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VALE COLE STUDIOS

Staten Island

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STATEN ISLAND, US

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.0/5.0
For those of you looking to pursue legal action, his name is Richard Auchmoody. He's no longer doing business by this name/number or website, as they are all shut down. He goes by the stage name of Fayden, and is in the music "industry". You can Google that name to find him. He will not show up to small claims or pay when you win in your favor. I wish everyone luck. The guy is a fake. If you are looking to make an album of your pictures, try Mujee album design. You can google them as well. They made an album for me with my pics and it came out great.
For those of you looking to pursue legal action, his name is Richard Auchmoody. He's no longer doing business by this Read more...
For those of you looking to pursue legal action, his name is Richard Auchmoody. He's no longer doing business by this name/number or website, as they are all shut down. He goes by the stage name of Fayden, and is in the music "industry". You can Google that name to find him. He will not show up to small claims or pay when you win in your favor. I wish everyone luck. The guy is a fake. If you are looking to make an album of your pictures, try Mujee album design. You can google them as well. They made an album for me with my pics and it came out great. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
thank you thank you thank you, Vale cole saved my wedding. the photographer we booked over 2 years ago got hit by a car the week of my wedding. My whole family was calling around the tri state area in search of a photographer. we did not want to end up on Graig list GOD FORBID or end up with my cousin doing the photos. my husband and i met with the photographer and really liked his personalty. 2 days later he was at our wedding,lol. it was only a 5 hour event but we got over 1000 pictures back and was very happy with the quality and service over all.thanx!!
thank you thank you thank you, Vale cole saved my wedding. the photographer we booked over 2 years ago got hit by a car Read more...
thank you thank you thank you, Vale cole saved my wedding. the photographer we booked over 2 years ago got hit by a car the week of my wedding. My whole family was calling around the tri state area in search of a photographer. we did not want to end up on Graig list GOD FORBID or end up with my cousin doing the photos. my husband and i met with the photographer and really liked his personalty. 2 days later he was at our wedding,lol. it was only a 5 hour event but we got over 1000 pictures back and was very happy with the quality and service over all.thanx!! Read less
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Claudette
Wedding:
10/26/2012
0.0/5.0
We had our wedding last night on October 26th, 2012. Contract and payment was done in full. Richard never showed up, however his videographer did but now he won't release the footage and stills of the wedding because our contract was with Richard and wanted to get paid before he can release anything. SCAM!!! DO NOT SIGN with Vale Cole Studios. Learned a valuable lesson never pay in cash but left with no pictures or video.

-- Saddened Bride :O(
We had our wedding last night on October 26th, 2012. Contract and payment was done in full. Richard never showed up, Read more...
We had our wedding last night on October 26th, 2012. Contract and payment was done in full. Richard never showed up, however his videographer did but now he won't release the footage and stills of the wedding because our contract was with Richard and wanted to get paid before he can release anything. SCAM!!! DO NOT SIGN with Vale Cole Studios. Learned a valuable lesson never pay in cash but left with no pictures or video.

-- Saddened Bride :O( Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
Our photographers were great the day of the wedding. I personally booked this studio after a friend recommended them. They offered the best price for what we got compared to other photographers in the area. My husband was very happy because they included a second photographer that would go to his house with the boys and the other photographer was with the girls. We could not afford 2 photographers but this studio offered a second at no extra charge. THIS was the main reason we used them. Quality and cost plus a couple of normal nice guys to photograph your wedding made this a success
Our photographers were great the day of the wedding. I personally booked this studio after a friend recommended them. They Read more...
Our photographers were great the day of the wedding. I personally booked this studio after a friend recommended them. They offered the best price for what we got compared to other photographers in the area. My husband was very happy because they included a second photographer that would go to his house with the boys and the other photographer was with the girls. We could not afford 2 photographers but this studio offered a second at no extra charge. THIS was the main reason we used them. Quality and cost plus a couple of normal nice guys to photograph your wedding made this a success Read less
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Steve
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
I had a great experience with Vale Cole Studios. They provide us with a best service for our wedding and they are very professional in this field. The staff is very friendly and highly qualified. The prices were great. I will definitely use them again in the future.
I had a great experience with Vale Cole Studios. They provide us with a best service for our wedding and they are very Read more...
I had a great experience with Vale Cole Studios. They provide us with a best service for our wedding and they are very professional in this field. The staff is very friendly and highly qualified. The prices were great. I will definitely use them again in the future. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Photography, Wedding Planning
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philip
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Excellent service, outstanding prices, great communication and did I mention outstanding prices? They have it all and I was there to take! Richard was referred to me by a friend of a friend at a Xmas party right around the time I was searching for a photographer to capture my wedding. I heard he was fun to work with and very talented, as well as offered COPYRIGHTS to his work. I am a graphic designer by trade so when I spoke to Richard he stated that he would give me over the raw files of the images so I could do my own edits and prints. I wanted mainly to print my own thank you cards so it was important to me to have the main images. All other studios I had talked with did not give the copyrights so I was stuck with them doing my edits and printing my albums and doing so at triple the cost. I ended up meeting with Richard 3 times, first by myself and then with my husband and finally my mother and sister. He was very open and easy to speak with and most of all he is not a traditional photographer. His photos are all candid with a hint of traditional thrown in. My sister was married 3 years ago and can only remember being dragged around all day and all night by her photographer while she missed he own wedding. That is not something that I was looking to have at my wedding. We booked Richard and his studio for our event based on these factors as well as his prices. He was about 20% cheaper then others we found for the same packages so all in all we could not pass him up. Now that I look back the day was a blur but the photos we have bring it all back to life. Richard is now a family friend who we brag about to everyone we know and once you work him you will know why.
Excellent service, outstanding prices, great communication and did I mention outstanding prices? They have it all and I Read more...
Excellent service, outstanding prices, great communication and did I mention outstanding prices? They have it all and I was there to take! Richard was referred to me by a friend of a friend at a Xmas party right around the time I was searching for a photographer to capture my wedding. I heard he was fun to work with and very talented, as well as offered COPYRIGHTS to his work. I am a graphic designer by trade so when I spoke to Richard he stated that he would give me over the raw files of the images so I could do my own edits and prints. I wanted mainly to print my own thank you cards so it was important to me to have the main images. All other studios I had talked with did not give the copyrights so I was stuck with them doing my edits and printing my albums and doing so at triple the cost. I ended up meeting with Richard 3 times, first by myself and then with my husband and finally my mother and sister. He was very open and easy to speak with and most of all he is not a traditional photographer. His photos are all candid with a hint of traditional thrown in. My sister was married 3 years ago and can only remember being dragged around all day and all night by her photographer while she missed he own wedding. That is not something that I was looking to have at my wedding. We booked Richard and his studio for our event based on these factors as well as his prices. He was about 20% cheaper then others we found for the same packages so all in all we could not pass him up. Now that I look back the day was a blur but the photos we have bring it all back to life. Richard is now a family friend who we brag about to everyone we know and once you work him you will know why. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.0/5.0
Do not hire this person. He is a liar and con artist. After a disastrous communication process from wedding until now, 6 months after the wedding, I have no video or album, nor will I ever. He claims he cannot finish the package as per contract and is refunding 250$. The last email I received from him clearly stated that the albums were ordered and on the way via UPS. The pictures are terrible, average quality that anyone could have taken. I have over 2000 pictures from the wedding. Sent all out of order, most of them blurry with horrible lighting. It took my husband and I hours to review and organize them, only to come up with 103 for an album. Most of them we just chose, because they were the key shots with family memebers, etc, not because they were amazing. What you see on his website is not what you get. Most of them needed editing. After choosing the pictures, I never heard anything from him regarding layout, just a few emails here and there, saying that he "is working on it". Forget trying to call him, never answers the phone, only emails, and they are short and he avoids answering questions. After my wedding I looked for reviews on him again, and there were at least 12 negative (very negative) reviews posted. A few months ago they were all removed from google and elsewhere. Nothing but positve reviews. So do not be fooled by this guy. Now my husband and I have to take our pics and raw video elsewhere and start again, and guess what? No way is that going to cost 250$ This guy is nuts. I paid for an edited video, 1 album ,and one parent album. I recived a letter in the mail (no phone call) with a check, and a "unable to finish your pakage due to a family emergency", here's a check, see you later. I'm utterly disgusted with this place, and Richard. Please do your research and check with the BBB, you will see he has an "F" rating.
Do not hire this person. He is a liar and con artist. After a disastrous communication process from wedding until now, 6 Read more...
Do not hire this person. He is a liar and con artist. After a disastrous communication process from wedding until now, 6 months after the wedding, I have no video or album, nor will I ever. He claims he cannot finish the package as per contract and is refunding 250$. The last email I received from him clearly stated that the albums were ordered and on the way via UPS. The pictures are terrible, average quality that anyone could have taken. I have over 2000 pictures from the wedding. Sent all out of order, most of them blurry with horrible lighting. It took my husband and I hours to review and organize them, only to come up with 103 for an album. Most of them we just chose, because they were the key shots with family memebers, etc, not because they were amazing. What you see on his website is not what you get. Most of them needed editing. After choosing the pictures, I never heard anything from him regarding layout, just a few emails here and there, saying that he "is working on it". Forget trying to call him, never answers the phone, only emails, and they are short and he avoids answering questions. After my wedding I looked for reviews on him again, and there were at least 12 negative (very negative) reviews posted. A few months ago they were all removed from google and elsewhere. Nothing but positve reviews. So do not be fooled by this guy. Now my husband and I have to take our pics and raw video elsewhere and start again, and guess what? No way is that going to cost 250$ This guy is nuts. I paid for an edited video, 1 album ,and one parent album. I recived a letter in the mail (no phone call) with a check, and a "unable to finish your pakage due to a family emergency", here's a check, see you later. I'm utterly disgusted with this place, and Richard. Please do your research and check with the BBB, you will see he has an "F" rating. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Claire
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
We are very happy with the service Vale Cole Studios provided for our wedding. They were professional, on time and made every one feel comfortable. They are not a traditional studio and shoot much more in the un-posed manner which i loved as did my husband. Price was based per hour and included all the location we could fit into the 8 hours. They did not charge for extra locations nor did they charge for the 25 min we went over in the end. We recommend them highly.
We are very happy with the service Vale Cole Studios provided for our wedding. They were professional, on time and made Read more...
We are very happy with the service Vale Cole Studios provided for our wedding. They were professional, on time and made every one feel comfortable. They are not a traditional studio and shoot much more in the un-posed manner which i loved as did my husband. Price was based per hour and included all the location we could fit into the 8 hours. They did not charge for extra locations nor did they charge for the 25 min we went over in the end. We recommend them highly. Read less
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Lori D.
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Look no further as this is one of the nicest run and best quality photographer my now husband and I have found. I searched for almost a year and a half looking for vendors for my wedding day. I met with 20 photography studios from one edge of the island to the other and found2 that I really liked. Vale Cole was recommended by a friend and they really loved him. I finally met with the studio head and found it was far more what my husband and I where looking for. They are far from traditional and offer images on the fly I liked to say. It was important I found out they shoot in DLSR and use the best cameras available. Do your research and give these guys a call as they really fit that younger more energetic style most are searching for these days.
Look no further as this is one of the nicest run and best quality photographer my now husband and I have found. I searched Read more...
Look no further as this is one of the nicest run and best quality photographer my now husband and I have found. I searched for almost a year and a half looking for vendors for my wedding day. I met with 20 photography studios from one edge of the island to the other and found2 that I really liked. Vale Cole was recommended by a friend and they really loved him. I finally met with the studio head and found it was far more what my husband and I where looking for. They are far from traditional and offer images on the fly I liked to say. It was important I found out they shoot in DLSR and use the best cameras available. Do your research and give these guys a call as they really fit that younger more energetic style most are searching for these days. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Invitations, Travel
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Steve
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
So SO happy with Vale Cole and their staff. From the moment I contacted them I knew I was going to book with them. They are easy to get in touch with and literally hold your hand right up until your wedding day. My wedding hall changed unfortunately and the studio had no problem changing the date to the following month. I was lucky they had it available. I did not want photos of us getting ready or any of that but did most defiantly want photos down by the beach as well as near the bridge. The weather was perfect and the photos came out great. I often blink a lot during photos but only a few had that problem and there is nothing the photographers can do about that. They used natural light so they could take a lot of photos quickly and with out having us get posed. We ended up getting married at the Vanderbilt so we went right form the photos into the cocktail hour only 15 minutes late. I was at my friends wedding last year and the photographers had her and her husband for so long she missed the whole cocktail hour so we made sure that was not the case with us. Because they shoot candid photos we got everything done much faster. Photos from the reception came out really nice and showed the whole event as it happened and was not just about us. Just because it is my wedding does not mean I want a million photos of just me and my husband. Vale Cole captured memories we will appreciate for ever. I recommended them to everyone I know as a good photographer is harder to find then a good accountant!
So SO happy with Vale Cole and their staff. From the moment I contacted them I knew I was going to book with them. They Read more...
So SO happy with Vale Cole and their staff. From the moment I contacted them I knew I was going to book with them. They are easy to get in touch with and literally hold your hand right up until your wedding day. My wedding hall changed unfortunately and the studio had no problem changing the date to the following month. I was lucky they had it available. I did not want photos of us getting ready or any of that but did most defiantly want photos down by the beach as well as near the bridge. The weather was perfect and the photos came out great. I often blink a lot during photos but only a few had that problem and there is nothing the photographers can do about that. They used natural light so they could take a lot of photos quickly and with out having us get posed. We ended up getting married at the Vanderbilt so we went right form the photos into the cocktail hour only 15 minutes late. I was at my friends wedding last year and the photographers had her and her husband for so long she missed the whole cocktail hour so we made sure that was not the case with us. Because they shoot candid photos we got everything done much faster. Photos from the reception came out really nice and showed the whole event as it happened and was not just about us. Just because it is my wedding does not mean I want a million photos of just me and my husband. Vale Cole captured memories we will appreciate for ever. I recommended them to everyone I know as a good photographer is harder to find then a good accountant! Read less
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