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Vail Studio

Oak Harbor , WA
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1838 Hastie Lake Rd
Oak Harbor, WA US 98277 (map)

PHONE

360-320-0374

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ABOUT US

We are an Award winning, international, husband and wife team of photographers voted among the best in the northwest two years running by Evening Magazine. I am a second-generation... Read more
We are an Award winning, international, husband and wife team of photographers voted among the best in the northwest two years running by Evening Magazine. I am a second-generation photographer, with over ten years experience photographing weddings and over 20 years in the industry. Vail Studio is a family owned and operated photography studio that has been doing business in Western Washington for over 20 years. We are full time, professional photographers who absolutely LOVE what we do!!

Vail Studio caters to the bride who LOVES photography, fashion, fun, beauty, romance, and style. We don’t do cookie cutter wedding photography…we do THE ART OF YOU!

Our Goal for your wedding day is that not only will you have beautiful portraits....crafted works of art, but that those otherwise unnoticed moments will come alive and help tell the story of your day in a way that you can relive for years to come....

Proud Members of:
WPPI (wedding and portrait photographers international) NAPP (national association of professional photoshop users) PPW (professional photographers of Washingtion) To learn more about us visit: www.vailstudios.com Feel free to shoot us an email: erikvail@vailstudio.com Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Yes, in fact we believe our editing process is one of the things that helps us to stand out in our industry.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes! Every wedding has it's unique and challenging lighting conditions. I have been a working full time wedding photographer for 12 years now so I have encountered most every lighting condition.
Is your media preference film or digital?
I began as a photographer in the days of film and I still love it but now I choose digital for weddings for it's quality, flexibility, and speed.
How many photographers do you work with?
Vail Studio is a family owned and operated studio. My father is our high school senior and family photographer, and my wife Ali and I specialize in wedding photography. We always have two photographers at weddings.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes! Vail Studio has three full time photographers, and although I am our main wedding photographer all three of us are accomplished and capable photographers.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Top of the line professional grade Nikon cameras, lenses, and lighting.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
We have at least two of every piece of equipment.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Wedding packages include an entire day but we can do hourly rates
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Wedding packages include and entire day start to finish so there is no need for extra hours.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We don't typically take breaks on wedding day, we usually try to eat while traveling between venues, and we usually eat at the reception while everyone else is eating. We do typically eat the food served at the reception but it's not a requirement.
Do you charge for travel?
Not in Washington state. Outside of Washington we do charge travel but the fees are negotiable.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
2 to 4 weeks
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Digital Negatives
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Forever
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes, but I share the right with the clients
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
No
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes
What kind of albums do you offer?
We have lots, and lots of album choices but typically wedding albums are custom designed leather bound flush mount albums
When will the client get the final album?
6 to 8 weeks after they choose the images to be place in the album.

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Lauren
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
I don't even know where to start with this review because there are so many things to rave about in my experience with Vail Studio. I looked at SO many photographers and their reviews/blogs/galleries leading up to my wedding and decided on Vail after all my research. If you are doing the same thing right now, stop researching and just go with Vail. They are seriously amazing and you will be so happy with everything from day one until you get your photos back. Here are just a few of the things that made our experience with Vail amazing:

-Erik and Ali felt it was super important to have face to face meetings leading up to the wedding. The fact that they cared enough to spend that time to get to know their couples was HUGE - any awkwardness that could have been there on wedding day was gone b/c we felt like we were friends with our photographers.
-Wedding day - Erik has a way of taking photos and letting you do your thing without feeling like you have a photographer following you around or telling you what to do or how to pose. It made everything super relaxed and, yes, even made picture taking fun. You can tell in our pics that we were just happy and having fun, it all came through in the photos.
-THE PICTURES! - The day couldn't have been captured more perfectly. Words can't explain how much fun we had getting our pictures back after the wedding and re-living our wedding day through them. They captured every emotion from the day and special details that I wasn't able to see on the wedding day. How amazing to be able to see all those details and family/friends interacting in these photos. We've had tons of compliments on our pictures and couldn't be happier with them.

Every single photo taken was perfect and we still can't stop looking at them. Simply amazing work. I know how important it is to choose the right wedding photographer and I highly, highly recommend Vail for your wedding. You will be SO happy you went with them.
I don't even know where to start with this review because there are so many things to rave about in my experience with Read more...
I don't even know where to start with this review because there are so many things to rave about in my experience with Vail Studio. I looked at SO many photographers and their reviews/blogs/galleries leading up to my wedding and decided on Vail after all my research. If you are doing the same thing right now, stop researching and just go with Vail. They are seriously amazing and you will be so happy with everything from day one until you get your photos back. Here are just a few of the things that made our experience with Vail amazing:

-Erik and Ali felt it was super important to have face to face meetings leading up to the wedding. The fact that they cared enough to spend that time to get to know their couples was HUGE - any awkwardness that could have been there on wedding day was gone b/c we felt like we were friends with our photographers.
-Wedding day - Erik has a way of taking photos and letting you do your thing without feeling like you have a photographer following you around or telling you what to do or how to pose. It made everything super relaxed and, yes, even made picture taking fun. You can tell in our pics that we were just happy and having fun, it all came through in the photos.
-THE PICTURES! - The day couldn't have been captured more perfectly. Words can't explain how much fun we had getting our pictures back after the wedding and re-living our wedding day through them. They captured every emotion from the day and special details that I wasn't able to see on the wedding day. How amazing to be able to see all those details and family/friends interacting in these photos. We've had tons of compliments on our pictures and couldn't be happier with them.

Every single photo taken was perfect and we still can't stop looking at them. Simply amazing work. I know how important it is to choose the right wedding photographer and I highly, highly recommend Vail for your wedding. You will be SO happy you went with them. Read less
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Tyler
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
If you are considering using Vail Studio for your wedding or event, you should just stop thinking about it and book them today. We had Erik and Ali photograph our wedding and they are awesome! We could not have been happier with the whole process and the results were AMAZING. We all know that taking pictures can be awkward, but they really make you feel relaxed and in the end, we ended up really enjoying the whole process. They did a great job of handling all of the details of what pictures were being taken when, with who, etc, so that we didn't have to think or worry about it for even a second during the day. Did I mention the pictures turned out AMAZING?

The quality of their work is beyond top notch and we couldn't have chosen better people to capture our big day. We ended up with many pictures that are true works of art, not just another average wedding photo. Another cool thing that is worth pointing out is that we got many compliments from our guests on how "awesome" the photographers were and how they managed to blend in and interact with our the guests. This may seem like an odd thing to point out, but it really made for great candid photos instead of people running away from the photographers during the event. They captured all the little details and also many things that we were too busy to notice.

We looked at a bunch of different photographers when we were planning our event and ultimately chose Erik and Ali because the quality of their work is simply a step above a lot of the others that we looked at and they instantly make you feel comfortable with them. There is not a high enough rating for how great they were and how incredible our pictures turned out.
If you are considering using Vail Studio for your wedding or event, you should just stop thinking about it and book them Read more...
If you are considering using Vail Studio for your wedding or event, you should just stop thinking about it and book them today. We had Erik and Ali photograph our wedding and they are awesome! We could not have been happier with the whole process and the results were AMAZING. We all know that taking pictures can be awkward, but they really make you feel relaxed and in the end, we ended up really enjoying the whole process. They did a great job of handling all of the details of what pictures were being taken when, with who, etc, so that we didn't have to think or worry about it for even a second during the day. Did I mention the pictures turned out AMAZING?

The quality of their work is beyond top notch and we couldn't have chosen better people to capture our big day. We ended up with many pictures that are true works of art, not just another average wedding photo. Another cool thing that is worth pointing out is that we got many compliments from our guests on how "awesome" the photographers were and how they managed to blend in and interact with our the guests. This may seem like an odd thing to point out, but it really made for great candid photos instead of people running away from the photographers during the event. They captured all the little details and also many things that we were too busy to notice.

We looked at a bunch of different photographers when we were planning our event and ultimately chose Erik and Ali because the quality of their work is simply a step above a lot of the others that we looked at and they instantly make you feel comfortable with them. There is not a high enough rating for how great they were and how incredible our pictures turned out. Read less
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Erik
Wedding:
6/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Awesome AWESOME photographers and great people to boot. I would highly recommend to anyone.
Awesome AWESOME photographers and great people to boot. I would highly recommend to anyone.
Awesome AWESOME photographers and great people to boot. I would highly recommend to anyone. Read less
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Sandy
Wedding:
6/5/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I contracted Erik Vail to take photos for our very small, personal wedding in June 2014. Erik and his wife, Ali, were very personable, flexible and professional from initial contact to our interactions on our very special day.
Erik's ability to hear our vision and then elevate it to the next level was incredible.
We had a wonderful experience and the pictures are amazing. We would HIGHLY recommend Erik Vail Photography.
My husband and I contracted Erik Vail to take photos for our very small, personal wedding in June 2014. Erik and his wife, Read more...
My husband and I contracted Erik Vail to take photos for our very small, personal wedding in June 2014. Erik and his wife, Ali, were very personable, flexible and professional from initial contact to our interactions on our very special day.
Erik's ability to hear our vision and then elevate it to the next level was incredible.
We had a wonderful experience and the pictures are amazing. We would HIGHLY recommend Erik Vail Photography. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Erik and Ali photographed our wedding at a gorgeous little chapel. We had about 40 guests and with such an intimate event, we needed a photographer that could capture the emotions of the day. They did that and more. Our pictures are beautiful. Erik saw amazing shots that I think many people would have missed. He got everything in a very short period of time. We were super late for our wedding pictures and gave him very little time to work with before the wedding started.. From the posed pictures with family and the wedding party to candid shots of our guests, Erik and Ali managed to be everywhere. I don't know how they did it! Plus, they are a joy to work with. I was so stressed when I arrived late and they both calmed me down immediately and made the experience so much fun. Exactly what a bride needs on her special day. My pictures are absolutely gorgeous and so many people compliment us about them. Thanks so much Erik and Ali. You are both fantastic!!!
Erik and Ali photographed our wedding at a gorgeous little chapel. We had about 40 guests and with such an intimate event, Read more...
Erik and Ali photographed our wedding at a gorgeous little chapel. We had about 40 guests and with such an intimate event, we needed a photographer that could capture the emotions of the day. They did that and more. Our pictures are beautiful. Erik saw amazing shots that I think many people would have missed. He got everything in a very short period of time. We were super late for our wedding pictures and gave him very little time to work with before the wedding started.. From the posed pictures with family and the wedding party to candid shots of our guests, Erik and Ali managed to be everywhere. I don't know how they did it! Plus, they are a joy to work with. I was so stressed when I arrived late and they both calmed me down immediately and made the experience so much fun. Exactly what a bride needs on her special day. My pictures are absolutely gorgeous and so many people compliment us about them. Thanks so much Erik and Ali. You are both fantastic!!! Read less
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Keri
Wedding:
2/8/2014
5.0/5.0
We can't say enough great things about Erik and Ali Vail! They completely understood our vision for both our engagement and wedding photos. Their customer service is excellent, their eye for a great shot is superb, there attention to detail is outa this world, you can tell they just care. They were helpful with every step of the photography process for our wedding day, they are a great team! We would recommend these guys to anyone who wants great photos!!!! I will be hiring these guys again for all of our future photo needs. Oh and they are just fun people.
We can't say enough great things about Erik and Ali Vail! They completely understood our vision for both our engagement Read more...
We can't say enough great things about Erik and Ali Vail! They completely understood our vision for both our engagement and wedding photos. Their customer service is excellent, their eye for a great shot is superb, there attention to detail is outa this world, you can tell they just care. They were helpful with every step of the photography process for our wedding day, they are a great team! We would recommend these guys to anyone who wants great photos!!!! I will be hiring these guys again for all of our future photo needs. Oh and they are just fun people. Read less
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Colby
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved the service that Erik and Alli provided!!! They did both our wedding and engagement pictures. They made the entire event go smoothly and without a hitch. The pictures turned out flawlessly and they knew exactly what they were doing. They were very professional and nice people, and they made sure they did what we wanted. We are so grateful to them for taking such amazing pictures and being so flexible!! Thank you!
We absolutely loved the service that Erik and Alli provided!!! They did both our wedding and engagement pictures. They Read more...
We absolutely loved the service that Erik and Alli provided!!! They did both our wedding and engagement pictures. They made the entire event go smoothly and without a hitch. The pictures turned out flawlessly and they knew exactly what they were doing. They were very professional and nice people, and they made sure they did what we wanted. We are so grateful to them for taking such amazing pictures and being so flexible!! Thank you! Read less
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Lynn
Wedding:
9/9/2013
5.0/5.0
They are awesome to work with!!
They are awesome to work with!!
They are awesome to work with!! Read less
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Marcus
Wedding:
9/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Erik and Alli were wonderful to work with, I wouldn't have chosen any other photographer.
Erik and Alli were wonderful to work with, I wouldn't have chosen any other photographer.
Erik and Alli were wonderful to work with, I wouldn't have chosen any other photographer. Read less
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Travis
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Erik & Ali were the perfect photographers for our wedding. My wife was impressed with their portfolio and from our first meeting I could tell they would be easy to get along with and do a great job. They were very flexible with engagement photo arrangements and made the whole process enjoyable, nothing seemed forced or over the top corny. They were always very accommodating, made us feel comfortable, and listened to our feedback. They also made the extra effort to travel for our destination wedding and spent the entire day capturing all the shots we would want, while never being overbearing. On top of all the amazing bride and groom images, I was very happy to see all the great photos of the guests as well. We couldn’t be happier with the final product, we have received TONS of compliments on the pictures and now have an amazing visual story of our special day to look back on. I would highly recommend Vail Studio to anyone looking for 5 star photography services.
Erik & Ali were the perfect photographers for our wedding. My wife was impressed with their portfolio and from our first Read more...
Erik & Ali were the perfect photographers for our wedding. My wife was impressed with their portfolio and from our first meeting I could tell they would be easy to get along with and do a great job. They were very flexible with engagement photo arrangements and made the whole process enjoyable, nothing seemed forced or over the top corny. They were always very accommodating, made us feel comfortable, and listened to our feedback. They also made the extra effort to travel for our destination wedding and spent the entire day capturing all the shots we would want, while never being overbearing. On top of all the amazing bride and groom images, I was very happy to see all the great photos of the guests as well. We couldn’t be happier with the final product, we have received TONS of compliments on the pictures and now have an amazing visual story of our special day to look back on. I would highly recommend Vail Studio to anyone looking for 5 star photography services. Read less
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kelly
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Eric And Ali Vail photographed my daughters wedding in August. It was an outdoor, destination wedding near Leavenworth Washington. The day was beautiful from beginning to end and Eric and Ali captured every detail. Reliving that day through the moments they captured was beyond words. I just keep hearing the word "Amazing" from all I share the photos with♥
Eric And Ali Vail photographed my daughters wedding in August. It was an outdoor, destination wedding near Leavenworth Read more...
Eric And Ali Vail photographed my daughters wedding in August. It was an outdoor, destination wedding near Leavenworth Washington. The day was beautiful from beginning to end and Eric and Ali captured every detail. Reliving that day through the moments they captured was beyond words. I just keep hearing the word "Amazing" from all I share the photos with♥ Read less
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D'Lani
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
From the very start we knew that Vail Studio Photography was the right choice for our wedding photography. I did A LOT of research and Erik Vail’s photography immediately struck and captivated me. His photography is more of an art really, and it’s, well...it’s just Pure Magic! The guy’s got skills and I’m not even kidding when I say that he & his wife Ali are truly a team. They have this sweet, non-verbal communication that happens when they are taking photos that makes every moment so spectacular, fun and totally natural and comfortable. It doesn’t at all feel like we are standing there trying to be casual in front of a camera. In fact, you pretty much forget that the camera is even there until Erik says something funny about moving your hands off your stomach so that people don’t mistake your photos for baby announcements. :D Erik and Ali were super flexible and really went out of their way to ensure that we were happy and cool with everything from the location of the engagement shoots, timing of events and of course, the pricing! ‘Tis true that having a great wedding photographer is an investment, but also a very worthy investment & it is even more important that you have a great relationship with your photographer. Funny thing is that Erik & Ali are seriously like those best friends you never knew that you needed in your life until they arrived. Erik will often completely lose himself in his photography and at times you may find him lying on the dirt, or coming dangerously close to falling in the river or lake beside him to get that “perfect angle”…I promise, because it almost happened several times during our shoots! :D But it all pays off in the end, AND you know you’ve made the right decision when several of your friends and family approach you to tell you how much they love your… PHOTOGRAPHERS…WHAT!? I don’t think I need say much more, just take a look at his work and see for yourself! THANK YOU ERIK AND ALI!!! You guys are the bomb! We love you!!
From the very start we knew that Vail Studio Photography was the right choice for our wedding photography. I did A LOT of Read more...
From the very start we knew that Vail Studio Photography was the right choice for our wedding photography. I did A LOT of research and Erik Vail’s photography immediately struck and captivated me. His photography is more of an art really, and it’s, well...it’s just Pure Magic! The guy’s got skills and I’m not even kidding when I say that he & his wife Ali are truly a team. They have this sweet, non-verbal communication that happens when they are taking photos that makes every moment so spectacular, fun and totally natural and comfortable. It doesn’t at all feel like we are standing there trying to be casual in front of a camera. In fact, you pretty much forget that the camera is even there until Erik says something funny about moving your hands off your stomach so that people don’t mistake your photos for baby announcements. :D Erik and Ali were super flexible and really went out of their way to ensure that we were happy and cool with everything from the location of the engagement shoots, timing of events and of course, the pricing! ‘Tis true that having a great wedding photographer is an investment, but also a very worthy investment & it is even more important that you have a great relationship with your photographer. Funny thing is that Erik & Ali are seriously like those best friends you never knew that you needed in your life until they arrived. Erik will often completely lose himself in his photography and at times you may find him lying on the dirt, or coming dangerously close to falling in the river or lake beside him to get that “perfect angle”…I promise, because it almost happened several times during our shoots! :D But it all pays off in the end, AND you know you’ve made the right decision when several of your friends and family approach you to tell you how much they love your… PHOTOGRAPHERS…WHAT!? I don’t think I need say much more, just take a look at his work and see for yourself! THANK YOU ERIK AND ALI!!! You guys are the bomb! We love you!! Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
If you are in the market for a photographer, we would highly recommend Vail. We didn't know what to expect when it came to looking for a photographer for our wedding. All we knew is that there are tons of options, they can be expensive and lastly that we should focus most of our budget on pictures since they are the lasting memories of the “big day”. Fortunately for us, Vail was who we met with first and within seconds we knew our search had ended. Erik and Ali are very welcoming, friendly, funny (insert your favorite adjective here) and if you meet at their studio you can’t help but notice their brilliant work. If their personalities aren't enough to sell you then take about 30 seconds to glance at their work and we promise you that you won’t need to continue your search. The packages they offer are amazing and we didn't need to spend a fortune to get exactly what we wanted.

We simply cannot express how thankful we are for Erik and Ali. They were the best choice for our engagement pictures, our wedding day and will definitely be our only choice if we need pictures again in the future. Thanks again Vail, all the adjectives in the world cannot express how talented you are and how happy we are with your work.
If you are in the market for a photographer, we would highly recommend Vail. We didn't know what to expect when it came to Read more...
If you are in the market for a photographer, we would highly recommend Vail. We didn't know what to expect when it came to looking for a photographer for our wedding. All we knew is that there are tons of options, they can be expensive and lastly that we should focus most of our budget on pictures since they are the lasting memories of the “big day”. Fortunately for us, Vail was who we met with first and within seconds we knew our search had ended. Erik and Ali are very welcoming, friendly, funny (insert your favorite adjective here) and if you meet at their studio you can’t help but notice their brilliant work. If their personalities aren't enough to sell you then take about 30 seconds to glance at their work and we promise you that you won’t need to continue your search. The packages they offer are amazing and we didn't need to spend a fortune to get exactly what we wanted.

We simply cannot express how thankful we are for Erik and Ali. They were the best choice for our engagement pictures, our wedding day and will definitely be our only choice if we need pictures again in the future. Thanks again Vail, all the adjectives in the world cannot express how talented you are and how happy we are with your work. Read less
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Kaylan
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Erik and Ali are the best! We are more than excited with how wonderful our wedding pictures came out. They were very professional, but make it fun at the same time. They were also very accommodating with fitting us in for consultations as we planned our Washington wedding from out of state. If you are looking for a photographer do not shop around, just go with Vail Studio, you will not be sorry!
Erik and Ali are the best! We are more than excited with how wonderful our wedding pictures came out. They were very Read more...
Erik and Ali are the best! We are more than excited with how wonderful our wedding pictures came out. They were very professional, but make it fun at the same time. They were also very accommodating with fitting us in for consultations as we planned our Washington wedding from out of state. If you are looking for a photographer do not shop around, just go with Vail Studio, you will not be sorry! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
From start to finish, Erik and Ali where top notch. Having never hired a photographer before and being somewhat of a tight wad, it took some convincing from my wife to consider spending more than a few hundred bucks for a photographer. Afterall they they are just pictures right - WRONG!!! First off, these folks are easy to deal with and very professional from engagment photos up to the big day. They captured some amazing split-second moments that, otherwise, could easealy be forgotten in the crazyness of a wedding day. I am so thankfull to have these memories to look back on.The quality and style of there photography is blowing everyone away that I have shared the pictures with. Dont shop around, this is the best value you will find!
From start to finish, Erik and Ali where top notch. Having never hired a photographer before and being somewhat of a tight Read more...
From start to finish, Erik and Ali where top notch. Having never hired a photographer before and being somewhat of a tight wad, it took some convincing from my wife to consider spending more than a few hundred bucks for a photographer. Afterall they they are just pictures right - WRONG!!! First off, these folks are easy to deal with and very professional from engagment photos up to the big day. They captured some amazing split-second moments that, otherwise, could easealy be forgotten in the crazyness of a wedding day. I am so thankfull to have these memories to look back on.The quality and style of there photography is blowing everyone away that I have shared the pictures with. Dont shop around, this is the best value you will find! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
They are amazing!!!!!! Better than we could've hoped for :) Erik & Ali are a dream to work with. They are fun, friendly and such a great pair of people to spend such an important day with. They were very flexible with my husband and I in creating a package to fit our wants/needs because we were really focused on having a budget friendly wedding. Our pictures came out magnificent, and we haven't even had them edited yet!! When I started the wedding planning process, my biggest fear was being able to find a good photographer because I felt like I had such high expectations.... Vail Studio surpassed my expectations tenfold and we have pictures that captured our day so perfectly! We are forever grateful and are excited to work with them again!!
They are amazing!!!!!! Better than we could've hoped for :) Erik & Ali are a dream to work with. They are fun, friendly Read more...
They are amazing!!!!!! Better than we could've hoped for :) Erik & Ali are a dream to work with. They are fun, friendly and such a great pair of people to spend such an important day with. They were very flexible with my husband and I in creating a package to fit our wants/needs because we were really focused on having a budget friendly wedding. Our pictures came out magnificent, and we haven't even had them edited yet!! When I started the wedding planning process, my biggest fear was being able to find a good photographer because I felt like I had such high expectations.... Vail Studio surpassed my expectations tenfold and we have pictures that captured our day so perfectly! We are forever grateful and are excited to work with them again!! Read less
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review Stephanie!! Ali and I absolutely LOVED working with you guys too!!
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David
Wedding:
1/13/2013
5.0/5.0
If you are already looking at Vail Studios, do yourself a favor and book them! OK, at the very least take the opportunity to meet with them. I can't say enough good things about working with Erik and Ali Vail. We had so much fun and they were so easy to work with. They did a fantastic job of capturing the moments, large and small, and telling the story of our wedding day. Erik and Ali both have a great eye for photos. They aren't just taking wedding pictures, they aren't just chronicling the event; they are getting beautiful, artistic photographs.

Unlike some of the weddings we have been to, they were not intrusive, and were hardly noticeable during the ceremony. They were able to work and get the shots without drawing attention to themselves. We opted to do an engagement shoot as well, which I think was very helpful. This gave us a chance to work with Ali and Erik before our wedding day and get a feel for how they work and how we photograph... and we also got some really wonderful pictures too! The pictures, we have so many beautiful pictures I haven't even been through them all yet (although my wife has, a couple times). Of the few hundred that I've looked through you can see the 'post production' care they have taken with these photos is amazing, I can only imagine the time and attention it took to go through all of them. The slideshow DVD and flash drive they presented to us to keep our photos were fantastic. Both the contents, and the presentation. The joy and professionalism Erik and Ali display during our meetings and during our photo shoots are a testament to how much they love their work and how much pride they take in doing a truly great job. I honestly can’t imagine having a better experience with a photographer.

-David
If you are already looking at Vail Studios, do yourself a favor and book them! OK, at the very least take the opportunity Read more...
If you are already looking at Vail Studios, do yourself a favor and book them! OK, at the very least take the opportunity to meet with them. I can't say enough good things about working with Erik and Ali Vail. We had so much fun and they were so easy to work with. They did a fantastic job of capturing the moments, large and small, and telling the story of our wedding day. Erik and Ali both have a great eye for photos. They aren't just taking wedding pictures, they aren't just chronicling the event; they are getting beautiful, artistic photographs.

Unlike some of the weddings we have been to, they were not intrusive, and were hardly noticeable during the ceremony. They were able to work and get the shots without drawing attention to themselves. We opted to do an engagement shoot as well, which I think was very helpful. This gave us a chance to work with Ali and Erik before our wedding day and get a feel for how they work and how we photograph... and we also got some really wonderful pictures too! The pictures, we have so many beautiful pictures I haven't even been through them all yet (although my wife has, a couple times). Of the few hundred that I've looked through you can see the 'post production' care they have taken with these photos is amazing, I can only imagine the time and attention it took to go through all of them. The slideshow DVD and flash drive they presented to us to keep our photos were fantastic. Both the contents, and the presentation. The joy and professionalism Erik and Ali display during our meetings and during our photo shoots are a testament to how much they love their work and how much pride they take in doing a truly great job. I honestly can’t imagine having a better experience with a photographer.

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CherWear
Wedding:
1/3/2013
5.0/5.0
It was great being your MUA. You are punctual, professional, and both easy on the eyes! Hahha. The photographer that photographed you all is one lucky person. Thanks for you referrals!
It was great being your MUA. You are punctual, professional, and both easy on the eyes! Hahha. The photographer that Read more...
It was great being your MUA. You are punctual, professional, and both easy on the eyes! Hahha. The photographer that photographed you all is one lucky person. Thanks for you referrals! Read less
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Hans
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Erik and Ali set the tone for the day of our wedding. They were calm, so we were calm. They were having a great time and it allowed us to relax and have a good time as well. As easy as they were to work with, they also produced an amazing set of images that we will cherish. I would highly recommend Vail Studios to anyone choosing a photographer for a wedding or other occasion. There is no question that Erik and Ali are two of the premier talents in their business.
Erik and Ali set the tone for the day of our wedding. They were calm, so we were calm. They were having a great time and Read more...
Erik and Ali set the tone for the day of our wedding. They were calm, so we were calm. They were having a great time and it allowed us to relax and have a good time as well. As easy as they were to work with, they also produced an amazing set of images that we will cherish. I would highly recommend Vail Studios to anyone choosing a photographer for a wedding or other occasion. There is no question that Erik and Ali are two of the premier talents in their business. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Erik and Ali were a pleasure to work with during out wedding. They were very professional and fun and took some amazing pictures!
Erik and Ali were a pleasure to work with during out wedding. They were very professional and fun and took some amazing Read more...
Erik and Ali were a pleasure to work with during out wedding. They were very professional and fun and took some amazing pictures! Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Eric and Ali were absolutely fantastic to work with. They were incredibly easy to work with and they are very efficient when it comes to the "business" side of things. Our pictures turned out fantastic. We couldn't be more pleased. If you are looking for an incredibly talented team who is a joy to work with and will provide you anything but an "ordinary" wedding-photo experience - Vail is for you! My husband and I would highly recommend them.
Eric and Ali were absolutely fantastic to work with. They were incredibly easy to work with and they are very efficient Read more...
Eric and Ali were absolutely fantastic to work with. They were incredibly easy to work with and they are very efficient when it comes to the "business" side of things. Our pictures turned out fantastic. We couldn't be more pleased. If you are looking for an incredibly talented team who is a joy to work with and will provide you anything but an "ordinary" wedding-photo experience - Vail is for you! My husband and I would highly recommend them. Read less
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Jana
Wedding:
11/1/2012
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved our photo shoot with Ali and Erik! We had so much fun and the pictures turned out great! They arrived more than on time, they bring all the necessary equipment, have great ideas and made us feel very comfortable.
At the ceremony, they blended right in with everybody, documented what was going on, made sure they took a photo at the right moment.
Beforehand we talked about what look we like and which moments, family constellations, etc we want on film.
We are very happy with they work they did and how fast we got our photos after the event.
We absolutely loved our photo shoot with Ali and Erik! We had so much fun and the pictures turned out great! They arrived Read more...
We absolutely loved our photo shoot with Ali and Erik! We had so much fun and the pictures turned out great! They arrived more than on time, they bring all the necessary equipment, have great ideas and made us feel very comfortable.
At the ceremony, they blended right in with everybody, documented what was going on, made sure they took a photo at the right moment.
Beforehand we talked about what look we like and which moments, family constellations, etc we want on film.
We are very happy with they work they did and how fast we got our photos after the event. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Thank you so very much Erik and Ali for making our wedding day so beautiful. You put Chris and I both at ease and were so helpful, professional and fun. We could not have asked for better photographers on our special day. Our favorite part was that you truly did capture the art of us. Every single picture reflected who Chris and I are as a couple. Thank you so much! We tell all of our friends about you in hopes that they get to experience what we did!
Thank you so very much Erik and Ali for making our wedding day so beautiful. You put Chris and I both at ease and were so Read more...
Thank you so very much Erik and Ali for making our wedding day so beautiful. You put Chris and I both at ease and were so helpful, professional and fun. We could not have asked for better photographers on our special day. Our favorite part was that you truly did capture the art of us. Every single picture reflected who Chris and I are as a couple. Thank you so much! We tell all of our friends about you in hopes that they get to experience what we did! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Very fun to work with and would work with again.
Very fun to work with and would work with again.
Very fun to work with and would work with again. Read less
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Esther
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Erik and Ali Vail were wonderful to work with! We thoroughly enjoyed having them photograph our wedding and felt comfortable being ourselves in front of their cameras. They worked with us to create a package that was just right for our wedding and cover al the details before your wedding day so that you have nothing to worry about when you get there. Talk about making the Bride stress free! :)
Erik and Ali Vail were wonderful to work with! We thoroughly enjoyed having them photograph our wedding and felt Read more...
Erik and Ali Vail were wonderful to work with! We thoroughly enjoyed having them photograph our wedding and felt comfortable being ourselves in front of their cameras. They worked with us to create a package that was just right for our wedding and cover al the details before your wedding day so that you have nothing to worry about when you get there. Talk about making the Bride stress free! :) Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Amazing photographers, amazing work, amazing photos, amazing service!! just absolutely amazing overall!!! Will hire them for future events and family portraits!! You two made my whole wedding a memorable one. Thank YOU for being a part of our wedding and more future sessions to come!!
Amazing photographers, amazing work, amazing photos, amazing service!! just absolutely amazing overall!!! Will hire them Read more...
Amazing photographers, amazing work, amazing photos, amazing service!! just absolutely amazing overall!!! Will hire them for future events and family portraits!! You two made my whole wedding a memorable one. Thank YOU for being a part of our wedding and more future sessions to come!! Read less
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lilhooker22
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Vail is AMAZiNG! Erik and Ali are laid back but professional and have fun with their clients. When Erik wasn't happy that the weather was uncooperative at our first engagement session, he offered to do another one that turned out amazing. We really, really could not recommend a better photographer for our special day.
Vail is AMAZiNG! Erik and Ali are laid back but professional and have fun with their clients. When Erik wasn't happy that Read more...
Vail is AMAZiNG! Erik and Ali are laid back but professional and have fun with their clients. When Erik wasn't happy that the weather was uncooperative at our first engagement session, he offered to do another one that turned out amazing. We really, really could not recommend a better photographer for our special day. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/2/2011
5.0/5.0
I've known Ali since high school, but we lost touch for a long while. When we found each other on FB, I got to see the work that her and her husband Erik did. I loved their work right away and decided that when I got married, they would be the ones to photograph it.

When that day finally came, I was so excited! We got married in Florida and Erik and Ali were excited to be apart of our destination wedding. My husband does not like getting his picture taken, but Erik made him feel comfortable and at ease. We had a lot of fun spending the afternoon together getting some great shots and enjoying the warm weather. Erik and Ali hung out with all of our friends and made the weekend that much more enjoyable.

I could not wait to see the finished results! Erik surprised me with the slideshow and I was beyond thrilled with the finished results! Still today, I will log onto their site and watch the slide show. :)

Erik and Ali also photographed my son's senior pictures (equally amazing!) and we look forward to our family pictures once the weather is nicer. I would highly recommend Vail Studio to anyone for any photography needs. The memories that you get from pictures are priceless in my book.

Thank you again Erik & Ali for all the wonderful memories!
I've known Ali since high school, but we lost touch for a long while. When we found each other on FB, I got to see the Read more...
I've known Ali since high school, but we lost touch for a long while. When we found each other on FB, I got to see the work that her and her husband Erik did. I loved their work right away and decided that when I got married, they would be the ones to photograph it.

When that day finally came, I was so excited! We got married in Florida and Erik and Ali were excited to be apart of our destination wedding. My husband does not like getting his picture taken, but Erik made him feel comfortable and at ease. We had a lot of fun spending the afternoon together getting some great shots and enjoying the warm weather. Erik and Ali hung out with all of our friends and made the weekend that much more enjoyable.

I could not wait to see the finished results! Erik surprised me with the slideshow and I was beyond thrilled with the finished results! Still today, I will log onto their site and watch the slide show. :)

Erik and Ali also photographed my son's senior pictures (equally amazing!) and we look forward to our family pictures once the weather is nicer. I would highly recommend Vail Studio to anyone for any photography needs. The memories that you get from pictures are priceless in my book.

Thank you again Erik & Ali for all the wonderful memories! Read less
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Olivia_E
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
I wasn't sure what to expect when looking for a photographer or even hiring one for our wedding. It was overwhelming at wedding shows with all the choices but when I came across the quality of work that Erik Vail produces - I knew that's exactly what I wanted for my wedding. I was engaged for almost a year and a half and Erik & I stayed in constant contact about engagement photo shoots, changes to wedding day and time, package details, etc. Erik & his wife Ali made us feel comfortable, we were able to be ourselves and in the end we have amazing pictures to remember our special day. Their level of professionalism and service is rare to find and everything to hope for.
I wasn't sure what to expect when looking for a photographer or even hiring one for our wedding. It was overwhelming at Read more...
I wasn't sure what to expect when looking for a photographer or even hiring one for our wedding. It was overwhelming at wedding shows with all the choices but when I came across the quality of work that Erik Vail produces - I knew that's exactly what I wanted for my wedding. I was engaged for almost a year and a half and Erik & I stayed in constant contact about engagement photo shoots, changes to wedding day and time, package details, etc. Erik & his wife Ali made us feel comfortable, we were able to be ourselves and in the end we have amazing pictures to remember our special day. Their level of professionalism and service is rare to find and everything to hope for. Read less
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summert
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Truly cannot put into words what Vail Studio added to our engagement and wedding experience! There are a handful of things I'd do differently if we could do it all over again (if it were up to me, we'd renew our vows and plan another party every year), but the first thing I'd do is call Erik or Ali and find out what weekends they're free! Sixteen months later I still can't think of anything I wish they'd done differently!
Simply put: they are amazing!!
Truly cannot put into words what Vail Studio added to our engagement and wedding experience! There are a handful of things Read more...
Truly cannot put into words what Vail Studio added to our engagement and wedding experience! There are a handful of things I'd do differently if we could do it all over again (if it were up to me, we'd renew our vows and plan another party every year), but the first thing I'd do is call Erik or Ali and find out what weekends they're free! Sixteen months later I still can't think of anything I wish they'd done differently!
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tannertownsend
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Erik and Ali were the best!!! Our experience with the Vails was perfect, from the first day we met them to the day when we received the email that our pictures were ready to see. They bring a fun and unique approach to the whole wedding photography thing and we have since recommended them to numerous other couples getting married. I can promise you with absolute certainty that if you go with Erik and Ali you will be 100% happy with the process and the product.
Erik and Ali were the best!!! Our experience with the Vails was perfect, from the first day we met them to the day when we Read more...
Erik and Ali were the best!!! Our experience with the Vails was perfect, from the first day we met them to the day when we received the email that our pictures were ready to see. They bring a fun and unique approach to the whole wedding photography thing and we have since recommended them to numerous other couples getting married. I can promise you with absolute certainty that if you go with Erik and Ali you will be 100% happy with the process and the product. Read less
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elemalu
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
I met Erik and Ali at my best friend's wedding the summer before I got married. They were both very cool people and easy to be around. When I saw the pictures they took of my friend's wedding, I had to have Vail Studio photograph my wedding. The pictures were beautiful!

Working with Erik and Ali during our wedding planning process was so stress free. They were the most organized vendor we worked with. Im so happy we met Erik and Ali and they were able to help us remember our wedding with stunning photographs. And honestly, they are just fun to be around!
I met Erik and Ali at my best friend's wedding the summer before I got married. They were both very cool people and easy Read more...
I met Erik and Ali at my best friend's wedding the summer before I got married. They were both very cool people and easy to be around. When I saw the pictures they took of my friend's wedding, I had to have Vail Studio photograph my wedding. The pictures were beautiful!

Working with Erik and Ali during our wedding planning process was so stress free. They were the most organized vendor we worked with. Im so happy we met Erik and Ali and they were able to help us remember our wedding with stunning photographs. And honestly, they are just fun to be around! Read less
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cyn_city
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Erik and Ali are a dynamite team! Great balance between them both and excellent teamwork! I chose Erik for our wedding because I was drawn to his colorful photographs and the ability to take normal pictures and make them fabulous based on his skills. In a time where there are a lot of photographers, Erik has a uniqueness that separates him from the others.
Erik and Ali are a dynamite team! Great balance between them both and excellent teamwork! I chose Erik for our wedding Read more...
Erik and Ali are a dynamite team! Great balance between them both and excellent teamwork! I chose Erik for our wedding because I was drawn to his colorful photographs and the ability to take normal pictures and make them fabulous based on his skills. In a time where there are a lot of photographers, Erik has a uniqueness that separates him from the others. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/9/2013
4.9/5.0
Ali and Erik Vail were OUTSTANDING photographers for our wedding. We absolutely love our wedding and engagement pictures- they are literally perfect! We loved having Erik and Ali as our photographers not only because of the pictures, but because of how they treated us. We were not just a client to them- we truly felt like we became friends. They went above and beyond to make a connection with us early on during our engagement shoot- they found out who we were as a couple and based our photos off of that. As the wedding drew closer we went to dinner together and had a wonderful time hanging out and hashing out the final details for the big day. When our wedding day was finally here, it seemed like we were being photographed not by someone we simply hired for the day, but by our dear friends. I can't say thank you enough to them for playing such an important role in our wedding day and making it seem so personal. You guys are AMAZING!!!
Ali and Erik Vail were OUTSTANDING photographers for our wedding. We absolutely love our wedding and engagement pictures- Read more...
Ali and Erik Vail were OUTSTANDING photographers for our wedding. We absolutely love our wedding and engagement pictures- they are literally perfect! We loved having Erik and Ali as our photographers not only because of the pictures, but because of how they treated us. We were not just a client to them- we truly felt like we became friends. They went above and beyond to make a connection with us early on during our engagement shoot- they found out who we were as a couple and based our photos off of that. As the wedding drew closer we went to dinner together and had a wonderful time hanging out and hashing out the final details for the big day. When our wedding day was finally here, it seemed like we were being photographed not by someone we simply hired for the day, but by our dear friends. I can't say thank you enough to them for playing such an important role in our wedding day and making it seem so personal. You guys are AMAZING!!! Read less
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Claire
Wedding:
8/9/2014
4.8/5.0
Erik and Ali provided the fantastic photography for our outdoor wedding! We met with them a few months earlier for the Engagement session and immediately felt at ease in their presence. On the day of the wedding, they were prompt and well-prepared to get all the essential shots we wanted! We loved the final product!
Erik and Ali provided the fantastic photography for our outdoor wedding! We met with them a few months earlier for the Read more...
Erik and Ali provided the fantastic photography for our outdoor wedding! We met with them a few months earlier for the Engagement session and immediately felt at ease in their presence. On the day of the wedding, they were prompt and well-prepared to get all the essential shots we wanted! We loved the final product! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
We had a great time working with Erik and Ali for our wedding. They do beautiful work and were very responsive to any requests we made for special photos. They made us feel at ease and ran with our ideas to make them better than we imagined. We're very happy with our pictures!
We had a great time working with Erik and Ali for our wedding. They do beautiful work and were very responsive to any Read more...
We had a great time working with Erik and Ali for our wedding. They do beautiful work and were very responsive to any requests we made for special photos. They made us feel at ease and ran with our ideas to make them better than we imagined. We're very happy with our pictures! Read less
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troy
Wedding:
9/6/2013
4.8/5.0
The Erik and Ali duo was an excellent team to take our wedding pictures. Everything turned out awesome, and they were a joy to be around. They understood what was expected and what we needed from them. Because of the pre-event coordination everything on our big day turned out great. They are great people and were professional. They provided great service with an awesome attitude and I would recommend them to everyone I know.
The Erik and Ali duo was an excellent team to take our wedding pictures. Everything turned out awesome, and they were a Read more...
The Erik and Ali duo was an excellent team to take our wedding pictures. Everything turned out awesome, and they were a joy to be around. They understood what was expected and what we needed from them. Because of the pre-event coordination everything on our big day turned out great. They are great people and were professional. They provided great service with an awesome attitude and I would recommend them to everyone I know. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
4/27/2013
4.6/5.0
Quality of service: Wow-- This is the reason we booked Erik! Knowing that photographs are one of the most important parts of the wedding, we looked long and hard for the right photographer. We found his work first on his website and knew we wanted him to photograph our wedding. Now when people see our photos, they are shocked at how beautiful they are.

Responsiveness & Professionalism: Erik is an extremely careful and professional guy. He was quick to get back to me by phone or email and answered all my questions honestly. He was never sneaky or sly which we appreciated very much after dealing with some dishonest characters. On the wedding day he was professional and all-business which was appreciated because there was so much to do. He took charge when he needed to in order to get the shots he needed but respectful at the same time.

Value: My now-husband and I shared the same philosophy about our wedding: we wanted to have a beautiful day and didn't feel that we should have to pay a wedding markup just because of all the hype surrounding this industry. We worked extremely hard to find realistic people who charged a fair rate for their services, and it was difficult! That being said, Erik is more expensive than some of the cut-rate photographers out there but the quality of his work and his professionalism made him a good value! Now that we've seen the final product (our canvas from Erik literally made people stop and stare and say "wow") he was worth it and I'd do it exactly the same way all over again! (Quick tip to save a little money: be sure to get the package that includes your electronic files so that you cane make your own prints.)

Flexibility: Erik was very patient with us as we planned our wedding. I'm sure it was tiresome to have us changing our minds about locations and dates but he never showed it at all.
Quality of service: Wow-- This is the reason we booked Erik! Knowing that photographs are one of the most important parts Read more...
Quality of service: Wow-- This is the reason we booked Erik! Knowing that photographs are one of the most important parts of the wedding, we looked long and hard for the right photographer. We found his work first on his website and knew we wanted him to photograph our wedding. Now when people see our photos, they are shocked at how beautiful they are.

Responsiveness & Professionalism: Erik is an extremely careful and professional guy. He was quick to get back to me by phone or email and answered all my questions honestly. He was never sneaky or sly which we appreciated very much after dealing with some dishonest characters. On the wedding day he was professional and all-business which was appreciated because there was so much to do. He took charge when he needed to in order to get the shots he needed but respectful at the same time.

Value: My now-husband and I shared the same philosophy about our wedding: we wanted to have a beautiful day and didn't feel that we should have to pay a wedding markup just because of all the hype surrounding this industry. We worked extremely hard to find realistic people who charged a fair rate for their services, and it was difficult! That being said, Erik is more expensive than some of the cut-rate photographers out there but the quality of his work and his professionalism made him a good value! Now that we've seen the final product (our canvas from Erik literally made people stop and stare and say "wow") he was worth it and I'd do it exactly the same way all over again! (Quick tip to save a little money: be sure to get the package that includes your electronic files so that you cane make your own prints.)

Flexibility: Erik was very patient with us as we planned our wedding. I'm sure it was tiresome to have us changing our minds about locations and dates but he never showed it at all. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
1.2/5.0
Erik took pictures for my wedding. He had absolutely no creativity. All my family pictures were taken in the same way/same place. He was rude to one of my guests who asked him to take a formal picture on my request. The most disappointing thing was that almost every picture was taken with no closeup angle and all were taken from about eight to ten feet away. He also left a lot earlier than he said he would. I am a photographer and was impressed with his portfolio it could not be farther from the service I got. Most of my guests pictures were a lot better than his. I would not ever recommend his service. He asked me what I was looking for and did not even listen to the customer. I could not have been more disappointed.
Erik took pictures for my wedding. He had absolutely no creativity. All my family pictures were taken in the same way/same Read more...
Erik took pictures for my wedding. He had absolutely no creativity. All my family pictures were taken in the same way/same place. He was rude to one of my guests who asked him to take a formal picture on my request. The most disappointing thing was that almost every picture was taken with no closeup angle and all were taken from about eight to ten feet away. He also left a lot earlier than he said he would. I am a photographer and was impressed with his portfolio it could not be farther from the service I got. Most of my guests pictures were a lot better than his. I would not ever recommend his service. He asked me what I was looking for and did not even listen to the customer. I could not have been more disappointed. Read less
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Vail Studio responded with the following comments:

Due to the fact that you are making these comments anonymously, I have no idea who you are but I feel terrible that one of our clients feels this way about our work. We have not received any complaints, but if we had we would most certainly want to try to make things right. We always meet with the bride and groom before wedding day to work out exactly where they would like us to spend our time. Typically we end up spending most of the time creating portraits of the bride and groom, and wedding party. During family picture time we are usually asked to make things as quick and uncomplicated as possible. We usually do choose one location for all the family pictures in order to accommodate the older members of the family and to accomplish all the requested shots in a timely manner. I can't even imagine being rude to a guest or family member that asks us to take their picture...after all that's what we are there to do. If I was perceived as being rude I am deeply sorry. Our first goal is always to complete the agreed upon shots that the bride and groom gave us during our meeting before wedding day. We follow that list to a tee. When that list is complete we always ask if there is anything else that the Bride and Groom would like us to do. We are very careful to follow the wishes of the Bride and Groom and the list of important pictures that they created. At the end of the day when we feel we have captured the important moments and accomplished all that was asked of us we always approach the Bride and Groom, tell them we are ready to leave, and ask if there is anything else they would like us to photograph and and find out if they are ok with us leaving. Typically this is after all the events at the reception and after the dancing and partying has begun. If you feel we left early I wish you would have said so on wedding day. Again, I have no idea who I am speaking to because we have not received any complaints from any of our clients. In fact, we have heard only praise from every one of our couples this year. I am very, very sorry to hear that you are unhappy with us in any way. If you would please contact me I would truly love to try to make things right.

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