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Vivian Sachs Photography

San Francisco , CA

LOCATION

San Francisco, CA US 94108 (map)

PHONE

415-439-0009

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Photography with a touch of creative inspiration and imaginative design that allow all your fancies to take flight.
Photography with a touch of creative inspiration and imaginative design that allow all your fancies to take flight. Read less
Photography

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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, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
No

REVIEWS

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QuietBride
Wedding:
1/18/2014
0.0/5.0
I reached out to Vivian for our wedding. She was very responsive at first and had no problem answering any questions of mine. We decided to go ahead and book her. She said she was drafting a contract and would have it to us soon.
At that time we had told other photographers we were going ahead with her as our photographer.
Then she went completely M.I.A. A week went by, I figured she was busy, so I sent her a Facebook message. No response. All the while she was still updating her Facebook page...
I called her and she never answered, or did she call me back.
I was so angry, especially since we had told our #2 photographer pick we were no longer interested when Vivian said she would be our photographer.
If you want someone who will ignore you and be unprofessional then hire Vivian.
I reached out to Vivian for our wedding. She was very responsive at first and had no problem answering any questions of Read more...
I reached out to Vivian for our wedding. She was very responsive at first and had no problem answering any questions of mine. We decided to go ahead and book her. She said she was drafting a contract and would have it to us soon.
At that time we had told other photographers we were going ahead with her as our photographer.
Then she went completely M.I.A. A week went by, I figured she was busy, so I sent her a Facebook message. No response. All the while she was still updating her Facebook page...
I called her and she never answered, or did she call me back.
I was so angry, especially since we had told our #2 photographer pick we were no longer interested when Vivian said she would be our photographer.
If you want someone who will ignore you and be unprofessional then hire Vivian. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
It can be a daunting task searching for the right people to make your wedding day a perfect one. Choosing a photographer is one of the most important decisions you may make when planning for your wedding considering these pictures are everlasting mementos of the big day. I have loved Vivian's work from early on, and knew that she would be on the top of my list.

"A picture is worth a thousand words." This is so true with many of the pictures from our engagement session and wedding day...each with its own style. My husband and I had a fun and laid back engagement session. Vivian was able to accommodate our limited availability and location ideas. We did not know how to pose, but she made us comfortable and gave us helpful direction. Many of the pictures are some of our family's favorites!

My husband and I were married in September. When we received our wedding pictures... oh my... we absolutely LOVED them! THANK YOU, Vivian, for capturing the joy, tiny details, and the overwhelming love we felt that day! Vivian truly has the eye for lighting, backdrops, and camera angles. There were things from the wedding we did not remember. We were ecstatic to see those special moments perfectly captured for us to reminisce and swoon over. Vivian and Mark, her second photographer, did such an amazing job! Super talented individuals and an outstanding team. Both are super sweet, funny, attentive, hard working and very professional. The pictures are simply breathtaking! They made us laugh, cry, and left us in awe. So much to look at, too :) We can't wait to share them with family, friends, and the world!

Vivian, THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS!!!! See you for our one year!
It can be a daunting task searching for the right people to make your wedding day a perfect one. Choosing a photographer Read more...
It can be a daunting task searching for the right people to make your wedding day a perfect one. Choosing a photographer is one of the most important decisions you may make when planning for your wedding considering these pictures are everlasting mementos of the big day. I have loved Vivian's work from early on, and knew that she would be on the top of my list.

"A picture is worth a thousand words." This is so true with many of the pictures from our engagement session and wedding day...each with its own style. My husband and I had a fun and laid back engagement session. Vivian was able to accommodate our limited availability and location ideas. We did not know how to pose, but she made us comfortable and gave us helpful direction. Many of the pictures are some of our family's favorites!

My husband and I were married in September. When we received our wedding pictures... oh my... we absolutely LOVED them! THANK YOU, Vivian, for capturing the joy, tiny details, and the overwhelming love we felt that day! Vivian truly has the eye for lighting, backdrops, and camera angles. There were things from the wedding we did not remember. We were ecstatic to see those special moments perfectly captured for us to reminisce and swoon over. Vivian and Mark, her second photographer, did such an amazing job! Super talented individuals and an outstanding team. Both are super sweet, funny, attentive, hard working and very professional. The pictures are simply breathtaking! They made us laugh, cry, and left us in awe. So much to look at, too :) We can't wait to share them with family, friends, and the world!

Vivian, THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS!!!! See you for our one year! Read less
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Mike
Wedding:
8/31/2013
0.0/5.0
Vivian was responsive and great during the booking process. She was flexible, and quickly responded to emails. However, after the contract was signed, it was all downhill from there. Emails now usually take 3-5 days for a response. Scheduling an engagement session was like pulling teeth. She did not return emails nor phone calls, and only provided 2 days out of 3 months that she was available. None of them were weekends, so we had to take a day off from work just for a 2 hour engagement session.

Come wedding time, it was even worse. She did not answer emails because she was busy with other weddings. We tried to plan a pre-wedding meeting to go over scheduling, logistics, etc... but she did not show up. So we were not quite on the same page come wedding day.

After the wedding was over, it took nearly 6 months to receive our pictures. Every time we emailed her for updates, we were lucky if we received a response that said, "your wedding photos were taken during peak season. Therefore it will take at least 5 months for your photos to be ready". The photos were not even that good and no where close to what she showed us in her portfolio. Also, if she does not like your photos, she will now put your photos on social media. Which is fine with me, but also hurtful since it feels that our wedding is not pretty enough to meet her standards.

If you are ok with a non-responsive and late photographer, then go ahead and book Vivian. Of all the vendors that I worked with during the wedding, she is by far the worst, and my biggest regret.
Vivian was responsive and great during the booking process. She was flexible, and quickly responded to emails. However, Read more...
Vivian was responsive and great during the booking process. She was flexible, and quickly responded to emails. However, after the contract was signed, it was all downhill from there. Emails now usually take 3-5 days for a response. Scheduling an engagement session was like pulling teeth. She did not return emails nor phone calls, and only provided 2 days out of 3 months that she was available. None of them were weekends, so we had to take a day off from work just for a 2 hour engagement session.

Come wedding time, it was even worse. She did not answer emails because she was busy with other weddings. We tried to plan a pre-wedding meeting to go over scheduling, logistics, etc... but she did not show up. So we were not quite on the same page come wedding day.

After the wedding was over, it took nearly 6 months to receive our pictures. Every time we emailed her for updates, we were lucky if we received a response that said, "your wedding photos were taken during peak season. Therefore it will take at least 5 months for your photos to be ready". The photos were not even that good and no where close to what she showed us in her portfolio. Also, if she does not like your photos, she will now put your photos on social media. Which is fine with me, but also hurtful since it feels that our wedding is not pretty enough to meet her standards.

If you are ok with a non-responsive and late photographer, then go ahead and book Vivian. Of all the vendors that I worked with during the wedding, she is by far the worst, and my biggest regret. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
LOVE LOVE LOVE Vivian!!! she's such a talented photographer who is easy to work with! so lucky she was part of my special day!
LOVE LOVE LOVE Vivian!!! she's such a talented photographer who is easy to work with! so lucky she was part of my special Read more...
LOVE LOVE LOVE Vivian!!! she's such a talented photographer who is easy to work with! so lucky she was part of my special day! Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Vivian Sachs was the photographer for my wedding, and my experience with her was amazing all-around! She had a great eye for catching those impromptu shots of people that really capture the mood and emotion of the event. She also provided great suggestions for clever and artistic posed shots, as well as the more traditional ones.

I've never been comfortable in front of the camera, and was not sure how I would like being photographed so much for my wedding. But I didn't need to worry, because Vivian put me right at ease, as she directed me and my husband to many beautiful shots! She is warm, friendly, funny, and professional.

In addition to her eye for taking great shots, she is also a master at the post processing and color modification, producing brilliant variations of the photos that are as much art as they are reminders of a great day. The colors are so vibrant...I would display her work even if didn't have me in it! ;-)
Vivian Sachs was the photographer for my wedding, and my experience with her was amazing all-around! She had a great eye Read more...
Vivian Sachs was the photographer for my wedding, and my experience with her was amazing all-around! She had a great eye for catching those impromptu shots of people that really capture the mood and emotion of the event. She also provided great suggestions for clever and artistic posed shots, as well as the more traditional ones.

I've never been comfortable in front of the camera, and was not sure how I would like being photographed so much for my wedding. But I didn't need to worry, because Vivian put me right at ease, as she directed me and my husband to many beautiful shots! She is warm, friendly, funny, and professional.

In addition to her eye for taking great shots, she is also a master at the post processing and color modification, producing brilliant variations of the photos that are as much art as they are reminders of a great day. The colors are so vibrant...I would display her work even if didn't have me in it! ;-) Read less
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