feel like we missed a single aspect of our big day. We were able to receive our proofs very quickly and we couldn't have gotten a better value. Read less
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TD
Wedding:
4/29/2012
5.0/5.0
From the engagement photo session to the delivery of pictures after the wedding, Martin Torre provided excellent photography services. He took the time to get to know us before the wedding so that he would have the right angles and lighting prepared for the wedding day. At the ceremony, he was able to capture special moments without being obtrusive to the event. We have had many compliments on the photos, especially the posed photos of the wedding party and family. Martin offers different levels of service packages to meet different budgets.
From the engagement photo session to the delivery of pictures after the wedding, Martin Torre provided excellent Read more...
From the engagement photo session to the delivery of pictures after the wedding, Martin Torre provided excellent photography services. He took the time to get to know us before the wedding so that he would have the right angles and lighting prepared for the wedding day. At the ceremony, he was able to capture special moments without being obtrusive to the event. We have had many compliments on the photos, especially the posed photos of the wedding party and family. Martin offers different levels of service packages to meet different budgets. Read less
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KRinker
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Very laid back and easy going but managed to be on the ball and take AMAZING pictures. It was a delight working with him. My husband and I are not very comfortable in front of the camera, especially my husband, but Martin made it all very smooth and a pleasant experience for us!
Very laid back and easy going but managed to be on the ball and take AMAZING pictures. It was a delight working with him. Read more...
Very laid back and easy going but managed to be on the ball and take AMAZING pictures. It was a delight working with him. My husband and I are not very comfortable in front of the camera, especially my husband, but Martin made it all very smooth and a pleasant experience for us! Read less
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nblount
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
I couldn't be happier with choosing Martin as our photographer! He was professional, on time, flexible and the pictures came out great! He's worth every penny and more! I would recommend his services to anyone looking for a photographer! He gets an A+ from me and my husband!
I couldn't be happier with choosing Martin as our photographer! He was professional, on time, flexible and the pictures Read more...
I couldn't be happier with choosing Martin as our photographer! He was professional, on time, flexible and the pictures came out great! He's worth every penny and more! I would recommend his services to anyone looking for a photographer! He gets an A+ from me and my husband! Read less
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kjacoby
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
We found Martin because he was one of the few photographers that fit in our budget in the DC area, but he out shone every one of the higher priced photographers we looked at. Our rather non-sentimental parents (who didn't think we needed to pay a professional photographer) literally started crying when they saw the proofs and said "He got you. He captured everything about you." Martin was friendly, flexible, professional, artistic, and calming. He actually stayed later into the reception than planned (and didn't charge us) because he was "having such a great time." We had a sneak peek of some proofs on Facebook while we were on our honeymoon, and full proofs days after our return. We received the CD of all photo files less than two weeks after the event. We cannot recommend him highly enough!
We found Martin because he was one of the few photographers that fit in our budget in the DC area, but he out shone every Read more...
We found Martin because he was one of the few photographers that fit in our budget in the DC area, but he out shone every one of the higher priced photographers we looked at. Our rather non-sentimental parents (who didn't think we needed to pay a professional photographer) literally started crying when they saw the proofs and said "He got you. He captured everything about you." Martin was friendly, flexible, professional, artistic, and calming. He actually stayed later into the reception than planned (and didn't charge us) because he was "having such a great time." We had a sneak peek of some proofs on Facebook while we were on our honeymoon, and full proofs days after our return. We received the CD of all photo files less than two weeks after the event. We cannot recommend him highly enough! Read less
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NYEWedding
Wedding:
12/31/2011
5.0/5.0
After reading some of the more recent reviews, I was growing quite worried over choosing Martin to shoot our wedding. Boy were those reviewers wrong! Martin did a phenomenal job and I waited until we received our pictures to post a review. He was very patient with our out of control bridal party and all the family photos that everyone wanted. For the most part the pictures were absolutely stunning. A few were so-so but he shot so many pictures that some were bound to not be perfect. He was always very responsive and answered questions within 24 hours of me sending him an email. Since I live in Hawaii but was getting married in VA, this was incredible.

Thank you Martin for your hard work and great work product

Ps- if anyone would like to see my photos prior to booking, I am happy to share privately.
After reading some of the more recent reviews, I was growing quite worried over choosing Martin to shoot our wedding. Boy Read more...
After reading some of the more recent reviews, I was growing quite worried over choosing Martin to shoot our wedding. Boy were those reviewers wrong! Martin did a phenomenal job and I waited until we received our pictures to post a review. He was very patient with our out of control bridal party and all the family photos that everyone wanted. For the most part the pictures were absolutely stunning. A few were so-so but he shot so many pictures that some were bound to not be perfect. He was always very responsive and answered questions within 24 hours of me sending him an email. Since I live in Hawaii but was getting married in VA, this was incredible.

Thank you Martin for your hard work and great work product

Ps- if anyone would like to see my photos prior to booking, I am happy to share privately. Read less
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Agartha
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were recently married and we decided to use Torre Photography at the recommendation of our venue (Old Hickory Golf Club). We were getting ready to sign a contract with another photographer when we saw pictures that Martin had taken of another wedding party at our venue and we fell in love. We contacted him and from the moment we met with him, we felt very comfortable with having him as our photographer for our special day. We actually ended up using his services for our Engagement Party (a very elaborate ceremony), our casual engagement shots as well as our Wedding. I cannot say enough wonderful things about his professionalism and passion for the work that he does. We looked at many vendors and his prices could not be beat with the things that he offers in his packages. We wanted the best for our wedding but on a tight budget and he more than delivered. If you are set on having the best of the best, awesome pictures, great service, great prices and guaranteed beautiful pictures in the time that it was promised then we certainly recommend calling Torre Photography. They made our day so special because we did not have to worry about the final product and it came out just as beautiful as he promised.
My husband and I were recently married and we decided to use Torre Photography at the recommendation of our venue (Old Read more...
My husband and I were recently married and we decided to use Torre Photography at the recommendation of our venue (Old Hickory Golf Club). We were getting ready to sign a contract with another photographer when we saw pictures that Martin had taken of another wedding party at our venue and we fell in love. We contacted him and from the moment we met with him, we felt very comfortable with having him as our photographer for our special day. We actually ended up using his services for our Engagement Party (a very elaborate ceremony), our casual engagement shots as well as our Wedding. I cannot say enough wonderful things about his professionalism and passion for the work that he does. We looked at many vendors and his prices could not be beat with the things that he offers in his packages. We wanted the best for our wedding but on a tight budget and he more than delivered. If you are set on having the best of the best, awesome pictures, great service, great prices and guaranteed beautiful pictures in the time that it was promised then we certainly recommend calling Torre Photography. They made our day so special because we did not have to worry about the final product and it came out just as beautiful as he promised. Read less
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Catherine
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Having known Martin for a number of years, I have been familiar with his work for some time. When my brother was getting married in 2008, I recommended Martin to him and still love going through the album of his photos my brother has.

When it came time for my own wedding, I never considered any other options. He was my guy!

For the service we were provided, we could have easily paid 3x the price. Martin not only responded to me in a very timely manner, when I broke down and hired a coordinator five days before my wedding, he was prompt in responding to and dealing with her.

The day of the wedding, Martin arrived on time and ready to work. He took several shots of the ladies getting ready and then it was outside for my "First Look" session with my husband. The resulting shots were beyond amazing. Martin was extremely friendly and joking with both of us to help calm the nerves.

During our wedding ceremony, I never even knew he was there. I was confident he was hiding in the background capturing these most important moments of my life, and I was right. The lighting on the pictures was fantastic and made the colors I chose for our outdoor wedding pop in an incredible way!

All of the pictures I requested with family and the wedding party were taken after the wedding in an efficient yet through way. He did a great job appeasing my mother-in-law as she kept asking him to 'get another one' with her point and shoot without disrupting our flow.

The reception pictures were amazing as well. He caught all of the big moments, first dance, father/daughter dance etc, with an exceptional eye. As my husband and I greeted our guests, he was sure to follow so I was able to receive a number of pictures with our family and friends. Martin also made sure to go around the room capturing our guests in candid shots (groomsmen laughing while smoking cigars, check!).

It did take about a month to receive the online link and wedding CD from Martin, however, this is extremely typical, especially for weddings during the peak season. In fact, my sister who got married two weeks before us in another state did not receive her pictures until about a week after we received ours from Martin.

The only thing difficult about working with Martin was trying to decide which of the more than 800 pictures taken on our wedding day we wanted to frame and include in our albums!!

Feel free to check out some of his shots from our wedding at our coordinator's blog here: http://kelleyfinneganblog.wordpress.com/2011/09/12/real-wedding-catherine-daniel/.

I would recommend Martin to any couple and can't wait to be taking family photos with him for years to come!!
Having known Martin for a number of years, I have been familiar with his work for some time. When my brother was getting Read more...
Having known Martin for a number of years, I have been familiar with his work for some time. When my brother was getting married in 2008, I recommended Martin to him and still love going through the album of his photos my brother has.

When it came time for my own wedding, I never considered any other options. He was my guy!

For the service we were provided, we could have easily paid 3x the price. Martin not only responded to me in a very timely manner, when I broke down and hired a coordinator five days before my wedding, he was prompt in responding to and dealing with her.

The day of the wedding, Martin arrived on time and ready to work. He took several shots of the ladies getting ready and then it was outside for my "First Look" session with my husband. The resulting shots were beyond amazing. Martin was extremely friendly and joking with both of us to help calm the nerves.

During our wedding ceremony, I never even knew he was there. I was confident he was hiding in the background capturing these most important moments of my life, and I was right. The lighting on the pictures was fantastic and made the colors I chose for our outdoor wedding pop in an incredible way!

All of the pictures I requested with family and the wedding party were taken after the wedding in an efficient yet through way. He did a great job appeasing my mother-in-law as she kept asking him to 'get another one' with her point and shoot without disrupting our flow.

The reception pictures were amazing as well. He caught all of the big moments, first dance, father/daughter dance etc, with an exceptional eye. As my husband and I greeted our guests, he was sure to follow so I was able to receive a number of pictures with our family and friends. Martin also made sure to go around the room capturing our guests in candid shots (groomsmen laughing while smoking cigars, check!).

It did take about a month to receive the online link and wedding CD from Martin, however, this is extremely typical, especially for weddings during the peak season. In fact, my sister who got married two weeks before us in another state did not receive her pictures until about a week after we received ours from Martin.

The only thing difficult about working with Martin was trying to decide which of the more than 800 pictures taken on our wedding day we wanted to frame and include in our albums!!

Feel free to check out some of his shots from our wedding at our coordinator's blog here: http://kelleyfinneganblog.wordpress.com/2011/09/12/real-wedding-catherine-daniel/.

I would recommend Martin to any couple and can't wait to be taking family photos with him for years to come!! Read less
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Alcyone1
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are so impressed with Martin Torre's work at our wedding. We went with the lowest-priced package, which includes 6 hours of photography and all of the images (unlimited and without a watermark) on a dvd. We requested a mix of traditional photography and photo-journalism, and it was fantastic!
When Martin arrived at our site, he began taking pictures immediately--there are even pictures of things he saw on his way up to say hi to us and introduce himself to our party! He got some wonderful shots of all of us getting ready, and he did it all without getting in the way of us getting ready. He even managed to get pictures of the guys praying and the girls praying without interruption or distraction. And, just a note, Martin is amazing with mirrors. Some pictures of me getting ready include various bridesmaids in different panels of a large mirror, and there's no indication of photographer or camera or anything.
There are amazing pictures of my husband waiting with the officiant (his uncle) and best man before the processional even started, and he got beautiful shots of the whole party walking down the aisle (and, of course, of me and my father--beautiful!). He even took a couple awesome pictures of my brother-in-law, who was hiding behind some bushes, videotaping us as we walked, showing an eye for detail that is present in every picture.
The ceremony pictures and reception pictures are flawless. I think he managed to get pictures of every couple or group of people out on the dance floor, and they're beautiful pictures of each couple (I'm excited about showing each of them these pictures!).
The most amazing pictures, however, have to be the fun, creative ones that we took either by ourselves or with our party after the ceremony/during the reception. Martin came back upstairs with the two of us after the ceremony and took pictures as we took it all in. He told us that we should just forget that he was in the room, and he made it so natural. The rest of the party came in afterward, at which point we took a lot of amazing group pictures. During the reception, we went outside with him for a brief time, during which most of my favorite pictures were taken. He has an incredible knack for setting up shots and keeping things natural.
Martin's artistic ability to naturally arrange elements in the frame makes each of his photographs outstanding. I would recommend (and, in fact, have recommended) Torre Photography to anyone looking for a good wedding (or other event) photographer. I would also encourage anybody using Martin to trust his direction should he suggest an unusual arrangement or photo--we are so happy we did this and have the amazing pictures he came up with.
Thank you, Mr. Torre!!!
My husband and I are so impressed with Martin Torre's work at our wedding. We went with the lowest-priced package, which Read more...
My husband and I are so impressed with Martin Torre's work at our wedding. We went with the lowest-priced package, which includes 6 hours of photography and all of the images (unlimited and without a watermark) on a dvd. We requested a mix of traditional photography and photo-journalism, and it was fantastic!
When Martin arrived at our site, he began taking pictures immediately--there are even pictures of things he saw on his way up to say hi to us and introduce himself to our party! He got some wonderful shots of all of us getting ready, and he did it all without getting in the way of us getting ready. He even managed to get pictures of the guys praying and the girls praying without interruption or distraction. And, just a note, Martin is amazing with mirrors. Some pictures of me getting ready include various bridesmaids in different panels of a large mirror, and there's no indication of photographer or camera or anything.
There are amazing pictures of my husband waiting with the officiant (his uncle) and best man before the processional even started, and he got beautiful shots of the whole party walking down the aisle (and, of course, of me and my father--beautiful!). He even took a couple awesome pictures of my brother-in-law, who was hiding behind some bushes, videotaping us as we walked, showing an eye for detail that is present in every picture.
The ceremony pictures and reception pictures are flawless. I think he managed to get pictures of every couple or group of people out on the dance floor, and they're beautiful pictures of each couple (I'm excited about showing each of them these pictures!).
The most amazing pictures, however, have to be the fun, creative ones that we took either by ourselves or with our party after the ceremony/during the reception. Martin came back upstairs with the two of us after the ceremony and took pictures as we took it all in. He told us that we should just forget that he was in the room, and he made it so natural. The rest of the party came in afterward, at which point we took a lot of amazing group pictures. During the reception, we went outside with him for a brief time, during which most of my favorite pictures were taken. He has an incredible knack for setting up shots and keeping things natural.
Martin's artistic ability to naturally arrange elements in the frame makes each of his photographs outstanding. I would recommend (and, in fact, have recommended) Torre Photography to anyone looking for a good wedding (or other event) photographer. I would also encourage anybody using Martin to trust his direction should he suggest an unusual arrangement or photo--we are so happy we did this and have the amazing pictures he came up with.
Thank you, Mr. Torre!!! Read less
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Artara
Wedding:
2/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Martin was wonderful. He was easy to reach, quick to respond, on time the day of the event and the pictures were posted within 2 weeks... right when we returned from our honeymoon. I have known the Torres for almost 20 years and I was so excited when I found out Marty was available to shoot our wedding. I trusted him every step of the way and he was so meticulous and careful with every shot. He stayed later than expected and captured some KEY moments of our reception. I would highly recommend him to everyone!!
Martin was wonderful. He was easy to reach, quick to respond, on time the day of the event and the pictures were posted Read more...
Martin was wonderful. He was easy to reach, quick to respond, on time the day of the event and the pictures were posted within 2 weeks... right when we returned from our honeymoon. I have known the Torres for almost 20 years and I was so excited when I found out Marty was available to shoot our wedding. I trusted him every step of the way and he was so meticulous and careful with every shot. He stayed later than expected and captured some KEY moments of our reception. I would highly recommend him to everyone!! Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
5/1/2009
5.0/5.0
Torre Photography did an excellent job at the wedding. He was easy to reach before hand, punctual, and very flexible (instead of throwing in the rehearsal dinner photos for free, which was the promotion they were running when we booked, he didn't charge us the $200 in travel and hotel fees, since the wedding was in the Outer Banks, NC and he had to drive there from VA). It was very generous of him to be so helpful. Marin Torre was very personable; he felt like part of the family, but very professional at the same time. He somehow stayed below the radar (I hardly noticed him), but he got such wonderful shots, I'm amazed I didn't see him more. He caught emotional moments (great photo-journalistic shots), and great posed shots alike. He even brought props (cigars) for the wedding party shots, which we all got to smoke together later at the reception. He was a pleasure to talk to (several guests commented on what great conversations they'd had with him), and feels more like a friend then a vendor after working with him.
Torre Photography did an excellent job at the wedding. He was easy to reach before hand, punctual, and very flexible Read more...
Torre Photography did an excellent job at the wedding. He was easy to reach before hand, punctual, and very flexible (instead of throwing in the rehearsal dinner photos for free, which was the promotion they were running when we booked, he didn't charge us the $200 in travel and hotel fees, since the wedding was in the Outer Banks, NC and he had to drive there from VA). It was very generous of him to be so helpful. Marin Torre was very personable; he felt like part of the family, but very professional at the same time. He somehow stayed below the radar (I hardly noticed him), but he got such wonderful shots, I'm amazed I didn't see him more. He caught emotional moments (great photo-journalistic shots), and great posed shots alike. He even brought props (cigars) for the wedding party shots, which we all got to smoke together later at the reception. He was a pleasure to talk to (several guests commented on what great conversations they'd had with him), and feels more like a friend then a vendor after working with him. Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
9/20/2008
5.0/5.0
Martin was great and very professional. He did a wonderful job with our wedding photos and is easy to get along with. He made use feel very comfortable. I would highly recommend him for all of your photo needs. Thanks again!
Martin was great and very professional. He did a wonderful job with our wedding photos and is easy to get along with. He Read more...
Martin was great and very professional. He did a wonderful job with our wedding photos and is easy to get along with. He made use feel very comfortable. I would highly recommend him for all of your photo needs. Thanks again! Read less
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Bcap17
Wedding:
8/9/2008
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved the service that Torre provided us at our wedding and wedding reception! He was very professional and taylored his picture taking to the type of pictures that we wanted. We had asked for some formal pictures but for a majority of candid pictures, which he willingly did. It seemed like anytime something happened that we wished there would have been a picture taken, he was there taking the picture! He was definitely on top of his game the entire night!! We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an excellent photographer to work with!!
We absolutely loved the service that Torre provided us at our wedding and wedding reception! He was very professional and Read more...
We absolutely loved the service that Torre provided us at our wedding and wedding reception! He was very professional and taylored his picture taking to the type of pictures that we wanted. We had asked for some formal pictures but for a majority of candid pictures, which he willingly did. It seemed like anytime something happened that we wished there would have been a picture taken, he was there taking the picture! He was definitely on top of his game the entire night!! We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an excellent photographer to work with!! Read less
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reno
Wedding:
6/21/2008
5.0/5.0
Martin Torre is a fantastic photographer! He showed up at the house (early), hung out with the girls while they were having their hair done and was like a ghost during the ceremony and reception. When we saw the pictures, we couldn't believe that he was in all those places without getting in the way of the fun! He even brought his own props for some fun pictures!
Martin Torre is a fantastic photographer! He showed up at the house (early), hung out with the girls while they were Read more...
Martin Torre is a fantastic photographer! He showed up at the house (early), hung out with the girls while they were having their hair done and was like a ghost during the ceremony and reception. When we saw the pictures, we couldn't believe that he was in all those places without getting in the way of the fun! He even brought his own props for some fun pictures! Read less
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Marybeth
Wedding:
5/31/2008
5.0/5.0
Martin was fantastic! He was all over the place and we hardly ever saw him. He arrived early, stayed late, and really captured the beauty of our perfect day.
Martin was fantastic! He was all over the place and we hardly ever saw him. He arrived early, stayed late, and really Read more...
Martin was fantastic! He was all over the place and we hardly ever saw him. He arrived early, stayed late, and really captured the beauty of our perfect day. Read less
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debbie
Wedding:
7/26/2014
4.9/5.0
I couldn't be more pleased with the pictures I have received from Torre Photography. When i was searching for photographers I was shocked at how much they cost! Torre Photography was VERY reasonably priced and his pictures came out great. I have had SOOO many compliments from people on our pictures. He was willing to take ideas that I had and let me know what would work and wouldn't. I received a disc with my pics on them within 5 weeks of my wedding.
I couldn't be more pleased with the pictures I have received from Torre Photography. When i was searching for Read more...
I couldn't be more pleased with the pictures I have received from Torre Photography. When i was searching for photographers I was shocked at how much they cost! Torre Photography was VERY reasonably priced and his pictures came out great. I have had SOOO many compliments from people on our pictures. He was willing to take ideas that I had and let me know what would work and wouldn't. I received a disc with my pics on them within 5 weeks of my wedding. Read less
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caren
Wedding:
7/11/2014
4.9/5.0
Dear Martin Torre,Thank you so much for photographing our wedding. You were really great. My whole family loved you. They thought you did such a great job. Thanks also for your patience with me. A good photographer is so important in a wedding and we both thank you for being a part of our special day. Fondly, Caren and Santos.
Dear Martin Torre,Thank you so much for photographing our wedding. You were really great. My whole family loved you. They Read more...
Dear Martin Torre,Thank you so much for photographing our wedding. You were really great. My whole family loved you. They thought you did such a great job. Thanks also for your patience with me. A good photographer is so important in a wedding and we both thank you for being a part of our special day. Fondly, Caren and Santos. Read less
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gary
Wedding:
3/22/2014
4.9/5.0
Martin was almost like a member of the family. Very quiet and in the background, but resulting pictures were fabulous. Good at getting candid shots as well as posed ones. Quick to deliver afterwards.

Would use him again in a heartbeat, and recommend him highly.
Martin was almost like a member of the family. Very quiet and in the background, but resulting pictures were fabulous. Read more...
Martin was almost like a member of the family. Very quiet and in the background, but resulting pictures were fabulous. Good at getting candid shots as well as posed ones. Quick to deliver afterwards.

Would use him again in a heartbeat, and recommend him highly. Read less
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Alexis
Wedding:
6/9/2013
4.9/5.0
Martin made our wedding day very special! He was easily the least stressful vendor to deal with and was very flexible when dealing with the inevitable hiccups on the big day. He has a great attitude and genuinely wants each couple to get the photos that they will want to remember their Wedding day. My family loved him! Thanks Torre Photography for the great work you did with out wedding and engagement photos!!
Martin made our wedding day very special! He was easily the least stressful vendor to deal with and was very flexible when Read more...
Martin made our wedding day very special! He was easily the least stressful vendor to deal with and was very flexible when dealing with the inevitable hiccups on the big day. He has a great attitude and genuinely wants each couple to get the photos that they will want to remember their Wedding day. My family loved him! Thanks Torre Photography for the great work you did with out wedding and engagement photos!! Read less
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Maryanna
Wedding:
12/31/2011
4.9/5.0
Wonderful! Absolutely fabulous! Willing to travel, flexible with your schedule, very professional, and took some great photos. Had great ideas and a lot of energy. I met with Martin Torre, but had Desiree come and shoot the wedding. She was one of his assistants, and she was fabulous! The cost could not compare to other packages I had seen, and I am eagerly awaiting photos! Will update again once they are in. :)
Wonderful! Absolutely fabulous! Willing to travel, flexible with your schedule, very professional, and took some great Read more...
Wonderful! Absolutely fabulous! Willing to travel, flexible with your schedule, very professional, and took some great photos. Had great ideas and a lot of energy. I met with Martin Torre, but had Desiree come and shoot the wedding. She was one of his assistants, and she was fabulous! The cost could not compare to other packages I had seen, and I am eagerly awaiting photos! Will update again once they are in. :) Read less
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Bridgid
Wedding:
8/16/2014
4.8/5.0
Marty did a great job with my sister's wedding last year and a great job with our wedding this year!
Marty did a great job with my sister's wedding last year and a great job with our wedding this year!
Marty did a great job with my sister's wedding last year and a great job with our wedding this year! Read less
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Sheree
Wedding:
11/1/2013
4.8/5.0
My wife and I had interviewed several photographers to capture our wedding day. Our main concern was cost and secondly how well we got along with the photographer during the first interview and Martin didn’t disappoint. My wife and I have thoroughly enjoyed the photos received by Martin Torre and his assistant on our wedding day. We were fortunate enough to have 70+ degree weather in November and the outdoor photos with family and bridal parties came out extremely nice. Both Martin and his assistant (Amanda?) arrived to their respective locations on time and were very patient with both of us as both the groom’s bridal party as well as the bride’s makeup artist were running late. However, they didn’t waste any time and were able to capture images of the groom and bridesmaids. We were able to see proofs of our pictures online and received all of the images on a flash drive around 6 weeks after the wedding. Thanks Torre Photography for capturing one of the most important days of our lives.
My wife and I had interviewed several photographers to capture our wedding day. Our main concern was cost and secondly how Read more...
My wife and I had interviewed several photographers to capture our wedding day. Our main concern was cost and secondly how well we got along with the photographer during the first interview and Martin didn’t disappoint. My wife and I have thoroughly enjoyed the photos received by Martin Torre and his assistant on our wedding day. We were fortunate enough to have 70+ degree weather in November and the outdoor photos with family and bridal parties came out extremely nice. Both Martin and his assistant (Amanda?) arrived to their respective locations on time and were very patient with both of us as both the groom’s bridal party as well as the bride’s makeup artist were running late. However, they didn’t waste any time and were able to capture images of the groom and bridesmaids. We were able to see proofs of our pictures online and received all of the images on a flash drive around 6 weeks after the wedding. Thanks Torre Photography for capturing one of the most important days of our lives. Read less
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J
Wedding:
4/14/2012
4.8/5.0
great job will use again next time i need a photographer
great job will use again next time i need a photographer
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
The photographer was on time and very professional. The only regret I have is that we did not get a portrait during the family portrait time my bride and me, but I accept responsibility for not giving him a list of the specific portraits we wanted.
The photographer was on time and very professional. The only regret I have is that we did not get a portrait during the Read more...
The photographer was on time and very professional. The only regret I have is that we did not get a portrait during the family portrait time my bride and me, but I accept responsibility for not giving him a list of the specific portraits we wanted. Read less
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Susannah
Wedding:
2/15/2014
4.6/5.0
Good photographer at an awesome price! Martin is very friendly and professional!
Good photographer at an awesome price! Martin is very friendly and professional!
Good photographer at an awesome price! Martin is very friendly and professional! Read less
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Alycia
Wedding:
9/23/2012
4.6/5.0
Martin was great for our wedding day! The pictures turned out great and we are happy that our wedding day was truly captured the way that we wanted. It was kinda hard to get in contact with Martin via email over the summer prior to the wedding. It took him a while to get back in contact with us but on the day of the wedding he was very prompt and got straight to work. He stayed with us the entire day. He got a little miffed that a guest at the wedding, who happens to be a semi-pro photographer, was taking a lot of pictures with his fancy camera but I guess it all worked out. He said it would take a few weeks to get the pictures and we got them back between 4-5 weeks from the wedding, which is what I expected, so that was good as well.
Martin was great for our wedding day! The pictures turned out great and we are happy that our wedding day was truly Read more...
Martin was great for our wedding day! The pictures turned out great and we are happy that our wedding day was truly captured the way that we wanted. It was kinda hard to get in contact with Martin via email over the summer prior to the wedding. It took him a while to get back in contact with us but on the day of the wedding he was very prompt and got straight to work. He stayed with us the entire day. He got a little miffed that a guest at the wedding, who happens to be a semi-pro photographer, was taking a lot of pictures with his fancy camera but I guess it all worked out. He said it would take a few weeks to get the pictures and we got them back between 4-5 weeks from the wedding, which is what I expected, so that was good as well. Read less
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smelliekellie
Wedding:
9/4/2010
4.6/5.0
Torre Photography was great...pictures are very traditional. he was on time and very friendly...will pretty much get whatever shot you want and will try some you wouldnt even think of :)
Torre Photography was great...pictures are very traditional. he was on time and very friendly...will pretty much get Read more...
Torre Photography was great...pictures are very traditional. he was on time and very friendly...will pretty much get whatever shot you want and will try some you wouldnt even think of :) Read less
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VA Bride
Wedding:
8/20/2011
3.8/5.0
We used Torre Photography for our wedding and reception pictures. We chose them because we felt they provided the best value for the services we wanted. We didn't want an album or anything fancy, just the pictures. They showed up on-time and were professional. Desiree, our photographer that day, was fantastic and very accommodating. She knew how to pose us for the best shot. The only thing we were disappointed with was the quality of the pictures. We felt that some of the photos came out fuzzy. Nonetheless, we felt we got a good value.
We used Torre Photography for our wedding and reception pictures. We chose them because we felt they provided the best Read more...
We used Torre Photography for our wedding and reception pictures. We chose them because we felt they provided the best value for the services we wanted. We didn't want an album or anything fancy, just the pictures. They showed up on-time and were professional. Desiree, our photographer that day, was fantastic and very accommodating. She knew how to pose us for the best shot. The only thing we were disappointed with was the quality of the pictures. We felt that some of the photos came out fuzzy. Nonetheless, we felt we got a good value. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
10/9/2010
3.8/5.0
We met with Torre in Dec/Jan for our wedding that was being held in October. We met at his house and looked through several albums and loved what we saw and signed the contract within that week. About a month before the wedding I was sent a time line to fill out and to select shots I wanted for the wedding. About a week before the wedding we received an email saying he had not received the paperwork. We ended up scanning the copies I had made to him. He then replied that he had meant to send that to another bride with my same first name and had already received my paperwork. We sent emails a few times the week of the wedding to make sure everything was set and he assured us it was.
The day of the wedding I was getting my hair done and had instructed him to be there at 11am (via the time line) . By 11:15 he had not arrived, I had one of my bridesmaids call him since I was getting my hair done. He said he had not realized he was to be at the salon, even though it was on the time line with the address and time. He was over an hour away! I was not a happy bride. He ended up showing up around 12:30 and went right to work. I never received an apology. All went well at the ceremony until picture time. As I had mentioned earlier we had filled out a sheet with shots that we wanted. It was not until after the wedding and I received the photos that there is not a single picture with the groom, his parent's and I. In looking at the copy of the sheet I made that was checked off as a picture we wanted. His parent's are disappointed as well. We got the proof book a little bit shy of 2 months and the CD was about a month and a half from the wedding. The photos turned out well but I'm disappointed in the timing problem and the picture that was checked and not taking. I would recommend him but I would make sure he knows what time to be there and it may be best to have someone bring the sheet with them so you can make sure all the shots you want are taken.
We met with Torre in Dec/Jan for our wedding that was being held in October. We met at his house and looked through Read more...
We met with Torre in Dec/Jan for our wedding that was being held in October. We met at his house and looked through several albums and loved what we saw and signed the contract within that week. About a month before the wedding I was sent a time line to fill out and to select shots I wanted for the wedding. About a week before the wedding we received an email saying he had not received the paperwork. We ended up scanning the copies I had made to him. He then replied that he had meant to send that to another bride with my same first name and had already received my paperwork. We sent emails a few times the week of the wedding to make sure everything was set and he assured us it was.
The day of the wedding I was getting my hair done and had instructed him to be there at 11am (via the time line) . By 11:15 he had not arrived, I had one of my bridesmaids call him since I was getting my hair done. He said he had not realized he was to be at the salon, even though it was on the time line with the address and time. He was over an hour away! I was not a happy bride. He ended up showing up around 12:30 and went right to work. I never received an apology. All went well at the ceremony until picture time. As I had mentioned earlier we had filled out a sheet with shots that we wanted. It was not until after the wedding and I received the photos that there is not a single picture with the groom, his parent's and I. In looking at the copy of the sheet I made that was checked off as a picture we wanted. His parent's are disappointed as well. We got the proof book a little bit shy of 2 months and the CD was about a month and a half from the wedding. The photos turned out well but I'm disappointed in the timing problem and the picture that was checked and not taking. I would recommend him but I would make sure he knows what time to be there and it may be best to have someone bring the sheet with them so you can make sure all the shots you want are taken. Read less
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Torre Photography responded with the following comments:

First time I've actually taken the time to read this review.

The customer booked 8 (eight) consecutive hours of coverage. The timeline they provided showed an ending time for their reception of 9:00pm. The timeline also shows the bride and her attendants as arriving at the salon at 11:00am.

Given the fact that they had eight consecutive hours of coverage, the earliest that I should have arrived at the salon would have been 1:00pm.

Alternatively, I could have shown up at 11:00am but would that would have meant I would have left the reception prior to the bouquet and garter toss, the cutting of the cake etc.

If anyone would like a copy of the timeline, complete with the various cross-outs etc, I'll be more than happy to provide a copy of it in PDF format. You can be the judge of whether I was supposed to arrive at 11am or at 1pm. You can also be the judge of whether it would have better to have coverage of hair, nails and makeup being done or whether things like the toast(s), cake-cutting, garter & bouquet toss etc were expendable.
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/20/2008
3.8/5.0
Torre Photography took some great and unique shots of our Wedding! They think out of the box.
Torre Photography took some great and unique shots of our Wedding! They think out of the box.
Torre Photography took some great and unique shots of our Wedding! They think out of the box. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
7/22/2011
3.3/5.0
really amazing photos, he was rude to me on my wedding day and that kind of screwed my overall outlook on him.... rudeness was really unprofessional, but skill as a photographer is top notch, i guess i'd rather have good photos (i'll get over him being rude to me, but i will have those pictures forever!)
really amazing photos, he was rude to me on my wedding day and that kind of screwed my overall outlook on him.... rudeness Read more...
really amazing photos, he was rude to me on my wedding day and that kind of screwed my overall outlook on him.... rudeness was really unprofessional, but skill as a photographer is top notch, i guess i'd rather have good photos (i'll get over him being rude to me, but i will have those pictures forever!) Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
9/22/2007
3.0/5.0
We interviewed about 8 photographers before deciding on this one. At first, we didn't like that we had to drive to his house to meet with him. (Woodbridge isn't exactly around the corner from Alexandria.) But we liked the portfolios and he seemed like a nice guy. About a month before the wedding, he e-mails me two worksheets that need to be completed so he knows which pictures we want taken. It takes me about 30-40 minutes to fill these out because they're very detailed. Everything is great leading up to the wedding day. He usually (about 80%) would respond to my e-mails without me asking twice. Finally, the day has come and we start taking pictures (before the ceremony). I start to realize that I'm the one coordinating which pictures to take. Why isn't he using the list I gave him to tell which people to get in the picture?! Because it's the Big Day, I don't freak out about it and just go with the flow. Looking back, I wish I would've said, "Umm, why aren't you using the worksheet I gave you?" because we didn't get half the pictures that I asked for (me and grandma, just the brothers, etc). I was most upset about this after the fact because I wasn't going to get upset about something so stupid on the day of the wedding. I'm still perturbed that we paid $1K for a bunch of pictures that I didn't even think were that great. I guess my expectations were too high. In the end, all we asked for was the DVD of pictures - no portfolio or proofs or albums, etc. And it took him over a month to get it to us. Because of this, he put our pictures on collages.net "for free" at the 30 day mark. The best thing about Martin was that he was quiet and not in our faces all day long. We hardly noticed him during the ceremony and reception, and we still got the shots we wanted from those events.
We interviewed about 8 photographers before deciding on this one. At first, we didn't like that we had to drive to his Read more...
We interviewed about 8 photographers before deciding on this one. At first, we didn't like that we had to drive to his house to meet with him. (Woodbridge isn't exactly around the corner from Alexandria.) But we liked the portfolios and he seemed like a nice guy. About a month before the wedding, he e-mails me two worksheets that need to be completed so he knows which pictures we want taken. It takes me about 30-40 minutes to fill these out because they're very detailed. Everything is great leading up to the wedding day. He usually (about 80%) would respond to my e-mails without me asking twice. Finally, the day has come and we start taking pictures (before the ceremony). I start to realize that I'm the one coordinating which pictures to take. Why isn't he using the list I gave him to tell which people to get in the picture?! Because it's the Big Day, I don't freak out about it and just go with the flow. Looking back, I wish I would've said, "Umm, why aren't you using the worksheet I gave you?" because we didn't get half the pictures that I asked for (me and grandma, just the brothers, etc). I was most upset about this after the fact because I wasn't going to get upset about something so stupid on the day of the wedding. I'm still perturbed that we paid $1K for a bunch of pictures that I didn't even think were that great. I guess my expectations were too high. In the end, all we asked for was the DVD of pictures - no portfolio or proofs or albums, etc. And it took him over a month to get it to us. Because of this, he put our pictures on collages.net "for free" at the 30 day mark. The best thing about Martin was that he was quiet and not in our faces all day long. We hardly noticed him during the ceremony and reception, and we still got the shots we wanted from those events. Read less
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Torre Photography responded with the following comments:

There were numerous photos taken of the bridal party and various family groupings. It is impossible for a photographer to keep track of 30, 40 or more people he or she has never met prior to the wedding day. If a photo of or with the bride's grandmother was that important, the bride should have approached the photographer on the wedding day and specifically requested that photo. The bride failed to mention that they received 622 photos from the wedding.

It took the bride more than a month post wedding-date to advise the photographer that they wanted the images on a DVD as opposed to a CD. The photographer does not release products when a balance is due which there was.

Apparently the bride wasn't too disappointed with the photographer's work product as she discribed the photos as "AWESOME" in her email dated Thu Oct 25, 2007.

Please note: Photographer didn't post Jenny and Dillon's photos out of a sense of guilt as Jenny suggests. Photographer posts ALL weddings/events on Collages.Net and has since having paid a flat fee for unlimited uploads.
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Mary
Wedding:
10/15/2011
0.7/5.0
Although my wedding was almost a year ago, I am still upset with the level of service I received from Martin Photography. I received an email from Mr. Torre 2 days prior to my wedding that he was unable to photograph my wedding and was sending a substitute. I was in shock and dissatisfied. The substitute photographer was nice however, we didn't receive the quality of photographs that Mr. Torre had presented to us when we visited him at his home.
Although my wedding was almost a year ago, I am still upset with the level of service I received from Martin Photography. Read more...
Although my wedding was almost a year ago, I am still upset with the level of service I received from Martin Photography. I received an email from Mr. Torre 2 days prior to my wedding that he was unable to photograph my wedding and was sending a substitute. I was in shock and dissatisfied. The substitute photographer was nice however, we didn't receive the quality of photographs that Mr. Torre had presented to us when we visited him at his home. Read less
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Torre Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your review. I understand your disappointment about my being unable to photograph your wedding. As I advised you I was experiencing a lot of pain and spasms in my right arm making it very difficult for me to hold a camera. The medications I was on at the time were having a detrimental affect on my reaction times and I felt it in your best interest to have someone else act on my behalf. Despite anti-inflamatory medications and therapy surgery was needed to resolve the problem.


One of your guests presented himself as wanting to become a professional photographer. I believe he was your brother-in-law or perhaps your husband's brother-in-law. This individual kept interfering with and distracting the photographer I sent to photograph your wedding.


My contract clearly states that guests are allowed to take photographs as long as their doing so does not interfere with our activities.


I saw evidence of his activities in several of the images from your wedding where his remote flash unit(s) mounted on lightstands were clearly visible and at times deployed at the same exact time as my substitute photographer's own flash. In reviewing your wedding images, I saw instances of the eyes of several people in a group photo looking off to the side about 45 degrees from straight ahead while some of the group was looking forward, obviously looking forward at the photographer I sent to act on my behalf.


I believe that had your guest who presented himself as wanting to become a professional photographer had left his own professional equipment at home, enjoyed the occasion as a guest and had not followed my photographer around most of the evening interfering with her activities the results you received would have been different.

I have very few occasions when I actualy attend a wedding and enjoy myself as a guest. As a professional I respect the requirements and pressures that the hired professional is under and I leave my equipment at home. There are usually enough guests in attendance with point-and -shoot cameras and cellphones that I certainly don't feel a need to add to the list of potential distractions to be coped with by the hired professional.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.3/5.0
My wife and I were married on June 11th, and Martin and an assistant photographed the wedding.

Martin turned out some incredibly poor quality photos, and has been incredibly unprofessional in dealings since. He has been consistently sarcastic and rude in email dealings, as I am sure we will see in response to this comment.

For those not interested in reading the whole block of text:

These are the kinds of shots that were provided:
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e35/secondhandloser101/ScreenShot2011-08-02at74346PM.png

How hard is it to move 6 inches to the right, to avoid hanging leaves in the images?

Now, what if this was a one-time mistake? Perhaps he caught his mistake, and moved to remove it from the frame? Unfortunately not it appears, as he continued to provide such shots throughout the entire first dance...

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e35/secondhandloser101/ScreenShot2011-08-02at74556PM.png

But hey, it's not like a first dance is a one-time memory or anything, right?

Luckily, he had an assistant there to...capture the other plants?

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e35/secondhandloser101/ScreenShot2011-08-02at74841PM.png

Thank goodness we had two perspectives there.

I don't plan to post the whole pile of terrible photos we've received, because I think you get the idea, but I'll leave you with this portrait he provided us....
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e35/secondhandloser101/ScreenShot2011-08-02at75733PM.png
To be fair, I'm not as artistic as most, and I am not up with all the current trends...but I would think you'd want the FACE of the bride or groom in a wedding portrait.

I also paid Martin for a 8x10 print over 2 months ago that has STILL not arrived.


Now for the boring part:

First off, I am an honest and straightforward guy. I will call things like they are. We used Martin for our engagement photos, and while they aren't "top-notch" per se, they were excellent quality for the price paid. We were happy and comfortable with Martin as our photographer heading into the wedding as a result.

On the day of, he was very punctual and was in place on time. He's also a pretty funny guy, and can be quite entertaining. His assistant was also in place on time, and quite pleasant to get along with.

Besides knowing he didn't get a couple shots that were verbally requested, we felt pretty good after the wedding as well. After a couple emails from Martin explaining the delay, we received access to the online photo site a little after a month past the wedding. Perhaps a tad frustrating, but it IS wedding season, and I understand he is a busy guy.

Upon viewing the images online, we were worried. The vast majority of the images were blown out due to overexposure, with faces essentially unrecognizable. The framing of most shots was poor, and angles he had insisted were "perfect" in person turned out to be just as bad as we had worried. Since Martin did not send the disk to the requested address (see below), we held out for the full-res versions to be provided before we passed judgment. Once that whole issue was sorted out, a review of the "high-res" images revealed the images to be of such poor quality that most were not salvageable, even with substantial CAE.

The shot selection was also pretty poor. There are approximately 15 images provided of guests texting or making phone calls, while there are about 5 portrait style shots of my wife and I (despite the requests to ensure we would have a shot acceptable for a large print, we wound up with none acceptable for printing over a 5x7)

If you are considering Martin for your wedding, I would urge you to reconsider. I would look into a photographer that will provide photographs worthy of saving. The only prints we have from the wedding were from amateur photographers (friends) that were simply significantly higher quality than the ones provided by Martin.


Side note:



We also ordered a print from Martin for display at the wedding. After waiting two months, I emailed him and informed him I would like to cancel the order, since it still had not shipped.

He replied to inform me that it would ship out right away...despite the clear, bolded line in the email that I wished to cancel the order. To date, he has refused to refund, and I have still not seen the photo.

Curiously, he managed to send the photo disk to the (temporary) address provided for the print, but failed to send the disk to the correct address required by the contract.






Update 8/3/11:


I am a bit curious what your reference to July 2nd is about Martin. Perhaps you are confused about which disatisfied customer you are dealing with? My review only mentions June 11.


In regards to providing a shot list, this was sent to you in an email dated 6/7 to which you voiced no objection. We are still waiting for you to provide the majority of these shots.

Pre-Ceremony:
• Wedding rings with invitation -- NOT TAKEN

• Bride getting dressed --- 1-2 shots taken, NONE PROPERLY COMPOSED
• MOH putting garter on bride’s leg ????
• Bride alone
• Bride with FOB
• Bride with MOB
• Bride with both parents
• Bride with brothers, sister, parents
• Bride with immediate family (including siblings’ spouses)
• Bride with MOH
• Bride with bridesmaids (together and individually)
 
• Groom putting on boutonierre
• Groom with MOG
• Groom with FOG
• Groom with both parents
• Groom with brothers, sisters and parents
• Groom with best men (together and individually – 2 brothers and BMs are Andrew and Adam)
• Groom with groomsmen (group and individual)
• Groom with FOB NOT TAKEN
• Groom with pastor NONE TAKEN
 
 
Post-Ceremony:
• Bride and groom (tons of these, of course!) handful taken- NONE PROPERLY EXPOSED
• Newlyweds with families (separate and together as a group) ONLY SOME GROUPINGS
• Newlyweds with bridesmaids
• Newlyweds with groomsmen
• Newlyweds with entire wedding party
• Newlyweds signing marriage certificate NONE TAKEN
• Newlyweds with pastor NOT TAKEN


While we appreciate your "random" selection of shots, we note that there are none of the formal shots posted. Would you care to share some of those? As nice as it is to have pictures of guests on the dance floor, I don't believe I will be framing those.


We scheduled 40 minutes on post-wedding shots. We wound up taking about an hour and a half because Martin failed to frame shots correctly. Thankfully several of the groomsmen pointed out to him that his shots were overexposed to the point that the entire image histogram was ROC, then pointed out that his angle caught the golf nets unnecessarily....even after this, the remaining shots were STILL incredibly overexposed, though you could at least tell there were people in the shots.

For the record, the images that Martin removed from Facebook were in fact removed due to his posting images of minors for advertising purposes without the proper releases.
My wife and I were married on June 11th, and Martin and an assistant photographed the wedding.

Martin turned out Read more...
My wife and I were married on June 11th, and Martin and an assistant photographed the wedding.

Martin turned out some incredibly poor quality photos, and has been incredibly unprofessional in dealings since. He has been consistently sarcastic and rude in email dealings, as I am sure we will see in response to this comment.

For those not interested in reading the whole block of text:

These are the kinds of shots that were provided:
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e35/secondhandloser101/ScreenShot2011-08-02at74346PM.png

How hard is it to move 6 inches to the right, to avoid hanging leaves in the images?

Now, what if this was a one-time mistake? Perhaps he caught his mistake, and moved to remove it from the frame? Unfortunately not it appears, as he continued to provide such shots throughout the entire first dance...

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e35/secondhandloser101/ScreenShot2011-08-02at74556PM.png

But hey, it's not like a first dance is a one-time memory or anything, right?

Luckily, he had an assistant there to...capture the other plants?

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e35/secondhandloser101/ScreenShot2011-08-02at74841PM.png

Thank goodness we had two perspectives there.

I don't plan to post the whole pile of terrible photos we've received, because I think you get the idea, but I'll leave you with this portrait he provided us....
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e35/secondhandloser101/ScreenShot2011-08-02at75733PM.png
To be fair, I'm not as artistic as most, and I am not up with all the current trends...but I would think you'd want the FACE of the bride or groom in a wedding portrait.

I also paid Martin for a 8x10 print over 2 months ago that has STILL not arrived.


Now for the boring part:

First off, I am an honest and straightforward guy. I will call things like they are. We used Martin for our engagement photos, and while they aren't "top-notch" per se, they were excellent quality for the price paid. We were happy and comfortable with Martin as our photographer heading into the wedding as a result.

On the day of, he was very punctual and was in place on time. He's also a pretty funny guy, and can be quite entertaining. His assistant was also in place on time, and quite pleasant to get along with.

Besides knowing he didn't get a couple shots that were verbally requested, we felt pretty good after the wedding as well. After a couple emails from Martin explaining the delay, we received access to the online photo site a little after a month past the wedding. Perhaps a tad frustrating, but it IS wedding season, and I understand he is a busy guy.

Upon viewing the images online, we were worried. The vast majority of the images were blown out due to overexposure, with faces essentially unrecognizable. The framing of most shots was poor, and angles he had insisted were "perfect" in person turned out to be just as bad as we had worried. Since Martin did not send the disk to the requested address (see below), we held out for the full-res versions to be provided before we passed judgment. Once that whole issue was sorted out, a review of the "high-res" images revealed the images to be of such poor quality that most were not salvageable, even with substantial CAE.

The shot selection was also pretty poor. There are approximately 15 images provided of guests texting or making phone calls, while there are about 5 portrait style shots of my wife and I (despite the requests to ensure we would have a shot acceptable for a large print, we wound up with none acceptable for printing over a 5x7)

If you are considering Martin for your wedding, I would urge you to reconsider. I would look into a photographer that will provide photographs worthy of saving. The only prints we have from the wedding were from amateur photographers (friends) that were simply significantly higher quality than the ones provided by Martin.


Side note:



We also ordered a print from Martin for display at the wedding. After waiting two months, I emailed him and informed him I would like to cancel the order, since it still had not shipped.

He replied to inform me that it would ship out right away...despite the clear, bolded line in the email that I wished to cancel the order. To date, he has refused to refund, and I have still not seen the photo.

Curiously, he managed to send the photo disk to the (temporary) address provided for the print, but failed to send the disk to the correct address required by the contract.






Update 8/3/11:


I am a bit curious what your reference to July 2nd is about Martin. Perhaps you are confused about which disatisfied customer you are dealing with? My review only mentions June 11.


In regards to providing a shot list, this was sent to you in an email dated 6/7 to which you voiced no objection. We are still waiting for you to provide the majority of these shots.

Pre-Ceremony:
• Wedding rings with invitation -- NOT TAKEN

• Bride getting dressed --- 1-2 shots taken, NONE PROPERLY COMPOSED
• MOH putting garter on bride’s leg ????
• Bride alone
• Bride with FOB
• Bride with MOB
• Bride with both parents
• Bride with brothers, sister, parents
• Bride with immediate family (including siblings’ spouses)
• Bride with MOH
• Bride with bridesmaids (together and individually)
 
• Groom putting on boutonierre
• Groom with MOG
• Groom with FOG
• Groom with both parents
• Groom with brothers, sisters and parents
• Groom with best men (together and individually – 2 brothers and BMs are Andrew and Adam)
• Groom with groomsmen (group and individual)
• Groom with FOB NOT TAKEN
• Groom with pastor NONE TAKEN
 
 
Post-Ceremony:
• Bride and groom (tons of these, of course!) handful taken- NONE PROPERLY EXPOSED
• Newlyweds with families (separate and together as a group) ONLY SOME GROUPINGS
• Newlyweds with bridesmaids
• Newlyweds with groomsmen
• Newlyweds with entire wedding party
• Newlyweds signing marriage certificate NONE TAKEN
• Newlyweds with pastor NOT TAKEN


While we appreciate your "random" selection of shots, we note that there are none of the formal shots posted. Would you care to share some of those? As nice as it is to have pictures of guests on the dance floor, I don't believe I will be framing those.


We scheduled 40 minutes on post-wedding shots. We wound up taking about an hour and a half because Martin failed to frame shots correctly. Thankfully several of the groomsmen pointed out to him that his shots were overexposed to the point that the entire image histogram was ROC, then pointed out that his angle caught the golf nets unnecessarily....even after this, the remaining shots were STILL incredibly overexposed, though you could at least tell there were people in the shots.

For the record, the images that Martin removed from Facebook were in fact removed due to his posting images of minors for advertising purposes without the proper releases. Read less
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Torre Photography responded with the following comments:

Neither I nor any of my associates photographed any weddings on 7/02/2011.

Since Daniel can't remember when he got married, let me refresh his memory. He was married on June 11, 2011.

The images from Daniel's wedding have been reviewed by three wedding industry professionals. All three have expressed unbiased opinions that are of a very positive nature. One of the wedding industry professionals went so far as to suggest that we prepare a sample album with images chosen from the collection of 1,100 images that Daniel has received.

Daniel has received 1,100 300DPI high resolution images on disc as contracted.

We have requested and are awaiting Daniel's selection of either 3 - 11x14 reprints or 6 - 8x10 reprints per the contract. Daniel has failed to respond to this request.

Daniel ordered an engagement photo reprint via our online hosting service of choice. Orders placed on their site are considered final when placed and it is so stated on their website. If Daniel would like a refund for the reprint, he should return the 8x10 to us with his current mailing address in the Huntsville AL area. We have requested the current mailing address information on more than one occasion.

Continued 8.2.2011

What Daniel fails to mention is that both he and Katherine said they had enough photos wanted to freshen up prior to the start of the reception. We offered to take more photos but they declined.

Furthermore, what Daniel likewise fails to mention is the fact that I specifically approached both he and Katherine during the reception and suggested that we step outside for a few minutes to take some additional photos of just the two of them. The outside temperature had dropped considerably and the outdoor light was rather soft and diffused. Both declined the suggestion even though they were assured that photo session would have only lasted a very few minutes.

Continued 8.3.2011

I agree, the photos are quite horrible as evidenced by this random selection shown here: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.210638438984268.54862.106985912682855&type=1

Updated 6.3.2011 12:45PM

At the request of Daniel, the photos posted on Facebook have been removed. While Daniel cites certain legalities in support of his request, I think we are all astute enough to recognize the real motive for the request is to remove from public perusal the fact that the photos taken were in fact of very high quality. The images will be reposted at a later time with the subject's faces obscured beyond recognition. This will still provide readers with the ability to easily see and judge the image quality for themselves. Even though the the subject files were, and will be, done so using the lower of the two quality versions provided by Facebook, any viewer will be readily able to see and assess the high quality of the photos.

8.3.2011 12:02PM

Re the formal photo list

There are in fact photos of virtually everything on Daniels (actually Katherine's) list from above. Come to think of it, we were not provided with a copy of the invitation either before or on the day of the wedding.

8.3.2011 8:55PM

Re the 8x10 reprint of the engagement photo, the following is copied and pasted from Collages.Net "Photos will be drop-shipped to you in 2-3 weeks. All domestic shipments will incur a charge of $6.00 per order." Despite the posted shipping times and despite verbiage on the Collages.Net site that all orders were final with no refunds, Daniel placed an order on 5/27/11 with a wedding date of 6/11/11. There were two weekends between the date the order was placed and the wedding date. One of those weekends was a holiday weekend. Daniel and Katherine had a copy of the high resolution images on disc from the engagement session for approximately four months prior to placing the reprint order. The engagement photo website went live on 12/27/10. Daniel first viewed the engagement photos on 12/27/10 at 11:03PM. There was more than ample opportunity to order reprints prior to the wedding.
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MOB
Wedding:
6/11/2011
0.3/5.0
Rating must be reduced after seeing Torre fight relentlessly with a young, newly married groom (above). Torre, don't you have any pride in yourself or your business image at all?

Torre, from the beginning, you displayed no desire to apologize or show any concern for the problems with your work. Why become mean and defensive? You could have shown some concern for your client, or their disappointment with something that was important to them.

You have lost sight of this situation.

Anyway, here is my honest list of some of the Torre problems if anyone want to read about our experience:


1. Torre (or Desiree, his assistant) overexposes the photos. Try to print overexposed photos like these. It is then even more obvious that parts of your guests heads and faces are missing...

Follow the links:

http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g392/leaninandoverexpose/0547.jpg

http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g392/leaninandoverexpose/0550.jpg

2. Torre only took 8 (!) not usable photos for the formal bride and groom portrait. Compared to 19 photos of the cake! (the cake, all alone, sitting on its table) Advice: Tell Torre how many bride/groom portrait photos shots to take so you can get a good portrait photo.

3. I contacted a business colleague who teaches professional photography. He was appalled at the poor quality. With editing software, and with concern for the bride/groom, he said he could create some better photos (as a favor for me). However, when I asked Torre for our RAW files (high resolution files) so our professional could try to create a nice portrait, Torre emailed the following answer: "We don't retain the RAW files after they've been converted into JPEG format." Ask ANY professional photographer their opinion of this unconscionable act. Torre had promised these files when we first contacted him. But, now, Torre has conveniently forgotten this promise. Advice: Be sure you get a committment IN WRITING that he will give you your RAW files.

4. Torre missed taking photos of many important guests. Who would think it was necessary to tell a professional to take photos of, for instance, people sitting at the dinner table with the Bride's parents? Or, the entire family of the Bride's father - seated at a table next to the Bride's family? Advice: make no assumptions. Tell Torre who to photograph.

5. Torre deals with problems in an unpleasant, sarcastic way. Do not expect him to speak as if he cares about his work, or about the people he hurts or disappoints. Read his sarcastic reactions (in this forum) to those who take the time to write honest criticisms of his work. Denial all the way. He blames others.

6. Torre was punctual. And, though he is unpleasant, he does email back. That was the 1 star for Responsiveness.
Rating must be reduced after seeing Torre fight relentlessly with a young, newly married groom (above). Torre, don't you Read more...
Rating must be reduced after seeing Torre fight relentlessly with a young, newly married groom (above). Torre, don't you have any pride in yourself or your business image at all?

Torre, from the beginning, you displayed no desire to apologize or show any concern for the problems with your work. Why become mean and defensive? You could have shown some concern for your client, or their disappointment with something that was important to them.

You have lost sight of this situation.

Anyway, here is my honest list of some of the Torre problems if anyone want to read about our experience:


1. Torre (or Desiree, his assistant) overexposes the photos. Try to print overexposed photos like these. It is then even more obvious that parts of your guests heads and faces are missing...

Follow the links:

http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g392/leaninandoverexpose/0547.jpg

http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g392/leaninandoverexpose/0550.jpg

2. Torre only took 8 (!) not usable photos for the formal bride and groom portrait. Compared to 19 photos of the cake! (the cake, all alone, sitting on its table) Advice: Tell Torre how many bride/groom portrait photos shots to take so you can get a good portrait photo.

3. I contacted a business colleague who teaches professional photography. He was appalled at the poor quality. With editing software, and with concern for the bride/groom, he said he could create some better photos (as a favor for me). However, when I asked Torre for our RAW files (high resolution files) so our professional could try to create a nice portrait, Torre emailed the following answer: "We don't retain the RAW files after they've been converted into JPEG format." Ask ANY professional photographer their opinion of this unconscionable act. Torre had promised these files when we first contacted him. But, now, Torre has conveniently forgotten this promise. Advice: Be sure you get a committment IN WRITING that he will give you your RAW files.

4. Torre missed taking photos of many important guests. Who would think it was necessary to tell a professional to take photos of, for instance, people sitting at the dinner table with the Bride's parents? Or, the entire family of the Bride's father - seated at a table next to the Bride's family? Advice: make no assumptions. Tell Torre who to photograph.

5. Torre deals with problems in an unpleasant, sarcastic way. Do not expect him to speak as if he cares about his work, or about the people he hurts or disappoints. Read his sarcastic reactions (in this forum) to those who take the time to write honest criticisms of his work. Denial all the way. He blames others.

6. Torre was punctual. And, though he is unpleasant, he does email back. That was the 1 star for Responsiveness. Read less
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This was a bad experience all around. First the photographer cancelled on us a week before- so we had a sub and she was not good- asked me if we got all the shots I wanted, when I asked her where is the list I gave you she said she forgot it. Then it took a long time for the digital prints and at every turn the photographer wanted more money from us. Stay way from this company. Their website notes "no references" it's probably for a good reason....
This was a bad experience all around. First the photographer cancelled on us a week before- so we had a sub and she was Read more...
This was a bad experience all around. First the photographer cancelled on us a week before- so we had a sub and she was not good- asked me if we got all the shots I wanted, when I asked her where is the list I gave you she said she forgot it. Then it took a long time for the digital prints and at every turn the photographer wanted more money from us. Stay way from this company. Their website notes "no references" it's probably for a good reason.... Read less
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Torre Photography responded with the following comments:

We do not mind receiving bad or critical reviews. But PLEASE, review and report the facts accurately before clicking on Submit. The facts as reported here are anything but accurate. Rather than become combative or confrontational, we'll just move on. Cheers!

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I especially like the part about "Stay away from this company". Greengrl (aka Sharon) was so disappointed with our work that in December 2009 she hired us to photograph her company's holiday dinner dance. Furthermore, she also hired us to photograph her company's holiday dinner dance in December 2010. Please don't call us again in 2011 Sharon because I can assure you we'll be "busy". And please don't contact me about doing portraits of your family on the Outer Banks. After all, you hit the nail on the head when you said "Stay away from this company".

We're terribly sorry that you had to change your wedding date and your new date fell on a date that I had previously booked. We're also terribly sorry that your wedding day didn't go as planned, that it rained and you were unable to have an outside ceremony as planned. It was indeed unfortunate that the venue you chose for your reception was not exactly prepared or well equipped to make quick and efficient transitions between ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. As we both know, there is very limited unobstructed space at the facility, making it extremely cumbersome to take photos of groups of people. We have no control over those factors nor did we have any control over the weather.

What we DO have control over is who we choose to do business with in the future. You won't have to "Stay away from this company" in the future. We'll take care of that for you.

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