Joyce is fantastic - she did me and one other bridesmaid and we both looked great (if I do say so myself, lol). Unfortunately her assistants didn't exactly have the same "touch" - they ended up making my other three BMs look washed out and totally put WAY too much makeup on my mom. My mom had to go home and wipe half of the makeup off! But Joyce did do damage control on my BMs and ultimately made them happy. I would definitely give Joyce an A+, her assistants closer to a B.
I used Fina Photography and they are the sweetest, funnest photographer team to work with! They showed up on time at all of our events (engagement, rehearsal, wedding) and my entire wedding party commented on how great they were to work with. They are unintrusive and can capture lots of great shots for a very reasonable price! Their initial packages were out of my budget but they were able to work out a great deal with me to include three albums, all day event, and engagement shots plus all photos on a CD for $2700 (which is exactly what I wanted!). Our wedding album did take a year to receive, but it was partly because I wasn't happy with the layout of the pictures. I would definitely recommend them if you are on a budget!
I did not use Heesyun for our wedding (unfortunately - her pics look AWESOME!), but I did use her for my boudoir pics. She is great at instructing you how to pose, turn, etc. She takes her job seriously and the pictures reflect that! Her blog shows all the phenomenal things she is able to do with pictures. I loved all of my shots with her and wouldn't hesitate to use her for any other projects. She'll definitely be the photographer I choose if I ever decide to get pregnancy or family shots!
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We looked through tons of videographers. TONS. I think by Demo CD #49 my husband (then fiance) was trying to decide if getting married was worth this torture. We watched through countless wedding DVDs filled with cheesy music, Clipart special effects, and yawn-worthy photo montages. We almost threw in the towel and said that there would not be a quality videographer available in our budget.
Then by chance, I perused Craigslist and found TTD Weddings. We met up with Mike and before the interview was over, we knew we had found our videographer. When we met up with Joe later on, we knew for sure we had a dynamite team working for us! Mike and Joe genuinely cared and listened to all of our wants and needs, and took care of every request - no matter how silly. (And believe me, we were silly!) For the reasonable flat price they charged, they gave us so many items that would have equaled to thousands extra with any other videographer. We got 3 cameras, 2 camera men, all day coverage, a photo montage that made our wedding guests cheer like crazy, a pre-wedding interview video, and even a goofy side video my husband decided to surprise me with! The quality was fantastic and we still show it off, even after almost two years of marriage. Everyone who watches our video keep commenting on how great our video is compared to others they've seen!
We can't gush enough about Mike and Joe. They were easily our favorite vendors to work with (and that's saying lots because we loved all our vendors!). I'm sailornep5 on The Knot/The Nest as well for more info. Choose them and you won't be sorry! :)