Jan 02, 2010

Picotte Weddings
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Such a fan!!!!!! After Suthi delivered completely gorgeous photos from our Engagement session, we knew 100% that we wanted her to shoot our wedding. Hiring Suthi was one of the best decisions my now husband and I made regarding the wedding. Suthi invited me into her home (which also serves as her office) two months before the wedding and completely put me at ease. She was so welcoming and charming and warm, and her positive attitude and quirky personality are reflected in her photos. She was very organized, and I was right to put all of my faith in her! On the day of the wedding, Suthi and her awesome assistant were everywhere they were supposed to be -- but they were like a second skin. I felt Suthi's presence but didn't notice there was someone taking my photograph. Suthi has ARTIST'S eyes and framed her shots uniquely and beautifully. It was an honor to be her subject. I recommend Picotte Photography 100%. Not only did I appreciate Suthi's spirit and attention to every detail, but from what I have seen of our "Sneak Peeks," the photos are phenomenal. I am so excited to see the final product! We will definitely hire Suthi again (in a couple years!!!) to capture the first look at our first born!
Services used: Photography

Amber Events
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I recently told Amber (of Amber Events) that I couldn't have gotten married without her. She told me not to be silly -- of course I could have gotten married without her. My response now: "Only if I had wanted to get married in a courthouse!!" Amber Gustafson was completely invaluable to our wedding planning and execution. I had thought that I could handle everything myself and was suffering anxiety attacks almost daily... until we hired Amber for her "month of" service. She immediately took over all of the vendor contracts and within a few days had spreadsheets and "how to" forms that helped me feel "in control" again. Amber responded to every email and phone message hastily (thank you, iPhone!), and I really felt like I had someone in my corner. My husband and I had talked about hiring someone to do "day of" coordination as opposed to "month of" -- but, in retrospect, that idea was just silly. Amber had such a sense about us as a couple by the time the big day came around. She anticipated thoughts, feelings and problems and had nothing but solutions. I would also like to express my gratitude to Sacha, Amber's intern, who went above and beyond the day of the wedding -- and even the day after when she had to show up at our venue first thing in the morning (before catching an early afternoon flight!) to oversee the final clean-up. Overall, I recommend Amber Events whole-heartedly. Amber is a combination of sweet, kind, persistent, professional and PERFECT!!!! Now if only I could hire her to organize the rest of my life... :-)
Services used: Wedding Planning